Insanity Is Doing The Same Thing …

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein

Well, that’s what I thought and I’ve used this one to describe everything from my own behavior or that of a friend.

Although we like to credit genius Albert Einstein for this nugget of wisdom, unfortunately, that just isn’t the case. An editor at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Montana named Michael Becker (no relation to yours truly) credits this quote to Rita Mae Brown, the mystery novelist. She attributes this phrase to the fictional Jane Fulton in her 1983 book Sudden Death writing, “Unfortunately, Susan didn’t remember what Jane Fulton once said. ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.'”

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