Insanity Quotes


I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.

VALIS

Philip K. Dick

VALIS
Insanity    Madness    Qotd    Reality

One person's craziness is another person's reality.

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Mad Hatter: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
Have you guessed the riddle yet? the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
No, I give it up, Alice replied: What’s the answer?
I haven’t the slightest idea, said the Hatter

I'll take crazy over stupid any day.

The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

Hell's Angels

Hunter S. Thompson

Hell's Angels

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

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.

Dispute not with her: she is lunatic.

Richard III

William Shakespeare

Richard III

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

If you think anyone is sane you just don't know enough about them.

Practical Demonkeeping

Christopher Moore

Practical Demonkeeping

If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.

One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

Emotions    Heart    Insanity    Love    Rationality    Reason

I mean, maybe I am crazy. I mean, maybe. But if this is all there is, then I don't want to be sane.

Neverwhere

Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere

Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

I should never be left alone with my mind for too long.

First sign of madness, talking to your own head.

Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?

Monstrous Regiment

Terry Pratchett

Monstrous Regiment
Humor    Insanity    Religion    War

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.

Was I ever crazy? Maybe. Or maybe life is… Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends.

Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen

We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville.

Grave Peril

Jim Butcher

Grave Peril

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?

A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption.

People can do great things. However, there are some things they just CAN'T do. I, for instance, have not been able to transform myself into a Popsicle, despite years of effort.

Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.

A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry

A Fine Balance

When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

Ambition    Business    Calling    Career    Commitment    Determination    Dreams    Entrepreneur    Faith    Genius    Hobbies    Insanity    Living    Passion    Patience    Peace    Perfection    Perfectionist    Perseverance    Persistence    Power    Priorities    Risk    Sanity    Strategy    Strength    Success

Awareness is the enemy of sanity, for once you hear the screaming, it never stops.

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...

There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind
Fantasy    Insanity    Madness    Normal    Reality    Rothfuss

Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule.

Beyond Good and Evil

Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil

Creo que todos tenemos un poco de esa bella locura que nos mantiene andando cuando todo alrededor es tan insanamente cuerdo.

Insanity    Life    Locura    Vida

MEMORY'S SO

TREACHEROUS.

ONE MOMENT YOU'RE LOST IN A

CARNIVAL

OF

DELIGHTS,

WITH POIGNANT CHILDHOOD

AROMAS

, THE FLASHING NEON OF

PUBERTY,

ALL THAT SENTIMENTAL

CANDY-FLOSS

...
THE

NEXT

, IT LEADS YOU SOMEWHERE YOU DON'T WANT TO
GO...
...SOMEWHERE

DARK

AND

COLD,

FILLED WITH THE DAMP, AMBIGUOUS SHAPES OF THINKS YOU'D HOPED WERE

FORGOTTEN.


MEMORIES

CAN BE

VILE, REPULSIVE

LITTLE

BRUTES.

LIKE

CHILDREN,

I SUPPOSE.

HAHA.

BUT CAN WE LIVE

WITHOUT

THEM?

MEMORIES

ARE WHAT OUR

REASON

IS BASED UPON. IF WE CAN'T

FACE

THEM, WE DENY REASON ITSELF!
ALGHOUGH, WHY

NOT?

WE AREN'T

CONTRACTUALLY TIED DOWN

TO

RATIONALITY!

THERE

IS

NO

SANITY CLAUSE!

SO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF LOCKED ONTO AN UNPLEASANT TRAIN OF THOUGHT, HEADING FOR THE PLACES IN YOUR PAST WHERE THE SCREAMING IS

UNBEARABLE,

REMEMBER THERE'S ALWAYS

MADNESS.


MADNESS

IS THE

EMERGENCY EXIT...

YOU CAN JUST STEP

OUTSIDE,

AND CLOSE THE DOOR ON ALL THOSE DREADFUL THINGS THAT HAPPENED. YOU CAN LOCK THEM

AWAY...

FOREVER.

Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.

The Black Cat

Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat

Why can I never go back to bed? Who's is the voice ringing in my head? Where is the sense in these desperate dreams? Why should I wake when I'm half past dead?

Insanity    Insomnia    Reality    Sleep    Wake

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.

Acid    Attack    Bad people    Calumny    Chemical    Counterfeit    Deception    Decievers    Demon    Devil    Fake    Fake friends    Fault finders    Food for thought    Gossip    Haters    Hatred    Hurt    Incessant    Insanity    Negative    Negative people    Pessimism    Plot    Ploy    Pretence    Pretenders    Slander    Slanderers    Smiles    Strategy    Swindle    Sycophants    Toxic people    Trick    Troubesome people    Trouble    Villain

Oh, and I certainly don't suffer from schizophrenia. I quite enjoy it. And so do I.

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

and then I decided I was a lemon for a couple of weeks.

Crazy    Ford    Insanity    Lemons

Innocence is a kind of insanity

Bipolar robs you of that which is you. It can take from you the very core of your being and replace it with something that is completely opposite of who and what you truly are. Because my bipolar went untreated for so long, I spent many years looking in the mirror and seeing a person I did not recognize or understand. Not only did bipolar rob me of my sanity, but it robbed me of my ability to see beyond the space it dictated me to look. I no longer could tell reality from fantasy, and I walked in a world no longer my own.

Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.

I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity.

Angels    Genius    Hell    Insanity    Torment

Solitude is indeed dangerous for a working intelligence. We need to have around us people who think and speak. When we are alone for a long time we people the void with phantoms

Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Louis de Bernières

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.

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