Madness Quotes

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and a madness of desire, oh, no, love is not that! It is goodness and honour and peace and pure living Yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.

Henry Van Dyke

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

William Shakespeare

It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.

John Dryden

Sanity is madness put to good uses.

George Santayana

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Robin Williams

I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.

Francois Sagan

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Nietzsche

A woman in taffeta is seen lighting candles for a formal dinner for two. She sits down at the table, lifts a wine glass and toasts an imaginary guest. Dining alone, in style, is used as a metaphor for loneliness and even madness.

Georgia Dullea

Ever, as before, does Madness remain a mysterious-terrific, altogether infernal boiling-up of the Nether Chaotic Deep, through this fair-painted Vision of Creation, which swims thereon, which we name the Real.

Thomas Carlyle

We seem bent upon saving the Vietnamese from Ho Chi Minh, even if we have to kill them and demolish their country to do it....I do not intend to remain silent in the face of what I regard as a policy of madness which, sooner or later, will envelop my son and American youth by the millions for years to come.

Walt W. Rostow

So reports of my madness, as they say, were greatly exaggerated. Not that I give a bugger either way.

David Icke

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.

Andre Gide

There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.

Nigella Lawson

There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?

Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love that is not madness is not love.

Pedro Calderon

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

Like madness is the glory of this life As this pomp shows to a little oil and root.

William Shakespeare

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

Seneca

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

Lucius Annaeus Senec

There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.

Sam Peckinpah

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting

John Russell

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not

Xenophon

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen
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