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1. "Because it is the triumph of a lack of planning –both for good and bad. It's chaos –and whether you say that with a gasp of despair or glee or both is up to you. Whereas Paris (certainly in the centre) is the success of a single overarching monomaniacal topographic vision, London is a chaotic patchwork of history, architecture, style, as disorganised as any dream, and like any dream possessing an underlying logic, but one that we can't quite make sense of, though we know it's there. A shoved-together city cobbled from centuries of distinct aesthetics disrespectfully clotted in a magnificent triumph of architectural philistinism. A city of jingoist sculptures, concrete caryatids, ugly ugly ugly financial bombast, reconfiguration. A city full of parks and gardens, which have always been magic places, one of the greenest cities in the world, though it's a very dirty shade of green –and what sort of grimy dryads does London throw up? You tell me."
Author: China Miéville
2. "A monomaniac is a sick person whose mentality is perfectly healthy in all respects but one; he has a single flaw, clearly localized. At times, for example, he has an unreasonable and absurd desire to drink or steal or use abusive language; but all his other acts and all his other thoughts are strictly correct."
Author: Emile Durkheim
3. "C'est un monde fait pour des monomaniaques obsédés par l'idée de progrès... mais d'un faux progrès qui pue. C'est un monde encombré d'objets inutiles que, pour mieux les exploiter et les dégrader, on a enseigné aux homes et femmes à considérer comme utiles."
Author: Henry Miller
4. "...then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul."
Author: Herman Melville
5. "After reading Edgar Allan Poe. Something the critics have not noticed: a new literary world pointing to the literature of the 20th Century. Scientific miracles, fables on the pattern A+ B, a clear-sighted, sickly literature. No more poetry but analytic fantasy. Something monomaniacal. Things playing a more important part than people; love giving away to deductions and other forms of ideas, style, subject and interest. The basis of the novel transferred from the heart to the head, from the passion to the idea, from the drama to the denouement."
Author: Jules De Goncourt
6. "Azi a venit un pacient cu barba roscata, ochi albastri, un albastru diluat, cenusiu. Se uita ca un câine umil la mine. L-am întrebat cum îl cheama. N-a raspuns nimic. "Cum te cheama?" am repetat. Tacere. Se uita la mine, cu ochi ficsi, goi. Mi s-a facut frica. M-am stapânit, sa nu vada. Si ca sa-mi dau curaj am strigat la el. "Cum te cheama?" Nimic. Nici un rezultat. Am batut cu pumnul în masa. "Cum te cheama?" am zbierat. Nici macar nu s-a clintit. Am început sa tremur. Nu-mi mai stapâneam nervii. Vrând sa ies pe usa, l-am auzit murmurând ceva. N-am înteles si m-am întors. "Ce-ai zis?" "Nu sunt nebun", bâigui el. "Nu ma intereseaza asta, am strigat. Cum te cheama?" Parca nici nu m-a auzit. Mi-a repetat acelasi lucru. "Nu sunt nebun". Am iesit si i-am scris pe fisa: "Monomaniac cu tendinta schizofrenica. De urmarit îndeaproape"."
Author: Octavian Paler
7. "I'm a monomaniac with one goal: clean air from clean energy."
Author: Sam Wyly
8. "Honesty, like any inclination, can become a ruling passion, a monomania almost."
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
9. "No man was more sensitive than Zweig to the destructive effects upon individual liberty of the demands of large or strident collectivities. He would have viewed with horror the cacophony of monomanias—sexual, racial, social, egalitarian—that marks the intellectual life of our societies, each monomaniac demanding legislative restriction on the freedom of others in the name of a supposed greater, collective good."
Author: Theodore Dalrymple

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The kids of tomorrow don't need today when they live in the sins of yesterday."
Author: Billy Talent

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