(1) And when he launches into his lecture on the ├ö├ç├┐spiritually superior personality├ö├ç├û, we are reminded of how thin a line divides enlightened idealism and protofascist megalomania .(2) Letters to friends were full of ├ö├ç├┐self-infatuation and rampant megalomania .├ö├ç├û(3) His madness, if indeed madness it was, was of megalomania : a condition attributed to an incalculable number of despots and murderers over the ages.(4) He has developed some kind of megalomania which makes him feel superior to others.(5) But to his brothers his dreams appear to verge on megalomania .(6) Higgins's megalomania reached its nadir one night when he flagged down a police car and demanded to be given a lift to his destination (a nightclub, obviously).(7) This vision of world domination goes way, way beyond hubris, and crosses the border into outright megalomania .(8) It was the least of his transgressions in a career notable for its paranoia, deceptions, moral vacuum and megalomania .(9) But Napoleon was probably beginning to suffer from megalomania : he had succeeded to such a tremendous extent that perhaps all things seemed possible.(10) Yet somehow he forgot all the truths of his younger days and bought into the self-delusions spawned from his megalomania .(11) On the surface, Watchmen is a crime fighting/superhero comic, but really it deals with the philosophy of good versus evil, morality, megalomania , the nature of evil, love, betrayal, honour and friendship.(12) World domination, absolute power and obsessive megalomania - there's been a lot of it about.(13) Rather, they live in worlds of enthusiastic self-delusion and megalomania .(14) Personally, I found it riveting from the word go, watching the idealism, the megalomania , the ruthlessness, the plotting by what essentially was a bunch of gangsters with a great deal of misused power.(15) These few moments behind the scenes in the making of the movie highlight how serious the performer was at his chosen craft, while hinting at the megalomania that would later tarnish his tumultuous reputation.(16) As a military official, he's incompetent, and as a character who should engage our sympathy, he's a total failure, blinded by his own megalomania and quest for historic recognition at any cost.