Inspirational Lunacy Quotes & Sayings In Life

These lunacy quotes will inspire you. Lunacy is the state of being a lunatic; insanity or extreme folly or eccentricity.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lunacy quotes, lunacy sayings, and lunacy proverbs.

Best Lunacy Quotes

  1. “Idiocy is the female defect … It is no worse than the male defect, which is lunacy.” ~ Rebecca West
  2. “Despite all the lunacy of the last century, all the absurdity of war and genocide, we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.” ~ Timothy Radcliffe
  3. “Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.” ~ William Ralph Inge
  4. “Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.” ~ George Orwell

  5. “The nicest people fall in love indiscriminately … while under the influence of that pre-eminently selfish lunacy they may make the most outrageous demands upon their friends with no other excuse than their painful need.” ~ Margery Allingham
  6. “In the world of minor lunacy the behavior of both the utterly rational and the totally insane seems equally odd.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  7. “To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy.” ~ David Brooks
  8. “Oh, all kinds of lunacy happens in Ireland, all kinds of lunacy.” ~ Anjelica Huston

  9. “Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.” ~ Edward Dahlberg
  10. “Every anxiety is a mild form of premonition, and from that point the shade deepens till we get the forebodings and hauntings that merge into lunacy.” ~ Arthur Alfred Lynch
  11. “This book is dedicated to you. Whether you are a Minion or a Skuttlebug or just, you know, a normal person, it’s because of you that I get to do what I love and laughingly call it work. I know some of you by name and some of you by sight (and some of you by smell, but let’s not get into that) but there are still countless others I have never met, and to all of you I say thank you for your support, your passion, and your lunacy.” ~ Derek Landy
  12. “Of lunacy,
    Innumerous were the causes; humbled pride,
    Ambition disappointed, riches lost,
    And bodily disease, and sorrow, oft
    By man inflicted on his brother man;
    Sorrow, that, made the reason drunk, and yet
    Left much untasted. So the cup was fill’d.” ~ Robert Pollok
  13. “Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don’t understand.” ~ Megan Chance

  14. “What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?” ~ George Orwell
  15. “Golf is a terrible, hopeless addiction, it seems: it makes its devotees willing to trudge miles in any manner of weather, lugging a huge, incommodious and appallingly heavy bag with them, in pursuit of a tiny and fantastically expensive ball, in a fanatical attempt to direct it into a hole the size of a beer glass half a mile away. If anything could be better calculated to convince one of the essential lunacy of the human race, I haven’t found it.” ~ Mike Seabrook
  16. “If there are dollars to be made, you destroy the environment. The reason is elementary. The people who are going to be harmed by this are your grandchildren and they don’t have any votes in the market. Their interests are worth zero. Anybody that pays attention to their grandchildren’s interests is being irrational. Because what you’re supposed to do is maximize your own interests, measured by wealth, right now. Nothing else matters. So destroying the environment and militarizing outer space are rational policies but within a framework of institutional lunacy.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  17. “Older generations are living proof that younger generations can survive their lunacy.” ~ Cullen Hightower

  18. “From the standpoint of any sane person, the present problem of capitalist concentration is not only a question of law but of criminal law, not to mention criminal lunacy.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  19. “The word ‘idiot’ comes from a Greek root meaning private person. Idiocy is the female defect: intent on their private lives, women follow their fate through a darkness deep as that cast by malformed cells in the brain. It is no worse than the male defect, which is lunacy: men are so obsessed by public affairs that they see the world as by moonlight, which shows the outlines of every object but not the details indicative of their nature.” ~ Rebecca West , Moon lunacy quotes
  20. “The human race has today the means for annihilating itself–either in a fit of complete lunacy, i.e., in a big war…or by the careless handling of atomic technology, through a slow process of poisoning and of deterioration in its genetic structure.” ~ Max Born
  21. “If you accept the institutional lunacy, then the policies are rational.” ~ Noam Chomsky

  22. “Concerning alchemy, it is more difficult to discover the actual state of things, in that the historians who specialize in this field seem sometimes to be under the wrath of God themselves; for, like those who write of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy or on Spanish politics, they seem to become tinctured with the kind of lunacy they set out to describe.” ~ Herbert Butterfield
  23. “She is furious with herself for her own stupidity. Opening herself up like this, voluntarily, to a lifetime of worry and anguish. It was madness. Sheer lunacy. A spectacularly foolish and baseless faith, against enormous odds, that a world you do not control will not take from you the one thing you cannot bear to lose. Faith that the world will not destroy you.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  24. “Love is merely a madness; and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punish’d and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too.” ~ William Shakespeare
  25. “with the breakdown of the medieval system, the gods of chaos, lunacy, and bad taste gained ascendancy.” ~ John Kennedy Toole

