Ibn Sina Quotes in The Physician (2013)
Ibn Sina Quotes:
Ibn Sina: Because there is nothing to be afraid of.Death is merely a threshold we must all cross... into the silence, after the final heartbeat... drifting away with our final exhalation... into eternal peace...
Ibn Sina: This is the burden every physician must learn to bear. You can't look upon death as the enemy.
Rob Cole: Than what? A friend?
Ibn Sina: [looking to the sky] I've calculated the orbits of all these stars and planets. Filled volumes with calculations. I have barely scratched the real secrets of creation.
Rob Cole: Isn't it frustrating there's so much you don't know?
Ibn Sina: No. It fills me with awe. How pale and tedious would this world be without mystery.
Ibn Sina: What is it like?
Rob Cole: Inside?
Ibn Sina: [nods]
Rob Cole: It is both... beautiful... and frightening.
Ibn Sina: Go on.
Rob Cole: I saw the heart!
Ibn Sina: Describe it.
Rob Cole: It has two chambers with an impassable wall in between.
Ibn Sina: So how does the blood get from one side to the other?
Rob Cole: By way of the lungs, I think.
Ibn Sina: So all our theories of human circulation would be... wrong.
Rob Cole: Master, nothing is as it is in the books! Nothing!
Ibn Sina: You seem more interested in medicine than my other patients.
Rob Cole: I've come to be a student of Ibn Sina.
Ibn Sina: Have you now?
Rob Cole: I've been told he's the greatest healer in all the world.
Ibn Sina: No he's not that great. Quite ordinary, really.
Rob Cole: Do you know him?
Ibn Sina: A little better each day.
Rob Cole: Wake the pharmacist! Fetch my bag! Run...
Despina: Where is he going?
Ibn Sina: To save your life.
Rob Cole: They're going to die!
Ibn Sina: We will fight for each and every life. Do you hear me? Each and every one.
Rob Cole: When the plague came, you were as helpless as a beach is to the advance of the sea. The tide washed over us and dragged our people away, and we could do nothing to stop it.
Ibn Sina: You ask of medicine what only Allah can perform. Or Yahweh.
Rob Cole: Do you never doubt your calling?
Ibn Sina: Every morning and every evening. In between I work too hard to think about it.
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