Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Love is a madness; if thwarted it develops fast.
The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained.
The sole difference between myself and a madman is the fact that I am not mad!
Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!
Much madness is divinest Sense —
To a discerning Eye —
Much Sense — the starkest Madness —
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail —
Assent, and you are sane —
Demur — you’re straightway dangerous —
And handled with a Chain —
Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all.
Madness is terrific I can assure you, and not to be sniffed at; and in its lava I still find most of the things I write about. It shoots out of one everything shaped, final, not in mere driblets, as sanity does.
If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!
I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness.