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Insanity Quotes and Sayings
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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)

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a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Religion is induced insanity.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Control your life through insanity.
- Cliff Burton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

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

Libertarians recognize the difference between adults and children,
as well as differences between normal adults and adults
who are insane or mentally hindered or retarded.
- Tom G. Palmer

Look, it's to the point where kids are getting Botox.
It's insane.
We're not allowed to age.
- Rosanna Arquette

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

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation,
to strike it blind, to drive it insane,
to direct it towards a false goal.
Napoleon proved this.
- Alexander Herzen

I feel that everyone has a right to be insane.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Of course, you would have to be insane to hope your
child grows up to be a playwright or poet.
Given the odds, you would have to be quite cavalier
about your children's future.
- Mark Helprin

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

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

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane,
and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are
the people that are closest to them.
- Maynard James Keenan

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known
you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two.
It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
- Siobhan Fahey

If you understand hallucination and illusion,
you don't blindly follow any leader.
You must know if the person is sane or insane,
over the abyss.
- Marguerite Young

Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge.
And were they not such flying leaves,
there would be no purloined letters.
- Jacques Lacan

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

Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations.
It is the rhythm of total destruction.
- Theodor Adorno

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think
deeply and be quite insane.
- Nikola Tesla

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

Mothers are all slightly insane.
- J. D. Salinger

It's insane to try to balance the budget.
- William Vickrey

I'm not a racist, that's what so insane about this,
and yet it's said, it comes through,
it fires out of me,
and even now in the passion that's here as I confront myself.
- Michael Richards


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