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"Every madman considers everyone else a madman." - Publilius Syrus

"I'm not a madman." - Ray Nitschke

"He who hides his madman, dies voiceless." - Henri Michaux

"The madman is a dreamer awake" - Sigmund Freud

"The tiny madman in his padded cell." - Vladimir Nabokov

"History is the autobiography of a madman." - Alexander Herzen

"I always drive like a madman." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"Only the madman is absolutely sure." - Robert Anton Wilson

"The dreamer is a madman quiescent, the madman is a dreamer in action." - Frederic Henry Hedge

"A madman and an arahant both smile, but the arahant knows why while the madman doesn't." - Ajahn Chah

"The dreamer is a madman quiescent, the madman is a dreamer in action." - Frederick Henry Hedge

"The real drug is to train like a madman, really like a madman." - Aleksandr Karelin

"The fellow is either a madman or a poet." - Horace

"It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities ." - Marcus Aurelius

"It is pleasant at times to play the madman." - Seneca the Younger

"It is sometimes pleasant even to act like a madman." - Seneca the Younger

"The logic of a madman is a sane man's confusion." - Joe R. Lansdale

"Only a madman would give good for evil" - Euripides

"A patient, methodical sort of madman. The worst kind." - Cassandra Clare

"Could only have been painted by a madman." - Edvard Munch

"It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities." - Marcus Aurelius

"It is pleasant at times to play the madman." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Why shouldn't a madman dream of being sane?" - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"The poet is a madman lost in adventure." - Paul Verlaine

"I am not a madman or a nut." - Abdul Qadeer Khan

"Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer?" - Samuel Richardson

"Wherever the choice has had to be made between the man of reason and the madman, the world has unhesitatingly followed the madman." - Aldous Huxley

"As a madman is apt to think himself grown suddenly great, so he that grows suddenly great is apt to borrow a little from the madman." - Samuel Johnson

"The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad." - Salvador Dali

"Don't any of you realize there's only one life between that madman and the Presidency?" - Mark Hanna

"Being mad is even pleasant. But only a madman understands that." - Irving Stone

"Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States." - Mick Jagger

"The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad." - Salvador Dali

"Love is a madman, working his wild schemes, tearing off his clothes, running through the mountains...." - Rumi

"There is A madman inside of you Who is always running for office" - Hafez

"That's the terrible part. I swear to God I'm a madman." - J D Salinger

"Madman! Look through my eyes if thou hast none of thine own." - Herman Melville

"Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out." - Terry Pratchett

"Not all novelists are power-hungry madman. Some are power-hungry madwomen." - Pseudonymous Bosch

"Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out." - Terry Pratchett

"The sole difference between myself and a madman is the fact that I am not mad." - Salvador Dali

"For if he like a madman lived, At least he like a wise one died." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo." - Jean Cocteau

"To be joyous is to be a madman in a world of sad ghosts." - Henry Miller

"This that is tormented and very tired, tortured with restraints like a madman, this heart." - Rumi

"Some people think I'm a mythical genius, others think I'm a junkie madman." - Keith Richards

"Oh yes! The one man in the world who never believes he's mad is the madman." - L Ron Hubbard

"To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo" - Jean Cocteau

"The modern composer is a madman who persists in manufacturing an article which nobody wants." - Arthur Honegger

"Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel." - Neil Gaiman

"It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman." - Suzanne Collins

"A space station is a rangy monstrosity, a giant erector set built by a madman." - Mary Roach

"Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out." - Terry Pratchett

"The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason..." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"For if he like a madman lived; At least he like a wise one died." - Miguel De Cervantes

"I hold a beast, an angel and a madman within me." - Dylan Thomas

"A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman." - Prince Philip

"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad." - Salvador Dali

"What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation." - Anatole France

"Although a madman, Norton wrote letters to Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria which they took seriously." - Kerry Thornley

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad." - Charlotte Bronte

"Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"The shaman is not merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself." - Terence Mckenna

"When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a straight jacket." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth." - Emil Cioran

"And through the spaces of the dark Midnight shakes the memory As a madman shakes a dead geranium." - T S Eliot

"Go, madman! rush over the wildest Alps, that you may please children and be made the subject of declamation." - Juvenal

"I"ve told you before, I love like a madman," he said. "Immoderate, jealous, possessive...I'm absolutely intolerable." - Lisa Kleypas

"Because sometimes you just have to dance like a madman in the Self-Help section of your local bookstore." - David Levithan

"I've told you before, I love like a madman," he said. "Immoderate, jealous, possessive...I'm absolutely intolerable." - Lisa Kleypas

"Are you a devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good, then you can be my most trusted advisor." - Terry Pratchett

