Fringe Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fringe quotes, fringe sayings, and fringe proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There are no clear borders, only merging invisible to the sight.

Dejan Stojanovic

It's nice to find people who live on the fringe, finding one another and she's just unrelentingly funny.     

Steve Carell

Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation.     

Simone De Beauvoir

The lunatic fringe in all reform movements.     

Theodore Roosevelt

What we perceive as the present is the vivid fringe of memory tinged with anticipation.     

Alfred North Whitehead

The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, And say what thou seest yond.

William Shakespeare

Caprice in women often infringes upon the rules of decency.

Jean De La Bruyere

You sometimes find something good in the lunatic fringe. In fact, we have got as part of our social and economic government today a whole lot of things which in my boyhood were considered lunatic fringe, and yet they are now part of everyday life.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

When fringe groups gather, there is power in that.     

Ben Hopkins

Writers are the lunatic fringe of publishing.     

Judith Rossner

Almost every disruption starts at the perceived fringes of today's market.

Scott D. Anthony

Society isn't a simple organism with one nucleus and a fringe of little feet, it's an infinitely complex living structure and if you try to suppress any part of it by that much, and perhaps more, you diminish, you mutilate the whole.

Maureen Duffy

There's no reason that there has to be a fringe network that illuminates an urban or a multiethnic experience.     

Warren Littlefield

Too great a display of delicacy can and does sometimes infringe upon de-cency.

Honore de Balzac

The luxury of being half-asleep, exploring the fringes of psychosis in safety.     

Ian McEwan

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

Theodore Roosevelt

Don't fight the patent, fight the infringement.     

Drew Curtis

The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.

H. L. Mencken

There is apt to be a lunatic fringe among the votaries of any forward movement.

Theodore Roosevelt

At the fringe edge of advancement it's a war of anarchy and chaos.     

Bryant McGill

Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.     

Joel Salatin

People who are against hate are not a fringe minority, not even a silent majority, but are a silenced majority, silenced by the corporate media.

Amy Goodman

Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

It is the right of every sovereign nation to determine who can and who cannot legally enter within its borders.

Mike Klepper

Some of the ideas that come from the fringe of the far right are just so implausible that it is hard to take those ideas seriously.     

John Conyers

We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through fabric of illusion.

Ansel Adams

The way to find what the mainstream will do tomorrow is to associate with the lunatic fringe today.

Jean-Louis Gassée

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and this without any qualification as to their condition or degree, as is the case in the British government.     

St. George Tucker

A wise person does not fear the edges and fringes, but studies them. Indeed, he or she is often in them, working to make change happen.

Laurie Beth Jones

When you stand outside, you look around and find that the people you're with live on the fringes.

Lori Lansens

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