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    insanity Quotes

    Let me... remind you that it is only by working with an energy which is almost superhuman and which looks to uninterested spectators like insanity that we can accomplish anything worth the achievement. Work is the keystone of a perfect life. Work and trust in God.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Intercourse is after all man's best teacher. "Know thyself" is an excellent maxim; but even self-knowledge cannot be perfected in closets and cloisters-nor amid lake scenery, and on the sunny side of the mountains. Men who seldom mix with their fellow-creatures are almost sure to be one-sided-the victims of fixed ideas, that sometimes lead to insanity.
    — William Matthews
    tags: men  insanity  ideas  victim 
    There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
    — William Allen White
    tags: insanity 
    Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.
    — Will Smith
    I went to law school and took a law degree, and counseled all my clients to plead insanity.
    — Warren Zevon
    tags: law  insanity  school 
    What an ornament and safeguard is humor! Far better than wit for a poet and writer. It is a genius itself, and so defends from the insanities.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: insanity  genius  poet 
    Philosopher Bertrand Russell suggested that 'Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.' And, it was Albert Einstein who explained, 'Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' So which is it - stupidity, ignorance or insanity - that explains the behavior of my fellow Americans who call for greater government involvement in our lives?
    — Walter E. Williams
    I've always loved that film ['The Three Caballeros'], and we were looking for a way to apply it to our own work, and 'Trolls' was it - psychedelic, musical and kinetic insanity.
    — Walt Dohrn
    tags: work  insanity  film 
    I cannot sufficiently be astonished that such is the insanity of some men, such the impiety of their blinded understanding, such, finally, their lust after error, that they will not be content with the rule of faith delivered once and for all from antiquity, but must daily seek after something new, and even newer still, and are always longing to add something to religion, or to change it, or to subtract from it!
    — Vincent of Lerins
    Our neighborhood - this solar system, the cosmos, actually - is so much more vast and amazing than the paltry headlines, insanity, and politics crammed at us daily as so-called news. The beauty of the hood and discoveries that await us are deserving of our attention and mandatory to our survival as a species.
    — Vanna Bonta
    It's gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity.
    — Tupac Shakur
    tags: men  insanity 
    I've always found that avoiding insanity is useful in life - which in American politics sometimes puts one in the minority.
    — Tony Blankley
    I never did heroin, because I thought that meant I was doing heavy drugs, which shows you the insanity of doing drugs. I probably should have done heroin, because I understand heroin actually makes you feel good. Cocaine just makes you stupid.
    — Tommy Shaw
    tags: thoughts  insanity  drugs 
    I'm a perfectionist, to the point of insanity.
    — Tom Ford
    tags: insanity 
    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
    tags: people  world  insanity  war 
    Federal legislation is urgently needed to stop this insanity of wild animals in captivity.
    — Tippi Hedren
    tags: animals  insanity  wild 
    It has become my mission to stop the insanity of wild cats as pets.
    — Tippi Hedren
    tags: insanity  wild  cat 
    I feel like there is a lot of inherent humor in the stress and insanity surrounding that process. People lose their minds, trying to prove their parental worth by getting their children into one of five colleges; when there are thousands of good colleges across the United States - and elsewhere.
    — Tina Fey
    You need messiness and magic, serendipity and insanity. Creativity comes from time off, and time out.
    — Timothy Egan
    I don't suffer from insanity. I can actually say that I enjoy it.
    — Tim Dorsey
    tags: insanity 
    I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That's what we really pay attention to anyway. We don't talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.
    — Tibor Kalman
    In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists, who have committed acts of war against the United States, in federal court, as if they were American citizens accused of crimes.
    — Thomas Sowell
    The human phenomenon is but the sum Of densely coiled layers of illusion Each of which winds itself on the supreme insanity That there are persons of any kind When all there can be is mindless mirrors Laughing and screaming as they parade about in an endless dream
    — Thomas Ligotti
    That's what falling in love really amounted to, your brain on drugs. Adrenaline and dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin. Chemical insanity, celebrated by poets.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: brain  insanity  drugs  poet 
    There is an area of the mind that could be called unsane, beyond sanity, and yet not insane. Think of a circle with a fine split in it. At one end there's insanity. You go around the circle to sanity, and on the other end of the circle, close to insanity, but not insanity, is unsanity.
    — Terence McKenna
    tags: insanity  mind 
    The American insanity for Loving Everybody is ruining my good temper and delivering my stomach to enormous bouts with acidity.
    — Taylor Caldwell
    The dark is a quiet place. Reflection and contemplation are the only things to do in it. Well that, and imagine the worst things possible.I don't have to reflect or contemplate or any of those things. I know what the worst things possible are. I know about the things that hide in the dark. Insanity is the least of them.
    — Tara Brown
    This clarity made me able to behave normally, which posed some interesting questions. Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren't? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act? If some people didn't see these things, what was the matter with them? Were they blind or something? These questions had me unsettled.
    — Susanna Kaysen
    Insanity comes in two basic varieties: slow and fast. I'm not talking about onset or duration. I mean the quality of the insanity, the day-to-day business of being nuts.
    — Susanna Kaysen
    Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren't? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?
    — Susanna Kaysen
    tags: insanity  seeing 
    You don't have to be sincere yourself to recognize sincerity when you see it. Any more than you have to be insane to recognize insanity.
    — Susan Moody
    tags: insanity 
    Perhaps sound is only an insanity of silence, a mad gibber of empty space grown fearful of listening to itself and hearing nothing.
    — Steven Millhauser
    Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
    — Steve Landesberg
    tags: honesty  insanity 
    I am told that the clinical definition of insanity is the tendency to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.
    — Stephen F. Lynch
    Insanity is repeating the same actions and expecting different results.
    — Starhawk
    tags: action  insanity 
    I grew up around a lot of aggressive guys. My parents used to take me to AA meetings when I was very young. So I know aggression, I know insanity.
    — Shia LaBeouf
    I don't suffer from my insanity - I enjoy every minute of it.
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    tags: insanity 
    What planet are you from? Obviously Planet Insanity was missing a local, long-term resident.' (Nick)
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    tags: insanity  missing 
    Insanity Max 30 is the hardest workout I've ever taught.
    — Shaun Thompson
    tags: insanity 
    You have to dig SEEEEERIOUSLY deep in Insanity MAX:30!
    — Shaun Thompson
    tags: insanity 
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