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Total Quotes : 61
Mankind Which

I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

- Alexander Pope

Best Few

Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

- Alexander Pope

Motivational Hide

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

- Allen Ginsberg

Fiery Total

Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.

- Ambrose Bierce

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The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty. It is madness. You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do.

- Anne Lamott

Excellent Mixture

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

- Aristotle

Genius Never

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

- Aristotle

Own Them

There's not that many people from the sixties who have progressed as writers and are continuing on. They're out there. But I'm one of them who's just continued on, following his own little inner madness.

- Creed Bratton

Chaos Everybody

Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.

- David Cronenberg

Give Reports

So reports of my madness, as they say, were greatly exaggerated. Not that I give a bugger either way.

- David Icke

Bad Altogether

Madness isn't altogether a bad thing in comedy.

- Jo Brand

Sure Wits

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.

- John Dryden


I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium, and symptoms of schizophrenia.

- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Remember Historic

America has entered one of its periods of historic madness, but this is the worst I can remember.

- John le Carre

More Calms

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.

- John Russell

Chains Beneath

America is beyond power; it acts as in a dream, as a face of God. Wherever America is, there is freedom, and wherever America is not, madness rules with chains, darkness strangles millions. Beneath her patient bombers, paradise is possible.

- John Updike

Always Deal

You can't complain about the pressures, the paparazzi, the madness. Because that is the job. I've always understood that's the deal.

- Avril Lavigne

Consent Up

Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?

- Basil Bunting

Success Happiness

Success can create more madness than happiness.

- Billy Ocean

Think I Think

Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.

- Bono

Darts Over-The-Top

You can't satirise darts, because it's hyper-real as it is; there's already enough over-the-top madness to it.

- Irvine Welsh

Compare Projects

When you are developing something, you have to look at it individually. You can't compare and contrast it to the projects around it, because that way madness lies.

- Bryan Fuller

Bring Out

What I've tried to do is bring the madness out in the open. Keep it under wraps, and it erupts into wars and violence.

- Dory Previn

Science Taught

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Vague May

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.

- Edgar Lee Masters

Streets Covering

On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther - the machine-gun is covering the square.

- Erich Maria Remarque

Doubts Lives

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

May Other

It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.

- Frank Auerbach

Anger Momentary

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

- G. M. Trevelyan

Always Say

There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.

- Geraldine Brooks

Will Attempt

It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else.

- Gerd von Rundstedt

Calm Find

In the madness, you have to find calm.

- Lupita Nyong'o

Some Books

Books have led some to learning and others to madness.

- Petrarch

Soul Nobility

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.

- Theodore Roethke

Bit Really

I'm really a classicist at heart - with a bit of madness!

- Phillip Lim

Never Ever

I never ever Google myself. That way madness lies.

- Sally Phillips

Culture Quantity

Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.

- Milan Kundera

Peace Wolf

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

- Thomas Fuller

Therapy Which

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

- Graham Greene

Whenever Actually

'Dance India Dance' is family to me. I actually miss the madness whenever the season is not on air.

- Mithun Chakraborty

Death May

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.

- R. D. Laing

Dollars Billions

Enterprise Systems, I mean. And not just a little bit, either. Orders of magnitude wrong. Billions and billions of dollars worth of wrong. Hang-our-heads-in-shame wrong. It's time to stop the madness.

- Tim Bray

Licensed Form

Writing is a form of licensed madness.

- Mal Peet

Kind Trick

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.

- Tom Baker

Pain Other

Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.

- Naomi Wolf

Kind Cities

It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.

- Sean Connery

Future Past

I don't carry the burden of the past or the madness of the future. I live in the present.

- Narendra Modi

Nothing Voluntary

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

- Seneca

Love Blind

Afflicted by love's madness all are blind.

- Sextus Propertius

Kind Degree

There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.

- Nigella Lawson

Optimism Insisting

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.

- Voltaire

About Fargo

If 'Fargo' is about anything, it's American madness.

- Steve Erickson

Idea Use

Hiroshima has become a metaphor not just for nuclear war but for war and destruction and violence toward civilians. It's not just the idea we should not use nuclear arms. We should not start another war because it's madness.

- Max von Sydow

Love Then

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.

- William Congreve

More People Harm

Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.

- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Love Love Is

When love is not madness, it is not love.

- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Dreams Shadow

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Method Dad

My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker.

- Ronnie O'Sullivan

Blast Fraught

The human relationship to combustion is as mysterious as it is fraught with madness. From the candle flame to the nuclear blast, it has lit up the human imagination with fear and fascination.

- Michael Leunig

Alone Rehearsals

It's madness to hand in a script to a director, leave them alone, and for the director not to want the writer there with rehearsals and the shoot.

- Peter Morgan

Sympathy Living

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

- Xenophon