Take what you can use and let the rest go by. Ken Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001). One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest quotes
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest quotes
Born on September 17, 1935, Ken Kesey is the famous American writer, the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and a cultural icon. In fact, he wrote the novel at the age of 27. Subsequently, appeared the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” based on this novel, directed by Milos Forman. Noteworthy, the film of 1975 received five Oscar awards and dozens of other prestigious awards and nominations. Kesey wrote the screenplay for the film, but it was not to Foreman’s taste. So, the authors of the screenplay became Lawrence Hauben & Bo Goldman. After that hurt Ken said that he would never see a screen version of his own novel “in such a distorted way.” Moreover, he even filed a lawsuit against the producer of the movie, but his claim was rejected.
Many years later, Ken was in his own bed, switching TV channels in search of interesting programs. Suddenly, he came across a curious film. Only after a few minutes he had realized what kind of a film it was, and then switched to another channel.
Jack Nicholson in 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
“When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension, we knew we had discovered something as surprising and powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it”.
When you’re around the whole Dead scene, they’re there as a tribal thing; they’re there as part of a rendezvous and a pow-wow
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest quotes by Ken Kesey
People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense
I’ve been to too many Dead concerts. There’ve been smokin’ holes where my memory used to be
Raised a Christian I was a stone-faced acid head
If you’re a Conservative, why aren’t you behind conserving the land?
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case
If grass were legalized, it would help our drug problem enormously
It’s time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution
There’s something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy
Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing
Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that’s in your audience’s eye
Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast
Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself
People don’t want other people to get high, because if you get high, you might see the falsity of the fabric of the society we live in
The ’60s aren’t over; they won’t be over until the Fat Lady gets high
The fundamentalists have taken the fun out of the mental
The Grateful Dead are our religion. This is a religion that doesn’t pay homage to the God that all the other religions pay homage to
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest quotes
The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths
I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph
You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things
Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by. He’s a warrior first and a poet second
Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all
Ritual is necessary for us to know anything
The frontiers we broke into in the ’60s are still largely unexplored
The Haight is just a place; the ’60s was a spirit
The Republican consciousness has no integrity and it falls apart once you check it out. If you’re a Christian, why would you want to fry this dude?
The truth doesn’t have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy
There’s a lot of people who don’t understand the circle crops in England. Pure enigma
Tricker the Squirrel is the best piece I ever wrote. It’s intricate
When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn’t writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around
You’ve got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine; otherwise you’re just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you
Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched
To hell with facts! We need stories!