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The 65 best phrases of madness as a philosophy of life

The 65 best phrases of madness as a philosophy of life

May 26, 2024

The phrases of madness that we will see in this article they are a sample that, although this concept has been used for centuries to stigmatize, much of what was previously seen as "crazy thing" is actually a mixture of creativity and rebellion.

Madness is often associated with times when all thoughts become very irrational and difficult to control. However, to some extent we are all irrational and perceive reality through biases. In fact, some of the most influential thinkers and authors of humanity emphasize the need to accept these experiences and highlight their value, instead of feeling sorry for those who live them or blaming them for the bad things that happen to them.


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The phrases of madness

These are some of the most interesting phrases about the madness of authors such as Calderón de la Barca, Madeleine Roux or George R. R. Martin.

1. Madness is the inability to communicate one's ideas (Paulo Coelho)

Curious definition of madness of this famous Brazilian writer.

2. The great madness of man and woman is love (Paulo Coelho)

For many, love is the ultimate expression of madness.

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3. In my madness I have found freedom and security; the freedom of loneliness and the security of not being understood (Kahlil Gibran)

The Arab poet expressed his way of seeing this psychological phenomenon.


4. There is a word to define the moment when fantasy and reality are mixed: madness (Laia Soler)

It does not always have to be a negative state.

5. Madness is the only way to escape slavery (Paulo Coelho)

For some it is a martyrdom; for others, freedom.

6. Madness: the new social normality (Rick Yancey)

Before the development of modern society, some authors defined madness.

7. I have loved to madness; for me, it is the only sensible way to love (Françoise Sagan)

With this phrase of madness it reaffirms the relationship between this and love .

8. Intelligence has certain limitations. The madness, almost none (Darynda Jones)

We are very used to behaving very rationally.

9. Money is our madness, our immense collective madness (D. H. Lawrence)

Criticism of the values ​​of modern society.


10. A little madness in the spring is healthy even for the king (Emily Dickinson)

In the spring everyone is upset. Good time to fall in love.

11. The madness of the great must not leave (William Shakespeare)

The English dramatist delighted us with this phrase about madness.

12. Anger is a short madness (Horacio)

The Greek philosopher defined with this phrase what for him was madness.

13. A truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence (Henrik Tikkanen)

Tikkanen was very clear about what madness is.

14. People need madness, otherwise they are never free (Nikos Kazantzakis)

Once again madness is related to freedom.

15. All cities are crazy (Christopher Morley)

Morley saw a clear deterioration of the modern urban model.

16. My madness is sacred, do not touch it (Salvador Dalí)

The eccentric Catalan artist boasted of his apparent madness.

17. Madness is just an occasional visitor who takes his time and tries to meet everyone personally (Darynda Jones)

All people have our moments of weakness.

18. Sinking into madness is not a fatality, perhaps it is also a choice (Anne Sophie Brasme)

Many people prefer to live beyond reality.

19. There was the hardness of the breasts, the habit of tenderness, but it kept intact the madness of the heart (Gabriel García Márquez)

The famous Mexican writer offered another point of view about madness.

20. It's crazy to hate all the roses because one punctured you (Antoine de Saint Exupéry)

Madness and love seem to be synonyms, once again.

21. But I do not suffer from my madness, I enjoy every minute of it (Sherrilyn Kenyon)

Another way of relate madness with freedom and creativity .

22. He fell into melancholy, then into inappetence, and by this fatal slope is the one that now makes him rant and that we all regret (William Shakespeare)

Curious way to describe this state of mind.

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23. There is always something crazy about love (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Nietzsche reflected a lot on the role of rationality.

24. You are only given a small spark of madness. You must not lose it (Robin Williams)

Known and already deceased humor actor, he left us interesting phrases about life.

25. The great proof of madness is the disproportion of the designs themselves according to their means (Napoleon Bonaparte)

Do not underestimate the words of an emperor.

26No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness (Aristotle)

The Greek thinker was another defender of freedom at the time of living life.

27. It's crazy for sheep to talk peace with a wolf (Thomas Fuller)

Good metaphor to describe madness.

28. Insanity is thinking of too many things in series too quickly, or of one thing too exclusively (Voltaire)

An ingenious aphorism on the part of this French philosopher.

29. Madness is liberation and potential renewal (R. D. Laing)

Many give a "healthy" sense to madness.

30. What is life? A madness (Pedro Calderón de la Barca)

One of the most illustrious Spanish authors thus defined madness.

