Quotation Explorer - 'Sane'

The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society. - Emma Goldman
My creative nature keeps me sane in a demented world. - Andrea L'Artiste
Some people wouldn’t still be sane, if they were not religious or superstitious; some wouldn’t be disabled or dead. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It's said that 'power corrupts', but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insa- tiable, implacable.
Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption. - Mark Twain
If being sane is being normal, I'd rather be completely mental. - Angelina Jolie
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
I've often mused over the idea that madness is actually a sane reaction to an insane world. - Stephanie Ericsson
What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? - Ursula K. LeGuin
You are not walking slow enough, when taking a walk, if you do not come across as bored or depressed (to the average sane person). - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
We would not be ashamed of doing some of the things we do in private, if the number of sane human beings who do them in public were large enough. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Leigh did what any sane female faced with such an e-mail would do: deleted it to resist the temptation of replying, cleared her trash to resist the temptation of recalling it, and then called tech support to restore all her recently deleted e-mails. (Chasing Harry Winston) - Lauren Weisberger
When psychologically unfit form the majority in any sect, and yet proclaim to be the only fittest, will not only be a threat to the existence of the sane minority, but are surely catastrophic for the human race as a whole! - Ramana Pemmaraju
I’m a writer. Therefore, I am not sane. - K. D. Green
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy. - Nora Ephron
Be warned against all 'good' advice because 'good' advice is necessarily 'safe' advice, and though it will undoubtedly follow a sane pattern, it will very likely lead one into total sterility--one of the crushing problems of our time. - Jules Feiffer
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
Give me a shot to rememberAnd you can take all the pain away from meA kiss and I will surrenderThe sharpest lives are the deadliest to leadA light to burn all the empiresSo bright the sun is ashamed to rise and beAnd I'm in love with all of those vampiresSo you can leave like the sane abandoned me - Gerard Way
I went in there only once, as a sane man, and I came out...well, I came out like this. But you, once you come out of there, you'll be a king! - Pagan Min
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. - David Brin
Here lies a gentleman boldWho was so very braveHe went to lengths untold,And on the brink of the graveDeath had on him no hold.By the world he set small store--He frightened it to the core--Yet somehow, by Fate's plan,Though he'd lived a crazy man,When he died he was sane once more. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
In the 1950s at least less was expected of women. Now we're supposed to build a career, build a home, be the supermum that every child deserves, the perfect wife, meet the demands of elderly parents, and still stay sane. - Sara Sheridan
Sane is boring. - R.A. Salvatore
The only sane response to change is to find the opportunity in it. - Jeff Jarvis
Music is my therapy and my straitjacket. Music keeps me sane and keeps my mind on something. It's fragile up there. - Will.i.am
A wise doesn’t need advice or action of the people to know their true intention because a sane person can gauge it by mere observation of the attitude, good or bad, of their close companion towards others. - Anuj Somany
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
When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. - Hermann Hesse
Writing keeps me sane. - Shelly Goodman-Wright
The sane appear as strange to the mad as the mad to the sane - Joe Orton
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. - Nikola Tesla
Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you. - Carl Jung
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
There comes a moment in each of our lives when the control that keeps us sane slips through our fingers. Most of us aim to seize it back. The best way to fight chaos is with chaos. - Emily Thorne
Technology may be bane , but not to the sane people for they know how to use it for promoting the humanity. - Anuj Somany
Perhaps it was Rudy who kept her sane, with the stupidity of his talk, his lemon-soaked hair, and his cockiness. He seemed to resonate with a kind of confidence that life was still nothing but a joke - an endless succession of soccer goals, trickery, and a constant repertoire of meaningless chatter. - Markus Zusak
I really believe, or want to believe, really I am nuts, otherwise I'll never be sane. - Allen Ginsberg
Recovered. Had my personality crossed over that border, whatever and wherever it was, to resume life within the confines of normal? Had I stopped arguing with my personality and learned to straddle the line between sane and insane? - Susanna Kaysen
When majority is insane, sane must go to asylum. - Mark Twain
Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy. - Janet Long
I have just returned from Boston. It is the only sane thing to do if you find yourself up there. - Fred Allen
Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning. - George Bernard Shaw
While there are memories I wish I could dispose of, sometimes my memories are the only things that keep me sane. - Shaun David Hutchinson
When you find yourself surrounded by sane people excited about your idea and lending support, you realize, perhaps, you are not as crazy as you think you are - Paresh Shah
But how sane can the mind really be if it doesn't even know its own depth? - A.R.H
I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and not know than to be sane and have one's doubts.
A difference between the sane and the insane is not just about appearance or attitude but the usage of time. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I don't really trust a sane person. - Lyle Alzado
I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
As a writer one is allowed to have conversations with oneself. What is considered sane in writers is made for the rest of the human race. - Alan Ayckbourn
In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion: the more intelligent, the less sane. - George Orwell
In any sane society, a farmer is a billion times more important than an economist. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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
Perhaps we all have a face behind a face…Good and the bad, happy and sad, sane and insane. We all have an angel and the stranger and we all have the choice! - Nino Varsimashvili
You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt. - Ed Meese
What a paradox it is, the sane causes more problems than the insane! It is! The real problems of the world do not come from the insane but, the sane! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I want love, passion, honesty, and companionship... sex that drives me crazy and conversation that drives me sane. - Steve Maraboli
Reality is a hallucination shared by most sane men. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
you said " you were insane", while all you did was being sane..!! - Ridhdhesh Jivawala
Hate is a powerful emotion. It can take over a sane man's mind and cloud it with insanity. - James Hauenstein
But I want to tell my stories, more than that, I have to in order to stay sane. - Lena Dunham
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. - Aldous Huxley
Sanity is not about confrontation. It's about filtering. Having a stable and happy life is about saying "no" to crazy people, not about inviting them in and then hoping that confrontations are going to make them sane. - Stefan Molyneux
We are poor indeed if we are only sane. - D.W. Winnicott
Every man knows that he will die: and nobody believes it. On that paradox stand not only a host of religions but the entity of a sane being. - John Myers Myers
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
In a mad world only the mad are sane. - Akira Kurosawa
Like the 'good' characters in literature, the sane don't have any memorable lines. - Adam Phillips Going Sane
His horror is wild, but it is a sane horror. - G. K. Chesterton
I don't worry about what other people think of me. It's one of the things I most admired about my dad growing up. He didn't give a hoot what others thought. He was who he was. It's one of the qualities that has kept me most sane. - Chris Kyle
Ultimately, I hoped the tiny-house guy was similar to me: a sane person without a big agenda, who simply wanted a way to make sense of the world, to create a new map with a big X in the middle labeled "Home," even if that meant shrinking his world down to the size of an area rug. - Dee Williams
The boring thing with taking a walk with someone is that your thoughts are then dictated by the subject or subjects of your conversation; and that is made worse by the fact that most sane people are terrified of silence whenever they are with or near someone. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
And we ask ourselves, if there is a God, how can this happen? Better to ask, if there is a God... must it be sane? - Lucien LaCroix
If you are a worrywart you can't be a ninja. You can't rise up and fight when the weight of the world is pressing you down. Your family needs you to be sane and not bogged down in fear. - Anna M. Aquino
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