Edges Quotes

Edges Quotes by Mark Rippetoe, Lauren Oliver, April Bloomfield, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Rafael Palmeiro, Eero Saarinen and many others.

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If every day of your life you are told by authority figures that the Earth is flat, you will be scared of falling off the edge whether you want to be or not.
Mark Rippetoe
But for now, the future, like the past, means nothing. For now, there is only a homestead built of trash and scraps, at the edge of a broken city, just beyond a towering city dump; and our arrival-hungry, and half-frozen, to a place of food and water and walls that keep out the brutal winds. This, for us, is heaven.
Lauren Oliver
There is something about someone making a fantastic sandwich, taking care to spread lots of mayo all the way to the edges. Making sure every bite has a bit of everything in it. There’s something special about that.
April Bloomfield
Ann Winder-Boyle’s small-scale encaustic pictures always reward a second look – theyВ have an intriguing edge of darkness about them.
Andrew Graham-Dixon
I don’t think that – you know, I’m sure that there’s guys that are doing it, because I’m sure in every sport there’s players who want to get the edge. But I think that it’s been blown overly – way more than guys are using it in our game.
Rafael Palmeiro
Egyptian pyramids or obelisks – seemed to be the basis of the great memorials that have kept their significance and dignity across time. Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right.
Eero Saarinen
I think it’s extremely unlikely that the European Union will fracture with nations dropping off the edge.
John Major
He is a regular guy who absolutely is not attracted to his own celebrity. He’s a jokester, a little rough around the edges, with great heart and compassion; he loves his family. I feel very comfortable with him. I don’t see ‘Denzel Washington Star’; I just see Denzel.
Viola Davis
I think about my mother every day. But usually the thoughts are fleeting – she crosses my mind like a spring cardinal that flies past the edge of your eye: startling, luminous, lovely… gone.
Meghan O’Rourke
‘Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures.
Michel de Montaigne
When we venture beyond the edge of our knowledge, all we have is art.
Jonah Lehrer
Our assumptions are the edges of our worlds.
Terence McKenna
The self forms at the edge of desire, and a science of self arises in the effort to leave that self behind.
Anne Carson
It is when the product is not good enough that proprietary integration gives you a competitive edge. You cannot outsource and be competitively successful in this situation. But at the other end, where standard components assembled in standard ways can yield acceptable performance, you must outsource.
Clayton Christensen
The whole idea is to get an edge. Sometimes it takes just a little extra something to get that edge, but you have to have it.
Don Shula
Blair – except at the edges – was a Thatcherite. Brown, in contrast, regarded Thatcherism as something that had to be taken on board while at the same time seeking to retain as much as possible of the Labour legacy, or ‘Labour values,’ as he would put it.
Martin Jacques
Sever the edge between before and after.
Takuan Soho
I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream. That’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.
Marlon Brando
The cutting edge of service is always being honed and polished.
Ron Kaufman
And then as I frequently do, some times I’ll peek out from underneath the focusing cloth and just look around the edges of the frame that I’m not seeing, see if there’s something that should be adjusted in terms of changing the camera position.
John Sexton
I like to be on the edge of the possible.
JГёrn Utzon
Movies took you right up to the edge but kept you safe.
John Updike
Al was cruel, vindictive, angry, elegant, powerful. He gave me strength, he gave me wisdom, not only about magic, but about myself. He was a lot like Trent, only harsher around the edges.
Kim Harrison
Those who declared librarians obsolete when the Internet rage first appeared are now red-faced. We need them more than ever. The Internet is full of ‘stuff’ but its value and readability is often questionable. ‘Stuff’ doesn’t give you a competitive edge, high-quality related information does.
Patricia Schroeder
When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
Desmond Tutu
Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Poetry is like standing on the edge of a lake on a moonlit night and the light of the moon is always pointing straight at you.
Billy Collins
The low carbon economy is at the leading edge of a structural shift now taking place globally…
William Hague
Leadership is making happen what wouldn’t happen anyway and this always entails working at the edge of what is acceptable
Richard Pascale
So go ahead, break stuff. Break yourself on the once-hard edges of yourself. And recycle the debris into the foundation of your future.
Mark Twight
Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.
Bill Bruford
Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
Come to the edge!
And they came,
and he pushed,
and they flew.
Christopher Logue
I’m a piano player. I never thought of myself as a singer, at all. I was always trying to sound like somebody else. I don’t like my own voice, I like Ray Charles, Robert Plant, I like Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, people that have an edge in their voice.
Billy Joel
If those arrangements [the fundamental arrangements of knowledge] were to disappear as they appeared… then one can certainly wager that man would be erased, like a face drawn in sand at the edge of the sea.
Michel Foucault
I don’t like my language watered down, I don’t like my edges rounded off.
Ani DiFranco
If you do anything for too long, it starts to lack edge, to become too easy. Easy is the kiss of death.
Julia Ormond
But the center can be a harmful place for one who has lived so long on the edge…. Normality is the Great Neurosis of civilization.
Tom Robbins
No one wants to get up at 4 and run when it’s pitch-dark, but it has to be done. The only reason i do it so early is because i believe the other guy isn’t doing it and that gives me a little edge
Mike Tyson
There’s nothing left of my hometown in Kentucky. All those small and mid-sized towns and cities in the U.S. are just about malls around the edges and suburbs. That was definitely a loss, because everything just gets homogenized. You can’t tell where you are, it’s all the same.
Richard Hell
The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.
Ernest Hemingway
We have to learn how to contact one another over an enormous land space, across five-and-a-half time zones, in what as once a wilderness of scattered settlements, in what is now a sprawl of suburban edge cities and satellite towns. Technology forges connections and disconnections here.
B. W. Powe
I watched her, waiting. She smiled. Her lips curved up and the edges, and her chocolate eyes warmed. I’d just admitted to stalking her, and she was smiling.
Stephenie Meyer
The difference between art and craft lies not in the tools you hold in your hands, but in the mental set that guides them. For the artisan, craft is an end in itself. For you, the artist, craft is the vehicle for expressing your vision. Craft is the visible edge of art.
David Bayles
It’s nice, when fishing, to catch a fish. But it doesn’t really matter if you don’t. What you always catch is a quiet time sitting at the water’s edge, or in a gently rocking boat, a silent time of water and sky and the movement of natural things.
Ruth Rudner
It feels like we’ve grown enough as musicians over the last few years to go new places, and our conceptual and compositional abilities have developed along with it, so we’re pushing all the envelopes we can at the same time and it still feels like cutting edge work to us. It seems to resonate with people.
Bent Saether
When civilization stands at the edge of a cliff, a step forward doesn’t make much sense.
Denis Hayes
I’ve always liked edges, places where one thing becomes another…… transition zones, boundaries and borderlands. I like the mixing that happens, the juxtapositions, the collisions and connections. I like the way they help me see the world from a fresh angle.
Philip Connors
Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna – or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.
Barbara Walters
Sometimes tender, sometimes spiral-eyed-but always, as we say, ‘of a mind’ -Lily Brown’s sonorous and cerebral poems can fire synapses you never knew you had. If you’re careful, Rust or Go Missing will keep you on the edge of your head.
Graham Foust
When you’re stuck sitting in a comfort zone, small problems become magnified. Get out of your comfort zone, touch the edge, and you come back with an appreciation for life.
Barbara Warren
Come a day there won’t be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, on the raggedy edge. Don’t push me, and I won’t push you. Dong le ma?
Joss Whedon
Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness.
Raymond Chandler
A giddy feeling, in a way, except there was the dreamy edge of impossibility to it – like running a dead-end maze – no way out – it couldn’t come to a happy conclusion and yet I was doing it anyway because it was all I could think of to do.
Tim O’Brien
When you think about it, caring for patients is 99 percent information and 1 percent intervention, so it’s clear that with or without genomics, the paradigm is shifting. Bioinformatics brings a cutting edge capacity to healthcare.
Christopher G. Chute
There’s an edge to real rock ‘n’ roll. It’s all that matters.
Neil Young
Young people need their own private places which mothers don’t belong to, even if they want mother all around the edge of that.
Dawn French
The Daredevil comic book was the first comic book Marvel had ever put out that was an adult R-rated book, so I started with that. When I was creating the series, I just started with that tone, and that edge, and it just kept going.
Melissa Rosenberg
Living systems are never in equilibrium. They are inherently unstable. They may seem stable, but they’re not. Everything is moving and changing. In a sense, everything is on the edge of collapse.
Michael Crichton
I focus on the elements of a movie that are meant to invisibly affect me as a viewer. The edges. As an author, Im aware of how the subconscious things can pluck at a readers emotions, and I love it when filmmakers do the same.
Maggie Stiefvater
At the edge of the cliffs, the wind is a smack, and D-day becomes wildly clear: climbing that cutting edge into the bullets.
John Vinocur
We’ve become a nation of wolves, ruled by sheep.
Owned by swine, overfed, and put to sleep.
While the media elite declare what to think,
I’ll be wide awake, on the edge, and on the brink.
Otep Shamaya
The show [ Vampire Diaries] knows how to keep people on the edge of their seat, that’s for sure.
Steven R. McQueen
I open my scuttle at night and see the far-sprinkled systems, All all I see multiplied as high as I can cipher edge but the rim of the farther systems. Wider and wider they spread, expanding, always expanding, Outward and outward and forever outward.
Walt Whitman
And, for any performer, to be able to go deep into character is fantastic. In film you only get to do that if you’re the leading character. But in television you get 18 hours to really test the audience and take them to the edge of how far they will go with this character. I can step over this line and I love that.
Cillian Murphy
I have always longed to be part of the outward life, to be out there at the edge of things, to let the human taint wash away in emptiness and silence as the fox sloughs his smell into the cold unworldliness of water; to return to town a stranger. Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival.
J. A. Baker
Napa cabbage is very beautiful, all those long, pale leaves with ruffled edges.
Nobu Matsuhisa
The secret of grace is that it can be all right at the center even when it is all wrong on the edges.
Lewis B. Smedes
Some reviewer might be out there saying, obviously Edge of Darkness didn’t come off because of the script, blah blah blah, but everybody has read the script, except the journalist attacking it.
William Monahan
The rising sun managed to peek around the vast column of smoke that forever rose from Ankh-Morpork, City of Cities, illustrating almost up to the edge of space that smoke means progress or, at least, people setting fire to things.
Terry Pratchett
Economic problems have no sharp edges. They shade off imperceptibly into politics, sociology, and ethics. Indeed, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that the ultimate answer to every economic problem lies in some other field.
Kenneth E. Boulding
The enormous lake stretched flat and smooth and white all the way to the edge of the gray sky. Wagon tracks went away across it, so far that you could not see where they went; they ended in nothing at all.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
I have real admiration for chefs who can maintain an edge and find new inspiration in their cooking after many years.
Daniel Boulud
If you want to feel secure, do what you already know how to do. If you want to be a true professional and continue to grow… Go to the cutting edge of your competency, which means a temporary loss of security. So whenever you don’t quite know what you’re doing, know you’re growing.
Madeline Hunter
… we die, just as we were born, at the edge of a road not of our choosing.
Amin Maalouf
For me, the reason why people go to a mountaintop or go to the edge of the ocean is to look at something larger than themselves. That feeling of awe, of going to a cathedral, it’s all about feeling lost in something bigger than oneself. To me, that’s the definition of spectacle.
Diane Paulus
I tend to just do whatever I want on an album and try to make it work. I’m just adventurous. It’s most exciting to be at the edge of your abilities. I want to see how far I can push things.
Yeah, I think it motivates you as people start to count you out. It doesn’t make you play any harder, because every time you go out on the field you give 110 percent, but it does give you more of an edge mentally, knowing that you were in the same situation, because in sports you always find yourself behind.
Joe Montana
When people talk about gender-benders and bracket me with George, I always think I’m not like that. I had more of a rock edge, mixed with the 80s electro.
Marc Almond
The edge in modern painting is charged with neurosis; it meets a world that no longer confirms it but which is hostile or at best indifferent.
Andrew Graham-Dixon
I have found from experience that it is often interesting and useful to start from the edges and work inward – another flaw of mine. I seldom approach things directly. I would have made a great moth.
Erik Larson
We humans are a hungry lot. We are driven by a craving to know who we are. Yet who we are is embedded in the heart of a holy God. Unless we seek for ourselves in the epicenter of God’s grace, we will be forever condemned to walk the arid edges of self-understanding.
Calvin Miller
These are the young women [in Stand by Me] that we grew up knowing and hopefully they feel a little rough around the edges, because it’s true to life.
Brian K. Vaughan
No nation has embraced Total Quality Management, e-commerce and e-government with greater enthusiasm than Dubai. Such innovations have given Dubai a competitive edge and an accelerated growth rate that few could match.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
I’m pretty rough around the edges, but I’m a very open person.
George Stroumboulopoulos
The beauty behind killing someone who no one thinks you’re willing to kill is, of course, that you throw people out of their comfort zone. And that’s good because you want people to be on the edge of their seats.
Michael Loceff
I suppose I look for humor in most situations because it humanizes things; it makes a character much more three-dimensional if there’s some kind of humor. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud type of stuff, just a sense that there is a humorous edge to things. I do like that.
Colm Meaney
I often wonder if you wrote your memoir today, if your life story would be lived on the edge of possibility, if you held wonder in one hand and courage in the other and truly believed that anything was possible.
Jean Houston
Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge.
Lauren Oliver
San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate
Gavin Newsom
All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway
And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know that I can do it.
Abigail Williams
The smile that flickers on a baby’s lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning.
Rabindranath Tagore
I’m somebody that has a very big competitive edge and a chip on my shoulder.
Erin Andrews
As time goes by the memories of sitting on the edge of a bed and reading aloud with your kid are going to be very meaningful in your own mental scrapbook.
Gary Ross
Having the competitive edge to be able to succeed is having control of your time, life and mind.
Frederick Lenz
Habit in most cases hardens and encrusts by taking away the keener edge of our sensations: but does it not in others quicken and refine, by giving a mechanical facility and by engrafting an acquired sense?
William Hazlitt
In a longer term relationship, I don’t know that the intoxication would add very much – it might even take away. You don’t perform as well, get tired faster and lose your edge. It can also dull your senses, so you might not appreciate what’s going on.
Andrew W.K.
I’m living to the edges of my fingernails, using everything I have. It’s impossible for me to look at things politically or in any way as a project, to further my career. You’re injected directly into the blood of the places in which you’re living and what’s going on there.
Arundhati Roy
Time does not act on memory to soften the edges, blur the details; if anything, it sharpens them. Emotions may lose their acid outlines, but not places and people, not if you wish to retain them.
Susan Moody
When people look at a photograph, they believe it… My photographs crawl along that edge. I document the world, but from my own biased point of view.
Zoe Leonard
Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. Solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence. Time and distance blur the edges; then suddenly the beloved has arrived, and it’s noon with its merciless light, and every spot and pore and wrinkle and bristle stands clear.
Margaret Atwood
For a while they stood there, like men on the edge of a sleep where nightmare lurks, holding it off, though they know that they can only come to morning through the shadows.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks. Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge.
Linus Torvalds
The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
Denis Waitley
They will often tell me they can’t love themselves because they are so fat, or as one girl put it, ‘too round at the edges.’ I explain that they are fat because they don’t love themselves. When we begin to love and approve of ourselves, it’s amazing how weight just disappears from our bodies.
Louise Hay
Service is the ultimate edge. Keep it sharp.
Ron Kaufman
Strangely enough, it wasn’t Gabe who was haunting my thoughts, though. That job belonged to a pair of sinfully black eyes that had lost their edge when they studied me, turning as soft and sultry as silk.
Becca Fitzpatrick
In particular, I’m drawn to the stories that have big, high concepts and real characters at their heart. And I love where those two worlds meet, and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is the perfect canvas to explore that.
Doug Liman
Love is such a vast sea, it has neither edges nor ends nor corners.
A touch of science, even bogus science, gives an edge to the superstitious tale.
V. S. Pritchett
I think this whole Billy Bush thing just pushed women over the edge because it’s so visceral.
Kathleen Hanna
I’m widest awake as a writer doing something new, engaged in a process I’m not sure I can finish, generating at the edge of my powers. Some people bungee jump; I write.
Barbara Kingsolver
We are all of us walking a razor’s edge between darkness and light.
F1 teams need a driver who will consistently set lap times that are 100 percent on the edge.
Jean Alesi
I don’t know when it started – this thing – bit it’s growing, muffling me, suffocating me like poison ivy. I grew into it. It grew into me. We blurred at the edges, became an amorphous, seeping, crawling thing.
Tabitha Suzuma
We can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.
Elisabeth Elliot
Not only I would like to work as the youngest technology evangelist at Microsoft, I would like to work on those cutting-edge technologies which would be explored by technology evangelists five years from now.
Arfa Karim
I used to wonder if the occasionally rough edges of politics were unique here under the Great North Star. But I ventured out a bit this past year, and I tell you that, as partisan quarrels go, ours really aren’t so bad.
Sarah Palin
This is how I define grace: youre on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. Thats where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know Im prepared.
Alex Rodriguez
On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble;His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;The wind it plies the saplings double, And thick on Severn snow the leaves.
A. E. Housman
When I look at my audience, I can tell better who’s in the crowd and the kind of joke I shouldn’t do. It’s just complicated. I guess I sift through to make sure these jokes are a little different with not such a harsh edge to them. That’s pretty much how I handle the crowd.
Larry the Cable Guy
You had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved.
Chuck Palahniuk
I love the song ‘Into the Night.’ It’s Roy Orbison meets David Lynch meets Iggy Pop on amphetamines. It has a punk edge that is not HIM, per se. It is super melodic and super ’60s, and that is very new to me and it is a sense of achievement to me.
