Living On The Edge Quotes by John H. Johnson, Boris Becker, Greg Gorman, James Arthur Ray, Christian Hosoi, Philippe Petit and many others.
I believe that living on the edge, living in and through your fear, is the summit of life, and that people who refuse to take that dare condemn themselves to a life of living death.
When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death.
Jeff [Koons] called me because he’d seen a portrait of David Bowie, at the beginning of the 80s – I’ve known Jeff for a long time – and he said, Greg, I want to look like a high-profile celebrity, living on the edge. I think that says it all.
The Warrior lives a life full of adventure, living on the edge of opportunity. Life on the edge keeps him in a space of heightened awareness and totally in the moment; therefore no matter what comes his way he is always prepared.
I was literally living on the edge of life, to the point where I didn’t know what was going to happen, not caring, taking chances and finally landing in prison and once there, all my lines were cut.
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.
When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room. I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated by him living on the edge. Looking back, my life was kind of the same.
Vivien Leigh was a phenomenal actress, a very complicated woman, living on the edge of mental problems, haunted by demons and angels. And though I’ve never thought of myself like Marilyn Monroe, I was inspired by the tremendous risk she took – of being vulnerable.
We have to learn to face our fears and push ourselves. If you’re living on earth and you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room. When you push past the fear and realize that what you feared was not a big deal, you gain more confidence.
The apartment was built at the edge of a high cliff so that when you looked out the back window it seemed as if you were twelve floors up instead of four. It was very much like living on the edge of the world – a last resting place before the final big drop.
Love asks us that we be a little braver than is comfortable, a little more generous, a little more flexible. It means living on the edge more than we care to.
If you’re not living on the edge then you’re taking up a little too much space.
The attraction of being wild is living on the edge, living up to the reputations of the people you’ve been following or emulating. People are always talking about how wild and exciting they were, but the key word is ‘were’, because there’s a long list of dead, famous people.