Quotation Explorer - 'Madness'

Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all - to see life as it is, and not as it ought to be.
All this dread order break- for whom? for thee?Vile worm!- oh madness! pride! impiety! - Alexander Pope
Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
A moment of anger is a moment of resentment and madness which can burn your heart. - Debasish Mridha
It’s just the love for her in my heart that is morphing into this madness and how can I run away from it? Sometimes I want to when I can’t bear it anymore, but where will I go? - Faraaz Kazi
As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. - Hermann Bahr
I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness...
They say that it's a crazy world out there. I don't mind contributing by a bit of madness myself. - Nadun Lokuliyanage
Flying high in the dark sky, crazy and free, I was happy visiting the worlds and giving death or madness to the people. Either was liberation. - Lara Biyuts. Vampire Armastus
If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman. - Socrates
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
The madness of an autumn prairie cold front coming through...ringing throughout the house was an alarm bell that no one but Alfred and Enid could hear directly. - Jonathan Franzen
Madness is deep distress. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Much Madness is Divinest Sense, to a Discerning Eye.... - Emily Dickinson
The extreme limit of wisdom-- that is what the public calls madness. - Jean Cocteau
On the top of Cadair Idris,I felt how happy a man might bewith a little money and a sane intellect,and reflected with astonishment and pityon the madness of the multitude. - Thomas Love Peacock
Anger is a brief madness. - Horace
Be careful, you are not in Wonderland. I’ve heard the strange madness long growing in your soul. But you are fortunate in your ignorance, in your isolation. You who have suffered, find where love hides. Give, share, lose—lest we die, unbloomed . - From the film Kill Your Darlings
I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down daemons from the stars. . . . I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness. . . . - H.P. Lovecraft
Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. - Alfred North Whitehead
Why, this is very midsummer madness. - William Shakespeare
Madness is the acme of intelligence. - نجيب محفوظ
Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening. - Allen Ginsberg
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If everything was perfect in your life won't it be a predictable one. Life is unpredictable chaotic and madness but that's what makes life interesting won't you agree? - Joyce Guo
In general, watching children's television is a dark and surreal descent into madness where the characters on the screen talk directly to you.
Madness and chaos are self-destructing but over thinking is the suicide. - Robert M. Drake
I spoke fire, laughed smoke, and madness spilled forth from my inspiration. - Arthur Holitscher
There is madness in youth, but sometimes a god inspires it. - Mary Renault
Madness is blackness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul. - Charles Bukowski
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. - Edgar Allan Poe
I've often mused over the idea that madness is actually a sane reaction to an insane world. - Stephanie Ericsson
Falling in love is some kind of madness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Within the madness of my subliminal mind often brilliant thoughts are aligned. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
With positive mindset you can overcome madness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. - Aristotle
Oh, that way madness lies; let me shun that. - William Shakespeare
Afflicted by love's madness all are blind. - Sextus Propertius
I am madness maddened! That wild madness that's only calm to comprehend itself! - Herman Melville
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet. - William Shakespeare
You are engaging in madness. I feel obliged to accompany you. - Alejandro Jodorowsky
Anyone who equates freedom with madness is mad themselves. - Marty Rubin
Grant kissed my neck that I offered up like a willing victim in True Blood. Take me... Bite me. Lick me. Oh this was madness! Glorious, wonderful madness!" -JulieFrom: A New Addiction - Valerie Alexander
Everyone has it's own great triumph, has he own story with sadness, madness and reverses. That's how we are build, few are the people which share their story, most cases because of shame. - Deyth Banger
There is a madness that is joy, and a madness that is just madness. - Marty Rubin
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. - Thomas Fuller
Fetter strong madness in a silken thread. - William Shakespeare
The personal screenplay- where you dive into the terrifying depths of your soul, unearth the most intimate details about yourself, and put it on paper for the world to see. Proceed with caution, for madness lies ahead. - A.D. Posey
When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears. - S.N. Goenka
If you're not quite cognizant of your madness, then you're deliberately blindfolded to your supposedly fake reality - Menna Anwar
When your madness is creative and necessary, people will not notice the fact that you are crazy. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A little madness shows the way to happiness.A little kindness can heal the sadness. - Debasish Mridha
