If Mr. McMurphy doesn’t want to take his medication orally, I’m sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way.
We had a saying in the Corps, “Save one life, and you’re a hero. Save 100 lives… well, then you’re a nurse.”
Edmund Tolleson is my brother. He wasn’t born a monster. Somebody turned him into one.[to Father Andrews]
There’s something poetic about coming into this world, this living, breathing thing, and then leaving it as nothing more than a forgotten pile of ash.
The doctors and nurses here, they want to give you hope, that one day you can leave here and see your family again. But you deserve someone to show you mercy, Mr. Salvatore, and so I have to tell you that I know for a fact that they are never going to let that happen. You are going to spend the rest of your life in here, because your family doesn’t ever want to see you again. It’s something I wish someone had told me when I was young, so I could stop believing otherwise. How different I would be if someone had.
Of that… you are very, very mistaken.[Richard Hanover: From this day forward, you will never bark another order at me again. Do you understand? I am your superior!]