Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. ~Erica Jong
Courage is a kind of salvation.
We rely upon the poets, the philosophers, and the playwrights
to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy and sorrow.
They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope; they
give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves.
Whenever I feel my courage wavering I rush to them. They will
give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will and resilience to
— Helen Hayes
You can’t test courage cautiously.
– Annie Dillard