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    Anime and Manga 
There's this guy we know got himself some power by doing something crazy — we're just waiting to see what he does next.
Dayakka (on Kamina), Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

    Film — Animated 

...Sometimes, the impossible can become possibleif you're awesome.
Rhino the Hamster, Bolt


    Film — Live-action 
Lord Cutler Beckett: You're mad!
Captain Jack Sparrow: Thank goodness for that, because if I wasn't, this would probably never work!

Will Turner: This is either madness... or brilliance.
Captain Jack Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide.

All the greatest men are maniacs. They are possessed by a mania which drives them forward towards their goal. The great scientists, the philosophers, the religious leaders — all maniacs. What else but a blind singlenee of purpose could have given focus to their genius, would have kept them in the groove of purpose. Mania ... is as priceless as genius.

Zaphod Beeblebrox: I just materialised out of thin air in one of your cafes as a result of an argument with a ghost of my great-grandfather. No sooner had I got there than my former self, the one that operated on my brain, popped into my head and said go see Zarniwoop. I have never heard of the cat. That is all I know. (wink)
Receptionist: (awed) Mr. Beeblebrox sir, you're so weird you should be in movies.
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Yeah. And you, baby, should be in real life.

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

    Live-Action TV 
Ivanova: You're having delusions of grandeur again.
Marcus: Well, if you're gonna have delusions, might as well go for the really satisfying ones.
— ''Babylon 5, "The Summoning"

There's something you better understand about me because it's important, and one day your life may depend on it. I am definitely a madman with a box!
The Doctor, Doctor Who

Father Octavian: Doctor Song, do you trust this man?
River: I absolutely trust him.
Octavian: He's not some kind of madman, then?
River: ...I absolutely trust him.

Cleaver, you may be younger, you may be faster, you may even be smarter. But you will NEVER, EVER, be crazier... than me.
Judge Harold Stone, Night Court

Ava: This is insanity.
Sara: Insane is what we do best, Ava.
Legends of Tomorrow, "Guest Starring John Noble"

Who the hell you calling crazy?
You wouldn’t know what crazy was if Charles Manson
Was eating Fruit Loops on your front porch
Time out, let’s get something clear
I speak more truth than you want to hear
Scapegoat to cover up your fear
Suicidal Tendancies, "You Can't Bring Me Down"

A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

    Stand-Up Comedy 
"I've codified the five different types of pillow fights:
Man vs Woman: Fun
Man vs Man: Gay
Woman vs Woman: Awesome
Man vs Pillow: Crazy
and Pillow vs Pillow: Crazy Awesome"

    Video Games 
Otacon: I always suspected there was a little something crazy about you, Snake. But after hearing that story... Now I know it. You're nuts! Single-handedly taking out a tank? That's crazy! You're insane!
Snake: Otacon, is this your idea of a compliment?
Otacon: YES! You're the toughest, craziest, most hardcore badass on the planet! You're... THE SHIT!

Wrex: Stealing an Alliance ship? Risky stuff. But I'm right behind you, Shepard. It's the least I can do.
Shepard: Everyone else thinks I'm crazy.
Wrex: Sometimes crazy's the best way to go.

It's not feng shui. It's not old men eating fortune cookies and shitting diarrhoea wisdom. It's not white folk miming spiritual depth in the New Age book isle. It's ripping your face off, leaping through a plate glass window because it turns the opposition's gills green! It's knowing exactly how many teeth, fingers, and toes you have to lose to get exactly what you want... and then anteing up! It's elemental audacity!
Daimon Kiyota on Chaos, The Secret World

I guess I'd hoped that by shifting the technology to escalators, the awesomeness might somehow - you know... ...break science.
T-Rex, Dinosaur Comics

The moment their arms spun freely in our air, they were doomed — for Man has earned his right to hold this planet against all comers, by virtue of occasionally producing someone totally batshit insane.

Ninjas can't catch you if you're on fire.

Abner: Are you seriously thinking we should go back — into a hostile town full of armed soldiers — to rescue a girl from a madboy's fortress?
Lars: Yes! Yes I am!
Abner: There's a million reasons why that is not going to work.
Dimo: (from the roof of a moving wagon where they managed to sneak) Dun vorry. Dere's three reasonz it iz.

Capt. Tagon: Lieutenant Pibald! Front-and-center!
Pibald: Sir! Yes Sir!
Tagon: Give me your favorite scenario for taking this base intact.
Pi: "Favorite" or "Most likely"? See, I'm a little crazy, and my favorite scenario is really expensive.
Tagon: The Doctor briefs me weekly regarding exactly how crazy you are. I want your favorite.

