We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Double-Edged Quotes from Emily Atack, Shannon Purser, Rockline Venkatesh, Jonathan Frakes, Bryan Lee O’Malley. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Fame can be a double-edged sword, and you have to take the bad with the good. The highs are incredibly high, and the lows can be incredibly low.
Technology is a double-edged sword for sure. You can use it to get in touch with somebody, to get to know somebody, to have really meaningful conversations, or you can use it to hurt and bully people.
Releasing a film through DTH is a double-edged sword. The opinion formed following the premiere of a film can mar or enhance its business.
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us – as actors, writers, directors.
Tumblr culture and the whole reappropriation-without-context thing are a double-edged sword in that they both raise awareness of my work and also kind of devalue it at the same time.
Seeing how easy it has been to use Twitter for good has exposed the double-edged sword of how easy it could be to co-opt.
Fame is very much a double-edged sword.
At its best, MTV puts a face to the names, if you know what I mean. I think if you can take the expression of a song much farther, that’s great. And it’s one of the only outlets there is for artistic filmmaking. But it’s a double-edged sword. At it’s worst, MTV is just a lot of TV commercials for songs.
I can’t take the subway anymore. I think I can still take the bus, though. It’s a double-edged sword because I’m grateful that people recognize and support me, but there are definite downsides to that.
Technology is always a double-edged sword.
The anticipation-speculation that comes with a weekly schedule is a double-edged sword. Because people have more time to talk about things, some crazy ideas get a lot of attention.
I was extremely close with my parents. Breaking away from that is a double-edged sword: It’s something you need to do, but it’s hard to cut the apron strings.
All of these mechanisms we have for celebrating are so double-edged. So much sorrow comes out of joy.
Everything in life is a double-edged sword.
I have a strong point of view, and that’s a double-edged sword. It can be a phenomenal characteristic in terms of getting things done, but it can also mean I will be relentless in my pushing for my point of view.
That’s double-edged: it’s amazing that they’re bringing me in and showing people new ideas, and at the same time it’s a little hard because seventy percent of the time or even higher I’m not going to get those roles.
Technology is a bit of a double-edged sword. Used right, it’s a wonderful tool, but unfortunately, it makes it easier for a lot of mediocre people to get really crappy ideas out.
Soaps are a double-edged sword. There can be prejudice from some writers and producers who feel you will lower the currency of their work if you’ve been in one. You have to rise above such ludicrous prejudice.
Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There’s some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It’s a double-edged sword.
One shouldn’t get carried away by styling, as it can be a double-edged sword. The person should have it in him or her to carry it off.
Social media is a double-edged sword. I’ve gotten in trouble for announcing, too soon, something that the network or the studio wanted to do, and it steals some of the thunder, so to speak.
Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we’ve poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually… a verb. It’s an activity.
Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
I am somebody who has always struggled with uncertainty. And, of course, uncertainty is so core to life. I seek out knowledge to help me deal with that. But I’m also aware that knowledge can be really a double-edged sword.
Science and technology are the keys to both our longevity and our demise. Our entire existence on this planet is a double-edged sword.
I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword – two jackets, one that’s driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.
We have to realize that science is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword can cut against poverty, illness, disease and give us more democracies, and democracies never war with other democracies, but the other side of the sword could give us nuclear proliferation, biogerms and even forces of darkness.
Time for me is double-edged: every day brings me further from the low of my last cancer relapse, but every day also brings me closer to the next cancer recurrence – and eventually, death. Perhaps later than I think, but certainly sooner than I desire.
I mean, it’s a bit of a double-edged sword being a celebrity and being an actor as I’m sure you know. Your public laundry is constantly aired out and I thought that maybe I could do some good.
Science, as illustrated by the printing press, the telegraph, the railway, is a double-edged sword. At the same moment that it puts an enormous power in the hands of the good man, it also offers an equal advantage to the evil disposed.
The benefits from stardom as Klinger outweigh any setbacks. It’s a double-edged sword. What makes you famous is what interferes with getting other roles.
Media is a double-edged sword and has the power to change hearts and minds through authentic storytelling as well as the power to paint a person, or an entire community, in a dim and misleading light.
Dealing with wedding stuff is a bit of a double-edged sword – it seems that divorcees are expected to either burn it all on the front lawn, tears silently coursing down their faces, or keep the stuff, shrine-like, concealed somewhere in their homes.