We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Leap Quotes from D. H. Lawrence, Walter Bagehot, Sayed Kashua, David Lloyd George, Rick Tumlinson. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
Is it too late to institute a leap year and mandate that the holidays fall on regular, convenient dates – so that Id al-Fitr will come, say, in the spring and Id al-Adha in early summer?
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
Life is an affirmation, not a defamation. Life means living. Life means taking that one tiny or giant leap beyond what you know you can do, or simply beyond what you know. It is in these moments that we live.
The reason you can take the leap of faith with Stephen King, when it comes to the paranormal, or the things that happen in the world that he creates, is because the characters that he writes are accessible.
I come from a long line of below-stairs maids and gardeners. Good ol’ peasant stock. My mother and her sister made a quantum leap out of that life. Then I made another quantum leap.
Back in the ’80s filmmakers would freeze moments when an action star would leap or jump from a tall building just to tell us that it was the star who did it and not his duplicate. And then I became an actor myself and got the chance to work with some incredible actors who specialized in doing action cuts.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon for the first time and said the famous words, ‘That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind,’ he was talking about all of us. Men and women.
Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
But to do it professionally is a quantum leap difference and my father had to be persuaded by these kind of Ivy League professors that I should go to the Yale Drama School, another one of the stories in there.
A great accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.
Open a Jewish daily prayer book used in any part of the world, and Zionism will leap out at you.
My leap is something that I’ve always had. I’ve always been able to jump high.
But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what’s going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith.
A vote to leave would be a leap into the dark that would put our status as a science superpower at risk. That is why I will be joining Boris in making a positive case for Britain’s future in a reformed E.U.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
It was a long, difficult summer of 2004. That was a leap year, so several things happened – the Olympics and presidential election. And right in the middle of the election campaign – and I don’t think this was an accident – the 9/11 Commission delivers its report.
A statesman… must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
The Stonewall riots were a key moment for gay people. Throughout modern history, gays had thought of themselves as something like a mental illness or maybe a sin or a crime. Gay liberation allowed us to make the leap to being a ‘minority group,’ which made life much easier.
‘Vert’ is, like, straight to the top, like a vertical leap.
I gravitated to Judy Blume early on. ‘Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing’ was my favorite, with a realistic and relatable protagonist in Peter Hatcher. When I reached the fourth grade, I made the leap to science fiction and never looked back.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion – these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.
I once pitched this show that was just like ‘Quantum Leap,’ in terms of the set-up, and I got a pass because they said ‘Quantum Leap’ didn’t work, even though it was on for six or seven seasons. You can’t say ‘Quantum Leap’ didn’t work!
You know that gap between where you are and where you’d like to be? Within that gap, there is an ache and an aspirational leap, which is very good for writing.
When I started this project, I was a young architect. I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it’s a leap of faith that I didn’t want to make initially – to put it mildly.
Faith requires a leap; otherwise, it just becomes science.
My grandfather was a really, really tough no-nonsense factory worker who emigrated from Ireland in about 1900 to Bridgeport, Conn. He had a big effect on me. Those guys who took a great leap out into what they knew not were the ones who were the real stars, the real heroes.
Five and forty steps the sky will burn. Fire approaching the large new city. Instantly a great thin flame will leap, when someone will want to test the Normans.
I don’t need anyone to look after me financially and, while it’s hard to trust that a man loves you for the right reasons, you have to take a leap of faith.
I am looking for projects that challenge me, make me uncomfortable, and also projects that are in the hands of the right team. Then it’s up to me to take a leap of faith.
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
Once we become a multiplanet species, our chances to live long and prosper will take a huge leap skyward.
Since 9/11, there has been a huge leap in people wanting to get personally involved in public service and international affairs.
One of the things that happens when people make the leap from a certain amount of money to tens of millions of dollars is that the people around you dramatically change.
I see interracial couples all the time in Nashville. I’m a Jew in Nashville. I’m a gay person in Nashville. It’s a non-issue in most of the time. That’s a huge leap forward.
