Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.— Ray Bradbury
Unforgettable Insanity And Sanity quotations
I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
The distinction between sanity and insanity is narrower than a razor’s edge, sharper than a hound’s tooth, more agile than a mule deer. It is more elusive than the merest phantom. Perhaps it does not even exist; perhaps it is a phantom.
Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society.
A neurosis is a secret that you don’t know you are keeping.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Most people live uncomplicated lives.
They have work and quietly rear their children. There is an order and sanity about them that keeps the world going. There is an outer disorder and insanity about my life which makes me a victim. One of the disorders is that they won't give us citizenship here.
When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity;
since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.
The more we retreat from the culture at large the more room we will have to carve out lives of meaning, the more we will be able to wall off the flood of illusions disseminated by mass culture and the more we will retain sanity in an insane world.
I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
When I transformed my random and raw words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, and paragraphs into chapters, a semblance of order and sanity appeared where there had been only chaos and insanity.
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.
I don't suffer from my insanity -- I enjoy every minute of it.
Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason.
History is the same thing over and over again.
And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
If you think anyone is sane you just don't know enough about them.
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.
To recognize one's own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.
A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.
Too much sanity may be madness!
It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. Bet it is never gone.
Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
There is an area of the mind that could be called unsane, beyond sanity, and yet not insane. Think of a circle with a fine split in it. At one end there's insanity. You go around the circle to sanity, and on the other end of the circle, close to insanity, but not insanity, is unsanity.
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Whom God wishes to destroy, He first makes successful in show business.
Today I felt pass over me A breath of wind from the wings of madness.
I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.
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.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity, as we all know.
Sanity is very rare; every man almost and every woman has a dash of madness.
Let us consider that we are all insane.
It will explain us to each other. It will unriddle many riddles
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves. A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible. If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him.
A man might pass for insane who should see things as they are.
Might we not say to the confused voices which sometimes arise from the depths of our being: "Ladies, be so kind as to speak only four at a time?"
Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. Some lose both and become accepted.
The human mind is kind of like a piñata.
When it breaks open, there's a lot of surprises inside. Once you get the piñata perspective, you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience.
Much Madness is divinest Sense -- To a discerning Eye -- Much Sense -- the starkest Madness -- 'Tis the Majority In this, as All, prevail -- Assent -- and you are sane -- Demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- And handled with a Chain --
Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.
'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper.
All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.