All things considered, insanity is the only alternative.
As a whole part of psychological education it needs to be remembered
that a neurosis can be valuable; also that adjustment to a sick and
insane environment is of itself not health but sickness and insanity.
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.
For love, as he knew it, was an aberration, a form of temporary
insanity, a short-lived state of autosuggestion.
Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration
and insanity for centuries.
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind
free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but
they've always worked for me.
-Hunter S. Thompson
I plead contemporary insanity.(T-shirt)
I'm no preacher but I can tell you this- the lives that people lead are
driving them crazy and their insanity comes out in the way they drive.
Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is
reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go
mad, and cashiers, but creative artists very seldom.
In an individual one would regard it as evidence of insanity to see
someone repeatedly undertaking enterprises that resulted in his losing
precisely what he claimed he was trying to achieve; it is not less
lunatic to do it on the international scale, but if you've been catching
the news lately you'll have noticed it's being done more than ever.
Insanity hovered close at hand, like an eager waiter at an expensive
Insanity in the individual is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and
epochs, it is the rule.
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Insanity is contagious.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting
-Rita Mae Brown
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a raise.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.
Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of
-Arthur C. Clarke
Madness may be a sane response to an insane world, and insanity breeds
Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity.
Sanity is a small box; insanity is everything.
The American insanity for Loving Everybody is ruining my good temper and
delivering my stomach to enormous bouts with acidity.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music
that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats
can be tied to songs to such a degree that it's almost unbearable to
listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.
Theism is the only legal form of insanity.
-Robert G. Ingersoll
There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
-William Allen White
To lie, of course, is to engender insanity.
Too far a retreat from reality is insanity.
When one contemplates the streak of insanity running through human
history, it appears highly probable that homo sapiens is a biological
freak, the result of some remarkable mistake in the evolutionary
process. The ancient doctrine of original sin, variants of which occur
independently in the mythologies of diverse cultures, could be a
reflection of man's awareness of his own inadequacy, of the intuitive
hunch that somewhere along the line of his ascent something has gone
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When
many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion.
Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid
surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies,
the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who
would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.