Sanity Quotes

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
– David Brin

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If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around.
– Martin H. Fischer

Of course, in an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness. But the pursuit of sanity can be a form of madness, too.
– Saul Bellow

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For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence, and things mean and splendid exist a like.
– Sir Francis Bacon

I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity, it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one’s mind.
– Norman Mailer

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Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don’t necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.
– Diane Frolov

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Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is, or should or could be the global gendarme.
– Robert Strange

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Everything great in the world is done by neurotics; they alone founded our religions and created our masterpieces.
– Marcel Proust

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I’ve kept my sanity in this business by trying out for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it.
– Blythe Danner

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For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
– Jean Dubuffet

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Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
– William Dement

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It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.
– James MacArthur

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To ignore the evidence, and hope that it cannot be true, is more an evidence of mental illness.
– William Blase

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I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts.
– G.B. Burgin

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?
– George Price

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