Lunatic Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet's eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.”
Shakespeare William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

George Orwell
“But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him; the horror was that he might also be wrong.”
George Orwell, 1984

George Orwell
“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one. At one time it had been a sign of madness to believe that the Earth goes round the Sun; today, to believe the past is inalterable. He might be alone in holding that belief, and if alone, then a lunatic. But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him; the horror was that he might also be wrong.”
George Orwell, 1984

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“They must take me for a fool, or even worse, a lunatic. And no wonder ,for I am so intensely conscious of my misfortune and my misery is so overwhelming that I am powerless to resist it and am being turned into stone, devoid of all knowledge or feeling.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

G.K. Chesterton
“I said to him, "Shall I tell you where the men are who believe most in themselves? For I can tell you. I know of men who believe in themselves more colossally than Napoleon or Caesar. I know where flames the fixed star of certainty and success. I can guide you to the thrones of the Super-men. The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.”
G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Chuck Palahniuk
“I am the child of a lunatic. Not a child of God.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Criss Jami
“One either cares what others think about him, or cares what others think he thinks about them. If you want to find someone who doesn't care in the slightest what anyone thinks, try a lunatic asylum.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Kenneth Oppel
“Everyone watched, wondering if this could be the same lunatic who'd nearly berthed his ornithopter in the restaurant.
I swallowed, for it seemed he was headed straight for my table.
He pulled off his helmet and a mass of dark auburn hair spilled out. Off came the goggles, and I was looking at the beaming face of Kate de Vries.”
Kenneth Oppel, Skybreaker

Steven Pinker
“When it comes to correct English, there's no one in charge; the lunatics are running the asylum.”
Steven Pinker

Criss Jami
“They say the crazies come out at night. I say the crazies come out during election year: Elections have the power to turn once seemingly normal people into certified loonies.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Rasmenia Massoud
“I thought about how I had now let a self-proclaimed lunatic into my house twice and considered the possibility that my life needed sorting out.”
Rasmenia Massoud, Human Detritus

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

“Huysmans takes the old trope of moon-as-woman and replaces its romantic connotations with decadent ones: the moon here is woman as clamorous lunatic, as convulsive epileptic.”
Charles Bernheimer

Tahir Shah
“As far as Samson was concerned I was just another foreigner in pursuit of a lunatic quest.”
Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon's Mines

J. Storer Clouston
“By Gad,' exclaimed Welsh, 'I’d manage a nunnery for £500!'

'I daresay you would, but a suicidal, and possibly homicidal, lunatic isn’t a nunnery.'

Welsh looked at his friend with diminished respect.”
J. Storer Clouston, The Lunatic at Large

Patrick McGrath
“Soon enough the tears came but of course nobody came down to see if she was all right, it was just the slut in the kitchen who'd ruined their lives, getting drunk of neat gin and howling for her lost lunatic offer.”
Patrick McGrath

Adelaide Crapsey
“Dost thou
Not feel them slip,
How cold! how cold! the moon's
Thin wavering finger-tips, along
Thy throat?”
Adelaide Crapsey, Verse by Adelaide Crapsey

Angela Kiss
“There are those lunatic people who always prophesy the end of the world. I belong to them.”
Angela Kiss, How to Be an Alien in England: A Guide to the English

Robin Sacredfire
“A man told me that my thoughts are opinions, so I asked back if he knows the difference between facts and opinions. He couldn’t differentiate them. And I had to conclude I was talking with an arrogant lunatic. He did admit to be arrogant, but the conversation was over before I could prove him lunatic as well.”
Robin Sacredfire

William Shakespeare
“THESEUS
More strange than true. I never may believe
These antique fables, nor these fairy toys.
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact.
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold:
That is the madman. The lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt.
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to
heaven,
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination
That if it would but apprehend some joy
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush supposed a bear!”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Vaslav Nijinsky
“I am a man in death. I am not God. I am not man. I am a beast and a predator. I want to make love to prostitutes. I want to live like an unnecessary man.
I know that God wants this, and therefore I will live that way. I will live that way until He stops me. I will gamble on the Stock Exchange because I want to do so at other people's expense. I am an evil man. I do not love anyone. I wish harm to everyone and good to myself. I am an egoist. I am not God. I am a beast, a predator. I will practice masturbation and spiritualism. I will eat everyone I can get hold of. I will stop at nothing. I will make love to my wife's mother and my child. I will weep, but I will do everything God commands me to. I know that everyone will be afraid of me and will commit me to a lunatic asylum. But I don't care. I am not afraid of anything. I want death. I will blow my brains out if God wants it.”
Vaslav Nijinsky, The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

Adam Nevill
“It had not hurt his hands at all and the sudden release of energy, twinned with Dom's fall, gave him a sudden lunatic rush of euphoria.”
Adam Nevill, The Ritual

Deyth Banger
“That's God's will - Lunatic”
Deyth Banger

Debasish Mridha
“It is better to be a pragmatist than a lunatic.”
Debasish Mridha

“Please say that my line is to make to smile the lunatic who has shown no sign of mirth for many months.”
Randolph Caldecott

“The source for any mental trauma is never other person, but its your own MIND psyching YOU into believing that you're vulnerable at first, thereby gradually increasing the intensity of suffering as it justifies through illusionary reasons - all thanks to the unconscious recess, as falsity forms is very foundation with fabrication as prime drivers, thus pushing one into a life-negative state with violent mood swings followed by depression and suicidal tendencies! Beware of your MIND, for it's not YOU!” ”
Ramana Pemmaraju

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Planet is an asylum, how can you base a logic on one eating another? It's mad, if you're on planet earth, you're a lunatic.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, "Darling, it's not only about sex"

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Planet earth is an asylum, how can you base a logic on one eating another?”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, "Darling, it's not only about sex"

Heather Durham
“Do you belong to the city or the wilds? Are you human or animal? Are you sane or lunatic? Both? Neither? Yes.”
Heather Durham, Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust

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