— Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
„General Wei Qing's victory was only a thing of chance.
And General Li Guang's thwarted effort was his fate, not his fault.“
— Wang Wei a Tang dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman 699 - 759
"Song of an Old General" (老将行)
„What kind of man would live where there is no danger? I don't believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all.“
— Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974
As quoted in Lindbergh: Flight's Enigmatic Hero (2002) by Von Hardesty
— Willy Brandt German social-democratic politician; Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany 1913 - 1992
government policy statement on 28 October 1969, p. 1, bwbs.de http://www.bwbs.de/UserFiles/File/PDF/Regierungserklaerung691028.pdf (PDF file).
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Context: 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.