I'm straight edge, and that means I'm better than you.— CM Punk
Uplifting Straight Edge quotations
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.
I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor.
That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.
Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C...M...Punk.
The Lord wants double edged artistry, praising God's name and setting things straight.
I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs.
.. my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition.
Poetry is like standing on the edge of a lake on a moonlit night and the light of the moon is always pointing straight at you.
I think that the idea of straight edge, the song that I wrote, and the way people have related it it, there's some people who have abused it, they've allowed their fundamentalism to interfere with the real message, which in my mind, was that people should be allowed to live their lives the way they want to.
We can't really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.
NO, I will not accept straight edge into my life!
I'd much rather talk to a 30-year old that survived rough times in their lives [practicing Straight Edge] rather than someone that was harmed by a culture of violence.
Personally I have my own political views and being straight-edge I'm happy to talk about that, but the music that always meant the most to me, was more emotional.
You put a blob of yellow here, and another at the further edge of the canvas: straight away a rapport is established between them. Colour acts in the way that music does.
I've developed a bit of a fascination with John Denver.
I always thought he was kind of tacky and somewhat revolting and had a kind of simplistic weirdness, but on second listen, he actually did have an incredible voice, and the blatant naiveté of his work is straight-edge, in a way.
Don't untie me," she said, "no matter what happens or how much I plead.
I'll want to go straight over the edge and drown myself." "Are you trying to tempt me?" "Ha-ha.
Americans see history as a straight line and themselves standing at the cutting edge of it as representatives for all mankind. They believe in the future as if it were a religion; they believe that there is nothing they cannot accomplish, that solutions wait somewhere for all problems, like brides.
Decision is a sharp knife that cuts or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.
Everybody always laughs because I feel so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on my whole body and paint on my face. Sometimes I try really hard to take it all off. But inevitably what's underneath is still not a straight edge. And I don't think it ever will be.
I kind of dropped a lot of bad habits about three years ago and became kind of accidentally straight-edge. I don't have Xs on my hands, but I guess if I wanted to go back to calling myself straight-edge, I could. Around that same time I started running. I never saw myself as the kind of person who would become a runner. It seemed unfathomable to me that I would ever run three miles, let alone 26.2.
For most people who have or who do identify as or with [song] Straight Edge, I feel like for most people, they're just trying to do the right thing.
"Straight Edge" was a song about my life.
There was no structure, no premise as if I was forming a club. There were no tenets. I mean I wrote a song called "Straight Edge," I'll take that, but the song was about my life the way I wanted to live it.
I was into punk, but I didn't go whole-hog.
A lot of kids who grew up in small towns that were into punk music went the "safe" way - not doing drugs, being straight edge.
Punk can be a mental ghetto. People get into it and make all these rules and pretty soon they're worse than born again Christians and have stupid three hour conversation about things like, which band is a sellout and is straight edge cool or un-cool and it's just completely idiotic. So punk has taught me the aesthetic of the outsider, which is great, but it's also taught me not to get involved in petty little cults.
I respect Chris Carrabba as a songwriter and I also respect his past.
He's got this fierce, straight edge, kind of hardcore core. There's so many songs that people are connected to and they all came together in a kind of DIY way, which I really do respect.
Because of the myth of progress, it is much easier to sell a man an electric razor than a straight-edged one.
My father could look straight ahead but concentrate on something on the very edge of his vision, almost nearly behind him.
you've got to burn straight up and down and then maybe sidewise for a while and have your guts scrambled by a bully and the demonic ladies, you've got to run along the edge of madness teetering, you've got to starve like a winter alleycat, you've go to live with the imbecility of at least a dozen cities, then maybe maybe maybe you might know where you are for a tiny blinking moment.
I wanted to walk straight on through the red grass and over the edge of the world, which could not be very far away. The light and air abot me told me that the world ended here: only the ground and sun and sky were left, and if one went a little farther there would only be sun and sky, and one would float off into them, like the tawny hawks which sailed over our heads making slow shadows on the grass.