|| Of course, no man is entirely in his right
mind at any time.
- The Mysterious Stranger
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Notebook, 1898
...in one way or another all men are mad. Many are mad for money...Love is
a madness...it can grow to a frenzy of despair ... All the whole list of desires,
predilections, aversions, ambitions, passions, cares, griefs, regrets, remorses,
are incipience madness, and ready to grow, spread and consume, when the occasion
comes. There are no healthy minds, and nothing saves any man but accident--the
accident of not having his malady put to the supreme test.
One of the commonest forms of madness is the desire to be noticed, the pleasure derived from being noticed. Perhaps it is not merely common, but universal.
- "The Memorable Assassination"
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