“Coma” quotes

Movie Coma
Title Coma
Year 1978
Director Michael Crichton
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
All actors – Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Richard Widmark, Lois Chiles, Hari Rhodes, Gary Barton, Frank Downing, Richard Doyle, Alan Haufrect, Lance LeGault
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  • “Americans spend $125 billion a year on health. More than defense. Because Americans believe in medical care. These great hospital complexes are the cathedrals of our age. Billions of dollars, thousands of beds. A whole nation of sick people turning to us for help.”
    Rip Torn - Dr. George
  • “If society won't decide, we'll decide. We'll make the hard decisions.”
    Rip Torn - Dr. George
    [Tag:decision, society]
  • “No decision is easy, Sue. It only looks that way when you're young. When you're older, everything is complicated. There is no black and white, only gray.”
    Rip Torn - Dr. George
    [Tag:decision, old age]
  • “Our society faces momentous decisions. Decisions about the right to die. About abortion. About terminal illness, prolonged coma, transplantation. Decisions about life and death. But society isn't deciding. Congress isn't deciding. The courts aren't deciding. Religion isn't deciding. Why? Because society is leaving it up to us, the experts. The...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Rip Torn - Dr. George
  • “Doctors make the worst patients. They know too much.”
    Betty McGuire - Nurse
  • “Anesthesia's the easiest job in the world until something goes wrong. It's 99% boredom and 1% scared-shitless panic.”
    Tom Borut - Dr. Cowans
    [Tag:fear, medicine]