Insane

Famous quotes containing the word insane:

    Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)

    Were such things here as we do speak about,
    Or have we eaten on the insane root
    That takes the reason prisoner?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)