Cellular pathology is not an end if one cannot see any alteration in the cell. Chemistry brings the clarification of living processes nearer than does anatomy. Each anatomical change must have been preceded by a chemical one.

— Rudolf Virchow

 

You cannot separate passion from pathology any more than you can separate a person’s spirit from his body.

— Richard Selzer

 

Unrecognized alcoholism is the ruling pathology among writers and intellectuals.

— Diana Trilling

 

Pathology is not a problem to be solved, but the soul’s way of working on itself.

— James Hillman

 

I grew up in a family of secrets; there was a lot of pathology in the family.

— Naomi Judd

 

Everything is pathology, except for indifference.

— Emile M. Cioran

 

Pathology is a relatively easy thing to discuss, health is very difficult. This, of course, is one of the reasons why there is such a thing as the sacred, and why the sacred is difficult to talk about, because the sacred is peculiarly related to the healthy. One does not like to disturb the sacred, for in general, to talk about something changes it, and perhaps will turn it into a pathology.

— Gregory Bateson

 

Certainty is usually a sign of pathology.

— B. W. Powe

 

The pathology is to want control, not that you ever get it, because of course you never do.

— Gregory Bateson

 

If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers, we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats, we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models.

— Lester B. Pearson

 

Denial can be a pathology or a survival mechanism – and sometimes it’s both.

— Jane Fonda

 

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.

— Philip Zimbardo

 

I want to be very careful about judging and how much to generalize about the use of media being pathological. For some people, it’s a temptation and a pathology; for others, it’s a lifeline.

— Howard Rheingold

 

If you are funding researchers to look primarily for pathology, not surprisingly, that is what they are going to find and report on.

— Carl Hart

 

Dave Duerson had classic pathology of CTE and no evidence of any other disease.

— Ann McKee

 

Every novel presents a slice of life. A noir policier for example presents one slice, one that perhaps addresses social dysfunction or some sort of pathology, while mine present a slice that is more upbeat and affirmative.

— Alexander McCall Smith

 

Sometimes my pathology just spills out into the camera doesn’t it?

— Craig Ferguson

 

Under the pathologist’s microscope, life and death fight in an illuminated circle in a sort of cellular bullfight. The pathologist’s job is to find the bull among the matador cells”

— Yann Martel

 

In a word, I consider hospitals only as the entrance to scientific medicine; they are the first field of observation which a physician enters, but the true sanctuary of medical science is a laboratory; only there can he seek explanations of life in the normal and pathological states by means of experimental analysis.

— Claude Bernard

 

Pathology would remain a lovely science, even if there were no therapeutics, just as seismology is a lovely science, though no one knows how to stop earthquakes.

— H. L. Mencken

 

Rudolf Virchow often referred to as the father of modern pathology broke sharply with such traditional concepts by proposing that the basis of all disease is an injury to the smallest living unit of the body, namely, the cell. More than a century later, both clinical and experimental pathology remain rooted in Virchow’s cellular pathology.

— Emanuel Rubin

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