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Take Chances Quotes


"The only cats worth anything are the cats that take chances." - Thelonious Monk

"The wonderful thing about Jazz is its willingness to take chances." - Madeleine Peyroux

"We're given second chances every day of our life. We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking." - Andrew Greeley

"You have to take chances." - Matt Sorum

"We all have to open our minds, stretch forth, take chances and venture out musically to try and arrive at something new and different." - Horace Silver

"Losers take chances; winners make choices." - Denis Waitley

"I like when people take chances." - Joshua Homme

"I think it's important to take chances." - David Sedaris

"To be successful, one must take chances." - Willie Stargell

"I like when people take chances." - Josh Homme

"Life is full of chances. Take it lightly." - Kim Jong-hyun

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow." - Mary Tyler Moore

"Life happens. Love happens. You gotta take some chances." - Marie Force

"You only get a short life, so take chances." - John Galliano

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow." - Mary Tyler Moore

"Nobody gives you a chance, you got to take chances." - Lil Wayne

"Our lives improve only when we take chances." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"When we are on tour we also take chances." - Jan Garbarek

"You cannot take all the chances you get." - Marat Safin

"It is true that when we take chances, we stand to lose. But it is also true that we will never win anything if we never even enter the game. Lucky people are aware of the possibility of losing, and indeed they may lose often. But since the chances they take are small, the losses tend to be small. By being willing to accept small losses they put themselves in position to make large gains." - Max Gunther

"I don't believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing can be accomplished if we don't take any chances at all." - Charles Lindbergh

"Small presses take chances. Chances are at the heart of all the literature we later know as great." - Kay Ryan

"Take risks. Take chances. Don't be afraid. You gotta go into life brave." - Billy Joel

"But there's one thing about quitters you have to guard against - they are contagious. If one boy goes, the chances are he'll take somebody with him, and you don't want that. So when they would start acting that way, I used to pack them up and get them out, or embarrass them, or do something to turn them around." - Bear Bryant

"His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path." - Stephen King

"He [the golfer] must have the courage to keep trying in the face of ill luck or disappointment, and timidity to appreciate and appraise the dangers of each stroke, and to curb the desire to take chances beyond reasonable hope of success." - Bobby Jones

"If you don't take chances, you can't do anything in life." - Michael Spinks

"Don't be hard on yourself. And take as many chances, risks, as you can." - Robert Plant

"You don't get many chances to pay back what's been done for you. Take them." - Woody Hayes

"If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." - Rosalyn Drexler

"Life isn't worth living unless you're willing to take some big chances and go for broke." - Eliot Wigginton

"If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances." - Julia Soul

"Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Do' freeze up." - Thomas Wolfe

"You gotta take chances in this life or you're already dead." - Megan Mccafferty

"You have to have the fighting spirit. You have to force moves and take chances" - Bobby Fischer

"If you're scared to take chances, you'll never have the answers." - Nas

"I take my chances. I can't cling to remorse or regret." - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"Don't wait for answers, just take your chances. Don't ask me why." - Billy Joel

"Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground." - Phil Knight

"If adults want to take such chances (with marijuana) that is their business" - Ronald Reagan

"being afraid to take chances is scarier than actually doing things that challenge you." - Simone Elkeles

"Take more chances than you dare. You'll make more sales than you expect. That's the formula." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"You're only limited by your passion and your imagination. Be open to the possibilities, take chances." - Kathleen Flinn

"Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don't freeze up." - Thomas Wolfe

"Look, I had to take chances or it wasn't fun being funny." - Mel Brooks

"Let your creative juices flow and don't be afraid to take chances!" - Joel Comm

"I shall make it my business to take my chances in the matter of libel suits." - Victoria Woodhull

"Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know." - Danica Patrick

"Don't be afraid to take chances. The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Nicky Hilton

"No one gives you a chance. You have to take chances." - Lil Wayne

"If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." - Julia Sorel

"We're not trying to entertain the critics... I'll take my chances with the public." - Walt Disney

"I find it hard to take chances that might mean making bad decisions." - Paul Walker

"If at first you do succeed don't take any more chances." - Kin Hubbard

"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public." - Walt Disney

"I love people who just started making movies - first-timers, second-timers. They take chances." - Chazz Palminteri

"Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one." - Frances Mayes

"If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances." - Alberto Salazar

"Film line is all about chance. I don't think much, I just like to take chances." - Mithun Chakraborty

