How do you say when some idea(s) or thought(s) arouses some feeling or when you have some certain feeling or thought on something?

Maybe what I'm looking for is rather a literary expression. I searched for it but didn't get what i'm looking for. So I made some expressions on my own and wonder if these make sense.

This fact comes as a crazy to me.

This fact comes to me crazy

This fact comes up to me crazy

If there's any please let me know thanks in advance.

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    Do you specifically want to describe finding something crazy, mad, insane, nonsensical,... OR does "some certain feeling or thought" imply a more general "strong reaction" to something you find striking, evocative, touching,... Note that regardless of that, it's This fact strikes me as [adjective], not comes to me. Jun 10, 2021 at 11:16
  • @FumbleFingers crazy was just an example. I meant all feelings in general and I think strike me as is what exactly I was looking for thank you very much! could you leave it in the answer section so I can check it as answer, if you don't mind?
    – pheno8
    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:31
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    The two comments above are effectively "ephemeral" (they might be deleted by a future "tidying up" process). So you need to edit your question text to reflect what they contain, or future visitors to this page won't understand why That's really striking! is a "better" answer here than That's just bonkers! Jun 10, 2021 at 13:09
  • "That fact seems crazy to me"
    – gotube
    Jun 12, 2021 at 21:47

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Your suggested expressions are not good English; rather, you could say:

This/That seems crazy to me.

but "strikes" seems to be the best option (although I think you excluded that in your title):

That strikes me as a bit crazy.

or just (and a bit stronger):

That's crazy!

This is crazy!

(stronger still):

That's totally crazy!

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