— Ken Kesey, buch One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Quelle: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962), Ch. 5
Kontext: Maybe not you, buddy, but the rest are even scared to open up and laugh. You know, that's the first thing that got me about this place, that there wasn't anybody laughing. I haven't heard a real laugh since I came through that door, do you know that? Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.