100+ Best Mad Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational mad quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Mad Quotes

Some people are ok with doing nothing all day after they retire, but then some people if they had nothing to do would go mad and start banging their heads against a wall. . — Abdul Qadeer Khan

It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you. — Tony Benn

I had to learn not to let anyone push me around, to be brave and to say things I knew might make people mad. — Ina May Gaskin

I’m very free with all my emotions, whether it’s happy, sad, mad, glad, whatever. — Kimberly Elise

The fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities of an old America gone mad. — Phil Ochs

I think one of the things that writers and creative artists generally have to deal with is the censors that we have in our heads, the voices that we have that say you better not tell that and don’t tell that, and people will think you’re not a good girl, and your grandmother’s going to be mad at you and all of those things. — Pearl Cleage

I don’t have a lot of money. I get some from Mad Men. But I don’t think I’m rich. — Vincent Kartheiser

‘Mad’ is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else. — Ugo Betti

I go to this gym in Hollywood: it’s a Cross Fit gym. It’s basically just a really high intensity, sort of, athletic movements. I’m sure Cross Fit is going to be mad at me for not giving their definition of what Cross Fit is. — Parker Young

We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is being educated. — Edith Hamilton

I never have tantrums. If anything makes me mad, I’m silent. If I’m not talking, leave me alone. — Pat Nixon

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. — Johann Kaspar Lavater

That to me was the most poignant part of Diana’s wedding; as she was walking up the aisle and her eyes were going left to right, looking at people and smiling in the way that Diana did – and that diamond tiara glittering like mad. It was great. — Bruce Oldfield

People call me Wayne Wonder and it also goes back to football because I could do mad skills with the ball and people would marvel and wonder how I could do it. — Wayne Wonder

I did Shakespeare in college and the nerves I got doing Shakespeare are the same nerves I get doing ‘Mad Men. — Kristoffer Polaha

It’s a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of ‘Late Home Tonight, where there’s Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader. — Roger Waters

I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature – the very thought of it drives me mad. — Andrew Wyeth

I work like a dog, really. I go over scripts like a mad man and just want to make sure I have my house built, so that I can just kind of go nuts inside of it. — Haley Webb

Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace. — Kate Chopin

I’m mad keen on recycling because I’m worried about the next generation and where all this waste we’re producing is going. It has to stop. I wash out my plastic containers and recycle envelopes, everything I possibly can. — Cherie Lunghi

Occasionally, when I get mad at a woman, I’ll do some great, awful painting about her. — Jean-Michel Basquiat

I once took the key off my girlfriend’s key ring so that I could surprise her when she got home. So I did this whole romantic setup in our bedroom with flowers and rose petals. She was so mad when she got home, but then when she walked in, she was so surprised. — Trey Songz

Though I weigh only 120 pounds, when I’m mad, I weigh a ton. — Thomas Starr King

I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show. — Demi Lovato

It still surprises me when I find something in any North Carolina newspaper that isn’t mad at me about something. — Jesse Helms

I love to cook like a mad man. If I could do it all over again? I would be a NBA basketball player. — Henry Zebrowski

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. — Umberto Eco

The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner. — Anthony Storr

My family get so mad at me when they come over. All I’ll have in is milk and eggs. I mainly keep film in my fridge – it’s better for it; it stops it from going old. I’m bad at eating healthy; I usually just run across the street and get cheeseburgers. — Gia Coppola

Why do we get so angry at ourselves when we eat foods we love? Do you think guys walk around going, ‘I just ate a cheeseburger and I’m so mad at myself?’ — Martina McBride

I don’t have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who’d be mad at me for saying that. — Mitch Hedberg

I just want to be healthy and happy. I don’t want to hurt anybody or make them mad. If that’s a philosophy then that’s my philosophy. — Chad Michael Murray

Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad – because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying ‘You’re mad, you’re mad.’ — Graham Swift

At the end of the day, we’re just trying to prevent each other from going mad. — Will Champion

Please don’t ask me for the actual answer to anything, because I don’t have it. Because all I do is look at stuff and ask questions. What can I say? I just think the world’s barking mad. Look, I’m not an expert. I’m just an ordinary person. — Annie Lennox

To drive an F1 car you have to be a little mad. On the morning of a race there’s a mix of excitement and fear. If it’s a wet track, then it’s worse as you’re not in control most of the time, which is the thing all drivers fear the most. — Jenson Button

