The best Quotes by Mildred Ratched

The best Quotes by Mildred Ratched

Nurse Ratched (full name Mildred Ratched in the movie, also known as "Big Nurse") is a fictional character and the main antagonist of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, first featured in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel as well as the 1975 film adaptation.

Save one life, and you're a hero. Save 100 lives, well then, you're a nurse.
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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.
All I was guilty of, was showing these men mercy when no one else would.
I believe there are some things that are worse to feel than simply feeling nothing.
You are not sorry, but you will be!
Bucket: "What the hell is this?"
Mildred: "Handled."
I don't feel quite free from the past the way you might.

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The way to show strength is actually to show mercy.
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I sent a man to do what was clearly a woman's job.
You've given me more life than I ever deserved.
We could be free from whatever you and I did in our past. We wouldn't have a past. Only the future stretching out ahead of us as far as we can see.
And when the time comes, we'll be sitting on a balcony. A hacienda on the beach, margaritas in hand. And I could just slip away, While the sun sets over the ocean.
Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
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.
They can't tell so much about you if you got your eyes closed.
Good writin' ain't necessarily good readin'.
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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.
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.
The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.
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.
The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.
I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.
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.
They was givin' me 10,000 watts a day, you know, and I'm hot to trot. The next woman takes me on's gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars.
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Which one of you nuts has got any guts?
In one week, I can put a bug so far up her ass, she don't know whether to shit or wind her wristwatch.
Why don't ya shut your goddamn mouth and play some music?
Is that crazy enough for ya? Want me to take a shit on the floor?
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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
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