“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”― John Lennon

“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

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up”― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
― Woody Allen

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“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”

“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

“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.

“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.”

“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

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one’s suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”
― Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”― Plato

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”― Salvador Dalí

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”― Jim Morrison

“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“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

“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”― Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
― Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin

“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….”― Erica Jong

“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

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
― Dante Alighieri, Inferno

“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

“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

“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

“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, Clockwork Princess

“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. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”
― Taylor Swift

“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, Every Thing on It

“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

“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

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina

“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

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address

“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”
― Paulo Coelho, Brida

“Without fear there cannot be courage.”
― Christopher Paolini

“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

“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

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
― Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

“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.”
― Roberto Bolaño

“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

“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.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”
― Aristotle

بهاء طاهر
“يمكن أن تحكم الناس بالخوف والقمع ، لكن الخائفين لايمكن ان ينتصروا في حرب ، في ساحة الحرب يجب أن يكونوا أحراراً”
― بهاء طاهر, واحة الغروب

“Laughter is poison to fear.”
― 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, Inkheart

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”― Joseph Campbell

“There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational- or in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don’t.”
― Lemony Snicket

“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

“Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.”
― Chuck Palahniuk

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”
― Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”― Robert Louis Stevenson

“Always do what you’re afraid to do.”
― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“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, Everything Is Illuminated

“Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“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

“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

“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

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
― Marie Curie

“In time we hate that which we often fear.”― William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

“It’s better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.”
― Michael Crichton

“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.”
― Audre Lorde

“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, The Sorrows of Young Werther

“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.”
― Tennessee Williams

“People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging up your back and runing its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do-the only thing-is run.”
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium
“Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”― Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living

“Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”
― Fred Rogers

“We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.
But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision, there was another – slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.”
― Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

“People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

“Like a word on a page that you’ve printed and read a million times, that suddenly looks strange or wrong, foreign. And you feel scared for a second, like you’ve lost something, even if you’re not sure what it is.”
― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.”
― Gerald G. Jampolsky

“What you fear most of all is —fear. Very wise…”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life

“…But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.”
― Winston S. Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”
― Voltaire

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

“I cannot have a man who is afraid of everything, I don’t have the time to soothe insecurities and fears, I cannot have a man who is standing on a stone by a creek, watching for the fish to swim by and every time he sees a fish he says “Oh look, this fish scares me, I wonder what this fish means, this fish might mean- this, or this fish might mean- that” for God’s sake, they are just fish, and they don’t mean anything! Such a sad thing, so many fine, strong men standing on top of little stones, pointing at fish all the time! Such a waste! Such a waste of time! I can only have a man who will leap into the water, not minding the damn fish and whatever other little things that scare him. I need to have someone who is braver than me; if I am a pirate, he has to be the pirate Captain, if I am a pirate Captain he has to be the flying dragon.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.”
― Maya Angelou

“Only priests and fools are fearless and I’ve never been on the best of terms with God.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“The man who fears losing has already lost.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.”
― John Steinbeck

“Don’t be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

“There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.”
― Alfred Hitchcock

“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

“All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in the face…”
― Lady Gaga

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
― Paulo Coelho

“We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.”
― Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man

“There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not?”
― Lemony Snicket

“Women scheme when they are weak, they lie out of fear. Men scheme when they are strong, they lie out of arrogance.”
― Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”
― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

“The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
‘Turn on the dark,
I’m afraid of the light.”
― Shel Silverstein

“and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive”
― Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems

“I tend to scare myself.”
― Stephen King

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
― Michelle Obama

“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.”
― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

“How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves and the people we love. Yet we walk around, talk to people, eat and drink. We manage to function. The feelings are deep and real. Shouldn’t they paralyze us? How is it we can survive them, at least for a little while? We drive a car, we teach a class. How is it no one sees how deeply afraid we were, last night, this morning? Is it something we all hide from each other, by mutual consent? Or do we share the same secret without knowing it? Wear the same disguise?”
― Don DeLillo

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Best way to deal with fear is to confront it.”
― Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

“Men who fear demons see demons everywhere.”
― Brom, The Child Thief

“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
― Oprah Winfrey

“He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.”
― Isabel Allende, The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir

“What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?”― Toni Morrison

“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

“The problem, of course, was that [he] saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can’t love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little.”
― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.”
― Franz Kafka

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”
― Plato

“I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.”
― Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

“I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.”
― Bram Stoker, Dracula

“Child, it’s a very bad thing for a woman to face the worst that can happen to her, because after she’s faced the worst she can’t ever really fear anything again. …Scarlett, always save something to fear— even as you save something to love…”
― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

“So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.”
― Ray Bradbury

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”
― Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”― H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

“Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“The bravest person I know is afraid of the dark. She sleeps with a night lamp always, but if her friends are threatened? She suddenly thinks she’s a bear twelve feet tall and attacks whoever scared her friends.”
― Tamora Pierce, Cold Fire

“Talking won’t change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness.”
― Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.”
― Will Smith

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.
At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk to one another and not to me.”
― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

“Forgetting isn’t enough. You can paddle away from the memories and think they are gone. But they will keep floating back, again and again and agian. They circle you, like sharks. Until, unless, something, someone? Can do more than just cover the wound. ”
― Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl

“If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.”
― Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

“I had learned early to assume something dark and lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn’t find it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by planting it there myself.”
― Tana French, In the Woods

“If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.”
― Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

“But the second she opened her eyes and looked at me, I knew. She was either going to be the death of me . . . or she was going to be the one who finally brought me back to life.”
― Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love

“Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”
― Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

“I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Basically it is nothing other than this fear we have so often talked about, but fear spread to everything, fear of the greatest as of the smallest, fear, paralyzing fear of pronouncing a word, although this fear may not only be fear but also a longing for something greater than all that is fearful.”
― Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena

“In this whole screwed-up town, you’re the only thing that’s always been right to me,” he whispered. “I love you, Claire.” She saw something that might have been just a flash of panic go across his expression, but then he steadied again. “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I do. I love you.”
― Rachel Caine, Lord of Misrule

“It’s not that I don’t want… I mean, I’ve always…it’s just that life is a habit that’s hard to break…”
― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

“We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic – now mercifully stilled, thank God – might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had before.”
― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

“If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage?”
― Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

“But you cant shut everyone out. I mean you have to have someone to love. . .someone to hold on to. . . someone–”
― Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.”― Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

“Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”― Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works

“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.”
― Ray Bradbury

“since the thing perhaps is
to eat flowers and not to be afraid”
― E.E. Cummings, Complete Poems, 1904-1962

“What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones. ”
― Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

“There are many who don’t wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don’t wish to wake for the same fear.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

“It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“Writing is something that you don’t know how to do. You sit down and it’s something that happens, or it may not happen. So, how can you teach anybody how to write? It’s beyond me, because you yourself don’t even know if you’re going to be able to. I’m always worried, well, you know, every time I go upstairs with my wine bottle. Sometimes I’ll sit at that typewriter for fifteen minutes, you know. I don’t go up there to write. The typewriter’s up there. If it doesn’t start moving, I say, well this could be the night that I hit the dust.”
― Charles Bukowski

“You can only be afraid of what you think you know.”― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“There is a strange moment in time, after something horrible happens, when you know it’s true, but you haven’t told anyone yet.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
― Jack Canfield

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“A coward talks to everyone but YOU.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
― Bram Stoker, Dracula

“Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.”
― James Joyce

“It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be…”
― Bob Dylan

“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”
― Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

“Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so ‘safe,’ and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.”
― Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful”― Warren Buffett

“I have always felt that doubt was the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of God was the end of wisdom.”― Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life

“She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them.”― R.M. Drake

“All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.”
― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.”
― Jules Renard

“It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.”
― Kahlil Gibran

“I’ll tell you now. That silence almost beat me. It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment.”
― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

“The real thing that keeps men and women apart, is fear. Women blame men and men blame women, but the culprit is fear, women are afraid of one thing, men are afraid of a different thing; the fears of women have to do with losing while the fears of men have to do with not being good enough for something. One is loss, the other is insecurity. Men are innately more insecure than women and women are innately more needful of companionship than men. It’s good for both men and women to be able to recognize and identify these fears not only within themselves, but within each other, and then men and women will see that they really do need to help each other. It’s not a game, it’s not a competition, the two sexes need one another.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“All should be laid open to you without reserve, for there is not a truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters

“Fear’s useless. Either something bad happens or it doesn’t: If it doesn’t, you’ve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you’ve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon’s Lexicon

“For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.”
― Audre Lorde

“I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.”
― Sylvia Plath, Ariel

“A Litany for Survival
For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive.”
― Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems

“I love you, I thought. But I didn’t say it. It was not that I feared she would laugh in my face. She was far too kind for that. My fear was a greater one— that she won’t say it back.”
― Alex Flinn, Beastly

“To know a species, look at its fears. To know yourself, look at your fears. Fear in itself is not important, but fear stands there and points you in the direction of things that are important. 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.

“I lie on the floor, washed by nothing and hanging on. I cry at night. I am afraid of hearing voices, or a voice. I have come to the edge, of the land. I could get pushed over.”
― Margaret Atwood, CAT’S EYE.

“We would rather be ruined than changed
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.”
― W.H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue

“One shouldn’t be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them.”
― Ivo Andrić

“Maybe sometimes we don’t do the right thing because the wrong thing looks more dangerous, and we don’t want to look scared, so we go and do the wrong thing just because it’s dangerous. We’re more concerned with not looking scared than with judging right.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“We meet fear. We greet the unexpected visitor and listen to what he has to tell us. When fear arrives, something is about to happen.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

“My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence.”
― Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

“When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive. We come back to life thinner, paler, weaker … but as survivors. Survivors who don’t get pats on the back from coworkers who congratulate them on making it. Survivors who wake to more work than before because their friends and family are exhausted from helping them fight a battle they may not even understand. I hope to one day see a sea of people all wearing silver ribbons as a sign that they understand the secret battle, and as a celebration of the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.”
― Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

“Having eyes, but not seeing beauty; having ears, but not hearing music; having minds, but not perceiving truth; having hearts that are never moved and therefore never set on fire. These are the things to fear, said the headmaster.”― Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

“Fear is the original sin. Almost all of the evil in the world has its origin in the fact that some one is afraid of something.It is a cold slimy serpent coiling about you. It is horrible to live with fear; and it is of all things degrading.”
― L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

“Sometimes when you least expect it, the tables turn and that scary feeling that has taken hold of you for so long somehow turns into hope”
― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance

“She wanted to lose herself in him. To tie his arms around her like a tourniquet.
If she showed him how much she needed him, he’d run away.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“Fear is the mind-killer.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland, Prufrock and Other Poems

“We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together.”
― Terence McKenna

“it always sound scarier when a hollerer talk soft.”
― Kathryn Stockett, The Help

“Fear can’t be reasoned with. Neither can hate. They’re like love. They’re almost identical emotions. That’s why Ares and Aphrodite like each other. Their twin sons – Fear and Panic – were spawned from both war and love.”
― Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

“A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.”
― Leonard Ravenhill

“When you teach them-teach them not to fear. Fear is good in small amounts, but when it is a constant, pounding companion, it cuts away at who you are and makes it hard to do what you know is right.”
― Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

“Nothing is more terrifying than fearlessness.”
― Cornelia Funke, Inkdeath

“Fear makes idiots out of us all, at some time or other.”
― Patricia Briggs, When Demons Walk

“But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
― bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

“Deep in my heart I’m concealing things that I’m longing to say. Scared to confess what I’m feeling – frightened you’ll slip away.”
― Madonna

“Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it, I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway.”
― Martin Amis, Other People

“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
― Erica Jong, Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“It’s all right to be afraid. You just don’t let it stop you from doing your job.”
― Jim Butcher, Fool Moon

“I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe.”
― Anaïs Nin, House of Incest

“Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love, all that love I gave didn’t mean nothing when it came to fear.”
― Tupac Shakur

“Give your enemy a face, If he is human, do not dehumanize him. Know him and know why he is your enemy. If your enemy is within you, understand what it is and why you are afraid. Put a face on your fear. When you understand it, and it is no longer vague and shapeless, you will find that your fear is no longer so formidable.”
― Mercedes Lackey, Brightly Burning

“In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

“Try looking into that place where you dare not look! You’ll find me there, staring out at you!”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“And here comes in the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both; but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
― H.P. Lovecraft

“I know what I’m capable of; I am a soldier now, a warrior. I am someone to fear, not hunt.”
― Pittacus Lore, The Rise of Nine

“Ultimate horror often paralyses memory in a merciful way.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Rats in the Walls

“On that day, mankind received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the Titans and were disgraced to live in these cages we called walls.”
― Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan, Volume 1

“People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles. This is the first thing I hear when I come back to the city. Blair picks me up from LAX and mutters this under her breath as she drives up the onramp. She says, “People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles.” Though that sentence shouldn’t bother me, it stays in my mind for an uncomfortably long time. Nothing else seems to matter. Not the fact that I’m eighteen and it’s December and the ride on the plane had been rough and the couple from Santa Barbara, who were sitting across from me in first class, had gotten pretty drunk. Not the mud that had splattered on the legs of my jeans, which felt kind of cold and loose, earlier that day at an airport in New Hampshire. Not the stain on the arm of the wrinkled, damp shirt I wear, a shirt which looked fresh and clean this morning. Not the tear on the neck of my gray argyle vest, which seems vaguely more eastern than before, especially next to Blair’s clean tight jeans and her pale-blue shirt. All of this seems irrelevant next to that one sentence. It seems easier to hear that people are afraid to merge than “I’m pretty sure Muriel is anorexic” or the singer on the radio crying out about magnetic waves. Nothing else seems to matter to me but those ten words. Not the warm winds, which seem to propel the car down the empty asphalt freeway, or the faded smell of marijuana which still faintly permeates Blaire’s car. All it comes down to is the fact that I’m a boy coming home for a month and meeting someone whom I haven’t seen for four months and people are afraid to merge.”
― Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero

“It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.”― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear, and superstition. By the year 2050, when the conflict began, the world had fallen upon fearful, superstitious times.”
― Bernard Beckett, Genesis

“Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature.”― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

“We all wind up drawn to what we’re afraid of, drawn to try to find a way to make ourselves safe from a thing by crawling inside of it, by loving it, by becoming it.”
― Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

“Men have two greatest fears: the first fear is the fear of being needed, and the second fear is the fear of not being needed.”
― C. JoyBell C.

She looked up at me. She looked very young somehow.
“Remember what I said yesterday,” I said. “You’re hurt. But you’ll get through it. You’ll be okay.”
She closed her eyes tightly. “I’m scared. So scared I’m sick.”

“You’ll get through it.”
“What if I don’t?”
I squeezed her fingers. “Then I will personally make fun of you every day for the rest of your life,” I said. “I will call you a sissy girl in front of everyone you know, tie frilly aprons on your car, and lurk in the parking lot at CPD and whistle and tell you to shake it, baby. Every. Single. Day.”
Murphy’s breath escaped in something like a hiccup. She opened her eyes, a mix of anger and wary amusement easing into them in place of fear. “You do realize I’m holding a gun, right?”
― Jim Butcher, Summer Knight

“Never miss an opportunity to show your love, especially to those close to you, because we are always at our most cautious with them for fear of being hurt.”
― Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra

“Fear can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy… fear makes you always, always hold something back.”
― Philip K. Dick, VALIS

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate.”
― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering oneself makes you fearless.”
― Lao Tzu

“Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile. It is far better to give yourself sometimes to negligence, to drift with wave and tide, with the blind force of the world, to think and dream, to forget the chains and limitations of the breathing life, to forget purpose and object, to lounge in the picture gallery of the brain, to feel once more the clasps and kisses of the past, to bring life’s morning back, to see again the forms and faces of the dead, to paint fair pictures for the coming years, to forget all Gods, their promises and threats, to feel within your veins life’s joyous stream and hear the martial music, the rhythmic beating of your fearless heart. And then to rouse yourself to do all useful things, to reach with thought and deed the ideal in your brain, to give your fancies wing, that they, like chemist bees, may find art’s nectar in the weeds of common things, to look with trained and steady eyes for facts, to find the subtle threads that join the distant with the now, to increase knowledge, to take burdens from the weak, to develop the brain, to defend the right, to make a palace for the soul. This is real religion. This is real worship”
― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. IV

“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”
― Arthur Miller

“When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression.”
― Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis

“Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action…..no matter what. So you’re afraid? Be afraid. Be scared silly to the point you’re trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.”
― André Gide

“Sometimes good choices are really bad ones, wrapped up in so much fear you can’t even see straight.”
― Deb Caletti, The Se

“Never let fear hold you captive.
Never let self-doubt hold you captive.
Never let frustration hold you captive.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Fear always springs from ignorance.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”
― Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Coraline shivered. She preferred her other mother to have a location: if she were nowhere, then she could be anywhere. And, after all, it is always easier to be afraid of something you cannot see.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
― Nelson Mandela

“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.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

“Timendi causa est nescire – Ignorance is the cause of fear.”― Seneca, Natural Questions

“The journey I’m taking is inside me. Just like blood travels down veins, what I’m seeing is my inner self and what seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my heart.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.”
― Iyanla Vanzant

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.”
― Aristotle

“Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“The fear of an unknown never resolves, because the unknown expands infinitely outward, leaving you to cling pitifully to any small shelter of the known: a cracker has twelve calories; the skin, when cut, bleeds.”
― Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game

“They’ll say you are bad
or perhaps you are mad
or at least you
should stay undercover.
Your mind must be bare
if you would dare
to think you can love
more than one lover.”
― David Rovics

“If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.”
― Stephen King

“Only those who have never known fear are allowed to think less of others for being afraid. Frankly, I think anyone who has never been afraid of anything in their entire life is either a liar or lacks imagination.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton

“Life can take so many twists and turns. You can’t ever count yourself out. Even if you’re really afraid at some point, you can’t think that there’s no room for you to grow and do something good with your life.”
― Portia de Rossi

“I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death.”
― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

“Love, when you get fear in it, it’s not love any more. It’s hate.”
― James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice

“Her eyes were those of someone who’s just fallen in love, someone who sees nothing but her lover, someone who has no fear of anything. The eyes of someone who believes that every dream will come true, that reality will move if you just give it a push.”
― Banana Yoshimoto, Asleep

“Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires.”
― Jean de La Fontaine

“Sometimes they threaten you with something – something you can’t stand up to, can’t even think about. And then you say, “Don’t do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to So-and-so.” And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn’t mean it. But that isn’t true. At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there’s no other way of saving yourself, and you’re quite ready to save yourself that way. You WANT it to happen to the other person. You don’t give a damn what they suffer. All you care is yourself.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it.”
― Steve Chandler, Reinventing Yourself: How to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be

“People are supossed to aspire to become their fathers, not shudder at the thought.”
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant

“Fear can force obedience, but it can never transform a heart.”
― Stacey Jay, Juliet Immortal

“Find out what a person fears most and that is where he will develop next.”
― C.G. Jung

“For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people’s faces.”
― Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

“Fear is a good thing. It mean you’re paying attention.”
― Tamora Pierce, Page

“Standing before this building, I learn something about fear. I learn that it is not the idle fantasies of someone who maybe wants something important to happen to him, even if the important thing is horrible. It is not the disgust of seeing a dead stranger, and not the breathlessness of hearing a shotgun pumped outside of Becca Arrington’s house. This cannot be addressed by breathing exercises. This fear bears no analogy to any fear I knew before. This is the basest of all possible emotions, the feeling that was with us before we existed, before this building existed, before the earth existed. This is the fear that made fish crawl onto dry land and evolve lungs, the fear that teaches us to run, the fear that makes us bury our dead.”
― John Green, Paper Towns

“This, she realizes, is the basis of all fear. That a light you are powerless to stop will turn on you and usher a bullet to its mark.”
― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

“Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
― Anthony Robbins

“‎”What does it mean if i’m afraid? Does it mean something bad is going to happen?” “No, it doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that you have the chance to be brave.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“A further sign of health is that we don’t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it’s time to stop struggling and look directly at what’s threatening us. ”
― Pema Chödrön, The Places that Scare You

“Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that’s courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.”
― Piers Anthony, Castle Roogna

“Always remember the acronym for “FEAR” can mean one of two things: Fuck Everything And Run or Face Everything And Recover.”
― Cupcake Brown, A Piece of Cake

“Fear is a part of life. It’s a warning mechanism. That’s all. It tells you when there’s danger around. Its job is to help you survive. Not cripple you into being unable to do it.”
― Jim Butcher, Dead Beat

“Here is a list of terrible things,
The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings
The rabid bite of the dogs of war,
The voice of one who went before,
But most of all the mirror’s gaze,
Which counts us out our numbered days.”
― Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War

“I’d still thought that everything I thought about that night-the shame, the fear-would fade in time. But that hadn’t happened. Instead, the things that I remembered, these little details, seemed to grow stronger, to the point where I could feel their weight in my chest. Nothing, however stuck with me more than the memory of stepping into that dark room and what I found there, and how the light then took that nightmare and made it real.”
― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“I was Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn, son of Mab, former prince of the Unseelie Court, and I was not afraid of a witch on a broom.”
― Julie Kagawa, The Iron Knight

“It seems to me that we can’t explain all the truly awful things in the world like war and murder and brain tumors, and we can’t fix these things, so we look at the frightening things that are closer to us and we magnify them until they burst open. Inside is something that we can manage, something that isn’t as awful as it had a first seemed. It is a relief to discover that although there might be axe murderers and kidnappers in the world, most people seem a lot like us: sometimes afraid and sometimes brave, sometimes cruel and sometimes kind.”
― Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

“He feared me as many men fear women: because their mistresses (or their wives) understand them. They are scarcely adult, some men: they wish women to understand them, and to that end they tell them all their secrets; and then, when they are properly understood, they hate their women for understanding them.”
― Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot

“Cowards make the best torturers. Cowards understand fear and they can use it.”
― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves…”
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

“I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.”
― Steve Goodier

“There is no client as scary as an innocent man.”
J. Michael Haller, Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles, 1962.”
― Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer

“…I started to realize how many great things could happen by confronting the things that scare you most.”
― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance

“The stupidity of gossips is that they become frightened when they see your face, and a little word from your mouth makes them vibrate like an electrocuted criminal.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.”
― Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity The Active Side of Infinity

“He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.”
― William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

“Is there anything more frightening than people?”
― Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

“A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers – the experience of knowing we always belong.”
― bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

“The lizard brain is hungry, scared, angry, and horny.
The lizard brain only wants to eat and be safe.
The lizard brain will fight (to the death) if it has to, but would rather run away. It likes a vendetta and has no trouble getting angry.
The lizard brain cares what everyone else thinks, because status in the tribe is essential to its survival.
A squirrel runs around looking for nuts, hiding from foxes, listening for predators, and watching for other squirrels. The squirrel does this because that’s all it can do. All the squirrel has is a lizard brain.
The only correct answer to ‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ is ‘Because it’s lizard brain told it to.’ Wild animals are wild because the only brain they posses is a lizard brain.
The lizard brain is not merely a concept. It’s real, and it’s living on the top of your spine, fighting for your survival. But, of course, survival and success are not the same thing.
The lizard brain is the reason you’re afraid, the reason you don’t do all the art you can, the reason you don’t ship when you can. The lizard brain is the source of the resistance.”
― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

“Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear”
― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

“And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. They see that joy and luck do not mean the same to their daughters, that to these closed American-born minds “joy luck” is not a word, it does not exist. They see daughters who will bear grandchildren born without any connecting hope passed from generation to generation.”
― Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

“Jude was good. But he let his fear and jealousy get to him.” Daniel shrugged. “‘Fear leads to
anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the dark side.”
― Bree Despain, The Dark Divine

“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.”
― Warren Buffett

“I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment – we are all defined by something we can’t change.”
― Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness

“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 unerring ease. It begins in your mind, always. One moment you are feeling calm, self-possessed, happy. Then fear, disguised in the garb of mild-mannered doubt, slips into your mind like a spy.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“Let’s say that the consensus is that our species, being the higher primates, Homo Sapiens, has been on the planet for at least 100,000 years, maybe more. Francis Collins says maybe 100,000. Richard Dawkins thinks maybe a quarter-of-a-million. I’ll take 100,000. In order to be a Christian, you have to believe that for 98,000 years, our species suffered and died, most of its children dying in childbirth, most other people having a life expectancy of about 25 years, dying of their teeth. Famine, struggle, bitterness, war, suffering, misery, all of that for 98,000 years.
Heaven watches this with complete indifference. And then 2000 years ago, thinks ‘That’s enough of that. It’s time to intervene,’ and the best way to do this would be by condemning someone to a human sacrifice somewhere in the less literate parts of the Middle East. Don’t lets appeal to the Chinese, for example, where people can read and study evidence and have a civilization. Let’s go to the desert and have another revelation there. This is nonsense. It can’t be believed by a thinking person.
Why am I glad this is the case? To get to the point of the wrongness of Christianity, because I think the teachings of Christianity are immoral. The central one is the most immoral of all, and that is the one of vicarious redemption. You can throw your sins onto somebody else, vulgarly known as scapegoating. In fact, originating as scapegoating in the same area, the same desert. I can pay your debt if I love you. I can serve your term in prison if I love you very much. I can volunteer to do that. I can’t take your sins away, because I can’t abolish your responsibility, and I shouldn’t offer to do so. Your responsibility has to stay with you. There’s no vicarious redemption. There very probably, in fact, is no redemption at all. It’s just a part of wish-thinking, and I don’t think wish-thinking is good for people either.

It even manages to pollute the central question, the word I just employed, the most important word of all: the word love, by making love compulsory, by saying you MUST love. You must love your neighbour as yourself, something you can’t actually do. You’ll always fall short, so you can always be found guilty. By saying you must love someone who you also must fear. That’s to say a supreme being, an eternal father, someone of whom you must be afraid, but you must love him, too. If you fail in this duty, you’re again a wretched sinner. This is not mentally or morally or intellectually healthy.
And that brings me to the final objection – I’ll condense it, Dr. Orlafsky – which is, this is a totalitarian system. If there was a God who could do these things and demand these things of us, and he was eternal and unchanging, we’d be living under a dictatorship from which there is no appeal, and one that can never change and one that knows our thoughts and can convict us of thought crime, and condemn us to eternal punishment for actions that we are condemned in advance to be taking. All this in the round, and I could say more, it’s an excellent thing that we have absolutely no reason to believe any of it to be true.”
― Christopher Hitchens

“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You have two choices, to conquer your fear or to let your fear conquer you.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Never worry alone. When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating. Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend… The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear — because peace and fear are both contagious.”
― John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You

“I suddenly realized. The zebra. It is not something outside of us. The zebra is something inside of us. Our fears. Our own self-destructive nature. The zebra is the worst part of us when we are face-to-face with our worst times. The demon is us!”
― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

“Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Find what you are afraid of, face it, and then you won’t be afraid of it anymore.”
― Marilyn Manson

“She knew that was not an honest prayer, and she did not linger over it. The right prayer would have been, Lord . . . I am miserable and bitter at heart, and old fears are rising up in me so that everything I do makes everything worse.”
― Marilynne Robinson, Home

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Fear is a weakness. It makes a person lose her nerve and her cool. It makes people jumpy and organizations nervous, and when that happens, there is always a chance to take advantage.”
― Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals

“I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal

“When you were in love, you knew no fear or hatred. When you were fearful, there was no possibility of love or hate. And when there was hate, there was only hate.”
― Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself,” Otto replied. “Oh, and a megalomaniacal headmaster, the world’s deadliets assassin, giant mutated plant monsters, an international cartel of supervillains, and the security forces of every country on earth, but other than that…just fear.”
― Mark Walden, The Overlord Protocol

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”
― Stanley Coren

“But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him; the horror was that he might also be wrong. ”
― George Orwell, 1984

“A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.”
― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

“Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. [He is also a fool.]”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

“Fear motivates, more than love or ambition or joy. Fear is more powerful than anything else in the world. I have spent so long yearning for things—for love, for acceptance—that I do not really need. I need nothing except the submission that comes with fear. I do not know why it took me so long to learn this.”
― Marie Lu, The Rose Society

“Variation on the Word Sleep
I would like to watch you sleeping,
which may not happen.
I would like to watch you,
sleeping. I would like to sleep
with you, to enter
your sleep as its smooth dark wave
slides over my head.

and walk with you through that lucent
wavering forest of bluegreen leaves
with its watery sun & three moons
towards the cave where you must descend,
towards your worst fear

I would like to give you the silver
branch, the small white flower, the one
word that will protect you
from the grief at the center
of your dream, from the grief
at the center. I would like to follow
you up the long stairway
again & become
the boat that would row you back
carefully, a flame
in two cupped hands
to where your body lies
beside me, and you enter
it as easily as breathing in

I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.”
― Margaret Atwood, Selected Poems II: 1976 – 1986

“Courage is about learning how to function despite the fear, to put aside your instincts to run or give in completely to the anger born from fear. Courage is about using your brain and your heart when every cell of your body is screaming at your to fight or flee – and then following through on what you believe is the right thing to do.”
― Jim Butcher, Ghost Story

“The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him, and that is why Puritanism was the most destructive and evil force which ever oppressed people and their literature: it created hypocrisy, perversion, fears, sterility.”
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

“I’m man enough to know when to scream.”
― Obert Skye, Pillage

“Could be. I’m a pretty dangerous dude when I’m cornered.”
“Yeah,” said the voice from under the table, “you go to pieces so fast people get hit by the shrapnel.”
― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“Michael: There’s nothing here to fear. Lucifer: Well, there’s always the truth.”
― Mike Carey

“…What you fear will not go away; it will take you into yourself and bless you and keep you. That’s the world, and we all live there.”
― William Stafford

“There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.”
― Amit Ray

“Child, child, love while you can
The voice and the eyes and the soul of a man;
Never fear though it break your heart-
Out of the wound new joy will start;
Only love proudly and gladly and well,
Though love be heaven or love be hell.

Child, child, love while you may,
For life is short as a happy day;
Never fear the thing you feel-
Only by love is life made real;
Love, for the deadly sins are seven,
Only through love will you enter heaven.”
― Sara Teasdale

“A plongeur is a slave, and a wasted slave, doing stupid and largely unnecessary work. He is kept at work, ultimately, because of a vague feeling that he would be dangerous if he had leisure. And educated people, who should be on his side, acquiesce in the process, because they know nothing about him and consequently are afraid of him.”
― George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

“my imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark- so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

“The rhythm of the footsteps, the sound of whatever is coming down the ladder is driving both me and my mom steadily toward peeing our pants.”
― Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood

“Fear is a strange soil. It grows obedience like corn, which grow in straight lines to make weeding easier. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground.”
― Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

“I think that most people would rather face the light of a real enemy than the darkness of their imagined fears.”― Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

“Everyone gets scared at times. It’s only the fools who won’t admit it.”
― Jennifer A. Nielsen, The Runaway King

“Do not allow yourself to be blinded by fear and anger. Everything is only as it is.”
― Yuki Urushibara

“She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken. And since old Tom and the children could not know hurt or fear unless she acknowledged hurt or fear, she had practiced denying them in herself. And since, when a joyful thing happened, they looked to see whether joy was on her, it was her habit to build laughter out of inadequate materials….She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall.”
― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

“How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”
― Bram Stoker, Dracula

“The light of a new day always chases the shadows of the night away, and shows us that the shape of our fears is only the ghost of our own minds.”
― Terry Goodkind, Wizard’s First Rule

“I know how you feel,” I said. “You run into something you totally don’t get, and it’s scary as hell. But once you learn something about it, it gets easier to handle. Knowledge counters fear. It always has.”
― Jim Butcher, Dead Beat
“Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us by untasted.”
― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart

“After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.”
― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

“The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness not to stop your progress.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“If the whole world is evil, then the tragedy that befell you is justified,” she went on. “That would make it easier for you to accept the deaths of your wife and daughters. But if good people do exist, then, however much you deny it, your life will be unbearable; because fate set a trap for you, and you know you didn’t deserve it. It isn’t the light you want to recover, it’s the certainty that there is only darkness.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

“The worst part of writing fiction is the fear of wasting your life behind a keyboard. The idea that, dying, you’ll realize you only lived on paper. Your only adventures were make-believe, and while the world fought and kissed, you sat in some dark room masturbating and making money.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Stranger than Fiction

“If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.”― Ivo Andrić

“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot”
― Nadia Comaneci

“It is difficult to make the right choice if you fear choosing wrongly.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“There is always danger for those who are afraid.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“To write as if your life depended on it; to write across the chalkboard, putting up there in public the words you have dredged; sieved up in dreams, from behind screen memories, out of silence– words you have dreaded and needed in order to know you exist.”
― Adrienne Rich

“I turned to look into his face one last time. It was as if I could see the whole universe in his eyes. Maybe he was God, maybe he was simply enlightened. I didn’t care right then, in that blessed moment, I just loved him. Later, though, the love was to turn to hate, to fear. They seemed so opposite, the feelings, yet they were all one note on his flute.”
― Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

“People always fear what they don’t understand, Evangeline. History proves that.”
― Libba Bray, The Diviners

“Conquer the world by intelligence, and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it.”
― Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

“I did it,” I gasp, still reeling from the thrill and the fear. “I really-”
Quince’s mouth is on mine in an instant.
His arms around my waist, mine around his neck. It’s the fear, i know it’s the fear. And the bond. And the adrenaline. That whole i-was-this-close-to-death-and-really-really-really-glad-to-be-alive emotional response. Anxiety and relief and joy swirl between us until i can’t tell which are his and which are mine. I can’t not be kissing him right now.
The urgency in his kiss tells me he feels the same.”
― Tera Lynn Childs, Forgive My Fins

“A fine line separates the weary recluse from the fearful hermit. Finer still is the line between hermit and bitter misanthrope.”
― Dean Koontz, Velocity

“Poor strangers, they have so much to be afraid of.”
― Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

“Fear is the worst kind of grave, because it buries one alive.”
― Beth Fantaskey, Jessica Rules the Dark Side

“The future will be what it will, and fretting about it will only make your fears more likely to come true.”
― Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

“Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid”
― Robert Liparulo, House of Dark Shadows

“The season was waning fast
Our nights were growing cold at last
I took her to bed with silk and song,
‘Lay still, my love, I won’t be long;
I must prepare my body for passion.’
‘O, your body you give, but all else you ration.’
‘It is because of these dreams of a sylvan scene:
A bleeding nymph to leave me serene…
I have dreams of a trembling wench.’
‘You have dreams,’ she said, ‘that cannot be quenched.’
‘Our passion,’ said I, ‘should never be feared;
As our longing for love can never be cured.
Our want is our way and our way is our will,
We have the love, my love, that no one can kill.’
‘If night is your love, then in dreams you’ll fulfill…
This love, our love, that no one can kill.’
Yet want is my way, and my way is my will,
Thus I killed my love with a sleeping pill.”
― Roman Payne

“Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.”
― Phil Kaye

“Everything might scatter. You might be right. I suppose it’s something we can’t easily get away from. People need to feel they belong. To a nation, to a race. Otherwise, who knows what might happen? This civilisation of ours, perhaps it’ll just collapse. And everything scatter, as you put it.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

“You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”
― Winston S. Churchill, Blood, Sweat and Tears

“When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“I’m terrified of getting involved with someone who disappoints me or leaves me empty and alone. I’m terrified of rejection, so I set my expectations so high that they can never be met, and I dig around with a magnifying glass looking for flaws in very person I date. There’s always a flaw to exploit, and I’ll find it so I never have to get too close.”
― Rachel Machacek, The Science of Single: One Woman’s Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry, and Finding L ove

“Arrogance is someone claiming to have come to Christ, but they won’t spend more than five minutes listening to your journey because they are more concerned about their own well being, rather than being a true disciple of Christ. Blessed is the person that takes the time to heal and hear another person so they can move on.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“I am very frustrated by fear of imagination, I don’t think that’s healthy.”
― J.K. Rowling

“You shouldn’t have asked,” I said. “Love doesn’t ask many questions, because if we stop to think we become fearful. It’s an inexplicable fear; it’s difficult even to describe it. Maybe it’s the fear of being scorned, of not being accepted, or of breaking the spell. It’s ridiculous, but that’s the way it is. That’s why you don’t ask-you act. As you’ve said many times, you have to take risks.”
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

“Don’t turn your face away.
Once you’ve seen, you can no longer act like you don’t know.
Open your eyes to the truth. It’s all around you.
Don’t deny what the eyes to your soul have revealed to you.

Now that you know, you cannot feign ignorance.
Now that you’re aware of the problem, you cannot pretend you don’t care.
To be concerned is to be human.
To act is to care.”
― Vashti Quiroz-Vega

“Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.”― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

“We are, all of us, exploring a world none of us understands…searching for a more immediate, ecstatic, and penetrating mode of living…for the integrity, the courage to be whole, living in relation to one another in the full poetry of existence. The struggle for an integrated life existing in an atmosphere of communal trust and respect is one with desperately important political and social consequences…Fear is always with us, but we just don’t have time for it.
-Commencement Speech, Wellesley 1969”
― Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Fear,” the doctor said, “is the relinquishment of logic, the willing relinquishing of reasonable patterns. We yield to it or we fight it, but we cannot meet it halfway.”
― Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

“Fear makes come true that which one is afraid of.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“My life was going to flash before my eyes, but it decided to hide behind my eyes and quake with terror instead.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon’s Lexicon

“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me. Insisting on this story was a form of mind control, but for the most part, it worked.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

“It’s a fact that people are afraid of what they don’t understand. And most are too lazy or ignorant to find out more.”
― Richelle Mead, Silver Shadows

“I love the name of honor more than I fear death.”
― Gaius Iulius Caesar

“All the energy of their frustration and fear going into their laughter.”
― Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

“She said she never wanted to have secrets from me nor from herself, which is why she wanted to write down everything that otherwise would be hard to talk about. As I said, later I understood that someone who flees into honesty like that fears something, fears that her life will fill with something that can no longer be shared, a genuine secret, indescribable, unutterable.”
― Sándor Márai, Embers

“Voldemort is playing a very clever game. Declaring himself might have provoked open rebellion. Remaining masked has created confusion, uncertainty, and fear.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow


He who creates a poison, also has the cure.
He who creates a virus, also has the antidote.
He who creates chaos, also has the ability to create peace.
He who sparks hate, also has the ability to transform it to love.
He who creates misery, also has the ability to destroy it with kindness.
He who creates sadness, also has the ability to to covert it to happiness.
He who creates darkness, can also be awakened to produce illumination.
He who spreads fear, can also be shaken to spread comfort.
Any problems created by the left hand of man,
Can also be solved with the right,
For he who manifests anything,
Also has the ability to
Destroy it.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.”
― Mel Brooks

“It’s okay to be crazy and scared and brave at the same time!”
― Kelly Epperson

“Imagine not being frightened by any feeling. Imagine knowing that nothing will destroy you. That you are beyond any feeling, an state. Bigger than. Vaster than. That there is no reason to use drugs because anything a drug could do would pale in comparison to knowing who you are. To what you can understand, live, be, just by being with that presents itself to you in the form of the feelings you have…”
― Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

“Most people want to be circled by safety, not by the unexpected. The unexpected can take you out. But the unexpected can also take you over and change your life. Put a heart in your body where a stone used to be.”
― Ron Hall

“Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room.
The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.”
― Rabindranath Tagore

“But it doesn’t take a thousand men to open a door, my lord.”

“It might to keep it open.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

“The Bird of Hermes is my name, eating my wings to make me tame.”
― Kohta Hirano, Hellsing, Vol. 01

“In our loss and fear we craved the acts of religion, the ceremonies that allow us to admit our helplessness, our dependence on the great forces we do not understand.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, Lavinia

“Men are not afraid of things, but of how they view them.”
― Epictetus

“Without realizing that the past is constantly determining their present actions, they avoid learning anything about their history. They continue to live in their repressed childhood situation, ignoring the fact that is no longer exists, continuing to fear and avoid dangers that, although once real, have not been real for a long time.”
― Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

“Suppressing the fear of death makes it all the stronger. The point is only to know, beyond any shadow of doubt, that “I” and all other “things” now present will vanish, until this knowledge compels you to release them – to know it now as surely as if you had just fallen off the rim of the Grand Canyon. Indeed you were kicked off the edge of a precipice when you were born, and it’s no help to cling to the rocks falling with you. If you are afraid of death, be afraid. The point is to get with it, to let it take over – fear, ghosts, pains, transience, dissolution, and all. And then comes the hitherto unbelievable surprise; you don’t die because you were never born. You had just forgotten who you are.”
― Alan W. Watts, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”
― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

“The day before me is fraught with God knows what horrors.”
― John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

“Love didn’t grow very well in a place where there was only fear”
― Stephen King, The Stand

“I tell people not to be afraid of their fears; because their fears are not there to scare them, they’re there to let them know that something is worth it. Yet I am often afraid. I guess that means in my life, lots of things have been worth it!”
― C. JoyBell C.

