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Madness quotes by Clark Ashton Smith
#1. There have been times when only a hair's-breadth has intervened betwixt myself and the seething devil-ridden world of madness; for the hideous knowledge, the horror- blackened memories which I have carried so long, were never meant to be borne by the human intellect. #Quote by Clark Ashton Smith
Madness quotes by John Milton
#2. If the will, which in the law of our nature, were withdrawn from our memory, fancy, understanding, and reason, no other hell could equal, for a spiritual being, what we should then feel from the anarchy of our powers. It would be conscious madness,
a horrid thought! #Quote by John Milton
Madness quotes by Jonathan Swift
#4. A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle. #Quote by Jonathan Swift
Madness quotes by Nikki Ferguson
#5. Every town has a psychopath or two. Not just the everyday crazy person, either. Not like Crazy Larry, the paint huffing weirdo peddling around town on a child-sized Huffy ranting about the end of the world, or the old lady dressed in rags who hands out filthy doll clothes to the kiddies. I'm talking about the cold, never remorseful lunatic, who may never have seemed insane up until the day he hacked apart his mother and shoved her stinking corpse into the attic. This town is overflowing with them; bloodcurdling murderers like Kenny Wayne Hilbert, Charlie Fender ... Orland Winthro. And Al, the crazy had to come from somewhere. #Quote by Nikki Ferguson
Madness quotes by Harvey Milk
#6. I cannot prevent anyone from getting angry, or mad, or frustrated. I can only hope that they'll turn that anger and frustration and madness into something positive, so that two, three, four, five hundred will step forward, so the gay doctors will come out, the gay lawyers, the gay judges, gay bankers, gay architects I hope that every professional gay will say 'enough', come forward and tell everybody, wear a sign, let the world know. Maybe that will help. #Quote by Harvey Milk
Madness quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#7. the case is even stronger, and the parallel with madness is yet more strange. For it was our case against the exhaustive and logical theory of the lunatic that, right or wrong, it gradually destroyed his humanity. Now it is the charge against the main deductions of the materialist that, right or wrong, they gradually destroy his humanity; I do not mean only kindness, I mean hope, courage, poetry, initiative, all that is human. For instance, when materialism leads men to complete fatalism (as it generally does), it is quite idle to pretend that it is in any sense a liberating force. It is absurd to say that you are especially advancing freedom when you only use free thought to destroy free will. The determinists come to bind , not to loose . They may well call their law the "chain" of causation. It is the worst chain that ever fettered a human being. You may use the language of liberty, if you like, about materialistic teaching, but it is obvious that this is just as inapplicable to it as a whole as the same language when applied to a man locked up in a mad-house. You may say, if you like, that the man is free to think himself a poached egg. But it is surely a more massive and important fact that if he is a poached egg he is not free to eat, drink, sleep, walk, or smoke a cigarette. Similarly you may say, if you like, that the bold determinist speculator is free to disbelieve in the reality of the will. But it is a much more massive and important fact that he is not free to ra #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Madness quotes by Louis De Bernieres
#8. Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don't blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being "in love", which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. #Quote by Louis De Bernieres
Madness quotes by John Gwynne
#9. You cannot be truly brave unless you feel truly afraid. That's what courage is. Doing it anyway, even though you're scared. Sorry, terrified. And you did. You chose to fight. To step into that furnace of blood and madness and pain, and fight. Despite your fear #Quote by John Gwynne
Madness quotes by Josh Tickell
#10. I believe we will see a biofuels resurgence. While gas prices skyrocket and we continue to wage wars for oil, while spills, fracking, tar sands and the oil madness of our empire continue, people are waking up and realizing that you can't be against petroleum and against fuels that come from nature. #Quote by Josh Tickell
Madness quotes by Rohinton Mistry
#11. Flirting with madness is one thing. But when madness starts flirting back, its time to call the whole thing off. #Quote by Rohinton Mistry
Madness quotes by R.D. Laing
#12. The schizophrenic may indeed be mad. He is mad. He is not ill. I have been told by people who have been through the mad experience how what was then revealed to them was veritable manna from Heaven. The person's whole life may be changed, but it is difficult not to doubt the validity of such vision. Also, not everyone comes back to us again. #Quote by R.D. Laing
Madness quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#13. Sometimes it's easier to see the madness in others
but we also have to see it in ourselves. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Madness quotes by Samuel Johnson
#14. Many a man is mad in certain instances, and goes through life without having it perceived. For example, a madness has seized a person of supposing himself obliged literally to pray continually; had the madness turned the opposite way, and the person thought it a crime ever to pray, it might not improbably have continued unobserved. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Madness quotes by Jack Kerouac
#15. I had traveled eight thousand miles around the American continent and I was back on Times Square; and right in the middle of a rush hour, too, seeing with my innocent road-eyes the absolute madness and fantastic hoorair of New York with its millions and millions hustling forever for a buck among themselves, the mad dream-grabbing, taking, giving, sighing, dying, just so they could be buried in those awful cemetery cities beyond Long Island City. #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Madness quotes by Voltaire
#16. What is this optimism?" said Cacambo. "Alas!" said Candide, "it is the madness of maintaining that everything is right when it is wrong. #Quote by Voltaire
Madness quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#17. Inspiration needs disease, injury, madness. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Madness quotes by George MacDonald
#18. Under Janet, Gibbie was saved the thousand agonies that befall the conscientious disciple, from the forcing upon him, as the thoughts and will of the eternal Father of our spirits, of the ill expressed and worse understood experiences, the crude conjectures, the vulgar imaginations of would-be teachers of the multitude. Containing truth enough to save those of sufficiently low development to receive such teaching without disgust, it contains falsehood enough, but for the Spirit of God, to ruin all nobler - I mean all childlike natures, utterly; and many such it has gone far to ruin, driving them even to a madness in which they have died. Jesus alone knows the Father, and can reveal him. Janet studied only Jesus, and as a man knows his friend, so she, only infinitely better, knew her more than friend - her Lord and her God. Do #Quote by George MacDonald
Madness quotes by E. Lockhart
#19. How was I supposed to concentrate on my mental health when my therapist was encased in orange sparkle madness? #Quote by E. Lockhart
Madness quotes by Ken Lange
#20. What lies before me is the hollow husk of a memory turned nightmare, with bleached colors, crumbling structures, and rot corrupting everything it touches. This is the work of Mother Nature gone insane, exacting her revenge and delving deeper into madness in the process. #Quote by Ken Lange
Madness quotes by Yann Martel
#21. Misery loves company, and madness calls it forth. #Quote by Yann Martel
Madness quotes by Kate Millett
#22. Let us stop being afraid. Of our own thoughts, our own minds. Of madness, our own or others'. Stop being afraid of the mind itself, its astonishing functions and fandangos, its complications and simplifications, the wonderful operation of its machinery
more wonderful because it is not machinery at all or predictable. #Quote by Kate Millett
Madness quotes by Marya Hornbacher
#23. You know those afternoons," he asks, drawing a shaking breath, "where you're just going along, doing fine, and then afternoon comes and it feels like you've just got the wind knocked out of you and everything is wrong?" He sighs and slowly pushes himself so he's sitting upright. His shoulders are slumped. "That's all," he says. "It's just one of those afternoons."
We are silent for a minute. Then he lies back down on the couch.
I should say I love him. I should say it will be all right. But it won't.
I walk down the hall to my bedroom. I lie down on my side and stare at the wall, the blue-flowered wallpaper next to my nose. Despite my best efforts, I start to cry.
I know those afternoons. #Quote by Marya Hornbacher
Madness quotes by Chila Woychik
#24. I don't need to write. Madness or suicide are other options, though not nearly as compelling. But I want to create; I hope to create worlds in my own image, admittedly a self-centered plan. I want others to understand me better, pay more attention to me, like or love me for who I am. Maybe that's it. Or maybe I should simply learn to say, Let's have lunch. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Madness quotes by Charles Bukowski
#25. Understand me. I'm not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Madness quotes by Nora Roberts
#26. Drunkenness is a voluntary madness.' Can't think right off who said that, but it rings true. #Quote by Nora Roberts
Madness quotes by Dave Matthes
#27. When you can no longer differentiate between the insanity spewed onto the blank page, and the madness evident in the all-but shattered mirror ... that's when you know you're doing it right. #Quote by Dave Matthes
Madness quotes by Pankaj Mishra
#28. I feel that I already have the life I love and I don't see how it could be improved radically by any greater material success I might have - bigger advances, more prizes. It's a kind of madness. And the culture of prize-giving is so corrupt. #Quote by Pankaj Mishra
Madness quotes by Leo Buscaglia
#29. We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too, like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness and even death. #Quote by Leo Buscaglia
Madness quotes by Marty Rubin
#30. To stay sane in a mad world is the real victory. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Madness quotes by Thomas Hardy
#31. To be loved to madness
such was her great desire. Love was to her the one cordial which could drive away the eating loneliness of her days. And she seemed to long for the abstraction called passionate love more than for any particular lover. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Madness quotes by Robert Mapplethorpe
#32. I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence. #Quote by Robert Mapplethorpe
Madness quotes by Emmuska Orczy
#33. Had she put turned back then, she would have seen that which would have made her own sufferings seem but light and easy to bear-a strong man, overwhelmed with his own passion and his own despair. Pride had given way at last, obstinacy was gone: the will was powerless. He was but a man madly, blindly, passionately in love, and as soon as her light footstep had died away within the house, he knelt down upon the terrace steps, and in the very madness of his love he kissed one by one the places where her small foot had trodden, and the stone balustrade there, were her tiny hand had rested last. #Quote by Emmuska Orczy
Madness quotes by Jane Lindskold
#34. Indeed, he is glorious in his madness. #Quote by Jane Lindskold
Madness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#35. Is there any courage, without craziness? #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Madness quotes by Anais Nin
#36. In Peru," said Gonzalo, "they cure madness by placing the madman next to a flowing river. The water flows, he throws stones into it, his feelings begin to flow again, and he is cured. #Quote by Anais Nin
Madness quotes by Karl Wiggins
#37. I truly believe it's possible for people who are quite nuts to function on this planet and hold down responsible positions in the field of endeavour and work. They'll often be cheerful chappies, capable but quite batty. For the most part they're just cheerful dickheads #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Madness quotes by Samuel R. Delany
#38. I do not say, however, that every delusion or wandering of the mind should be called madness. Erasmus of Rotterdam, The Praise of Folly There #Quote by Samuel R. Delany
Madness quotes by Emil Cioran
#39. As incompetent in life as in death, I loathe myself and in this loathing I dream of another life, another death. And for having sought to be a sage such as never was, I am only a madman among the mad ... #Quote by Emil Cioran
Madness quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#40. You must be a myth that your lover can't grasp
and you must chase the moon like a wolf in the night, as if it will show you something only you can understand. Everything you do is a ritual that can mean something more and you must connect and create bonds with the spirits both outer and inner. Seek the strange and mysterious, otherworldly explanations for yourself and things around. There is always more. Always more.
Nothing is ordinary,
and you must make love to him like his touch is your salvation.
You must dare to love and lose and hear your heart break into a million little pieces, glittering like diamonds in the night.
Don't run into hiding when the rain hits us like planets shot down to see who wants to survive
the most
for you want to survive
the most
and you must not hide from madness.

