Taking Chances Quotes

Quotes tagged as "taking-chances" (showing 1-30 of 56)
E.E. Cummings
“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
E.E. Cummings

Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

C. JoyBell C.
“In case you never get a second chance: don't be afraid!" "And what if you do get a second chance?" "You take it!”
C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C.
“A lifetime isn't forever, so take the first chance, don't wait for the second one! Because sometimes, there aren't second chances! And if it turns out to be a mistake? So what! This is life! A whole bunch of mistakes! But if you never get a second chance at something you didn't take a first chance at? That's true failure.”
C. JoyBell C.

Danny Wallace
“Probably some of the best things that have ever happened to you in life, happened because you said yes to something. Otherwise things just sort of stay the same.”
Danny Wallace, Yes Man

Jodi Picoult
“I wondered about the explorers who'd sailed their ships to the end of the world. How terrified they must have been when they risked falling over the edge; how amazed to discover, instead, places they had seen only in their dreams.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Mandy Hale
“To live, to TRULY live, we must be willing to RISK. To be nothing in order to find everything. To leap before we look.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

C. JoyBell C.
“‎"What does it mean if you tried to get somewhere, and you didn't?" "Like what?" "Like if you were trying to get somewhere, but you couldn't find it?
Does that mean something bad?" "No. It doesn't mean something bad. It just means you have a second chance to do it. And two chances is always
better than just one.”
C. JoyBell C.

Shannon L. Alder
“Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on.”
Shannon L. Alder

Justina Chen
“If art made you think, then this was Art. Staring at the ball, made of layers and layers of cloth, I wondered about the glass marble at its heart. What if you wanted to reach that marble? Make sure it was still whole?

You'd have to remove the layers. You'd have to risk breaking the ball for a chance at freeing it. Fear, knowledge, certainty - you'd have to be willing to let them all go.”
Justina Chen, North of Beautiful

Curtis Sittenfeld
“I wanted to hold happiness in reserve, like a bottle of champagne. I postponed it because I was afraid, because I overvalued it, and then I didn't want to use it up, because what do you wish for then?”
Curtis Sittenfeld, The Man of My Dreams

Sarah Dessen
“He glanced over at me. 'Scared? Of Reggie? What, she thinks he might force her to give up caffeine for real or something?'
'No,' I said.
'Of what, then?' he asked.
I paused, only just now realizing that the subject was hitting a little close to home. 'You know, getting hurt. Putting herself out there, opening up to someone.'
'Yeah,' he said, adding some cheese straws to the car, but risk is just part of relationships. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.'
I picked up a box of cheese straws, examinig it. 'Yeah,' I said. 'But it's not all about chance, either.'
'Meaning what?' he asked, taking the box from me and adding the rest.
'Just that, if you know ahead of time that there might an issue that dooms everything- like, say, you're incredibly controlling and independent, like Harriet- maybe it's better to acknowledge that and not waste your time. Or someone else's.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

“When thinking about what to do next with your life, don’t ask yourself what you would succeed at, but what you would most enjoy failing at.”
Clifford Cohen

L.P. Hartley
“Try now, try now, it isn't too late'
Excitement, like hysteria, bubbled up in me from a hundred unsealed springs. If it isn't too late, I thought confusedly, neither it is too early: I haven't much time left to spoil. It was the last flicker of instinct of self-preservation which had failed me so signally at Brandham Hall.”
L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

“To turn back is one kind of death; to go forward is another.”
Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

“There are two types of people on this earth; a Sack of bones dragging a soul or a Soul carrying a sack of bones.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Amit Kalantri
“One who doesn't recognise an opportunity is bigger loser than one who tries his hand at an opportunity.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Theodore Roosevelt
“It is never worth while to absolutely exhaust one's self or to take big chances unless for an adequate object.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Letters to His Children

“I suppose if you take enough slim chances, you are bound to create success out of one if you stick with it long enough. Either way, imagine what you might be able to learn in the process - about the work, and yes, of yourself too.”
Chris Hill

Nadia Lee
“Nothing's ever simple. I just don't want you to ignore possibilities out of fear. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith, believing that somebody's going to catch you.”
Nadia Lee, Four Weeks Till Forever

Mindy Mejia
“He said anything worth doing should scare you a little, and that some of the greatest stories began with a journey.”
Mindy Mejia, Everything You Want Me to Be

Rebekah Crane
“If one must fall into love, to give up and dive headfirst, knowing that everything can change in a heartbeat - there must be an upside.”
Rebekah Crane, The Upside of Falling Down

“Substitution is a true test of strength. The real performance of a player is seen not only during playing time but also and more especially when the player is substituted.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“You know how exit signs are bright and red and at times we’re blind to what’s behind? The doors are just subliminal metaphors that lead us through life. We never know, but we take a chance and open it.”
Dominic Riccitello

“Tonight I’ll be looking at the blood moon and maybe I’ll think of you. But maybe I won’t and I probably won’t, but I guess that’s a chance you had to take.”
Dominic Riccitello

“I was the fire to your ice, the only snake eyes you ever rolled with that dice in your mind.”
Dominic Riccitello

T.J. Klune
“Life is all about chances. It’s all about these little moments that add up to greatness. And there are times when you have to grab greatness by the balls and say, ‘Hey! Greatness! I’ve got your nuts and you can’t do a single godsdamn thing about it!”
T.J. Klune, The Lightning-Struck Heart

Lucy Diamond
“Everything had come easily to her. her whole life: This was the only thing that remained resolutely beyond her control.”
Lucy Diamond, The Year of Taking Chances

Joelle Charbonneau
“Was he scared? Hell, yeah. But sometimes the only way to change something was to break it first.”
Joelle Charbonneau, Time Bomb

Jeanette Coron
“If you stop being afraid of the word no and take more chances, you will get more yes.”
Jeanette Coron

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