Ville Valo
Personally, I’m incredibly lucky to represent the 10th district of Illinois, which stretches from the edges of Cook county all the way north along Lake Michigan to the borders of Wisconsin. From the lake all the way west to Fox Lake. It’s an incredible district.
Brad Schneider
We have a long-standing tradition in this country to follow the advice of Senator Vandenberg, which is that politics ends at the water’s edge.
Mitt Romney
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My father painted, well into his 80s, what he called hard edge abstractions. It’s really cool.
Lewis Black
Overdone lipstick is a deterrent to men. It rubs off easily onto their skin and the edges of their shirts, so it discourages them from kissing, touching, and coming closer to you, which is what they really want to do!
Helen Fisher
If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork.
Rick Riordan
There are, in human affairs, two kinds of problems: those which are amenable to a technical solution and those which are not. Universal health-care coverage belongs to the first category: you can pick one of several possible solutions, pass a bill, and (allowing for some tinkering around the edges) it will happen.
Atul Gawande
I feel like I’m a trendsetter. I try to always stay on the edge of everything I do, whether it be music, fashion, film. I just like to stay abreast of what’s going on. What’s going on in the street and what’s going on in the hood I put in my music and I feel like a lot of people follow that.
Gucci Mane
The action most worth watching is not at the center of things, but where edges meet.
Anne Fadiman
There’s so much myth and baloney. Like a 80-year-old man able to manhandle a 300-pounder with his little finger. Ridiculous. Or this matter of breaking bricks and boards wth the edge of your hand. Now I ask you, did you ever see a brick or a board pick a fight with anybody?
Bruce Lee
There is something about writing poetry that brings a man close to the cliff’s edge.
Charles Bukowski
I try genuinely, when I’m playing a character, to not judge them and just to inhabit someone as how one sees them. That being said, you also want to make sure that you don’t blur the edges of people too much because humans are naughty and complicated beings.
Eddie Redmayne
Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing – soften their roughest edges – to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
Mary Oliver
…and the distance between them, millimeters only, the space of a breath, opened up and deepened, became a cavern at whose edge he stood.
Kim Edwards
It’s good to go out and entertain these people, and you’ve got them on the edge of their seat, they’re standing up. Then you know that you’ve done your job, you’ve entertained them. My way of entertaining them is going out and wrestling. Everyone’s got their different ways.
Owen Hart
Curiosity is thought on its entering edge.
Charles Henry Parkhurst
Here on the edge of the river, the motifs are very plentiful, the same subject seen from a different angle gives a subject for study of the highest interest and so varied that I think I could be occupied for months without changing my place, simply bending a little more to the right or left.
Paul Cezanne
We’ve had distressed edges. We’ve had culottes. We’ve had high waisted jeans, we’ve seen the heralding of the new bootcut back again. I’m so sorry to say this to you, but the only way forward is ultra-hipsters, you know? Like super-low cut, low-rider jeans, to the extreme.
Alexa Chung
You can have all this mismatched Tupperware and lids, but you can never get them sealed quite right. That one edge always keeps popping up. It’s supposed to fit, but it rarely does. You’ve gotta try a few lids before you find the one that actually snaps.
Alyson Hannigan
Man enjoys living on the edge of his dreams and neglects the real things of the world which are so beautiful. The ignorant and indifferent destroy beautiful things merely by looking at the marble. Things that remake the soul of him who understands them.
Auguste Rodin
Sex as something beautiful may soon disappear. Once it was a knife so finely honed the edge was invisible until it was touched and then it cut deep. Now it is so blunt that it merely bruises and leaves ugly marks.
Mary Astor
The young child approaching a new subject or anew problem is like the scientist operating at the edge of his chosen field.
Jerome Bruner
I don’t just look at the thing itself or at the reality itself; I look around the edges for those little askew moments-kind of like what makes up our lives-those slightly awkward, lovely moments.
Keith Carter
The Kobe 8 is about enhanced performance. It’s the most comfortable shoe I have worn. It’s simplistic but has an edge to it.
Kobe Bryant
Life should be lived on the edge of life.
Philippe Petit
You need to have that edge, you need to have that confidence, you need to have that absolute belief that you’re – you’re the best and you’ll win every time.
Magnus Carlsen
Go for the edges. Challenge yourself and your team to describe what those edges are, and then test which edge is most likely to deliver the marketing results you seek.
Seth Godin
Charles Haley changed the way the Cowboys played football in the 90s. And the reason why I say that is because he was such a dominant force coming off the edge, where it took two and three to block him.
Emmitt Smith
The inside of the door is glossy white. A total re-paint. I touch it with my fingers, but it stays the same. It’s so bright it makes the room waver at the edges. Every few years we disappear.
Jenny Downham
We’ve discovered that the earth isn’t flat; that we won’t fall off its edges, and our experience as a species has changed as a result. Maybe we’ll soon find out that the self isn’t “flat” either, and that death is as real and yet as deceptive as the horizon; that we don’t fall out of life either.
I’m completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It’s the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves.
Moshe Safdie
The sky is already purple; the first few stars have appeared, suddenly, as if someone had thrown a handful of silver across the edge of the world.
Alice Hoffman
Heaven comes to people – and their loved ones – when they are dying. It is not uncommon for angels to appear when people are on the edge of death, and people who have had near-death experiences often describe feelings of indescribable peace – Angels.
Gary Kinnaman
It is easy, retrospectively, to endow one’s youth with a false precocity or a false innocence; to tamper with the dates marking one’s stature on the edge of the door.
Evelyn Waugh
Spring seems far off, impossible, but it is coming. Already there is dusk instead of darkness at five in the afternoon; already hope is stirring at the edges of the day.
Kathleen Norris
It is easy to be liked when the world has no jagged edges, when life is electric blankets and peach ice cream. But to be beloved, a man needs a dragon.
Rick Bragg
The fallen autumn leaves were slick beneath Bod’s feet, and the mists blurred the edges of the world. Nothing was as clean-cut as he had thought it, a few minutes before.
Neil Gaiman
We live in world that wants to burnish the rough edges and straighten the crooked line, but conformity doesn’t beget greatness.
Travis Knight
When men have come to the edge of a precipice, it is the lover of life who has the spirit to leap backwards, and only the pessimist who continues to believe in progress.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
To slide into the domed reading room at ten each morning, specially in summer, off the hot street outside, was a sensation as delicious as dropping into the water off the concrete edge of the Fitzroy Baths.
Helen Garner
Our story is over, yes, but our journey isn’t, because we’ll always live on the edge until the day we die.
J.A. Redmerski
She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.
Joanne Harris
I have me brave women who are exploring the outer edge of human possibility, with no history to guide them, and with a courage to make themselves vulnerable that I find moving beyond words.
Gloria Steinem
They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
Edward Lear
Standing in a two-hour line makes people worry that they’re not living in a democratic nation. People stand in line for two houres and they go over the edge.
David Sedaris
I have tried to remain a working, cutting-edge journalist and I don’t do it the way everybody else does it. And I think that’s the difference.
Dan Rather
Business and the environment: Wasting resources costs the earth – and lowers your competitive edge
Phil Harding
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can’t blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
James Thurber
The conscious mind is not at the center of the action in the brain; instead, it is far out on a distant edge, hearing but whispers of the activity.
David Eagleman
the ‘total overpaintings’ developed… through incessant reworking. The original motif peeped through the edges. Gradually it vanished completely.
Arnulf Rainer
My experience working with lots of creative people is that they don’t lose their artistic edge when they lose a fierce level of anguish. They just create from a different place.
Sharon Salzberg
We are not, in some fundamental ways, a single country. The map of that vast red swatch of states and rural counties that voted for Trump, and the blue coastal edges and scattered urban centers where Clinton won, are a pictograph of mutual contempt.
Joy Reid
We seek neither convenience nor ease, but to live at the edge of possibility.
Jane Kirkpatrick
Nothing which is at all times and in every way agreeable to us can have objective reality. It is of the very nature of the real that it should have sharp corners and rough edges, that it should be resistant, should be itself. Dream-furniture is the only kind on which you never stub your toes or bang your knee.
C. S. Lewis
American Eagle can be a selling point for other young, cutting-edge companies to come to Pittsburgh
Ed Rendell
As long as you keep the audience on the edge of their seats, either scare them or keep them guessing, you can put anything in there that you want.
Wes Craven
You put a blob of yellow here, and another at the further edge of the canvas: straight away a rapport is established between them. Colour acts in the way that music does.
Georges Braque
Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?
David Byrne
This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn.
Bernard DeVoto
At its edges, a painting makes its surrender to reality. The ways in which it can do so are endlessly revealing, as infinite as the potential forms of painting itself.
Andrew Graham-Dixon
It isn’t fair that there’s pressure exerted on those who choose to live on the edges of the bell-shaped curve of normal.
Laurel Lea
Many comedians consider themselves to be cutting edge. But why do we have to use the knife for the analogy. Let’s use the spoon. I like to consider myself the big bowl-like area of the spoon that holds all the stuff you like.
Brian Regan
Times of my life, brief periods without music, have completely felt dangerously over the edge.
Human beings are remarkably resilient. When you think about it, our species has been teetering upon the edge of the existential cliff since Hiroshima. In short, we endure.
Rick Yancey
Sooner or later we will come to the edge of all that we can control and find life, waiting there for us.
Rachel Naomi Remen
There is a percentage of people who want to be a little bit outside their comfort zone and I am one of them, someone who lives on the edge.
Alain Robert
The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves.
John Piper
If you’re not terrified, you’re not going to win. You have to ride right up to the edge of control and not make any mistakes that cost you time.
Charlie Kelly
I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime … unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party. And it has to be a transformation. Not a little tweaking at the edges.
Rand Paul
Define excellence vividly, quantitatively. Paint a picture for your most talented employees of what excellence looks like. Keep everyone pushing and pushing toward the right-hand edge of the bell curve.
Marcus Buckingham
It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival.
William J. Clinton
In New York and LA, there is sort of that silent competition to be on the cutting edge of something.
Sloane Crosley
His breath in my ear, he ran his tongue along the curved edge, sucking the fleshy lobe and my small diamond stud into his mouth, and my eyes drifted closed while I babbled a weak sound of longing.
Tammara Webber
I use Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner, and after shampooing, I’ll put the conditioner on, go watch a movie, and wash it out later. When you have black girl hair, once we wash, we’ve gotta do the whole press and get in the edges and everything. That’s a lot of heat to go back to straight on a daily basis.
Aja Naomi King
If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying “Peace, peace,” where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word “Let love be without dissimulation” and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Amy Carmichael
Nonbeing must in some sense be, otherwise what is it that there is not? This tangled doctrine might be nicknamed Plato’s beard; historically it has proved tough, frequently dulling the edge of Occam’s razor.
Willard Van Orman Quine
We love live because of the roughness round the edges, the excitement, the madness, and stuff going off on all sorts of weird tangents. It’s like hosting a jolly in your house. We’re welcoming people in and giving them snacks.
Mel Giedroyc
Because there is no cosmic point to the life that each of us perceives on this distant bit of dust at galaxy’s edge, all the more reason for us to maintain in proper balance what we have here. Because there is nothing else. Nothing. This is it. And quite enough, all in all.
Gore Vidal
Somewhere around the turn of the century, it stopped being hip to say you never watched TV. Adults are much more likely to find something to engage them on television than they are at the local multiplex. Edges are being cut on television all the time, but at the movies only now and then.
Tom Shales
Women were formed to temper Mankind, and sooth them into Tenderness and Compassion; not to set an Edge upon their Minds, and blowup in them those Passions which are too apt to rise of their own Accord.
Joseph Addison
The challenge is not to get caught up in the hoopla. To understand what goes into winning – stay focused, you’ve got to be prepared, you need an edge. If you get lost in all the other stuff you’re not going to be prepared to play well.
Tom Thibodeau
Unknown customer, unstated need – that is bleeding edge of innovation!
Subroto Bagchi
I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me.
Haruki Murakami
The apartment was built at the edge of a high cliff so that when you looked out the back window it seemed as if you were twelve floors up instead of four. It was very much like living on the edge of the world – a last resting place before the final big drop.
Charles Bukowski
Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
Doug Larson
The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a ‘natural’ level of ability but to exceed it, using whatever cutting-edge technology is available. As this new generation sees it, our tools are evolving faster than the human body, so why obey the limits of mere nature?
Daniel H. Wilson
Through the hollow globe, a ring
of frayed rusty scrapiron,
is it the sea that shines?
Is it a road at the world’s edge?
Denise Levertov
Do they see the lethal insanity of a race to the brink of oblivion, and then over the edge? Apparently not. If they did, surely they wouldn’t be racing to begin with. Or is it a simple failure of imagination? One doesn’t like to think such a rudimentary failing could bring about the end, yet…
Stephen King
The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps
Bob Black
She didn’t see him at first. She was watching the dancers. Her color was high, and there were deep dimples at the corners of her mouth. She looked nine miles out of place, but he had never loved her more. This was Willa on the edge of a smile.
Stephen King
I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. I’m afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical.
Catherine Deneuve
When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death.
Boris Becker
I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end. And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world.
Michelle Shocked
I like situations that push a character to the edge.
Claire Cameron
Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn’t afford to run a car.
Mary Wesley
All my novels are about the ambiguities that lie beneath the sharp edges of the law.
Scott Turow
Magicians start by looking for blind spots, edges, vulnerabilities and limits of people’s perception, so they can influence what people do without them even realizing it. Once you know how to push people’s buttons, you can play them like a piano.
Tristan Harris
Few real people appear in my two novels, actually. “Ari” appears on the edge of this book a couple of times – but on the edge, she’s never in it, even if she’s a determining force from the outside. Everybody in the first book was basically made up, if never from scratch.
Ben Lerner
Until one acknowledges the genius within oneself, one will have great difficulty recognizing it in others.
David R. Hawkins
Then there were things– epic, terrible things– that he didn’t tell her but skirted around, like caressing the edges of a wound, hesitant, testing for pain.
Laini Taylor
Partisanship must end at the waters edge.
Harry S. Truman
I was cold and you were fire, and I never knew how the pyre could be burning on the edge of an ice field.
Meat Loaf
I’m trying to paint an underwater ocean scene. It’s just not working. My queen angelfish is supposed to have these bright yellow eyes and electric-blue stripes along the edge of her fin. Instead, it looks like I’m trying to paint a fried egg with some blue bacon. Maybe I can pass it off as postmodern.
Susane Colasanti
The edge is a great place to be. Inside the box is too dark. Outside the box, there’s no leverage. But on the edge of the box, you can get things done!
Seth Godin
There’s an arbitrary idea that the horizontal edge in a frame has to be the point of reference.
Garry Winogrand
Sampling is a new way of doing something that’s been with us for a long time […] The mix breaks free from the old associations. New contexts form from old. The script gets flipped. The languages evolve and learn to speak in new forms, new thoughts. The sound of thought becomes legible again at the edge of the new meanings.
DJ Spooky
Callan took a deep breath. “I never expected you.” He shook his head with an edge of amusement. “You are a dangerous woman, Merinus Tyler.” “Naw, just a determined woman.” She grinned against his shoulder. “I know a good thing when I see it jacking off.
Lora Leigh
In glades they meet skull after skull
Where pine cones lay-the rusted gun,
Green shoes full of bones,
the mouldering coat And cuddled up skeleton;
And scores of such.
Some start as in dreams,
And comrades lost bemoan;
By the edge of those wilds Stonewall had charged-
But the year and the Man were gone.
Herman Melville
The human animal dances wildest on the edge of the grave.
Rita Mae Brown
I pass by people, grazing them on the edges, and it bothers me. I’ve got to admire someone to really like them deeply – to value them as friends.
Sylvia Plath
Whether you have locs, natural hair, wear a relaxer, or rock wigs and weaves, thinning edges can be a frustrating issue.
Franchesca Ramsey
Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we’ve poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually… a verb. It’s an activity.
Abigail Spencer
I don’t know why that putt hung on the edge. I’m a clean liver. It must be my caddie.
JoAnne Carner
I like Alexander McQueen’s work a lot: he’s always pushing boundaries, and he’s rough around the edges.
Sam Taylor-Wood
The theatre breeds its own kind of cruelty, and its sadism takes on a keener edge since it can be enjoyed under the innocent guise of critical judgment.
Moss Hart
It’s 33 years since we drew Wham! to a close and a lot of people’s perspectives have changed and a lot of the rough edges have been knocked off.
Andrew Ridgeley
I was not 15 anymore, and choices no longer had that same clear, bright edge to them.
Geraldine Brooks
It had a very long pendulum, and the pendulum swung with a slow tick-tock that set his teeth on edge, because it was the the kind of delibrate, annoying ticking that wanted to make it abundantly clear that every tick and every tock was stripping another second off your life.
Terry Pratchett
When I was a graduate student in computer science in the early 2000s, computers were barely able to detect sharp edges in photographs, let alone recognize something as loosely defined as a human face.
Fei-Fei Li
Hollywood has gone from the capital of conspicuous consumption to the cutting edge of conspicuous conservation.
Arianna Huffington
Ah, what balance is needed at
the edges of such an abyss.
I am left alone on the surface
of a turning planet. What
to do but, like Michelangelo’s
Adam, put my hand
out into unknown space,
hoping for the reciprocating touch?
R. S. Thomas
A photograph has edges the world does not.
Stephen Shore
I heard the car door shut and then Fabian’s voice. “You won’t believe what I found around the edge of your property,” the ghost announced. “A cave with prehistoric painting inside it!” I rolled my eyes. That was the best tactic Fabian could come up with? This was a vampire he was trying to stall, not a paleontologist.
Jeaniene Frost
Don’t let these tattoos fool you. I’m straight edge. I’m a man of great discipline; I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs… my addiction is wrestling – my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C…M…Punk.