Art is my cure to all this madness, sadness and loss of belonging in the world & through it I'll walk myself home. - Nikki Rowe
It is better to know oneself than know to others. So not find fault others see first in yourself. When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears. - Suman Jyoty Bhante
Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large. - Plato
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. - G. M. Trevelyan
Positive madness leads to new knowledge. - Lailah Gifty Akita
People only get married when they've no other option, out of panic or desperation or so as not to lose someone they couldn't bear to lose. It's always the most conventional things that contain the largest measure of madness. - Javier Marías
Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer? - George Price
My emotions have already spilled out on a canvas; I need you my king, to rescue me from the madness! - Delano Johnson
As soon as reality breaks, as soon as we're separated from the phsical world, the cracks begin to appear in our minds. And through them seeps the madness that has always been there, flowing into your skull like a liquid nightmare .. - Alexander Gordon Smith
Wondering and writing constitute positive madness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
She could not bear to look at him just now. If she did, she might well slap him again. Or cry. Or kiss him. And never know which was right and which was wrong and which was madness. - George R.R. Martin
Those eyes, they were my own kind of madness - Logan Keys
I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love. - Francois Sagon
Sanity is a madness put to good use. - George Santayana
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash...Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. - Miguel De Cervantes
Excessive productivity can bring the most gifted man almost to madness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Madness is like an alternative residence. When sanity chases you out of home, take shelter in madness. - Munia Khan
When I sit down and write, I do it to relieve myself of the madness that burdens me so that new words can wrap me in newer, better, madness. - George Ivanovic
Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. - John Russell
Why is there such madness in our world? Why can’t we stop it? Why do we hate others? Tolerance, harmony, compassion, and kindness are the beauty of life. - Debasish Mridha
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. - Marilyn Monroe
Characters are just extensions of my madness. - Mark Tilbury
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. - Henrik Tikkanen
Life without madness is mediocrity. - Nelou Keramati
Love is breathing each other with all madness - Seema Gupta
Pegging your contentment to the overall state of the world rather than of your own life: the basis of morality, or a sort of madness? - Alain de Botton
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. - William Shakespeare
Love is merely madness.
Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go. - William Shakespeare
When my dad was young he shot marbles. When I was young I played Marble Madness on my Nintendo Entertainment System. - Kevin James Breaux
The skies are haunted by that which it were madness to know; and strange abominations pass evermore between earth and moon and athwart the galaxies. Unnamable things have come to us in alien horror and will come again. - Clark Ashton Smith
Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it. - Ted Morgan
Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence. - Henrik Tikkanen
I loved him beyond madness being one soul one vein one body , which he never deserved - Seema Gupta
The very first few days when you actually start having symptoms of falling for someone special, are the days of heavenly bliss and unreasonable madness. - Abhijit Naskar
Wondering is a positive madness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To say that war is madness is like saying that sex is madness: true enough, from the standpoint of a stateless eunuch, but merely a provocative epigram for those who must make their arrangements in the world as given. - John Updike
There nearly always is a method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical. - G. K. Chesterton
I guess in this culture of ever-shortening attention spans, it's good if a song can lift us out of the madness, even if only for a few minutes. - Peter Bradley Adams
If there is no kindness with your rightness, then that is madness. - Debasish Mridha
That way madness lies. - William Shakespeare
He left me millions of time, but I am holding him with every breath with same madness - Seema Gupta
And, drunk with my own madness, I shouted at him furiously, "Make life beautiful! Make life beautiful! - Charles Baudelaire
There was never a great genius without a touch of madness. - Ben Jonson
And also, to encompass the madness within, let us reach forth our minds. - Rae La Rae
The sort of liveliness which increases with age is not far distant from madness. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
This is not suitable for me- to say this is indeed madness, it is nothing but egoism. To say ‘will not suit’ is an offense. - Dada Bhagwan
The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift. - Socrates
