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People and extreme

Two people are always two extremes. (Christian Friedrich Hebel)

Humans have always stretched their forces to the extreme limits assigned to them by their time. (Franz Werfel)

Strong characters rest in extremes. (Chamfort)

No one really knows themselves, and you have to go through an extreme situation to realize that. (Lucia Etxebarria)

I have a very extreme state of mind. Things are very black or very white. (Martin Freeman)

I am an ordinary person, but carried to extremes. (Fay Weldon)

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. (Clint Eastwood)

Stories are full of people who find that, in extreme situations, they’re capable of so much more than they imagined they were. Real life is full of people who find that they’re capable of so much less. (Amethyst Marie)

As human beings, we have the blessing and the curse that we’re able to adapt to almost anything. No matter how extreme the circumstances you’re in, they become normal. (Kevin Powers)

A lot of the stories I was brought up on had to do with extreme actions — leaving everything behind, crossing the trackless wastes, and in those stories the people who stayed behind and had their settled ways — those people were not the people who got the prize. The prize was California. (Joan Didion)

The extreme side of my personality, which I chose to sort of display, was snowballing and getting a life of its own. It was like looking in a mirror and not recognising myself. (Brian Molko)

Sports and extreme

Every day I push myself to redefine the limits of our sport. (Travis Pastrana)

People are so crazy about extreme sports. The rush is such a high that you want to experience it again. (Rubina Dilaik)

If the first time did not work out, skydiving is not for you. (Nikolai Fomenko)

Never ignore your instinct and you can always push harder. I get inspired when I think about people who have pushed their bodies to the limit. (Rachel Atherton)

I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress. (Dave Chappelle)

Extreme sport has only ever been about goals and the ways to achieve these goals. Adrenaline plays a part, but it’s never in the foreground. (Felix Baumgartner)

If I was invincible, maybe I would take up some extreme sports. (Tom Welling)

Surfing big waves is not an extreme sport to me. I fall off, tumble down, and come up. My heart’s racing because I’m thinking I almost drowned, and I thank God I can breathe again, but I always think, ‘What am I hitting?’ Water. (Paul Walker)

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Politics and extreme

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. (Mary Wollstonecraft)

The political system loves the extremes, it doesnt so much show a lot love for the moderates. (Claire McCaskill)

Nothing ever stays in the middle. You always go from one extreme to the other, and politics is certainly that way. (Gloria Estefan)

One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing. (Emma Goldman)

Socialism, communism, and fascism are the political manifestations of unachievable ideals, carried to genocidal extremes. (Mike Klepper)

You need some inequality to grow… but extreme inequality is not only useless but can be harmful to growth because it reduces mobility and can lead to political capture of our democratic institutions. (Thomas Piketty)

Life and extreme

Normality is a more extreme experience than people commonly want to admit. (David Cronenberg)

If you want to experience all of the success and pleasure in life, you have to be willing to accept the pain and failure that comes with it. (Mat Hoffman)

Only by pursuing the extremes in one’s nature, with all its contradictions, appetites, aversions, rages, can one hope to understand a little … oh, I admit only a very little … of what life is about. (Francoise Sagan)

Respectability and security are subtle traps on life’s journey. Those who are drawn to extremes are often nearer to renewal and self-discovery. Those trapped in the bland middle region of respectability are lost without ever realizing it. (John O’Donohue)

You feel as if you’re not living a full life. Which, of course, is why — it’s my theory about why so many people who are heavily into computers are also into extreme sports and S&M. It’s because their bodies are crying out for some kind of action. (Brian Eno)

Only extreme happiness and unhappiness seem to give any value to existence, anyway these are the only memories that remain on the surface after the brewing of years. (Noel Audet)

Moral and extreme

Good principles taken to the extreme spoil everything. (Jacques Benigne Bossuet)

The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable, and absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is. (Samuel Butler)

Where the vivacity of the intellect and the strength of the passions exceed the development of the moral faculties the character is likely to be embittered or corrupted by extremes, either of adversity or prosperity. (Anna Brownell Jameson)

When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences. (Park Chan-wook)

