Quotations About / On:
'So, life is stupid, because it improves for people that don't improve. It stays crazy for people that mean the best.'
(- -Nathan Coppedge, September 2015 (Assorted Notes on Life and Ethos) .)
Killing ourselves with foreign fighters is a crazy idea. Imperial suicide.
If I take credit for everything people stated I did or said, I would be either crazy or rich....I would rather be the latter.
When you in love Every CRAZY thing done Seems SO ROMANTIC and when you fall awt of it those ROMANTIC things seems so INSANELY STUPID and pisses the shit out of You
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).)
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).)
Development, it turns out, occurs through this process of progressively more complex exchange between a child and somebody elseespecially 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).
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Ellen, I was crazy to read your book; but I never found anybody I could borrow it from!
(Anonymous Woman (c. 1870-?), friend of American novelist Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945). As quoted in The Woman Within, ch. 18 (1954).
Said ca. The early 1940s to the distinguished novelist.)
Crazy idea. Me laying flowers on the grave of him, after ten years of rememberin' to forget.
(Philip Klein, Barry Connors, co-scenarist, Dudley Nichols, and John Ford. Hannah Jessop (Henrietta Grosman), Pilgrimage, recalling the she drove from home and into the army (1933).
Based on the story "Gold Star Mother" by I.A.R. Wylie.)
The pure products of America go crazymountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.
(William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. "To Elsie," Spring and All (1923).)