— Thomas Middleton English playwright and poet 1580 - 1627
The Roaring Girl (co-written with Thomas Dekker, 1611), Act i. Sc. 1. Compare: "So for a good old gentlemanly vice,/I think I must take up with avarice", Lord Byron, Don Juan, canto i. stanza 216.
„The required techniques of effective reasoning are pretty formal, but as long as programming is done by people that don't master them, the software crisis will remain with us and will be considered an incurable disease. And you know what incurable diseases do: they invite the quacks and charlatans in, who in this case take the form of Software Engineering gurus.“
— Edsger W. Dijkstra Dutch computer scientist 1930 - 2002
Dijkstra (2000) "Answers to questions from students of Software Engineering" http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD13xx/EWD1305.html (EWD 1305).
— Octavia E. Butler American science fiction writer 1947 - 2006
„We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we die, and hope, which says maybe death isn't the end.“
— Andrew M. Greeley Irish-American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and novelist 1928 - 2013
„Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.“
— Hippocrates ancient Greek physician 460
7:87 Variant translation: What cannot be cured by medicaments is cured by the knife, what the knife cannot cure is cured with the searing iron, and whatever this cannot cure must be considered incurable.
„Youngsters of this generation seem not quite so hazardous except in the way of mechanical speed, bad liquor and venereal diseases.“
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
From a letter to H. P. Lovecraft (c. April 1932)
„With a mind not diseased, a holy life is a life of hope; and at the end of it, death is a great act of hope.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
Part 1, Chapter 2 (page 9)
„Our air up here is good for the disease — I mean good against the disease,... but it is also good for the disease.“
— Thomas Mann German novelist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate 1875 - 1955
„People with a family history of disease often throw up their hands: ‘I've got bad genes.’ No, these are the people who have to eat exquisitely healthy. Bad diets often run in families. You eat how you were taught to eat. For most Americans, that's not good news. But we can regain our health—by eating the plant-based diets of populations that don't suffer from these diseases.“
— Michael Greger American physician, author, and vegan health activist 1972
Interview in the book What the Health https://books.google.it/books?id=FIY8DgAAQBAJ&pg=PT0 by Eunice Wong (Xlibris, 2017), ch. 1.
„The first task of the doctor is... political: the struggle against disease must begin with a war against bad government." Man will be totally and definitively cured only if he is first liberated...“
— Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception