hedgehog对《When Breath Becomes Air》的笔记(11)

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When Breath Becomes Air
  • 书名: When Breath Becomes Air
  • 作者: Paul Kalanithi
  • 页数: 256
  • 出版社: Random House
  • 出版年: 2016-1-12
  • 第27页

    Books became my closest confidants, finely ground lenses providing new views of the world.

    2017-05-28 14:54:28 回应
  • 第31页
    Literature ony only illuminated another's experience, it provided, I believed, the richest material for moral reflection.
    2017-05-28 14:55:35 回应
  • 第69页
    Putting lifestyle first is how you find a job - not a calling.
    2017-05-31 14:26:42 回应
  • 第78页
    At moments, the weights of it all became palpable. It was in the air, the stress and misery. Normally, you breath it in, without noticing it. But some days, like a humid muggy day, it has a suffocating weight of its own. Some days, this is how it felt when I was in the hospital: trapped in an endless jungle summer, wet with sweat, the rain of tears of the families of the dying pouring down.
    2017-05-31 14:29:31 回应
  • 第81页
    I had started in this career, in part, to purse death: to grasp it, uncloak it, and see it eye-to-eye, unblinking.
    2017-05-31 14:30:29 回应
  • 第98页
    The call to protect life - and not merely life but another's identify; it is perhaps not too much to say another's soul - was obvious in its sacredness……The cost of my dedication to succeed was high, and the ineluctable failures brought me nearly unbearable guilt. Those burdens are what make medicine holy and wholly impossible: in taking up another's cross, one must sometimes get crushed by the weight.
    2017-05-31 14:33:18 回应
  • 第73页
    Over the next seven years of training, we would grow from bearing witness to medical dramas to becoming leading actors in them.
    2017-06-01 14:22:55 回应
  • 第114页
    Death comes for all of us. For us, for our patients; it is our fate as living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Most lives are lived with passivity toward death - it's something that happens to you and those around you. But Jeff and I had trained for years to actively engage with death, to grapple with it, like Jacob with the angel, and, in so doing, to confront the meaning of a life.
    2017-06-01 14:25:51 回应
  • 第119页
    That to study philosophy is to learn to die
    2017-06-01 14:26:39 回应
  • 第143页
    Years ago, it had occurred to me that Darwin and Nietzsche agreed on one thing: the defining characteristic of the organism is striving.
    2017-06-05 16:03:58 回应
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