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Dark Thoughts of Madness
"Let's see if you can figure out who opined these comments on madness. Some provide a very enlightening glimpse into the mind of the speaker."
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Which ancient Greek philosopher and scientist is reputed to have said, "No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness"?
Aristo of Alexandria
Born in 1642, which English astronomer and scientist is purported to have said, "I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people"?
Which 19th century American author, known for his macabre writings, is quoted as having said, "Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled."?
Edgar Allan Poe
William Peter Blatty
Which author of "To the Lighthouse" (1927) and "A Room of One's Own" (1929) is credited with the following quote?
"Madness is terrific, I can assure you, and not to be sniffed at; and in its lava I still find most of the things I write about. It shoots out of one, everything shaped, final, not in mere driblets, as sanity does."
Which Spanish novelist, born in 1547, is credited with this quote?
"Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be"?
Miguel de Cervantes
Which American actor, who starred in the movie "Awakenings" (1990), is quoted as having said, "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it"?
Robert Di Niro
Which one of the following options, was an ancient Roman philosopher that is credited with the following quote?
"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness."
Seneca (the Younger)
Which British poet and prominent figure in the Romantic movement is credited with having said, "Hatred is the madness of the heart."
The great actress Elizabeth Taylor is credited with saying, "Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously."
Which eccentric 20th century artist, known for his persistence of memory, claimed "The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad."?
Vincent van Gogh
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