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Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
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
Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
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.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
All of my characters have a glint of madness.
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
I'll give up this sort of touring madness certainly, but music-everything is based on music. No, I'll never stop my music.
I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.
So long as man is protected by madness - he functions - and flourishes.
Emile M. Cioran
Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.
Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.
We derive our vitality from our store of madness.
Emile M. Cioran
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
A whole lot of us believers, of all different religions, are ready to turn back the tide of madness by walking together, in both the dark and the light - in other words, through life - registering voters as we go, and keeping the faith.
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