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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 11:59 am 
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I just moved into a new dorm and i decided on my gimmick...
see I put college insanity quotes on our message board for the room...
If anybody ahs any good ones let me know! I love to get people's reactions to these sort of things!

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Here are some more I didn't notice in mgm's topic page....(or, if they are there, I missed them)...

As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that "adjustment" to a sick and insane environment is of itself not "health" but sickness and insanity.
~James Agee (1909 - 1955) US novelist, poet
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with Walker Evans, 1941.

In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
~Georges Clemenceau (1841 - 1929) French statesman

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
~John Lennon (1940 - 1980) English singer, songwriter, musician
Interview, 22 June 1968, BBC-TV.

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 - 180) Roman ruler, philosopher, author

Faith is a permanent and vital endowment of the human mind -- a part of reason itself. The insane alone are without it.
~Eden Phillpotts (1862 - 1960) English novelist, playwright, dramatist
"A Shadow Passes."

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
~Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) US poet, short-story writer

As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that "adjustment" to a sick and insane environment is of itself not "health" but sickness and insanity.
~James Agee (1909 - 1955) US novelist, poet
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with Walker Evans, 1941.

He used this great, sad, motionless face to suggest various related things: a one-track mind near the track's end of pure insanity; mulish imperturbability under the wildest of circumstances; how dead a human being can get and still be alive . . .
~James Agee
On deadpan comedian Buster Keaton, "Comedy's Greatest Era" reprinted in "Life," Fall 1986.

Nor should we listen to those who say "The voice of the people is the voice of God," for the turbulence of the mob is always close to insanity.
~Alcuin (735 - 804) English theologian, scholar
"Works," Epistle 127, letter to Charlemagne, 800 A D.

LOVE, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.
~Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) US journalist, short-story writer
The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.

Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.
~Chinese Proverb


Could anything be more indicative of a slight but general insanity than the aspect of the crowd on the streets of Chicago?
~Charles Horton Cooley (1864 - 1929)
Human Nature and the Social Order, ch. 2 (1902).

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
~Jean Dubuffet (1901 - 1985)
In "New Yorker," 16 Jun 1973.

Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
~Nathaniel Emmons

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
~Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)
line from "Arsenic and Old Lace."

There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
~Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

Insanity is hereditary -- you get it from your children.
~Sam Levenson (1911 - 1980) US humorist, author
In "Diner's Club Magazine," Nov 1963.

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.
~Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1911 - 1980) US humorist, author
"Reminiscences."

"Okay, let me see if I've got this straight. In order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy, and I must be crazy to be flying, but if I ask to be grounded,that means I'm not crazy anymore and have to keep flying?"
~Catch 22, Joseph Heller


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