Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all.
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 —
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!