Check these insanity quotes and warm yourself to the real meaning of it. Read these famous mental illness quotations and sayings that will leave you wise rather than insane.

Insanity Quotes

Insanity is also defined as craziness, barmy, mad and foolish. It is a form of an abnormal mental behavioral pattern, mainly characterized by odd behavior or eccentricities. In today's times, insanity is referred to as a psychological disorder. The word is often mistaken for mental growth but according to medics, insanity means the poor health of the mind. History gives us many pieces of evidence that people with a high intellect can also suffer from insanity.

For example, Pythagoras, who was known as one of the founding fathers of mathematics, also founded a religion in which rules such as refraining from eating beans were imposed. Today, however, in the U.S and many other nations, insanity is not considered a medical condition, but a legal terminology. Although, the legal side of this medical condition is seen to be logical but is being misused by some.

In the court, it is seen as the easiest way to escape criminal conduct and many convicts have even got away behaving like lunatics. In today’s society, it is also used as slang for any social activity that seems to be unadvisable or has no purpose is named as insane. Read this article to know more on some famous insanity quotations and sayings.  

People here are funny. They work so hard at living they forget how to live. : Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

- Robert Riskin

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

- Rudyard Kipling

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.

- Bruce Lee

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

- Salvador Dali

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

- Karl Marx

I'll probably be punished for hard living.

- Tupac Shakur

Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?

- Tupac Shakur

A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

- George Orwell

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.

- Marquis de Sade

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

- Anatole France

Look, just tell me where that lemon came from and I'll shut up and go away.

- Ricky Gervais

We just bought this house. It's too big. It's like 400,000 square feet, or something. We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house! It's just too big.

- Adam Sandler

Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.

- R. D. Laing

I believe in a long prolonged derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.

- Jim Morrison

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

- Cary Grant

Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can't stop it.

- Prozac Nation , Elizabeth Wurtzel

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

- Soren Kierkegaard

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

- The Problem of Pain , C.S. Lewis

I became insane, with long intervals oft sanity.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Mothers are all slightly insane.

- J. D. Salinger

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.

- Elizabeth I

I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams & nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?

- John Lennon

It's pretty much just a mess all around here. There's lots of trees down all over the countryside.

- Bill Taylor

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realized that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

- John Lennon

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