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President Barbara Adams: But where is the sanity in bombing millions of innocent people?
Sir Mortimer Chris: It shut Japan up, didn't it?More [02/08/2006 12:02:00]
I've kept my sanity in this business by trying out for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it.More [06/24/2006 12:06:00]
“Life is very short, try everything you've dreamed about
(within the perimeters of sanity and the law) and regret nothing.
Oh, and don't forget the sunscreen.”More [07/18/2006 12:07:00]
Patrick Bateman: I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.More [04/23/2007 12:04:00]
Ted Casablanca: You've got your new deal, and I've got my sanity back.
Neely O'Hara: With that little whore?
Ted Casablanca: That little whore makes me feel nine feet tall!More [05/26/2007 12:05:00]
Jack Issel: Don't you think it's strange, Max? They keep promoting me. I don't do anything!
Max Landsberger: Hey, did you know that the Japanese are working on some kind of micro orgasm. Soon, you'll be able to have group sex on a silicon chip no bigger than my fingernail.
Jack Issel: Max! You're not taking me seriously! This place is totally bananas! Any normal person would have quit a long time ago.
Max Landsberger: Relax, what are you worried about? Helms has his eye on you. You're in line for another big promotion.
Jack Issel: Yeah, as soon as somebody drops dead, or jumps, or maybe I'm supposed to pull the trigger myself. There're really doing it up there, Max. They're rigging things up. For what?
Max Landsberger: For money and power Jack. It's the American way. Lesson No.79: when the tough get going, the weak get screwed.
Jack Issel: I can't play it like that.
Max Landsberger: It's the only way to play it Jack.
Jack Issel: What about you? You're not like the rest of them. How do you survive it?
Max Landsberger: I just go with the flow. I flipped out years ago. I only look sane, but I'm not. The secret is you have to be crazy to maintain your sanity up here. But you're sane, Jack. That's why you're going crazy.More [02/17/2008 12:02:00]
Faye: You're gonna take the entire world down with you... but why? That's insane.
Vincent: You think so? Is there an indelible line dividing sanity from insanity... Or do they change, one into the other at the slightest change of events? We'll find out soon enough. If the world itself is insane.More [05/23/2008 12:05:00]
Otis B. Driftwood:
It's all right, that's in every contract. That's what they call a sanity clause.


[Fiorello laughs loudly]



Fiorello:
You can't fool me! There ain't no Sanity Claus!

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[Two shy sisters testify at Deeds's sanity hearing]



John Cedar:
Do you know the defendant, Mr. Longfellow Deeds?


[long pause]



Jane Faulkner:
Oh yes, yes, of course we know him.



John Cedar:
How long have you known him?


[Jane whispers to Amy; Amy whispers back]



Jane Faulkner:
Since he was born.



Amy Faulkner:
Yes, Elsie Taggart was the midwife.



Jane Faulkner:
He was a seven months' baby.



John Cedar:
Thank you, that's, that's fine. Do you see him very often?


[Jane whispers to Amy; Amy whispers back]



Jane Faulkner:
Most every day.



Amy Faulkner:
Sometimes twice.



Judge May:
Must we have the echo?



John Cedar:
Suppose you just answer, Miss Jane. Now, will you tell the court what everybody at home thinks of Longfellow Deeds?


[pause; then Jane whispers to Amy; Amy whispers back]



Jane Faulkner:
They think he's pixilated.



Amy Faulkner:
Oh, yes, pixilated.



Judge May:
He's what?



John Cedar:
What was that you said he was?



Jane Faulkner:
Pixilated.



Amy Faulkner:
Mm-hmm.



John Cedar:
Now that's rather a strange word to us, Miss Jane. Can you tell the court exactly what it means?



Board member:
Perhaps I can explain, Your Honor. The word "pixilated" is an early American expression derived from the word "pixies," meaning elves. They would say the pixies had got him. As we nowadays would say, a man is "barmy."



Judge May:
Oh. Is that correct?



Jane Faulkner:
Mm-hmm.



Amy Faulkner:
Mm-hmm.

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Logan:
Modern woman has no loyalty, decency, or justice; no endurance, reticence, or self-control; no affection, fine feelings, or mercy. In short, she is unprincipled, relentless, and exacting; idle, unproductive, and tedious; unimaginative, humorless, and vain; vindictive, undignified, and weak. And the sooner man takes out his whip again, the better for sanity and progress.

