I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness,
That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.
Sanity is madness put to good uses.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to absolutely ridiculus than absolutely boring.
Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
“I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror. Now I suffer continually from vertigo, and today, 23rd of January, 1862, I have received a singular warning, I have felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me.”
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.
Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.
Hatred is the madness of the heart.
Youre only given a little spark of madness. You mustnt lose it.
Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness
Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into still subtler form.
Madness hath imaginary bliss, and most men have no more.
Madness is an excited mind, indulging in the dreams of imagination, until the heated fancy makes chimeras appear real.
Life without utopia is suffocating, for the multitude at least: threatened otherwise with petrifaction, the world must have a new madness.
Anger is a brief madness.
Facts by themselves can often feed the flame of madness, because sanity is a spirit.
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
Madness is something rare in individuals -- but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule.
Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.