taking chances

So many people are frightened to take a chance in life and there’s so many chances you have to take. You can’t just find yourself doing something and not happy doing it. If you’re working at the factory and you’re cursing every day that you get up, at all costs get out of it. You’ll just make yourself ill.
—  Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin interview with Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone Magazine; March 13, 1975.
One day you’re going to miss the subway because it’s not going to come. One of these days, it’s going to break down and it’s not going to come around and everyone else will just wait for the next one or will take the bus, or walk, or run to the next station: they will go on with their lives. And you’re not going to be able to go on with your life! You’ll be standing there, in the subway station, staring at the tube. Why? Because you think that everything has to happen perfectly and on time and when you think it’s going to happen! Well guess what! That’s not how things happen! And you’ll be the only one who’s not going to be able to go on with life, just because your subway broke down. So you know what, you’ve got to let go, you’ve got to know that things don’t happen the way you think they’re going to happen, but that’s okay, because there’s always the bus, there’s always the next station…you can always take a cab.
—  C. JoyBell C.
Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.
—  Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver
Taking Chances

Don’t know much about your life.

Originally posted by screamingflowers

Don’t know much about your world, but

Originally posted by mcmmaster

Don’t want to be alone tonight,

Originally posted by fuckyeahperidot

On this planet they call Earth.

Originally posted by sakkakumon

You don’t know about my past, and

Originally posted by yournotnormalperson

I don’t have a future figured out.

Originally posted by estufar

And maybe this is going too fast.

Originally posted by ashleyyyneko

And maybe it’s not meant to last,

Originally posted by brodhausjpeg

But what do you say to taking chances,

Originally posted by plugeth

What do you say to jumping off the edge?

Originally posted by microclosething

Never knowing if there’s solid ground below

Originally posted by timehuntress

Or hand to hold, or hell to pay,

Originally posted by doafhat

What do you say?

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What do you say?

Originally posted by shreddednettles

I used to fence myself in, foolishly, for I imagined I couldn’t do the things that interested me. The beautiful and the talented were so far above me I didn’t want to budge and expose my shortcomings. Shyness and indecision annoyed those around me. So I was unhappy in my teens, forever hesitating, running away from every Yes because it was a challenge - Marilyn Monroe