“At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue.”
― George Packer

“A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest, Granny Weatherwax had once told her, because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her.”
― Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

“But, with time, one has encountered many of the monsters, and one is increasingly less terrified of those still to be met.”
― Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

“At the beauty of what she had stumbled onto, at the fear that something terrible would happen because she was not vigilant enough. She cried at the fear of something so good that she would not be brave enough to bear it.”
― Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

“Fear sucks. Because you never know when it will attack. Sometimes it sneaks up behind you, giggling like your best girlfriend from seventh grade. Then it whacks you on the back of the head, takes you straight to your knees before you realize what hit you. Other times you can see it coming, just a dot on the horizon, but you’re like a canary in a cage. All you can do is hang in there and hope you don’t get motion sickness and puke all over the newspapers.”
― Jennifer Rardin, Once Bitten, Twice Shy

“We fear what we most desire.”
― Harley King, What I Was Meant To Forget

“The visions are fragmented and a dark cloud spreads like spilt ink across the pages of possible futures.”
― Garth Nix, Lirael

“All I feel are the assaults of apprehension and terror at the thought that I am the only one who is entirely unlike the rest. It is almost impossible for me to converse with other people. What should I talk about, how should I say it? – I don’t know.”
― Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

“We all have the capacity to find the will to do what must be done – even when that which we must do terrifies us most. Remember this.”
― Jessica Shirvington, Enticed

“I hurt myself,” Syren bit out. “I make myself bleed and it feels good. It eases the pressure inside me, but it never lasts for long.” His lips trembled. “Before I slept in your bed, I’d never had a full night’s sleep. Before I crawled into your arms I’d never been safe.” He shuffled forward. “You give me that. You hold that power and you can take it away.”
― Avril Ashton, A Sinner Born

“In her presence, I was reminded again of why I was an anoretic: fear. Of my needs, for food, for sleep, for touch, for simple conversation, for human contact, for love. I was an anoretic because I was afraid of being human. Implicit in human contact is the exposure of the self, the interaction of the selves. The self I’d had, once upon a time, was too much. Now there was no self at all. I was a blank.”
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

“‎By reacting from fear instead of responding from love, you inject poison directly into the veins of your relationship.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“When I walk into [the studio] I am alone, but I am alone with my body, ambition, ideas, passions, needs, memories, goals, prejudices, distractions, fears.

These ten items are at the heart of who I am. Whatever I am going to create will be a reflection of how these have shaped my life, and how I’ve learned to channel my experiences into them.

The last two — distractions and fears — are the dangerous ones. They’re the habitual demons that invade the launch of any project. No one starts a creative endeavor without a certain amount of fear; the key is to learn how to keep free-floating fears from paralyzing you before you’ve begun. When I feel that sense of dread, I try to make it as specific as possible. Let me tell you my five big fears:

1. People will laugh at me.
2. Someone has done it before.
3. I have nothing to say.
4. I will upset someone I love.
5. Once executed, the idea will never be as good as it is in my mind.

“There are mighty demons, but they’re hardly unique to me. You probably share some. If I let them, they’ll shut down my impulses (‘No, you can’t do that’) and perhaps turn off the spigots of creativity altogether. So I combat my fears with a staring-down ritual, like a boxer looking his opponent right in the eye before a bout.

1. People will laugh at me? Not the people I respect; they haven’t yet, and they’re not going to start now….
2. Someone has done it before? Honey, it’s all been done before. Nothing’s original. Not Homer or Shakespeare and certainly not you. Get over yourself.
3. I have nothing to say? An irrelevant fear. We all have something to say.
4. I will upset someone I love? A serious worry that is not easily exorcised or stared down because you never know how loved ones will respond to your creation. The best you can do is remind yourself that you’re a good person with good intentions. You’re trying to create unity, not discord.
5. Once executed, the idea will never be as good as it is in my mind? Toughen up. Leon Battista Alberti, the 15th century architectural theorist, said, ‘Errors accumulate in the sketch and compound in the model.’ But better an imperfect dome in Florence than cathedrals in the clouds.”
― Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

“But fear doesn’t need doors and windows. It works from the inside.”
― Andrew Clements, Things Not Seen

“You must burn. Burn higher.
Burn for everything you have ever wanted. For everything you have ever lost, for every crack in your heart and every fraction of every irreplaceable moment.
Burn high for love.
For fear. For life.
Burn as fast and as long as you can.
You must burn, burn higher.
Because nothing in this world will kill you faster than a dying fire.”
― Mia Hollow

“Maybe you who condemn me are in greater fear than I who am condemned.”
― Giordano Bruno

“The worst dream of the night, when you are parted from someone you love and you do not know exactly where he is, but you know that he is in the presence of danger. You are tormented by a desire to keep the one you love safe.”
― Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt

“-there was something in her, something that was…pure horror. Everything you were supposed to watch out for. Heights, fire, shards of glass, snakes, Everything that his mom tried so hard to keep him safe from.”
― John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

“We are all the fools of time and terror: Days
Steal on us and steal from us; yet we live,
Loathing our life, and dreading still to die.”
― George Gordon Byron

“Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.”
― Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

“Early sign of getting lost is fear.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Your fear remains strong. You are not ready to face your story, preferring instead to surround yourself with knots. Someday, they will strangle you.”
― Maria V. Snyder, Magic Study

“That was how it was, sometimes. You put yourself in front of the thing and waited for whatever was going to happen and that was all. It scared you and it didn’t matter. You stood and faced it. There was no outwitting anything. When Almondine had been playful, she had been playful in the face of that knowledge, as defiant as before the rabid thing. Sometimes you looked the thing in the eye and it turned away. Sometimes it didn’t.”
― David Wroblewski, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

“Fear separates–makes us feel alone–disconnected–while love–love does just the opposite–it unites. {shadowland}”
― Alyson Noel

“Robb says the man died bravely, but Jon says he was afraid.”
“What do you think?” his father asked.
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

“Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”
― Stephen King, It

“The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed.”
― Adam Levin, The Instructions

“Fear and realisation of ignorance, strong medicines against stupid pride.”
― Garth Nix, Sabriel

“This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

“True saddness is when someone still thinks your the same person after all these years. They brand you because of their own ego, fear and lack of spirituality. What’s sadder is when they are Christian.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“It is a very strange sensation to inexperience youth to feel itself quite alone the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted. The charm of adventure sweetens that sensation, the glow of pride warms it; but then the throb of fear disturbs it; and fear with me became predominant when half an hour elapsed, and still I was alone.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“‎”You shouldn’t feel so bad about being afraid of so many things.” “Why not?” “Because if you weren’t afraid never ever, then you couldn’t be brave never ever.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“The devil’s happy when the critics run you off.”
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“Most of us are imprisoned by something. We’re living in darkness until something flips on the switch.”
― Wynonna Judd

“I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Sometimes when you’re young, you have moments of such happiness, you think you’re living on someplace magical, like Atlantis must have been. Then we grow up and our hearts break into two.”
― Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

“If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“They say religion is about love, but you wonder how much of it really is about fear.”
― Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade

“Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.”
― Aesop

“It’s all nonsense. It’s only nonsense. I’m not afraid of the rain. I am not afraid of the rain. Oh, oh, God, I wish I wasn’t.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“If you have no faith in yourself, then have faith in the things you call truth. You know what must be done. You may not have courage or trust or understanding or the will to do it, but you know what must be done. You can’t turn back. There is now answer behind you. You fear what you cannot name. So look at it and find a name for it. Turn your face forward and learn. Do what must be done.
-Deth to Morgon, Prince of Hed-”
― Patricia A. McKillip, The Riddle-Master of Hed

“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.”
― Steve Goodier

“One of the fears of having too much work is not having time to observe. And once you get recognised, there is nowhere for you to look any more. You can’t sit on a night bus and watch it all happen.”
― Benedict Cumberbatch

“The truth is that I feel totally helpless, or totally inconsolable, to be more honest. I’m not trying to hide it, but it’s something you’re not to worry about.”
― Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn.”
― Marianne Williamson

“The boy continued to listen to his heart as they crossed the desert. He came to understand its dodges and tricks, and to accept it as it was. He lost his fear, and forgot about his need to go back to the oasis, because, one afternoon, his heart told him that it was happy. “Even though I complain sometimes,” it said, “it’s because I’m the heart of a person, and people’s hearts are that way. People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren’t, or of treasures that might have been found but were forever hidden in the sands. Because, when these things happen, we suffer terribly.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Neither fear nor self-interest can convert the soul. They may change the appearance, perhaps even the conduct, but never the object of supreme desire… Fear is the motive which constrains the slave; greed binds the selfish man, by which he is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed (James 1:14). But neither fear nor self-interest is undefiled, nor can they convert the soul. Only charity can convert the soul, freeing it from unworthy motives.”
― Bernard of Clairvaux

“It may be that the fear contains information. Something can be interesting if you get to the other side of that fear.”
― Craig Ferguson

“Students of public speaking continually ask, “How can I overcome
self-consciousness and the fear that paralyzes me before an
Did you ever notice in looking from a train window that some
horses feed near the track and never even pause to look up at the
thundering cars, while just ahead at the next railroad crossing a
farmer’s wife will be nervously trying to quiet her scared horse as
the train goes by?
How would you cure a horse that is afraid of cars—graze him in a
back-woods lot where he would never see steam-engines or
automobiles, or drive or pasture him where he would frequently see
the machines?
Apply horse-sense to ridding yourself of self-consciousness and
fear: face an audience as frequently as you can, and you will soon stop shying. You can never attain
freedom from stage-fright by reading a treatise. A book may give
you excellent suggestions on how best to conduct yourself in the
water, but sooner or later you must get wet, perhaps even strangle
and be “half scared to death.” There are a great many “wetless”
bathing suits worn at the seashore, but no one ever learns to swim
in them. To plunge is the only way.”
― Dale Carnegie, The Art of Public Speaking

“Divorce lawyers stoke anger and fear in their clients, knowing that as long as the conflicts remain unresolved the revenue stream will keep flowing.”
― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

“One day, as Sarita tended to the wash, Gemma played in the garden. She was a knight, you see, with a sword fashioned out of wood. Most formidable, she was, though I didn’t quite know how formidable. As I sat in my study, I heard screaming from outside. I ran to see what the commotion was. Sarita called to me, wide-eyed with fear, “Oh, Mr. Doyle, look- over there!” The tiger had entered the garden and was making his way toward where our Gemma frolicked with her wooden sword. Beside me, our house servant, Raj, drew his blade so stealthily it seemed to simply appear in his hand by magic. But Sarita stayed his hand. “If you run for him with your life, you will provoke the tiger,” she advised. “We must wait.”…
I must tell you that it was the longest moment of my life. No one dared move. No one dared draw a breath. And all the while, Gemma played on, taking no notice until the great cat was upon her. She stood and faced him. They stared at one another as if each wondered what to make of the other, as if they sensed a kindred spirit. At last, Gemma placed her sword upon the ground. “Dear tiger,” she said. “You may pass if you are peaceful.” The tiger looked at the sword and back at Gemma, and without a sound, it passed on, dissappearing into the jungle.”

“The tiger had gone. He did not come around a gain. But I was a man possessed. The tiger had come too close, you see. I no longer felt safe. I hired the best tracker in Bombay. We hunted for days, tracking the tiger to the mountains there. We found him taking water from a small watering hole. He looked up but he did not charge. He took no notice of us at all but continued to drink. “Sahib, let us go,” the boy said. “This tiger means you no harm.” He was right, of course. But we had come all that way. The gun was in my hand. The tiger was before us. I took aim and shot it dead on the spot. I sold the tiger’s skin for a fortune to a man in Bombay, and he called me brave for it. But it was not courage that brought me to that; it was fear…”But you,” he says, smiling with a mix of sadness and pride, “you faced the tiger and survived.”

“The time has come for me to face my tiger, to look him in the eye and see which of us survives.” – Mr. Doyle”
― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

“She was a dead girl having the worst panic attack shed ever had. Not because she was afraid of dying, but because she knew that she would never live again.”
― Tonya Hurley, Ghostgirl

“Although you hadn’t asked why, it had less to do with you not noticing than with you not wanting to hear the answer.”
― Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

“It’s better to be loved than feared, but if you can’t be loved, then fear will do.-Dino quoting Machiavelli”
― Laurell K. Hamilton, Bullet

“What he was scared of was not that maybe she was a creature who survived by drinking other people’s blood. No, it was that she might push him away.”
― John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

“Sometimes I think the difference between what we want and what we’re afraid of is about the width of an eyelash.”
― Jay McInerney

“Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, “I conquered my fear! YES!” and calmly walk away. I was inspired.”
― Nathan Fillion

“I fear being alone more than anything else. So why do I do this? Why do I push away the people I love? What is so very wrong with me?
I don’t know.
And I don’t know how to make it stop.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword

“Fear can be a potent aphrodisiac.”
― Kele Moon, Beyond Eden

“Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a
known peace!

Whatever is designed against us will work for us!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“The sorrow of God lies in our fear of Him, our fear of life, and our fear of ourselves. He anguishes over our self-absorption and self-sufficiency… God’s sorrow lies in our refusal to approach Him when we sinned and failed.”
― Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

“Both sides so blinded by their fear and hate of each other that they couldn’t see they were all fighting for the same thing.”
― Brom, The Child Thief

“Everybody gets scared sometimes, May Belle. You don’t have to be ashamed.”
― Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia

“The moment of crisis had come, and I must face it. My old fears, my diffidence, my shyness, my hopeless sense of inferiority, must be conquered now and thrust aside. If I failed now I should fail forever.”
― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

“I am a mother and mothers don’t have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults.”
― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

“There is nothing more liberating than having your worst fear realized.”
― Conan O’Brien

“You know that thing about Death Be Not Proud? Well, Fear Be Not Proud either. And Fear Be Not Elegant. What Fear be is stumbling, bumbling flight, crashing through brush, slip-sliding on pine needles, sloshing through puddles that are always deeper than you expect.”
― Josh Lanyon, Somebody Killed His Editor

“I do understand what love is, and that is one of the reasons I can never again be a Christian. Love is not self denial. Love is not blood and suffering. Love is not murdering your son to appease your own vanity. Love is not hatred or wrath, consigning billions of people to eternal torture because they have offended your ego or disobeyed your rules. Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission. It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being.”
― Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

“If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“The best thing—in Shadow’s opinion, perhaps the only good thing—about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he’d plunged as low as he could plunge and he’d hit bottom. He didn’t worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“We always vilify what we don’t understand.”
― Nenia Campbell, Horrorscape

“The things you fear
are undefeatable
not by their nature
but by your approach”
― Jewel, A Night Without Armor

“The greatest enemy to fear is truth.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“She goes where she pleases. She appears unhoped for, uncalled for. She moves through doors and walls and windows. Her thoughts move through minds. She enters dreams. She vanishes and is still there. She knows the future and sees through flesh. She is not afraid of anything.”
― Rachel Klein, The Moth Diaries

“I was so afraid of wanting too much that I couldn’t trust her handing me a shot at getting it. I don’t want to be that senselessly fearful ever again.”
― Tammara Webber, Where You Are

“Before drifting away entirely, he found himself reflecting—not for the first time—on the peculiarity of adults. Thet took laxatives, liquor, or sleeping pills to drive away their terrors so that sleep would come, and their terrors were so tame and domestic: the job, the money, what the teacher will think if I can’t get Jennie nicer clothes, does my wife still love me, who are my friends. They were pallid compared to the fears every child lies cheek and jowl with in his dark bed, with no one to confess to in hope of perfect understanding but another child. There is no group therapy or psychiatry or community social services for the child who must cope with the thing under the bed or in the cellar every night, the thing which leers and capers and threatens just beyond the point where vision will reach. The same lonely battle must be fought night after night and the only cure is the eventual ossification of the imaginary faculties, and this is called adulthood.”
― Stephen King, ‘Salem’s Lot

“The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom.”― Clarence Darrow, Why I Am An Agnostic and Other Essays

“We can’t be trapped by fear. Lives lived within such walls are just slower deaths.”
― Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns

“I think most are too afraid to see the truth.”
― Morgan Rhodes, Rebel Spring

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”
― Dorothy Bernard

“She had the best kind of courage, or maybe the worst kind, the kind that gets you into trouble.”
― Alistair MacLean, Fear is the Key

“But it’s hard to leave a place when you’re tied to it by fear, when it’s broken you with fear, when it’s all you’ve ever known.”
― Claire Legrand, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

“To be honest, one can only feel glad that so many modern iconoclasts consider Christianity to be full of exceptionally hypocritical, religious zealots – it’s biblically accurate and a prophecy fulfilled. The old smoke screen is one of Satan’s favorite tricks. He conceals the authentic. He has a persistent strategy of targeting those who remind him of Christianity because he fears those who remind him of Christ.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“الدرس الذى تعلمته -بعد سنوات طويلة- هو أن أفترض فى كل مأزق أننى سأخرج منه سالماً من ثم أحتفظ بوضوح وترتيب فكرى، إن الهلع لا يجدى .. والموت هو ميعاد مكتوب لن يغيره حذرى ولا رعبى، فإذا جاء .. فلأمت كرجل مبتسماً واثقاً.”
― أحمد خالد توفيق

“it feels so scary getting old.”
― Lorde, Lorde – Pure Heroine Songbook

“Nervous means you want to play. Scared means you don’t want to play.”
― Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“The past attracts me, the present frightens me, because the future is death.”
― Guy de Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One

“Modesty is invisibility…Never forget it. To be seen—to be seen—is to be…penetrated. What you must be girls, is impenetrable.”
“If you dont know learn how to be scared, you’ll never really learn how to be brave.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“Do I fear death? No, I am not afraid of being dead because there’s nothing to be afraid of, I won’t know it. I fear dying, of dying I feel a sense of waste about it and I fear a sordid death, where I am incapacitated or imbecilic at the end which isn’t something to be afraid of, it’s something to be terrified of.”
― Christopher Hitchens

“I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them”
― Maurice Sendak

“That’s what tears are for, you know, to wash away the fear and cool the hate.”
― Laurie R. King

“Though my friends envied me because I always seemed so cheerful and confident, I was secretly terrified of practically everything.”
― Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

“He hath never failed thee yet.
Never will His love forget.
O fret not thyself nor let
Thy heart be troubled,
Neither let it be afraid.”
― Amy Carmichael

“I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me.”
― Judy Collins

“If art made you think, then this was Art. Staring at the ball, made of layers and layers of cloth, I wondered about the glass marble at its heart. What if you wanted to reach that marble? Make sure it was still whole?

You’d have to remove the layers. You’d have to risk breaking the ball for a chance at freeing it. Fear, knowledge, certainty – you’d have to be willing to let them all go.”
― Justina Chen, North of Beautiful

“Now that I’ve found you, it scares me witless to think of anything happening. To you. I’m not used to being… afraid.” A sudden realization came to her, “So this is love,” she said quietly. “The daily prospect of joy or disaster”
― Zoe Archer, Warrior

“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.”
― Anonymous, The Qur’an / القرآن الكريم

“Fear is self-awareness raised to a higher level.”
― Don DeLillo, White Noise

“When someone is stalking you because they think you are stalking them, it makes you wonder who really is the true stalker?”
― Shannon L. Alder

“My mind is the only sanctuary that has not been stolen from me.”
― Christopher Paolini
“God didn’t give fear a body. God gave love a body.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Your fear of the truth does not hide or dilute it.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“The hoopoe said: ‘Your heart’s congealed like ice;
When will you free yourself from cowardice?
Since you have such a short time to live here,
What difference does it make? What should you fear?
The world is filth and sin, and homeless men
Must enter it and homeless leave again.
They die, as worms, in squalid pain; if we
Must perish in this quest, that, certainly,
Is better than a life of filth and grief.
If this great search is vain, if my belief
Is groundless, it is right that I should die.
So many errors throng the world – then why
Should we not risk this quest? To suffer blame
For love is better than a life of shame.
No one has reached this goal, so why appeal
To those whose blindness claims it is unreal?
I’d rather die deceived by dreams than give
My heart to home and trade and never live.
We’ve been and heard so much – what have we learned?
Not for one moment has the self been spurned;
Fools gather round and hinder our release.
When will their stale, insistent whining cease?
We have no freedom to achieve our goal
Until from Self and fools we free the soul.
To be admitted past the veil you must
Be dead to all the crowd considers just.
Once past the veil you understand the Way
From which the crowd’s glib courtiers blindly stray.
If you have any will, leave women’s stories,
And even if this search for hidden glories
Proves blasphemy at last, be sure our quest
Is not mere talk but an exacting test.
The fruit of love’s great tree is poverty;
Whoever knows this knows humility.
When love has pitched his tent in someone’s breast,
That man despairs of life and knows no rest.
Love’s pain will murder him and blandly ask
A surgeon’s fee for managing the task –
The water that he drinks brings pain, his bread
Is turned to blood immediately shed;
Though he is weak, faint, feebler than an ant,
Love forces him to be her combatant;
He cannot take one mouthful unaware
That he is floundering in a sea of care.”
― Farid al-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds

“Screw your courage to the sticking-place”
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

“If you don’t learn how to be scared, you’ll never really learn how to be brave.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“Why does it scare me to think I might be ordinary? I remember when I started first grade and I could hardly pay attention for fear I wouldn’t learn to read and write. I didn’t want to be like everyone else. I didn’t want to have to learn. I wanted to know everything already”
― Margaret Sartor, Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s

“Now hollow fires burn out to black,
And lights are fluttering low:
Square your shoulders, lift your pack
And leave your friends and go.
O never fear, lads, naught’s to dread,
Look not left nor right:
In all the endless road you tread
There’s nothing but the night.”
― A.E. Housman

“Why does it take fear to move you? Why does it take chaos to make us understand exactly what we need to do?”
― Laura Dave, The Divorce Party

“I’ll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in anything because I’m afraid it could be taken away.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“I am too sick to lay down
the sidewalks frighten me
the whole damned city frightens me,
what I will become
what I have become
frightens me.”
― Charles Bukowski, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

“But sex…that was the opposite of control. There were emotions, and attraction, and that pesky other person that just had to be involved. Not my idea of fun.”
― Cora Carmack, Losing It

“There is a great difference between being fearless and being brave.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Sex is like an atom bomb. A potent weapon which fascinates and frightens. We’re afraid to let it loose, yet we all have our finger on the button.”

–Zeena Schreck, Cuir Underground: Sado-Magic for Satan Interview, 1998”
― Zeena Schreck, Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

“A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict’s suit or a monarch’s crown.”
― Victor Hugo

“The fear of loss . . . it can destroy you as much as the loss itself.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Empire of Storms

“My whole life, I had thought that my story was, again and again: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and he had to risk everything to keep what he loved. But really, the story was: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and his fear ate him alive.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

“No one vinces me, baby”
― Michael Grant, Fear

“Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

“You don’t know where you are or where your dreams end and the world begins.”
― Rachel Klein, The Moth Diaries

“There is fear hanging in the air of the sleeping halls, and the air of the streets. Fear walks through the city, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare speak.”
― Ayn Rand, Anthem

“I am as silent as death. Do this: Go to your bedroom. Your nice, safe, warm bedroom that is not a glass coffin behind a morgue door. Lie down on your bed not made of ice. Stick your fingers in your ears. Do you hear that? The pulse of life from your heart, the slow in-and-out from your lungs? Even when you are silent, even when you block out all noise, your body is still a cacophony of life. Mine is not. It is the silence that drives me mad. The silence that drives the nightmares to me. Because what if I am dead? How can someone without a beating heart, without breathing lungs live like I do? I must be dead. And this is my greatest fear: After 301 years, when they pull my glass coffin from this morgue, and they let my body thaw like chicken meat on the kitchen counter, I will be just like I am now. I will spend all of eternity trapped in my dead body. There is nothing beyond this. I will be locked within myself forever. And I want to scream. I want to throw open my eyes wake up and not be alone with myself anymore, but I can’t. I can’t.”
― Beth Revis, Across the Universe

“He prefers the security of known misery to the misery of unfamiliar insecurity.”
― Sheldon B. Kopp, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him: The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients

“Love is supposed to be based on trust, and trust on love, it’s something rare and beautiful when people can confide in each other without fearing what the other person will think.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

“…there is also an underlying, less specific fear – what some might call an ontological or existential anxiety – that shrouds our days and seeps into our dreams. We feel empty and seek meaning. We feel empty and seek meaning. We yearn and know not what we yearn for. There is a black hole at the center of our understanding that engulfs and crushes our every attempt to explore it. Something is missing. ”
― Jesse Browner

“كم مرة تأتي المخاوف لتضيف المرارة لحياتنا وفي النهاية نكتشف أن لا أساس لها ولا سبب لوجودها”
― José Saramago, Seeing

“Give into love or live in fear.”
― Jonathan Larson

“Fear tries to get us to give up but faith takes us all the way through to victory”
― Joyce Meyer

“Don’t you see? You can’t be brave without being afraid. The brave ones are always afraid. But they do what they must, even so.”
― Teri Hall, The Line

“The fear of God reigning in the heart is the beauty of the soul.”
― Matthew Henry

“Fear is the State’s psychological weapon of choice to frighten citizens into sacrificing their basic freedoms and rule-of-law protections in exchange for the security promised by their all-powerful government.”
― Philip G. Zimbardo, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

“You don’t look so much like a great hero,’ Jarrah said. ‘I’m pretty sure I’m not,’ Mack said wearily. ‘My throat is hoarse from screaming in terror. I don’t think heroes have that problem.”
― Michael Grant, The Call

“The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat. What doesn’t surrender in reverence is blasphemous to a high opinion of oneself – the burden of self-importance. The narcissist reconstructs his own law of gravity which states that all things and all creatures must adhere to his personal satisfaction, but when they do not, the pain is far more intense than it is for one who is free from the clamors of ‘I’.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short.”
― Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

“You may marry Miss Grey for her fifteen pounds but you will always be my Willoughby. My nightmare. My sorrow. My past. My mistake. My regret. My love.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“You can see real attitude of man when he’s terrified.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“– Dime, Catarro, ¿por qué si uno sabe nadar flota sin moverse y cuando no sabe se hunde?
– El miedo pesa, hijo.”
― Miguel Delibes, La partida

“Fear has made them sloppy. The world teeters at a precipe. All scared to take a step in case they put a foot into empty air. The instinct of self-preservation. It can destroy a man’s efficiency.”
― Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

“Fear is a bird that refuses to fly, and each time she neglects to use her wings, she consents to the slow death of her destiny.”
― Nadia Janice Brown

“Quoting Samuel Johnson: “Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”
― James Boswell, Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

“The human mind is often, and I think it is for the most part, in a state neither of pain nor pleasure, which I call a state of indifference.”
― Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

“I musn’t run away.”
― Hideaki Anno

“Since the dawn of existence, you mortals have feared dying, feared the unknown and the pain of it, and yet, pain is a part of life, not death. And I—I am the first moment after pain ceases,” he [Death] pronounced. “It is life that fights and struggles and rages; life, that tears at you in its last agonizing throes to hold on, even if but for one futile instant longer… Whereas I, I come softly when it is all done. Pain and death are an ordered sequence, not a parallel pair. So easy to confuse the correlations, not realizing that one does not bring the other.”
― Vera Nazarian, Cobweb Bride

“If you want to see how far we have not come from the cave and the woods, from the lonely and dangerous days of the prarie or the plain, witness the reaction of a modern suburban family, nearly ready for bed, when the doorbell rings or the door is rattled. They will stop where they stand, or sit bolt upright in their beds, as if a streak of pure lightning has passed through the house. Eyes wide, voices fearful, they will whisper to each other, “There’s someone at the door,” in a way that might make you believe they have always feared and anticipated this moment – that they have spent their lives being stalked.”
― Alice McDermott

“Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.”
― Lolly Daskal, Thoughts Spoken From The Heart

“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.”
― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”
― Edmund Burke

“You’re afraid of your own anger.”
― Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“I never feared the night, not even as a child, but Blackcliff’s night is different, heavy with a silence that makes you look over your shoulder, a silence that feels like a living thing.”
― Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

“It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse.”
― Ezra Pound

“If we act like prey, they’ll act like predators”
― Alyxandra Harvey, My Love Lies Bleeding

“Suddenly she felt strong and happy. She was not afraid of the darkness or the fog and she knew with a singing in her heart that she would never fear them again. No matter what mists might curl around her in the future, she knew her refuge. She started briskly up the street toward home and the blocks seemed very long. Far, far too long. She caught up her skirts to her knees and began to run lightly. But this time she was not running from fear. She was running because Rhett’s arms were at the end of the street.”
― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

“Then no matter where you are, in a crowded restaurant or on some desolate street or even in the comforts of your own home, you’ll watch yourself dismantle every assurance you ever lived by. You’ll stand aside as a great complexity intrudes, tearing apart, piece by piece, all your carefully conceived denials, whether deliberate or unconscious. And for better or worse you’ll turn, unable to resist, though try to resist you still will, fighting with everything you’ve got not to face the thing you most dread, what is now, what will be, what has always come before, the creature you truly are, the creature we all are, buried in the nameless black of a name.
And then the nightmares will begin.”
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will go, and Death himself will die.”
― Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

“This century will be called Darwin’s century. He was one of the greatest men who ever touched this globe. He has explained more of the phenomena of life than all of the religious teachers. Write the name of Charles Darwin on the one hand and the name of every theologian who ever lived on the other, and from that name has come more light to the world than from all of those. His doctrine of evolution, his doctrine of the survival of the fittest, his doctrine of the origin of species, has removed in every thinking mind the last vestige of orthodox Christianity. He has not only stated, but he has demonstrated, that the inspired writer knew nothing of this world, nothing of the origin of man, nothing of geology, nothing of astronomy, nothing of nature; that the Bible is a book written by ignorance–at the instigation of fear. Think of the men who replied to him. Only a few years ago there was no person too ignorant to successfully answer Charles Darwin, and the more ignorant he was the more cheerfully he undertook the task. He was held up to the ridicule, the scorn and contempt of the Christian world, and yet when he died, England was proud to put his dust with that of her noblest and her grandest. Charles Darwin conquered the intellectual world, and his doctrines are now accepted facts. His light has broken in on some of the clergy, and the greatest man who to-day occupies the pulpit of one of the orthodox churches, Henry Ward Beecher, is a believer in the theories of Charles Darwin–a man of more genius than all the clergy of that entire church put together.

…The church teaches that man was created perfect, and that for six thousand years he has degenerated. Darwin demonstrated the falsity of this dogma. He shows that man has for thousands of ages steadily advanced; that the Garden of Eden is an ignorant myth; that the doctrine of original sin has no foundation in fact; that the atonement is an absurdity; that the serpent did not tempt, and that man did not ‘fall.’

Charles Darwin destroyed the foundation of orthodox Christianity. There is nothing left but faith in what we know could not and did not happen. Religion and science are enemies. One is a superstition; the other is a fact. One rests upon the false, the other upon the true. One is the result of fear and faith, the other of investigation and reason.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll, Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll: Including His Letters on the Chinese God–Is Suicide a Sin?–The Right to One’s Life–Etc. Etc. Etc, Volume 2

“You can figure out what the villain fears by his choice of weapons.”
― Connie Brockway, The Bridal Season

“There is nothing to fear. Nothing to worry about. Grieve nothing in this transitory world,” he says softly.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

“Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become.”
― Robert Fanney

“Faith is the flame that eliminates fear.”
― Suzy Kassem

“The lives of all people flow through time, and, regardless of how brutal one moment may be, how filled with grief or pain or fear, time flows through all lives equally.”
― Orson Scott Card, Children of the Mind

“Fear has a lot of flavors and textures. There’s a sharp, silver fear that runs like lightning through your arms and legs, galvanizes you into action, power, motion. There’s heavy, leaden fear that comes in ingots, piling up in your belly during the empty hours between midnight and morning, when everything is dark, every problem grows larger, and every wound and illness grows worse. And there is coppery fear, drawn tight as the strings of a violin, quavering on one single note that cannot possibly be sustained for a single second longer—but goes on and on and on, the tension before the crash of cymbals, the brassy challenge of the horns, the threatening rumble of the kettle drums. That’s the kind of fear I felt. Horrible, clutching tension that left the coppery flavor of blood on my tongue. Fear of the creatures in the darkness around me, of my own weakness, the stolen power the Nightmare had torn from me. And fear for those around me, for the folk who didn’t have the power I had.”
― Jim Butcher, Grave Peril

“From the dear comes grief;
From the dear comes fear.
If you’re freed from the dear
You’ll have no grief, let alone fear.”
― Anonymous, The Dhammapada

“Mari remembered what she had read in the young girl’s eyes the moment she had come into the refectory: fear.
Fear. Veronika might feel insecurity, shyness, shame, constraint, but why fear? That was only justifiable when confronted by a real threat: ferocious animals, armed attackers, earthquakes, but not a group of people gathered together in a refectory.
But human beings are like that,’ she thought. ‘We’ve replaced nearly all our emotions with fear.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

“الخوف يقرّب الناس من الله”
― Dan Brown, ملائكة وشياطين

“Sometimes that
which we fear
strengthens our
spirit and gives
us a splash
of hope.”
― Harley King

“Grandfather : Death is nothing to be afraid of.
Renee : It’s not death I’m afraid of.
Grandfather: What is it, then?
Renee : LIFE”
― Yvonne Wood, Dead Beautiful

“To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.”― Katherine Mansfield

“Well, see, I think it’s that most people don’t like that lonely feeling. People don’t like looking up and feeling small or lost. That’s what I think prayer is all about. It doesn’t matter which stories they believe in, they’re all doing the same thing, kind of casting a line out to outer space, like there’s something out there to connect to. It’s like people make themselves part of something bigger that way, and maybe it makes them less afraid.”
― Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones

“Most of us try to do too much because we are secretly afraid we will not be able to do anything at all.”
― Rick Aster, Fear of Nothing

“The spirit of bondage works by fear for the slave fears the rod: but love cries, Abba, Father; it disposes us to go to God, and behave ourselves towards God as children; and it gives us clear evidence of our union to God as His children, and so casts out fear. So that it appears that the witness of the Spirit the apostle speaks of, is far from being any whisper, or immediate suggestion or revelation; but that gracious holy effect of the Spirit of God in the hearts of the saints, the disposition and temper of children, appearing in sweet childlike love to God, which casts out fear or a spirit of a slave.”
― Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections

“When faced with something I fear, I tend to eat spaghetti.”
― Mark Helprin, Memoir from Antproof Case

“Fear plants the whisper to beware but doesn’t look to see who’s there.”
― Vanna Bonta, Degrees: Thought Capsules

“It’s spider season. Every year, right about now, thousands of the godless eight-legged bastards emerge from the bowels of hell (or the garden, whichever’s nearest) with the sole intention of tormenting humankind.”
― Charlie Brooker

“In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king. In the darkness the man with a candle is an easy target.”
― Michael Grant

“The people can be forced to fear, but not to love.”
― Steve Berry, The Romanov Prophecy

“I’ve loved you for a long time, ‘ she said. ‘But there was always something holding me back. Maybe it was that I was afraid of an emotion that was so consuming. It still frightens me,’ she admitted in a whisper.
Tamani chuckled. ‘If it makes you feel any better, it scares the daylights out of me on a regular basis.”
― Aprilynne Pike, Destined

“I told myself: ‘I am surrounded by unknown things.’ I imagined man without ears, suspecting the existence of sound as we suspect so many hidden mysteries, man noting acoustic phenomena whose nature and provenance he cannot determine. And I grew afraid of everything around me – afraid of the air, afraid of the night. From the moment we can know almost nothing, and from the moment that everything is limitless, what remains? Does emptiness actually not exist? What does exist in this apparent emptiness?”
― Guy de Maupassant, Complete Works

“- Ne treba se bojati ljudi.
– Pa ja se i ne bojim ljudi, nego onog što je neljudsko u njma.”
― Ivo Andrić

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.”
― William Gurnall

“A lot of pieces I have written have to do with courage. As a result, people think that I am naturally brave. But what people don’t know, is that I grew up with phobias and many fears. I was scared of everything. So, I write of courage not because I have not known fear, but I write of courage because I have walked with fear but I have made the choice not to fear it.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it.”
― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Good words,” I replied. “But deeds must prove it also; and after he is well, remember you don’t forget resolutions formed in the hour of fear.”
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“This is our big chance to see what people think of us. The real us. We have to show em there’s nothing to be afraid of. If we don’t get over our fears, they never will.”
― Lisi Harrison, Monster High

“There are 6 reasons that a person does anything: Love, faith, greed, boredom, fear… revenge.”
― Ally Carter, Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover

“You might be afraid of the dark, but the dark is not afraid of you. That’s why the dark is always close by.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Dark

“The cases described in this section (The Fear of Being) may seem extreme, but I have become convinced that they are not as uncommon as one would think. Beneath the seemingly rational exterior of our lives is a fear of insanity. We dare not question the values by which we live or rebel against the roles we play for fear of putting our sanity into doubt. We are like the inmates of a mental institution who must accept its inhumanity and insensitivity as caring and knowledgeableness if they hope to be regarded as sane enough to leave. The question who is sane and who is crazy was the theme of the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The question, what is sanity? was clearly asked in the play Equus.
The idea that much of what we do is insane and that if we want to be sane, we must let ourselves go crazy has been strongly advanced by R.D. Laing. In the preface to the Pelican edition of his book The Divided Self, Laing writes: “In the context of our present pervasive madness that we call normality, sanity, freedom, all of our frames of reference are ambiguous and equivocal.” And in the same preface: “Thus I would wish to emphasize that our ‘normal’ ‘adjusted’ state is too often the abdication of ecstasy, the betrayal of our true potentialities; that many of us are only too successful in acquiring a false self to adapt to false realities.”
Wilhelm Reich had a somewhat similar view of present-day human behavior. Thus Reich says, “Homo normalis blocks off entirely the perception of basic orgonotic functioning by means of rigid armoring; in the schizophrenic, on the other hand, the armoring practically breaks down and thus the biosystem is flooded with deep experiences from the biophysical core with which it cannot cope.” The “deep experiences” to which Reich refers are the pleasurable streaming sensations associated with intense excitation that is mainly sexual in nature. The schizophrenic cannot cope with these sensations because his body is too contracted to tolerate the charge. Unable to “block” the excitation or reduce it as a neurotic can, and unable to “stand” the charge, the schizophrenic is literally “driven crazy.”
But the neurotic does not escape so easily either. He avoids insanity by blocking the excitation, that is, by reducing it to a point where there is no danger of explosion, or bursting. In effect the neurotic undergoes a psychological castration. However, the potential for explosive release is still present in his body, although it is rigidly guarded as if it were a bomb. The neurotic is on guard against himself, terrified to let go of his defenses and allow his feelings free expression. Having become, as Reich calls him, “homo normalis,” having bartered his freedom and ecstasy for the security of being “well adjusted,” he sees the alternative as “crazy.” And in a sense he is right. Without going “crazy,” without becoming “mad,” so mad that he could kill, it is impossible to give up the defenses that protect him in the same way that a mental institution protects its inmates from self-destruction and the destruction of others.”
― Alexander Lowen, Fear of Life

“The number of ways you can live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself? The sky is NOT the limit. Beyond the universe is.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I clench my teeth as tears come. I am fed up. I am fed up with tears and weakness. But there isn’t much I can do to stop them. ~ ‘Tris”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“The worst thing in life is having parents that always stand against you and never with you. They discourage you, instill fear in you, hold you back, push you down and never encourage you to fly forward. When I have kids, they’ll already be born with propellers with added wings. Even if one tells me they want to go learn how to ride lions in Africa, if their heart is driving that desire, I’d say “DO IT”.

