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Norman Cousins Quotes

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.

~ Norman Cousins

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideasa place where history comes to life.

~ Norman Cousins

Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.

~ Norman Cousins

In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.

~ Norman Cousins

History is a vast early warning system.

~ Norman Cousins

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.

~ Norman Cousins

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