Quotes About Tightrope Walking

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Quotes About Tightrope Walking

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 —

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. Intelligence is not trying.

— Marilyn Vos Savant

We were walking that tightrope between friends and something more ...

— Melissa Aragon

The storytelling in a movie is in the cut; it's in the edit. It's not an actor's job, really. Your job is such a tiny little thing, and I love the feeling of juggling or tightrope walking.

— Kerry Bishe

I love, love, love live performance. It's like walking a tightrope without the net. You better be on point; you better be balanced. You better have rehearsed it and seen it from every vantage so you can do what you do best. I do love film because it's up front in your face, and hopefully you've got a great editor.

— Sheryl Lee Ralph

Helen Keller, who lost both her sight and hearing in childhood but became a renowned activist and author, said that there is no such thing as a secure life. "It does not exist in nature  ...  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It's the high-anxiety zone, but it's also where you discover who you are. Karl Wallenda, patriarch of the legendary high-wire-walking family, nailed it when he said: "Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.

— Nick Vujicic

But Jakob had the gift of confession, could talk about how he wanted to touch her and be with her, with all the daring and athletic skill he brought to riding a unicycle or walking on a tightrope. He was small and compact and muscular, and also intellectually muscular, mentally something of an acrobat. Sometimes she felt that those intellectual acrobatics were a bit tiring; at those times she felt less as if they were feeling everything together, more as if she were simply his audience, someone to applaud his latest leap through the burning hoop of existentialism and his backflip onto the trampoline of nonconformity. But

— Joe Hill

The thing about a cartoon is, you can do whatever you want. The tightrope that we are walking on 'The Simpsons' and 'Futurama' is 'How do you continue to surprise the audience, but make them good surprises?' Not every surprise is good, but you want to continue jolting people.

— Matt Groening

It's like I'd been walking a tightrope with a big safety net underneath me, but I never really thought about the net until someone took it away. And then every single step scared me to death.

— Margaret Peterson Haddix

New York was something like a circus performer walking a tightrope an juggling at the same time ... It could barely maintain its position, but an movement would tip the whole balance.

— John Lindsay

We must be courageous but also reasonable. The world admires us for walking a tightrope without falling off. It asks us to keep our balance.

— Lech Walesa

How often does the tightrope walker balance when walking across the tightrope? All the time! It is the same thing if you really want to have a successful career, and you want to have a happy home life. It is a matter of balance.

— Brian Tracy

I suppose that there are endeavors in which self-confidence is even more important than it is in writing
tightrope walking comes immediately to mind
but it's difficult for me to think of anybody producing much writing if his confidence is completely shot.

— Calvin Trillin

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