Lunatic Sayings and Quotes

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

The lunatic's visions of horror are all drawn from the material of daily fact.     

William James

The lunatic is the man who lives in a small world but thinks it is a large one; he is the man who lives in a tenth of the truth, and thinks it is the whole. The madman cannot conceive any cosmos outside a certain tale or conspiracy or vision.     

Gilbert K Chesterton

Over intellect will make you a genius, over emotions will make you a lunatic.     

Amit Kalantri

Lunatics are writers whose works write them.     

David Mitchell

Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.     

George Orwell

Only a lunatic would think that art is superior to nature.     

Gao Xingjian

All that makes a lunatic are very ordinary ideas of mankind shut up very tight inside a man's head.     

Diane Arbus

Every broken lunatic needed a theme song.     

Scott Nicholson

Embrace your inner lunatic. Fun times guaranteed.     

Derek Landy

A sure sign of a lunatic is that sooner or later, he brings up the Templars.     

Umberto Eco

If a lunatic scribbles a jumble of mathematical symbols it does not follow that the writing means anything merely because to the inexpert eye it is indistinguishable from higher mathematics.     

Eric Temple Bell

I know of men who believe in themselves more colossally than Napoleon or Caesar. I know where flames the fixed star of certainty and success. I can guide you to the thrones of the Super-men. The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.     

G.K. Chesterton

The world is becoming like a lunatic asylum run by the lunatics.     

David Lloyd George

My Minister's room is like a padded cell, and in certain ways I am like a person who is suddenly certified a lunatic and put safely into this great, vast room, cut off from real life and surrounded by male and female trained nurses and attendants. When I am in a good mood they occasionally allow an ordinary human being to come and visit me; but they make sure that I behave right, and that the other person behaves right; and they know how to handle me. Of course, they don't behave quite like nurses because the Civil Service is profoundly deferential-'Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister!'     

Richard Crossman

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.     

Ezra Pound

The lunatic, the lover, the poet, / Are of imagination all compact.      

William Shakespeare

My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.     

Spike Milligan

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.      

Virginia Woolf

The difference between a humanist and a lunatic is in fact one of degree.     

Arnold Toynbee

What can you do, thought Winston, against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself; who gives your arguments a fair hearing and simply persists in his lunacy?     

George Orwell

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.      

Albert Camus

You may be right, / I may be crazy, / But it just may be a lunatic / you're looking for.     

Billy Joel

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.     

C.S. Lewis

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.     

Donald James

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.     

Havelock Ellis

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The world is full of lunatics who think the world is full of lunatics.     


Life has a gap in it. It just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it like some lunatic.     


Take a trip inside / To my precious lunatic asylum / Welcome, enter the house of hell / My precious lunatic asylum / You can get anything you need / At the the precious lunatic asylum / Hang on as we take the ride / Into the precious lunatic asylum / Prepare to descend / Into my precious lunatic asylum / The ultimate insanity awaits below / In my precious lunatic asylum / Look at all the tortured souls / In the precious lunatic asylum / Here we are so let the fun begin / In my precious lunatic asylum / Gone, your mind is gone / It now belongs to me / Your mind is gone / I am insanity.     

Waters Comeau