• A good culture in a hospital can absorb and manage a few bad nurses, but once the culture becomes bad in itself, bad nursing practice is much harder to hide. – Jo Brand
• A man’s home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside is more often his nursery. – Clare Boothe Luce
• A woman’s life isn’t worth a plateful of cabbage if she hasn’t felt life stir under her heart. Taking a little one to nurse, watching him grow to manhood, that’s what love is.
• A young nurse, someone new whom he didn’t recognise, came up to Henry and patted him on the arm. “Are you a friend or a family member?” She whispered the question in his ear, trying not to disturb Sheldon. The question hung there like a beautiful chord, ringing in the air. Henry was Chinese, Sheldon obviously wasn’t. They looked nothing alike. Nothing at all. “I’m distant family,” Henry said. – Jamie Ford
A. A. Milne
• after several months of probation work, standing on my feet some ten to twelve hours a day, I decided that as a nurse I was a pretty good entertainer. – Kate Smith
• All four of my grandparents were educators, my mom was a school nurse, and I went through the public school system. – Erin Cummings
• All writing is by the grace of God. People do not deserve to have good writing, they are so pleased with bad. In these sentences that you show me, I can find no beauty, for I see death in every clause and every word. There is a fossil or a mummy character which pervades this book. The best sepulchers, the vastest catacombs, Thebes and Cairo, Pyramids, are sepulchers to me. I like gardens and nurseries. Give me initiative, spermatic, prophesying, man-making words. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
• Always keep a-hold of Nurse For fear of finding something worse – Hilaire Belloc
• Always thank your nurse. Sometimes they’re the only one between you and a hearse. – Warren Beatty
• America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world. – Bill Frist
• And as a nurse, I know very well the importance, for example, of electronic medical records. – Lois Capps
• And for adults, the world of fantasy books returns to us the great words of power which, in order to be tamed, we have excised from our adult vocabularies. These words are the pornography of innocence, words which adults no longer use with other adults, and so we laugh at them and consign them to the nursery, fear masking as cynicism. These are the words that were forged in the earth, air, fire, and water of human existence, and the words are: Love. Hate. Good. Evil. Courage. Honor. Truth. – Jane Yolen
• And I also felt that no one in an audience could abuse me worse than the sort of abuse I had had at work as a psychiatric nurse. – Jo Brand
• And just like that, I’d been assessed and judged. Nurse Fashoda didn’t know the first thing about me but she’d taken one look at my face and now she reckoned she knew my whole life story — what had gone before and what was yet to come. – Malorie Blackman
• and she’s a nurse. do you know how hard nursing school is? it’s like medical school. so she’s obviously smart. – Augusten Burroughs
• And so when Mrs. Darling went back to the night-nursery to see if her husband was asleep, all the beds were occupied. The children waited for her cry of joy, but it did not come. She saw them, but she did not believe they were there. You see, she saw them in their beds so often in her dreams that she thought this was just the dream hanging around her still. – James M. Barrie
• Another person is, at the heart of it, unknowable. And if you cannot know a person enough to always guess what they’re capable of, you certainly cannot know them enough to hold them in your hands, to control their behavior, to fight, manipulate, cajole or nurse or soothe them into doing what they should or shouldn’t. People will do what they will do. The trick is admitting your own helplessness about that little fact.- Deb Caletti
• As a comic and as a nurse, it’s important to look calm on the surface when you’re absolutely crapping yourself inside. So, if someone is waving a machete at you, which has happened to me when I was a nurse, it’s important to make that person feel that you’re in control. – Jo Brand
• As a father, physician and nurse, I have a special place in my heart for children, and I know the brief window of opportunity we have to teach them simple lessons that can lead to a lifetime of good health. – Richard Carmona
• As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
• As in ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’?” The skull howled with laughter. “You just got your ass handed to you by a nursery tale?””I wouldn’t say they handed me my ass,” I said.Bob was nearly strangling on his laughter, and given that he had no lungs it seemed gratuitous somehow. “That’s because you can’t see yourself,” he choked out. “Your nose is all swollen up and you’ve got two black eyes. You look like a raccoon. Holding a dislocated ass. – Jim Butcher
• As readers, we remain in the nursery stage so long as we cannot distinguish between taste and judgment, so long, that is, as the only possible verdicts we can pass on a book are two: this I like; this I don’t like. For an adult reader, the possible verdicts are five: I can see this is good and I like it; I can see this is good but I don’t like it; I can see this is good and, though at present I don’t like it, I believe that with perseverance I shall come to like it; I can see that this is trash but I like it; I can see that this is trash and I don’t like it. – W. H. Auden

 


• Back up shall we? When my brother, the crazy chicken warrior, turned into a falcon and went up the pyramid’s chimney with his new friend, the fruit bat, he left me playing nurse to two very wounded people—which I didn’t appreciate, and which I wasn’t particularly good at. – Rick Riordan
