All sanity depends on this: that is should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.
Author: Doris Lessing Nationality: British
b. 22 October 1919
Having children kept me normal, because I was never able to go off and celebrate joyously over something for a week or do what I feel like, nor did I allow myself to dwell on unhappiness when something went wrong. You can't do that when you have children, and I attribute my sanity to having them.
Author: Gail Parent Nationality: American
b. December 1941
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1809
- d. 7 October 1849
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. As the Beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.
Author: Robert Southey Nationality: English
b. 12 August 1774
- d. 21 March 1843
Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
Author: Lord John Russell Nationality: English
b. 18 August 1792
- d. 28 May 1878
Sanity is a cozy lie.
Author: Susan Sontag Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933
- d. 28 December 2004
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Author: George Santayana Nationality: Spanish
b. 16 December 1863
- d. 26 September 1952
The madman who knows that he is mad is close to sanity.
Author: Rui de Alarcon Nationality: Spanish
b. December 1581
- d. December 1639
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
Author: Rita Mae Brown Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
Author: William Allen White Nationality: American
b. 10 February 1868
- d. 31 January 1944
To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.
Author: Oscar Wilde Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854
- d. 30 November 1900
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547
- d. 23 April 1616
When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity; since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.
Author: George Bernard Shaw Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856
- d. 2 November 1950
Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
Author: Erich Fromm Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900
- d. 18 March 1980
The one impulse in man which cannot be erased is his impulse toward freedom, his impulse toward sanity, toward higher levels of attainment in all of his endeavors.
Author: L. Ron Hubbard Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911
- d. 24 February 1986