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Sanity Quotes

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Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
- Mark Twain

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money
and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity.
- Tom Harkin

 

Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
- Erich Fromm

I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity,
it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible
combinations in one's mind.
- Norman Mailer

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all,
to see life as it is and not as it should be.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity
to the point of doubtful sanity.
- Robert Frost

I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance.
- Luis Miguel

I've kept my sanity in this business by trying out
for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it.
- Blythe Danner

Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body,
the peace of the city, the security of the state.
Like beams in a house or bones to a body,
so is order to all things.
- Robert Southey

Coming out to gays is a way of affirming sanity and self-worth.
- George Weinberg

I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973.
The music was sanity and balance.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I think people are going to return to sanity when they
see how ridiculous many of these charges are,
and how the predictions are not borne out.
- Dixie Lee Ray

The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months;
at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself,
and calls out in his sleep.
- James Thurber

Sanity is a madness put to good use.
- George Santayana

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.
- Rita Mae Brown

I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane,
and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored
to assure them of my sanity,
the more they doubted it.
- Nellie Bly

Here lies a nuisance dedicated to sanity.
- David Low

It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning,
a situation where the world was right side up.
- James MacArthur

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
- John Russell

Sanity is a cozy lie.
- Susan Sontag

The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity,
must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality.
- Irving Babbitt

For me, insanity is super sanity.
The normal is psychotic.
Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
- Jean Dubuffet

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in
the face of awful adversity.
Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright

Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is,
should or could be the global gendarme.
- Robert McNamara

You've got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity.
- Lance Bass

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity
depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,
our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby

There's a big difference between sanity and insanity.
- Megan Gallagher

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.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over.
In many ways it's just beginning.
- Michael D. Barnes

You only require two things in life:
your sanity and your wife.
- Tony Blair

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.
- Diahann Carroll

I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair.
I solicited clothes for the ragged children,
for the desperate mothers.
I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.
- Mary Harris Jones

I hope for peace and sanity - it's the same thing.
- Studs Terkel

I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the
teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and
directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men
and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher

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.
- Nellie Bly

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.
- Mary Tyler Moore

My grandmother had the most dramatic effect on my life
because she set me in one direction,
and I had to go back the other direction for my sanity,
and for my ability to be a social human being.
- James Earl Jones

For a lot of kids, the Boys and Girls Club is really a sanctuary,
an oasis of sanity and safety for them because their home life is so tragic.
Some of these kids have only one parent,
and that one is addicted to drugs.
- Judge Reinhold

I want to work with great directors and try not to
put too much pressure on myself and just read things
for the story and recognize when I'm drawn to something
for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity.
- Rachel McAdams

San Francisco businesses face many challenges,
including high rents, regulatory burdens,
and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance
and employee health plans.
- Gavin Newsom

I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
- R. Lee Ermey

San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
- Cecil Beaton

And the two planes that were taking the band and crew
that we had taken out to San Diego were flying out after the show.
And so I was never supposed to be on that plane.
- Reba McEntire

Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street
trees as much as other communities have.
- Gavin Newsom

We don't suggest that because San Francisco lies on
top of an earthquake fault that it should be moved.
- John Breaux

Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday,
the first of the month, at this port of San Diego,
truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous.
- Junipero Serra

I didn't like Los Angeles very much but I like San Francisco.
- Mick Ralphs

My sister and I were born in San Francisco.
When our parents died, we came down here to live with relatives.
- Freddy Fender

Nothing important has ever come out of San Francisco,
Rice-a-Roni aside.
- Michael O'Donoghue

I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama,
on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe.
- Ruben Blades

I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California,
but I couldn't find the palette of green,
granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.
- Parker Stevenson

As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco
a place where small businesses can thrive.
- Gavin Newsom

When I'm not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands.
We've been here since '94.
- Elizabeth Pena

San Francisco has just blown us all away.
I also understand Angels in America didn't do well there.
- Chita Rivera

We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought
the entire staff to San Francisco.
But we had to go home.
- Paul Prudhomme

Usually I'll go to San Diego to hang out with my parents if I want to unwind.
- Mario Lopez

I used to travel in tennis shoes; I am just not allowed to anymore.
I'm an old hippie from San Francisco.
- Amy Irving

Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's
art industry as a core reason for visiting.
- Gavin Newsom

Back in the 60s, San Francisco artists lived in communes.
- Gedde Watanabe

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

I had no idea where these kids at a small private college
in the San Fernando Valley were coming from,
why they were coming to hear me, or what they needed to know.
- David Antin

Left the ranch in 1883, went to California,
going through the States and territories,
reached Ogden the latter part of 1883,
and San Francisco in 1884.
- Calamity Jane

Here are also the two vessels, but the San Carlos without sailors,
all having died of the scurvy, except two.
- Junipero Serra

I move between San Francisco and Paris...
I have a wonderful beach house in California.
- Danielle Steel

The value systems of those with access to power and
of those far removed from such access cannot be the same.
The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

We tend to prefer candidates that don't talk about
us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.
- Sarah Palin

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most
part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
- Rudyard Kipling

During the 1990s, San Francisco lived through one of
the most intense economic booms of its history.
- Gavin Newsom


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