Extremes

John Ford (dramatist) Page

“Love is dead; let lovers' eyes Locked in endless dreams Th' extreme of all extremes Ope no more, for now Love dies.”

- John Ford (dramatist)

Source/Notes: Act IV, sc. iii. - The Broken Heart (c. 1625-33)
Anton Chekhov Page

“An enormously vast field lies between God exists and there is no God. The truly wise man traverses it with great difficulty. A Russian knows one or the other of these two extremes, but is not interested in the middle ground. He usually knows nothing, or very little.”

- Anton Chekhov

Source/Notes: Diary (1897) [1]
Victoria Secunda Page

“A father is available to help his daughter balance both her love and her anger toward her mother, to moderate the inevitable emotional extremes in the intense mother-daughter equation. With Daddy's steadying influence daughters can learn to be comfortable with healthy anger, rather than feeling that they must be eternal good girls who must at all costs conceal it.”

- Victoria Secunda

Gore Vidal Page

“Yet in a society of conflicting interests the only democratic way in which matters can be improved is through politics, and politics means the compromising of extremes in order to achieve that notorious half loaf which the passionate and the outraged never find sufficient.”

- Gore Vidal

Antoine Rivarol Page

“Extremes produce reaction. Beware that our boasted civilization does not lapse into barbarism.”

- Antoine Rivarol

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Jean Baudrillard Page

“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

Joe Biden Page

“It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.”

- Joe Biden

Danny Boyle Page

“I haven't got anything against films that are about the minutia of relationships or customs, but I love extremes.”

- Danny Boyle

Kenneth Branagh Page

“We're self obsessed and mad and stupid - not that other people can't be the same way - but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way. Anyway, I like them.”

- Kenneth Branagh

Zbigniew Brzezinski Page

“Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate.”

- Zbigniew Brzezinski

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George Chapman Page

“Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.”

- George Chapman

Winston Churchill Page

“The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.”

- Winston Churchill

François Fenelon Page

“Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.”

- François Fenelon

Jennifer Granholm Page

“When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up.”

- Jennifer Granholm

Harold H. Greene Page

“You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available.”

- Harold H. Greene

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Wilhelm von Humboldt Page

“However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.”

- Wilhelm von Humboldt

Michael Kors Page

“Give me Caviar Kaspia and give me a hamburger. I love the two extremes.”

- Michael Kors