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Quotes About Risk

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Chuck Palahniuk
“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

William Faulkner
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
William Faulkner

William G.T. Shedd
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
William G.T. Shedd

Hunter S. Thompson
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
Hunter S. Thompson

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina

William S. Burroughs
“There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.”
William S. Burroughs

Sarah Addison Allen
“Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

Drew Barrymore
“If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.”
Drew Barrymore

Erica Jong
“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.”
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

Augusten Burroughs
“I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, "Hi." They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”
Augusten Burroughs

Niccolò Machiavelli
“Never was anything great achieved without danger.”
Niccolò Machiavelli

Katherine Mansfield
“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."

(Journal entry, 14 October 1922)”
Katherine Mansfield, Journal of Katherine Mansfield

Robert T. Kiyosaki
“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.”
Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Theodore Roosevelt
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life

Criss Jami
“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Helen Keller
“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.”
Helen Keller

Will Rogers
“Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.”
Will Rogers

Lisa Kleypas
“The question, love, is whether you want me enough to take the risk.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

Thomas Henry Huxley
“Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley - Volume 1

Criss Jami
“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Cara Lockwood
“True love is taking the risk that it won't be a happily-ever-after. True love is joining hands with the man who loves you for who you are, and saying, "I'm not afraid to believe in you.”
Cara Lockwood, I Do -- But I Don't

Gayle Forman
“Love is not something you protect. It’s something you risk.”
Gayle Forman, Just One Year

Paulo Coelho
“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won’t suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when that person looks back – and at some point everyone looks back – she will hear her heart saying, “What have you done with the miracles that God planted in your days? What have you done with the talents God bestowed on you? You buried yourself in a cave because you were fearful of losing those talents. So this is your heritage; the certainty that you wasted your life.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Jeanette Winterson
“There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.”
Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
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“Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play, can't know serendipity unless you risk.”
Joan Erickson

Mandy Hale
“Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but “safe” isn’t one of them.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Warren Buffett
“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing”
Warren Buffett

Roman Payne
“I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

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