You must love and live and write like you're obsessed and possessed. Go mad for what you believe in. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Madness quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#41. And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Madness quotes by Thomas Szasz
#42. The passion to interpret as madness that with which we disagree seems to have infected the best of contemporary minds. #Quote by Thomas Szasz
Madness quotes by Douglas Adams
#43. He stood up straight and looked the world squarely in the fields and hills. To add weight to his words he stuck the rabbit bone in his hair. He spread his arm out wide. "I will go mad!" he annouced. #Quote by Douglas Adams
Madness quotes by Jan Kjaerstad
#44. E was 'nuts about her', as the parlance of the day had it, as if it were generally recognised that love and madness are adjoining rooms with extremely porous walls. #Quote by Jan Kjaerstad
Madness quotes by James Oliver Curwood
#45. There are so many kinds of madness, so many ways in which the human brain may go wrong; and so often it happens that what we call madness is both reasonable and just. It is so. Yes. A little reason is good for us, a little more makes wise men of some of us
but when our reason over-grows us and we reach too far, something breaks and we go insane. #Quote by James Oliver Curwood
Madness quotes by Eithne Tabor
#46. Stars
Witness to vows unspoken-
Dream's bauble
Shattered-
(Not that it mattered)
One moment's gladness-
Madness?
Even the blind
Find
Stars in the dirt- #Quote by Eithne Tabor
Madness quotes by Hozier
#47. No masters or kings when the ritual begins [making love]
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean #Quote by Hozier
Madness quotes by J.C. Wickhart
#48. I always seek tranquility, but what would I do if I happened to acquire such composure? I suppose that the boredom from lack of the absurd would expand to such a great weight, I would have to run amuck and shatter it, for my own twisted freedom. Why step out of the ordinary? People have been known to go insane when faced with unfamiliar conditions for extended periods of time. So who is to say it can't go vice versa? Release the madness, release the demons. Chin high, spine erect, fists clinched, feet firm, balls out. Claim the moment, but disregard the aftermath. #Quote by J.C. Wickhart
Madness quotes by Kateland Black
#49. Don't follow me into the madness of the world, just accompany me within my own!"
~Kateland Black-2011~ #Quote by Kateland Black
Madness quotes by Martial
#50. This I ask, is it not madness to kill thyself in order to escape death?
[Lat., Hic rogo non furor est ne moriare mori?] #Quote by Martial
Madness quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#51. Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Madness quotes by Arthur Rimbaud
#52. The poet makes himself a voyant through a long, immense reasoned deranging of all his senses. All the forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he tries to find himself, he exhausts in himself all the poisons, to keep only their quintessences. #Quote by Arthur Rimbaud
Madness quotes by Rebecca Goldstein
#53. No validation of our rationality - of our very sanity - can be accomplished using our rationality itself. How can a person operating within a system of beliefs, including beliefs about beliefs, get outside that system to determine whether it is rational? If your entire system becomes infected with madness, including the very rules by which you reason, then how can you ever reason your way out of your madness? #Quote by Rebecca Goldstein
Madness quotes by Osho
#54. Sosan is the third Zen Patriarch. Nothing much is known about him – this is as it should be, because history records only violence. History does not record silence – it cannot record it. All records are of disturbance. Whenever someone becomes really silent, he disappears from all records, he is no more a part of our madness. So it is as it should be.

