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So reports of my madness, as they say, were greatly exaggerated. Not that I give a bugger either way.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.
J. G. Ballard
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty. It is madness. You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do.
I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
D. H. Lawrence
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
It's just madness. First email. Then instant message. Then MySpace. Then Facebook. Then LinkedIn. Then Twitter. It's not enough anymore to 'Just do it.' Now we have to tell everyone we are doing it, when we are doing it, where we are doing it and why we are doing it.
Our world is so glutted with useless information, images, useless images, sounds, all this sort of thing. It's a cacophony, it's like a madness I think that's been happening in the past twenty-five years. And I think anything that can help a person sit in a room alone and not worry about it is good.
You can't complain about the pressures, the paparazzi, the madness. Because that is the job. I've always understood that's the deal.
There was a scary two years where it was madness because I was really in trouble with the taxman.
It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.
It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.
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.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
G. M. Trevelyan
Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.
Books have led some to learning and others to madness.
I don't think you can rely on Iran. I don't think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren't stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method.
Sometimes the crowd is the madness - at others it's the absence of the crowd that is.
About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
America has entered one of its periods of historic madness, but this is the worst I can remember.
John le Carre
It takes madness to find out madness.
What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
Not only is the statistical madness an assault on individuality, it's also one on temporality too. Statistics - even when accurate - are only an image of the past that can then be Photoshopped before being pasted on to the future.
Ideologists of all kinds find a strange sort of comfort in the madness of the crowd; it confirms them in their suspicion that history, far from being made by the great mass of individuals - as Marx averred - is rather unmade by a single massive individual, a collective Other, who stands in stark contrast to you and he.
I read The Old Curiosity Shop before I began Blackwood Farm. I was amazed at the utter madness in that book.
I don't necessarily find superheroes in general, for me, that appealing. I'd much prefer to play, if I was to be cast in a superhero film, I'd prefer to play the villain because there's a reason, there's a motive behind their madness.
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