I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.
With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.
Heroes and scholars represent the opposite extremes... The scholar struggles for the benefit of all humanity, sometimes to reduce physical effort, sometimes to reduce pain, and sometimes to postpone death, or at least render it more bearable. In contrast, the patriot sacrifices a rather substantial part of humanity for the sake of his own prestige. His statue is always erected on a pedestal of ruins and corpses... In contrast, all humanity crowns a scholar, love forms the pedestal of his statues, and his triumphs defy the desecration of time and the judgment of history.
Both friend and enemy reside within us. One lives by the rule of compassion, the other by the rule of hard knocks. Though potential influence of either extreme is inevitable, our actions bear witness to the one we embrace.
Go higher and higher, until it becomes impossible to bring you down, I wanna use a microscope to locate you, don't even dream of coming down.
Have nuts and be nuts.
The ultimate extreme level of a moment in time is the singularity of a black hole.
Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable.
I find fame to be quite unnatural. Humans are not built for extreme adoration.
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
You can take that 'I'm an artiste' stuff to the wrong extreme, too.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
Extreme complication is contrary to art.
Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.
Extreme sports tricks are becoming increasingly complex, the courses ever more challenging and crashes all too common.
Surrealism - in particular with Salvador Dali - was all about ego. It was all about extreme individualism.
All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
To me extremism is targeting endangered whales in a whale sanctuary in violation of a moratorium. That, to me, is extreme.
No violent extreme endures.