"Thou should'st go mad, blacksmith; say, why dost thou not go mad? How can'st thou endure without being mad? Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?"
- Captain Ahab, Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
"The point is, you see," said Ford, "that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later."
-Ford Prefect, Life, The Universe, and Everything ,by Douglas Adams
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