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Quotations About / On: CRAZY

  • 1.
    A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 625, Knopf (1949).)
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  • 2.
    Maybe it's our sky that makes us crazy.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 32 (1993). Norris lived and farmed in rural Lemmon, South Dakota.)
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  • 3.
    We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook D," aph. 97, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
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    I would have gone home to my mother, but I'm not that crazy about my mother.
    (Cher (20th century), U.S. entertainer and actoress. As quoted in The Mother Book, by Liz Smith (1978).)
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  • 5.
    Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
    (John Lahr (b. 1941), U.S. literary and drama critic. Quoted in Guardian (London, August 2, 1989).)
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  • 6.
    The novel is not "a crazy quilt of bits"; it is a logical sequence of psychological events: the movements of stars may seem crazy to the simpleton, but wise men know the comets come back.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Selected Letters, July 14, 1938 (1989). To a literary agent considering The Gift.)
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  • 7.
    They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have me doubts about you.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Attendant, Dracula, watching the inhabitants of the house trying to ward off the vampire (1931). Need actor name; from the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)
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  • 8.
    If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.
    (Peggy Noonan (b. 1950), U.S. author, presidential speechwriter. What I Saw at the Revolution, ch. 2 (1990). On the insanity verdict handed down to John Hinckley, would- be assassin of President Reagan in 1981, as reported by Noonan and Dan Rather. "The insane are with us, it is true," continued their report. "But so are the calculating. And what they learn from this verdict is that you can do anything; you can wait like a jackal and shoot a man in the head and leave him for dead and buy your way out with clever lawyers and expensive pyschiatrists.")
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  • 9.
    You mean those nuts that burn their bras and walk around all disheveled and hate men? They're crazy. Crazy.
    (Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 100 (April 1973).)
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  • 10.
    Man is certainly crazy. He could not make a mite, and he makes gods by the dozen.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Apology for Raymond Sebond," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 12, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).)
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