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    Let us be separated by wars and pestilence, death, madness but not by the passing of time.

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    Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That not your trespass but my madness speaks.

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    Let the mad find wisdom in their madness for the sane, and let the sane be grateful.

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    Let us stop being afraid. Of our own thoughts, our own minds. Of madness, our own or others'. Stop being afraid of the mind itself, its astonishing functions and fandangos, its complications and simplifications, the wonderful operation of its machinery--more wonderful because it is not machinery at all or predictable.

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    Love is . . . a madness most discreet

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    Life without utopia is suffocating, for the multitude at least: threatened otherwise with petrifaction, the world must have a new madness.

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    Love is horrible. I mean, when you're in love, it's like a sickness. Such madness.

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    Love is merely a madness.

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    Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin.

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    Madness is a prerequisite of being in showbusiness.

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    Madness is no madness when shared.

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    Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.

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    Madness is the result not of uncertainty but certainty.

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    Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.

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    Madness slunk in through a chink in History. It only took a moment.

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    Madness is a divine release of the soul from the yoke of custom and convention.

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    Madness is not enlightenment, but the search for enlightenment is often mistaken for madness.

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    Madness is only a variety of mental nonconformity and we are all individualists here.

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    Moping melancholy And moon-struck madness.

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    Most SF is about madness, or what is currently ruled to be madness; this is part of its attraction - it's always playing with how much the human mind can encompass.

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    Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.

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    Music is a savage art, a measured madness.

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    My backyard was replete with madness, it just grew indigenously in South Florida.

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    My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.

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    Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit. We should not listen to those who like to affirm that the voice of the people is the voice of God, for the tumult of the masses is truly close to madness.

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    Not only is the statistical madness an assault on individuality, it's also one on temporality too. Statistics - even when accurate - are only an image of the past that can then be Photoshopped before being pasted on to the future.

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    Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.

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    One couldn't even measure roughness. So, by luck, and by reward for persistence, I did found the theory of roughness, which certainly I didn't expect and expecting to found one would have been pure madness.

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    One only needs to read twentieth-century history to see that it has been the climax of human madness, if it's measured in terms of human violence inflicted on other humans.

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

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    Pound's crazy. All poets are.... They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.

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    Put all your rage and madness into your work and live as orderly a life as possible.

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    Resisting madness is the maddest way of being mad.

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    Scientific method: There's a madness in the method.

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    Since I no longer expect anything from mankind except madness, meanness, and mendacity; egotism, cowardice, and self-delusion, I have stopped being a misanthrope.

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    Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison

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    Surely there is something in madness, even the demoniac, which Satan flees, aghast at his own handiwork, and which God looks on in pity.

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    Terror acts powerfully upon the body, through the medium of the mind, and should be employed in the cure of madness.

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    Life, this endless conversation with yourself. Silent in sanity, audible in madness.

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    Like madness, is the glory of this life.

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    Madness ends sometimes. The Gods decree it, not man.

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    Madness, in its wild, untamable words, proclaims its own meaning; in its chimeras, it utters its secret truth.

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    Madness is a kind of mental suicide.

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    Madness, and then illumination.

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    Madness, as I understood it from books, meant a person who was open to the high white whine of everything.

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    madness, in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom

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    Madness is never that far away. It's as close as saying yes to the wrong impulse.

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    Madness alone is truly terrifying, inasmuch as you cannot placate it by threats, persuasion, or bribes.

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    Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.

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    Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.