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Taking A Chance Quotes


"Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"I took a chance with my heart and I feel it taking over" - Drake

"But you can't get to the place you most want to be without taking a chance." - Susane Colasanti

"Stay in the middle,don't get pushed to the side,every chance that's worth taking,is a chance worth the fight" - Hillary Clinton

"Stay in the middle, don't get pushed to the side, every chance that's worth taking, is a chance worth the fight" - Hill Zaini

"For many, lack of achievement is more a consequence of fear of taking a chance and getting uncomfortable." - Steve Backley

"Liverpool has always made me brave, choice-wise. It was never a city that criticised anyone for taking a chance." - David Morrissey

"If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance." - Peter Benchley

"Some part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for the mess you made in the first place." - Jack Bauer

"Taking a chance and stepping beyond the safety of the world we've always known is the only way to grow." - Wil Wheaton

"The Only Thing More Surprising Than the Chance She's Taking...Is Where It's Taking Her!" - Frances Mayes

"Today is the midterm elections. The Washington Post is predicting that there's a 98 percent chance of the Republicans taking the Senate and The New York Times says there's a 75 percent chance. And CNN said, 'Wait, that's today?'" - Jimmy Fallon

"We are taking a greater chance of having another crash at a time when the world is less capable of bearing the cost." - Raghuram Rajan

"This is what I love about the Kimberley... wild gorges, fresh water and there's always a chance of a barra taking your lure." - Malcolm Douglas

"For people who have heart disease, statins are great. But if all you've had is high cholesterol, what you're doing is taking this 1/100 chance of getting a benefit and offsetting it with 1/200 chance of getting diabetes." - Eric Topol

"You're very lucky... Friends are precious, powerful things - hard to earn, harder still to keep. You should thank this one for taking a chance on you." - N.K. Jemisin

"After taking risk into account, do more managers than you'd see by chance outperform with persistence? Virtually every economist who studied this question answers with a resounding 'no.'" - Eugene Fama

"Don't listen to those who say, you taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today." - Neil Simon

"If I didn't believe that we had a chance of coming to power, then I would have focused on taking care of my three children or gardening." - Marine Le Pen

"It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave." - Ronald Reagan

"What kind of man would live where there is no danger? I don't believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all." - Charles Lindbergh

"Give peace a chance." - Yitzhak Rabin

"Give metal a chance!" - James Durbin

"President Obama has appointed a transgender woman to a position in the Department of Commerce. You know, in this era of partisan bickering, President Obama deserves a lot of credit for taking a chance on Ann Coulter, I think." - Conan O'Brien

"Every pore of you is crying and you don't even understand why or what. I actually kind of died and got born again as a result of taking the meds and having a chance to, you know, build a life." - Sinead O'Connor

"There are no guarantees. Not with love or with life. But we can't go through life never taking a risk... Put our hearts out there. Take a chance with a boy. We might end up hurt, we might not." - C.C. Hunter

"There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful. As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I can live with losing, I can't live without taking my chance." - Andre Agassi

"Every time a resolve or fine glow of feeling evaporates without bearing fruit, it is worse than a chance lost; it works to hinder future emotions from taking the normal path of discharge." - William James

"The whole nostalgia thing, and just sticking with what you always liked and what you know and not taking a chance on something or expanding. I think especially after a certain age." - Paul Weller

"Nobody has yet proven that taking a chance and doing something unique that an audience isn't used to is a bad idea. What the theater lacks is that kind of courage." - Harold Prince

"Love is taking chances when every rational part of you screams, 'Don't risk it.' Because it's only when your heart has been ripped open that you get a chance to find the one person capable of making it whole." - Sabrina Jeffries

"Back in 1987 when they drafted me. The Indians were the only team interested in taking a chance on Albert Belle, and I made the most of it. Hopefully, they got as much from me as I got from them." - Albert Belle

"I heard that I am crazy for taking this fight but I'm very excited about this chance. His manager is saying that I'm a 'dead man walking' but 'dead men' cannot have 'nightmares'." - Wladimir Klitschko

"Some journeys are direct, and some are circuitous; some are heroic, and some are fearful and muddled. But every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need" - Parker J. Palmer

"Promoting active liberty does not mean allowing the majority to run roughshod over minorities. It calls for taking special care that all groups have a chance to fully participate in society and the political process." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Guilt is often an appropriate response to wrongdoing, but punishment impedes the development of a conscience by taking away the opportunity for him to feel guilty. He has no chance to develop inner motivation." - Nancy Samalin

"Love is taking chances when every rational part of you screams, "Do' risk it." Because it's only when your heart has been ripped open that you get a chance to find the one person capable of making it whole." - Sabrina Jeffries

