quote by Santiago Ramon y Cajal

It is idle to dispute with old men. Their opinions, like their cranial sutures, are ossified.

— Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Most Powerful Suture quotations

Scars are memory. Like sutures. They stitch the past to me.

Writing, in its physical, graphic form, is an inseparable suturing of the visual and the verbal, the “imagetext” incarnate

Hell is out of fashion --institutional hells at any rate.

The populated infernos of the 20th century are more private affairs, the gaps between the bars are the sutures of one's own skull. . .

Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all.

As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.

We are taking our culture and suturing it to America.

Like gum on the bottom of a shoe, we are not going to disappear. Unlike other peoples who totally assimilated, we are more interested in co-assimilation.

As a reader I feel included a lot in Julie Carr’s hard and beautiful book.

I can pretty much hear its author speak—a whispering that enables us into its world . . . a masterfully sutured journey, painfully useful. Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines is a book I know I will return to. And urge it on my friends who have lives too and write in them.

Needle and thread flesh and bone Spit and sinew, heartbreak is home.

Your suture lines, they sparkle like diamonds Bright stars to light my confinement "Stitch.

Hell is out of fashion -- institutional hells at any rate.

The populated infernos of the 20th century are more private affairs, the gaps between the bars are the sutures of one's own skull. A valid hell is one from which there is a possibility of redemption, even if this is never achieved, the dungeons of an architecture of grace whose spires point to some kind of heaven. The institutional hells of the present century are reached with one-way tickets, marked Nagasaki and Buchenwald, worlds of terminal horror even more final than the grave.

When they teach [doctors] how to suture, they also teach them how to stitch their self-worth to being all-powerful.

I did get to shadow some amazing brain surgeons, a female brain surgeon in Toronto, another surgeon in London. And then we had a surgeon onset [of Doctor Strange] every day. So and he taught me to do sutures and was practicing on turkey breasts, raw turkey breasts.

I spent a part of ...1923 with...Dr. W.W. Keen...In the ..Civil War....he was a surgeon...and had seen many men die from suppuration of wounds after he had operated. ...He would hold the sutures in his teeth and sharpen his knife on the sole of his boot, after he had raised up his boot from the muddy ground. That was the accepted practice at the time.

Sutures of lightning tightened the edges of the sky.

...in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood-vessels and organs.

When they teach [doctors] how to suture, they also teach them how to stitch their self-worth to being all-powerful.

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