If we throw blankets over our children’s dreams, we darken their world and extinguish their desire to live. I’d rather my kid die with a wild fire in his/her heart than with a malfunctioning or drained out fuse. Always allow your kids to keep humming with dreams and ideas that fuel their passions. Never tell them something is impossible. If you have a really strong determined kid, they’ll go out there killing themselves trying to do the unachievable just to prove you wrong. And if you have a weak kid, they’ll give up on life and settle for bagging Cokes and potato chips at your local grocery store.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Unable to attribute misfortune to chance, unable to accept their ultimate insignificance within the greater scheme, the people looked for monsters in their midst.”
― Bernard Beckett, Genesis

“You were born a winner, a warrior, one who defied the odds by surviving the most gruesome battle of them all – the race to the egg. And now that you are a giant, why do you even doubt victory against smaller numbers and wider margins? The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“To others, the universe seems decent because decent people have welded eyes. That is why they fear lewdness. They are never frightened by the crowing of a rooster or when strolling under a starry heaven. In general, people savor the “pleasures of the flesh” only on the condition that they may be insipid.”
― Georges Bataille

“Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
― Suzy Kassem

“… you sometimes had to force people to say things they would rather not articulate, just so they could hear their own words. It was interesting the way people could know things and not know them at the same time. Denial, he said, was like a thick stone wall.”
― Nell Freudenberger, The Dissident

“Maybe it was inertia -or worse, fear- that was keeping me in the same place.”
― Jennifer Weiner, Certain Girls

“When you’re scared, you stay as you are!”
― Stephen Richards

“So many bad things have happened to them that they can’t trust the good things. They have to shove them away before someone can get it back.”
― Wally Lamb, The Hour I First Believed

“So one must be resigned to being a clock that measures the passage of time, now out of order, now repaired, and whose mechanism generates despair and love as soon as its maker sets it going? Are we to grow used to the idea that every man relives ancient torments, which are all the more profound because they grow comic with repetition? That human existence should repeat itself, well and good, but that it should repeat itself like a hackneyed tune, or a record a drunkard keeps playing as he feeds coins into the jukebox…”
― Stanisław Lem, Solaris

“There is shadow under this red rock // (Come in under the shadow of this red rock) // And I will show you something different from either // Your shadow at morning striding behind you // Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you // I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

“Always have faith in yourself and the universe, for one will not get you anywhere without the other. Both must be equally strong to reach your desires, for they are the wings that will lift you to your dreams.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Fear has the role we give it. We are able to empower or poison ourselves to whatever degree we want. This is the beauty of our design.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“If you’re afraid of everything out there, you quit going out there.”
― Jesse Eisenberg

“I didn’t like anything. Maybe I was afraid. That was it – I was afraid. I wanted to sit alone in a room with the shades down. I feasted upon that. I was a crank. I was a lunatic.”
― Charles Bukowski, Women

“You are entitled to know that two entities occupy your body. One of these entities is motivated by and responds to the impulse of fear. The other is motivated by and responds to the impulse of faith. Will you be guided by faith or will you allow fear to overtake you?”
― Napoleon Hill, Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

“No, no, no, so not getting the point of fear. Because fear wasn’t about what made sense. Fear was about possibilities. Not things that happened. Things that might.”
― Michael Grant, Fear

“Why should I fear death?
If I am, then death is not.
If Death is, then I am not.
Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?
Long time men lay oppressed with slavish fear.
Religious tyranny did domineer.
At length the mighty one of Greece
Began to assent the liberty of man.”
― Epicurus

“It takes me a while to figure things out, doesn’t it?” Edilio grinned. “Do me a favor. When you find Astrid, repeat that to her, word for word, the part about how it takes you a while. Then remember her exact reaction and tell me.”
― Michael Grant, Fear

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.”
― Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

“A naked blade hid nothing, feared nothing. She wanted to be like that. Because that was how you found yourself, created yourself. You didn’t hide. You didn’t wait for the perfect moment to settle on you like a butterfly, like magic.

You went out and made magic. Made your own wishes come true.”
― Sarah Cross, Kill Me Softly

“Never be afraid to be sexy!”
― Alysha Speer

“Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war on cliche, it’s the key to victory over fear and it’s cousin, depression.”
― Robert McKee, Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life. And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale-boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror, than though seated before your evening fire with a poker, and not a harpoon, by your side.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“It is a true saying, that what you fear you find.”
― Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry

“The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“It’s a secret code,” said Calvin. “Girls are not not like boys. If a boy wants to kill you, he says ‘I’m going to kill you.’ If a girl wants to kill you, she says, ‘We need to talk.’ That’s the code.”

I gasped. “Has a girl ever wanted to talk to you?” I asked.
“Yup,” said Calvin.
“How come you’re still alive?” I asked.
“I vomited,” said Calvin.”
― Lenore Look, Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

“Surrender to your fear so you may triumph over it.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“The most effective weapon a parent has to control a child is the withdrawal of love or its threat. A young child between the ages of three and six is too dependent on parental love and approval to resist this pressure. Robert’s mother, as we saw earlier, controlled him by “cutting him out.” Margaret’s mother beat her into submission, but it was the loss of her father’s love that devastated her. Whatever the means parents use, the result is that the child is forced to give up his instinctual longing, to suppress his sexual desires for one parent and his hostility toward the other. In their place he will develop feelings of guilt about his sexuality and fear of authority figures. This surrender constitutes an acceptance of parental power and authority and a submission to the parents’ values and demands. The child becomes “good”, which means that he gives up his sexual orientation in favor of one directed toward achievement. Parental authority is introjected in the form of a superego, ensuring that the child will follow his parents’ wishes in the acculturation process. In effect, the child now identifies with the threatening parent. Freud says, “The whole process, on the one hand, preserves the genital organ wards off the danger of losing it; on the other hand, it paralyzes it, takes its function away from it.”
― Alexander Lowen, Fear of Life

“Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. So why is man your god, and not the Creator?”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.”
― David M. Burns

“Unreal City,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
To where St Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stock of nine.
There I saw one I knew, and stopped him crying: ‘Stetson!
You, who were with me in the ships at Mylae!
That corpse you planted last year in your garden,
Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?
Oh keep the Dog far hence, that’s friend to men,
Or with his nails he’ll dig it up again!
You! hypocrite lecteur!-mon semblable,-mon frere!”
― T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems

“To fear is to have more faith in your antagonist than in Christ.”
― D.L. Moody, The Overcoming Life

“The most important thing in life is to dare. The most complicated thing in life is to be afraid. The smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person.”
― Shimon Peres

“Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Plagiarism is the fear of a blank page.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“But think of how much worse it would be to sit here, not knowing. Until the Dead choke the Ratterlin and Hedge walks across the dry bed of the river to batter down the door.”
― Garth Nix, Abhorsen

“Hate is an automatic response to fear, for fear humiliates.”
― Graham Greene, The Human Factor

“You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.”
― Sammy Davis Jr.

“The world can be such a fright, but it belongs to us tonight.”
― Craig Ferguson

“That’s the thing about fear. Death will kill you once, but fear kills you over and over and over, if you let it.”
― Marcus Allen

“Trust is not a gasoline-soaked blanket that succumbs to the matches of betrayal, never able to be used for its warmth again; it’s a tapestry that wears thin in places, but can be patched over if you have the right materials, circumstances, and patience to repair it. If you don’t, you’re always the one who feels the coldest when winter comes.”
― A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

“The dead are merely the countrymen of my future.”
― Dean Koontz, Fear Nothing

“If Christ taught us anything it is this — not to let our fear of death keep us from doing the good thing.”
― Robert Fanney

“He rubbed his hands up and down, warming her. “Then that’s all you need to know. I have you. If there are beasties in the dark, they have to get through me”
― Tessa Dare, Romancing the Duke

“To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.”
― Richie Norton, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It

“Fear is the thief of dreams.”
― Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

“I remeber asking a wise man, once . . . ‘Why do Men fear the dark?’ . . . ‘Because darkness’ he told me, ‘is ignorance made visable.’ ‘And do Men despise ignorance?’ I asked. ‘No,’ he said, ‘they prize it above all things–all things!–but only so long as it remains invisible.”
― R. Scott Bakker, The Judging Eye

“There’s a lot youdon’t know, Sam. There’s a lot I don’t tell you. I know who I am. I know what I do, and what I am to this place.I know what I am to you, and how much you depend on me.You may be the symbol, and you may be the one everyone turns to when something goes bad, and you’re the big badass, but I’m the guy doing the day-in, day-out work of running things. So I don’t make this about me.”
― Michael Grant, Fear

“The power of patriarchy has been to make maleness feared and to make men feel that it is better to be feared that to be loved. Whether they can confess this or not, men know that just is not true.”
― bell hooks

“Face your fears or they will climb over your back.”
― Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

“Turn on the faucet. Wash yourself with the emotion. It won’t hurt you. It will only help. If you let the fear inside, if you pull it on like a familiar shirt, then you can say to yourself, “All right, it’s just fear, I don’t have to let it control me. I see it for what it is”.”
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
― Gerald G. Jampolsky, Love Is Letting Go of Fear

“If you’re are paralyzed with fear it’s a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.”
― Steven Pressfield

“Anger prepares us to fight and fear prepares us to flee.”
― Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

“The gift of willingness is the only thing that stands between the quiet desperation of a disingenuous life and the actualization of unexpressed potential.”
― James Patrick McDonald, Who Would I Be Without: Based on a True Story of a Little Willingness

“He leans in, resting his weathered hand on the bed. “Treat all the bad things like dreams, Kenzie. That way, no matter how scary or dark they get, you just have to survive until you wake up.”
― Victoria Schwab, The Unbound

“At other times, at the edge of a wood, especially at dusk, the trees themselves would assume strange shapes: sometimes they were arms rising heavenwards, , or else the trunk would twist and turn like a body being bent by the wind. At night, when I woke up and the moon and the stars were out, I would see in the sky things that filled me simultaneously with dread and longing. I remember that once, one Christmas Eve, I saw a great naked women, standing erect, with rolling eyes; she must have been a hundred feet high, but along she drifted, growing ever longer and ever thinner, and finally fell apart, each limb remaining separate, with the head floating away first as the rest of her body continued to waver”
― Gustave Flaubert, November

“A thousand times today I’ve started to open my mouth, started to squeak out, “Can you tell me…? But then I’d look into the front seat, at my mother’s silent shaking, my father’s grim profile, the mournful bags under his eyes, and all the questions I might ask seemed abusive. Assault and battery, a question mark used like a club. My parents are old and fragile. I’d have to heartless to want to hurt them.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

“Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Cancer. The word meant the same to me as tsunami or piranha. I had never seen them; I wasn’t even quite sure what they were, but I knew they were bad and I knew in many cases they were deadly.”
― Natalie Palmer, Second Kiss

“They don’t know the meaning of danger or fear or pain. It’s only their pride that can be truly hurt.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

“Fear is an enemy that can be killed only at close range. The closest range of all is intimacy. The deeper the fear is embedded in one’s spirit, the more vulnerable it is.”
― Andrew Vachss, Haiku

“Spelling bees? Spelling bees do not scare me. I competed in the National Spelling Bee twice, thank you very much. My dad competed in the National Spelling Bee. My aunt competed in the National Spelling Bee. My uncle WON the National Spelling Bee. If I can’t spell it, I know someone who can. SO JUST BRING IT ON, YOU BASTARDS!!”
― Kristin Cashore

“The thing I am most afraid of is love. When you say you love someone you are giving them license to hurt you.”
― Dorothy Koomson, The Rose Petal Beach

“If a train is coming at you, closing your eyes won’t save you … but if you look right at it, you at least have a chance to jump.”
― Andrew Vachss, The Weight

“A warrior fears the battle he missed. More than any fight he can make his own, he fears the fight that’s gone, that ended without him, that no feat of arms can change.”
― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

“Fear, left unchecked, can spread like a virus.”
― Lish McBride, Necromancing the Stone

“I know, from the three visits I made to him, the blended composite of love and fear that exists only in a boy’s notion of his father.”
― Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

“….it was a brave man’s fear. I knew what he meant. What must a brave general feel when he knows the battle has gone against him and nothing remains but death?”
― Anne Rice, Blood And Gold

“With a hangover and with fear, it is difficult to put a helmet on your head.”
― Tim O’Brien, If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

“There’s no better cure for the fear of taking after one’s father, than not to know who he is.”
― André Gide, The Counterfeiters

“There lay between them, separating them, that same terrible line of the unknown and of fear, like the line separating the living from the dead.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.”
― Criss Jami, Healology

“Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily as rigid dispositions can close hearts and minds to such elevated awareness. It generally depends on whether you allow fear and violence to rule your actions or whether you give wisdom, courage, and compassion the authority to do so.”
― Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

“Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.
Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it’s conqueror.”
― Mike Norton

“Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.”
― Catherine of Siena

“Beethoven said that it’s better to hit the wrong note confidently, than hit the right note unconfidently. Never be afraid to be wrong or to embarrass yourself; we are all students in this life, and there is always something more to learn.”
― Mike Norton

“The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock.”
― Chris Hedges, The Death of the Liberal Class

“I am quite sure I am more afraid of people who are themselves terrified of the devil than I am of the devil himself.”
― Teresa of Ávila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself

“Remember that fear causes to happen the very things it fears. That’s why fear should be unknown to us.”
― Louis de Bernières

“Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones. We have to break the rules. And we have to discover the sensuality of fear. We need to face it, challenge it, dance with it.”
― Kyra Davis

“I’ve met talespinners before, Jake, and they’re all cut more or less from the same cloth. They tell tales because they’re afraid of life.”
― Stephen King, The Dark Tower

“There are many roles that people play and many images that they project. There is, for example, the “nice” man who is always smiling and agreeable. “Such a nice man,” people say. “He never gets angry.” The facade always covers its opposite expression. Inside, such a person is full of rage that he dares not acknowledge or show. Some men put up a tough exterior to hide a very sensitive, childlike quality. Even failure can be a role. Many masochistic characters engage in the game of failure to cover an inner feeling of superiority. An outward show of superiority could bring down on them the jealous wrath of the father and the threat of castration. As long as they act like failures they can retain some sexuality, since they are not a threat to her father.”
― Alexander Lowen, Fear of Life

“Oliver: Fear is the natural state of anything that dies.”
― Rachel Caine, Last Breath

“If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.”
― Joyce Meyer

“Nothing can describe the withering horror of this. You feel lost, sick at heart before such unmasked hatred, not so much because it threatens you as because it shows humans in such an inhuman light. You see a kind of insanity, something so obscene the very obscenity of it (rather than its threat) terrifies you. It was so new I could not take my eyes from the man’s face. I felt like saying: “What in God’s name are you doing to yourself?”
― John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

“Talking about my fears to others feeds it.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“Would that thy love, beloved, had less trust in me, that it might be more anxious!”
― Héloïse d’Argenteuil, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

“Fear has no brains; it is an idiot. The dismal witness that it bears and the cowardly counsel that it whispers are unrelated.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.”
― Neil Gaiman

This world’s anguish is no different from the love we insist on holding back.
“This world’s anguish is no different
from the love we insist on holding back.”
― Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

“We are fast moving into something, we are fast flung into something like asteroids cast into space by the death of a planet, we the people of earth are cast into space like burning asteroids and if we wish not to disintegrate into nothingness we must begin to now hold onto only the things that matter while letting go of all that doesn’t. For when all of our dust and ice deteriorates into the cosmos we will be left only with ourselves and nothing else. So if you want to be there in the end, today is the day to start holding onto your children, holding onto your loved ones; onto those who share your soul. Harbor and anchor into your heart justice, truth, courage, bravery, belief, a firm vision, a steadfast and sound mind. Be the person of meaningful and valuable thoughts. Don’t look to the left, don’t look to the right; we simply don’t have the time. Never be afraid of fear.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“Fear is the cancer”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“Guilt and rage, hatred and fear were pathways to weakness and clumsy choices.”
― Jonathan Maberry, Dust & Decay

“We think there are limits to the dimensions of fear. Until we encounter the unknown. Then we can all feel boundless amounts of terror.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

“You don’t need to be so fierce and bluffing..
if you already know that I can’t be intimidated.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“While fear depletes power, faith gives wings for the soul’s elevation.”
― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

“Death is the end of the fear of death. […] To avoid it we must not stop fearing it and so life is fear. Death is time because time allows us to move toward death which we fear at all times when alive. We move around and that is fear. Movement through space requires time. Without death there is no movement through space and no life and no fear. To be aware of death is to be alive is to fear is to move around in space and time toward death.”
― Tao Lin, Bed

“Then what are you? An electronic Hannibal Lector? You can’t eat my liver with fava beans through a modem, you know.”
― Dean Koontz, Demon Seed

“If you can overcome love, you can overcome fear. If you can overcome fear, you can overcome death.”
― Santosh Kalwar

“I believe that courage is all too often mistakenly seen as the absence of fear. If you descend by rope from a cliff and are not fearful to some degree, you are either crazy or unaware. Courage is seeing your fear, in a realistic perspective, defining it, considering alternatives and choosing to function in spite of risks.”
― Leonard Zunin

“We’ll know we’ve got it right when they choose for themselves,” he used to say.
That doesn’t make sense.
‘That’s what I thought too. I asked him what he meant, but he just shrugged. I don’t think he knew himself. But I keep thinking maybe that stray is making exactly the kind of choice he talked about. We’re talking about an adult dog, a dog that’s been out in the woods for a long time, trying to decide whether or not we can be trusted. Whether this is his place. And it matters to him – he’d rather starve than make the wrong decision.”
― David Wroblewski, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

“Dissident Natan Sharansky writes that there are two kinds of states — “fear societies” and “free societies,” two kinds of consciousness. The consciousness derived of oppression is despairing, fatalistic, and fearful of inquiry. It is mistrustful of the self and forced to trust external authority. It is premised on a dearth of self-respect. It is cramped.

In contrast, the consciousness of freedom is one of expansiveness, trust of the self, and hope. It is a consciousness of limitless inquiry. It builds up in a citizen a wealth of self-respect.”
― Naomi Wolf, Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries

“Every persisting marriage is based on fear’, said Peregrine. ‘Fear is fundamental, you dig down in human nature and what’s at the bottom? Mean spiteful cruel self-regarding fear, whether it makes you to put the foot in it or whether it makes you to cower…”
― Iris Murdoch

“Knowing was a temptation. What you don’t know won’t tempt you.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

“The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace.”
― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

“The thing I fear most is fear.”
― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

“You see, the strangeness of my case is that now I no longer fear the invisible, I’m terrified by reality.”
― Jean Lorrain

Laugh, I tell you
And you will turn back
The hands of time.

Smile, I tell you
And you will reflect
The face of the divine.

Sing, I tell you
And all the angels will sing with you!

Cry, I tell you
And the reflections found in your pool of tears –
Will remind you of the lessons of today and yesterday
To guide you through the fears of tomorrow.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“There’s nothing in the sea this fish would fear. Other fish run from bigger things. That’s their instinct. But this fish doesn’t run from anything. He doesn’t fear.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

“What is fear after all? It is indecision. You seek some way to resist, escape. There is none.”
― Anne Rice, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

“But fear is confusing. It tears you in two. Half of you wants to run far, far away, but the other half is paralyzed, frozen, immovable. And the hard part is that you never know which half is going to win.”
― Melody Carlson, Finding Alice

“It is such a supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they’re used. The fact that they exist at all, their presence in our lives, will wreak more havoc than we can begin to fathom. Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behavior. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meat hooks deep in the base of our brains. They are purveyors of madness. They are the ultimate colonizer. Whiter than any white man that ever lived. The very heart of whiteness.”
― Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

“We had no one else to learn this from- none of our parents were shining examples of relationship success- so we learned this from each other: when someone you love needs you to, you can get a hold of your five-alarm temper, get a hold of the shapeless things that scare you senseless, act like an adult instead of the Cro-Magnon teenager you are, you can do a million things you never saw coming.”
― Tana French, Faithful Place

“At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you’ll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous.”
― Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

“Don’t be afraid to be afraid.
Have fear, and then conquer the
shit out of it.”
― D. Antoinette Foy

“But I was afraid of the questions (much more than the accusations) you might both put to me. ”
― J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

“It is for your own good to love a dare-devil rather than a holy coward. A dare-devil is a unique devil, battling your fears, your pains, conquering your uncertainties, carrying you his arms, and flying out of the corrosive fire. The coward is a trickster serpent, which vanishes in your time of despair, and appears in time of equanimity.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Fear clogged human potential.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“An intense cold swept over them all. Harry felt his own breath catch in his chest. The cold went deeper than his skin. It was inside his chest, it was inside his very heart. . . .
Harry’s eyes rolled up into his head. He couldn’t see. He was drowning in cold. There was a rushing in his ears as though of water. He was being dragged downward, the roaring growing louder . . .
And then, from far away, he heard screaming, terrible, terrified, pleading screams. He wanted to help whoever it was, he tried to move his arms, but couldn’t . . . a thick white fog was swirling around him, inside him —”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Fear is never a good counselor and victory over fear is the first spiritual duty of man.”
― Nikolai A. Berdyaev

“It’s the unknown that I fear, the bites of memories that still have no connections.”
― Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

“الخوف لا مفر منه ، يتوجب عليّ تقبله ، ولكن لا يمكنني السماح له بأن يشلني”
― Isabel Allende, La suma de los días

“Superstition is the need to view the world in terms of simple cause and effect. As I have already said, religious fundamentalism was on the rise, but that is not the type of superstition I am referring to. The superstition that held sway at the time was a belief in simple causes.
Even the plainest of events is tied down by a thick tangle of permutation and possibility, but the human mind struggles with such complexity. In times of trouble, when the belief in simple gods breaks down, a cult of conspiracy arises. So it was back then. Unable to attribute misfortune to chance, unable to accept their ultimate insignificance within the greater scheme, the people looked for monsters in their midst.
The more the media peddled fear, the more the people lost the ability to believe in one another. For every new ill that befell them, the media created an explanation, and the explanation always had a face and a name. The people came to fear even their closest neighbors. At the level of the individual, the community, and the nation, people sought signs of others’ ill intentions; and everywhere they looked, they found them, for this is what looking does.
This was the true challenge the people of this time faced. The challenge of trusting one another. And they fell short”
― Bernard Beckett

“Fear. Blame. Don’t forget. Mom. I love you.
-Lauren Oliver, Delerium”
― Lauren Oliver

“Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect Truth.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“for sometime now I have believed that it is our own force, all our own force that is still too great for us. It is true that we do not know it; but is it not just that which is most our own of which we know the least?”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Don’t they get afraid, then?”
“They have a religion for that.”
― Ray Bradbury, The October Country

“Can’t figure women. Sometimes they’re afraid of a spider, other times they’re not afraid to stand right up to the devil.”
― Donal Harding, Leaving Summer

“Good.I need you to be scared.Very,very scared.And then you’ll never be scared again.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“I believe fear of what we do not know may be the devil’s best tool, meant to keep us back from those we long to approach.”
― Vicki Grove, Rhiannon

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“I’m afraid to have a boyfriend. I don’t know how to do that and not lose who I want to be. And I’m afraid of what it means to be close to a guy, a guy I might really like.”
There it was: the truth.”
― Julia Karr, XVI

“We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.”
― Jim Morrison

“I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as a plant and rose to animal,
I died as an animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

“That’s interesting,” Bitterblue said. “You think a conscience requires fear?”
― Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

“They began by controlling books of cartoons and then detective books and, of course, films, one way or another, one group or another, political bias, religious prejudice, union pressure; there was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves.”
― Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

“[…]you don’t have to be Sun freakin Tzu to know that real fighting isn’t about killing or even hurting the other guy, it’s about scaring him enough to call it a day.”
― Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

“He cared less, so they cared more. He said it was beautiful. I knew he was broken.This was his game.”
― Coco J. Ginger

“I am convinced that the deepest desire within each of us is to be liberated from the controlling influences of our own psychic madness or patterns of fear. All other things—the disdain of ordinary life, the need to control others rather than be controlled, the craving for material goods as a means of security and protection against the winds of chaos—are external props that serve as substitutes for the real battle, which is the one waged within the individual soul.”
― Caroline Myss

“He hated being filled with terror. It was embarrassing.”
― Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

“People only lie because they are afraid of the truth”
― Madison Reil

“Nico remembered something Jason Grace had told him in the palace of Notus: Maybe it’s time you come out of the shadows. If only I could, he thought. For the first time in his life, he had begun to fear the dark, because he might melt into it permanently.”
― Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

“Success goes to the ones who do. Get up. Show up. Throw up if you have to. Do it afraid, but do it no matter.”
― Toni Sorenson

“Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it’s contagious.”
― Jimmy Stewart

“The truth is that judgment and fear will never stop, but they don’t actually do anything.”
― Julien Smith, The Flinch

“To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.”
― Edward Weeks

“Beyond the clouds, above people, beneath the skin, inside people, we’re waiting for you. We see you now, as you read. We’ll see you when you stop thinking about these words. Above and inside your face, we know your secrets. We know what you hide from yourself. You can’t escape us. We hold your heart in the palm of our hand. If we like, we can squeeze it. If we like, we can crush it. There’s nothing you can do to stop us. Our gaze notices your every single move and your every single word. Say a word now. Make a move. We smile at your words, as we smile at your silence. No one will be able to protect you. No one can protect you now. You’re even less than you imagine. We’ve seen a thousand generations of men like you. It was our pleasure to let them walk on the lines of our hands. It was our pleasure to take everything away from them. We guided entire generations of men through tunnels we built that led nowhere. And when they arrived at nothing, we smiled. You’re just like them. We’re waiting for you above and inside your face. Continue on your way. Follow that line of our hand. We know where that tunnel you walk through will end. Keep on walking. We see you and smile. Beyond the clouds, we are fear. Beneath the skin, we are fear.”
― José Luís Peixoto, Antídoto

“As Grams treaded water, she tapped my forehead. ‘What’s in here, Poppy, is scarier than anything you’ll encounter in the depths of the ocean. An imagination is a powerful thing.”
― Shelley Coriell, Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe

“I was terrified of my weakness, of my sharp tongue, of
my every flaw. I was terrified that this moment, my chance to
live in happiness for however short a time we may have had,
would be ruined because I was simply not carved out of the
same wood as happiness, and that my grain was too twisted
to ever take its form.”
― Amy Lane, Truth in the Dark

“Your lack of fear is based on your ignorance.”
― Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem

“I am afraid a monster is grown that will devour all of us. Yet we must fight him.”
― Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire

“The world can do nothing to a Christian who has no fear of man.”
― Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

“I have come to see this fear, this sense of my own imperilment by my creations, as not only an inevitable, necessary part of writing fiction but as virtual guarantor, insofar as such a thing is possible, of the power of my work: as a sign that I am on the right track, that I am following the recipe correctly, speaking the proper spells. Literature, like magic, has always been about the handling of secrets, about the pain, the destruction and the marvelous liberation that can result when they are revealed. Telling the truth, when the truth matters most, is almost always a frightening prospect. If a writer doesn’t give away secrets, his own or those of the people he loves; if she doesn’t court disapproval, reproach and general wrath, whether of friends, family, or party apparatchiks; if the writer submits his work to an internal censor long before anyone else can get their hands on it, the result is pallid, inanimate, a lump of earth. The adept handles the rich material, the rank river clay, and diligently intones his alphabetical spells, knowing full well the history of golems: how they break free of their creators, grow to unmanageable size and power, refuse to be controlled. In the same way, the writer shapes his story, flecked like river clay with the grit of experience and rank with the smell of human life, heedless of the danger to himself, eager to show his powers, to celebrate his mastery, to bring into being a little world that, like God’s, is at once terribly imperfect and filled with astonishing life.

Originally published in The Washington Post Book World”
― Michael Chabon

“Everyone is running from something. But if we’re lucky, really lucky, fate intervenes and presents an opportunity to conquer our fears. Only then, if triumphant, can a destiny bestowed become a destiny fulfilled.”
― Rome Sims

“Now I lay facedown on the bed, sobbing for the woman
who once slept here not knowing that someday one of her
worst fears would come true”
― Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

“The only thing I am afraid of is fear.”
― Arthur Wellesley

“From this arises the following question: whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reverse. The answer is that one would like to be both the one and the other, but because they are difficult to combine, it is far better to be loved than feared if you cannot be both.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

“Love and faith are not common companions. More commonly power and fear consort with faith….Power is not to be crossed; one must respect and obey. Power means strength, whereas love is a human frailty the people mistrust. It is a sad fact of life that power and fear are the fountainheads of faith.”
― Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

“Anyone who doesn’t fear God, has no idea at all about Him.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Before you were born, and were still too tiny for the human eye to see, you won the race for life from among 250 million competitors. And yet, how fast you have forgotten your strength, when your very existence is proof of your greatness.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“The process of breaking down fear was always my greatest challenge and it was made easier by the careful work and gentle voices of my female workers.”
― Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

“Mind easily mesmerized when frightened.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“But that inadequacy, or feeling of inadequacy, never really goes away. You just have to trudge ahead in the rain, regardless.”
― Lorrie Moore

“That’s because only a real artist knows the actual anatomy of the terrible or the physiology of fear – the exact sort of lines and proportions that connect up with latent instincts or hereditary memories of fright, and the proper colour contrasts and lighting effects to stir the dormant sense of strangeness.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, Pickman’s Model

“[“The Devil in the Dark”] impressed me because it presented the idea, unusual in science fiction then and now, that something weird, and even dangerous, need not be malevolent. That is a lesson that many of today’s politicians have yet to learn.”
― Arthur C. Clarke

“الخوف يشلّ أكثر من اي أداة حرب أخرى”
― Dan Brown, ملائكة وشياطين

“To be feared of a thing and yet to do it, is what makes the prettiest kind of a man.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped and Catriona

“For fear is a primary source of evil. And when the question “Who am I?” recurs and is unanswered, then fear and frustration project a negative attitude. The bewildered soul can answer only: “Since I do not understand ‘Who I am,’ I only know what I am not.” The corollary of this emotional incertitude is snobbism, intolerance and racial hate. The xenophobic individual can only reject and destroy, as the xenophobic nation inevitably makes war. ”
― Carson McCullers, The Mortgaged Heart: Selected Writings

“[T]he experience of mystery comes not from expecting it but through yielding all your programs, because your programs are based on fear and desire. Drop them and the radiance comes. (16)”
― Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

“Amaranta, however, whose hardness of heart frightened her, whose concentrated bitterness made her bitter, suddenly became clear to her in the final analysis as the most tender woman who had ever existed, and she understood with pitying clarity that the unjust tortures to which she had submitted Pietro Crespi had not been dictated by a desire for vengeance, as everyone had thought, nor had the slow martyrdom with which she had frustrated the life of Colonel Gerineldo Márquez been determined by the gall of her bitterness, as everyone had thought, but that both actions had been a mortal struggle between a measureless love and an invincible cowardice, and that the irrational fear that Amaranta had always had of her own tormented heart had triumphed in the end.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

“Devour your fear.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“From this arises the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both: but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved. ”
― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

“That is why in adult life, people generally tend to relive rather than live, that is, to repeat the patterns of the past and defend the primary fantasy in the defiance, and avoid the real gamble or real adventure of taking a chance on something new. They are afraid that if they really cry out, if they really ask, if they really scream for help, that it won’t come, and they’ll be in the same panicky frightened state they were in when they were little. ”
― Robert W. Firestone

“God created every man to be free. The ability to choose whether to live free or enslaved, right or wrong, happy or in fear is something called freewill. Every man was born with freewill. Some people use it, and some people use any excuse not to. Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. And in the end, when God asks you: “Who told you to kill one of my children?”

And you tell him, “My leader.”
He will then ask you, “And are THEY your GOD?”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“In most communities it is illegal to cry “fire” in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims? ”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.”
― Kahlil Gibran

“Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.”
― Jack Lemmon

“So now i know. I fear the unknown so deeply that I’de rather repeat the same heart-breaking pattern than face something or someone i can’t predict.”
― Valerie Frankel, The Girlfriend Curse

“…as you know, I don’t believe in fear, just an invention by men so they get all the money and good jobs…”
― Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?

“Relate to the fear, not just from it. (50)”
― Stephen Levine, A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

“Oh, Myr,” he chokes out. “I hate having to ask this of you…”
He glances towards the car again, and I crouch down in the shadows, hoping it’s too dark for him to see whether the window is open or closed. The woman pats his arm, cradling her hand against his elbow.
“You know I’d do anything for you and Hil,” she says. I like her voice. It’s throaty and rich.
“You’d do anything?” my father repeats numbly. “Even now? After -?”
“Even now,” the woman says firmly.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

“The fear for oneself, that one can do something about. Upon it one can turn the light of awareness. But when one is no longer worrying about oneself, then the fear comes for other people and, after that, for the world.
There are no fearless people, only fearless moments.”
― Peter Høeg

“a joy that hurts with sadness
a sadness that is pleasurable
a pleasure full of terror
a terror that excites
an excitement that calms
a calmness that frightens.”
― Aidan Chambers, Nik: Now I Know

“Fear, if not accompanied by pain, turns into a habit”
― Brian McNaughton

“… from our vantage point it is now clear that the only thing the population had to fear was fear itself.”
― Bernard Beckett, Genesis

“When I was fifteen, a companion and I, on a dare, went into the mound one day just at sunset. We saw some of those Indians for the first time; we got directions from them and reached the top of the mound just as the sun set. We had camping equiptment with us, but we made no fire. We didn’t even make down our beds. We just sat side by side on that mound until it became light enough to find our way back to the road. We didn’t talk. When we looked at each other in the gray dawn, our faces were gray, too, quiet, very grave. When we reached town again, we didn’t talk either. We just parted and went home and went to bed. That’s what we thought, felt, about the mound. We were children, it is true, yet we were descendants of people who read books and who were, or should have been, beyond superstition and impervious to mindless fear.”
― William Faulkner, Collected Stories

“Human life is under the absolute dominion of two mighty principles, fear and hope, and that any one who can make these serve his ends may be sure of rapid fortune.”
― Lucian of Samosata

“And how do you explain to your wife that you don’t have all the answers, and that you might not know what you are doing, and that you are afraid you are going to fail? How do you admit that you are most afraid that, one day, she’ll walk – and replace you with an educated, professor-type guy, who shares her same interests, schedule, and the way she was used to living, especially when all of your friends, your business associates, even your own damned brother, are all just waiting for you to mess up so they can have a shot at taking her away from you? How do you look the woman you love in her eyes and tell her that?”
― Leslie Esdaile, Love Notes

“There is, after all, no moral difference between the bigot and the tolerator. They are from case to case positive or negative. One man is bigoted because he was given the sword of truth, another because he is angered in thoughtlessness; then, one man is tolerant because he was given the flag of peace, another because he is cowardly and wishes to hide all guilt.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always enjoyed feeling afraid. I think it is the most delicious feeling there is”
― Domingos Monteiro

“Focus on your goals, not your fear.”
― Roy Bennett

“The more important question, of course, was what the new Lucy would do, and even though I was pretty sure the old Lucy wouldn’t be around much anymore, I was a little bit afraid the new Lucy hadn’t yet shown up.”
― Pam Houston, Waltzing the Cat

“We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist. So, for a time, if such a passion come to fruition, the man will get what he wants. He will get the moral support, the encouragement, the relief from the sense of loneliness, the assurance of his own worth. But these things pass away; inevitably they pass away as the shadows pass across sundials. It is sad, but it is so. The pages of the book will become familiar; the beautiful corner of the road will have been turned too many times. Well, this is the saddest story.”
― Ford Madox Ford

“Write down 10 things you would do in your life if you had absolutely no fear. Then pick one of them and do it.”
― Steve Chandler, Reinventing Yourself: How to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be

“The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don’t feel safe to let people in it is because you’re not ready to deal with the pain of honesty.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Fear was about possibilities. Not things that happened. Things that might.”
― Michael Grant, Fear

“Silence is a lie that screams at the light.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“I think this is what we all want to hear: that we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful, and strong.”
― Anna White, Mended: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Leaps of Faith

“Remember that the choices you make, and the reasons you make them, shape your destiny. Remember your free will…And remember, what the True One has made is supposed to bring balance and unity, not anger, fear or revenge. Do not fear, what is yours to use. Only beware the ends to which it is turned, and know the means will truly determine the outcome.”
― Derek Donais, MetalMagic: Talisman

“Life is a movement, a constant movement in relationship; and thought, trying to capture that movement in terms of the past, as memory, is afraid of life.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle

“As always, the blessed relief of starting, a feeling that was like falling into a hole filled with bright light.
As always, the glum knowledge that he would not write as well as he wanted to write.
As always the terror of not being able to finish, of accelerating into a brick wall.
As always, the marvelous joyful nervy feeling of journey begun.”
― Stephen King, Misery

“When you explore your fears then you set yourself free.”
― Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

“But time passes. Fear becomes a memory. Terror becomes routine; it loses its grip.”
― Bernard Beckett, Genesis

“Did I never explain to you about love, Reva?’ Pa asked. I gave him a look, and he laughed uncomfortably. ‘I guess not. Let me put it in a way you’ll understand. Love is like stinging nettles. Only they prick from the inside out, starting at your heart and bursting on around. It’s worse when it gets here’–he rubbed the bridge of his nose–‘then your vision goes a little strange. But eventually the nettles stop stinging–once she agrees to kiss you. But they start right back up again when she agrees to marry you–‘
‘Pa,’ I interrupted, ‘that’s not love, that’s fear.’
Pa shook his head, looking off admiringly in the direction where Lacrimora had disappeared. ‘Same thing, in my case.”
― Merrie Haskell, The Princess Curse

“Fear is a vile thing, and is at the bottom of almost every wrong and hatred of the world.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs

“It is of men, and of them only, that one should always be frightened.”
― Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

“This book is a memoir – not of specific life events, but of the processes of dissociation, and of re-enlivening emotions that are shameful to admit or even to feel. It is an account of the altered states that trauma induces, which make it possible to survive a life-threatening event but impair the capacity to feel fear, and worse still, impair the ability to love. (292)”
― Jessica Stern, Denial: A Memoir of Terror

“When you have mastered fear then you have mastered all.”
― Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

“When it’s my time, and the reaper calls my name, there will be no stink of fear on me, and my only wish will be to die with grace, covered in the blood of my enemies.”
― Cedric Nye, Jango’s Anthem

“You were talking about the wind,” the Fillyjonk said suddenly. “A wind that carries off your washing. But I’m speaking about cyclones. Typhoons, Gaffsie dear. Tornadoes, whirlwinds, sandstorms… Flood waves that carry houses away… But most of all I’m talking about myself and my fears, even if I know that’s not done. I know everything will turn out badly. I think about that all the time. Even while I’m washing my carpet. Do you understand that? Do you feel the same way?”
― Tove Jansson, Tales from Moominvalley

“When Anu the Sublime, King of the Anunnaki, and Bel, the lord of Heaven and earth, who decreed the fate of the land assigned to Marduk, the over-ruling son of Ea, God of righteousness, dominion over earthly man, and made him great among the Igigi, they called Babylon by his illustrious name, made it great on earth, and founded an everlasting kingdom in it, whose foundations are laid so solidly as those of heaven and earth; then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak, so that I should rule over the black-headed people like Shamash and enlighten the land, to further the well-being of mankind.

…When Marduk sent me to rule over men, to give the protection of right to the land, I did right and righteousness in . . . , and brought about the well-being of the oppressed.

[The oldest known written code of laws from around 1772 BCE]”
― Hammurabi, The Code of Hammurabi

“That black, maddening firmament; that vast cosmic ocean, endlessly deep in every direction, both Heaven and Pandemonium at once; mystical Zodiac, speckled flesh of Tiamat; all that is chaos, infinite and eternal. And yet, it’s somehow the bringing to order of this chaos which perhaps has always disturbed me most. The constellations, in their way, almost bring into sharper focus the immensity and insanity of it all – monsters and giants brought to life in all their gigantic monstrosity; Orion and Hercules striding across the sky, limbs reaching for lightyears, only to be dwarfed by the likes of Draco, Pegasus, or Ursa Major. Then bigger still – Cetus, Eridanus, Ophiuchus, and Hydra, spanning nearly the whole of a hemisphere, sunk below the equator in that weird underworld of obscure southern formations. You try to take them in – the neck cranes, the eyes roll, and the mind boggles until this debilitating sense of inverted vertigo overcomes you…”
― Mark X., Citations: A Brief Anthology

“What she wants to say has to do not only with joy but with the penetrating, constant fear that is joy’s other half.”
― Michael Cunningham, The Hours

“Love opens your heart, trumps fear, and paves the way for healing in all aspects of your life.”
― Lissa Rankin, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

“She loved him, more than she could ever find words for, but this love he felt for her was not quite the same. It wasn’t so much stronger, as more demanding, more insistent. As though he feared he would lose that which he had finally won.”
― Jean M. Auel, The Mammoth Hunters

“People who live life in fear of taking risks die without living it.”
― Fola, The Seed

“Like all who search for truth out of fear, I desperately wanted someone else to tell me exactly what to do.”
― Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood

“Let it be considered that what is more wholesome than any particular belief is integrity of belief; and that to avoid looking into the support of any belief from a fear that it may turn out rotten is quite as immoral as it is disadvantageous.”
― Charles Sanders Peirce

“I don’t so much mind looking back on having lost the election, or having been denied a role in the play, or having had my novel repeatedly rejected, or having been turned down for a date, or recalling laughter at my expense when I attempted some silly challenge. Those things simply prove that I lived life. What I do mind, however, is looking back on the lost opportunities where imagined concerns kept me from even trying—lose or win. I’ve learned that there is no regret in a brave attempt, only in cowering to fear.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“I find my greatest strength in wanting to be strong and my greatest bravery in deciding to be brave….If there’s no feeling of fear then there’s no need for courage.”
― David Levithan

“Fear leads to death as the window to the courtyard. Jump!”
― Grigoris Deoudis

“It had nothing to do with whether the water was frightening, or whether he was able to swim or not. No matter how fast he swam, there was something hidden in the water that he couldn’t escape from. Even if it looked like it was sleeping, it could wake up at any time and come to attack him. Fear of this hidden thing, fear of the shadows, all of these frightened feelings lived in Makoto’s heart.”
― Kouji Ouji, ハイ☆スピード! [High Speed!]

