Normality and Madness

"Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Though this be madness, yet there's method in't."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Creativity starts with a little touch of insanity and culminates with the highest trust on its beauty,but throughout it maintains the hands of originality, humanity and Almighty."

Rating: 7.11 (Number of Voters: 9)

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man is the only animal crazy enough to climb a summit merely to prove he can do it."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Hermann Broch
Hermann Broch "The Spell"

Rating: 1.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone."

Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian "The Art of Worldly Wisdom"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness."

Seneca the Younger
Seneca the Younger "Epistulae ad Lucilium"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life? It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy-the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth."

Voltaire "A Treatise on Toleration"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo."

Desmond Morris
Desmond Morris "The Human Zoo"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet."

Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford "The Culture of Cities"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him."

Antonin Artaud
Antonin Artaud "Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Essay on Merit and Virtue"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Frustrate a Frenchman, he will drink himself to death; an Irishman, he will die of angry hypertension; a Dane, he will shoot himself; an American, he will get drunk, shoot you, then establish a million dollar aid program for your relatives. Then he will die of an ulcer."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is to fever, and what rage is to anger. The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic."

Voltaire "Philosophical Dictionary"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche "On Reading and Writing"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Passion is the drunkenness of the mind."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never let your mom comb your hair when she's mad at your dad!"

Leo Anthony Gallagher (showing his bald head)
Leo Anthony Gallagher (showing his bald head)

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everybody must seem crazy if you see deep enough into their minds."

William March
William March "The Looking-Glass"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love that is not madness is not love."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Genius is one of the many forms of insanity."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A paranoid-schizophrenic is a guy who just found out what's going on."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If homosexuality were the normal way, God would have made Adam and Bruce."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We all are born mad. Some remain so."

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett "Waiting for Godot"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man must be a little mad if he does not want to be even more stupid."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Normality is in the eye of the beholder."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Insanity is inherited. You get it from your kids."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)