Quotes from the Movie One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

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.

R.P. McMurphy

But I don't like the idea of taking something if I don't know what it is... I don't want anyone to try and slip me salt-peter. You know what I mean?

R.P. McMurphy

God Almighty, she's got you guys comin' or goin'. What do you think she is, some kind of a champ or somethin'?

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.

R.P. McMurphy

Get out of my way son, you're usin' my oxygen.

R.P. McMurphy

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

R.P. McMurphy

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

R.P. McMurphy

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.

R.P. McMurphy

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

R.P. McMurphy

I like peanuts!

R.P. McMurphy

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

R.P. McMurphy

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

R.P. McMurphy

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

R.P. McMurphy

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.

R.P. McMurphy

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!

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.

R.P. McMurphy

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.

R.P. McMurphy

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

R.P. McMurphy

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.

Nurse Ratchet

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.

Nurse Ratchet

You all crazy?

Candy

Mmm, Juicy Fruit...

Chief Bromden

Mac... they said you escaped. I knew you wouldn't leave without me. I was waiting for you. Now we can make it, Mac; I feel big as a damn mountain. Oh, no...I'm not goin' without you, Mac. I wouldn't leave you this way... You're coming with me. Let's go.

Chief Bromden

I'm not just talking about my wife, I'm talking about my life, I can't seem to get that through to you. I'm not just talking about one person, I'm talking about everybody. I'm talking about form. I'm talking about content. I'm talking about interrelationships. I'm talking about God, the devil, Hell, Heaven! Do you understand... Finally?

Harding

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