26 Hospital Quotes

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 15, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jul 28, 2022
Edited by Shivangi Singh
26 Hospital Quotes
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Hospitals are highly trained healthcare institutions that provide patient treatment and diagnoses of illnesses, diseases, cancers, and epidemics.

Hospitals are one of the most fundamental pillars of any society, using their knowledge of medicine and surgical practices to save the lives of the sick population, serving as centers of treatment, investigation, and teaching.

Hospitals provide a safe environment for patients who do not feel safe at home or need to be isolated due to their ailments through adequate specialized health sciences, staffing, and modern medical equipment.

Hospitals are easily accessible, create jobs for medical personnel and others, and expand knowledge in the medical and nursing disciplines.

Famous Hospital Quotes

Check out these famous hospital quotes that you should know.

"I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else."

- Pope Francis, September 19, 2013, 'A Big Heart Open To God: An interview With Pope Francis', www.americamagazine.org, Antonio Spadaro, S.J.

"Strength and strength's will are the supreme ethic. All else are dreams from hospital beds, the sly, crawling goodness of sneaking souls."

- Elbert Hubbard.

"A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints."

- Pauline Phillips.

"I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be."

- Princess Diana of Wales.

"The hospital industry to this day works its tail off to do the right thing."

- Rick Scott.

"The hospital room was as cold as dead skin, the hallway crowded with lost souls and reeking of illness."

- 'Bird Of Paradise: How I Became Latina', Raquel Cepeda.

"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."

- Groucho Marx.

"Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization, never intended at all even to take in the whole sick population."

- Florence Nightingale.

"Hospitals are great places, and you can learn from them, but you don't necessarily need to go in anytime you get the sniffles. And maybe you shouldn't treat pregnancy as a disease."

- Sarah Wayne.

Thought-Provoking Hospital Quotes

Here are some awesome hospital quotes that will provoke your thoughts and make you see life differently.

"One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family."

- Robert Byrd.

"If you're having dinner with friends and they're always on the phone or always texting, it's just impolite. Unless it's something important - like someone is in the hospital or something - don't do it."

- Adriana Lima.

"The hospital bulked darkly in the darkness."

- William T. Vollmann.

"This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed."

- Charles Baudelaire.

"When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food."

- Barbara Boxer.

"For many people, the age of 20 is when they first reach adulthood, and it's a time full of ideas and dreams. But when I was 20, a lot of misfortune came along. I spent a year in the hospital and couldn't move, and I was forced to think a lot."

- Lee Min-ho.

"You don't appreciate life until you get to the other side. Like lying in a hospital bed."

- Fabrice Muamba.

"Never walk into a hospital crying. Have an attitude that you will make someone else's life better."

- Jim Kelly.

"Hospital life--with its byzantine array of moving parts layered atop the unpredictable rhythms of illness is a permanent state of flux."

- Danielle Ofri.

"I wanted to race cars. I didn't like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college."

- George Lucas, June 29, 2010, www.seventeen.com, Katie Lucas.

Hospital Quotes About Patients

Here are some hospital quotes about patients for you to read.

"When I was paralysed by polio at 13, I went into an isolation hospital and couldn't sit up, so I only took liquid food from spouted cups which the masked nurses would bring in and feed to me. I saw my parents only through the glass; we couldn't touch."

- Mary Berry.

"In the hospital, people should be able to have time to themselves."

- Zaha Hadid.

"In 2009, I fractured my skull in a freak accident at an L.A. restaurant. I suffered a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. I was so out of it that I refused to let them scan my brain."

- Eliot Sumner.

"Great hospitals do two things. They look after patients, and they teach young doctors. We look after clients, and we teach young advertising people."

- David Ogilvy.

"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."

- Erma Bombeck.

"These are folks that keep people out of hospitals, out of emergency rooms, out of nursing homes. And not only that, they help people achieve more fulfilling lives."

- Atul Gawande.

Pleasant Hospital Quotes

These pleasant hospital quotes will soothe your mind and make you smile.

"Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing."

- Donna Wilk Cardill.

"I remember when I used to sit on hospital beds and hold people's hands, people used to be shocked because they'd never seen this before. To me, it was quite normal."

- Princess Diana of Wales.

"A hospital is a good place to set various dilemmas."

- Aminatta Forna.

"I have been given such a wonderful opportunity, and I want to share that with people. If I can share that with kids in the hospital, then that seems like the right thing to do."

- Tom Holland.

"In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day."

- Travis Barker.

"The nurses, I have already learned, are the ones who give us the answers we're desperate for."

- 'My Sister's Keeper', Jodi Picoult, 2004.

"The next wave comes in, and the footprints of your pain and suffering, your delivery and recovery, are obliterated."

- Anna Quindlen.

"In a hospital, half of the patients get better food than at home."

- Gerhard Kocher.


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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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