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Robin Cook

Datum narození: 12. červen 1931
Datum úmrtí: 30. červenec 1994
Další jména: Derek Raymond

Robin Cook je americký lékař a spisovatel, který se proslavil zejména literárními díly z oblasti medicíny, která píše ve formě thrilleru.

„Pokud jde o sex a drogy, lidé nikdy nemluví pravdu.“ Slepota

„Život prostě není fér. Je to jen krutá zkušenost, ve které jsou přítomny štěstí a naděje jen proto, aby nevyhnutelnou tragédii ještě více vyhrotily.“ Horečka

„Stačí jediná kapka strachu, nic víc, a láska zhořkne v nenávist.“

„If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck!“ Crisis

„Medical school had been a time for imaginary diseases and Martin had contracted almost all of them.“ Brain

„She thought about how marvelous is would be to have a wife keeping the house in order, the meals on the table. At the same time it seemed ridiculously unfair that she could never have a wife. In fact, if she married, she would be expected to be the wife.“ Coma

„Anyone who conceives of writing as an agreeable stroll towards a middle-class life-style will never write anything but crap.“ He Died With His Eyes Open

„She doesn’t think she’s worthy to live. But she doesn’t realize, she is life.“ He Died With His Eyes Open

„Natural, my ass! The worst poison known to man comes from a tree frog in South America. You cannot imagine how small an amount would be necessary to kill you. and it's natural. Calling something NATURAL is a MEANINGLESS MARKETING PLOY."

"All right, calm down! Maybe I like alternative medicine because it's been in use for more than six thousand years. After all that time, they have to know what they're doing."

"You mean the wacky idea that somehow in the distant past people had more scientific wisdom than they do today? That's both crazy and counterintuitive. Six thousand years ago people thought thunder was a bunch of gods moving around furniture."

-Conversation btw Dr. Jack Stapleton and Vinnie“

„Every day you amass knowledge in a frantic race against death that death must win. You want to find out everything in the time you have; yet in the end you wonder why you bothered, it'll all be lost. I keep trying to explain this to anyone who will listen.“ He Died With His Eyes Open

„I have taken a terrible beating from the truth and feel tamed, wise and desperate, as if I had taken a short route to wisdom through a mirror, and cut myself badly on it as I passed through.“ He Died With His Eyes Open

„Surgeons know nothing but do everything. Internists know everything but do nothing. Pathologists know everything and do everything but too late.“ Godplayer

„... perhaps, when it got utterly dark, the peace of the darkness would become the same as light so that my last experience would become as mysterious and musical as my first, so that in my last darkness there might not be the same need of understanding anything so far away as the world anymore.“ He Died With His Eyes Open

„Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion“ Brain

„Death is its own best friend, and our dreams know it.“ How the Dead Live

„Instead, he was still acting distant from her in many subtle ways, and although they continued to sleep in the same bed, there had been no intimacy whatsoever. Such behavior raised an old concern of hers that Daniel was either incapable or unmotivated to offer the kind of emotional support she felt she needed, particularly in period of stress, no matter what the cause or whose fault it was. (Stephanie)“ Seizure

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