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Sanity Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Akira Kurosawa
“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”
Akira Kurosawa

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

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.”
Anais Nin

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

John Green
“Actually, the problem is that I can’t lose my mind,” I said. “It’s inescapable.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

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

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

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

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

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

Erich Fromm
“That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.”
Erich Fromm, The Sane Society

Nikola Tesla
“One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
Nikola Tesla

Theodore J. Kaczynski
“Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn't fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good.”
Theodore Kaczynski

Salvador Dalí
“The sole difference between myself and a madman is the fact that I am not mad!”
Salvador Dali

Susan Sontag
“Sanity is a cozy lie.”
Susan Sontag

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