10 Quotes About Taking Risks

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Legend has it that Phil Collins' hit single "In The Air Tonight" was written about a man who witnessed another man drowning and didn't take a risk and rescue him. This story may be fictitious, but it captures an element of truth - not taking risks can lead to a lifetime of regret. Having said that, unbridled risk taking untempered by careful deliberation can also lead to a lifetime of regret. So how does one find the right balance? Perhaps the following 10 quotes on risk taking by great thinkers and celebrities will help us navigate our way through this confusing and troubling issue.

1) A Bold Shepherd

"I've got to take chances and get out there. What are you going to do, sit home and knit? I don't knit". Cybill Shepherd.

2) What a Legend!

"You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter". John Legend.

3) Gimme Moore

"The thing is most people are afraid to step out, to take a chance beyond their established identity". Demi Moore.

4) Steady Teddy

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

5) Yes You Khan!

"When I think back on it, of course I got lucky and got great directors and good breaks but all that was the physical part. But what made me a star was that I could take a chance and not have anything to worry about in terms of losing". Shah Rukh Khan

6) Like Clockwork

"Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job". Stanley Kubrick.

7) Ya Das Ist Goethe!

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe.

8) Right to the Bono!

"If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it". Bono.

9) Not Untouchable

"I have regrets. But that's from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen". Kevin Costner.

10) Costa Del Sense

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso.


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