There is Method to This Madness

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."

A Famous Quote Who's Origin is Unbeknownst to Most

Shakespeare has created many quotes that are used en masse today, without a thought to where they originated. This quote has evolved into many different forms, including: "There is method to this madness", "is there no method to this madness?", etc. The quote is used in Shakespeare's Hamlet when Polonius says (in aside) infers that though he knows Hamlet is mad he also recognizes that there must be some method to it.