Quotation Explorer - 'Edge'

Follow your dreams but stop if you come to a cliff edge. - Peter James West
It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances when you're not safe when you're not in the middle of the road... - Danny De Vito
A falcon hovers at the edge of the sky.Two gulls drift slowly up the river.Vulnerable while they ride the wind,they coast and glide with ease.Dew is heavy on the grass below,the spider's web is ready.Heaven's ways include the human:among a thousand sorrows, I stand alone. - Du Fu
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. - William Shakespeare
We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what. - George Santayana
What I like most about the process of literary creation is gathering mundane facts and concepts, then clothing them with the ornate jewels and fine garments of imagination and fantasy, weaving a tale on the glittering edge of possibility. - Gregory Hamilton
I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing. - Alice Koller
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
Dream to reach the stars; awaken to reach the edge of the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A moon shining a broken road oversea; a lone woman naked to her waist waits at the edge of moonlight; a shadow person watching for meaning somewhere. - Keri Hulme
[T]hat mutual jealousy, that intolerantly keen edge of criticism, that irrational hunger for a beautiful perfection, that life and wisdom do presently and most mercifully dull. - H.G. Wells
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it--else it is none. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.--Ray Bradbury - T.K. Thorne
When one is at the edge and falls then it’s a splendour to many an eyes until the flow begins all over again - keep flowing because that’s what’s life is about. - Amit Abraham
ThinK: for a thin sneaking into a vast sea of Knowledge, and the water enables the clarity to see through. The Hindu mythology has it that thinner than water is nothing but Knowledge.Higher the cutting edge clarity, higher is the productivity. - Priyavrat Thareja
She laughs an honest laugh... one that puts the fakes on edge and makes them dream of being better. - C. JoyBell C.
To grow is not to timidly sit on some safe shore at water’s edge and clumsily grab whatever happens to float by me. Rather, it is to deliberately step into waters both calm and turbulent in order to wrestle great things to shore. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A wedge of sunlight slipped over the edge of the desk and fell noiselessly to the carpet. - Raymond Chandler
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. - G.K. Chesterton
You were standing in the wake of devastation And you were waiting on the edge of the unknown And with the cataclysm raining down Insides crying "Save me now" You were there, impossibly alone - Linkin Park
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
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
Mind led bodyto the edge of the precipice.They stared in desireat the naked abyss.If you love me, said mind,take that step into silence.If you love me, said body,turn and exist. - Anne Stevenson
If you knew all about it, it wouldn't be the leading edge. - Karl H. Pribram
So long as the universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is really completely self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end: it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator? - Stephen Hawking
Through the window of my soul and the mirror of my mind, I was looking for the beauty of my life. I could not find it, but I found it in the glint of a dew drop at the edge of a dancing leaf. - Debasish Mridha
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. - Kurt Vonnegut
Do not confuse your horizon with the edge of the world. - Seb Paquet
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
Wisdom lies at the edge of intelligence.Joy lies at the edge of happiness.Faith lies at the edge of boldness.Love lies at the edge of kindness.God lies at the edge of righteousness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.
In moderate doses melancholy can be strangley comforting, darkly sweet; it can by providing contrast, give an exquisitely sharp edge to happiness, especially to pleasures of the flesh.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge. - Napoleon Hill
If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it andpush it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before,push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you force it into the realm ofmagic. - Tom Robbins
I would often invent this dream for myself at the edge of sleep, and then it was strange how content it would make me, how it would make peace and consolation flow, and I would close my eyes and float on it into my real dreams which were never so kind [...]. - Alice Munro
An adamant silence overcomes you when cross paths with the person that kisses your heart the second that you meet them. It balances on the edge of an indefinable unknown, unconsciously desired. - Carl Henegan
Like the ripples from a stone tossed into the pond from the water’s edge, the effects of our choices extend infinitely outward. Even the smallest of acts reverberates in the ears of unwritten histories. - Justin Young
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare
Her belly ruptures full of parasites, Her eyes sink back in her skull Her butchered wrists, dangle From the edge of the bathtubHer children cuddle against her Desperate for love she cannot give - Wrath James White
Standing alone and observing from an edge "the giant universe" isn't that much scary than leaving yourself with your thoughts and creating insight in yourself!Equally big universe lies within ourselves as well - raja shakeel mushtaque
Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge. - Roy T. Bennett
Sometimes, on duty, if one trusts a stranger, one’s nerves are on edge. What if I am making a mistake! - Anuradha Bhattacharyya
Justice lay on the edge o his blessed sword, but revenge - sweet as candy - filled his senses." The Bow of Destiny - P. H. Solomon, The Bow of Destiny
To live on the edge requires an exceptional ability to balance. - Tarryn Tomlinson
It is at the edge of intelligence that wisdom awaits. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The message received from the mass media is that knowledge makes love less compelling; that it is ignorance that gives love its erotic and transgressive edge. - bell hooks
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. - Anne Bradstreet
Humor shares an edge with hilarity. - Shannon Huffman Polson
The warrior learns of the spiritual realm by dwelling on the cutting edge of the sword, standing at the edge of the fire pit, venturing right up to the edge of starvation if necessary. Vibrant and intense living is the warrior's form of worship. - Stephen K. Hayes
It's more real to me here than if I went up," he suddenly heard himself say; and the fear lest that last shadow of reality should lose its edge kept him rooted to his seat as the minutes succeeded each other. - Edith Wharton
If you aren't living on the edge you're taking up too much room. Anon. - Pamela Eglinski
Even the blind man can see the beauty as it rides upon the sound of a voice, edge itself between the lines on his fingerprints to be spread upon the smooth snippets of life he touches. - Adri Sinclair
Do not rest on your laurels when you get to the top; you risk losing your edge once you let success go to your head. - Roy T. Bennett
