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Taking Huge Risks Quotes


"The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf." - Shakti Gawain

"Taking risks gives me energy." - Jay Chiat

"The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force. The American Dream was about individualism and the opportunity to achieve success without interference from others." - Robert Ringer

"Pessimist by policy, optimist by temperament- it is possible to be both. How? By never taking an unnecessary chance and by minimizing the risks you can't avoid. This permits you to play out the game untroubled by the certainty of the outcome." - Robert A Heinlein

"A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker." - Anne Bancroft

"Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure." - Craig Groeschel

"There is no greatness without taking risks." - Suzanne Yoculan

"Taking smart risks can be very gratifying." - Reed Hastings

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

"Never stop taking risks. Just keep reaching." - Ryan Eggold

"Games are all about taking risks." - James Altucher

"People are pretty simple: they do what they are rewarded for doing. If they get multimillion-dollar bonuses by taking huge risks with other people's money - as they still do - then they will continue to take those huge risks, and not give it another thought." - William D Cohan

"When all of your decisions are based on economics, you end up with a sameness of vision. You're not taking the risks, you're not exploiting the passions of your creators. You're manufacturing product for a huge vending machine." - Steven Bochco

"Some people like to live without too much risk. They're satisfied leading a safe existence. This attitude of caution infiltrates into their goals. Every successful athlete - or businessperson - enjoys taking calculated risks. You have to. Especially in the gym when you're squatting 500 for reps and you can't get one more but grunt out ten. Your nose starts bleeding, you fall into the rack and that's set one." - Tom Platz

"Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that - that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that's really special and if you're not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself." - Amy Poehler

"When we stop taking risks, we stop living." - Robin S. Sharma

"To quit taking risks is a serious risk!" - Donald Keough

"You can't run a business without taking risks." - Millard Drexler

"Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks." - Paulo Coelho

"What I really like doing is taking risks, musically." - Casey Abrams

"I think you make impacts by taking risks." - Shenae Grimes

"You can't get anywhere in life without taking risks." - Esme Bianco

"I'm in love with love, so I'm always taking risks! I think it's part of love, taking risks." - Melanie Laurent

"Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts." - Norman Mailer

"To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks." - Bill Gates

"Don Keough's (CEO Coca-Cola) 11 Rules on "HOW TO LOSE": 1. Stop taking risks 2. Be content 3. Never deviate from what the founder did 4. Be inflexible 5. Rely totally on research and experts 6. Concentrate on competitors instead of your customers 7. Put yourself - not the customer - first 8. Solve administrative concerns first 9. Let others do your thinking for example, headquarters 10. Rely on T-G-E: "That's Good Enough" and T-N-M-J: "That's Not My Job!" 11. Rationalize slow growth" - Donald Keough

"I talk a lot about taking risks, and then I follow that up very quickly by saying, 'Take prudent risks.'" - Irene Rosenfeld

"The trick is to take risks and be paid for taking those risks, but to take a diversified basket of risks in a portfolio." - Jeffrey Gundlach

"I always thought on my own that what is a huge part of being an actor, or what made me a better actor, was just really living life. Not being closed in on life, but being more open to experiences and to people and taking risks and exposing yourself to things." - Dominik Garcialorido

"Novice Traders trade 5 to 10 times too big. They are taking 5 to 10% risks on a trade they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks." - Bruce Kovner

"I'd been an expert at taking beatings. Then I had a lucky break where I did a bully in, by total sheer luck. ... One minute I was the mark, and with just one swift move, I put the big man in school down. ... Once he was down, the whole atmosphere in the schoolyard changed. A huge cloud seemed to be lifted from me. ... I'd never been aware the cloud was so large." - Keith Richards

"I just am a huge fan of PBS. They've taken great risks from great shows." - Kim Raver

"I don't think I ever take huge risks, though I'm not scared of doing so." - Kevin Costner

"I think what I learned is that wealth comes not just from taking risk but from constantly taking risks." - Andy Kessler

