— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
„But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Alice in Wonderland
„The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"“
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
„Mad Matter: "Have I gone mad?"
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.“
— Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958
Alice in Wonderland: Based on the Motion Picture Directed by Tim Burton
— Allen Ginsberg American poet 1926 - 1997
„If in life we are surrounded by death, then in the health of our intellect we are surrounded by madness.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
„Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„Take a note: it usually works better if you wait until I do something stupid before getting mad at me.“
— Patricia Briggs American writer 1965
— Bram Stoker Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula 1847 - 1912
„If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
„Every day I discover
more and more
It’s enough to drive one mad.
I have such a desire
to do everything,
my head is bursting with it.“
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926