Border Quotes

Quotes tagged as "border" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Carlos Fuentes
“Yo no soy mexicano. Yo no soy gringo. Yo no soy chicano. No soy gringo en USA y mexicano en Mexico. Soy chicano en todas partes. No tengo que asimilarme a nada. Tengo mi propia historia.”
Carlos Fuentes

Milan Kundera
“It takes so little, so infinitely little, for someone to find himself on the other side of the border, where everything - love, convictions, faith, history - no longer has meaning. The whole mystery of human life resides on the fact that it is spent in the immediate proximity of, and even in direct contact with, that border, that it is separated from it not by kilometers but by barely a millimeter.”
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Rudyard Kipling
“OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!”
Rudyard Kipling, Kipling: Poems

“Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. So why is man your god, and not the Creator?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Elizabeth Gilbert
“A Sanskrit word appeared in the paragraph: ANTEVASIN. It means, ‘one who lives at the border.’ In ancient times, this was a literal description. It indicated a person who had left the bustling center of worldly life to go live at the edge of the forest where the spiritual masters dwelled. The antevasin was not of the villager’s anymore-not a householder with a conventional life. But neither was he yet a transcendent-not one of those sages who live deep in the unexplored woods, fully realized. The antevasin was an in-betweener. He was a border-dweller. He lived in sight of both worlds, but he looked toward the unknown. And he was a scholar.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“You can only exceed your limits if you’ve discovered them.”
Roel van Sleeuwen

Scott Westerfeld
“She needed Andrew Simpson Smith, it was that simple. And he had spent his life training to help people like her. Gods.
"Okay, Andrew. But let's leave today. I'm in a hurry."
"Of course. Today." He stroked the place where his slight beard was beginning to grow. "These ruins where your friends are waiting? Where are they?"
Tally glances up at the sun, still low enough to indicate the eastern horizon. After a moment's calculation, she pointed off to the northwest, back toward the city and beyond that, the Rusty Ruins. "About a week's walk that way."
"A week?"
"That means seven days."
"Yes, I know the gods' calendar," he said huffily. "But a whole week?"
"Yeah. That's not so far, is it?" The hunters had been tireless on their march the night before.
He shook his head, an awed expression on his face. "But that is beyond the edge of the world.”
Scott Westerfeld, Pretties

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Security is a double-edged sword: While a fence sure protects the fenced; it also imprisons the protected.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

B.R. Ambedkar
“A safe army is better than a safe border”
Bhim Rao Ambedkar

Dejan Stojanovic
“There are no clear borders,
Only merging invisible to the sight.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Sergio Troncoso
“I am in between. Trying to write to be understood by those who matter to me, yet also trying to push my mind with ideas beyond the everyday. It is another borderland I inhabit. Not quite here nor there. On good days I feel I am a bridge. On bad days I just feel alone.”
Sergio Troncoso, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays

Kamand Kojouri
“Let borders become sunlight so we traverse this Earth as one nation and drive the darkness out.”
Kamand Kojouri

Bill Maher
“Now, don't get me wrong, I think border security is important. And I have no doubt that the Republican plan for turning our southern border into The Hunger Games will put a stop to the #1 threat facing America today — illegal cleaning ladies.”
Bill Maher

“I will cross the border; set across the ocean. I will break down walls; reject rules just to be with you. I will; I promise that I will resist the resilience. I will give love life and a place to blossom.”
S. O'Sdae

Sergio Troncoso
“So the Juárez/El Paso area before the recent drug violence was not a bilingual, bi-national, bicultural Zion, but it was one world. One entity. One place. One city where you could live in between worlds, and have the hope of creating something new. A third way to be, not along the border, but on the border.

That is what the violence has destroyed, that unity, however tenuous it ever was. It has destroyed the idea of that unity and the reality of living so uniquely astride an international border. This ‘real idea’ was always a work-in-progress, and for the moment it is lost. Yet that real idea of unity had great value.”
Sergio Troncoso, Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence

Sergio Troncoso
“I believe we have reached a point where those of us who belong to this culture of la frontera in Ysleta and El Paso are not content to sit back and watch others tell us who we are. We know who we are, and we ourselves can tell others about what we love and what we fear and what we hate and what can save us. I believe our community has developed that confidence to step forward and start taking responsibility for the many images that are projected in the name of Ysleta and El Paso.”
Sergio Troncoso, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays

Jeff VanderMeer
“What does the border look like?” A child’s question. A question whose answer means nothing. There is nothing but border. There is no border.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Acceptance
tags: border

“Discipline is when we limit ourselves, put borders around ourselves.”
Sunday Adelaja

“The moment you cross the border of your country to another, nature will blow you the breeze of revolution, no matter how long you may spend abroad, you will never return back home the same again, it is either greater or worse.”
Elijah Onyenmeriogu

Алексей Слаповский
“Но в тот знойный полдень никто не появлялся, только одинокая курица бродила около памятника Ленину, с каждым своим шажком то и дело пересекая невидимую границу. Сам памятник примечателен: когда Грежин был единой частью страны, очень условно поделенной на республики, Ленина ежегодно красили белой краской, клали к постаменту по праздникам цветы, а в лихое время перемен сгоряча хотели снести, но не успели. У нас, если что не сделано сразу, не делается никогда или с большим опозданием, вот памятник и остался; левая его половина принадлежала России, а правая, с указующей куда-то рукой, досталась Украине; руку эту лет десять назад кто-то отшиб, но Ленин обломком предплечья продолжал упрямо показывать вперед.”
Алексей Слаповский, Гений

Amit Kalantri
“Words are better than weapons, wisdom is better than war.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Petra Hermans
“To know your borders in a relationship
makes the love more lovely
each and every half a Second.
Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
September 10, 2016”
Petra Hermans
tags: border

Jeff VanderMeer
“All of the things that wore you down, even as that was balanced by the electric feeling of being on the side of a border where you knew things no one else knew.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Authority
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Jeff VanderMeer
“Whatever we think of the border, it’s important to recognise it as a limitation of Area X.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Acceptance
tags: border

“Тролль — это в своем роде зиммелевский Чужак на границе онлайн-сообщества. Если появляются тролли, значит, это кому-то противно, непонятно — почему это он общается не как мы?

[...] Тролль — это тот, кто ставит вопрос о границах допустимого, одновременно это и сам раздражитель, и «иммунный ответ» сообщества на раздражитель.”
Полина Колозариди

Jeff VanderMeer
“What’s outside the border when you’re inside it?” “What’s the border when you’re inside it?” “What’s the border when someone is outside it?” “Why can’t the person inside see the person outside?”
Jeff VanderMeer, Acceptance
tags: border

“Death is only a passage, border : I would not have passport for it ! (La mort n'est qu'un passage, frontière. - J'aimerais n'avoir pas de passeport)”
Charles de Leusse

“Dear if your limits and my limits were same
Our borders would not have been separate”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Aanchal Malhotra
“The notion that where one is from can be understood using what remains of that place opens up a highly sensitive and rich terrain that can help unpack belonging, especially if that place has now been rendered inaccessible by national borders.”
Aanchal Malhotra, Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory

Munia Khan
“His life cries for an unknown land of joy;
where sadness lingers between border lines
His discolored steps towards the decoy
misconstrued as the mystery declines

From the poem Sonnet For A Man (Part II)”
Munia Khan, To Evince the Blue