” Putting lifestyle first is how you find a job – not a calling. “


” A resident’s surgical skill is judged by their technique and speed. You can’t be sloppy, and you can’t be slow. “


” The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing… You may decide you want to spend your time working as a neurosurgeon, but two months later, you may want to learn to play the saxophone or devote yourself to the church. Death may be a one-time event, but living with terminal illness is a process. “


” Had I been more religious in my youth, I might have become a pastor, for it was the pastoral role I’d sought. “



All 4 Paul Kalanithi Quotes about You in picture


Putting lifestyle first is how you find a job - not a calling.
A resident


The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing... You may decide you want to spend your time working as a neurosurgeon, but two months later, you may want to learn to play the saxophone or devote yourself to the church. Death may be a one-time event, but living with terminal illness is a process.
Had I been more religious in my youth, I might have become a pastor, for it was the pastoral role I
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