Quotes of Borderline

“ 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. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective. ”

- William S. Burroughs

“ Perfection is the mere repudiation of that ineluctable marginal inexactitude which is the inmost quality of Being. ”

- H. G. Wells

“ People say, "I have heart disease," not "I am heart disease." Somehow the presumption of a person's individuality is not compromised by those diagnostic labels. All the labels tell us is that the person has a specific challenge with which he or she struggles in a highly diverse life… ”

- Martha Manning

“ The point is not to stay marginal, but to participate in whatever network of marginal zones is spawned from other disciplinary centers and which, together, constitute a multiple displacement of those authorities. ”

- Judith Butler
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