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Sane quotes by Terence McKenna
#1. History is ending because the dominator culture has led the human species into a blind alley, and as the inevitable chaostrophie approaches, people look for metaphors and answers. Every time a culture gets into trouble it casts itself back into the past looking for the last sane moment it ever knew. And the last sane moment we ever knew was on the plains of Africa 15,000 years ago rocked in the cradle of the Great Horned Mushroom Goddess before history, before standing armies, before slavery and property, before warfare and phonetic alphabets and monotheism, before, before, before. And this is where the future is taking us because the secret faith of the twentieth century is not modernism, the secret faith of the twentieth century is nostalgia for the archaic, nostalgia for the paleolithic, and that gives us body piercing, abstract expressionism, surrealism, jazz, rock-n-roll and catastrophe theory. The 20th century mind is nostalgic for the paradise that once existed on the mushroom dotted plains of Africa where the plant-human symbiosis occurred that pulled us out of the animal body and into the tool-using, culture-making, imagination-exploring creature that we are. And why does this matter? It matters because it shows that the way out is back and that the future is a forward escape into the past. This is what the psychedelic experience means. Its a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board in eternity. And I tell you this because if the community understan #Quote by Terence McKenna
Sane quotes by Susanna Kaysen
#2. The only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy. #Quote by Susanna Kaysen
Sane quotes by Angelina Jolie
#3. If being sane is thinking there's something wrong with being different ... I'd rather be completely fucking mental. #Quote by Angelina Jolie
Sane quotes by Terry Pratchett
#4. The Deftmenes are mad and the Dumii are sane, thought Snibril, and that's just the same as being mad except that it's quieter. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Sane quotes by Keira Knightley
#5. I have no idea whether I am completely sane. I don't think anybody is. I see the world through my eyes. It's sometimes a strange world. I hope I don't hurt people. You hope not to hurt yourself too much, either. Maybe that's the definition of keeping yourself in check? #Quote by Keira Knightley
Sane quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#6. The craft with which the world is made runs also into the mind and character of men. No man is quite sane; each has a vein of folly in his composition, a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which Nature has taken to heart. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sane quotes by Marty Rubin
#7. To stay sane in a mad world is the real victory. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Sane quotes by Mark Vonnegut
#8. The first meeting I really remember with the good doctor was when I was starting to be able to speak English again and making a brave attempt to regain some of my dignity. Trying to be very sane, I went up to him and asked if he was my doctor. He said he didn't think so.
"You're Dr. Dale, aren't you?"
"Why, Mark, of course. I didn't recognize you with clothes on." He had a talent for saying just the right thing. #Quote by Mark Vonnegut
Sane quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#9. Though Argaven might be neither sane nor shrewd, he had had long practice in the evasions and challenges and rhetorical subtleties used in conversation by those whose main aim in life was the achievement and maintenance of the shifgrethor relationship on a high level. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Sane quotes by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
#10. If you were a sane woman, I would, of course, behave in a more rational fashion. Since you are a lunatic, however, this is the only way. #Quote by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Sane quotes by G.B. Burgin
#11. It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts. #Quote by G.B. Burgin
Sane quotes by Cameron Jace
#12. Actually, she is squeezing me, and her armpits smell. I expect more hygiene from sane people, but I say nothing. #Quote by Cameron Jace
Sane quotes by Marcel Proust
#13. It was the moment in which a sane man who is talking to a lunatic has not yet perceived that his companion is mad. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Sane quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#14. Love has a way of making the sane insane and the insane normal. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Sane quotes by Elizabeth May
#15. Kiaran left a mark on me. It's not physical, not like Lonnrach's. It's as if when my memories were emptied, my mind filled with pieces of Kiaran, feelings that kept me sane in the mirrored room. He did it without realizing and I let him without realizing. God, how I wish I hadn't. #Quote by Elizabeth May
Sane quotes by Andrew Tudor
#16. Occasional observers of horror movies have a nasty habit of asking why it is that there is always some poor misguided soul who opens the door to the cellar or to the attic or to the crypt when it's quite clear that no sane person would even consider it. #Quote by Andrew Tudor
Sane quotes by Anita Shreve
#17. I wanted to lay down my cloak so that her feet might not be sullied by the dirty snow, but of course I could not - not only for the seeming excess of the gesture, which might have frightened away any sane woman, but also for a D shear impracticality of doing so at continuous intervals. #Quote by Anita Shreve
Sane quotes by Michael R. Fletcher
#18. The deranged tended to live in segregated parts of town where their delusions would not be tainted and limited by the proximity of the solid beliefs of the pathetic sane. #Quote by Michael R. Fletcher
Sane quotes by Rick Riordan
#19. Don't get too comfortable out there in Hollywood, Gleeson," Piper said. Hedge snorted. "You kidding? These people make Aeolus look sane. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Sane quotes by Ransom Riggs
#20. If.
'If' always propelled my thoughts back to the present, because 'if' depended so much on keeping my wits about me. I couldn't properly sense things if I was distracted. 'If' demanded my full presence and participation in 'now.
'If', as much as it scared me, also kept me sane. #Quote by Ransom Riggs
Sane quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#21. A man must be judged by what he makes of himself, Dr. Harrow. By what he does when no one else is looking. And having lived in proximity to Mr. Merripen and Mr. Rohan, I can state with certainty that they are both fine, honorable men."
Dodger extracted an object from the coat pocket and wriggled with triumph. He began to lope slowly around the edge of the room, watching Harrow warily.
"Forgive me if I don't accept assurances of character from a woman such as you," Harrow said to Miss Marks. "But according to rumor, you've been in rather too much proximity with certain gentlemen in your past."
The governess turned white with outrage. "How dare you?"
