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Wise Quotes about Insanity

May you find great value in these Insanity quotes and sayings.

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)

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

 

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

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded
my cradle and they 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

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

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

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

Human beings have speculated about the relationship
between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
- Patty Duke

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

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

Religion is induced insanity.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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

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

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

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

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

Control your life through insanity.
- Cliff Burton

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

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

It would be insane for me to
lose sleep over the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The world we see that seems so insane is the result
of a belief system that is not working.
To perceive the world differently, we must be willing
to change our belief system,
let the past slip away, expand our sense of now,
and dissolve the fear in our minds.
- William James

Being in the Spice Girls was an insane experience.
- Melanie Chisholm

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

Movies are usually difficult, often insane,
constantly challenging and always strangely amusing to make.
- Yahoo Serious

In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to
a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany
to confine William II in an insane asylum.
- Kelly Miller

I wouldn't say Malkovich is totally insane,
but he's not living in the real world.
He's living in his world, which is a fine world to live in apparently.
- Martha Plimpton

Frank Zappa...
was Beethoven for insane rock guys.
- Scott Ian

I've always been this insane.
Isn't that interesting?
- Teri Garr

Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond is more of an insane Dad.
- Kurtwood Smith

I had never been near insane persons before in my life,
and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like.
- Nellie Bly

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

We have much to be judged on when he comes,
slums and battlefields and insane asylums,
but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love.
- Madeleine L'Engle

I'm not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet.
I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I'm not insane.
- Kristin Davis

You have to be insane to direct.
- Morris Chestnut

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

We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because
the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on
television once seems insane.
- Neil Tennant

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

Our country's national crime is lynching.
It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury,
or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
- Ida B. Wells

I'm kind of insane when it comes to music,
a little obsessed.
- Elijah Wood


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