Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It's the high-anxiety zone, but it's also where you discover who you are.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
Risk is the price you pay for opportunity.
Take calculated risks.
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart.
This is the risk: the primary word can only be spoken with the whole being. He who gives himself to it may withhold nothing of himself.
The risk of failure is part of the fun of what I do.
I would rather give full vent to all human loves and disappointments, and take a chance on being corny, than die a smartass.
The outside wold pressures you into a mold, but if you don't accept that - you gamble with life. Call it gambling.
You've got to bear it in mind that nobody that ever lived is specially privileged; the axe can fall at any moment, on any neck, without any warning or any regard for justice.
Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our 'heed-takers' more than ever.
Drawing is one of those things which sit on the uneasy bending line between instinct and instruction, where seeming perversity eventually trumps pleasure as the card players and the kibitzers interact and new thrills are sought.
My willingness to explore and work freely is not without risk, and at times, I find myself caught in a bind... Knowing I can fix whatever goes wrong allows me to paint, not without thought, but without hesitation.
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