A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this get out of the profession.
I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.
If you believe the doctors nothing is wholesome if you believe the theologians nothing is innocent if you believe the military nothing is safe.
We can trust our doctors to be professional to minister equally to their patients without regard to their political or religious beliefs. But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same.
I really like my doctors. Some of them I love. I trust them.
I don't trust doctors. It's not to say there ain't some good ones but on a general level no I wouldn't trust 'em at all.
I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office.
My mother a teacher encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living and my father a Mississippi physician did two things. First he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else and he never pressured me to become a doctor.
The fact of the matter is that when there are feelings involved and you like someone it doesn't matter if you're an actor a teacher a doctor a lawyer a receptionist - you can't really help it when you have feelings for someone.
Before I got Doctor Who I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher's diploma.
If you put down a list of jobs doctor lawyer janitor teacher or movie star everybody would pick the movie star. And why? So you could lie around the pool drink margaritas and send money to your parents. So that's what I did.
Ask everyone whether they're an actor or a doctor or a teacher or whatever is entitled to his or her opinion. But unfortunately because actors are in the public eye whether we want it or not sometimes our opinions carry more weight or influence than they deserve.
I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
When I was 40 my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.
The most watched programme on the BBC after the news is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe.
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
In the traditional urban novel there is only survival or not. The suburban idea the conformist idea that agony can be seen to and cured by doctors or psychoanalysis or self-knowledge is nowhere to be found in the city. Talking is a way of life but it is not a cure. Same with religion.
I think people are by-and-large happy with the providers that they have got now. They treasure that doctor-patient relationship.
What we have now is doctors who are actually better technically at what they're doing in their specialty than 30 or 40 years ago but we lost the relationship when the doctor would look people in the eye and say 'I care about you. We can do this together.'
The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account.
My doctors warned me repeatedly that if you don't stay positive you don't do well.
When we are sick we want an uncommon doctor when we have a construction job to do we want an uncommon engineer and when we are at war we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
I have a neuroscience background - that's what my doctorate is in - and I was trained to study hormones of attachment so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.