Quotations for Daily Use

Taking Risks, Becoming, Growing Up

" . . . and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin, (190377), US writer, born in France (Shared by Sprocket in 1998)

"Asked if she had felt like a bird when flying with her brother, Katharine responded, "I don't know exactly how a bird feels. Birds sing, I suppose, because they are happy. I sang, I know, and I was very happy indeed. But like the birds, I sang best after the flight was over." Katharine Wright (Katharine Wright Haskell(August 19, 1874 – March 3, 1929) was the only sister who lived past infancy of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. She was a high school teacher and later became an international celebrity when she accompanied her famous brothers in Europe.

"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman.

"Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy . . . he's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. He has lost everything that is lovely and must fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it." Helen Hayes, (19001993) US actress

"Go out on a limb — that's where the fruit is." Will Rogers - William Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

"I’ll love you even when I don’t like you." Lace Harper, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

"If I can’t save him, no one can." Dr. D. Willard Bliss talking about taking care of the 20th President James A. Garfield - Bliss believed he knew it all and would listen to no one else's suggestings. He allowed no one else to help with doctoring and was later found to have probably caused the eventual death of the president who had been shot because of unsafe practices.

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door, you step into the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to." Bilbo Baggins,the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit (Offered by Tom McDermott)

"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty." Proverbs 22:3

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.

"Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow." Veteran Trapeze Performer

"We become what we think about." Earl Nightingale, (March 12, 1921 March 28, 1989) an American Radio personality

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