• Wed, Oct 17 2012

13 Quotes About Being Crazy To Make The Crazy Woman In You Feel Less Crazy

Don't worry, Baby Jane, we're starting a club for all of us.

Women are crazy. Women are far more bat shit than any man could ever be — or at least this is what I’ve read on graffiti- laden walls, heard from my male friends, and every fella I’ve ever loved. The same “crazy” actions performed by a man wouldn’t be labeled “crazy;” no, they’d get another adjective that’s not even in the same sphere as “crazy.”

Do you think a woman pulling a Lloyd Dobler would have become such an iconic symbol of romance? Probably not. What about the end of The Graduate or Wedding Crashers? A woman tries to declare her love and break up a wedding, she’s a crazy lunatic who should be locked up; she is not being romantic, daring or chivalrous. She is not making a grand gesture; she’s being crazy. And of course the craziest of the crazy is once you become an ex-girlfriend as we’ve already covered. After being crazy, you’ll probably be labeled a bitch, too, because let’s just see if we can cover all those negative gender stereotypes out there so no title feels left out.

But if misery loves company, shouldn’t crazy, too? Every time I get the “crazy” label I either flip through Jennifer‘s Shelved Dolls series or go through a book of quotes so I don’t feel so alone in whatever “craziness” I’ve done now. If I have to be crazy and you have to be crazy, shouldn’t we at least feel like we’re in a club together?

Here are 10 quotes, by both men and women, about being crazy that will make you feel less alone in your, er, questionable mental state (as perceived by others, of course.) It’s really not that bad being off your rocker occasionally. For those of you who didn’t get the memo, being human in itself is fucking crazy.

 

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  • Castallare

    Oh, darlin’ it’s so sweet; you think you know how crazy, how crazy I am. – Fiona Apple

    • Amanda Chatel

      Oooh! That’s a good one, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    Fun tidbit: I don’t think Marilyn actually ever said number 11. That might be just a sweet quote we all wish she’d said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    Fun tidbit: I don’t think Marilyn actually ever said number 11. That might be just a sweet quote we all wish she’d said.

    • Amanda Chatel

      You know, it’s so weird — according to the internets she did, but when I did quotes by her on her birthday months ago, someone said the same thing. But I’ve yet to find another person to whom it supposedly belongs. ARGH.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

      Is it weird that I just JStored it? I still couldn’t find anything. I’ve read somewhere before that there’s just no proof that she actually said it. But there’s no proof that she DIDN’T either, so… I’ve always liked this quote, but I feel like it gets overused as a convenient excuse (by women especially) to do inconsiderate things and then write them off. It’s like a half assed apology. This quote only works if when it’s paired with genuine humility & a willingness to actively be your “best,” whatever that means. Or, maybe I just resent it because the girls’ who use it as their bio on facebook have shinier hair than me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

      Is it weird that I just JStored it? I still couldn’t find anything. I’ve read somewhere before that there’s just no proof that she actually said it. But there’s no proof that she DIDN’T either, so… I’ve always liked this quote, but I feel like it gets overused as a convenient excuse (by women especially) to do inconsiderate things and then write them off. It’s like a half assed apology. This quote only works if when it’s paired with genuine humility & a willingness to actively be your “best,” whatever that means. Or, maybe I just resent it because the girls’ who use it as their bio on facebook have shinier hair than me.

  • SE

    I love #13!!! <3

    • Amanda Chatel

      That’s why I saved it for last — it’s the best!

    • Amanda Chatel

      That’s why I saved it for last — it’s the best!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CydniiWithTwoEyes Cydnii Wilde Harris

    I almost forgot! This is one of my favorites: “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” — Dave Chappelle. Possibly the realest statement to ever be said on Inside The Actor’s Studio.

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