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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.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can't stop it.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
'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.
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.
To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.
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 want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don't even think it's as much as what I want for myself. It's more what I want for the people around me. That's what I want.
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 - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
R. D. Laing
Get away from the place that makes you feel comfortable with your depression. The reality is it's never as bad as the insanity you've created in your head.
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas.
What a fine line there is between artistry and insanity. There's no formula for it, and I think a lot of people when they're around you - even those closest to you - when you're in that whirl of creativity and you're grabbing those things out of the air, there's no rational process.
One of the reasons MSNBC is plummeting is that I, not long ago, refused to play any content from them. I figured, why? I mean, it's genuine depraved partisan politics insanity, genuine extremist radical ignoramuses on that network.
Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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