CM Punk
I see the people in the tabloids, the ones that get bad press, who have kind of gone off the edge, and I try to study them so that I don’t do that. It seems like they lost focus at some point – that’s the one thing they all have in common.
Cory Monteith
I don’t feel like I ever really do get past the nervousness. I’m always nervous. Something about being nervous keeps you on the edge, and I’ve always felt like I worked better under pressure.
Judith Hill
Haven’s warm, clammy palms press hard against my cheeks as the tarnished edge of her silver skull ring leaves a smudge on my skin.
Alyson Noel
My garden is a forest ledge
Which older forest s bound;
The banks slope down to the blue lake-edge,
Then plunge to depths profound!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.
Edward R. Murrow
He was living in an age much more dangerous, more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age.
Derek Jacobi
I usually have an immediate recognition of the potential image, and I have found that too much concern about matters such as conventional composition may take the edge off the first inclusive reaction.
Ansel Adams
The edge of a precipice… That is the place where man sits throughout his life!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Sugar does make people happy, but then you fall off the edge after a few minutes, so I’ve really pretty much cut it out of my diet. Except for cupcakes. I like those.
David Lynch
Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house.
Elizabeth Warren
We took special pride in the fact that climbing rocks and icefalls had no economic value in society…We were like a wild species living in the edges of an ecosystem – adaptable, resilient and tough.
Yvon Chouinard
There is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.
Alan Moore
I sat down on the edge of a deep soft chair and looked at Mrs Regan. She was worth a stare. She was trouble.
Raymond Chandler
The central act of photography, the act of choosing and eliminating, forces a concentration on the picture edge – the line that separates in from out – and on the shapes that are created by it.
John Szarkowski
Until we consider animal life to be worthy of the consideration and reverence we bestow upon old books and pictures and historic monuments, there will always be the animal refugee living a precarious life on the edge of extermination, dependent for existence on the charity of a few human beings.
Gerald Durrell
People who are kind of at the cutting edge of life and survival, and being near the nitty-gritty, like my films, and I like that.
Wes Craven
Everyone knew there were wolves in the mountains, but they seldom came near the village-the modern wolves were the offspring of ancestors that had survived because they had learned that human meat had sharp edges.
Terry Pratchett
Birds know themselves not to be at the center of anything, but at the margins of everything. The end of the map. We only live where someone’s horizon sweeps someone else’s. We are only noticed on the edge of things; but on the edge of things, we notice much.
Gregory Maguire
I love stories that put you on the edge of your seat and make you feel something.
Aaron Paul
We stand today on the edge of a new frontier.
John F. Kennedy
Science can explain what’s happening down inside atoms and what’s happening at the edge of the universe, but it cannot explain consciousness. It’s a paradox–withou t consciousness there would be no science, but science doesn’t know what to do, at all, with consciousness.
Peter Russell
My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind…and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much Jon Snow.
George R. R. Martin
It’s the knowledge derived from information that gives you a competitive edge.
Bill Gates
He doesn’t pretend,” the punk pixie said. He nodded toward Doyle. “Nice rings. You got anything else pierced?” “Yes,” Doyle said. The boy smiled, making the rings in the edge of his nose and his bottom lip curl cheerfully with it. “Me too,” he said.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Music… a kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads to the edge of the Infinite.
Thomas Carlyle
I’m in the dark as to how close to an edge or transition to a new ocean and climate regime we might me. But I know which way we are walking. We are walking toward the cliff.
Terry Joyce
Well, when you’re trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk.
Michael Eisner
Well I stand up next to a mountain, and I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Jimi Hendrix
Have as much fun as you can and don’t feel that the edge of your canvas confines you – let your vision go right on.
Charles Webster Hawthorne
Derek picked the spot? Had he been hoping I’d be blinded by the morning sun and stumble off the edge?
Kelley Armstrong
And that, my friend, is how the world ends. On the edge of a precipice, with one foot over the edge, it stops, turns and goes back, leaving an empty earth of birds and insects, wind, rain and rusting weapons.
Jack Finney
Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.
Charles Caleb Colton
Socrates told us, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” I think he’s calling for curiosity, more than knowledge. In every human society at all times and at all levels, the curious are at the leading edge.
Roger Ebert
She was the music heard faintly on the edge of sound.
Raymond Chandler
Being a parent is weird. It changes people in subtle and unsubtle ways. In my case, it awoke a kind of manic sentinel in my brain. Anything in the house that might be a threat to the kids or to my wife gets terminated – food, sharp edges, poor wiring.
Nick Harkaway
The basis of self-discipline: Don’t allow the edges to blur.
Michael Johnson
I like to eat. I’m always on the edge of how much can I eat without looking too – you know. If I eat something salty, it makes me want something sweet. I eat something sweet, then I want salty. And exercise is not my thing, though I do it.
Salma Hayek
Usually my ideas for work have revolved around my interest in people, especially people that live on the edges of society.
Mary Ellen Mark
There was an edge of, ‘Go away kid, you’re bothering me’. I’ve kicked myself a million times since. I could’ve discovered Whitney Houston.
Billy Joel
You gotta live life. You gotta enjoy life. I mean, I don’t live on the edge.
Juicy J
I have my own story, and I love my story, but I know I can’t tell it alone, not now. Because stories have centers, but they don’t have edges. No boundaries.
Andrew Clements
Life is the external text, the burning bush by the edge of the path from which God speaks.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
You can never do enough for the dead. You search around for comfort but there is no comfort; there never was and never will be. There is only a gradual wearing away of the sharp edges, so that you don’t feel ambushed at every turn, as if you saw the dead suddenly rounding the corner.
Martha Grimes
You have to evolve and change but you’re always gonna get that street edge out of my music regardless. That’s who I am. That’s in me and that ain’t gon’ never go away.
Freddie Gibbs
The character, position and weight of an object are in the edge.
Harvey Dunn
I like to make definite choices and give my characters as many unique edges as possible.
Keegan Connor Tracy
One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water’s edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach.
Luanne Rice
The Mercy of Allah is an Ocean, Our sins are a lump of clay clenched between the beak of a pigeon. The pigeon is perched on the branch of a tree at the edge of that ocean.It only has to open it’s beak
Leila Aboulela
That’s the thing about best friends. That’s what they do. They keep you from spinning off the edge.
Lauren Oliver
As flowers carry dewdrops, trembling on the edges of the petals, and ready to fall at the first waft of wind or brush of bird, so the heart should carry its beaded words of thanksgiving; and at the first breath of heavenly flavor, let down the shower, perfumed with the heart’s gratitude.
Henry Ward Beecher
The West may collapse very suddenly. Complex civilizations do that, because they operate, most of the time, on the edge of chaos.
Niall Ferguson
One could go on for ever as to whether the paint should be thick or thin, whether to paint the woman or the square, hard-edge or soft, but after a while such questions become a bore. They are merely problems in aesthetics, having only to do with the outer man.
Lee Krasner
I like playing misfits, I like playing oddballs, I like playing characters with rough edges.
Rainn Wilson
If you want to live on the edge of life, you need to be flexible.
Kim Novak
It is with wits as with razors, which are never so apt to cut those they are employed on as when they have lost their edge.
Jonathan Swift
Is that a yes?” he asked, pushing his fingers through my hair, fanning it out around my shoulders and searching my face intently. “Please let it be yes,” he said with a gravelly edge. “Stay with me tonight. Let me hold you, even if that’s all it is. Let me keep you safe.
Becca Fitzpatrick
Hey. Not sure what’s going on-gonna go find out. Be careful and don’t do anything stupid. Don’t come after me-your better on your own. See you. F I sat on the edge of the bed, holding the note. Okay, so Fang had looked up vague in the dictionary and this was what it had said to write.
James Patterson
You do what you have to do to compete, and that takes you to places where you are in a relentless state to find an edge and compete. That mentality keeps you on and on point. The how is following the drive, being resourceful and creative.
Pete Carroll
Terry Pratchett
Elvis’ disappearing body is like a flashing event horizon at the edge of the black hole that is America today.
Arthur Kroker
We who live in this nervous age would be wise to meditate on our lives and our days long and often before the face of God and on the edge of eternity. For we are made for eternity as certainly as we are made for time, and as responsible moral beings we must deal with both.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
…if we expended all our energies solely on taking care of our own needs we would stop growing. In that respect what we call “soul” can be viewed as the surplus energy that can be invested into change and transformation. As such, it is the cutting edge of evolution.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The old-time-religion and today’s cutting-edge-religion have one thing in common – they’re both religion. I want neither.
Steve McVey
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
Oriah Dreamer
Once upon a time, there was a little creature that was rather small and rather wicked and it lived all alone in the woods. The little creature lived in a little den, at the bottom of a little ravine, filled with not-at-all little brambles and on the edge of a forest that could only be described as really freakin’ huge.
Ursula Vernon
When I was a child, I loved ‘The Marble Faun’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The reason I liked it was because it had a beautiful binding. When you’re a kid, you like books because they’re pretty to look at, and this one had a white calfskin cover and gold edges. That was enough to make me love it.
Edmund White
Every movie I make I find kind of excruciating. I get a lot back from it, but I feel like I’m kind of always working at the edge of my ability. I guess that’s what I’m looking for when I go to work. I am trying to become the edge.
Michelle Williams
Though it sold very well, I hated “The Edge.”
Shelley Berman
Even when you feel you’ve reached the end or edge of life, hold on. Life itself will ultimately take care of you.
Rod McKuen
It’s right to say that people fall in love. We don’t glide, slip, or stumble into it. Instead we tumble head first from the moment we decide to step off the edge of a cliff with someone and see whether we’ll fly together. Love might be irrational, but we make the choice to risk everything.
Martin Pistorius
Practice. I used to sit on the edge of my bed with a six-pack of Tuborg. My brother would go out to party and get laid, come home at 3am., and I would still be playing with myself.
Eddie Van Halen
When I tell my husband stories of how I’ve grown up, he can’t relate to it. I like it though, yeah, it’s a badge of honour. You’re from Up North, you’ve got to be a tiny bit rough round the edges. That’s the charm!
Michelle Keegan
Social networks are an incredible new tool which enables me to speak directly to large numbers of people. It is at the cutting edge of personal interaction around the world.
Helen Zille
Poetry, I thought then, and still do, is a matter of space on the page interrupted by a few well-chosen words, to give them importance. Prose is a less grand affair which has to stretch to the edges of the page to be convincing.
Fay Weldon
Humourists lead… an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats.
James Thurber
I always give three pieces of advice to all the teenage girls when I do my talks: long country walks – it’s important to get some fresh air in your lungs, and be in contact with your body; masturbation – it takes the edge off, it’ll get you through; and the revolution – believing in changing the world.
Caitlin Moran
I think if I lost an edge, or the music didn’t have the aggression or whatever, which is maybe one of the hallmarks of what I do, if indeed it is, I still think if you have something original in what you do and you keep doing that, then you’re all right.
Chrissie Hynde
I want your hands on my head.” I nod and edge back to make room for him. “Does it calm your racing thoughts?” He shakes his head, then takes my hand and spreads it open over his wide chest, his voice textured as he traps my gaze with his. “It calms me here.
Katy Evans
You check into the hotel and see you’re booked for seven nights. But you know you might be leaving in a day or two. It’s exciting for the fans. But you’re on edge. And you’re on edge the whole round.
Ernie Els
It’s a matter of keeping people on a spontaneous edge.
John Zorn
I worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes. I slept on the ground in the light of the moon. On the edge of the city you’ll see us and then, we come with the dust and we go with the wind.
Woody Guthrie
Walk at the edge of the precipices! It is the best way to learn walking carefully!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on the edge of her crib and to hang her name up in the stars.
Jodi Picoult
Some people go to Berlin to get more cutting edge; I went and started wearing lederhosen and going to visit baroque palaces.
Rufus Wainwright
Knicks and dull edges are abominations, so use knives and hatchets for nothing but they were made for.
Horace Kephart
I’m really into a blush on the eyelid and on the high of the cheek. The singer of ‘Cocteau Twins’ used to do that – really pink eyelids. It added a little romance to the hard kind of street-edge clothes.
Chloe Sevigny
If we want America to stay on the cutting edge, we need young Americans to master the tools and technology that will change the way we do just about everything.
Barack Obama
And, you know, money is – the money edge is really dangerous to democracy. Because what you have right now – people have said to me that, look, you’ll always be outspent, so how can you ever win?
Richard Trumka
Sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.
Jon Ronson
I used to try to write around the edges, but now I try to walk a more direct line.
Lydia Millet
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford
… Baggott enjoys living on the knife edge between hilarity and heartbreak and that makes her a writer after my own heart.
Richard Russo
Principles are like sheaths. It doesn’t have the sharp edge to cut something, but it can cover that sharp edge. So that no one gets hurt.
Choi Woo-seok
Laws are essential emanations from the self-poised character of God; they radiate from the sun to the circling edge of creation. Verily, the mighty Lawgiver hath subjected himself unto laws.
Theodore Roosevelt
Our original name was Wild Country, but when we first went to The Bowery, they had the name of all 50 states around the edge of the club, so we went to the sign that said ‘Alabama’ and stuck our band name underneath it.
Randy Owen
That’s when you realize that most of it-life, the relentless mechanism of existing-isn’t about you. It doesn’t include you at all. It will thrust onward even after you’ve jumped the edge. Even after you’re dead.
Lauren Oliver
Dolphins : Animals that are so intelligent that, within a few weeks of captivity, they can train a man to stand on the edge of their pool and throw them food three times a day.
Hal Roach
Exoticism can give you an edge: it makes people assume you’re cleverer than you are and gives you the upper hand.
Kristin Scott Thomas
In a world where nearly one billion people live near the edge of physical survival the relevance of intentional simplicity by the more affluent people of the world cannot be over estimated.
Duane Elgin
Virtue often trips and falls over the sharp edge of poverty.
Eugene Sue
A wise person does not fear the edges and fringes, but studies them. Indeed, he or she is often in them, working to make change happen.
Laurie Beth Jones
While she [Hillary Clinton] promotes fracking and established an office as secretary of State to promote fracking around the world. The cutting edge science now suggests fracking is every bit as bad as coal.
Jill Stein
Everybody’s creative. We create our songs and our paintings, our families and our children. Every one of us is on the cutting edge of the future.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
There are scenes that were right on the edge, but I always try to err on non-indulgence. It’s something that I’m very careful about, that I’m just leaning too hard into something.
M. Night Shyamalan
My Irish mate told me, if you file down the edges of a 50 pence piece, you can use it as a 10p.
Frank Carson
Great players and great teams want to be driven. They want to be pushed to the edge. They don’t want to be cheated. Ordinary players and average teams want it to be easy
Pat Riley
Black is too morbid; red will set them on edge; pink is too juvenile; orange is freakish
Lauren Oliver
Emotional intelligence is what humans are good at and that’s not a sideshow. That’s the cutting edge of human intelligence.
Ray Kurzweil
It’s forcing the issue of perception by rendering an image that is just at the edge of perception, which in someway forces you to look more closely and for you to adjust your vision so you can see in the dark.
Kerry James Marshall
Incredible brilliance often dwells on the razor’s edge of madness.
Brad Thor
He always kept me just on the edge of crazy. Feeling like I wanted him too much, which just made me want him more.” “That sounds excruciating.
Rainbow Rowell
In 1880 at the Military Hospital at Constantine, I discovered, on the edges of the pigmented spherical bodies in the blood of a patient suffering from malaria, filiform elements resembling flagellae which were moving very rapidly, displacing the neighbouring red cells.
Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran
Outlandish lyrics sung by smiling people in perfect harmony. Has that edge of surprise…a little nuts and really funny.
Mick LaSalle
People from small towns have to have their edges roughed up to get along in the world. But as a street reporter, you learn quickly.
Bill Kurtis
I used to believe, like many people who come from poor backgrounds, that it gave me an edge, but I think that’s just something we have to tell ourselves to get by sometimes. I don’t believe that anymore. Children of privilege can be just as talented and clever as anybody else.
Craig Ferguson
Upon entering my vein, the drug would start a warm edge that would surge along until the brain consumed it in a gentle explosion.It began in the back of the neck and rose rapidly until I felt such pleasure that the world sympathizing took on a soft, lofty appeal.
Gus Van Sant
By about the sixth romance I knew I wasn’t in exactly the right place. I liked writing action. And I wanted to write a book with a little more edge than I was allowed in romance.
Janet Evanovich
I’m sorry, Mother. It’s just that five days of flying with these characters has made me crawl right to the edge of sanity.’ ‘I fell over the edge.’ Karen said. ‘I jumped,’ Walter added, ‘And I can’t seem to climb back up.
Bryan Davis
A vet! I started laughing weakly and had to sit on the edge of the tub. A vet. Wait till they found out how appropriate that was.
James Patterson
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
Andrea Dworkin
Being on the edge isn’t as safe, but the view is better
Ricky Gervais
What can it be about low temperatures that sharpens the edges of objects?
Ian Mcewan
The fans are great. They give me that extra edge.
Billy Wagner
Courtship is exciting and romantic because it thrives on the edge of disaster. It co-exists with the threat that, at any moment, it could fall apart and be lost forever.
Karen Scalf Linamen
For me, it’s more about keeping it simple with a rock and roll edge. It’s all about accessorising.
My mother had been slicing up the chicken. She took a drumstick and dropped it on the floor. She kicked it around a little, picked it up and put it on the edge of the plate. “There,” she said, “we’ll give him this drumstick.” “Deal.
Janet Evanovich
Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge–the abyss.
Guillermo del Toro
I was right at the edge of their circle, like the tail of a Q…
Aimee Bender
I took comfort, as a kid, in knowing that things had always been as awful and as wonderful as they were now, that the world was always on the edge of total destruction.