• Beside Mama, in my own folding chair, with my feet sticking out in front of me, I thought about my own innards. Just a few months before I’d had no idea whether my reproductive equipment worked. There was no evidence. But that week I had become a full-fledged bleeder and was still absorbed by this first change in myself that I had ever noticed. The click and buzz of my synapses kept making the same connection. If you can change, you can also end. Death had always been a theory to me. Now I knew. The terror hurt good and I nursed it and played it like a loose tooth. – Katherine Dunn
• Birchfall lapped at his wound “You’re not very sympathetic for a medicine cat” “I’m here to HEAL you. If you want sympathy, go to the nursery” Jaypaw mewed – Erin Hunter
• But Jude,’ she would say, ‘you knew me. All those days and years, Jude, you knew me. My ways and my hands and how my stomach folded and how we tried to get Mickey to nurse and how about that time when the landlord said…but you said…and I cried, Jude. You knew me and had listened to the things I said in the night, and heard me in the bathroom and laughed at my raggedy girdle and I laughed too because I knew you too, Jude. So how could you leave me when you knew me? – Toni Morrison
• By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man. – John Dryden
Carol Shields
• Christianity is fundamentally convalescence.. .God is not only the doctor who prescribes, He is the nurse who lifts up our powerless head and puts the spoon in our mouth…And He is the medicine. – John Piper
• Confuse was the nurses’ word for abuse. – Susanna Kaysen
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. – Dag Hammarskjold
• Contemplation is wisdom’s best nurse. – John Milton
• Do I look like I have anything ?” I asked him, in a reasonable voice. He looked as unnerved as the nurse had. He said, “Sorry,” and backed away. I took a step after him. I screamed, “I HAVE NOTHING!” And then I said, in a perfectly calm voice, “See, I never had anything to start with. – Charlaine Harris
• Do you have a little white dress? I’ve had this deep-seated nurse fantasy about you, Murphy. – Jim Butcher
• Doctors and nurses do crazy hours and keep an ideal afloat through the love and care that they have for their craft and their patients and the institution of the NHS. We should be very proud of it. – Benedict Cumberbatch
• Doctors and nurses, with their training and their experiences, they would be able to detect unusual patterns of disease. That’s why we say it is important for every country to have a proper surveillance system. The function of the surveillance system is to detect unusual patterns of diseases. – Margaret Chan
• Don’t nurse your dreams, Rosy. You can’t help having them, but don’t nurse them. If you nurse your dreams, they tend to come true. – Trevor Howard
• Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them. – Michel de Montaigne
• Everything but truth becomes loathed in a sick-room … Let the nurse avow that the medicine is nauseous. Let the physician declare that the treatment will be painful. Let sister, or brother, or friend, tell me that I must never look to be well. When the time approaches that I am to die, let me be told that I am to die, and when. – Harriet Martineau
• Families are the Nurseries of all Societies; and the First combinations of mankind. – Cotton Mather
• For a second I thought I might actually be alive,” I said, looking at Nick’s unshaven face. “Now I know- I’ve gone to Hell and you’re my nursemaid. – Ilona Andrews
• For he who gives no fuel to fire puts it out, and likewise he who does not in the beginning nurse his wrath and does not puff himself up with anger takes precautions against it and destroys it. – Plutarch
• For it may safely be said, not that the habit of ready and correct observation will by itself make us useful nurses, but that without it we shall be useless with all our devotion. – Florence Nightingale
• For politics is not like the nursery; in politics obedience and support are the same. – Hannah Arendt
• For the first time she saw that the nurse’s name was Tabitha. – Ann Brashares
• For the hearts of nurses are solid gold, / But their heels are flat and their hands are cold, / And their voices lilt with a lilt that’s falser / Than the smile of an exhibition waltzer. / Yes, nurses can cure you, nurses restore you, / But nurses are bound that they do things for you. – Phyllis McGinley
• For us who Nurse, our Nursing is a thing, which, unless in it we are making progress every year, every month, every week, take my word for it we are going back. The more experience we gain, the more progress we can make. – Florence Nightingale
• God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses. – Henry Ward Beecher
• Great physicians and nurses, skilled, caring and unparalleled in their training, intervened in my life and probably saved it. I was lucky but other Americans are not. It is time to speak again and stand again for the ideal that in the richest nation ever on this planet, it is wrong for 41 million Americans, most of them in working families, to worry at night and wake up in the morning without the basic protection of health insurance. – John F. Kerry
• Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous. – Jeremy Taylor
• Hal is on his way.” The nurse announced reentering the room. – Daniel Handler
• Halfway down the stairs, is a stair, where I sit. There isn’t any, other stair, quite like, it. I’m not at the bottom, I’m not at the top; So this is the stair, where, I always, stop. Halfway up the stairs, isn’t up, and isn’t down. It isn’t in the nursery, it isn’t in the town. And all sorts of funny thoughts, run round my head: It isn’t really anywhere! It’s somewhere else instead!
• Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
• Hardy Cates,” I said, coming into the room, “you behave, or I’ll step on your tube.” The nurse seemed taken aback by my unsympathetic bedside manner. But Hardy’s gaze met mine in a moment of bright, hot voltage, and he relaxed, reassured in a way that cooing sympathy could never have done. “That only works if it’s a breathing tube,” he told me. – Lisa Kleypas
• Hatred. Something almost as physical as walls, pianos, or nurses. She could almost touch the destructive energy leaking out of her body. She allowed the feeling to emerge, regardless of whether it was good or bad; she was sick of self-control, of masks, of appropriate behavior. Veronika wanted to spend her remaining two or three days of life behaving as inappropriately as she could. – Paulo Coelho
• Having done a normal job for 10 years, as a psychiatric nurse dealing with emergencies, I know what terrible, hopeless lives some people have. So in many ways, it’s great to be able to wield the financial power that I can, and do gigs, fundraisers or give money. I feel lucky I can help out. – Jo Brand
• He had heard her say, so many times, that a society that approved of making abortion illegal was a society that approved of violence against women; that making abortion illegal was simply a sanctimonious, self-righteous form of violence against women- it was just another way of legalizing violence against women, Nurse Caroline would say. – John Irving
• He knows that the only way he can accept losing her is if he can continue to hold her or be held by her. If they can somehow nurse each other out of this. Not with a wall. – Michael Ondaatje
• He lay far across the room from her, on a winter island separated by an empty sea. She talked to him for what seemed a long while and she talked about this and she talked about that and it was only words, like the words he had heard once in a nursery at a friend’s house, a two-year-old child building word patters, like jargon, making pretty sounds in the air. – Ray Bradbury
• His wet white face and miserable eyesBrought nurses to him more than groans and sighs:But hoarse and low and rapid rose and fellHis troubled voice: he did the business well.(First verse of Died of Wounds) – Siegfried Sassoon
• How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema. – Warren Beatty
• How I keep trying to force our story into a fairy tale, but from the beginning, it’s been more like a nursery rhyme.” “Bizarre and adorable?” “Just like you.” “With rings in your pockets and bells on your toes” “Ooh, I should really invest in some toes bells. – Shannon Hale
• How my relationship with my parents influenced my writing, really not at all. My dad was a mechanic, my mom a nurse. – Max Lucado
• Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
• I am currently in nursing school, so one day I will be both a nurse and a writer. – Liza Campbell
• I am dedicated to the belief that it is God’s will that all men should strive for wisdom in themselves, not look to it from some other. Babes, perhaps, must have their food chewed for them by a nurse, but men may drink and eat of wisdom for themselves. – Marion Zimmer Bradley
• I am no warrior, but I am a ThunderClan cat. I stay in the nursery rather than hunt and fight because that is what I do best. I care for our young as though they were my own. This is my gift to the Clan, but I do it in my own chosen name. Erin Hunter
• I am not a nurse escorting six lunatics to the ice cream parlor. – Susanna Kaysen
• I am to gratify his pleasure and nurse his child, I am a piece of household furniture, I am a woman. – Sophia Tolstaya
• I did grieve a bit when I wasn’t having the chemo anymore. I was used to sitting in the little chair and then the nurse would come and do it. It was like that was your job for that long and it was reassuring. – Jennifer Saunders
• I do think having a mother as a nurse who’s a very kind of compass – , she’s so compassionate and she really unfortunately would take her work home with her sometimes. – Rachel McAdams
• I don’t know. When I was born there was a nurse taking care of me.” “What’s the matter? Couldn’t the nurse take care of herself?” “Sure she could. I just found that out too late. – Groucho Marx
• I don’t think he was ever happy unless someone was in love with him, responding to him like filings to a magnet, helping him to explain himself, promising him something. What it was I do not know. Perhaps they promised that there would always be women in the world who would spend their brightest, freshest, rarest hours to nurse and protect that superiority he cherished in his heart. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
• I had a job; I was, during the war, a nurse, a ‘Gray Lady.’ We wore a veil and a gray dress. – Brooke Astor
• I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know – what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations. – Ann Richards
• I have periods now, like normal girls; I too am among the knowing, I too can sit out volleyball games and go to the nurse’s for aspirin and waddle along the halls with a pad like a flattened rabbit tail wadded between my legs, sopping with liver-colored blood. – Margaret Atwood
• I have seen good nurses and bad nurses. They existed along a continuum: from hard-working, kind and competent people, to office-hugging, bone-idle types, to apathetic, disengaged automatons. – Jo Brand
• I haven’t much time to be fond of anything … but when I have a moment’s fondness to bestow, most times … the roses get it. I began my life among them in my father’s nursery garden, and I shall end my life among them, if I can. Yes. One of these days (please God) I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses. – Wilkie Collins
• I know that nurses are not only the largest healthcare profession but are responsible for the delivery of most healthcare, and are often in the best place to be able to see the whole pathway of care. – Andrew Lansley
