One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Quotes by Ken Kesey, Deborah Norville, Robert Pattinson, Sam Rockwell, Frank Bruno, Kirk Douglas and many others.
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.
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.
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.
They can’t tell so much about you if you got your eyes closed.
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.
What makes people so impatient is what I can’t figure; all the guy had to do was wait.
I had those kind of parents where I watched all of these very sophisticated movies: ‘Five Easy Pieces’, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’
All I know is this: nobody’s very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down.
You’re making sense, old man, a sense of your own. You’re not crazy the way they think. Yes…I see.
If you say you’ve had a nervous breakdown or things aren’t right mentally, people run away from you. They think you’re from ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ you know.
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.
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.
In terms of popular cinema, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is as near perfection as I can think of.
Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin’? Well you’re not! You’re not! You’re no crazier than the average asshole out walkin’ around on the streets and that’s it.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is a movie that I just find flawless. Jack Nicholson… I just saw ‘The Shining’ again the other day; he’s so brilliant. He’s such a brilliant actor, just unbelievable.
This worldвЂ¦ belongs to the strong, my friend! The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak.
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