"A madman is not someone who has lost his reason but someone who has lost everything but his reason" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I have to lie, if I don't want to take madmen seriously and become a madman myself" - Milan Kundera

"I am very active, ... I like to ride horses. I golf. I perform onstage. I am a madman onstage." - Clay Walker

"Someone like myself, who claimed to be a real madman, living and organized with a Pythagorean precision ..." - Salvador Dali

"A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key." - Paul Valery

"There are very few really brilliant men who have not had at least one madman among their ancestors." - Andre Maurois

"A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key." - Paul Valery

"Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth." - Emile M Cioran

"People call me crazy and a madman. Even 'Tasmanian Devil.' I'd rather be called the 'Tasmanian Angel.'" - Troy Polamalu

"Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"If I am mad, then who on the face of the earth is sane? If you are sane, then there is no madman in the world." - Saib Tabrizi

"There was no more dangerous kind of madman than one who devoted a good brain and a courageous heart to unhealthy ambitions." - Michael Moorcock

"Either Jesus is the Son of God ; or a madman or worse. But His being just a great teacher? He's not left that open to us." - C S Lewis

"Every remedy is a desperate remedy. Every cure is a miraculous cure. Curing a madman is not arguing with a philosopher; it is casting out a devil." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"A dancer differeth from a madman only in length of time; one is mad so long as he liveth, the other while he danceth." - Alphonsus Liguori

"That's why I sleep alone. My hair is curly, and that's why I have my ponytail. I look like a madman, like something out of a horror movie," - Karl Lagerfeld

"Madman, thou errest. I say there is no darkness but ignorance, in which thou art more puzzled than the Egyptians in their fog." - William Shakespeare

"I have been known as a crank, faddist, madman. Evidently the reputation is well deserved. For wherever I go, I draw to myself cranks, faddists, and madmen." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Nor has his death the world deceiv'd than his wondrous life surprise d; if he like a madman liv'd least he like a wise one dy'd." - Miguel De Cervantes

"And of course you are mad, if by a madman we mean a mind that questions and rejects every civilized norm." - Stephen Fry

"We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also." - Antisthenes

"Madman drummers, bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat. In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat." - Bruce Springsteen

"Look at you, you madman! Screaming you are thirsty and dying in a desert, when all around you there is nothing but water!" - Kabir

"The writer is the Faust of modern society, the only surviving individualist in a mass age. To his orthodox contemporaries he seems a semi-madman." - Boris Pasternak

"That's why I sleep alone. My hair is curly, and that's why I have my ponytail. I look like a madman, like something out of a horror movie," - Karl Lagerfeld

"You know, people talk about [Richard] Nixon's "madman theory." We don't really know much about that. It was in memoirs, by somebody else." - Noam Chomsky

"Gilles Deleuze believed that every society needed a madman so we could feel better about ourselves. I do my best to fill that role." - George Singleton

"Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad - because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad, you're mad." - Graham Swift

"What's your road, man? - holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow. Where body how?" - Jack Kerouac

"We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also." - An Wang

"Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist." - David Attenborough

"Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad - because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad, you're mad.'" - Graham Swift

"Amy Pond: 'I thought... well, I started to think you were just a madman with a box.' The Doctor: 'Amy Pond, there's something you better understand about me, 'cause it's important and one day your life may depend on it. [He Smiles] I am definitely a madman with a box." - Steven Moffat

"The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. Nay, the really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman. But the materialist's world is quite simple and solid, just as the madman is quite sure he is sane." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Since Don Quixote de la Mancha is a crazy fool and a madman, and since Sancho Panza, his squire, knows it, yet, for all that, serves and follows him, and hangs on these empty promises of his, there can be no doubt that he is more of a madman and a fool than his master." - Miguel De Cervantes

"What's genius? I don't know but I do know that the difference between a madman and a professional is that a pro does as well as he can within what he has set out to do and a madman does exceptionally well at what he can't help doing." - Charles Bukowski

"So you're stuck. Every time your madman starts to write, your judge pounces on him... So start by promising your judge that you'll get around to asking his opinion, but not now. And then let the madman energy flow... Save details for the judge." - Betty Sue Flowers

"People think they know me from my songs. But my repertoire of songs is so wide-ranging that you'd have to be a madman to figure out the characteristics of the person who wrote all those songs." - Bob Dylan

"If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I am a ridiculous man. They call me a madman now. That would be a distinct rise in my social position were it not that they still regard me as being as ridiculous as ever." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Does the madman know he is mad? Or are the madmen those who insist o. Convincing him of his unreason in order to safeguard their own idea of reality?" - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It's only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate." - Steven Pressfield

"So there I was being strangled by a ranting, half-naked madman in the middle of the woods, with a she-werewolf dangling from a rope snare somewhere nearby." - Jim Butcher

