65 Insanity Quotes : Keeping Sanity Quotes In Life

These Insanity quotes will inspire you. Insanity, madness, and craziness are terms that describe a group of individual and group behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns.

Below you will find our collection of inspiring, wise, and humorous old madness quotes, madness sayings, and madness proverbs collected.

Best Insanity Quotes

  1. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  2. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein
  3. “Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.” ~ August Strindberg
  4. “In a crazy world, it’s only your insanity that will keep you sane” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  5. “We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  6. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” ~ Robin Williams

  7. “Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. “When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig
  9. “Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Insanity quotes cage
  10. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  11. “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  12. “When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.” ~ Hermann Hesse

  13. “We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.” ~ Carl Bernstein
  14. “I should never be left alone with my mind for too long.” ~ Libba Bray, Insanity quotes mind
  15. “Insanity is contagious.” ~ Joseph Heller
  16. “There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.” ~ Antonin Artaud
  17. “Ignorance and bigotry, like other insanities, are incapable of self-government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  18. “It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  19. “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” ~ Philip K. Dick
  20. “It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.” ~ Voltaire
  21. “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” ~ Mark Twain, Insanity quotes mysteries
  22. “When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity; since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  23. “Creativity starts with a little touch of insanity and culminates with the highest trust on its beauty, but throughout it maintains the hands of originality, humanity, and ALMIGHTY.” ~ Anuj
  24. “Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane.” ~ Kevin Spacey

  25. “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
  26. “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” ~ Oscar Levant
  27. “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  28. “Insanity – a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.” ~ R. D. Laing
  29. “America is an insane asylum run by the inmates.” ~ Lester Roloff
  30. “I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.” ~ Waylon Jennings
  31. “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ~ Robert Frost

  32. “If you think you’ve gone insane … you’re nuts.” ~ Stephen King
  33. “The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell – in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond.” ~ Umberto Eco, Insanity quotes harmony
  34. “I don’t suffer from my insanity — I enjoy every minute of it.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  35. “The difference between insanity and genius is measured only by success and failure.” ~ Masashi Kishimoto
  36. “Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.” ~ Sam Levenson

  37. “We are not ourselves When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind To suffer with the body.” ~ William Shakespeare
  38. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” ~ Isaac Newton
  39. “Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  40. “A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, “You are mad; you are not like us.”” ~ Anthony the Great
  41. “Who then is sane? He who is not a fool.” ~ Horace
  42. “Really, what we want now, is not laws against crime, but a law against insanity. That is where the true evil lies.” ~ Mark Twain
  43. “History is the same thing over and over again.” ~ Woody Allen

  44. “Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
  45. “Welcome to my nightmare, I think your going to like it.” ~ Alice Cooper
  46. “The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it’s impossible to be insane in Texas.” ~ Malcolm McDowell
  47. “A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  48. “Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.” ~ Nathanael Emmons
  49. “Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society.” ~ Unknown

  50. “A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
  51. “No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  52. “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.” ~ John Lennon
  53. “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
  54. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  55. “…we all know that in all matters of mere opinion that [every] man is insane-just as insane as we are…we know exactly where to put our finger upon his insanity: it is where his opinion differs from ours….All Democrats are insane, but not one of them knows it. None but the Republicans. All the Republicans are insane, but only the Democrats can perceive it. The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.” ~ Mark Twain
  56. “No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.” ~ Aristotle
  57. “Control your life through insanity.” ~ Cliff Burton, Insanity quotes life
  58. “He appears mad indeed but to a few because the majority is infected with the same disease.” ~ Horace
  59. “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
  60. “Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad.” ~ Diogenes

  61. “For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.” ~ Jean Dubuffet
  62. “As my mother once said to me, ‘They’re quite crazy, dear – men are. What you look for is one of them whose insanity is large enough, and calm and generous enough, to include you.” ~ Charles Baxter
  63. “Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  64. “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
  65. “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 blindingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.” ~ Herman Melville

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