    Web Original 
My theory is that, in order to keep itself balanced, the physical plane of nature provides for evolution with natural selection, and in the same way, the spiritual plane of pure thought-energy provides for evolution by a similar slow gradual process in the transformation of consciousness. What neither of these planes can deal with are surges or leaps that upset the delicate precise balance needed for change to be properly accepted. Bill Hicks upset that balance in the spiritual plane of thought-energy. The spiritual plane requires gradual transformation. Remember those 'Travellers' in Dune? Hicks' body, had we had the technology to sustain his life even with pancreatic cancer, would've eventually transformed into a big-worm blob with female genitalia for a nose and mouth. Or remember the uni-cellular globule that William Hurt was about to turn into in Altered States? That would've been Hicks.
Cody Wayne on Bill Hicks, Interesting Motherfuckers

In all seriousness, is there a more interesting comic creator in history than that dude? I mean, joking aside, for a quick sideline, the dude drew Captain America punching Hitler in the face, felt unfulfilled doing it artistically, drew all his comics for his war service in advance, and then went off to go kill a bunch of Nazis. I’m sure this is no new opinion, but Jack Kirby is totally awesome.
Chris Sims on Smallville ("Icarus")

Arnold's most spectacular kill comes from one of his crappiest movies. He was being chased by a truckload of villains through a suburban neighborhood where cars exploded senselessly, almost retardedly. Arnold used this to his advantage by shooting a man into an ice cream truck. Its truly ridiculous explosion sent an ice cream cone directly into a villain's skull. There's no fine line between stupid and awesome with Arnold. He is all of both, all the time.

Can we just stop and realize how awesome that quote is? 'I knew Bill Murray had my back from the first moment I saw him hiding behind that rock in his cowboy hat.'

In the video above, you see shape-shifting coyote trickster god Bill Murray walking in on a bachelor party in Charleston, dishing out some advice to everyone EXCEPT the groom... Bill Murray's job now is to pop up in random spots and make your day, and he's gotten so, so good at it. His advice is excellent, by the way. 'You know how they say funerals aren't for the dead but for the living?'

Only Nicolas Cage could make a complete outfit of a cowboy hat (which cost $950,000 and once belonged to the real Buffalo Bill), gold aviators (which cost $300,000 and once belonged to Elvis), a purple blazer (which cost $15,000 and was worn by Bette Midler in Big Business), gold beads (which are really solid gold anal beads, cost $2,600,000 and were once up King Tut’s asshole), a gaudy ass gold ring (which cost $860,000 and once belonged to Liberace), gun holsters (which cost $1,000,000 and once belonged to Billy the Kid), a cane (which cost $160,000 and once belonged to Charlie Chaplin) and $20 fringed pants from a pimp store in Reno...In other words, this is Nicolas Cage’s greatest look and nothing proudly says 'I’m a crazy bitch' like unironically wearing a t-shirt with your own meme on it.

Even amongst that company, Warrior’s interviews stood out as notably insane. Asked to do an impersonation of a wrestler, most people would shout 'Next week, I’ll kick your ass!' into an imaginary camera, but his most infamous, to build up the most iconic match of his career, revolves around his daring 'Hul Ko-gan' to hijack and crash a plane, as a means to testing his mettle. With its strangely measured cadence, it plays like Brando’s speech in Apocalypse Now, and increasingly in the era where teams of writers hand WWE performers a script before they give them the mic, it now feels like something we all dreamed.
Stuart Millard eulogizes the Ultimate Warrior

He bumps, sells, bleeds and goes totally bareass in an all encompassing attempt to turn Jay Lethal into someone we think of as a big name. It works, in as much as it possibly can, but it doesn’t result in a good match, because Jay Lethal gets completely lost in the ring with Flair. I can’t remember a move he did, a mannerism he had, or anything, in fact, about his half of these proceedings. That doesn’t mean he was awful, just invisible next to the vibrancy that Flair brings to any match anytime. If you can’t keep up with Flair, he leaves you in the dust. And Jay Lethal should dress up in polka dots with how true that was tonight.
Cewsh Reviews on TNA Victory Road 2010

Any random YouTube search will tell you (Scott) Steiner is easy pickings for comedy, but over the years I’ve grown to admire Big Poppa Pump as a performer. I think it’s because he delivers baffling promos while at the same time looking like the most horrifying man alive. That’s a winning combination to me. On top of that, you get the bonus that he appears to be a true mad man.

