People with BPD are like people with third degree burns over 90% of their bodies. Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement.— Marsha M. Linehan
Remarkable Borderline quotations
Kermit was the Everyman, the original Tom Hanks, but I have a special place in my heart for Fozzie Bear. The classic borderline hacky entertainer.
Religious creeds encourage some of the craziest kinds of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and favor severe manifestations of neurosis, borderline personality states, and sometimes even psychosis.
I think the penalties are grossly unfair. I think it's borderline shameful.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to decide where jazz starts or where it stops, where Tin Pan Alley begins and jazz ends, or even where the borderline lies between between classical music and jazz. I feel there is no boundary line
I think that people get outraged over things.
I think what we really need is a kind of borderline extinction level event to get people back to caring about what really matters.
There's always somebody in your life you know that just, somehow, you know, they're just that borderline sociopath that just wants what they want and doesn't care about relationships. Everybody has several of those people in their life.
There's no borderline for the things that I can say, do, and create.
Knuckle deep inside the borderline. This may hurt a little but it's something you'll get used to. Relax. Slip away.
The average is the borderline that keeps mere men in their place.
Those who step over the line are heroes by the very act. Go.
I'm not a U.S. citizen. I mean, I'm an earth-izen. Borderline policies are crap to me.
The world's problems are, by and large, human problems-the unavoidable consequence of egoic sleepwalking. If we care to look, all the signs are present to suggest that we are not only sleepwalking, but at times borderline insane as well.
The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives.
To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility
I don't often know where my ideas come from.
Maybe it's the fact that I'm obsessively regimented in my analysis, borderline autistic. But whether it's bond selection or asset allocation, we can do it better than just about anybody around.
Borderlines create the vicious circles they fear most.
They become angry and drive the relationship to the breaking point, then switch to a posture of helplessness and contrition, beg for reconciliation. If both parties are equally enmeshed, chaos and conflict become the soul of the relationship.
For a person who promised hope and civility in politics, Mr.
Obama has shown a borderline obsessiveness in blaming Mr. Bush.
The Republicans have a high Beady-Eyed Self-Righteous Scary Borderline Loon Quotient, as evidenced by Phyllis Schlafly, Pat Robertson, the entire state of Utah, etc.
Well, it's not just money. I consider myself establishment right now. I'm borderline establishment, I'm hanging on by my toenails - but I'm establishment.
The borderline between prose and poetry is one of those fog-shrouded literary minefields where the wary explorer gets blown to bits before ever seeing anything clearly. It is full of barbed wire and the stumps of dead opinions.
I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me.
I don't know if my mother was a narcissist - or bi-polar or borderline.
Those were words she tossed around over the years.
Welcome to the psychiatric hotline: if you are obsessive compulsive press one repeatedly. If you are schizophrenic listen closely and a little voice will tell you which number to press. If you have borderline personality disorder hang up; you have already pushed everybody's buttons.
I was a borderline guy in the NFL.
Those times when I play on stage in front of lots of people, it's such an unusual and borderline unhealthy process, even though I love it and I really do it with humility. I don't have serfs getting me grapes after, or things like that.
I love clothing, and I would eventually like to design as well as act.
Clary made fun of him about his new look;
but, then, Clary found everything about Simon's love life borderline hilarious.
I have this side of me that is a very European flamboyant;
I won't say queenie, but it's borderline - could be perceived as homosexual.
The biggest mistake coaches make is taking borderline cases and trying to save them. I'm not talking about grades now, I'm talking about character. I want to know before a boy enrolls about his home life, and what his parents want him to be.
I make an embarrassing amount of money for a borderline Marxist, just by selling 100,000 records. I don't sell millions of records, and I don't need to.
Working is the best thing for me because I'm borderline ADHD, so I need some kind of focus or I go a bit extreme. I need work to keep me sensible.
Borderline embarrassing fact: I used to have a pseudo line when I was seven called Zizzy Fashion. I love clothing, and I would eventually like to design as well as act.
He was a psychotic. He was a borderline psychotic. He was a terrific, sensational actor, with a magical screen presence, you couldn't keep your eyes off him, but he was paranoid. He was sure everybody was out to get him.
My records are borderline dance records.
They've got a real electro-rock heart and soul, and the vibe of the sentiment is pop, but there's a lot of people that were like, 'This is a dance record.'
Passion is everything. In fact, you've got to be borderline fanatical about what you do.
When you're first in love with somebody, and it's not true love, it's borderline obsession, it's kind of like an addiction. You switch into this weird, weird part of your mind when you just can't live without that person. And you want to envelop them. You want them flowing through your veins.