Taking Chances Quotes

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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

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

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.

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Trying and getting hurt can't possibly be worse for you than being... stuck.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

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 Headley, 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

“Even the smallest changes in our daily routine can create incredible ripple effects that expand our vision of what is possible.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

“Before I can become an expert on anything, I must first become an expert on me.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

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

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

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

Rich Roll
“And at the end of the day, there is nothing but the journey. Because destination is pure illusion.”
Rich Roll, The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family

“I had grown up thinking of life as a series of linear decisions that if made properly would land me on some distant safe shore where I would finally enjoy the fruits of my labor. Now that I was getting a glimpse of that shore I was struck by the inanity of such an equation. My mother was never going to get another chance to do anything else. She did not have the capacity for regrets, nor was she even able to enjoy the comfort of nostalgia or fond memories--her mind had leaked away too imperceptibly to allow for the clarity to look back on her life and wish she had done things differently. As I continued to worry over what sort of future I was setting myself up for, she seemed a painful cautionary tale that life was not a savings plan, accrued now for enjoyment later. I was alive now. My responsibility was to live now as fully as possible.”
Glynnis MacNicol, No One Tells You This

“Sometimes quitting does not imply one's weakness. It sometimes show one's strength for being brave enough to put an end to the things he once thought he could not do.”
Krizha Mae G. Abia

John King
“You've got to take your chances in life, don't ignore the opportunities when the crop up as you don't get that many, every little helps, the small victories are important because that's your lot.”
John King, The Football Factory

“I want to reach out and pull you to me. Who says I should let a wild one go free?”
George Merrill

John King
“You've got to take your chances in life, don't ignore the opportunities when they crop up as you don't get that many, every little helps, the small victories are important because that's your lot.”
John King

“Destiny is the agency to set a sight on a higher goal, than anyone else can see.”
For-you-she-writes

Mayumi Cruz
“Once, I told you, ‘never settle unless it’s forever.’ I was wrong, Alex. Not about never settling. No, never about that. We must never settle for less than what we’re worth.”
Tears generously fell down Marjorie’s cheeks. “I was wrong about the forever part. Because it takes two to forever, Alex. You can’t have forever without taking risks, making choices, and working on them—together—for a lifetime. You only have a lifetime to write your own story. Make every second last.”
Mayumi Cruz, It's Not Just Semantics: A Banterful Romance

Mayumi Cruz
“Life is meant to be cherished, and lived, and risked. You’re scared of the past and all its mistakes. You’re afraid of the future and all its unpredictabilities. I understand that. But you have to learn to take courage. You have to let go and forgive. You have to trust and hope for a happy future.”
Mayumi Cruz, It's Not Just Semantics: A Banterful Romance

Mayumi Cruz
“I’m not saying that trusting and hoping will be enough. You have to work together, Alex. Together, you and him. Work on the present, the here and now, despite the odds. Say the words that needed to be said, do the things that had to be done. But only if you’re both completely, totally sure. You both have to be all in.”
Mayumi Cruz, It's Not Just Semantics: A Banterful Romance

Mayumi Cruz
“Can't you for once, just this once, stop over thinking, and just…feel?”
Mayumi Cruz, It's Not Just Semantics: A Banterful Romance

Mayumi Cruz
“You still lost, Marj. You still got hurt. And losing and hurting are what I don’t want.”
Her sister held her stare. “Do you honestly think you’re not losing and hurting now, as you speak?”
She didn’t have an answer to that. She didn’t need to. Her heart was busy shattering into pieces. Why was that? She got out before she was even in, didn’t she? She should be congratulating herself for being spared of the certainty of heartbreak and tears. Why was she feeling like a huge part of herself was gone, replaced by a bottomless hole where regret and longing suddenly took up residence, and where questions like ‘if you were only brave enough’ and ‘what if things turn out differently than you expected’ echoed endlessly within its walls?”
Mayumi Cruz, It's Not Just Semantics: A Banterful Romance

“Go out there and try to be good. If you go out there and try to be good, you've got a chance to be great.”
Preet Bharara, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law

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