Craziness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "craziness" (showing 1-30 of 74)
Tim Burton
“One person's craziness is another person's reality.”
Tim Burton

C. JoyBell C.
“She didn't belong anywhere and she never really belonged to anyone. And everyone else belonged somewhere and to someone. People thought she was too wonderful. But she only wanted to belong to someone. People always thought she was too wonderful to belong to them or that something too wonderful would hurt too much to lose. And that's why she liked him-- because he just thought she was crazy.”
C. JoyBell C.

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

Langston Hughes
“Looks like what drives me crazy
Don't have no effect on you--
But I'm gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems

Glory: I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of
“Glory: I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around, everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind, 'cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts.”
Douglas Petrie

“If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman.”

J. Cornell Michel
“I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Alfred Bester
“You pigs, you. You rut like pigs, is all. You got the most in you, and you use the least. You hear me, you? Got a million in you and spend pennies. Got a genius in you and think crazies. Got a heart in you and feel empties. All a you. Every you...'


Take a war to make you spend. Take a jam to make you think. Take a challenge to make you great. Rest of the time you sit around lazy, you. Pigs, you! All right, God damn you! I challenge you, me. Die or live and be great. Blow yourselves to Christ gone or come and find me, Gully Foyle, and I make you men. I make you great. I give you the stars.”
Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination

Alain de Botton
“Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.”
Alain de Botton

Leigh Bardugo
“I can’t decide if you’re crazy or stupid.”
“I have so many good qualities,” Sturmhond said. “It can be hard to choose.”
Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

نجيب محفوظ
“قال لنفسه إنه لا نجاة له إلا بالجنون. الجنون وحده هو الذي يتسع للإيمان والكفر، للمجد والخزي، للحب والخداع، للصدق والكذب، أما العقل فكيف يتحمل هذه الحياة الغريبة؟ كيف يشيم ألق النجوم وهو مغروس حتى قمة رأسه في الوحل؟!”
Naguib Mahfouz, حضرة المحترم

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

Brent Runyon
“You're all trying to figure out what went wrong inside my head. Fucking idiots. You'll never crack the code that's inside my head. You'll never get into my castle. You'll never even get past the gate.”
Brent Runyon

Tom Robbins
“Well, Daddy, I used to believe that artists went crazy in the process of creating the beautiful works of art that kept society sane. Nowadays, though, artists make intentionally ugly art that’s only supposed to reflect society rather than inspire it. So I guess we’re all loony together now, loony rats in the shithouse of commercialism.”
Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

Shannon Celebi
“It’s not like I planned it. I never woke up from some rosy dream and said, “Okay, world, today I’m gonna spaz.”
Shannon Celebi, After Spring Comes

Juliet Marillier
“His thoughts inhabit a different plane from those of ordinary men; the simplest interpretation of that is to call him crazy.”
Juliet Marillier, The Dark Mirror

Cormac McCarthy
“This place aint the same. It never will be. Maybe we've all got a little crazy. I guess if everbody went crazy together nobody would notice, what do you think?”
Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain

John Barnes
“... once you were in, they put a note in your file that said you were in therapy, and all your teachers saw that file. They might as well have tattooed CRAZY on your forehead. The next year every teacher would be watching you for the first weird thing you did—and has there ever been a kid who never does anything an adult considers weird?

John Barnes, Tales of the Madman Underground

Tom Robbins
“One tended to lose one’s bearings in the presence of willful and persistent acts of craziness, and the more gentle the act, the crazier it seemed, as if rage and violence, being closer to the norm, were easier to accommodate.”
Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

Anna Funder
“People were crazy with pain and secrets.”
Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Criss Jami
“I won't be stuck in traffic 'til I see how rugged my path is
And right now I'm loving how fast my troubles are fasting

No they don't bother me oh realizing I'm psychopathic
A wild beast, baby I'm gladly running after
Yes a thing called peace outlasting any madness

The devil fears me oh he's feeling
Like a fragment of a fraction
No he won't come near me
'Cause his hat trick's out of practice”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Ranjani Ramachandran
“Everyday, in the afternoon,
When the sun and the clouds are in equipoise,
I look up, with shrunken eyes and shadowed forehead,
To see whether you hide in them,
If those shapes could make some sense,
And I find you walking your dog, laughing aloud,
Driving your car and Dancing in the bar,
Working very hard and playing retard,
Hurting my eyes, head and heart;
I look upon the ground,
Tossing a stone as cold as your soul,
Realisation is a fantasy,
Omnipresence is not your genre, but Obsession is mine.”
Ranjani Ramachandran

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without craziness, there is no courage.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Being creative is all about activating your craziness for the good of others. It is all about thinking outside the box.”
Olawale Daniel

Raheel Farooq
“Lunatics are not the only ones to be called lunatics.”
Raheel Farooq

Henry V. O'Neil
“I’ve had a lot of lieutenants over the years, and all the good ones were sick, sick individuals. You might be the best one yet.”
Henry V. O'Neil, Orphan Brigade

“Insane weapons from insane minds!
When will we stop destroying things, and obliterating each other?
We are supposed to be intelligent people, human beings, if we could be called that.
People should be ashamed of what we have become.
If we want to play GOD, why don't we do something constructive instead of destructive?
What is pretty in a waste land?
What is satisfying about seeing women, children & old frail people dying and suffering?
What sense is contaminating crops so people starve, and die of malnutrition?
If that doesn't make sense to you, imagine your children dying in front of you.
Not a pretty thought, is it?
So, why don't we do something about it instead of standing around doing nothing?
For once, we need to be united as one.
Religions standing with other religions.
Different cultures, and races working towards a common ground.
People united as never before.
You say, "It can't be done!"
I say it can!
It just needs you to stand up and believe that the world, and everything & everybody in it is worth fighting for!
I do!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“The highest level of consciousness is craziness”
Charif J Diab

Luis Alberto Urrea
“No wonder Americans seemed crazy to everybody else--they were utterly alone in the vastness of this ridiculously immense land. They all skittered about, alighting and flying off again like frantic butterflies. Looking for--what? What were they looking for?”
Luis Alberto Urrea, Into the Beautiful North

Pushpa Rana
“He was lost in his vanity and I in him, we both were crazy!”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

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