“Sometimes I think I won’t ever feel safe until I can count my last days on one hand.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

“I began to get a feeling (…) of being the only sane man in a nut house. It doesn’t make you feel superior but depressed and scared, because there is nobody you can contact.”
― William S. Burroughs, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

“Dad, will they ever come back?”

“No. And yes.” Dad tucked away his harmonica. “No not them. But yes, other people like them. Not in a carnival. God knows what shape they’ll come in next. But sunrise, noon, or at the latest, sunset tomorrow they’ll show. They’re on the road.”

“Oh, no,” said Will.

“Oh, yes, said Dad. “We got to watch out the rest of our lives. The fight’s just begun.”

They moved around the carousel slowly.

“What will they look like? How will we know them?”

“Why,” said Dad, quietly, “maybe they’re already here.”

Both boys looked around swiftly.

But there was only the meadow, the machine, and themselves.

Will looked at Jim, at his father, and then down at his own body and hands. He glanced up at Dad.

Dad nodded, once, gravely, and then nodded at the carousel, and stepped up on it, and touched a brass pole.

Will stepped up beside him. Jim stepped up beside Will.

Jim stroked a horse’s mane. Will patted a horse’s shoulders.

The great machine softly tilted in the tides of night.

Just three times around, ahead, thought Will. Hey.

Just four times around, ahead, thought Jim. Boy.

Just ten times around, back, thought Charles Halloway. Lord.

Each read the thoughts in the other’s eyes.

How easy, thought Will.

Just this once, thought Jim.

But then, thought Charles Halloway, once you start, you’d always come back. One more ride and one more ride. And, after awhile, you’d offer rides to friends, and more friends until finally…

The thought hit them all in the same quiet moment.

…finally you wind up owner of the carousel, keeper of the freaks…

proprietor for some small part of eternity of the traveling dark carnival shows….

Maybe, said their eyes, they’re already here.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

“Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain.”
― Mark Twain

“Clearly, all fear has an element of resistance and a leaning away from the moment. Its dynamic is not unlike that of strong desire except that fear leans backward into the last safe moment while desire leans forward toward the next possibility of satisfaction. Each lacks presence. (29)”
― Stephen Levine, A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

“Remember, the only thing to fear is Fear, and – well, don’t even fear Fear, for he’s a cowardly chap at the best, who will run if you show a brave front.”
― William Walker Atkinson, Thought Vibration

“Charles de Foucauld, the found of the Little Brothers of Jesus, wrote a single sentence that’s ahad a profound impact on my life. He said, “The one thing we owe absolutely to God is never to be afraid of anything.” Never to be afraid of anything, even death, which, after all, is but that final breakthrough into the open, waiting, outstretched arms of Abba.”
― Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

“She was famous, and she was insane.
Her voice soared out over the audience, holding them spellbound and enraptured, delivering their hopes and fears tangled in chords and rhythm. They called her an angel, her voice a gift.
She was famous, and she was a liar.”
― Dianne Sylvan, Queen of Shadows

“The crying sounded even louder out of doors. It was as if all the pain in the world had found a voice. Yet had I known such pain was in the next room, and had it been dumb, I believe—I have thought since—I could have stood it well enough. It is when suffering finds a voice and sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us. But in spite of the brilliant sunlight and the green fans of the trees waving in the soothing sea-breeze, the world was a confusion, blurred with drifting black and red phantasms, until I was out of earshot of the house in the stone wall.”
― H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau

“Courage is a decision you make to act in a way that works through your own fear for the greater good as opposed to pure self-interest. Courage means putting at risk your immediate self-interest for what you believe is right.”
― Derrick A. Bell, Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth

“For some people, their fear to lose is greater than their desire to succeed, so they end up doing nothing and their dreams become impossible.”
― Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

“No man should leave in the universe anything of which he is afraid.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday

“Sie litten alle unter der Angst, keine Zeit für alles zu haben, und wussten nicht, dass Zeit haben nichts anderes heißt, als keine Zeit für alles zu haben.”
― Robert Musil

“Fear was the terrible secret of the battlefiled and could afflict the brave as well as the timid. Worse it was contagious, and could destroy a unit before a battle even began. Because of that, commanders were first and foremost in the fear suppression business.”
― David Halberstam, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

“Fear is a scavenger who feeds on the future; on what may be and what is possible, extending down the line of our lives.”
― John Scalzi, The Sagan Diary

“I’m always scared to death that I won’t do a role justice. But fear can be a great motivator.”
― Hilary Swank

“As we watched the soldiers and the Rambo disappear I remember feeling preternaturally calm. This is what deep, deep fear does to you. It turns you into a state of unfeeling.”
― Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip

“Most of the time, if you treat people right, you don’t have to be afraid of them.”
― Kathy Kelly, Other Lands Have Dreams: Letters From Pekin Prison

“Fear sits and smiles and is predatory, immobile and silent and serene; an observer who conserves his energy and is content to wait.”
― John Scalzi, The Sagan Diary

“All space is relative. There is no such thing as size. The telescope and the microscope have produced a deadly leveling of great and small, far and near. The only little thing is sin, the only great thing is fear!
(“The Jelly-Fish”)”
― David H. Keller, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

“In order for a thing to be horrible it has to suffer a change you can recognize.”
― Ray Bradbury, The October Country

“Sometimes, you feel like being watched from behind by someone.
When you turned, it’s just nothing, nobody, none,
or only someone who’s daydreaming and staring right through you.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Plenty of people who survive tragedies end up ambivalent about danger–frightened by it, yet strangely drawn to it.”
― Keith Ablow, Denial

“We juggle priceless eggs in variable gravity. I am afraid. I will taste fear until I die.”
― Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God’s Eye

“How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?”
― Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“Odessans’ worst fear is change, because what if we make a change and our situation gets worse?”
― Janet Skeslien Charles, Moonlight in Odessa

“seeing a woman cough today made me sense a vague fear of death”
― Brandon Scott Gorrell

“This is how best to effect change. If you reiterate the same fears and the same sensible measures with proper augmentation enough times, even difficult decisions will begin to seem like the only justifiable solutions.”
― Olli Jalonen

“Paranoia is transmissible from mind to mind, but it does not go by the route of reason. It can therefore change its rationalization while remaining essentially the same.”
― William Nicholls, Christian Antisemitism

Whenever you stand up
For your conscience,
Be prepared to be hated
By the wicked.
But never, ever,
Let that scare you;
For whenever you
Stand up for God,
By him,
You are loved.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“He could only consider me as the living corpse of a would-be suicide, a person dead to shame, an idiot ghost.”
― Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

“Thus I spoke, more and more softly; for I was afraid of my own thoughts and the thoughts behind my thoughts.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I concluded that the best thing for me and for those around me was to want nothing, to be enthusiastic about nothing, to be as unmotivated as possible, in fact, so that I would never again hurt anyone.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick

“I think the willfully unimaginative see more monsters. They are often more afraid.”
― J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

“We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and see our illusions die.”
― W.H. Auden

“When the great ship containing the hopes and aspirations of the world, when the great ship freighted with mankind goes down in the night of death, chaos and disaster, I am willing to go down with the ship. I will not be guilty of the ineffable meanness of paddling away in some orthodox canoe. I will go down with the ship, with those who love me, and with those whom I have loved. If there is a God who will damn his children forever, I would rather go to hell than to go to heaven and keep the society of such an infamous tyrant. I make my choice now. I despise that doctrine. It has covered the cheeks of this world with tears. It has polluted the hearts of children, and poisoned the imaginations of men. It has been a constant pain, a perpetual terror to every good man and woman and child. It has filled the good with horror and with fear; but it has had no effect upon the infamous and base. It has wrung the hearts of the tender; it has furrowed the cheeks of the good. This doctrine never should be preached again. What right have you, sir, Mr. clergyman, you, minister of the gospel, to stand at the portals of the tomb, at the vestibule of eternity, and fill the future with horror and with fear? I do not believe this doctrine: neither do you. If you did, you could not sleep one moment. Any man who believes it, and has within his breast a decent, throbbing heart, will go insane. A man who believes that doctrine and does not go insane has the heart of a snake and the conscience of a hyena.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

“At a time I used to think that in a world without guards people would walk differently from the way we do in our country. Where people are allowed to think and write differently, I thought, they will also walk differently.”
― Herta Müller, The Land of Green Plums

“Ameţeală. Ameţeala e senzaţia cea mai chinuitoare. Nici o durere nu-i atât de cumplită. Ameţeala. Lumea se învârte, se desface, te desfaci şi tu, eşti rupt în bucăţi.”
― Nicolae Steinhardt, Jurnalul fericirii

“What do you call yourself?” the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had!
“I wish I knew!” thought poor Alice. She answered, rather sadly, “Nothing, just now.”
“Think again,” it said: “that won’t do.”
Alice thought, but nothing came of it. “Please, would you tell me what you call yourself?” she said timidly, “I think that might help a little.”
“I’ll tell you, if you’ll come a little further on,” the Fawn said. “I can’t remember here.”
So they walked on together through the wood, Alice with her arms clasped lovingly round the soft neck of the Fawn, till they came out into another open field, and here the Fawn gave a sudden bound into the air, and shook itself free from Alice’s arms. “I’m a Fawn!” it cried out in a voice of delight. “And dear me, you’re a human child!” A sudden look of alarm came into its beautiful brown eyes, and in another moment it had darted away at full speed.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“Fear and doubt are major stampeders.”
― Karen Marie Moning, Iced

“Many people believe they know true darkness, but until it has been experienced it cannot be imagined. Without even a flicker of light, the mind begins to play tricks. There is a constant feeling that there is a wall before you, that you must stop. The eyes open as wide as they can, hungry for light. The only thing that helps is to shut them tight.”
― Joseph R. Lallo, The Book of Deacon

“Everyone has their own boat, it’s a matter of pulling it out of the sand, and putting it in the water. But further, you can anchor the boat in fear when the storms rage, and go nowhere, let it drift aimlessly on its own or you can let God be the navigator and guide you on a journey in a way that is right for you.”
― Anthony Liccione

“You can’t live in dread of something for long without beginning to crave it.”
― Glen Duncan, The Last Werewolf

“My life was pouring out my feet and seeping through cracks in the floor; yet still I knelt and did not move, for fear she’d let go my hands. Let me stay, I wanted to beg: Please don’t make me go.”
― Sonya Hartnett, Surrender

“Make them fear you. Machiavelli said it nearly six hundred years ago, but it’s still true. Every ruler should strive for his people to love him. But if they cannot love you, then make them fear you. Love is better, but fear will do the job.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton, Narcissus in Chains

“When you have fear then the world is a big place. When you have courage then the world shrinks.”
― Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

“Foggy nights bring some comfort.
He can get lost in the mist
and there is no one to stare or question.”
― Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“Being brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared.”
― Neil Gaiman

“I’m frightend. Of us. I want to go home. O God I to go home.” “It’s was an accident,” said Piggy stubbornly,”and that’s that.” He touched Ralph’s bare shoulder and Ralph shuddered at the human contact.”
― William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“Only the cruelest hunters set their traps with terror and trepidation.”
― Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

“This guy sounds like all the bad guys from the last ten years of murder movies all rolled into one. Like he might be the worst of those books you have there. If he was real, and really like that, then I should arrest him, right?” Matthew asked, hoping he could show the boy that he would protect him, and he could tell him the truth now.
“No, Deputy. Because he is real, and he is really like that, and you should run.”
― Dennis Sharpe, First Boy

“The idea of immortality, that like a sea has ebbed and flowed in the human heart, with its countless waves of hope and fear, beating against the shores and rocks of time and fate, was not born of any book, nor of any creed, nor of any religion. It was born of human affection, and it will continue to ebb and flow beneath the mists and clouds of doubt and darkness as long as love kisses the lips of death. It is the rainbow – Hope shining upon the tears of grief.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll

“Don’t let me lose myself.”
― Jack Croxall, X: A Short Story

“The library made me feel safe, as if every question had an answer and there was nothing to be afraid of, as long as I could sort through another volume.”
― Dee Williams

“You have two choices, to conquer your fear or to let your fear conquer you.”
― Roy Bennett

“To conquer fear is the best way to gain your self-confidence.”
― Roy Bennett

“There is nothing that teaches you more than regrouping after failure ad moving on. Yet most people are stricken wth fear. They fear failure so much that they fail.”
― Charles Bukowski

“Where your fear is,
there is your task.”
― C.G. Jung

“Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, knowing something is more important than fear and taking action in the face of fear.”
― Roy Bennett

“His cloak was his crowning glory; sable, thick and black and soft as sin.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“He wore his fear on his skin for everyone to see.”
― Richard Kadrey, Butcher Bird

“The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear.”
― Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

“None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.”
― Ferdinand Foch

“Fear of vikings build castles.”
― Charles Manson

“Of all the questions I have asked my readers this is the most important: What would you do if you weren’t afraid? When you finally give wings to that answer then you have found your life’s purpose.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Erase self-doubt by working to build your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses.”
― Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

“Still, being fragile creatures, humans always try to hide from themselves the certainty that they will die. They do not see that it is death itself that motivates them to do the best things in their lives. They are afraid to step into the dark, afraid of the unknown, and their only way of conquering that fear is to ignore the fact that their days are numbered. They do not see that with an awareness of death, they would be able to be even more daring, to go much further in their daily conquests, because then they would have nothing to lose- for death itself is inevitable.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

“When God issues a call to us, it is always a holy call. The vocation of dying is a sacred vocation. To understand that is one of the most important lessons a Christian can ever learn. When the summons comes, we can respond in many ways. We can become angry, bitter or terrified. But if we see it as a call from God and not a threat from Satan, we are far more prepared to cope with its difficulties.”
― R.C. Sproul, Surprised by Suffering

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What would be frightening about me jumping out of the bush wearing a pig mask is not the sudden surprise, not me, and not the pig mask, but that the ordinary world had split open for a moment to reveal some possibility never previously considered.”
― Peter Straub

“Fear could paralyse. Action was the antidote.”
― Ken Follett, Hornet Flight

“We stand, when we are young, on the sunny slope among the pines, and look across an unknown country to the mountains. There are clouds, but they are edged with light. We do not fear as we dip into the valley; we do not fear the clouds. Thank God for the splendid fearlessness of youth. And as for older travelers whom the Lord has led over the hill and the dale, they have not been given the spirit of fear. They think of the way they have come since they stood on that bright hillside, and their word is always this: There are reasons and reasons for hope and for happiness, and never one for fear.”
― Amy Carmichael

“What makes you so dare to challenge me, kiddo?
It ain’t about you, Sir. I just wanna confront my fear.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“The peculiarity of sunrise is to make us laugh at all our terrors of the night, and our laugh is always proportioned to the fear we have had.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“Her arms groped forward to guide her when her tears blocked her vision in darkness. Then she couldn’t run any more. She sank to her knees and began to cry in her terror. She wanted Gary.
She suddenly felt strong arms around her. She bent her head to bury it in Gary’s shoulder, trembling in the darkness.
Whimpering like a small animal in a trap, she pushed herself closer to him and said in a choked voice, “I’m so frightened!”
“I know, my love,” the voice said. “I’m so sorry you were hurt.”
She felt herself being pulled up to him, his grip around her tight. It was a strange feeling in this pitch-black hallway, where not even the light of the moon cast any illumination. The lips she touched were cold and yet they responded to her with an unusual warmth. His hands massaged her back. Something, Melanie thought, was wrong with that. The hands were too smooth, not like a plastered wrist would feel.
“Gary?” she asked, backing away. She didn’t trust what she couldn’t see.
“My love,” the voice whispered, “there is no need to fear now. I shall protect you from those who mean you harm.”
― Clare McNally, Ghost House

“I think fear is normal, Cade. Just don’t let it win.”
― Lisa Schroeder

“Fear is an inhibitor that has kept more people from fulfilling their destiny than any other one emotion.”
― Tim LaHaye, Spirit-Controlled Temperament

“This in essence is my goal. To set an example by doing what is good. If I live openly and honestly, I set an example of virtue, humanness, restoration, and healing. I give others permission to join me on my journey despite the fear of failure or the rejection it might elicit when they know they are not alone in their experience. The more of us who amass the courage to embark openly on this path, the more normal this experience becomes, effectively eliminating the tactic of shame and isolation that the enemy so often uses to cause us to falter.”
― Riisa Renee, Breaking the Silence

“I wouldn’t give a tinker’s damn for a man who isn’t sometimes afraid. Fear’s the spice that makes it interesting to go ahead.”
― Daniel Boone

“Now everything was changed. She walked about with cautious, anxious steps, staring constantly at the ground, on the lookout for things that crept and crawled. Bushes were dangerous, and so were sea grass and rain water. There were little animals everywhere. They could turn up between the covers of a book, flattened and dead, for the fact is that creeping animals, tattered animals, and dead animals are with us all our lives, from beginning to end. Grandmother tried to discuss this with her, to no avail. Irrational terror is so hard to deal with. [p. 136]”
― Tove Jansson, The Summer Book

“Before one may scare the plain people one must first have a firm understanding of the bugaboos that most facilely alarm them. One must study the schemes that have served to do it in the past, and one must study very carefully the technic of the chief current professionals.”
― H.L. Mencken

“If you can’t sublimate your fear of mortality into sex with your best friend, what’s it there for?”
― Justin Taylor

“And we’ve read scary books and watched scary movies and TV shows together. He’s met monsters, ghouls, and demons on the page and on the screen. There’s nothing like watching Anaconda with your best friend or lying in bed next to your mother reading Roald Dahl, because that way you get to explore dark stuff safely. You get to laugh with it, to step out on the vampire’s dance floor and take him for a spin, and then step back into your life. When you make friends with fear, it can’t rule you.”
― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

“Hannah expected this to make her sob even more, but instead she found her tears drying up and her tummy growing warm. How dare they? How dare they do this to little girls? She understood now why her parents go so angry when they saw the result of bombers in the white hot streets of the Middle East, why men and women wailed in anger as well as grief as they lifted the limp bodies of children from the rubble. How dare they? No, she wasn’t going to die like this, wrapped up like some helpless baby.”
― Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

“People need not fear the unknown if they have a capable of achieving what they need and what”
― Paulo Coelho

“The purity of intention repels fear.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Fear and love were sometimes the same thing both necessary unavoidable. Now she understood that it was okay to bleed if you know how to heal.”
― Susan Wiggs, The You I Never Knew

منذر بدر حلوم
“القلق يمسح الذاكرة و الخوف يفعل ذلك !”
― منذر بدر حلوم, أولاد سكينة أو خروج الأقدام الحافية

“… there’s fear that keeps you safe, and fear that warns you, and then there’s fear of another sort. The kind that makes you turn on your friends, that irises the world down to one frightened person.”
― Margaret Ronald, Soul Hunt

“Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most people aren’t so bad once you sit down and have an honest, one-on-one conversation with them, once, with an open heart, you listen to their explanations as to why they act the way they act, or say what they say, or do what they do.”
― Criss Jami, Healology

“Don’t be afraid of the dark. Shine!”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“I only fear danger where I want to fear it.”
― Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

“Faith has won it! Fear has lost it! When you get full of faith, the devil gets filled with fear! Keep your faith in light every day and you will keep the devil in fright always!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“I always have a sense of trembling, but so does a compass, after all.”
― Jerzy Kosiński

“Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.”
― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

“All Welsh knew was that he was scared shitless, and at the same time was afflicted with a choking gorge of anger that any social coercion existed in the world which could force him to be here.”
― James Jones, The Thin Red Line

“You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made.”
― Abiola Abrams, The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love

“the one thing we owe absolutely to God is never to be afraid of anything. ”
― Charles de Foucauld

“I am afraid of reduction. After a lifetime’s independence- yes, selfish independence- I am terrified of being reduced to childhood once more, to helplessness, to seas of confusion from which the cruel lucid intervals poke up like rock shoals. I don’t want to sit in my chair and be fed, much less do I want to be handed over to medical professionals.”
― Rosie Thomas, Iris and Ruby

“Some dangers are so spectacular and so much beyond normal experience that the mind refuses to accept them as real, and watches the approach of doom without any sense of apprehension. The man who looks at the onrushing tidal wave, the descending avalanche, or the spinning funnel of the tornado, yet makes no attempt to flee, is not necessarily paralyzed with fright or resigned to an unavoidable fate. He may simply be unable to believe that the message of his eyes concerns him personally. It is all happening to somebody else.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two

“They’re all so much afraid of the Council that they’re not afraid of anything else.”
― Richard Adams, Watership Down

“Perchance you who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it.”
― Giordano Bruno

“For many, the search for Jesus is initiated from experiencing an event in life so powerful, it awakens the dragons of faith; from pain so deep, it calls on the hidden fears of the soul in an effort to survive. For others it means a serious personal life survey that ultimately forces the confrontation with the futility, anesthetics, and despair in their lives.”
― W. Scott Lineberry, Tragedy and Loss and the Search for Jesus

“Let fear once get possession of the soul, and it does not readily yield its place to another sentiment.
Sebastopol by Leo Tolstoy”
― Leo Tolstoy, Sebastopol in December

“And I think that in myself (and perhaps evident in what I write) fear of loss
and the corresponding instinct to protect myself against loss are potent forces.”
― Richard Ford

“How many fears came between us?
Earthquakes, diseases, wars where hell
rained smoldering pus
from skies made of winged death.
Horror tore this world asunder.
While inside the bleeding smoke
and beyond the shredded weeping flesh
we memorized tales of infinite good.
–from The History Lesson”
― Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

“I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen.”
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“Being afraid is the worst sin there is.”
― Jean-Paul Belmondo

“We cannot play ostrich. Democracy just cannot flourish amid fear. Liberty cannot bloom amid hate. Justice cannot take root amid rage. America must get to work. In the chill climate in which we live, we must go against the prevailing wind. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that has buried its head in the sand, waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and the absence of moral leadership. We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”
― Thurgood Marshall

“All primitive people are frightened of owls,’ said Harley. ‘The villagers here are scared to death of the gufo. Birds of ill omen. If they see one, they think they’ll die. But they never do. See one, I mean, of course,’ he added with a laugh.”
― Francis Brett Young, Cold Harbour

“She lived in fear of ifonic endings. (91)”
― Anne Lamott, Crooked Little Heart

“My sister stood up, trembling, and I must admit that I expected her familiar sneer to have taken its usual place on her face. But all I could find there was unhappiness and fear. Fear of my reaction, perhaps. But when a person has lived a life like hers, a life of promiscuity, rootlessness, and substance abuse, resentment and fear tend to replace all reasonable and proper emotions, and the world becomes your enemy.”
― J. Robert Lennon, Castle

“Fear’s a box we grow used to, convince ourselves it’s all the space we need, that we like its color, its smell, its protection. Comes a time to stop hiding, stop being afraid. If we don’t break free of our boxes, our spirits’ shrink, we shrink in every way imaginable. Oh, Grace, my friend, don’t let fear, especially someone else’s fear, prevent you from living your life.”
― Joan Medlicott
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Don’t fear the unexpecred or you’ll be locked in time.”
― Ben Campbell, Kissing Freud

“Ignorance might be bliss, but it also has teeth.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

“… the logic of supernatural horror [is] a logic founded on fear, a logic whose sole principle states: “Existence equals nightmare.” Unless life is a dream, nothing makes sense. For as a reality, it is a rank failure..”
― Thomas Ligotti, Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

“Jail’s are a spooky place,” remarked Bill, trying to match the pace of detective Adam.
“Oh that is nothing in front of the ultimate fear” replied detective Adam.
“Ultimate fear?”
“Funny thing that, the ultimate fear is also the ultimate relief.”
“Which is?”
― Rao Umar Javed

“I’m not brave,’ Ava replied huskily. ‘If you only knew how afraid I really am. Sometimes I think I am afraid of everything.’ ‘But isn’t that what being brave is all about? Being afraid, but doing it anyway?”
― Kate Forsyth, The Beast’s Garden

“There are six reasons anyone does anything: Love. Faith. Greed. Boredom. Fear…” he said, ticking them off on his fingers; but he lingered on the last, drawing a deep breath before he said, “Revenge.”
― Ally Carter, Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover

“Imagination, of course, can open any door – turn the key and let terror walk right in.”
― Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

“Stare at the dark too long and you will eventually see what isn’t there.”
― Cameron Jace, Snow White Sorrow

“Those who speak of progression but are afraid of change are self-repressed and therefore unable to reach any further than their eyes can already see.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Do you think courage means being fearless? Or daring? Courage, real courage, is taking three steps when it terrifies you.”
― Catherine Anderson, Comanche Heart

“Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.

The heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the cubits warp
For fear to be a king.”
― Emily Dickinson

“Fear can’t hurt you. When it washes over you, give it no power. it’s a snake with no venom.”
― Maureen Johnson, The Name of the Star

“No churchmen, I notice. Of course not. What use have they for a world without irrational fear?”
― Jonathan L. Howard, The Fear Institute

“I needed something–the distraction of another life–to alleviate fear.”
“Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.”
― Plutarch

“Faith, in its most correct form, never removes responsibility; it removes fear of responsibility. The results are complete opposites with the greater saying, ‘God’s will is my delight.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Fear and bigotry don’t need explaining. They simply are, like traffic jams and taxes.”
― Eileen Wilks, Death Magic

“Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid of love, I who love love?.. Why was I born without a skin, O God, that I must wear armor in order to touch or to be touched?”
― Eugene O’Neill, The Great God Brown and Other Plays

“These thrill seeker people doing extreme sports…they have a hideous accident, go through agonizing recovery, and then go back to that activity that nearly killed them…that’s not facing your fear, that’s embracing your stupidity.”
― Kelli Jae Baeli, Immortality or Something Like It

“One of my biggest fears is that I’m going to die alone in my home, and my cats will eat me because I am too dead to open their food cans.”
― Kelli Jae Baeli, Bettered by a Dead Crustacean

“As soon as Rin left the bus, Makoto’s hands started shaking. Something that had been stretched to breaking inside him had suddenly snapped, and his hands were shaking so hard that he couldn’t do anything to stop it. Before long, it circulated through his body, and his legs, his chest, and his face trembled, and even his teeth were chattering. He held himself tightly with both arms. No matter how hard he squeezed, the trembling wouldn’t stop. No matter how firmly he clenched his teeth, his lips shook. Soundlessly, tears were pouring down his cheeks, and Makoto couldn’t do a thing about it.”
― Kouji Ouji, ハイ☆スピード! [High Speed!]

“One cannot spend one’s entire life running into bathrooms when danger calls!”
― Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

“How I suffered when I had to preach to you those pious lies that I detest in my heart. What remorse your credulity caused me! A thousand times I was on the point of breaking out publicly and opening your eyes, but a fear stronger than myself held me back, and forced me to keep silence until my death.”
― Jean Meslier, Testament: Memoir of the Thoughts and Sentiments of Jean Meslier

“Everybody knows that. The missing step is always the next.”
― Óscar Lopes

“Philip says to fear me. Do you have any idea how afraid I am of him?”
― Linnea Sinclair, Gabriel’s Ghost

“Fear is the passion of slaves.”
― Patrick Henry

“The more we talk about our troubles and our fears, the more life we breathe into them”. HS/el”
― Evinda Lepins, Back to Single

“There were dragons, in his dreams, as though some part of him knew the trials were not yet over, that there were battles yet to be fought. He slept fitfully, fidgeting, tossing and turning, groaning and crying out in his sleep.”
― Barry Lyga, Lucky Day

“I know I am flaky, I accept that—and I know, as well, that I can mangle the good king’s English like no one else in my or the next ten governesses’ acquaintances, but that will not prevent me from speaking! I may not be as wise as you in the ways of the world, I may not have wounds that run as deeply or scars to wear upon my chest like medals of valor, but at least I don’t retreat and hide the moment a soul comes within reach of my fingers!”
― V.S. Carnes

“It will seem to many persons very inconsistent with their ideas of the dignity of a spirit that they should appear and act in the manner I have described, and shall describe further; and I have heard it objected that we cannot suppose God would permit the dead to return merely to frighten the living, and that it is showing Him little reverence to imagine He would suffer them to come on such trifling errands, or demean themselves in so undignified a fashion. But God permits men of all degrees of wickedness, and of every kind of absurdity, to exist, and to harass and disturb the earth, whilst they expose themselves to its obloquy or its ridicule.”
― Catherine Crowe, The Night Side of Nature

“…and I was afraid because I knew I had outgrown my past before I could see a path to my future.”
― Han Nolan, A Face in Every Window

Камелия Кондова
“Знам, че викам насън – запуши си ушите.
Все едно – невъзможно е да прогониш кошмара.
Отдалече се връщам и от страх съм пропита.”
― Камелия Кондова, Не и милост

“He couldn’t have pulled back the lock, they couldn’t simply have climbed over the sides of the stall in all of three seconds, because those weren’t the rules of the game.

Theirs was the intoxication of the hunter, his the terror of the prey. Once they had actually captured him the fun was over and the punishment more of a duty that had to be carried out. If he gave up too early there was a chance they would put more of their energy into the punishment instead of the hunt.”
― John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

“Fear is a sign to prepare yourself, not to stop.”
― Eric Valli

“We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/children/teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us. That we actually have the guts, the perseverance, the capacity. We fear that we truly can steer our ship, plant our flag, reach our Promised Land. We fear this because, if it’s true, then we become estranged from all we know. We pass through a membrane. We become monsters and monstrous.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

“He was afraid of touching his own wrist. He never attempted to sleep on his left side, even in those dismal hours of the night when the insomniac longs for a third side after trying the two he has.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin

“That’s all it takes, one drop of fear to curdle love into hate.”
― James M. Cain

“Heroes are people who face down their fears. It is that simple. A child afraid of the dark who one day blows out the candle; a women terrified of the pain of childbirth who says, ‘It is time to become a mother’. Heroism does not always live on the battlefield.”
― David Gemmell, Dark Moon
“You may conquer her love of God: you will never overcome her fear of the devil.”
― Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses

“The walls of the arch are covered with blood-red jellies that wink and glisten at me by the light of the moon. My father told me they were completely harmless. I don’t believe him. Nothing is completely harmless.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

“I had nothing to fear from my father.
Except his disappointment.
Which was no small thing.”
― Barbara Delinsky, Escape

“Ma was heavy, but not fat; thick with child-bearing and work. She wore a loose Mother Hubbard of gray cloth in which there had once been colored flowers, but the color was washed out now, so that the small flowered pattern was only a little lighter gray than the background. The dress came down to her ankles, and he strong, broad, bare feet moved quickly and deftly over the floor. Her thin, steel-gray hair was gathered in a sparse wispy knot at the back of her head. Strong, freckled arms were bare to the elbow, and her hands were chubby and delicate, like those of a plump little girl. She looked out into the sunshine. Her full face was not soft; it was controlled, kindly. Her hazel eyes seemed to have experienced all possible tragedy and to have mounted pain and suffering like steps into a high calm and a superhuman understanding. She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken. And since old Tom and the children could not know hurt or fear unless she acknowledged hurt and fear, she had practiced denying them in herself. And since, when a joyful thing happened, they looked to see whether joy was on her, it was her habit to build up laughter out of inadequate materials. But better than joy was calm. Imperturbability could be depended upon. And from her great and humble position in the family she had taken dignity and a clean calm beauty. From her position as healer, her hands had grown sure and cool and quiet; from her position as arbiter she had become as remote and faultless in judgment as a goddess. She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever really deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall, the family will to function would be gone.”
― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

“I am the One, and I see all.
But the blind man in Apartment 1-A is blind in many ways, as are all human beings, even those with functioning eyes. They are blind to their folly, to their ignorance, to their history, to the future that they will make for themselves. A future born of self-loathing.”
― Dean Koontz, 77 Shadow Street

“The sky is the limit only for those who aren’t afraid to fly!”
― Bob Bello, Sci-Fi Almanac, 2010

“You know what my father said about innocent clients? … He said the scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you fuck up and he goes to prison, it’ll scar you for life … He said there is no in-between with an innocent client. No negotiation, no plea bargain, no middle ground. There’s only one verdict. You have to put an NG up on the scoreboard. There’s no other verdict but not guilty.”

Levin nodded thoughtfully.
“The bottom line was my old man was a damn good lawyer and he didn’t like having innocent clients,” I said. “I’m not sure I do, either.”
― Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer

“Fear causes the dog to bite and Roze was one bitch.”
― Maria V. Snyder, Magic Study

“Sometimes it’s just silent…No sound at all.
‘Does that scare you?’
Chad nods.
‘Why?’ asks his father.
‘It’s like something’s waiting.”
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“Vinegar: that’s what fear smells like.”
― Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

“Is almost a good enough reason for fear ?”
― Beth Revis, A Million Suns

“He is a man, and he is afraid. This is not a good combination.”
― Kristin Hannah, Home Front

“Fear that I was very different from everyone else. Fear that deep down inside I was a shallow fraud, that after the revolution or after Jesus came down to straighten everything out, everyone from hippies to hard-hats would unfold and blossom into the beautiful people they were while I would remain a gnarled little wart in the corner, oozing bile and giving off putrid smells.”
― Mark Vonnegut, The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

“What is it?
Nothing. I had a bad dream.
What did you dream about?
Are you okay?
He put his arms around him and held him. It’s okay, he said.
I was crying. But you didnt wake up.
I’m sorry. I was just so tired.
I meant in the dream.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“Fear is the Fatal killer of Desire.”
― Zig Ziglar

“One factor that makes human being reluctant to have hope is the fear of disappointment.
Do not be afraid of disappointment! The more you afraid of it, the smaller your expectation.
Face and overcome the disappointment, even though it felt bitter in soul and pain in body.
If you go through and pass it, then your soul and body will be stronger than previous level.
When hope emerged, change will occur because of that, both in your soul and in your body.
Fear of disapointment is a main enemy of good hope and great change within the human being.
Only by facing and overcoming the fear of disapointment, man will become stronger and wiser.
Salah satu faktor yang membuat manusia enggan untuk berharap adalah rasa takut akan kecewa.
Jangan takut dengan kekecewaan! Semakin engkau takut menghadapinya, semakin kecil pengharapanmu.
Hadapi dan lawanlah rasa kecewa, meskipun terasa pahit di jiwa dan terasa sakit di tubuh.
Jika engkau mampu dan lulus, maka jiwa dan tubuhmu akan lebih kuat dari kondisi sebelumnya.
Ketika harapan muncul, perubahan akan terjadi, baik dalam jiwa maupun dalam tubuh manusia.
Rasa takut akan kecewa adalah musuh utama pengharapan yang baik dan perubahan yang agung dalam diri manusia.
Hanya dengan menghadapi dan melalui rasa takut akan kecewa, seseorang dapat menjadi lebih kuat dan bijaksana.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“…we confidently say that it’s not worth trying to reach any conclusions merely because we decide to stop halfway along the path that would lead us straight to them.”
― José Saramago, The Cave

“I carefully lifted out of the pose and spoke up: “Uh, Fran? When I’m doing the pose (camel), I have this feeling in my chest, kind of a scary, tight feeling.”