"I just have to take my chances like any other composer." - Gordon Getty

"If you're so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances." - Mario Andretti

"I'm not afraid to take chances or go off on my own." - Norman Reedus

"Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other's work." - Ann Rule

"People take chances every now and then, and you don't want to disappoint them." - Jason Statham

"I'm the one who will take chances, not worry about the backlash." - Magic Johnson

"Any coach worth his salt will take a look at that and say, 'I'll take my chances with that'" - Joe Dumars

"So many people are frightened to take a chance in life and there's so many chances you have to take." - Jimmy Page

"We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take." - Gloria Estefan

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal." - Tupac Shakur

"Sport, like all of life, is about taking your chances." - Roger Bannister

"You must take chances. If you do nothing, you reduce the possibilities you have for greater joy." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"Bad choices or good, if you never take chances, someone else will build your life for you." - Ellen Hopkins

"Over the years, I've had hundreds of shots blocked. You've got to go in and take chances." - John Havlicek

"Take these chances Place them in a box until a quieter time Lights down, you up and die" - Dave Matthews

"Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them." - Nancy Simms

"Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good." - William Faulkner

"Play around. Dive into absurdity and write. Take chances. You will succeed if you are fearless of failure." - Natalie Goldberg

"The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing." - Napoleon Hill

"Try things. Laugh a lot. Mess up. Apologize. Hug people. Take chances. Trust yourself. Lose things. Get over it." - Taylor Swift

"You can't make anyone love you. You just have to reveal who you are and take your chances. (105)" - Sheldon B. Kopp

"I've always been one to take chances and I've always been one to, to create or follow through with instincts." - Teddy Pendergrass

"You've got to take some chances and know when you're beat and know how to get certain advantages." - Phil Ivey

"The freedom of America is the freedom to live your own life and take your own chances." - Thomas Sowell

"Well, it's always been my nature to take chances My right hand drawing back while my left hand advances" - Bob Dylan

"I guess I've always been attracted to people who stand out as individuals - people who are adventurous and take chances." - Carmen Electra

"This business is always changing. If you're going to be a leader, you've got to take chances." - Ronnie Milsap

"Personally, I think life offers us the opportunity to take chances and make changes all the time." - Jean Smart

"It's important to credit the brave people that take chances to stand up to regimes. They're the star." - Biz Stone

"If you are worried about what people think of you, you should go into politics. Real actors take chances." - Rob Lowe

"We're always trying to find ways to lower interceptions and stuff. My nature, I'm aggressive. I'll take shots, I'll take chances; therefore, you have mistakes." - Brett Favre

"Some achieve a reputation for great successes when in fact all they have done is take chances that reasonable people wouldn't take." - Daniel Kahneman

"The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances." - Patrick Warburton

"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves." - Walter Anderson

"Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure - they can be turned into wisdom." - Cat Cora

"Chances rule men and not men chances." - Herodotus

"Bad chances were better than no chances." - Stephen King

"Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish." - John C Maxwell

"When the days are too short, chances are you are living at your best." - Earl Nightingale

"I love taking chances." - Wayne Newton

"Among all the occurrences possible in the universe the a priori probability of any particular one of them verges upon zero. Yet the universe exists; particular events must take place in it, the probability of which (before the event) was infinitesimal. At the present time we have no legitimate grounds for either asserting or denying that life got off to but a single start on earth, and that, as a consequence, before it appeared its chances of occurring were next to nil. ... Destiny is written concurrently with the event, not prior to it." - Jacques Monod

"A well-designed welfare state can actually encourage people to take chances with their jobs and be more, not less, open to changes." - Ha-Joon Chang

"Live your life, take chances, be crazy. Dont wait 'cause right now is the oldest you've ever been & the youngest you'll be ever again" - Suzanne Collins

"Many have told me through the years: 'I think I'll take my chances without Jesus.' And I always come back and say, 'So what chance is that?'" - Phil Robertson

"An armed man, especially if he is armed with a firearm, is dangerous as long as he is conscious. Take no chances. Put him out." - Jeff Cooper

"I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone-the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity." - George Gallup

"An entrepreneur starts at square one and is not afraid to take chances to get to square one hundred and one" - Laura Berg

"Whenever I decided to release a guy, I always had his room searched first for a gun. You couldn't take any chances with some of them birds." - Casey Stengel

"The 3 C's of Life: Choices, Chances and Changes.You must make a choice to take a chance or you will never change." - Zig Ziglar