And that is something so sorely missing in wrestling today: a lunatic.

While he did write classic peace songs like 'Imagine' and 'Give Peace a Chance,' keep in mind that he also wrote 'I Am the Walrus,' so he did not possess the soundest of minds.

Certainly his daily cocaine intake in the 70s would have killed a platoon of Marines. Then factor in that he subsisted on a diet of glasses of milk and the occasional raw egg while sustaining a touring and recording schedule that would cripple a normal human being and you start to wonder if The Man Who Fell to Earth wasn't entirely fictional.

According to himself Chiu is immortal, and may be the greatest inventor in history and a prophet of God. The former quality is most prominently displayed through his Immortality Rings...The Immortality Rings are (apparently) magnets that people wear as rings, and which makes the wearers immortal since cells heal crooked,” and have apparently (according to Chiu) been endorsed by none other than Kevin Trudeau. He does have a patent on them, but the patent description is not entirely intelligible. One reason he has offered for why people need to invest in his rings, by the way, is that cemeteries are “gay”, which is a truly excellent reason.
Encyclopedia of American Loons, "Alex Chiu: A Phenomenon"

Other shows jump the shark, Mr. T's cold-clocks it!
The Agony Booth's recap of the Mister T episode "The Mystery of the Golden Medallion"

The reason your idea is crazy is because it's not crazy enough. It's just sane enough that someone might consider it as a possibility, and you'll get caught because you were being predictable. If you, say, destroyed the world economy, thus rendering bounties null and void, and later established cat pictures as the new world currency, that would be so far outside the realm of plausibility that [it] is has to work.

"Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States was a hard partying, hard fighting, hard crazy, ugly, ugly son of a bitch who took the highest office in the land because he felt like it. What were you gonna do? Stop him? He'd like to see you try..."

    Web Video 
Takeshi Kitano, a.k.a. 'Beat Takeshi'. Japanese film director, comedian, singer, actor, screenwriter, poet, painter — okay, what WASN'T this guy?and one-time video game designer. Yeah, y'hear that? One time. 'Cause one time is all he needed... The next steps are entirely made of logic: 1) quit job, 2) take money out of the office plant, 3) learn to hang-glide, 4) all the while managing to dodge Yakuza toughs that are trying to beat the shit out of you as you moon-jump past.

I'm almost certain before they shot this interview, they went up to Macho and they said, "Ok Randy, we want you to cut a promo, talk about the match you're gonna have, talk about how you're the champion. You got two minutes." That's it, that's all they said. And Randy had nuthin'. He had nothing prepared, he had nothing to say, and he had, really, no inspiration. "OO-NOOO. I GOT NUTHIN'. UHH...? OO-NOOO." He's in an office, really. He's backstage at craft services. He sees a coffee machine, and next to the coffee machine, there's a buncha coffee creamers in little tubs. And he gets an idea.

You Will Never be this Metal!

General: Report Corporal.
Corporal: He has killed the entire platoon and blew up the tank!
General: Impossible.
Corporal: He also did it while singing "I am the very model of a modern major general" and improvising a third movement to it!
— (completely accurate) comment on Episode 45 of Freeman's Mind

    Western Animation 
Isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit!

Sometimes crazy works.
Optimus Primal, Beast Wars

    Real Life 
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Michel de Montaigne

If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being "asocial" or "irrational" in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to "explain," which usually implies that the explanation be "understood," i.e. approved.
Erich Fromm, The Art of Being

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Oscar Levant

Some may never live, but the crazy never die.

A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.
Kurt Vonnegut, Welcome to the Monkey House

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'

On my fortieth birthday, rather than merely bore my friends by having anything as mundane as a midlife crisis I decided it might be more interesting to actually terrify them by going completely mad and declaring myself to be a magician.
Alan Moore, The Mindscape of Alan Moore

People like Brando are just kindergarten compared to Kinski. He is totally mad and unpredictable.
Werner Herzog (on collaborator/nemesis Klaus Kinski)

There was only one sure thing I knew when starting HS. That was that this thing would go batshit insane in ways I couldn't begin to imagine. In fact, it was practically the mission statement.
Andrew Hussie, author of MS Paint Adventures' Homestuck

(watching footage) Crazy. Th-th-that can't be an act. That CAN'T be an act. It's either the greatest work in the history of the business, or that man is a little nuts.


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