Quotes of the Day for 29 February 2004 – Leap Day
A law was passed in Scotland in 1228 allowing women to propose marriage to men on the 29th day of February, and the custom has been observed from time to time in other places under the name of Bachelor's Day. Alas, I really couldn't find enough good quotes on that theme, while Leap Day was easy.
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.
- Agnes de Mille, 1905 - 1993
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.
- Cynthia Heimel
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
- David Lloyd George, 1863 - 1945
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
- Gloria Steinem
Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
- Julius and Augustus Hare
Let every man look before he leaps.
- Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616
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