Quotations About / On: CRAZY

  • 31.
    Development, it turns out, occurs through this process of progressively more complex exchange between a child and somebody else—especially somebody who's crazy about that child.
    (Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917) U.S. (Russian-born) psychologist, advocate for families. Quoted in Childhood, Robert H. Wozniak (1991). A viewer's guide produced in collaboration with Thirteen WNET.)
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  • 32.
    Ellen, I was crazy to read your book; but I never found anybody I could borrow it from!
    (Anonymous Woman (c. 1870-?), friend of American novelist Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945). As quoted in The Woman Within, ch. 18 (1954). Said ca. The early 1940s to the distinguished novelist.)
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  • 33.
    Crazy idea. Me laying flowers on the grave of him, after ten years of rememberin' to forget.
    (Philip Klein, Barry Connors, co-scenarist, Dudley Nichols, and John Ford. Hannah Jessop (Henrietta Grosman), Pilgrimage, recalling the she drove from home and into the army (1933). Based on the story "Gold Star Mother" by I.A.R. Wylie.)
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  • 34.
    The pure products of America go crazy—mountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.
    (William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. "To Elsie," Spring and All (1923).)
  • 35.
    “Almost every day I can feel myself suffering mainly in the head, I can explain the pain to myself but knowing it comes from an inflammation of my imagination doesnt prevent it being reality itself. Whats more Id be crazy not to go crazy. We dont know what an illness is. On awful hurts we plaster little old words, as if we could think hell with a paper bandage.”
    (Hélène Cixous, Hyperdream)
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  • 36.
    Should life be challenging? If it should, then most people go crazy, or they think challenges are rational. I personally don't think challenges are rational, so I have no choice but to go crazy if I think life should be challenging.
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, via Quora, August 2015.)
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  • 37.
    The novel is not "a crazy quilt of bits"; it is a logical sequence of psychological events: the movements of stars may seem crazy to the simpleton, but wise men know the comets come back.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Selected Letters, July 14, 1938 (1989). To a literary agent considering The Gift.)
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  • 38.
    They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have me doubts about you.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Attendant, Dracula, watching the inhabitants of the house trying to ward off the vampire (1931). Need actor name; from the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)
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  • 39.
    You mean those nuts that burn their bras and walk around all disheveled and hate men? They're crazy. Crazy.
    (Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 100 (April 1973).)
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  • 40.
    'If you are thinking of writing an article, I recommend giving perpetual motion some professional treatment. It is hard to say it the right way, because there have been so many con artists and plain bad ideas. These ideas actually have evidence behind them, and they're simple enough that if you have real hope of knowing how they work in conventional physics, your face should brighten, and you should think I'm going crazy, but then you should think, MAYBE… HE'S RIGHT! '
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, January 2018)
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