„We will have to take risks, to chance failure, to be willing to walk away from the familiar paths that have brought us to this point.“

Fonte: The Faith of Leap (2011), p. 23

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„You have to be willing to take those risks. … In whatever you are doing, failure is an option. But fear is not.“

—  James Cameron Canadian film director 1954

Address http://www.ted.com/talks/james_cameron_before_avatar_a_curious_boy.html/ to the 2010 TED conference (13 February 2010)
Contexto: Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality. … Don’t put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you. Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t bet against yourself. And take risk. NASA has this phrase that they like, "Failure is not an option." But failure has to be an option. In art and exploration, failure has to be an option. Because it is a leap of faith. And no important endeavour that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks. … In whatever you are doing, failure is an option. But fear is not.

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„If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.“

—  Dan Quayle American politician, lawyer 1947

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„I have deliberately chosen the uncertain path whenever I had the chance.“

—  Emily Hahn American writer 1905 - 1997

Saturday Review of Literature, March 26, 1955

„That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.“

—  Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Variante: Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.
Fonte: The Art of Racing in the Rain

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„Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.“

—  Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

from Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook, ed. Dorothy Carnegie, as cited in Words of Wisdom https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0671695878, William Safire & Leonard Safir, Simon and Schuster (reprint, 1990), p. 87

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„The more devils we have within us, the more chance we have to form angels.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, livro A Última Tentação de Cristo

Fonte: The Last Temptation of Christ (1951), Ch. 10

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„Clearly, we have compiled a record of serious failures in recent technological encounters with the environment. In each case, the new technology was brought into use before the ultimate hazards were known. We have been quick to reap the benefits and slow to comprehend the costs.“

—  Barry Commoner American biologist, college professor and eco-socialist 1917 - 2012

Quoted from "Frail Reeds in a Harsh World". New York: The American Museum of Natural History. Natural History. Journal of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. LXXVIII No. 2, February, 1969, p. 44.

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„If you don't have fear then you are not taking a chance.“

—  Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952

60 Minutes interview (2010)
Contexto: 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.

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„If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media … should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Taped statement (August 1979); Reagan is on record as opposing legalization of Marijuana: "I also want to applaud you for helping the people of Oregon fight a misguided minority that would legalize marijuana. That would be the worst possible message to send to our young people." Speech http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1986/073086a.htm (30 July 1986); Reagan's son Michael has disputed the fervor of his opposition: "Of course Dad was for legalization. … He wasn't crazy, he didn't want his kids in jail!"
"Reagan's Marijuana Comments Cause Stir" (11 May 2002) http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/5/11/12343.shtml
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Contexto: The smoke from burning marijuana contains many more cancer-causing substances than tobacco. And if that isn’t enough it leads to bronchitis and emphysema. If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media … should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.

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