Sosan remained a wandering monk his whole life. He never stayed anywhere; he was always passing, going, moving. He was a river; he was not a pond, static. He was a constant movement. That is the meaning of Buddha's wanderers: not only in the outside world but in the inside world also they should be homeless –
because whenever you make a home you become attached to it. They should remain rootless; there is no home for them except this whole universe. #Quote by Osho
Madness quotes by Yukio Mishima
#55. Do I, then, belong to the heavens?
Why, if not so, should the heavens
Fix me thus with their ceaseless blue stare,
Luring me on, and my mind, higher
Ever higher, up into the sky,
Drawing me ceaselessly up
To heights far, far above the human?
Why, when balance has been strictly studied
And flight calculated with the best of reason
Till no aberrant element should, by rights, remain-
Why, still, should the lust for ascension
Seem, in itself, so close to madness?
Nothing is that can satify me;
Earthly novelty is too soon dulled;
I am drawn higher and higher, more unstable,
Closer and closer to the sun's effulgence.
Why do these rays of reason destroy me?
Villages below and meandering streams
Grow tolerable as our distance grows.
Why do they plead, approve, lure me
With promise that I may love the human
If only it is seen, thus, from afar-
Although the goal could never have been love,
Nor, had it been, could I ever have
Belonged to the heavens?
I have not envied the bird its freedom
Nor have I longed for the ease of Nature,
Driven by naught save this strange yearning
For the higher, and the closer, to plunge myself
Into the deep sky's blue, so contrary
To all organic joys, so far
From pleasures of superiority
But higher, and higher,
Dazzled, perhaps, by the dizzy incandescence
Of waxen wings.

Or do I #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Madness quotes by Anne Bishop
#56. Surreal realized Daemon's madness was confined to emotions, to people, to that single tragedy he couldn't face. It was as if Titian had never died, as if Surreal hadn't spent three years whoring in back alleys before Daemon found her again and arranged for a proper education in a Red Moon house. He thought she was still a child, and he continued to fret about Titian's absence. But when she mentioned a book she was reading, he made a dry observation about her eclectic taste and proceeded to tell her about other books that might be of interest. It was the same with music, with art. They posed no threat to him, had no time frame, weren't part of the nightmare of Jaenelle bleeding on that Dark Altar. #Quote by Anne Bishop
Madness quotes by Elie Wiesel
#57. I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don't know how #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Madness quotes by Caitlin Doughty
#58. The Portuguese have a word with no equivalent in English, saudade, which indicates a longing, tinged with nostalgia, madness, and sickness over something you have lost. #Quote by Caitlin Doughty
Madness quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#59. And there was Frodo, pale and worn, and yet himself again; and in his eyes there was peace now, neither strain of will, nor madness, nor any fear. His burden was taken away. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Madness quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#60. He heaps up riches by himself and thinks How strong I am now and how secure and in his madness he does not understand that the more he heaps up, the more he sinks into self-destructive impotence #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Madness quotes by Vaslav Nijinsky
#61. I am a man in death. I am not God. I am not man. I am a beast and a predator. I want to make love to prostitutes. I want to live like an unnecessary man.
I know that God wants this, and therefore I will live that way. I will live that way until He stops me. I will gamble on the Stock Exchange because I want to do so at other people's expense. I am an evil man. I do not love anyone. I wish harm to everyone and good to myself. I am an egoist. I am not God. I am a beast, a predator. I will practice masturbation and spiritualism. I will eat everyone I can get hold of. I will stop at nothing. I will make love to my wife's mother and my child. I will weep, but I will do everything God commands me to. I know that everyone will be afraid of me and will commit me to a lunatic asylum. But I don't care. I am not afraid of anything. I want death. I will blow my brains out if God wants it. #Quote by Vaslav Nijinsky
Madness quotes by Peter Ackroyd
#62. He was walking around in circles, the smell of the old furniture suddenly very distinct. There was a newspaper in his hand and he started reading it, paying particular attention to the headlines which seemed to be floating towards him so that now a band of black print encircled his forehead. He was curled upon the bed, hugging his knees, when the next horror came upon him: those who heard him last night would now have to report his theft, and his employer would call the police. He saw how the policeman took the telephone call at the station; how his name and address were spoken out loud; how he looked down at the floor as they led him away; how he was in the dock, forced to answer questions about himself, and now he was in a cell and had lost control of his own body. He was staring out of the window at the passing clouds when it occurred to him that he should write to his employer, explaining his drunkenness and confessing that he invented the story of theft; but who would believe him? It was always said that in drink there was truth, and perhaps it was true that he was a convicted thief. He began to sing,

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight

and then he knew what was meant by madness. #Quote by Peter Ackroyd
Madness quotes by Zoe Heller
#63. This is madness. You're making it into something it's not. It's all in your mind."
Sheba was about to protest, and then she laughed. "Isn't that the worst place it could be? #Quote by Zoe Heller
Madness quotes by Alexis Hall
#64. The tapestry of my life was a ruin of unravelling threads. The brightest parts were a nonsensical madman's weaving. And now every day was a grey stitch, laid down with an outpatient's patience, one following the next following the next, a story in lines, like a railway track to nowhere, telling absolutely nothing. #Quote by Alexis Hall
Madness quotes by Eve Langlais
#65. In her eyes, he could see the fear, but also the love. The need. Time to show her, that to him, she meant everything.
"Before you shower me with kisses for saving you –"
"I think it could be argued that I played a part."
"Not when I retell the story you won't. But we can argue about that later, naked. As I was saying, I have something for you." Remy pulled the sheet of paper out of his back pocket and unfolded it.
Initially he'd worried about it being too short. But as Lucifer assured him when he made the contract and binding, the less clauses he put in, the more his promise would stick out. Handing it to her, he waited.
Fidgeted when she didn't say a word. Almost tore it from her grasp. Then stumbled back as she threw herself at him.

I, Remy, the most awesome demon in Hell, do declare to love the witch Ysabel, fiery temper and all, for an eternity. I will never stray. Never betray her trust. Never do anything to cause her pain upon penalty of permanent death.
This I do swear in blood,
Remy

A simple contract, which in its very lack of clauses and sub items, awed her. "You love me that much?"
He peered at her with incredulity on his face. "Of course I love you that much. Would I have done all the things I did if I didn't?"
"Well, you are related to a mad woman."
"Yes, and maybe it's madness for me to love you, but I do. Do you think just any woman would inspire me enough to take on a bloody pai #Quote by Eve Langlais
Madness quotes by Steven Millhauser
#66. But what struck me was the book-madness of the place
books lay scattered across the unmade bed and the top of a battered-looking desk, books stood in knee-high piles on the floor, books were crammed sideways and right side up in a narrow bookcase that rose higher than my head and leaned dangerously from the wall, books sat in stacks on top of a dingy dresser. The closet door was propped open by a pile of books, and from beneath the bed a book stuck out beside the toe of a maroon slipper. #Quote by Steven Millhauser
Madness quotes by Karen Joy Fowler
#67. Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness. #Quote by Karen Joy Fowler
Madness quotes by Kathy Reichs
#68. You should've told us!"

"You wouldn't have let me help!" Ben shot back. "This whole nightmare was my fault. I needed to find that psycho and stop him. If I'd told you guys the truth, you'd have shut me out. Then we found the corpse, and … and …" He shook his head. "It was too late. Things were crazy. All I could do was try to prevent whatever evil Rome had planned."

I held up a hand. Couldn't handle any more of his confession.

Unwittingly or not, Ben had assisted a monster. A killer. He'd known the truth for days, and never told us. He'd lied. Even when The Game had threatened our lives.

"Tell me why, Ben. Why would you want to trick us in the first place?"

Ben stopped pacing. Looked directly at me. "Don't you know?"

I shook my head, confused.

"To impress you, Victoria Brennan." His voice cracked. "I wanted you to think I was special."

The words rocked me.

Oh, Ben.

He'd started this madness … for me?

