Top 26 Famous Neurosurgeon Quotes

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You don’t want your neurosurgeon to have doubts about the meaning of it all while he or she is operating on your brain. – Aleksandar Hemon

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I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. – Eben Alexander

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I remember telling a neurosurgeon, “Don’t give me too much information, because at the moment my ignorance is my best asset.” – Christopher Reeve

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As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. – Eben Alexander

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If you act like you know what you’re going, you can do anything you want – except neurosurgery. – Sharon Stone

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The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race. – Wilder Penfield

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There are more important ways of earning a living, aren’t there? Like being a neurosurgeon. But some plays are very important, aren’t they? – Michael Gambon

“Neurosurgery seemed to present the most challenging and direct confrontation with meaning, identity, and death.” – Paul Kalanithi

Love every man in spite of his falling into sin. Never mind the sins, but remember that the foundation of the man is the same as the image of God. – John Of Kronstadt

I don’t know where the idea originated that memoir writing is cathartic. For me, it’s always felt like playing my own neurosurgeon, sans anesthesia. As a memoirist, you have to crack your head open and examine every uncomfortable thing in there. – Koren Zailckas

The 10,000-hours rule says that if you look at any kind of cognitively complex field, from playing chess to being a neurosurgeon, we see this incredibly consistent pattern that you cannot be good at that unless you practice for 10,000 hours, which is roughly ten years if you think about four hours a day. – Malcolm Gladwell

I was talking to my dad, who’s a neurosurgeon. He had this academic paper he wanted to publish. Journals take about 18 months to publish a paper, and he just wanted to get things up there. – Trip Adler

Ignoring for a moment the power of the American Medical Association, we still wouldn’t see a huge amount of books on neurosurgery for dummies in 21 days or whatever. It’s just plain inappropriate, and it’s intentionally out of people’s reach. – Erik Naggum

As a pediatric neurosurgeon, I frequently faced life and death situations, and had to come up with the right diagnosis, the right plan, and execute that plan frequently with other colleagues. – Benjamin Carson

After a Canadian has been referred to a specialist, the waiting list for gynecological surgery is four to 12 weeks, cataract removal 12 to 18 weeks, tonsillectomy three to 36 weeks, and neurosurgery five to 30 weeks. – Walter E. Williams

I’d written Smashed not because I was ambitious and not because writing down my feelings was cathartic (it felt more like playing one’s own neurosurgeon sans anesthesia). No. I’d made a habit and eventually a profession of memoir because I hail from one of those families where shows of emotions are discouraged. – Koren Zailckas

“It’s the professional shame that hurts the most,’ I said to him. I wheeled my bike as we walked along Fleet Street. ‘Vanity really. As a neurosurgeon, you have to come to terms with ruining people’s lives and making mistakes. But one still feels terrible about it and how much it will cost.” – Henry Marsh

What had I expected of the first child? Everything. Rocket scientist. Neurosurgeon. Designated hitter. We talked wisely at cocktail parties about the sad mistake our mothers had made in pinning all their hopes and dreams on us. We were full of it. – Anna Quindlen

An important verity about knowledge is that the brain works most effectively with consciously retained information. We more easily remember what we want to recall later. When we feed our fourteen billion brain cells with information that will enrich us and help others, we are really learning to Think Big. – Benjamin Carson

God has given to every one of us more than fourteen billion cells and connections in our brain. Now, why would God give us such a complex organ system unless He expects us to use it? – Benjamin Carson

How gullible are you? Is your gullibility located in some “gullibility center” in your brain? Could a neurosurgeon reach in and perform some delicate operation to lower your gullibility, otherwise leaving you alone? If you believe this, you are pretty gullible, and should perhaps consider such an operation. – Douglas Hofstadter

The neurosurgeon removed the right half of my skull. The swelling from the injury was so severe; it was causing enormous pressure on my brain, which if left uncontrolled would have killed me. – Amy Rankin

I was asked by an NPR reporter once, why don’t I talk about race that often. I said it’s because I’m a neurosurgeon. And she thought that was a strange response. And you say – I said, you see, when I take someone to the operating room, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes them who they are. The skin doesn’t make them who they are. – Benjamin Carson
Coarse necessities of physical existence drag him from the heights of thought into the mart of economic strife and gain. – Will Durant

I think Dr. Ben Carson is a unique political personality. He’s what we call a conviction politician. He actually believes in what he says. Here’s a fellow who had been a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins for over 30 years. Babies conjoined at the head, he is the one that did that. He’s a superstar. Ben Carson steps away from medicine, looks at the political environment around him, and he is aghast at what he sees. – Daniel Henninger

I had this fantasy of becoming a neurosurgeon. You know, the normal Jewish boy fantasy, but I wanted to be a neurosurgeon for some reason. So I started in this unpleasant way. I was an assistant to the coroner, opening up corpses, taking the innards out, opening skulls, taking the brains out. – Joseph Brodsky

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