Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement, in Newsweek, 1959
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD), Epistles
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Robin Williams (1951 – )
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.
Rita Mae Brown
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
A neurosis is a secret that you don’t know you are keeping.
Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856)
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962)
Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)