"You were spending all that time with Jason," Ben said softly, staring at his shoes. "Skipping around town with your new perfect guy. Cotillion this. Fund-raiser that. I hated it. Hated him. When I finally told Rome, he said I needed to amaze you. Said I needed to figure out a way to make you see me."

"I see you, Ben." I rose and grabbed his hand. "I always have. You're in my pack."

He pulled away. "What if being packmates isn't enough for #Quote by Kathy Reichs
Madness quotes by Jacques Derrida
#69. These two poles, the unconditional and the conditional, are absolutely heterogeneous, and must remain irreducible to one another. They are nonetheless indissociable: if one wants, and it is necessary, forgiveness to become effective, concrete, historic; if one wants it to arrive, to happen by changing things, it is necessary that this purity engage itself in a series of conditions of all kinds (psychosociological, political, etc.). It is between these two poles, irreconcilable but indissociable, that decisions and responsibilities are to be taken. Yet despite all the confusions which reduce forgiveness to amnesty or to amnesia, to acquittal or prescription, to the work of mourning or some political therapy of reconciliation, in short to some historical ecology, it must never be forgotten, nevertheless, that all of that refers to a certain idea of pure and unconditional forgiveness, without which this discourse would not have the least meaning. What complicates the question of 'meaning' is again what I suggested a moment ago: pure and unconditional forgiveness, in order to have its own meaning, must have no 'meaning', no finality, even no intelligibility. It is a madness of the impossible. #Quote by Jacques Derrida
Madness quotes by Timothy Long
#70. Music is the only thing in the world that can block out madness, and can be consumed in the sadness, for it helps the soul survive even if only for a short time. #Quote by Timothy Long
Madness quotes by Nathan Filer
#71. Some madness doesn't act mad to begin with, sometimes it will knock politely at the door, and when you let it in, it'll simply sit in the corner without a fuss - and grow. #Quote by Nathan Filer
Madness quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#72. It's not the one thing nor the other that leads to madness, but the space in between. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Madness quotes by Patrick DeWitt
#73. There is a feeling here, which if it gets you, will envenom your very center. It is a madness of possibilities. #Quote by Patrick DeWitt
Madness quotes by Sean F. Hogan
#74. it was times like these when a man in a desperate situation must take whatever madness is offered to escape the darker madness in which he finds himself trapped. #Quote by Sean F. Hogan
Madness quotes by Warren Buffett
#75. It is madness to risk losing what you need in pursuing what you simply desire. #Quote by Warren Buffett
Madness quotes by Nicole Krauss
#76. I smiled back, the importance of manners, my mother always said, is inversely related to how inclined one is to use them, or, in other words, sometimes politeness is all that stands between oneself and madness. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
Madness quotes by Gloria E Anzaldua
#77. I am mad - but I choose this madness. #Quote by Gloria E Anzaldua
Madness quotes by Niels Bohr
#78. We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough. #Quote by Niels Bohr
Madness quotes by Angela Carter
#79. The one-eyed man will be King in the country of the blind only if he arrives there in full possession of his partial faculties
that is, providing he is perfectly aware of the precise nature of sight and does not confuse it with second sightnor with madness. #Quote by Angela Carter
Madness quotes by Whitney Houston
#80. You don't have a baby based on that publicity madness. People don't live like that. Especially black people who were raised in families with morals and standards and integrity. #Quote by Whitney Houston
Madness quotes by Darrell Drake
#81. Climbed that roost, alighted right there.
Made mush of his head for the onlooker bears.
A two-pronger her prize, a meat most rare.
Do-gooders will pay. Do-gooders will fear. #Quote by Darrell Drake
Madness quotes by Paul Shepard
#82. All around us, aspects of the modern world - diet, exercise, medicine, art, work, family, philosophy, economics, ecology, psychology - have begun a long circle back toward their former coherence. Whether they can arrive before the natural world is damaged beyond repair and madness destroys humanity, we cannot tell. #Quote by Paul Shepard
Madness quotes by Damon Albarn
#83. Trying to write music that's sensitive to 400 years ago takes a bit of madness, as it's such a long stretch of time. #Quote by Damon Albarn
Madness quotes by Carol O'Connell
#84. In my view, madness is a place. You go. You come back. And I think we all take turns being the mental patient. Without a touch of crazy, literature can be a desolate place. In the current climate of careful speech, even fearful speech, smoke-free film scripts, thought-free songs, and child-proof locks on American minds, the oft-repeated lament of the arts is "Where have all those wonderful madmen gone?" #Quote by Carol O'Connell
Madness quotes by Paul Negri
#85. Then since we mortal lovers are, Ask not how long our love will last; But while it does, let us take care Each minute be with pleasure past: Were it not madness to deny To live because we're sure to die? #Quote by Paul Negri
Madness quotes by Dmitry Glukhovsky
#86. There's only one thing that can save a man from madness and that's uncertainty. #Quote by Dmitry Glukhovsky
Madness quotes by Jules Verne
#87. Hunger, prolonged, is temporary madness! The brain is at work without its required food, and the most fantastic notions fill the mind. Hitherto I had never known what hunger really meant. I was likely to understand it now. #Quote by Jules Verne
Madness quotes by Gerald Gould
#88. Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea,
And East and West the wanderlust that will not let me be;
It works in me like madness, dear, to bid me say good-by!
For the seas call and the stars call, and oh, the call of the sky!

I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are,
But man can have the sun for friend, and for his guide a star;
And there's no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard,
For the river calls and the road calls, and oh, the call of a bird!

Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day
The old ships draw to home again, the young ships sail away;
And come I may, but go I must, and if men ask you why,
You may put the blame on the stars and the sun and the white road and the sky! #Quote by Gerald Gould
Madness quotes by Cassandra Clare
#89. And I think that you do not understand that sometimes the only choice is between acceptance and madness. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Madness quotes by Bertolt Brecht
#90. It's sensible,
anyone can understand it.
It's easy.
You're not an exploiter,
so you can grasp it.
It's a good thing for you,
find out more about it.
The stupid call it stupid
and the squalid call it squalid.
It is against squalor and
against stupidity.
the exploiters call it a crime
But we know:
It is the end of crime.
It is not madness, but
The end of madness.
It is not the riddle
But the solution.
It is the simple thing
So hard to achieve.
-"Praise of Communism #Quote by Bertolt Brecht
Madness quotes by Anuj Dhar
#91. Before he was assassinated in 1948, Gandhi - a senior journalist told me - rebuked Nehru and Patel for not being able to reign in the partition madness and wished that his "other son [Subhas] was here!" Reminded by a Congressman, who had witnesses the dressing down, that Bose was dead and he had himself come to hold that belief, Gandhi shot back: "He's in Russia". #Quote by Anuj Dhar
Madness quotes by Antonin Artaud
#92. [defines a madman as] a man who preferred to become mad,in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor. #Quote by Antonin Artaud
Madness quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#93. Exotic: meaning you're "desired."
For madness is seductive, sexy. Female madness.
So long as the female is reasonably young and attractive. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Madness quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#94. If every Genius has a touch of Madness, does every Normal person have a touch of Ignorance ? #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Madness quotes by John Dryden
#95. My love's a noble madness. #Quote by John Dryden
Madness quotes by Alastair Reynolds
#96. You've found a way to stay sane, Renfew--even if that means admitting a tiny piece of piano-playing madness into your world. But there's a cost to that sanity, and it isn't moi. the cost is you can't ever allow yourself an instant of hope, because hope is something that will always be crushed, crushed utterly, and in the crushing of hope you will be weakened forever, just as surely as if you'd mainlined some slow-acting poison."
~"Understanding Space & Time #Quote by Alastair Reynolds
Madness quotes by Herman Melville
#97. I'm a demoniac; I am madness maddened #Quote by Herman Melville
Madness quotes by William Klein
#98. The New York book was a visual diary and it was also kind of personal newspaper. I wanted it to look like the news. I didn't relate to European photography. It was too poetic and anecdotal for me ... the kinetic quality of new york, the kids, dirt, madness - I tried to find a photographic style that would come close to it. So I would be grainy and contrasted and black. Id crop, blur, play with the negatives. I didn't see clean technique being right for New York. I could imagine my pictures lying in the gutter like the New York Daily News. #Quote by William Klein
Madness quotes by Mindy McGinnis
#99. It's a madness so discreet that it can walk the streets and be applauded in some circles, but it is madness nonetheless. #Quote by Mindy McGinnis
Madness quotes by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
#100. In your madness you said you loved me," she murmured shyly.

