Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else.
Other Arthur Schopenhauer quotes:
One could say that genius lives only one storey above madness.
We have to forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to become like other people.
You can know only what you have thought about.
It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
The progress of life shows a man the stuff of which he is made.
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
A writer should never be brief at the expense of being clear.
Life is so full of troubles and vexations, that one must either rise above it by means of corrected thoughts, or leave it.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.