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To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes. - Antoine de Rivarol


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. - Sir Winston Churchill


Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities; the meeting of extremes round a corner. - James Henry Leigh Hunt


His voice no touch of harmony admits, Irregularly deep, and shrill by fits. The two extremes appear like man and wife Coupled together for the sake of strife. - Charles Churchill


Love is dead; let lovers' eyes, Locked in endless dreams, The extremes of all extremes, Open no more, for now Love dies. (The Broken Heart) - John Ford


We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Anyone desperate enough for suicide, should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try. - Richard David Bach


There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music. - George Eliot