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Sanity Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sanity

Please enjoy these Sanity Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here lies a nuisance dedicated to sanity.
- David Low

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sanity is a cozy lie.
- Susan Sontag

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

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

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As Mayor, I will lead city government,
businesses, and community groups to support innovative
projects that will make San Francisco streets and public
places vibrant and healthy.
- Gavin Newsom

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

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

Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said,
'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course,
those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
- Barbara Boxer

San Francisco.
The one team that everyone in LA hates.
- Jeremy Sumpter

San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world,
a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate.
- Gavin Newsom

I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending
from north to south five leagues,
and the other side which we coasted along,
ran from east to west more than ten leagues.
- Christopher Columbus

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

I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning
them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
- Jello Biafra

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

San Diego walked away with just a scratch.
- Susan Davis

Like I'm in San Diego today and this is my hometown
so I've got a lot of my friends coming and I definitely
want to put on the best show that I can.
- Matt Cameron

I used to be a street singer in San Francisco.
- Gedde Watanabe

San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital,
vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy,
as well as open space in the city.
- Gavin Newsom

I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years,
where I watched children successfully matriculate into
elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city.
- Bob Filner

I think San Francisco is the best place in the whole world for an easy life.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

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

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

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

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

But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear.
- Gavin Newsom

Just before my final year of high school,
my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco.
- Eric Allin Cornell


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