Favorite Quotations ~  Insanity/Madness, 2 Madness: A Brief History

"Like madness is the glory of this life." ~ William Shakespeare


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

Sanity is very rare. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no element of genius without some form of madness. ~ Leonardo DiCaprio

Madness is no madness when shared. ~ Zygmunt Bauman

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein

Maybe I am a bit mad. ~ Simon Cowell

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

Much Madness is divinest Sense. ~ Emily Dickinson

Men have called me mad but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. ~ Edgar Allen Poe

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough. ~ R.D. Laing

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