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"Madness breeds madness." - Dan Brown

"Madness is no madness when shared." - Zygmunt Bauman

"It takes madness to find out madness." - Lady Gregory

"Anger is momentary madness." - Horace

"Anger is temporary madness." - Rajneesh

"Madness is surprisingly freeing." - Mira Grant

"Worse than madness. Sanity." - William Golding

"Anger is brief madness" - Horace

"Madness, and then illumination." - Orson Scott Card

"Money is our madness, our vast collective madness." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Money is our madness, our vast collective madness." - D H Lawrence

"Genius has to pass over madness and madness over genius" - Salvador Dali

"The madness is runnin' wild!" - Randy Savage

"Love is merely a madness." - William Shakespeare

"Madness in method, that's genius" - Frank Herbert

"Collective madness is called sanity .." - Paulo Coelho

"Anger is a momentary madness." - Horace

"Anger is short-lived madness." - Horace

"My love's a noble madness." - John Dryden

"Inspiration needs disease, injury, madness." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Idealism has devolved into madness." - Ralph Peters

"Attacking Iraq would be madness." - Jim Rogers

"Genius - the pursuit of madness." - Criss Jami

"Eccentricty had flowered into madness." - Laurie R King

"Anger is a short madness." - Horace

"Hatred is the madness of the heart." - Lord Byron

"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness." - Seneca the Younger

"the possession of power brings on madness." - Ariana Franklin

"gardening is a madness and a rapture." - Faith Sullivan

"Every desire has a relation to madness." - Luce Irigaray

"There is always some madness in love." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Afflicted by love's madness all are blind." - Propertius

"You can't have a masterpiece without madness," - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Love is . . . a madness most discreet" - William Shakespeare

"Chess and theatre often lead to madness." - Fernando Arrabal

"Moping melancholy And moon-struck madness." - John Milton

"Madness has no sense of humour" - Adam Foulds

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius" - Marilyn Monroe

"The madness of youth made me unafraid." - Lauren Destefano

"Madness is a kind of mental suicide." - Stephen King

"The different sorts of madness are innumerable." - Avicenna

"Cancer is the growth of madness denied." - Norman Mailer

"Deep connection is the antidote to madness." - Stefan Molyneux

"Too much sanity may be madness." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Love is madness, and lust is poison." - George R R Martin

"You ca' have a masterpiece without madness," - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"The universe without music would be madness." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The idea of excessive diversification is madness." - Charlie Munger

"War was a catalog of madness." - Christopher Paolini

"Be wise today; 'tis madness to defer." - Edward Young

"Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness!" - William Shakespeare

"Fetter strong madness in a silken thread." - William Shakespeare

"Why, this is very midsummer madness." - William Shakespeare

"Sanity is madness put to good uses." - George Santayana

"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Ambition, madam, is a great man's madness." - John Webster

"Creation which cannot express itself becomes madness." - Anais Nin

"Success can create more madness than happiness." - Billy Ocean

"Madness is the acme of intelligence." - Naguib Mahfouz

"Like madness is the glory of life." - William Shakespeare

"Sanity is madness put to good use." - George Santayana

"Afflicted by love's madness all are blind." - Sextus Propertius

"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting." - John Russell

"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness." - Seneca

"To expect an impossibility is madness." - Marcus Aurelius

"Stoicism is the wisdom of madness and cynicism the madness of wisdom." - Bergen Evans

"You've got everything except one thing: madness! A man needs a little madness, or else..." - Anthony Quinn

"Madness is confusion of levels of fact. . . . Madness is not seeing visions but confusing levels." - William S Burroughs

"Madness is not enlightenment, but the search for enlightenment is often mistaken for madness." - Richard Davenport-Hines

"The madness of demons is rage - the madness of angels - hope." - A.A. Attanasio

"I am madness maddened! That wild madness that's only calm to comprehend itself" - Herman Melville

"Enough madness? Enough? And how do you measure madness? - The Joker" - Grant Morrison

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Drunkenness is nothing else but a voluntary madness." - Seneca the Younger

"Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence." - Henrik Tikkanen

"There is a fine line between perseverance and madness." - Lynda Obst

"Intoxicated with madness, I'm in love with my sadness" - Sylvia Plath

"That is my being, the madness of an unaccustomed mood." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human." - Plato

