One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Quotes

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Quotes by Deborah Norville, Peter Mullan, Ken Kesey, Kirk Douglas, Robert Pattinson, Sam Rockwell and many others.

What's the first image that comes to mind when you thin

What’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of a mental hospital? Jack Nicholson in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ right? We need to change that perception, and places like this one are doing that.
Deborah Norville
In terms of popular cinema, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is as near perfection as I can think of.
Peter Mullan
He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy.
Ken Kesey
But I remember one thing:
it wasn’t me that started acting deaf;
it was people that first started acting like
I was too dumb to hear or see or say anything at all
Ken Kesey
What makes people so impatient is what I can’t figure; all the guy had to do was wait.
Ken Kesey
I bought the book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I paid to have it made into a play and I played in it for six months. I came back and I tried to make it into a movie, without success.
Kirk Douglas
What the Chronics are - or most of us - are machines wi

What the Chronics are – or most of us – are machines with flaws inside that can’t be repaired, flaws born in, or flaws beat in over so many years of the guy running head-on into solid things that by the time the hospital found him he was bleeding rust in some vacant lot.
Ken Kesey
But the rest are even scared to open up and laugh. You know, that’s the first thing that got me about this place, that there wasn’t anybody laughing. I haven’t heard a real laugh since I came through that door, do you know that? Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
Ken Kesey
That ain’t me, that ain’t my face. It wasn’t even me when I was trying to be that face. I wasn’t even really me them; I was just being the way I looked, the way people wanted.
Ken Kesey
They can’t tell so much about you if you got your eyes closed.
Ken Kesey
He knows that there’s no better way in the world to aggravate somebody who’s trying to make it hard for you than by acting like you’re not bothered.
Ken Kesey
I aspire to be Jack Nicholson. I love his every single mannerism. I used to try and be him in virtually everything I did, I don’t know why. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest when I was about 13, and I dressed like him. I tried to do his accent. I did everything like him. I think it kind of stuck with me.
Robert Pattinson
You're making sense, old man, a sense of your own. You'

You’re making sense, old man, a sense of your own. You’re not crazy the way they think. Yes…I see.
Ken Kesey
But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.
Ken Kesey