To take risk and fail is not a failure. Real failure is to fear taking any risk
Wisdom mitigates the risk of being honest.
Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.
My whole life, I had thought that my story was, again and again: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and he had to risk everything to keep what he loved. But really, the story was: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and his fear ate him alive.
The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits.
Isn’t it the task of the Holy Spirit to introduce some madness and intoxication into the world? Why this propensity for balance and safety? Don’t we all long for one moment of raw risk, one moment of divine madness?
All I want in this life are three…
a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,
a breath of opium,
We are always hungry and never satisfied because we don’t trust and won’t risk. Can we reach a place where we are satisfied with just enough? You are enough. You have enough. Do not worry about tomorrow. God will provide in our lives just as God provides in the Eucharist.
Because what’s life
And where’s happiness
Your mother is risking a lot, because she believes in you.