Ken Kesey Quotes.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.
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.
I was raised a Christian and was a stone-faced acid head.
The ’60s aren’t over; they won’t be over until the Fat Lady gets high.
Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.
The truth doesn’t have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.
I used to think we were going to win in the ’60s. Nixon went out and I thought we won.
There’s no disgrace in failing, lad, Though friends and foes deride; In fact, a failure’s not so bad As never having tried.
You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.
Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it is in America to get better. Especially at writing.
To hell with facts! We need stories.
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.
If you’ve got love in your heart, whatever you do from that moment out is likely to be right. If you’ve got that one true note ringing inside you, then whatever you do is going to be OK.
There’s something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.
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.
You can count how many seeds are in the apple, but not how many apples are in the seed.
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.
People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
You can’t blame the President for the state of the country, it’s always the poets’ fault. You can’t expect politicians to come up with a vision, they don’t have it in them. Poets have to come up with the vision and they have to turn it on so it sparks and catches hold.
When you love someone it is forever, or it was never really love at all.
The Haight is just a place; the ’60s was a spirit.
He Who Marches Out Of Step Hears Another Drum
Ritual is necessary for us to know anything.
Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.
Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast.
The Republican consciousness has no integrity and it falls apart once you check it out. If you’re a Christian, why would you want to fry this dude?
Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by. He’s a warrior first and a poet second.