„You know, some people like to call me Mad Max like in the movie.
They may believe it’s an insult. But let me tell you something:
It’s true. I am mad!
I’m mad about government waste!
I’m mad about government borrowing money on the backs of future generations, to benefit big corporations!
I’M MAD THAT THE LIBERALS ARE RUNNING OUR COUNTRY’S FINANCES, AND OUR NATION’S FUTURE, INTO THE GROUND!
I’M MAD THAT THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT SHRINKS OUR PAYCHECK WITH HIGHT TAXES AND TAKES AWAY OUR FREEDOM.
I’m mad about the federal government constantly meddling in provincial jurisdictions!
I’m mad at politicians who promise anything to get elected!
So yes, you can call me Mad Max.
I don’t mind!
I’m asking you to get mad like me and take your future into your hands.“
— Maxime Bernier Canadian politician 1963
3 October 2016 Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/hon.maximebernier/posts/10154565323228703 quoted 28 May 2018 on Toronto Sun https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/bonokoski-mad-maxs-dustup-over-a-liberal-mps-skin-colour-comments
„And here's my advice to you. If you get the chance of the mad kind of love, grab it with both hands, and to hell with the consequences.“
— Ken Follett, livro Winter of the World
Fonte: Winter of the World
— John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676
Fab. XXXVI: Of the Husband-man and the Wood
The Fables of Aesop (2nd ed. 1668)
— Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976
Lyrics, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997)
„If you care about something enough, it’s going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad. Arnold, get mad.“
— Sherman Alexie, livro The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Fonte: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
„So much love, too much love, it is our madness, it is rotting us out, exploding us like dandelion polls.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
„Take a note: it usually works better if you wait until I do something stupid before getting mad at me.“
— Patricia Briggs, livro River Marked
Fonte: River Marked
— George II of Great Britain British monarch 1683 - 1760
The New-York Magazine (November 1791) p. 662.
On being warned by the Duke of Newcastle, in 1758, against promoting James Wolfe. Often quoted as "Mad, is he? Then I hope he will bite some of my other generals."
— Ben Hecht American screenwriter 1894 - 1964
„Go! you may call it madness, folly;
You shall not chase my gloom away!
There's such a charm in melancholy
I would not if I could be gay.“
— Samuel Rogers British poet 1763 - 1855
To ———, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„If he waits for the ideal moment, he will never set off; he requires a touch of madness to take the next step. The warrior uses that touch of madness. For - in both love and war - it is impossible to foresee everything.“
— Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light
Fonte: Warrior of the Light
„Mankind is like dogs, not gods — as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you — but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.“
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
Some of the Dharma (1997)
„Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
’T is the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur,—you ’re straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.“
— Emily Dickinson, livro The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Life, p. 9
Collected Poems (1993)
Fonte: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
— André Breton, What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings
Fonte: What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings
— Lalu Prasad Yadav Indian politician 1948
Responding to the criticism of his adversaries that he always travelled in a salon. (July 3, 2004 The Times of India).