Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
— George Saunders

A crank is someone with a new idea -- until it catches on.
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The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
— Mark Twain

Without bigots, eccentrics, cranks and heretics the world would not progress.
— Gelett Burgess

American energy is the energy of violence, of free-floating resentment and anxiety unleashed by chronic cultural dislocations which must be, for the most part, ferociously sublimated. This energy has mainly been sublimated into crude materialism and acquisitiveness. Into hectic philanthropy. Into benighted moral crusades, the most spectacular of which was Prohibition. Into an awesome talent for uglifying countryside and cities. Into the loquacity and torment of a minority of gadflies: artists, prophets, muckrakers, cranks, and nuts. And into self-punishing neuroses. But the naked violence keeps breaking through, throwing everything into question.
— cranked quotation by Susan Sontag