To this day, ‘The Duke and I’ remains particularly close to my heart; I felt it was the novel in which my writing took a huge leap forward.
The biggest leap between the NFL and college football is the speed. That’s something you hear often. But I think there’s more to it than just the speed of the players – there’s also the speed with which you have to process information around you.
Moving out to L.A. for me was a leap of faith. I was very secure in my dinner theater world; I loved it, and I was just like, ‘I think there’s something else out there for me and I just have to go for it.’
It wasn’t a leap for me to go from not wanting to be in my body as a teenager, not wanting to be in my house, to thinking, ‘What would happen if I had disappeared?’ And then going from writing scenes of angry kids to thinking a little more about the parents and what their lives would be like.
It’s human nature to take the easy route and leap at storage methods that promise quick and convenient ways to remove visible clutter. Putting things away creates the illusion that the clutter problem has been solved. But sooner or later, all the storage units are full, and the room once again overflows with things.
At many companies, business development is treated as a sales tool for incremental growth, but I believe that business development can bend our growth curve in a big way. It should accelerate our ability to grow, helping us quickly close gaps or leap ahead of competitors.
Ultimately it’s a leap of faith and a leap of imagination to put yourself back in time into those conditions and situations and see how you would react.
Not to be too preachy, but I would really recommend to people, if you get the chance, to trust yourselves to leap without a net, because that will build the confidence. You know, you might shock yourself with how much you don’t need a net because you can catch yourself.
There’s a moment when you come to a certain point, and if you make the leap you get to the big leagues. But if you back away, you get stuck.
I actually think that bass is probably the instrument that has evolved in a quantum leap compared to other instruments. It’s the instrument that’s evolved the most, especially with how it’s perceived. And even how it’s played, and how it’s viewed from a point of view of commerce, like with the music industry.
Making the leap from the best sunglasses company in the world to a world-class brand is a natural transition.
Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
Since my romance novels had all been thrillers as well, it wasn’t such a leap for me to move into the straight thriller genre. The most difficult part, I think, was being accepted as a thriller writer. Once you’ve written romance, unfortunately, critics will never stop calling you a ‘former romance author.’
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.
You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.
I see a lot of scripts, and very few of them leap off the page at you.
Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.
Making the leap from Monsanto’s business practices – whatever you may think of them – to the ‘dangers’ of GM foods is a mistake in logical reasoning. It is akin to saying landscape paintings are potentially evil because the painter was a serial killer.
I think what we all have to do is make this big leap towards renewables. And it has to be a solution where you’re actually building the answer; and it has to be built faster than the natural gas industry can build their answer.
When I was a kid, ‘Quantum Leap’ was one of my favorite TV shows.
There is not much of a bureaucratic leap, if history is any guide, between a seemingly benign call for ‘continuous situational awareness’ and the onset of a covert and illegal campaign of domestic surveillance.
Bringing Roblox to Xbox is a huge leap forward in our mission to unite and inspire the creators, dreamers and explorers of the next generation.
‘Quantum Leap’ gave me a huge opportunity as an actor. The nature of the role and it’s demands allowed people to perceive me as a versatile actor, and the wide success of the show around the planet gave me a certain notoriety that helped me get other work.
It’s always a leap of faith when you get involved with somebody.
In e-commerce, your prices have to be better because the consumer has to take a leap of faith in your product.
Coming from having absolutely nothing to having a few grand in the bank, it was a big culture leap. I think that’s why I went off the rails a bit really, ’cause there was no training for it. They didn’t do fame in schools.
I started to think about what drives innovation and what its social significance might be. The next step was to think innovators are taking a leap into the unknown. That led me to the thought that it is also a source of fun and employee engagement.
The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
I remember myself as an asthmatic child, having great difficulties at 7, 8 and 9 years old, falling totally in love with ‘Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle’ and dreaming of having his strength to leap into trees and throw mighty lions to the ground.
Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.
If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
If you solve both the consumer problems and the corporate problems, you can win at this game. If you reinvent what a corporation is currently selling, it can often make the leap.
I have such a dancer’s spirit that I tend to leap around the house. Once I leaped onto my bed and landed on the floor. But I danced more for myself than I did for other people.
Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set.
He came by a leap to the goal of purpose, not by the toilsome steps of reason. On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose: this was the one being for him in all the world: at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion, and keep it burning forever.
The staging for ‘Monsters’ is all about me getting free. In the beginning I’m like tied, in a dark place… until I am scared no more, and I’m taking the lead of my life, I’m being the queen of my life, I’m ruling the world! In the end I’m taking a risk, but I’m taking the leap of faith.
I spend several years trying to get inside the brain and heart of my subjects, listening to the interior monologues in their letters, and when I have to bridge the chasms between the factual evidence, I try to make an intuitive leap through the eyes and motivation of the person I’m writing about.
Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I’m not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.
I love costumes. I love getting dressed up because it really helps my imagination make the leap to believe that I am who I say I am.
Kind of making that leap from a team that wins occasionally to a team that wins the majority of the time, a lot of times just comes down with figuring out how tough it is to win, and then executing down the stretch to do it.
With acting, I started very young, and I’d performed for a lot of children in boarding schools, late at night after the dormitory lights were out. I’d have a flashlight, and I’d be Count Dracula, or Shakespeare, or Yogi Bear, and leap from bunk to bunk. I loved the laughter; I liked the way it made people feel.
Even getting the Lambeau Leap right was a learning experience. The wall is a lot higher than people think. You have to jump as high as you can.
One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and we’re often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well. The struggle to overcome loneliness, which is sort of our universal burden, leads us to leap to conclusions about who other people are.
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
Positivism eliminates any kind of natural law principle – for example, that there are economic laws which can be transgressed only at your peril. With positivism, there is a tendency to leap into ad hoc economic theory.
What I’m suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity.
I use a Blackberry. I’m so behind on mobile communication technology, I think a smartwatch may be too far a leap.
Entrepreneurs’ willingness to innovate or just to invest – and thus create new jobs – is driven by their ‘animal spirits,’ as they decide whether to leap into the void.
Subjectivity ceases to exist only when the mutation-like leap is made from subjectivity to objectivity, from individual existence to universal existence.
But for the first time, we haven’t made a huge leap forward in sound from our last album. Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it.
I do strive to find projects that are trying to carve out some new space. I enjoy projects that leap away from the crowd a little bit.
With Magic Leap, your brain doesn’t distinguish what’s real and what’s Magic Leap. Because as far as your brain’s concerned, it is real.
Those who are mastering more and more the communications revolution, those who realize that there are no borders in the world, are the ones who are going to leap ahead.
Space exploration has taken a tremendous technological leap. India as a developing nation has been recognized globally for how it has economized its missions, which have been comparatively low-cost compared with other countries.
So in one leap we had gone from being a friendly society to something almost professional.
When we can demonstrate that we can take off horizontally and put something into orbit, then we can begin to talk about increasing the amount of payload. But to say, ‘I’m going to do that and put people into orbit’ is a real leap.
It took me a long time to make that leap to being a grown-up and responsible adult because I carried on being a child actor into my late twenties. It’s OK to be precocious when you’re young, but when you’re a man of about 27 or 28 and playing a 17-year-old in a TV show, it kind of prolongs your childhood.
At such a loving invitation, Pinocchio, with one leap from the back of the orchestra, found himself in the front rows. With another leap, he was on the orchestra leader’s head. With a third, he landed on the stage.
It’s a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling.
If you’re going to believe in God, if you’re going to take that leap of faith, as I do, then the God that seems the most comprehensible to me would be the God who set us spinning and said ‘Good luck.’