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Miguel de Cervantes:
I shall impersonate a man. His name is Alonso Quijana, a country squire no longer young. Being retired, he has much time for books. He studies them from morn till night and often through the night and morn again, and all he reads oppresses him; fills him with indignation at man's murderous ways toward man. He ponders the problem of how to make better a world where evil brings profit and virtue none at all; where fraud and deceit are mingled with truth and sincerity. He broods and broods and broods and broods and finally his brains dry up. He lays down the melancholy burden of sanity and conceives the strangest project ever imagined - -to become a knight-errant, and sally forth into the world in search of adventures; to mount a crusade; to raise up the weak and those in need. No longer will he be plain Alonso Quijana, but a dauntless knight known as Don Quixote de La Mancha.

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Miguel de Cervantes:
I've been a soldier and a slave. I've seen my comrades fall in battle or die more slowly under the lash in Africa. I've held them in my arms at the final moment. These were men who saw life as it is, yet they died despairing. No glory, no brave last words, only their eyes, filled with confusion, questioning "Why?" I don't think they were wondering why they were dying, but why they had ever lived. When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? To surrender dreams - -this may be madness; to seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness! But maddest of all - -to see life as it is and not as it should be.

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Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy:
Jim, Spock, what in the name of sanity is going on?

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Warren:
Fletch...



Fletch:
I'm thinking, naff off!



Warren:
Thinking?



Fletch:
Yes. I know that to some of you nurks in here, it's an alien pastime, but those of us endowed with a bit of grey matter where it matters, namely up here, preserve our identity and our sanity in this nick by thinking!



Warren:
But what are you thinking?



Fletch:
At the moment, I'm thinking why doesn't this bloke Warren naff off and leave me alone!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Caligula:
Do you think I'm mad?



Claudius:
Mad?



Caligula:
Yes, sometimes I think that I'm going mad. Do you - be honest with me - has that thought ever crossed your mind?



Claudius:
Never. Never. The idea is preposterous. You set the standard of sanity for the whole world.

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[Icelan and Braddock are discussing Murphy]



Icelan:
He checks his sanity with a wrist watch!



Jack Braddock:
What do you check yours with, a dipstick?

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Flint:
Okay, what in the name of sanity are you people doing here? This is a restricted area!

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Nick Falzone:
To hold on to sanity too tight is insane.

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Queen Amidala:
[speaking to Chancellor Palpatine] It is clear to me now that the Republic no longer functions. I pray you will bring sanity and compassion back to the Senate.

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Tom Quinn:
"Look out, not in." Salter's rule for preserving the sanity of the officer.

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Jip:
We wanna go somewhere else. We're not threatened by people anymore. All our insecurities have evaporated. We're in the clouds now. We're wide open. We're spacemen orbiting the earth. The world looks beautiful from here, man. We're nympholeptics, desiring for the unobtainable. We risk sanity for moments of temporary enlightenment. So many ideas. So little memory. The last thought killed by anticipation of the next. We embrace an overwhelming feeling of love. We flow in unison. We're together. I wish this was real. We want a universal level of togetherness, where we're comfortable with everyone. We're in rhythm. Part of a movement. A movement to escape. We wave goodbye. Ultimately, we just want to be happy. Heh, yeah, hang on, what the fuck was I just talking about?

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The Queen of Hearts:
Off with her head. Off with her head. Off with her head! Off... with... her... head. Off with her head. Off with her head. Off with her head. Off with her head. I rule Wonderland alone. Your interference will not be tolerated. This realm is for grown-ups. Raw, well-ordered, ruthless, careening off the jagged edge of reality. Self-pitying dreamers are not wanted here; they cannot survive here. You... fear the truth. You live in shadows. Your pathetic attempts to regain your sanity have failed. Retreat into the sterile safety of your self-delusions, or risk inevitable annihilation. If you destroy me, you'll destroy yourself. Leave now and some hollow part of you may survive. Stay, and I will BREAK you DOWN. You will lose yourself *FOREVER*!


[shreiks evilly]

