Madhouse quotes:

  • The United States is a madhouse. -- Gore Vidal
  • You don't want madhouse and the whole thing there. -- William Empson
  • A first visit to a madhouse is always a shock. -- Anna Freud
  • Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient? -- Oriana Fallaci
  • England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases. -- Leon Trotsky
  • I could have been a superstar in America - I was certainly taken out there. But I said, 'No way, Jose, I'm not staying here in this madhouse.' -- Charlotte Rampling
  • Oh, who am I trying to kid? It's a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. It's nuts. You know, I can't be a part of it. -- Richard Dean Anderson
  • Too long, the earth has been a madhouse! -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Dear Lord, what a madhouse the world is! -- Leo Tolstoy
  • Small steps to the madhouse still get us there at last -- Gregory Maguire
  • Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police. -- August Strindberg
  • Between incomprehensible and incoherent sits the madhouse. I am not in the madhouse. -- Jack Kerouac
  • The soul is innocent and immortal, it should never die ungodly in an armed madhouse. -- Allen Ginsberg
  • The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there. -- Ernest Becker
  • Theory is the essence of facts. Without theory scientific knowledge would be only worthy of the madhouse. -- Oliver Heaviside
  • The world is so full of simpletons and madmen, that one need not seek them in a madhouse. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The world is, for the most part, a collective madhouse, and practically everyone, however "normal" his facade, is faking sanity. -- John Astin
  • Basically, that's why I wrote: to save my ass, to save my ass from the madhouse, from the streets, from myself. -- Charles Bukowski
  • We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • City is a madhouse! Don't stay there too much or you get mad! Go to the nature, to the Temple of the Clever! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • I refuse to be. In the madhouse of the inhuman I refuse to live. With the wolves of the market place I refuse to howl ... -- Marina Tsvetaeva
  • Every word wants to be taken literally, else it decays into a lie. But one mustn't take any word literally, else the world becomes a madhouse. -- Robert Musil
  • A madhouse of frenzied moneymaking and frenzied pleasure-seeking, with none of the corners chipped off. It is beautifully situatedand the air reminds one curiously of Edinburgh. -- Aleister Crowley
  • Reality TV was to me the worst form of entertainment--the modern equivalent of paying sixpence to watch lunatics howling at the wall down at the local madhouse. -- Jasper Fforde
  • The world is a collective madhouse, its inhabitants are merely faking sanity. It is critical to becoming aware of these aberrations, for pretensions can be the enemy of love. -- John Astin
  • There are countries in which it would be as absurd to establish popular governments as to abolish all the restraints in a school or to unite all the strait-waistcoats in a madhouse. -- Thomas B. Macaulay
  • Nietzsche said that the earth has been a madhouse long enough. Without contradicting him we might perhaps soften the expression, and say that philosophy has been long enough an asylum for enthusiasts. -- George Santayana
  • It's not the large things that send a man to the madhouse... no, it's the continuing series of small tragedies... not the death of his love but the shoelace that snaps with no time left. -- Charles Bukowski
  • The Zulu is only outside the bars of a madhouse because there are no madhouses provided by his tribe. ... primitives are far more aberrated than civilized peoples. Their savageness, their unprogressiveness, their incidence of illness ... -- L. Ron Hubbard