Extremes Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“I like solitude. It is when you truly hear and speak your natural, unadulterated mind, and out comes your most stupid self as well as your most intelligent self. It is when you realize who you are and the extents of the good and the evils which you are capable of.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon L. Alder
“When people want to win they will go to desperate extremes. However, anyone that has already won in life has come to the conclusion that there is no game. There is nothing but learning in this life and it is the only thing we take with us to the grave—knowledge. If you only understood that concept then your heart wouldn’t break so bad. Jealousy or revenge wouldn’t be your ambition. Stepping on others to raise yourself up wouldn’t be a goal. Competition would be left on the playing field, and your freedom from what other people think about you would light the pathway out of hell.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“Generally, there is a lot of truth value in stepping back, observing, then logically generalizing the extremes of what you see.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Some things seem to be viewed in similar ways by many people, and I think we should take another look at these and truly question them. In our search for our own truth we need to ensure that we are not acting like sheep, merely following the herd behaviour.
One of these areas is that things are often regarded as opposites, things like black and white, day and night, light and dark, are obvious examples. A more open view might say they are opposite sides of one coin. I would go a little further and suggest to you that they are actually part of the same thing. Just as the coin cannot exist without its two sides, I would suggest that our world cannot exist without these so called opposites because they give us a spectrum to exist in, a matrix, or framework, that stretches between the two extremes (or polarities) to include every variation of light and shade that we sense or experience in-between.”
Julia Woodman, No Paradox - Living Both In and Outside Of the Matrix: Through Consciously Evolving Our Consciousness [ Theory, Exploration, Tools ]

Richard Russo
“You can't possibly judge your ability to control something until you've experienced the extremes of its capabilities. Do you understand?”
Richard Russo, Empire Falls

“The infinitesimal seedlings became a forest of trees that grew courteously, correcting the distances between themselves as they shaped themselves to the promptings of available light and moisture, tempering the climate and the temperaments of the Scots, as the driest land became moist and the wettest land became dry, seedlings finding a mean between extremes, and the trees constructing a moderate zone for themselves even into what I would have called tundra, until I understood the fact that Aristotle taught, while walking in a botanic garden, that the middle is fittest to discern the extremes. ("Interim")”
William S. Wilson, Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka

Iveta Cherneva
“Everything is good in moderation. Even moderation.”
Iveta Cherneva

Aldous Huxley
“Extremes,' said the Controller, 'meet. For the good reason that they were made to meet.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Marshall McLuhan
“All through his life, he swung between the ridiculous and the sublime,”
Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage

“Nothing is more self-limiting than going to extremes.”
Marty Rubin

Margaret Atwood
“Ger says that Kat has a tendency to push things to extremes, to go over the edge, merely from a juvenile desire to shock, which is hardly a substitute for wit. One of these days, he says, she will go way too far. Too far for him, is what he means.”
Margaret Atwood, Wilderness Tips

James C. Dobson
“17. One of the secrets of successful living is found in the word balance, referring to the avoidance of harmful extremes. We need food, but we should not overeat. We should work, but not make work our only activity. We should play, but not let play rule us. Throughout life, it will be important to find the safety of the middle ground rather than the imbalance of the extremes.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

James Patterson
“You put on a mask. But don't you see? Nobody can really know you unless they know your extremes”
James Patterson, Invisible

Wilhelm von Humboldt
“All situations in which the interrelationships between extremes are involved are the most interesting and instructive.”
Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Limits of State Action

Koren Zailckas
“Even years from now, once I've stopped drinking, I will never stop trusting extremes. I will always believe that anything worth having is worth having in excess. The good things are worth hoarding until you have a cookie-fat ass, sex-aching loins, joy that fires through you like popping popcorn, or love, the weakness at the sight of some boy who makes your chest ache like indigestion. If it's good for you, it ought to be good for you in any amount, and you should track down every available bit of it. And if it's toxic, if it turns your liver into a hard little rock of scar tissue, or curls your memory at the edges like something burned in a fire, or makes your stomach flop, or your mind ache, or your personality contorted, you shouldn't buy into the bullshit about temperance.”
Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Margaret Atwood
“In times of extremes, extremists win. Their ideology becomes a religion, anyone who doesn't puppet their views is seen as an apostate, a heretic or a traitor, and moderates in the middle are annihilated. Fiction writers are particularly suspect because they write about human beings, and people are morally ambiguous. The aim of ideology is to eliminate ambiguity.”
Margaret Atwood

Fern Schumer Chapman
“Most German perpetrators were never punished or rewarded for their behavior, but they had learned something about themselves. They know what they did or didn't do in the most morally fraught moment of their lives. They have seen themselves in extreme circumstances and, in that, they have seen their own extremes.”
Fern Schumer Chapman, Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past

“There is a glimmer of metal that wavers between his thighs. He turns to face me. The balls of his large gauge nipple rings catch my eye as they glint in the light of the room. But, it is the tintinabular rings below that cause my eyes to descend to his shining metallic beacon of love. I feel my jaw slightly drop open and a small puff of air escapes over my lips. I am wildly transfixed. What is that? What will he do with it? I nervously wonder without a solution. He moves toward me with the sound of pockets full of change, and I know my life will never be the same.”
Anastasia

“The Gobi wasn't completely devoid of life; its ecosystem was unexpectedly extensive and varied given the extremes to which it subjected its denizens, but some of those forms of life weren't the kind that Anna wanted to admire too closely.”
A. Ashley Straker, Connected Infection

Henry Miller
“Art consists in going the full length. If you start with the drums you have to end with dynamite, or TNT.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

Girdhar Joshi
“Most of us, people live life in extreme. On one extreme some people think they live for eating, on the other some fasting to death.”
Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

Christopher Marlowe
“Love is a golden bubble full of dreams,
That waking breaks, and fills us with extremes.

---From “Hero and Leander, Sestiad III”
Christopher Marlowe, Complete Poems and Translations

“I have always loved extremes. Either give me everything or nothing.”
Avijeet Das

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