quote by Benito Mussolini

Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race.

— Benito Mussolini

Sensational Delirium quotations

Underneath all reason lies delirium and drift.


I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium and symptoms of schizophrenia.

The obese is in a total delirium. For he is not only large, of a size opposed to normal morphology: he is larger than large. He no longer makes sense in some distinctive opposition, but in his excess, his redundancy.

There is no art without intoxication.

But I mean a mad intoxication! Let reason teeter! Delirium! The highest degree of delirium! Plunged in burning dementia! Art is the most enrapturing orgy within man's reach.. Art must make you laugh a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn't bore.

There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.


I know what the problem is, of course.

The disorientation, the distraction, the difficulty focusing - all classic Phase One signs of deliria. But I don't care. If pneumonia felt this good I'd stand out in the snow in the winter with bare feet and no coat, or march into the hospital and kiss pneumonia patients

More and more I find that in order to create effectively one has to consider delirium and, yes, organize it.

Delirium: 'What's the name of the word for the precise moment when you realize that you've actually forgotten how it felt to make love to somebody you really liked a long time ago?' Dream: 'There isn't one.' Delirium: 'Oh. I thought maybe there was.'

An immense body, encircling my delirium, a body made of wind and sunlight, crouching and stretching, encompassed the existence of the slightest human echo.

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose.


Do you know why I stopped being Delight, my brother? I do.

There are things not in your book. There are paths outside this garden.

Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui.

Not knowing everything is all that makes it OK, sometimes.

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it

I said, I prefer the ocean when it's gray.

Or not really gray. A pale, in-between color. It reminds me of waiting for something good to happen.


Mama, Mama, put me to bed I won’t make it home, I’m already half-dead I met an Invalid, and fell for his art He showed me his smile, and went straight for my heart.

She was moved by a kind of commiseration.

.. a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life's delirium.

I have always accepted and respected all other schools of architecture, from the chill and elemental structures of Mies van der Rohe to the imagination and delirium of Gaudi. I must design what pleases me in a way that is naturally linked to my roots and the country of my origin.

The bird's delirium does not interest the trees.

I'd rather die my way than live yours.


If one has not heard Wagner at Bayreuth, one has heard nothing! Take lots of handkerchiefs because you will cry a great deal! Also take a sedative because you will be exalted to the point of delirium!

I myself, from the very beginning, Seemed to myself like someone's dream or delirium Or a reflection in someone else's mirror, Without flesh, without meaning, without a name. Already I knew the list of crimes That I was destined to commit.

Hearts are fragile things. That's why you have to be so careful.

Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.

It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.


I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature.

Delirium tremens in a drunk alcoholic are an unmistakable symptom, but those intoxicated with theories are easily mistaken for geniuses.

I have taken as much as six years to prepare a book for writing.

There is such a delirium of effort in the production of a book; it's like childbirth. And, like childbirth, one forgets the pains immediately so that when you come to write another one you dare to take it up again. Some precious anesthesia sees you through.

On I’ll pass, dragging my huge love behind me.

On what feverish night, deliria-ridden, by what Goliaths was I begot – I, so big and by no one needed?

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.


I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.

Paranoiac-critical activity makes the world of delirium pass onto the plane of reality.

I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over.

I prefer the people who eat off the bare earth the delirium from which they were born.