• I loved the angiogram. They stick a thing in your thigh and it goes all the way up to your heart. Isn’t that a thrill? Well, at least the nurse scored thigh. – George Carlin
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. – Clara Barton
• I nursed a worthless, pint drinker for twelve years and when my lazy, life-sucking, daddy finally died, I swore to God with tears in my eyes I’d never marry one. And then I did. – Kathryn Stockett
• I once read about a guy who lost his arms in a fire. The nurse took pity on him and gave him a hand job. I don’t even get that. – Augusten Burroughs
• I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient. – Ornette Coleman
• I should like the whole race of nurses to be abolished: children should be with their mother as much as possible, in my opinion. – Lewis Carroll
• I spent a lot of my twenties wanting a maid, really. I thought I wanted a relationship, but I just wanted somebody to fix and nurse me, and I’d take her hostage for six months. When you’re 23, 24, you want to be in a relationship because they look brilliant – you’ve heard all the songs about it and seen all the movies and it looks great. – Robbie Williams
• I think-I need to ask an embarrassing question. Do you think I could borrow a pair of scrubs? I-uh-my pants-” “Oh!” Cried the poor nurse. “Yes. Absolutely. I’ll be right back.” […] “Thanks,” I mumbled. “I’ll just change here. He’s not looking at anything at the moment.” I gestured toward Sam, who was looking convincingly sedated. The nurse vanished through the curtains. Sam eye’s flashed open again, distinctly amused. He whispered, “Did you just tell that man you went potty on yourself?” “You.Shut.UP.” I hissed back furiously. – Maggie Stiefvater
• I took her into bed with me and propped myself up with pillows against the headboard to let her nurse. As she nursed and the milk came, she began a little low contented sort of singing. I would feel milk and love flowing from me to her as once it had flowed to me. It emptied me. As the baby fed, I seemed slowly to grow empty of myself, as if in the presence of that long flow of love even grief could not stand. – Wendell Berry
• I truly feel the best doctors are ones who are criticized by nurses, patients and family. They do not make excuses and learn from their mistakes. – Bernie Siegel
• I want to go to Sierra Leone with something – whether it’s some sort of contribution to healthcare, or to the entertainment industry. My cousin is a nurse; we are talking about opening a clinic. – Idris Elba
• I wanted to be a model; I wanted to be a nurse; I wanted to be so many things, almost anything but being part of show business. – Shirley Bassey
• I was never a girl who dreamed about what her wedding day would be like, but I’ve always dreamed about decorating my baby’s nursery. – Rebecca Romijn
• I was taken to an examining room where a big butch nurse practitioner came in and asked me if I was pregnant. “No way!” Was I sexually active? “Nope!” Had I ever been molested? “Well,” I said, trying to make a joke, “Oprah says the only answers to that question are ‘Yes’ and ‘I don’t remember.’ ” I laughed. We were having fun. The nurse looked at me, concerned/annoyed. – Tina Fey
• I will say it’s great to be a woman because we’re very good at multitasking. I could nurse and cook dinner at the same time. It is juggling. It’s juggling and you’ve got to commit to working on the weekends – I do both. – Marta Kauffman
• I, too, seem to be a connoisseur of rain, but it does not fill me with joy; it allows me to steep myself in a solitude I nurse like a vice I’ve refused to vanquish. – Julia Glass
• If Christian scientists had more science and doctors more Christianity, it wouldn’t make any difference which you called in – if you had a good nurse. – Finley Peter Dunne
• If it is perfectly acceptable for a widow to disfigure herself or commit suicide to save face for her husband’s family, why should a mother not be moved to extreme action by the loss of a child or children? We are their caretakers. We love them. We nurse them when they are sick. . . But no woman should live longer than her children. It is against the law of nature. If she does, why wouldn’t she wish to leap from a cliff, hang from a branch, or swallow lye? – Lisa See
• If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other–the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
• I’m dating a girl who’s pretty levelheaded. She’s a nurse. She’s a real, normal girl. Which is what I need because my life isn’t normal. – Kenny Chesney
• I’m scared,” he says.”I know,” says the nurse.”I want you all to go to Hell.””That’s natural. – Neal Shusterman
• In a Giraffe institution, the head nurse job would be to serve the nurses, not to control them. Teachers are there to serve the students, not control them. – Marshall B. Rosenberg
• In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens. – David Brin
• In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams- they are the world in which he lives – Bettina Skrzypczak
• In the period where I had to live the life of a citizen – a life where, like everybody else, I did tons of laundry and cleaned toilet bowls, changed hundreds of diapers and nursed children – I learned a lot. – Patti Smith
• In Turkey, you’re not allowed to be left alone in the hospital. The nurse teaches the family how to do things, and somebody is always there with the patient. – Mehmet Oz
• India, which is the nursery of the great faiths of the world – Leo Tolstoy
• It is cold anarchy to say that all men are to meddle in all men’smarriages. It is cold anarchy to say that any doctor may seize andsegregate anyone he likes. But it is not anarchy to say that a fewgreat hygienists might enclose or limit the life of all citizens,as nurses do with a family of children. It is not anarchy, it istyranny; but tyranny is a workable thing. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
• It is no use dealing with illusions and make-believes. We must look at the facts. The world … is too dangerous for anyone to be able to afford to nurse illusions. We must look at realities. – Winston Churchill
