Lunatic Quotes

By | February 1, 2009

Quotations about Lunatics

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. ~ C. S. Lewis

Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity. ~ Joel Salatin

Most people in this society who aren’t actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics. ~ Susan Sontag

What the Internet’s value is that you have access to information but you also have access to every lunatic that’s out there that wants to throw up a blog. ~ George A. Romero

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them. ~ Ezra Pound

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. ~ Rebecca West

To be a good actor, you have to be very smart. But to be a great actor, you also have to have a streak of, ‘I’m an idiot, a complete lunatic.’ ~ Lena Olin

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. ~ Ambrose Bierce

All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things : That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave. ~ Bertrand Russell

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. ~ Rene Descartes

God will not damn a lunatic’s soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those of us with weak minds. ~ Garrett Fort

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy? ~ George Orwell

Fame attracts lunatics. ~ Elton John

I swear to God, if you saw me when I am by myself in the woods, I’m a lunatic. I sing, I dance. ~ Chris Evans

My concern with religion is that it allows us by the millions to believe what only lunatics or idiots could believe on their own. That’s not to say that all religious people are lunatics or idiots. It’s anything but that. ~ Sam Harris

For 50 years, nuclear power stations have produced three products which only a lunatic could want: bomb-explosive plutonium, lethal radioactive waste and electricity so dear it has to be heavily subsidised. They leave to future generations the task, and most of the cost, of making safe sites that have been polluted half-way to eternity. ~ James Buchan

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~ William Shakespeare

The Secret Service once watched for people who fit the popular profile of dangerousness: the lunatic, the loner, the threatener, the hater. ~ Bill Dedman

A gentleman may love like a lunatic, but not like a beast. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Astrology, or when the stars enlighten illuminated who dazzle a bunch of lunatics. ~ Carvel

Writers are the lunatic fringe of publishing. ~ Judith Rossner

If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk. ~ Joshua Lederberg

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