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A.D. Posey
Find beauty in the madness.
At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.
Adam Foulds
Madness has no sense of humour
Adam Roberts
The madness of faith is a very different thing from the madness of Enlightenment Reason.
Akshay Vasu
He started hammering the ground with all his might and the sky opened up, raining heavily on him. He looked at the sky, heard that thunder and saw that lightning. He laughed maniacally before raising the hammer again.
Allen Ginsberg
We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter
Ana Claudia Antunes
cause we don't hide, We parade our pride!
André Breton
My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.
Andrew Sean Greer
Perhaps love is a minor madness. And as with madness, it's unendurable alone. The one person who can relieve us is of course the sole person we cannot go to: the one we love. So instead we seek out allies, even among strangers and wives, fellow patients who, if they can't touch the edge of our particular sorrow, have felt something that cuts nearly as deep.
Anne Sexton
Poetry led me by the hand out of madness.
Anthony Ryan
What do you think the world is if not just an endless parade of madness? To make war is madness. To seek power is madness. She laughed louder, throwing her arms wide. And madness is glorious!
Arundhati Roy
It is such a supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they're used. The fact that they exist at all, their presence in our lives, will wreak more havoc than we can begin to fathom. Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behavior. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meat hooks deep in the base of our brains. They are purveyors of madness. They are the ultimate colonizer. Whiter than any white man that ever lived. The very heart of whiteness.
Benjamin R. Smith
Madness doesn't get off wearing gloves. It needs to feel skin on skin, smell the blood and shit as it brings itself off.
Cedric Nye
She watched as the dancing lights of madness swirled and flickered in his eyes like the fires of hell, and she knew that there would never be anything that could quench those fires except death. Vanessa knew that Jango had become his own Grim Reaper.
Criss Jami
The best people are always the worst. They drive everyone mad by being so good at second-guessing everything bad.
Criss Jami
Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism.
Curtis Tyrone Jones
Sometimes we must gravitate towards madness before we can levitate on greatness.
Dale Wasserman
Too much sanity may be madness
Debasish Mridha
If there is no kindness with your rightness, then that is madness.
Dee Remy
How do people know they are sane? Can a person be gripped by lunacy, only to be released a short time later, never to relive the episode again?
Douglas Adams
He stood up straight and looked the world squarely in the fields and hills. To add weight to his words he stuck the rabbit bone in his hair. He spread his arm out wide. I will go mad! he annouced.
Douglas Adams
This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays
Edgar Allan Poe
And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the sense?
Edgar Allan Poe
True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.
Edgar Allan Poe
Men have called me mad; but the question is not settled whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence -- whether much that is glorious -- whether all that is profound -- does not spring from disease of thought -- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil. They penetrate, however rudderless or compassless, into the vast ocean of the 'light ineffable'.
Edgar Allan Poe
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.
Edward P. Jones
(Her husband's departure ...) had picked Mildred up by the hair and dropped her down at the doorstep of insanity.From Butterfly on F street
Efrat Cybulkiewicz
We are worth fighting for, we both whispered. Giving one another permission, into each other madness.
Emily Dickinson
Much Madness Is Divinest SenseMuch Madness is divinest Sense
Emme Rollins
Fuck me, I whispered, giving him permission, taking him into my flesh, a soft invitation to madness.
Emory R. Frie
Time is drowning,Hearts are burning,Heads are rolling,Nothing can save you now,Tick tock, tick tock;Creatures talking,Weak are rising,White Queen's nearing,Nothing can save you now,Tick tock, tick tock;Cards are bleeding,Crowns are sweating,Tea is spilling,Nothing can save you now,Tick tock, tick tock;Red Queen, here's your warning,Wonderland's raging,Alice is coming,Highness, time is drowning,And nothing can save you now,Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…
Emory R. Frie
Blood, sweat, and tea, sister! That's what it takes to achieve all great and terrible things.
Erik Larson
You wish you had not come. If there were not so many around, you would reach out your arms, with the prayer on your lips for it all to come back to you. It seems cruel, cruel, to give us such a vision; to let us dream and drift through heaven for six months, and then to take it out of our lives.
