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William Shakespeare :
Some men there are love not a gaping pig, Some that are mad if they behold a cat, And others when the bagpipe sings i'th' nose Cannot contain their urine.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 4, sc. 1. Explaining his behavior toward Antonio, which he ascribes to natural antipathy.]
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Anne Sexton :
My own voice spoke to people, anyone, friends, strangers on the street, saying, "I am Mr. Rabbit." The flesh itself had become mad and at three mirrors this was confirmed.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "The Passion of the Mad Rabbit."]
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William Shakespeare :
When heaven doth weep, doth not the earth o'erflow? If the winds rage, doth not the sea wax mad, Threatening the welkin with his big-swollen face?
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Titus, in Titus Andronicus, act 3, sc. 1, l. 221-3. Titus is raging at the barbarous mutilation of his daughter.]
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John Keats :
What men or gods are these? What maidens loth? What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape? What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?
[John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. Ode on a Grecian Urn (l. 8-10). . . The Complete Poems [John Keats]. John Barnard, ed. (3d ed., 1988) Penguin.]
Allen Ginsberg :
Toward education marriage nervous breakdown, operation, teaching school, and learning to be mad, in a dream—what is this life?
[Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 17). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.]
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William Shakespeare :
It is the very error of the moon, She comes more near the earth than she was wont, And makes men mad.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 5, sc. 2, l. 109-11. The term "lunacy" is derived from "luna," Latin for moon, reflecting the popular belief expressed in these lines.]
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Robert Burns :
O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad; O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad: Tho' father and mither and a' should gae mad, O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad.
[Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad (l. 1-4). OxBoLi. Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.]
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Robert Browning :
We loved, sir—used to meet: How sad and bad and mad it was— But then, how it was sweet!
[Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Confessions, st. 9 (1864).]
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William Butler Yeats :
I can exchange opinion with any neighbouring mind, I have as healthy flesh and blood as any rhymer's had, But O! my Heart could bear no more when the upland caught the wind; I ran, I ran, from my love's side because my Heart went mad.
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Owen Aherne and His Dancers."]
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Hilda Doolittle :
She was mad as no priest, no lover's cult could grant madness....
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "She Rebukes Hippolyta."]
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