"I may want to look a certain way because I know it will get me respect and people will pay attention to what I have to say. But I don’t really want to look that way, I “want” to look that way because it’s what they want, and I’ll benefit somehow, but I don’t know who comes out on top in the end."
— Tavi Gevinson (How to Not Care What Other People Think of You, Rookie Magazine)
"We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do."
— Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science (via medicalschool)
"Do you still perform autopsies on conversations you had lives ago?"
— Donte Collins
(Source: bleedwell, via frost-rot)