• It is perhaps beside the point to remark that bowling alleys and supermarkets have nursery facilities, while schools and colleges and scientific laboratories and government offices do not. – Betty Friedan
• It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate. – Quintilian
• It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly. – Stephen Ambrose
• It’s been interesting that a diversity of roles have come my way, and that I’ve had the opportunity to do them. To me, it’s about going for a good role that has something to say, and that’s a challenge. I’ve been lucky enough to play everything from a homeless guy to this crazy male nurse. – Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
• It’s going to get even worse if Hillary [Clinton] follows her plan that I describe in Reclaiming Our Children. But even now in many, many schools the nurses are giving out more drugs than were given out in children’s mental hospitals when I was in training. You can go into a school today and find that ten or twenty percent of the boys are on drugs given by the school nurse. I just recently visited a school where over half of the children were being given drugs. – Peter Breggin
• It’s just like nurses in a hospital tend to know more than the doctors most of the time; if you really want to get the answers to a question about court, you should spend more time buttering up the clerks than the judges. – Jodi Picoult
• Lovely. Imprisoned in a nursery school dungeon. – Rick Riordan
• Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient. – Confucius
• Men are not taking women’s job, which are good jobs. Being a nurse is an excellent job. – Stephen Marche
• Men, Grace learned, seemed to think women were all frustrated nurses. – Alexandra Potter
• Mr. and Mrs. Darling and Nana rushed into the nursery too late. The birds were flown – James M. Barrie
• My Big Mama is my No. 1 financial role model. Much of my advice stems from what she taught me. She never made more than $13,000 a year, yet she paid off her home before she retired. She saved money from every paycheck. She taught me to be skeptical. It makes me cry to think that I’m a nationally syndicated personal finance columnist for one of the world’s best newspapers and my core advice comes from my black grandmother who was a nurse’s aide with just a high school education. – Michelle Singletary
• My dad was a surgeon, my mom a nurse, and they were always out working. I had five sisters and a brother. They didn’t care what I got up to. – Willem Dafoe
• My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more. – Lois Capps
• My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free. – Cat Cora
• My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent with the awful order of things. I play clown. I play carpenter. I play nurse. I play witch. – Anne Sexton
• My mom’s a nurse so I’d kind of grown up with, around medicine which is probably why I became an actress instead. – Rachel McAdams
• My shoulder will never be the same. I expect you to nurse me back to health.” – City of Bones (said by Jace Wayland) – Cassandra Clare
• my uncle … had the misfortune to be ever touched in his brain, and, as a convincing proof, married his maid, at an age when he and she both had more occasion for a nurse than a parson. – Charlotte Charke
• Nick spoke for the first time. “Can I go to the nurse’s office too?” Ms. Popplewell looked at him It obviously took her only one look to decide. “No.” “I’m traumatized too,” Nick claimed, his voice completely flat. “He’s a delicate flower,” Alan said under his breath. – Sarah Rees Brennan
• No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this-‘devoted and obedient.’ This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman. – Florence Nightingale
• No, that nurse ain’t some kinda monster chicken, buddy, what she is is a ball-cutter. I’ve seen a thousand of ’em, old and young, men and women. Seen ’em all over the country and in the homes- people who try to make you weak so they can get you to toe the line, to follow their rules, to live like they want you to. And the best way to do this, to get you to knuckle under, is to weaken you by gettin’ you where it hurts the worst. – Ken Kesey
• Now let me be clear; millions of women around the world nurse their children beautifully for years without giving anybody else a hard time about it. Teat Nazis are a solely western upper-middle-class phenomenon occurring when highly ambitious women experience deprivation from outside modes of achievement. – Tina Fey
• Now the leaves are falling fast, Nurse’s flowers will not last; Nurses to their graves are gone, And the prams go rolling on. – W. H. Auden
• Nurse: “Doctor, the man you just gave a clean bill of health to dropped dead right as he was leaving the office”. Doctor: “Turn him around, make it look like he was walking in.” – Henny Youngman
• Nursery schools and bars at 2 a.m. are the only places where it is completely normal if someone just spontaneously throws up on the floor…and just like a toddler, the bar patron wakes up the next day not remembering or caring how they behaved. – Jim Gaffigan
• Nurses are an integral component of the health care system, and it is important that we recognize the over 2.7 million registered nurses for the significant work that they do. – Nathan Deal
• Nurses quietly go about their work in a noble profession, uncelebrated soldiers toiling through the days and nights in service to the sick, the injured and the dying. – Steve Lopez
• Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health. – Lois Capps
• Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken. – Myrtle Aydelotte
• Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. – Florence Nightingale
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work. – Florence Nightingale
• Nursing is great for so many reasons, but there is one reason that means more than any poll results, amount of money, or job security: Nurses make a difference. – Brittney Wilson
• Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. – Florence Nightingale
