Fear quotes and sayings
George Matthew Adams
I have turned away from the thought of writing fiction in the past through what I suppose is, actually, fear. The direct, raw invitation for the reader to come in and explore my imagination is fairly scary for me so I have busied myself with so much else.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
The voice of the intelligence is soft and weak, said Freud. It is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is hissed away by hate, and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
Karl A. Menninger
To fight fear, act. To increase fear - wait, put off postpone.
David Joseph Schwartz
I love writing in compressed time periods because the act of survival in the midst of panic and fear, that's where true heroism comes. If you have a uniform, and you're expected to do things, it's a sort of incremental heroism.
I think I'm a great defender, to be honest.
I wish to be a martyr, and I don't fear death.
Muqtada al Sadr
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.
Fear is a driving force for most of the things that I do. I don't know if that's healthy.
Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.
H. P. Lovecraft
I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.
Billy Bob Thornton
We need to kind of refresh our fear in order to refresh our understanding of how a safe place works.
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Leonardo da Vinci
Kathie Lee Gifford
There's this wave of new pop-punk bands that has come out that's bigger than ever. I'm really glad that we got to be a part of helping push that forward, if we did at all. I wouldn't have had it any other way.
An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.
Fear is the highest fence.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
We are better than we think and not yet what we want to be.
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
John Paul Jones
Women today should have the same rights as men. And all citizens should have the right to speak their minds without fear of imprisonment.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10, 000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10, 000 times.
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
I'm always looking for things that make me kind of uncomfortable.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that.
Mary Tyler Moore
We cannot let fear and terror dictate how we live our lives, no matter what. Life is a blessing with an expiration date, and we must embrace it while we can.
Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.
Coretta Scott King
The world is run on fear and shame. And I don't feel like we can begin to overcome these things until we speak about them openly and stop being scared of what happens as a result.
By climbing mountains we were not learning how big we were. We were finding out how breakable, how weak and how full of fear we are.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Fear prophets, adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
As an actor you have one great fear: pimples!
I try to write the kind of books I like to read.
Feeling alone makes negative feelings worse. When you feel alone, frustration quickly can become anger, fear quickly can become panic.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
Uncertainty always creates doubt, and doubt creates fear.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
Every game, you've got to play with no fear.
My greatest political asset, which professional politicians fear, is my mouth, out of which come all kinds of things one shouldn't always discuss for reasons of political expediency.
Surely no child should fear his own father - especially a priesthood father. A father's duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy.
Ezra Taft Benson
I'm a man of faith. I only fear God, and my wife - sometimes.
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
What holds you back in comedy is fear.
Fear is a far more dominant force in human behavior than euphoria - I would never have expected that or given it a moment's thought before, but it shows up in the data in so many ways.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
George S. Patton
Jean de la Bruyere
People are generally proud of their food. A willingness to eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice... they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get.
I never like to go out of character when filming starts. I fear that if I do, I might not be able to pick it up again.
Richard C. Armitage
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
Simone de Beauvoir
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
Pliny the Elder
Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.
Love is giving of yourself in a way that is free of fear.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear.
I don't usually suggest going into something you cannot do, but sometimes you gotta jump in and land on your feet.
Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
People who say, 'There's nothing to fear from spiders' have clearly never been to Australia.
That's part of your life lesson to be afraid. The bigger question is how you deal with being afraid. Do you have to summon courage or something else to live with that fear without letting it take you over?
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
Duke of Wellington
Emotional life grows out of an area of the brain called the limbic system, specifically the amygdala, whence come delight and disgust and fear and anger.
Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them.
Only when you know how to die can you know how to live.
J. I. Packer
No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.
I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
There is nothing more dangerous for a population than self-censorship by fear.
Don't let fear rule your life. Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.
Tammy Faye Bakker
Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded.
It's not diversity that is going to destroy us, but fear of diversity.
Sweetness is the opposite of machismo, which is everywhere - and I really don't get on with machismo. I'm interested in sensitivity and weakness and fear and anxiety because I think that, at the end of the day, behind our masks, that's what we are.
Alain de Botton
You can't let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving.
Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog.
Robert Falcon Scott
The Bible says to 'fear not,' but this doesn't mean you should never feel scared. It means when you do feel fear, keep going forward and do what you are supposed to do. Or as I like to say, do it afraid.
Carter G. Woodson
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
Bernard Law Montgomery
Fear is the biggest motivator.
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