Quotes About Insanity

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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
Narcotics Anonymous

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

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.”
Rita Mae Brown

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

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

Philip K. Dick
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

Tim Burton
“One person's craziness is another person's reality.”
Tim Burton

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

Lewis Carroll
“Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”
“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
“No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the answer?”
“I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Joss Whedon
“I'll take crazy over stupid any day.”
Joss Whedon

Ambrose Bierce
“Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

William Shakespeare
“Dispute not with her: she is lunatic.”
William Shakespeare, Richard III

Hunter S. Thompson
“The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

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.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Tales and Poems

Friedrich Nietzsche
“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Christopher Moore
“If you think anyone is sane you just don't know enough about them.”
Christopher Moore, Practical Demonkeeping

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.”
Hunter S. Thompson

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

Toni Morrison
“Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.”
Toni Morrison, Beloved

Neil Gaiman
“I mean, maybe I am crazy. I mean, maybe. But if this is all there is, then I don't want to be sane.”
Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

Libba Bray
“I should never be left alone with my mind for too long.”
Libba Bray

J.K. Rowling
“First sign of madness, talking to your own head.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Ray Bradbury
“Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.”
Ray Bradbury

Terry Pratchett
“Did I do anything last night that suggested I was sane?”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Akira Kurosawa
“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”
Akira Kurosawa

Franklin D. Roosevelt
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Terry Pratchett
“Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?”
Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

Nikola Tesla
“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
Nikola Tesla

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.”
Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

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