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English Teacher’s Hospital Greeting

Poetry in motion for a well-versed hospital patient


A hospital patient, a distinguished teacher of English literature, received a note from a student, with this salutation:

“Dear ill literate...”




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One doctor makes work for another. - English Proverb

He that hopes no good fears no ill. - Thomas Fuller

A young doctor makes a humpy graveyard. - English Proverb

Surgery is the cry of defeat in medicine. - Martin H. Fischer

It's an ill plan that cannot be changed. - Latin Proverb

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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. - G K Chesterton

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. - Lord Byron

A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay. - Marcia Carrington

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. - Groucho Marx

Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses? - Edmund H North

It's an ill will that blows when you leave the hairdresser. - Phyllis Diller

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir. - Thomas Fuller

A murderer is one who is presumed to be innocent until proven insane. - Unknown

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. - Alphonse de Lamartine

Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not? - Luciano Pavarotti

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. - Andre Maurois

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. - Jean Cocteau

My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror. - Rodney Dangerfield

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill. - African Proverb

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. - Friedrich Nietzsche

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom. - Thomas Huxley

The practice of medicine is a thinker's job, the practice of surgery a plumber's. - Martin H. Fischer

I've just become a pensioner so I've started saving up for my own hospital trolley. - Tom Baker

It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts. - G B Burgin

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I wondher why ye can always read a doctor's bill an' ye niver can read his purscription. - Finley Peter Dunne

The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas. - Malcolm McDowell

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. - William Dement

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more. - Walter Matthau

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. - Oscar Wilde

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood, I'd just type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov

Even if the doctor does not give you a year ... make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week. - Robert Louis Stevenson

The doctor may also learn more about the illness from the way the patient tells the story than from the story itself. - James B. Herrick

The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter - he's got to know. - Will Rogers

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. - Lois Wyse

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill designed for the purpose. - Winston Churchill

I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience? - Mother Teresa

My Doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror. I drink too much. Way too much. My doctor drew blood. He ran a tab. - Rodney Dangerfield


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28-Jan-2022