• nursing was regarded as simply an extension of the unpaid services performed by the housewife – a characteristic attitude that haunts the profession to this day. – Gerda Lerner
• O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, 1710. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness? – William Shakespeare
• Oh, those women! They nurse and cuddle their presentiments, and make darlings of their ugliest thoughts. – William Makepeace Thackeray
• Okay. Now my skin is really prickling. I’ve read all the Harry Potter books, all five of them. I don’t remember any half-blood prince. “What’s this?” Trying to sound casual, I point at the ad, “What’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?” “That’s the latest book,” Garth the other trainee, says. “It came out ages ago.” I can’t help gasping. “There’s a sixth Harry Potter?” “There’s a seventh out soon!” Diana steps forward eagerly. “And guess what happens at the end of book six-” “Shh!” exclaims Nicole, the other nurse. “Don’t tell her! – Sophie Kinsella
• On April 2, the nurses started my first round of five intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusions. The clear IV bags hung on a metal pole above my head, their liquid trickling down into my vein. Each of those ordinary-looking bags contained the healthy antibodies of over a thousand blood donors and cost upwards of $20,000 per infusion. One thousand tourniquets, one thousand nurses, one thousand veins, one thousand blood-sugar regulating cookies, all just to help one patient. – Susannah Cahalan
• Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
• Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. – Elizabeth Kenny
• People that work in a business are likely to date somebody that is in the same business. If you are a doctor, you might go out with one of the nurses. Or if you’re a bank teller, you may go out with one of the bankers. – Lita Ford
• Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side. You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to “know of the doctrine.” All my acts, desires, and thoughts were to be brought into harmony with universal Spirit. For the first time I examined myself with a seriously practical purpose. And there I found what appalled me; a zoo of lusts, a bedlam of ambitions, a nursery of fears, a harem of fondled hatreds. My name was legion. – C. S. Lewis
• Religions are often state-protected nurseries of pseudoscience, although there’s no reason why religions have to play that role. In a way, it’s an artefact from times long gone. – Carl Sagan
• Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases. – Rick Renzi
• Right, well, he’d been sick for a while and his nurse said to him, ‘You seem to be feeling better this morning,’ and Isben looked at her and said, ‘On the contrary,’ and then he died. – John Green
• See the hand that nursed the serpent. The fine hasped pipes of her fingerbones. The skin bewenned and speckled. The veins are milkblue and bulby. A thin gold ring set with diamonds. That raised the once child’s heart of her to agonies of passion before I was. Here is the anguish of mortality. Hopes wrecked, love sundered. See the mother sorrowing. How everything that I was warned of’s come to pass. – Cormac McCarthy
• She bought seeds and raided nurseries and mulched and composted and spent full days with her hands full of earth, coaxing life our of the dry, dull grass my father had spent years pushing a mower over. – Sarah Dessen
• She had to live in this bright, red gabled house with the nurse until it was time for her to die… I thought how little we know about the feelings of old people. Children we understand, their fears and hopes and make-believe.
• She pulled the bedclothes up as far as they would go and suppressed a perverse wish to have her old nurse come to chase away the darkness, perverse because she didn’t know if she wanted the shadows to be empty or not. – Megan Whalen Turner
• She would always feel this wild girl was the truest of any of the people she had already been: adored daughter, bourgeois priss, rebel, runaway, dope-fiend San Francisco hippie; or all the people she would later be: mother, nurse, religious fanatic, prematurely old woman. Vivienne was a human onion, and when I came home at twenty eight years old on the day the monster died, I was afraid that the Baptist freak she had peeled down to was her true, acrid, tear-inducing core. – Lauren Groff
• Sister Mary was a nurse and nurses, whatever their creed, are primarily nurses, which had a lot to do with wearing your watch upside down, keeping calm in emergencies, and dying for a cup of tea. – Terry Pratchett
• So many nurses had turned into emotionally disturbed handmaidens of the war, in their yellow-and-crimson uniforms with bone buttons. – Michael Ondaatje
• Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder. – Henry David Thoreau
• Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
• Sooner strangle an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires. – William Blake
• Stop the nurse like the monkey. – Jeff Lindsay
• Take care, Jeffy. I’ll see you soon, right? Just remember not to throw food at the nurses. I don’t want to get any complaint calls, OK? Steven, I don’t throw food at…oh, that was a joke, right? Yup, buddy boy. It was a joke. But seriously, no kissing the nurses on the lips, either. It messes up their makeup. Eeeeeeewwwww! – Jordan Sonnenblick
• That’s why I stand here tonight. Because for two hundred and thirty two years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women – students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors – found the courage to keep it alive. – Barack Obama
• The American dream is about achieving happiness. When you become a fire fighter, a police officer or a teacher or a nurse, you know you’re not going to become a billionaire. And what my parents achieved working as a bartender and a maid at a hotel after arriving here with nothing, no education, no money. The first words my dad learned in English where I’m looking for a job.You know what my parents achieved? They owned a home in a safe and stable neighborhood. They retired with dignity and they left all four of their children better off than themselves. – Marco Rubio
