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The '60s aren't over; they won't be over until the Fat Lady gets high. ...
by Ken Kesey

The '60s aren't over; they won't be over until the Fat Lady gets high.
- Ken Kesey

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

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?
- Ken Kesey

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.
- Ken Kesey

 

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

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

Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast.
- Ken Kesey

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Tricker the Squirrel is the best piece I ever wrote.
It's intricate.
- Ken Kesey

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

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

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

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

People think love is an emotion.
Love is good sense.
- Ken Kesey

Ritual is necessary for us to know anything.
- 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

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

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

You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go.
You lead by going to that place and making a case.
- 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

The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty,
the truth has to do with mercy.
- Ken Kesey

The fundamentalists have taken the fun out of the mental.
- Ken Kesey

There's a lot of people who don't understand the circle crops in England.
Pure enigma.
- Ken Kesey

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

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.
- Ken Kesey

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
- Ken Kesey

To hell with facts!
We need stories!
- Ken Kesey

The frontiers we broke into in the '60s are still largely unexplored.
- 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

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

The Haight is just a place; the '60s was a spirit.
- 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

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

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

I used to think we were going to win in the '60s.
Nixon went out and I thought we won.
- Ken Kesey

The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.
- Ken Kesey

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s.
- Paul Kantner

I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s.
I've been reading so many novels.
- John Cale

In the '60s, '70s and '80s, everybody was pretty tense on the set.
- Gloria Stuart

My favorite actors when I was a kid were in their '60s.
Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne.
- Joseph Bologna

In the 60s, if you wanted to be an actor,
you couldn't do just one thing.
- Barry Bostwick

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s
and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published -
certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
- Robert Adamson

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

They say that the best furniture and clothing design
from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.
- Christian Lacroix

Back in the 60s, San Francisco artists lived in communes.
- Gedde Watanabe

My star was kind of fading towards the end of the '60s
and suddenly I got this call from Fellini,
who just appeared to kind of love me!
- Terence Stamp

In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure
spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests.
- Gerard Debreu

I was totally devastated for four years in the mid
'60s when l tried to buck the tide.
- Tommy Rettig

Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs.
- Peter Steele

The best thing I ever heard was in the '60s.
I heard Jimi Hendrix play 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow' after a rehearsal,
and it was brilliant.
- Roy Wood

Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry,
Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis...
you know in the '60s.
- Joe Cocker

In the early part of the '60s I was influenced by the Ventures.
- Carl Wilson

There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner

In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices,
and in narration and embodying the voice,
making the poem sound like a real person talking.
- Robert Morgan

But in those days - in the mid-'50s,
early '60s -
there was less than 300 radio stations that were playing
country music and a lot of that wasn't full time.
- Mel Tillis

Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s;
I mean we were always listening to the radio.
- Tom Araya

The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the '60s and '70s.
- Carly Simon

I'd always had a big thing for the '60s.
- Miranda Otto

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

We just did what we'd done when we were an act in the '60s.
But I found it impossible to hold a dialogue with 500,000 people.
In a certain sense, it was numbing.
- Paul Simon

When I came to America in the '60s, it was the place to be.
I wonder if I'd come here today.
- Helmut Jahn

At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics.
- Sergio Aragones

The Beatles, the Small Faces and the Kinks were great bands,
but that was in the '60s.
- Gavin Rossdale

It's not until I hear songs that I've done,
that I realize how much of an inspiration music from
the '60s and '70s has been.
- Alicia Keys

There's no single movement out there.
It's not like in the '60s, when Revolver came out and
that's just it for the next year.
- Sean Lennon

The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period,
in terms of writing, for me.
- Bruce Cockburn

In the '60s, parents were told to let their teens rebel,
explore their boundaries.
Increasingly the same message is being given to the parents of tweens.
- Maggie Gallagher

People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s.
Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it.
Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?
- Robert Wyatt


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