40 Sanity Quotes

  • Sanity is not something you find; sanity is something you either have or don’t. – Byron Pulsifer

 

  • Sanity, it would seem, was a dangerously contagious disease. – H. Beam Piper

 

  • Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought. – Erich Fromm

 

  • Inside every sane person there’s a madman struggling to get out…. That’s what I’ve always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person. – Terry Pratchett

 

  • If you think anyone is sane you just don’t know enough about them. – Christpher Moore

 

  • Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled. – George Santayana

 

  • Sanity is very rare; every man almost and every woman has a dash of madness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Sanity is to be found in accurate honesty to oneself. – David Bain

 

  • Sanity can take one of only two forms: that of ignorance, or denial. – Derek R. Audette

 

  • Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. – Miguel de Cervantes

 

  • For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. – Jean Dubuffet

 

  • Sanity is an illusion caused by alcohol deficiency. – N. F. Simpson

 

  • Facts by themselves can often feed the flame of madness, because sanity is a spirit. – G. K. Chesterton

 

  • Our sanity depends essentially on a narrowness of vision the ability to select the elements vital to survival, while ignoring the great truths. – Josephine Hart

 

  • Sometimes, to regain sanity, one had to acknowledge and embrace the madness. – Morgan Rhodes

 

  • Sanity is a sliding scale for we all hold beliefs that may not correspond to reality. – Julian Gold

 

  • To be able to forget means sanity. – Jack London

 

  • Sanity means the wholeness of the consciousness. And our society is only part conscious, like an idiot. – D. H. Lawrence

 

  • The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Sanity brings pain but madness is a vile thing. – Euripides

 

  • Sanity is not truth. Sanity is conformity to what is socially expected. Truth is sometimes in conformity, sometimes not. – Robert M. Pirsig

 

  • Sanity is, in essence, nothing more than the ability to live in harmony with nature’s laws. – Freeman Dyson

 

  • I feel the need to scream, and even if the scream is not answered, I find my sanity in the echo. – Lewis Black

 

  • Sanity lies somewhere between the inhibitions of conventional morality and the looseness of the extreme impulse. – Chogyam Trungpa

 

  • The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over. In many ways it’s just beginning. – Michael D. Barnes

 

  • Sanity is surely not about normality in the statistical sense: it is about an eternal and natural idea of the healthy personality which indeed may be a rare achievement. – Michael Leunig

 

  • One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we’ll need a new definition. – Alvin Toffler

 

  • Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions. – Anna Casttilo

 

  • Sanity is an illusion. Created by the minds of people who fear the wicked. – Alexander Thol

 

  • Of all the things I’ve lost, it’s my mind I miss the most. – Ozzy Osbourne

Sanity Quotes

  • Sanity becomes the fantasy that keeps us sane; a rhetorical prop in an unplotted, threatening world. – Adam Phillips

 

  • Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. – Mark Twain

 

  • All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel the roughness of a carpet under smooth soles, a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. – Doris Lessing

 

  • Sanity is the lot of those who are most obtuse, for lucidity destroys one’s equilibrium: it is unhealthy to honestly endure the labors of the mind which incessantly contradict what they have just established. – Georges Bataille

 

  • One means of sanity is to retain a hold on the natural world, Americans still have that chance, more than many peoples. – Wallace Stegner

 

  • Sanity that is the great virtue of the ancient literature; the want of that is the great defect of the modern, in spite of its variety and power. – Matthew Arnold

 

  • Sanity is sometimes a matter of going on, outwardly, as if everything is all right. – Mary McMullen

 

  • When the whole world is crazy, it doesn’t pay to be sane. – Terry Goodking

 

  • Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. – John Russell

 

  • Sanity, soundness, and sincerity, of which gleams and strains can still be found in the human brain under powerful microscopes, flourish only in a culture of clarification, which is now becoming harder and harder to detect with the naked eye. – James Thurber