60+ Best Insanity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Insanity Quotes

A sane man often reasons from sound premises; an insane man commonly reasons as well, but the premises are unsound. Austin O’Malley

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

Great wits are sure to madness near allied; And thin partitions do their bonds divide. JohnDryden

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

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

You can’t be old and wise if you were never young and crazy. Chris Brown

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. Marcus Aurelius

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. Ambrose Bierce

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

The manic relief that comes from the fantasy that we can with one savage slash cut the chains of the past and rise like a phoenix, free of all history, is generally a tipping point into insanity, akin to believing that we can escape the endless constraints of gravity, and fly off a tall building. I’m freeeee… SPLAT!. Stefan Molyneux

Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. Ray Bradbury 

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. R.D. Laing

Temporary madness may be necessary in some cases, to cleanse and renovate the mind; just as a fit of illness is to carry off the humours of the body. Augustus William Hare And Julius Charles Hare

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. Jack Kerouac

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. Sigmund Freud

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

Inspirational Insanity Quotes

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

A long time ago I stopped wondering why there are so many crazy people. What surprises me now is that there are so many sane ones. Rachel Khong

I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat. Antonin Artaud

When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. Mark Twain

Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty. Friedrich Nietzsche

Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively. Voltaire

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. Marcus Aurelius

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

Only, as long as we’re going insane we may as well go the whole way. A mere shred of sanity is of no value. S. S. Van Dine

Madness and insanity are two terms that are so vague and relative that you can’t really apportion proper values to them. The only thing I can think of that has any use it functional and dysfunctional. Are you working as well? In which case, it doesn’t matter if you are mad. Alan Moore

Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be. Jennifer Elisabeth

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

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. Aristotle

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one’s designs to one’s means. Napoleon Bonaparte

Insanity destroys reason, but not wit. Nathaniel Emmons

Amazing Insanity Quotes

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

Sane is boring. R. A. Salvatore

Being crazy isn’t enough. Dr. Seuss

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little. Criss Jami

The best things in life are crazy. Emme Rollins

Life is absolutely insane. Yes, life is insane but the great wisdom lies in choosing your insanity wisely. Paulo Coelho

The reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day. Anne Lamott

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

For virtue’s self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad. Alexander Pope

Insanity in individuals is something rare — but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now. Mark Twain

I know you think I’m crazy. Maybe that’s because I am. About life, about this moment, about you. Crystal Woods

We are all born mad. Some remain so. Samuel Beckett

It’s not like I planned it. I never woke up from some rosy dream and said, Okay, world, today I’m gonna spaz. Shannon Celebi

When the whole world is crazy, it doesn’t pay to be sane. Terry Goodkind

It’s okay to be crazy and scared and brave at the same time! Kelly Epperson

Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do. Steve Jobs

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. Henrik Tikkanen

I think that maybe in every company today there is always at least one person who is going crazy slowly. Joseph Heller

A neurosis is a secret that you don’t know you are keeping. Kenneth Tynan

Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair. T. S. Eliot

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. Baltasar Gracin Y Morales

Craziness is what makes the world go round, without crazy, there wouldn’t be passion. Wes Campton

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. John Lennon

The wisdom of insecurity.’ This is the ability to flow with the changes, to see everything as a process of change, to relax with uncertainty. Jack Kornfield

I do not oppose the insane asylum—but I abhor and condemn the cutthroat system that robs man of his reason, drives him to insanity and makes the lunatic asylum an indispensable adjunct to every civilized community. Eugene V. Debs

There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him. Antonin Artaud