"Can a man cling to the positive without any negative in contrast to which it is seen to be positive? If he claims to do so he is a rouge or a madman." - Zhuangzi

"Would any thing but a madman complain of uncertainty? Uncertainty and expectation are joys of life; security is an insipid thing; and the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase." - William Congreve

"According to the Spanish proverb, four persons are wanted to make a good salad: a spendthrift for oil, a miser for vinegar, a counsellor for salt and a madman to stir it all up." - John Gerard

"I may play a total madman on TV, but I'm really just a very unbalanced guy at home. However, when it comes to stocks, I believe in being rigorous and methodical, not crazy. There's no madness to my method." - Jim Cramer

"He that is proud of the rustling of his silks, like a madman, laughs at the ratling of his fetters. For indeed, Clothes ought to be our remembrancers of our lost innocency." - Thomas Fuller

"Oli. - What's a drunken man like, fool? Clo. - Like a drowned man, a fool, and a madman; one draught above heat makes him a fool, the second mads him, and a third drowns him." - William Shakespeare

"(Olivia:) What's a drunken man like, fool? (Clown:) Like a drowned man, a fool, and a madman. One draught above heat makes him a fool, the seconds mads him, and a third drowns him." - William Shakespeare

"A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It's only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate." - Steven Pressfield

"That mortal is a fool who, prospering, thinks his life has any strong foundation; since our fortune's course of action is the reeling way a madman takes, and no one person is ever happy all the time." - Euripides

"Put a man on the brink of the abyss and - in the unlikely event that she doesn't fall into it - he will become a mystic or a madman... Which is probably the same thing!" - Apostolos Doxiadis

"I could easily blast so much keef night and day I become a bouhali; a real-gone crazy, a holy untouchable madman unto whom everything is permitted, nothing is true." - Brion Gysin

"[defines a madman as] a man who preferred to become mad,in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor." - Antonin Artaud

"You run back and forth listening for unusual events, peering into the faces of travelers. "Why are you looking at me like a madman?" I have lost a friend. Please forgive me." - Rumi

"Conspiracy nut, leftist, madman. These are terms of dismissal so you don't have to listen to the argument. It would be healthier and more fun to hear what someone has to say." - Oliver Stone

"There is one thing more exasperating than a spouse who can cook and won't, and that's a spouse who can't cook and will. There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad." - Salvador Dali

"I shall always maintain that whoso says in his heart, There is no God, while takes the name of God upon his lips, is either a liar or a madman." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"[Replying to the Duke of Newcastle, who had complained that General James Wolfe a madman:] Mad, is he? Then I hope he will bite some of my other generals!" - George II

"Lenin is not comparable to any revolutionary figure in history. Revolutionaries have had ideals. Lenin has none. He is a madman, an immolator, wishful of burning, and slaughter, and sacrificing." - Peter Kropotkin

"The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. The really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, down throw and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression." - Dylan Thomas

"Jad said, "The leakage was forcing choices, the making of which in no way improved matters." Okay. So we were, in effect, locked in a room with a madman sorcerer. That clarified things a little." - Neal Stephenson

"If the numbers mean anything, they tell us that vastly more life is left in the reviled internal-combustion engine than any of the blue-state lefties could imagine. First, that madman Bush wins, and now this news. How depressing." - Brock Yates

"Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out," said the shopkeeper. "That's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person." - Terry Pratchett

"Olivia: What's a drunken man like, fool? Feste: Like a drowned man, a fool, and a madman: one draught above heat makes him a fool; the second mads him; and a third drowns him." - William Shakespeare

"There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him." - Antonin Artaud

"Media were never allowed into an Australian dressing room until I became skipper. I changed that and invited them in at the close of play each day, thereby confirming for many administrators they had appointed a madman as captain." - Richie Benaud

"Ninety percent of people's nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out." - Robbie Coltraine

"Ninety percent of people's nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out." - Robbie Coltrane

"I am not up there by chance. I am there by choice. And I know the wire. And I know my limits. And I am a madman of details." - Philippe Petit

"Nicolas Cage, I would love to work with him again. He's just a fearless madman. He'll go anywhere you want to go. He would not say 'no' to anything." - Spike Jonze

"'Betrayed' starts off with Shane Gallagher rescuing Elena Reyes and a group of hostages from a madman with a gun. And as the story progresses and Shane's feelings for Elena blossom, his urge to protect her grows." - Ruth Glick

"We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is being educated." - Edith Hamilton

"I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It's reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession, then I'll become a madman." - Tim Robbins

"I would like to go mad on one condition, namely, that I would become a happy madman, lively and always in a good mood, without any troubles and obsessions, laughing senselessly from morning to night." - Emile M Cioran



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