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Insanity Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Insanity

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Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
- Ambrose Bierce

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant


 

The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity.
- Rafer Johnson

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
- R. D. Laing

Acting is a way of living out one's insanity.
- Isabelle Huppert

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For me, insanity is super sanity.
The normal is psychotic.
Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
- Jean Dubuffet

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
- Sam Levenson

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Control your life through insanity.
- Cliff Burton

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded
my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

It's insanity for a party that believes in freedom
to allow some Republicans to seize an agenda that is
totally alien to the agenda that was established in the election.
- Malcolm Wallop

Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic,
but still, somehow, you just can't stop it.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone,
but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

There's a big difference between sanity and insanity.
- Megan Gallagher

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.
- Barbara Kruger

I am told that the clinical definition of insanity
is the tenancy to do the same thing over and over again
and expect different results.
- Stephen F. Lynch

I've had my moments of insanity.
But there is a certain responsibility to set proper
examples for your children,
and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.
- Andy Garcia

I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself.
- Jonathan Franzen

Religion is induced insanity.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle,
and since then have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

In the late '70s I started to search for the perfect sound -
whatever that might be,
before that I was mainly interested in drugs,
insanity and the rock'n'roll lifestyle.
- Lou Reed

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and
grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least
is reminiscent of childhood.
- Alexander Herzen

Human beings have speculated about the relationship
between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
- Patty Duke

We're much more controlled now.
We were kids back then, we each had our own demons.
It was insanity.
- Peter Criss

I think if one wants to be in a continual state of
insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.
- Barry Mann

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence,
or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
- Cesare Lombroso

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
- the movie Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Surrealism had a great effect on me
because then I realized that
the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity.
Surrealism to me is reality.
- John Lennon

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar
requires bravery bordering on heroism.
Bordering on insanity.
- Richard Thompson

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic
death or incurable insanity,
or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition.
- Mercedes McCambridge

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.
- Desiderius Erasmus

I want a world without war, a world without insanity.
I want to see people do well.
I don't even think it's as much as what I want for myself.
It's more what I want for the people around me.
That's what I want.
- Tom Cruise

Well, love is insanity.
The ancient Greeks knew that.
It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind
by delusion and self-destruction.
You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself,
you can't even think straight.
- Marilyn French

People in the business will stay with you through drugs
and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else,
but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!
- Don Johnson

Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious.
The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating.
The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical.
You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there.
The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News
is just shameful and it hurts everybody.
- David Shuster

I was disappointed, not because we had lost the war
but because our people had allowed it to go on for so many years,
instead of heeding the few voices of protest against
all that mass insanity and slaughter.
- George Grosz

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.
- H. P. Lovecraft

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament,
he would be a criminal.
If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New,
he would be insane.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

It would be insane for me to
lose sleep over the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

Building one space station for everyone was and is insane:
we should have built a dozen.
- Larry Niven

The world we see that seems so insane is the result
of a belief system that is not working.
To perceive the world differently, we must be willing
to change our belief system,
let the past slip away, expand our sense of now,
and dissolve the fear in our minds.
- William James

Boston's freeway system is insane.
It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his
childhood crashing toy trains.
- Bill Bryson

We had access to too much money, too much equipment,
and little by little, we went insane.
- Francis Ford Coppola

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
- Philip K. Dick

We have much to be judged on when he comes,
slums and battlefields and insane asylums,
but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love.
- Madeleine L'Engle

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his
brother and his own kind,
putting him in jail and insane asylums,
letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.
- Phaedrus

It's okay to be crazy, but don't be insane.
- Puff Daddy

Insane people are always sure that they are fine.
It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
- Nora Ephron

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

Frank Zappa...
was Beethoven for insane rock guys.
- Scott Ian

Our country's national crime is lynching.
It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury,
or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
- Ida B. Wells

When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious.
When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia,
he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors.
- Martin H. Fischer

I have been insane on the subject of moneymaking all my life.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
- Henry Ward Beecher

What is the most innocent place in any country? Is
it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent,
unable to see into themselves at all.
- Arthur Miller

I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.
- Waylon Jennings

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're
letting the worst patients run the place.
- Robert Welch

New Year's was insane!
It was the best show I've ever played for New Year's.
- Les Claypool

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
- Hermann Hesse


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