All the greatest things we know have come to us from neurotics. It is they and they only who have founded religions and created great works of art. Never will the world be conscious of how much it owes to them, nor above all of what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts […]
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
There was, until the end of the eighteenth century, a theory that insanity is due to a possession by devils. It was inferred that any pain suffered by the patient is also suffered by the devils, so that the best cure for it is to make the patient suffer so much that the devils will […]
I just want to be normally insane.
A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.
Drunkenness is simply voluntary insanity.