Leap Quotes

Quotes tagged as "leap" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Amy Garvey
“I am the kid who sticks her finger in the light socket. I am the person who doesn't check the expiration date on the milk. I am the idiot who has never looked before she leaped. I am the girl who is falling apart, right now.”
Amy Garvey, Cold Kiss

Vera Nazarian
“Today is an ephemeral ghost...

A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not "exist."

In mundane terms, it marks a "leap" in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up!

But this day holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability...

A day of unlocked potential.

Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you?

Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“When we feel we have benched ourselves for too long, we must loosen up the unessential, get over our endless cringing and make a bold leap to the glowing stars of our dream. ("Steaming ahead" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Maya Banks
“Taking the leap felt appropriate. Only it wasn’t just a short hop. It was a full plunge off a cliff.”
Maya Banks, Rush

“Sometimes to change a situation you are in requires you to take a giant leap. But, you won't be able to fly unless you are willing to transform.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“In all important transactions of life we have to take a leap in the dark.... If wc decide to leave the riddles unanswered, that is a choice; if we waver in our answer, that, too, is a choice: but whatever choice we make, we make it at our peril. If a man chooses to turn his back altogether on God and the future, no one can prevent him; no one can show beyond reasonable doubt that he is mistaken. If a man thinks otherwise and acts as he thinks, I do not see that any one can prove that he is mistaken. Each must act as he thinks best; and if he is wrong, so much the worse for him. We stand on a mountain pass in the midst of whirling snow and blinding mist through which we get glimpses now and then of paths which may be deceptive. If we stand still we shall be frozen to death. If we take the wrong road we shall be dashed to pieces. We do not certainly know whether there is any right one. What must we do? ' Be strong and of a good courage.' Act for the best, hope for the best, and take what comes. . . . If death ends all, we cannot meet death better.”
James Fitzjames Stephen, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

J.R. Rim
“Wings are like dreams. Before each flight, a bird takes a small jump, a leap of faith, believing that its wings will work. That jump can only be made with rock solid feet.”
J.R. Rim

Jenny Sampirisi
“You're all incredibly thoughtful souls who keep my head attached to my body.”
Jenny Sampirisi, Croak

Pamela Freeman
“There were worse things than death.
There would be a leap and a moment suspended, then a long hopeless curve to the rocks and river below. They would fall like leaves between clouds of swifts and then be washed away by the thundering rapids. Bramble clung to that thought. If their bodies washed away then there could be no identification, no danger of reprisals on her family.
She hung on tighter.
The roan's hindquarters bunched under her and they were in the air. It was like she had imagined: the leap, and then the moment suspended in air that seemed to last forever.
Below her the swifts boiled up through the river mist, swerving and swooping, while she and the roan seemed to stay frozen above them. Bramble felt, like a rush of air, the presence of the gods surround her. The shock made her lose her balance and begin to slide sideways.
She felt herself falling.
With an impossible flick of both legs, the roan shrugged her back onto his shoulders. Then the long curve downward and she braced herself to see the cliffs rushing past as they fell.
Time to die.
Instead she felt a thumping jolt that flung her from the roan's back and tossed her among the rocks at the cliff's edge on the other side.
On the other side.
Her sight cleared, although the light still seemed dim. Her hearing came back a little. On the other side of the abyss a jumble of men and hounds were milling, shouting, astonished and very angry.
"You can't do that!" one yelled. "It's impossible!"
"Well, he shagging did it!" another said. "Can't be impossible!"
"Head for the bridge!" Beck shouted. "We can still get him! I want that horse!”
Pamela Freeman, Blood Ties

Gloria Steinem
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.”
Gloria Steinem

“The fundamental problem here is the continued over-identification with doing. By attempting to “do” The Leap, the practitioner is attempting the impossible (as doing and being point to two different realms). Thus far your training has been largely if not entirely immersed in the relative domain. With Being, your training is stepping beyond this domain into the transcendent. Fundamentally, there is nothing you can “do” to “be.”
McNamara, Robert, Strength to Awaken

Henry David Thoreau
“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.”
Henry David Thoreau

“I’m taking the leap, I’m learning to fly.”
Nihar Sharma, Hijacked!

Ryan Lilly
“A life spent at the edge of the pier is a life full of regret, a life full of fear.”
Ryan Lilly

“Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.”
Cliff Fadiman

Kamand Kojouri
“Fell in love first,
Fell in love quickly—Like I was pushed.
Fell in love next,
Fell in love slowly—Like I was strolling.
Falling in love now
And feeling crazy.
Thinking of closing my eyes
And jumping.”
Kamand Kojouri

Steven Magee
“Lots of small steps equates to a giant leap.”
Steven Magee

Israelmore Ayivor
“Until you do your best, don't try to take a rest. Until you take a leap, don't try to sleep. Until you top, don't try to stop.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

“You don’t change the world by telling it what to do, sitting at home, and telling it what you believe. You believe by throwing yourself into it. Making a leap, getting involved, then waiting, taking some one person’s place for a while, one suffering person at a time.”
Geoffrey Wood, Leaper: The Misadventures of a Not-Necessarily-Super Hero

Jack Spicer
“Beauty is so rare a th—
Sing a new song
A busted flush. A pain in the eyebrows. A
Visiting card

— from 15 False Propositions Against God [1958]”
Jack Spicer

“Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and have faith enough to know God will be there to help you.”
Rachel Sparks
tags: faith, leap

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“If you keep standing on the verge of greatness, you'll eventually get the courage to leap into it.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Giants At Play: Finding Wisdom, Courage, And Acceptance To Encounter Your Destiny

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“If you keep standing on the verge of greatness, you'll eventually get the courage to leap into it,”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Giants At Play: Finding Wisdom, Courage, And Acceptance To Encounter Your Destiny

Anna White
“Acts of love, for me, are leaps of bravery.”
Anna White, Mended: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Leaps of Faith

Bill Hopkins
“The moment one conceives the meaning of human greatness is the moment when one understands the baseness, the triviality and the meanness of the material from which we have to mould it.”
Bill Hopkins

“Get ready to leap into the life of your dreams!”
Virginia Toole

Joseph Rain
“As a species we have made a giant leap from Nature toward nurture.”
Joseph Rain, The Unfinished Book About Who We Are

Kerry Winfrey
“Sometimes we get chances - opportunities - that we're meant to take. And if you take the leap, things will open up and change. And if you take a step back instead? Okay. That's your decision. But you'll never know what you were supposed to find out.”
Kerry Winfrey, Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It