Quotations on Sanity

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Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby
(Keywords: Sanity, Sense, Worth)

The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Balance, Mind, Sanity, Unity)

You've got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity.
- Lance Bass
(Keywords: Humor, Sanity, Sense)

How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: Imagination, Pleas, Sanity, Will, Woman)

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Americans, Friends, Illness, Sanity, Statistics, Suffering)

We're much more controlled now. We were kids back then, we each had our own demons. It was insanity.
- Peter Criss
(Keywords: Insanity, Kids, Now)

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've kept my sanity in this business by trying out for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it.
- Blythe Danner
(Keywords: Business, Home, Forget, Sanity, Trying)

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)

I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher
(Keywords: Experience, Men, Women, Realism, Research, Sanity, Statistics, Teaching)

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)

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Insanity, Logic, Mind)

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)

Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
- R. D. Laing
(Keywords: 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)

I am told that the clinical definition of insanity is the tenancy to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Keywords: Insanity, Results)

It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.
- James MacArthur
(Keywords: Winning, Right, Sanity, World)

I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.
- Barry Mann
(Keywords: Insanity, State, Writing)

I want to work with great directors and try not to put too much pressure on myself and just read things for the story and recognize when I'm drawn to something for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity.
- Rachel McAdams
(Keywords: Work, Pressure, Right, Sanity, Want)

Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is, should or could be the global gendarme.
- Robert McNamara
(Keywords: Conscience, Sanity, states, United)

I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted.
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Keywords: Dance, Responsibility, Sanity, Voice)

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)

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Insanity, Nations)

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Insanity, Nations)

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)

Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious. The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating. The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical. You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there. The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News is just shameful and it hurts everybody.
- David Shuster
(Keywords: Insanity, Lies, News)

Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.
- Robert Southey
(Keywords: Health, Peace, Body, Mind, Order, Sanity, Security, State)

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)

The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself, and calls out in his sleep.
- James Thurber
(Keywords: Time, End, Months, Sanity, Sleep)

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)

Coming out to gays is a way of affirming sanity and self-worth.
- George Weinberg
(Keywords: Sanity, Self)









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