Top 18 Tuberculosis Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Tuberculosis Quotes from famous people such as Michael York, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Paul Farmer, Dinah Sheridan, Tom Jones, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

No one has developed active tuberculosis.

No one has developed active tuberculosis.
Michael York
I wanted to explore cancer not just biologically, but metaphorically. The idea that tuberculosis in the 19th century possessed the same kind of frightening and decaying quality was very interesting to me, and it seemed that one could explore the idea that every age defined its own illness.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they’re major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems.
Paul Farmer
I was a sickly child, contracting tuberculosis at the age of five.
Dinah Sheridan
We’ve taken on the major health problems of the poorest – tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria – in four countries. We’ve scored some victories in the sense that we’ve cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.
Paul Farmer
Oh yeah, I would have been a coal miner, I would think, if I hadn’t had tuberculosis when I was 12.
Tom Jones
In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease.
Constance Baker Motley
I like vampires, tuberculosis, anything to do with blood. Then I read a biography of Rasputin and found out he’d had this daughter who had become a famous lion tamer and been billed as the daughter of the mad monk who was able to hypnotize animals with her eyes. It gave me a vision.
Kathryn Harrison
Reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis are particularly concerning.
Phil Gingrey
On the death of his brothers, my dad lied about his age and joined the army in 1918. He was in the trenches long enough to be gassed and contract the early stages of tuberculosis from which he would eventually die just before my birth.
Michael Foreman
Stopping TB requires a government program that functions every day of the year, and that’s hard in certain parts of the world. And partly it’s because of who tuberculosis affects: It tends to affect the poor and disenfranchised most.
Tom Frieden
As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for leprosy, gonorrhea, bacteria, and tuberculosis, all of which are detrimental to human existence.
Yahya Jammeh
It was an extremely overdramatic play called ‘Wild Decembers’. It was all about the Brontes, and they all, one after the other, died of tuberculosis. I remember taking every opportunity to cough over other people’s lines.
Diana Rigg
New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer’s, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine.
Daniel Akaka
When I was a little boy in Tijuana, it was wonderland. We left when I was probably four – I was dying of tuberculosis.
Luis Alberto Urrea
I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It’s a book that had a huge impact on me. I loved that as a shape for a novel: put a bunch of people in a beautiful place, give them all tuberculosis, make them all stay in a fur sleeping bag for several years and see what happens.
Ann Patchett
If you look at three diseases, the three major killers, HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the only disease for which we have really good drugs is HIV. And it’s very simple: because there’s a market in the United States and Europe.
Jim Yong Kim
A vaccine that prevented tuberculosis would merit a Nobel Prize, but it’s just very difficult to develop.
Tom Frieden