Sane Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sane" (showing 1-30 of 77)
R.A. Salvatore
“Sane is boring.”
R. A. Salvatore

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

William S. Burroughs
“I began to get a feeling (...) of being the only sane man in a nut house. It doesn't make you feel superior but depressed and scared, because there is nobody you can contact.”
William S. Burroughs, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

Adam Rex
“Can I see some ID?"


Doug stiffened. Jay sounded crazy. Doug tried looking extra sane to even things out.”
Adam Rex, Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story

Criss Jami
“God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his life yet went a lifetime consciously, willingly never loving anyone but himself may then be subject to harsher judgment than the extreme mental patient. It might be so that God will stand for the weak and question the strong.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Philip José Farmer
“It was the essence of life to disbelieve in death for one's self, to act as if life would continue forever. And life had to act also as if little issues were big ones. To take a realistic attitude toward life and death meant that one lapsed into unreality. Into insanity. It was ironic that the only way to keep one's sanity was to ignore that one was in an insane world or to act as if the world were sane.”
Philip José Farmer

Kelli Jae Baeli
“The conundrum of sanity and insanity, is that it serves us to be some of each. It's really only a question of degrees. You cannot possibly be 100% adjusted and live in this INSANE world. A little bit of crazy is a coping skill.”
Kelli Jae Baeli, Too Much World

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Matt Fraction
“You're into what you're into, I'm into what I'm into. We don't have to be into the same shit, and if you're safe, sane, and happy, then go on and get you some.”
Matt Fraction, Sex Criminals, Vol. 3: Three the Hard Way

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Rachel Khong
“A long time ago I stopped wondering why there are so many crazy people. What surprises me now is that there are so many sane ones.”
Rachel Khong, Goodbye, Vitamin
tags: crazy, sane

Anthony  Ryan
“Only in war does the madman become sane.”
Anthony Ryan, Queen of Fire

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A sane man is at his sanest just after he has orgasmed.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Melody  Lee
“She's a tangled mess of wild- a forest nymph, a goddess child. She's like the seductive sea - feral and fierce, calm and serene. She's the starfish swimming in my soul, the woman child who keeps me sane, who keeps me whole.”
Melody Lee

“Psychiatric institutions are full of good intentions.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Stanley forced a smile to his lips at the memory of the onesided romance; it was silly, after all, a stupid childhood crush. Who’d fall in love with a fictional character? That was the kind of thing you laughed about as an adult. Or at least Harriet had thought so. He couldn’t quite do it, though. Couldn’t quite see it as a joke. It had felt too real, too raw and wild and fierce, for him to
dismiss it even now. It was love, of a sort, stunted and unformed as it was. For a time, it had kept him sane.”
Amelia Mangan, Release

Charles Bukowski
“the rent is a little higher here
but so far I've been able to
pay it
and that's a miracle too
like still maybe being sane
while thinking of guns and sidewalks
and old ladies in libraries.”
Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966

“This may sound crazy, but ngjw ergwen iennj!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“The thing that keeps me sane is knowing that I'm crazier than you.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people are so barely famous that they would each lose their fame if a hundred people who know them were to simultaneously lose their lives … or minds.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Sane people never realize the joys of insanity!”
Avijeet Das

Graham Swift
“This world which we like to believe is sane and real is, in truth, absurd and fantastic.”
Graham Swift, Waterland

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A sane man who is untidy seems crazier than a tidy man who is insane.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Douglas R. Hofstadter
“(1) Blurting may be considered as the reciprocal substitution of semiotic material (dubbing) for a semiotic dialogical product in a dynamic reflexion.

The human-written sentences are numbers (1) to 3; they were drawn from the contemporary journal Art-Language and are -- as far as I can tell-- completely serious efforts among literate and sane people to communicate something to each other.”
Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Michael Finkel
“It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer, in exchange for money, was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was disturbed. Observing the trees was indolent; cutting them down was enterprising. What did Knight do for a living? He lived for a living.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results is at times a sign of sanity.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Almost everything that will be said or done by someone who is suspected of being insane will seem to confirm that suspicion.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ed Brubaker
“The world went insane before I did, I'm just adapting to the new reality.”
Ed Brubaker, Kill or be Killed: Vol. 4

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane people feel happy way less often than they act happy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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