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Quotations: Sanity

I don't really trust a sane person.
Lyle Alzado

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

A cure for War? Furiously spending the same daily amount of money toward making friends. Being an indispensable source of food, shelter, peace, and cultural support dedicatedly spending 9 billion dollars a month on helping people would be a formidable enemy of evil.
Vanna Bonta

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown

Drosselmeier had unwittingly exposed himself to an overdose of reality, and it had destroyed his reason.
Angela Carter

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement

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

Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.
Diane Frolov

Sanity: that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
Erich Fromm

...who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war, who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull,
Allen Ginsberg

If I bought groceries the way I buy health insurance, I'd eat a lot better - and so would my dog
Phil Gramm

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
Heinrich Heine

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

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
Mick Jagger

If being sane is thinking there's something wrong with being different....I'd rather be completely fucking mental.
Angelina Jolie

Insanity comes in two basic varieties: slow and fast... Viscosity and Velocity are opposites, yet they can look the same. Viscosity causes the stillness of disinclination; velocity causes the stillness of fascination. An observer can’t tell if a person is silent and still because inner life has stalled, or because inner life is transfixingly busy.
Susanna Kaysen

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Krishnamurti

In a mad world only the mad are sane.
Akira Kurosawa

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

Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
Janet Long

Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
Herman Melville

Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation.
Cherrie Moraga

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?
George Price

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
John Russell

Too much sanity may be madness
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Sanity is madness put to good uses.
George Santayana

Sanity is a cozy lie.
Susan Sontag

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

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

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
Alvin Toffler

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
Mark Twain

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

A man who is of sound mind is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
Paul Valéry

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