"I have felt the wind on the wing of madness." - Charles Baudelaire

"Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises..." - H P Lovecraft

"Madness ends sometimes. The Gods decree it, not man." - Bernard Cornwell

"Suspicion is the beginning of wisdom, and of madness." - Mason Cooley

"There is no genius without a mixture of madness." - Seneca the Younger

"Madness is not a consequence of uncertainty but of certainty." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!" - J G Ballard

"Love that is not madness is not love." - Pedro Calderon de la Barca

"We derive our vitality from our store of madness." - Emil Cioran

"Anger, the Stoics said, was a short madness." - Philip Sidney

"The first step towards madness is to think oneself wise." - Fernando de Rojas

"Astronomy? Impossible to understand and madness to investigate." - Sophocles

"What is sanity, after all, except the control of madness?" - Josephine Winslow Johnson

"Sometimes it's only madness that makes us what we are." - Grant Morrison

"Fear not, dear cousin. In madness there is great power" - Pen Densham

"Speak out. You've got to speak out against the madness" - Stephen Stills

"Love is a madness. Love is Failer - Durzo Blint" - Brent Weeks

"There are those to whom one must advise madness." - Joseph Joubert

"Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing" - Herman Melville

"Racing and hunting excite man's heart to madness." - Laozi

"The mountains of madness have many little plateau of sanity." - Terry Pratchett

"Music is a savage art, a measured madness." - Edward Abbey

"Incredible brilliance often dwells on the razor's edge of madness..." - Brad Thor

"You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission." - Flannery O'Connor

"Is it so far from madness to wisdom?" - Daenerys Targaryen" - George R R Martin

"Bizarre and engrossingly disturbing, Naked Lunch, finds truth in madness." - William S Burroughs

"Oh, it is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization." - William Tecumseh Sherman

"Love is madness, if thwarted it develops fast." - Mark Twain

"The religion of one seems madness unto another." - Thomas Browne

"Madness is only an amplification of what you already are." - Margaret Atwood

"My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness." - Virginia Woolf

"At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls." - Aberjhani

"I'm dancing to the music of the madness inside me." - George C. Wolfe

"Sometimes it's only madness that makes us what we are." - Grant Morrison

"In an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness. But the pursuit of sanity can be a form of madness, too" - Saul Bellow

"Misery loves company, and madness calls it forth." - Yann Martel

"To remember everything is a form of madness." - Brian Friel

"Desire doubled is love and love doubled is madness." - Anne Carson

"This is too much madness to explain in one text." - Leeon Jones

"Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin." - John Hendy

"Expect the unexpected in the kingdom of madness!" - Randy Savage

"Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison" - Jenny Holzer

"Every great genius has an admixture of madness." - Aristotle

"Scientific method: There's a madness in the method." - Edward Abbey

"God, here and there, makes madness a calling." - Ray Bradbury

"Anything's possible in Human Nature ...Love. Madness. Hope. Infinite joy." - Arundhati Roy

"We swung between madness and suicide ... it was beautiful!" - Gustave Flaubert

"I studied mathematics which is the madness of reason." - Benjamin Moser

"You call it madness, but I call it love." - Don Byas

"You just have to trust your own madness." - Clive Barker

"War...seems a mere madness, a collective insanity." - Bertrand Russell

"Oh, that way madness lies; let me shun that." - William Shakespeare

"Madness is the result not of uncertainty but certainty." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The very madness of the scheme protects it." - Iris Murdoch

"Not to be mad is another form of madness" - Blaise Pascal

"Luck, mere luck may make even madness wisdom." - Douglas William Jerrold

"A fixed idea ends in madness or heroism." - Victor Hugo

"Our occasional madness is less wonderful than our occasional sanity." - George Santayana

"Passions unguided are for the most part mere madness." - Thomas Hobbes

"And moody madness laughing wild Amid severest woe." - Thomas Gray

"There is no genius free from some tincture of madness" - Seneca the Younger

"Resisting madness is the maddest way of being mad." - Norman O Brown

"Armed with madness, I go on a long voyage." - Mary Butts

"I am mad - but I choose this madness." - Gloria E. Anzald˙a

"Madness passed me by, she smiled hi. I nodded." - Sixto Rodriguez

"Much Madness is Divinest Sense, to a Discerning Eye...." - Emily Dickinson

"Theory without data is myth: data without theory is madness." - Phil Zuckerman

"An excess of reason is itself a form of madness" - Kim Stanley

"In the madness, you have to find calm." - Lupita Nyong'o

"Books were my passion and my escape from madness." - Dorothea Benton Frank

"Madness is a prerequisite of being in showbusiness." - Rupert Everett



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