His humor fled, and the smile left her lips as she continued, "You said it before, too. When the storm struck, I asked you to love me, and you said you did." Her voice was the barest of whispers.

Ruark's gaze turned away from her, and he rubbed the bandage on his leg before he spoke. "Strange that madness should speak the truth, but truth it is." He met her questioning eyes directly. "Aye, I love you." The pain of longing marked his face with a momentary sadness. "And that is madness, in all truth."

Shanna raised herself form his side and sat on her heels, staring down at him. "Why do you love me?" Her tone was wondrous. "I beset you at every turn. I deny you as a fit mate. I have betrayed you into slavery and worse. There is no sanity in your plea at all. How can you love me?"

"Shanna! Shanna! Shanna!" he sighed, placing his fingers on her hand and gently tracing the lines of her finely boned fingers. "What man would boast the wisdom of his love? How many time has this world heard, 'I don't care, I love.' Do I count your faults and sins to tote them in a book?"

...

"I dream of unbelievable softness. I remember warmth at my side the likes of which can set my heart afire. I see in the dark before me softly glowing eyes of aqua, once tender in a moment of love, then flashing with defiance and anger, now dark and blue with some stirring I know I have cau #Quote by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Madness quotes by Austin Grossman
#101. The United States of America is logically the least magical place in the world. Planned by committee, not even a country, just a legal umbrella for fifty associated provinces, an elaborate polling system for creating other larger and more permanent committees. No mysteries; no demons; one God at the most. Sure, it had its own folklore and tall tales, but it wasn't the same. Its rulers weren't descended from men and women who spoke with birds and rode dragons. Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan were hayseeds, folksy also-rans compared to the madness in the ancient royal blood going back to the Druids, to Byzantium, to Mithraic cults. #Quote by Austin Grossman
Madness quotes by Srividya Srinivasan
#102. You talk of beauty, love, laughter and life like a precious memory. As if the sunshine of love and laughter shall never flow into your life again. You make it sound like your present and future shall promise you nothing but safety and comfort in a sort of dead, dull way. What killed the spirit of madness, the spark of adventure and the sense of delicious fun ? Your aliveness ? Is this what it is to get old ? #Quote by Srividya Srinivasan
Madness quotes by M.J. Abraham
#103. A demon seduced an angel in the middle of the night
and they gave the stars a glimpse.
There was nothing casual about it,
it was tender skin and battle scars
breathless passion under storm clouds
a rapid river stream mirroring the moon light.
Until one day, he left her with nothing,
just a bruised heart and carved memories
iridescent wings chipped on the edges
heat under her skin, like an ember burning low.
I asked her, "What do you do after a love like that?"
She laughed.
And madness danced behind her eyes.
But she flew so high the world was jealous. #Quote by M.J. Abraham
Madness quotes by Barnaby Legg
#104. I guess at some point we fell in love, whatever that means. What the fuck is love anyway? Is it mutual dependance; two bipolar opposites bringing their failings together, making a comprehensive hole? Is it needing someone around all the time, just to feel like yourself? Is it a form of madness - all those cells & neurons giggling like moon-happy coyotes? Is it missing someone, feeling a physical craving for them, even when they are lying right next to you? Yes, I guess we fell in love. #Quote by Barnaby Legg
Madness quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson
#105. My life has crept so long on a broken wing Through cells of madness, haunts of horror and fear, That I come to be grateful at last for a little thing. #Quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Madness quotes by James Runcie
#106. One of the tutors let it slip when we were talking about the difference between revelation, inspiration, creativity and madness. How can we know which is which? #Quote by James Runcie
Madness quotes by George R.R. Martin
#107. Love is madness, and lust is poison. Keep your maidenhead. You'll be happier for it, and you're less like to find yourself in some dingy brothel on the Rhoyne with a whore who looks a bit like your lost love. #Quote by George R.R. Martin
Madness quotes by John Calvin
#108. How detestable, I ask you, is this madness: that man, finding God in his body and soul a hundred times, on this very pretense of excellence denies that there is a God? #Quote by John Calvin
Madness quotes by Erin Hunter
#109. Alpha's muzzle curled in disbelief, but he went on watching Fiery intently. "Mad? In what way?" "Insane," Fiery told him. "Like a dog with the water-madness" - at this several Packmembers gasped and growled nervously - "but not that. His jaws foamed and he had fits, but he was in control. Very much in control. He rules his Pack with fear. #Quote by Erin Hunter
Madness quotes by Penny Reid
#110. Explaining the kiss away via alcohol-induced madness made my head feel better, as though the world had been righted on its axis, and inalienable truths still existed. It also made by heart plus all the girly parts of me fee bad, like when you find out Santa is a myth or that Superman doesn't really exist. #Quote by Penny Reid
Madness quotes by William Hazlitt
#111. They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Madness quotes by Herman Melville
#112. If a drunkard in a sober fit is the dullest of mortals, an enthusiast in a reason-fit is not the most lively. And this, without prejudice to his greatly improved understanding; for, if his elation was the height of his madness, his despondency is but the extreme of his sanity. #Quote by Herman Melville
Madness quotes by Bernard Cornwell
#113. I knew it was stupid, knew I would probably die if I went again, but we were warriors and warriors will not be beaten. It is reputation. It is pride. It is the madness of battle. I began beating Serpent-Breath against my half-broken shield, and other men took up the rhythm, and the Danes, so close, were inviting us to come and be killed, and I shouted that we were coming. #Quote by Bernard Cornwell
Madness quotes by Alexander Herzen
#114. To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius. #Quote by Alexander Herzen
Madness quotes by Susanna Clarke
#115. Perhaps I am too tame, too domestic a magician. But how does one work up a little madness? I meet with mad people every day in the street, but I never thought before to wonder how they got mad. Perhaps I should go wandering on lonely moors and barren shores. That is always a popular place for lunatics - in novels and plays at any rate. Perhaps wild England will make me mad. #Quote by Susanna Clarke
Madness quotes by Elise Kova
#116. The line between genius and madness is so very thin. #Quote by Elise Kova
Madness quotes by John Locke
#117. Hence it comes to pass, that a man, who is very sober, and of right understanding in all other things, may in one particular be as frantic, as any in Bedlam; if either by any sudden very strong impression, or long fixing his fancy upon one sort of thoughts, incoherent ideas have been cemented together so powerfully, as to remain united. But there are degrees of madness, as of folly; the disorderly jumbling ideas together, is in some more, and some less. In short, herein seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen, That madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right from them: but idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all. #Quote by John Locke
Madness quotes by Kit Harington
#118. I try not to read the social networks too much. I find that way madness lies. #Quote by Kit Harington
Madness quotes by Karen Russell
#119. Even in her trances, even while possessed, my sister was very shrewd about her prospects. A fantasy would collapse like a wave against the rocks of her intelligence. Madness, as I understood it from books, meant a person who was open to the high white whine of everything. #Quote by Karen Russell
Madness quotes by Anne Lamott
#120. The movement of grace toward gratitude brings us from the package of self-obsessed madness to a spiritual awakening. Gratitude is peace. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Madness quotes by Larry Fessenden
#121. When so much is left to the listener's imagination, it is bound to be more scary. But our stories are not just to frighten; they are engaged with the things that are really scary like loneliness and madness. #Quote by Larry Fessenden
Madness quotes by Jason Reeves
#122. I love writing and photography and the natural world that inspires them both. I'm working on getting as lost as I can in the beauty before it is completely wiped clean by the madness of man. #Quote by Jason Reeves
Madness quotes by Henri Barbusse
#123. All lovers in the world are alike: they fall in love by chance; they see each other, and are attached to each other by the features of their faces; they illuminate each other by the fierce preference which is akin to madness; they assert the reality of illusions; and for a moment they change falsehood into truth. #Quote by Henri Barbusse
Madness quotes by Jessica Sorensen
#124. I dream of chaos and serenity. Some might call what I dream a nightmare, a madness of the mind. Me, I think of it as a foreshadowing of what's to come in my future, of what I hope to achieve one day. #Quote by Jessica Sorensen
Madness quotes by Cassandra Clare
#125. You could share your bed with a monster, lay your head on the same pillow next to a head filled with murder and madness. Magnus had done it himself. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Madness quotes by Janet Malcolm
#126. [Richard Avedon's] camera dwells on the horrible things that age can do to people's faces - on the flabby flesh, the slack skin, the ugly growths, the puffy eyes, the knotted necks, the aimless wrinkles, the fearful and anxious set of the mouth, the marks left by sickness, madness, alcoholism, and irreversible disappointment. #Quote by Janet Malcolm
Madness quotes by David McCullough
#127. Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind. For years Rush had been investigating the causes of and remedies for madness and other "diseases" of the mind. "The subjects of them have hitherto been enveloped in mystery," he wrote to Adams. "I have endeavored to bring them down to the level of all other diseases of the human body, and to show that the mind and body are moved by the same causes and subject to the same laws. #Quote by David McCullough
Madness quotes by Seneca
#128. Nūllum magnum ingenium sine mixtūrā dēmentiae fuit

No great talent without an element of madness #Quote by Seneca
Madness quotes by Andre Gide
#129. The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. #Quote by Andre Gide
Madness quotes by Jeremy Denk
#130. If there's one thing I feel very strongly about, it's that there shouldn't be a distinction between pianists who play Ligeti and those who play Chopin. It might seem that they involve different skill sets, but I don't think that's true: whether playing Ives or Bach or Beethoven, you must bring the same imagination, the same sensitivity, and an ability to deal with same kinds of musical problems. The method behind my madness, anyway, is to keep plugging away at this idea. #Quote by Jeremy Denk
Madness quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#131. The strange things of the past which I learnt during those nocturnal meetings with the dead he dismisses as the fruits of my lifelong and omnivorous browsing amongst the ancient volumes of the family library. Had it not been for my old servant Hiram, I should have by this time become quite convinced of my madness. But #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Madness quotes by Walt Whitman
#132. O something unprov'd! something in a trance!
O madness amorous! O trembling!
O to escape utterly from others' anchors and holds!
To drive free! to love free! to dash reckless and dangerous!
To court destruction with taunts - with invitations!
To ascend - to leap to the heavens of the love indicated to me!
To rise thither with my inebriate Soul!
To be lost, if it must be so!
To feed the remainder of life with one hour of fulness and freedom!
With one brief hour of madness and joy. #Quote by Walt Whitman
Madness quotes by Eliphas Levi
#133. To be sucked down by this whirling stream is to fall into abysses of madness, more frightful than those of death; to expel the shades of this chaos and compel it to give perfect forms to our thoughts - this is to be a man of genius; it is to create, it is to be victorious over hell! The #Quote by Eliphas Levi
Madness quotes by Kady Cross
#134. It seemed humans, the scientifically minded ones at least, were either tempting death or trying to prolong life. Surely that was an indication of madness. #Quote by Kady Cross
Madness quotes by Elizabeth Wurtzel
#135. The moment in The Bell Jar when Esther Greenwood realizes after thirty days in the same black turtleneck that she never wants to wash her hair again, that the repeated necessity of the act is too much trouble, that she wants to do it once and be done with it, seems like the book's true epiphany. You know you've completely descended into madness when the matter of shampoo has ascended into philosophical heights. #Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Madness quotes by Sufjan Stevens
#136. I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can't stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there's no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can't stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can't get anything done because I'm so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it's absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser. #Quote by Sufjan Stevens
Madness quotes by William Shakespeare
#137. What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord?
Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff
That beetles o'er his base into the sea,
And there assume some other horrible form
Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason
And draw you into madness? Think of it.
[The very place puts toys of desperation,
Without more motive, into every brain
That looks so many fathoms to the sea
And hears it roar beneath.] #Quote by William Shakespeare
Madness quotes by Alan W. Watts
#138. The real reason why human life can be so utterly exasperating and frustrating is not because there are facts called death, pain, fear, or hunger. The madness of the thing is that when such facts are present, we circle, buzz, writhe, and whirl, trying to get the "I" out of the experience. We pretend that we are amoebas, and try to protect ourselves from life by splitting in two. Sanity, wholeness, and integration lie in the realization that we are not divided, that man and his present experience are one, and that no separate "I" or mind can be found. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Madness quotes by Ken Grimwood
#139. Someone - Plato, I think - once said, 'The unexamined life is not worth living.' "
"True. But a life too closely scrutinized will lead to madness, if not suicide. #Quote by Ken Grimwood
Madness quotes by Blaise Cendrars
#140. ...Is there a more monstrous thought, a more convincing spectacle, a more patent affirmation of the impotence and madness of the brain? War. All our philosophies, religions, arts, techniques and trades lead to nothing but this. The finest flowers of civilization. The purest constructions of thought. The most generous and altruistic passions of the heart. The most heroic gestures of man. War. Now and thousand years ago. Tomorrow and a hundred thousand years ago. No, it's not a question of your country, my German or French friend, or yours, whether you're black or white or Papuan or a Borneo monkey. It's a question of your life. If you want to live, kill. Kill so that you can be free, or eat, or shit. The shameful thing is to kill in masses, at a predetermined hour on a predetermined day, in honour of certain principles, under cover of a flag, with old men nodding approval, to kill in a disinterested or passive way. Stand alone against them all, young man, kill, kill, you are unique, you're the only man alive, kill until the others cut you short with the guillotine or the cord or the rope, with or without ceremony, in the name of the Community or King.
What a laugh. #Quote by Blaise Cendrars
Madness quotes by Aristotle.
#141. Poetry demands a man with a special gift for it, or else one with a touch of madness in him. #Quote by Aristotle.
Madness quotes by Christine Feehan
#142. Azami shuddered, her lips trembling, and then she consumed him as aggressively and as honestly as he did her. He felt her inside of his mind, running like lava through his veins, wrapping around his heart and filling his very bones with her.
"This is madness," she whispered against his mouth when they both came up for air. Her dark eyes searched his face.
Sam didn't have any answers. He knew she was right. They might be on opposite sides in a deadly war, yet he couldn't let her go. She fit with him. The world around them was out of sync, not the two of them.
"I know," he admitted as he rested his forehead against hers, looking into her eyes.
"What are we going to do now?"
A slow smile curved his mouth. "I really expected you to kill me so I wouldn't have to figure that part out."
She blinked, her black fan of thick silky lashes fluttering as wildly as her heart. She moistened her lips. "You're not getting off that easily."
Sam watched the dawning smile, the way her soft mouth curved and the warmth spread to her dark eyes with absolute fascination. "Well. Damn. #Quote by Christine Feehan
Madness quotes by Plato
#143. Love is a madness produced by an unsatisfiable rational desire to understand the ultimate truth about the world. #Quote by Plato
Madness quotes by K. Towne, Jr.
#144. i find comfort in thunderstorms,
and i think its because
in those brief moments,
the world outside my window
matches the madness inside my head