Fernando Pessoa
My soul is a black maelstrom, a great madness spinning about a vacuum, the swirling of a vast ocean around a hole in the void, and in the waters, more like whirlwinds than waters, float images of all I ever saw or heard in the world: houses, faces, books, boxes, snatches of music and fragments of voices, all caught up in a sinister, bottomless whirlpool.
François de La Rochefoucauld
Passion often makes a madman of the cleverest man, and renders the greatest fools clever.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Madness is something rare in individuals
Friedrich Nietzsche
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Gabriel Chevallier
There is something relentless about the serenity of nature which has a crushing effect on the human mind. The lavish splendour of her phases, which completely ignores human strife, fills the race of men with the sensation of their own ephemeral insignificance and drives them mad.
Gabriel García Márquez
Make no mistake: peaceful madmen are ahead of the future.
George R.R. Martin
Is it so far from madness to wisdom? - Daenerys Targaryen
Gustave Flaubert
Doubt … is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.
H.G. Wells
It is love and reason,' I said,'fleeing from all the madness of war.
Hélène Cixous
Almost every day I can feel myself suffering mainly in the head, I can explain the pain to myself but knowing it comes from an inflammation of my imagination doesn't prevent it being reality itself. What's more I'd be crazy not to go crazy. We don't know what an illness is. On awful hurts we plaster little old words, as if we could think hell with a paper bandage.
Herman Melville
Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee, as for the time it did me. There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness.
Hermann Bahr
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.
J. Limbu
Madness is freedom and some may only perceive its Insanity.
J.M. Sullivan
Lewis exasperated her, always talking about life before the Plague and how it would be if everything was different. He was a dreamer. It would be nice, but it's not gonna happen, Lewis. You shouldn't spout off talk like that, giving false hope to people. It'd be better if they focused on surviving. It's more important than some silly dream. But Alice, dreams are how people get by in a place like this, Lewis countered. His freckles faded with his smile. We gotta find somethin' to hold onto, else we'll all go mad.
Jagdish Joghee
No matter how much I tried to justify the affair, the fact remained that I was a deceitful person. One moment I was making out with a man and an hour later I was in bed with another man. Who had I become? What had I lost in life that led me to do this? Did I not have a perfect life? Was I not happy? Of course, I was happy. I knew I was happy and content. Had I become greedy? I was in a maze and I could not find a way out.
Jennifer Salaiz
To have the beginning of a truly great story, you need to have a character you're completely and utterly obsessed with. Without obsession, to the point of a maddening addiction,there's no point to continue.
Jessie Douglas Kerruish
It was such a heavenly dream: dreamed between the reality of war and the reality of hereditary madness.
John Updike
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.
Joyce Cary
Why,' I said, quite surprised by my own eloquence in inventing all this stuff, 'it happens every day. The old old story. Boys and girls fall in love, that is, they are driven mad and go blind and deaf and see each other not as human animals with comic noses and bandy legs and voices like frogs, but as angels so full of shining goodness that like hollow turnips with candles put into them, they seem miracles of beauty. And the next minute the candles shoot out sparks and burn their eyes. And they seem to each other like devils, full of spite and cruelty. And they will drive each other mad unless they have grown some imagination. Even enough to laugh.
Julia Kristeva
Today's milestone is human madness. Politics is a part of it, particularly in its lethal outbursts. Politics is not, as it was for Hannah Arendt, the field where human freedom is unfurled. The modern world, the world of world war, the Third World, the underground world of death that acts upon us, do not have the civilized splendor of the Greek city state. The modern political domain is massively, in totalitarian fashion, social, leveling, exhausting. Hence madness is a space of antisocial, apolitical, and paradoxically free individuation
Kahlil Gibran
I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
Kamand Kojouri
Poetry is jealous of you tonight, for as soon as I come to pen a few words, your perfume attacks me in the most civilised manner and I forget myself. I forget the poem. I forget the ...
Kamand Kojouri
I will drive the world crazywith love poems for you.So they can know how magnificent you areand how crazy I am.
Kamand Kojouri
How is it possible, you ask, for love to be greater than the person who does the loving? That's because love defies the rules of reason. It is the only exception.
Kamand Kojouri
My love, you are driving the entire world mad. The nightingales are committing suicide one by one out of jealousy of your voice. The roses took one glance at your beauty and folded themselves from shame. The trees now only whisper your name and the sky hasn't stopped crying since you looked up. Have pity on us, my love. We have already broken all the mirrors and glass out of fear that you will forget us and fall in love with yourself once you see what we all cannot stop seeing.