Fran was adjusting someone across the room. She had a way of looking like a thoughtful seamstress when she made adjustments: an inch let out here, a seam straightened there, and everything would be just right. She might as well have had pins tucked between her lips and a tape measure around her neck. Without missing a beat or looking up she said, “Oh, that’s fear. Try the pose again.”
Fear. I hadn’t even known it was there.”
― Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

“Another of the hard things about being in a war, grandchildren, is that although there are times of quiet when the fighting has stopped, you know you will soon be fighting again. Those quiet times give you the chance to think about what has happened. Some of it you would rather not think about, as you remember the pain and the sorrow. You also have time to worry about what will happen when you go into battle again.”
― Joseph Bruchac, Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

“I prefer to scare myself in the ordinary ways, Daddy. Like letting my children cross the country for college. Why bungee jump when you can put a kindergartener on a school bus? Now, that’s real terror.”
― Kristin Hannah, Distant Shores

“If you’ve a notion of what man’s heart is, wouldn’t you say that maybe the whole effort of man on earth to build a civilization is simply man’s frantic and frightened attempt to hide himself from himself? That there is a part of man that man wants to reject? That man wants to keep from knowing what he is? That he wants to protect himself from seeing that he is something awful? And that this ‘awful’ part of himself might not be as awful as he thinks, but he finds it too strange and he does not know what to do with it? We talk about what to do with the atom bomb…But man’s heart, his spirit is the deadliest thing in creation. Are not all cultures and civilizations just screens which men have used to divide themselves, to put between that part of themselves which they are afraid of and that part of themselves which they wish, in their deep timidity, to try to preserve? Are not all of man’s efforts at order an attempt to still man’s fear of himself?”
― Richard Wright, The Outsider

“I understood about fear. And I knew better than anyone in that room what Mouse was capable of. But still I had been raised in a place where to show your fear was worse than cowardice. It was suicide, a sin.”
― Walter Mosley, Black Betty

“Korktum. Çünkü ‘demek ki’ diyemiyeceğim bir yerlere gelmiştim.”
― Oğuz Atay

“You’d have thought that after suffering such a loss nothing else would matter to her but that didn’t seem to be how it worked. She was fearful about everything now. It was as if she had finally seen the awful power of fate, it’s deviousness, the way it could wipe out in an instant the one thing you had been certain you could rely on, and now she was constantly looking over her shoulder, trying to work out where the next blow might fall.”
― Mary Lawson, The Other Side of the Bridge

“Mind doesn’t work properly when taken into
a higher level where fear dominates the will.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Thousands of years ago, when our ancestors encountered a predatory animal like a lion, it was best to react immediately and not stand around thinking about the lion, admiring its beauty or wondering why it was bothering them instead of tracking down some tasty antelope. Thus, the fast track to the amygdala kept our ancestors alive.”
― John B. Arden, Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life

“And I saw that all my life I had known that this was going to happen, and that I’d been afraid for a long time, I’d been afraid for a long time. There’s fear, of course, with everybody. But now it had grown, it had grown gigantic; it filled me and it filled the whole world.”
― Jean Rhys, Voyage in the Dark

“Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one. That is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

“Our biggest fear is not in expressing the truth but that we will be attacked or belittled because of our truth.”
― Kelli Wilson, The Clutter Breakthrough: Your Five-Step Solution to Freedom from Clutter Forever

“Cruelty and fear shake hands together. An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.”
― Honoré de Balzac
“All my life,I’ve been afraid of things, as a child and a woman must be. I lied about it naturally. I fancied myself a witch and walked in dark streets to punish myself for my doubts. But I knew what it meant to be afraid.”
― Anne Rice, Merrick

“First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“…we, and I mean humans, are meaning makers. We do not discover the meanings of mysterious things, we invent them. We make meanings because meaninglessness terrifies us above all things. More than snakes, even. More than falling, or the dark. We trick ourselves into seeing meanings in things, when in fact all we are doing is grafting our meanings onto the universe to comfort ourselves. We gild the chaos of the universe with our symbols. To admit that something is meaningless is just like falling backward into darkness.” (p184)”
― Benjamin Hale, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

“And wasn’t it this bright boy you selected for beating and tortures after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for their are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? Me? I won’t stomach them for a minute. And so when houses were finally fireproofed completely, all over the world (you were correct in your assumption the other night) there was no longer need of firemen for the old purposes. They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges and executors. That’s you, Montag, and that’s me.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Thoughts, words, emotions & deeds not coming from love are likely coming from fear.”
― Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

“S is for SCARY! Fear is driven out by action! Bad habits are overcome by good habits.”
― Lucas Remmerswaal, The A-Z of 13 Habits: Inspired by Warren Buffett

“Surrender to your fear so you may triumph over it.Choose me,open you soul to me, and embrace the Devouring.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“Who is the brave man–he who feels no fear? If so, then bravery is but a polite term for a mind devoid of rationality and imagination.”
― Geraldine Brooks, March

“We can always count on people to hate and to fear.To harm one another and to be harmed.To kill and be killed.It is what opens the gate.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“But human beings are like that, she thought. We’ve replaced nearly all our emotions with fear.”
― Paulo Coelho

“White folks have controlled New Orleans with money and guns, black folks have controlled it with magic and music, and although there has been a steady undercurrent of mutual admiration, an intermingling of cultures unheard of in any other American city, South or North; although there has prevailed a most joyous and fascinating interface, black anger and white fear has persisted, providing the ongoing, ostensibly integrated fete champetre with volatile and sometimes violent idiosyncrasies.”
― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

“Fear cannot stay in the same house as Jesus Christ.”
― Jack Coe

“They lurk in the cold and dark.Hungry and,wicked,they wait for their one chance to devour the weak on Sorry Night.Then the vours feast on a banquet of fear.Your fear.They steal your soul but your body remains.No one knows the difference.”
― Simon Holt, The Devouring

“Then hope unlooked-for came so suddenly to Eomer’s heart, and with it the bite of care and fear renewed, that he said no more, but turned and went swiftly from the hall.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“Courage and fear were one thing too.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“To the question: Wilderness, who needs it? Doc would say: Because we like the taste of freedom, comrades. Because we like the smell of danger. But, thought Hayduke, what about the smell of fear, Dad?”
― Edward Abbey, The Monkey Wrench Gang

“You skin is so soft. Smells like…”
She had to tilt him to get this other arm free and hated knowing how badly she was hurting him as she did so. “Sheer, unadulterated fear?”
― Cherry Adair, Hush

“When you’ve already broken the rules of the universe, fear becomes only a feeling of disconnection, distant.”
― Jonas Samuelle

“A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.”
― Lady Nancy Astor

“أن عزلة المصعد من أكثر العزلات ترويعًا”
― Gabriel García Márquez, كيف تكتب الرواية

“He knows that after him everything will continue on much as before, except that there will be a minuscule absence, a barely detective gap in the so-called grand scheme, one unit fewer now. Or not even that, not even an empty space where he once was, for all will rush immediately to fill that vacuum. Pft. Gone. Recollections of him will remain in the minds of others for a while, but presently those others too will die and his few relics with them. And then all will be dark.”
― John Banville, The Infinities

“I thought of Shelley in the hospital, how she said sometimes sadness only looked like anger and judgment. Maybe fear did too.”
― Holly Cupala, Tell Me a Secret

“Stay,” he said abruptly. “Stay, feed me. Read to me, if you like. Do not talk to me of death. Do not offer me your fear. I have fear of my own to drive me, and if my own fear is not strong enough to keep me from my duty, yours will only grieve me, girl. It will give me guilt and no rest, but it won’t preserve my life.”
― Michelle Sagara West, City of Night

“Ah, Zora, you are so naive,” the fire fairy said with a hearty chuckle. “You have no idea what happened to them, do you? You have no clue as to what happened to your parents.”
― Markelle Grabo, The Elf Girl

“The only thing that restrains you is fear, Anton Gorodetsky. For yourself, or for people—that’s not important. But we are restrained by horror. And that is why we observe the Treaty.”
― Sergei Lukyanenko, Day Watch

“Come to close?No one wants to come to close.If it’s done for them,they accept it,even while they condemn it.Why not?But no one wants to know what it’s like.Turn a blind eye.Maybe it will go away.”
― Iris Johansen, Dead Aim

“Fear is felt by writers at every level. Anxiety accompanies the first word they put on paper and the last.”
― Ralph Keyes, The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear

“He could not believe that any of them might actually hit somebody. If one did, what a nowhere way to go: killed by accident; slain not as an individual but by sheer statistical probability, by the calculated chance of searching fire, even as he himself might be at any moment. Mathematics! Mathematics! Algebra! Geometry! When 1st and 3d Squads came diving and tumbling back over the tiny crest, Bell was content to throw himself prone, press his cheek to the earth, shut his eyes, and lie there. God, oh, God! Why am I here? Why am I here? After a moment’s thought, he decided he better change it to: why are we here. That way, no agency of retribution could exact payment from him for being selfish.”
― James Jones, The Thin Red Line

“There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth.”
― Dorothy Thompson

“Fear of our own depths is the enemy.”
― James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

“Scarcely has night arrived to undeceive, unfurling her wings of crepe (wings drained even of the glimmer just now dying in the tree-tops); scarcely has the last glint still dancing on the burnished metal heights of the tall towers ceased to fade, like a still glowing coal in a spent brazier, which whitens gradually beneath the ashes, and soon is indistinguishable from the abandoned hearth, than a fearful murmur rises amongst them, their teeth chatter with despair and rage, they hasten and scatter in their dread, finding witches everywhere, and ghosts. It is night… and Hell will gape once more.”
― Charles Nodier, Smarra & Trilby

“Fear is the strong passion; it is with fear that you must trifle, if you wish to taste the intensest joys of living.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

“It is exactly the fear of revenge that motivates the deepest crimes, from the killing of the enemy’s children lest they grow up to play their own part, to the erasure of the enemy’s graveyards and holy places so that his hated name can be forgotten.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

“Cad é an mhaith dom eagla a bheith orm? Ní shaorfadh eagla duine ón mbás, dar ndóigh.”
― Peig Sayers, An Old Woman’s Reflections

“Or they’ll talk about fear, which we used to call politics- job politics, social politics, government politics”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Welcome to the Monkey House

“The forest has shrunk
And fear has expanded,
The forests have dwindled,
There are less animals now,
less courage and less lightning,
less beauty
and the moon lies bare,
deflowered by force and
then abandoned.”
― Visar Zhiti, The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

“As a teenager in Brooklyn Quentin had often imagined himself engaged in martial heroics, but after this he knew, as a cold immutable fact, that he would do anything necessary, sacrificing whatever or whomever he had to, to avoid risking exposure to physical violence. Shame never came into it. He embraced his new identity as a coward. He would run in the other direction. He would lie down and cry and put his arms over his head or play dead. It didn’t matter what he had to do, he would do it and be glad.”
― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

“Fife… simply walked off by himself, into the jungle to look at all the things which would continue to exist after he had ceased to. There were a lot of them. Fife looked at them all. They remained singularly unchanged by his scrutiny.”
― James Jones, The Thin Red Line

“She was the sort of person for whom fear was the natural response to that beyond explanation.”
― Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

“What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? (Just to give you an idea, Proust’s reply was ‘To be separated from Mama.’) I think that the lowest depth of misery ought to be distinguished from the highest pitch of anguish. In the lower depths come enforced idleness, sexual boredom, and/or impotence. At the highest pitch, the death of a friend or even the fear of the death of a child.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

“Mental clarity ain’t for the faint of heart.”
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“Many truths which are not believed are called lies,’ the Laughing Beast said. ‘Mirrors do not themselves lie unless they have been enchanted. Ordinary mirrors merely reflect what is revealed to them. People lie and mirrors reflect people. If your mother feared mirrors in your land, she feared herself.”
― Isobelle Carmody, Greylands

“Instead of the final judgement, what worries me is the final dream.”
― João Cabral de Melo Neto

“Fear is the venom impact of predator sting,
causing prey not to be focus on the survival.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“What is there so fearful as the expectation of evil tidings delayed? … Misery is a more welcome visitant when she comes in her darkest guise and wraps us in perpetual black, for then the heart no longer sickens with disappointed hope.
– The Evil Eye”
― Mary Shelley, Transformation

“I am not afraid of death, which after all can’t be far away. What does frighten me, though, is the halfway stage.”
― Rosie Thomas, Iris and Ruby

“…each of us from the seance stood alone. Like so many pillars of salt, we had tried to look back and failed. And in the eyes of the others who shared the pale, flat sky with us, there was sometimes suspicion, sometimes a little fear.”
― Joan Lowery Nixon, The Séance

“Nuclear is clear so near to fear and tear.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“I’m not givin’ in an inch to fear.”
― David Crosby, The Best of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for Guitar: Includes Super Tab Notation

“Fear was stronger than the calculation of probabilities.”
― George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Both terrorism and insurance sell fear — and business is business”
― Liam McCurry, Terminal Policy

“Room 101,’ he said.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.”
― Francis Quarles

“I was afraid, sheer afraid, and wondered at myself. You see, I’ve no more pluck than any man of my inches but I’d been about a good bit. I’d seen adventure and heard other fellows talk it over, and I knew you’re pretty sure to get out of everything with a whole skin till that last particular time that you don’t – so what’s the use of grizzling? (“Golden Baby”)”
― Alice Brown

“It’s because you’re scared that there’s danger.
But could she manage not to be scared anymore?”
― Johanna Verweerd, The Winter Garden Shelf Promotion Package

“You only feel powerless because your fear has given your power to the object of your fear. Once you realise this, you can claim it back.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“She looked at him like it physically hurt her not to speak, and yet she stayed silent.”
― Dennis Sharpe, First Boy

“You can’t be a rebel without the scars that come with it. Truth is, some days scars are just as ugly as they are beautiful.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Mental illness” is among the most stigmatized of categories.’ People are ashamed of being mentally ill. They fear disclosing their condition to their friends and confidants-and certainly to their employers.”
― Elyn R. Saks, Refusing Care: Forced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

“The most judgmental people are often those who complain most about being judged. The ones not complaining will look as though they’re the ones doing the judging.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Never fear the thing you feel–
Only by love is life made real”
― Sara Teasdale, Love Songs

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure will.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I should have been bolder and kissed her at the end. I should have been more cautious. I had talked too much. I had said too little.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Always be truthful and you will have fewer visits from regret, guilt or fear.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska

“When I visited George Bernard Shaw, in 1948, at his home in Aylot, a suburb of London, he was extremely anxious for me to tell him all that I knew about Ingersoll. During the course of the conversation, he told me that Ingersoll had made a tremendous impression upon him, and had exercised an influence upon him probably greater than that of any other man. He seemed particularly anxious to impress me with the importance of Ingersoll’s influence upon his intellectual endeavors and accomplishments.

In view of this admission, what percentage of the greatness of Shaw belongs to Ingersoll? If Ingersoll’s influence upon so great an intellect as George Bernard Shaw was that extensive, what must have been his influence upon others?

What seed of wisdom did he plant into the minds of others, and what accomplishments of theirs should be attributed to him? The world will never know.

What about the countless thousands from whom he lifted the clouds of darkness and fear, and who were emancipated from the demoralizing dogmas and creeds of ignorance and superstition?

What will be Ingersoll’s influence upon the minds of future generations, who will come under the spell of his magic words, and who will be guided into the channels of human betterment by the unparalleled example of his courageous life?

The debt the world owes Robert G. Ingersoll can never be paid.”
― Joseph Lewis, Ingersoll the Magnificent

“When you fail to tap into your wellsprings of inner strength due to
toxic habits, environments or people, you wind up feeling trapped, stranded and unhappy. You end up in soulless jobs, destructive relationships and empty friendships. Most of all, you
find yourself unsatisfied with who you are, and you often become your own worst enemy,perpetuating the cycles of pain, anger and fear within you – like I did”
― Aletheia Luna, Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an Introvert

“If you have ever come up against Nothing you have no idea how it can scare you out of your wits. When I was a child I used to be afraid of Something in the dark. I know now that the most fearful thing about the dark is that we may find Nothing in it.”
― Howard Spring, The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories

“Pain has a threshold and so does death.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Leave fears aside, clean tears away! Tell God “here I am, use me!” and he’ll give you the assignments that will make your life a fulfilled one. Now dress up to work!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“One day I’m a normal person with a normal life,” he said. “The next I’m standing on a street corner in Madrid with a secret phone and a hole in my arm and I’m bleeding all over, hoping I don’t get arrested. It was completely crazy. But it seemed like the only way at the time.”
― Tyler Hamilton, The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

“I was no longer afraid. Not of important men, not of trustees and such; for knowing now that there was nothing which I could expect from them, there was no reason to be afraid.”
― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

“There is no such thing as fear until you allow it to enter your heart. If I told you what really happens to your soul when it is put to eternal sleep, you would not fear death; hence, you would never have fear — or fear Fear. But this is something I will share with you another day and time, in another story. We are taught to fear anything that can bring us closer to death — to keep us from taking huge leaps that involve risk. The only thing you should fear in this lifetime is not taking risks while you are living. I do not mean to go jump off a bridge. I mean, to go all out to reach your dreams, to dare to do things you typically would not do out of fear.

Pain has a threshold and so does death. Fear neither, and never fear what has no right to be feared. Fear only the Almighty, for he is the only one who can terminate a soul forever. No man can do that. No leader can do that. Only the Creator can do that. As long as the heart is good, a soul can live forever. The body is simply a coating for the soul, and when you die, your soul takes the soul of your heart along with it. Love strengthens both, while fear cripples both. Starting today, train your mind and heart to reject fear. Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect Truth.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Should we not be concerned as to whether this fear of error is not just the error itself?”
― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“O Heavenly Children, the stories you have concocted in God’s name have angered Him; for he would never instigate war between brothers, or encourage tribes to harbor resentment towards one another. He prefers the man who loves over the one who hates. And the man who spreads kindness, peace and knowledge, over the one who spreads lies, fear and terror — and misuses His name.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“This is glorious!’ I cried, and then i looked at the sinner by my side. He sat with his head sunk on his breast and said ‘Yes’, without raising his eyes, as if afraid to see writ large on the clear sky of the offing the reproach of his romantic conscience.”
― Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“And yet is not mankind itself, pushing on its blind way, driven by a dream of its greatness and its power upon the dark paths of excessive cruelty and of excessive devotion. And what is the pursuit of truth, after all?”
― Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“She had said he had been driven away from her by a dream,–and there was no answer one could make her–there seemed to be no forgiveness for such a transgression.
And yet is not mankind itself, pushing on its blind way, driven by a dream of its greatness and its power upon the dark paths of excessive cruelty and of excessive devotion. And what is the pursuit of truth, after all?”
― Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“Being in charge of your work life doesn’t mean you always move with assurance and sublime self-confidence; it means you keep moving, continuing on your own path, even when you feel shaky and uncertain.”
― Charlotte Beers, I’d Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader’s Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work

“Nein, man spürt nichts. Es fehlt einem eben nur etwas. Und jeden Tag fehlt einem mehr, wenn man davon einmal befallen ist. Bald werden wir gar nicht mehr vorhanden sein.”
― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

“Why be crying, fearful, lonely, when you have the whole universe? Be still, listen to your heart, breathe, and know you need nothing.”
― Jay Woodman

“Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, but fear, too, is not barren of ingenious suggestions.”
― Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer

“Please give it up. Fear it no less than the sensual passion, because it, too, may take up all your time and deprive you of your health, peace of mind and happiness in life.

[Having himself spent a lifetime unsuccessfully trying to prove Euclid’s postulate that parallel lines do not meet, Farkas discouraged his son János from any further attempt.]”
― Farkas Bolyai

“Fear and pain should be treated as signals not to close our eyes but to open them wider.”
― Nathaniel Branden, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

“A well painted facade seldom scares a resident cockroach.”
― Hasse Jerner

6y “Some men are too dull to feel what might happen. Others torture themselves with maybes and populate their dreams with horrors more terrible than their worst enemy could inflict upon them.”
― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns
“I write about adversity, I praise adversity, not to be pessimistic, but rather to strengthen myself. The more familiar that you are with it, the less likely you are to have a breakdown when it occurs. You become more reflective of its purpose, you understand God’s reason for it, and are then able to make the best of everything that you are handed. The darkness is only frightening after constant sunshine.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Do we really want to be rid of our resentments, our anger, our fear? Many of us cling to our fears, doubts, self-loathing or hatred because there is a certain distorted security in familiar pain. It seems safer to embrace what we know than to let go of it for fear of the unknown.
(Narcotics Anonymous Book/page 33)”
― Narcotics Anonymous

“FEAR stands for face everything and recover – Old AA saying”
― Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

“A charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld,—
The lady dare not lift her veil
For fear it be dispelled.

But peers beyond her mesh,
And wishes, and denies,—
Lest interview annul a want
That image satisfies.”
― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems

“What may intimidate a man is a woman who thinks with her mind before she feels with her heart. Nevertheless what determines the strength in the man is his ability to accept one when he sees one.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“In essence I find that the foundation of modern conservatism is driven by a clinging to God in fear of the world, whereas the foundation of modern liberalism is a clinging to the world in fear of God; albeit, the true foundation should be one’s clinging to God in fear of God.”
― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

“The desire to make art begins early. Among the very young this is encouraged (or at least indulged as harmless) but the push toward a ‘serious’ education soon exacts a heavy toll on dreams and fantasies….Yet for some the desire persists, and sooner or later must be addressed. And with good reason: your desire to make art — beautiful or meaningful or emotive art — is integral to your sense of who you are. Life and Art, once entwined, can quickly become inseparable; at age ninety Frank Lloyd Wright was still designing, Imogen Cunningham still photographing, Stravinsky still composing, Picasso still painting.

But if making art gives substance to your sense of self, the corresponding fear is that you’re not up to the task — that you can’t do it, or can’t do it well, or can’t do it again; or that you’re not a real artist, or not a good artist, or have no talent, or have nothing to say. The line between the artist and his/her work is a fine one at best, and for the artist it feels (quite naturally) like there is no such line. Making art can feel dangerous and revealing. Making art is dangerous and revealing. Making art precipitates self-doubt, stirring deep waters that lay between what you know you should be, and what you fear you might be. For many people, that alone is enough to prevent their ever getting started at all — and for those who do, trouble isn’t long in coming. Doubts, in fact, soon rise in swarms:

“I am not an artist — I am a phony. I have nothing worth saying. I’m not sure what I’m doing. Other people are better than I am. I’m only a [student/physicist/mother/whatever]. I’ve never had a real exhibit. No one understands my work. No one likes my work. I’m no good.

Yet viewed objectively, these fears obviously have less to do with art than they do with the artist. And even less to do with the individual artworks. After all, in making art you bring your highest skills to bear upon the materials and ideas you most care about. Art is a high calling — fears are coincidental. Coincidental, sneaky and disruptive, we might add, disguising themselves variously as laziness, resistance to deadlines, irritation with materials or surroundings, distraction over the achievements of others — indeed anything that keeps you from giving your work your best shot. What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears, continue; those who don’t, quit. Each step in the artmaking process puts that issue to the test.”
― David Bayles, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

“When we panic, we instinctively turn to our own internal resources because we doubt Him.”
― Charles R. Swindoll

“Boldness in the course of a noble fight is worth the risk…If you stand on truth, you’ll only regret your timidity later, but you’ll never regret being bold.”
― Charles R. Swindoll

“Worry is stressing about a situation that may or may not occur and it’s always in the negative sense.”
― Rob Liano

“Bond sat for a moment frozen to his chair. Suddenly, there flashed unwanted into his mind that most sinister line in poetry: ‘They reckon ill who leave me out. When me they fly, I am the wings.”
― Ian Fleming, Diamonds Are Forever

“I’m scared of the geese. When I was five, my mom took me down there to feed those horrible beasts and one of them nearly took my hand off.”
― Leah Rae Miller, The Summer I Became a Nerd

“The only business of the historian is to relate things exactly as they are: this he can never do as long as he is afraid”
― Lucian of Samosata, Lucian’s True History;

“Respectable opinion would never consider an assessment of the Reagan Doctrine or earlier exercises in terms of their actual human costs, and could not comprehend that such an assessment—which would yield a monstrous toll if accurately conducted on a global scale—might perhaps be a proper task in the United States. At the same level of integrity, disciplined Soviet intellectuals are horrified over real or alleged American crimes, but perceive their own only as benevolent intent gone awry, or errors of an earlier day, now overcome; the comparison is inexact and unfair, since Soviet intellectuals can plead fear as an excuse for their services to state violence.”
― Noam Chomsky, The Culture of Terrorism

“They’d have people out looking for her, and nothing makes grown-ups quite so mad as finding a child safe when they’d been scared silly that they might find that child dead.”
― Jenny Wingfield, The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

“I had lied to myself from the very beginning, deceived myself into believing that I was being fanciful and overly imaginative. Surely such monstrosities only existed in nightmares? Yet I had lived through a nightmare these past months, and that was no dream at all.
I was still fighting against the awful truth, not wanting to give in, searching my mind for a logical explanation—but there was none. And the most horrible realization of all was that I had known, somewhere deep inside, ever since the day I first set eyes on Vladec Salei.
Plague carrier.
Living death.
Drainer of life.
The phrasing did not matter. No euphemism could strike fear into the hearts of men the way that single word could.
And for me, the uninitiated, that single word meant death.”
― Melika Dannese Lux, Corcitura

“Fears arise when you look back, and they arise when you look ahead. If you’re prone to disaster fantasies, you may even find yourself caught in the middle, staring at your half-finished canvas and fearing both that you lack the ability to finish it, and that no one will understand it if you do.

Fears arise when you look back, and they arise when you look ahead. If you’re prone to disaster fantasies, you may even find yourself caught in the middle, staring at your half-finished canvas and fearing both that you lack the ability to finish it, and that no one will understand it if you do.

To which the Master replied, ‘What makes you think that ever changes?’

That’s why they’re called Masters. When he raised David’s discovery from an expression of self-doubt to a simple observation of reality, uncertainty became an asset. Lesson for the day: vision is always ahead of execution — and it should be. Vision, Uncertainty, and Knowledge of Materials are inevitabilities that all artists must acknowledge and learn from: vision is always ahead of execution, knowledge of materials is your contact with reality, and uncertainty is a virtue.”
― David Bayles, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

“Pausing on the threshold, he looked in, conscious not so much of the few familiar sticks of furniture – the trucklebed, the worn strip of Brussels carpet, the chipped blue-banded ewer and basin, the framed illuminated texts on the walls – as of a perfect hive of abhorrent memories.

That high cupboard in the corner, from which certain bodiless shapes had been wont to issue and stoop at him cowering out of his dreams; the crab-patterned paper that came alive as you stared; the window cold with menacing stars; the mouseholes, the rusty grate – trumpet of every wind that blows – these objects at once lustily shouted at him in their own original tongues.

(“Out Of The Deep”)”
― Walter de la Mare, Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

\ “Victories are won while on your knees! Keep praying for those who rise up against you. Fear not. The Lord has rectified the problem. Prayer is POWERFUL!!”
― Anita R. Sneed-Carter

“And, as always, I thank my family who are an amazing network of support.”
― Laisha Rosnau, Notes on Leaving

“She knew Paul D was adding something to her life—something she wanted to count on but was scared to… His waiting eyes and awful human power. The mind of him that knew her own. Her story was bearable because it was his as well—to tell, to refine and tell again. The things neither knew about the other—the things neither had word-shapes for—well, it would come in time.”
― Toni Morrison, Beloved

“I am not a man of fear, but I am a man that knows how to fear. Without fear, we become lazy. Without fear, we become reckless. Fear doesn’t limit a man, it keeps the man sharp.”
― Lionel Suggs

“You can not be fearless without first admitting you have been afraid.”
― Jack Laursen

“Her face expressed suffering so deep that I will never forget it; her eyes radiated a deep sadness…Mrs. Folmer was oppressed by that special sadness, perhaps the most horrible torture, of those who had no idea what happened to their loved ones.”
― Diet Eman, Things We Couldn’t Say

“The ignorant frighten children with ghosts, and the better educated assure them there is no such thing. Our understanding may believe the latter, but our instincts believe the former; so that, out of this education, we retain the terror, and just believe enough to make it very troublesome whenever we are placed in circumstances that awaken it.”
― Catherine Crowe, The Night Side of Nature

“Por no haber sabido hablar conforme a lo ordenado, tendréis distinto modo de vivir y diversa comida. No viviréis ya en comunión plácida; cada cual huirá de su semejante, temeroso de su inquina y de su hambre, y buscará lugar que oculte su torpeza y su miedo.”
― Popol Vuh

“When fear raises it’s head, don’t freak, look it in the eye, ask it its name and what it wants to teach you, then invite it to dance, pull it in real close and let it know that this is your life and your dance and you’ll be taking the lead.”
― Les Dossey

“Y todavía los que no murieron bajo las chozas ni se rajaron los huesos bajo los árboles ni se desangraron bajo las cuevas, ciegos de miedo y de ira acabaron despedazándose entre sí. Los pocos que no sufrieron quebranto, como recuerdo de la simpleza de sus corazones, se transformaron en monos.”
― Popol Vuh

“The worst fear in the hearings was that you would get some evil interrogator: you could never know what might happen then. No one who lives in a free country will ever understand that kind of fear. What is most horrifying is the realization that you have no idea what can happen, that your life is totally in the hands of someone in the chair in front of you, someone might well be a demon.”
― Diet Eman, Things We Couldn’t Say

“The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways–and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don’t know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.”
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

“There isn’t so much to be afraid of, out there. I can remember thinking it was funny to find that out, on the last night of my life; I’d spent the rest of it being afraid of everything.”
― Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

“Behind every flinch is a fear or an anxiety – sometimes rational, sometimes not. Without the fear, there is no flinch. But wiping out the fear isn’t what’s important – facing it is.”
― Julien Smith, The Flinch

“I was afraid and did not know what I feared, which is the worst kind of fear.”
― Robertson Davies, Fifth Business

“The past haunts the present in more ways than we think. It certainly scares the living daylights out of ME”~ Old Wrinkly”
― Cressida Cowell, How to Break a Dragon’s Heart

“She knows that feeling too. Of believing that each time someone says her name, it’s to tell her that something bad has happened.”
― Melina Marchetta, The Piper’s Son

“for PEOPLE to rule themselves in a REPUBLIC , they must have virtue;for a TYRANT to rule in a TYRANNY ,he must use FEAR.”
― William J. Federer, Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic

“Cara: I used to believe everything my brother told me, because he was older and I figured he knew more about the world. But as it turns out, being a grown-up doesn’t mean you’re fearless. It just means you fear different things.”
― Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf

“In order to resist fear and discouragement, it is necessary that through prayer – through a personal experience of God re-encountered, recognized and loved in prayer – we taste and see how good the Lord is (Psalm 34).”
― Jacques Philippe, Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart

“Each person bears a fear which is special to him. One man fears a close space and another man fears drowning; each laughs at the other and calls him stupid. Thus fear is only a preference, to be counted the same as the preference for one woman or another, or mutton for pig, or cabbage for onion.”
― Michael Crichton, Eaters of the Dead

“Life…as God intended it enables us to live above the drag of fear, superstition, shame, pessimism, guilt, anxiety, worry, and all the negativity that keeps people from seizing each day as a gift from Him.”
― Charles R. Swindoll

“No sign of pleasure greeted the announcement. The mood in the hall was leaden.
My mood was livelier. Fright is livelier than lead.”
― Gail Carson Levine, Fairest

“There comes a stage at which a man would rather die cleanly by a bullet than by the unknown terror of the phantom in the forest.”
― Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“But no one could say he hadn’t gotten even. He could not count the field women whom he had sexually degraded and demoralized and in whom he had left his seed so their bastard children would be a daily visual reminder of what a plantation white man could do to a plantation black woman whenever he wanted, nor could he count the black men whom he had made fear his blackjack as they would fear Satan himself, making each of them a lifetime enemy of all white people.”
― James Lee Burke, Jolie Blon’s Bounce

“There can be few situations more fearful than breaking down in darkness on the highway leading to Casablanca. I have rarely felt quite so vulnerable or alone.”
― Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

“It is better to be respected by few than to be feared by all”
― mng

“The rain of Madre de Dios is similar to that of the Amazon, but there is a petrifying aspect to it, as if it seeks to wound rather than to nurture.”
― Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“That’s the kind of thing people always thinking. They always got to see some sort of scary thing in everything.”
― S.D. Crockett, After the Snow

“He pulled the gun from his waist, running it along my cheek and back down to my lips. I blinked back the tears at sick game. He finally stopped the gun at my temple, my pulse fighting against the pressure of the cold metal of the gun.
“Do you think you are a good person, Kendall?”
“No, not at all,” I said, swallowing down the misery of my honest answer.
“Really?” he asked, one eyebrow lifting in confusion. “Are you afraid to die?”
I wished I could spit in his face for making everything so hard. I wished he would just pull the trigger and end it already. But a small part of me was begging and pleading internally that he wouldn’t shoot me.
“No, I’m not afraid to die,” I admitted, I closed my eyes and the tears fell quickly. “I’m not afraid of much in life. I’ve seen too much to be scared.”
He let out a sigh. I opened my eyes. He pulled the gun away from me.
“Well, damn. How the hell am I supposed to kill someone so miserable?”
I looked away. Even in death I was pitiful.”
― Holly Hood

“I breathed and breathed and did feel some calmness enter in, though it was, as always, shot with a sense of loss. Loss and fear.”
― Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

“I could smell something. Fear.
I could taste it now.
It tasted like blood in my mouth, and I could feel it slide through me and open me up when I saw him …”
― Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

“Eventually he’d let the answering machine take over and had hidden in his studio. Where he’s hidden all his life. From the monster.
He could feel itin their bedroom now. He could feel its tail swishing by him. Feel its hot, fetid breath.
All his life he knew if he was quiet enough, small enough, it wouldnn’t see him. If he didn’t make a fuss, didn’t speak up, it wouldn’t hear him, wouldn’t hurt him. If he was beyond criticism and hid his cruelty with a smile and good deeds, it wouldn’t devour him.
By now he realized there was no hiding. It would always be there, and always find him.
He was the monster.”
― Louise Penny

“Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude even than by mental
capacity.” Banish the fear-attitude; acquire the confident attitude. And remember that the only way to acquire it is—to acquire it.”
― Walter Dill Scott

“I realized that the worst thing that could happen to me was about to happen to me.”
― William Manchester

“I was no longer troubled when he pulled out a machete in a crowded bar, tried to pick up schoolgirls, or threatened to scalp us, then rip off our heads and scoop out our brains.”
― Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“It never hurts a fool to appear before an audience, for his capacity is not a capacity for feeling.”
― Dale Carnegie, The Art of Public Speaking

“Real terror is a crippling experience. You sweat so much that your skin goes all wrinkly like when you’ve been in the bath all afternoon. And then the scent of your sweat changes. It smells like cat pee, no doubt from the adrenalin. However hard you wash, it won’t come off. It smothers you, as your muscles become frozen with acid and your mind paralysed by despair.”
― Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

“It was any outcast’s nightmare. If I looked carefully, I suspected I might find it beneath the black paint of the small acrylic by the window.”
― Nancy Werlin, Black Mirror

“For though, I walk through the valley of shadows of Death, I will never fear. For You are in Me and I know You will never let me Go. ”
― Jestoni Revealed

“There was nothing green left; artillery had denuded and scarred every inch of ground. Tiny flares glowed and disappeared. Shrapnel burst with bluish white puffs. Jets of flamethrowers flickered and here and there new explosions stirred up the rubble.
While I watched, an American observation plane droned over the Japanese lines, spotting targets for the U.S. warships lying offshore. Suddenly the little plane was hit by flak and disintegrated. The carnage below continued without pause.
Here I was safe, but tomorrow I would be there. In that instant I realized that the worst thing that could happen to me was about to happen to me.”
― William Manchester

“Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act.”
― Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

“Most of us tend to belittle all suffering except our own,” said Mary. “I think it’s fear. We don’t want to come too near in case we’re sucked in and have to share it.”
― Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water

“There’s no shame in fear. But understand this – the coward is ruled by fear, while the hero rides it like a wild stallion.”
― David Gemmell, Dark Moon

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
― Raymond Lindquist

“Bravery is a willing decision to do what must be done. Fear is a cancer that is cured only by doing what must be done, backed by an intelligent, open mind.”
― Corey Aaron Burkes

“When you buy into any version of fear, it can become your experience because your molecules are intelligent and your energy responds to the predominant feeling in your being. The focus of your mind is exactly what gives the orders to create what you experience.”
― Barbara Marciniak, Family of Light: Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Living

“The night stared me in the face, amorphous, blind, infinite, without frontiers. Not a single start relieved the darkness behind the glass.”
― Stanisław Lem, Solaris

“I was nearly unnerved at my proximity to a nameless thing at the bottom of a pit.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror

“God arranges everything for us, so that we need have no more fear or trouble and may be quite sure that all things will come right in the end.”
― Johanna Spyri, Heidi

“It is when one begins to lose the consciousness of freedom, and when the idea of necessity enters the world at all, when there is any hurry or strain anywhere, a letter to be written or a train to catch, when you have got to work, to make the horses of the dream gallop, or to make the rifles go off, that the dream is declining, and turning into the nightmare, which belongs to the poorest and most vulgar class of dreams.”
― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

“It is fear that makes you believe that you are living and that you will be dead.What we do not want is the fear to come to an end. That is why we have invented all these new minds, new sciences,new talks, therapies, choiceless awareness and various other gimmicks.”
― U.G. Krishnamurti

“O all you host of heaven! O earth! What else?
And shall I couple Hell?”
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

“I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,
Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres,
Thy knotted and combined locks to part,
And each particular hair to stand on end
Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
But this eternal blazon must not be
To ears of flesh and blood.
List, list, O list!”
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

“The world is surely wide enough to walk without fear.”
― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

“The impulse to tell the truth was not as great as the fear of being left off the page.”
― Jonathan Messinger, Hiding Out

“She realized with deep respect that this woman had always done what she had to do and faced what she had to face. If many of her fears and burdens would have seemed unreal to another woman, there was nothing unreal about her courage.”
― Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water

“Fear is the brother of hate.”
― Larry Niven

“Maybe man is nothing in particular,’ Cross said gropingly. ‘Maybe that’s the terror of it. Man may be just anything at all. And maybe man deep down suspects this, really knows this, kind of dreams that it is true; but at the same time he does not want really to know it? May not human life on this earth be a kind of frozen fear of man at what he could possibly be? And every move he makes might not these moves be just to hide this awful fact? To twist it into something which he feels would make him rest and breathe a little easier? What man is is perhaps too much to be borne by man…”
― Richard Wright, The Outsider

“Fear is not a sin in the taiga, but cow­ardice is [..].”
― John Vaillant, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

“One day the enemy will cross the Great Green. They will bring war and tragedy to these eastern lands. Such is the nature of vile men. Yet we cannot live in dread of them. We cannot hide behind these high walls, our hearts trembling. For that is not life. We must accept the needs and the duties of each day, and face them one at a time.”
― David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow

“You have done well,” Grandfather said. “We thank you.”
“We were afraid sometimes,” Jetsam replied.
“Good.” Grandfather’s eyes smiled. “That means you had the courage to keep trying.”
― Sheila Moon, Knee-Deep in Thunder

“Writing a book is a tremendous experience. It pays off intellectually. It clarifies your thinking.
It builds credibility. It is a living engine of marketing and idea spreading, working every day
to deliver your message with authority.
You should write one.
Seth Godin”
― Seth Godin, How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times

“It was even odds that the thing I was the most afraid of didn’t actually exist at all.”
― Steven Kotler, West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief

“To implant fear in the minds of children is a crime. If parents try to rule the child by fear, then fear rules the child.”
― E. Stanley Jones, Abundant Living

“As a travel writer I’ve specialized in gritty, fearful destinations, the kind of places that make a reader’s hair stick on end.”
― Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself

“Era come se avessi tremato per tutta la vita, a causa di una cronica corrente sotterranea di paura. Tremare, scappare, finire nei guai, perdere le persone che amavo. Come un personaggio dei cartoni animati invece di una persona, mi resi conto. Un cartone animato degli anni Trenta, ammuffito. Dietro a tutto quello che avevo fatto c’era sempre stata la paura di spingermi.”
― Philip K. Dick, VALIS

“The exhilaration of battle was agreeable to him, but the sight of the dead, with their clay faces, blank eyes, and stiff bodies, which, when not unnaturally shrunken, were unnaturally swollen, had always intolerably affected him. He felt toward them a kind of reasonless antipathy which was something more than the physical and spiritual repugnance common to us all. Doubtless this feeling was due to his unusually acute sensibilities – his keen sense of the beautiful, which these hideous things outraged. Whatever may have been the cause, he could not look upon a dead body without a loathing which had in it an element of reselltment. What others have respected as the dignity of death had to him no existence – was altogether unthinkable. Death was a thing to be hated. It was not picturesque, it had no tender and solemn side – a dismal thing, hideous in all its manifestations and suggestions. Lieutenant Byring was a braver man than anybody knew, for nobody knew his horror of that which he was ever ready to encounter. (“A Tough Tussle”)”
― Ambrose Bierce, Ghost Stories

“All about us were people. Perhaps a hundred. Men. Experience had taught me that humans were cruelest when segregated by sex, and the cold feeling in the pit of my stomach became led. What had I let myself in for?”
― C.S. Friedman, The Madness Season

“fear in sooth holds so in check all mortals, becasue thay see many operations go on in earth and heaven, the causes of which they can in no way understand, believing them therefore to be done by power divine. for these reasons when we shall have seen that nothing can be produced from nothing, we shall then more correctly ascertain that which we are seeking, both the elements out of which every thing can be produced and the manner in which every thing can be produced in which all things are done without the hands of the gods.”
― Titus Lucretius Carus

“I would put myself in the attitude to look in the eye an abstract truth, and I cannot. I blench and withdraw on this side and on that. I seem to know what he meant who said, No man can see God face to face and live.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“On close inspection, we shall find that religion, and not fear, has ever been the cause of the long-lived prosperity of an absolute government.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“…to return to their ‘native soil,’ as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the horrors that terrify them.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“The term propaganda rings melodramatic and exaggerated, but a press that—whether from fear, careerism, or conviction—uncritically recites false government claims and reports them as fact, or treats elected officials with a reverence reserved for royalty, cannot be accurately described as engaged in any other function.”
― Glenn Greenwald, A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency

“He thought with a kind of astonishment of the biological uselessness of pain and fear, the treachery of the human body which always freezes into inertia at exactly the moment when a special effort is needed. He might have silenced the dark-haired girl if only he had acted quickly enough; but precisely because of the extremity of danger he had lost the power to act. It struck him that in moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy but always against one’s own body. Even now, in spite of the gin, the dull ache in his belly made consecutive thought impossible. And it is the same, he percieved, in all seemingly heroic or tragic situatuions. On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even when you are not paralyzed by fright or screaming with pain, life is a moment-to-moment struggle against hunger or cold or sleeplessness, against a sour stomach or an aching tooth.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“It might, too, have been the singular cold that alienated me; for such chilliness was abnormal on so hot a day, and the abnormal always excites aversion, distrust, and fear.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, Air Froid

“Fear is the lack of faith in one’s ability to create powerful solutions.”
― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

“In the presence of the storm, thunderbolts, hurricane, rain, darkness, and the lions, which might be concealed but a few paces away, he felt disarmed and helpless.”
― Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

“Suicide by train is also popular in many developed countries. Without ready access to firearms, suicidal people often turn to trains. —Der Spiegel, July 27, 2011

Once it happens you can’t remember
how you started out: innocent,
barreling into the tunnel,
shooting out at each station
like a dolphin out of a dim green pool.
Pneumatic doors inhale open, puff shut,
lock with a solid thump.

Up and down the line, fifty times a day,
it’s a long slow song. You
feel the rumble as much as hear it.
In your dim green trance
the words retain wonder:
Vorsicht, Türe werden geschloßen.
Caution, the doors are closing.

Then the first time:
someone decides darkness will answer,
hides out in the tunnel,
steps out in front of the train
like he knows where he’s going,
steps out at you, dying at you,
knowing you can’t stop in time.