"Fishing is taking a huge toll on the planet's ecosystem." - Sharon Gannon

"Taking risks and making choices is what makes life so exciting." - Amy Poehler

"Playing it safe and taking no risks is a shortcut to poverty" - Jordan Belfort

"Taking risks is not being suicidal. Otherwise, skydivers need serious help." - Maggie Stiefvater

"If everything you do works, then you're not taking many risks and probably aren't innovating either." - Paul Buchheit

"I'm mischievous. The idea of taking risks and having real-world consequences energizes me." - Shepard Fairey

"Hard work is a muscle that you develop, as is taking risks." - Ted Alexandro

"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering." - Elon Musk

"Some risks are worth taking, even if it means losing a life." - Rick Riordan

"Watch out for that pedestrian!" "It's on the street, it knows the risks it's taking!" - Neil Gaiman

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." - Mary Lou Cook

"I was aware of the risks I was taking, but I did'nt care." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"You have to believe there are kisses and laughs and risks worth taking." - David Levithan

"If you're not getting any bad reviews, you're not taking enough risks" - Susan Egan

"Do one thing everyday that scares you... Taking risks takes practice." - John Shumate

"If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Research is a way of taking calculated risks to bring about incalculable consequences." - Celia Green

"Today, basically, on Wall Street, the big money is made by taking risks." - Bernard Madoff

"Independent film is taking risks in all areas. It's not just about complicated women." - Anne Heche

"I don't believe in taking unnecessary risks, but a life without risk isn't worth living." - Charles Lindbergh

"I think you have to start taking a few risks and sometimes they don't pay off." - Ben Watt

"I don't look at me taking risks or if that's going to affect me politically." - Joe Arpaio

"Certain kinds of people just can't live life taking risks with adventure." - Bob Weir

"Never to be frightened of taking risks and always follow your instincts!" - Richard Branson

"Failure is inevitable. If you aren't taking risks, then you won't fail." - Cara Santana

"But we also believe in taking risks, because that's how you move things along." - Melinda Gates

"I like taking risks and I decided to put every bit of me into the role." - Sherilyn Fenn

"You only do good work when you're taking risks and pushing yourself." - Sally Hawkins

"An artist should be taking risks. That's the whole idea of being an artist." - Jr

"Taking sartorial risks and not following other people is what makes you stand out." - Zac Posen

"I prefer to be alive, so I'm cautious about taking risks." - Werner Herzog

"I compensate for big risks by always doing my homework and being well-prepared. I can take on larger risks by reducing the overall risk." - Donna Shalala

"We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace?" - Ramsay MacDonald

"In order for people to be happy, sometimes they have to take risks. It's true these risks can put them in danger of being hurt." - Meg Cabot

"The tree is but a huge boquet." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The irony is that the person not taking risks feels the same amount of fear as the person who regularly takes risks." - Peter Mcwilliams

"If someone is always to blame, if every time something goes wrong someone has to be punished, people quickly stop taking risks. Without risks, there can't be breakthroughs." - Peter Diamandis

"Nothing's about taking risks as much as doing stuff that other people haven't done before. Just like in racing, it's not about taking risks but trying to figure out how to be faster." - Travis Pastrana

"Being myself includes taking risks with myself, taking risks on new behavior, trying new ways of 'being myself', so that I can see who it is I want to be." - Hugh Prather

"When it comes to storytelling, not taking risks is riskier than swinging for the fences. I have very simple ambitions when it comes to taking risks in storytelling and programming. I try very hard to avoid the expected." - David Nevins

"Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that's what life is." - Amy Poehler

"You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money. Risk taking is essential to business growth." - J Paul Getty

"An individual dies ... when, instead of taking risks and hurling himself toward being, he cowers within, and takes refuge there." - Emile M Cioran

"Your intuition will most likely push you gently toward taking some appropriate risks and trying new things." - Shakti Gawain

"Changes don't happen in the world by playing it safe, taking risks is the way to change the world." - Zainab Salbi

"To make something really great and different and interesting means taking risks and following these ideas in your head." - Brad Bird

"Cinema was always taking the big risks, and TV was ambling along behind, just trying to touch the hem." - Nick Willing

