Quotes: They Called Me Mad!
"Oh, mad, am I? Yes, that's what they all say, hee hee hee! But I'll show you who's mad! Yes! For when I rule the world, then you'll see who's mad! Yes!"
"I wanted things I saw only dimly— fluids that glowed, and electricity that danced like a living thing. I wanted science inside of me, changing me, my body as a generator, as a reactor, a crucible. Transformation, transcendence. And so, of course, They Called Me Mad!. They laughed at me, and that I would never forgive and forget. I would, to use the old phrase, show them."
"I AM NOT MAD!" cried Zarkendorf, his eyes bulging madly. "For years people like you laughed at my name! They called me a nerd — they said I should get out of my mother's basement and get a life! I swore that one day I would make them all pay! The world will soon tremble at the name Heinrich Dorfmenstein Zarkendorf!" "Yeah; probably at the thought of having to spell it," said Buster.
— Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space
"They say madness runs in our family. Some even dared call me mad. Do you know why? Because I dared to dream of creating a race of atomic monsters, atomic supermen! With octagonal shaped bodies that suck-"
[unintelligible gibberish] "- with straws..."
"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fultonnote , they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
"White doesn't necessarily practice film criticism, although what he writes is almost always based on his real or imagined characterization of what other critics have already written. The movie itself sometimes gets lost in White's internal monologue as he rages against some chimerical critical consensus."
—Jim Emerson on film critic Armond White
"Gene Ray, born Otis Eugene Ray, is a former electrician and inventor who actively promoted the game of marbles. Sometime after losing his own, he created the idea and the website for Time Cube in August 1997. He proclaimed himself a Doctor of Cubism and Wisest Human in December 2002 and has since been going on a steady downhill slope...He has promised $10,000 to Wikipedia, or the first academic or just anyone who could refute the Time Cube theory, citing the wager at least 6 times on the main page. He is, of course, the only judge for that particular wager. He speaks with the same incoherency as he writes. It's entirely possible he has actual medical brain damage... but the Internet has desensitized people to insanity on such a level this is usually not considered."