Now each time the doors close,
they seal you in. You are a human bullet
shot into the tunnels, hoping no one
will block the light far ahead,
each station one minute’s reprieve.”
― Karen Greenbaum-Maya

“[T]he relentless note of incipient hysteria, the invitation to panic, the ungrounded scenarios–the overwhelming and underlying desire for something truly terrible to happen so that you could have something really hot to talk about–was still startling. We call disasters unimaginable, but all we do is imagine such things. That, you could conclude mordantly, is the real soundtrack of our time: the amplification of the self-evident toward the creation of paralyzing, preëmptive paranoia.”
― Adam Gopnik

“Germans grew reluctant to stay in communal ski lodges, fearing they might talk in their sleep. They postponed surgeries because of the lip-loosening effects of anesthetic. Dreams reflected the ambient anxiety. One German dreamed that an SA man came to his home and opened the door to his oven, which then repeated every negative remark the household had made against the government.”
― Erik Larson, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

“Maybe I am getting too grown to want to sleep with Mama. But like a baby, I still have this smallness to my mind. I don’t need her hands to convince me the world I can’t see from under my blanket is real. I need her hands to do more than her words. Convince me the world I see outside it- ain’t.”
― Connie Rose Porter

“[Men] prefer the foolish belief and the passions of the earth [to the enlightenment of their souls]. They believe the absurd and shrink from the truth.”
“No, they do not. They are afraid, that is all. And they must remain on earth until they come to the way of leaving it.”
“And how do they leave? How is the ascent made? Must one learn virtue?”
Here she laughs. “You have read too much, and learned too little. Virtue is a road, not a destination. Man cannot be virtuous. Understanding is the goal. When that is achieved, the soul can take wing.”
― Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

“A Stalin functionary admitted, “Innocent people were arrested: naturally – otherwise no one would be frightened. If people, he said, were arrested only for specific misdemeanours, all the others would feel safe and so become ripe for treason.”
― Paul Johnson, Modern Times

“Don’t be scared,” Willa Mae said.
I looked at her. “Aren’t you scared?”
Willa Mae looked at me and said, “Shoot. Only thing I’m afraid of is that I’m going to do something I’ll regret.”
“Being scared is just one more thing to turn into what you want it to be,” Willa Mae said. “The thing with fear is, it’s like anger. You’ve got to change it into something else. Make it your weapon. Some can just turn it into smarts. The best of ’em can turn fear and anger into love.” She looked out toward our neighborhood. “I’m not there yet.”
― Margaret McMullan, Sources of Light
“What people are afraid of can tell us a lot about society.”
― Anne Holt

“The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped.”
― Marty Rubin

“إذا كان المرءُ خائفًا على حياته فهو لايفكرُ بالآخرين ، بل يفكرُ فقط بالناس الذين يحبهم ، وقد لا يكونُ هذا حتى كافيًا”
― Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

“What gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we all have.”
― Elizabeth Benedict

“When my sons arrived in the family, their legal status was not ambiguous at all. They were our kids. But their wants and affections were still atrophied by a year in the orphanage. They didn’t know that flies on their faces were bad. They didn’t know that a strange man feeding them their first scary gulps of solid food wasn’t a torturer. Life in the cribs alone must have seemed to them like freedom. That’s what I was missing about the biblical doctrine of adoption. Sure it’s glorious in the long run. But it sure seems like hell in the short run. . . .”
― Russell D. Moore, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches

“Mind sees ghost when frightened and hopeless.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Fear only one person that is God, listen to only one voice that is your conscience”.”
― Amit Abraham

“So do we discover, in the world, that our worst fears are
unfulfilled; yet we must fear, in order that we may feel delight.”
― Peter Ackroyd, English Music

“One of the paradoxes of our time is that the War on Terror has served mainly to reinforce a collective belief that maintaining the right amount of fear and suspicion will earn one safety. Fear is promoted by the government as a kind of policy. Fear is accepted, even among the best-educated people in this country, even among the professors with whom I work, as a kind of intelligence. And inspiring fear in others is often seen as neighborly and kindly, instead of being regarded as what my cousin recognized it for – a violence.”
― Eula Biss, Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays

“Amid the stillness of the night, in the depths of the ravine, from the direction in which the corpses lay suddenly resounded a kind of inhuman, frightful laughter in which quivered despair, and joy, and cruelty, and suffering, and pain, and sobbing, and derision; the heart-rending and spasmodic laughter of the insane or condemned.”
― Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

“In the meantime the groans changed into the protracted, thunderous roar by which all living creatures are struck with terror, and the nerves of people, who do not know what fear is, shake, just as the window-panes rattle from distant cannonading.”
― Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

“With no one to fear him, it seemed at times as if he didn’t exist at all.”
― F.J. Dagg, The Lowlands of Heaven

“People who avoid their fears also avoid their power.”
― Timothy Roderick

“Mis más trágicos recuerdos se levantaron en furioso oleaje. Creía que después de pasar por la experiencia de perderte ya nada podía afectarme demasiado, pero la mínima posibilidad de que algo semejante le ocurriera al hijo que me quedaba, me volteó. Tenía un peso en el pecho, como una roca aplastándome, que me cortaba la respiración. Me sentía vulnerable, en carne viva, a punto de llorar en cualquier instante. En la noche, cuando todos descansaban, oía un rumor entre las paredes, había quejidos atascados en los umbrales, suspiros en los cuartos desocupados. Era mi propio miedo, supongo. El dolor acumulado en ese largo año de tu agonía estaba agazapado en la casa.”
― Isabel Allende, La suma de los días

“My brothers’ faces haunt me. I hear their children, my nieces and nephews, asking me why I came home without their daddies. I think of their wives, imagine their questions. Our parents, forever seeing the faces of their lost sons when they look at me. They will want answers, demand to know how I survived. And what do I tell them? That I huddled like a baby inside my tent while their killer beckoned me forth for one last stand?”
― Kevin Wallis, Beneath the Surface of Things

“He had not been able to see it in himself, but looking at Hungerford, he was able at least to speculate on the possibility that fear, raw, physical fear, had a kind of gift to give, too. Who but the terrified has heard his own heart pounding, listened to his own stertorous breathing, wishing that heart and lungs would be more quiet, and yet learning in their pulsation the lessons of rhythm and metrics? (Anagrams, p. 80)”
― David R. Slavitt

“I have no fear of men, as such, nor of their books. I have mixed with them–one or two of them particularly– almost as one of their own sex. I mean I have not felt about them as most women are taught to feel–to be on their guard against attacks on their virtue; for no average man– no man short of a sensual savage–will molest a woman by day or night, at home or abroad, unless she invites him. Until she says by a look ‘Come on’ he is always afraid to, and if you never say it, or look it, he never comes.”
― Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

“By nature independent, gay, even exuberant, seductively responsive and given to those spontaneous sallies that sparkle in the conversation of certain daughters of Paris who seem to have inhaled since childhood the pungent breath of the boulevards laden with the nightly laughter of audiences leaving theaters, Madame de Burne’s five years of bondage had nonetheless endowed her with a singular timidity which mingled oddly with her youthful mettle, a great fear of saying too much, of going to far, along with a fierce yearning for emancipation and a firm resolve never again to compromise her freedom.”
― Guy de Maupassant, Alien Hearts

“When the horror recedes and the world resumes its normal shape, you cannot forget it. You have seen what is “really” there, the empty horror that exists when the consoling illusion of our mundane experience is stripped away, so you can never respond to the world in quite the same way again.”

from Coleridge: Like one, that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows, a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread”
― Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

“Thin ribbons of fear snake bluely through you like a system of rivers. We need a cloudburst or soothing landscape fast, to still this panic. Maybe a field of dracaena, or a vast stand of sugar pines—generous, gum-yielding trees—to fill our minds with vegetable wonder and keep dread at bay.”
― Amy Gerstler, Medicine

“What would you think of an engineer who expounded the art of flying without revealing the secrets of the engine and propeller? That’s what you do, you engineer of the human soul. Just that. You’re a coward. You want the raisins out of my cake but you don’t want the thorns of my roses. Haven’t you too, little psychiatrist, been cracking silly jokes about me? Haven’t you ridiculed me as “the prophet of bigger and better orgasms”? Have you never heard the whimpering of a young wife whose body has been desecrated by an impotent husband? Or the anguished cry of an adolescent bursting with unfulfilled love? Does your security still mean more to you than your patient? How long will you go on valuing your respectability above your medical mission? How long will you refuse to see that your pussyfooting procrastination is costing millions their lives?”
― Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

“He became merely the broken statue of a beast, now without another’s fear to animate it.”
― John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

“I make a joke of it, but… but I’m afraid of death.” He straightened up and turned to look into Joseph’s eyes. Joseph saw the fear there and was shocked by the intensity of it. “Are you afraid to die, Joseph?”
Joseph considered for a moment, then shook his head. “I’m not afraid to now, but then I’m not dying now. When I come to that moment, I will probably be… what’s the right word? Maybe frightened in a way that you’re frightened when an experience lies before you you’ve never had.
“No more than that?”
“I hope not.”
― Gilbert Morris, Till Shiloh Comes

“And the great question for mankind is what is to be loved or hated next, whenever and old love or fear has lost its hold.”
― Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Out of Revolution: Autobiography of Western Man

“The whole forest was peopled with frightful sounds–the creaking of the trees, the howling of wild beasts, and the yell of Indians; while sometimes the wind tolled like a distant church bell, and sometimes gave a broad roar around the traveler, as if all Nature were laughing him to scorn. But he was himself the chief horror of the scene, and shrank not from its other horrors.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown

“But a smell shivered him awake.
It was a scent as old as the world. It was a hundred aromas of a thousand places. It was the tang of pine needles. It was the musk of sex. It was the muscular rot of mushrooms. It was the spice of oak. Meaty and redolent of soil and bark and herb. It was bats and husks and burrows and moss. It was solid and alive – so alive! And it was close.
The vapors invaded Nicholas’ nostrils and his hair rose to their roots. His eyes were as heavy as manhole covers, but he opened them. Through the dying calm inside him snaked a tremble of fear.
The trees themselves seemed tense, waiting. The moonlight was a hard shell, sharp and ready to ready be struck and to ring like steel.
A shadow moved.
It poured like oil from between the tall trees and flowed across dark sandy dirt, lengthening into the middle of the ring. Trees seem to bend toward it, spellbound. A long, long shadow…”
― Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path
tags: ancient, fear, forest, green-man, hair-standing-on-end, magic, odor, old-god, primal, semiconscious, smell, supernatural, visitation

“And all we feared inside the night / shows true in morning’s biased light.”
― Garth von Buchholz

“She was someone who heard each grain in the hour-glass, she felt the passing seconds like sandpaper against her softest skin. Time actually seemed to hurt her, and people helped her get through it. [..] Sometimes it seemed to Nathan that her life was just that, a feat of held breath, just another ten seconds, just another five, and then death would flood her lungs like water, a string of glass bubbles to the surface and then nothing. She was scared in a way that he could understand. The kind of fear that sends you running across a six-lane highway or jumping into rapids. She was someone who ran towards her fear, screaming. Who tried to frighten it. Who, in another period of history, would have been worshipped as a saint or burned as a witch.”
― Rupert Thomson, The Five Gates of Hell

“He himself, he realized, had always been most abominably frightened, even at the height of his divine power, a frail god upon a rickety throne, afraid of opening letters, of making decisions, afraid of the instinctive knowledge in the eyes of mules, of the innocent eyes of good men, of the elastic nature of the passions, even of the devotion he had received from some men, and one woman, and dogs.”
― Patrick White, Voss

“It was a fairy tale, no fooling. It was unreality becoming real. This frightened her. Because people don’t care for unreality becoming real. It pricks their well-fed minds, you see, with something like a hunger pang. They prefer the logical stuffiness of expectancy. It is only at certain times that they weaken, letting imagination in. That’s the time to get them. (“The Disinheritors”)”
― Richard Matheson, Collected Stories, Vol. 1

“Death, everyone fears it in one way or another but when I stood in front of it myself, face to face, I felt no fear.”
― Atarah L. Poling, Forbidden Secret: Shadows Behind Locked Doors

“The image of the “presence,” whatever it was, waiting there for him to go–this image had not yet been so concrete for his nerves as when he stopped short of the point at which certainty would have come to him. For, with all his resolution, or more exactly with all his dread, he did stop short–he hung back from really seeing. The risk was too great and his fear too definite: it took at this moment an awful specific form.”
― Henry James, The Jolly Corner

“Angst ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg und der Hauptgrund für dein Scheitern, Angst ist das zugrunde liegende Dilemma in jeder Geschihte, die du dir über dich selbst erzählst. Und was ist die einzige Chance, die du gegen Angst hast? Folge ihr. Lass dich von ihr leiten.”
― J.R. Moehringer, The Tender Bar

“Il me dit: « Vous avez dû avoir peur. » Je réponds oui pour ne pas faire d’histoires, mais en fait je n’ai pas eu peur du tout, j’ai juste eu l’impression que j’allais crever dans les prochaines minutes ; c’est différent.”
― Michel Houellebecq, Whatever

“Weaponry is a fear-raising idea.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

منذر بدر حلوم
“يخيّل إليّ أن الهروب من الخوف و التعالي عليه يدفع أحيانا إلى جرأة يائسة ، إلى تهور مميت .”
― منذر بدر حلوم, أولاد سكينة أو خروج الأقدام الحافية

“…в самой глубине души у Корнелия жило опасливое понимание, что эта бодрость, этот счастливый настрой могут оказаться недолгими. И опять придёт уныние, неуверенность. Страх…”
― Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га…

“Senses disabled by fear.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“I am Indonesian. I don’t buy fear of western ghosts.
But when you deal with a giant garagasi of sumatera,
there’s no word worth enough to express the eeriness.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Even a wise man knows doubt from time to time, it is the fool who allows it to rule his judgement.”
― Jennifer Melzer, The Goblin Market

“When I walked into the room, I looked down to the floor and saw that each and every garment I owned had been pulled from its rightful place and had been meticulously sliced into countless pieces. One thing was painfully obvious to me: these clothes were symbolic of me; they represented my body.

What you really wanted was to slice me into countless pieces.”
― Rasmenia Massoud, Human Detritus

“В детстве Корнелий читал о страхе птицы, которую после неволи выпускают из окна. Открывшийся мир кажется ей жутко громадным и полным угроз. Она рвётся назад – в комнату, в привычную клетку!..”
― Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га…

“I wasn’t about to tell him that I never said anything to anyone who teased me. I just went along with it like it was my joke too. I wanted everyone to like me…”
― Sydney Salter, Jungle Crossing

“…when you go down a dark alley and you feel that tingling across the back of your neck, that’s not just a bad feeling, that’s a biological gift from God – the Gift of Fear…when you ignore that gift – when you go down the dark alley and say, Y’know, I’m sure it’ll be okay – that’s when you find real pain.”
― Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle

“Fear of God is a beginning of knowledge.
The fear lessened on a higher knowledge.
Walk with God is on the top of knowledge.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“And y’know what they decided the number one threat was? The destructive and disruptive capability of a small group. That’s what they’re worried about most…they’re terrified of a small group with a committed goal.”
― Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle

“Lady Dance’s music wasn’t a magic charm. I’d misunderstood. We had all failed to understand. The song and dance didn’t stop us dying. It just stopped the fear of death swallowing us up while we were still alive. ‘Rejoice,’ came the soft voice of Lady Dance in my mind. ‘Watch the moon and stars…’ Death had ruled my life till I met Lady Dance. Her dance had set me free.”
― Jackie French, Lady Dance

“I told myself ‘Everything is a being! The shout that passes into the air is an entity like an animal, since it is born, produces a movement, and is again transformed, in order to die. So the fearful mind that believes in incorporeal beings is not wrong. What are they?”
― Guy de Maupassant, Complete Works

“An attitude of gratitude increases abundance and diminishes fear.”
― Jeffrey Fry

“Fear is the ghost of ancient.
It consumes faithless human.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“If we have plain old ordinary fear then we are within reach of a solution. Fear has been with humankind for millennia and we do know what to do about it–pray about it, talk about it, feel the fear, and do it anyway. “Artistic” fear, on the other hand, sounds somehow nastier and more virulent, like it just might not yield to ordinary solutions–and yet it does, the moment we become humble enough to try ordinary solutions.”
― Julia Cameron, Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance

“Something like panic struck at Hurlow. Moffat’s calm confession of fear withdrew the prop upon which he had leaned. Down there, among the motionless shadows, lurked invisible things, things that were nameless, shapeless and malignant; things which could see without being seen. One of the long lost terrors of childhood returned to him, and like a child he put his hand into Moffat’s.”
― A.M. Burrage

“We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest.”
― John Adams

“They think the government shows people everything —how to work, study, eat, sleep and that’s it. They are afraid of change. They do not understand that if you want to do something, you should do it. You are free, people, free!”
― Anton Krotov

“The skeletons of the past must not hold back the dream of a new life, even though fear and regret, guilt and remorse may unsettle us during the effort to give our future a new home. (“Into a new life”)”
― Erik Pevernagie

“The weekend break had begun with the usual resentment and had continued with half-repressed ill humour. It was, of course, his fault. He had been more ready to hurt his wife’s feelings and deprive his daughter than inconvenience a pub bar full of strangers. He wished there could be one memory of his dead child which wasn’t tainted with guilt and regret.”
― P.D. James

“Often, the human animal dresses terror in rage, and expresses both in a way unlike either.”
― Julius Lester, The Autobiography of God

“Even fear afraid of faith.”
― Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“I think locality exercises strange influence over some minds. The peaceful meadow-scenery holds no lurking horrors in its bosom, but in the lonesome moorlands, full of curiously molded boulders, grotesque fancies must assail one there. Creatures seem to come, odd and ill-defined as their surroundings. As a child I had a peculiar horror of those tall, odd-shaped boulders, with seeming faces, featureless, it is true, but sometimes strangely resembling humans and animals. I believe the spinney may be haunted by something of this nature, terrible as the trees. (“The Haunted Spinney”)”
― Elliott O’Donnell

“Few Come This Way
Few come this way; not that the darkness
Deters them, but they come
Reluctant here who fear to find,
Thickening the darkness, what they left behind
Sucking its cheeks before the fire at home,
The palsied Indecision from whose dancing head
Precipitately they fled, only to come again
Upon him here,
Clutching at the wrist of Venture with a cold
Hand, aiming to fall in with him, companion
Of the new as of the old.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems

“All in a moment Hurlow forgot the beauty of the sounds and smelt fear. He smelt it as an animal smells it, the breath cold in his nostrils. He had read about Pan, a dead god who might safely be patronized while poring over a book in a London lodging, but here and at this hour a god not to be scorned. (“Furze Hollow”)”
― A.M. Burrage

“(Life) it was a little bit nearer than God, but no less powerful and terrible. Yes, it was something, perhaps, that one did not wish to understand because one feared it, something to which one paid tribute lest it should feel offended and seize one, body and soul.”
― Arthur Holitscher

“It is funny how we hurt ourselves, isn’t it? We’re the reason of what happens to us, we’re the reason of our suffering, we choose the wrong people to hang with, to date and to love. The mind blames the heart, the heart blames the lover and that’s how the cycle of life and love goes. Sometimes, we’re so afraid to lose people and end up alone. Despite of their hurting, we think that if we chase them away we’ll never be able to fill their places, we fear feeling empty and alone and most of all we fear the fact that they may move on before us.”
― Yasmine Marouf Araibi, Forget-Me-Not

“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, show no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease. It begins in your mind, always. One moment you are feeling calm, self-possessed, happy. Then fear, disguised in the garb of mild-mannered doubt, slips into your mind like a spy. Doubt meets disbelief and disbelief tries to push it out. But disbelief is a poorly armed foot soldier. Doubt does away with it with little trouble. You become anxious. Reason comes to do battle for you. You are reassured. Reason is fully equipped with the latest weapons technology. But, to your amazement, despite superior tactics and a number of undeniable victories, reason is laid low. You feel yourself weakening, wavering. Your anxiety becomes dread.

Fear next turns fully to your body, which is already aware that something terribly wrong is going on. Already your lungs have flown away like a bird and your guts have slithered away like a snake. Now your tongue drops dear like an opossum, while your jaw begins to gallop on the spot. Your ears go deaf. Your muscles begin to shiver as if they had malaria and your knees to shake as though they were dancing. Your heart strains too hard, while your sphincter relaxes too much. And so with the rest of your body. Every part of you, in the manner most suited to it, falls apart. Only your eyes work well. They always pay proper attention to fear.

Quickly you make rash decisions. You dismiss your allies: hope and trust. There, you’ve defeated yourself. Fear, which is but an impression, has triumphed over you.

The matter is difficult to put into words. For fear, real fear, such as shakes you to your foundation, such as you feel when you are brought face to face with your mortal end, nestles in your memory like gangrene: it seeks to rot everything, even the words with which to speak of it. 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 fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, your open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“When you’ve grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth.”
― DaShanne Stokes

“Democracy doesn’t mean spreading terror.”
― DaShanne Stokes

“It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought – that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc – should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Tacit collaboration by millions who bite their lip is even more essential than lip service by thousands of favor seekers. Hence, to stimulate at least passive cooperation, the party strives to give the impression that “everybody” is already on its side. (The Rise of Political Correctness)”
― Angelo Codevilla

“The point of Political Correctness is not and has never been merely about any of the items that it imposes, but about the imposition itself. (The Rise of Political Correctness)”
― Angelo Codevilla

“Look around you at the people you’ve been taught to hate, because hate is just a cloak that hides fear.”
― April White, Cheating Death

“The power to compel is not the same thing as leadership, and one does inspire the other. You are not a leader, Walters, you are a bully and a coward of the worst kind. the fear you believe you inspire is merely the fear in which you constantly live, and it undermines the very leadership you profess to have. Strip a bully of his pulpit and he becomes a cowering, quivering thing… You will never lose the fear because it defines you, and the very things you seek to annihilate will be those which ultimately destroy you.”
― April White, Cheating Death

“Fear is like a little germ in your head, allow it to grow and it takes over your all.”
― Kevin Focke, A Salmon Amongst Trouts

“Fear is the bane of all creatures that bubbles inside us forming rocks of resistence, sucking away all will power to act, think or speak.”
― Isabella Poretsis

“This essay is intended to serve as a reminder that immense and threatening divisions in mankind can spring from differences between virtues as well as from envies and greeds. When the virtues on each part are largely inapprehensible by the other, the danger is heightened by Man’s natural fear of what he does not understand, and his inclination to suppose it not worth understanding. To attack it easier than to study. There are also, in this case of China and the West, intense and complex cultural vanities on both sides to be taken into account: vanities largely inexplicable the one to the other…”
― Ivor A. Richards, Richards on Rhetoric: I.A. Richards: Selected Essays (1929-1974)

“Your life – and all lives – will be richer if lived with a open, loving heart rather than a closed, fearful mind”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

“If there’s any redeeming quality that I can find in running away from something, it’s that I’m on my feet. Now all I’ve got to do is alter my direction.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Progress occurs where truths are questioned.”
― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Yeah, well, we’re all afraid.” I sighed. “The angry more than most, I think.”
― Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark

“Fear totally obliterates a person, it makes people tolerate what is impossible to handle”
― Sunday Adelaja

“When you believe the TRUTH, there’s an incredible freedom. You’re free to live without fear.”
― J.E.B. Spredemann, A Secret Sacrifice

“When we take our eyes off Jesus and only focus on ourselves and our circumstances, we can no longer see Him. God says He will keep us in perfect peace if we keep our eyes on Him.”
― J.E.B. Spredemann, Englisch on Purpose

“To be filled with fear is to open to the wrong way”
― Sunday Adelaja

“To Declare Your Stand For Righteousness Is To Eliminate Fear”
― Sunday Adelaja

“He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap.”
― Compton Gage

“The biggest form of slavery is the slavery to fear”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Because of fear, people who have civil rights can’t use them”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Fear makes people speechless”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Fear is a snare that prevents us from moving forward, fear makes us an easy bait for the devil”
― Sunday Adelaja

“By accepting fear in our life, we automatically allow it to rule over us”
― Sunday Adelaja

“If the devil is sending you thoughts of fear, resist him, stop the thoughts”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Life in fear is the worse tragedy that can happen to a man”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Principles can actually grow and overwhelm the things you are afraid of.”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Passion is the fire that can burn through fear.”
― Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

“Don’t be afraid that things are changing, because indeed they always are.”
― Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

“Let your love be stronger than your fear.”
― Kate McGahan

“Maybe it was true that only beauty would save the world, or truth, or some other high-flown garbage; but fear was still more powerful than anything else. Fear destroyed everything: everything born of beauty, the tender shoots of all that was fine, wise, eternal…”
― Lyudmila Ulitskaya, The Big Green Tent

“Change your ways when fear seizes,” he had said, “for it usually means you are doing something wrong.”
― Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves

“I hated the quiet. I could hear my fears that much louder for it.”
― Alwyn Hamilton, Traitor to the Throne

“Always remember this, Henri. Men trade for profit. They are driven by greed. But debt is about fear, and fear is stronger than greed. The true power, the weapon that defeats all others, is debt. Fools search for gold. The wise man studies debt. That is the key to all business.”
― Edward Rutherfurd, London

“Never fear the unknown that is where your future may lie”
― Candice Galek

“Be absolutely assured that we will die long before our own deaths if we ever allow the fear of adulthood to kill the wonder of childhood.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Only the church of Jesus have the answers to dispel fear”
― Sunday Adelaja

“In the end, what we fear will not go away, for it indicates what we must go through in order to awaken, become more genuine, and live more fully. The problem is that we tend to be most afraid of what our own souls require of us. Often our deepest fear is that we might become who we are intended to be, who we already are at our core. For becoming who we truly are requires the greatest amount of change.”
― Michael Meade, Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss

“Many people believe that eliminating the apparent causes of fear will eliminate it, but fear, like beauty, is part of the world. The fear of fear results in the growth of terror as well as a loss of the beauty and wonder of the world. By fearing fear, we create the room for terror and panic to grow. People become blinded by fear, driven by anxieties, and increasingly ruled by phobias and obsessions. When we fail to recognize how fear works in the world, we become ruled by it. The point is not to become paralyzed with foreboding or be caught in the panic that can grip the collective and cause people to run blindly in the wrong direction. The point is to willingly go where most fear to go, to follow where the fear might lead and face the ways that the world roars at us.”
― Michael Meade, Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss

“Prejudice plunges you into a world of fear and hate. That’s no way to live.”
― DaShanne Stokes

“Even scientists and academics are frequent prey to the delusion that reality is reducible. Fear, deep and wide, is the secret motive force of much human behavior, and I think reduction is often rooted in fear. Passing over fear, I think, is the beginning of every liberatory project.”
― Stan Goff, Full Spectrum Disorder: The Military in the New American Century

The glorification of hatred is predicated on a foundation of fear-induced ignorance venomous to haters
“The glorification of hatred is predicated on a foundation of fear-induced ignorance venomous to haters and those they believe they hate.”
― Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

“I got myself servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in my town before me:”
― Compton Gage

“Don’t think about who they [the Nazis] are. Think about who you are and what sacrifices you can live with and what will break you [Mother Superior to Vianne].”
― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

“Many people have argued that love is the prerequisite to courage. I beg to differ. Anything we are afraid to lose will not give way to courage. Time guarantees we will all eventually lose everything and everyone. Therefore, courage can only come by having faith in God.”
― Tice Davids aka David T. Parker

“Fear left unrestrained always leaves us running ‘from’ something. Fear harnessed compels us to run ‘to’ something. And fear denied leaves us running in circles.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Without the fear of God it is impossible to say ‘No’ to temptations and evil.”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.”
― Edward Albert

“Without the fear of God it is impossible to say ‘No’ to temptations and evil”
― Sunday Adelaja

“She’ll be your dance partner, Jordan”
“Her? She’s much too good. I’m scared!”
“Remember the feeling. Someday you’ll want to write about it, and then it’ll be good to know how the fear feels and to go ahead and dance all the same.”
― Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop

“The day when the fire that we had lit in our minds reaches our hearts, we will start turning every person that we come in contact with into ashes. We become the ghosts that we always feared.”
― Akshay Vasu

“Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are still alive. Better is he than both they, which had not yet been, who had not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.”
― Compton Gage

“Behold, this have I found also, counting one by one, to find out the account: Which yet my soul seek, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.”
― Compton Gage

“And this have I found, that man was made upright; but they have sought out many inventions.”
― Compton Gage

“I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the sun all the days of their lives.”
― Compton Gage
“I made myself great works; I build houses for myself; I planted vineyards: I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits: I made pools of water, to water therewith the wood that brings forth trees:”
― Compton Gage

“Don’t try to fight depression and fear with violent physical or mental exercise. But don’t give into them either. Just think. Oh, here they are again, and look past them, as if you were looking over someone’s shoulder at something beyond. Fix your mind on what’s beyond.’
‘But how do you do that?’ Louise stared at her in perplexity, longing for some kind of formula, but confused and pessimistic. ‘How can you see past something so . . . so huge?’
‘You have to practise it. You mustn’t let them be important, you see, or you simply feed their power. Don’t pretend they’re not there by flinging yourself into some manic busyness, they’ll simply reappear when you’re exhausted, but just look past them as you might look past a tall person sitting in front of you at the theatre. You know he’s there but he doesn’t prevent you from watching the action. Have something positive to look at—your next possible achievement, for instance, or something as simple as a cup of coffee. Something cheerful but attainable.”
― Marcia Willett, A Summer in the Country

“I gathered for myself also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces:”
― Compton Gage

“I had men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.”
― Compton Gage

“I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in my town: also my wisdom remained with me.”
― Compton Gage

“Whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labor: and this was my portion of all my labor; Death!”
― Compton Gage

“I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.”
― Compton Gage

“For what had man of all his labor, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he had labored under the sun? For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart takes not rest in the night.”
― Compton Gage

“I turned myself to behold wisdom, for what can the man do that cometh after the king? …even that which had been already done.”
― Compton Gage

“I saw that wisdom excel folly, as far as light excel darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happens to them all.”
― Compton Gage

“The wise man’s eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happens to them all.”
― Compton Gage

“I said in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it happens even to the wise; and why was I then more wise?”
― Compton Gage

“For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten in the heart of the sons of men.”
― Compton Gage

“And how dies the wise man? …as the fool. Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”
― Compton Gage
“I cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shall find it after many days. And gives a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou know not what evil shall be upon the earth.”
― Compton Gage

“If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree falls toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it shall be.”
― Compton Gage

“Love should never mean having to live in fear.”
― DaShanne Stokes

“I prayed to dispel my fear, until suddenly, and I do not know how the idea came to me, I began to pray for others. I prayed for everyone who came into my thoughts – – people with whom I had traveled, those who had been in prison with me, my school friends of years ago. I do not know how long I continued my prayer, but this I do know – – my fear was gone! Interceding for others had released me!”
― Corrie ten Boom

“Perhaps the Lord has warned you that areas of your life that will harm you if you don’t do something about it. Perhaps you have tried to barricade yourself from temptation or sinful habits by avoiding the issue. What you can’t see won’t hurt you, or so you try to convince yourself. Perhaps you’ve tried to resist temptation through sheer willpower and positive confession. You’ve discovered how flimsy your self-defense strategy is. Look around; the Lord has provided a way of escape. Walk through it into the light.”
― Katherine J Walden

“Being creative is not being afraid of being lost.”
― Natasha Tsakos

“Fear is the intended result of codifying homophobia into law.”
― DaShanne Stokes

“I was sure I fell in love with him again like the usual. He did things that made me go back to him. Once again, it scared me half to death.”
― Kia Amazona, The Way It Was Before

“Time that had not come yet—an anomaly in itself—had the fiercest reality for her. It was a hard wind in her face; if she had made the world, every tree would be bent, every stone weathered, every bough stripped by that steady and contrary wind. Lucille saw in everything its potential for invidious change.”
― Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

“Most of the time things against nature is scarier than the scariest things of nature”
― Munia Khan

“Only ego has fear. The Gnani Purush has no ego and so he has no fear of any kind.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“The walls we build around ourselves will either comfort us or capture us, but we will always have the stars.”
― Amelia Dashwood

“Comfort is not a goal that I seek, rather it is a place that I hide.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Fear or anxiety is a normal part of living. It’s the body’s way of telling us something isn’t right. It keeps us from harm’s way and prepares us to act quickly in the face of danger.”
― Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

“If one attains only the faith in the Self, he will not experience fear anywhere at all, fear will go away.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“If one does secret acts, what should one do to correct them? He should expose the acts and thereby he will no longer fear anyone.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“One of the most important words for interacting is MISTAKE. Because is a reaction of TRY, proposes LEARNING, the meaning stirs with as PEOPLE. Do not give up on your dreams for fear of making mistakes!”
― 1 Minuto na Palma da Mão

“What is the essence of Vitrag? Fearlessness!”
― Dada Bhagwan

“When we’re apart, I can think of nothing
but you—of
being with you again—and
I . . . I’m sorry if I hurt you before. I’m sorry
if I wasn’t clear about my feelings, if I wasn’t
strong enough to fight for the chance to be
with you. I’m going to do that now. I promise.
Because I simply cannot imagine choosing a
life without you in it.”
― Sophie Barnes, A Most Unlikely Duke

“When we’re apart, I can think of nothing but you—of being with you again—and I . . . I’m sorry if I hurt you before. I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear about my feelings, if I wasn’t strong enough to fight for the chance to be with you. I’m going to do that now. I promise. Because I simply cannot imagine choosing a life without you in it.”
― Sophie Barnes, A Most Unlikely Duke

“Fear, anxiety, stress and panic, all these are basic evolutionary expression of the human brain. They are part of the normal human condition.”
― Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

“He explained that often times it’s the love of something- like money, material, possessions, or power-and the fear of losing them, that command people to act. That love and fear are really the only two things that can forever alter a person, whether for the better or worse.”
― J. Saman, Start Over: A Novel

“It is difficult to have faith when our hearts are consumed by fear, but it is when we are afraid that we need to hang onto our faith the most.”
― A.A. Frias, The Heaven Corporation

“…the greatest barrier to intimacy is fear — fear of being known, fear of being rejected, fear of facing the truth about ourselves…
…We are afraid to be known because at some deep level we fear that the truth about us, when out in the open and reflected back to us through someone else’s eyes, will be shocking to ourselves.”
― Sheila Walsh, Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free

“The combination of power, fear, and mania can be deadly. The leader, convinced that he might be betrayed, acts first and betrays others first. Afraid that he’s not well liked, he works so hard to get others to like him that it has the opposite effect. Convinced of mismanagement, he micromanages and becomes the source of the mismanagement. And on and on – the things we fear or dread, we blindly inflict on ourselves.”
― Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity

“What fear do you have? You, yourself are the absolute Self! If absolute-Self becomes fearful, then the whole universe will have fear! ‘We’ are on the other side of the prakruti [relative self’s world].”
― Dada Bhagwan

“We can’t fear the future with a present mindset. We must ask ourselves questions we do not know the answers to, we should disrupt ourselves to grow.”
― Natasha Tsakos

“Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God. Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God? Think only of repentance, continual repentance, but dismiss fear altogether. Believe that God loves you as you cannot conceive; that He loves you with your sin, in your sin. It has been said of old that over one repentant sinner there is more joy in heaven than over ten righteous men. Go, and fear not. Be not bitter against men. Be not angry if you are wronged. Forgive the dead man in your heart what wrong he did you. Be reconciled with him in truth. If you are penitent, you love. And if you love you are of God. All things are atoned for, all things are saved by love. If I, a sinner, even as you are, am tender with you and have pity on you, how much more will God. Love is such a priceless treasure that you can redeem the whole world by it, and expiate not only your own sins but the sins of others.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“My father is using me as a message of hope. My sister is using me as a message of fear.
I don’t want to be used by anybody.”
― Clara Kensie, Aftermath

“When is one considered a vitarag (free of attachment)? It is when he has no fear of anything in this world.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“Do not have so much fear of this world that it will ruin the next incarnation.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“A healthy amount of fear and respect might be a good idea”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Being afraid is part of living, Rory, just as much as being scared is part of being courageous. You can only be happy when you’re brutally honest with yourself.”
― Winna Efendi, Some Kind of Wonderful

“We all die. Not all of us live.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“When the time comes, for you to own the wings forever. Never hesitate to fight and stay on the ground, with the fear of losing few feathers.”
― Akshay Vasu

“You cannot change the past, but you can make a difference now”
― Avis J. Williams

“I came to realize we are held in the arms of God and are utterly completely safe – in life and in death; whether walking alone or with others.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“The whole journey of renunciation, or starting to say yes to life, is first of all realizing that you’ve come up against your edge, that everything in you is saying no, and then at that point, softening. This is yet another opportunity to develop loving-kindness of yourself, which results in playfulness–learning to play like a raven in the wind.”
― Pema Chödrön, The Wisdom of No Escape: How to Love Yourself and Your World

“The man without emotions is the one to fear.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“It’s okay to be afraid, Jo. It’s what keeps us alive. But falling to that fear is what will get you killed.”
― Brandy Nacole, Deep in the Hollow

“Man sagt, dass alles letztendlich auf Liebe oder Angst zurückzuführen ist: jedes Gefühl, jede Tat, jeder Gedanke.”
― Bronnie Ware, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

“I love to walk. Walking is a spiritual journey and a reflection of living. Each of us must determine which path to take and how far to walk; we must find our own way, what is right for one may not be for another. There is no single right way to deal with late stage cancer, to live life or approach death, or to walk an old mission trail.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“I started to walk the day I was told I was dying of cancer. I believe walking has kept me alive. I live with a constant, pressing awareness of death. Once I start to walk, I am not afraid anymore; all is well.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“I walk to rid myself of the terror of cancer, and to overcome the fear of it coming back. The fear may never completely fade, but actively engaging life – whatever that may involve – reminds me of the joy each day can bring.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“I thank God every day for this life, and I want there to be more, though that’s not known. What is known is that I’m alive today, this minute. And that’s pretty much what we all have – this day, this moment.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“I am fighting to stay alive not because I fear death, but because I love life.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“A long walk is a slow remembering of how profound and wonderful life is; God is everywhere and in everything. Wherever I look I am looking at God.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“Is there any fear in love?”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“If you’re not scared of the dark, it hasn’t been dark enough.”
― Ashly Lorenzana

“If I’ve learned anything from facing death, it is that life is not meant to be survived. Life is the greatest adventure there is. And why stop your adventuring when someone says the end may be near? The truth is, we never know when the end will actually come. None of us will avoid it forever. What’s the point in trying? Live fearlessly!”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“Acceptance of death and cancer did not mean I intended to give up, just the opposite. I was prepared to fight cancer not out of fear of dying, but out of joy of living.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“Through the Grace of God and His medicine I am healed.” The prayer was accompanied by a vision straight out of Braveheart, a line of Scottish Highland warriors in kilts with huge shields and long spears marching in brave unison and attacking and killing the cancer. They were advancing, towards the cancer, striking and killing it with strong accurate thrusts from their sharp spears. The vision was so strong I could hear marching feet, and visibly see the cancer in me dying. “Through the Grace of God and His medicine I am healed,” became my constant prayer. The prayer awakened with me each day, coming on the wings of the morning. It followed in my heart through the day, and was on my lips as I drifted to sleep at night.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“When I put down Lance Armstrong’s book, I understood something profoundly. Edie, if you can move, you’re not sick. I decided right then and there that no matter what cancer did to me I would continue to move. Movement was what the physical body was designed to do; it was how it coped and functioned. Movement was vitality. It was life.
I would move. Always. No matter what. Until my last breath, I would move.”
― Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I Was Given Three Months to Live…

“The more we grow in faith, the less we shall fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“I snicker, but the idea is momentarily appealing. Part of me is scared of leaving school. Part of me wants to go desperately. Tension of opposites.”
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“A bull that allows a he goat to deter it from moving forward is nothing but a mere he goat”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“say the words out loud / yes / the ones that make your heart pinch / say them out loud”
― N.L. Shompole, Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls

“Islamophobia defines whether a person is really a thinking and sentient sapiens or an ignorant caveman.”
― Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

“Inside a jihadi brain, the neuropsychological elements of aggression and rage run rampant, due to socio-political conditions. These overwhelming mental elements of young souls, when attached to the sacred texts of the Quran, by the authoritarian groups of fundamentalists, become weapons of mass destruction in the pursuit of the exclusive supremacy of one religion over the others.”
― Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

“In today’s society, the animals known as Homo sapiens have become conditioned to elicit the same kind of fearful response whenever the bell of Islam is rung.”
― Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

“Get her pregnant and you’ll witness her die in anguish, lying in a deep pool of her own blood as she brings your spawn into this world”
― Morgan Rhodes, Crystal Storm

“Until egoism reaches the non-existent state, there is nothing but fear in the worldly life.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“When people call it [depression] I always get pissed off because I always think depression sounds like you just get like really sad, you get quiet and melancholy and just like sit quietly by the window sighing or just lying around. A state of not caring about anything. A kind of blue kind of peaceful state … Well this – isn’t a state. This is a feeling. I feel it all over. In my arms and legs … All over. My head, throat, butt. In my stomach. It’s all over everywhere. I don’t know what to call it. It’s like I can’t get enough outside it to call it anything. It’s like horror more than sadness. It’s more like horror. It’s like something horrible is about to happen, the most horrible thing you imagine – no, worse than you can imagine because there’s the feeling that there’s something you have to do right away to stop it but you don’t know what it is you have to do, and then it’s happening, too, the whole horrible time, it’s about to happen and also it’s happening, all at the same time. … Everything gets horrible. Everything you see gets ugly. Lurid is the word. … That’s the right word for it. And everything sounds harsh, spiny and harsh-sounding, like every sound you hear all of a sudden has teeth. And smelling like I smell bad even after I just got out of the shower. It’s like what’s the point of washing if everything smells like I need another shower.”
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“He didn’t reckon that God owed him anything. He reckoned that he’d had it all, and wasted it. Burning lakes and howling fiends had just never seemed that convincing, perils hardly fit to frighten naughty children.
He turned over, staring up at the darkess.
Damned…having found out now what hell was really like.”
― Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm

“Childish certainty that nothing could get him while under the covers wasn’t much comfort, but it was a start.”
― Marybeth Niederkorn, Small Town Tales: Volume 1

