Quotation Explorer - 'Mad'

We are all born mad. Some remain so. - Samuel Beckett
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. - Euripides
I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that. - Mitch Hedberg
Writers don't get mad they get even in their novels. - Candace C. Bowen
A culture that does not teach prayer soon runs mad with desire. - Laurence Freeman
The world is mad, but let's not get angry about it. - George Hammond
There nearly always is a method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical. - G. K. Chesterton
Ignore the people who advise you patience! There is no time for patience! Those who are patient for many years about anything are mad! - Mehmet Murat ildan
At its best, this is my calling. At its worst, it is a mad compulsion that I just can’t shake. - Zoe Klein
Of course I’ve gone mad with power! Have you ever tried going mad without power? It’s boring and no one listens to you!— Russ Cargill - Matt Groening
Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God is himself mad. - R. D. Laing
Mad, adj: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. - Ambrose Bierce
Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. - Robertson Davies
It's not about vein' mad at everything. It's about bein' REALLY mad at the right stuff. - Ice T.
I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and not know than to be sane and have one's doubts.
If someone puts you through hell, don’t be mad or bitter about it, because the thing that will free you from that hell is forgiveness. - Jeanette Coron
My father told me that it is only a mad man that keeps bushy hairs. I asked him, "what about the great men with bushy hairs?". He replied, "education had made them mad, so study to be wise and sane. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. - Aldous Huxley
It is the very error of the moon: She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, and makes men mad. - William Shakespeare
Women, mused Achilles. Strange creatures. They make us mad. They make us love and they make us fight. - Tomichan Matheikal
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. - Michel de Montaigne
You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that. - Jay Leno
Turns out if you never lie, there's always someone mad at you. - Scott Westerfeld
It is a sign of arrogance to be mad at someone for not acting as per your advice, especially if it was unsolicited. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Anything beyond the limits and grasp of the human mind is either illusion or futility; and because your god having to be one or the other of the two, in the first instance I should be mad to believe in him, and in the second a fool. - Marquis de Sade
Nostalgia is the intimate refuge of every man and every woman in a world seemingly gone mad. - John Larkins
Everybody has somebody. It could be a friend, a lover, a spouse, a writing partner, or even That One Person You See At The Coffee Shop each day. Sometimes they exist to comfort you. Sometimes they exist to drive you absolutely mad. Be open to either as a form of self-improvement. - Terry Pratchett
Life is too short to be mad for too long. - Judith L. Harper
He did not care upon what terms he satisfied his passion. He had even a mad, melodramatic idea to drug her. - W. Somerset Maugham
What we choose to call sanity is a big house where the mad have no mothers.
All that old road of the past unreeling dizzily as if the cup of life had been overturned and everything gone mad. My eyes ached in nightmare day (235). - Jack Kerouac
sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges. - Jon Ronson
I'm heading for a clean-named placelike Wisconsin, and mad as a jack-o'-lantern, will get therewithout help and nosy proclivities. - John Ashbery
The things that we do for love is ugly, mad, full of seat and regret. - Crimson Peak
A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us. - St. Anthony the Great
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. - Jack Kerouac
GORGON, n. The Gorgon was a maiden bold Who turned to stone the Greeks of old That looked upon her awful brow. We dig them out of ruins now, And swear that workmanship so bad Proves all the ancient sculptors mad. - Ambrose Bierce
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. - George Santayana
Please sell $10,000 worth of stock we have decided to lead a mad and extravagant life. - Harry Crosby
When you choose happiness be ready to be called a mad man. Don't waste a single moment of your life, live it, rock it because life's too short to pretend. - Desmond Oshifeso
Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. - Jack Kerouac
Life is too short. I forgive and forget. I have not time to get mad or hate. - Debasish Mridha
I helped with customers who raced through the front door in a mad search for the perfect gift. One that looked as if they'd put hours of thought into their choice. And yes, you're right. They were mostly men." -- Abby Shaw, Sucker Punched - Sammi Carter
Hold on to your friends.Resist - or move onBe mad, be rashSmoke and explodeSell all of your clothesJust bear in mind:There just might come a timeWhen you need some friends - Morrissey
how sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet - Robert Browning
Just kill me. My life is nothing without you. Drive me mad. Let me be your sustenance. Eat my soul. You’re… you’re tearing me apart! - Serra Elinsen
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
REALITY, n. The dream of a mad philosopher. That which would remain in the cupel if one should assay a phantom. The nucleus of a vacuum. - Ambrose Bierce
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. - Edgar Allan Poe
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world. - Carl Sagan
You can speak truth to power, . . . but when you speak truth to weakness, weakness gets mad and queasy. It accuses you of its own insecurity.""The Off Season: A Victorian Sequel - Jack Cady
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad - Salvador Dali
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing. - Jack Kerouac
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. - George Gordon Byron
Seeing the faults of others is indeed an echo of our own fault; the biggest fault is our own fault. That is known as the mad ego. - Dada Bhagwan
LOVE is meant to make you Happy, not sad. What's the use of Love, if it makes you mad! - RVM
In this atmosphere Where you have to go perennially crazy only to survive, Which auspicious moment should I choose to become mad? - Suman Pokhrel
APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697 - Ambrose Bierce
I say, thou mad March hare. - John Skelton
...the restaurant itself is weird especially because of a big raunch mad thicklipped sloppy young Fillipino woman sitting alone at the end of the restaurant gobbling up her food obscenely and looking at us insolently as tho to say "Fuck you, I eat the way I like splashing gravy everywhere (p. 156) - Jack Kerouac
An artist must be passionately in love with her art. Obsessed or possessed go mad for what you believe in. - Charlotte Eriksson
Mad and sad is a good mix for poor decisions. - Hart of Dixie
If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad. - George Gordon Byron
I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime. - Vincent Van Gogh
If it is true that one gets used to suffering, how is it that as the years go one always suffers more? No, they are not mad, those people who amuse themselves, enjoy life, travel, make love, fight—they are not mad. We should like to do the same ourselves. - Cesare Pavese
Words like IDIOT & MAD are forever sacrosanct as history shows that they have always been used against sages & saints by stupids and sycophants in this satanic & selfish world. - Anuj Somany
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad. - Diogenes the Cynic
Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other. - George Eliot
Accurate scholarship can unearth the whole offence from luther untill noe that has driven a culture mad. From what occured at linz what huge imago made a psychopathic god. i and the public know what all schoolchildren learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return. - W. H. Auden
The trouble was, love was such a strong emotion. It made everything else unimportant. It grabbed you and imprisoned you in the moment."Deathsworn Arc 4: The Temple of the Mad God - Martyn Stanley
She's mad, but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire. - Charles Bukowski
Sometimes I think the world has gone completely mad. And then I think, "Aw, who cares?" And then I think, "Hey, what's for supper? - Jack Handy
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ``Women's Rights.'' It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
The sane appear as strange to the mad as the mad to the sane - Joe Orton
'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.' - Lewis Carroll
So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone. - Ellen Hopkins
Anyone who equates freedom with madness is mad themselves. - Marty Rubin
Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood. - Zhou Weihui
Explain yourself when it is a must, but sometimes, in life, keep quit when people think you are mad or you shall speak and speak how mad they think you are! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical. - G. K. Chesterton
We are between the wild thoat of certainty and the mad zitidar of fact. - Edgar Rice Burroughs
To spend one's life being angry, and in the process doing nothing to change it, is to me ridiculous. I could be mad all day long, but if I'm not doing a damn thing, what difference does it make? - Charles Fuller
Somewhere along the way we all go a bit mad. So burn, let go and dive into the horror, because maybe it’s the chaos which helps us find where we belong. - Robert M. Drake
It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours. - Diogenes of Sinope
We'd be the safest country in the world if the world knew we didn't have a gun. Men are not killed because they get mad at each other. They're killed because one has a gun. - Jeannette Rankin
Blaming yourself is like a curse eating you from within, a rogue virus, cancerous and poisonous. It will drive you mad if you let it . - David Estes
