There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.
Two things are necessary for success in life; one is a sense of purpose and the other, a touch of madness.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.
I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
The madness of depression is, generally speaking, the antithesis of violence. It is a storm indeed, but a storm of murk. Soon evident are the slowed-down responses, near paralysis, psychic energy throttled back close to zero. Ultimately, the body is affected and feels sapped, drained.
What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.
[defines a madman as] a man who preferred to become mad,in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor.
Anger is a short madness.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness it is to be expecting evil before it comes.
No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.
I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror. Now I suffer continually from vertigo, and today, 23rd of January, 1862, I have received a singular warning, I have felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me.
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