Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.— Edgar Allan Poe
Unbelievable Mad Men quotations
A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, "You are mad; you are not like us."
I have read and re-read the Arusha Declaration and found nothing wrong with it except perhaps replacing a few commas here and there... it was clear for some of us that it would only be a mad man who would stand up and defend the Arusha Declaration.
Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.
Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.
If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!
If my lips teach the public that men are made mad by bad treatment, and if the police are taught that they may exasperate to madness men they persecute and ill treat, my life will not be entirely thrown away.
You English are like mad bulls... you see red everywhere! What on earth has come over you, to heap on us such suspicion as is unworthy of a great nation. I regard this as a personal insult... You make it uncommonly difficult for a man to remain friendly to England.
I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
I read that nine out of 10 women fantasize about having an unknown man leap through their bedroom window at night and make mad, passionate love to them. Who would think with those odds, I would now be facing 150 hours of community service.
Ruin, eldest daughter of Zeus, she blinds us all, that fatal madness—she with those delicate feet of hers, never touching the earth, gliding over the heads of men to trap us all. She entangles one man, now another.
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.
The man is clear in his mind, but his soul is mad.
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
And men, whose reason long was blind, From cells of madness unconfined, Oft lose whole years of darker mind.
Man is the only animal that contemplates death, and also the only animal that shows any sign of doubt of its finality.
Men, it has been well said, think in herds;
it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There's turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Some one needs to tell the turkey, 'man, just be yourself.'
A man's free will cannot cure him even of the toothache, or a sore finger;
and yet he madly thinks it is in its power to cure his soul.
Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all.
Man is quite insane. He wouldn?t know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.
How quickly do we grow accustomed to wonders.
I am reminded of the Isaac Asimov story Nightfall, about the planet where the stars were visible only once in a thousand years. So awesome was the sight that it drove men mad. We who can see the stars every night glance up casually at the cosmos and then quickly down again, searching for a Dairy Queen.
Oh! how near are genius and madness! Men imprison them and chain them, or raise statues to them.
Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad and waste their substance.
It is time to do away with work place policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.
Every girl in the world wants to find the right man, someone who is sympathetic and understanding and helpful and strong, someone she can love madly.
He broke the kiss and leaned against her, breathing hard.
"Good morning to you, too. Man, I just can't stay mad when you do that.
How many more tragedies does it take before we do something? How many more children have to die before this country realizes that No Gun Zones create perfect locations for violence? You can not stop criminals and mad men with laws, you can only stop violence with the fear of armed victims.
To be a woman is a great adventure; To drive men mad is a heroic thing.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.
When a mad man walks naked, it is his kinsmen who feel shame, not himself.
One never knows how loyalty is born.
The great corrupter of public men is the ego - corrupter because distracter.
Wealth, sensuality, power cannot hold a candle to it. Looking in the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.