Let me be accurate in everything, for though you and I have seen some strange things together, you may at the first think that I, Van Helsing, am mad. That the many horrors and the so long strain on nerves has at the last turn my brain. — Bram Stoker

I don’t think I even knew how big we were at the time. It was mad. I gained a lot through East 17 and I’m grateful for being able to have that experience. — Brian Harvey

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ said Alice. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.’ — Lewis Carroll

Elaine and I got married in summer 1979, we went on our honeymoon and came back for the premiere of Scum. All of sudden my face was on billboards in Leicester Square and people were crowding outside the cinema, going mad about the film. It was a complete shock. — Ray Winstone

We have a lot of black Anglo-Saxons. Their skin is black, but their brain is white. When I get real mad at them, I call them graham crackers. — Paul Mooney

An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone, he would first drive him mad. — Jean-Marie Le Pen

I’d go mad if I didn’t have things to make me laugh. — Stuart Rose

I wasn’t that bothered with school; I was too mad into horses. But I liked reading and was good enough at English and always liked music. — Kate Thompson

And I’m not so in love with making people mad that I want to live my life around it. — Aaron McGruder

Some stuff I don’t even put out. I’ll just be home, happy, creating something for myself, and then ball it up and throw it in the trash. It’s less about trying to prove something or get on somebody’s list or make a fan happy or make a hater mad or convert a non-believer. That’s not the case for me anymore. — Lupe Fiasco

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted. — Richard Wagner

You can’t stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. — Jay Leno

I have mad love for the way we were taught and trained back in the day. I mean, those of us – like Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight – we didn’t give into this new wave of celebrity. — Stephanie Mills

I’d heard Joyce Grenfell on the radio, and when Mum gave me a book of her comic routines, I just loved it. Me and my sister shared a bedroom, and every night I’d drive her mad with my version of ‘George, Don’t Do That’ about people we knew at school. — Dorothy Atkinson

I’m introverted, and I pay attention to my muse… Record companies used to go mad and say ‘We don’t know the deal with you. You have no continuity at all. You give us ‘Addicted to Love,’ and you’re a rock n’ roll star, then you give us ‘She Makes My Day,’ and what’s that?’ But that was a hit, too. It either gets across or it doesn’t. — Robert Palmer

The old Devil gets mad when you’re trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks. — Mahalia Jackson

I fell in love at 14 and I remember that mad, tense feeling and all the mad things you do for the person – all those extremes and all the stuff you don’t mind putting up with. — Douglas Booth

A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing. — Thomas Wolfe

The difference between mad people and sane people… is that sane people have variety when they talk-story. Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over. — Maxine Hong Kingston

Rage only works if it is justified. That’s the trick with rage. You gotta have a reason to be mad. — Sam Kinison

My childhood dream was always to be on Broadway. I wanted to end up in TV and film. It’s kind of flipped, and I’m not mad about it, but my childhood dream is Broadway and I want to end up there. — Grant Gustin

Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy. — Edward Dahlberg

The fact is I like Mumbai less and less. My son says, ‘Baba, let’s go for a drive’, and I tell him, ‘Where’s the fun of a drive in this place?’ You get caught in a million traffic jams, and you spend time cooped in your car with all that mad cacophony around you. — Om Puri

It feels quite cool, in a mad way, to be someone who skulks about in the shadows. — Peter Baynham

With brothers you become friends. Some you hang out with more than others. You talk to one about the other a little more. You get mad at them. Then, you love them. Then, you apologize. You have to apologize whether you want to or not. You have to. That’s your brother. — Tito Jackson

The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence. — Alison Bechdel

Our players are mad, but it’s good mad. — Nancy Lopez

There’s only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher. — Ted Williams

The things that I have said when I was young and curious about whatever the subject matter was, I respect those – those are growing pains. Even if you make mistakes, I go back to those things, my not-so-great moments because those are my truest moments; those are my human moments. I’m not even mad at the things I said that were a little dicey. — Nas

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. — George Jean Nathan

I both love and do not love; and am mad and not mad. — Anacreon

I feel like the original ‘Mad Max’ created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. — Riley Keough