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. - Aristotle
A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King. - Emily Dickinson
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. - Christopher Morley
It’s madness to see life as it is and not how it should be. - Knight of the woeful countenance
Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin. - Steve Jobs
For some there is no musicNo lightsNo fireNo untamed madness that breathes lifeThere is workAnguishFrustrationRageDespairA dullness that rings like wooden thunder - Henry Rollins
ONLY' having the Gift, people appreciate this madness as Art. Everybody wants to have Art in their lives, but no body wants to have what the Art came out from in their lives... - Hiroko Sakai
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
When love is not madness it is not love. - Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Madness is depressing illusion. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Every bet of evolution in history came with its built in bet of madness. - Sameh Elsayed
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason. - André Gide
There is no great genius without some touch of madness. - Seneca
When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness. - Anaïs Nin
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
This place has only three exits, sir: Madness, and Death. - René Daumal
Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin Williams
Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense, such a dependency of thing on thing, as e'er I heard in madness. - William Shakespeare
Deep connection is the antidote to madness. - Stefan Molyneux
When the world came to, it came, not to its senses, but to its madness. - Helen O'Reilly
We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art. - Henry James
Inside everyone is a their own madness, a madness only courage can stand to, but even courage is never alone. He has Love, Hatred, Sadness, Confusion, Bravery, and in some special cases Intelligence. - Tyler L. H.
Dreams are rough copies of the waking soul Yet uncorrected of the higher will, So that men sometimes in their dreams confessAn unsuspected, or forgotten, self; -Since Dreaming, Madness, Passion, are akinIn missing each that salutory reinOf reason, and the grinding will of man. - Pedro Calderón de la Barca
I want to study human... madness... cruelty... agression... anger... craziness... and other features... I want to find how far can they get! - Deyth Banger
Demasiada cordura puede ser la peor de las locuras, ver la vida como es y no como debería de ser.Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
With positive mindset you can overcome any madness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Well, spring sprang. We've had our state of grace and our little gift of sanctioned madness, courtesy of Mother Nature. Thanks, Gaia. Much obliged. I guess it's time to get back to that daily routine of living we like to call normal. - David Assael
Find beauty in the madness. - A.D. Posey
Madness is loving the unsolvable puzzle of your soul and replacing the lost pieces with my own. - Shannon L. Alder
Isn't it the task of the Holy Spirit to introduce some madness and intoxication into the world? Why this propensity for balance and safety? Don't we all long for one moment of raw risk, one moment of divine madness? - Ron Rolheiser
There is no great genius free from some tincture of madness. - Seneca
And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. (Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.) - Alcuin
Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness! - William Shakespeare
Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. - Edith Sitwell
A great relationship is being with the one who compliments your madness instead of conflicting with it. - Marnie Grundman
Poetry led me by the hand out of madness. - Anne Sexton
To be creative is to look Madness in the eye and challenge it to a spitting contest. - River Fairchild
Madness is too glamorous a term to convey what happens to most people who are losing their minds. That word is too exciting,too literary, too interesting in its connotations, to convey the boredom, the slowness, the dreariness, the dampness of depression. - Elizabeth Wurtzel
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people. - Isaac Newton
RUM, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers. - Ambrose Bierce
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
You are a full of beautiful madness, an unreasonable reason, but you make sense in all things senseless. - s.w.collins
Freud thought that a psychosis was a waking dream, and that poets were daydreamers too, but I wonder if the reverse is not as often true, and that madness is a fiction lived in like a rented house - William H. Gass
My rage is derived from eyes so sharp they see through the idiocy being passed off as sophistication. Under the cloak of universal themes and terms such as freedom, change, and acceptance, madness ensues, being readily welcomed by those whose mind's eye questions nothing. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
For the others, like me, there is only the flashOf negative knowledge, the night when, drunk, oneStaggers to the bathroom and stares in the glassTo meet one’s madness - W. H. Auden
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