Surgeons are not technicians; they're not mechanics. They're artists. I see patterns where not many other people see patterns. …I think that's what made me a good surgeon, and now, that's what's making me a good writer.
I… had my mind blown by all the opportunities that were in California in the '60s and '70s. In Detroit, everything was Freud… Out here, everything was Jung.
I'm a synthesizer. We need to synthesize more the relationships between artists and scientists, and men and women.