Quotes by madmen

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  • Diogenes of Sinope
    Diogenes of Sinope
    Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy 412BC-323BC
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    Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins
    Welsh and American actor 1937-
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    I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.
  • J.G. Ballard
    J.G. Ballard
    English novelist, short story writer 1930-2009
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    I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
  • Victor Serge
    Victor Serge
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    It's a question to ask ourselves if we're not mad. But who are the madmen, in God's name? Those who wonder about it, or the others? If we ever began to speak out loud, what would they do with us, tell me?
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
  • Cynthia Ozick
    Cynthia Ozick
    American writer 1928-
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    The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
    American science fiction author 1954-
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    They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen. But if they take place they'll be called "war" too. And there will still be no conventional war.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
    American science fiction author 1954-
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    They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen. But if they take place they'll be called 'war' too. And there will still be no conventional war.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
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    The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.
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