Quotation Explorer - 'Insanity'

Rod Cockshutt, Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University called my book, Evidence of Insanity, "an extraordinary achievement" and told me to not change the last 10-15 pages no matter what. - carol piner
Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity - Aldous Huxley
What insanity would lead me to believe that I possess the power, much less the aptitude to manipulate all of the consequences out of all of my decisions? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Because there are a million thoughts that never sleepand a million more that wake up as each second passes by...And it's insanity insidebut I can no longer keep quietOh, I can't speak as wellI need to writeI have to write... - Sanhita Baruah
People's behaviors are messages, not a diagnosis because I can no longer discern the world's version of insanity. - Shannon L. Alder
Do not speak quickly; it is a sign of insanity. - Bias
When you can no longer differentiate between the insanity spewed onto the blank page, and the madness evident in the all-but shattered mirror...that's when you know you're doing it right. - Dave Matthes
We are trying to build peace by inventing new war machines; if that isn't insanity than what is? - Debasish Mridha
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice. - Will Smith
Talk about insanity. Being attracted to deVries was like a moth saying, "Hey, let's go check out that awesome bonfire". - Cherise Sinclair
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Never be ashamed of madness, instead be ashamed of people that are ashamed of madness. Without a little bit of insanity, we would have never had the Theory of Relativity, electricity, airplanes, cars or your beloved iPhone. Madness got you that. - Shannon L. Alder
Your lack of commitment to being different is what kills you. It is the insanity of doing the same thing every time and expecting a different result that wastes your time. - Shannon L. Alder
Radio Wave Sickness and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity are easily preventable and one can only wonder how much longer the insanity of modern governments is going to be allowed to continue in this area. - Steven Magee
...we are singing today of the WIPE-OUT GANG - the WIPE-OUT GANG buys, owns & operates the Insanity Factory - if you do not know where the Insanity Factory is located, you should hereby take two steps to the right, paint your teeth & go to sleep.... - Bob Dylan
I can survive either love or insanity. But not both. And you bring me both. - VaZaki Nada
Insanity destroys reason, but not wit. - Nathaniel Emmons
I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it. - Edgar Allan Poe
To stand in true relations with men in a false age is worth a fit of insanity, is it not? - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity. - H.P. Lovecraft
If insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results - then success is insanity squared!(2012 SCBWI New Member Conference; Richmond, VA) - Brian Rock
Spontaneous insanity is the real bliss! It's sad that we are honored for playing sane, serious, safe, miserable and controlling in this poor world. - Saurabh Sharma
Insanity runs in my family, but somehow we've always managed to track it down and catch it again. - Pamela Morris
Genealogy was her favorite insanity. - Trollope Anthony 1815-1882
Every man is insane, however only a few actually have true insanity. - Aaron Russo
If the United Nations wants to do something to be remembered forever, I guess that would be freeing people from insanity of religion. - M.F. Moonzajer
Freedom without discipline is foolish, discipline without freedom is insanity. - Ilona Mialik
Part of her revolted against the insanity of the rules. Part of her was grateful. In a world of chaos, any guidelines helped. And she knew that each day she remained alive, she remained alive. One plus one plus one. The Devil's arithmetic... - Jane Yolen
Loving you was hard, wanting you was harder, but kissing your forehead was insanity. - Dominic Riccitello
When a mad man found some certain way to express his insanity in original way, he would get promoted to be called an Artist.... Wait, are you talking about me? - Hiroko Sakai
Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
Men… I huffed. No guts, no glory…Do you guys stop to consider the insanity of all of it, or do you just charge ahead without a second thought?This from the woman who would surrender her own life without a moment’s consideration?He had me there. - M.A. George
Rage whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion. - Bonnie Myotai Treace
Live your insanity and leave those who want to be normal in the average. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Hate is a powerful emotion. It can take over a sane man's mind and cloud it with insanity. - James Hauenstein
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S. Thompson
Insanity is just what we call stupidity when it doesn't make sense. - Josh Lieb
