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A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
~ Sigmund Freud

 

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All of us are crazy in one way or another.
~ Yiddish Proverb

 

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Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
~ Baltasar Gracian

 

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Everyone is more or less mad on one point.
~ Rudyard Kipling

 

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For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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How strange to have failed as a social creature -- even criminals do not fail that way -- they are the law's ''Loyal Opposition,'' so to speak. But the insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read.
~ Anonymous

 

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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

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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

 

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I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
~ Waylon Jennings

 

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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
~ Allen Ginsberg

 

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I teach that all men are mad.
~ Horace

 

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I'm a nut, but not just a nut.
~ Bill Murray

 

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If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.
~ Peggy Noonan

 

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Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
~ Nathaniel Emmons

 

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Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.
~ Chinese Proverb

 

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Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.
~ Samuel Levenson

 

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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Man disavows, and Deity disowns me: hell might afford my miseries a shelter; therefore hell keeps her ever-hungry mouths all bolted against me.
~ William Cowper

 

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