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Fear Quotes

Best Fear Short Quote
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Woody Allen


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson , A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"


I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Frank Herbert , Dune


Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.

George R.R. Martin , A Game of Thrones


There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.

Patrick Rothfuss , The Wise Man's Fear


Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up

Veronica Roth


Fear cuts deeper than swords.

George R.R. Martin , A Game of Thrones


Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

Albus Dumbledore , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.

C. JoyBell C.


There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice , Pride and Prejudice


Best Fear Short Quote
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.

Paolo Coelho


Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Salvador Dalí


Best Fear Short Quote
Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.

Emma Donoghue


It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.

Patrick Rothfuss , The Wise Man's Fear


Best Fear Short Quote
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela


Best Fear Short Quote
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

C.S. Lewis , A Grief Observed


Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.

Dan Brown , The Da Vinci Code


Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

marie curie


I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.

Yann Martel Life of Pi , Life of Pi


The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.

Ted Hughes , Letters of Ted Hughes


What do you fear, lady?" [Aragorn] asked.
"A cage," [Éowyn] said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.

J.R.R Tolkein , The Return of the King


Best Fear Short Quote
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

James Baldwin , The Fire Next Time


Tessa craned her head back to look at Will. You know that feeling, she said, when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside. His blue eyes were dark with understanding — of course Will would understand — and she hurried on. I feel now as if the same is happening, only not to characters on a page but to my own beloved friends and companions. I do not want to sit by while tragedy comes for us. I would turn it aside, only I struggle to discover how that might be done.
You fear for Jem, Will said.
Yes, she said. And I fear for you, too.
No, Will said, hoarsely. Don’t waste that on me, Tess.

Cassandra Clare


She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.

Shel Silverstein


A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.

J.R.R. Tolkien


I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.

Taylor Swift


I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.

Andrew Solomon , The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud , Civilization and Its Discontents


The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton


How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.

Paolo Coelho


Best Fear Short Quote
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Without fear there cannot be courage.

Christopher Paolini Valdr


The 3 types of terror: The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, it's when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, it's when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It's when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there's nothing there...

Stephen King


Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.

Bolaño Roberto


It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Marcus Aurelius , نبي بلا أتباع


Just take the weapon you hold in your hand and drive it through his heart," Valentine's voice was soft. "One simple motion. Nothing you haven't done before."
Jace met his father's stare with a level gaze. "I saw Agramon," he said. "It had your face."
"You
saw
Agramon?" The Soul-Sword glittered as Valentine moved toward his son. "And you lived?"
"I killed it."
"You killed the Demon of Fear, but you won't kill a single vampire, not even at my order?"
Jace stood watching Valentine without expression. "He's a vampire, that's true," he said. "But his name is Simon.

Cassandra Clare , City of Ashes


He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

ارسطو


The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

Joseph Campbell


يمكن أن تحكم الناس بالخوف والقمع ، لكن الخائفين لايمكن ان ينتصروا في حرب ، في ساحة الحرب يجب أن يكونوا أحراراً

بهاء طاهر , Friendly Fire: Stories


That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him that the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without.

David Levithan John Green , Looking for Alaska


Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of fear?
Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet
deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long
night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children
are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and
hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods

George R.R. Martin , A Game of Thrones


Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination.

Cornelia Funke


The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Die Leiden des jungen Werthers


Best Fear Short Quote
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audrey Lorde


Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.

chuck pahlaniuk


I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

Stanley Kubrick


There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.

George R.R. Martin , A Clash of Kings


It's true, I am afraid of dying. I am afraid of the world moving forward without me, of my absence going unnoticed, or worse, being some natural force propelling life on. Is it selfish? Am I such a bad person for dreaming of a world that ends when I do? I don't mean the world ending with respect to me, but every set of eyes closing with mine.

Jonathan Safran Foer


Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.

Francis Chan , Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God