"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
One that belongs well with this board
"I believe in both sides of the issue. That is why I argue effectively. Fewer enemies that way, too."
-Ian 'Sings of the Blood Moons'
Be fearful, those who see what I do and agree with what I say, for I am mad.
A young man wrote to Mozart and said, "Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any suggestions as to how to get started?"
Mozart responded, "A symphony is a very complex musical form, perhaps you should begin with some simple lieder and work your way up to a symphony."
"But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old."
"But I never asked anybody how."
Dunno what its from but I liked it
"Craziness is in the eyes of the beholder."
"If we could just find out who's in charge, we could kill him."
"Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool."
"A lunatic may be 'soothed,' as it is called, for a time. But in the
end, he is apt to become obstreperous. His cunning too is proverbial and
great. If he has a project in view, he conceals his design with a marvelous
wisdom; and the dexterity with which he counterfeits sanity presents to
the metaphysician one of the most singular problems in the study of the
mind. When a madman appears to be thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time
to put him in a straightjacket."
-E.A. Poe "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether"
I like that one
"A man feared he might find an assassin;
Another that he might find a victim.
One was more wise than the other."
"There's a pleasure sure
in being mad
Which none but madmen know..."
"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have."
"When a Malkavian speaks, listen. When a Malkavian acts, leave.
When two Malkavians gather, run."
-Gangrel, on Malkavians
"To distinguish the real from the unreal, one must experience them both."
"If life gives you lemons, squeeze the juice into a watergun and shoot
other people in the eyes."
"Reality and I had a fundamental differing of opinions. We're currently
undergoing trial separation."
-Lothriel the PIXIE
"SANITY IS THE PLAYGROUND FOR THE UNIMAGINATIVE"
"You are NOT thinking! You're merely being rational!"
-Niels Bohr, to Albert Einstein
"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides
us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My
own feeling is that it is not crazy enough."
"Isn't sanity just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean, all you get
is that one trick--rational thinking--but when you're good and crazy,
well, the sky's the limit!"
"Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. But give a man a stick
of dynamite and at least he'll die with his stomach full."
"When I die, I want to go peacefully. Like my grandfather did. In his sleep.
Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."
-Jack Handey, SNL
" 'We are lunatics from the hospital up the highway, psycho-ceramics, the
cracked pots of mankind. Would you like me to decipher a Rorschach
for you? No? You must hurry on? Ah, he's gone. Pity.' He turned to
McMurphy. 'Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the
aspect of power, POWER. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is,
the more powerful he could become.' "
-Ken Kesey, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
"Springfield Psychiatry- Because there may not be bugs all over you."
"Comfort, committment, marriage...what do all these things have in
common? The letter 'C'. Well, except for marriage. And if people get all
British when they get hit over the head, what do British people get? I
know! Comatose! Another 'C'..."
"If you take a frown and turn it upside-down, the person you are holding by
the ankles will probably pass out after a while."
"Sanity is relative. For some of us, it's just a distant cousin."
"What you see with your eyes is only the surface of reality; look deeper."
-Tanis, Star Trek:Voyager
molokov: "The man is utterly mad! You're playing a lunatic."
the russian: "That's the problem: he's a brilliant lunatic, and you can
never tell which way he'll jump, like his game is impossible to analyze.
You can't dissect him, predict him...which of course means he's not a
lunatic at all."
-Chess, the musical
(keep it under your hat)
TUGWELL'S BASIC ASSUMPTION: Reality is a hypothesis.
"We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
-Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland
The truely mad know themselves sane and see the reality that its everyone else that has the problem
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be mowed down in the crossfire."
-The Nanotech Chronicles by Michael Flynn