Crazy and Mad - Quotes
Men may come and men may go but I go on forever.
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.
Exit to Eden
"A minority of one"... the definition of insanity.
I'm not here, I've gone out to look for myself. If I come back before I return, please tell me to wait.
Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.
Live life, laugh at life, die laughing... Or do what I do, and don't die at all, it's not very funny...
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.
Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with...
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.
Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge hammer.
With 2000 years of examples behind us we have no excuse when fighting, for not fighting well.
Strideth over all mountains, and laugheth at all tragedies
I never understood alienation. Alienation from what? You have to want to be part of something in order to feel alienated from it.
Darkness, light - what's the difference when you can't truly see in either extreme?
It's a perfect day for letting go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
We all live in a multi-colored universe - but what of me who is color blind?
If you want to change the world, don't go vegan. Blow up a bus in the name of Allah.
'I have forgotten more than many others have remembered.
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.
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.
I am but mad north-northwest. When the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.
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.
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?".
Tedium is the bane of immortality.
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.
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
If you're rich, you're eccentric; if you're poor, you're crazy.
All poets are mad.
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?
What is maddness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?