Michael Chabon
Wit gives an edge to sense, and recommends it extremely.
William Penn
I’ve always been more interested in organisms that can move on their own than in stationary plants. But when I canoe or hike along the edge of lakes or oceans and see trees that seem to be growing out of rock faces, I am blown away. How do they do it?
David Suzuki
At the end of the day, the Detroiter may be the most important American there is because no one knows better than he that we’re all standing at the edge of the shaft.
Charlie LeDuff
Fatigue roughens up the edges of your nerves; it exposes your fears and your weaknesses.
June Havoc
Being out on the edge, with everything at risk, is where you learn and grow the most.
Jim Whittaker
If the experience of leadership is like being at the edge of an unfamiliar chasm, the act of leadership is building a bridge across that chasm.
Kevin Cashman
I don’t regret the decision to retire. My body was losing its edge. I was taking longer to recover from injuries. You have to get out at some point.
David Beckham
I’d like to be in a man band, but with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Keith Richards. We’d have a rocky edge.
Ringo Starr
I think there’s a dark and twisted idea of democracy that everybody is as interesting as everybody else. So we mustn’t make anybody too interesting. There’s an ironing out of edges and eccentricities, idiosyncrasies in people and situations.
Tom Burke
I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
We’re standing on the edge of a new frontier.
Anthony Griffin
I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada – timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts.
Dan Aykroyd
I’d much rather talk to a 30-year old that survived rough times in their lives [practicing Straight Edge] rather than someone that was harmed by a culture of violence.
Ian MacKaye
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world will let them.
Logan Pearsall Smith
His blue eyes were very dark…Will’s were the colour of the sky just on the edge of the night.
Cassandra Clare
‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ came out of a huge body of work that had tons of very happy songs.
Bruce Springsteen
If I am good enough and quiet enough, perhaps after all they will let me go; but it’s not easy being quiet and good, it’s like hanging on to the edge of a bridge when you’ve already fallen over; you don’t seem to be moving, just dangling there, and yet it is taking all your strength.
Margaret Atwood
I don’t like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing through. I like to stand right back and if possible get a pillar between me and the train. I don’t like to stand by the side of a ship and look down into the water. A second’s action would end everything. A few drops of desperation.
Winston Churchill
You never know where you stand – and I like that. I like to be on edge.
Danny Dyer
When it comes to foreign policy, it is important to remember that politics stops at the water’s edge.
Hillary Clinton
I’m just interested in people on the edges. I feel an affinity for people who haven’t had the best breaks in society. What I want to do more than anything is acknowledge their existence.
Mary Ellen Mark
Final Destination was the closest thing I’ve done to a teen movie but it certainly had an edge to it.
Devon Sawa
The game of life requires the edge that chiropractic care provides.
Jerry Rice
I’ve experienced huge kindness here, a great welcome and some very generous reviews without the snide social edge I often suffer from at home. I’m not patronized here either, which I much appreciate!
Joanna Trollope
The French use cooking as a means of self-expression, and this meal perfectly represented the personality of a cook who had spent the morning resting her unwashed chin on the edge of a tureen, pondering whether she should end her life immediately by plunging her head into her abominable soup.
Rebecca West
I do think that something of the effect I have on people is to put everything on an edge where they’re both infatuated with a kind of charmingness happening in the person or in the writing, and also flatly terrified by a revelation or acceptance of revelation that’s almost happening, never quite totally happening.
Anne Carson
When we design our national R&D programs, we ought to ensure a place for the small, the new, and the cutting-edge.
Jay Inslee
I like pressure. If I am not on the edge of failure, I’m not being sufficiently challenged.
I never wanted to be well-rounded. I do not admire well-rounded people nor their work. So far as I can see, nothing good in the world has ever been done by well-rounded people. The good work is done by people with jagged, broken edges, because those edges cut things and leave an imprint, a design.
Harry Crews
Dragging out life to the last possible second is not living to the best effect. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. The best of life, Passworthy, lies nearest to the edge of death.
H. G. Wells
Personally I have my own political views and being straight-edge I’m happy to talk about that, but the music that always meant the most to me, was more emotional.
Davey Havok
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher
My personal style is preppy with an edge.
Sterling Beaumon
I hope there is an edge to what I do.
Chrissie Hynde
Friends that I value most are people who would essentially use physical violence against me at a time when I seem to be teetering on the edge.
Ezra Miller
He seems the incarnation of everything soft and silky and velvety, without a sharp edge in his composition, a dreamer whose philosophy is sleep and let sleep.
Hector Hugh Munro
Pushing the envelope’ sort of implies that you’re inside the envelope with everyone else, and you’re trying to find the edges on the outsides.
Louis C. K.
It was as if when I looked into his eyes I was standing alone on the edge of the world…on a windswept ocean beach. There was nothing but the soft roar of the waves.
Anne Rice
Get Carter remains among the great crime novels, a lean, muscular portrait of a man stumbling along the hard edge – toward redemption. Ted Lewis cuts to the bone.
James Sallis
I do not believe ‘Newsweek’ is the only catcher in the rye between democracy and ignorance, but I think we’re one of them, and I don’t think there are that many on the edge of that cliff.
Jon Meacham
The body of literature, with its limits and edges, exists outside some people and inside others. Only after the writer lets literature shape her can she perhaps shape literature.
Annie Dillard
Taking drugs to overcome nerves is the thin edge of the wedge going in there.
James Galway
The edge of the world is always the next step when you’re blind.
Ryan Knighton
Oh I love gadgets and I pride myself on keeping at the cutting edge of technology.
Alexander McCall Smith
This self-reflection, this willingness to examine ourselves, to make corrections, to do better, that’s part of what makes us Americans. It’s part of what sets us apart from other nations, the United States is the most professional, most capable, most cutting-edge intelligence community in the world.
Barack Obama
I love listening to other musicians and seeing what they do to gain their distinctive respective sounds and edge.
Bill Frisell
To see the future you have to travel on the rough edge of experience.
Harriet Rubin
Well, the stuff that has become more commercial doesn’t have any edge.
Iggy Pop
Corporate America is a 20th-century dinosaur, trembling on the edge of extinction, and the only way for you to have a genuinely secure future is for you to take control of that future.
Robert Kiyosaki
When I reach to the edge of the universe, I do so knowing that along some paths of cosmic discovery, there are times when, at least for now, one must be content to love the questions themselves.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Since Beau’s death, I’m definitely shattered. I feel like a piece of china that’s been glued back together again. The cracks may be imperceptible-but they’re there. Look closely, and you can see the glue holding me together, the precarious edges that vein through my heart. I am not the same. I feel it every day.
Jill Biden
Thrillers are my favorite. I like stuff that keeps you on the edge of your seat or maybe makes you jump.
Corey Feldman
Pounding an edge to sharpness will not make it last.
He is a free and secure citizen of the world because he is on a chain that is long enough to allow him access to all parts of the earth, and yet not so long that he could be swept over the edge of it.
Franz Kafka
Absolutely breathtaking, nail-biting, and edge-of-your-seat. Michael Koryta is a master at maintaining suspense and a hell of a good writer. THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD is one of the best chase-and-escape novels you’ll read this year-or any other year. The pace never lets up.
Nelson DeMille
There is no prize in sales for second place. It’s win or nothing. The masters know this and strive for – they fight for – that winning edge.
Jeffrey Gitomer
It turned out that time doesn’t heal the wound , but in its so merciful way , blunts the edges ever so slightly
Al Pacino
Maybe what frightens us about the edge isn’t our fear of morality, but the thoughts it leads us to have.
Lauren DeStefano
I start out giving characters archetypes and parameters. Once I know the basics and have a rudimentary model, it’s easier to carve unique curves and edges. It’s quite easy to guess how a character is going to react if you know their background, and at a certain point, you realize you understand them personally.
Victoria Aveyard
Honest hope has an edge. It’s messy. It requires that we let go of all pat answers, all preconceived formulas, all confidence that our sailing will be smooth. It’s not a resting point. Honest hope is movement.
Frances Moore LappГ©
When I paint to please other people I tend to lose the free spirit creative edge.
Ted Martinez
I am passionate about keeping the human dimension in things. You have to keep the rough edges and the inconsistencies, that’s what makes it interesting. I’ve always striven to be as sloppy as possible.
Jarvis Cocker
It’s harder to play drums than guitar, physically. I’m always kind of on the edge. I guess that’s how I play everything: on the edge of my ability.
J Mascis
The women’s suffrage movement is only the small edge of the wedge, if we allow women to vote it will mean the loss of social structure and the rise of every liberal cause under the sun. Women are well represented by their fathers, brothers, and husbands.
Winston Churchill
There are a lot of times when Jessica Jones is alone in her house, and there’s no dialogue. She’s rough around the edges, so getting to spend that time with her and see her be vulnerable and process the weight of her world is what makes the character so likable.
Krysten Ritter
You should draw not what the thing looks like, not even what it is, but what it is doing… Gesture has no precise edges, no forms. The forms are in the act of changing. Gesture is movement in space.
Kimon Nicolaides
When I wake, a piece of sharp green glass on the floor is cutting into my hand and I know it’s a sign. I etch a letter on my hand; put it on top so I can see the jagged edges bleeding out; S. S is for sorrow, for all I don’t say. S is for sick now, my punishing ways.
Ibi Kaslik
‘Atlanta’ is Wild West-y – every corner of the city is trying to get by under its own rules. There’s no single narrative. At the outer edges, the overgrown parking lots and project blocks, the city is a few yards away from apocalypse, and if you slow down, it could engulf you.
Hiro Murai
I am against: general ideas / the nude / the appropriation of images / the mystification of the untitled / the glorification of artistic doubt / the fuzzy edges of sensitivity / old sins / and useless guilt.
Marlene Dumas
It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington’s, wherever they might be.
Vincent Canby
Here we are at the edge of the world, the very edge of Western civilization, and all of us are so desperate to feel something, anything, that we keep falling into each other and f*****g our way toward the end of days.
Longevity is something I never gave a second thought to. I guess it’s the shadow of growing up in post WWII, but I never believed I would live past 20. Here I am though… a senior citizen… my voice and heart are stronger than ever, but boredom is the greatest enemy so I have to be careful not to slip over the edge.
Eric Burdon
Truth: We are the present. We are now. We are the razor’s edge of history. The future flies at us and from that dark blur we shape the past. And the past is forever.
N.D. Wilson
You have been walking the ocean’s edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive naked under and deeper under, a thousand times deeper. Love flows down. The ground submits to the sky and suffers what comes. Tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that? Do not put blankets over the drum. Open completely.
Still, the vivid green of the grass-where the grass is actually managing to assert itself through the dirt-seems out of place. This seems like a place where the sun should never shine: a place on the edge, at the limit, a place completely removed from time and happiness and life.
Lauren Oliver
Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do; for I shall not have my best warrior resigned to the service of a man who is fatter than Buddha and duller than the edge of a learning sword.
Seth Grahame-Smith
Surrogate experience and surrogate environments have become the American way of life. Distinctions are no longer made, or deemed necessary, between the real and the false; the edge usually goes to the latter, as an improved version with defects corrected – accessible and user-friendly.
Ada Louise Huxtable
Traditional cooking techniques inevitably form a gray band of overcooked meat around the outer edges of a steak. Sous vide, thanks to the gentle heat it uses, eliminates that gray band, producing a steak that’s cooked just right from edge to edge.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
My plans are still in embryo, a town on the edge of wishful thinking.
Groucho Marx
I loved the Rolling Stones. I heard a little bit of country music creeping around the edges of some of their songs. Being a Mississippi kid, I could feel they had done their homework, even when I was a little boy. I could feel the Delta blues influence in a lot of their work.
Marty Stuart
My final historical romance came out December 2005. While I enjoyed writing medieval romances, I was also dying to write something with more edge.
Tina St. John
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge — fitter to bruise than polish.
Anne Bradstreet
You are my siren,” he said, running his hands along her thighs and down her calves, feeling the shape of her even as the silk of her gown kept them both from what they wanted. “My temptress . . . my sorceress . . . I cannot resist you, no matter how I try. You threaten to send me over the edge.
Sarah MacLean
My favorite film is Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power in The Razor’s Edge.
Terence Stamp
Sometimes, God uses difficult people, like sandpaper, to rub the rough edges off us.
Joel Osteen
Look, how they scold me for all my loving and tippling, now that the silvery edges shine forth from my brow!
Abu Yahya al-Libi
Every day huge amounts of information break off like icebergs and melt away. What worries me is that much information in electronic form is never reduced to paper. Some people have described this as being on the edge of a digital Dark Age and fear we may commit a massive act of amnesia.
Paul Saffo
Humans needed water or they would die, but dirty water killed as surely as thirst. You had to boil it before you drank it. This culture around tea was a way of tiptoeing along the knife edge between those two ways of dying.
Neal Stephenson
Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Diane Arbus
The young woman was crying, in the way that grownups cry, keeping it inside as much as they can, and hating it when it still pushes out at the edges, making them ugly and funny-looking on the way.
Neil Gaiman
Friends describe me as someone who likes to sing and dance along the edge of the roof. I try to encourage young women to be willing to take risks, to stand up for the things they believe in, and to step up and accept the challenge of serving in leadership roles.
Wilma Mankiller
The leader builds dispersed and diverse leadership – distributing leadership to the outermost edges of the circle to unleash the power of shared responsibility.
Frances Hesselbein
It’s not like Alaska isn’t wilderness – it mostly is. But most Alaskans don’t live in the wild. They live on the edge of the wild in towns with schools and cable TV and stores and dentists and roller rinks sometimes. It’s just like anyplace else, only with mountains and moose.
Tom Bodett
My nails dug into his back, and he trailed his lips down the edge of my chin, down the center of my neck. He kept going until he reached the bottom of the dress’s V-neck. I let out a small gasp, and he kissed all around the neckline, just enough to tease.
Richelle Mead
Of all celestial bodies within reach or view, as far as we can see, out to the edge, the most wonderful and marvellous and mysterious is turning out to be our own planet earth. There is nothing to match it anywhere, not yet anyway.
Lewis Thomas
Culture represents a novelty in the world of nature, and it could have added an effective, unifying edge to the forces of natural selection.
Richard Leakey
He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away; but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth. He longed to shut out the immensity in a quiet room by a fire.
J. R. R. Tolkien
It doesn’t require much for misfortune to strike in the King’s Gambit – one incautious move, and Black can be on the edge of the abyss.
Anatoly Karpov
Maybe Wi-Fi is a good technology to stretch existing networks beyond their edges to more rural portions of our nation. Similarly, Wi-Fi may be the cheapest and fastest way to bring Internet access to the huge populations of the world now without it.
Michael O’Rielly
If they think we’ve got an edge, we’ve got an edge.
Red Auerbach
All right, cupcakes. You are about to see the Grand Canyon. Try not to break it. The skywalk can hold the weight of seventy jumbo jets, to you featherweights should be safe out there. If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork.
Rick Riordan
You have to travel globally today to know what’s going on and maintain an edge.
Yuri Milner
Within the microcosm of a film you get drawn to people. There are certain projects you care enormously about, and ‘The Edge Of Love’ was one because I was portraying a great hero of mine, Dylan Thomas.
Matthew Rhys
Kids don’t know the language of figure skating. If you ask them to do a compulsory figure, they don’t know how to, and that’s so important for the edge quality. I think that’s why the older skaters are still as popular as they are – because they have that quality that people are missing in this generation.
Brian Boitano
That was exciting man, because the killer is a different kind of character. There are a lot of people who wanted to play the role. I’m happy that Sony and CBS took a chance on a new face. I like the idea that he is from a different country. He has a British sensibility. I like that Billy Bob has a darker edge.
George Tillman, Jr.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
I like to tell untold true stories, or the lesser-known aspects of larger, familiar stories. I think people or topics that are slightly on the edge or outside the mainstream often reveal more than better-known stories.
Nancy Kates
Do you know how many ways love can hit you? So it makes you happy, or miserable? It makes you sick in the belly or hurt in the heart. It makes everything brighter and sharper, or it blurs all the edges. It makes you feel like a king or a fool. Every way love can hit you, it’s hit me when it comes to you.
Nora Roberts
He wasn’t just masculine and sexual, he was carnal in a set-your-teeth-on-edge kind of way; he was almost frightning.
Karen Marie Moning
I had to drop a boulder to wake people up about the A.R.T. We’ve done that, and now we have audiences again who want cutting-edge work, who want to be challenged, but who also won’t be falling asleep at the theater.
Diane Paulus
As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, and unapproachable bogs.
But I so want to walk that razor’s edge, Take feeling to a whole new level.
Ellen Hopkins
We often mistake the artificial chemical and psychological thrill of fake edges for the real. In fact we often seek them out as a substitute for the reality of change, growth and exploration. Our minds and bodies help us in this, as they react much the same to this simulations as to the real world.
Rick Tumlinson
I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.
Vernor Vinge
I’ve always thought that, as a romance writer, I had the best job in the world. I sit around all day making up emotion-drenched, conflict-laden stories that push my heroes and heroines to the edge of sanity. Then I give them a happy ending.
Ruth Glick
Wine is a living, breathing thing during its time in the bottle and in the glass. It is always changing, especially in the glass. A little oxygen can really open up and release the flavors in a complex wine, as well as mellow the rougher edge of immaturity.
Mireille Guiliano
Like almost everyone else in America, I grew up believing the myth of the objective scientist. Fortunately I was raised on the edges of two very distinct cultures, western European and American Indian.
Vine Deloria Jr.
All of us black comedians are trying to be mainstream, but you don’t want to lose the edge.
Jamie Foxx
It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.
Taylor Caldwell
The winner’s edge is all in the attitude,
not aptitude.
