Patch Adams quotes

Why should I know Patch Adams?

Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. In 1998 Robin Williams portrayed Hunter Adams in the movie Patch Adams.

Patch Adams quotes

“Humor is an antidote to all ills.”

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“If you focus on the problem, you can’t see the solution. Never focus on the problem.”

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“If you want to change the world, then be your own focus for a celebration of life. Really, fundamentally, at the very core of your being, be thankful you are alive, that you've got this opportunity, with these molecules, at this moment. Be thankful! Be a celebrant! Be thankful that you are alive and then look around to see who else is at the party!”

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“Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body’s extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphins and other natural mood elevating and pain-killing chemicals, improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs. Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!”

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“See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see... out of fear, conformity or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!”

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“The most radical act anyone can commit is to be happy.”

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“The purpose of a doctor or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of the patient, but to increase the person's quality of life.”

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“The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up.”

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“The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.”

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“Waiting in line is a great opportunity to meet people, daydream, or play.”

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