"I find that remark entirely inappropriate," Leo said to Harrow. "It's obvious that no sane man would ever attempt something scandalous with Marks. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Sane quotes by Don DeLillo
#22. Talent is everything. If you've got talent, nothing else matters. You can screw up your personal life something terrible. So what. If you've got talent, it's there in reserve. Anybody who has talent they know they have it and that's it. It's what makes you what you are. It tells you you're you. Talent is everything; sanity is nothing. I'm convinced of it. I think I had something once. I showed promise, didn't I? But I was too sane. I couldn't make the leap out of my own soul into the soul of the universe. That's the leap they all made. From Blake to Rimbaud. I don't write anything but checks. I read science fiction. I go on business trips to South Bend and Rochester. The one in Minnesota. Not Rochester, New York. Rochester, Minnesota. I couldn't make the leap. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Sane quotes by Alan Furst
#23. Politicians were like talking dogs in a circus: the fact that they existed was uncommonly interesting, but no sane person would actually believe what they said #Quote by Alan Furst
Sane quotes by Tim Duncan
#24. When I'm away from basketball, I'm the biggest kid. I do a good job of keeping myself sane. But on the other hand, I'm more of a solitary guy, glad to be left alone. #Quote by Tim Duncan
Sane quotes by Jon Foreman
#25. Stars looking at our planet, watching entropy and pain and maybe startin' to wonder how the chaos in our lives could pass as sane. I've been thinkin' 'bout the meaning of resistance of a world beyond our own and suddenly the infinite and penitent began to look like home. #Quote by Jon Foreman
Sane quotes by Michael Cunningham
#26. She will remain sane and she will live as she was meant to live, richly and deeply, among others of her kind, in full possession and command of her gifts. #Quote by Michael Cunningham
Sane quotes by Tess Gerritsen
#27. Charles threw down the knife. Its thud was lost in the high-spirited bedlam of young men let loose upon a task so gruesome, the only sane response was perverse frivolity. #Quote by Tess Gerritsen
Sane quotes by Alastair Reynolds
#28. 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
Sane quotes by Mira Grant
#29. You know, addressing my crazy by name doesn't exactly help me stay sane," I said. "Nothing can help you stay sane at this point, Mason," said Becks. "That ship has sailed. #Quote by Mira Grant
Sane quotes by George R R Martin
#30. He made plans to keep himself sane, built castles of hope in the dark. #Quote by George R R Martin
Sane quotes by Andrew Solomon
#31. A large proportion of my best friends are a little bit crazy ... I try to be cautious with my friends who are too sane. Depression is itself destructive, and it breeds destructive impulses: I am easily disappointed in people who don't get it ... #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Sane quotes by Noam Chomsky
#32. A very terrifying aspect of our society, and other societies, is the equanimity and the detachment with which sane, reasonable, sensible people can observe [war and human suffering]. I think that's more terrifying than the occasional Hitler ... or other that crop up - these people would not able to operate were it not for this apathy and equanimity - and therefore I think that it is in some sense the sane and reasonable and tolerant people who should share a very serious burden of guilt, that they very easily throw on the shoulders of others who seem more extreme and more violent. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Sane quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#33. The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn't been fully recognized. They keep millions of people sane. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Sane quotes by Christopher Meloni
#34. On the secret to a lasting marrige: One of you has to be sane, and the other one is only allowed to be insanne occasionally. We take turnes on who gets to be wich person #Quote by Christopher Meloni
Sane quotes by Charles Horton Cooley
#35. If the man succeeds in becoming indifferent to the opinions of his neighbors he runs into another danger, that of a distorted and extravagant self of the pride sort, since by the very process of gaining independence and immunity from the stings of depreciation and misunderstanding, he has perhaps lost that wholesome deference to some social tribunal that a man cannot dispense with and remain quite sane. #Quote by Charles Horton Cooley
Sane quotes by Jen Hatmaker
#36. Thank you, 4:00 p.m., for being the time of day that thoroughly confuses me: post-homework and pre-dinner. I am already exhausted and fairly irritable. The children are losing their ever-loving minds, and husband is still tucked away in his sane office with all mental faculties intact and won't answer my SOS texts to hurry and come home or their blood is on your hands. Do I make a coffee? Or pour a glass of wine? Yours, Witching-Hour Survivor. #Quote by Jen Hatmaker
Sane quotes by Jhumpa Lahiri
#37. And wasn't it terrible, how much he looked forward to those moments, so much so that sometimes even a ride by himself on the subway was the best part of the day? Wasn't it terrible that after all the work one put into finding a person to spend one's life with, after making a family with that person, even in spite of missing that person ... that solitude was what one relished the most, the only thing that, even in fleeting, diminished doses, kept one sane? #Quote by Jhumpa Lahiri
Sane quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#38. Any of us probably could do more important things than we are doing. Any of us could use some changes in our tasks. But none of us - and still stay alive and sane - could do without something to do. #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Sane quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#39. Two days later, two days before Christmas, I am judged fat and sane enough to be kicked out of the hospital. The plan to send me straight back to New Seasons won't work. There is no room at the inn for a leather Lia-skin plumped full of messy things. Not yet. The director promises Dr. Marrigan he'll have a bed for me next week. I'm stable enough to go home until then. They all say I'm stable. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Sane quotes by Jean Johnson
#40. I stay sane because I am sane! I am sane because I am willing to stand up and fight, when others would lie down and die. I will stand before you right now, and swear by my Prophetic Stamp: No More! No more violence, no more bloodshed, no more ceaseless, needless death - not one pico more! By God, I will not stand still for rampant death, nor let it pass me by! Not at my post. Not on my watch! I will throw my own life into the danger zone and stand between our beloved homes and the war's worst desolation - and no other life shall pay! For I am a soldier . . . and that place is mine!. Ia #Quote by Jean Johnson
Sane quotes by Nick Hornby
#41. Does that help? Probably not, unless you are sane enough to believe that the truth about anyone is disappointing, the truth about me especially so. #Quote by Nick Hornby
Sane quotes by David Wong
#42. I'm a productive citizen. Well, not productive, I mean if you add up what I bring to society and what I take out, society probably breaks even. And I'm not crazy. I mean, I know anybody can say that. But a crazy person can't fake sane, right? #Quote by David Wong
Sane quotes by Kimberly Derting
#43. During those days before the girl from the lake was finally buried in her hometown, Jay had been the one who kept Violet sane. He slipped candy bars into her backpack for her to find and left little notes in her locker just to let her know he was thinking about her. She leaned on him every step of the way, and he never once complained. And afterward, when she felt back to her old self again, at least mostly anyway, he was still there.
She wondered what she'd done to deserve a friend like him, someone who never wavered and never questioned. Someone who was always there . . . being supportive, and funny, and thoughtful.
Violet stood in the hallway and watched him. He was digging through his locker looking for his math book, and even though she knew it wasn't there, Violet just let him search, smiling to herself. Crumpled wads of paper fell out onto the floor at his feet.
He seemed to sense that she was staring and he looked back at her. "What?" he asked.
"Nothing," she responded, the smile finding her lips.
He narrowed his eyes, realizing that he was the butt of some private joke. "What?"
She sighed and kicked a toe at his backpack, which was lying crookedly against the wall of lockers. "Your book's in your bag, dumbass," she announced as she turned away and started walking toward class.
She heard him groan, followed by the sound of his locket slamming, before he finally caught up with her.
"Why didn't you say anything? Sometimes you real #Quote by Kimberly Derting
Sane quotes by Courtney Elizabeth Young
#44. The scariest thing about drugs is the brink of it all: when you're on the verge of insanity but you think your actions sane. And you can't stop. You just can't stop. #Quote by Courtney Elizabeth Young
Sane quotes by Jon Ronson
#45. People who are normal (i.e., sane, sensible) don't try to open lines of communication with total strangers by writing them a series of disjointed, weird, cryptic messages. #Quote by Jon Ronson
Sane quotes by Jim Gaffigan
#46. I'm not saying parenting cured my narcissism, but it changed me and continues to change me every day. I am now a teeny tiny bit less of a narcissist. Being a parent is a selfless adventure. The worldview of "Take care of yourself first" is no longer logical to a sane person if your baby wakes up hungry in the middle of the night. You can't be like, "What's that? The baby is starving? Eh, forget her, I've got to get some sleep." For me, parenting was literally a wake-up call from my own simple selfishness. In other words, I'm not quite as horrible as I used to be. #Quote by Jim Gaffigan
Sane quotes by Roy Porter
#47. Not least, the asylum idea reflected the long-term cultural shift from religion to scientific secularism. In traditional Christendom, it was the distinction between believers and heretics, saints and sinners, which had been crucial - that between the sane and the crazy had counted for little. This changed, and the great divide, since the 'age of reason', became that between the rational and the rest, demarcated and enforced at bottom by the asylum walls. The keys of St Peter had been replaced by the keys of psychiatry. #Quote by Roy Porter
Sane quotes by Anthony T. Hincks
#48. Sparks are what give us ideas.
They keep us going when darkness is all around us.
They can fill us with hope.
They can make the world seem sane again.
Remember:
Just because it is dark and gloomy doesn't mean that there is no light. #Quote by Anthony T. Hincks
Sane quotes by John Lahr
#49. Theatre people, who are an adaptive species, know that to remain sane in the process of production where everyone and his uncle has an opinion about how to fix a show, you must pick the people whose knowledge and taste you trust and stick only to these few. The Tweetocracy is no place to look. #Quote by John Lahr
Sane quotes by Jacque Fresco
#50. We're not sane enough yet to enter space until we learn to live together in peace on Earth. #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Sane quotes by Philip K. Dick
#51. Perhaps if you know you are insane then you are not insane. Or you are becoming sane, finally. Waking up. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Sane quotes by Richard Roberts
#52. Scarecrow thin, but immaculate in black long sleeved shirt and slacks, with his big black hat and that grin just a little too wide to be sane... he did. He looked good. #Quote by Richard Roberts
Sane quotes by Nalini Singh
#53. /Are you sane, Mother?/
Laughter in his mind, painful in its familiarity. /Is any immortal every truly sane?/ #Quote by Nalini Singh
Sane quotes by Willis Carto
#54. The nationalist, however loves his own kind as the extension of his family, realizing that universal values are primitive values or no values at all; that men can be free and content only within their native cultural environment. This profound insight completely escapes the immature internationalists. The nationalist seeks peace - not the peace of the pacifist or the slave but the peace of the free and independent. He believes in nonaggression, nonintervention and neutrality whereas the internationalist sees every dispute anywhere in the world as an excuse for the raising of an army, the floating of a bond issue and the raising of taxes - letting the suckers, of course, do the fighting, the buying of bonds and the paying of taxes. Nationalism is the only sane approach to the problem of world
peace in an increasingly crazy and dangerous world. It is the spirit
of live and let live, the healthy ethic of self-respect, racial integrity
and conscientious concern for the rights of others. #Quote by Willis Carto
Sane quotes by Adlai E. Stevenson
#55. I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread. #Quote by Adlai E. Stevenson
Sane quotes by Wallace Stegner
#56. She has had no role in my life except to keep me sane, fed, housed, amused, and protected from unwanted telephone calls, also to restrain me fairly frequently from making a horse's ass of myself in public, to force me to attend to books and ideas from which she knows I will learn something; also to mend my wounds when I am misused by the world, to implant ideas in my head and stir the soil around them, to keep me from falling into a comfortable torpor, to agitate my sleeping hours with problems that I would not otherwise attend to; also to remind me constantly (not by precept but by example) how fortunate I have been to live for fifty-three years with a woman that bright, alert, charming, and supportive. #Quote by Wallace Stegner
Sane quotes by Nancy Mitford
#57. Linda's presentation of the 'facts' had been so gruesome that the children left Alconleigh howling dismally, their nerves permanently impaired, their future chances of a sane and happy sex life much reduced. #Quote by Nancy Mitford
Sane quotes by George MacDonald
#58. This is a wise, sane Christian faith: that a man commit himself, his life, and his hopes to God; that God undertakes the special protection of that man; that therefore that man ought not to be afraid of anything. #Quote by George MacDonald
Sane quotes by Stacey Marie Brown
#59. Holy shit! Can we say unstable? Was I the only sane one around here? Well, I guess that really wasn't setting the standard very high. -Ember, Darkness Of Light #Quote by Stacey Marie Brown
Sane quotes by Danielle LaPorte
#60. I needed someone to tell me that I was sane, that I was special, and that I wasn't all that special. #Quote by Danielle LaPorte
Sane quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#61. If your spouse gets sick, who would you visit - your non-doctor neighbor or an actual doctor! Any sane person would visit a doctor over a non-doctor neighbor, even if that neighbor happens to be a celebrity, because it is common knowledge that fame or charisma is not equivalent to medical expertise, yet when it comes to choosing a doctor to treat the sickness of a nation, the masses most proudly elect any charismatic chimpanzee over a humble, wise and conscientious leader. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Sane quotes by Mark Twain
#62. No one is sane, straight along, year in and year out, and we all know it. Our insanities are of varying sorts, and express themselves in varying forms-fortunately harmless forms as a rule. #Quote by Mark Twain
Sane quotes by Stevie J. Cole
#63. Fiction was the only way I stayed sane. But I didn't read romances or fairy tales. Nope. I looked for the gritty, the perverse. The dark. Because those kinds of stories gave me hope that there were far worse things in life than what I was dealing with. #Quote by Stevie J. Cole
Sane quotes by S. Jae-Jones
#64. Your music," he said at last. "Your music was the only thing that kept me sane, that kept me human instead of a monster. #Quote by S. Jae-Jones
Sane quotes by Karen Joy Fowler
#65. But the most fantastical of my imaginary worlds turned out to be the one I'd thought was real. As a child, I believed the world was run by competent, sane and benevolent adults. I believed this for much longer than I believed in Santa Claus.
That belief has since gone down like the Titanic (on which I also spent a lot of time as a child). The world is run by nitwits and psychopaths. #Quote by Karen Joy Fowler
Sane quotes by Saib Tabrizi
#66. If I am mad, then who on the face of the earth is sane? If you are sane, then there is no madman in the world. #Quote by Saib Tabrizi
Sane quotes by C.S. Lewis
#67. A sound theory of value demands something different. It demands that good should be original and evil a mere perversion; that good should be the tree and evil the ivy; that good should be able to see all round evil (as when sane men understand lunacy) while evil cannot retaliate in kind; that good should be able to exist on its own while evil requires the good on which it is parasitic in order to continue its parasitic existence. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Sane quotes by Pam Godwin, Dark Notes
#68. Sex doesn't have to conform to society's standards to be sane. It doesn't have to be slow and tender to be safe. And it doesn't have to be free of leather cuffs to be consensual. #Quote by Pam Godwin, Dark Notes
Sane quotes by Rebecca Zanetti
#69. For years, Matt had relied on Nate to keep him Sane, and now it was Matt's turn to protect the brother who'd never wanted protection. "Let's go get him. #Quote by Rebecca Zanetti
Sane quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#70. To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Sane quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#71. Only two of the prisoners were found sane enough to be hanged, and the rest were committed to various institutions. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Sane quotes by Suzanne Gordon
#72. Today age segregation has passed all sane limits. Not only are fifteen-year-olds isolated from seventy-year-olds but social groups divide those in high school from those in junior high, and those who are twenty from those who are twenty-five. There are middle-middle-age groups, late-middle-age groups, and old-age groups - as though people with five years between them could not possibly have anything in common. #Quote by Suzanne Gordon
Sane quotes by Thomas Szasz
#73. Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society. #Quote by Thomas Szasz
Sane quotes by J.K. Rowling
#74. I think the only reason I never lost my mind is that I knew I was innocent. That wasn't a happy thought, so the dementors couldn't suck it out of me...but it kept me sane and knowing who I am...helped me keep my powers... #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Sane quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#75. The clinical hallmark of manic-depressive illness is its recurrent, episodic nature. Byron had this in an almost textbook manner, showing frequent and pronounced fluctuations in mood, energy, sleep patterns, sexual behavior, alcohol and other drug use, and weight (Byron also exhibited extremes in dieting, obsession with his weight, eccentric eating patterns, and excessive use of epsom salts). Although these changes in mood and behavior were dramatic and disruptive when they occurred, it is important to note that Byron was clinically normal most of the time; this, too, is highly characteristic of manic-depressive illness. An inordinate amount of confusion about whether someone does or does not have manic-depressive illness stems from the popular misconception that irrationality of mood and reason are stable rather than fluctuating features of the disease. Some assume that because an individual such as Byron was sane and in impressive control of his reason most of the time, that he could not have been "mad" or have suffered from a major mental illness. Lucidity and normal functioning are, however, perfectly consistent with-indeed, characteristic of-the phasic nature of manic-depressive illness. This is in contrast to schizophrenia, which is usually a chronic and relatively unrelenting illness characterized by, among other things, an inability to reason clearly. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Sane quotes by Benedict Cumberbatch
#76. I play enough other mad people, as well and some sane people, to vary the palette of what's scrabbling around in my head and soul to bring to the floor, as a storyteller. #Quote by Benedict Cumberbatch
Sane quotes by Meredith Schorr
#77. I truly believed Facebook was created by Satan as a way to turn completely sane people into obsessed stalkers. #Quote by Meredith Schorr
Sane quotes by Maxine Hong Kingston
#78. The difference between mad people and sane people ... is that sane people have variety when they talk-story. Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over. #Quote by Maxine Hong Kingston
Sane quotes by Alexander Lowen
#79. The cases described in this section (The Fear of Being) may seem extreme, but I have become convinced that they are not as uncommon as one would think. Beneath the seemingly rational exterior of our lives is a fear of insanity. We dare not question the values by which we live or rebel against the roles we play for fear of putting our sanity into doubt. We are like the inmates of a mental institution who must accept its inhumanity and insensitivity as caring and knowledgeableness if they hope to be regarded as sane enough to leave. The question who is sane and who is crazy was the theme of the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The question, what is sanity? was clearly asked in the play Equus.
