23 quotes found by Patch Adams

Patch Adams
You've got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You'll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you're trying to achieve in your life.
life  time  Acting  # 5552
Patch Adams
Clowning is a trick to get love close. I can hug 99 percent of people in the first second of contact if I'm in my clown character. The clown assumes your humanity. It assumes that, whatever trauma you've had, you can still love yourself.
love  character  Whatever  # 5553
Patch Adams
The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.
Possible  suffering  Role  # 5554
Patch Adams
Unlike a lot of people, I don't feel powerless. I know I can do something. But anyone can do something, it's not about being special. It's about deciding to do it - to dive into work for peace and justice and care for everybody on the planet.
work  peace  care  # 5555
Patch Adams
If we don't change from a world society that worships money and power to one that worships compassion and generosity, I think we'll be extinct by mid-century. I don't say that as an alarmist or as a pessimist.
change  money  power  # 5556
Patch Adams
I've never made a penny being a doctor, so that makes it not a job. My sense of a doctor is that one is a presence caring for health. So I'm never not a doctor. People call me from all over the world who are hurting, and I care for them. Chatting is what more people want than anything.
health  sense  care  # 5557
Patch Adams
At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I've never emerged.
life  age  mind  # 5558
Patch Adams
Humor is an antidote to all ills.
humor  Ills  Antidote  # 5559
Patch Adams
I'm a clown, which could be a public health role. I'm really interested in moving our society away from a society needing Xanax and Prozac, and that is really feeling depressed, to one that is celebrating, and so I find just walking around in colorful clothes, people smile.
society  health  smile  # 5560
Patch Adams
I'm looking for a world where love will no longer be extraordinary.
love  Looking  Longer  # 5561
Patch Adams
Wearing underwear on the outside of your clothes can turn a tedious trip to the store for a forgotten carton of milk into an amusement park romp.
Turn  Outside  clothes  # 5562
Patch Adams
When you left the house today, you had the intention of putting clothes on and you did. You didn't try to put your pants on today. You simply put them on. The same has to hold for all of our intentions. We don't try to be more loving partners. We make the intention, and we act on it.
today  Act  house  # 5563
Patch Adams
I entered medicine to use it as a vehicle for social change.
change  Use  social  # 5564
Patch Adams
I'm great at a deathbed. I've never given tranquillisers or psychiatric medicine. I've given love and fun and creativity and passion and hope, and these things ease suffering.
love  Great  hope  # 5565
Patch Adams
Everyone who goes to a job he doesn't like is a lot weirder than I am.
Goes  Weirder  # 5566
Patch Adams
I first came to Russia because of the culture, literature and music... and my interest in the 19th-century revolutionary spirit of Herzen, Bakunin and Kropotkin. Russia is a wonderful place to bring new clowns because Russians give back a wonderful response.
music  culture  Wonderful  # 5567