sanity

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on doctors, therapy, depression, sanity, presence, and awareness


"Do you have trouble getting to sleep?"
"No," I said, "I want to sleep all the time."
"Well, you don't have the clinical signs of depression," he said,
clicking his pen.

I left then, for good,
and as I walked
the song broke through,
the loud green sound
of this garden called the earth,
the garden between my thighs.
The sky's spinning song
of light and dark:
a rocking in my blood,
the ocean's lowing like a cow
looking for her calf.

I sat and sang by the water's edge
where I knew he would not go.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 31 (from Lilith and the Doctor

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on madness, habits, sanity, working, and insanity

I think the big danger of madness is not madness itself, but the habit of madness.  What I discovered during the time I spent in the asylum is that I could choose madness and spend my whole life without working, doing nothing, pretending to be mad.  It was a very strong temptation..

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on daring, vision, fearlessness, gentleness, expression, sanity, and softness

When there is daring, you dare to do something: you put forth your vision fearlessly. People have doubts about big vision because they don’t have a sense of gentleness in themselves first. So gentleness brings daring and a sense of fearlessness. Daring is appreciation of letting go in the fundamental sense. First you develop gentleness toward yourself; then you begin to develop daring, which is connected with how to express your gentleness to the world outside, how to proclaim your sanity. Your are not going crazy because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, which is the symbol of expansive vision in the Shambhala world. Rather, because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, you are very daring and at the same time very gentle and soft. The softer you become, the greater the message to the world becomes.

Chogyam Trungpa

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Billy Joel on craziness, sanity, lunatics, and lyrics

You may be right. I may be crazy.
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for.

Billy Joel

Source: Lyrics from the song "You May be Right"

Contributed by: Lou

A Quote by Jean Dubuffet on sanity and insanity

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

Jean Dubuffet

Contributed by: Library Drone

A Quote by George Orwell on sanity and life

It is not easy to become sane

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

Contributed by: Autumn

A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on edgar allen poe, insanity, and sanity

I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Contributed by: Nightbird

A Quote by L. Ron Hubbard on child, kids, children, parents, sanity, and behavior

You want to raise your child in such a way that you don’t have to control him, so that he will be in full possession of himself at all times. Upon that depends his good behavior, his health, his sanity.

L. Ron Hubbard

Source: Child Dianetics

Contributed by: ~Kes

A Quote by Dick on sanity and reality

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Phillip

Contributed by: Praveer

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