"I always think it's silly when people talk about works of culture taking risks. Because there's not any risk involved." - Daniel Handler

"I don't believe in pitfalls. I believe in taking risks and not doing the same thing twice." - Guy Laliberte

"You know, when the cost of capital goes down, when credit becomes cheap, people start taking greater and greater risks." - Fareed Zakaria

"I feel that when you care about your music, taking risks is something you should do to keep things exciting." - Drake

"I don't think there's any story worth dying for, but I do think there are stories worth taking risks for." - Anthony Shadid

"You've got to keep taking certain risks, because my priority is in acting, it's not in movie stardom." - Gary Sinise

"Fashion's about taking chances, it's about taking risks, and just doing it the way you feel comfortable doing it. If you do that, people will respect it more." - Dwyane Wade

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." - Mark Zuckerberg

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

"Greenspan's policies have created huge amounts of wealth for Arizona." - Ernst Happel

"The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business." - Zig Ziglar

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

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

"Most everybody thinks that if I want to get big rewards I need to take huge risks. But if you keep thinking that, you're gonna be broke." - Tony Robbins

"People who take huge risks aren't afraid to fail. In fact, they love to fail. It's because failing means they found the edge." - Bob Goff

"One doesn't accept bad challenges. Part of it is always the risk-taking without seeing that the risks are rational and the rewards are commensurate.. are more than commensurate.. with the risks." - Sumner Redstone

"Success will come. Or it won't. But I think you can only make a go at it in a big way by fully being yourself and taking risks. People can feel risks." - Caroline Polachek

"Just taking risks for risk's sake, that doesn't do it for me. I'm willing to take risks that I think are worth it, and I've worked so hard to make sure that I survive." - Chris Hadfield

"We can't constantly explain to our voters that taxpayers have to be on the hook for certain risks, rather than those who make a lot of money taking those risks." - Angela Merkel

"You can't run a business without taking risks. The brave may not live forever - but the cautious do not live at all!" - Richard Branson

"The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges." - Steve Case

"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

"Taking risks in older age is more courageous because you have more to lose. When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose." - Rick Warren

"I'm an adventurer. I believe in being bold and brave - and taking risks. Even if I'm afraid of something, I'll still have a go at it." - Monique Coleman

"If you persist in ignoring your intuition, you may find yourself stuck in a permanent holding pattern instead of taking the risks that lead to creative growth." - Nita Leland

"Living means taking chances. Risks. Playing safe all the time is being dead inside, even if you happen to still be breathing." - Ellen Hopkins

"Death frames the high wire. But I don't see myself as taking risks. I do all of the preparations that a non-death seeker would do." - Philippe Petit

"Talking from morning to night about sex has helped my skiing, because I talk about movement, about looking good, about taking risks." - Ruth Westheimer

"Because poets feel what we're afraid to feel, venture where we're reluctant to go, we learn from their journeys without taking the same dramatic risks." - Diane Ackerman

"Commit yourself to taking enough risks that you will fail some of the time. If you're not failing, we're not doing something sufficiently difficult or creative." - Scott Berkun

"The thing about taking risks is, if it's really a risk, you really can fail. It's only a pretend risk if you really can't fail." - Connie Britton

"Taking risks, breaking the rules, and being a maverick have always been important but today they are more crucial than ever." - Gary Hamel

"?Life is a series of highs and lows. The trick is to tip the balance in your favor by following your heart and taking some risks." - John Avery

"Death frames the high wire. But I do' see myself as taking risks. I do all of the preparations that a non-death seeker would do." - Philippe Petit

"The thing about taking risks is, if it's really a risk, you really can fail. It's only a pretend risk if you really ca' fail." - Connie Britton

"I don't think about taking a risk. I think about how far can I go. How can I make myself. What are the risks I must create." - John Guare

"There isn't an entrepreneur or a scientific pioneer who hasn't had failures. And if we don't rear children who are comfortable taking risks, we won't have successes." - Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

"I am the opposite of boring, but I'm a little reckless, and I'm not against taking risks, and I think I'm always down for an adventure." - Claire Holt