"Peasant people ... don't have a chance to share in the riches that the planet can offer because some people are taking off so much of the pleasures of this world, and there's only so much to go around." - Dorothy Stang

"Some journeys are direct, and some are circuitous; some are heroic, and some are fearful and muddled. But every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need" - Parker J. Palmer

"After taking risk into account, do more managers than you"d see by chance outperform with persistence? Virtually every economist who studied this question answers with a resounding 'no.'" - Eugene Fama

"Taking care of my parents is one of the things that I want to do, just give them some of the things that we never had a chance to have. It's all about remembering where I came fromt." - Reggie Bush

"The stuff that I've been doing lately is political. It's not always about people who are super famous movie stars. The fact that people are still taking a chance and listening to the blacklist episodes is really exciting." - Karina Longworth

"Take a chance! All life is a chance" - Dale Carnegie

"Give the paint a chance. Give the brush a chance." - John Marin

"Those who won't take a chance don't have a chance." - Zig Ziglar

"Life is a chance, a story is a chance. That I am here is a chance." - Gerald Vizenor

"Chance favours a prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"Chance is a second master." - Pliny The Elder

"I'm not bound to be in aviation at all. I'm here only because I love the sky and flying more than anything else on earth. Of course there's danger; but a certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life. I don't believe in taking foolish chances' but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all." - Charles Lindbergh

"Chance and chance alone has a message for us... Only chance can speak to us." - Milan Kundera

"So you're telling me there's a chance!" - Lloyd

"Life sometimes gives you a second chance." - Maya Angelou

"Everyone needs a chance to evolve." - Jay-Z

"Games give you a chance to excel..." - Gary Gygax

"Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure." - A E Housman

"Chance is a nickname for Providence." - Nicolas Chamfort

"Practice every time you get a chance" - Bill Monroe

"First impressions never have a second chance." - Charles R Swindoll

"Everybody just needs a second chance." - Future

"There's always a chance. Anything can happen." - Shawn Johnson

"Chance makes a football of man's life." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"....Everyone deserves a chance to fly!" - Stephen Schwartz

"Events are not a matter of chance." - Gamal Abdel Nasser

"Give luck a chance to happen." - Tom Kite

"Everybody needs a chance to find love." - Eva Longoria

"Never miss a chance to shut up" - Will Rogers

"I have a second chance on life." - Katy Perry

"Chance is a name for our ignorance." - Leslie Stephen

"Practice every time you get a chance." - Bill Monroe

"I felt like God was giving me a chance to assist in a miracle. There is something so relieving about life taking over you like that. You're playing a part in a much bigger show. And that's what life is. It's the greatest show on earth." - Beyonce Knowles

"Too many people are surfing the web and trying to figure out the politics of getting a movie made or taking meetings and trying to get someone to read something instead of creating a truly great script, because something great has a great chance of getting made, but something average that you've sort of talked people into reading doesn't have as good a shot." - Scot Armstrong

"Just like a spider with a line of silk! Did you ever see them throw themselves out into space to weave? They're taking a chance, every single time. They got to do it or else they'd never create anything. But I bet it don't feel good, even to a spider." - Olivia Goldsmith

"The Suns, meanwhile, appeared to be hoisting a white flag over the Arizona desert. With a 12-22 record at the time, they were clearing out big contracts for salary-cap relief and a chance to start over again the following summer. We are taking a step backward in the immediate run, .. But we're certainly looking forward to the future." - Bryan Colangelo

"An athlete gets paid a lot of money. And someone who is after that, a thief, a mugger or someone who steals from people, they are taking a chance with the law that if they get caught, they are going to jail or face some other problem. In my case, you are going to get shot." - Luke Scott

"But innovation is more than a new method. It is a new view of the universe, as one of risk rather than of chance or of certainty. It is a new view of man's role in the universe; he creates order by taking risks. And this means that innovation, rather than being an assertion of human power, is an acceptance of human responsibility." - Peter Drucker

"A name with meaning could bring up a child, Taking the child out of the parents' hands. Better a meaningless name, I should say, As leaving more to nature and happy chance. Name children some names and see what you do." - Robert Frost

"It's easy to be afraid of taking a plunge, because, after all, plunging is dangerous. And the fear is a safe way to do nothing at all. Wading, on the other hand, gets under the radar. It gives you a chance to begin." - Seth Godin

"It's about taking advantage of the opportunities you have right now, and right now we're in a position where you call somebody and they're willing to pick up and take the call because they're a fan, you have to take advantage of that and have a chance to capitalize on your ideas." - Dwyane Wade

"Producing is so exciting because you can enable things to happen, whether it's like discovering a filmmaker who you're taking a chance on, protecting a battle and driving home at the end of the day just going, 'I'm so glad I stayed late at work and fought hard for that. Had my passion. Won that battle.'" - Drew Barrymore

