Quotes and Sayings about Insanity



"Control your life through insanity."
- Cliff Burton
(Related: Life, Control, Insanity)

"We're much more controlled now. We were kids back then, we each had our own demons. It was insanity."
- Peter Criss
(Related: Insanity, Kids, Now)

"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
(Related: War, People, Insanity, Want, World)

"For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity."
- Jean Dubuffet
(Related: Imagination, Creativity, Insanity)

"Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Inspiration, Insanity)

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Results)

"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
(Related: Wife, People, Difference, Doubt, Insanity, Man, Mankind)

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."
- Bruce Feirstein
(Related: Success, Genius, Insanity)

"I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Insanity)

"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
(Related: Love, Power, Delusion, Insanity, Mind, Self)

"There's a big difference between sanity and insanity."
- Megan Gallagher
(Related: Difference, Insanity)

"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
(Related: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."
- Cary Grant
(Related: Family, Insanity)

"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
(Related: War, People, Insanity, Protest, Years)

"Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Absurdity, Childhood, Insanity, Italy)

"Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Insanity, Logic, Mind)

"Acting is a way of living out one's insanity."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Acting, Insanity, Living)

"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
(Related: Business, People, Failure, Alcohol, Drugs, Insanity, Nothing, Want, Will)

"The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Insanity)

"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
(Related: Work, Insanity, World)

"Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Insanity, World)

"Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality."
- John Lennon
(Related: Effect, Insanity, Mind, Reality, Surrealism)

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Genius, Insanity)

"Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Children, Insanity)

"Genius is one of the many forms of insanity."
- Cesare Lombroso
(Related: Genius, Insanity)

"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
(Related: People, Feelings, Crime, Insanity, Religious)

"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
(Related: Insanity, Results)

"I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Insanity, State, Writing)

"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
(Related: Death, Disease, Insanity)

"Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Death, Life, Angels, Insanity, Sickness)

"Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Death, Life, Angels, Disease, Insanity)

"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Insanity, Nations)

"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Insanity, Nations)

"Religion is induced insanity."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Religion, Insanity)

"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
(Related: Drugs, Insanity, Sound)

"What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art."
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens
(Related: Art, Insanity)

"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
(Related: Insanity, Lies, News)

"I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Sex, Drugs, Insanity)

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Hate, Insanity, Violence)

"To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Bravery, Guitar, Heroism, Insanity)

"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
(Related: Freedom, Insanity, Party, Republicans)

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