A trusty companion halves the journey and doubles the courage.
~ The Coming Race
by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He had sometimes wondered if the real reason why men sought danger was that only thus could they find the companionship and solidarity which they unconsciously craved.
~ A Fall of Moondust
by Arthur C. Clarke
"We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!"
~ The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
"Robbery on the king's highway, my young friend, is a very dangerous and ticklish occupation. It is pleasant, I have no doubt, while it lasts; but like many other pleasures in this transitory world, it seldom lasts long."
~ Barnaby Rudge
by Charles Dickens
Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
~ Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe
If he was right, here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond—bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man.
~ The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
For many days we had been tempest-tossed. Six times had the darkness closed over a wild and terrific scene, and returning light as often brought but renewed distress, for the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost.
~ The Swiss Family Robinson
by Johann D. Wyss
"It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble."
~ The Time Machine
by H. G. Wells
"You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty."
~ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
"The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger."
~ Venus and Adonis
by William Shakespeare