"I saw this movie 'The Right Stuff' when I was in college, and it really rekindled my interest in being an astronaut. I started taking those steps, and then I realized it would be the chance of a lifetime. It would be a dream life: not just a job, but the whole life." - Michael J Massimino

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut." - Haruki Murakami

"Genius is a capacity for taking trouble." - Leslie Stephen

"Abortion is the taking of a life." - Mary Calderone

"Being a star requires risk-taking shoes." - Sarah Dessen

"Taking a walk isn't really taking a walk, taking a shower isn't really taking a shower, living isn't living, and dying isn't dying. It only appears to be." - Frederick Lenz

"Fortunately, taking a picture leaves no mark." - Edward S. Curtis

"You can't run a without taking risks." - Pablo Picasso

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit." - Bernard Baruch

"Taking photos is a form of collecting." - Martin Parr

"I'm taking a vow not to advise." - Barbara Bush

"Financing films that are demanding is a task, in itself. Because people are so afraid of taking any kind of chance, because they're afraid the audience isn't going to respond. But the audience is so hungry for anything that's a bit original, personal, or different." - Nicolas Winding Refn

"And I just think that if you believe in something and you want it so much and you're not hurting anyone else, you have to go for it. Which sometimes means taking a risk, even if it's scary. But the thing you want most to happen doesn't stand a chance unless you give it one." - Susane Colasanti

"How many people have gotten older and forgotten about the things they hoped for and dreamed about when they were young? Or given up without ever taking a chance, or settled in life because it's easier, or they're scared, or whatever other excuses? How many people need a reminder of who they once were?" - Jessi Kirby

"Once the day's work starts there is little chance to walk, to ride or to take part in a game. Taking walks or rides early in the morning is a lonesome business, and the inevitable Secret Service guard when the president leaves the White House grounds is not enlivening company." - Herbert Hoover

"My mother wanted to be an actress. She wanted to follow her dreams and she never really got a chance to do that. I feel like I'm following her dream in a way. She's proud of me for doing what I wanted to do, but at the same time, I'm kind of taking up where she left off." - Mike Colter

"Oh, yeah, I'm scared. If you don't have fear then you are not taking a chance. But what I do have is a team. If your collaborators are there, which is what answers the fear question, and they all are as impassioned as you are, and believe in it, then your fear is mitigated." - Julie Taymor

"For me, makeup is about being your best self. If I wake up in a foul mood and have to deal with temper tantrums and an exploding diaper-I know taking 10 minutes to get my game face on will reset my stress levels. It's a chance to check in and remind myself-you got this." - Jessica Alba

"It was always my dream, to do a leading role on Broadway. It's what I went to college to do, in hopes of one day someone taking a chance on me and saying, 'You know what? You're going to be our girl.'" - Patina Miller

"The important thing is to build up my cardiovascular system, so I have the stamina to do stunts. To me, stepping over the line, taking a chance and succeeding is the ultimate freedom, be it in rock and roll or when executing a really challenging routine." - Wendy O Williams

"Prayer is talking to something or anything with which we seek union, even if we are bitter or insane or broken. (In fact, these are probably the best possible conditions under which to pray.) Prayer is taking a chance that against all odds and past history, we are loved and chosen, and do not have to get it together before we show up." - Anne Lamott

"After all we speak of people 'taking refuge' in vagueness -the more precise you are, in general the more likely you are to be wrong, whereas you stand a good chance of not being wrong if you make it vague enough." - J L Austin

"Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings. The beauty of listening is that those who are listened to start feeling accepted, start taking our words more seriously and discovering their true selves." - Henri Nouwen

"Sometimes we know in our bones what we really need to do, but we're afraid to do it. Taking a chance and stepping beyond the safety of the world we've always known is the only way to grow, though and without risk there is no reward." - Wil Wheaton

"The only safe thing is to take a chance. Play safe and you are dead. Taking risks is the essence of good work, and the difference between safe and bold can only be defined by yourself since no one else knows for what you are hoping when you embark on anything." - Mike Nichols

"I'm working hard and I think I'm where I should be at by now but I'm in no hurry at all, I'm taking one fight at a time, I want to win my fights. With the title shot I don't know yet but if I get the chance someday, I will be more than ready." - Alexander Gustafsson

"Taking the chance of making a complete fool of himself - and, sometimes, doing so - is the first demand that is made upon any real critic: he must stick his neck out just as the artist does, if he is to be of any real use to art." - Randall Jarrell

