Quotes: insanity

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  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    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.
  • Louis Bernieres
    Louis Bernieres
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    Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 74
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
  • Ben Huh
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    Get away from the place that makes you feel comfortable with your depression. The reality is it's never as bad as the insanity you've created in your head.
  • He who considers disease results to be the disease itself, and expects to do away with these as diseases, is insane. It is an insanity in medicine, an insanity that has grown out of the milder forms of mental disorder in science, crazy whims.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    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. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.
  • Nathanael Emmons
    Nathanael Emmons
    American Congregational minister and theologian 1745-1840
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    Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
  • Samuel Levenson
    Samuel Levenson
    American humorist, writer, teacher, television host, and journalist. 1911-1980
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    Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.
  • Sam Levenson
    Sam Levenson
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    Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
  • Barbara Kruger
    Barbara Kruger
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    Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity.
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