"More and more students are playing it safe and not taking any risks. You might not succeed, but that's just part of the game." - Walter Munk

"There are a lot of ways that investment banking models work, but these risks are not internalized by the people that are taking them." - Robert F. Engle

"I really think that people have to think safety; taking risks for higher yield is a bad idea once you're in late or latish middle age." - Paul Krugman

"As I've matured, I've developed more confidence in pattern mixing and in having a slimmer fit and in taking some risks, and I enjoy it!" - Tim Gunn

"Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures." - Paulo Coelho

"Philanthropy should be taking much bigger risks that business. If these are easy problems, business and government can come in and solve them." - Bill Gates

"Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don't go out on the branch, you're never going to get the best fruit." - Sarah Parish

"We live in a world where there are many risks, and it's high time we start taking seriously which ones we should be worried about." - Lisa Randall

"Death frames the high wire. But I don't see myself as taking risks. I do all of the preparations that a non-death seeker would do." - Philippe Petit

"Risk and failure is a part of our equation, and if you are seeing too little failure, you are actually probably not taking enough risks." - Peter Barris

"I was not willing to give up because I was born to like taking risks and that is my way of life." - Alain Robert

"Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks. Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge." - Linus Torvalds

"Large companies and government agencies have a lot to protect and therefore are not willing to take big risks. A large company taking a risk can threaten its stock price. A government agency taking a risk can threaten congressional investigation." - Peter Diamandis

"For me, I believe comedy's about taking risks, taking chances, working in a safe environment where you're comfortable making a fool of yourself. It's so critical, especially in comedy, to just have all those right pieces in place." - Michael Spiller

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

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Mark Zuckerberg

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

"We're not dropping out here, we're infiltrating and taking over." - Terence Mckenna

"Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another." - John Updike

"My experience with novice traders is that they trade three to five times too big. They are taking 5 to 10 percent risks on a trade when they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks. The emotional burden of trading is substantial; on any given day, I could lose millions of dollars. If you personalize these losses, you ca' trade." - Bruce Kovner

"My experience with novice traders is that they trade three to five times too big. They are taking 5 to 10 percent risks on a trade when they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks. The emotional burden of trading is substantial; on any given day, I could lose millions of dollars. If you personalize these losses, you can't trade." - Bruce Kovner

"My experience with novice traders is that they trade three to five times too big. They are taking 5 to 10 percent risks on a trade when they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks. The emotional burden of trading is substantial; on any given day, I could lose millions of dollars. If you personalize these losses, you can't trade." - Bruce Kovner

"weeping...betraying a sense of loss so huge and irreparable that the mind balks at taking its measure." - Jon Krakauer

"The thing is doing it, that's what it's all about. Not in the results of it. After all what is a risk? It's a risk not to take risks. Otherwise, you can go stale and repeat yourself. I don't feel like a person who takes risks. Yet there's something within me that must provoke controversy because I find it wherever I go. Anybody who cares about what he does takes risks." - Al Pacino

"Members of trusting teams admit weaknesses and mistakes, take risks in offering feedback and assistance, and focus time and energy on important issues, not politics." - Patrick Lencioni

"Proud people keep others at arm's length. Broken people are willing to take the risks of getting close to others and loving intimately." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"Rich people see opportunities. Poor people see obstacles. Rich people see potential growth. Poor people see potential loss. Rich people focus on rewards. Poor focus on the risks." - T Harv Eker

"If we can possibly avoid wrecking this little planet of ours, we will, But-there must be risks! There must be. In experimental work there always are!" - George Herbert

"Sociopaths are not inhibited by the notion that it's wrong to be addicted, or wrong to buy illegal drugs. Also, drinking or taking drugs can be a lot of fun, and even if it's not, it can dull that painful boredom for a while. So can certain other things, like taking risks, and particularly if you take a risk-averse person and you can manipulate him or her into taking risks, that's really fun." - Martha Stout

"I just want to work with talented people who are enjoyable to be with, and take big huge risks from high comedy to deep, dark, brooding drama, to thriller. I just want to go back and forth." - Frank Oz



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