One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest quotes

47 total quotes (ID: 433)

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Nurse Ratched
R.P. McMurphy


I bet in one week, I can put a bug so far up her ass, she don't know whether to shit or wind her wristwatch.


Jesus Christ! D'you nuts wanna play cards or do ya wanna ****in' jerk off?

But I tried, didn't I? Goddamn it. At least I did that.

I wanna see the hands. Come on. Which one of you nuts has got any guts?

[to the charter boat manager] This is Dr. Cheswick, Dr. Taber, Dr. Frederickson, Dr. Scanlon, the famous Dr. Scanlon, Mr. Harding, Dr. Bibbit, Dr. Martini, and Dr. Sefelt... Oh, I'm Dr. McMurphy. R. P. McMurphy.

[to Martini] You're not an idiot. Huh! You're not a goddamn looney now, boy. You're a fisherman!

[pretending to watch the World Series on TV] Koufax... Koufax kicks. He delivers. It's up the middle! It's a base hit! Richardson is rounding first. He's going for second. The ball's into deep right center. Davis cuts the ball off! Here comes the throw. He throws it to second! He slides! He's in there! He's safe! It's a double.! Richardson's on second base! Koufax is in big ****ing trouble! Big trouble, baby! All right. Tresh is the next batter. Tresh looks in. Koufax... Koufax gets a sign from Roseboro. He kicks once. He pumps. He fires. It's a strike! Koufax's curve ball is snapping off like a ****ing firecracker! All right, here he comes with the next pitch. Tresh swings. It's a long fly ball to deep left center! [patients cheer] It's going! It's gone! Let's hear it! One way!

I like peanuts!

Someone get me a ****ing wiener before I die.

Who's the head bull-goose loony around here?

Why don't ya shut your goddamn mouth and play some music?

That's right, Mr. Martini. There is an Easter Bunny.

I'd like to know why none of the guys never told me that you, Miss Ratched, and the doctors could keep me here 'til you're good and ready to turn me loose. That's what I'd like to know.

[to Billy] You're just a young kid. What are you doin' here? You oughta be out in a convertible, why... bird-doggin' chicks and bangin' beaver. What are ya doin' here, for Christ's sake? What's funny about that? Jesus, I mean, you guys do nothin' but complain about how you can't stand it in this place here and then you haven't got the guts just to walk out!

How about it? You creeps, you lunatics, mental defectives? Let's hear it for Bull Goose Randall back in action... You ding-a-lings. The Mental Defective League, in formation.