Denis Waitley
Where does the hand become the wrist?
where does the neck become the shoulder? The watershed
and then the weight, whatever turns up and tips us over that
razor’s edge
between something and nothing, between
one and the other.
Simon Armitage
Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections
John Legend
One reason the United States finds itself at the edge of a foreign policy disaster is its underinformed citizenry, a key weakness in democracy.
Stefan Halper
For me, the first thing I do when I know I have to do the fastest skater is check my edges and make sure there’s no nicks or anything like that.
Connor McDavid
I have always derived indescribable pleasure from leading a decent woman to the edge of sin and leaving her there to live between the temptation and the fear of that sin.
Edmond de Goncourt
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper – just running down the edges of different countries and continents, ‘looking for something’.
Elizabeth Bishop
I lost my brother when I was 22. He was only 24. I was always the kind of person to live on the edge, but after that, it made me feel like I could really die. It can really happen. Before then, I never thought it could happen to me or my family.
Queen Latifah
Truth that peeps Over the glass’s edge when dinner’s done.
Robert Browning
For perfect hope is achieved on the brink of despair, when instead of falling over the edge, we find ourselves walking on air.
Thomas Merton
She looked back to see Sam standing there at the edge of the strip of sunlight inside Common Grounds, staring after her with an expression on his face like he’d lost his best- his only friend.
Rachel Caine
She is a loner, too bright for the slutty girls and too savage for the bright girls, haunting the edges and corners of the school like a sullen disillusioned ghost
Eleanor Catton
[On Las Vegas:] … The City That Never Sleeps. The City That Sins and Smiles and Lives On the Edge. The city where vices become virtues, become what everyone is here to do.
Karen Kijewski
Only when I make movements away from the tribe of indie art and literature. Maybe that’s something important for me to keep thinking about. What you gain, what you lose, why and how. Maybe the edge of the page is the place for me. Maybe that’s OK.
Lidia Yuknavitch
So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.
Sarah Dessen
On the top of each peak you are on the edge of the abyss
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Love is a young green willow shimmering at the bare wood’s edge
William Carlos Williams
Meet me inside the Edge of the Icepack penguin enclosure in at four fifteen” she says, sounding just like Kim Possible. If Kim Possible ever asked people to meet her inside a penguin enclosures.
Meg Cabot
Lying eats into the soul. If it becomes a habit it frays the edge of your spirit. Truth telling, although sometimes harder to do, strengthens your heart. It serves a person ill not to tell the truth.
Theresa Breslin
You use the vertical edge as the point of reference, instead of the horizontal edge. I have a picture of a beggar, where there’s an arm coming into the frame from the side. And the arm is parallel to the horizontal edge and it makes it work. It’s all games, you know. But it keeps it interesting to do, to play.
Garry Winogrand
So go ahead and make your way Back from the edge of yesterday No one knows what Can’t be known ‘Cause when you start You’re all alone But take enough steps Take enough steps Take enough steps And someday Someday you’ll be home —Heather Wells, Untitled
Meg Cabot
The Order of Merciful Aid provided merciful aid, usually on the edge of a blade or the burn of a bullet.
Ilona Andrews
Pictures often sit inside of pictures, but the edges of pictures and objects are rarely subjected to serious challenge; we are presented with distinct, whole pictures and objects.
Jessica Stockholder
It is important to have a reliable and substantive publication such as World Screen available as a source for information. The magazine’s reporting is always on the cutting edge of the global television business.
Jeffrey Bewkes
It used to be cars had cool names: Dart, Hawk, Fury, Cougar, Firebird, Hornet, Mustang, Barracuda. Now we have Elantra, Altima, Acura, Lumina, Sentra, Corolla, Maxima, Tercel. Further proof that America has lost its edge.
George Carlin
The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open. The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.
Howard Thurman
Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread Through shadows to the edge of night, Until the stars are all alight. Then world behind and home ahead, We’ll wander back and home to bed. Mist and twilight, cloud and shade, Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
J. R. R. Tolkien
Indeed, we Jews were at the leading edge of communist totalitarianism, one of the most murderous movements of the 20th century.
Barbara Amiel
But whoso is heroic will always find crises to try his edge.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The leading edge of reality is mind, and mind is the primary substratum of being.
Terence McKenna
The smartest people I know have that extra edge. The risk is always there that youll look terribly undignified and slobbering, and inside I cringe about that, but I should be more aggressive.
Embeth Davidtz
When you see someone who is not as religious, remember that you were once on the edge of the fire, and it was Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala’s favor upon you to guide you. Arrogance will wipe away any goodness from the transformation.
Nouman Ali Khan
Age enlarges and enriches the powers of some musical instruments – notably those of the violin – but it seems to set a piano’s teeth on edge.
Mark Twain
In Winter, [the Antarctic] is perhaps the dreariest of places. Our base, Little America, lay in a bowl of ice, near the edge of the Ross Ice Barrier. The temperature fell as low as 72 degrees below zero. One could actually hear one’s breath freeze.
Richard E. Byrd
Politics has always been the art of the possible. Today it’s too often the art of the probable – tinkering around the edges without any greater vision, without a sense of optimism and imagination.
John F. Kerry
And below the heimongmong, all along the ground, were weeds already spilling out over the edges, running wild in every direction.
Amy Tan
When I tested for Billy Budd, I had that kind of confidence that comes with the certainty that you’re not going to get something. I was very rough around the edges.
Terence Stamp
How ironic that returning to a raw and ancient form of worship is now seen as new and even cutting edge. We are simply going back to a vintage form of worship which has been around for as long as the church has been in existence.
Dan Kimball
Preconceptions and knowledge really only get you to the edge of where creativity begins. Then intuition and faith take over, hopefully.
Judith Schaechter
Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it’s bold. It’s out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it’s hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
Newt Gingrich
What she really loved was to hang over the edge and watch the bow of the ship slice through the waves. She loved it especially when the waves were high and the ship rose and fell, or when it was snowing and the flakes stung her face.
Kristin Cashore
Time goes on, and your life is still there, and you have to live it. After a while you remember the good things more often than the bad. Then, gradually, the empty silent parts of you fill up with sounds of talking and laughter again, and the jagged edges of sadness are softened by memories.
Lois Lowry
A border–the perimeter of a single massive or stretched-out use of territory–forms the edge of an area of ‘ordinary’ city. Often borders are thought of as passive objects, or matter-of-factly just as edges. However, a border exerts an active influence.
Jane Jacobs
Transformationally motivated people are the growing edge of a great continuity of souls reaching back to the very earliest times.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Together we all live every moment
On the very brink;
The razor’s edge
Of ecstasy or disaster.
Scott Hastie
I never killed anyone. I avoid going over that edge by writing about a guy who has taken a flying leap over it.
Jhonen Vasquez
If you have competence, you know the edge. It wouldnt be a competence if you didnt know where the boundaries lie. Asking whether youve passed the boundary is a question that almost answers itself.
Charlie Munger
I’ve been thinking of death a lot, and I am amazed by its inevitability, frightened, as we all are, of the totally unknown, and yet feel a long sleep is somehow earned by those of us who live on the edge.
Jackson Pollock
I like playing characters who are out there on the edge, where they can explode at any moment or fall off the precipice.
Jessica Lange
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
Kobe Bryant
Death is by no means separate from life. . . . We all interact with death every day, tasting it as we might a wine, feeling its keen edge even in trifling losses and disappointments, holding it by the hand, as a dancer might a partner, in every separation.
Eugene Kennedy
He returns years later, has no demands. He wants only one, most precious thing: To see, purely and simply, without name, Without expectations, fears, or hopes, At the edge where there is no I or not-I.
Czeslaw Milosz
Most days, I’m out there, I’m enjoying what I’m doing. I love my job, I love my life, some days I get up, I’m sore, I’m on the edge of getting sick, I’m like, just beat up, and I don’t want to go out. I just kind of make myself go out there and do it.
Mirinda Carfrae
This is the front edge of the spiritual, psychological movement and is where the tools of psychology have finally come together to create a mass healing. I think spiritual psychology is the next wave.
Kenny Loggins
Life is often like that, the best balancing on a knife edge with the worst.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Why you in a dark hole, Astrid? Did you fall? (Simi) We’re hiding Simi. (Astrid) Hiding? From what? (Simi) Thanatos. (Astrid) Pfft. Why you hiding from that loser? He wouldn’t even make good barbecue. Barely take the edge off my peckishness. Hmmm…How come there’s no food here? (Simi)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
So long as the Universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the Universe is really completely self-contained, it would have neither beginning or end, it would simply be. What place then for a creator?
Stephen Hawking
The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area.
Bill Gates
For me, writing is an experience. It’s an exercise in which I want to discover myself by taking my characters to the edges of human experience, to the edges of themselves and then, asking certain questions – about love, what does it mean to love? What’s beauty? What is true beauty? What does it mean to be insane – crazy?
Ted Dekker
You really need to be on the edge and you have to keep your eyes open.
Jam Master Jay
What was supposed to be so special about a full moon? It was only a big circle of light. And the dark of the moon was only darkness. But halfway between the two, when the moon was between the worlds of light and dark, when even the moon lived on the edge…maybe then a witch could believe in the moon.
Terry Pratchett
If I never see you again I will always carry you inside outside on my fingertips and at brain edges and in centers centers of what I am of what remains.
Charles Bukowski
The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men, but the mystery story line is pretty cool. It’s got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny.
James Denton
See, this was the thing with Qhuinn. He could be out there and he could let his edge get away from him, but he always came back and made you feel like you were the single most important person in the world to him and that he was truly sorry for hurting your feelings.
J.R. Ward
NO, I will not accept straight edge into my life!
Dolph Ziggler
If we just sit and exist, and understand that, I think it will be helpful in a world that seems like a record that’s going faster and faster, we’re spinning off the edge of the universe.
Martin Scorsese
Even when I was a grown woman, he [Father] would leave me on the edge of hysteria in all our arguments: though I married and lived as far as I could spiritually from Bridgeport, he reduced me in a matter of hours to a wriggling child, pleading to go free.
Maureen Howard
Let’s not mince words: the inside of the Sydney casino looks as if Vegas had an illegitimate child with Liberace’s underpants, and that child fell down a staircase and hit its head on the edge of a spade.
Steve Toltz
Everybody always laughs because I feel so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on my whole body and paint on my face. Sometimes I try really hard to take it all off. But inevitably what’s underneath is still not a straight edge. And I don’t think it ever will be.
Lady Gaga
I live through risk. Without risk there is no art. You should always be on the edge of a cliff about to fall down and break your neck.
Carlos Fuentes
If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space.
Stephen Hunt
Don’t trust children with edge tools. Don’t trust man, great God, with more power than he has until he has learned to use that little better. What a hell we should make of the world if we could do what we would!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Possibility, infinity, beauty — none of those words were right. […] What he really wanted to say was: have you felt this? this phantom life streaking like a phosphorescent hound at the edges of your ruin?
Haven Kimmel
The work of one author or artist may stimulate another author or artist to push the edge, to take the risk, to go where the field hasn’t gone before. The result -very exciting children’s literature and art … exciting both for the professional and for the intended audience, the children.
Karen Hesse
Let the jagged edge of sobriety be now dulled.
Richard Matheson
The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
Willa Cather
There’s many lanes on the highway of enlightenment, they don’t have to be on the razor’s edge like the yellow line dotted in the middle. Balance is appropriate, not too tight, not too loose, the Middle Way as we call it in Buddhist dharma teachings.
Surya Das
I’m a product of good nutrition, cutting edge supplementation and hard training, and I’m an old guy.
Warren Cuccurullo
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness… I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use.
Peter Zumthor
I think I was a pretty energetic kid. Well, I was energetic until about my mid-20s when I discovered alcohol. That’s not entirely true, but you get older and the edge comes off.
Chris Carmack
Paranormal events are just edges of the infinite we ‘happen’ to encounter.
C. Douglas Dillon
Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit.
R. Lee Ermey
It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You’ve got your big commerce and you’ve got your small films that you’re more passionate about.
Robert Patrick
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher
The history of our times calls to mind those Walt Disney characters who rush madly over the edge of a cliff without seeing it, so that the power of their imagination keeps them suspended in mid-air; but as soon as they look down and see where they are, they fall.
Raoul Vaneigem
We must agree on what matters: kissing in public places, bacon sandwiches, disagreement, cutting-edge fashion, literature, generosity, water, a more equitable distribution of the world’s resources, movies, music, freedom of thought, beauty, love.
Salman Rushdie
The world is only one poor harvest away from chaos. We are so close to the edge that politically destabilising food prices could come at any time
Robert Zoellick
Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
Live regist’red upon our brazen tombs
And then grace us in the disgrace of death;
When, spite of cormorant devouring Time,
Th’ endeavor of this present breath may buy
That honor which shall bate his scythe’s keen edge
And make us heirs of all eternity.
William Shakespeare
Sensuality not only debases both body and mind, but dulls the keen edge of pleasure.
Henry Fielding
That’s what I love from metal, and that’s what I love from hip-hop. That’s what I love from any music that’s hard, that’s got an edge to it-The attitude in it.
Kid Rock
I was into punk, but I didn’t go whole-hog. A lot of kids who grew up in small towns that were into punk music went the “safe” way – not doing drugs, being straight edge.
Daughn Gibson
We can’t afford to just nibble around the edges of the status quo. We need to take the actions to secure our neighborhoods, to make sure that everyone has opportunity.
Michelle Wu
It isn’t running away they’re afraid of. We wouldn’t get far. It’s those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge.
Margaret Atwood
I think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean?
Liz Phair
What’s so wonderful about being 6’3. What is this mythical edge tall men have over average and short men?
Regis Philbin
Of all the works of man I like best Those which have been used. The copper pots with their dents and flattened edges The knives and forks whose wooden handles Have been worn away by many hands: such forms Seemed to me the noblest.
Bertolt Brecht
Fascist political gatherings tend to encourage or at least expect a little violence around the edges, particularly against counter protesters.
Rachel Maddow
every pleasure’s got an edge of pain, pay your ticket and don’t complain
Bob Dylan
Richard Nixon was a Republican presidential candidate who encouraged crooks to commit espionage against the Democratic National Committee in order to gain an edge in a presidential election.
Tim Kaine
I did not feel ‘evil’ when I wrote advertisements for Puerto Rico. They helped attract industry and tourists to a country which had been living on the edge of starvation for 400 years.
David Ogilvy
Childhood is what ended me up in the hospital and teetering on the edge of deathly alcoholism. It was really good for me to accept it. To accept all the embarrassment and the shame so I don’t feel like I used to.
Augusten Burroughs
A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from the whole into a separate triangle by plunging a diagonal of light from edge to edge on the wall; that is, side to floor, for instance.
Dan Flavin
I’ve worked a lot with Noah Baumbach, and he doesn’t make it easy to like his characters, but the stories are funny and witty and there’s an edge to that kind of humanity.
Ciaran Hinds
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.
Wallace Stegner
to grow old is to have taken away, one by one, all gifts of life, the food and wine, the music and the company. … the gods unloose, one by one, the mortal fingers that cling to the edge of the table.
Storm Jameson
I survive at the edge of friends circles.
Holly Black
If she was broken, she would slash him with her jagged edges, reckless as a drunkard with a shattered bottle.
Diana Gabaldon
Yoga will uplift you if you are feeling sluggish or down, relax you if you feel high-strung, and soften your edges if you are feeling angry.
Mandy Ingber
Papa sat down at the table and poured his tea from the china tea set with pink flowers on the edges. I waited for him to ask Jaja and me to take a sip, as he always did. A love sip, he called it, because you shared the little things you loved with the people you love.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sometimes I think the human heart is just a simple shelf. There is only so much you can pile onto it before something falls off an edge and you are left to pick up the pieces.
Jodi Picoult
I did mostly alcohol. There were drugs, too – pills – and there was a danger that I would go over the edge. I could have. I thank God I didn’t.
Johnny Depp
I really want the audience to be on the edge of their seats.
Leanne Pooley
Mia,” Kim said, an edge of warning in her voice signaling the end of her patience. “You’re starting to act like one of those girls. Do you need to get me a gun?
Gayle Forman
When they first kiss, there on the beach, they will kneel at the edge of the Pacific and say a prayer of thanks, sending all the stories of love inside them out in a fleet of bottles all across the oceans of the world.
Francesca Lia Block
I think that taxes would be fair if we first get rid of the tax code. This is the ultimate solution, not to just say we’re going to trim around the edges, not to say that we will try to simplify a little of this and a little of that. The problem is, replace the tax code, so we can establish tax fairness for everybody.
Herman Cain
War creates no absolutely new situation: it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice.
C. S. Lewis
You see people swimming, and you think, oh, how wonderful to swim. But most people stand on the edge swaying back and forth, afraid to jump. They don’t think they can swim.
Tenzin Palmo
The power of mistakes enables us to reframe creative blocks and turn them around…The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are in fact the growing edges. We see these opportunities the instant we drop our preconceptions and our self-importance.
Stephen Nachmanovitch
“Straight Edge” was a song about my life. There was no structure, no premise as if I was forming a club. There were no tenets. I mean I wrote a song called “Straight Edge,” I’ll take that, but the song was about my life the way I wanted to live it.
Ian MacKaye
My life is not packaged, Not tidy. There are leftover strands and jagged Edges that cut even my friends.
Walter Dean Myers
If H. P. Lovecraft and H. L. Mencken had ever collaborated, they might have come up with something like The Edge of Reason. This one will delight thinkers-and outrage true believers-of all stripes.
George R. R. Martin
There is this big yawning gap in the middle of British politics, the Conservative and Labour parties have gone to the edges. In this divided, polarised world, the pragmatic centre ground is a bit unloved.