Humor is reason gone mad. - Groucho Marx
I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws. - S.J. Perelman
I know I should have been grateful because it was a very nice thing to do. But I wasn't grateful. I wasn't grateful at all. Don't get me wrong. I acted like I was. But I wasn't. To tell you the truth, I was starting to get mad. - Stephen Chbosky
The life of a writer is directed by a mad impulsive muse, that can tell them to cancel all their storyline: a creative divergent devil. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The true artist plays mad with his soul, labors at the very lip of the volcano, but remembers and clings to his purpose, which is as strong as the dream. He is not someone possessed, like Cassandra, but a passionate, easily tempted explorer who fully intends to get home again, like Odysseus. - John Gardner
I have been heartbroken once and it has affected all of my relationships from there on. But now I look at it as an occupational hazard. If you are in the meat market at some point you are gonna get mad cow disease. - Dominic Monaghan
Pardon all runners,All speechless, alien winds,All mad waters.Pardon their impulses,Their wild attitudes,Their young flights, their reticence.When a message has no clothes onHow can it be spoken. - Thomas Merton
. . . it’s okay if we get mad at each other?Yeah, Buddy, it’s OK, as long as we don’t stay mad, and as long as we forgive each other when we mess up.from upcoming book, "When I Am in Your Arms. - Charlotte Snead
When people run in circles it's a very very... mad world. - Tears For Fears
A half-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold;While high overhead, green, yellow and red, the North Lights swept in bars?-Then you've a hunch was the music meant...hunger and night and the stars. - Robert W. Service
True love is a word found by a madman to make the people who believe in it go mad. - Luffina Lourduraj
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
Then when I saw Pain attack Hinata, I was so mad, so full of rage, I let the Nine-Tails take over without even thinking about it. - Masashi Kishimoto
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. - George Jean Nathan
people confuse me, with what they say and do. They rarely say what they mean,then they get mad at me for believing what they have said. Telling me that they didn't mean it that way or that they were joking. - Tina J. Richardson
When you get mad, it's the time you lose - Hiroko Sakai
When all you have to face life situations with the attitude forced on to you by society traditions, you will then regret not being the mad you used to be but will never be again. - Sameh Elsayed
A half-dead thing in a stark dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold. - Robert W. Service
They deem me mad for I will not sell my days for gold; I deem them mad for they think my days have a price. - Kahlil Gibran
It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you. - Tony Benn
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. - Salvador Dali
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. - Herodotus
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? - Mahatma Gandhi
I destroyed that doll, hoping the sacrifice would somehow reverse time and bring my father back. I was a mad scientist and an angry child. - Walter Mosley
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. - Iris Murdoch
olivia reminds me of a bird sometimes, how her feathers get all ruffled when she's mad. and when she's fragile like this, she's a little lost bird looking for its nest. - R.J. Palacio
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. - George Bernard Shaw
Corum knew that he was mad, in Vadhagh terms. But he supposed that he was sane enough in Mabden terms. And this was, after all, now a Mabden world. He must learn to accept its peculiar disorders as normal, if he were going to survive. - Michael Moorcock
All Poets are mad. - Robert Burton
Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another. - Doctor Who
If we can be Glad .........But we choose to be Sad, we are MAD! ! !- - RVM
To lust for something is desire turned selfish and gone mad. To embrace God’s passion is desire turned selfless and gone mindful. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Cherubs fan our foolish fires, filling hearts with mad desires. They prick our pride and haughtiness with quick, angelic naughtiness. - John Biccard
If you jotted down all of my ill-thought out comments, you could write a book entitled, Guide to Getting Punched in the Throat for Boneheads-Mad Hatter in "Death of the Mad Hatter" (Coming Soon!) - Sarah J. Pepper
The Deftmenes are mad and the Dumii are sane, thought Snibril, and that's just the same as being mad except that it's quieter. - Terry Pratchett
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens. - Michel de Montaigne
she will change the world someday, her cure of love in a world gone mad; is the gentle kind of touch that will teach women to grow and men to rise. - Nikki Rowe
Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing. - Margaret Chittenden
I wear the universe backwards. I imagine putting stars in my coffee, and sugar in the sky. I imagine going fishing in clouds, and watching the sun hide behind lakes. I'm too busy dancing with my imagination to even tip toe with reality for a second. They say I'm going mad. They're right. - D. Antoinette Foy
the impossibility of being humanall too humanthis breathingin and outout and inthese punksthese cowardsthese championsthese mad dogs of glorymoving this little bit of light towardusimpossibly. - Charles Bukowski
Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. - Charles Mackay
But only in mad people fear goes on constant night and day, wearing one ditch in the mind that all thoughts must travel in. - Josephine Johnson
Perfection all the time would drive them mad. For every perfect little town, there's something ugly underneath. No dream without the nightmare. - Blake Crouch
This is what labels do. They stick. If people think you're MAD, then everything you do, everything you think, will have MAD stamped across it. - Nathan Filer
Daphne’s thought in Nation: This was no time to go totally mad. You had to maintain standards. - Terry Pratchett
Amor es despertar a una mujer y que no se indigne.(Love is when you wake up a woman and she is not mad at you.) - Ramón Gómez de la Serna
I’m mad with loneliness and you’ve been haunting me all day - John J. Geddes
Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. - George Orwell
Patience is sottish, and impatience does become a dog that's mad. - William Shakespeare
Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women's history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one. - Naomi Wolf
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. - Mark Twain
DEAD, adj. Done with the work of breathing; done With all the world; the mad race run Though to the end; the golden goal Attained and found to be a hole! Squatol Johnes - Ambrose Bierce
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. - Umberto Eco
This is the story of a girl gone mad while trying to find a little bit of love. - Charlotte Eriksson
A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings or orientation... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger. - Ben Okri
This is the nature of love." Vashet said. "To attempt to describe it will drive a woman mad. This is what keeps poets scribbling endlessly away. If one could pin it to paper all complete, the others would lay down their pens. But it cannot be done. - Patrick Rothfuss
Get mad, then get over it. - Colin Powell
So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination... And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring forth in the agitation. - Michel de Montaigne
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. - Norm Papernick
Many that are not mad have, sure, more lack of reason. - William Shakespeare
Pleasure is our force for living. Without it we go mad or kill ourselves. - Marty Rubin
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. - Phyllis Diller
I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad redeemer, and write over his thorn-torn brow: The true prince of evil- the king of the slaves! - Anton Szandor LaVey
Thank you for sharing such a hilarious post! I had tears rolling down my face & my poodle was pawing at me thinking I'd gone mad with my laughter. - Blog reader
Whatever she says to you, it’s your jobnot to let her make you mad. - Harper Lee
Ray, don't get mad just because I say yes to life. I like to keep myself available to the universe, because it brings me wisdom. Maybe you don't just want me to soar. - Douglas Coupland
Instead of becoming sad or mad, choose to be amazed or puzzled - and stay happy within! - Arne Klingenberg
A mad man is thinking because he is not thinking - udeagha iwuchukwu michael
Hard-covered books break up friendships. You loan a hard covered book to a friend and when he doesn’t return it you get mad at him. It makes you mean and petty. But twenty-five cent books are different. - John Steinbeck
Mad Ireland hurt you into poetry. - W.H. Auden
In a mad world only the mad are sane. - Akira Kurosawa
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? - Mahatma Gandhi
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. - Will Smith
The Bible looks like it started out as a game of mad libs. - Bill Maher
I deleted your number. Although I know the tired digits by heart, scout's honor, pinky promise.I am trying to talk myself out of every emotion I'm having, and of course, it is failing to a fault.I'm still sad, I'm still mad, I'm still heartbroken, I miss you. - Elizabeth Brooks
Then, people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple- When in actuality, women ARE complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy . But because people are crazy, and women happen to be people. - Tavi Gevinson
Now please don't refer to yourself ass some woman I fuck occasionally because, quite frankly, it makes me mad, and you really wouldn't like me when I"m angry. - E.L. James
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