Sometimes, the other characters are too normal and then you start to be brought back to reality but then Luna shows up and she is just so funny and cool and honest and slightly mad and she’s all that matters. She is 100% true. She puts on no shows, because she is so comfortable with herself. — Evanna Lynch

I also remember the second band I was in ever. We were called Hybrid. We got a show at this local street fair, and we were playing on the back of a flatbed truck. There was an ad in the paper, and it said that ‘Hybird’ is playing. I was so mad. — Frank Iero

The planet’s survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble. — Elias Canetti

I remember I had a fight with my friend when I touched a boy for the first time and I didn’t tell her. She got mad with me, not because I didn’t tell her but because I’d done it in the first place. — Amanda Seyfried

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field. — Edward de Bono

Though I had success in my research both when I was mad and when I was not, eventually I felt that my work would be better respected if I thought and acted like a ‘normal’ person. — John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I hate alarms. If they go off I get really tetchy. I hate them. They just get me going, I’m hyper at the best of times, but they drive me mad. — Kirsty Gallacher

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent. — Sigmund Freud

Roger became a part of me, and when he went off the deep end and became a mad snake, I felt sorry for him. — Michael Zaslow

To be fair, I don’t get mad when people laugh at me when I fall down. — Owen Benjamin

My greatest pleasure is to invent. My continual mad ambition is to make something true and beautiful that never existed in the world before. — Peter Carey

I suddenly had this really mad desire to have an affair with a woman. I was divorced. I was childless. I figured there’s got to be one more way to really tick off my mom. — Carol Leifer

The man who never dreams, goes slowly mad. — Thomas Dolby

I can’t stand cruel people. And if I see people doing something mean to somebody else just to make themselves feel important, it really gets me mad. — Roger Ailes

I criticize a lot of players and coaches. But I back it up with facts. A lot of times guys get mad at me because someone told them what I said. I say, ‘You’re wrong: Go check the tape. — Phil Simms

You have to be able to be a good loser. You have to be okay knowing you’re going to fail every day in something without getting mad and upset. — Dan O’Brien

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. — Charles Mackay

A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes. — Sam Abell

I’m such a weirdo. I’m animal-mad, so my ideal date would probably be something involving going to see animals. — Sheridan Smith

If you look at the history of advertising, most of them were Jews, so it was only a matter of time before ‘Mad Men’ explored that area of advertising, — Ben Feldman

If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad. — Aleister Crowley

If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God. — Ramakrishna

I’m very much afraid of being mad – that’s my one fear. — Sting

You get those hunger pains. ‘I am so hungry. We don’t have any food. What are we going to eat?’ Your stomach hurts. Then you get so upset and mad, like, no food. You start having tantrums and don’t want to do anything. You get mad at everybody because you don’t have any food. That’s what happens when you don’t eat. You are so sluggish. — Ben McLemore

I love chocolate mousse, that’s probably my favorite. I’m a big strawberry shortcake fan as well. I’m not mad at classic vanilla either. I’m not, I’m not sure what the word is. Cake discriminatory? Cakeist? — Kevin McHale

To communicate with each other, we got to get mad at each other sometimes. — Hal Holbrook

About half the scripts sent to me feature characters I just can’t identify with, particularly one-dimensional businessmen or, if it’s a comedy, some absurd 10-year-old Japanese stereotype, some role related to IT or business… There’s no point in getting mad about it; it’s just the way things are. — Ken Watanabe

I think the hardest thing about making music now is being a great dad at the same time. There’s an insanity that goes with writing – a mad scientist thing that you have to go through – and sacrificing a kid’s upbringing to do that is not an option. — Eddie Vedder

We didn’t have lawyers and accountants. No one was watching out for our money. We’d go to the office and get money and go on our way. I was 19-20 years old then. I was stupid. I didn’t know any better. We weren’t getting our fair share of the money. That happens to young musicians all the time. It makes me mad when I think how stupid we were. — Steve Jones

I work so much. If I don’t get all the comforts, I will turn mad. — Lalu Prasad Yadav

You don’t like it when a French housewife gets mad at you. If she gets steam behind her, she is an unstoppable creature. — Peter Mayle

What really matters is that ‘Black Swan’ deploys and exaggerates all the cliches of earlier ballet movies, especially ‘The Red Shoes,’ another tale of a ballerina driven mad and suicidal. — Robert Gottlieb

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