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Robert F. Kennedy:
[voiceover] This is a time of shame and sorrow. It is not a day for politics. I have saved this one opportunity, my only event of today, to speak briefly to you about the mindless menace of violence in America which again stains our land and every one of our lives. It is not the concern of any one race. The victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown. They are, most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed. No one - no matter where he lives or what he does - can be certain who will suffer from some senseless act of bloodshed. And yet it goes on and on and on in this country of ours. Why? What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled, uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of reason. Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily - whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence - whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded. "Among free men," said Abraham Lincoln, "there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet; and those who take such appeal are sure to lose their cause and pay the costs." Yet we seemingly tolerate a rising level of violence that ignores our common humanity and our claims to civilization alike. We calmly accept newspaper reports of civilian slaughter in far-off lands. We glorify killing on movie and television screens and call it entertainment. We make it easy for men of all shades of sanity to acquire whatever weapons and ammunition they desire. Too often we honor swagger and bluster and wielders of force; too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others. Some Americans who preach non-violence abroad fail to practice it here at home. Some who accuse others of inciting riots have by their own conduct invited them. Some look for scapegoats, others look for conspiracies, but this much is clear: violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul. For there is another kind of violence, slower but just as deadly destructive as the shot or the bomb in the night. This is the violence of institutions; indifference and inaction and slow decay. This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors. This is the slow destruction of a child by hunger, and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter. This is the breaking of a man's spirit by denying him the chance to stand as a father and as a man among other men. And this too afflicts us all. I have not come here to propose a set of specific remedies nor is there a single set. For a broad and adequate outline we know what must be done. When you teach a man to hate and fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color or his beliefs or the policies he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you threaten your freedom or your job or your family, then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens but as enemies, to be met not with cooperation but with conquest; to be subjugated and mastered. We learn, at the last, to look at our brothers as aliens, men with whom we share a city, but not a community; men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in common effort. We learn to share only a common fear, only a common desire to retreat from each other, only a common impulse to meet disagreement with force. For all this, there are no final answers. Yet we know what we must do. It is to achieve true justice among our fellow citizens. The question is not what programs we should seek to enact. The question is whether we can find in our own midst and in our own hearts that leadership of humane purpose that will recognize the terrible truths of our existence. We must admit the vanity of our false distinctions among men and learn to find our own advancement in the search for the advancement of others. We must admit in ourselves that our own children's future cannot be built on the misfortunes of others. We must recognize that this short life can neither be ennobled or enriched by hatred or revenge. Our lives on this planet are too short and the work to be done too great to let this spirit flourish any longer in our land. Of course we cannot vanquish it with a program, nor with a resolution. But we can perhaps remember, if only for a time, that those who live with us are our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek, as do we, nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and in happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can. Surely, this bond of common faith, this bond of common goal, can begin to teach us something. Surely, we can learn, at least, to look at those around us as fellow men, and surely we can begin to work a little harder to bind up the wounds among us and to become in our own hearts brothers and countrymen once again.

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It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.More [07/20/2011 06:07:34]
I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted.More [07/25/2011 11:07:06]
I only have so much energy, so something had to go. This is why, at the end of the day, I've preserved my sanity for the children and also manage to do my best at work.More [08/02/2011 05:08:21]
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.More [09/28/2011 02:09:21]
If I gave you sanity for the whole of humanity. Handed all the solutions for the pain and pollution. No matter where I live, despite the things I give. You'll always be this way, so go 'head and...More [01/25/2012 04:01:40]
I sometimes think we must all be mad and that we shall wake to sanity in strait-waistcoats.More [07/05/2012 03:07:49]
I let sanity give me the slipMore [11/02/2012 11:11:26]
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being the difference between sanity and insanity the meaning of life and death what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We are all used to paying a sales tax when we buy things - almost 9 percent here in New York City. The application of this concept to the financial sector could solve our need for revenue, bring some sanity back into the financial sector, and give us a way to raise the revenue we need to run the government in a fiscally responsible way.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I hope for peace and sanity - it's the same thing.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly. That is a very difficult thing to do, but I'm learning.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think that the best way to explain that is that my mother gave me all the color and character and flare and liveliness, and my father gave me all the sanity and nature and all the things that helped me be a more rounded human being.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity. More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sanity and happiness are an impossible combinationMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sanity is a cozy lie.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Too much sanity may be madnessMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sanity is a madness put to good use.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sanity - that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thoughtMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Teachers, 379 & 389 Commemoration of Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, Mystic, Staretz, 1833 The fool for Christ holds a prophetic role in Christianity, from the early church to Russian Orthodox "pilgrims" and such later fools as Luther, Kierkegaard, and Dostoevsky, who were seekers after the true, the good, the holy, the beautiful. They were insane -- not in a clinical sense, but in the madness of the Holy, an insanity which ordinary sanity refuses to admit.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But even the Christian, for all this satisfying and hopeful conviction, does not know the meaning of the mystery of life, and if he is wise he does not pretend to. He has enough light to light him on his way, but there are a great many gaps in his knowledge. When he says, "One day we shall understand", he is by no means always uttering a pious platitude. Quite frequently he is voicing a solid conviction, a genuine facet of hope. At present his vision is severely limited, and that is probably just as well, if his sanityMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Too much Sanity is madness, but the madest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To live and let live, without clamour for distinction or recognition; . . . to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart -- this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal. -Mary Baker Eddy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be! -Miguel de Cervantes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
His honesty and sanity were questioned. On his deathbed, he was a bitter person. Unfortunately, he didn't live quite long enough to see this rediscovery.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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