No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.— Aristotle
Craziest Madness And Insanity quotations
Patience is when you're supposed to be mad but you choose to understand.
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."
You will certainly grant me that neither antiquity nor whatever nation has devised a more repulsive and blasphemous absurdity than that of eating your God. This is the most disgusting dogma of Christian religion, the greatest insult to the Highest Being, the climax of madness and insanity.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.
Man is quite insane. He wouldn?t know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through.
I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.
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.
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
I don't suffer from my insanity -- I enjoy every minute of it.
The difference between insanity and genius is measured only by success and failure.
There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness.
I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
No amount of energy will take the place of thought.
A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.
To a worldly man, a God-intoxicated person will appear mad and he will laugh at him, But to the God-intoxicated man, the worldly appear insane, foolish, misled, blind.
And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason.
There are so many kinds of madness, so many ways in which the human brain may go wrong; and so often it happens that what we call madness is both reasonable and just. It is so. Yes. A little reason is good for us, a little more makes wise men of some of us--but when our reason over-grows us and we reach too far, something breaks and we go insane.
A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.
Too much sanity may be madness!
What madness is it, to be expecting evil before it comes.
Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
Today I felt pass over me A breath of wind from the wings of madness.
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.
I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.
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.
What madness is it, to be expected evil before it comes.
A man might pass for insane who should see things as they are.
But there is no such man; for, brother, men Can counsel and speak comfort to that grief Which they themselves not feel; but, tasting it, Their counsel turns to passion, which before Would give preceptial medicine to rage, Fetter strong madness in a silken thread, Charm ache with air and agony with words.
Perhaps sound is only an insanity of silence, a mad gibber of empty space grown fearful of listening to itself and hearing nothing.
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
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?"
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.
Anyway, madness and genius. They're the disturbed pals of the human condition. The Bonnie and Clyde, the Thelma and Louise, the baking soda and vinegar. Insanity just walks alongside the brilliant like some creepy, insistent shadow.
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.
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 --
'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.
We’re built of contradictions, all of us.
It’s those opposing forces that give us strength, like an arch, each block pressing the next. Give me a man whose parts are all aligned in agreement and I’ll show you madness. We walk a narrow path, insanity to each side. A man without contradictions to balance him will soon veer off.
I'd really like people to see me as a real actress, which I am, but they don't.
It's hard to get them to see me as a musician, they just see me as a hanger-on to the Stones, which is not what I am at all. It's a good idea, and if something like that would turn up I could do a whole television show. I've thought about playing a landlady, sort of a mad '60s lady, this absolutely insane character. I would love it. It's a great idea.
I think fame and all that madness, people taking your pictures all the time, drives me insane. It's a catch 22...the more they take pictures of you, the more upset you get by it and the more crazy you look and the more pictures they take of you. I think it's disgusting what's happened with that kind of celebrity culture right now.