Quotations on Risk

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I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Ideas, Editors, Fantasy, Risk, Want, Writer)

One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Love, Control, Risk, Suffering)

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Risk, Will)

The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy - yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Love, Man, Meaning, Risk, Today, Unworthy)

We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution, find ways to do things that will elevate our security, reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Constitution, Risk, Security, Will)

Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond our shores was one world of risk and the world in our continent was another world of risk.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Thought, Risk, World)

Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Technology, Risk, Today)

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Religion, People, Religious, Risk, Writing)

I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Thought, Americans, Risk, Terrorism)

I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Enemies, Meeting, Risk, Running)

Look at the Palestinians with the huge, huge percentage of unemployed. What does that breed? Anyone who's unemployed in the world, you feel there's no meaning and there's a risk that you drift over to something desperate. Yes, we have to tackle the social problems as well.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: Meaning, Problems, Risk, World)

A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Poetry, Community, Girls, Risk, Talk, Venice, Visit)

What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains.
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Keywords: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Keywords: Examination, Risk, Will)

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
- Joyce Brothers
(Keywords: Love, Being, Hurt, Risk, Will)

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Alcohol, Risk, Smoking)

Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Health, Strategy, Development, Prevention, Risk, World)

It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: Power, Choice, Influence, Risk, Sea)

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Effect, Liberty, May, Risk, Will)

That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.' You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight.
- Lauren Bush
(Keywords: Job, Now, Risk, Sense)

Fluorine has a protecting action against caries, but this is a local effect. If you drink it, you are running the risk of all kinds of toxic actions.
- Arvid Carlsson
(Keywords: Action, Actions, Effect, Risk, Running)

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Death, Dreams, Risk, Surrender)

Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all we must dare to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all.
- John Cassavetes
(Keywords: Artist, Risk, World)

The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
- Leslie Charteris
(Keywords: Country, Desire, Imitation, Reading, Reason, Risk, Unconscious, Years)

You don't want too much fear in a market, because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities. You don't want too much complacency because people will be blinded to some risk.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: People, Fear, Buying, Risk, Want, Will)

Once the brokerage house, rather than the bank, became the locus for American savings, that money would find its way into the stock market, because the broker was someone with a much higher tolerance for risk than the banker.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Money, American, Risk, Tolerance)

The second thing we did was said, OK, we've now identified the risk, but what do you want to do with the money? Because it's not enough to have risk; you've got to have a meaningful use for the money we give you.
- Michael Chertoff
(Keywords: Money, Now, Risk, Want)

And one of the things we did here was we put the maximum amount of money up front in those cities that were at the greater risk, but that doesn't mean that we keep rebuilding the same security over and over again.
- Michael Chertoff
(Keywords: Money, Cities, Risk, Security)

I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame.
- Wesley Clark
(Keywords: Democracy, Living, Memory, Nixon, Risk, Shame)

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell
(Keywords: Beginning, Career, Risk, Writers, Writing)

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
- e. e. cummings
(Keywords: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
- Matt Damon
(Keywords: Life, People, Being, Crowds, Events, Public, Risk, Worth)

The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Policy, Failure, Optimism, Ambition, American, Future, Jobs, Now, Prosperity, Risk, Risk-taking, Spirit)

Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it's not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour?
- Kristin Davis
(Keywords: Life, Risk, Self, Want, Wine, Worth)

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Keywords: Life, Love, Risk, Tragedy)

At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade.
- Arnie Duncan
(Keywords: Time, Opportunity, Financial, Banks, College, Depression, Nation, Risk, Students)

Now, for pure bloggers, for individual people who are just posting their own thoughts, they would still run the same risk of saying something wrong or embarrassing, but they wouldn't harm their institutions by doing so.
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Keywords: People, Thoughts, Harm, Now, Risk, Saying, Wrong)

Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Keywords: Age, Education, Time, Development, Children, Experts, Risk, Thinking, Years)

I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
- Ben Elton
(Keywords: Mistake, Risk, Running, Worth)

As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade.
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Keywords: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)

I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: Work, People, Benefits, Promise, Retirement, Risk, Security, Widows, Will)

I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: 'Wait a minute - if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?' And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.
- Craig Ferguson
(Keywords: Alcohol, Killing, Possibilities, Risk, Worth)

I think the potential for the program at the risk of sounding self-serving is large, some would say even limitless, so I'm excited about it and I think it can even pass next year.
- Harold Ford
(Keywords: Potential, Risk, Self)

Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs
(Keywords: War, Policy, Foreign policy, Germany, Risk, Russia)

This crisis exposed very significant problems in the financial systems of the United States and some other major economies. Innovation got too far out in front of the knowledge of risk.
- Timothy Geithner
(Keywords: Knowledge, Financial, Crisis, Innovation, Problems, Risk, states, United)

In the financial system we have today, with less risk concentrated in banks, the probability of systemic financial crises may be lower than in traditional bank-centered financial systems.
- Timothy Geithner
(Keywords: Financial, Banks, May, Risk, Today)

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty
(Keywords: Men, Fortune, Man, Risk, Security)

Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?
- Hermann Goering
(Keywords: Life, War, People, Poor, Risk, Want)

There was a second problem that was still not a technical problem... the project became classified. I couldn't work on it after having gone to all that trouble. I was considered a security risk, so I could not get a clearance.
- Gordon Gould
(Keywords: Work, Project, Risk, Security, Trouble)



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