All evils are equal when they are extreme. (Pierre Corneille)

Justice in the extreme is often unjust. (Jean Racine)


The best things are placed between extremes. (Aristotle)

One extreme produces another. (Samuel Richardson)

Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use. (Alexander Pope)

Extremes are for us as if they were not, and as if we were not in regard to them; they escape from us, or we from them. (Blaise Pascal)

The reason we shouldn’t pursue balance is that the magic never happens in the middle; magic happens at the extremes. (Gary Keller)

To be what no one ever was, to be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those extremes that fence all effort in. (Mark Van Doren)

Danger and extreme

Extremes are dangerous. (Jonathan Mayhew)

In extreme perils, there is often no remedy but extreme audacity. (Louis-Philippe de Ségur)

I’ve never broken a bone in my body, even though I’ve done some extreme things. (Kellan Lutz)

The extremes of jungles, mountains, and deserts are inherently dangerous places. (Bear Grylls)

I am riveted by extreme sports like big-wave surfing, ‘megaramp’ skateboarding and half pipe snowboarding. I am fascinated partly because the sports are so exhilaratingly acrobatic. But I am also captivated by the fear that a terrible accident might happen at any moment. And accidents do happen. (Lucy Walker)

Extremes meet

Extremes meet. (Louis-Sebastien Mercier)

Extremes meet’, as the whiting said with its tail in its mouth. (Thomas Hood)

Extremes are ever neighbors; ’tis a step from one to the other. (James Sheridan Knowles)

Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Connect the extremes and you have the true center. (Friedrich von Schlegel)

Opposites, when pushed to extremes, come to resemble each other. (Yukio Mishima)

Love and extreme

Extreme love looks at the horizon and even beyond the horizon, it looks at infinity. (Vladimir Jankélévitch)

Love is that orbit of the restless soulWhose circle grazes the confines of space,Bounding within the limits of its raceUtmost extremes. (George Henry Boker)

Passion overcomes everything because when you truthfully love something, it’s hard to stop you from doing it and it’s hard to stop you from doing your best at it. (Mark McMorris)

Love doesn’t just do good. The experience of a passion can be extremely destructive, painful, and it can take years to get out of this terrible addiction — like a drug addiction. (Nathalie Rheims)

Motivation and extreme

Whatever you do, do it to the extreme. (Jason Statham)

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing. (Shakti Gawain)

I love that pursuit of progression. Trying to overcome something that scared me, and accomplishing what I had set out to do. Succeed or fail, it’s about getting outside of your comfort zone. The only way to go forward is to be willing to take that next step. (Danny Harf)

Movie and extreme

Movie-making is an extreme sport on many levels. It requires stamina such as I had never imagined. (Phyllida Lloyd)

Scary Movie’ is very broad, and the reality is extreme. (Regina Hall)

If you ever get the opportunity to work with Quentin Tarantino, you had better believe that it will be an experience of extremes. (Walton Goggins)

There is a lot of extreme emotion in Korean film. It’s because there are a lot of extremes in Korean society. (Bong Joon-ho)

Attitude to extreme

I’m not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life. (Charlie Kaufman)

Stand carefully between the two extremes; Walk in the middle: it is the safest of systems. (Ovid)

No violent extreme endures. (Thomas Carlyle)

Speak in extremes, it’ll save you time. (David Bowie)

Extreme people

Who can be patient in extremes? (William Shakespeare)

Extreme people combine brilliance and talent with an insane work ethic. (Justine Musk)

I’m one of these people that likes adrenaline and new things, like extreme sports. It makes me feel alive. (Gisele Bundchen)

I am a very extreme sort of character, as I don’t do things by halves. (Rick Wakeman)

Youth and extreme

The young are always in extremes. (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme. (Aaron Hill)

That the youth always oscillates between the extremes! (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The most disturbing youth is that which does not hold extreme opinions. (Count of Chambord)

Business and extreme

The best start-ups might be considered slightly less extreme kinds of cults. The biggest difference is that cults tend to be fanatically wrong about something important. People at a successful start-up are fanatically right about something those outside it have missed. (Peter Thiel)

