Quotes


 

He leapt into my father’s grave with all his heart, chasing after death to seek out its hiding place.

—Bernard Black

 

 


 

It was not by my choosing that I would pursue a career in medicine- this is a matter of fate, God, destiny, or some other weapon of man.

—Dr. Spencer Black

 


 

The truth is a commodity that is rarely distributed in these empirical times. What evidence can be given that the sun is bright on both of its sides? I cannot prove this, so is it thusly untrue?—

Sir Vincent Holmes, Biologist, founder of The Academy of Medicine

 


 

“Doctors are not gods, but we do their work.”

—Spencer Black

 


 

I cannot think, I cannot eat or sleep, smile or be angry; I feel nothing other than a nauseating compulsion to continue the work on the flayed creature who silently waits in the attic. With its skin peeled back and pinned in place, its organs removed and floating in jars of noxious liquid; it waits beside drawings and notes documenting its total and final destruction.

—Dr. Spencer Black

 

 

 


 

I have butchered many men, all are innocent and equalled when they are on the table, all are exquisite and grotesque.

-Spencer Black

 


 

More effort has been given to prevent the occasion of listening to me than would have been required to simply stand idle while I spoke. Can a scientist truly incite this kind of fear?

-Spencer Black

 


 

Something quite terrible is waiting there, a destruction that would not be mine had I not sought after it.

—Spencer Black

 

 

 


 

 

 

God’s wrathful arm was ever-ready and ever-present. And yet I feared my father even more than I feared my God.

—Spencer Black