One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest may refer to:

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel), a 1962 novel by Ken Kesey
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (play), a 1963 stage adaptation of the novel
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film), a 1975 film adaptation of the novel

Famous quotes containing the words nest, flew and/or cuckoo:

    I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.... Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
    Harper Lee (b. 1926)

    Now small fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then all collapsed, and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    When daisies pied and violets blue,
    And lady-smocks, all silver-white,
    And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
    Do paint the meadows with delight,
    The cuckoo then on every tree
    Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
    Cuckoo!
    Cuckoo, cuckoo—O word of fear,
    Unpleasing to a married ear.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)