We have learned that beneath the surface of an ordinary everyday normal casual conscious existence there lies a vast dynamic world of impulse and dream, a hinterland of energy which has an independent existence of its own and laws of its own: laws which motivate all our thoughts and our actions.
Robert Edmond Jones
People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown.
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) - Footprints in the Sand (1931.)
Perhaps this is what it means to go mad: to be emptied and to be aware of the emptiness.