Book Quotes by Ken Kesey

Kenneth Elton Kesey was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure. He considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado, and grew up in Springfield, Oregon, graduating from the University of Oregon in 1957.

The best Book Quotes

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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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 in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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They can't tell so much about you if you got your eyes closed.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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Good writin' ain't necessarily good readin'.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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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.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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The stars up close to the moon were pale; they got brighter and braver the farther they got out of the circle of light ruled by the giant moon.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.

TruthKen Kesey
 
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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.

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The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.

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I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.

Ken Kesey
 
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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.

Ken Kesey
 
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