"If your life is ever going to get better, you'll have to take risks. There is simply no way you can grow without taking chances." - David Viscott

"I like to take chances, and that's the key to comedy - dancing like an idiot but doing it with wild abandon." - Megan Mullally

"The great thing about taking big chances when you're younger is you have less to lose, and you don't know as much. So you take big swings." - Amy Poehler

"I want to really take chances. I want to be funny in a lot of different ways. I'd like to be great. I want to reach for greatness." - Chris Rock

"I encourage first time filmmakers to be ambitious and take chances and risks, because you never know where your career is going to go." - Michael B Jordan

"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

"Because if you were the problem, chances were you could also be the solution. The only way to find out was to take another shot." - Sarah Dessen

"If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher." - Eugene V Debs

"I have written a great many stories and I still don't know how to go about it except to write it and take my chances." - John Steinbeck

"Why take chances? It may be nonsense, but does anybody really know? And people have certainly been fascinated by astrology for thousands of years." - Nancy Reagan

"Life's not about sitting at home in front of the TV waiting for your life to begin. Get out there and take some chances." - Queen Latifah

"I experiment with fashion, with my look, with everything. I'm a multidimensional woman, like all women are. The difference is that I have the balls to take chances." - Nicki Minaj

"It means you never know what's going to happen,' I said. 'You do your best, then take your chances. Everything else is beyond our control." - Dick Van Dyke

"I've never stayed awake at night over a chance I took that failed, but I've stayed awake over chances I didn't take." - Garth Brooks

"When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable, to take chances, and to risk our pride, that is when we find our own glory." - Richard J. Corman

"The light works," he said, indicating the window, "the gravity works," he said, dropping a pencil on the floor. "Anything else we have to take our chances with." - Douglas Adams

"If we go out there and do our best every game, then I will take my chances that the results will be more good than bad." - Stuart Pearce

"I experiment with fashion, with my look, with everything. I'm a multidimensional woman, like all women are. The difference is that I have the balls to take chances." - Nicki Minaj

"I like things that don't look like you're in control. It's like life itself. You just learn how to benefit from accidents and chances that you take." - Peter Beard

"The chances you take, the people you meet, the people you love, the faith that you have. That's what's going to define you." - Denzel Washington

"I try not to take any foolish chances, but there's just no way to play it completely safe and still do your job." - Ernie Pyle

"The coaches are working with me every day. And if you feel like the coach is behind you, you'll take some chances.?" - Tyson Chandler

"Maybe now it's time to take some chances on TV and push the boundaries with what I can do on television." - John Stamos

"Sometimes I live in fear. But when I have to take chances about people I love, relationships, my daughter and immediate family, those decisions are easy." - Paul Walker

"The chances we take, knowing no better than to fall or to stand back and hold ourselves in... protecting our hearts with the tightest of grips." - Sarah Dessen

"I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity." - George Gallup

"I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often." - Brian Tracy

"I think it's important as a filmmaker, as any person working in the arts, that you've got to try new stuff and challenge yourself and take chances." - Darren Aronofsky

"Run with what works: Sell to the people who believe in you and are willing to take the chances and make the experience happen." - Thomas P M Barnett

"I swear my car won't run unless I'm picking my nose: At least, I'm that superstitious about it, so I don't want to take any chances." - Adam Carolla

"I would make the movie industry more like the television industry. TV is more material driven. In TV, you can break new stars. TV can take more chances." - Stephen Chbosky

"Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets." - Bernard Cornwell

"It is not like I have gone crazy, I just don't want to take any chances. You never know what could happen." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"They almost ran me off the road several times. There are so many chances that they take to get the right photo." - Loni Anderson

"Run with what works: Sell to the people who believe in you and are willing to take the chances and make the experience happen." - Thomas Pm Barnett

"Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances." - Madeleine Peyroux

"I don't want to completely self-sabotage everything that I've got and alienate everyone. But I definitely want to take some chances as I always have." - Katy Perry

"It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!" - Alexander Woollcott

"Your wedding is your red carpet moment, and while brides definitely can take some chances with style, you don't want to look like a fad." - Reem Acra

"I had a marriage that I came to in the same way everybody else comes to a marriage. We all take chances when we get married." - Alec Baldwin

"I think it's no secret that I've tried to take chances in my career and also in my life, and I believe to not live in fear." - Nicolas Cage



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