Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey was an American writer, best known for his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and as a cultural icon whom some consider a link between the "beat generation" of the 1950s and the "hippies" of the 1960s as a founding member of the Merry Pranksters.
Found 20 thoughts of Ken Kesey

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.

Ken Kesey

There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.

Ken Kesey

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Ken Kesey

The Grateful Dead are our religion. This is a religion that doesn't pay homage to the God that all the other religions pay homage to.

Ken Kesey

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension, we knew we had discovered something as surprising and powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.

Ken Kesey

If grass were legalized, it would help our drug problem enormously.

Ken Kesey

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

I was raised a Christian and was a stone-faced acid head.

Ken Kesey

When you're around the whole Dead scene, they're there as a tribal thing; they're there as part of a rendezvous and a pow-wow.

Ken Kesey

We thought that by this time that there would be LSD given in classes in college and you would study it and prepare for it.

Ken Kesey

Leary can get a part of my mind that's kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking.

Ken Kesey

Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it is in America to get better. Especially at writing.

Ken Kesey

You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things.

Ken Kesey

To hell with facts! We need stories!

Ken Kesey

Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by. He's a warrior first and a poet second.

Ken Kesey

When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around.

Ken Kesey

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.

Ken Kesey

Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that's in your audience's eye.

Ken Kesey

I've been to too many Dead concerts. There've been smokin' holes where my memory used to be.

Ken Kesey

Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast.

Ken Kesey