Kate McGahan
The world of dreams is such a wonderful place! That is, if you have love in your heart. If you have madness in your heart, you will have mad dreams. If you have guilt in your heart, you will have dreams that make you feel more guilt. But me, I have love in my heart and room for nothing else. I love my dreams and they love me.
Kendare Blake
I'm just saying it doesn't always have to be spirits and magic. Sometimes hauntings are in your mind. It doesn't make them less real.
Knight of the woeful countenance
It's madness to see life as it is and not how it should be.
Kyril Bonfiglioli
I never think of policemen's wives; their beauty maddens me like wine.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Is there any courage, without craziness?
Lailah Gifty Akita
Positive madness leads to new knowledge.
Lailah Gifty Akita
There is madness in the heart of a man.
Lewis Carroll
And never, never, dear madam, put 'Wednesday' simply as the date! That way madness lies!
Libba Bray
Who but the mad would choose to keep on living? In the end, aren't we all just a little crazy?
M.D. Elster
Everyone knows: people who cross boarders do so for a reason.
M.D. Elster
When one finds oneself in the kind of strange, unsettling circumstances as I presently find myself, it is only natural, after all, to have a few, unusual, vivid dreams.
Melody Lee
The amount of her madnessdepends on the amount of her love.If she is crazy, frantic, insane with you,then simply stated . . .She is in love with you.
Melody Lee
She burns like the sunBeautiful when she comes undoneNo restraintsPure passion flowing through her veinsMadness refusing to be tamed.
Melody Lee
My soulmust reachinto the cloudsand touch the beauty of madness.
Michael Bassey Johnson
When your madness is creative and necessary, people will not notice the fact that you are crazy.
Michel de Montaigne
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.
Michel de Montaigne
Though the ancient poet in Plutarch tells us we must not trouble the gods with our affairs because they take no heed of our angers and disputes, we can never enough decry the disorderly sallies of our minds.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If we had to earn our age by thinking for ourselves at least once a year, only a handful of people would reach adulthood.
Nicole Lyons
I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.
Nikki Rowe
Art is my cure to all this madness, sadness and loss of belonging in the world & through it I'll walk myself home.
Norm Papernick
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
Patricia Highsmith
Fantasy, an unflagging optimism is necessary for a writer at all stages of this rough game. A kind of madness is therefore necessary, when there is every logical reason for a state of depression and discouragement. Perhaps the fact that I can react with utter gloom to this is what keeps me from being psychotic and keeps me merely neurotic. I am doing quite a good day's work today. But I am also aware of the madness that actually sustains me, and I am not made more comfortable or happy by it.
Paulo Coelho
You don't seem mad at all,' she said.But I am, although I'm undergoing a cure, because my problem is that I lack a particular chemical. However, while I hope that the chemical gets rid of my chronic depression, I want to continue being mad, living life the way I dream it, and not the way other people want it to be. Do you know what exists out there, beyond the walls of Villete?
Philip K. Dick
The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.
Philip K. Dick
Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication ... and there is the real illness.
Piero Scaruffi
Scientists and inventors of the USA (especially in the so-called blue state that voted overwhelmingly against Trump) have to think long and hard whether they want to continue research that will help their government remain the world's superpower. All the scientists who worked in and for Germany in the 1930s lived to regret that they directly helped a sociopath like Hitler harm millions of people. Let us not repeat the same mistakes over and over again.
Piper Payne
Her silence should be feared more than her words.
There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyric....But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman.
Rafael Sabatini
And yet she was content to pair off with this dull young adventurer in the tarnished lace! It was, he supposed, the sort of thing to be expected of a sex that all philosophy had taught him to regard as the maddest part of a mad species.
Ramana Pemmaraju
You don't marry a woman because you love her, you do because you're MAD for her.
René Daumal
This place has only three exits, sir: Madness, and Death.
Richelle E. Goodrich
I made a sorry face in response to such strong insistence, but I couldn't believe him. Fantasies were exactly that..…..fantasies. Whimsy. Wishes. Mere castles in the sky without foundation or substance. Dreams didn't come true. To believe so would be to believe falsely, to surrender to madness, to give in to an unreliable hope that would crush me once again as it always, always did!