Jo Swinson
Today is just to the beginning of a long and overdue national discussion on how to protect ourselves from modern cyber crime and evolving national security threats and how to develop the cyber offense strategies necessary to gain a critical security edge in the 21st century. We need the edge, and ideally, a big one.
Donald Trump
I make no apologies for loving the finer things in life or the men I choose to date. I don’t feel bad about the person I am. Now, I do have an edge, rawness and realness, and I can tell you I’m going to keep that.
LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
In order to be the best, you have to know your breaking point-go to the edge of it, but never go beyond.
Rebecca Twigg
I want to be the guy out there on the edge.
Eric Church
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone – profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.
Danielle LaPorte
There are people you do not want to upset in the world – the politically disenfranchized who feel they have nothing to lose, those who feel that the time has come for revolution … then out on the edges beyond any of those are science fiction fans whose favorite show has been canceled in an untimely way.
Neil Gaiman
It’s a great time to be doing political satire when the world is on a knife edge.
John Oliver
My pictures must first be beautiful, but that beauty is not enough. I strive to convey an underlying edge of anxiety, of isolation, of fear.
Gregory Crewdson
If a chef says to you that he sits down and eats dinner before service, then it’s bulls***. And if they do, then I’d tell them that they are a fat f***! You shouldn’t indulge, because you need to keep your palate on edge, and keeping it on edge is all about small attention to detail and tweaking along the way.
Gordon Ramsay
The taste of people with large bank accounts tends not to be on the cutting edge.
Paul Goldberger
I think it’s more fun to play a hero with an edge.
Shawn Ashmore
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
George Carey
I’d been gearing up to working in theatre since coming out of drama school, but it was an exciting time for TV drama – it was the birth of Channel 4, and Brookside was very cutting-edge at the time.
Amanda Burton
We believe that we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges.
Gene Wolfe
What’s the difference between obsolete and cutting edge? Obsolete works.
Nicholas Negroponte
There is something about a home aquarium which sets my teeth on edge the moment I see it. Why anyone would want to live with a small container of stagnant water populated by a half-dead guppy is beyond me.
S. J. Perelman
If you don’t feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then probably what you are doing isn’t very vital.
John Irving
The artist is always concerned with a total view of the world. However, when the photographer takes a picture … the edge of his picture is just as interesting as the middle, one can only guess at the existence of a whole, and the view presented seems chosen by chance.
Eugene Delacroix
Whatever a scientist is doing – reading, cooking, talking, playing – science thoughts are always there at the edge of the mind. They are the way the world is taken in; all that is seen is filtered through an everpresent scientific musing.
Vivian Gornick
We’re always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it’s a little raw and nervy.
E. L. Doctorow
… I began showing the black border of the negative as part of the image, something I’d never done before. I began to realize that the edge of the negative represents the shadow of the camera, the opaqueness of matter. It casts a shadow on the negative, so it’s a photogram as well.
James Welling
I feel that I’m more of a speed player, being able to rush the edge with a lot of speed coming around the corner. But I also have the athletic ability to cover and play in space.
Justin Cole
Those who know do not speak; Those who speak do not know. Stop up the openings, Close down the doors, Rub off the sharp edges. Unravel all confusion. Harmonize the light, Give up contention: This is called finding the unity of life.
The Warrior lives a life full of adventure, living on the edge of opportunity. Life on the edge keeps him in a space of heightened awareness and totally in the moment; therefore no matter what comes his way he is always prepared.
James Arthur Ray
It’s fun to play a character who lives on the edge, who is an ethical and moral mess, and is paying the price for some of his actions.
Josh Charles
I have a theory about Ireland, being at the edge of Europe. For 1,000 years, people didnt know what was beyond. But we thought about it – a lot. And that beyond became internalized in our psyche.
Conor McPherson
If you’re not living a life on the edge you’re taking up too much space! … You learn the most when you’re out of your comfort zone!
Jim Whittaker
My mother told me when I was a kid that each time we get to what feels like the edge of a cliff, we have two choices: to turn around and run, or to jump. I have learned over time to jump – and though it is scary, I know somewhere inside me that I will be caught.
Maria Bello
More grass means less forest; more forest less grass. But either-or is a construction more deeply woven into our culture than into nature, where even antagonists depend on one another and the liveliest places are the edges, the in-betweens or both-ands….. Relations are what matter most.
Michael Pollan
Nor do apophthegms only serve for ornament and delight, but also for action and civil use, as being the edge-tools of speech which cut and penetrate the knots of business and affairs: for occasions have their revolutions, and what has once been advantageously used may be so again, either as an old thing or a new one.
Francis Bacon
In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and whats behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand.
Trent Reznor
I want to be cutting-edge.
Missy Elliot
Make sure you have an edge. Know what your edge is. And have rigid risk control rules.
Monroe Trout
Walk with me to the edge of the city, / Take off your shoes and feel the earth. / Remember who you are. You are a star. / A mountain, that fountain in the sun. / Your heart is the velvet cave / Where birds sing.
Julia Cameron
There’s a major underlying idea as you grow up that you need to just save your money and get that affordable housing at the edge of town where you’re away from the city where all the crime happens or whatever.
Conor Oberst
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Donald Rumsfeld
I’ve always had to do things my way; I play guitar my way; I’ve taken myself to the edges of life my way; I’ve gotten clean my way; And I’m still here. Whether or not I deserve to be is another story.
Absent the edge, we drown in numbness.
David Whyte
Three-quarters of India lives on the edge of the market economy. You can’t tell them that only those who can afford water can have it.
Arundhati Roy
Not so deep down, we all know that safety is an illusion, that only character melds us together. That’s why most of us do everything we can (healthy and unhealthy) to ward off that real feeling of standing alone so close to the edge of the world.
Kiese Laymon
If we choose to be offended when we don’t get our own way,
Then we’re going to live constantly on the edge of anger.
But if we say to ourselves, ” A merry heart does good like a medicine,”
It’ll make all the difference in the world.
Charles R. Swindoll
There is probably no moment more appalling than that in which the tongue comes suddenly upon the ragged edge of a space from which the old familiar filling has disappeared.
Robert Benchley
If I don’t take the risk, I’ll wind up with a bloodless poem. I have to be out there on the edge.
Ted Kooser
Stop in the middle of a sentence, leaving a rough edge for you to start from the nest day – that way, you can write three or five words without being “creative” and before you know it, you’re writing.
Cory Doctorow
People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places. I was brought up on the edge of Leeds, five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other, the city.
Andy Goldsworthy
Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and thus a part of the boundary, the definition which gives the whole its shape?
Lucy Grealy
I have lived on a razors edge. So what if you fall off. I’d rather be doing something I wanted to do. I’d walk it again.
Georgia O’Keeffe
Technology is the penultimate chameleon, taking on the characteristics of its handler. In some hands technology is a tool of treachery, while in others it morphs into a peaceful protest. In still others, it represents the bleeding edge of freedom.
Brock N. Meeks
I like really uberfeminine, classic-looking things mixed with something rougher around the edges. I’ve been looking at Rihanna a lot, checking her out. She’s got something going on that I am sort of craving a little bit.
Jessica Biel
The edge of the conflict swayed to and fro, with wild whirlpools and eddies. At times I saw around me more of the enemy than of my own men; gaps opening, swallowing, closing again with sharp convulsive energy. All around, a strange, mingled roar.
Joshua Chamberlain
Anytime you step out of an embedded reporting situation, you’re always making calculations about what’s safe and what’s not safe, feeling out the edges of your life, of what’s possible, and what risks you’re putting everyone else to.
Rick Rowley
A picture of my existence… would show a useless wooden stake covered in snow… stuck loosely at a slant in the ground in a ploughed field on the edge of a vast open plain on a dark winter night.
Franz Kafka
Don’t untie me,” she said, “no matter what happens or how much I plead. I’ll want to go straight over the edge and drown myself.” “Are you trying to tempt me?” “Ha-ha.
Rick Riordan
The poet is at the edge of our consciousness of the world, finding beyond the suspected nothingness which we imagine limits our perception another acre or so of being worth our venturing upon.
Guy Davenport
In indies, life is very dark and realistic, and in mainstream films, the edges are all rounded off and very sentimentalized.
Greg Mottola
Places like the National Theatre or Sheffield, these great engines of theatre, make us cutting edge because they can be experimental. They can do plays that nobody else can afford to do in ways nobody else can afford to do.
Toby Stephens
And that’s an even greater love: to love somebody when he’s a little…worn at the edges. —Teddy Bear
James Howe
I’m a student of Eric Church, and I say that a lot… I was drawn to it because of the honesty and because it’s got rough edges on it. He doesn’t shy away from anything, and that’s the way I wanted to be.
Luke Combs
The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Jacob Bronowski
One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space.
Rachel Carson
A strip club is one of the few places where two groups voluntarily come together who have such precipitous contrasts in net worth and familiarity with violence, each group with a head-and-shoulders edge in one category. The basic math of a tropical storm.
Tim Dorsey
What is interesting to me is to find ways to work with early-stage innovators to build from the edge and work on tomorrows ideas.
Julius Genachowski
We find out soon enough that the universe is not capricious: the child who learns that fire burns and knife-edges cut know that there are inexorable limits set upon his desires. Language must conform to the discovered regularities and irregularities of experience.
Max Black
In order to walk the path of the edge of the penknife the patience of the Saint Job is needed. In order to walk the path of the edge of the penknife the tenacity of the well tempered steel is needed.
Samael Aun Weor
Life is a walk to the edge of a cliff. Every day we get a step nearer and what lies over the brink, no one can tell.
Deepak Chopra
I want you to take a sleeve of Thin Mints and line them up on the edge of the kitchen counter and when I’m hungry I can just bend over and sweep a cookie into my mouth like I’m scoring a goal in hockey.
Jack Gantos
It’s possible to have too much in life. Too many clothes jade our appreciation of new ones; too much money can out us out of touch with life; too much free time and dull the edge of the soul. We need sometimes to come very near the bone so tha we can taste the marrow of life, rather than its superfluities.
Joan D. Chittister
I lived in the cultural equivalent of Tatooine when I was a little boy. I didn’t live in London, I didn’t live right in the middle of where everything was happening, I lived on the very edge of it.
Simon Pegg
The recipe for success . . . customers will get what they want, when they want it . . . you will see more revenue, greater brand loyalty, real relationships, and a competitive edge.
Martin Zwilling
I think I always have been someone who likes to push at the edges of things, looking for something different.
Gary Burton
This was football played at the speed of ice hockey and the ball was in play for only 53 minutes of the 90. The Premiership at its highest level is enthralling, edge-of-the-seat stuff, but sometimes it is too fast and frenetic for its own good.
Daniel Taylor
We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice. Where is the skillful swordsman who can give clean wounds, and not rip up his work with the other edge?
Henry David Thoreau
When you’ve learned to believe in yourself, there’s no telling how good a player you can be. That’s because you have the mental edge.
Rod Carew
I have to give Mays one edge, durability. Mickey isn’t sound and Willie is. Otherwise, if I had a chance to trade for either player, I’d pick Mantle.
Gabe Paul
…all these kids you can’t seem to make sense of would stop holding you so far off the edge of your seats if you’d start holding yourselves to the promises you make. We know you’re not perfect, because we’re not. And I know I’m not perfect, but I believe I was meant to be.
Buddy Wakefield
The people on the edge of Hell were most afraid of the devil; for those already in hell the devil was only another and no one in particular.
Joanne Greenberg
Around the edge of the crowd was a little 13-year-old bouncing up and down with a grin that went from ear to ear. She was so happy for her sister. It was a charming moment, and I think thats the essence of what Emily Hughes is.
Dick Button
I’m on the edge with you
Lady Gaga
I think that’s what finally stopped me. I slid right to the edge. My legs were hanging over. And I could feel it too. I don’t know how. There was no wind, no sound, no change of temperature. There was just this terrible emptiness reaching up for me.
Mark Z. Danielewski
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
D. H. Lawrence
I forced a smile. It was the one I’d been practicing all morning. It felt tight at the edges and brittle everywhere in between.
Becca Fitzpatrick
…beating time along the edge of thought.
Sylvia Plath
Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you’ll find an edge to cut you.
Mark Lawrence
The circus looks abandoned and empty. But you think perhaps you can smell caramel wafting through the evening breeze, beneath the crisp scent of the autumn leaves. A subtle sweetness at the edges of the cold.
Erin Morgenstern
Messi. 86 goals in calendar year and still 3 games to play! Best to ever play the game in my opinion just edges Maradona.
Joey Barton
I love films where you go into the cinema and loosen the edges of yourself and you hopefully enter into the world of the film. You’re watching something unfold before you. I prefer the idea of wonder or intense wonder over shock or something.
Julia Leigh
When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room. I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated by him living on the edge. Looking back, my life was kind of the same.
Boris Becker
We live in our language like blind men walking on the edge of an abyss. This language is laden with future catastrophes. The day will come when it will turn against those who speak it.
Gershom Scholem
We know there is gravity because apples fall from trees. We can observe gravity in daily life. If we could throw an apple to the edge of the universe, we would observe it accelerating.
Adam Riess
With the tiger you’re always on edge, and you always have to keep your distance. The monkey is far less threatening so you’re more relaxed around the monkey, and I think that’s actually hazardous.
Ed Helms
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore
I love hats, I’m such a fan of hats. You don’t wear a fascinator everywhere you go, but there are ways to incorporate old Hollywood nuances into your looks today but also edge it up.
Lily Collins
Money pads the edges of things.
E. M. Forster
My mother can certainly be rough around the edges at times, but she also taught me to have compassion for people who have been wronged. She taught me to empathize with those who have made mistakes.
LZ Granderson
The key to success is to develop a winning edge.
Brian Tracy
If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.
Danielle LaPorte
This is the place to be. Baseball town. The intimacy of Fenway, the toughness of it. I like that. I’m used to it. I need it. If I went somewhere else, it might have been a bit of a letdown. I like the edge.
David Cone
The persons who constitute the natural aristocracy, are not found in the actual aristocracy, or, only on its edge; as the chemicalenergy of the spectrum is found to be greatest just outside of the spectrum.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life as we call it, is nothing but the edge of the boundless ocean of existence when it comes upon soundings.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Love, I’ve never been anyone’s mother; I don’t know how to talk to young or old. But don’t stop smiling just because I flap my mouth and say something that’s not dressed around the edges like a lace tablecloth. Thicken up and we’ll get along fine.
Catherynne M. Valente
After the journey around the world, writing Hope’s Edge, I began to see that it is not possible to know what’s possible – and therein lies our freedom.
Frances Moore LappГ©
Embryonic stem cell research is at the leading edge of a series of moral hazards.
George W. Bush
He who would not fall off the precipice must not venture too near the edge.
Frances J Roberts
If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill-take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edges of edges, then you force it into the realm of magic.
Tom Robbins
I like to be on the edge, on the cutting edge, or be into the unknown, into the territory where I have to depend on being in the moment and depending on my instincts.
Herbie Hancock
A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.
Eric Sloane
Knowing the edge of your competency is important. If you think you know more than you do, you will get in trouble.
Warren Buffett
I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it’s at its most powerful.
A. S. Byatt
Work is most fulfilling when you’re at the comfortable, exciting edge of not quite knowing what you are doing.
Alain de Botton
You start in April and cross to the time of May
One has you as it leaves, one as it comes
Since the edges of these months are yours and defer
To you, either of them suits your praises.
The Circus continues and the theatre’s lauded palm,
Let this song, too, join the Circus spectacle.
Good teaching is forever being on the cutting edge of a child’s competence.
Jerome Bruner
When we wake, it is because something, some event, some pinprick even, disturbs the edges of what we’ve taken as reality.
Jeff VanderMeer
…belief has a second edge. If there are ten thousand medieval peasants who create vampires by believing them real, there may be one – probably a child – who will imagine the stake necessary to kill it. But a stake is only stupid wood; the mind is the mallet which drives it home.
Stephen King
I like walking on the edge.
Levon Helm
I believe we are on the edge of a quantum leap into a whole new way of organizing and living as a human family.
Mairead Corrigan
Sweet Genius” viewers will be on the edge of their seats as we continue to push the limits with inspirations and ingredients, while showcasing the talents of some of the best pastry chefs around. As a result, the desserts that the chefs create are truly outrageous.
Ron Ben-Israel
Poems On Time The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore
For the political world, I have come to believe, is fundamentally beyond anyone’s control, yet we all go on as though it were a kind of vehicle that only needs a change of drivers in order to steer it away from its frequent hair-raising visits to the edge of the cliff.
Arthur Miller
When humans become gods, when our wings grow so great as to beat about the very edges of the earth, no one can answer but us.
Kate Bernheimer
This is a derivative, if you will, of Cloward-Piven [theory]. “[Stephen] Lerner’s plan is to organize a mass, coordinated ‘strike’ on mortgage, student loan, and local government debt payments – thus bringing the banks to the edge of insolvency and forcing them to renegotiate the terms of the loans.
Rush Limbaugh
Machinery is aggressive. The weaver becomes a web, the machinist a machine. If you do not use the tools, they use you. All tools are in one sense edge-tools, and dangerous.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Frankly, I’m mainly telling the story to myself. Thinking about audience is too daunting, and worst case, invites you to homogenize, to soften the hard edges of things.
Anna Quindlen
Learn to live on the edge.
Richard Branson
Joy and sorrow in this world pass into each other, mingling their forms and their murmurs in the twilight of life as mysterious as an overshadowed ocean, while the dazzling brightness of supreme hopes lies far off, fascinating and still, on the distant edge of the horizon
Joseph Conrad
The vampire stared at me, his mouth slack as Ghastek assessed his options. I took a couple of forms from my desk, put them into the vamp’s mouth, and pulled them up by their edges. “What are you doing?” Ghastek asked. “My hole puncher broke.” “You have no respect for the undead.
