Quotes About Sanity

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

Mark Twain
“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
Mark Twain

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

George Santayana
“Sanity is a madness put to good uses.”
George Santayana, The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings

J.K. Rowling
“Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

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

Richelle Mead
“Damn it," I muttered.

"What?" asked Adrian.

"I hate when you're the sane one. That's my job."

"Rose," he said, forcibly trying to keep a serious tone, "I can think of many words to describe you, sexy and hot being at the top of the list. You know what's not on the list? Sane.”
Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound

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

Jim Butcher
“Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”
Jim Butcher, Changes

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

C.G. Jung
“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”
C.G. Jung

Marcus Aurelius
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Shirley Jackson
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Terry Pratchett
“Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out," said the shopkeeper. "That's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person.”
Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

Anaïs Nin
“What I cannot love, I overlook.”
Anaïs Nin

Jim Butcher
“The human mind is not a terribly logical or consistent place.”
Jim Butcher, Turn Coat

Edgar Allan Poe
“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded...”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

Aldous Huxley
“That all men are equal is a proposition which at ordinary times no sane individual has ever given his assent.”
Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies

Criss Jami
“When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Dale Wasserman
“Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”
Dale Wasserman, Man of La Mancha

Edgar Allan Poe
“Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat

Rohinton Mistry
“Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.”
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Salvador Dalí
“The only difference between me and a madman is I'm not mad.”
Salvador Dalí

Criss Jami
“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Douglas Adams
“The point is, you see," said Ford, "that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.”
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Jack London
“To be able to forget means sanity.”
Jack London, The Star Rover

Allen Ginsberg
“I really believe, or want to believe, really I am nuts, otherwise I'll never be sane.”
Allen Ginsberg

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.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

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