Crazy Days

Sunday, January 14, 2018 – Crazy Days

Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven. ~ Jimi Hendrix

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? ~ Albert Einstein

Some may never live, but the crazy never die. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

‘Crazy’ is a term of art. ‘Insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it’s only a question of degree. ~ W. C. Fields

Birth control makes women unattractive and crazy. ~ Steve Bannon

Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy. ~ Mitch Hedberg

Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, ‘That’s nice.’ ~ Penn Jillette

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live. ~ Charles Bukowski

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. ~ H. L. Mencken

Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true. ~ Niels Bohr

There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy. ~ Henry Miller

When I think about it, the happiest and most successful people I know don’t just love what they do, they’re obsessed with solving something that matters to them. They remind me of a dog chasing a tennis ball: Their eyes go a little crazy, the leash snaps and they go bounding off, plowing through whatever gets in the way. ~ Drew Houston

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time. ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet. ~ Philip K. Dick

Sometimes I wish I knew how to go crazy. I forget how. ~ Philip K. Dick

Lunatics are similar to designated hitters. Often an entire family is crazy, but since an entire family can’t go into the hospital, one person is designated as crazy and goes inside. Then, depending on how the rest of the family is feeling that person is kept inside or snatched out, to prove something about the family’s mental health. ~ Susanna Kaysen

The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing. ~ Margaret Chittenden

If there is a supreme being, he’s crazy. ~ Marlene Dietrich

It is closer to the truth to say that God is crazy than that God is reasonable. I suspect God merely smiles when someone calls him crazy, but shakes His head and frowns when someone calls Him reasonable. ~ Peter Kreeft

Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. ~ Michel de Montaigne

America’s always been a great place to be crazy. It just used to be harder to make a living that way. ~ Charles P. Pierce

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. ~ John Lahr

If I had known being insane was so much fun, I’d have gone crazy long ago. ~ Phylicia Rashad

In every generation, there are quite firm rules on how to behave when you are crazy. ~ Ian Hacking

Driving yourself crazy is faster than walking. ~ Cody Edward Lee Miller

Craziness is just a varying degree of sanity. ~ Anthony T. Hincks

Sanity is a madness put to good uses. ~ George Santayana

I had noticed that both in the very poor and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely. ~ Charles Bukowski

Madness is something rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one. ~ Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

I have felt the wind on the wing of madness. ~ Charles Baudelaire

There is a fissure in my vision and madness will always rush through. ~ Anaïs Nin

A man speaking sense to himself is no madder than a man speaking nonsense not to himself. ~ Tom Stoppard

It takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget, it takes a hero to do both. People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring death of their innocence; people who forget court another kind of madness, the madness of the denial of pain and the hatred of innocence; and the world is mostly divided between madmen who remember and madmen who forget. Heroes are rare. ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Be careful how you suggest things to me – for there is in me a madness which goes beyond martyrdom, the madness of an utterly idle man. ~ G. K. Chesterton

There are those to whom one must advise madness. ~ Joseph Joubert

Sometimes I wonder if the human race isn’t collectively as mad as a sack of door knobs. ~ Jasper Fforde

We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us! ~ George Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan