Quotations on Insanity

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I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don't even think it's as much as what I want for myself. It's more what I want for the people around me. That's what I want.
- Tom Cruise
(Keywords: War, People, Insanity, Want, World)

I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Keywords: Wife, People, Difference, Doubt, Insanity, Man, Mankind)

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.
- Marilyn French
(Keywords: Love, Power, Delusion, Insanity, Mind, Self)

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.
- Andy Garcia
(Keywords: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

I was disappointed, not because we had lost the war but because our people had allowed it to go on for so many years, instead of heeding the few voices of protest against all that mass insanity and slaughter.
- George Grosz
(Keywords: War, People, Insanity, Protest, Years)

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
- Alexander Herzen
(Keywords: Absurdity, Childhood, Insanity, Italy)

Acting is a way of living out one's insanity.
- Isabelle Huppert
(Keywords: Acting, Insanity, Living)

People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!
- Don Johnson
(Keywords: Business, People, Failure, Alcohol, Drugs, Insanity, Nothing, Want, Will)

Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity.
- Barbara Kruger
(Keywords: Work, Insanity, World)

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.
- John Lennon
(Keywords: Effect, Insanity, Mind, Reality, Surrealism)

Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Crime, Insanity, Religious)

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch
(Keywords: Death, Life, Angels, Insanity, Sickness)

In the late '70s I started to search for the perfect sound - whatever that might be, before that I was mainly interested in drugs, insanity and the rock'n'roll lifestyle.
- Lou Reed
(Keywords: Drugs, Insanity, Sound)

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Keywords: Alcohol, Drugs, Hate, Insanity, Violence)

It's insanity for a party that believes in freedom to allow some Republicans to seize an agenda that is totally alien to the agenda that was established in the election.
- Malcolm Wallop
(Keywords: Freedom, Insanity, Party, Republicans)

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