Insanity Quotes

Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

 

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. - Edgar Allan Poe

 

Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad. - Proverb

 

All of us are crazy in one way or another. - Yiddish Proverb

 

The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials. - Mark Twain

 

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. - Aristotle

 

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means. - Napoleon Bonaparte

 

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. - Sigmund Freud

 

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. - Baltasar Gracian

 

You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body... my liver... okay, my brain... went. - Dennis Hopper

I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane. - Waylon Jennings

 

Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children. - Samuel Levenson

 

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

 

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art. - Augustus Saint-Gaudens

 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

 

There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. - Oscar Levant

 

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

 

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Benjamin Franklin

 

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. - Samuel Levenson

 

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

 

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. - Rita Mae Brown

 

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

 

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.-Richard Thompson

 

We're much more controlled now. We were kids back then, we each had our own demons. It was insanity.-Peter Criss

 

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.-Marilyn French

 

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.-Augustus Saint-Gaudens

 

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

 

In the late '70s I started to search for the perfect sound - whatever that might be, before that I was mainly interested in drugs, insanity and the rock'n'roll lifestyle.-Lou Reed

 

Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.-R. D. Laing

 

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.-Sam Levenson

 

Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can't stop it.-Elizabeth Wurtzel

 

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.-Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.-Cary Grant

 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.-Albert Einstein

 

It's insanity for a party that believes in freedom to allow some Republicans to seize an agenda that is totally alien to the agenda that was established in the election.-Malcolm Wallop

 

Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity.-Barbara Kruger

 

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.-Ambrose Bierce

 

People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!-Don Johnson

 

Religion is induced insanity.-Madalyn Murray O'Hair

 

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.-Edvard Munch

 

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.-John Lennon

 

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

 

The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity.-Rafer Johnson

 

Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious. The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating. The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical. You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there. The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News is just shameful and it hurts everybody.-David Shuster

 

There's a big difference between sanity and insanity.-Megan Gallagher

 
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