Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
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!