- thoughts & thunder #Quote by K. Towne, Jr.
Madness quotes by Emma Forrest
#145. And if you don't know who you are, or if your real self has drifted away from you with the undertow, madness at least gives you an identity. #Quote by Emma Forrest
Madness quotes by William Golding
#146. Worse than madness. Sanity. #Quote by William Golding
Madness quotes by Liian Varus
#147. Poetry comes within, not the person you pretend to be out there... Take your fears, your failures, your flaws and dip your pen in that ink, For when it comes to writing something beautiful, we all must first face the monsters, we would rather just erase. #Quote by Liian Varus
Madness quotes by Stephen Richards
#148. If evil lingers around you, it will rub off on you, it will cause stress, anxiety and a lot of mental anguish! 'Eyes' - you can see evil in the eye of the beholder! Body! Talk! Stance! Walk! Posture! Evil oozes out! #Quote by Stephen Richards
Madness quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#149. Humanity is under great pressure to evolve because it is our only chance of survival as a race. This will affect every aspect of your life and close relationships in particular. Never before have relationships been as problematic and conflict ridden as they are now. As you may have noticed, they are not here to make you happy or fulfilled. If you continue to pursue the goal of salvation through a relationship, you will be disillusioned again and again. But if you accept that the relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy, then the relationship will offer you salvation, and you will be aligning yourself with the higher consciousness that wants to be born into this world. For those who hold on to the old patterns, there will be increasing pain, violence, confusion, and madness. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Madness quotes by George R R Martin
#150. After my name day feast, I'm going to raise a host and kill your brother myself. That's what I'll give you, Lady Sansa. Your brother's head."
A kind of madness took over her then, and she heard herself say, "Maybe my brother will give me your head. #Quote by George R R Martin
Madness quotes by Avijeet Das
#151. Last night, I was a mad man searching for a whiff of your fragrance. The stars and the moon even laughed at me. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Madness quotes by Imran Shaikh
#152. The movement of her beautiful back , shallow line of her spine, and the twin dimples at her lower back is a soft invitation to madness ... #Quote by Imran Shaikh
Madness quotes by Edgar Lee Masters
#153. 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. #Quote by Edgar Lee Masters
Madness quotes by Bernard Cornwell
#154. It would cause nothing but madness, Thomas thought. Men would fight for it, lie for it, cheat for it, betray for it and die for it. The Church would make money from it. It would cause nothing but evil, he thought, for it stirred horror from men's hearts, #Quote by Bernard Cornwell
Madness quotes by Rachael Wade
#155. I looked around the room, at everyone who inhabited the space, person and monster, slave and master, aware we were in the madness together, swirling around in the same mess, all out to get something, a piece of our own pie. But I knew that in the midst of that noxious stew, coming to terms with our poisons was only the beginning.
Ever forward, Cecile's voice replayed in my mind. Ever forward. #Quote by Rachael Wade
Madness quotes by Gen Urobuchi
#156. When I try to write love, it only turns into horror. Thinking about it with a clear head, feeling such deep emotions to some other person you don't even know is truly a terrifying thingI wonder if love isn't a manifestation of madness in some way. #Quote by Gen Urobuchi
Madness quotes by Wally Lamb
#157. That's often the case, of course - that creation and madness begin to dance with each other. #Quote by Wally Lamb
Madness quotes by Elie Wiesel
#158. Why did I write it? Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness, the immense, terrifying madness that had erupted in history and in the conscience of mankind? Was it to leave behind a legacy of words, of memories, to help prevent history from repeating itself? Or was it simply to preserve a record of the ordeal I endured as an adolescent, at an age when one's knowledge of death and evil should be limited to what one discovers in literature? There #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Madness quotes by George Orwell
#159. He wondered, as he had many times wondered before, whether he himself was a lunatic. Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one. At one time it had been a sign of madness to believe that the earth goes round the sun; to-day, to believe that the past is inalterable. He might be alone in holding that belief, and if alone, then a lunatic. #Quote by George Orwell
Madness quotes by Michael Grant
#160. We take the names of madmen, because madness is our fate. Terribly melodramatic, that. #Quote by Michael Grant
Madness quotes by Anita Roddick
#161. Entrepreneurs are all a little crazy. There is a fine line between an entrepreneur and a crazy person. Crazy people see and feel things that others don't. An entrepreneur's dream is often a kind of madness, and it is almost as isolating. What differentiates the entrepreneur from the crazy person is that the former gets other people to believe in his vision. #Quote by Anita Roddick
Madness quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#162. The world needs madness, a madness for justice, a madness for harmony, a madness for equality, a madness for humanitarian glory. If everyone had the madness for doing good, there wouldn't be any misery in the world. So, be mad, be furious, be rebellious towards every bit of misery, inequality and injustice in the world. Remember, every injustice anywhere in the world is your business, every misery anywhere in the world is your business, every segregation anywhere in the world is your business. Human condition anywhere in the world is your business. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Madness quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#163. One only needs to read twentieth-century history to see that it has been the climax of human madness, if it's measured in terms of human violence inflicted on other humans. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Madness quotes by Ingmar Bergman
#164. They said you were mentally healthy, but your madness is the worst #Quote by Ingmar Bergman
Madness quotes by Brian Aldiss
#165. Most SF is about madness, or what is currently ruled to be madness; this is part of its attraction - it's always playing with how much the human mind can encompass. #Quote by Brian Aldiss
Madness quotes by Francesca Gregorini
#166. Ultimately, what audiences respond to is truth. Even as fantastical as the story can be, and out there, at its core, it's dealing with loss, madness and mortality. #Quote by Francesca Gregorini
Madness quotes by Sameh Elsayed
#167. When all you have to face all life issues is the attitude forced on to you by society traditions, you will then regret not being the mad you used to be but will never be again. #Quote by Sameh Elsayed
Madness quotes by Georg Trakl
#168. In an old family album
Ever again you return, Melancholy,
O meekness of the solitary soul.
A golden day glows and expires.
Humbly the patient man surrenders to pain
Ringing with melodious sound and soft madness.
Look! There's the twilight.
Night returns once more and a mortal thing laments
And another suffers in sympathy.
Shuddering under autumn stars
Yearly the head is bowed deeper.
-Georg Trakl (1887-1914) #Quote by Georg Trakl
Madness quotes by Katie Holmes
#169. It's actually great to shoot far away from Hollywood because we don't have the distractions of the parties and premieres and all that. And, of course, you can save money - there are no good shoe stores. #Quote by Katie Holmes
Madness quotes by Denton Welch
#170. When you long with all your heart for someone to love you, a madness grows there that shakes all sense from the trees and the water and the earth. And nothing lives for you, except the long deep bitter want. And this is what everyone feels from birth to death. #Quote by Denton Welch
Madness quotes by Ozzy Osbourne
#171. Children of the future, watching empires fall. Madness the cup they drink from, self destruction the toll. #Quote by Ozzy Osbourne
Madness quotes by Margaret Sutton
#172. This must be madness! #Quote by Margaret Sutton
Madness quotes by Poppet
#173. The flock mirror the madness of their liege. #Quote by Poppet
Madness quotes by Nick Flynn
#174. Everything he did, as long as you stayed in the village, whether shouting obscenities at passing children or sleeping in the cemetery, all would be remembered when they looked at you, they would say to themselves or to whomever they were with, It's his father, you know, the crazy one, the drunk, and they couldn't help but wonder what part of his madness had passed on to you, which part you had escaped. #Quote by Nick Flynn
