As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.
For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life as pundits declare it is because life is more about losing than winning.
For most of our history no one dared to tell Americans 'you don't build that.'
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause as for instance the black man's right to his body or woman's right to her soul.
And what he greatly thought he nobly dared.
Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
I cherish the creation of public space and services especially health housing and the comprehensive education system which dared to give so many of us ideas 'above our station.'
Deep into that darkness peering long I stood there wondering fearing doubting dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
I thought Daredevil was kind of cool because he couldn't do anything. I mean he's blind. It wasn't that he could fly. His major power was an impediment. So I was intrigued. When I took over he was kind of like Spider-Man-lite but I was able to project a lot of my Catholic imagery onto it. And I'd always wanted to do a crime comic.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder ' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look including inside ourselves.
It was said Daredevil grew up in Hell's Kitchen an amazing name for a neighbourhood. But that opened a Pandora's box of all the crime stuff I wanted to do. I borrowed liberally from Will Eisner's 'The Spirit' and turned 'Daredevil' into a crime comic.