Quotation Explorer - 'Extreme'

The extreme limit of wisdom-- that is what the public calls madness. - Jean Cocteau
Catholics have more extreme sex lives because they're taught that pleasure is bad for you. Who thinks it's normal to kneel down to a naked man who's nailed to a cross? It's like a bad leather bar. - John Waters
Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Theorem of ; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold; the second we may name a precious jewel. Johannes Kepler - Pythagoras
Diamonds are the result of extreme pressures. So is success. - Harsh Malik
Temporary extreme fear while saying the truth is easy to overcome than the perpetual fear of the unspoken truth. - Amit Kalantri
It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that, whenever we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation—of loneliness, poverty, and misery, the end and extreme of things—the thought of God comes into one's mind. - Vincent Van Gogh
EJECTION, n. An approved remedy for the disease of garrulity. It is also much used in cases of extreme poverty. - Ambrose Bierce
If a person offend you and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures. Simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. - Mark Twain
As for what concerns me in particular I have only in my life carried to an extreme what you have not dared to carry halfway, and what's more, you have taken your cowardice for good sense, and have found comfort in deceiving yourselves. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
I'm cautious with the love word because I really know what it means. I've been there, done that and I know what the implications are. I also know that people say they love people when they don't, and it often results in tears and avoidance of bars, supermarkets, even whole towns in extreme cases. - Jessica Thompson
In summers, after 1 hour of extreme gaming you can use your laptop to iron your shirt. - Neetesh Dixit
A man's final query is determined by how well he acts under pressure. If man can control his demeanor under extreme stress, he will be judged in a positive way. - Angela Khristin Brown
It may be that no religious reconciliation with the absolute totality of things is possible. Some evils, indeed, are ministerial to higher forms of good; but it may be that there are forms of evil so extreme as to enter into no good system whatsoever… - William James
Beheading, burying and burning humans alive are extreme acts of cruelty. Such crimes against humanity must be investigated and the guilty parties brought to justice. May ALL victims rest in peace! - Widad Akreyi
At nineteen, one lives in the utter idolatry, therefore the extreme superstition, of sex. Monstrously exaggerated tales about sexual feats, which we listen to greedily, determine our expectations. The disappointments are correspondingly great. - Gregor von Rezzori
If I have not been both soothed by love and on the opposite extreme left devastated by it, I will never understand its power nor respect its majesty. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Almost everything carried to its logical extreme becomes either depressing or carcinogenic. - Ursula K. Le Guin
A destructive thought process exists within all of us, and we are plagued to varying degrees by an internal dialogue that is harmful, restrictive, and at its ultimate extreme, self-destructive. - Lisa Firestone
Made you the subject of my dreams, I was always the first to hear your screams. Haven't you had enough of all these schemes? Re-run all the scenes...Haven't you noticed we're being a bit too extreme? I know not everything is as it seems, but aren't you tired of floating downstream? - Dalal Gebara
A girl’s got to use what she’s given and I’m not going to make a guy drool the way a Britney video does. So I take it to extremes. I don’t say I dress sexily on stage - what I do is so extreme. It’s meant to make guys think: ‘I don’t know if this is sexy or just weird. - Lady Gaga
Sin is really an extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who you were when you were created as a spirit which came forth from the heart of God—a spirit made in His perfect, sinless image. - Praying Medic
Somehow creationists keep us naturalists in track to some extent. They are the representation of human stupidity at its extreme. And we need some stupidity in the society for true intellect to be adored. - Abhijit Naskar
You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be. - Charlotte Eriksson
I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty. - Groucho Marx
under a beast -person has breathing with him.this is extreme condition person sees magic of his soul power .this happens - litymunshi
Übermaß des Schmerzes und Übermaß der Freude dauern nur kurze Zeit. Alle Extreme widerstreben dem menschlichen Herzen. - Victor Hugo
Music and image has continued to get more extreme as the world gets more extreme. We are the consequence of the modern decaying civilization. - Marilyn Manson
They prefer a God of an altogether softer flavor. Nothing too extreme. Complaisance, not magnanimity. They do not think upon the God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God. They prefer to think in terms of God liking them. That’s the God they’ve conjured for themselves. - Geoffrey Wood
Isn't it amazing that, historically, the "Prince of Peace" has most often been introduced to new cultures through extreme violence? European and American colonialists bring this disparity to light in a way that makes me wish that forced conversion didn't work so extraordinarily well. - David G. McAfee
It is only when one is under extreme duress that one's true character is revealed. - Christopher Earle
To hope under the most extreme circumstances is an act of defiance that permits a person to live his life on his own terms. It is part of the human spirit to endure and give a miracle a chance to happen. - Jerome Groopman
This calls for a very special plan of psychology and extreme violence
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. - George Bernard Shaw
Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! - Henry David Thoreau
Consuming pornography does not lead to more sex, it leads to more porn. Much like eating McDonalds everyday will accustom you to food that (although enjoyable) is essentially not food, pornography conditions the consumer to being satisfied with an impression of extreme sex rather than the real. - Virginie Despentes
To refuse ever to deny your youth, right up to extreme old age, to battle all life long to transubstantiate your adolescent flowering into a fruit-ladden tree - that, I belive, is the road of the fulfilled man. (Report to Greco) - N. Kazantzakis
The biggest opportunity for light to have extreme impact is where there is extreme darkness. - Auliq-Ice
Every utterance is an event, and no two events are precisely alike. The extreme view, therefore, is that no word ever means the same thing twice. - Louis B. Saloman
We should manage our fortunes as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Going to the extreme of inviting and welcoming people into your church in order to hear you condemn them or to know from your policy that you condemn them is not much better than bullying. - Christina Engela
In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom... Make no mistake, all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S. - William S. Burroughs
While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years. - Abraham Lincoln
An extreme passion of any human being is to be unique - Kunal Jajal
Dream 2 Defy! Extreme is not a style but a way of life. - Jeff Hardy
Life has only three states-Happiness,Grief and Emptiness.The extreme state of life is emptiness. - Deshwal Sachin
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents. - Robert F. Kennedy
The extreme parts of time extremely forms all causes to the purpose of his speed. - William Shakespeare
Sin is nothing more than a most extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who were when we were created as a spirit that came forth from the heart of God the Father—as a spirit made in His sinless image. - Praying Medic
I try--without success--to stop finding reasons for vanity in anything. When I happen to manage it nonetheless, I feel that I no longer belong to the mortal gang. I am above everything then, above the gods themselves. Perhaps that is what death is: a sensation of great, of extreme superiority. - Emil Cioran
Memo to extreme partisans: If you can't bring yourselves to love your enemies, can you at least learn to hate your friends? - Walter Kirn
Extreme busyness is a symptom of deficient vitality, and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. - Robert Louis Stevenson
The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life. - Wilhelm Reich
Moments of extreme terror bring back the gestures of our youth.
When extremists come together extreme things happen. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care. - Paul Farmer
Paulie smiled slightly at this, as profanity had always felt to him like a seal of understanding, a shortcut to extreme feeling that people used when they needed it most. - Kathleen Alcott
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