• The best parenting advice I ever got was from a labor nurse who told me the following: 1. After your baby gets here, the dog will just be a dog. 2. The terrible twos last through age three. 3. Never ask your child an open-ended question, such as “Do you want to go to bed now?” You won’t want to hear the answer, believe me. “Do you want me to carry you upstairs, or do you want to walk upstairs to go to bed?” That way, you get the outcome you want and they feel empowered. – Jodi Picoult
• The billionaires pay an effective tax rate lower than nurses or truck drivers. That makes no sense at all. There has to be real tax reform, and the wealthiest and large corporations will pay. – Bernie Sanders
• The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses. – Carolyn Jarvis
• The doctors may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable. – Jodi Picoult
• The idea that boys want to sleep with their mothers strikes most men as the silliest thing they have ever heard. Obviously, it did not seem so to Freud, who wrote that as a boy he once had an erotic reaction to watching his mother dressing. But Freud had a wet-nurse, and may not have experienced the early intimacy that would have tipped off his perceptual system that Mrs. Freud was his mother. The Westermarck theory has out-Freuded Freud. – Steven Pinker
The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe. – Florence Nightingale
• The most work he did on [the urinals] was to run a brush once or twice apiece, singing some song as loud as he could in time to the swishing brush; then he’d splash in some Clorox and he’d be through. … And when the Big Nurse…came in to check McMurphy’s cleaning assignment personally, she brought a little compact mirror and she held it under the rim of the bowls. She walked along shaking her head and saying, “Why, this is an outrage… an outrage…” at every bowl. McMurphy sidled right along beside her, winking down his nose and saying in answer, “No; that’s a toilet bowl…a TOILET bowl. – Ken Kesey
• The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life of the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the newborn , knowledge and confidence for the young mother, a voice for those too weak to speak, and so on. – Virginia Henderson
• The nurse of full-grown souls is solitude. – James Russell Lowell
• The nursery rhyme ends when a spider comes along and frightens Miss Muffet straight off her tuffet. I have wondered about what kind of lesson this is for a young girl. If you’re eating your curds and whey and a spider comes along, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with picking up a newspaper, smashing it, and going back to your breakfast. – Sloane Crosley
• The nurses were all angels in my eyes. – Randy Castillo
• The nurses, I have already learned, are the ones who give us the answers we’re desperate for. Unlike the doctors, who fidget like they need to be somewhere else, the nurses patiently answer us as if we are the first set of parents to ever have this kind of meeting with them, instead of the thousandth. – Jodi Picoult
• The plot is so tired that even this reviewer, who in infancy was let drop by a nurse with the result that she has ever since been mystified by amateur coin tricks, was able to guess the identity of the murderer from the middle of the book. – Dorothy Parker
• The pretty nurse had just injected her with something that totally rocked, and if she wanted to think about boinking a bronzed, tattooed, impossibly handsome doctor who was so far out of her league she need a telescope to see him, then screw it. Screw him. Over and over. – Larissa Ione
• The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. – William Osler
• The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting inane instructions. That’s why I ran to the woods. – Jim Harrison
• There is no human relationship more intimate than that of nurse and patient, one in which the essentials of character are more rawly revealed. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
• There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. – Orison Swett Marden
• There is not much you can say about a baby unless you are talking with its father or another mother or nurse; infants are not part of the realm of ordinary language, talk is inadequate to them as they are inadequate to talk. – Ursula K. Le Guin
• This will sound like I grew up on another planet, except for those people who are past 55, 60 maybe. When I was growing up, my mother and her generation basically felt that you should only work as a way of passing time until you got married and had at least two children. And the only careers that were open for women at the time was teacher or nurse – which are fantastic careers, I mean fantastic and I actually am a former math teacher. – Sherry Lansing
• Time is the nurse and breeder of all good. – William Shakespeare
• Time, that aged nurse, Rocked me to patience. – John Keats
• TO ALL THE ambulance drivers firewatchers air-raid wardens nurses canteen workers airplane spotters rescue workers mathematicians vicars vergers shopgirls chorus girls librarians debutantes spinsters fishermen retired sailors servants evacuees Shakespearean actors and mystery novelists WHO WON THE WAR. – Connie Willis
• to feed, help, protect, comfort, console, support, nurse, or heal to be fed, helped, nursed, protected, comforted, consoled, supported, nursed, or healed to form mutually enjoyable, enduring, cooperating and reciprocating relationship with Other, with an equal to be forgiven to be loved to be free – Sarah Kane
• Too much sadness hath congealed your blood,and melancholy is the nurse of frenzy. – William Shakespeare
• Um, Dr. Alexander, there’s a couple out here who say they’re related to you. They…um…they’re biker people. (Nurse) Hey, Julian. Tell Attila the Hun here that we’re okay so we can come and ooh and aah over the babies. (Eros) – Sherrilyn Kenyon