Richelle E. Goodrich
Gavin, I can't talk to you here. People will call me crazy. My imaginary friend smirked. But you're already talking to me. Well, I have to stop. His smirk grew cocky. I doubt you can resist. And he was right. There was nothing I wanted more than to give my full attention to an imagined shadow and ignore those who ignored me in the real world. I wanted to talk out loud to Gavin―to play and laugh boisterously with him. In a dream I could justify such behavior, but to succumb to hallucinations while wide awake would only prove me insane.
Rick Riordan
I turned to Dionysus. You cured him?Madness is my specialty. It was quite did something nice. Why?He raised and eyebrow. I am nice! I simple ooze niceness, Perry Johansson. Haven't you noticed?
Rob Siltanen
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Rob Siltanen
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
Roman Payne
All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.
Shahenshah Hafeez Khan
Being mad at failure and being analytical about the reason for failure are 2 different things, first reason slow us down the second will give us an extra boost to try better next time, being mad at things, people or situation is easy, the difficult part is giving your madness a method to succeed.
Shakieb Orgunwall
She was chaos and beauty intertwined. A tornado of roses from divine.
Stacey Jay
But maybe that isn't possible. Maybe the mind of the majority is always the healthy mind, simply by virtue of its numbers. Maybe it's the definition of madness to believe I'm right and everyone else if wrong, to find my thoughts rational and reasonable when almost the entire world finds them damaged and flawed.
Susanna Clarke
Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.
Susanna Kaysen
Was I ever crazy? Maybe. Or maybe life is… Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends.
Suzy Kassem
I do what I do because I love God, as I love your children, as I love humanity, as I love peace, truth, and justice for all. I may not be a fan of religion, but I am a big fan of God. I choose not to subscribe to any one religion because I recognize truths in them all
Thomas Moore
It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed
Tim Willocks
Her eyes were of different colors, the left as brown as autumn, the right as gray as Atlantic wind. Both seemed alive with questions that would never be voiced, as if no words yet existed with which to frame them. She was nineteen years old, or thereabouts; her exact age was unknown. Her face was as fresh as an apple and as delicate as blossom, but a marked depression in the bones beneath her left eye gave her features a disturbing asymmetry. Her mouth never curved into a smile. God, it seemed, had withheld that possibility, as surely as from a blind man the power of sight. He had withheld much else. Amparo was touched
Tom Cheetham
And we cannot keep our balance. Myth gives way to Reason. Revelation to Orthodoxy. We must dance or go mad.
Tom Stoppard
GUIL: It [Hamlet's madness] really boils down to symptoms. Pregnant replies, mystic allusions, mistaken identities, arguing his father is his mother, that sort of thing; intimations of suicide, forgoing of exercise, loss of mirth, hints of claustrophobia not to say delusions of imprisonment; invocations of camels, chameleons, capons, whales, weasels, hawks, handsaws -- riddles, quibbles and evasions; amnesia, paranoia, myopia; day-dreaming, hallucinations; stabbing his elders, abusing his parents, insulting his lover, and appearing hatless in public -- knock-kneed, droop-stockinged and sighing like a love-sick schoolboy, which at his age is coming on a bit strong.ROS: And talking to himself.GUIL: And talking to himself.
Upton Sinclair
In the evening I came home and read about the Messina earthquake, and how the relief ships arrived, and the wretched survivors crowded down to the water's edge and tore each other like wild beasts in their rage of hunger. The paper set forth, in horrified language, that some of them had been seventy-two hours without food. I, as I read, had also been seventy-two hours without food; and the difference was simply that they thought they were starving.
William Blake
excuse my enthusiasm or rather madness, for I am really drunk with intellectual vision whenever I take a pencil or graver into my hand.
William Golding
We're all mad, the whole damned race. We're wrapped in illusions, delusions, confusions about the penetrability of partitions, we're all mad and in solitary confinement.
William H. Gass
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 Saroyan
All great art has madness, and quite a lot of bad art has it, too.
William Shakespeare
Love is merely a madness; and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punish'd and cured is that the lunacy is soordinary that the whippers are in love too.
Winston S. Churchill
...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis
Winston S. Churchill
...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis
Winston S. Churchill
...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis
Winston S. Churchill
...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis
Zhou Weihui
Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.