Madness quotes by A.G. Howard
#175. "A son," I say, recalling every detail of the child's perfect face.
Ivory's smile is blinding. "A most unique creature. The first child to be born to two netherlings who've shared a childhood. Wonderland is founded on chaos, madness, and magic. For so long, innocence and imagination have had no place there. As a result, we haven't had children, at least by your world's definition. And because of this, we've lost the ability to dream. But Morpheus experienced those things via you, each time you played together in your dreams. Through your child, Wonderland will thrive with new magic and strength. Our offspring will become true children once more; they will learn to dream again. And all will be right with our world. #Quote by A.G. Howard
Madness quotes by Frank Herbert
#176. Madness in method, that's genius #Quote by Frank Herbert
Madness quotes by Maggie Nelson
#177. 130. We cannot read the darkness. We cannot read it. It is a form of madness, albeit a common one, that we try. #Quote by Maggie Nelson
Madness quotes by Stacey Jay
#178. But maybe that isn't possible. Maybe the mind of the majority is always the healthy mind, simply by virtue of its numbers. Maybe it's the definition of madness to believe I'm right and everyone else if wrong, to find my thoughts rational and reasonable when almost the entire world finds them damaged and flawed. #Quote by Stacey Jay
Madness quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#179. Why does a man like to be made sad by viewing doleful and tragic scenes, which he himself could not by any means endure? Yet, as a spectator, he wishes to experience from them a sense of grief, and in this very sense of grief his pleasure consists. What is this but wretched madness? #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Madness quotes by Lauren Bradshaw
#180. Whose Daddy's Little Girl Now? #Quote by Lauren Bradshaw
Madness quotes by Jack Kerouac
#181. Nevertheless we understood each other on all levels of madness ... #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Madness quotes by Diana Abu-Jaber
#182. But my foster mother never explained to me that there can be a deep loneliness in modern sanity too. That madness can be its own form of solace. #Quote by Diana Abu-Jaber
Madness quotes by Durga Chew-Bose
#183. A woman carries her inner life - lugs it around or holds it in like fumes that both poison and bless her - while nourishing another's inner life, many others actually, while never revealing too much madness, or, possibly, never revealing where she stores it: her island of lost mind. #Quote by Durga Chew-Bose
Madness quotes by Hermann Bahr
#184. As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. #Quote by Hermann Bahr
Madness quotes by Cees Nooteboom
#185. Can you imagine how incredibly quiet it was everywhere, when the gentlemen from this world" - he made a vague circular gesture towards the battalions of meditating Asians behind him - "were hatching and proclaiming their ideas? Anyone who now tries to follow these ideas in order to find the road back to what they were talking about, is faced with obstacles that would have driven an entire tribe of oriental ascetics into the ravine. The world from which they felt it so necessary to retreat would have seemed idyllic to us. We live in a vision of hell, and we have actually got used to it." He looked at his statues and continued, "We have become different people. We still look the same, but we have nothing in common with them any more. We are differently programmed. Anyone who now wants to become like them must acquire a big dose of madness first; otherwise he will no longer be able to bear the life of our world. We are not designed for their kind of life. #Quote by Cees Nooteboom
Madness quotes by Pope Francis
#186. Wars are always madness: all is lost in war, all is to be gained in peace. #Quote by Pope Francis
Madness quotes by Sarah McLachlan
#187. So tired of this straight line, and everywhere you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack.
It don't make no difference, escaping one last time
It's easier to believe
In this sweet madness, oh this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees. #Quote by Sarah McLachlan
Madness quotes by John Irving
#188. Melony put herself straight to bed without her dinner. Mrs. Grogan, worried about her, went to Melony's bed and felt her forehead, which was feverish, but Mrs. Grogan could not coax Melony to drink anything. All Melony said was, 'He broke his promise.' Later, she said, 'Homer Wells has left St. Cloud's.'
'You have a little temperature, dear,' said Mrs. Grogan, but when Homer Wells didn't come to read Jane Eyre aloud that evening, Mrs. Grogan started paying closer attention. She allowed Melony to read to the girls that evening; Melony's voice was oddly flat and passionless. Melony's reading from Jane Eyre depressed Mrs. Grogan – especially when she read this part:
…it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it…
Why, the girl didn't bat an eye! Mrs. Grogan observed.
#Quote by John Irving
Madness quotes by Jacques Yonnet
#189. Silence, like madness, is only comparative. #Quote by Jacques Yonnet
Madness quotes by Jake Vander Ark
#190. When he did think - when his brain began the slow chugging of rusty gears - the only thoughts that came were unspeakable things like, what's the worst age a child can die? Worse yet was - after hours spent staring at the ceiling until it became a real-life Escher print with fans on the floor, useless windowsills, and dresser drawers that spilled underwear when opened - worse yet was when his mind found answers to those questions. Two-years-old isn't so bad, he mused. They barely had a life. Twenty? At least they got to experience life! But fourteen ... fourteen was the worst. #Quote by Jake Vander Ark
Madness quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#191. There is something to be said for jealousy, because it only designs the preservation of some good which we either have or think wehave a right to. But envy is a raging madness that cannot bear the wealth or fortune of others. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Madness quotes by Thomas Browne
#192. The religion of one seems madness unto another. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Madness quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#193. To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Madness quotes by Herman Melville
#194. There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of man. #Quote by Herman Melville
Madness quotes by Gerald Durrell
#195. Among the myrtles the mantids moved, lightly, carefully, swaying slightly, the quintessence of evil. They were lank and green, with chinless faces and monstrous globular eyes, frosty gold, with an expression of intense, predatory madness in them. The crooked arms, with their fringes of sharp teeth, would be raised in mock supplication to the insect world, so humble, so fervent, trembling slightly when a butterfly flew too close. #Quote by Gerald Durrell
Madness quotes by William Shakespeare
#196. My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,
Shakes so my single state of man
That function is smothered in surmise,
And nothing is but what is not. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Madness quotes by Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
#197. When the strings of anger and the psyche are especially tense - these are special strings of reality, a melody of truth is heard that you will never hear anywhere because it has no analogues since it is random. The truth in which the strings are about to break and a frightening silence of smiling madness comes #Quote by Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
Madness quotes by Eliza Parsons
#198. Emily," said the Count, "why will you reduce me to adopt this conduct? How much more willingly would I persuade, than compel you to become my wife! but, by Heaven! I will not leave you to be sold by Montoni. Yet a thought glances across my mind, that brings madness with it. I know not how to name it. It is preposterous - it cannot be. - Yet you tremble - you grow pale! It is! it is so; - you - you - love Montoni!" cried Morano, grasping Emily's wrist, and stamping his foot on the floor. An #Quote by Eliza Parsons
Madness quotes by Stephen King
#199. At bottom, you see, we are not Homo sapiens as all. Our core is madness. The prime directive is murder. What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle. And that is what the Pulse exposed five days ago. #Quote by Stephen King
Madness quotes by Sylvia Plath
#200. Intoxicated with madness, I'm in love with my sadness #Quote by Sylvia Plath

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