“Set as higher dimensional beings walking the earth today, who must INcarnate (there is no REincarnation if there is no time. Exception: descending spirals which crystallize in lower frequencies) to live in the various dream worlds (this one included) with the final “kick”/baptism by water, pulling up ALL the densities/dimensions through LOVE.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“He held her hand and shook his head. “They’re inside, part of us by now. They are us. Where can we escape?”
― Greg Bear, Blood Music

“Fear of confronting emotions is like fear of reading road signs.”
― Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

“Θα φύγεις,θα χαθείς … θα πάρεις τον έρωτα μαζί σου σε ταξίδι ατέρμονο και μαύρο …Εκεί που οι δείκτες στο ρολόι του χρόνου έχουν παγώσει, θα πλέεις χωρίς προορισμό ,σαν στοιχειωμένο όνειρο. Ουράνια ρεύματα θα σ’ οδηγούν σε μια σελήνη που έχασε το διαμαντένιο φως της και κλαίει γοερά , ανοίγοντας σαν μουντή και κρύα πέτρα που τσακίζει στα χέρια Του Θεού .Μα εσύ θα συνεχίσεις να ταξιδεύεις …χωρίς τέλος ,γιατί θα είσαι η ίδια ένα αστέρι , μια προσευχή , ένα δάκρυ αλλά κι ένα γέλιο. Μια κραυγή τρελού παράλογου ανθρώπου , γι αυτόν που σ’ αγαπά γιατί για κείνον θα υπάρχεις, συνέχιζε ο μικρός με τα σπαστά Αγγλικά του . Θα σ’ έχει πάντα δίπλα του Μέσα από σένα θα ανασαίνει γιατί σ’ αγαπά …Δεν θα υπάρχεις , μα θα ζεις ! μέσα από κείνον , για κείνον…”
― Marianthi Devaki, SINUS IRIDUM

“Cowards say it can’t be done, critics say it shouldn’t have been done, creator say well done.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Every person has his secret; in reverie, unbeknown to others, he finds peace, freedom, sorrow and love.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Long ago there was a little boy who lived in the wood with his father and his sister. One night, the three of them were out collecting firewood when they heard a low, delicate whimper. The father realised it was an injured animal and ordered the children to fetch water from the lake, whilst he followed the sound. Hours past but the father did not return. The children became fearful for their father’s safety and in their moment of fright, they disobeyed their father in order to find him.
And find him they did. However, he was no longer the man he once was. Both his eyes were slit through their centre, oozing blood down the paleness of his face. His neck had been torn open. The entirety of his midsection was split but nothing, not one, single organ, seemed to be left within. Each limb still remained, however they had been dragged, with some exceptional force, in the opposite direction to which they were designed.
The children screamed and ran, though the image of their father’s mangled corpse seemed to chase after them. They slept. Within the whisper of the wind came the sweet tune of a woman’s song. The little girl awoke to the feeling of happiness, security and motherly love that the song carried with it. She needed to find the woman it had come from. Leaving her brother, she took off into the wood to try and find the singer.
The little boy quickly entered into a spit of panic when he found his sister missing. He didn’t know whether he should call out for her, look for her or wait. But waiting could mean the worst, he thought, and so he took off into the woods after her. He had searched everywhere, every dark corner and decrepit tree, before reaching the lake. The moon reflected off its black surface, which drew his attention to something bobbing within the ripples.
It was a leg. When he caught sight of the foot, the boy fell to his knees. He recognised the shoe. It was his sister’s shoe; his sister’s leg. Soon enough, the other body parts came drifting to join the leg, forming a rough manifestation of what was once his sister’s living body. Firstly, there was a head facing down in the water, then arms seemingly blue under the moonlight, and lastly a torso coated in her favourite dress. He felt sick, lost, terrified to his very core.
Just as thoughts of never being whole again began to pain his chest, the boy heard the snapping of a twig behind him. He dared to turn around but all he found was a small, black-furred wolf. The wolf approached him timidly, whining deep in its throat to say to the boy that he too was lonely and afraid. The boy put out his hand for the wolf to join him and they sat together. Perhaps he would be OK. Perhaps all that had happened had led to this; something new. He rustled the fur of his new friend, starting with its back then its ear before going under its snout.
His hand touched something wet and sticky. He drew it from the wolf to get a better look, only to find a crimson substance now clinging to his small hands. Blood. The wolf turned on the boy as its eyes became a pale blue before thwack! He tore the boy’s face from his head…”
― S.R. Crawford, Bloodstained Betrayal

“Don’t you just love meeting new people in new places? It means I can be whoever I want to be. And guess what, sweet’eart? Today…I choose to be your worst nightmare.”
― S.R. Crawford, No Secrets: Remastered

“I don’t want to swim on the surface anymore and I never want to pretend again that I know you completely. Let me dive deep inside you, take me in and allow me to look into your secrets, make me feel every breath I take and crave for it more. Carry me to your darker side where you are afraid to allow anyone. Pull me deep inside and make me one of your secrets.”
― Akshay Vasu

“If I am sufficiently brave to extract the cancer of fear, I have effectively gutted my conviction that what stands before me is impossible.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“My fear of endings too often blocks my hope of beginnings.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger the prison we construct around ourselves.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Hiding behind titles to create security is insecurity.”
― Richie Norton

“Maybe he sells fear because he’s got nothing else to sell.”
― Stephen King, The Stand

“It is better to live alone in DARKNESS than to be in LIGHT with people full of darkness INSIDE.”
― Sungkun Siddiqi

“Find your noble purpose and defeat any residue of fear.”
― Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

“Love is the force behind success in all aspects of life. Fear is what holds everyone back from achieving their dreams and attaining success.”
― Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

“So what motivates you more? The fear of failure or the fantastic feeling of achieving your dreams?”
― Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

“We have to give up so many things when the people we love die. So we hang on to other familiar things.”
― Corey Ann Haydu, The Careful Undressing of Love

“Fear could move mountains if fear only tried.”
― Homin Hieger

“And then I tasted a sharp acid rising in my stomach. It is an acquired taste, the essence of fear.”
― Kathy Hatfield, Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found

“This is just a brief “off the top of the head” first blush analysis, and if one wanted to dig deeper, it wouldn’t be difficult to discover more “gems” hidden in plain sight.
Devil’s Inception!”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“If you let fear dictate your decisions, you will live defensively, reactively, cautiously. Living by faith is playing offense with your life.”
― Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

“I don’t know about you, but I want God to reveal the second step before I take the first step of faith. But I’ve discovered that if I don’t take the first step, God generally won’t reveal the next step…
Most of us will only follow Christ to the point of precedence — the place where we have been before. But …
If you want God to do something new, you cannot keep doing what you’ve always done. You’ve got to push past the fear of the unknown. You’ve got to do something different.”
― Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

“What would behoove me to instantly declare God not to be God unless He followed my script in some tediously exacting manner? I must confess that I am less likely to believe that it’s a matter of some narcissistic demand that I freely pen my own script. Rather, I think it’s fear that I’m too inadequate to follow God’s.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Everything has its opposite within it. Love can be very destructive if you mishandle it.
Pain can help you find ways to grow and change.
Fear can eventually lead you to a path of hope.”
― Jay Woodman

“Love is better than hate.
Faith is greater than fear.
Having positive vibes is better than holding on to negative ones. Learn to stay positive. Choose faith over fear and love over hate. Change your perspective. Change your life and change your world.”
― Kemi Sogunle

“You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.”
― Jen Wilde

“There are seven occult kingdoms in the universe, which are the kingdoms of Satan and the fallen angels. There are various planes, zones, realms and centers as well as deities, gods and lords. The Five Cosmic Seals (occult levels) are the universal summary of the 400,000 categories of occult initiations, powers and demons (Astrometaphysical Operations). There are male and female, neuter and mermaid spirits (demons or Cosmic Forces).”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“People hate what they know and fear what they don’t.”
― Min Kim

“Darkness always causes fear and chaos inside us. We are always scared of losing ourselves somewhere inside there. But some of us get so much used to it that we start feeling peaceful in there and we start spending more time in it. One weird thing about darkness is, we meet ourselves there. Who are very different from what we are. And once we start speaking with them we become addicted to that kind of conversations. We fall in love with the same thing that we tried to run away from out whole life.”
― Akshay Vasu

“There are occult Esoteric Metaphysics (the secret and most confidential aspect of occult teachings) and Mystical Sciences practiced by mystical adepts, Living Grand Masters. This is the cosmological verdict of the Order of Astral and Terrestrial Hierarchy universal occult recognition. Exoteric is public occult teachings. An Adept uses the Technique of the Master. Hell is called After-Life-Hallucination. There are entities, spirits, demons, demi-gods, Archangels and other names for evil beings. A Guru is a spiritual Master.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“So it had something to do with the sinner, and something with the judge, and the fear of not being forgiven, and the relief of being loved again.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am

“Love is the most powerful force on earth. The end of fear is where love begins. Then nothing can overcome you.”
― Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge

“If we are not taught about love when our brains and hearts are forming, we may never even recognize it when it stands in front of us. We may even run from it. We would miss out on the one thing that makes life worth living.”
― Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge

“The most important lesson life has taught me: Nothing can kill us other than death itself.
So, be fearless, take chances, step out of your comfort zone, spread your wings and soar high. Live while you are alive.”
― Asma Naqi

“We think that boxes take everything that’s bad and they lock all that nasty stuff out, when in reality they take everything that we are and they lock all of those great things in.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Safety is not a destination that we reach for, rather it is a retreat that we escape to. And if our lives are marked by the incessant search for safety, we will live the whole of it going in reverse.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Wednesday, March 23 I know now that I love Clarimonda. That she has entered into the very fiber of my being. It may be that the loves of other men are different. But does there exist one head, one ear, one hand that is exactly like hundreds of millions of others? There are always differences, and it must be so with love. My love is strange, I know that, but is it any the less lovely because of that? Besides, my love makes me happy.
If only I were not so frightened. Sometimes my terror slumbers and I forget it for a few moments, then it wakes and does not leave me. The fear is like a poor mouse trying to escape the grip of a powerful serpent. Just wait a bit, poor sad terror. Very soon, the serpent love will devour you.

“The Spider”
― Hanns Heinz Ewers, Nachtmahr: Strange Tales

“That’s what I like most about her; she isn’t fearless. She’s scared, but she keeps fighting. She has moments of doubt, when she runs away, but she comes back. She doesn’t give up. Sometimes she fails, she falls down, she makes mistakes. She’s real.”
― Jen Wilde

“So many people are afraid of the ending of their life on earth. Then there are others who are afraid of not being able to leave after their bodies have long failed them. There’s nothing at all to be afraid of. Death is the last lesson in the school of life. It is the final stage of growth. Death is the one event that is designed to remove all of your remaining fears. Someday you will find that the things you were most afraid of, like death, were only illusions.”
― Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge

“For the briefest moment, Jack’s face formed the faintest smile as he considered fear and anxiety, the latter two of which often caused people to forget what truly mattered most.”
― Jermaine Watkins, The Heart Train: Episode 1 of the Hartford Series Singles

“There’s a big difference between the head and the heart. Fear lives in the head. Love lives in the heart. The head thinks it knows it all but the heart is always right.”
― Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge

The Five Cosmic Seals are five occult Level 333, 666, 999, 1330 and 003 operating 400,000 minuet mystical degrees.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“First Cosmic Seal:
(Devic Seal 333) One who has received this Cosmic Seal is empowered to control not less than 40,000 spirits.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“Second Cosmic Seal:
(Seal of Karl 666) One who has received this Cosmic Seal is empowered to control not less than 160,000 spirits. Many great politicians, military commanders, etc. on earth are at this occult level of operations. This will be the occult level of Antichrist.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“Third Cosmic Seal:
(Shiva Seal 999 – Seal Destruction) One who has received this Cosmic Seal is empowered to control not less than 2,500,000 spirits which depends on the mastership of one’s occult and psychic projections. Women are generally kept at this level with a few women exceeding this level.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“Fourth Cosmic Seal:
(Terrestrial Seal 1330 – Seal of Ba-Vara) One who has received this Cosmic Seal (Living Grand Master of the Order of Astral and Terrestrial Hierachy) is empowered to control not less than 100,000,000 spirits and 33,000,000 demi-gods.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“Fifth Cosmic Seal:
(Liber 003 – Seal of Tuzassotama) One who has received this Cosmic Seal is mystically empowered to proclaim himself as “God, Lord, Universal Master or God-Incarnate” on earth and he controls all spirits of the occult kingdoms.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“A terrible plague has either killed mankind or transformed them into demons … and all they want is Compton’s soul.
The best place to conceal esoteric information is right in front of us.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“The best place to conceal esoteric information is right in front of us.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“Slightly higher density polarized negative entities”, regardless of their actual metaphoric names. What’s in a name… a rose still has thorns!”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“This is the vital difference between Conscious Beings, which we are morphing into organically, and those who are asleep or unconscious.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“The concept that man is not awake, and that only a fully conscious being can “do”, have will and not be subject to the law of accident.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“If the 4th “dimension” is blocked, which is a kind of cosmic umbrella, through which 5D through 9D and higher are designed to operate in physical realms, being non-physical, then the Devil who controls “the spice” controls everything. It would be easy to continue with the reasons behind death, terrible plague on earth.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“Secret glances are shared by those on the “inside” or esoteric “inner circle”, who have literally gone into many lower frequencies simultaneously. This is the “secret glance” of love, which allows the higher to operate in the lower; to “save” those worlds in order to correct the impending takeover of the “Devil and his demons”, a metaphor for light and dark “battles” raging today.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“The “inner circle of humanity” recognizes others through frequency, regardless of walk of life or “positioning in the astral”. This is an operation run invisibly from Outside the astral. Going Home represents the final shift to one’s true spiritual families of light, in all dimensions of harmonics; higher vibrations/love in unity consciousness, above, below and literally “everywhere and everynow”.”
― Compton Gage, Devil’s Inception

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”
― Michelle Obama

“The panic crawled throughout his limbs like a million tiny newborn spiders.”
― Calvin Demmer, Happy Dark Year

“We fear beginnings; we fear endings. We fear changing; we fear “staying stuck.” We fear success; we fear failure. We fear living; we fear dying.”
― Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

“… the secret in handling fear is to move yourself from a position of pain to a position of power.”
― Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

“Fear is the glue that holds us together.”
― Nina G. Jones, Take Me with You

“In general I lacked principally the ability to provide even in the slightest detail for the real future. I thought only of things in the present and their present condition, not because of thoroughness or any special, strong interest, but rather, to the extent that weakness in thinking was not the cause, because of sorrow and fear – sorrow, because the present was so sad for me that I thought I could not leave it before it resolved itself into happiness; fear, because, like my fear of the slightest action in the present, I also considered myself, in view of my contemptible, childish appearance, unworthy of forming a serious, responsible opinion of the great, manly future which usually seemed so impossible to me that every short step forward appeared to me to be counterfeit and the next step unattainable.”
― Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka

“Love didn’t grow very well in a place where there was only fear, just as plants didn’t grow very well in a place where it was always dark.”
― Stephen King, The Stand

“Samuel Taylor Coleridge was right when he claimed, ‘In politics, what begins in fear usually ends up in folly.’ Political activists are more inclined, though, to heed an observation from Richard Nixon: ‘People react to fear, not love. They don’t teach that in Sunday school, but it’s true.’ That principle, which guided the late president’s political strategy throughout his career, is the sine qua non of contemporary political campaigning. Marketers of products and services ranging from car alarms to TV news programs have taken it to heart as well.

The short answer to why Americans harbor so many misbegotten fears is that immense power and money await those who tap into our moral insecurities and supply us with symbolic substitutes.”
― Barry Glassner, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things

“Hide in the mirror. No one will look for you there.”
― Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“It was all right to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it.”
― Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

“I think I’ll give the Cage of Death a miss too,” I said. Crocodiles were fascinating creatures, like living dinosaurs, but they could do their living over there somewhere, far away from me.”
― Renee Conoulty, Don’t Mean a Thing

“Fear feeds the imagination.”
― Joubert

“If we really believe what we say we believe- if we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a “wandering to find home”, why should we not look forward to the arrival. There are, aren’t there, only three things we can do about death: to desire it, to fear it, or to ignore it. The third alternative, which is the one the modern world calls “healthy” is surely the most uneasy and precarious of all.”
― C.S. Lewis, Letters to an American Lady

“‪Fear should stop you for a moment so you can determine whether you’re willing to sacrifice something to get you want.”
― Chris Burkmenn

“The older you grow, the younger your fears grow!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Religion, Philosophy and life

“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.”
― George Washington Carver

“I’m sitting in front of the TV, watching Jerry Springer, and it makes me think of how many mad people there are in the world, and whether everyone is mad deep down, they just pretend they’re not, and it’s the people in asylums or on Jerry Springer who are the honest ones. I have a notebook and a chewed-up pen, and I’m trying to think of a topic for the Youth Issues speech. Mrs Thomas says she thinks I have a lot to say, but I don’t. Nothing I can put words to anyway. I could talk about bullying, or alcoholism, but I don’t think I could speak about that out loud, it’s too real, and it’d be like I was standing up there naked. More than naked. It would be like my skin was all peeled off and I was just standing there with my heart all bloody and thumping in my rib cage for everyone to see.”
― Megan Jacobson, Yellow

“Human ia such that everyone leaves you to your fate during your darkest moments even those you could trust with your life. But in as much as you love and care for them you need to start cutting off all strings that tie you to them and groom those few that firmly stand by you through these times. And surely just as the sun set for the moon to rise, that same sun will rise once again and shine brighter than it used to be.”
― Emmoduro

“Given the dark fears we feel when we experience loss, nothing is more generous and loving than the willingness to embrace grief in order to forgive. To be forgiven is to be loved.”
― Brené Brown, Rising Strong

“He stood in a room, looking around, seeing thousands of himself. He banged the walls made of mirrors, but they wouldn’t break. Thier laugh filled his heart and with fear, he curled up and sat there. And then She came out of nowhere and wrapped her arm around him. She held his hand, together they got up and walked towards a wall. He raised his head and looked at the reflections, but all he saw there was only him. She turned and smiled at him and touched the wall. It cracked and shattered into pieces. She inside him broke all the walls around him. He was free, he was not held and haunted by his reflections anymore.”
― Akshay Vasu

“You can hide from others, but you can’t hide from yourself.”
― Maite

“You may be surprised and encouraged to learn that while inability to deal with fear may look and feel like a psychological problem, in most cases it isn’t. I believe it is primarily an educational problem, and that by reeducating the mind, you can accept fear as simply a fact of life rather than a barrier to success.”
― Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

“Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.”
― Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

“We can’t escape fear.”
― Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

“Modesty is fear.”
― Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“No such thing as the right time, situation or place. You have all it takes. Just dig within. Exhume all the greatness inside of you and transform the world with an inexhaustible drive and without fear of limitations.”
― Chinonye J. Chidolue

“A 20/20 mindset eradicates any source of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. It produces a balanced life in which you are living your purpose and being fueled with your passion. You are connected directly to the source of greatness. Success is then a graceful gift.”
― Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

“We have created a world we don’t like, don’t understand and don’t trust, and we are too frightened to try to change it.”
― James Rozoff

“Don’t be managed by the likelihood of mishaps. Be motivated by the promise of favor!”
― Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

“I have too much doubt. It’s the bastard child of fear. I hate fear. So doubt sidles up next to determination in my heart. It doesn’t outweigh it. They coexist.”
― Kim Holden, So Much More

“Fear is wisdom in the face of danger. It is nothing to be ashamed of.”
― Sherlock Holmes (“Sherlock” TV series)

“Tell me what you want, and I’ll tell you who you think you are. Tell me what you fear, and I’ll tell you who you really are.”
― Brunonia Barry, The Fifth Petal

“We don’t act like that because we are in good humor; we are in a good humor because otherwise we should go to pieces.”
― Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

“Ignite the light within you, it will make your world brighter.”
― Avis J. Williams

“You fear you will fail at the very thing you were born for. And your fear torments you…instead of shunning your fear, you must let it speak and listen carefully to what it’s trying to tell you. It will give you good counsel.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, Deep Blue

“I love you, Jeremy.”
He still felt it, that wince of doubt. The urge to push her away. She said it so simply. As though there was nothing easier, more natural in the world. The words themselves hung in the air, so tiny, so bare.
Jeremy felt as though she’d thrust a frail, delicate, birdlike thing into his big, clumsy hands, charging him to keep it safe. And God forgive him, his first impulse was to shove it away. He would destroy it, surely. In his desperation, he would grasp it so tightly it would break into a thousand pieces—and his own heart would break along with it.”
― Tessa Dare, Goddess of the Hunt

“It’s the fear that kills us, Leah,” Jende said. “Sometimes it happens and it’s not even as bad as the fear. That is what I have learned in this life. It is the fear.”
― Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers

“The fault, of course, is not in religion, but in the fanatic of every religion. Fanaticism remains the greatest carrier of the spores of fear, and the rhetoric of religion, with the hysteria it so readily generates, is fast becoming the readiest killing device of contemporary times.”
― Wole Soyinka, Climate of Fear: The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World

“One day, the child will understand what he feared most and he will laugh at his ignorance!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Religion, Philosophy and life

“The deeper the feelings of unworthiness dug into his heart, the darker the room became. It spread from the outside in, growing darker and more
ominous with each new thought. He feared it would swallow him whole.”
― Michael Chrobak, Foundations of Faith

“As he walked, he felt the darkness behind him, following him. He swore he heard it whisper, “Run!”
― Michael Chrobak, Foundations of Faith

“You laugh because what’s fearful and unknown is also what’s funny, you laugh the way a small child will sometimes laugh and cry at the same time when a capering circus clown approaches, knowing it is supposed to be funny… but it is also unknown, full of the unknown’s eternal power.”
― Stephen King, It

“Allow the fear to keep you sensible but not to keep you still. If you’re afraid of the dark then open your eyes, see that you are home.”
― Taylor Patton

“At a cellular level of the human mind, Islamophobia is not really a matter of social stigma, rather it is a natural biological fear response of the general human mind, conditioned through countless pairings between terrorist attacks (unconditioned stimulus) and their apparent association with Islam (conditioned stimulus). Hence, Islamophobia cannot be eradicated completely, unless that pairing is severed and thereafter the conditioned stimulus of Islam is paired with something optimistic such as the heartwarming works of the 13th century Persian Muslim poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.”
― Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

“Defeat begins with the fear that one had lost.”
― Kōbō Abe, The Woman in the Dunes

“Fear of failure is fiction, face this fact and fear will fall.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“how often fears come to sour our life and prove, in the end, to have no foundation, no reason to exist”
― José Saramago, Seeing

“The paramount terror that plagues humankind is to live a meaningless life of an exile, an incomplete person whom fails to experience the rapture of living in an astonishing manner.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“An assembly is extra slow in taking actions.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“f you wish to put off all worry, assume that what you fear may happen is certainly going to happen.”
― Seneca

“The forms are many in which the unchanging seeks relief from its formlessness.”
― Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies

“She said, “Only the weak are afraid to appear so.”
― Andrew Kaufman, Born Weird

“Dominion won by fear and secured by fear was still sweeter than any that could be got another way.”
― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“My fear drives me. My faith directs me. I am an entrepreneur.”
― Farshad Asl

“The only thing she could do now was to shed a few tears, feeling rather afraid of herself, an intelligent young woman, who had everything going for her, but who tended to make the wrong decisions. She just hoped that this time she was right.”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“When you are a child at home alone, you’re afraid someone might come; when you are old and at home alone, you’re afraid no one will come.”
― Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“What makes us brave isn’t lacking the good sense to be afraid; it’s looking back at what we’ve lived through and seeing if we faced it well.”
― Caitlín R. Kiernan, Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales

When I don’t take action in spite of doubt and fear, I lose 100%.”
― Dhaval Gajera, MAKE IT HAPPEN: with 30 greatest life lessons

“You will not say how you are haunted by the faces of the men you killed, how in their last gasp of life they sought your pity and you had none. You will not speak of the boys who died screaming for their mothers while you twisted a blade in their guts and snarled your scorn into their ears. You will not confess that you wake in the night, covered in sweat, heart hammering, shrinking from the memories. You will not talk of that, because that is the horror, and the horror is held in the heart’s hoard, a secret, and to admit it is to admit fear, and we are warriors.
We do not fear. We strut. We go to battle like heroes. We stink of shit.”
― Bernard Cornwell, The Flame Bearer

“When we stop fearing failure, we start being artists.”
― Ann Voskamp

“Fear is strange. It settles on chests and seeps through skin, through layers of tissue, muscle, and bone and collects in a soul-sized black hole, sucking the joy out of life, the pleasure, the beauty. But not the hope. Somehow, the hope is the only thing resistant to the fear, and it is that hope that makes the next breath possible, the next step, the next tiny act of rebellion, even if that rebellion is simply staying alive.”
― Amy Harmon, From Sand and Ash

“Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don’t undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“Self-preservation is to hunker down in the suffocating confines of this infinitesimally tiny existence that I define as ‘me,’ instead of letting ‘me’ run through the infinitely massive expanse of everything that is not me. And if the beast of self-preservation does not permit such freedoms, I will preserve myself to my own death.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“There is something to be said for the night. The darkness holds a sense of promise, as if anything could happen. Maybe something good, like a handsome stranger or something with snarling teeth that whispers pretty things as it eats you. Thus, the night is a test. A test of fear and the sweet promise of pain.”
― Meg Collett, Fear University

“Sometimes I feel proud of myself, not because of any success I’ve achieved, but because I’m aware of all the difficulties that I have suffered or went through.
I’m an eyewitness at all the fear, weakness, frustration, failure, depression, refraction and bad luck moments that I’ve been through alone and which affected significantly but never was able to beat me for so long.
This is why I’m proud, because I’m here now stronger that yesterday, I’m still able to stand and continue on my way, still following up my dreams, still trying my best to build better future for me and my family and I will never ever give up!”
― Shadi Kamal Kandil

“Hide in the morrow. No one will look for you there.”
― Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“She had almost felt relieved when she was arrested. The thing she had dreaded, feared, run from had happened. When it came, she was strangely liberated from the fear. She couldn’t dread what had already come to pass. She didn’t have to anticipate the horror when the horror was right there. With her arrest came a certain calm, a quiet comfort. It had come. She had known it would and she could stop fighting.”
― Amy Harmon, From Sand and Ash

“Fear alone makes man weak. If you are afraid, your hands tremble, your feet falter, and your brain cannot tell hands and feet what to do.”
― Pearl S. Buck, The Big Wave

“Then this God does exist according to you?”
“He does not exist, but He is. In the stone there is no pain, but in the fear of the stone is the pain. God is the pain of the fear of death. He who will conquer pain and terror will become himself a god.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Demons

“If we win by losing ourselves, by losing what we were fighting for, then we never really win.”
― Meg Collett, Fear University

“I can’t change it now, and besides, I like who those years made me into,”
― Meg Collett, Fear University

“I am afraid of everybody else’s secrets”
― Moïra Fowley-Doyle, The Accident Season

“Don’t always use prudence for precaution, sometimes use it for progress.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“I am amazed that without any hesitation whatsoever I can completely believe myself to be on a grand journey of massive vistas and bold ascents, only to find that they are nothing more than a figment of a frightened imagination that needed a journey but could not admit to the fear of actually taking one.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Once you have explored a fear, it becomes less terrifying. Part of courage comes from extending our knowledge.”
― Duke Leto Atreides

“I might define a ‘journey’ as something that life itself calls me to. And I might then define a ‘trip’ as something I create to avoid a journey by mimicking a journey. And while fear is most certainly part and parcel of both, the latter is emboldened by fear while the former surrenders to it.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Fear is the worst enemy of sex. If a man is afraid of something … he will start losing interest in sex. And, eventually he may become impotent.”
― Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

“About time,” Brianna said.
“Hey, sorry, we were kind of busy,” Quinn snapped. “And I didn’t exactly realize I was on a schedule.”
“I don’t like what I have to do here,” Brianna said. She handed Quinn the note.
He read it. Read it again.
“Is this some kind of joke?” he demanded.
“Albert’s dead,” Brianna said. “Murdered.”
“He’s dead. Sam and Dekka are off in the wilderness somewhere. Edilio’s got the flu, he might die, a lot of kids have. A lot. And there are these, these monsters, these kind of bugs . . . no one knows what to call them . . . heading toward town.” Her face contorted in a mix of rage and sorrow and fear. She blurted, “And I can’t stop them!”
Quinn stared at her. Then back at the note.
He felt his contented little universe tilt and go sliding away.
There were just two words on the paper: “Get Caine.”
― Michael Grant, Plague

“And good intentions? These scared him the most: people with good intentions tended not to question themselves. And people who didn’t question themselves, in the scientific world and beyond, were the ones to watch out for.”
― Shanthi Sekaran, Lucky Boy

“I remind myself how people with a low propensity for success whose behavior is guided by fear, have a low propensity for success.”
― Keith Ferrazzi, Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

“There are three things that stop people from becoming their best, “fear” “anger” and “greed.” The antidote to fear is action, the cure for anger is gratitude and the medicine to greed is love.”
― Sesan Kareem

“You can’t always rely on taking the pain. You need to learn to avoid it.”
― Meg Collett, Fear University

“Fear connotes something that interferes with what you’re doing.”
― John Glenn

“Which is colder, the hand or the gun?”
― Anthony Liccione

“The fear of God is the only cure for the fear of people.”
― Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

“We shall not fear the unknown. We live in the unknown… make the unknown known today as tomorrow is yet to come. Never fear it. Be grateful to see it”.”
― Rhouveyzz

“Because when you’re really scared to do something … do it right away.”
― Henry V. O’Neil, Live Echoes: The Sim War: Book Five

“If we don’t fear God, it’s because we don’t know God.”
― Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

“The ugliest government is the one which is spreading fear to its own people! The finest government is the one which encourages its own people to criticize the government harshly.”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Your soul finds ego in fear. Your mind finds ache in pain but your heart finds love when free.”
― Kemi Sogunle, Beyond the Pain by Kemi Sogunle

“We have the power to move mountain, if we have faith that the mountain can be moved.”
― Compton Gage

“There is no greater crime than a crime against humanity. There is no greater crime against humanity than usury. The greatest violence, and the greatest threat to humanity, is the growth of MONEY.”
― Compton Gage

“There is no greater crime against humanity than usury.”
― Compton Gage

“The greatest violence, and the greatest threat to humanity, is the growth of MONEY.”
― Compton Gage

“In the new faith, there is only one commandment. It is this commandment, and this commandment alone, that must be followed to end the times of suffering, which are soon to come. FORSAKE USURY.”
― Compton Gage

“Those who have assets must withdraw them from the markets of loans. Do not accept notes of loan on speculation. The time will soon come when you will gain no profits from the market of loans, and your wealth will be taken by the very few.”
― Compton Gage

“Now hear of the new judgement. You are judged many times more by what you do in groups than for what you do as individuals.”
― Compton Gage

“You are judged many times more by what you do in groups than for what you do as individuals.”
― Compton Gage

“If one thousand of you participate in the murder of one child, then one thousand of you are a thousand times guilty.”
― Compton Gage

“You are judged many times more by what you give assent to others doing than what you do yourself.”
― Compton Gage

“If one million of you give assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one million of you are a million times guilty.”
― Compton Gage

“You are judged more by what you do passively than by what you do actively.”
― Compton Gage

“If one billion of you watch and do not intercede as one million of you assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one billion of you are a billion times guilty.”
― Compton Gage

“You are judged many times more by what you do in groups than for what you do as individuals. If one thousand of you participate in the murder of one child, then one thousand of you are a thousand times guilty.”
― Compton Gage

“You are judged many times more by what you give assent to others doing than what you do yourself. If one million of you give assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one million of you are a million times guilty.”
― Compton Gage

“You are judged more by what you do passively than by what you do actively. If one billion of you watch and do not intercede as one million of you assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one billion of you are a billion times guilty.”
― Compton Gage

“Justice is paramount. The new judgement is the justice of the hidden time.”
― Compton Gage

“No crime is a means to an end. No crime can be rationalized.”
― Compton Gage

“The murder of a child has no justification, even if the bombs have missed their mark.”
― Compton Gage

“The starvation of a child has no justification, even if the crops have failed, or the population is too large.”
― Compton Gage

“Act correctly. Incorrect action cannot be justified by incorrect action. An incorrect action taken to cover an incorrect action is doubly incorrect.”
― Compton Gage

“Cleave to the common good. We are all responsible for bringing about the time of great suffering, for its continuing.”
― Compton Gage

“There is nothing hidden in the hidden time. Know that this, the hidden time, is your everlasting, and live.”
― Compton Gage

“God has spoken to me, without words, to my heart. He has told me that I am to rewrite the future and remind His people’s faith and to help keep that faith alive attached with the Holy Bible to Him. God gave me the name Compton Gage. My earthly name is not important. My person is not part of the reminder. This is not an ordinary book, this is not a Bible. The materials of the Third Testament, was organized and re-written by me. I was given a good authority by God. BY GOD ONLY!”
― Compton Gage

“Better a little with God than a whole lot without Him. Better to have fewer houses, cars, appliances, clothes, toys, and bills than to have the whole world and lose your soul. Better something paid for that’s used and enjoyed and shared and worn out than something nice and shiny and new that won’t be paid for until 2019 and that you’re too stressed to enjoy. Better a little with the fear of the Lord than more of what everyone else has. Better than normal, instead of normal is best.”
― Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

“Jija killed his own son for what a completely different person did, long before that son’s birth. This, more than anything, helps her finally understand that there is no reasoning with her father’s hatred.”
― N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

“There is only one power greater than fear, and that is faith. Use your faith to move the mountains that are standing in your way today!”
― Theresa Lewis

“It’s scary to trust and fall in love with someone, isn’t it? You accept someone and welcome them to your world. You show each of your voids. You show how dark it is, inside you and how scary it is, to stay there. And one day they will leave. Adding more voids into you making the older one a lot bigger, and making you get darker and scarier than before inside.”
― Akshay Vasu

“Fear is a desolate boneyard where our dreams go to desiccate in the hot sun.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

“We must learn to live with danger, ” he now said to Kino.
“Do you mean the ocean and the volcano cannot hurt us if we are not afraid?” Kino asked.
“No,” his father replied. “I did not say that. Ocean is there and volcano is there. It is true that on any day ocean may rise into storm and volcano may burst into flame. We must accept this fact, but without fear. We must say, ‘Someday I shall die, and does it matter whether it is by ocean or volcano, or whether I grow old and weak?’ ”
“I don’t want to think about such things,” Kino said.
“it is right for you not to think about them,” his father said. “Then do not be afraid. When you are afraid, you are thinking about them all the time. Enjoy life and don not fear death – that is the way of a good Japanese.”
― Pearl S. Buck. buch

“Death is not considerate, or fair.”
― Compton Gage

“Today, death is your opponent.”
― Compton Gage

“It is not enough to be a man.”
― Compton Gage

“It is not enough to be a man… you have to become an idea… a terrible thought… a wraith- indeed- Become one with the darkness.”
― Compton Gage

“By studying, understanding and do the wills of the book, you renounce your mortal life.”
― Compton Gage

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.”
― Compton Gage

“Dedicate your life to solitude and mortify your members which are upon the earth.”
― Compton Gage

“You have purged your way. You are ready to lead sons of men.”
― Compton Gage

“You should assume the mantle of your birthright.”
― Compton Gage

“When The Pyramid falls, the other cities will follow in short order. Nature’s balance will be restored and Man will finally return to solitude.”
― Compton Gage

“Your Maker has rescued you from the darkest corner of your own heart… What he asks in return is obedience. And the courage to do what is necessary.”
― Compton Gage

“Throughout the ages, the wisdom has been taught. Now the language has changed, and truth is given in the language of science.”
― Compton Gage

“Hear about the hidden time. Some think the hidden time is yet to come. The Kingdom of God does not come by Observation. It is hidden in the inner dimension.”
― Compton Gage

“The Kingdom of God does not come by Observation. It is hidden in the inner dimension.”
― Compton Gage

“The hidden time is an eternity that runs through every moment. It is all-time. The hidden time is a thread, and moments are the beads on the thread.”
― Compton Gage

“Those of little understanding say the world will soon end. It is the current age that is coming to an end. The end of this age is the beginning of the next.”
― Compton Gage

“Focus on the end, not the beginning- on the beginning not the end- The process proceeds in the inner dimension.”
― Compton Gage

“All the truth of God are discoverable through every day life.”
― Compton Gage

“The inner dimension and the hidden time have already been discovered.”
― Compton Gage

“There is no truth without faith. Nothing is proven except to the heart of one who believes.”
― Compton Gage

“God has permitted the great lie for a short time only. That time is now coming to an end. Believers in the lie! You have been raised on the milk of your concrete beliefs. Now it is time for you to be weaned to partake of the solid food of the new age, the “New World Order.”
― Compton Gage

“The great lie that science has given us is that reality is material.”
― Compton Gage

“Science has given us a great lie. It is this lie that ends the current age of faith in God.”
― Compton Gage

“The great lie is like a sword that has been thrust into the heart of humankind.”
― Compton Gage

“God is the one subject of reality. Take away the one subject and there is nothing real.”
― Compton Gage

“The truths of the one subject have already been discovered, but have not been accepted because they spell the death of the faith in the lie.”
― Compton Gage

“Humankind must no longer permit the lie to be taught to its children.”
― Compton Gage

“The great lie can only be defeated by the New World Order. The sooner the New World Order is established by the institutions of the world, the sooner the suffering caused by the lie will end.”
― Compton Gage

“The New World Order is established by degrees. The first degree is truth of the one subject, which follows from the existence and the oneness of the universe, and from the ancient belief that God is all-knowing.”
― Compton Gage

“It is far easier to move mountain than to move science by this one degree. We have the power to move mountain, if we have faith that the mountain can be moved. It is now that our faith is tested. The future of humankind hangs in the balance.”
― Compton Gage

“The harder you search the more troubled you become.”
― Compton Gage

“You have not escaped his notice either- you are here by ‘a call’ not by choice.”
― Compton Gage

“One generation passes away, and another generation cometh forth: but the earth abides for ever.”
― Compton Gage

“All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.”
― Compton Gage

“The thing that had been, it is that which shall be; And that which is done is that which shall be done.”
― Compton Gage

“There is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, ‘See, this is new?’ it had been already of old time, which was before us.”
― Compton Gage

“I saw under the sun the place of judgement, …that wickedness was there; And the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. …I said in mine heart, ‘Who shall judge the righteous and the wicked:’ for there is a time for every purpose and for every work.”
― Compton Gage

“All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.”
― Compton Gage

“All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me. That which is far off, exceeding deep, who can find it out?”
― Compton Gage

“I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, And the reason of things, And to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: And I find more bitter than death, the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands-”
― Compton Gage

“Your whole being is deeply troubled- personified the vision of a child’s purity, lost in the wilderness of an ever-unchanging and imperfect world.”
― Compton Gage

“Loneliness is your only companion.”
― Compton Gage

“Only dead surpasses the sufferings”
― Compton Gage

“You haven’t rewarded evil unto them who were at peace with you; nor you have delivered them that without cause is your enemy. But they want to tread down your soul upon the earth, and lay your honour in the dust.”
― Compton Gage

“Many are they that rise up against you. Many there be which say of your soul, ‘’There is no help for you.’’ But the instruments of death is prepared for your cause.”
― Compton Gage

“Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul; Which long for death, but it cometh not; And dig for it more than for hid treasures; Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?”
― Compton Gage

“You are alone. But you seems not afraid- though you weary with your groaning; wandering far off in the wilderness and your eyes, consumed because of your grief; waxed old while you’re still young.”
― Compton Gage

“To be a great warrior is not enough. Flesh and blood, however skilled, can be destroyed… you must be more than just a man in minds of your opponents.”
― Compton Gage

“Anger does not change the fact. The will to take control is everything.”
― Compton Gage

“It is right that one must come so far to see the world as it is meant to be.”
― Compton Gage

“Purity. Serenity… Solitude: What you ought to uphold. But the important thing is whether you believe it.”
― Compton Gage

“You have strength born of years of grief and anger… The strength of a man denied revenge.”
― Compton Gage

“Justice is about harmony… revenge is about you making yourself feel better.”
― Compton Gage

“Patience! It is not how quickly you run, but how slowly.”
― Compton Gage

“You are created invisible spiritually, and invisibility is largely a matter of patience.”
― Compton Gage

“We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
― Compton Gage

“Though dead is promised to me, when will I slumber, deep? Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Are not his days also like the days of an hireling? As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as an hireling looks for the reward of his work: So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.”
― Compton Gage

“To conquer fear, you must become fear.”
― Compton Gage

“To conquer fear, you must become fear – you must bask in the fear of the BOOK… and men fear most what they cannot see- The Power of the Book is spiritual.”
― Compton Gage

