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  1. Picture quote by Henry Rollins about inspirational

    You need a little bit of insanity to do great things. ⏤ Henry Rollins

  2. Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about mind

    I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it. ⏤ Edgar Allan Poe

  3. Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about normality

    Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

  4. Picture quote by Oscar Levant about mind

    There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. ⏤ Oscar Levant

  5. Picture quote by Bruce Feirstein about success

    The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ⏤ Bruce Feirstein

  6. Picture quote by Samuel Beckett about insanity

    We are all born mad. Some remain so. ⏤ Samuel Beckett

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Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.

Cesare Lombroso

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.

George Carlin

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

Edgar Allan Poe

Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.


When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.

Chinese Proverbs

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.

Philip K. Dick

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

Hunter S. Thompson

All of us are crazy in one way or another.

Yiddish Proverbs

Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.


Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. Hamlet

William Shakespeare

THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

Hunter S. Thompson

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.

Toni Morrison

I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.

Waylon Jennings

Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair.

T. S. Eliot

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

Jean Dubuffet

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

Oscar Levant

There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.

William Allen White

Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.

Edgar Allan Poe

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.

Nora Ephron

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.

Charles Manson

Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.


Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.

Patty Duke

Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.

Samuel Levenson

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

Rita Mae Brown

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

John Lennon

Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity.

Barbara Kruger

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

Baltasar Gracian

Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.

Nathaniel Emmons

I'm a nut, but not just a nut.

Bill Murray

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.

Rudyard Kipling

Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.

R. D. Lang

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

Samuel Beckett

What is madness but nobility of soul. At odds with circumstance?

Theodore Roethke

Religion is induced insanity.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.

Andy Garcia

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.

Mark Twain

I teach that all men are mad.


The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.

Rita Mae Brown

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.

Christine Lavin

Control your life through insanity.

Cliff Burton

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.

Alexander Herzen

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.

Hunter S. Thompson

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

Narcotics Anonymous

For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.

Alexander Pope

I go through insanity before a show. It's not really a process but it's like absolute mortal fear.

Regina Spektor

Man disavows, and Deity disowns me: hell might afford my miseries a shelter; therefore hell keeps her ever-hungry mouths all bolted against me.

William Cowper

Faith is a permanent and vital endowment of the human mind -- a part of reason itself. The insane alone are without it.

Eden Phillpotts

If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.

Peggy Noonan

Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious. The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating. The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical. You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there. The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News is just shameful and it hurts everybody.

David Shuster

I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don't even think it's as much as what I want for myself. It's more what I want for the people around me. That's what I want.

Tom Cruise

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.

John Lennon

You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body... my liver... okay, my brain... went.

Dennis Hopper

I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.

Barry Mann

I grew up around a lot of aggressive guys. My parents used to take me to AA meetings when I was very young. So I know aggression, I know insanity.

Shia LaBeouf

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity.

Rafer Johnson

Far from the madding crowd

Thomas Gray

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.

Sam Levenson

You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

Henry Rollins

Unfortunately, Susan didn't remember what Jane Fulton once said, 'Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

Rita Mae Brown

You must always be puzzled by mental illness. The thing I would dread most, if I became mentally ill, would be your adopting a common sense attitude; that you could take it for granted that I was deluded.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

A mistake which is commonly made about neurotics is to suppose that they are interesting. It is not interesting to be always unhappy, engrossing with oneself, malignant and ungrateful, and never quite in touch with reality.

Cyril Connolly

How strange to have failed as a social creature -- even criminals do not fail that way -- they are the law's Loyal Opposition, so to speak. But the insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read.


Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.

Mark Twain

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.

Richard Thompson

I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.

Desiderius Erasmus

There's a big difference between sanity and insanity.

Megan Gallagher

In the late '70s I started to search for the perfect sound - whatever that might be, before that I was mainly interested in drugs, insanity and the rock'n'roll lifestyle.

Lou Reed

We're much more controlled now. We were kids back then, we each had our own demons. It was insanity.

Peter Criss

Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.

H. P. Lovecraft

I am told that the clinical definition of insanity is the tenancy to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.

Stephen F. Lynch

As a whole part of psychological education it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that adjustment to a sick and insane environment is of itself not health but sickness and insanity.

James Agee

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