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insanity Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about insanity
  1. #1
    “In retrospect, I remember feeling somewhat relieved - that the chaos and insanity would finally be behind me.”
  2. #2
    “Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way.”
  3. #3
    “Weren’t we all crazy in our sleep? What was sleep, after all, but the process by which we dumped our insanity into a dark subconscious pit and came out on the other side ready to eat cereal instead of our neighbor’s children?”
  4. #4
    “Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren’t? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?”
  5. #5
    “The only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.”
  6. #6
    “Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.”
  7. #7
    “The road’s up there on the wall a thousand feet with a sheer drop sometimes, ... And worst of all is the bridge! I go ambling seaward along the path by the creek and see this awful thin white line of bridge a thousand unbridgeable sighs of height above the little woods.”
  8. #8
    “O the sad music of it all, I’ve done it all, seen it all, done everything with everybody.”
  9. #9
    “In fact, flying silently around my lamplit cabin at 3 o’clock in the morning as I’m reading (of all things) (shudder) Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde -- Small wonder maybe that I myself turned from serene Jekyll to hysterical Hyde in the short space of six weeks, losing absolute control of the peace mechanisms of my mind for the first time in my life.”
  1. #10
    “And Carlo began his monkey dance in the streets of life as I’d seen him do so many times everywhere in New York.”
  2. #11
    “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.”
  3. #12
    “Mister Teatime had a truly brilliant mind, but it was brilliant like a fractured mirror, all marvelous facets and rainbows but, ultimately, also something that was broken.”
  4. #13
    “Maybe a thing has to be smart enough to lose its mind.”
  5. #14
    “After all, the intimations of endless love were the same now as they were thousands of years before, while normal life had changed a thousand times and in a thousand different ways. Which then, was more real?”
  6. #15
    “If endless love was a dream, then it was a dream we all shared, even more than we all shared the dream of never dying or of traveling through time, and if anything set me apart it was not my impulses but my stubbornness, my willingness to take the dream past what had been agreed upon as the reasonable limits, to declare that this dream was not a feverish trick of the mind but was an actuality at least as real as that other, thinner, more unhappy illusion we call normal life.”
  7. #16
    “Dent’s crimes were brilliantly pathological the most horrendous of which was his last--he was apprehended in the act by Gotham’s famous vigilante, the Batman, and committed to Arkham Asylum twelve years ago.”
  8. #17
    “When I was drunk and Lydia was insane we were nearly an equal match.”
  9. #18
    ″‘I don’t want to interfere with your writing.’
    ‘There’s no way I can stop writing, it’s a form of insanity.‘”
  10. #19
    “Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.”

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