Insane Quotes

Quotes tagged as "insane" (showing 1-30 of 229)
Shannon L. Alder
“I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?”
Shannon L. Alder

Scott Westerfeld
“You're insane!" she shouted.
"Pretty cool, huh?"
"No!"Tally yelled. "Why didn't you tell me it was broken?"
Shay shrugged. "More fun that way?"
"More fun?" Her heart beating fast,her vision strangely clear. She was full of anger and relief and...joy.
"Well, kind of. But you suck!”
Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

Taylor Swift
“But I miss screamin' and fightin' and kissin' in the rain and it's 2 a.m. and I'm cursin' your name. You're so in love the you act insane, and that's the way I loved you.”
Taylor Swift

Paulo Coelho
“She didn't quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Emilie Autumn
“Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon 'em.”
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“If you have the woman you love, what more do you need? Well, besides an alibi for the time of her husband’s murder.
”
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

J.K. Rowling
“Yeah, we’ll call you,” muttered Ron as the knight disappeared, “If we ever need someone mental.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Judith Lewis Herman
“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Rumi
“Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Mark Twain
“Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.”
Mark Twain

Craig Ferguson
“Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others. Even though it did this to me and it almost killed me and I haven't touched a drop of it in seventeen years, sometimes I wonder if I could get away with drinking some now. I totally subscribe to the notion that alcoholism is a mental illness because thinking like that is clearly insane.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

“Betrayal is too kind a word to describe a situation in which a father says he loves his daughter but claims he must teach her about the horrors of the world in order to make her a stronger person; a situation in which he watches or participates in rituals that make her feel like she is going to die. She experiences pain that is so intense that she cannot think; her head spins so fast she can't remember who she is or how she got there.

All she knows is pain. All she feels is desperation. She tries to cry out for help, but soon learns that no one will listen. No matter how loud she cries, she can't stop or change what is happening. No matter what she does, the pain will not stop. Her father orders her to be tortured and tells her it is for her own good. He tells her that she needs the discipline, or that she has asked for it by her misbehavior. Betrayal is too simple a word to describe the overwhelming pain, the overwhelming loneliness and isolation this child experiences.

As if the abuse during the rituals were not enough, this child experiences similar abuse at home on a daily basis. When she tries to talk about her pain, she is told that she must be crazy. "Nothing bad has happened to you;' her family tells her Each day she begins to feel more and more like she doesn't know what is real. She stops trusting her own feelings because no one else acknowledges them or hears her agony. Soon the pain becomes too great. She learns not to feel at all. This strong, lonely, desperate child learns to give up the senses that make all people feel alive. She begins to feel dead.
She wishes she were dead. For her there is no way out. She soon learns there is no hope.

As she grows older she gets stronger. She learns to do what she is told with the utmost compliance. She forgets everything she has ever wanted. The pain still lurks, but it's easier to pretend it's not there than to acknowledge the horrors she has buried in the deepest parts of her mind. Her relationships are overwhelmed by the power of her emotions. She reaches out for help, but never seems to find what she is looking for The pain gets worse. The loneliness sets in. When the feelings return, she is overcome with panic, pain, and desperation.

She is convinced she is going to die. Yet, when she looks around her she sees nothing that should make her feel so bad. Deep inside she knows something is very, very wrong, but she doesn't remember anything. She thinks, "Maybe I am crazy.”
Margaret Smith, Ritual Abuse: What it is, Why it Happens, and How to Help

Patricia Briggs
“A stupid ruler is much more of a problem than an insane one.”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

Charles Manson
“We`re not in Wonderland anymore, Alice.”
Charles Manson

Suzanne Collins
“if he goes and dies on me now, I know I'll go completely insane.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Charles Bukowski
“She had wild eyes, slightly insane. She also carried an overload of compassion that was real enough and which obviously cost her something.”
Charles Bukowski, Women

Suzanne Finnamore
“I am going insane. Yes. That is what´s happening. Good. Insane.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Katie Kacvinsky
“Maybe he’s normal and we’re the crazy ones. Maybe everyone should talk to themselves. Maybe we’re all just afraid of what we’d say.”
Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“You drive me fucking insane sometimes."
I drove myself fucking insane.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Wait for You

Robert Browning
“The rain set early in tonight,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
And did its best to vex the lake:
I listened with heart fit to break.
When glided in Porphyria; straight
She shut the cold out and the storm,
And kneeled and made the cheerless grate
Blaze up and all the cottage warm;”
Robert Browning

Charles Baudelaire
“And, drunk with my own madness, I shouted at him furiously, "Make life beautiful! Make life beautiful!”
Charles Baudelaire

Suzanne Collins
“Yes, they have to have a victor. Without a victor, the whole thing would blow up in the Gamemakers' faces. They'd have failed the Capitol. Might possibly even be executed, slowly and painfully, while the cameras broadcast it to every screen in the country.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Anne Lamott
“... the reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day. [pp. 65-66]”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Junot Díaz
“Called her a whore and attacked her walls, tearing down her posters and throwing her books everywhere. I found out because some whitegirl ran up and said, Excuse me, but your stupid roommate is going insane, and I had to bolt upstairs and put him in a headlock.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Anne Lamott
“One secret of life is that the reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day. Another secret is that laughter is carbonated holiness”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Mark Vonnegut
“Having their feelings make sense is how people get their kicks.”
Mark Vonnegut, The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

Philip K. Dick
“He started keeping a journal - had been, in fact, secretly doing so for some time: the furtive act of a deranged person.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

Stefan Molyneux
“The greater the gap between self perception and reality, the more aggression is unleashed on those who point out the discrepancy.”
Stefan Molyneux

Tori Spelling
“Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There's only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives.”
Tori Spelling, sTORI Telling

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