just as i'm not an optimist, i'm also not a risk-taker, but my husband is. maybe there's a correlation between optimism and taking risks. one of the biggest risks i've taken is writing and publishing a novel. yeah, i'd say that was a huge risk. sure glad i did.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. ~Leo F. Buscaglia
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~Andre Gide
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. ~Katherine Mansfield
You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go. ~T.S. Eliot
It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult. ~Seneca
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. ~Paulo Coelho