Life’s contentment is like an abstract edifice with a domed ceiling of insanity - Munia Khan
I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. - William Blake
Insanity is starting over a million times, expecting to feel the spark you never did the first time. - Shannon L. Alder
You are not insane if you believe in things that don't exist. You are insane if you are the only one believing in it. This is the difference between religion and insanity. - Knut Nærum
To feel that your will is not free is the very definition of insanity. - Marty Rubin
You will never understand the real definition of insanity until the day you are told it is unreasonable for you to feel hurt by the very people that hurt you. - Shannon L. Alder
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs. - William Blake
The more we have, the more we realize can be taken from us, and that’s when our lives border on insanity. We live in fear of losing what we think we possess. Once we let go and let God, then we gain a peace that surpasses understanding. - Toni Sorenson
It is insanity to expect to live in peace when always we are getting ready for war. - Debasish Mridha
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Poverty, hatred, war, police-criminals, bureaucracy, insanity, all symptoms of The Human Virus. - William S. Burroughs
I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S. Thompson
Insanity is the base for Creativity. - Anonymous
One day, you muster the courage and let go of the fear. In a brief moment of insanity, you give wings to the stories you had wanted to tell; some you didn't even know were in you. In that instant, something about you changes. You are born again. - K.J. Kilton
Obsession is like a pretty, little, picket fence that offers itself up as a thin line--a separation between ingenuity and insanity. - S. D. Lawendowski
I neither knew nor cared whether my experience was insanity, dreaming, or magic; but was determined to gaze on brilliance and gaiety at any cost. - H.P. Lovecraft
Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity. - Vladimir Nabokov
All humans are insane, they exists because insanity exists. - Prakhar Bansal
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The difference between insanity and genius is success. - Bruce Feirstein
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. - John Lennon
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. - Bruce Feirstein
Reality is symbolicof an unseen insanity - Carl-John X Veraja
Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. - R.D. Laing
...You can't blame the innocent, they are always guiltless. All you can do is control them or eliminate them. Innocence is a kind of insanity.
Love, n - A temporary insanity curable by marriage. - Ambrose Bierce
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. - Narcotics Anonymous
To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity. - Richard Thompson
I am not sure how evil religion by nature is, but I have no doubt of its stupidity and insanity in practice. - M.F. Moonzajer
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. - Oscar Levant
When no power is vested in a turbulent man, he behaves sorrowfully like a nearly killed christmas goat, but when fully endorsed, without considering his level of insanity and evil gestures, he cuts everyone in the society into pieces. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie. - Shannon L. Alder
A lot of people say there's a fine line between genius and insanity. I don't think there's a fine line, I actually think there's a yawning gulf. You see some poor bugger scuffling up the road with balloons tied to his ears, he's not going home to invent a rocket, is he? - Bill Bailey
Anger is temporary insanity. - John S.C. Abbott
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. - Sam Levenson
Sometimes the dim veil between sanity and insanity is perception. - Luis Marques
The key to happiness is to listen to campy Parisian music and smile at a bird. It hinges on insanity, but it works. - Erica Goros
Later, he would ask later who Attila was. Now he only wanted Belial's kiss. His heat. His passion. A quick gallop. Frenzied eternity. Insanity multiplied. A perfect, mind-numbing, bone-shattering small death. He wanted it all. Now. Now. Now. - Ciaran O. Dwynvil
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Where does the violet tint end and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blending enter into the other. So with sanity and insanity. - Herman Melville
It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.
To evade insanity and depression, we unconsciously limit the number of people toward whom we are sincerely sympathetic. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I do have a reason for my insanity. I fear regret. - Shahrukh Ahmad
Vanity breeds insanity; humility leads to utility. - T. William Watts
Insanity is coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and the key to release it. - Morgan Freeman
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