Quotes by: Jack Kevorkian
A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today. It's a business.
Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody cares.
I suppose, if helping a patient die is killing, I suppose I'm a killer.
This could never be a crime in any society which deems himself enlightened.
I knew I was getting into one of the most illegal things in the world. It was the right thing to do.
Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
She made the decision that her existence had lost its meaning. And you cannot judge that.
My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.
I have a natural right to do whatever I want with my body... as long as it doesn't affect anybody else or any other property.
Listen, when you take my liberty away, you've taken away more-something more precious than life. I mean, what good is a life without liberty? Huh? None.
I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.
The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.