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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it’s the rule.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.
– Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

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

Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.
– Harry J. Anslinger

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

I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.
– William Shakespeare