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“The Sanity Pod”

What is Sanity?  A look at sanity through quotes on the subject:

What is sanity or insanity?
Is sanity only somatic healthiness?
Are unpopular people insane? (Or outside the normal curve?)
Could sanity ever mean that state of mind with perfect understanding of all problems, a state of mind from which the altering lens of ego has been removed from mental vision or perception?
Would such a version of sanity imply the need of perfected logic or perfected intuition? 

We look out the window at this point and observe the world as a sorrowful slaughterhouse, a place of blood and carnage, wherein the most noble efforts of nature and the whole system of Tension lead and evolve only to semen, blood, and blockheads. – Richard Rose

Mental illness or insanity has been defined as anything less than ultimate truth. If we wish to find Truth, then we must admit that we don’t have it, and thus are mentally ill, or insane as Richard Rose would say—being that sanity would be knowing the Truth.  – Bob Fergeson

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  – Albert Einstein

When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. –
Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.     – Mark Twain

How comes it, that thou art then estranged from thyself? –
I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw. – William Shakespeare

Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic? – Lily Tomlin

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

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.  – Nikos Kazantzakis

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