The 65 best phrases of madness as a philosophy of life

The 65 best phrases of madness as a philosophy of life

The crazy phrases we will see in this article are a sign that, although this concept has been used for centuries to stigmatize, much of what was once seen as “crazy stuff” is actually a mixture of creativity and rebellion.

Madness is often associated with moments 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 humanity’s most influential thinkers and authors emphasize the need to accept these experiences and emphasize their value, rather than pitying the person who lives them or blaming them for what is wrong with them.

Phrases of madness

These are some of the most interesting sentences about madness by 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 by this famous Brazilian writer.

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

For many, love is the ultimate expression of madness.

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

The Arab poet thus expressed his view of this psychological phenomenon.

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

It doesn’t always have to be a negative state.

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

For some it is martyrdom; for others, freedom.

6. Madness: It’s the New Social Normal (Rick Yancey)

Faced with the development of modern society, some authors defined madness in this way.

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

With this crazy phrase the relationship between love and love is reaffirmed .

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

We are very used to behaving in a very rational way.

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 gets upset. Good time to fall in love.

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

The English playwright delighted us with this phrase about madness.

12. Anger is a short madness (Horacio)

The Greek philosopher defined with this phrase what he thought was madness.

13. A truly great madness cannot 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 linked 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 her time and tries to know everyone personally (Darynda Jones)

We all have our moments of weakness.

18. To sink 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 Colombian writer offered another point of view on madness.

20. It’s crazy to hate all roses because one pricked you (Antoine de Saint Exupéry)

Madness and love seem to be synonymous, once again.

21. But I don’t suffer from my madness, I enjoy every minute of it (Sherrilyn Kenyon)

Another way of relating madness to freedom and creativity .

22. He fell into melancholy, then into inappetence, and because of this fatal slope it is now that which makes him delirious and which we all regret (William Shakespeare)

Funny way to describe this state of mind.

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

Nietzsche thought a lot about the role of rationality.

24. You’re just given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. (Robin Williams)

A well-known and now deceased comedy actor, he left us interesting phrases about life.

25. The great proof of madness is the exaggeration of one’s own designs according to one’s means (Napoleon Bonaparte)

The words of an emperor are not to be despised.

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

The Greek thinker was another defender of freedom in living life.

27. It is madness for the sheep to speak of peace with a wolf (Thomas Fuller)

Good metaphor to describe madness.

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

An ingenious aphorism by this French philosopher.

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

Many give a “healthy” meaning to madness.

30. What is life? Una locura (Pedro Calderón de la Barca)

One of the most illustrious Spanish authors defined madness in this way.

31. Madness is invigorating and invigorating. It makes the sane one saner (Henry Miller)

The American author and writer was always a breaker of conventions.

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

Madness and freedom of thought come together again.

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

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

34. Accept the madness. Create the delusion. Establishes doubt. Feeds paranoia (John Katzenbach)

Katzenbach was very clear about the benefits of insanity.

35. Sometimes the mind is hit so hard that it hides in dementia (Patrick Rothfuss)

Madness is a refuge from bad personal times.

36. For the greatest folly a man can do in this life is to let himself die without any more (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Another of the phrases 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 such an idiot (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Excellent way to define madness with this phrase.

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

Brilliant assertion of the German genius.

40. Life is madness. Madness to live, to love, to smile (Megan Maxwell)

This is how the Spanish comedy author described madness.

41. To return to youth is only to repeat your follies (Oscar Wilde)

Many, when they become adults, miss the 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. Madness seen as something that is not born inside “sick people” , but depends on the context.

43. Only a friend should censure a friend’s madness (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Interesting quote from the Lord of the Rings writer.

44. Courage and Madness are First cousins (George R. R. Martin)

Another clever phrase about madness.

45. Love is Madness and Lust is Poison (George R. R. Martin)

Interesting dichotomy.

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

American writer gave another view of madness with this sentence.

47. Madness consists in breaking with reality, I had reached that state, and it was a pleasant feeling (Parinoush Saniee)

Funny way to defend madness.

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

The eccentric film director is famous for his delirious films.

49. One Man’s Folly is Another Man’s Sanity (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

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

50. Is the folly of wisdom so far away? (George R. R. Martin)

George Martin leaves us another pearl with this phrase.

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

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

52. If you do not remember the slightest folly into which love drove you, 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 into which geniuses fall .

54. It is wisdom to recognize need, even though 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)

Some of the most brilliant ideas are born in madness.

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

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

57. For madness is a force of nature, for good or for evil (Italo Calvin)

Sometimes, we can’t control these kinds of impulses.

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

The Norwegian writer is famous for his fantasy novels.

59. I went into photography because it seemed the perfect way to bring out the madness of today’s existence (Robert Mapplethorpe)

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

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

Madness is not always uneasiness.

61. Everyone’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

The youth we all yearn for goes beyond logic.

62. Sanity is calm, 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 TV presenter said this phrase on her TV show.

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

Voltaire’s genius.

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

This is how the famous mathematician described his moments of madness.

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