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Men may come and men may go but I go on forever.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

My life's been too much of a self-created vocation. And there are times when I think I've done everything in the name of defiance.

Anne Rice
Exit to Eden

"A minority of one"... the definition of insanity.

George Orwell

I'm not here, I've gone out to look for myself. If I come back before I return, please tell me to wait.

Andrea Pusillo

Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.

Sylvia Plath
Lady Lazarus

Live life, laugh at life, die laughing... Or do what I do, and don't die at all, it's not very funny...

Ragnar Giovanni

War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with...

Charles Bukowski

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.

Sigmund Freud

Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge hammer.

Major Holdridge

With 2000 years of examples behind us we have no excuse when fighting, for not fighting well.

T. E. Lawrence

Strideth over all mountains, and laugheth at all tragedies

Friedrich Nietzsche

I never understood alienation. Alienation from what? You have to want to be part of something in order to feel alienated from it.

Boyd Rice

Darkness, light - what's the difference when you can't truly see in either extreme?

Jason Santiego

It's a perfect day for letting go.

Robert Smith, The Cure

You laugh at me because I'm different, but I laugh at you because you're all the same.


All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.

Life is but a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream.

Mark Twain

I wanted to die; I wanted to surrender because I saw no sense in struggling. I felt that nothing would be proved, substantiated, added or subtracted by continuing an existence which I had not asked for.

Henry Miller
Tropic of Capricorn

Einstein said that talking to yourself is a sign of intelligence. Answering yourself, however, is a sign of insanity. I have no problem with you talking to yourself, just as long as it doesn't turn into an argument.

God deliver me from my friends! I'll take care of my enemies myself.

Arthur Wellesley
The Iron Duke

Die Lie der Zertorung ist zugleich eine schaffende Lust! (The urge for distruction is also a creative urge.)

In an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness. But the pursuit of sanity can be a form of madness, too.

Saul Bellow
Henderson the Rain King

People often call me crazy, and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why they say it like it is a bad thing.


Am I crazy? Or am I so sane that you blew your mind?

Cosmo Kramer

While walking through the desert, I saw a creature. Naked, beastial. Who, squatting upon the ground, held it's heart in its hands... and ate of it. 'Is it good, friend?' I asked. "It is bitter... bitter," it replied. "But I like it because it IS bitter. And because it is my heart."

Stephen Crane

I see now the virtue in madness, for this country knows no law nor any boundary. I pity the poor shades confined to the Euclidean prison that is sanity.

Dr Amedeus Arkham
Batman: Arkham Asylum

And who is this pure fool? Lo,In the sagas of old time, legend of scald, of bard, of druid...Cometh he not in green like spring? O thou water that art air, In whom all complex is resolved! OH YES...fill the churches with dirty thoughts! Introduce honesty to the white house! Write letters in dead languages to people you've never met! Paint filthy words on the foreheads of children! Burn your credit cards and wear high heels! Asylum doors, stand open! Fill the suburbs with murder and rape! DIVINE MADNESS! Let there be ECSTACY, ECSTACY in the streets!! Laugh, and the world laughs with you.

The Joker
Batman: Arkham Asylum

I especially love driving down a hill directly at a tree and swerving to one side at the last moment. That's my way to relax.

Boris Yeltsin, on the joys of driving his golf buggy

We all live in a multi-colored universe - but what of me who is color blind?

Lucas Shinkovich

If you want to change the world, don't go vegan. Blow up a bus in the name of Allah.

Tristan Sapp

'I have forgotten more than many others have remembered.

Darren Ryon

The message is the media; no, the message is the crowd: Sometimes we write for each other, keeps us on our toes, but mostly we write for an audience, we write for the crowd controls.

Tommy Dee

Madness is giving in to a system that clouds one's mind so thick with meaningless information it is deprived of it's ability to think.

Jordan Allen Wagner

I am but mad north-northwest. When the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.

William Shakespeare

Mad? No. Eccentric perhaps. It must be admitted that I talk to myself, but I also have the good sense not to listen.


If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin to the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips.

Birgitte Silverbow, Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time

Your emotions make you a monster. The question, then, is "Would you rather be a feeling monster or a non-feeling machine?".

Lincoln Nielson

Tedium is the bane of immortality.

Neil Lowe

If you take someones thoughts and feelings away, bit by bit, consistently, then they have nothing left, except some gritty, gnawing, shitty little instinct, down there, somewhere, worming round the gut, but so far down, so hidden, it's impossible to find. Imagine, if you will, a worldwide conspiracy to deny the existence of the color yellow and whenever you saw yellow they told you no, that isn't yellow, what the fuck's yellow? Eventually, whenever you saw yellow, you would say: that isn't yellow, course, it isnt blue or green or purple, or... you'd say it, yes it is, it's yellow, and become increasingly hysterical, and then go quite berserk.

David Edgar
Mary Barnes

Leben verstehen wir Deutschen vielleicht nicht, aber sterben, das können wir fabelhaft!

(We, the germans, might not be able to live, but to die, that we marvellously

Joseph Goebbels

If you're rich, you're eccentric; if you're poor, you're crazy.

All poets are mad.

Robert Burton
The Anatomy of Melancholy

Don't mock me my friend. It's a condition of mental divergence. I find myself on the planet Ogo, part of an intellectual elite, preparing to subjugate the barbarian hordes on Pluto. But even though this is a totally convincing reality for me in every way, nevertheless Ogo is actually a construct of my psyche. I am mentally divergent, in that I am escaping certain unnamed realities that plague my life here. When I stop going there, I will be well. Are you also divergent, friend?

L. J. Washington

What is maddness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?

Theodore Roethke