Category Archives: RISKY BUSINESS

I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish. Edith Sitwell

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The fish is my friend too. I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I’m glad we do not have to kill the stars.”  The Old Man and the Sea.

Hemingway.

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Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 – 1954) , Saturday 25 October 1890

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2 magiccrookorstol00macd_0096What have we here? a man or a fish? dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell.

Shakespeare. The Tempest.

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Let us reach together, touch the monster’s face, decipher the walls of the cave. I will be calling your name. Call back to me. There is always space for courage.

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虎穴に入らずんば虎子を得ず。

(Koketsu ni irazunba koji wo ezu)

If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

You can’t do anything without risking something.

Read more: http://www.linguanaut.com/japanese_sayings.htm#ixzz2rDRojSxE

To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendel Holmes

To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendel Holmes

The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks.

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If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.

(Gambia)

I have never turned back in my life ; I shall not do so today.

Emile Rey

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In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?”
― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

Genius is not a gift, but the way a person invents in desperate circumstances.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

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“I had never liked, even feared a little, this wild reach of marsh and mud flats where everything seemed turned away from the land, looking off desperately toward the horizon as if in mute search for a sign of rescue.”

― John Banville, The Sea

The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.

Frederick Speakman

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“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.”

― Niccolò Machiavelli