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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I realize that I live on the bubble of insanity. I feel the weight of human suffering, loneliness and despair on me all the time. It's not getting easier; if anything, it's always right on the edge of my skin.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
R. D. Laing
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
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
I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That's what we really pay attention to anyway. We don't talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.
'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.
Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can't stop it.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.
I am told that the clinical definition of insanity is the tendency to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.
Stephen F. Lynch
If someone says 'grunge' or 'punk,' you know what the sound is, but if you say 'No Wave,' it's kind of mysterious. That was the most interesting part and should have been the most inspirational thing about it... here's this collective sonic insanity, and none of it sounds anything alike.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
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.
I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity, when, in fact, it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder.
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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