Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope.— Philippe Petit
Useful Edged quotations
Being on the edge isn't as safe, but the view is better.
I'm straight edge, and that means I'm better than you.
The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open.
The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.
It's not about the end goal. It's about who you become by consistently pushing the edge of your limits.
I felt myself on the edge of the world;
peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Carry it by the comfortable handles of gratitude for what's positive and that it is not worse, rather than the uncomfortable edges of bitterness for the negatives and that it is not better.
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
Write at the edges of the day.
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.
And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know that I can do it.
Good teaching is forever being on the cutting edge of a child's competence.
Some are born virtuous, some become virtuous.
To be good by nature is indeed fortunate but to become good is like walking on a double-edged sword; it takes a longer time and is more painful.
The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.
My pictures must first be beautiful, but that beauty is not enough.
I strive to convey an underlying edge of anxiety, of isolation, of fear.
Since Stonehenge, architects have always been at the cutting edge of technology.
And you cant separate technology from the humanistic and spiritual content of a building.
It is in the wild places, where the edge of the earth meets the corners of the sky, the human spirit is fed.
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone - profusely. But don't apologize for being who you are.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.
Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from the whole into a separate triangle by plunging a diagonal of light from edge to edge on the wall; that is, side to floor, for instance.
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space.
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge.
Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge.
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Egyptian pyramids or obelisks – seemed to be the basis of the great memorials that have kept their significance and dignity across time. Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right.
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness... I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use.
Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks.
Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge.
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame.
When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research.
A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
I'm Straight Edge for me, so what everyone else is doing, it doesn't matter.
I've never been pressured to drink or smoke or anything by any of the boys, and if anything, a lot of them like me because I'm always the designated driver. I'm the one who makes sure everyone gets home alright and I'm happy doing that.
You need to have that edge, you need to have that confidence, you need to have that absolute belief that you're - you're the best and you'll win every time.
When you see someone who is not as religious, remember that you were once on the edge of the fire, and it was Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala's favor upon you to guide you. Arrogance will wipe away any goodness from the transformation.
Although we give lip service to the notion of freedom, we know the government is no longer the servant of the people but, at last has become the people's master. We have stood by like timid sheep while the wolf killed - first the weak, then the strays, then those on the outer edges of the flock, until at last the entire flock belonged to the wolf.
What it comes down to is intense desire.
To get this winning edge, you need to build an indomitable will. This means you must be relentless; you must never give up.
Push YOURSELF to the edge of YOUR limits. That's how they expand
I have been saying this for some time, but customers are not interested in grand games with higher-quality graphics and sound and epic stories. Only people who do not know the video game business would advocate the release of next-generation machines when people are not interested in cutting-edge technologies.