„Laughter, along with madness, seemed to be the only way out, the emergency exit for humans.“

—  Matt Haig
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„So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there's always madness. Madness is the emergency exit.“

—  Alan Moore, buch Batman: The Killing Joke
Batman : The Killing Joke (1988), Context: When you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there's always madness. Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. Forever.

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„He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.“

—  Rafael Sabatini, buch Scaramouche
Scaramouche (1921), Ch. I: "The Republican" This is the opening line of the novel. Sabatini used it as his epitaph.

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„Abortion is the easy way out. It’s hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exit from awkward situations.“

—  Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957
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„In one dim scene he saw himself lying charred and dead; he had tried to run through the line, out the exit.
But that scene was vague. One wavering, indistinct still out of many. The inflexible path along which he moved would not deviate in that direction. It would not turn him that way.“

—  Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982
The Golden Man (1954), Context: In one dim scene he saw himself lying charred and dead; he had tried to run through the line, out the exit. But that scene was vague. One wavering, indistinct still out of many. The inflexible path along which he moved would not deviate in that direction. It would not turn him that way. The golden figure in that scene, the miniature doll in that room, was only distantly related to him. It was himself, but a far-away self. A self he would never meet. He forgot it and went on to examine the other tableau. The myriad of tableaux that surrounded him were an elaborate maze, a web which he now considered bit by bit. He was looking down into a doll's house of infinite rooms, rooms without number, each with its furniture, its dolls, all rigid and unmoving. <!-- The same dolls and furniture were repeated in many. He, himself, appeared often. The two men on the platform. The woman. Again and again the same combinations turned up; the play was redone frequently, the same actors and props moved around in all possible ways. Before it was time to leave the supply closet, Cris Johnson had examined each of the rooms tangent to the one he now occupied. He had consulted each, considered its contents thoroughly. He pushed the door open and stepped calmly out into the hall. He knew exactly where he was going. And what he had to do. Crouched in the stuffy closet, he had quietly and expertly examined each miniature of himself, observed which clearly-etched configuration lay along his inflexible path, the one room of the doll house, the one set out of legions, toward which he was moving.

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„We are exiting from communism in a most unfortunate and awkward way.“

—  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008
Interview with Joseph Pearce, Sr. (2003), Context: We are exiting from communism in a most unfortunate and awkward way. It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed. Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme. The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage.

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„In this way, the mansions arranged along either bank of the canal made one think of objects of nature, but of a nature which seemed to have created its works with a human imagination.“

—  Marcel Proust, buch In Search of Lost Time
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—  Deepak Chopra Indian-American physician, public speaker and writer 1946
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„Any madness in us gains from being expressed, because in this way one gives a human form to what separates us from humanity.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
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