In this story there are two men who do not want to be just stuck in an institution and want to escape. The two men are Cheif and Mcmurphy. Cheif is a janitor at the intitution and also an inmate who then meets McMurphy who is a newcomer. Throughout the book these two men plan their escape.... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In this story there are two men who do not want to be just stuck in an institution and want to escape. The two men are Cheif and Mcmurphy. Cheif is a janitor at the intitution and also an inmate who then meets McMurphy who is a newcomer. Throughout the book these two men plan their escape. They become close friends who have to battle against the staff. The main antaginist is Nurse Ratchet also known as "The Big Nurse". McMurphy and Ratchet butt heads throughout the entire book. mcMurphy finally makes nurse ratchet snap when he pulls down her shirt exposing her breasts. Ratchet then has McMurphy turned into a vegetable by giving him a Libotamy.
“… you think this is too horrible to be the truth to have really happened, this is too awful to be the truth! But, please. It’s still hard for me to have clear mind thinking on it. But it’s the truth, even if it didn’t happen.”Chief Bromden
“Just that. Get her goat. Bug her till she comes apart at those neat little seams, and shows, just one time, that she ain't so unbeatable as you think. One week. I'll let you be the judge whether I win or not.”Randall Patrick McMurphy
“The nurse on the ward tells me she's curing the arm in secret. Yeah, man, she says if I go easy on that arm, don't exert it or nothing, she'll take the cast off and I can get back with the ball club.”The Lifeguard
“This world…belongs to the strong, my friend! The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak.Highlighted by 200 Kindle customers
What the Chronics are—or most of us—are machines with flaws inside that can’t be repaired, flaws born in, or flaws beat in over so many years of the guy running head-on into solid things that by the time the hospital found him he was bleeding rust in some vacant lot.Highlighted by 151 Kindle customers
it’s like an old clock that won’t tell time but won’t stop neither, with the hands bent out of shape and the face bare of numbers and the alarm bell rusted silent, an old, worthless clock that just keeps ticking and cuckooing without meaning nothing.Highlighted by 150 Kindle customers
Because he knows 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. He knows there’s a painful side; he knows my thumb smarts and his girlfriend has a bruised breast and the doctor is losing his glasses, but he won’t let the pain blot out the humor no more’n he’ll let the humor blot out the pain.Highlighted by 148 Kindle customers
Tingle, ting-le, tang-le toes, she’s a good fisherman, catches hens, puts ’em inna pens…wire blier, limber lock, three geese inna flock…one flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest…O-U-T spells out…goose swoops down and plucks you out.Highlighted by 141 Kindle customers
But I remembered one thing: it wasn’t me that started acting deaf; it was people that first started acting like I was too dumb to hear or see or say anything at all.Highlighted by 137 Kindle customers
“Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is, the more powerful he could become. Hitler an example. Fair makes the old brain reel, doesn’t it? Food for thought there.”Highlighted by 123 Kindle customers
Papa says if you don’t watch it people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule-stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite.Highlighted by 122 Kindle customers
McMurphy doesn’t know it, but he’s onto what I realized a long time back, that it’s not just the Big Nurse by herself, but it’s the whole Combine, the nationwide Combine that’s the really big force, and the nurse is just a high-ranking official for them.Highlighted by 111 Kindle customers
It’s gonna burn me just that way, finally telling about all this, about the hospital, and her, and the guys—and about McMurphy. I been silent so long now it’s gonna roar out of me like floodwaters and you think the guy telling this is ranting and raving my God; you think this is too horrible to have really happened, this is too awful to be the truth! But, please. It’s still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it. But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.Highlighted by 108 Kindle customers
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