Madness Quotes

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.


Anger is a brief madness.


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


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


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


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.


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
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