"I've worked over four dozen nine-to-five jobs before taking the chance to chase my dream of wanting to become an actor and filmmaker. Growing up in Brooklyn and Harlem, working at jobs like the bus company were great. I had benefits, a great salary, and security. But it wasn't my dream." - Malcolm Goodwin

"I'm an American songbook guy, though I've got eclectic tastes. I really love the American songbook. I've taken up the ukulele, and so you can play 'Five Foot Two' and Hawaiian music, but you can also do some of the great tunes, like 'You Go to My Head,' 'I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,' 'Taking a Chance on Love.'" - Tony Danza

"There's no doubt that there will be many trials and tribulations along the way in taming space for the benefit of all, unmasking its truths and using the boundless resources available to us. Taking a chance allows us to seek new horizons - and we all benefit from being horizon hunters." - Buzz Aldrin

"I've always felt that if something is polarizing, that's usually the stuff I like the most. If something is taking a chance and is willing to be weird, that's my favorite thing. I know there's somebody out there who hates it." - Andy Samberg

"When I first started out in music, I was so negative. I was knee-deep in the streets. Then my friends started going to jail. They said, 'Boy, you better start taking this seriously; you got a chance to do something with your life.' That's when I realised I had to focus. The music led to the acting." - Ice T

"I totally heard by chance that they were doing the casting for a James Bond movie, and that one of the auditions was taking place in Paris. So I tried myself to contact every name involved in the movie I could possibly find on the IMDb!" - Berenice Marlohe

"People always look down their noses at hookers. Never give you a chance because they think you took the easy way out, when no one would imagine the willpower it took to do what we do, walking the streets night after night, taking the hits and still getting back up." - Aileen Wuornos

"When I was in the gunner's bubble of a B25 bomber, taking off from an aircraft carrier 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, I remember saying to myself how amazing it was to get the chance to do that." - Eric Christian Olsen

"When you give others a new chance, a new chance is really being given to you." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already." - Soren Kierkegaard

"When every morning brought a noble chance, And every chance brought out a noble knight." - Alfred Tennyson

"Every morn brought forth a noble chance, and every chance brought forth a noble knight." - Winston Churchill

"If you don't take a chance-you won't have a chance." - Cale Yarborough

"When you shoot a movie, the camera is always taking, taking, taking and not giving anything back." - Rodrigo Santoro

"Skill is a function of chance. It's an intuitive best-use of chance situations." - Philip K Dick

"Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him ridiculous." - William Matthews

"Skill is a function of chance. It's an intuitive best-use of chance situations." - Philip K Dick

"Our language is funny - a fat chance and slim chance are the same thing." - J. Gustave White

" the shaping of a life, chance and the ability to respond to chance are everything." - Eric Hoffer

"What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don't believe in taking foolish chances but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all." - Charles Lindbergh

"And we danced, and we drank And I've seen something you probably never got the chance to see Don't worry, Mary Cause I'm taking care of Danny And he's taking care of me" - Dido

"And we danced, and we drankAnd I've seen something you probably never got the chance to seeDon't worry, MaryCause I'm taking care of DannyAnd he's taking care of me" - Dido Armstrong

"What is luck? It is not only chance, it is also creating the opportunity, recognizing it when it is there, and taking it when it comes." - Natasha Josefowitz

"Self-confidence is something caught and not taught. And, risk-running and chance-taking are the only ways to catch it." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"There's more chance of me flying Concorde to the moon blindfolded than there is of you taking Wales to the World Cup." - Robbie Savage

"Why is Scottie Pippen taking a charge? Taking a charge is for people with no game!" - Bill Walton

"As a painter, taking photos is a form of shorthand - note-taking." - Wanda Koop

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Taking out werewolves, I gather and surmise, is akin to taking out a SEAL team." - Patricia Briggs

"Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing, I think." - Nancy E. Turner

"I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache." - Paul Mccartney

"A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance." - Anonymous

"Every time a resolve or a fine glow of feeling evaporates without bearing practical fruit is worse than a chance lost; it works to hinder future resolutions and emotions from taking the normal path of discharge. There is no more contemptible type of human character than that of the nerveless sentimentalist and dreamer, who spends his life in a weltering sea of sensibility and emotion, but who never does a manly concrete deed." - William James

"Every breath is a new beginning and a new chance." - Julia Gregson

"Tomorrow is not a promise, but a chance." - Rachel

"Chance makes a plaything of a man's life." - Seneca the Younger

"How slight a chance may raise or sink a soul!" - Philip James Bailey

"Life is just a chance to grow a soul." - A. Powell Davies

"Give people a second chance, but not a third." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Never give a bureaucrat a chance to say no." - Morton Blackwell

"If you have a lane, you have a chance." - Mark Spitz

"There is a choice to make, a chance to take." - Jill Mccorkle



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