The idea that much of what we do is insane and that if we want to be sane, we must let ourselves go crazy has been strongly advanced by R.D. Laing. In the preface to the Pelican edition of his book The Divided Self, Laing writes: "In the context of our present pervasive madness that we call normality, sanity, freedom, all of our frames of reference are ambiguous and equivocal." And in the same preface: "Thus I would wish to emphasize that our 'normal' 'adjusted' state is too often the abdication of ecstasy, the betrayal of our true potentialities; that many of us are only too successful in acquiring a false self to adapt to false realities."
Wilhelm Reich had a somewhat similar view of present-day human behavior. Thus Reich says, "Homo normalis blocks off entirely the perce #Quote by Alexander Lowen
Sane quotes by Art Hochberg
#80. Don't let your schedule rule you - just do what you gotta do - or don't do it if you don't want to do it. The paradoz about schedules is that they can either help keep you sane, or drive you insane. It's your choice. #Quote by Art Hochberg
Sane quotes by Brad Warner
#81. If you come across an insane person who's talking gibberish, you can't make any sense of it at all and that would be one way that enlightenment is different. If you read Dogen, a lot of his stuff is very strange and is coming from a different place than what we're used to, but at the same time, it's not senseless ramblings and that's part of what attracted me to Dogen. I didn't get it, but it was sane. It's not some guy raving about UFO's or Moses living in his bathtub, it's was actually something sane that I just didn't get, if that makes sense? #Quote by Brad Warner
Sane quotes by T.H. White
#82. He was standing in the Inner Court, shouting for his enemy. When Guenever saw him, and he saw her, the electric message went between their eyes before they spoke a word. It was as if Elaine and the whole Quest for the Grail had never been. So far as we can make it out, she had accepted her defeat. He must have seen in her eyes that she had given in to him, that she was prepared to leave him to be himself-to love God, and to do whatever he pleased-so long as he was only Lancelot. she was serene and sane again. she had renounced her possessive madness and was joyful to see him living, whatever he did. They were young creatures-the same creatures whose eyes had met with the almost forgotten click of magnets in the smoky Hall of Camelot so long ago. And, in truly yielding, she had won the battle by mistake. #Quote by T.H. White
Sane quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#83. During the Renaissance there was a renewed interest in the relationship between genius, melancholia, and madness. A stronger distinction was made between sane melancholies of high achievement and individuals whose insanity prevented them from using their ability. The eighteenth century witnessed a sharp change in attitude; balance and rational thought, rather than "inspiration" and emotional extremes, were seen as the primary components of genius. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Sane quotes by Cameron Jace
#84. You're caring too much about people, Alice," he says. "Take it from me: sane is mundane, insanity is the new black." I #Quote by Cameron Jace
Sane quotes by Cora Carmack
#85. Tell me I'm not crazy, He said. I couldn't do that. I was nowhere near sane enough at the moment to advise anyone else on rational behavior. #Quote by Cora Carmack
Sane quotes by Robert Farrar Capon
#86. Only a daily renewed astonishment at things as they are can save us from the idols; it is our love of real processes and actual beings that keeps us sane. #Quote by Robert Farrar Capon
Sane quotes by Anthony C. Winkler
#87. Aloysius, you mad or sane today? #Quote by Anthony C. Winkler
Sane quotes by Lora Leigh
#88. He couldn't even find the will to yell at her now. A real man didn't yell at those who weren't exactly sane themselves, he told himself. #Quote by Lora Leigh
Sane quotes by Spider Robinson
#89. I think of us as a people who inoculate ourselves against a plague of insanity with a powerful anti-idiotic called science fiction. I think sf is a literature which by its very nature requires that you be at least a little sane, that you know at least a little something. You must abdicate the right to be ignorant in order to enjoy science fiction, which most people are unwilling to do; and you must learn, if not actually how to think things through, at least what the trick looks like when it's done. Frequent injections will keep a lot of madness away. #Quote by Spider Robinson
Sane quotes by David Mitchell
#90. Faith shall save your Soul from Death. Without Faith, Death is a drowning, the end of ends, and what sane man wouldn't fear that? But with Faith, Death is nothing worse than the end of the voyage we call life, and the beginning of an eternal voyage in a company of our Loved Ones, with griefs and woes smoothed out, and under the capacity of our Creator... #Quote by David Mitchell
Sane quotes by Karl Marlantes
#91. It is not trivial to lie in a report ... At the time I wrote it I actually believed what I wrote to be true, fervently ... Yet, when I wrote it, I also knew it wasn't true. I call this the lie of two minds.
