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Quotes About Risk Taking

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Helen Keller
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller, The Open Door

Criss Jami
“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with Annotations - 1841-1844

Albert Einstein
“A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.”
Albert Einstein

Nick Cave
“But if you're gonna dine with them cannibals
Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten . . .”
Nick Cave

Neil Gaiman
“If you dare nothing,
then when the day is over,
nothing is all you will have gained.”
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
John A Shedd

Tamera Alexander
“But he'd learned long ago that a life lived without risks pretty much wasn't worth living. Life rewarded courage, even when that first step was taken neck-deep in fear.”
Tamera Alexander, Within My Heart

John Green
“There is always the risk: something is good and good and good and good, and then all at once it gets awkward. All at once, she sees you looking at her, and then she doesn't want to joke around with you anymore, because she doesn't want to seem flirty, because she doesn't want you to think she likes you. It’s such a disaster, whenever, in the course of human relationships, someone begins to chisel away at the wall of separation between friendship and kissing. Breaking down that wall is the kind of story that might have a happy middle— oh, look, we broke down this wall, I’m going to look at you like a girl and you’re going to look at me like a boy and we’re going to play a fun game called Can I Put My Hand There What About There What About There. And sometimes that happy middle looks so great that you can convince yourself that it’s not the middle but will last forever.”
John Green, Let It Snow

Criss Jami
“Most men either compromise or drop their greatest talents and start running after, what they perceive to be, a more reasonable success, and somewhere in between they end up with a discontented settlement. Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Danny Wallace
“...maybe sometimes it's riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you're guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.”
Danny Wallace, Yes Man

Christy Raedeke
“...If there is no risk, there is no reward.”
Christy Raedeke, The Daykeeper's Grimoire

Lisi Harrison
“This is our big chance to see what people think of us. The real us. We have to show em there's nothing to be afraid of. If we don't get over our fears, they never will.”
Lisi Harrison, Monster High

Christopher Isherwood
“An afternoon drive from Los Angeles will take you up into the high mountains, where eagles circle above the forests and the cold blue lakes, or out over the Mojave Desert, with its weird vegetation and immense vistas. Not very far away are Death Valley, and Yosemite, and Sequoia Forest with its giant trees which were growing long before the Parthenon was built; they are the oldest living things in the world. One should visit such places often, and be conscious, in the midst of the city, of their surrounding presence. For this is the real nature of California and the secret of its fascination; this untamed, undomesticated, aloof, prehistoric landscape which relentlessly reminds the traveller of his human condition and the circumstances of his tenure upon the earth. "You are perfectly welcome," it tells him, "during your short visit. Everything is at your disposal. Only, I must warn you, if things go wrong, don't blame me. I accept no responsibility. I am not part of your neurosis. Don't cry to me for safety. There is no home here. There is no security in your mansions or your fortresses, your family vaults or your banks or your double beds. Understand this fact, and you will be free. Accept it, and you will be happy.”
Christopher Isherwood, Exhumations

Iveta Cherneva
“Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary.”
Iveta Cherneva

“Sometimes you just have to have faith in your own ideas. If you don't someone else will. Why should it be them and not you? The only difference is who is willing to take a chance.”
Jennifer Ritchie Payette

Rachel Cohn
“The reward is in the risk.”
Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Robin Constantine
“That grin was pulling me into the deep end of the pool. The scary part, the part that made me search desperately for some other task I could lose myself in, was that there was a small, insistent voice urging me to dive right in.”
Robin Constantine, The Promise of Amazing

“Awakening and owning the dreams that God has placed in our hearts isn't about getting stuff or attaining something. It's about embracing who we are and who he has created us to be. In him. He is our dream come true, and the one true love of our life. But we can't love him with our whole hearts when our hearts are asleep. To love Jesus means to risk coming awake, to risk wanting and desiring.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You

Lincoln Steffens
“An educated mind is nothing but the God-given mind of a child after his parents’ and his grandparents’ generation have got through molding it. We can’t help teaching you; you will ask that of us; but we are prone to teach you what we know, and I am going, now and again, to warn you:

Remember we really don’t know anything. Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know. That is your playground, bare and graveled, safe and unbreakable.”
Lincoln Steffens, The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens

“Risks can lead to great victories or defeats. Even if you are defeated, the lesson will be valuable for the next stage of life.”
Lailah GiftyAkita

Susane Colasanti
“But you can't get to the place you most want to be without taking a chance.”
Susane Colasanti, Waiting for You

“It is no secret that the greatest treasures are found in the most remote, inaccessible and difficult places where we must pursue them with great energy and even greater risk. It’s the same with our lives.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You can't have it both ways, Jess. There's are sure thing and then there's happiness--- but you gotta take the risk.”
Sallyann Murphey, The Metcalfe Family Album: The Unforgettable Saga of an American Family

Gina Greenlee
“What do you believe about who you are? About your capabilities? When was the last time you trusted yourself enough to test them?”
Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

Ryan Lilly
“Gamblers take blind risks. Entrepreneurs take risks while visually impaired and feel their way up and out.”
Ryan Lilly

Jessiqua Wittman
“Look before you leap. Don't take risks lightly. Make sure someone is watching your back. Safety is a shifting illusion, move with it," Grandpa recited in Hadadian before leaning forward and adding his own little ending, "And pray. Trust that God knows best, in every situation.”
Jessiqua Wittman, A Memoir of Mercy

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