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Penicillin Quotes

Penicillin Quotes by Jess Phillips, Rodney Dangerfield, Douglas Coupland, Corbin Bernsen, Alexander Fleming, Muhammad Ali and many others.

I had pneumonia when I was 18 months old and I was given penicillin, which I was allergic to, and since then my teeth have been yellow.
Jess Phillips
I told my doctor I think my wife has VD. He gave himself a shot of penicillin.
Rodney Dangerfield
Long lives aren’t natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin.
Douglas Coupland
If we stop exploring space, we’re going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS.
Corbin Bernsen
If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life.
Alexander Fleming
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If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
Muhammad Ali
The only reason we don’t notice how absolutely interwoven our thinking processes have become with older technologies – pencils, paper, electric light, penicillin, fire – is that they’re old, so we’ve ceased to notice their effects.
Clive Thompson
I’ve heard drug experts say they believe if penicillin were discovered today, the FDA wouldn’t license it.
Ronald Reagan
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.
Alexander Fleming
(The discovery of penicillin) was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.
Alexander Fleming
If penicillin had been judged by its toxicity to guinea pigs, it might never have been used by man.
Peter Singer
I have never discovered a penicillin, and I have not worked in the mines where ores of the more Nobeliferous metals are to be found.
Robert Robinson
Once you have speech, you don’t have to wait for natural selection! If you want more strength, you build a stealth bomber; if you don’t like bacteria, you invent penicillin; if you want to communicate faster, you invent the Internet. Once speech evolved, all of human life changed.
Tom Wolfe
Stay in college, get the knowledge. And stay there until you’re through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. Advice to a young person to continue his education.
Muhammad Ali
I had fallen in love with a young man… and we were planning to get married. And then he died of subacute bacterial endocarditis… Two years later with the advent of penicillin, he would have been saved. It reinforced in my mind the importance of scientific discovery…
Gertrude B. Elion
MDMA is penicillin for the soul; you don’t give up on penicillin when you see what it can do.
Ann Shulgin
It’s like The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat, about the discovery of penicillin. Out of these strange accidents come huge discoveries. A certain purple bleeds into red and all of a sudden you have something unexpected.
Carly Simon
A journey through the Mediterranean is not only inspiring and stimulating, it is also humbling. The men and women who created antique treasures for us to marvel at had to deal with plague, genocide, a world without writing, iron tools, or penicillin – and yet they made something extraordinary of their life and times.
Bettany Hughes
No king or minister could have instructed Newton to discover the law of gravity, for they did not know and could not know that there was such a law to discover. No Treasury official told Fleming to discover penicillin. Nor was Rutherford instructed to split the atom by a certain date.
C. Northcote Parkinson
Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.
Alexander Fleming
Next to hot chicken soup, a tattoo of an anchor on your chest, and penicillin, I consider a honeymoon one of the most overrated events in the world.
Erma Bombeck
The web is just another stunning point in the two-hundred-thousand-year history of human beings on earth. The taming of fire; the discovery of penicillin; the publication of ‘Jane Eyre’ – add anything you like.
Ellen Ullman
It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject: the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to the enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
Alexander Fleming
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Muhammad Ali
I’m recovering from a cold. I’m so full of penicillin that, if I sneeze, I’ll cure someone.
Tommy Cooper
Penicillin and plastic bags help a lot, fridges and hot water make manliness more comfortable and Tom Ford’s fragrance range makes it smell better, but the idea that has pushed our lives into the light more than any other -ism or -ology is feminism.
A. A. Gill
The truth is, of course, that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words, there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags.
James Buchan
I grew up thinking that it was immoral to idealize the past because, in the past, there was slavery and no penicillin.
Elif Batuman
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for. When I woke up just after dawn on Sept. 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I guess that was exactly what I did.
Alexander Fleming
The genius of Man in our time has gone into jet-propulsion, atom-splitting, penicillin-curing, etc. There is none left over for works of imagination; of spiritual insight or mystical enlightenment.
Malcolm Muggeridge