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Taking Risks Quotes


"Taking risks gives me energy." - Jay Chiat

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"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

"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

"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

"Faith is taking God seriously." - Derek Prince

"We're taking back the night" - Karen Marie Moning

"Nothing can be left until the last minute, so that everyone knows exactly where they are. Everyone is comfortable and everyone feels safe because we want people to be able to keep coming into this show and taking those risks. There are a lot of risks in this show, not just nudity, but emotional risks. We want the best actors to feel comfortable about coming in and exploring this subject matter with us." - Michael Sheen

"People are always going to find fault with anything you do, any process that you're a part of. The creative process means taking risks, I've taken risks and I've made mistakes, but the bottom line is, could anyone else have done any better ? I have to believe that what I created was worthwhile." - Zach Braff

"It was an urge. . . . . A strong urge, and the longer I let it go the stronger it got, to where I was taking risks to go out and kill people-risks that normally, according to my little rules of operation, I wouldn't take because they could lead to arrest." - Edmund Kemper

"The basic question that the 'new science' raises for our balance sheet is the issue of what scientific questions have not been asked for 500 years, which scientific risks have not been pursued. It raises the question of who has decided what scientific risks were worth taking, and what have been the consequences in terms of the power structures of the world." - Immanuel Wallerstein

"I'm uncomfortable when I'm comfortable. I have to start something new-in the agency or in my personal life-every two years or so. Taking risks gives me energy. I can't help it, it's my personality. I'd like to think it's not really a compulsion toward high risks, but the spirit of an entrepreneur." - Jay Chiat

"To allow your organization the permission to fail is a very powerful thing. If we want to really be thought leaders and industry leaders, it doesn't come without taking risks. We're not afraid to take those risks that will get us to a better place." - Rick Welts

"Somehow, AI is playing an important role of breaking up the ice of complacency. We have a comfortable life, we just don't want to take risks. AI is threatening too many comfortable jobs to make people think about taking risks again." - Garry Kasparov

"If one takes the kinds of risks which I took, which are colossal, but taking risks, I was rewarded by being able to contribute in a very substantial fashion to a variety of fields. I was able to reawaken and solve some very old problems." - Benoit Mandelbrot

"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

"Like it or not taking risks, by a total commitment to the mountain and the vagaries of the weather, is essential for the greater satisfaction to be derived from mountaineering." - Doug Scott

"Being an entrepreneur isn't really about starting a business. It's a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge." - Michael Bloomberg

"I had someone very close to me say to me that hopefully I'll have many more ups and downs, not in just my career but in life. If you don't have that, you're not taking enough risks." - Taylor Kitsch

"I had someone very close to me say to me that hopefully I"ll have many more ups and downs, not in just my career but in life. If you do' have that, you're not taking enough risks." - Taylor Kitsch

"If you're experiencing no anxiety or discomfort, the risk you're taking probably isn't worthy of you. The only risks that aren't a little scary are the ones you've outgrown." - Price Pritchett

"I'm a firm believer in taking risks in life, because you'll never get anywhere unless you do, and the more risk involved the greater the outcome - or the worse, but you never know so you've got to go for it." - Famke Janssen

"Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks." - Roger Bannister

"I do think you have to scare yourself. That's where your creativity or your growth comes from. Scaring yourself, challenging yourself, taking those risks, and not caring about what anyone thinks." - Rita Wilson

"We need to educate students to be critical agents, to learn how to take risks, engage in thoughtful dialogue, and taking on the crucial issue what it means to be socially responsible." - Henry Giroux

"I justify myself because I'm taking risks myself, and I'm not asking people to do things I'm not willing to do... If you are going to do anything about it, other people are going to be killed." - Bob Moses

"Arrogant or critical people are often people with low self-esteem who are afraid of taking risks. That's because, if you learn something new, you are then required to make mistakes in order to fully understand what you have learned." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The Civil Rights Movement, it wasn't just a couple of, you know, superstars like Martin Luther King. It was thousands and thousands - millions, I should say - of people taking risks, becoming leaders in their community." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders - not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks." - Daniel Kahneman

"It's very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don't know what your value system is, then you don't know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding." - Benjamin Carson

"A financial institution has the task of taking risks, and if it's a well run institution - say, Goldman Sachs - it tries to cover the potential losses to itself, but only to itself." - Noam Chomsky

"All eyes are on you when you're modeling and acting, and I just didn't want the attention when I wasn't working. But as I've gotten older, I've become more comfortable with my body and am taking more fashion risks." - Carey Lowell

"Sarah Vaughan is one of my greatest heroes. She personifies what an artist is all about, taking risks, daring to go beyond the boundaries of safety and convention. It takes courage to share your vulnerability." - Claron Mcfadden

"My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure." - Brian Blessed

"Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity." - Gary Ryan Blair

"When Johnson decided to fight for passage of the law John F. Kennedy had put before Congress in June 1963 banning segregation in places of public accommodation, he believed he was taking considerable political risks." - Robert Dallek

"Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards." - David Soul

"There's a real danger in trying to stay king of the mountain. You stop taking risks, you stop being as creative, because you're trying to maintain a position. Apart from anything else that really takes the fun out of it." - Sissy Spacek

"Believing in yourself and what you do is so important. It took me a long time to find that confidence. If you're an artist and you're taking risks, then you're doing something right if some people don't get it." - Kate Voegele

"I'm not a risk-taker; that's probably why I write - because when you're easily bored, but you don't like taking risks, you end up doing it all in your head." - Catherine Jinks

"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

"If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something." - Rupert Murdoch

"Take calculated risks." - George S Patton



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