Ilona Andrews
What else should our lives be but a continual series of beginnings, of painful settings out into the unknown, pushing off from the edges of consciousness into the mystery of what we have not yet become.
David Malouf
It is simply impossible to control a large painting with the edge in the same way that you can control a small one.
Howard Hodgkin
Science is a very human form of knowledge. We are always at the brink of the known; we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgment in science stands on the edge of error and is personal. Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible.
Jacob Bronowski
If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges… and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you’re getting more of those on the record.
Herb Alpert
From the outer edge of his life, looking back, there was only one remorse, and that was only that he wished to go on living.
Ray Bradbury
Be not in despair, the way is very difficult, like walking on the edge of a razor; yet despair not, arise, awake, and find the ideal, the goal.
Swami Vivekananda
Hollywood is a cottage industry involving a very small number of people, and around the edges are enormous numbers of people trying to get into it and work.
Peter Stone
Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’m straight edge, and that means I’m better than you.
CM Punk
Anything that is excellent or praiseworthy stands moment by moment on the cutting edge and must be constantly fought for. Well placed priorities always sit on the edge.
Ross Perot
Can I work with corporations? Are there good corporations doing incredible cutting edge research and development? Absolutely they are. And we should be proud of them.
Bernie Sanders
If you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter Drucker
I dance/for the joy of surviving, at the edge of the road.
Stanley Kunitz
Life, for people, begins to crumble on the edges; they don’t realize it.
Dorothea Lange
Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who’s very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real.
Tim Burton
I didn’t get into politics so that I could take little bites around the edges.
Ted Wheeler
Every parent who loses a child finds a way to laugh again. The timbre begins to fade. The edge dulls. The hurt lessens. Every love is carved from loss. Mine was. Yours is. Your great-great-great-children’s will be. But we learn to live with that love.
Jonathan Safran Foer
The characters have desperation and it doesn’t work out for everyone. Maybe it’s not fair because I’m responding to the adaptations that smooth out the edges.
Robert Sikoryak
Lots of things were there [in the seventies], in the social experience, but not quite named, lurking like a stranger on the edge of the playground.
Quentin S. Crisp
Change itself is what fascinates me. I am drawn, as a moth to the flame, by edge situations, by situations of metamorphosis.
Annie Proulx
To have suffered … sets a keen edge on what remains of the agreeable. This is a great truth and has to be learned in the fire.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The traveler from Europe edges into it like a tiny Jonah entering an inconceivably large whale, slipping past the straits of Belle Isle into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where five Canadian provinces surround him, for the most part invisible… to enter Canada is a matter of being silently swallowed by an alien continent.
Northrop Frye
I wasn’t always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school, which tends to take the edge off it.
Christopher Eccleston
To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect.
Peter Drucker
Selfliss giving rounds the edges in spiritual practice. Many people can meditate very well but they’re still very egotistical.
Frederick Lenz
The meaning of song goes deep. Who in logical words can explain the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the infinite, and lets us for a moment gaze into that!
Thomas Carlyle
The extreme of flexibility is chaos and the extreme of being structured is rigid and staying sane, or indeed using your creativity, is about being aware of these extremes and steering yourself to areas where you work best which usually tend to be more in the middle than at either extreme edge.
Philippa Perry
We are 13.7 billion light-years from the edge of the observable universe, That’s a good estimate with well-defined error bars, Scientists say it’s true, but acknowledge that it may be refined, And with the available information, I predict that I will always be with you.
Simon Singh
You can’t do anything interesting with cutting-edge technology except not make it cutting-edge.
Brian Eno
I like being a woman, but I’m a little rough around the edges. I’ve been bungee jumping twice, but I was scared.
Edy Ganem
Extol not riches then, the toil of fools,
The wise man’s cumbrance, if not snare, more apt
To slacken virtue, and abate her edge,
Than prompt her to do aught may merit praise.
John Milton
Of all the soul divas, Gladys Knight was the one for me. Knight’s always been about tone and heart, none of the big showboating or extraneous doodling. She nailed a melody and only played a little around the edges like Ma Staple.
Alison Moyet
I will watch a ton of movies while I’m writing for inspiration. “Postcards from the Edge” was one. I love the mother-daughter relationship and all the hard humiliating stuff she has to go through. Or thinks she has to go through.
Zoe Cassavetes
I’ve always been about honesty, whether on the radio, whether I did a movie, whether I wrote a book. As long as you’re honest, you don’t lose your edge.
Howard Stern
I started in junior high doing the splits and flips and that kind of stuff. It was kind of the acceptable thing to do. But I had two older brothers, so I was a tomboy. I was the cute tomboy who could put on the skirt but then go tackle you or something. I was a little rough around the edges for a pretty woman!
Vivica A. Fox
I don’t rule anything out, and I couldn’t underscore more the importance of what YES! is doing to show that there are people who are pushing the edge of hope, who are stepping into the unknown and taking risks, because that will then enable others to do the same.
Frances Moore LappГ©
In order to find the edge, you must risk going over the edge.
Dennis Dugan
The past of the soul is so distant! The soul does not live on the edge of time. It finds its rest in the universe imagined by reverie.
Gaston Bachelard
You don’t have to love each other. I’ve been on a lot of championship teams in Europe where there’s edges and we don’t go out to dinner every night.
Mike D’Antoni
Jacques Rudolph at the moment is using the inside edge as much as the middle of the bat.
Ian Botham
When I’m given an opportunity with music and goodness, then I want to do that [play that role]. I want to go all the way to the edge of that and make it as big as I can.
Kelli O’Hara
If we didn’t have any stress, we’d never grow and you’d probably wouldn’t test your mettle and you’d probably wouldn’t come up with a lot of creative stuff that people come up with by being somewhat on the edge.
David Allen
The world comes to us in fragments and shards. Whatever stories we shape from our days, we’re always dealing with gaps, blank-spots, and blackouts – and in handling all these breakages, we are, at all times, so incredibly intimate with sharp edges, the unending knife-like moments of failure and joy in our lives.
Alex Lemon
Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?
David R. Brower
I love the fact that there is now a skate park in almost every city, but it will always have a rebellious/underground edge to it because it is based on individuality.
Tony Hawk
We’ve never played at this place before. This place is big, and I’m kinda nervous, so we’re going to make it feel small by pretending we’re in a… bedroom. We’ll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked!
Dave Matthews
They-” He stopped and just blinked at me for a minute. “You know, people are always saying that you’re cuckoo. Looney Tunes. Off the freaking edge. But I tell ’em, no, she’s okay. She’s got some…anger management issues. But you know what? They’re right. You’re nuts.
Karen Chance
I think fear is what keeps us from going over the edge. I mean, as a race car driver, I don’t think what makes a good race car driver is a fearless person. I think it’s somebody that is comfortable being behind the wheel of something that’s somewhat out of control.
Jeff Gordon
Personally, I like drag that’s a little rough around the edges, drag you can run around in it, drag you can get in the Uber without worrying about!
The actual technique, the process of painting flat color and simple geometric edges, all dates from my time here on Coenties Slip.
Robert Indiana
You have a certain set of facts and you are looking for situations where you have an edge, whether the edge is psychological or statistical.
David Einhorn
By myself, I’m a hard pill. My wife makes me look real good, because she smoothes my rough edges. That’s why I say, “Take your wife everywhere. It’s a good thing.”
Terry Crews
I think we’re going a bit too fast at the minute. The rate we’re going is like we’re going over the edge of the hill.
Van Morrison
If you’re having a bad day already and everybody is just asking you petty questions, it drives people to the edge, or something really small will have a really large effect.
Jess Weixler
So you are lean and mean and resourceful and you continue to walk on the edge of the precipice because over the years you have become fascinated by how close you can walk without losing your balance.
Richard M. Nixon
I had this idea… I wanted the sound to sing and have that thickness but yet still have an edge so that it could articulate. So my dad and I designed the guitar… the one that was made from an old fireplace.
Brian May
By having the big lines of the composition going out of the canvas, your imagination can wander beyond the edge. It will make it seem part of a large composition.
Charles Webster Hawthorne
We have to learn to face our fears and push ourselves. If you’re living on earth and you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room. When you push past the fear and realize that what you feared was not a big deal, you gain more confidence.
Farrah Gray
Performers may play in the studio, but they need to go out and tour every once in a while to keep their edge, or a performer who is a stranger may be asked to “sit in” on a set.
John Kao
You flirt with everything.” She could tell that her eyes were popping– her eyeballs actually felt cold around the edges. “You flirt with old people and babies and everybody in between.
Rainbow Rowell
I don’t go to scary movies. I don’t like the experience of being scared. I think it’s very weird that some people do. Obviously, humans are the only animals that do that. You don’t see a wolf walk to the end of a cliff and look over the edge to freak himself out.
Chuck Klosterman
I’ve always liked New York, as I like towns with an edge and New York has a European feel, so when I came to play music here in the ’80s it was a surprise to me.
Billy Childish
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Carry it by the comfortable handles of gratitude for what’s positive and that it is not worse, rather than the uncomfortable edges of bitterness for the negatives and that it is not better.
Lena Horne
O God, I love you to the edge of madness, Venetia, but I’m not mad yet–not so mad that I don’t know how disastrous it might be to you–to us both! You don’t realize what an advantage I should be taking of your innocence!
Georgette Heyer
There’s a kind of power thing about the camera. I mean everyone knows you’ve got some edge. You’re carrying some magic which does something to them. It fixes them in a way.
Diane Arbus
Come closer, Kurokuma. It’s quite safe.’ Horace shuffled closer to the edge… ‘Quite safe, my foot,’ he muttered to himself. ‘And what’s this Kurokuma you keep calling me?’ ‘It’s a term of great respect,’ Shigeru told him. ‘Great respect,’ Shukin echoed.
John Flanagan
No trauma has discrete edges. Trauma bleeds. Out of wounds and across boundaries.
Leslie Jamison
Avoid contradiction. Clear institutional identity helps give you the competitive edge.
Marty Sklar
Freeze, freeze in the winter, if you really want to appreciate the summer! Walk, walk at the edge of the precipices, if you rightly want to learn the meaning of the safety! Switch the lights off, if you want to see the amazing beauty of the light!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I’ll tell you, my friends: it’s all in the nerves. The nerves that tense and relax as you approach the edges of companionship and love. The razor-sharp edges of companionship and love.
Roberto Bolano
On the edge of destiny, you must test your strength.
William Avery
I think we all have our own mission, duty, fate in life so for me somehow I think I am always walking on the edge of life and take risks.
Bai Ling
Advantage comes not from the spectacular or the technical. Advantage comes from a persistent seeking of the mundane edge.
Tom Peters
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut
The world, nature, human beings, do not move like machines. The edges are never clear-cut, but always frayed. Nature never draws a line without smudging it.
Winston Churchill
Vivien Leigh was a phenomenal actress, a very complicated woman, living on the edge of mental problems, haunted by demons and angels. And though I’ve never thought of myself like Marilyn Monroe, I was inspired by the tremendous risk she took – of being vulnerable.
Rebecca De Mornay
The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.
Robert Morrison MacIver
Birth, death, and suffering all bring us to the very edge of what our minds can understand.
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Ram Dass
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.
Hunter S. Thompson
A hangboard is a little piece of wood with edges, holes, and slopes. There’s different strategies for different things – hanging, varying grips, adding weight. If I do a hard finger workout, I’m definitely sore.
Alex Honnold
It’s like all my life I’ve been this tower standing at the edge of the ocean for some obscure purpose, and only now, almost eighteen years in, has someone thought to flip the switch that reveals that I’m not a tower at all. I’m a lighthouse. It’s like waking up. I am incandescent.
Laini Taylor
Time weighs down on you like an old, ambiguous dream. You keep on moving, trying to sleep through it. But even if you go to the ends of the earth, you won’t be able to escape it. Still, you have to go there- to the edge of the world. There’s something you can’t do unless you get there.
Haruki Murakami
One word can give someone the strengththey needed at the moment or it can shred them down to nothing. A single smile can turn a bad moment good. And one wrong outburstcould be that tiny push that causes someone to slip over the edge of destruction.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The industrial revolution in the new century is, in essence, a scientific and technological revolution, and breaking through the cutting edge is a shortcut to the building of an economic giant.
Kim Jong-un
The wild swan hurries hight and noises loud
With white neck peering to the evening clowd.
The weary rooks to distant woods are gone.
With lengths of tail the magpie winnows on
To neighbouring tree, and leaves the distant crow
While small birds nestle in the edge below.
John Clare
Without the edge, [life’s] boring…If you’re doing something that’s definitely achievable with 100% odds of success, where’s the draw in that?
Chris Guillebeau
As a kid, when I got to the edge of a cliff I wanted to jump off. I didn’t want to kill myself. I wanted to fly.
Tom Cruise
There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge.
Boris Johnson
A jealous man is very quick in his application: he knows how to find a double edge in an invective, and to draw a satire on himself out of a panegyrick on another.
Joseph Addison
The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water’s edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.
Ernest Thompson Seton
Food is an excellent way to do very elegant worldbuilding – the kind that can make a fictional world seem real, like it extends way past the edges of the frame.
Ann Leckie
My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it’s the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke – like the end and the beginning of something all at once.
Lauren Oliver
Tell us what it is to be a woman so that we may know what it is to be a man. What moves at the margin. What it is to have no home in this place. To be set adrift from the one you knew. What it is to live at the edge of towns that cannot bear your company.
Toni Morrison
After the two drinks, she felt warm inside, and slightly indistinct at the edges.
Rachel Joyce
We did not flinch but gave our lives to save Greece when her fate hung on a razor’s edge.
Simonides of Ceos
Our memories, the way we tend to experience them, are sort of fuzzy around the edges, like a watercolor that has bled into the past and is not totally clear.
Lisa Joy
It’s so exciting to be doing radio on the cutting edge of technology. Being in on something new is the biggest thrill in the world.
Lynn Samuels
If you are going to make a change, don’t go halfway. Make it with conviction and stick with your new idea. Ignore the scoffers. Remember, it is a law of nature that if something is different you’re going to be taunted, jeered, and told the world is flat. Let the doubters fall off the edge.
Gary McCord
Close to the Edge by Yes. Such a fun tune to play on bass.
Brian Acton
Newt Gingrich’s job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language.
Pete du Pont
I am terminally curious, so I tend to be attracted to the shiny. That’s a mixed blessing, as sometimes it means that I can end up right on the cutting edge, but sometimes it can result in wild goose chases as well. Either way, it makes life interesting!
Suw Charman-Anderson
I remember traffic jams
Motor boys and girls with tans
Nearly was and almost rans
I remember this, this

At the edge of the continent
Michael Stipe
Human relationships are the perfect tool for sanding away our rough edges and getting at the core of divinity within us.
Eknath Easwaran
Pop country is about being so clean and perfect and not having any rough edges or imperfections. It’s all manufactured.
Hank Williams III
We live at the edge of the miraculous.
Henry Miller
I don’t read or write SF for cutting edge ideas; I read and write it for the storytelling, and every story is new. So have I brought anything new to it? Only in so far as no-one before has written about the characters I’ve invented in their particular situation.
Erica Brown
Gravity is so strong that space is bent round onto itself, making it rather like the surface of the earth. If one keeps traveling in a certain direction on the surface of the earth, one never comes up against an impassable barrier or falls over the edge, but eventually comes back to where one started.
Stephen Hawking
Anyone who stands on the edge of the unknown, fully in the present without reference point, experiences groundlessness. That’s when our understanding goes deeper, when we find that the present moment is a pretty vulnerable place and that this can be completely unnerving and completely tender at the same time.
Pema Chodron
Well for me, courage means having the courage to walk off the edge of what is known, with complete faith that you’re not going to go crashing to the bottom. Stepping outside of your own self-perceived boundaries and limitations.
Brad Willis
I’m talking about science on the leading edge, where it’s not clear which way things are going be cause we don’t know, and I’m dealing with areas which we don’t know about.
Rupert Sheldrake
I should have known the power-hungry slave drivers at River’s Edge would see my five days of freedom only as a challenge to be filled.
Cate Tiernan
To be fully human, fully myself, To accept all that I am, all that you envision, This is my prayer. Walk with me out to the rim of life, Beyond security. Take me to the exquisite edge of courage And release me to become.
Sue Monk Kidd
I had rather be a Kitten, and cry mew, Than one of these same Meeter Ballad-mongers: I had rather heare a Brazen Candlestick turn’d, Or a dry Wheele grate on the Axle-tree, And that would set my teeth nothing an edge, Nothing so much, as mincing Poetrie.
William Shakespeare
The mind is the cutting edge of the evolving event system.
Terence McKenna
Malcolm X represents the cutting edge of a kind of critique of globalization in the 21st century. In fact, Malcolm, if anything, was far ahead of the curve in so many ways.
Manning Marable
I was a street-guy villain. I was a street-corner villain. I was an illiterate villain. All rough edges.
Peter Falk
What sets these – and all – racers apart from less daredevilish mortals is their complete lack of fear and their joy of doing something on the edge. They love to speed because it is dangerous.
Peter Golenbock
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
William Hazlitt
She was on edge, feeling that she might snap or cry at the smallest provocation.
J. K. Rowling
You say, it’s dark. And in truth, I did place a cloud before your sun. But do you not see how the edges of the cloud are already glowing and turning light.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The success doesn’t define you. The success isn’t what gave you the edge in the first place. The failure didn’t give me the edge, either.
Richard Sherman
Am I a little rough around the edges? Do I say things that people don’t like sometimes? Do I swear a lot? Yes, yes, yes. Life’s hard, man.
Dana White
Workers on the edge of poverty are essential to America’s prosperity, but their well-being is not treated as an integral part of the whole. Instead, the forgotten wage a daily struggle to keep themselves from falling over the cliff. It is time to be ashamed.
