Mad Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mad quotes, mad sayings, and mad proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is a pleasure in being mad, which none but madmen know.     

John Dryden

It's not about being mad at everything. It's about being really mad at the right things.     

Ice T

Being mad is even pleasant. But only a madman understands that.     

Irving Stone

You see all of us go through the same doubts. We are afraid of being mad; unfortunately for us, of course, all of us are already mad.     

Carlos Castaneda

Resisting madness is the maddest way of being mad.     

Norman O. Brown

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.     

Akira Kurosawa

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.      

Alexander Pope

Life is too short to be mad for too long.     

Judith L. Harper

The man who never dreams, goes slowly mad.     

Thomas Dolby

Mad desire, when it has the most, longs for more.     


Madmen always think it's the others who are mad.     

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner.     

Anthony Storr

The madman who knows that he is mad is close to sanity.     

Juan Ruiz de Alarcon

When you are mad at yourself, you are mad at everybody.     

Nicole Sullivan

A mad person sees what isn't there; A visionary sees what isn't there yet.     

Judith Thurman

Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.     

Stephen King

When a mad man walks naked, it is his kinsmen who feel shame, not himself.     

Chinua Achebe

There are worse things than being mad.     

Jack Kerouac

Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.     

Amy Clampitt

Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.     


A mad man sees what he sees.     

George R. R. Martin

Don't get mad except on purpose.     

Morton Blackwell

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.     

Phyllis Diller

Not to be mad is another form of madness     

Blaise Pascal

You have to be mad in the language you're mad in.     

Chris Crutcher

You can choose to be mad in a negative way where it fuels you to do mean, hateful things, or you can let your madness fuel your art and channel it in a positive way.     

Allie Gonino

When you get mad, it's the time you lose.     

Hiroko Sakai

In a mad world, it is the mad who are sane.     

Craig Nicholls