Humorous Quotes about
Insanity / Madness
- In a mad world, only the mad are sane. ~ Akira
- Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and
expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein
- Better mad with the rest of the world than wise
alone. ~ Baltasar Gracian
- I'm a nut, but not just a nut. ~ Bill Murray
- The distance between insanity and genius is
measured only by success. ~ Bruce Feirstein
- Insanity doesn't run in my family. It gallops. ~
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
- Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but
in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
(Beyond Good and Evil)
- I suppose it is much more comfortable to
be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts. ~ G.B. Burgin
man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. ~
Henry Ward Beecher
I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always
worked for me. ~ Hunter S. Thompson
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
~ Isaac Newton
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack
of imagination, lack of creativity. ~ Jean Dubuffet
There is a pleasure, sure,
In being mad, which none but madmen know!
~ John Dryden (The Spanish Friar)
- You must always be puzzled by mental illness. The
thing I would dread most, if I became mentally ill, would be your adopting a
common sense attitude; that you could take it for granted that I was deluded.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
Everything great in the world is done by neurotics; they alone founded our
religions and created our masterpieces. ~Marcel Proust
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life
stands explained. ~ Mark Twain
The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to
shut up the insane we would run out of building materials. ~ Mark Twain
Insanity destroys reason, but not wit. ~ Nathaniel Emmons
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table)
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. ~
I quite agree with Dr. Nordau's assertion that all men of genius are insane,
but Dr. Nordeau forgets that all sane people are idiots. ~ Oscar Wilde
To disagree with three-fourths of the British public on all points is one of
the first elements of sanity. ~ Oscar Wilde
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every 4 Americans are
suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best
friends. If they're okay, then it's you. ~ Rita Mae Brown
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. ~
The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad. ~ Salvador
We are all born mad. Some remain so. ~ Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot)
Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children. ~ Samuel Levenson
Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense. ~ Steve
A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was ever done
in the world. ~ Thomas Carlyle
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane. ~ Waylon Jennings
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity. ~
William Allen White
I am interested in madness. I believe it is the biggest thing in the human
race, and the most constant. How do you take away from a man his madness
without also taking away his identity? ~ William Saroyan
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