It is at the edge of kindness that love awaits. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It was nothing but a hole, a mouth open wide. You could lean over the edge and peer down to see nothing. All I knew about the well was its frightening depth. It was deep beyond measuring, and crammed full of darkness, as if all the world’s darkness had been boiled down to their ultimate density. - Haruki Murakami
Stars are not afraid of you surpassing them; if they were, they would not light your way to the edge of the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Man who is at the edge of a precipice has always a better chance to understand the universe than a man who is far away from that precipice! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The Waves is an extraordinary achievement ... It is trembling on the edge. A little less - and it would lose its poetry. A little more - and it would be over into the abyss, and be dull and arty. It is her greatest book. - E.M. Forster
Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results. - Brian Tracy
Every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment to moment on the razor edge of danger and must be fought for. - Thornton Wilder
...and you will hold me with your wondering eyes in the serenity of purest mind at the dreams edge of my quiet golden shores accompanied by the melodies of emerald blue rippling waves where I will always remain voicing harmony in the over the rainbow soothing memories of your heart... - Oksana Rus
A life spent at the edge of the pier is a life full of regret, a life full of fear. - Ryan Lilly
XXIV. And kneeling at the edge of the transparent sea I shall shape for myself a new heart from salt and mud - Anne Carson
I'm on the edge of a precipice. - Mabe
Life is not meant to be lived on the sidelines or the edge of the pool. It is meant to be embraced, inhaled, and devoured. It is meant to be tasted, chewed and swallowed, savoring each and every experience as if it were the most delicious delicacy ever eaten. - Monica E. Tunnell
Thoughts as warm as a silky summer rain, flowing over the edge of my soul's gentle.not tides returning them along the shoreline to laughing gulls. - Basith
I feel like I am either on the cusp of something great, or standing on the edge of my abyss, discovering something brand new, or uncovering somebody elses lost imagination. - Carroll Bryant
Being on the edge is always worse than going through. - Joseph Brown
Mary Fisher lives in a High Tower, on the edge of the sea: she writes a great deal about the nature of love. She tells lies. - Faye Weldon
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
Life begins at the edge of your fears. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The problem with the cutting edge is that someone has to bleed.
No, 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world. - William Shakespeare
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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
look, tiny - i’m trying to be on my best behavior, but you have to understand - i’m always standing on the edge of something bad. and sometimes someone like you can make me look the other way, so that i don’t know how close i am to falling over. but i always end up turning my head. always. - David Levithan
Sometimes you don't realize your fear of heights until you stand at the edge of the cliff, ready to jump. - BlueMystique
Teach children to be polite and courteous in the home, and, when he grows up, he will never be able to edge his car onto a freeway. - Unknown
I’m a witness to personal development being the best investment you could ever make by improving yourselfproactively, working on your awareness, improving your skillsand knowledge about how you can get to the edge of yourpotential - Derric Yuh Ndim
The wild women in his lap,' my father enthused, 'laying their breasts on his head.'There was a moment of stunned silence. Then my mother spoke slowly, with an edge to her voice. 'I think you mean "wild beasts laying their heads in his lap".''Do I? - Patrick Rothfuss
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
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. - Diane Arbus
Destroy yourself. Be on the edge of it all, and right before that weird place tells you to let it go completely; let the energy go in all directions. Falling on your face will never be fun, or purposeful. You don't own energy; you own the inertia! - James Emlund
The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
Knowledge is what you know,that gives you an edge overthe ordinary person. - Dele Ayo Bankole
The path to Salvation is as narrow and as difficult to walk as a razor's edge. - W. Somerset Maugham
There's a fine edge to new grief, it severs nerves, disconnects reality--there's mercy in a sharp blade. Only with time, as the edge wears, does the real ache begin. - Christopher Moore
People that live on the edge of two millenniums are people of a special destiny - Sunday Adelaja
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year. - Horace Mann
Some people come to the edge of the cliff and they look over, then run away in fear. They never realize it's possible to fly, to soar, to be free. They spend their lives crawling along cliff tops without finding the courage. - Michael Dobbs
We know ourselves very little. We are not at the center of ourselves, but instead like the Earth in the Milky Way, and the Milky Way in the universe; far out on a distant edge, hearing a little of what is transpiring. - David Eaglemann
Horror shares an edge with hilarity. - Shannon Huffman Polson
And have brought humanity to the edge of oblivion: because they think they are white. - James Baldwin
The pen to a writer is like a cigarette to a smoker; they need it to take the edge off. - Kellie Elmore
The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can't really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture. - Elisabeth Elliot
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [economy]. - William Shakespeare
I miss you with the very edge of my skin.It winces in absence, a giant muscle contracting. - Valentina Cano
We regarded each other across an expanse wider than the universe, within a space thinner than a razor's edge. - Rick Yancey
Los Angeles seems endlessly held between these extremes: of light and dark - of surface and depth. Of the promise, in brief, of a meaning always hovering on the edge of significance.
The road to overcoming your fears could lead you to unbearable places but sometimes such gives you an edge than nothing else could give. - Auliq Ice
To live without zest is to live without an appetite for new experiences, to miss out on the spice, the juice, the edge that makes life thrilling. It is to live with deadened, flattened senses, with your passions unaroused and your curiosity untapped. - Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin
The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge. - Bible
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
A retreat from someone or something isn't unusual. Just as how you edge closer to see better, at times you may need to take a step back to get a clearer view. - rajuda
It is at the edge of excellence that genius awaits. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The ceiling is not a good limit;it prevents you from reaching the sky.The sky is not a favorable limit;it hinders you from reaching the stars.The stars are not an acceptable limit;they impede you from reaching the edge of the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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