If nothing else, I want women to understand that they are powerful. If you look back at history, in almost every big moment, in every leap forward, you find ordinary women at the core. We have more ability to make changes in the world than we can imagine if we have the courage to try.
The first thing you have to get when you play somebody iconic is you have to get lucky. More than anything else, you have to make a leap of faith and know that somewhere, the net will appear, and you’ll find your way.
I was glad to give the fans the Superfly leap one more time.
‘So You Think You Can Dance’ comes on as a high-minded leap up the evolutionary ladder from other reality shows – on this one, you’re supposed to learn something, and the guest judges are fellow dance professionals rather than actual celebrities.
Leap, and the net will appear.
That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We’re not scientists. We don’t always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.
The mission of Gearbox is to entertain the world and with the record-breaking success of ‘Borderlands 3,’ we’re excited to take one more giant leap down that road.
Look twice before you leap.
In the Communist era, excrement took on political importance, because Party policy decided excrement was essential for the Great Agricultural Leap Forward.
Getting to the pint where the other is not the enemy is a big leap.
Even after four years in office, George W. Bush’s record on women doesn’t leap out at you. It’s composed almost entirely of little things, small enough to fly well under the media’s radar screen, so few of us have any sense of their cumulative impact.
To make it interesting and worth doing, writing a novel has to be a leap into the unknown. I have to be unsure if I can write it; otherwise, I won’t want to.
I always love stories that do a big time leap where the past informs the present, where you find out what became of some characters years later.
I just didn’t lock into being in the right role in the right big movie and it going huge. I did never really make the leap to hyperspace. Who’s to say that it can’t still happen. I just enjoy working, and feel fortunate to be doing the things that I am doing.
It’s hard to see yourself as a princess because it involves a huge leap of the imagination and sort of requires you to believe you can be that, which is a scary, weird thing.
If you look at my body of work, which is not very big, really, it took an evolutionary leap with ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’.
I don’t like rats, but there’s not much else I don’t like. The problem with rats is they have no fear of human beings, they’re loaded with foul diseases, they would run the place given half the chance, and I’ve had them leap out of a lavatory while I’ve been sitting on it.
If you are playing someone living, it is a different type of judgment. However much work you do, it is not a documentary. There will be things you can’t get right, and ultimately, you have to take a leap because – you weren’t there.
Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Nobody understands how the world will change. The only way you can plan for the future is to have scenarios. You have to have the courage to take a leap of faith on one of them.
In 1981, I borrowed 2,000 pounds – a lot of money back then – paid 50 quid for a seat, packed my own sandwich, and hopped on a plane to America. It was a mighty leap, but one that paid off. A week later, I got a job called ‘Remington Steele.’
I would go for the biggest guy on the team, dump the puck in. I would chase after it because I was very fast. If I wanted to get a big hit, I would have to leap into the guy. The guy would be maybe a 6-3 defenseman, 220, I would leap into this guy and plow him over. He would just fall to the ground. That was my thing.
The secret to success, to parenting, to life, is to not count up the cost. Don’t focus on all the steps it will take. Don’t stare into the abyss at the giant leap it will take. That view will keep you from taking the next small step.
I joined a big club like Monaco and it was extraordinary for my growth as a player. That gave me the chance to break into the national squad, win the 1998 World Cup, the EURO in 2000, and make the leap to Italian football.
In 2006, I made the decision to go after my dream. I was living in Atlanta and had a promising career in marketing, but I took a leap of faith and decided to move to New York, enroll in graduate school, and pursue acting.
From the moment those images of Buzz and Neil arrived on the world’s television sets, our human space program has been lost – for a blatantly simple and obvious reason – after the first giant leap to take that first small step, there was no plan for the next one, because there was no second question to be answered.
I’m a solid Labour party supporter. I aspired to be a Labour MP, but it’s difficult to make the leap from the Foreign Office.
And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.
I am connected to the past in a way that keeps me going forward. Every leap forward that I make is by reaching back and firmly getting a footing in the past, and pushing forward as hard as I can.
