Madness Quotes– There is only one word when people do unexpected things within the confines of reason.
However, reason is not the only gauge used to fully explore the wide usage of the term ‘madness’. In fact the subject and concept of madness has become relative. To some it is reality, to others extreme reason, inspiration/motivation/drive, romance, political necessity and plain stupidity in some cases.
The most commonly known version of madness is from the angle of mental health; but that is not the major concern of this compilation.
Let’s take a look at some madness quotes that will interest you.
1. It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future – Thomas Sankara.
2. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness – Friedrich Nietzsche.
3. Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring – Marilyn Monroe.
4. Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness – Seneca.
5. A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free – Nikos Kazantzakis.
6. Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness – Blaise Pascal.
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7. One person’s craziness is another person’s reality – Tim Burton.
8. In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule- Friedrich Nietzsche.
9. If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up- Hunter S. Thompson.
10. Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness – Blaise Pascal.
11. Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be – Toni Morrison,(Beloved).
12. Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death – R. D. Laing.
13. Books have led some to learning and others to madness – Petrarch.
14. We are only given one little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it – Robin Williams.
15. Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable – Voltaire.
16. In a mad world, only the mad are sane – Akira Kurosawa.
17. There is no great genius without some touch of madness – Aristotle.
18. Money is our madness, our vast collective madness – D. H. Lawrence
19. Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
20. The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over – Hunter S. Thompson.
21. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness – Allen Ginsberg.
22. Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence – Edgar Allan Poe.
23. Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be – Miguel de Cervantes.
24. First sign of madness, talking to your own head – J.K. Rowling.
25. Sanity is madness put to good use – George Santayana.