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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Edgar Allan Poe
Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Hiroshima has become a metaphor not just for nuclear war but for war and destruction and violence toward civilians. It's not just the idea we should not use nuclear arms. We should not start another war because it's madness.
Max von Sydow
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.
A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.
True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.
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.
R. D. Laing
What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing.
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Miguel de Cervantes
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
Edgar Lee Masters
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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