quote by Voltaire

If there’s life on other planets, then the earth is the Universe’s insane asylum.

— Voltaire

Staggering Insane Asylum quotations

Society is an insane asylum ran by the inmates.


Insane asylum quote I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.
I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.

The employment of children is doing more to fill prisons, insane asylums, almshouses, reformatories, slums, and gin shops than all the efforts of reformers are doing to improve society.

Insane asylum quote You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
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America is an insane asylum run by the inmates.

The world sometimes feels like an insane asylum.

You can decide whether you want to be an inmate or pick up your visitor's badge. You can be in the world but not engage in the melodrama of it; you can become a spiritual being having a human experience thoroughly and fully.

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.


Insane asylum quote Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.

South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.

To go into acting is like asking for admission to an insane asylum.

Anyone may apply, but only the certifiably insane are admitted.

Earth is the insane asylum of the universe.

Insane asylum quote I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

Many people think it's in bad taste to advertise for an insane asylum.

.. but come on down. We're going crazy.

Earth is an insane asylum, to which the other planets deport their lunatics.


...it seemed to me I was living in an insane asylum of my own making. I wnt about with all these fantastic figures: centaurs, nymphs, satyrs, gods and goddesses, as though they were patients and I was analyzing them. I read a Greek or Negro myth as if a lunatic were telling me his anamnesis.

Insane asylum quote Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a re
Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason.

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.

What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all.

We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love.

Insane asylum quote Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visi
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this is Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.

The insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island is a human rat-trap.

It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out.


COULD I PASS A WEEK IN THE INSANE WARD AT BLACKWELL'S ISLAND? I SAID I COULD AND I WOULD. AND I DID.

I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.

Insane asylum quote The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think thing
The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.

When they dumped all these people out of the insane asylums they didn't all go sleep in the street. Some of them moved into suburbia, and started writing postcards to the FCC.

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift;

in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.


Insane asylum quote If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his brother and his own kind, putting him in jail and insane asylums, letting him lay out in the street.

I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly - a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures, the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.

There is nothing like an insane asylum for gently incubating death.

Insane asylum quote There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Once I talked to the inmates of an insane asylum in Hartford.

I have talked to idiots a thousand times, but only once to the insane.

I do not oppose the insane asylum - but I abhor and condemn the cutthroat system that robs man of his reason, drives him to insanity and makes the lunatic asylum an indispensable adjunct to every civilized community.


When commenting on the turmoil and disorder of the world, If the other planets are inhabited, they must be using this earth as their insane asylum.

Insane asylum quote Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind,
Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. Some lose both and become accepted.

In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany to confine William II in an insane asylum.

I think there was no other profession for me.

I was either going into an insane asylum or to be an actor.

The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.

Insane asylum quote And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like


They're caught where there's no way out or where you can't see out.

What are you going to do about it? I don't have the answer. If I did there would be no insane asylums. But I see a lot of people, a lot of my friends in the same predicament. Many times in my life, I was there myself.

Surely my macking on some guy in an insane asylum wouldn't hurt him.

He'd been living with his stalker, for heaven's sake.

All boys belong in insane asylums.

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