Kevorkian at UCLA's Royce Hall,
January 15, 2011.
May 26, 1928
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||June 3, 2011
Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
|Cause of death||Thrombosis|
|Resting place||Troy, Michigan, U.S.|
|Other names||Dr. Death|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan (B.S., M.D.)|
|Occupation||Physician, painter, author, musician|
I don't enjoy good food. I don't enjoy flashy cars. I don't care if I live in a dump. I don't enjoy good clothes. This is the best I've dressed in months.
What I think a doctor should do is prevent disease, by any means necessary.
There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I'm not a criminal. The parole board knows I'm not a criminal. The judge knows I'm not a criminal.
If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering.
All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
I always said all my life if I wasn't born and they gave me the question I'd say I don't want to be born.
The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death.
I hate to say this, but I'll repeat it: After death, all we know that you do is stink.
Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you're playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person's ill, he shouldn't go to a doctor because he's asking for interference with God's will. But of course, patients can't think that way.
I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice.
Look at the forces against me. They don't want me out. They're afraid I'll cause trouble if I get out.