• We are all of us obliged, if we are to make reality endurable, to nurse a few little follies in ourselves. – Marcel Proust
• We are talking about one of the greatest threats of all. But people can stand up to the school nurse; you can stand up to the teacher; you can stand up to the principal; you can stand up to them with the facts and the right books. – Michael Savage
• We cannot be secure by limiting our liberties, as some of our political leaders are demanding, but only by expanding themWe should take our example not from the military and political leaders shouting ‘retaliate’ and ‘war’ but from the doctors and nurses and firemen and policemen who have been saving lives in the midst of mayhem, whose first thoughts are not violence, but healing, and not vengeance, but compassion. – Howard Zinn
• We got a commitment that 3 million nurses are going to be trained to better identify these signs [of PTSD], because, you know, when these troops come home and they become veterans and they go back into the civilian community, they’re not always going through the VA system for medical care. They’re going to show up at community hospitals and clinics. – Michelle Obama
• We know how to be doctors, nurses, lawyers. We know how to be tweeters. We know how to be everything. But how do you just be people? How do you be present with one another? How do you be honest with one another? How do you be compassionate towards one another, forgiving towards one another? We know what to do. We don’t know what to be, how to be. – Iyanla Vanzant
• We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse’s knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep. – Olive Schreiner
• We’ll bury our mothers and fathers – shuttling our children off for sleepovers, jumping on red-eyes, telling eachother stories that hurt to hear, about gasping, agonal breaths, hospice nurses, scars and bruises and scabs, and how skin papers shortly after a person passes. We will nod in agreement that it is as much an honor to witness a person leave this world as it is to watch a person come into it. – Kelly Corrigan
• What if she stepped on a needle and it went right into her foot and Roberta would not feel it and the needle would rise and rise and rise through the veins leading up to the heart and then the needle would STAB HER IN THE HEART and Roberta would DIE and it would be VERY PAINFUL this according to nurse mother a medical expert on Freaky Ways to Croak… The mother shouted that she knew several people who died from the Rising Stab of the Unfelt Needle or RSUN she has seen cases of it many times and not ONE PERSON HAS SURVIVED IT. – Lynda Barry
• When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y’know, ‘What does your dad do for a living?’ So I said ‘He helps women get pregnant!’ They called my mom and they were like, ‘What exactly does your husband do?’ – Natalie Portman
• When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice every morning, even after I told them I didn’t like it. I had to get even. One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube. The nurse held it up and said, ‘It’s a little cloudy.’ I took the tube from her and said, ‘Let me run it through again,’ and drank it. The nurse fainted. – Alan King
• When less than four years old I was standing with my nurse, Mary Ward, watching the shadows on the wall from branches of an elm behind which the moon had risen. I have never forgot those shadows and am often trying to paint them. – Samuel Palmer
• When you hold a child to your breast to nurse, the curve of the little head echoes exactly the curve of the breast it suckles, as though this new person truly mirrors the flesh from which it sprang. – Diana Gabaldon
• When you nurse a grudge it is not good for your health. – Desmond Tutu
• When you see those in healthcare who don’t get this burn-out, they are very motherly, fatherly, or loving and attentive with the patients. [These] wonderful caretakers, doctors, and nurses don’t get as much burn-out as people who are more defensive of the feelings and suffering of others. – Matthieu Ricard
• Where’s Lori?” he asked when he saw the nurse wasn’t there. “She’s not avoiding me, is she?” His grandmother slipped off her glasses, put down her book and stared at him. “Amazingly enough, the whole world doesn’t revolve around you, Reid. Lori’s sister is sick and Lori took her to the doctor. She’ll be back in an hour or so. Can you survive on your own until then, or should I call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance? – Susan Mallery
• White… is death. It’s hospitals. It’s my terrible nurses. White is absolute horror. It is just the worst. – Joan Mitchell
• Wholesome solitude, the nurse of sense! – Alexander Pope
• Why do you mention my father?’ screamed he; ‘Why do you mingle a recollection of him with the affairs of today?’ Because I am he who saved your father’s life when he wished to destroy himself, as you do today-because I am the man who sent the purse to your young sister, and the Paraon to Old Morrel-because I am the Edmond Dantes who nursed you, a child, on my knees. – Alexandre Dumas
• You can’t change laws without first changing human nature.’ -Nurse Greta You can’t change human nature without first changing the law.’ -Nurse Yvonne – Neal Shusterman
• You either fainted or you wanted a much closer look at the cracks in the tile. Either way, you hit hard.” “Seriously?” He nodded. “Maybe you shouldn’t have been trying to make out with him,” he suggested. How did he know that? “I was kissing him good-bye.” He snorted and exchanged glances with the nurse. “That’s not what it looked like to me.” Probably not. But what happened? Could Reyes Farrow take control over me even from a freaking coma? I was doomed. – Darynda Jones
• Your developed countries are taking teachers from South Africa, they are taking nurses, because people are better paid where they are going. – Thabo Mbeki

 

 

 

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