Madness Quotes

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

Hermann Broch

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

J. G. Ballard

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

Thomas Carlyle

Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.

Josh Billings

Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.

William Shakespeare

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

John Dryden

Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.

Janet Long

Maybe thats what hell is. You go mad, and all your demonds come and get you just as fast as you can think them up.

Anne Rice

One is very crazy when in love.

Sigmund Freud

Love that is not madness is not love.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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


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

Mad is the man who is forever gritting his teeth against that granite block, complete and changeless, of the past.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There's method in his madness.

William Shakespeare

No actual tyrant known to history has ever been guilty of one-hundredth of the crimes, massacres, and other atrocities attributed to the Deity in the Bible.

Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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