  26. “I was recently asked what it takes to become a writer. Three things, I answered: first, one must cultivate incompetence at almost every other form of profitable work. This must be accompanied, second, by a haughty contempt for all the forms of work that one has established one cannot do. To these two must be joined, third, the nuttiness to believe that other people can be made to care about your opinions and views and be charmed by the way you state them. Incompetence, contempt, lunacy—once you have these in place, you are set to go.” ~ Joseph Epstein
  27. “Musings The little poets sing of little things: Hope, cheer, and faith, small queens and puppet kings; Lovers who kissed and then were made as one, And modest flowers waving in the sun. The mighty poets write in blood and tears And agony that, flame-like, bites and sears. They reach their mad blind hands into the night, To plumb abysses dead to human sight; To drag from gulfs where lunacy lies curled, Mad, monstrous nightmare shapes to blast the world. [click on the thumbnail by Jack “King” Kirby]” ~ Robert E. Howard
  28. “The newspaper has debauched the American until he is a slavish, simpering, and angerless citizen; it has taught him to be a lump mass-man toward fraud, simony, murder, and lunacies more vile than those of Commodus or Caracalla.” ~ Edward Dahlberg
  29. “The lunatic is all idée fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars.” ~ Umberto Eco
  30. “The greater a man’s talents, the more marked his idiosyncrasies. Yet in the provinces, originality is considered perilously close to lunacy.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  31. “Moderates want their faith respected. They don’t want faith itself criticized, and yet faith itself is what is bringing us all this – this lunacy.” ~ Sam Harris
  32. “The notion is that human beings are born, (as my Guru has explained many times,) with equivalent potential for both contraction and expansion. The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us, and then it’s up to the individual (or the family, or the society) to decide what will be brought forth – the virtues or the malevolence. The madness of this planet is largely a result of human being’s difficulty in coming into virtuous balance with himself. Lunacy (both collective and individual) results.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  33. “I used to think that if I had a choice between writing well and living well, I would choose the former. But now I think that’s sheer lunacy. Writing weighs so much less, in the great cosmic equation than living.” ~ Nicole Krauss
  34. “Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It’s extraordinary. There’s a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that’s wonderful.” ~ Bob Hoskins
  35. “Everybody should wish they had home movies of themselves, acting out their lunacy on LSD.” ~ John Waters

  36. “I can’t believe there is a poet who hasn’t eagerly put down a word one day, only to erase it the next day deciding it was sheer lunacy. It’s part of the process of selection.” ~ Stephen Dobyns
  37. “Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies. Aristocracy with the meaning – the best are ruling. People do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its people’s sovereignty, the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don’t want to be recognized.” ~ Joseph Goebbels
  38. “It doesn’t dawn on this depraved bourgeois world that this is positively a sin against all reason; that it is criminal lunacy to keep on drilling a born half-ape until people think they have made a lawyer out of him, while millions of members of the highest culture- race must remain in entirely unworthy positions; that it is a sin against the will of the Eternal Creator if His most gifted beings by the hundreds and hundreds of thousands are allowed to degenerate in the present proletarian morass, while Hottentots and Zulu Kaffirs are trained for intellectual professions.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  39. “Truthfully, my life is always lunacy.” ~ Bethenny Frankel

  40. “I may be a lunatic, but then, wasn’t my lunacy caused by a monster that lurks at the bottom of every human mind? Those who call me a madman and spurn me may become lunatics tomorrow. They harbor the same monster.” ~ Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  41. “Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It’s nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith, and enable and elevate it are intellectual slaveholders, keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction.” ~ Bill Maher
  42. “I think, sometimes, that I’m going nuts, and that perhaps there is something good about blocking clean water for those who have none, making sure that illiterate children remain so, and preventing the resuscitation of the public health sector in the country most in need of it. Lunacy is what it is.” ~ Paul Farmer
  43. “Anger is a brief lunacy.” ~ Horace

