Taking Risks

Risk: The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.

Dance on the razor’s edge: To tempt fate

Lay it on the line: To risk something valuable

Lay with fire: To trifle with or become involved in a serious or potentially dangerous matter

"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
Anaïs Nin

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”
Katherine Mansfield

"Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."
Frederick B. Wilcox

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"
Frank Scully

"To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself."
Anne Rice

“Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.”
Philip Andrew Adams

"Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are."
Miguel Ruiz

Synonyms: action, ante, betting, chance, down on, hazard, long shot, lot, lottery, odds, odds on, parlay, play, pledge, plunge, pot, raffle, random shot, risk , shot, shot in the dark, speculation, stake, sweepstakes, uncertainty, venture, wager