Nurse Ratched: Aren't you ashamed?
Billy: No, I'm not.
Applause from friends.
Nurse Ratched: You know Billy, what worries me is how your mother is going to take this.
Billy: Um, um, well, y-y-y-you d-d-d-don't have to t-t-t-tell her, Miss Ratched.
Nurse Ratched: I don't have to tell her? Your mother and I are old friends. You know that.
Billy: P-p-p-please d-d-don't tell my m-m-m-mother.
— One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), screenplay by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman, novel by Ken Kesey, play by Dale Wasserman
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Shame, suggested by Jenny McNabb.
Trivia: The film was shown in Swedish cinemas between 1975 and 1987, which was and still is a record.
Dialogue On Dialogue: This is a gut-wrenching moment in the movie, one leading to dire consequences, Billy's shame and fear of being confronted by his mother leading to his suicide.