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4 Oliver Sacks Quotes On Gratitude

Science of Us | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

"I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written."

The Pounding Heartbeat of Oliver Sacks

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 09.01.2015 | Good News
Jimmy Dunne

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings and The Mind's Eye may have been chock-full of medical facts, but they were just snapshots of Oliver Sacks' heart -- all poetic studies of human suffering and what gives life meaning.

Ode to Oliver Sacks

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 08.31.2015 | Science
Dr. Behzad Mohit

Dear Oliver remember, Forms change but substance endures (until it doesn't!) Surfs dissolve into the ocean. Oliver dissipates into Time/Space, soaked in love.

Best-Selling Author Describes Experience Of Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

The New York Times | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I lea...

Seeing What Isn't There: Oliver Sacks's Hallucinations

Michael Roth | Posted 03.02.2013 | Books
Michael Roth

Sacks has turned hallucinations from something bizarre and frightening into something that seems part of what it means to be a person. His book, too, is a medical and human triumph.

What Can an Angry Bull Teach You About Your Brain's Potential?

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.27.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

What can we learn from Oliver Sacks' experience (other than, you know, to pay attention to warnings about dangerous animals, and to avoid hiking up desolate mountains alone)? Three morals come to mind.

Music Can Be Gentle on the Mind

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 10.01.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Not only did Glen Campbell get the audience's patience, he inspired their reverence. The music that connected the crowd to so many emotions also connected them to Campbell.

Third Screen: An Interview with Dr. Oliver Sacks

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vickie Karp

Music had this amazing ability to allow [transfixed patients] to move and speak and think. It was very startling. I've seen it numerous times since, but it still astounds me.