"I" convinced "myself." The I that did the convincing was the one who needed desperately to justify the entire experience, to make it sane and right and okay and approved. Myself was convinced as the moral self, the part of me I would want to be a judge in a legal system. This moral part of us, however, in these extreme situations, is vulnerable to the overwhelming force of that part of us that needs to justify our actions ... With this lie I'd lost myself. Perhaps this too adds to the shame. #Quote by Karl Marlantes
Sane quotes by Bernard DeVoto
#92. Art is man determined to die sane. #Quote by Bernard DeVoto
Sane quotes by Wendell Berry
#93. Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it. We reward them so well, in fact, that those who piss in our cistern are wealthier than the rest of us. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Sane quotes by Osho
#94. If you live with unhealthy people, to be healthy is dangerous. If you live with insane people, then to be sane is dangerous. If you live in a madhouse, even if you are not mad at least pretend that you are mad; otherwise those mad people will kill you. #Quote by Osho
Sane quotes by Suzanne Wright
#95. Because you're trouble. You might look harmless enough, but I know crazy when I see it." He tapped her nose. "You, little raven, are far from sane." She smiled. "I think that's the nicest thing you've ever said to me. #Quote by Suzanne Wright
Sane quotes by Stephanie Garber
#96. He was the perfect picture of a gentleman in a top hat and tails, fully sane and dreadfully victorious. #Quote by Stephanie Garber
Sane quotes by Justin Sane
#97. With the NDAA, his failure to close Guantanamo Bay and the ramping use of drones, President Obama looks suspiciously like President Bush, a man on a quest for American Empire. #Quote by Justin Sane
Sane quotes by Henry Miller
#98. I am the gorilla who feels his wings growing, a giddy gorilla in the centre of a satin-like emptiness; the night too grows like an electrical plant, shooting white-hot buds into velvet black space. I am the black space of the night in which the buds break with anguish, a starfish swimming on the frozen dew of the moon. I am the germ of a new insanity, a freak dressed in intelligible language, a sob that is buried like a splinter in the quick of the soul. I am dancing the very sane and lovely dance of the angelic gorilla. These are my brothers and sisters who are insane and unangelic. We are dancing in the hollow of the cup of nothingness. We are of one flesh, but separated like stars. #Quote by Henry Miller
Sane quotes by Liam Hemsworth
#99. There is a time and place for publicity, but to stay a sane person, you must have a personal life. #Quote by Liam Hemsworth
Sane quotes by Daniel Klein
#100. Loving and being loved affirmed one's sense of self and conquered feelings of loneliness and alienation. It kept one sane. #Quote by Daniel Klein
Sane quotes by Noam Chomsky
#101. Life among clones would not be worth living, and a sane person will only rejoice that others have abilities that they do not share. That should be elementary. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Sane quotes by Ayn Rand
#102. She heard the words; she understood the meaning; she was unable to make it real - to grant the respect of anger, concern, opposition to a nightmare piece of insanity that rested on nothing but people's willingness to pretend to believe that it was sane. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Sane quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#103. Why would any sane person lower his or her standard of living just to multiply the number of copies of the Homo sapiens genome? Nobody agreed to this deal: the Agricultural Revolution was a trap. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Sane quotes by Virginia Brown
#104. It was all he'd felt for too long to change now. Maybe it was too late for any other kind of life. This was all he knew. It was safe, insulated. Familiar. An absense of emotion kept him sane. Or what passed for it. #Quote by Virginia Brown
Sane quotes by Terry Pratchett
#105. Who knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men? A copper, that's who. ( ... )You saw how close men lived to the beast. You realized that people like Carcer were not mad. They were incredibily sane. They were simply men without a shield. They'd looked at the world and realized that all the rules didn't have to apply to them, not if they didn't want them to. They weren't fooled by all the little stories. They shook hands with the beast. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Sane quotes by A.R.H
#106. But how sane can the mind really be if it doesn't even know its own depth? #Quote by A.R.H
Sane quotes by Anonymous
#107. He deserves a woman who is whole, not someone struggling to stay sane. #Quote by Anonymous
Sane quotes by Natasha Bedingfield
#108. It's common knowledge that in the entertainment industry there's a lot of craziness that goes down, and it's really hard for anyone to stay sane. It's not a very natural environment to be in for too long. It's not very healthy. #Quote by Natasha Bedingfield
Sane quotes by Henry Lawson
#109. The old shepherd had died, or got drunk, or got rats, or got the sack, or a legacy, or got sane, or chucked it, or got lost, or found, or a wife, or had cut his throat, or hanged himself, or got into Parliament or the peerage anyway, anything had happened to him that can happen to an old shepherd or any other man in the bush, and he wasn't there. #Quote by Henry Lawson
Sane quotes by Siobhan Fahey
#110. When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage. #Quote by Siobhan Fahey
Sane quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#111. The most important message of a crucifix, to me anyway, was how unspeakably cruel supposedly sane human beings can be when under orders from a superior authority. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Sane quotes by J.G. Ballard
#112. The Enlightenment view of mankind is a complete myth. It leads us into thinking we're sane and rational creatures most of the time, and we're not. #Quote by J.G. Ballard
Sane quotes by Terry Pratchett
#113. The only really sane person in there is Igor, and possibly the turnip. And I'm not sure about the turnip. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Sane quotes by Henry James
#114. she freely admitted that of old she had been a little mad, and now she pretended to be perfectly sane. #Quote by Henry James
Sane quotes by Dan Simmons
#115. How could anyone stay sane with entire lifetimes stored in one human mind? #Quote by Dan Simmons
Sane quotes by C. G. Jung
#116. Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. #Quote by C. G. Jung
Sane quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#117. I want to be taken to a madhouse," said Turnbull distinctly, giving the direction with a sort of precision. "I want to go back to exactly the same lunatic asylum from which I came." "Why?" asked the unknown. "Because I want a little sane and wholesome society," answered Turnbull. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Sane quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#118. In any sane society, a farmer is a billion times more important than an economist. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Sane quotes by David Mitchell
#119. Your place does keep you sane, but can also keep you lonely. #Quote by David Mitchell
Sane quotes by A.S. King
#120. But what's crazy and what's sane when everything is possible and yet nothing ever happens? #Quote by A.S. King
Sane quotes by Markus Persson
#121. Partying is not a sane way to spend money, but it's fun. When we were young, we did not have a lot of money at all, so I thought, 'If I ever get rich, I'm not going to become one of those boring rich people who doesn't spend money.' #Quote by Markus Persson
Sane quotes by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
#122. The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door. #Quote by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Sane quotes by Albrecht Durer
#123. Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence. #Quote by Albrecht Durer
Sane quotes by Nina Simone
#124. What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did. #Quote by Nina Simone
Sane quotes by Robin McLaurin Williams
#125. See what I mean? You gotta be crazy. Ain't no time to be sane. #Quote by Robin McLaurin Williams
Sane quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#126. A sane person to an insane society must appear insane. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Sane quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#127. Every day spend at least an hour in a forest to stay healthy, and much more than this, to stay sane in this insane world! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Sane quotes by Stephenie Meyer
#128. Eight full lives," I whispered against his jaw, my voice breaking. "Eight full lives and I never found anyone I would stay on a planet for, anyone I would follow when they left. I never found a partner. Why now? Why you? You're not of my species. How can you be my partner?"
"It's a strange universe," he murmured.
"It's not fair," I complained, echoing Sunny's words. It wasn't fair. How could I find this, find love–now, in this eleventh hour–and have to leave it? Was it fair that my soul and body couldn't reconcile? Was it fair that I had to love Melanie, too? Was it fair that Ian would suffer? He deserved happiness if anyone did. Itwasn't fair or right or even…sane. How could I do this to him?
"I love you," I whispered.
"Don't say that like you're saying goodbye."
But I had to. "I, the soul called Wanderer, love you, human Ian. And that will never change, no matter what I might become." I worded it carefully, so that there would be no lie in my voice.
