"Games... games... here's some games... games that wanna get out." --Jeffrey Goines, shaking cage of games

"Television! It's all right there... it's all right there. Look! Listen! Kneel! Pray!" --Jeffrey Goines

"If all of these nuts could make phone calls, they could spread insanity, oozing through telephone cables,oozing to the ears of all these poor, sane people, infecting them; wackos everywhere, plague of madness." --Jeffrey Goines

"I love this air... such wonderful air! -Cole
"What's so wonderful about the air, James? -Railly
"Very fresh! No germs." --James Cole

"This is a place for crazy people. I'm not crazy." --James Cole
"We don't use that term crazy here, Mr. Cole." --one of the doctors
"You've got a lotta nuts here..." --James Cole

"Get out of my chair!!" --Jeffrey Goines, to one of his fellow mental patients

"You! You're one of us!" --the Apocalyptic Street Prophet to Cole

"No, you're not insane. You want to get out. That's very sane, that's very sane..." --Jeffrey to James

"I love the music of the twentieth century!" --Cole to Railly, in 1996

"I'm sorry. I just got a little worked up explaining the inner workings of the institution to Jim here." --Jeffrey, after a fit

"Yet among the myriad microwaves, the infrared messages, the gigabytes of ones and zeros, we find words, byte-sized now, tinier even than science, lurking in some vague electricity. But if we but listen, we hear the solitary voice of that poet telling us: Yesterday is this day's madness did prepare, tomorrow's silent triumph of despair. Drink, for you know not whence you came, nor why. Drink, for you know not why you go, nor where." -- elderly woman giving lecture

"...wandering around... in nothing but his underpants, and nothing but one of those women's see-through raincoats..." --Police officer talking about apprehending Cole

"You go to the charge nurse, you tell her the day, the time.
There was this guy, and he was always requesting shows that had already played.
Yes. No.
You have to tell her before.
He couldn't quite grasp the idea that the charge nurse couldn't make it be yesterday.
Just couldn't turn back time, thank you Einstein. Now, he was nuts! He was a fruitcake!" --Jeffrey Goines in the Institution

"I go in to order a burger, in this fast food joint.
The guy, he drops it on the floor.
He picks it up, he wipes it off, he hands it to me, like it was all ok!
'What about the germs', I say. He says, 'I don't believe in germs. Germs are just a plot they made up, so they can sell you disinfectants, and soaps.' Now, he's crazy." --Jeffrey Goines,

"There's no right, there's no wrong. There's only popular opinion." --Jeffrey Goines

"We're all monkeys." --Jeffrey Goines

"You've created something in your mind...a substitute reality, because you don't want to deal with anything. "--Railly, to Cole
"I would love it if that were true." --Cole

"You people don't exist. You're not real. You can't travel back in time... whoop! whoop! uh-uh. I am insane, and you are my insanity." --Cole to Scientists

"... and the model of the homo sapiens, 'Let's go Shopping', is the cry of the true lunatic." --apocalyptic nut to Railly after lecture

"Who cares what psychiatrists write on walls?" --Jeffrey Goines

"You think I told her about the Army of the Twelve Monkeys? Eh? Impossible! Do you know why? Do you know why because, you pathetically inefectual and pusillanimous, pretend friend of animals. I'll tell you why! Because when I had anything to do with her six years ago, I had nothing to do with it; I hadn't thought of it!" --Jeffrey Goines, to fellow activist

"You finish here, I'll meet you there. And if you forget one thing, I'll have you shaved, sterilized, and destroyed." --Goines to another fellow activist

"She's not 'honey-baby'. She's a doctor. My pyschiatrist." --Cole to whore-house manager

"I want the future to be unknown." --Cole to Railly

"I was attacked by a coked-up whore and a fuckin' crazy dentist!" --pimp to cops

"Sorry. Sorry. I got a little agitated. The thought of escape crossed my mind, and then suddenly - suddenly - suddenly I felt like bending the fucking bars back, ripping the goddamn window frames and eating them - yes, eating them! Leaping, leaping, leaping! Colonics for everyone! All right! You dumbasses. I'm a mental patient. I'm supposed to act out!" --Goines

"I don't really come from outer space." --L.J. Washington
"Oh. L. J. Washington. He doesn't really come from outer space." --Jeffrey Goines
"Don't mock me my friend. It's a condition of mental divergence. I find myself on the planet Ogo, part of an intellectual elite, preparing to subjugate the barbarian hordes on Pluto. But even though this is a totally convincing reality for me in every way, nevertheless Ogo is actually a construct of my psyche. I am mentally divergent, in that I am escaping certain unnamed realities that plague my life here. When I stop going there, I will be well. Are you also divergent, friend?" --L.J. Washington

"Look at them. They're just asking for it. Maybe the human race deserves to be wiped out." --James Cole
"Wiping out the human race? That's a great idea. That's great. But more of a long-term thing. I mean, first we have to focus on more immediate goals." --Jeffrey Goines

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