This quote resonates with me because I feel courage is not a simple decision. Like love, true courage takes full commitment and faces a large risk of failure.
Also much like love (or any worthwhile relationship for that matter), courage only maintains with the fuel you provide. It’s not an eternal flame. Just because you were courageous once, doesn’t mean you are forever. You must step off the ledge again and again. It brings to mind the Daniel Saint poem:
“If you wish to be a warrior, prepare to be broken.
If you wish to be an explorer, prepare to get lost.
And if you wish to be a lover, prepare to be both.”
The word “courage” is thrown around a lot these days, and though I don’t necessarily believe an act of courage has to occur within arm’s reach of the Reaper, it does share one final parallel with true love: