->''"Another unfortunate casualty to tide of time: Insane Asylums. I lament their loss, not only as brokerage houses for the bredth and depth of human psychosis, but also I shall mourn the disappearance of the peculiar environment present ''only'' in an insane asylum: that palpable atmosphere of blistered brains and churning bowels, the odiferous deluge of freely flowing bodily humors, that gently rolling cacophony of distant sobs and screams, the muttered cursing of perceived enemies and the blissful gurgling of the lobotomized. Like a new born babe discovering the sky."''
-->-- '''Alistair Grout''', ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''

->''"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum [[FaithHeelTurn shows that faith does not prove anything.]]"''
-->-- '''Creator/FriedrichNietzsche''' [[note]]He was eventually thrown into one. Sure it's not a Bedlam House per se, but think about how low the knowledge of mental health was before.[[/note]]

->(Sung to the tune of Away in a Manger)
->''Away in a madhouse, confined to my bed\\
From visions and nightmares that filled me with dread\\
The doctor has sweetly inserted a probe\\
To [[{{Lobotomy}} sever completely my pre-frontal lobe!]]\\
Electroshock therapy, mind-numbing pills\\
They change my behavior to cure all my ills\\
I love the asylum, My own padded cell\\
I'll stay here forever for [[CosmicHorrorStory outside is hell!]]''
-->-- "Away in a Madhouse", ''Music/AVeryScarySolstice''

->'''Homer Simpson''': Be quiet or we'll put you in a home.
->'''Abraham Simpson''': You already put me in a home!
->'''Homer Simpson''': Then we'll put you in that crooked home we saw on ''Sixty Minutes''.
->'''Abraham Simpson''': ''[Pathetically]'' I'll be good.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->''"I'm used to the dark, but this feels like a house full of bad dreams."''
-->-- '''Garrett''' about the [[AbandonedHospital Shalebridge Cradle]], ''VideoGame/ThiefDeadlyShadows''

->''"No-one leaves the Wishing Well, doctor's orders! Hahahaha!"''
-->-- '''Crazy Doctor''', ''Film/IceCreamMan''

->'''David:''' Arkham Asylum, which is apparently on top of a straight-up mesa with sheer cliff faces.\\
'''Chris''': It looks so much like ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' that I expected to see a dude in a loincloth whipping Medusa Heads.\\
'''David:''' There, we see Freeze being brought in, and heís actually in a locked fridge with his head through the freezer door. It even has the hinges the door used to be on.\\
'''Chris''': Arkham Asylum in a nutshell. No wonder they canít keep anyone locked up when this is the best specialized equipment that they can afford.
-->-- '''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-and-robin-movie-review/ on]] ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''

->'''Martha:''' ''This'' is what you call a hospital? Where the patients are ''whipped'' to entertain the gentry?! And you put your ''friend'' in here? ... But you're clever! Do you honestly think this place does any good?\\
'''William Shakespeare:''' I've been mad. I've lost my mind. Fear of this place set me right again. Serves its purpose.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', on the ''real'' Bedlam House.

->''Asylums with doors open wide\\
Where people had paid to see inside\\
For entertainment they watch his body twist\\
Behind his eyes he says, "I still exist."''
-->-- '''Music/JoyDivision''', [[Music/{{Closer}} "Atrocity Exhibition"]].

->''"Have you ever seen the inside of a madhouse, Maurice? You wouldn't last a week."''
-->-- '''Gaston''', ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017''

->Welcome to the Carnate Institution for the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Tragically Troubled, the Impossibly Insane, and the Diabolically Disturbed]]! Are you seeking asylum, Torque? Are you looking for the answers? Well, rest assured, you have come to the right place...
-->--'''Dr Killjoy,''' ''VideoGame/TheSuffering''

->'''Dr Oliver Thredson:''' In just the short time that I've been here, I have witnessed appalling things: abuse, malpractice... Candidly, I'm shocked.\\
'''[[NunsAreSpooky Sister Jude]]:''' It's a madhouse, Doctor. What did you expect?\\
'''Dr Oliver Thredson:''' I expected some form of treatment! Therapy! Sister, your hospital still administers [[ElectricTorture electroshock therapy]] to [[CureYourGays treat homosexuality]] - it's barbaric! [[DeliberateValuesDissonance Behavior modification is the current standard]].\\
'''Sister Jude:''' To-may-to, to-mah-to...

->The Bishopsgate Asylum facility is a structure as complex and as twisted as its long, dark history. Through the efforts of the hospital's illustrious lineage of [[CorruptBureaucrat corrupt]], [[BadBoss selfish]] [[PointyHairedBoss and derelict directors]], the various buildings that compose Bishopsgate form a broken world where wrathful madness boils behind a face of medical sterility. Though the current director, Dr Bridget [=McClusky=], is making an effort to restore the hospital to its intended role as a place of healing, such a renovation of spirit is highly unlikely. Too much depravity and sheer malevolence have taken place to ever permit for such a drastic transformation of the asylum's essential nature.
-->--''[[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness Asylum]]''

-> Where better to drive a man crazy than in the madhouse?
-->-- '''Joker''', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''