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No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Tags: Excellent, Soul  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

Tags: Genius  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.

Tags: Able, Themselves  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Sane  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.

Tags: Rum, Total  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.

Tags: Great, Means  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

All of my characters have a glint of madness.

Tags: Characters  ✍ Author: John Cage

There was a scary two years where it was madness because I was really in trouble with the taxman.

Tags: Scary, Trouble  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

Tags: Peace, Talk  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.

Tags: Beautiful, Reason  ✍ Author: Andre Gide

Anger is a short madness.

Tags: Anger, Short  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

So reports of my madness, as they say, were greatly exaggerated. Not that I give a bugger either way.

Tags: Either, Give  ✍ Author: David Icke

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.

Tags: Death, May  ✍ Author: R. D. Laing

Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.

Tags: Insane, Makes  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world.

Tags: Thought  ✍ Author: John Forbes Nash

I don't think you can rely on Iran. I don't think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren't stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method.

Tags: Stupid, Thinking  ✍ Author: Benjamin Netanyahu

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.

Tags: Heavenly, Motion  ✍ Author: Isaac Newton

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

Tags: Love, Reason  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.

Tags: Nations, Rule  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

Tags: Science, Taught  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Tags: Best, Few  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.

Tags: Mankind, Misery  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell
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You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.

Tags: Cannot, Change  ✍ Author: Thomas Sangster

Sanity is madness put to good use.

Tags: Good, Put  ✍ Author: George Santayana

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

Tags: Evil, Foolish  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.

Tags: Either, Government  ✍ Author: John Updike

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.

Tags: Miserable, Optimism  ✍ Author: Voltaire

The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.

Tags: Health, Second  ✍ Author: Namie Amuro

When love is not madness, it is not love.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Pedro Calderon de la Barca

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.

Tags: Design, Rest  ✍ Author: Manolo Blahnik

There's not that many people from the sixties who have progressed as writers and are continuing on. They're out there. But I'm one of them who's just continued on, following his own little inner madness.

Tags: Inner, Writers  ✍ Author: Creed Bratton

Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?

Tags: Age, Moment  ✍ Author: Basil Bunting

You call it madness, but I call it love.

Tags: Call, Love  ✍ Author: Don Byas

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Tags: Life, May  ✍ Author: Miguel de Cervantes

So long as man is protected by madness - he functions - and flourishes.

Tags: Flourishes, Functions  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

We derive our vitality from our store of madness.

Tags: Store, Vitality  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.

Tags: Public, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Jean Cocteau

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: William Congreve

It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.

Tags: Cities  ✍ Author: Sean Connery

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.

Tags: Great, Sure  ✍ Author: John Dryden

It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.

Tags: Mistress, She  ✍ Author: John Dryden

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

Tags: Follow, Hide  ✍ Author: Allen Ginsberg

I think we all have madness in us, it's just that I've realized mine and found a way to let it out.

Tags: Found, Mine  ✍ Author: John Glover

It takes madness to find out madness.

Tags: Takes  ✍ Author: Lady Gregory

Actors, to a certain extent, never grow up, you see. It's an extension of being out in the back yard with a stick, only you're being paid to do it. It's borderline madness.

Tags: Grow, Paid  ✍ Author: Ioan Gruffudd

Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.

Tags: Culture, Words  ✍ Author: Milan Kundera

I'm not the kind of guy that inspires madness in people.

Tags: Guy, Inspires  ✍ Author: Ryan Kwanten

You can't complain about the pressures, the paparazzi, the madness. Because that is the job. I've always understood that's the deal.

Tags: Deal, Job  ✍ Author: Avril Lavigne

Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.

Tags: Collective, Money  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.

Tags: Degree, Grief  ✍ Author: Nigella Lawson

I'm really a classicist at heart - with a bit of madness!

Tags: Bit, Heart  ✍ Author: William Lilly

I'm beginning to think that you should only be allowed to serve two terms, before madness sets in.

Tags: Beginning, Serve  ✍ Author: Chris Lowe

I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.

Tags: Perfect, Today  ✍ Author: Robert Mapplethorpe

Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.

Tags: Able, Army  ✍ Author: Ted Morgan

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.

Tags: Genius, Sister  ✍ Author: Marston Morse

Afflicted by love's madness all are blind.

Tags: Blind, Love  ✍ Author: Sergei Prokofiev

On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther - the machine-gun is covering the square.

Tags: Action, Ready  ✍ Author: Erich Maria Remarque

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.

Tags: Odds, Soul  ✍ Author: Theodore Roethke

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.

Tags: Sanity  ✍ Author: John Russell

Not only is the statistical madness an assault on individuality, it's also one on temporality too. Statistics - even when accurate - are only an image of the past that can then be Photoshopped before being pasted on to the future.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: Will Self

Sometimes the crowd is the madness - at others it's the absence of the crowd that is.

Tags: Others, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Will Self

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

Tags: Voluntary  ✍ Author: Maurice Sendak

A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.

Tags: Bottle, Place  ✍ Author: Jonathan Swift

The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.

Tags: Genius, Longer  ✍ Author: Otto Weininger

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Tags: Lose, Spark  ✍ Author: Robin Williams

You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Tags: Lose, Spark  ✍ Author: Robin Williams

Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.

Tags: Pain, Real  ✍ Author: Naomi Wolf

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