Patrick S Stokes

“To laugh is to risk appearing the fool, to weep is to risk appearing sentimental, to reach out for another is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss, to love is to risk not being loved in return, to live is to risk dying, to hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure but the risk must be taken because the great hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing – is nothing. They may avoid suffering but they simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their certitudes, they are slaves that have forfeited freedom. Only a person who risks is free”



The Children’s Books and the Quiz Stories are all available (discounted) from – just click on the title or the book cover. The Harvest of Inadequate Lives is available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble – just click on the highlighted red links! Enjoy.

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