Ken Kesey Quotes


33 Ken Kesey quotes:



"I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph."
"You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case."
"You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things."
"The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths."
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"Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing."
"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."
"I've been to too many Dead concerts. There've been smokin' holes where my memory used to be."
"Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by. He's a warrior first and a poet second."
"Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast."
"I used to think we were going to win in the '60s. Nixon went out and I thought we won."
"If grass were legalized, it would help our drug problem enormously."
"It's time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution. We've reached a certain point, but we're not moving any more."
"Leary can get a part of my mind that's kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking."
"Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that's in your audience's eye."
"Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it is in America to get better. Especially at writing."
"Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself."
"People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense."
"Ritual is necessary for us to know anything."
"Take what you can use and let the rest go by."
"The '60s aren't over; they won't be over until the Fat Lady gets high."



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