In a hundred years, Christianity will have mutated into something utterly unpredictable which, nevertheless, we’d recognize immediately. And same-sex marriage will be one of the fine old God-given traditions that conservatives leap to defend.
Having women who are already successful take the leap of faith to help younger women is critical.
Oh, I definitely want to direct. I have young children. My job is already big enough, and I imagine it will be even more so as a director, and I don’t want to miss out on them growing up. I’m going to wait until they’re a bit older before I leap into that seat.
‘The Secret Agent’ remains the most brilliant novelistic study of terrorism as viewed from the blood-spattered outside. But ‘Under Western Eyes’ dares to leap inside – not only into the terrorist mind, but also into the troubled zone that divides West from East, ‘the autocracy in mystic vestments.’
Skydiving is something I’ve never done! And I am very excited to take the leap with a community of like-minded courageous women.
Human thinking can skip over a great deal, leap over small misunderstandings, can contain ifs and buts in untroubled corners of the mind. But the machine has no corners. Despite all the attempts to see the computer as a brain, the machine has no foreground or background.
I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
CoverGirl putting my face on such an international scale did make a huge leap forward for men in makeup and for boys in beauty and for anybody wanting to express themselves.
Just in relation to women, it’s not that huge an imaginative leap to see the connection between the Taliban and the Catholic Church.
It really is no different in the way that we make records and shoot music videos. I don’t think of the movie as being a great leap out of my current profession.
I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit – your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don’t accept your limitations, jump before you’re pushed, leap before you look.
All in all, we Muslims have only two holidays, and they’re always getting moved around from season to season, from month to month, because we’re dependent on the moon and not the sun, and unlike the Jews, we haven’t created a leap year, so we have no Adar Bet.
Acting is an imaginative leap, really, isn’t it? And imaginations prosper in different circumstances.
‘Charlotte’s Web,’ which I read sitting on my mother’s lap, was the most emotional experience: that was when I made the leap from seeing how to untangle words to realizing how books both contain and convey strong feelings.
Africa doesn’t leap on you immediately; it seeps slowly, and it’s incredibly important to be respectful and humble there.
Sometimes a leap of faith doesn’t pan out.
Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality.
The battle over genetically modified crops is rife with business interests and political opportunism. When GMOs were first produced in laboratories around the world, they were rightly heralded as a tremendous leap forward in our ability to supplement nature by providing high-nutrient foods.
I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
As an artist, there are times when you need to take a leap of faith… For me, it’s important that the gaze is correct.
To a certain extent I am taking a leap of faith. I’m adding up the evidence on either side, and I’m seeing the evidence of there not being a God is overwhelming compared to the evidence for there being a God.
I collect… for a long time, I collected Nike Air Max 90s, this specific shoe. And it really is nerdy, because collecting sneakers is not that nerdy, but if you don’t wear them, and you keep the box fresh, if you’re that fanatical about it, then you leap several categories into super-dork, and that’s the way I was.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a leap forward to a fairer and less confusing tax system.
Love is always a leap into the unknown. You can try to control as many variables, and understand a situation as you can, but you’re still jumping off a cliff and hoping that someone catches you.
No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
Working with Roshni gives me lot of confidence. When I started SSN – in 1994, after a windfall gain from HCL-HP then – I was OK to do it alone. My brother, who was supposed to head it, passed away. We had a governing council to run it. That was a leap of faith, and we didn’t know where we will get.
You have to take a leap of faith before exposing yourself completely in terms of feelings and desires – especially if you’re a woman.
Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you’re at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together.
People used to say, ‘Andy Serkis lent his movements to Gollum,’ and now they say, ‘Andy Serkis played Caesar.’ That’s a significant leap.
Let’s learn from history and take a look at other infamous socialist central-planning experiments like China’s Great Leap Forward or the Soviet Union’s Five-Year Plan. Like those two disasters, the Green New Deal would cripple our country and sacrifice Americans on the altar of environmental extremism.