A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on madness and shampoo

You know you've completely descended into madness when the matter of shampoo has ascended to philosophical heights.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Zephyr on womenswisdom, discovery, perfection, and madness

I know I missed the boat called perfection
but my errors are portals of discovery
and there are times
when a little madness sets me free.

Gael Bage

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by unknown on courage, madness, overcoming obstacles, life, and beauty

Courage is the most beautiful kind of madness.


Source: From quotedb

Contributed by: Emily

A Quote by Robert Augustus Masters on paranoi, madness, integral, witness, and mindfulnessing

To journey into our paranoid thoughts and feelings without getting significantly paranoid is basic sanity in the courageous crunch. To go into our madness without becoming unhinged is a sign of relatively advanced development. To enter our pain without turning it into suffering is a gift to all beings. To pass into our lovelessness without losing heart is a great art, out of which healing cannot help but arise. To move into the Unknown without having to know what’s going to happen once we’re “there” is real freedom in the making. The way toward basic sanity is not that of rising above, trying to transcend, marginalizing, or otherwise avoiding our insanity, but rather that of going into and through our insanity, letting all that arises, however hellish or scary, awaken us to who and what we really are.

Robert Augustus Masters


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Kara Dalkey on madness and hope

When it's madness to hope, perhaps one's only hope lies in madness.

Kara Dalkey

Source: Water: Reunion

Contributed by: Jacqui

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on madness, love, and reason

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

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: On Reading & Writing

Contributed by: Isabelle

A Quote by Albert Einstein on dance, dancing, laughter, tears, madness, fears, hopes, screams, dancers, and dreams


Dancing in our heads...

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

-- Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Albert Einstein

Contributed by: Lotus Girl

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on nietzsche, madness, and nations

Madness is rare in individuals--but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Contributed by: Steve

A Quote by Plato on philosophy, madness, justice, nature, wind, peace, and hope

"Those who belong to this small class have tasted how sweet and blessed a posession philosophy is, and have also seen enough of the madness of the multitude; and they know that no politician is honest, nor is there any champion of justice at whose side they may fight and be saved. Such an one may be compared to a man who has fallen among wild beasts-- he will not join in the wickedness of his fellows, but neither is he able singly to resist all their fierce natures, and therefore seeing that he would be of no use to the State or to his friends, and reflecting that he would have to throw away his life without doing any good either to himself or others, he holds his peace, and goes his own way. He is like one who, in the storm of dust and sleet which the driving wind hurries along, retires under the shelter of a wall; and seeing the rest of mankind full of wickedness, he is content, if only he can live his own life and be pure from evil or unrighteousness, and depart in peace and good-will, with bright hopes."

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic

Contributed by: theresalwaystomorrow

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on love, life, reason, and madness

True, we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love. But there is always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library), Pages: 41

Contributed by: Jessica

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