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There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot. (Scott Adams)

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. (Alfred Adler)

A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies. (Aristotle)

I discovered that the most dangerous mask is the one worn by intelligent people because they are clever at their disguise. (Ala Bashir)

In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us. (Charles Baudelaire)

On the rock bound coast of New Brunswick the waves break incessantly. Every now and then comes a particularly dangerous wave that breaks viciously into the rock. It is called 'The Rage.' That's me. (Lord Beaverbrook)

Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don't there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little. (Samuel Beckett)

Prejudice is always dangerous. (Sister Wendy Beckett)

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born... (Warren G. Bennis)

If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other. (Jose Bergamin)

What's dangerous is not to evolve. (Jeff Bezos)

Danger is when you are split three ways: Your soul goes one way, your mind goes another way and your body goes yet another way. (Yogi Bhajan)

The danger of early success is that young artists are seduced into simply copying themselves for the rest of their lives. (Eleanor Blair)

Tiger, tiger burning bright, / In the forests of the night, / What immortal hand or eye, / Could frame thy fearful symmetry. (William Blake)

There's nothing more superficial to do than to paint a beautiful woman. The most beautiful portraits in art were of ugly women. If you paint Brigitte Bardot, it's a disaster. Sunsets, you have to stay away from sunsets. You paint a sunset, you are in great danger. (Fernando Botero)

Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid. (Richard Branson)

There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself. (Andre Breton)

Failure is hard, but success is far more dangerous. If you're successful at the wrong thing, the mix of praise and money and opportunity can lock you in forever. (Po Bronson)

Look twice before you leap. (Charlotte Bronte)

The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo. (Art Buchwald)

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions that when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. (Anthony Burgess)

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. (Edmund Burke)

I think war is a dangerous place. (George W. Bush)

This storm is dangerous. (George W. Bush)

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. (Joseph Campbell)

When you step on the brakes your life is in your foot's hands. (George Carlin)

A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. (Joyce Cary)

Advance is difficult and departure from the accepted path is dangerous; but difficulty and danger are old acquaintances. (Elizabeth Catlett)

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. (Miguel de Cervantes)

- b.ca.1559 d.ca.1634...
Danger, the spur of all great minds. (George Chapman)

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. (Winston Churchill)

Sometimes, in a portrait, I go straight in with paint onto canvas... Other than riding my bike up and down the hills around here, it is the most dangerous thing I do... like tightrope-walking without a safety net! (David Cobley)

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal. (Paulo Coelho)

Washington is dangerously positioned between two Canadas, Canada Canada and California's Canada, Oregon. (Stephen Colbert)

I think if anything I am perhaps more inclined than most people are to be polite and considerate because I am aware that human relationships are innately fragile and kind of dangerous. (Alex Colville)

Wishing, hoping and regretting are the most common and dangerous tactics for evading the present. (Sammy Davis, Jr.)

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Man could escape danger only by renouncing adventure, by abandoning that which has given to the human condition its unique character and genius among the rest of living things. (Rene Dubos)

Aesthetic delectation is the danger to be avoided. (Marcel Duchamp)

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. (Alexandre Dumas)

In danger there is great power. (Agnes Whistling Elk)

There is danger in all extremes. (James Ellis)

As soon as there is life, there is danger. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Feelings are more dangerous than ideas, because they aren't susceptible to rational evaluation. They grow quietly, spreading underground, and erupt suddenly, all over the place. (Brian Eno)

If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and the rest of it. (Federico Fellini)

The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive. (W. C. Fields)

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. (Jean de La Fontaine)

People who make no noise are dangerous. (Jean de La Fontaine)

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. (Harry Emerson Fosdick)

A danger foreseen is half avoided. (Thomas Fuller)

The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous. (Neil Gaiman)

By stealthily teaching dependence, photography can turn out to be dangerous. (Robert Genn)

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism. (Henry George)

Is it not dangerous to have students study together for years, copying the same models and approximately the same path? (Theodore Gericault)

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific. (Eric Gill)

The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The fisherman knows that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for staying ashore. (Vincent van Gogh)

Success is more dangerous than failure; the ripples break over a wider coastline. (Henry Graham Greene)

Success is more dangerous than failure; the ripples break over a wider coastline. (Henry Graham Greene)