"If I were a Dolphin or a Bear or a Flower, it wouldn't matter. I would always love you, always remember you. You will be my only partner. #Quote by Stephenie Meyer
Sane quotes by J.K. Rowling
#129. Don't worry, your just as sane as I am. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Sane quotes by Arthur Judson
#130. Does any sane man imagine that the church could cease to be missionary and remain the church? #Quote by Arthur Judson
Sane quotes by Beryl Dov
#131. Out to Lunch [10w]
Out to lunch means crazy because sane people order in. #Quote by Beryl Dov
Sane quotes by Laurell K. Hamilton
#132. Illusion is sometimes all that keeps us sane. - Anita #Quote by Laurell K. Hamilton
Sane quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#133. Jackson gaped at her, wondering how this had all turned so terrible wrong. But he knew how. The woman was clearly daft. Bedlam-witted.
And trying to drive him in the same direction. "You can't be serious. Since when do you know anything about investigating people?"
She planted her hands on her hips. "You won't do it, so I must."
God save him, she was the most infuriating, maddening-"How do you propose to manage that?"
She shrugged. "Ask them questions, I suppose. The house party for Oliver's birthday is next week. Lord Devonmont is already coming, and it will be easy to convince Gran to invite my other two. Once they're here, I could try sneaking into their rooms and listening in on their conversations or perhaps bribing their servants-"
"You've lost your bloody mind," he hissed.
Only after she lifted an eyebrow did he realize he'd cursed so foully in front of her. But the woman would turn a sane man into a blithering idiot! The thought of her wandering in and out of men's bedchambers, risking her virtue and her reputation, made his blood run cold.
"You don't seem to understand," she said in a clipped tone, as if speaking to a child. "I have to catch a husband somehow. I need help, and I've nowhere else to turn. Minerva is rarely here, and Gran's matchmaking efforts are as subtle as a sledgehammer. And even if my brothers and their wives could do that sort of work, they're preoccupied with their own affairs. That leaves you, who seem to thin #Quote by Sabrina Jeffries
Sane quotes by Lucy Robinson
#134. It is a fact universally acknowledged that no sane person can really fall in love in one night. At best, it is an obsession. A compeling feeling that this person, this one, out of all the millions of others, is the answer to all of your problems. At worst, it is misplaced horn. #Quote by Lucy Robinson
Sane quotes by Suzanne Steele
#135. She has the ability to keep me sane--she has the power to ruin me.
Oleg--Deadly #Quote by Suzanne Steele
Sane quotes by Patrick Ness
#136. This must be insanity. (But I'm as sane as anyone.) #Quote by Patrick Ness
Sane quotes by Erich Fromm
#137. Nationalism, originally a progressive movement, replaced the bonds of feudalism and absolutism. The average man today obtains his sense of identity from his belonging to a nation, rather than from his being a "Son of Man." His objectivity, that is, his reason, is warped by this fixation. He judges the "stranger" with different criteria than the members of his own clan. His feelings toward the stranger are equally warped. Those who are not "familiar" by bonds of blood and soil (expressed a common language, customs, food, song, etc.) are looked upon with suspicion, and paranoid delusions about them can spring up at the slightest provocation. This incestuous fixation not only poisons the relationship of the individual to the stranger, but to the members of his own clan and to himself. The person who has not freed himself from the ties to blood and soil is not yet fully born as a human being; his capacity for love and reason are crippled; he does not experience himself nor his fellow man in their-and his own-human reality. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Sane quotes by Mark Twain
#138. The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people, but if we tried to shut up the insane we should run out of building materials. #Quote by Mark Twain
Sane quotes by Kristin Scott Thomas
#139. You know those drugstore kits that tell you when you're pregnant? They should have one that tells you when you're sane. #Quote by Kristin Scott Thomas
Sane quotes by Mark Twain
#140. This is the only sane clerical the earthquake has exposed to view yet. #Quote by Mark Twain
Sane quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#141. Ain't Good People (The Sonnet)

Ain't no good people we,
If goodness means blindness.
Ain't no practical folks we,
If practicality means selfishness.
Ain't no sane citizens we,
If sanity means indifference.
Ain't no smart bunch we,
If smartness brings arrogance.
Ain't no articulate minds we,
If articulation means mindless accuracy.
Ain't no civilized society we,
If civilization means hypocrisy.
We are the force capable of mastering a planet.
Let's live not as machines but conscience incarnate. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Sane quotes by Stephen King
#142. You can go through your whole life telling yourself that life is logical, life is prosaic, life is sane. Above all sane. And I think it is. I've had a lot of time to think about that. And what I keep coming back to is [her] dying declaration: 'So you understand that when we increase the number of variables, the axioms themselves never change.' #Quote by Stephen King
Sane quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#143. By means of meditation, I feel that we have planted dynamite to transcend the world of confusion. So it would be good if you could practice meditation as much as you can, as much as physically and psychologically possible. You could become more clear and sane, and you could also influence the national neurosis in that way. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Sane quotes by Ketaki Sane
#144. A creative mind is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
― Ayn Rand #Quote by Ketaki Sane
Sane quotes by Walter J. Phillips
#145. The true artist and the sane collector never will tolerate insincerity and impudence. #Quote by Walter J. Phillips
Sane quotes by Margaret Anderson
#146. It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane. #Quote by Margaret Anderson
Sane quotes by Kate Bornstein
#147. ... gender is not sane. It's not sane to call a rainbow black and white. #Quote by Kate Bornstein
Sane quotes by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
#148. I really believe," said Wanda thoughtfully,"that your madness is nothing but a demonic, unsatisfied sensuality. Our unnatural way of life must generate such illnesses. Were you less virtuous, you would be completely sane. #Quote by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
Sane quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#149. What is that smell? (Nick)
(It was like three-day-old cat vomit mixed with rotten asparagus.)
Duck urine. It keeps the zombies from thinking I'm human. (Mark)
Yeah, well it keeps me from thinking you're sane. (Nick) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sane quotes by The Paper Doll
#150. I am quite sane, according to my three distinct personalities and my seven passive ones. #Quote by The Paper Doll
Sane quotes by Dylan Thomas
#151. Though they go mad they shall be sane, though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; though lovers be lost love shall not; and death shall have no dominion. #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Sane quotes by Hilary Putnam
#152. No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy. #Quote by Hilary Putnam
Sane quotes by Cornell Woolrich
#153. And I still say it was just a coincidence;' he muttered pugnaciously. 'You say it too! Look at me and say it! It was just a coincidence. That happened to be the nearest place on the dial where they both met exactly, those two hands. My blows dented them. They got stuck there just as the works died, that was all. Stay sane whatever you do. Say it over and over. It was just a coincidence!'
Outside the tall French windows, in the velvety night-sky, the stars in all their glory twinkled derisively in at them. ("Speak To Me Of Death") #Quote by Cornell Woolrich
Sane quotes by Paresh Shah
#154. When you find yourself surrounded by sane people excited about your idea and lending support, you realize, perhaps, you are not as crazy as you think you are #Quote by Paresh Shah
Sane quotes by J.G. Ballard
#155. To keep the world sane we depend on motive, we rely on cause and effect. Kick those props away and we see that the meaningless act is the only one that has any meaning. #Quote by J.G. Ballard
Sane quotes by Adam Rex
#156. Can I see some ID?"
"WE DON'T HAVE ID," said Jay, loudly. "'CAUSE WE'RE CANADIAN. WE DON'T USE ID ... THERE. AND THAT'S WHY WE LOOK SO YOUNG. 'CAUSE WE'RE CANADIAN."
