Madness Quotes

There's method in his madness.

William Shakespeare

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

For you to ask advice on the rules of love is no better than to ask advice on the rules of madness.

Terence

Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds divide.

John Dryden

Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.

William Shakespeare

A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was ever done in the world.

Thomas Carlyle

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!

J. G. Ballard

The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.

Hermann Broch

Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.

Henry Miller

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Facts by themselves can often feed the flame of madness, because sanity is a spirit.

G.K. CHESTERTON

Anger is a brief madness.

HORACE

Life without utopia is suffocating, for the multitude at least: threatened otherwise with petrifaction, the world must have a new madness.

E.M. CIORAN

Madness is an excited mind, indulging in the dreams of imagination, until the heated fancy makes chimeras appear real.

CHARLES WILLIAM DAY

Madness hath imaginary bliss, and most men have no more.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER

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.

HERMAN MELVILLE

Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.

David Herbert Lawrence

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

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.

Naomi Wolf

Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness

John Sterling

Youre only given a little spark of madness. You mustnt lose it.

Robin Williams

Hatred is the madness of the heart.

Lord Byron

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.

Jeremy Taylor

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.

Leo Rosten

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