Our training pushes us to develop a new set of instincts: instead of reacting to danger with a fight-or-flight adrenaline rush, we're trained to respond unemotionally by immediately prioritizing threats and methodically seeking to defuse them. We go from wanting to bolt for the exit to wanting to engage and understand what's going wrong, then fix it. (Chris Hadfield, astronaut)

- Far from the Madding Crowd...
Why didn't you tell me there was danger? Why didn't you warn me? (Thomas Hardy)

Dive where the water is deep. (Henry S. Haskins)

There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition. (Stephen Hawking)

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor. (Ernest Hemingway)

Picasso is dangerous. I will never allow in my lifetime a book with Picasso's paintings in my house, because they are bewitched. When people look at his paintings, they start painting like him. (Carmen Herrera)

I think that you know me well enough, Watson, to understand that I am by no means a nervous man. At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you. (Sherlock Holmes)

You have to have a temperamental attraction to dangerous ideas... (Jim Holt)

It is... treading on dangerous ground to paint the picturesque as I am at times doing. (E. J. Hughes)

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? (Thomas H. Huxley)

Too much of whatever is dangerous. (Lucero Isaac)

- Sculptor's Daughter...
I mean, anyone can let Danger out but the really clever thing is finding somewhere for it to go afterwards. (Tove Jansson)

When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place. (Elton John)

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. (Helen Keller)

Pain or love or danger makes you real again... (Jack Kerouac)

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. (Soren Kierkegaard)

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

For every apparent gain, in short, we now observe a balancing danger. This is the world we have created. (Mark Kingwell)

The incumbent hazards lent the activity [mountain climbing] a seriousness of purpose that was sorely missing from the rest of my life. (Jon Krakaur)

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. (Milan Kundera)

Personal disintegration remains always an imminent danger. (Christopher Lasch)

Sitting still is highly dangerous. (James A. Levine)

People who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives. (Walter Lippmann)

Love is dangerous in the best way possible. (Lindsay Lohan)

Never was anything great achieved without danger. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

Live intensely and dangerously. The world may not depend on your efforts, but you do. (Eric Maisel)

The only disadvantage in surviving a dangerous experience lies in the fact that your story of it tends to be anticlimactic. (Beryl Markham)

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. (Marshall McLuhan)

For those who do not wish to step away from consensus, the creative is useless at best; at worst, it is dangerous. (Deena Metzger)

That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of our time. (John Stuart Mill)

I had to learn to think, feel, and see in a totally new fashion, in an uneducated way, in my own way, which is the hardest thing in the world. I had to throw myself into the current, knowing that I would probably sink. (Henry Miller)

The time we live in is not in danger of being under-recorded. (Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki)

I was hard at work beneath the cliff... In short, absorbed as I was, I didn't see a huge wave coming; it threw me against the cliff and I was tossed about... My immediate thought was that I was done for... the palette which I had kept a grip on had been knocked over my face and my beard was covered in blue, yellow etc.... the worst of it was that I lost my painting which was very soon broken up... everything was torn to shreds by the sea... (Claude Monet)

- at Giverny, September 1, 1914...
A mad panic has swept our area... As for myself, I'm staying here regardless and if those savages insist on killing me, they'll have to do it in the midst of my paintings, before my life's work. (Claude Monet)

Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. (Adolphe Monod)

I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. They are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're, like, plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them. (Michael Moore)

The greatest temptation and danger is to rely on previous solutions and thus paint the same picture for the rest of your life. (Charles Movalli)

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence. (Lewis Mumford)

My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm's edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss. (Edvard Munch)

There was a danger whenever I was on home ground. It was the danger of seeing my life through other eyes than my own. (Alice Munro)

And I said, 'Well, who cares? I'd rather do it and see what it's all about.' I don't want the safe way. The safe way limits you. (Louise Nevelson)

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. (Earl Nightingale)

I have lived on a razor's edge. So what if you fall off - I'd rather be doing something I really wanted to do. I'd walk it again. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

There's more danger in the violence you don't face. (Michael Ondaatje)

Having your work shaped too much by whatever award scheme or commission is on offer is a clear and present danger. (Judith Palmer)

It feels great to have your own views reflected back to you, and you feel so right, but actually it's very dangerous. Because to make good decisions, you need to have a clear view of what all the options are. (Eli Pariser)