David K. Shipler
Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.
Jay Griffiths
It seems to me, thinking of it, that there must be some universal plan which set in motion the orbiting of the electrons about the nucleus and the slower, more majestic orbit of the galaxies about one another to the very edge of space
Clifford D. Simak
Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey’s gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
John Cheever
There’s a part of me that’s always charging ahead. I’m the curious kid, always going to the edge.
Yo-Yo Ma
When you do battle, even if you are winning, if you continue for a long time it will dull your forces and blunt you edge…If you keep your armies out in the field for a long time, your supplies will be insufficient. Transportation of provisions itself consumes 20 times the amount transported.
Sun Tzu
I’m a pretty wild guy and I live pretty close to nature – I’ve often lived in caves or on the edge of cliffs or in forests – so it’s just second nature for me to tap into the movings of the weather and the world.
Dean Potter
I like characters that are fragile and a little bit on the edge .
Zach Galifianakis
But it did not all happen in a day, this giving over of himself, body and soul, to the man-animals. He could not immediately forego his wild heritage and his memories of the Wild. There were days when he crept to the edge of the forest and stood and listened to something calling him far and away.
Jack London
I believe that living on the edge, living in and through your fear, is the summit of life, and that people who refuse to take that dare condemn themselves to a life of living death.
John H. Johnson
You stand on the edge of eternity, with a vista that is so incredible, so powerful, so perfect that it’s overwhelming. You are so overwhelmed – you no longer exist.
Frederick Lenz
I like conventions. I like meeting and greeting. I’m perched on that edge where I’m getting more attention than I quite know what to do with, though.
Laurell K. Hamilton
And TV is not the easiest place to be dangerous or on the edge. Especially on a Saturday night.
Fisher Stevens
I don’t want to give anyone an edge in my mind. Every time I walk out on the court, I have to feel I’m the best so I can compete well. A lot of times, my chief rival is just me.
Venus Williams
Whenever you’re aggressive, you’re at the edge of mistakes.
Mario Andretti
And so you [young Americans]need to be the Idea Generation. The generation who’s always thinking on the cutting edge, who’s wondering how to create and keep the next wave of American jobs and American innovations, who’s figuring out how to out-compete the Idea Generations of Indias and Chinas of the world.
Barack Obama
Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
Tom Allen
Meditation without selfless giving is not enough. You may go into very high states of consciousness but the rough edges will still be there – there may be lots of selfish motives lurking within the self – that you don’t see.
Frederick Lenz
Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.
Logan Pearsall Smith
In New York and L.A., there is sort of that silent competition to be on the cutting edge of something. You end up having a conversation with how the world receives your work, especially if you are writing narrative, not fiction. Sometimes it is an awkward conversation. It’s like group therapy.
Sloane Crosley
I’m constantly working on these edges of photography, either to employ so much information or reduce information to the point of collapse.
Ori Gersht
We think a flower on a cliff is beautiful Because we stop our feet at the cliff’s edge Unable to step out into the sky Like that fearless flower –Sosuke Aizen,Flower on the Precipice
Tite Kubo
Since Stonehenge, architects have always been at the cutting edge of technology. And you cant separate technology from the humanistic and spiritual content of a building.
Norman Foster
When the conception of internal form is governed by edge, color appears to remain on or above the surface. I think, on the contrary, of color as being seen in and throughout, not solely on, the surface.
Jules Olitski
Relentless pursuit to find a competitive edge.
Pete Carroll
If you don’t read for pleasure, you’ll lose your edge as a writer.
Nora Roberts
No map to help us find the tranquil flat lands, clearings calm, fields without mean fences. Rolling down the other side of life our compass is the sureness of ourselves. Time may make us rugged, ragged round the edges, but know and understand that love is still the safest place to land.
Rod McKuen
Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty.
Herbert Gold
The purpose of fiction is not to nail you to the ground as facts do, but to take you to the edge of the cliff and kick you off so you build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.
Margaret Atwood
Being a famous writer is a little like being a tall dwarf. You’re on the edge of normality.
John Updike
Somewhere the sense makes copper roses steel roses — The rose carried weight of love but love is at an end — of roses It is at the edge of the petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
The thing that sometimes gets lost is people look at the harder edge of me … the leather jacket and the tough rock ‘n’ roll attitude… and get the wrong impression that I’m mean. That’s really something I don’t want people to think because I don’t think that’s the case.
Joan Jett
You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important.
Benjamin Carson
When you grow up in one town and your life revolves around it, you are very aware of any darkness on the edge of town. That’s because it’s scary and it’s inviting.
Melissa Etheridge
I would rise, monk-like, at 6 A.M., speak to no one, make tea, and go immediately to my desk from which I didn’t move until frills appeared around the edges of my eyes or I heard the sound of a wine bottle being uncorked. It would give the wrong impression to describe these as Writing Days.
Howard Jacobson
The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn’t put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
Jacques Derrida
The queen was settling on the edge of the bed, ungainly with hesitation and at the same time exquisite in her grace, like a heron landing in a treetop.
Megan Whalen Turner
She looks like a jumper to me. Jumpers do that a lot, stand on the edge and stare out. Never kill yourself in a Tube station. Tip number one. You might end up down here forever, staring at the wall.” Stephen coughed a little. “Just giving advice,” Callum said.
Maureen Johnson
When you move the camera, or you do a shot like the crane down (in Shawshank) with them standing on the edge of the roof, then it’s got to mean something. You’ve got to know why you’re doing it; it’s got to be for a reason within the story, and to further the story.
Roger Deakins
What an ironic tragedy that an affluent, “Christian” minority in the world continues to hoard its wealth while hundreds of millions of people hover on the edge of starvation!
Ronald J. Sider
I think that the idea of straight edge, the song that I wrote, and the way people have related it it, there’s some people who have abused it, they’ve allowed their fundamentalism to interfere with the real message, which in my mind, was that people should be allowed to live their lives the way they want to.
Ian MacKaye
I think the rock’n’roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap.
Robert Smith
It’s a good thing Kerry’s dead, because that funeral would’ve sent him over the edge,” Henry said.
Gayle Forman
He nothing common did, or mean, / Upon that memorable scene, / But with his keener eye / The axe’s edge did try.
Andrew Marvell
The most interesting parts of the natural world are the edges, places where ocean meets land, meadow meets forest, timberline touches the heights.
Galen Rowell
It’s the originality of Pauls Toutonghi’s voice and vision that makes this such a remarkable novel. Toutonghi is a true daredevil of a writer, and this fantastically hilarious and affecting book will have you on the edge of your seat.
Skip Horack
Love asks us that we be a little braver than is comfortable, a little more generous, a little more flexible. It means living on the edge more than we care to.
Norman Mailer
Success and failure are two edges of the same blade, two sides of the same coin. To fear one is to forever deny the possibility of the other.
Michelle Sagara
In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff-and that’s it. You might scream on the way down, but you’re going to hit the bottom, and you’re not going to be in elective office.
Walter F. Mondale
Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results.
Brian Tracy
Until I was about 13, Manhattan had been a world seen from its edges.
Jacqueline Woodson
You’d chosen to be an upright biped on the surface of a small planet of a minor sun on the edge of a minor galaxy of one of the multiple trillions of universes. That’s OK. It doesn’t matter what form you take.
Richard Bach
My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I’m racing, to be keep myself more under control.
Hermann Maier
The things that separate the planes are the incisions and the edges of the matter. Each separate layer of cutting or painting is visible and readable as an edge.
Ellen Gallagher
Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man’s struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.
Richard P. Feynman
At the edge of our world, at the edge of the otherworld, the beautiful and mysterious faeries stand, watching and waiting to greet us, inviting us to journey with them as our guides while we walk the infinite paths of the Faerie.
Brian Froud
I am the bridge between the bleeding edge and the dead center. I stand between the Wizard of Oz and the man behind the curtain. I am the curtain.
Peter Watts
When a daughter loses a mother, the intervals between grief responses lengthen over time, but her longing never disappears. It always hovers at the edge of her awareness, prepared to surface at any time, in any place, in the least expected ways.
Hope Edelman
So that I may meet the day with the knowledge to build the day I will look into my soul while it still dawn, before the morning breaketh.
Walter Russell
It is in the wild places, where the edge of the earth meets the corners of the sky, the human spirit is fed.
Art Wolfe
The anti-tax-cut, soft-on-defense, big-spending Democrats will take the Democratic Party to the edge and maybe over.
Joe Lieberman
I have found that you have only to take that one step toward the gods, and they will then take ten steps toward you. That step, the heroic first step of the journey, is out of, or over the edge of, your boundaries, and it often must be taken before you know that you will.
Joseph Campbell
Ambition is vital, but dangerous: it is a keen motive and a driving force, but over what edge can it drive the artist?
Eric Maisel
We had to create an album where there wasn’t one. I never listen to that album [ Music From the Edge of Heaven] because it wasn’t an album.
George Michael
A firm rule must be imposed upon our nation before it destroys itself. The United States needs some theology and geometry, some taste and decency. I suspect that we are teetering on the edge of the abyss.
John Kennedy Toole
America’s economic strength depends on industry’s ability to improve productivity and quality and to remain on the cutting edge of technology, and that’s why the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is so important.
Ronald Reagan
Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that’s why we decide we’re done. It’s getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out.
Natalie Goldberg
Post-divorce, the world can feel harsh and full of jagged edges.
Emily V. Gordon
Music relates sound and time and so pictures the ultimate edges of human commmunications.
Iris Murdoch
I’ve developed a bit of a fascination with John Denver. I always thought he was kind of tacky and somewhat revolting and had a kind of simplistic weirdness, but on second listen, he actually did have an incredible voice, and the blatant naivetГ© of his work is straight-edge, in a way.
Rufus Wainwright
I don’t know, people take chances on stage. It’s a big free speech zone, a comedy show. So sometimes things happen, you say things that are a little bit off the edge.
Drew Carey
Our interest’s on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, the superstitious atheist.
Robert Browning
You do what you can with what you have. You have to work the edges whatever they are. The main thing is keeping your integrity.
Nikki Giovanni
Marriage was a form of insanity; love hovering permanently on the edge of aggravation.
Liane Moriarty
I often think off-screen horror is more effective, it’s the fear of what is lurking around the corner, just out of sight, that can leave you on the edge of your seat.
Ed Gass-Donnelly
Every fresh act of sin lessens fear and remorse, hardens our hearts, blunts the edge of our conscience, and increases our evil inclination.
J. C. Ryle
The sky is no longer out there, but it is right on the edge of the space you are in. The sense of colour is generated inside you. If you then go outside you will see a different coloured sky. You colour the sky.
James Turrell
I’m not interested in edges. I’m interested in the mass and color, the black and white. The edges happen because the forms get as quiet as they can be. I want the masses to perform. When I work with forms and colors, I get the edge.
Ellsworth Kelly
Later our dreams begin catching fire around the edges, they burn like paper, we wake with our hands full of ash.
Naomi Shihab Nye
Risk is the universe’s way of pushing us to become more than what we are. Risk is faith at the edge. Risk is the pulsating nature of life.
Sarah Strohmeyer
The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art.
Edward Tufte
If you want to be rich, you need to develop your vision. You must be standing on the edge of time gazing into the future.
Robert Kiyosaki
Finding the funny is the key to never losing your edge
Marie Forleo
Leigh Bowery created outfits that made him look deformed, which was very brave. I believe this was the main thing that gave Leigh his edge. His designs were often breath-taking, but it was the way he used his body that was so utterly new and refreshing.
Boy George
We are symbolic. We are driving to the edge of the city and talking in vague-yet-resolute certainties about our dreams and our futures. We are leaving certain things in the medicine cabinet. We are falling in love.
Pete Wentz
When I make a work, I often take it to the very edge of its collapse, and that’s a very beautiful balance.
Andy Goldsworthy
We’re better at predicting events at the edge of the galaxy or inside the nucleus of an atom than whether it’ll rain on auntie’s garden party three Sundays from now.
Tom Stoppard
I’m still on the edge. It’s just that I don’t want to hurt the team by going over that edge. I’ve learned not to be as maniacal as I used to be.
Ed Belfour
Never being, but always at the edge of Being.
Stephen Spender
Party switching has all the emotional edges and baggage of divorce.
Mark McKinnon
It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east. The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man’s energy.
Arthur Conan Doyle
We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender.
Barack Obama
It is hard for people who have not lived in Los Angeles to realize how radically the Santa Ana figures in the local imagination. … The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.
Joan Didion
If you get to the edge of the penalty area with the ball and don’t know what to do next, just stick the ball in the net for now. We can evaluate the other options later.
Bill Shankly
I hope many of you will be people that question why things are and why we have to do them the way we have always done them. I hope you will take some risks, exert some real leadership on issues, and if you will, dance along the edge of the roof as you continue for life.
Wilma Mankiller
The short-lived self, teetering on the edge of extinction, is the only thing that can ever really matter.
Eric Hoffer
I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.
Lionel Blue
I was a hundred-percent sick, I felt as if I had no further use for my legs, they just hung over the edge of my bed like unimportant and rather ridiculous objects.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
I like Alexander McQueen’s work a lot: he’s always pushing boundaries, and he’s rough around the edges.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.
Leatrice Eiseman
An artist paints, dances, draws, writes, designs, or acts at the expanding edge of consciousness. We press into the unknown rather than the known. This makes life lovely and lively.
Julia Cameron
Perforation! Shout it out! The deliberate punctuated weakening of paper and cardboard so that it will tear along an intended path, leaving a row of fine-haired pills or tuftlets on each new edge! It is a staggering conception, showing an age-transforming feel for the unique properties of pulped wood fiber.
Nicholson Baker
If not just the brain but the quirks that made the individual were composed of recycled matter only, it was hard to be sure where the edges of one such being ended and another person began.
Sebastian Faulks
Carrie doesn’t seem to talk about anything with sharp edges. Maybe she’s afraid they might poke her and then she’d burst.
Lisa McMann
It’s walking the razor’s edge of the sacred moment where you don’t know, you can’t count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we are given. In that sense, this radical uncertainty liberates your creativity and courage.
Joanna Macy
A young wine is like a horse, it is extremely vibrant. It needs taming. It has lots of life, the edges need bevelling and we need to reduce the tannins.
Georg Riedel
Any replacement to the current copyright position (life plus 70 years) needs to have an answer lined up for this, and similar, messy edge cases.
Charles Stross
Tyler and me at the edge of the roof, the gun in my mouth, I’m wondering how clean this gun is.
Chuck Palahniuk
People think edges are bad, but they are really there to keep up from falling to pieces. They don’t hold us back, they hold us in. They hold us together.
Lisa Mangum
I had hopes for my rough edges. I wanted to use them as a can opener, to cut myself a hole in the world’s surface and exit through it.
Annie Dillard
We’re at the top of the cliff and we can either fall off the edge or keep climbing.
Gary Neville
In the end, maybe the correct language would be how the fact of putting four edges around a collection of information or facts transforms it. A photograph is not what was photographed, it’s something else.
Garry Winogrand
The family in the West is finished… its origin was economic, not biological… the odd group of strangers that make up every family no longer have any reason to live together, to suffer from one another’s jagged edges.
Gore Vidal
You’re not human if you don’t feel fear. But I’ve learnt to treat fear as an emotion that sharpens me. It’s there to give me that edge for what I have to do.
Bear Grylls
The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
John Lyly
Zaphod felt he was teetering on the edge of madness and wondered if he shouldn’t just jump over and have done with it.
Douglas Adams
Never was there a dogma more calculated to foster indolence, and to blunt the keen edge of curiosity, than the assumption of the discordance between the former and the existing causes of change.
Charles Lyell
I think there was always some scrawny dreamer sitting at the edge of the firelight, who had the ability to imagine dangers, to look into the future in his imagination and see possibilities, and therefore survived to pass his genes on to the next generation.
Christopher Moore
But whoso is heroic must find crises to try his edge. Human virtue demands her champions and martyrs, and the trial of persecution always proceeds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
After you work out, you have your dog with you. There’s no better companion. You’ve got to have a friend. I didn’t like opponents who had dogs with them. Because you know they had a little edge. They have a friend
George Foreman
A gripper of a read . . . Silence revives the cliff’s-edge drama of those Jazz age climbs and drives home the tragedy of Mallory’s death.
Bruce Barcott
There is no place so AWAKE and ALIVE as the edge of becoming.
Sue Monk Kidd
I don’t think I’ve gone a day in my life without being inspired by Celine Dion. If you would’ve seen me at her concert in Las Vegas – like, I’m surprised I didn’t get kicked out. I was literally sitting at the edge of my seat like the happiest girl in the entire universe.
Lea Michele
You’ve got to be closer to the edge than ever to win. That means sometimes you go over the edge, and I don’t mean driving, either.
Dale Earnhardt
The world is hungry for the discoveries that young, leading-edge brain researchers are making in Ontario today. This collaboration will help them bring their best ideas to market, improving the quality of life for Ontarians while creating good jobs and promoting economic growth.
Brad Duguid
I’m dependent on writing for a living, so really it’s to my advantage to understand how the creative process works. One of the problems is, when you start to do that, in effect you’re going to have to step off the edge of science and rationality.
Alan Moore
When I’m not working, I want to be the version of the person that I was born to be. I was born with curly hair. It fits my personality, and it’s totally who I am. I am rough around the edges, and I am not a polished girl.
Erin Wasson
Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical.
Joey Skaggs
Sharon Needles is definitely Pittsburgh – always rough around the edges, a little ignorant, a little uneducated. And she’s dead. And Pittsburgh is, after all, the zombie capital of the world, a little financially lower class, and just all-around a gritty, rough city.
Sharon Needles
What has happened makes the world. Live on the edge, looking.
Robert Creeley