Cecil Beaton, British artist [Wikipedia]
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
It’s daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.
Seneca, Roman philosopher [Wikipedia]
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer-philosopher [Wikipedia]
A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.
Helena Petrova Blavatsky, Russian writer-thinker [Wikipedia]
The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire — the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale.
Theodore Roosevelt, US President [Wikipedia]
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. (from “Citizenship in a Republic”, Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, 23 April 1910)
Lucille Ball, American comedian [Wikipedia]
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.