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Picture quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca about mind

What madness is it, to be expecting evil before it comes. ⏤ Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Picture quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca about evil

What madness is it, to be expected evil before it comes. ⏤ Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Picture quote about beauty

Imperfections are beauty, madness is genius and silly is better than boring


Picture quote by Seneca about genius

There is no great genius without some touch of madness ⏤ Seneca


Picture quote about love

When love is not madness, it is not love.


Picture quote by Clive Barker about trust

You just have to trust your own madness. ⏤ Clive Barker


Picture quote by Samuel Beckett about insanity

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


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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Marilyn Monroe, actress

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Philip K. Dick, writer

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

Aristotle, philosopher

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

Aristotle, philosopher

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

Anger is short madness

Horace, poet

There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.

Nigella Lawson, journalist

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.

R. D. Laing, psychologist

We're not in Wonderland anymore Alice.

Charles Manson, criminal

O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness --

Emily Dickinson, poet

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.

Ezra Pound, poet

Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?

Isadora Duncan, dancer

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.

Allen Ginsberg, poet

If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.

Salvador Dali, painter

In the past, men created witches; now they create mental patients.

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

Sanity is madness put to good use.

George Santayana, philosopher

We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us!

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!

J. G. Ballard, author

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.

John Russell, actor

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.

Andre Gide, novelist

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke, statesman

The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.

R. D. Laing, psychologist

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

Xenophon, soldier

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.

Alcuin, clergyman

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Robin Williams, comedian

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.

Tom Baker, actor

Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!

Dale Wasserman,

Afflicted by love's madness all are blind.

Sextus Propertius, poet

When love is not madness, it is not love.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca, dramatist

A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.

Jonathan Swift, writer

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.

Manolo Blahnik, designer

Greatness and madness are next door neighbors and they often borrow each other’s sugar.

Joe Rogan,

Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.

William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.

Allen Ginsberg, poet

A lot of people thought this dream must be madness, but we are not crazy.

Gloria Trevi, musician

So reports of my madness, as they say, were greatly exaggerated. Not that I give a bugger either way.

David Icke, writer

Warren Spector is amazing, and his team is as good as any in the business. Shame to see all the revenues from their game entangled with all the madness of the Dallas office.

Mike Wilson, businessman

There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.

Leo Christopher,

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.

J. G. Ballard, author

We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

Henry James, writer

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

Graham Greene, playwright

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.

Edgar Lee Masters, poet

I think we all have madness in us, it's just that I've realized mine and found a way to let it out.

John Glover, actor

Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.

A.C. Grayling,

I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror. Now I suffer continually from vertigo, and today, 23rd of January, 1862, I have received a singular warning, I have felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me.

Charles Baudelaire, poet

The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode.

Spalding Gray, actor

Books have led some to learning and others to madness.

Petrarch, poet

True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.

Petrarch, poet

It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else.

Gerd von Rundstedt, soldier

Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Alexander Pope, poet

Having a life without any madness is like singing a song without any rhythm.

Krishnendu Pramanick,

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.

Voltaire, writer

I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.

Marguerite Duras, novelist

So long as man is protected by madness - he functions - and flourishes.

Emile M. Cioran, philosopher

The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.

Anacharsis, philosopher

The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.

Hermann Broch, writer

Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.

Edward Dahlberg, novelist

In this century the writer has carried on a conversation with madness. We might almost say of the twentieth-century writer that he aspires to madness. Some have made it, of course, and they hold special places in our regard. To a writer, madness is a final distillation of self, a final editing down. It's the drowning out of false voices.

Don Delillo, novelist

Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.

Michel Foucault, historian

The lightning flashes through my skull; mine eyeballs ache and ache; my whole beaten brain seems as beheaded, and rolling on some stunning ground.

Herman Melville, novelist

Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.

Henry Miller, author

The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.

Cynthia Ozick, novelist

It's a question to ask ourselves if we're not mad. But who are the madmen, in God's name? Those who wonder about it, or the others? If we ever began to speak out loud, what would they do with us, tell me?

Victor Serge,

Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.

Dame Edith Sitwell,

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.

Thomas Traherne, clergyman

It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.

Frank Auerbach, artist

I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Alexander Pope, poet

I don't think you can rely on Iran. I don't think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren't stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method.

Benjamin Netanyahu, leader

I don't necessarily find superheroes in general, for me, that appealing. I'd much prefer to play, if I was to be cast in a superhero film, I'd prefer to play the villain because there's a reason, there's a motive behind their madness.

Ryan Kwanten, actor

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.

William Congreve, poet

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca, dramatist

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.

Jean Cocteau, director

I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.

Robert Mapplethorpe, photographer

Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.

Albrecht Durer, artist

On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther - the machine-gun is covering the square.

Erich Maria Remarque, writer

I'm not the kind of guy that inspires madness in people.

Ryan Kwanten, actor

Stoicism is the wisdom of madness and cynicism the madness of wisdom.

Bergen Evans,

Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer

What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Between the Dinosaur Jr. albums and his recent solo albums, 'Several Shades of Why' and 'Heavy Blanket,' J Mascis is emerging as one of the last men from all that '80s indie madness, still writing songs that you want to listen to over and over.

Henry Rollins, musician

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.

Isaac Newton, mathematician

There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take... The line between reason and madness grows thinner.

Rosa Parks, activist

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