Quotes About Madness and Genius


Genius has to pass over madness and madness over genius Salvador Dali

Oh! how near are genius and madness! Men imprison them and chain them, or raise statues to them. Denis Diderot

Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else. Arthur Schopenhauer

Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness. Michel De Montaigne

There is no genius free from some tincture of madness Seneca the Younger

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide. John Dryden

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. Edgar Allan Poe

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

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. Oscar Levant

Either I'm a genius or I'm mad, which is it? "No," I said, "I can't be mad because nobody's put me away; therefore I'm a genius." Genius is a form of madness and we're all that way. But I used to be coy about it, like me guitar playing. But if there's such a thing as genius - I am one. And if there isn't, I don't care. John Lennon

Rules and models destroy genius and art. William Hazlitt

Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively. Voltaire

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius........' 'Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world Marilyn Monroe

Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin. John Hendy

To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius. Alexander Herzen

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. Oscar Wilde

Some were brilliant bordering on genius. Others, genius bordering on madness Erich Segal



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