All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.
Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to leap forward.
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
Heaven offers nothing that the mercenary soul can desire.
It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to. There are rewards that do not sully motives. A man's love for a woman is not mercenary because he wants to marry her, nor his love for poetry mercenary because he wants to read it, nor his love of exercise less disinterested because he wants to run and leap and walk. Love, by definition, seeks to enjoy its object.
You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.
Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.
Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.
Getting to the pint where the other is not the enemy is a big leap.
And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.
One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical.
We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.
I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time, so it wasn't such a leap.
Leap, and the net will appear.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
Thinking about swimming isn't much like actually getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away. The defense force inside of us wants us to be cautious, to stay away from anything as intense as a new kind of action. Its job is to protect us, and it categorically avoids anything resembling danger. But it's often wrong. Anything worth doing is worth doing too soon.
I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.
The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap forward but a groping toward survival.
Athletes have studied how to leap and how to survive the leap some of the time and return to the ground. They don't always do it well. But they are our philosophers of actual moments and the body and soul in them, and of our maneuvers in our emergencies and longings.
At man's core there is a voice that wants him never to give in to fear.
But if it is true that in general man cannot give in to fear, at the very least he postpones indefinitely the moment when he will have to confront himself with the object of his fear... when he will no longer have the assistance of reason as guaranteed by God, or when he will no longer have the assistance of God such as reason guaranteed. It is necessary to recoil, but it is necessary to leap, and perhaps one only recoils in order to leap better.
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.
There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how.
The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
In asking forgiveness of women for our mythologizing of their bodies, for being unreal about them, we can only appeal to their own sexuality, which is different but not basically different, perhaps, from our own. For women, too, there seems to be that tangle of supplication and possessiveness, that descent toward infantile undifferentiation, that omnipotent helplessness, that merger with the cosmic mother-warmth, that flushed pulse-quickened leap into overestimation, projection, general mix-up.
Educational television should be absolutely forbidden.
It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.
There is a difficult leap between talking about balancing the budget and actually doing it.
It was such a leap in my career when 'Truman Show' came along.
It's always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that's OK because you appreciate it when it comes.
When I started this project, I was a young architect.
I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it's a leap of faith that I didn't want to make initially - to put it mildly.
Skydiving is something I've never done! And I am very excited to take the leap with a community of like-minded courageous women.
I do strive to find projects that are trying to carve out some new space.
I enjoy projects that leap away from the crowd a little bit.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers.
The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
What you will be looking for is a day that closes above the prior day's high and most likely 'breaks' out to the upside to close above a trading range. This is the twitching worm that causes the public to leap before they look.
If you don't leap, you'll never know what it's like to fly.
Your first book is the only one that matters.
Perhaps a writer should write only that one. That is the one moment when you make the big leap; the opportunity to express yourself is offered that once, and you untie the knot within you then or never again.
Early spring, yes. It's one of those cautiously hopeful days at the beginning of April, after the clocks have made their great leap forward but before the weather or the more suspicious trees have quite had the courage to follow them, and Kate and I are traveling north in a car crammed with food and books and old saucepans and spare pieces of furniture.