1 At the moment he seemed as sane as any one I ever saw.
2 Renfield had become, to all intents, as sane as he ever was.
3 At present I am going in my mind from point to point as a mad man, and not a sane one, follows an idea.
4 Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples.
5 However, after a while I came away; my friend is just a little too sane at present to make it safe to probe him too deep with questions.
6 There was an unusual understanding of himself, which was unlike anything I had ever met with in a lunatic; and he took it for granted that his reasons would prevail with others entirely sane.
7 Take it and keep it, read it if you will, but never let me know; unless, indeed, some solemn duty should come upon me to go back to the bitter hours, asleep or awake, sane or mad, recorded here.
8 I have tried to keep an open mind; and it is not the ordinary things of life that could close it, but the strange things, the extraordinary things, the things that make one doubt if they be mad or sane.
9 If I be sane, then surely it is maddening to think that of all the foul things that lurk in this hateful place the Count is the least dreadful to me; that to him alone I can look for safety, even though this be only whilst I can serve his purpose.
10 You, gentlemen, who by nationality, by heredity, or by the possession of natural gifts, are fitted to hold your respective places in the moving world, I take to witness that I am as sane as at least the majority of men who are in full possession of their liberties.