Benjamin Waterhouse Quote
“Tobacco is a filthy weed, That from the devil does proceed, It drains your purse, it burns your clothes, And makes a chimney of your nose.”
As quoted in: Dirk J. Struik, Yankee Science in the Making (1948)
“I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.”
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird - Harmonium (1923)
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”
As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
“I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”
"Trefusis Blasphemes" radio broadcast. Published in: Paperweight (1993)
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBenjamin Waterhouse
Bio: Benjamin Waterhouse was a physician, co-founder and professor of Harvard Medical School. He is most well known for being the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the United States, which he carried out on his own family.