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


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.


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.

I like peanuts!

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

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.

I'm a goddamn marvel of modern science.

I'm here to cooperate with ya a hundred percent. A hundred percent. I'll be just right down the line with ya, you watch. 'Cause I think we ought to get to the bottom of R. P. McMurphy.

If Mr. McMurphy doesn't want to take his medication orally, I'm sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way.

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

Jesus, I must be crazy to be in a loony-bin like this.

She was fifteen years old, going on thirty-five, Doc, and she told me she was eighteen. She was very willing if ya know what I mean, I practically had to take to sewing my pants shut. Between you and me, uh, she might have been fifteen, but when you get that little red beaver right up there in front of you, I don't think it's crazy at all and I don't think you do either. No man alive could resist that, and that's why I got into jail to begin with. And now they're telling me I'm crazy over here because I don't sit there like a goddamn vegetable. Don't make a bit of sense to me. If that's what's being crazy is, then I'm senseless, out of it, gone-down-the-road, wacko. But no more, no less, that's it.

Some men on the ward take a long, long time to get used to the schedule. Change it now and they might find it very disturbing.

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

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

They uh, was givin' me ten thousand watts a day, you know, and I'm hot to trot. The next woman who takes me out is gonna light up like a pinball machine, and pay off in silver dollars.