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The world sometimes feels like an insane asylum. You can decide whether you want to be an inmate or pick up your visitor's badge. You can be in the world but not engage in the melodrama of it; you can become a spiritual being having a human experience thoroughly and fully.
Any country that grants asylum to Snowden risks retaliation from the United States, including diplomatic isolation and costly trade sanctions. Several don't seem to care.
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
Being born into the Royal Family is like being born into a mental asylum. Marrying into it is not something to be taken lightly.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway', but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
Most of the people who are coming to Australia by boat have passed through several countries on the way, and if they simply wanted asylum they could have claimed that in any of the countries through which they'd passed.
What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all.
Many people think it's in bad taste to advertise for an insane asylum... but come on down. We're going crazy.
I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly - a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures, the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either.
Where asylum is used as a route to economic migration, it can cause deep resentment in the host community.
There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.
I am very unhappy about reports that I was seeking asylum in Manila.
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
I think Hollywood has a class system. The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum.
Robert De Niro
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
George Bernard Shaw
Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center and an insane asylum. It's a company town, and I happen to like the company!
When I was a child, I felt at times that I had been born into an insane asylum, that much of human life appeared to be an insane asylum. It was bewildering.
Yesterday's news feeds our fear that our neighbours are more likely than not to be bad eggs: benefit fraudsters, bogus asylum seekers, paedophiles or jihadist terrorists.
Sometimes I think they should set up an asylum for people like that... a whole slew of paparazzi defending their positions.
I hope the Icelandic government grants me political asylum.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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