Jack Kevorkian Quotes & Sayings

77 most famous Jack Kevorkian quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American activist who passed away on 3 June, 2011.

“As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.”
Jack Kevorkian Quotes
“My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.”
Jack Kevorkian Quotes
“Yes, we need euthanasia, for certain cases where people are in comas or too immobile to even press a button.”
Jack Kevorkian Quotes
“I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.”
“You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems.”
“If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering.”
“Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you're playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person's ill, he shouldn't go to a doctor because he's asking for interference with God's will. But of course, patients can't think that way.”
Jack Kevorkian Quotes
“The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.”
Jack Kevorkian Quotes
“My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.”
Jack Kevorkian Quotes
“I have a natural right to do whatever I want with my body... as long as it doesn't affect anybody else or any other property.”

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