madness

A Quote by Aristotle on genius and madness

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Attributed by Seneca in "Moral Essays" On Tranquility of Mind sct. 17, subsec. 10

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A Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis on madness and freedom

You have everything but one thing: madness.  A man needs a little madness or else - he never dares cut the rope and be free.

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957)

Contributed by: Sadhana

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on death, doubt, love, madness, and needs

We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too, like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness and even death.

Leo Buscaglia

Source: Love

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on glory, joy, madness, mountains, poets, pride, soul, thought, and youth

I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous boy, The sleepless soul that perished in his pride; Of him who walked in glory and in joy, Following his plough, along the mountain-side. By our own spirits we are deified; We Poets in our youth begin in gladness, But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, fear, madness, and patience

ROSS You must have patience, madam. LADY MACDUFF He had none: His flight was madness: when our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on madness, nobility, and sons

. . . your noble son is mad: Mad call I it; for, to define true madness, What is't but to be nothing else but mad? But let that go.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2. 1602

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on madness

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Though this be madness, yet there is method in't. Will you walk out of the air, my lord?

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on grief, lies, love, lovers, madness, and tears

ROMEO Why, such is love's transgression. Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, Which thou wilt propagate, to have it prest With more of thine: this love that thou hast shown Doth add more grief to too much of mine own. Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes; Being vex'd a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears: What is it else? a madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: ROMEO AND JULIET, Act 1, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on darkness, love, madness, punishment, and reason

ROSALIND But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak? ORLANDO Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much. ROSALIND Love is merely a madness, and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do: and the reason why they are not so punished and cured is, that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: AS YOU LIKE IT, Act 3, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on love and madness

Love is . . . a madness most discreet

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: ROMEO AND JULIET, Act 1, Scene 1

Contributed by: Zaady

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