Quotations About / On: CRAZY

  • 11.
    Let it all hang out. Let it seem bitchy, catty, dykey, frustrated, crazy, nutty, frigid, ridiculous, bitter, embarrassing, man-hating, libelous, pure, unfair, envious, intuitive, low- down, stupid, petty, liberating. We are the women that men have warned us about.
    (Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. Goodbye to All That (January 1970).)
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  • 12.
    Just kids! That's about the craziest argument I've ever heard. Every criminal in the world was a kid once. What does it prove?
    (Theodore Simonson. Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr.. Jim Bird, The Blob, responding to the suggestion that they not lock up the teens pulling the alien "prank," (1958). From an original idea by Irvine H. Millgate and actor name.)
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  • 13.
    The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
    (Don Barthelme (1931-1989), U.S. author. repr. In Sixty Stories (1982). Narrator (Joseph), in "Me and Miss Mandible," first published in Come Back, Dr. Caligari (1964).)
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  • 14.
    He who considers disease results to be the disease itself, and expects to do away with these as diseases, is insane. It is an insanity in medicine, an insanity that has grown out of the milder forms of mental disorder in science, crazy whims.
    (James Tyler Kent (1849-1916), U.S. homeopathic teacher, physician. Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy, lecture 1 (1900).)
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  • 15.
    The Sixties, of course, was the worst time in the world to try and bring up a child. They were exposed to all these crazy things going on.
    (Nancy Reagan (b. 1923), U.S. First Lady. quoted in Parade (New York, Nov. 8, 1981).)
  • 16.
    Look at this poet William Carlos Williams: he is primitive and native, and his roots are in raw forest and violent places; he is word-sick and place-crazy. He admires strength, but for what? Violence! This is the cult of the frontier mind.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "Word-Sick And Place-Crazy," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
  • 17.
    Not all people are ready to accept psychiatry as a normal branch of medicine. The general impression, as I believe, is that a man who needs a psychiatrist must be crazy.
    (Harry Segall. Archie Mayo. Dr. Max Higgins (Onslow Stevens), Angel on My Shoulder, explaining to Barbara why he cannot openly treat the Judge (1946).)
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  • 18.
    Development, it turns out, occurs through this process of progressively more complex exchange between a child and somebody else—especially somebody who's crazy about that child.
    (Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917) U.S. (Russian-born) psychologist, advocate for families. Quoted in Childhood, Robert H. Wozniak (1991). A viewer's guide produced in collaboration with Thirteen WNET.)
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  • 19.
    Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?
    (Jane Nelson (20th century), U.S. marriage, family, and child therapist. Positive Discipline, ch. 1 (1981).)
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  • 20.
    I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all.... If they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy.
    (J.D. (Jerome David) Salinger (b. 1919), U.S. author. The narrator (Holden Caulfield), in The Catcher in the Rye, ch. 22 (1951).)
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