Top 34 Surgeon Quotes

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“As a kid, I liked making up stories, and I wrote a story about a kangaroo and a bat with Christy Chang, and she went on to become a surgeon.”

― Aimee Bender

“My first professional job was a Pete Bowker series for ITV called ‘Monroe.’ I played a Junior Cardiac Surgeon called Mullery.”

― Andrew Gower

“I was going to go to school to become a neurological surgeon.”

― Angel Haze

“I grew up, as many Indians do, in an archipelago of tongues. My maternal grandfather, who was a surgeon in the city of Madras, was fluent in at least four languages and used each of them daily.”

― Aravind Adiga

“The sniper is like a highly skilled surgeon, practicing his craft on the battlefield.”

― Brandon Webb

“You can be anything. You could be the President of the United States or the inventor of the next Internet or a ninja cardio-thoracic surgeon poet, which would be awesome because you would be the first one.”

― Cameron Russell

“On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned.”

― Christiaan Barnard

“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“The orthopaedic surgeon said that if ever I had hip or groin pain, I should rest until the pain went. However, resting is not part of a dancer’s life – so I just danced through the pain.”

― Darcey Bussell

“I wanted to be a brain surgeon, but I had a bad habit of dropping things.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“At heart, I’m a reconstructive surgeon.”

― Joseph Murray

“I wanted to be a surgeon, possibly influenced by the qualities of our family doctor who cared for our childhood ailments.”

― Joseph Murray

“I’d make a terrible surgeon. The fear of blood? Very high on my list.”

― Kristen Wiig

“I was a heart surgeon before I came to Congress, and I’ve worked many holidays on behalf of my patients.”

― Larry Bucshon

“I thought I wanted to be a brain surgeon until I realized all the schooling it required. I didn’t like school very much so I had to come up with something else.”

― Lexa Doig

“Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.”

― Maya Angelou

“I was either going to be an actor, a Naval aviator, or a pediatric surgeon. Those were the three things that I wanted to do.”

― Milo Ventimiglia

“I grew up in a very high-achieving family. I have a brother who’s a Harvard-educated cardiothoracic surgeon. My other brother is a two-time Olympian, fifth-round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles, and an entrepreneur and philanthropist.”

― Molly Bloom

“I thought I was going to retire at 20, and I was going to be a surgeon.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“My father’s a dermatologic surgeon; my brother’s a surgeon.”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“When there’s no place for the scalpel, words are the surgeon’s only tool.”

― Paul Kalanithi

“I do know that detachment is important. A surgeon can’t be weeping into the open wound.”

― Randa Haines

“The overarching issue, really, is our surgeon general should be able to communicate transparently and honestly with the American public on all issues.”

― Richard Carmona

“I met the surgeon general – he offered me a cigarette.”

― Rodney Dangerfield

“I was a lumberjack for years, a pub bouncer, I’ve sung in a band; in fact, I still sing, and I even trained myself to be a tree surgeon.”

― Rory McCann

“Prior to my call to the Twelve, I served as a medical doctor and surgeon.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“As a medical doctor and cardiac surgeon, I had the responsibility of performing open-heart surgery on President Spencer W. Kimball in 1972, when he was Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“I can 100 percent tell you that I have not gone under the surgeon’s knife or had a facelift.”

― Shane Warne

“I’m very lucky in that I have a good cosmetic surgeon.”

― Sharon Osbourne

“I have one brother who is a surgeon, there’s me, and my other brother builds boats.”

― Teri Garr

“I’m the son of a surgeon and the grandson of a surgeon.”

― Tim Minchin

“I have a great surgeon that put me together.”

― Tito Ortiz

“In mid-July 2007, after a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As cancer diagnoses go, mine wasn’t particularly scary. The affected area was small, and the surgeon seemed to think that a lumpectomy followed by radiation would eradicate the cancerous tissue.”

― Virginia Postrel

“A well-off plastic surgeon can suffer just as much as an Irish lad who has been abused or whatever.”

― William Nicholson
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