Doug stiffened. Jay sounded crazy. Doug tried looking extra sane to even things out. #Quote by Adam Rex
Sane quotes by A.J. Liebling
#157. No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures. No ascetic can be considered reliably sane. #Quote by A.J. Liebling
Sane quotes by Emma Forrest
#158. The goal was to get sane, to get whole, to be complete enough to support someone else. #Quote by Emma Forrest
Sane quotes by Jack Kerouac
#159. In a sense, I'm mad (and withdrawn from life) while they're sane, human, normal - but in another sense, I speak from the depths of a vision of truth when I say that this continual jockeying for position is the enemy of life in itself. It may be life, 'life is like that,' it may be human and true, but it's also the death-part of life, and our purpose after all is to live and be true. We'll see. #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Sane quotes by Melody Beattie
#160. The surest way to make ourselves crazy is to get involved in other people's business, and the quickest way to become sane and happy is to tend to our own affairs. #Quote by Melody Beattie
Sane quotes by Bertrand Russell
#161. The Christian view that all intercourse outside marriage is immoral was, as we see in the above passages from St. Paul, based upon the view that all sexual intercourse, even within marriage, is regrettable. A view of this sort, which goes against biological facts, can only be regarded by sane people as a morbid aberration. The fact that it is embedded in Christian ethics has made Christianity throughout its whole history a force tending towards mental disorders and unwholesome views of life. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Sane quotes by Rachel Caine
#162. Nobody's cut out for this town," Shane said. "Nobody sane anyway." "Says the kid who came back." "Yeah, kind of proves my point. #Quote by Rachel Caine
Sane quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#163. How would it ever occur to a sane man that he could fly? #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Sane quotes by Caitlin R. Kiernan
#164. I began to imagine orchestration where before I heard only the cacophony of randomness. Crazy people do that all the time, unless you buy into the notion that we have the ability to perceive order and connotation in ways closed off to the minds of "sane" people. I don't. Subscribe to that notion, I mean. We are not gifted. We are not magical. We are slightly or profoundly broken. #Quote by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Sane quotes by Brian Herbert
#165. To keep us together as a society, it is best to have an enemy. We are the in-group, and they are the out-group. No matter how you look at it, even from the opposite point of reference -- theirs -- the leadership of each side consolidates its power because of a threat from the other. Why, then would either of us want to annihilate our sworn enemy? On a certain level it makes no sense, does it? We thrive because they thrive, and vice versa. It is a form of detente, in which we define each other's existence. This presumes, however, that each side is sane. #Quote by Brian Herbert
Sane quotes by Joseph Conrad
#166. We owe much to the fruitful meditation of our sages, but a sane view of life is, after all, elaborated mainly in the kitchen. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Sane quotes by George Osborne
#167. You really have to try hard to create space and, at least for a time, stop the political world from rushing in. The important thing is to remain sane. #Quote by George Osborne
Sane quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#168. Mysticism keeps men sane. As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. The ordinary man has always been sane because the ordinary man has always been a mystic. He has permitted the twilight. He has always had one foot in earth and the other in fairyland. He has always left himself free to doubt his gods; but (unlike the agnostic of to-day) free also to believe in them. He has always cared more for truth than for consistency. If he saw two truths that seemed to contradict each other, he would take the two truths and contradiction along with them. His spiritual sight is stereoscopic, like his physical sight: he sees two different pictures at once and yet sees all the better for that. Thus, he has always believed that there was such a thing as fate, but such a thing as free will also. Thus, he believes that children were indeed the kingdom of heaven, but nevertheless ought to be obedient to the kingdom of earth. He admired youth because it was young and age because it was not. It is exactly this balance of apparent contradictions that has been the whole buoyancy of the healthy man. The whole secret of mysticism is this: that man can understand everything by the help of what he does not understand. The morbid logician seeks to make everything lucid, and succeeds in making everything mysterious. The mystic allows one thing to be mysterious, and everything else becomes lucid. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Sane quotes by Edwin Percy Whipple
#169. Men educate each other in reason by contact or collision, and keep each other sane by the very conflict of their separate hobbies. Society as a whole is the deadly enemy of the particular crotchet of each, and solitude is almost the only condition in which the acorn of conceit can grow to the oak of perfect self-delusion. #Quote by Edwin Percy Whipple
Sane quotes by Abbi Glines
#170. Really? You've started drinking whiskey before lunch?" Rush wasn't giving in ...
"He's fucking your sister. Hell, anyone that stupid has to drink to stay sane," Dean said in a bored tone. #Quote by Abbi Glines
Sane quotes by Kendall Hailey
#171. I sometimes think if I did not write I would be a madwoman. Now I am a sane woman with a lot of mad pages. #Quote by Kendall Hailey
Sane quotes by Simon R. Green
#172. We are in the dark places of the earth," said Madman. "Where all the ancient and most dangerous secrets are kept. There are Old Things down here, sleeping all around us, in the earth and in the living rock, and in the spaces between spaces. Keep your voices down. Some of these old creatures sleep but lightly, and even their dreams can have force and substance in our limited world. We have come among forgotten gods and sleeping devils, from the days before the world settled down and declared itself sane. #Quote by Simon R. Green
Sane quotes by Richard Bachman
#173. Sanity:
You can go through your whole life telling yourself that life is logical, life is prosaic, life is sane. Above all, sane. And I think it is. I've had a lot of time to think about that ...
I think; therefore I am. There are hairs on my face; therefore I shave. My wife and child have been critically injured in a car crash; therefore I pray. It's all logical, it's all sane.
... there's a Mr. Hyde for every happy Jekyll face, a dark face on the other side of the mirror ... You turn the mirror sideways and see your face reflected with a sinister left-hand twist, half mad and half sane.
... No one looks at that side unless they have to, and I can understand that.
... I'm the sane one. #Quote by Richard Bachman
Sane quotes by D.J. LeMarr
#174. You are mad, Malloreigh!" It is an odd thing to have madness call you mad. Makes you think for a moment that you are sane, but also makes you think that it is truly sane. My mind hurts. I stopped thinking. I painted. #Quote by D.J. LeMarr
Sane quotes by W. H. Auden
#175. Human beings are, necessarily, actors who ... can be divided ... into the sane who know they are acting and the mad who do not. #Quote by W. H. Auden
Sane quotes by Bryce Dallas Howard
#176. What keeps me sane the most is, honestly, the Serenity Prayer. #Quote by Bryce Dallas Howard
Sane quotes by Jeremy Rifkin
#177. Starvation does not occur because of a world food shortage. If everyone ate a vegetarian, or better still, a vegan diet there would be enough food for everyone. The only sane way forward is to grow food for humans rather than to feed it to farmed animals.. #Quote by Jeremy Rifkin
Sane quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#178. To be sane, he held, was either to be sedated by melancholy or activated by hysteria, two responses which were 'always and equally warranted for those of sound insight'. All others were irrational, merely symptoms of imaginations left idle, of memories out of work. And above these mundane responses, the only elevation allowable, the only valid transcendence, was a sardonic one: a bliss that annihilated the universe with jeers of dark joy, a mindful ecstasy. Anything else in the way of 'mysticism' was a sign of deviation or distraction, and a heresy to the obvious. ("The Medusa") #Quote by Thomas Ligotti
Sane quotes by Carla Cheatham
#179. The bottom line is that sometimes the most responsible, loving, efficient, and sane thing we can do is let another person have their process. We can set boundaries if their process is making us insane, and we do not have to agree to enable behavior with which we do not agree. Finally, we can accept the ultimate boundary that their life is their own, and they deserve to find their way, knowing that when we intervene, sometimes we stand in the way of exactly the path that will be of greatest value to them. We can disengage to stay sane, trust them to find their way, and walk with them with a lot less anxiety, guilt, and frustration, and just enjoy being their daughter, son, loved one, rather than trying to play a role that isn't ours to play. #Quote by Carla Cheatham
Sane quotes by Will Rogers
#180. I haven't seen a tractor working all day. The country has gone sane and got back to horses. Farmers all look worse, but they feel better. #Quote by Will Rogers
Sane quotes by Robert G. Ingersoll
#181. No one, in the world's whole history, ever attempted to substantiate a truth by a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of miracle. Nothing but falsehood ever attested itself by signs and wonders. No miracle ever was performed, and no sane man ever thought he had performed one, and until one is performed, there can be no evidence of the existence of any power superior to, and independent of nature. #Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll
Sane quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman
#182. People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I'm as sane as anyone who's done what I've done in movies can be. #Quote by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Sane quotes by Erich Fromm
#183. A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet "for sale", who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his "normal" contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity,his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Sane quotes by Jaishree Garg
#184. My heart is one part predator
And one part saint!
