Paul Farmer, addressing the Skoll Foundation World Forum after being named a Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur.
"Part of me winced when I acknowledged that: yes, we live in an era in which simply seeking to provide high quality medical care to the world's poorest is considered innovative, and entrepreneurial. Thus the diagnosis comes with both honor and shame. Shouldn't we have offered such services to those who need them long, long ago? Shouldn't we have designed systems to get around or solve the health problems faced by the world's bottom billion?"