— Suzanne Collins, книга Catching Fire
— Robert Walser Swiss writer 1878 - 1956
„They say, O my God, that I am mad because I see no fault in Thee; but if I am indeed mad with Thy love, I do not wish to recover my sanity.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Bhakti
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869
Translations, The Aeneid of Virgil (1866), Book XII, p. 436
— Jonathan Larson American composer and playwright 1960 - 1996
tick, tick... BOOM! (1990)
„Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human condition.“
— Graham Greene, книга Ways of Escape
New York Times (January 8, 1981)
„Go! you may call it madness, folly;
You shall not chase my gloom away!
There's such a charm in melancholy
I would not if I could be gay.“
— Samuel Rogers British poet 1763 - 1855
To ———, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.“
— Lewis Carroll, книга Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
— Roland Barthes French philosopher, critic and literary theorist 1915 - 1980
„In writing a history of madness, Foucault has attempted-and this is the greatest merit, but also the very infeasibility of his book0to write a history of madness itself. Itself. Of madness itself. That is by letting madness speak for itself.“
— Jacques Derrida, книга Writing and Difference
Writing and Difference (1978), Cogito and The History of Madness, p.37 (Routledge classics edition)