Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was ever done in the world.
Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
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.
One is very crazy when in love.
Love that is not madness is not love.
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?
Mad is the man who is forever gritting his teeth against that granite block, complete and changeless, of the past.
There's method in his madness.
There is no genius free from some tincture of madness.
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.
For every age there is a popular idea about what madness is, what causes it, and how a mad person should look and behave; and it is usually these popular ideas, rather than those of medical professionals, that turn up in songs and stories and plays and books.
The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
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