The danger is, you have a formula and you just repeat it. (Martin Parr)

Freedom is dangerous. Possibly crawling on all fours might be safer than standing upright, but we like the view better up there. (Isabel Paterson)

Of course, the slightest little mistake on the wire will deprive me of my life, so in that sense, yes, it is a dangerous profession. You have to pay attention; if not, you will lose your life. (Philippe Petit)

Today we haven't the heart to expel the painters and poets from society because we refuse to admit to ourselves that there is any danger in keeping them in our midst. (Pablo Picasso)

A good picture, any picture, has to be bristling with razor blades. (Pablo Picasso)

The art of painting is entering a new golden age. It is in no danger of becoming obsolete. (Joseph Plaskett)

- Force of Evil, 1948...
If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody. (Abraham Polonsky)

When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet. (Chinese proverb)

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. (English proverb)

Delays are dangerous. (Latin proverb)

My art is about paying attention – about the extremely dangerous possibility that you might be art. (Robert Rauschenberg)

A living creature develops a destructive impulse when it wants to destroy a source of danger... The original motive is not pleasure in destruction... I destroy in a dangerous situation because I want to live and do not want to have any anxiety. In short, the impulse to destroy serves a primary biological will to live... (Wilhelm Reich)

The act, the doing, the taking up of paint and putting it down - the immediate impact upon your psyche or soul that occurs when you do that - has so much danger in it. (Milton Resnick)

Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower. (Jean Paul Richter)

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Resolve says, 'I will.' The man says, 'I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too far, too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying.' (Jim Rohn)

Love is the ark appointed for the righteous, / Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape. (Rumi)

Why do you need street smarts? Shrewdness? Toughness? It's to protect something soft that is going to be in danger if it's exposed at the wrong time and place. It's to protect a soul. But to protect your soul, you have to have one to start with. (Peter Schjeldahl)

A rusted nail, placed near the faithful compass, / Will sway it from the truth, and wreck the Argosy. (Sir Walter Scott)

Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger; but in being prompt to confront and disarm it. (Sir Walter Scott)

- Seth Speaks, Session 550...
You will not understand your part within the framework of nature until you actually see yourselves in danger of tearing it apart. (Seth)

You can be a giant among artists without ever attaining any great skill. Facility is a dangerous thing. When there is too much technical ease the brain stops criticizing. Don't let the hand fall into a smart way of putting the mind to sleep. (John Sloan)

Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening. (Gertrude Stein)

- The Agony and the Ecstasy...
To try to understand another human being, to grapple for his ultimate depths, that is the most dangerous of human endeavors. (Irving Stone)

What pleases our mind is not dangerous enough. (Kazuaki Tanahashi)

- The Fellowship of the Ring
It's a dangerous business going out your front door. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

At the approach of danger two voices speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it and the other, even more reasonable, says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger... better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and to think of what is pleasant. In solitude a man generally yields to the first voice; in society to the second. (Leo Tolstoy)

Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world. (Ted Turner)

Wise travelers always stop short before they come to danger. (Lao Tzu)

Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder. (Paul Valery)

-to her daughter, the Crown Princess of Prussia, 1901...
I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous. (Queen Victoria)

- The Color Purple...
A grown child is a dangerous thing. (Alice Walker)

When we place God on our side of things, that we are now ridding the world of evil - that's very dangerous, that one nation has this role to rid the world of evil. (Jim Wallis)

The danger of having too close deadlines... It could lead you to just accept an avenue that's not quite good enough. (Judith Weir)

Ignore the obvious at your peril. (Huw Wheldon)

It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties. (Alfred North Whitehead)

In the beginning there was faith - which is childish; trust - which is vain; and illusion - which is dangerous. (Elie Wiesel)

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. (Oscar Wilde)

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for... (Thornton Wilder)

You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. (Robin Williams)

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is. (Tennessee Williams)

Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

The danger, I find, is that you can become too formulaic, like some commissioned portrait painters who develop a methodology. (Jamie Wyeth)

- The Adoration of The Magi...
I have grown to believe that there is no dangerous idea, which does not become less dangerous when written out in sincere and careful English. (William Butler Yeats)

That one can find no place to walk through the breadth of the earth is not because the earth is not tranquil but because the danger to every step of the traveler lies generally with words. (Xun Zi)