35 Quotes About Being Insane and a Genius


Functioning as a genius can give the impression that you are insane tot. These quotes about being insane and a genius are encouraging to those that fall somewhere along the boundaries of this spectrum.

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

“Apophenia means finding pattern or meaning where others don’t. Feelings of revelation and ecstasies usually accompany it.”

“Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.”

“Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.”

“For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.”

“Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else.”

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

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

“I realize that I live on the bubble of insanity. I feel the weight of human suffering, loneliness and despair on me all the time. It’s not getting easier; if anything, it’s always right on the edge of my skin.”

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

“Insanity – a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.”

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

“Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.”

“Insanity is knowing that what you’re doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can’t stop it.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of Courage-to move in the opposite direction.”

“Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.”

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.”

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”

“Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.”

“Rules and models destroy genius and art.”

“Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.”

“The difference between insanity and genius is measured only by success and failure.”

“The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it’s almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.”

“The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.”

“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness.”

“There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness.”

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

“There is no genius free from some tincture of madness.”

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity, as we all know.”

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”

“Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.”

“Within the universe of the extraordinary, those qualities we designate to human concepts of gender are often shared, exchanged, or even completely obliterated.”

“You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.”

To many, genius and insanity go hand in hand. This is not to far off from the truth.

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