Discomfort Quotes (3 quotes)
A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence.
The crescendo of noisewhether it comes from truck or jackhammer, siren or airplaneis more than an irritating nuisance. It intrudes on privacy, shatters serenity, and can inflict pain. We dare not be complacent about this ever mounting volume of noise. In the years ahead, it can bring even more discomfortand worseto the lives of people.
The ordinary patient goes to his doctor because he is in pain or some other discomfort and wants to be comfortable again; he is not in pursuit of the ideal of health in any direct sense. The doctor on the other hand wants to discover the pathological condition and control it if he can. The two are thus to some degree at cross purposes from the first, and unless the affair is brought to an early and happy conclusion this diversion of aims is likely to become more and more serious as the case goes on.