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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Melanie A. Smith
“Isn’t that what loving someone is? Taking a chance every single day that they’ll stick around? That the rug won’t get pulled out from under you?”
Melanie A. Smith, Finding His Redemption

Soulla Christodoulou
“... in that moment I know this is what I must do with my life; do away with the predictable, the mundane, and hurl myself into the unknown.”
Soulla Christodoulou, Alexander and Maria

“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

C. JoyBell C.
“People think they have all the time in the world, that they know how to plan things. And that is why they don't take chances. It's those who know that everything can change in the blink of an eye and that our plans are at the mercy of destiny: it's they who know how to take chances, how to make mistakes, how to live. Nothing is ever actually a mistake. Do the same mistake at a different time, in a different place, in a different season, and it would be considered perfect. There are no mistakes, there is only destiny colliding with time and with our own definition of planning. We make the mistake of trying to dictate, that's what we do. If we were not always trying to control time and outcome, we would see, that everything flows. It all flows. We try to put the river into a bucket and tell it where to go and that is the only actual mistake that any of us have ever made.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Our life is all about taking our chances. The number of chances that we get or make doesn’t matter. It’s the number of chances we take that really matters.”
Tshetrim Tharchen, A Play of the Cosmos: Script of the Stars

Robin M. King
“The ticket in my hand moved in the slight fall breeze as I staggered back onto my rock. My body shivered. I should have been shocked by the paper in my hand. I should have called Professor Golkov and asked him for answers or more information. I should have just gone back to my dorm and ignored the unfamiliar feeling rising through me. I should have done a lot of things, but I always did what I should. When the foreign feeling spread through me and filled my being, I finally realized what it was. Thrill. I felt like I held the answer to my life’s puzzle in my hands.”
Robin M. King, Remembrandt

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

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

Germany Kent
“Trying to be an actor is like playing the lottery. You may hit a few times with moderate success, but a major win can prove to be life altering.”
Germany Kent

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.”
F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sam Izad
“Surround yourself with people who believe in you and who will support you in your journey. Taking a chance on yourself also means letting go of things that no longer serve you.”
Sam Izad, Snackable Existentialism: Small Portions, Big Ideas

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