  44. “If you look at all the serious scientists in the world, there is no big disagreement on the basics of this…it would be absolute lunacy to act as if climate change is not occurring.” ~ Nicholas Stern
  45. “Best way to succeed is to do things for the customer, not to the competition. Very few people buy a product in order to help you hurt the competition. To think otherwise is lunacy.” ~ Guy Kawasaki
  46. “The belief that society benefits from destruction is lunacy.” ~ Walter E. Williams
  47. “It is lunacy to be bringing refugees into this country who may be terrorists trying to murder Americans.” ~ Lawrence O’Donnell

  48. “For me, we’re all comfortable, we’re all happy, hopefully, but at the same time something will happen and you have to kind of understand that phenomenon. You have to understand what’s going on and I’ve always been fascinated by craziness and lunacy.” ~ Richard Patrick
  49. “Jamie Oliver’s lunch is soup, half a papaya with lime, ciabatta with mozzarella and prosciutto. The dear boy is not sharing the same planet as the rest of us. Is this lunacy supposed to be a practical suggestion for a harassed housewife trying to drag her children off to school?” ~ Terry Wogan
  50. “I think that there’s room for everyone. I don’t think that if one person succeeds then another must fail. That’s lunacy. I’m not sure what the reasons are for my philosophy, maybe it’s the fact that if there are ten people doing the same job, we all know how we feel and what our high points and low points are.” ~ Judd Nelson
  51. “Don’t be stupid, Jess.” – Abigail “Brains don’t exactly run in my family. Suicidal lunacy, on the other hand…” – Sundown” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

  52. “While sticks and stones break bones, words can never hurt? Manifestly untrue. Politics everywhere are holistic, interconnected, and the rhetoric of right or left can produce toxic atmospheres in which lunacy thrives.” ~ Phillip Adams
  53. “Suppose that we believe what we are taught. . . . destroying the environment and militarizing outer space are rational policies . . . of institutional lunacy.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  54. “Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3″ frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  55. “Every handsome man had a flaw. It was just her luck that in William’s case that flaw was lunacy.” ~ Ilona Andrews

  56. “Lust, that state is commonly known as ‘being in love,’ is a kind of madness. It is a distortion of reality so remarkable that it should, by rights, enable most of us to understand the other forms of lunacy with the sympathy of fellow sufferers. But, paradoxically, mad and suffering as one is, and the heat of the flame, few of us are glad as we feel that passion slip away No, while most people have been at their unhappiest when in love, it is nevertheless the state the human being yearns for above all.” ~ Julian Fellowes
  57. “Happy the youth who believes that his duty is to remake the world and bring it more in accord with virtue and justice, more in accord with his own heart. Woe to whoever commences his life without lunacy.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
  58. “As her skin sizzled under the delicious heat, she supposed she should’ve been giving serious thought to the lunacy of what she was doing playing with a vampire, who was, for all his charm, as lethal as a stiletto across the throat. But then again, most of her friends already thought she was half a nut short of a fruitcake. Why disappoint?” ~ Nalini Singh
  59. “All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That’s how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.” ~ Alan Moore

  60. “It was a good speech, but the reaction was due to the fact that politics are madness, and even if one does not know it, a country in electoral season experiences flares of lunacy like the great storms that sometimes march across the golden surface of the sun.” ~ Mark Helprin
  61. “They promised me that this would be my home. That girls like you would always be my sisters. But they weren’t my sisters, were they?” Catherine asked, but then the lunacy broke, a quick and fleeting crack, and through it I saw anger and bitterness and rage.” ~ Ally Carter
  62. “The sole fact of having a school to train creative people is absolute lunacy… The idea of ‘pedagogical vision’ is ignoble, it has nothing to do with art, it’s contrary to art. I really believe in teaching, despite what I say.” ~ Christian Boltanski
  63. “There are so many cliches associated with mental health – such as the ‘fine line between lunacy and genius’ – which are, on the whole, a load of rubbish.” ~ Jo Brand

  64. “But the myth of power is, of course, a very powerful myth, and probably most people in this world more or less believe in it. It is a myth, which, if everybody believes in it, becomes to that extent self-validating. But it is still epistemological lunacy and leads inevitably to various sorts of disaster.” ~ Gregory Bateson
  65. “From that moment onwards, our loathsome society rushed, like Narcissus, to contemplate its trivial image on a metallic plate. A form of lunacy, an extraordinary fanaticism took hold of these new sun-worshippers.” ~ Charles Baudelaire

Lunacy extreme foolishness or mental illness.

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