Insanity Quotes

George Carlin

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

Rita Mae Brown

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.

Oscar Levant

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

Terry Pratchett

Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?. Terry Pratchett
Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?

Ambrose Bierce

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.. Ambrose Bierce
Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

Christopher Moore

If you think anyone is sane you just don't know enough about them.

Libba Bray

I should never be left alone with my mind for too long.

Jim Butcher

We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville.. Jim Butcher
We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville.

Brandon Sanderson

People can do great things. However, there are some things they just CAN'T do. I, for instance, have not been able to transform myself into a Popsicle, despite years of effort.

C.K. Webb

Edit your manuscript until your fingers bleed and you have memorized every last word. Then, when you are certain you are on the verge of insanity...edit one more time!

Robert Mykle

Writers Are Insane. For months we are lone wolves locked in our caves. Then overnight we become publicity hounds. It's a schizophrenic business.

Don Roff

Successful writing is a slow, daily, meticulous form of mental illness.

Patrick DeWitt

Work will drive you crazy if you let it.

Lauren Beukes

Next time, can you ask him to bring cookies? I don't like to put up with that level of insane unless there's some kind of high-calorie compensation.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Sitting to think of what to write will only set your ass on fire, give you headache, twist your face to look stupid, instead, walk around with a blank mind and something from somewhere will fill it up.

P.N. Elrod

Love is responsible for nearly every kind of insanity in the world though greed, vanity, and pure meanness contribute their portion to general misery.

Julio Cortázar

Creo que todos tenemos un poco de esa bella locura que nos mantiene andando cuando todo alrededor es tan insanamente cuerdo.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. Good mental machinery ought to break its own wheels and levers, if anything is thrust among them suddenly which tends to stop them or reverse their motion. A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself; stupidity often saves a man from going mad.

Bruce Feirstein

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

Brittany DeLaBarrera

You can't be spontaneous within reason.

Daniel Mackler

When enough insane people scream in harmony that they really are healthy, they can actually start to believe themselves. Or put even more simply: people with overlapping delusions get along wonderfully.

Oche Otorkpa

Lies Have expiry dates but the truth never expires

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again 'I know that that’s a tree', pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: 'This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.

René Daumal

This place has only three exits, sir: Madness, and Death.

Jennifer Elisabeth

Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.

Durgesh Satpathy

Some wounds; never reflects on the skin, but kills us slowly from inside.

Dakota Cassidy

She was hearing the words. They just weren't registering on her Richter scale of sanity.

Johnny Carson

In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy.

Odin Zeus McGaffer

Should we tolerate the blatant incorrectness of religion? Tolerating ignorance, superstition and stupidity will not provide for a healthy advancement of our society. Religion is cancer for modern thought, rationality, and even common sense.

Robert Graves

Religious fanaticism is the most dangerous form of insanity.

Frank Herbert

We have a disturbed relationship with our past which religion cannot explain. We are primitive in unexplainable ways, our lives woven of the familiar and the strange, the reasonable and the insane.

Hunter S. Thompson

If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.

Vishwas Chavan

Seeking change always requires a touch of insanity.

Dee Remy

How do people know they are sane? Can a person be gripped by lunacy, only to be released a short time later, never to relive the episode again?

Edward P. Jones

(Her husband's departure ...) had picked Mildred up by the hair and dropped her down at the doorstep of insanity.
From "Butterfly on F street

Stefan Molyneux

Sanity is not about confrontation. It's about filtering. Having a stable and happy life is about saying "no" to crazy people, not about inviting them in and then hoping that confrontations are going to make them sane.

Alex Bosworth

Most people thought he was insane when he looked up into the sky with a simple handmade telescope and cried out that the Earth revolves around the Sun, because this was four years ago.

Gregory Cochran

Anyhow, many people in the soft sciences are prone to be wrong because they’re crazy*
* some are dumb, too, but that’s another story.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

William Harwood

The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Perhaps true faith is a form of insanity.

Edgar Allan Poe

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.

Richard Kadrey

Being able to embrace contradictions is a sign of intelligence.
Or insanity.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When your madness is creative and necessary, people will not notice the fact that you are crazy.

Diana Rowland

Just because I'm insane doesn't mean I have to act all crazy.

Susanna Clarke

Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.

Margaret Atwood

I lie on the floor, washed by nothing and hanging on. I cry at night. I am afraid of hearing voices, or a voice. I have come to the edge, of the land. I could get pushed over.

Bertrand Russell

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

William S. Burroughs

I began to get a feeling (...) of being the only sane man in a nut house. It doesn't make you feel superior but depressed and scared, because there is nobody you can contact.

Tyler Hamilton

One day I'm a normal person with a normal life,” he said. “The next I'm standing on a street corner in Madrid with a secret phone and a hole in my arm and I'm bleeding all over, hoping I don't get arrested. It was completely crazy. But it seemed like the only way at the time.

Michelle Horst

Fear brings your mind to the edge of insanity, where everything is so frighteningly crystal clear you can take in every little thing that’s happening around you. Your body runs purely on adrenaline, with not a drop of blood pumping through your veins.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The stupidity of gossips is that they become frightened when they see your face, and a little word from your mouth makes them vibrate like an electrocuted criminal.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When no power is vested in a turbulent man, he behaves sorrowfully like a nearly killed christmas goat, but when fully endorsed, without considering his level of insanity and evil gestures, he cuts everyone in the society into pieces.

