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Ken Kesey Quotes

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.

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

I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.

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

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

If you're a Conservative, why aren't you behind conserving the land?

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.

Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.

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 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.

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.