What might not have been a life
where it might not have ended well?
What's in-between ?

That's what a dare does

It taunts you to take a different direction, to do something you never thought you could do, to jump, knowing that a million consequences could be on the other side of that dare, but that if you don't do it, you'll always wonder. And sometimes wondering is worse than consequences. ― Rebekah Crane, The Upside of Falling Down

What If I'd been a sailor? I think it might've ended well. From August to May For a searat of man drifting through eternal blue, aboard the finest Debris. I might've called the shanties. From daybreak to storm's set, lines stay Taught, over rhythm unbroken. But, oh, there's a schism unspoken, a mighty calling of the lee. An absentminded Pirate, unaccustomed to the sea; To the land, a traitor. I think it mightn't've ended well. What might've worked for me? What might've ended well? Soldier, to bloody sally forth through hell? Teacher of glorious stories to tell? Man of gold, or stores to sell? Lover to a gentle belle? Maybe a camel; A seashell. What mightn't've been a life where it mightn't've ended well?" ― Dylan Thomas McCall

  1. "I like trails that lead nowhere, that leave you
    wondering where you are."
    ― Marty Rubin
  2. In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope.
    In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort.
    In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream.
    And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe."
    ― Michael Jackson
  3. "I dare do all that may become a man;
    Who dares do more, is none"
    ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth
  4. "Don't dare to be different, dare to be yourself -
    if that doesn't make you different then something is wrong."
    ― Laura Baker
  5. "Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure.
    It's not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary,
    He simply invites us. God asks what it is He's made us to love,
    what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep
    indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the
    world He made. And then, leaning over us,
    He whispers, "Let's go do that together."
    ― Bob Goff
  6. They were two lovely choices. One of them meant giving up every
    chance of a decent life forever...and the other
    one scared me out of my mind."
    ― Frederik Pohl, Gat
  7. "Cowards dare others to do what they themselves do not dare to do."
    ― Ana Monnar
  8. "This is our big chance to see what people think of us.
    The real us. We have to show em there's nothing to be afraid of.
    If we don't get over our fears, they never will."
    ― Lisi Harrison, Monster High
  9. "Emotion choked her. "Since meeting you you've made me feel
    a lot of things. But not guilt. Not even when I kicked you."
    He smiled. "Glad to hear it. So what do you say we go check
    on your sister? I can almost picture her with her ear to the door."
    Through the door, Natalie said.
    "Damn right. Now bring my sister back out her."
    ― Lori Foster,
    When You Dare
  10. "The most important thing in life is to dare.
    The most complicated thing in life is to be afraid.
    The smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person."
    ― Shimon Peres
  11. "Smile. Give Earth the biggest smile you've got.
    See every glimmer of light in the scariest, darkest sky.
    And when people think you're crazy, then you know you've
    accomplished something very few dare to try."
    ― Lana M.H. Wilder
  12. "I was a monster until you dared to treat me as a man."
    ― Thomm Quackenbush,
    Flies to Wanton Boys
  13. "The future lies ahead, calling us up, offering us a new chance
    to make a new choice every day, offering us the chance to go another way,
    to start over. The possibilities are countless.
    All you have to do is just dare to take them."
    ― Zøe Haslie, Just For A While
  14. The process of becoming a refugee varies for each person.
    It's a journey of defiance and dares; because what each individual
    leaves behind is entirely different. Their personal goal is unique.
    Their ability to cope with the unpredictable hasn't been challenged enough.
    Nor can they foresee the hand they'll be dealt. Not everyone receives a
    strong hand. So, the results are always uncertain.
    For many, it's the last game!"
    ― Alis Cerrahyan,
    Dance Like Nobody's Watching
  15. "Our vision is narrowed by the fear of what we might see if we dare to
    look, when what we should fear is what we might miss if we don't."
    ― Craig D. Lounsbro
  16. "Dare to find your own truth, despite what others say,
    then have the courage to live it."
    ― Laurence Overmire, The One Idea That Saves The World:
    A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action
  17. "I dare you to go against the world tomorrow."
    ― Chris Morgan (SON)
  18. "That's a claim I can put to you, Bishop."
    Dare knew the slow show of his teeth looked like pure evil.
    "I have contacts in businesses that you can't even imagine.
    I have friends in high places, and better friends in low places.
    No matter what you do or where you crawl away to,
    I have ways of getting to you. Cross me, and I will obliterate
    you, Bishop, socially, financially and personally."
    ― Lori Foster, When You Dare
  19. "I wandered the earth a mercenary, daring the gods to kill me
    but surviving because part of me was already dead."
    ― Barry Eisler, A Clean Kill in Tokyo
  20. To be young means to be original, to have remained nearer to the
    sources of life: it means to be able to stand up and shake off
    the fetters of an outlived civilization, to dare -- where others
    lack the courage-- to plunge again into the elemental."
    ― Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus
  21. "I grew up being told, "If you do marijuana you'll be a slave
    for the rest of your life," and it only took me ten minutes to
    realize smoking marijuana was pretty cool.
    Then it was, "If you take LSD you'll be a slave for the rest
    of your life. Then it got to be, "If you take cocaine,
    you'll be slave for life." There was a time when I thought,
    "Hey, I've been taking Heroin for six months and I feel fine.
    You know, just on weekends." I actually believed that you
    didn't have to become addicted. I was wrong. The most
    important thing out of this is, don't lie to the kids.
    If marijuana is not going to make you homeless and addicted,
    don't tell people it is, because they'll found out it doesn't,
    then when they get to the stuff that really WILL,
    they ain't gonna believe you." - Dickie Peterson"
    ― Jon Wiederhorn, Louder Than Hell:
    The Definitive Oral History of Metal
  22. "So, if you don't summon a book and a light before dawn,
    If you don't set your mind on honest aims and pursuits,
    On waking, you'll be tortured by envy or lust.
    Why so quick to remove a speck from your eye, when
    If it's your mind, you put off the cure till next year?
    Who's started has half finished: dare to be wise: begin!"
    ― Horace
  23. When we are able to break free from the imprisonment of our
    little, small self-thinking and dare to face the essence of life,
    we recognize we are never at home with ourselves. We are always on
    the road. By challenging the unknown and the unidentified we
    are capable of opening our skyline.
    ("Transcendental journey")" ― Erik Pevernagie
  24. "First, the wind would rumble in the distance like an approaching river,
    then he would see grass bend, pressed by a great invisible hand.
    The dull rumble would rise in pitch to a swishing, lashing exultation,
    causing stalks to lie flat against the ground while
    the tougher branches of shrubs held themselves up and shrieked
    their defiance in the gusts. Then the first drops, cold and heavy,
    would plummet from the sky and burst on the ground."
    ― Jonathan Renshaw, Dawn of Wonder
  25. "If I choose to take the pen from God and write the story
    of my life without Him, I better have plenty of erasers and
    a whole lot of white-out. Better yet, I should invest in a good shredder."
    ― Craig D. Lounsbrough