Hunter S. Thompson

When the going gets tough, the weird turn pro.

Theodore Kaczynski

Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society.

Nicholaus Patnaude

Who was this girl alone so late at night
in search of a faded cassette illusion to disembowel the clocks of time’s intrusion? Those eyes belonged to the most beautiful maniac I’ve ever met. Our love is a vine of entrails that can follow any coffin anywhere, no matter how deep any gravedigger might travel.

Roman Payne

The moment her hymen was plucked from her body in the wilderness,
Her soul was taken from sanity.

Peter Clines

Nobody sane loves working in an office, It’s against human nature to be locked up in a cubicle all day long.

Stefan Grabiński

for he had acquired, as time went on, the firm conviction that any thought, even the most audacious, that any fiction, even the most insane, can one day materialize and see its fulfillment in space and time.

Hannah Kilfoyle

And it never mattered who the man I portrayed him to be was.
The memory was in the same place as the fantasy, and that place was proven so contorted, convoluted, I'm unsure if I ever told the truth.

Patrick Rothfuss

There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

Frank Tallis

It is my opinion that the isolated mind loses its purchase on reality all too easily and becomes prone to fantasy.

Philip K. Dick

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

Tim Burton

One person's craziness is another person's reality.

Emilie Autumn

Why can I never go back to bed? Who's is the voice ringing in my head? Where is the sense in these desperate dreams? Why should I wake when I'm half past dead?

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Julian spoke with the clear, unequivocal lucidity of madmen who have escaped the hypocrisy of having to abide by a reality that makes no sense.

Paulo Coelho

Insanity is the ability to communicate your ideas. It’s as if you were in a foreign country, able to see and understand everything that’s going on around you but incapable of explaining what you need to know or of being helped, because you don’t understand the language they speak there.

Vernor Vinge

He claimed that nearby gun thunder cleared the mind - but most everybody else agreed it made you daft.

R.G. Risch

War is nothing more than organized insanity. That's why crazy and unexpected tactics work most of the time. When they don't, we won't live to tell about it.

Shahrukh Ahmad

I do have a reason for my insanity. I fear regret.

Shahrukh Ahmad

I do have a reason of my insanity. I fear regret.

Christopher Hill

Each generation ... rescues a new area from what its predecessors arrogantly and snobbishly dismissed as 'the lunatic fringe.

Charles Bukowski

To experience real agony is something hard to write about, impossible to understand while it grips you; you're frightened out of your wits, can’t sit still, move, or even go decently insane.

Mark Vonnegut

It's regrets that make painful memories. When I was crazy I did everything just right.

Thomas Harris

God's creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.

Lionel Suggs

Insanity is the greatest gift of humanity, for insanity talks to the mind of the delusion.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

William C. Dement

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.

Swapnil Tewari

Dreaming : A quite, peaceful permission to be insane every night.

Munia Khan

Life’s contentment is like an abstract edifice with a domed ceiling of insanity

Paulo Coelho

If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.

Stefan Molyneux

When you go with first principles, a giant light goes off in what you think is a city and turns out to be an insane asylum.

Jackie Kay

What a thing it is to have music that plays your terrible thoughts. I imagined that one piece could drive more delicate women than myself to insanity.

Bob Dylan

People are crazy
and times are strange,
I'm locked in tight
I'm out of range,
I use to care
but things have changed.

Isabella Poretsis

The greatest philosophy comes from the 'insanest' of people.

Christian Baloga

Minds that have withered into psychosis are far more terrifying than any character of fiction.

Susanna Kaysen

Was I ever crazy? Maybe. Or maybe life is… Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends.

Bria Martin

You are the sane in my insanity

Wallace Thurman

I cannot bear to associate with the ordinary run of people. I have to surround myself with individuals who for the most part are more than a trifle insane

Bonnie Myotai Treace

Rage - whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us - is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.

Pushpa Rana

Insatiable is my desire for you,
Insane is my love you,
Limitless are my boundaries for you,
True are my feelings for you,
Wildest are my imaginations for you,
Intense is my passion for you,
Soul is my offering for you,
Commitment is my promise to you,

Bruce Robinson

Those with the money are eccentric. Those without, insane.

Saurabh Sharma

Spontaneous insanity is the real bliss! It's sad that we are honored for playing sane, serious, safe, miserable and controlling in this poor world.

Bhaskaryya Deka

Sometimes, it takes just a moment of insanity to decide the course of our whole life.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Craig Harrison

[...] nobody anywhere seemed to be willing to ponder for a moment the possibility that a human being who refused to participate, who refused to speak or listen, who failed to ‘interact with his peer group‘, might not be all that crazy, and might even have arrived at an understandable response to the world in which we lived.

Aldous Huxley

Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity

Alison Goodman

Men were always quick to believe in the madness of women.

Christopher Page

I would much rather have my grotesque products of the imagination compared to your delusional sanity.

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