Most of it is crazy
And a little bit too sane
It falls for all
But beats for none
It's one part broken
Still shoots like a machine gun! #Quote by Jaishree Garg
Sane quotes by Beth Fantaskey
#185. Lucius paused, turning on his heel to face me. "I grow weary of your ignorance." He moved closer to me, leaning down and peering into my eyes. "Because your parents refuse to inform you, I will deliver the news myself,and I shall make this simple for you." He pointed to his chest and announced, as though talking to a child, "I am a vampire." He pointed to my chest. "You are a vampire. And we are to be married, the moment you come of age. This has been decreed since our births."
I couldn't even process the "getting married" part, or the thing about "decreed." He'd lost me at "vampire."
Nuts. Lucius Vladescu is completely nuts. And I'm alone with him, in an empty barn.
So I did what any sane person would do. I jammed the pitchfork in the general direction of his foot and ran like hell for the house, ignoring his yowl of pain. #Quote by Beth Fantaskey
Sane quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#186. Sanity is not about confrontation. It's about filtering. Having a stable and happy life is about saying "no" to crazy people, not about inviting them in and then hoping that confrontations are going to make them sane. #Quote by Stefan Molyneux
Sane quotes by Tom Lehrer
#187. Comedy is very important, yes. For one thing, it keeps you sane. But it's not really a conversion. I mean, it's marginally a conversion, because if people tune in or go to a nightclub or even watch television, and hear that a lot of other people are laughing at something you thought was not funny, at least it'll force you to reconsider. #Quote by Tom Lehrer
Sane quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#188. Why can't I do it?" [Isabel] asked ... .
"Do what?"
"Just forget about everything. Just go somewhere and get smashed and pretend like there are no problems or consequences. I know why. Because there are still problems and consequences. And going and
and
partying doesn't make them go away. I feel like I'm the only sane person in the world. I don't get why this whole world runs on stupidity. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Sane quotes by Penny Reid
#189. He didn't save us ; haven't you been listening?" Elizabeth held an icepack to her chin where she'd been hit by an meaty elbow . "Fiona stabbed one of them with a Susan Bates needle, Marie was wielding a tequila bottle, Sandra pistol-whipped the other, and I shot the third."
"Where were Janie and Kat?" Ashley looked from me to Kat.
"Hiding behind the couch like sane people!" Kat said before anyone else could speak. #Quote by Penny Reid
Sane quotes by Will Oldham
#190. Sometimes we need to tell ourselves that we're not going to do certain things, just in order to stay sane. #Quote by Will Oldham
Sane quotes by Roseanne Barr
#191. I like to get people talking. I am a provocateur, and I do like getting on Twitter and riling people up. You know what, after a while some sane dialogue and sane conclusions come of that kind of thing. #Quote by Roseanne Barr
Sane quotes by Charles Fort
#192. If there is a true universal mind, must it be sane? #Quote by Charles Fort
Sane quotes by J.D. Salinger
#193. You're absolutely right. You're absolutely right. It's staggering how you jump straight the hell into the heart of a matter. I'm goosebumps all over ... By God, you inspire me. You inflame me, Bessie. You know what you've done? Do you realize what you've done? You've given this whole goddam issue a fresh, new, Biblical slant. I wrote four papers in college on the Crucifixion - five, really - and every one of them worried me half crazy because I thought something was missing. Now I know what it was. Now it's clear to me. I see Christ in an entirely different light. His unhealthy fanaticism. His rudeness to those nice, sane, conservative, tax-paying Pharisees. Oh, this is exciting! In your simple, straightforward bigoted way, Bessie, you've sounded the missing keynote of the whole New Testament. Improper diet. Christ lived on cheeseburgers and Cokes. For all we know he probably fed the mult - #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Sane quotes by S.A. Bolich
#194. No sane man sets out to save the world. #Quote by S.A. Bolich
Sane quotes by John McAfee
#195. I would describe myself as quite sane and lucid, which is why I'm still alive. #Quote by John McAfee
Sane quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#196. Maybe you just can't protect people from certain specialized types of folly with any sane amount of regulation, and the correct response is to give up on the high social costs of inadequately protecting people from themselves under certain circumstances. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Sane quotes by Julian Barnes
#197. In the letter he left for the coroner he had explained his reasoning (for suicide): that life is a gift bestowed without anyone asking for it; that the thinking person has a philosophical duty to examine both the nature of life and the conditions it comes with; and that if this person decides to renounce the gift no one asks for, it is the moral and human duty to act on the consequences of that decision ... Alex showed me a clipping from the Cambridge Evening News. 'Tragic Death of "Promising" Young Man.' ... The verdict of the coroner's inquest had been that Adrian Flinn (22) had killed himself 'while the balance of his mind was disturbed.' ... The law, and society, and religion all said it was impossible to be sane, healthy, and kill yourself. Perhaps those authorities feared that the suicide's reasoning might impugn the nature and value of life as organised by the state which paid the coroner? #Quote by Julian Barnes
Sane quotes by Alexandria Rhodes
#198. Bryn," he said. "Do you know how much I love you?"
I smiled and answered with a hint of sarcasm in my tone, "Well, I'm not quite sure."
"No, I'm serious," Tyler said, turning over onto his side so that he was facing me. His eyes were serious, something that I only saw when he really had something to say.
"Yeah, I do. It's the kind that hurts so good, right? Almost like you can't breathe without the other person and the only thing that keeps you sane throughout the day is knowing that you'll see that person soon enough. Nothing can come between you and that person. You would do anything for them. Be anyone they need you to be. Without thinking twice, you know you will be there, no matter what. That's what loving you is to me. #Quote by Alexandria Rhodes
Sane quotes by Justin Sane
#199. Punk is just like any other sub culture or music. Straight rock music has those elements. I grew up in a place where the punk rock kids fed the homeless in the town square. #Quote by Justin Sane
Sane quotes by Mohammed Abouda
#200. All I could lose is one of the many lives I have - Hallucinations of The Sane #Quote by Mohammed Abouda

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