31. Madness is invigorating and invigorating. Makes sane sane (Henry Miller)

The American author and writer was always a break from the conventional.

32. I think we all have a bit of that beautiful madness that keeps us going when everything around is so insanely sane (Julio Cortázar)

Madness and freedom of thought come together again.

33. Too much sanity can be the worst of madness, to see life as it is and not as it should be (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

The most famous Spanish writer. Maybe this was the idea that led him to write The Quijote.

34. Accept madness. Create delirium. Establish the doubt. Feeds the paranoia (John Katzenbach)

Katzenbach was very clear about the benefits of madness.

35. Sometimes, the mind receives a blow so brutal that it hides in dementia (Patrick Rothfuss)

Madness is a refuge from a personal bad time.

36. Because the greatest madness a man can do in this life is to let himself die without further ado (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Another phrase about the madness of this great Spanish writer.

37. I envy your madness, I envy the mental labyrinth in which you get lost (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The German poet stressed the complexity of madness.

38. You have to be a little crazy to put up with that idiot (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Excellent way to define madness with this phrase.

39. Madness is doing the same thing over and over again hoping to get different results (Albert Einstein)

Bright assertion of the German genius.

40. Life is madness. Madness for living, for loving, for smiling (Megan Maxwell)

This is how the Spanish comedy author described what madness is.

41. Going back to youth is just repeating their madness (Oscar Wilde)

Many, when they become adults, miss youth.

42. Only the battlefield reveals to man his own madness and despair (William Faulkner)

A harsh criticism of what war is and what it makes us feel. The madness seen as something that is not born inside "sick" , but it depends on the context.

43. Only a friend has to censor the friend's madness (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Interesting quote from the writer of the Lord of the Rings.

44. Courage and madness are first cousins ​​(George R. R. Martin)

Another ingenious phrase about madness.

45. Love is madness and poison lust (George R. R. Martin)

Interesting dichotomy.

46. ​​Madness is relative. It depends on who has who locked in which cage (Madeleine Roux)

American writer gave another point of view about madness with this phrase.

47. The madness is to break with reality, had reached that state, and was a pleasant sensation (Parinoush Saniee)

Curious way to defend the madness.

48. I could surrender to her and spend the rest of my life between sweet illusions, in the freedom of alienation (Jim Jarmusch)

The eccentric film director is famous for his delirious films.

49. The madness of one man is the sanity of another (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Madness and sanity can be seen as two poles of the same dimension.

50. So far is the madness of wisdom? (George R. R. Martin)

George Martin returns to leave us another pearl with this phrase.

51. Life is full of follies that are nothing more than small everyday follies (J. M. G. Le Clézio)

For some, we all all do crazy things every day.

52. If you do not remember the slightest madness in which love made you fall, you have not loved (William Shakespeare)

Shakespeare relates love to madness once again.

53. I have seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness (Allen Ginsberg)

Ginsberg describes one of the tragedies in which the geniuses fall .

54. It is wisdom to recognize the need, although it may seem foolish to those who cling to false hopes (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Tolkien is very sincere with this phrase about madness.

55. Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius (Nick Vujicic)

In madness some of the brightest ideas are born.

56. Madness is a point of view (Micky Bane)

The American speaker gives us his humble opinion in a brief way.

57. Because madness is a force of nature, for better or for worse (Italo Calvino)

Sometimes, we can not control this type of impulses.

58. Dreams and madness are two sides of the same coin (Roy Jacobsen)

The Norwegian writer is famous for his fantastic novels.

59. I went to the picture because it seemed the perfect way to notice the madness of today's existence (Robert Mapplethorpe)

The famous black and white photo artist, saw the madness in an image.

60. In madness, you have to find calm (Lupita Nyong'o)

Madness is not always restlessness.

61. Youth of all is a dream, a form of chemical madness (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

The youth we all yearn for goes beyond logic.

62. Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting (John Russell)

Many thinkers perceive an exaggerated control of human behavior.

63. There is a kind of painful euphoria, a degree of madness (Nigella Lawson)

The famous British chef and presenter pronounced this phrase on her television show.

64. Optimism is the folly of insisting that everything is fine when we are miserable (Voltaire)

A genius of Voltaire.

65. In my madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world (John Forbes Nash)

The famous mathematician thus described his moments of madness.


Life is NOT a Journey - Alan Watts (May 2024).


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