The world of extreme sports is also one of big business. Kids might think that snowboarding is the ultimate freedom, but this freedom is being marketed to them by commercial sponsors. (Lucy Walker)

‘LaFerrari’ means ‘the Ferrari.’ The excellence. In this car, we put everything we are able to do. Our extreme technology, extreme experience, extreme capability. And this has been the first Ferrari totally designed in our design center. (Luca Cordero di Montezemolo)


I’m an extremist, I have to deal with my own extreme personality, and I walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all. (Davey Havok)

Extremes mark the boundary beyond which life ends, and the passion for extremism, in art as in politics, is a disguised desire for death. (Milan Kundera)

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 Kennedy)

World and extreme

The world is valid only by the extremes and lasts only by the means. It is only worth by the ultras and lasts only by the moderates. (Paul Valery)

The world is not dialectical — it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil. (Jean Baudrillard)

The world acquires value only through its extremes and endures only through moderation; extremists make the world great, the moderates give it stability. (Paul Valery)

Heroism and extreme

Heroism often results as a response to extreme events. (James Geary)

Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it’s an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense. (Christopher McDougall)

Heroics are not easily had for the young in our times. Perhaps that is why they go to such extremes to create their own dangers. (Gail Godwin)

Emotions and extreme

The more emotional distractions you have the harder it is to accomplish your goals — especially at the extreme levels! (Dan Pena)

I’m a very emotional person, a person of real extremes, and that’s often destructive both to myself and others. (Freddie Mercury)

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

Extreme features

The extreme always seems to make an impression. (Christian Slater)

That extremes beget extremes is an apothegm built on the most profound observation of the human mind. (Charles Caleb Colton)

Neither in reality, nor in extreme situations, is there black or white, just very subtle gradations which make up the nuance and which for me were decisive. (Natascha Kampusch)

Religion and extreme

I was raised Catholic, and I have an aversion to anyone who takes religion to the extreme. (Conor Oberst)

We fear extremes and shy away from too much ardor in religion as if it were possible to have too much love or too much faith or too much holiness. (Aiden Wilson Tozer)

Religion consists in believing that everything that happens is extremely important. For this very reason, she can never disappear from this world. (Cesare Pavese)

Extreme situations

Extreme situations always reveal you to yourself. (Jean-Pierre Gattegno)

In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential — do not let your heart waver! (Morihei Ueshiba)

In extreme situations the scale of values changes. Only money keeps its power intact. (Alice Parizeau)

Women and extreme

Women run to extremes, they are either better or worse than men. (Jean de la Bruyere)

This woman did not fly to extremes; she lived there. (Quentin Crisp)

Extremely beautiful women are less surprising on the second day. (Stendhal)

Art and extreme

I’m a believer in the notion that artists who do good work believe in the ideas of extremes. (Wayne Thiebaud)

Classical ballet is very extreme. You’re doing it six days a week, and it’s a kind of obsession of perfecting a move. So every muscle in your body has been stretched and tightened, stretched and tightened. (Darcey Bussell)

Health and extreme

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. (Hippocrates)

What’s wrong with extreme dieting and hard-core fitness plans is that they don’t take into account the rest of your life. (Alison Sweeney)

Spirit and extreme

If in normal conditions it is skill, which counts, in such extreme situations, it is the spirit, which saves. (Walter Bonatti)

It’s only when you are in extreme situations, that the qualities of your spiritual, inner man become apparent. (Sunday Adelaja)

War and extreme

War is the most extraordinary, extreme human experience. (Dan Snow)

Being in a war situation is probably the most extreme situation for a human being to be in. (Boaz Lavie)

Madness and extreme

All extremes of feeling are allied with madness. (Virginia Woolf)

I like going crazy. And not just for art — I like extremes in general. (Grimes)

Mind and extreme

Thought has no grandeur except in extreme opinions. (Gourmont)

Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind. (Francois Fenelon)

Civilization and extreme

Extreme civilization breeds extreme barbarism. (Pierre Drieu La Rochelle)

I am from the extreme center, deeply European, the extremes revolt me. (Gérard Jugnot)

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