Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.
"Let a sleeping dog lie." It is a poor old maxim, & nothing in it: anybody can do it, you don't have to employ a dog.
Written in copy of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Margery Clinton, August 18, 1908