“Death does not wait for you to be ready.”
― Compton Gage

“It’s not about the elimination of fear. Rather it’s about the elimination of the feeling that the elimination of fear is necessary before we take the next step.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Мама — это был мой мир. Моя планета. Если у меня даже что-то болело, возьмешься за мамину руку, и болеть перестает. Ночью я всегда спала рядышком с ней, чем теснее, тем меньше страха. Если мама близко, кажется, что все у нас, как раньше дома было. Закроешь глаза — никакой войны нет. Мама только не любила разговаривать о смерти. А я все время расспрашивала…”
― Светлана Алексиевич, Ostatni świadkowie. Utwory solowe na głos dziecięcy

“The medicine to fear, these days, is a dose of reality! Because these days the reality is far worse than the disembodiment of the ideal. People today are afraid of the disembodiment of the ideal, because they think the ideal is the reality. A rabbit that does not know it lives in the ground with snakes, is constantly afraid of the sea hawk possibly finding its way to land, to destroy the rabbit’s meadowy existence. In the meadow, living in fear of the sea hawk, not knowing the hole in the ground next to its burrow belongs to a snake. I show the rabbit where the snakes are, thus eliminating its hazardous fear. Misplaced fear is hazardous fear. Fear well placed is a skill for survival.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“Yes!” He says. “Fear is an excellent motivator. I find that it really brings out the true ingenuity of a creature.”
― M.D. Elster, Four Kings

“I know what you’re afraid of. It’s not pain, or solitude. It’s indignity you can’t stand, Hannibal, you’re like a cat that way.”
― Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

“When GOD opens a door and it looks dark on the inside. Don’t fret. You are forgetting one thing: you are light and only when you go in does it light up.”
― TemitOpe Ibrahim

“Murderer!” he said suddenly in a quiet but clear and distinct voice.
Raskolnikov went on walking beside him. His legs felt suddenly weak, a cold shiver ran down his spine, and his heart seemed to stand still for a moment, then suddenly began throbbing as though it were set free. So they walked for about a hundred paces, side by side in silence. The man did not look at him.
“What do you mean… what is… Who is a murderer?” muttered Raskolnikov hardly audibly.
“You are a murderer,” the man answered still more articulately and emphatically, with a smile of triumphant hatred, and again he looked straight into Raskolnikov’s pale face and stricken eyes.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

“Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.”
― Les Brown

“When fears are screaming in your ears, try to hear the whispers of your faith and run into that dark path. That is how you reach the paradise.”
― Akshay Vasu

“Nothing will ever be solved if we wallow in the darkness of denial.”
― Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

“Humans are born with a hodge-podge of various brain circuits, that possess the seeds of peace, fear, love, hate, rage, pain, love, stress and faith. All these elements compose the emotional domain of our mental life. All these characters are ingrained in our limbic system, that keep our head straight in the path of survival. We humans can survive, only if, all these elements of our brain circuits function properly. Failure of any one element would mean extinction of the whole species.”
― Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

“They use fear to control us, they control us to make us afraid. One more reason to be brave.”
― Luigina Sgarro

“Fear? There is no fear when you ride a MotoGP bike. If there is fear, you don’t enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it, you’d better stay at home.”
― Álvaro Bautista Arce

“Fear finds its prey in adolescents for the exact same reason fearlessness does. Every cut, scrape, broken arm or cancer is a cut, scrape, broken arm or cancer that has yet to arrive, that is on the sidelines waiting, along with fate and the story of your life, of everything bad that can happen, some of which will happen—but right now, they’re purely theoretical. It is up to the adolescent’s imagination to make them bleed, to make them hurt.”
― John M. Keller, Abracadabrantesque

“At critical moments the veil between the little-self and the deep self thins and a meaningful self-adjustment becomes possible. If a person does not become paralyzed with fear or frozen in hatred, the wise self hidden within will rise to the occasion.”
― Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul

“To overcome fear, do what you fear the most.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. – Screwtape”
― C.S. Lewis

“They’re hungry for this, I realized. Even after they’ve seen what he can do, even after watching their own people die. The Darkling wasn’t just offering them an end to war, but an end to weakness. After all these long years of terror and suffering, he would give them something that had seemed permanently beyond their grasp: victory. And despite their fear, they loved him for it.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

“Страшным и непонятным было все, что происходило на наших глазах. С нами. Особенно смерть… Возле убитых валялись чайники и кастрюли. Поражало их количество. Все горело… Казалось, что мы бежим по горящим уголькам… Я всегда дружила с мальчишками. Росла сорванцом. Мне было интересно посмотреть: как это летят бомбы, как это они свистят и как они падают. И вот я ложилась на землю, накрывалась пальто и через петельку для пуговицы наблюдала… Люди бегут… На дереве что-то висит… Когда я поняла, что это что-то от человека на дереве висит, у меня был столбняк. Я закрыла глаза…”
― Светлана Алексиевич, Ostatni świadkowie. Utwory solowe na głos dziecięcy

“fear is the starter pistol to life’s greatest moments”
― Joey in ‘Melissa and Joey’

“Jangan takut pada benda yang engkau tidak tahu, jangan kecam benda yang kau tidak pernah alami. Jangan meremehkan benda yang lemah. Air pun boleh melekukkan batu menjadi gua.”
― Saharil Hasrin Sanin, Dentang

“The breeding ground of fear is procrastination and inaction. We overcome them not by preparation, but by taking action.”
― Debasish Mridha

“You’ll feel afraid at times. You’ll feel weak at times. But remember, fear and weakness are not your enemies. They are forms of evolutionary wisdom in the face of danger. Take some time to assess the situation and shake the weakness and fear off your limbic system.”
― Abhijit Naskar

“One must feel fear without allowing fear to control them.”
― M.M. Scott, Of Life and Love

“There’s not a single good thing about fear. Fear is a habitual liar and a destroyer of a purpose-filled life. Don’t entertain fear. You’ve got to protect your dreams, goals, and the desires of your heart. Be brave in all things!”
― Stephanie Lahart

“Fear and Love are the two emotional pillars of survival.”
― Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

“What are these two lies – these Illusions – that for too long have done their best to keep us from a real peace where we can still remain human? One is certainly the glory of war. It offers us cheaply, but with tragic results, a sense of power in the face of that 20th Century helplessness and powerlessness we hear so much about. War is about the power that fear demands of us, isn’t it? Power, after all (the lie assures us), is what the world is really about, isn’t it? The meek are fools. The reasonable are suckers. If you really believe in your country, your family, your values, you will wage war to protect them – because there is indeed an Enemy out there and the Enemy, like a host of fallen angels, is out to destroy everything you value. By waging war you’ll be redeemed by war’s very violence, won’t you? The consequences of this are of course terrible: the perpetuation of Power Uber Alles, of war itself, of the assumption that whether we win or lose our submission to Power redeems us.”
― Bruce McAllister

“Tell me about those days, when you stood on a thin line between dreams and reality, watching it get disappear slowly. All of a sudden there is no difference between both. And you get tore apart into nothingness. Where your mind always asked you to be awake, scared of being haunted by dreams and your heart asked you always to fall asleep, to escape from the hands of reality, because it haunted you too.”
― Akshay Vasu

“My grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the desert.”
― Compton Gage

“What is my strength, that I should hope? Is my strength the strength of stone? Or is my flesh of brass? Is not my help in me.”
― Compton Gage

“All I wanted was to return to – to the people around me. I wanted it badly enough I didn’t have room for fear. The worst had happened, and the darkness was calm and quiet. It did not seem like a bad thing to fade into. But I wanted to go home.”
― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

“If you pay attention, you may find that it is not fear that stops you from doing the brave and true thing in your daily life. Rather, the problem is avoidance. You want to feel comfortable, so you avoid doing the thing that will evoke fear and other disquieting emotions. Avoidance will make you feel less vulnerable in the short run, but it will never make you less afraid.”
― Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to Be Your Best and Bravest Self

“Sometimes, you can be more than enough for someone, but they choose not to be in your life. Always remember that Satan works hard to keep people miserable by feeding their fears, so they stay in their comfort zone. The truth is some people value what is predictable, more than chemistry.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“We dare not talk of the darkness for fear it will infect us.
We dare not talk of the fire, for fear it will destroy us.
And so we live in the half-light,
Like our mothers before us.

Come to the fire,
Feel it warm your skin.
Come to the fire,
Feel it burn in your belly,
Shine out through your eyes.
Come dance in the fire,
Let it fuel your prayers.”
― Lucy H. Pearce, Burning Woman

“I think a lot of people are really scared right now. Not every person makes good choices, and sometimes, when people are scared, there are people who try to take advantage of that fear.”
― Ezekiel Boone, Skitter

“You’ll only beat your fears once you get to the point where you care more about your purpose than what people think of you.”
― Adam Kirk Smith

“And when the earth began to rumble and quake, as fear and frantic set in, he ran back inside the house past his wife and children, gathering all the valuables and things he thought of importance, and ran back to his car packing away. After making two trips in and out, he waited in the car for his family to come out, in fear they darted through the darkness and pelting cold rain. When everything calmed down, and the house was intact and safe, he returned putting everything back in its place, had the kids go to bed, told his wife he loves her and turned off the light.”
― Anthony Liccione

“Once again I felt light-headed, but this time it wasn’t from the scent of lilacs; it was from the scent of my own death.”
― Peter David, Sir Apropos of Nothing

“The hand of God is wonderfully evident at those times when He pens stories whose lines we ourselves are far too fearful to pen or whose imaginations are far too limited to envision. And I would unashamedly suggest that the Christmas story is that very story.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Creativity takes courage. Not just once, but consistently. Without courage we cannot be creative. Without feeling fear at some point we will not reach our creative potential. From first putting paint on paper through to selling our work on a worldwide stage there is plenty to be scared of. But this is where creativity lives – on the edge of our comfort zones.”
― Lucy H. Pearce, The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood

“In my work with hundreds of women over the past few years a theme has emerged: women’s desperate, unquenchable desire to step into their power, countered by the fear of what will happen if they do. The longing to express the riches inside them, wrestling with the deep terror of being burned by the judgement, hatred or rejection of strangers or loved ones if they do.

This fear of being burned is an oddly female one. It is a fear which keeps us small and scared… but seemingly safe. From the outside this can seem like an overreaction. Both the need, and the fear. But women, it seems, have an innate knowing of what it means to burn… and be burned. They know the dangers in their bones. And it makes them wary.”
― Lucy H. Pearce, Burning Woman

“When people shine a little light on their monster, we find out how similar most of our monsters are.”
― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“By choosing comfort we are in the very same decision choosing to miss every great thing in life, and that thought should be anything but comforting.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Why are we afraid of the silence that ensues after our death? Wasn’t it the same silence we endured before birth? Isn’t it the same silence we revel in when we are completely immersed in the present moment? Let us not be afraid.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“The journey towards God has to be travel on your own. All the fear, setbacks, motivation, inspiration has to be pulled from inside.”
― Roshan Sharma

“Denying what you are didn’t keep people from knowing what you are.”
“And flaunting it isn’t what saved you.”
Ykka takes a deep breath. The muscles in her jaw flex, relax. “And that would be why I asked you do this, Cutter. But let’s move on.”
So it goes on.”
― N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

“Then, the massive hands lifted the new people up to a pair of giant indescribable lips and whispered, in a fundamentally untranslatable Creator-language, something that meant, approximately: THIS TIME, BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER. REMEMBER: EACH OF YOU WANTS TO BE HAPPY. AND I WANT YOU TO. EACH OF YOU WANTS TO LIVE FREE FROM FEAR. AND I WANT YOU TO. EACH OF YOU ARE SECRETLY AFRAID YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. BUT YOU ARE, TRUST ME, YOU ARE.”
― George Saunders, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

“The only impossible task is the one which we fear to begin.”
― Debasish Mridha

“There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail—only learn, grow, and become better than you’ve ever been before.”
― Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

“The battered and pathetic thing that represented any claim to conscience I might have had turned away from me in disgust. Oddly, I couldn’t blame it. I was disgusted myself. Disgusted at my weakness and my lack of resolution, at my refusal to see justice through in the name of the woman who had borne me.”
― Peter David, Sir Apropos of Nothing

“Fear makes you worry and worry makes you weary.”
― Todd Stocker

“If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won’t get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The most amazing speeches are a mix of fear, expertise, and practice.”
― Aayush Jain

“Problems don’t get better with time; they become better when you find bravery. Success demands that you fight your fears.”
― Adam Kirk Smith

“Actually, all fear is born of the imagination, which means the danger we fear doesn’t need to be rational or even real to be potent. Like my fear of snakes. When I was eighteen I drove my car off the highway into a ditch because there was a snake on the road. It didn’t matter that the snake couldn’t have bitten me through the car. It didn’t matter that the snake probably wasn’t even poisonous or might have even already been dead. It didn’t even matter than swerving off the road at fifty miles per hour posed a much greater danger than the snake I was frightened of. Fear doesn’t listen to reason. It takes its own counsel.”
― Richard Paul Evans, The Mistletoe Promise

“But now here I am: No money. No place to stay. It should be my worst nightmare. But I don’t care. It’s funny the things you think you’re scared of until they’re upon you, and then you’re not.”
― Gayle Forman, Just One Day

“Far too often, it is at the moment where we finally stand on the very precipice of some great thing that we turn and abandon it, for it is at these seminal moments that fear wins and greatness dies. The beauty of Christmas is that God steps over precipices.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“What excites us the most or likewise scares us the most is when something is exactly what it says it is. And when it comes to Christmas, we’re going to end up finding ourselves on one side of that line or the other.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The assumption is that if I expend myself for myself in the end all I’ll be left with is myself, and that alone is frightening. But what I’ve failed to consider is that I have to expend so much of myself living for myself that in the end I’m really left with very little of myself, and that is unimaginably frightening.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Keep your eyes and your mind open. Don’t be blinded by filters like fear, uncertainty, pessimism and negativity.”
― Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

“Don’t feel bad about feeling bad. Don’t be frightened of feeling afraid. Don’t be angry about getting angry. There is no need to give up when we are feeling depressed. Nor should we be dismayed at the grief which often accompanies the outgrowing of anything which needs outgrowing. We can be glad that our soul is speaking to us and pushing us onwards. We frequently need to persevere with a period of inner turmoil before the dust can settle and be swept out the door.”
― Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“Every time I stare into those eyes of yours, they shine like a mirror with the sharp edges, piercing trough every bit of my reflection. It makes me feel like a child lost in the woods. And all of a sudden I hear a song somewhere and a shiver runs down my spine. A song that I have heard somewhere before. A song that makes all my demons dance forcefully at once.”
― Akshay Vasu

“The box isn’t all that different from life. If you go in with fear, fear is what you’ll find.”
― Blake Crouch, Dark Matter

“I fear I am beyond your comprehension. – Gandalf the White”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

“Don’t seek a failure-less life.
Wear failure as a badge of honour. Seek a fearless life !”
― Manoj Arora, Dream On: Every setback is a little nudge from HIM to Dream On

“How often have I painted a splendid picture of a journey marked by courageous ascents and daring desert crossings when all along all I’ve really been doing is running?”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“A dread filled me, a dread unlike any I had ever felt. Not the terror of God, or his angels, but the sickly fear of man.”
― Aminatta Forna, Ancestor Stones

“If we become aware that someone is sending thoughts of ill will in our direction, we do not argue with the apparent reality of malice. To do so would give it more substance. We remove the personal sense of ourself and the other person.”
― Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“Many men find themselves unable to cope with even minor frustration. They get angry over trivial things, such as a broken pencil lead or an overcooked hamburger. Their anger erupts and gets out of control. They feel as though they are constantly under attack, that everyone is out to get them, and that nobody understands or cares about them. They may even get superstitious and believe that fate has it in for them, or that God has turned against them. This feeling of having no control leads to a state of continual frustration and anger.

This tendency to react with instant anger can be called rage. Rage is anger that never completely goes away. Unlike regular anger, it is not a response to a specific event; rather, it is a response set, or tendency. In other words, it is an automatic way of reacting to the world without much thought. When you react to more and more situations with anger, it becomes your habitual response. You may often find yourself furiously yelling or seething inside without even knowing what it was that made you so angry. Rage sees personal attack in every disagreement. Rage causes you to feel threatened when there is no threat. And rage causes you to viciously counter-attack even a minor threat.

Rage is like a wounded animal. It attacks anything that moves. And as with a wounded animal, the attacks do nothing to ease the pain. Rage depersonalizes individual people and events into a faceless, nameless “them”.”
― Thomas J. Harbin, Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life

“Ne wonders what it is like to burn, staring at one’s ending right around the corner, and yet not knowing how the end will come, when one will be fully consumed by the void.”
― Teo Yi Han

“Like all people who have known rough times, light-heartedness seemed to her too irrational and inconsequent to be indulged in except as a reckless dram now and then; for she had been too early habituated to anxious reasoning to drop the habit suddenly…Her triumph was tempered by circumspection, she had still that field-mouse fear of the coulter of destiny despite fair promise, which is common among the thoughtful who have suffered early from poverty and oppression.”
― Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

“Pushing through fear was what eventually set you free.”
― Martina Boone, Illusion

“My heart’s a dance of fear.”
― Aeschylus, Eumenides

“We do not engage in idle or intentional gossip which undermines someone else’s integrity or which spreads the seeds of fear by talking unthinkingly about illness, disasters, and all the other fears which run rampant in the world.”
― Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“Why did God want us to remember these painful stories? I could only think of one reason. Having faith is more than just believing; it’s about living with fear and self-doubt and working through those feelings until they bring some sort of answer.
-page 101, Chapter “Hajj”
― Zarqa Nawaz, Laughing All The Way To The Mosque

“Most people have fear to compromise with life.
You got to take the reins of your life in your own hands, and direct it yourself.
You decide how you use your time.”
― Kristin Ketelslegers

“Fear is often bred of an imagination that couldn’t let something be what it actually was.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“They were probably scared of him and so they did what boys do around any object of fear: they went up close, pointed a finger, gave it a nickname, and masked their terror with roaring laughter.”
― Carsten Jensen, We, the Drowned

“Tulip hated this feeling. The last time she had felt this way, she had been utterly humiliated and deeply hurt. She couldn’t imagine allowing herself to be charmed by another handsome man only to be heartbroken again. But she was different now, wasn’t she? Stronger, bolder, and indeed more worldly.”
― Serena Valentino, Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch

“Love is dangerous. Love leaves scars.”
― Alleece Balts, The Crowd

“Nada nos acerca tanto a otros seres como el tener miedo juntos.”
― Marguerite Yourcenar, Alexis ou le Traité du vain combat / Le Coup de grâce

“They all lived so steeped in fear that the losses they had yet to suffer had already consumed them.”
― Carsten Jensen, We, the Drowned

“Fear does not incline people to be moderate in their use of extreme tactics.”
― Joe Hill, The Fireman

“I’m not sure if it was entirely sadness that caused the tears, but there was so much love. And that’s all that mattered. Despite the fear, despite the sadness, despite the pain, there was love.”
― Esther Earl, This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

“Fear will hunt you down, right to the very depth of your soul”.”
― Aireen Pontillo

“I’m not afraid of death, just of dying.”
― Duane Hewitt

“The more you conquer fear, the more you become stronger.., For that don’t let the More Evil in.”
― Sharath Nazre

“Когда люди живут в таких обстоятельствах, когда происходят ужасные вещи на их глазах, многие закрывают глаза и не хотят ничего знать, видеть. Потому что знать, видеть и понимать — это очень опасно. Многие рассуждали так: если я буду это знать, об этом думать, я начну об этом говорить. Тогда со мной самим что-то случится, я никому ничем не помогу, поэтому я не буду знать и не буду думать, пока меня это не коснулось. И сейчас так тоже многие думают.”
― Владимир Войнович

“Fear is a lethal killer of dreams, the greatest cancer that has beset passion, and a ruthless thief of lives stolen and buried in the decay of lives squandered. Yet the greatest tragedy of all is that the fear that destroys us is rarely the monster it pretends to be, nor does it possess anything close to the power that we grant it. Therefore, it is only a killer, a cancer and a thief because we empower it to be so.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“What in the world would ever lead to me believe that life is a series of opportunities that are readily available to everyone else but me? What really leads me to believe such an atrocious lie is that I don’t believe in myself sufficiently to engage those opportunities in the first place.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Fear is your sword”
― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“Don’t be afraid,” he says with a half smile. “You’re with me.” His hand tightens around my wrist, tugging me down again playfully. And this time, I feel safe enough to take a deep breath of my own and do as he says.”
― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“I never knew true fear until I met pure evil. He wore a smile and a bow tie.”
― T.M. Frazier, Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One
“The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“If you have an imagination, welcome to the gates of Reality.”
― Sofia Reyes

“To intentionally pass on opportunity is to intentionally pass on living.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Fate’ and ‘coincidence’ are the mythological derivatives authored by those who refuse to see a ‘greater purpose’, because such a conclusion would naturally suggest a ‘Greater Being’.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“But through years of myth-making and fear-sowing, Christianity meta-morphosed antichrists into a single Antichrist, an apocalyptic villain and Christian bogeyman used to scare people as much as Santa Claus is used to regulate children’s behavior. After years of studying the concept, I began to realize the Antichrist is a character–a metaphor–who exists in nearly all religions under different names, and maybe there is some truth in it, a need for such a person. But from another perspective, this person could be seen as not a villain but a final hero to save people from their own ignorance. The apocalypse doesn’t have to be fire and a brimstone. It could happen on a personal level.”
― Marilyn Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

“In a relationship with God, our most secret places once thickly cloaked and meticulously hidden away now stand before us utterly and entirely exposed. And it may be that this dreaded fear is the single thing that keeps us an arm’s length from God, and forever a single step away from His blessings.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“She was lucky to be wanted not desired though, worse pain is the feeling of being unwanted in love.”
― Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

“To look beyond our horizons is to acknowledge that we’ve hemmed ourselves in by creating them in the first place.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“All bombing is terrorism.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“How sad it would be to get to the end of life and realize God gave you wings, but you never used them.”
― Khrys Vaughan

“Sometimes when I felt the eyes crawling on me from all sides, I got scared thinking someone was looking who wasn’t just curious. I knew it was my imagination and I got used to it, learned to shunt it away. But sometimes I held onto it quietly, that feeling that someone behind or beside me in the crowd – some guy leaning on the target booth with a rifle, or some cranky sweating father spending too much on ride tickets to keep his kids away from him – anybody could be looking at me in the sidelong way that norms use to look at freaks, but thinking of me twitching and biting at the dirt while my guts spilled out of the big escape hatch he’d cut for them… a feeling like that is special. Sometimes you hold onto it quietly for a while.”
― Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

“Get me in here. Get me in here now!” I order. I have to get out of the swamp before it happens again.
But it does.
I feel it before I see it. Dozens of thick, razor-sharp needles pierce my right leg, sinking into my skin. It hurts like nothing I’ve felt before, and a strangled scream of pain escapes me.
Babette whips her head around, the motor forgotten. “Rylan! What is it!”
“Get me out! GET ME OUT!” I scream. Fearfully, I look over my shoulder, but seconds later I wish I hadn’t as the attacker comes to the surface. It has a scaly body, sharp claws, feral eyes, and a long, ugly, sneering snout that’s clamped around my leg.
Melanie identifies it with a shriek. “GATOR!”
― Colleen Boyd, Swamp Angel

“Choosing a life of safety is safely choosing something other than life.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I much prefer not to fall, unless of course I am falling into the hands of God.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Y es que las propias victimas se quedan calladas por miedo. Que si nadie ayuda, si nadie sabe qué haver, los pasillos de baldosas amarillas, blancas, azules o del color que sean, seguirán siendo un infierno. No te quedes callado. Desde entonces, yo nunca más lo hice.”
― Chris Pueyo, El chico de las estrellas

“Never fear to be wonderful.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Don’t let fear, or doubt creep in. Instead, let hope creep in. Start believing in yourself. Open your mind and heart to the possibilities.”
― Akiroq Brost

“Either we are running ‘from’ what we fear or running ‘to’ what we fear. The former is a choice controlled by fear, the latter is an action inspired by it.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“One of the most stupid things in life is not to enter the door which is wide open just because of the fear that this door will be shut and going back will be impossible! Have some courage, because even a harvest mouse leaves his hole to discover new places!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Even if he survived the Sorcerer, there would always be another Sorcerer, bigger and more dangerous than the last. It was just a matter of time until he died the kind of gruesome death that was the very reason people had paralyzing phobias of heights.”
― Megan Westfield, Lessons in Gravity

“Fear gives people their humanity. Fear of loss.”
― Karina Halle, Veiled

“The anticipation of loss is much more frightening than the actual loss as anticipation leaves room for the imagination to create that which, in all likelihood, will never transpire.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The man was bearing down on me. My hands were limp and wet. Please, I thought. Please. Who was I addressing? The man? God? Whoever handled these things.”
― Emma Cline, The Girls

“We tend to deny our humanity because in accepting the fullness of it, we would need to confess how little we’ve done with it.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Either we are running ‘from’ what we fear, or running ‘to’ what we fear. The former is a choice driven by fear, the latter is an action inspired by it.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“There comes a time when loneliness is stronger than fear.”
― Christopher Buehlman, The Lesser Dead

“In the darkest forest, Where trees bled into the rivers and no light reached the ground. I saw the demon crawling behind me whispering everything I don’t want to hear. I screamed and ran to escape it until I lost all my breath and fell on my knees. Until it laughed maniacally and whispered in my ear again “you cannot run from yourself”.”
― Akshay Vasu

“Mediocrity is a path cleared by fear, leveled by apathy and paved by comfort.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

“Fear isn’t what scares, it’s reality that does scare”
― Sofia Reyes

“An act made in fear is not the same thing as an action taken for necessity.”
― Janny Wurts, To Ride Hell’s Chasm

“You scare me, Gage.” Her eyes pleaded with him to understand. “You tore me up, ripped me apart. It took me a long time to put the pieces back together again.”

His thumb grazed along her cheek in a soft caress. “I know baby, but I promise you, you have nothing to fear this time.”

“How do you know that? How can you promise something like that?”

“Because I would die protecting you. I would slay dragons for you.” He fisted her hair and brought his face close. “I would get on my knees and beg for you.”
― Sarah Curtis, Engaging

“One of the most terrifying things I fear is not my potential, but how much regret I’ll die with should I never use it.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Hate is a word that doesn’t hurt but the word I love you hurts when taken advantage”
― Sofia Reyes

“God’s eyes readily see beyond our actions, for our actions are simply fear and selfishness pretending to be us.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Fear echoes your self-defined limitations, not your actual ones. To change your self-image, you must face what scares you.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

“One thing that is guaranteed not to work. Doing Nothing. A goldmine when you realise it. Don’t be paralysed by analysis. Don’t be paralysed by fear. The one thing that is guaranteed not to work. Doing nothing achieves nothing.”
― Tony Curl, Seriously Simple Stuff to Get You Unstuck

“The nature of conspiracy, which among those who both feared and named it, seemed to always possess at its core a misguided belief in the competence of others, as weighed against the incapacities, real or imagined, of the believer. Therefore, he concluded, the belief in conspiracy was an announcement of the believer’s own sense of utter helplessness in the face of forces both mysterious and fatally efficient.”
― Steven Erikson, Fall of Light

“The power of a thing is not based on the power it actually possesses. Rather, it is much more about the power that we permit it to possess.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The paralyzing fear of being lost is fed solely by the irrational fear that we will never be found.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The real flight of this hawk is impending.
Still,this bird is yet to be tested for real.
Though I have leaped over the seas,
well,the entire sky is still remaining to fly.
And make sure that ,i am gonna do it with all my heart and all my soul.
#loveyoourlife #liveyourlife #hvFUN”
― Arunima Sinha, Born Again on the Mountain: a story of losing everything and finding it back

“If I am brave enough to stand against those who have been groomed by fear, I will recognize that where I get knocked down is all about where life begins, and has nothing to do with where it ends.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Fear is acceptable, as long as I don’t allow it to cripple me…”
― K.M. Shea, Heart of Ice

“Talking to people who are different from us can be radically transformative. It’s the antidote to fear.”
― Kio Stark, When Strangers Meet: How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You

“Most of our fears are borrowed. Since that’s the case, we should get busy returning them.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Fear is peace and Peace is fear”
― Sofia Reyes

“Cut all cords
Sail at your own pace
Sail with no fear in your mind and heart
Be the captain of your life.”
― m.k dindoyal

“The truth is that you are afraid.’
‘Afraid? I do not know all the words in the Parisian jargon, and I know not what you mean.”
― Alexandre Dumas, The Son of Porthos: Or, the Death of Aramis

“Would it be better to feel afraid all the time or to feel nothing at all? She hadn’t decided yet.”
― Anna Snoekstra, Only Daughter

“А я вважаю, що справжній чоловік народжується воїном.

— Дурня! — заперечив я. — Не воїном, а людиною. Істотою, що мислить і відчуває. Яка так, як і жінка, має право боятися смерті, болю і приниження. І навпаки: пора б уже виростити чоловіків, які бояться убивати, робити комусь боляче і принижувати когось. Чоловік має право бути пацифістом, ненавидіти війну, не хапатися за зброю, берегти себе і уникати вбивства інших людей в ім’я яких би там не було цілей, крім крайніх випадків, коли треба і доводиться навіть ціною свого життя захищати свою родину від бандитів, від зовнішніх ворогів і від своєї держави, яка буває гірша за зовнішніх ворогів. Але якийсь перший-ліпший авантюрист, кочівник по гарячих точках чи просто слухняний виконавець, готовий убивати чи хоч бути убитим за наказом, за шматок якоїсь території, за високу ідею, за те, щоб примусити когось жити по-нашому, за гроші, за ордени чи заради свого задоволення, якої б статі він не був, він для мене взагалі не зовсім людина [102].”
― Володимир Войнович, Малиновый пеликан

“Forgiveness is the subjective and fertile ground the acorn falls upon when gifted to ourselves and others.”
― Gillian Duce, Demons and Dangers: Magic and Mayhem – Book 4

“Loss is an invitation to a journey of unparalleled growth, yet we seldom RSVP the invitation.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Osetim strah kad primetim kako ljudi zive isto svaki dan.”
― Tamara Stamenkovic

“I love the storm and fear the calm.”
― Christina Queen of Sweden

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
― Peter T. Mcintyre

“What you are afraid of is also afraid of you; face your fear!”
― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“Да, часть людей понимают, что это Путин, и что это путь в никуда и катастрофическое падение нравов и каких-то зачатков демократии, которые у нас были при Ельцине, который тоже был фигурой противоречивой — но народ тогда говорил. А теперь я иду в какой-нибудь магазин — непременно кто-нибудь подходит: “Ой, Аня, мы вас так поддерживаем, так понимаем, что ты делаешь” — но говорят обязательно очень тихо, почти на ухо. Рассуждать о том, почему так случилось, можно очень долго. Но я думаю, что это оттого, что на ключевых позициях расставлены КГБшники. А генетическая память людей такова, что ЭТОМУ сопротивляться нельзя.”
― Анна Политковская

“There is a miracle in your mess, don’t let the mess make you miss the miracle.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There is no reprieve when you have a broken mind; cease-fires are rare. Even on good days,
you know everything could change on a dime. Fear is your constant shadow”
― Barbara Claypole White, Echoes of Family

“We commonly confuse love with the strong emotions most often associated with it, such as joy, attachment, lust, infatuation, pleasure, pain, fear, and hope, to name a few. But, love is not a feeling; love itself is an action. There are countless emotions and beliefs that can cause us to love. Love is the willing giving of self to another living being. Love is giving the life, time, energy, and resources that we would normally give or use for our self to someone else. Love is an action that enhances the well-being of another living being.”
― C W Newman, Self: A Treatise on the Nature of Reality

“I am a bit old fashion but I believe in prayer, I believe prayer can move mountain. Prayer might not be our responsibility but it is a good starting place. It can give us heaven’s prospectives on human problems. I know we need to do a bit more than pray but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to pray.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I didn’t come from a success lineage but I am so glad that my earthly lineage is not my final story because when I gave my life to Jesus twelve years back, God interrupted my story.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Conflict is much the same, injustice and inequality is nothing new to our generation only the contest has changed because not only that everyone has opinion but they also have an opportunity to voice it and that is a bit dangerous.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The conflict hasn’t gotten worst but the contest has really changed………….”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I have the word of God and my bible is very interesting, this book was conceived in battle, Jesus Christ our Saviour was conceived in brokenness, out of barenness to redeem a people who were in bondage to their sin. I know exactly where to go when the people start getting confused, trading lies for truth, buying injustice for justice and even when the media starts to show me the prospectives of the world that I am living in, I have my prospective from the word of God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I am so happy that I grew up knowing the word of God, the spirit of discernment in me is 24hrs activated, I can differentiate between light and darkness. I put on the amour of God even when the whole world is going to hell, I refuse to join them. The light in me shall overshadow every power of darkness.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“All of my life God has allowed me to share prospectives with people who are different. You cannot lead people whose prospective you are not willing to understand.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Surrounded by enemies, surrounded by evil, surrounded by darkness, injustice…….”don’t be afraid , those who are with us are more than those who are with them”
2 Kings 6:16”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Whenever someone is a threat to the enemy there will be an attack dispatched against that person to try to minimise their effectiveness.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There is power in the word of God if used properly.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There is a remedy and there is a hope but the remedy is not in the political party or in places that will take you away from hope. You better run to God, that is the only place you can find both.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“My advice for those of you who felt being marginalised, undervalued and taken for granted; guess what? That is the Arena where God creates Leaders.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Five minutes after something happened might not be the best time for you to get into your Facebook and tell everybody. Men’s panic does not produce God’s power.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Parents never you make church and studying the word of God optional for your children. If they are in your house, get them up, teach them the word of God, the greatest awards, PhD or achievements any child could have is to grow up in the word of God. I and my family are living witness and it is extending to our third generation.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I do not have any trust fund, I have always trusted God for all my funds.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There must always be an opposition because the enemy always opposes what the Lord has declared.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I am amazed upon the many battle that we engage in, be it money, control or matters of the heart, only very few of us knows how to fight in the right way or understand who we are really fighting against. To win any battle you’ ve got to have the right strategy and resources because victories don’t come by accident.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Of what use is my going to church every day and still come home and remain the same? Of what use is my attending the mosques and the next day I enter the mall with knives and start slaughtering people in the name of religion.
God is a God of variety. He was not stupid creating all of us different with our uniqueness.
His creating us different shows the level of His creativity. He didn’t make you white to hate black or vice versa. He made it so that we can cherish and love each other irrespective of our differences just as He loved us with all our flaws and our short comings.
Can we forgive those who have offended us? Yes and some will say no but never forget that you are not worthy but God still forgives you even till the last hour of your life.
If God can love us against all our atrocities why can’t we learn to love one another.
Take a look around you, you can only see sad faces. Was that really God’s intention for us on earth? Absolutely not. But we have remoulded God’s creativity to suit our taste and lifestyles and now we are reaping the fruit of our labour. You should not expect to reap love when you sowed the seed of hatred. What a man sows that he reaps. We sowed on weapons of war and we are yielding war in return. We have sowed on weapons of destruction so why are we asking for peace.
If you ask me….I will say let’s go back to our source. He has never lost any battle. I am a living witness.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I would rather have a man chasing JESUS than a house full of stuffs and garrage filled with big cars.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Man’s panic does not produce God’s power…..sometimes you need to pray before you post on social media.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God always sees me with no make-ups on because He knew how we started.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God is not interested in helping you finding out why you are in a mess, He is interested in fixing it.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“It’s when your plans look dead that God’s resurrection power begins to operate in your life in greater measure”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The presence of crisis does not prove the absence of God. I think in time of crisis Christians should rise up and point to the world on something bigger. The crisis is an opportunity for us to proclaim to the children of darkness what we proclaim in the light.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“How about we be the light of Jesus Christ? There are things we tend to forget when fear becomes the driving force. The world is filled with a lot of questions now; what do we do? Who do we elect? How do we fix this? Some people feel powetless in those ways. Helpless, hopeless, confused, overwhelmed.
What do we do?
My answer: Stop looking for practical advice “don’t be afraid ” “those who are with us are more than those who are with them”
2 kings 6:16”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Imagine, if you will:
The stuff myths are made of! The Turtle Island of the stars – home planet to the fearsome and once legendary Corsairs. The very name of this world immediately grabbed the imaginations of young boys and girls, and universally mesmerize dreamers and romantics alike. The truth though was less romantic – and as reality so often demonstrates in real life – instead rather ugly and brutal. The Corsairs were not corn-ball comics that went about with parrots on their shoulders, saying “Arr!” to everything they encountered. They were anything but. Behind the Corsairs and their culture lay a history fraught with a struggle to survive, a vengefulness and a cruelty – and a drive to survive by preying upon others that struck fear into the hearts of neighboring fringe worlds.”
― Christina Engela, Dead Beckoning

“Наверное, самое страшное для меня были эксгумации. В селе говорят: “Вот, нашли несколько трупов”. В каждом селе, как правило, есть матери, которые ищут своих детей. И, как правило, когда находят трупы — из-под земли какая-то часть появилась, или трактор проехал, взбудоражил почву… Матери видят журналиста — говорят, пойдем с нами, ты хотя бы зафиксируешь это. Потому что потом прокуратура стремится скрыть, что вообще нашли захоронение. До сих пор нет ни одного судмедэксперта в Чечне, который работает и фиксирует… Так и не удалось эту службу создать, несмотря на острую необходимость. И ты с ними идешь, и уже не можешь показать, что тебе страшно, больно — потому что вот эти матери с тобой ожидают, что там найдут тела их детей. Поэтому моя роль была в том, чтобы успокаивать этих матерей.”
― Анна Политковская

“Gratitude without practicing maybe like practicing a faith without good work. A grateful heart is not enough without a grateful habit; because your joy is not produced by what you put in your heart but by habit you put in your life.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Be careful because God’s gifts alone are not able to give you joy; God’s gift can only bring you joy when they are joined with your gratitude.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Maybe what you need in your life is not the next level of accomplishment or the next level of accumulation but the next level of appreciation for what you have; that will set the stage to make a space for what you will accumulate in the future. ( a bit deep) Simply put thank God for now before setting the goal for tomorrow because if you grow in gifts and didn’t grow in gratitude, you have gained nothing.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Do you know that you can be surrounded by all these blessings, all these relationships, goodness, provisions, opportunities? But if you don’t know how to turn the blessing into praise, it will turn into pride and your life will never be filled with joy because your heart has holes in it.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“When you praise God in pain, it is preparing you for provision.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The things I call crisis and all the things that were coming after me are all coming to serve the purpose of God in my life.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God made my enemies to serve me in my absence. God made the things that conspired to destroy me feed me into the place that He was preparing for me. I am a big girl and I can handle trouble and my enemies.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“When you learn to have the heart of praise in the presence of your enemies, you set the table; if you can work with God in darkness enough depending on the light that He showed you in the last season, you will learn to read your enemies as a sign that it is time to eat. ( a bit deep). Whenever you sense a crisis in your life, note that your harvest is near.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God prepared a table before me in the presence of my insecurity, in the presence of my deficits, in the presence of my addictions, in the presence of my confusions, in the presence of what I have lost, in the presence of the threat that I won’t make it, in the presence of my enemies, I am looking straight ahead.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Learn to eat with your enemies all around you but most of all thank God for his presence. Keep your eyes fixed to the presence of God in the presence of your enemies.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I have learned to thank God for what I cannot see, I have learned to trust God with what I cannot.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Thank God #EVEN# #THOUGH# in bad times not only in your good; this is a graduated form of gratitude.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I have graduated to the extent of not asking what is happening in my life because I trust the maker(God).”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If God gives you a gift and you don’t know what to do with it, it won’t make you happy. Some of you God gave a wonderful husband but you can’t make a home and some of you God gave a wonderful wife but you can’t make a good husband. Some of you can’t even unwrap the gift so that you can appreciate it.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I have my priorities and I know my purpose. I do not Praise God because of my pain but I praise Him because of what the pain is producing.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If you can feed in the presence of your enemies, if you can be blessed under the weight of burdens, when you praise God in pain, it is preparation for provision.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“All my pains has always increased my sense of purpose.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Whenever you are in transition it is always important to choose the words that you use. You call it crises in your life and I call it transition.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“All the failures in my life freed me from all my fears so that I can succeed.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I don’t want to settle down because God has satisfied me and heard my prayers. I want to stay hungry and thirsty for the things of God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Be careful the mistake of yesterday always lives with tomorrow.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“This is not the first time that the world has been in a mess but you are still God, you left us on the earth, not only to preach in a building but to be the church beyond the buildings.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“At a time like this maybe the world is looking at us not just at a miracle crusade or sunday church service but the way we are living. Maybe they want to see whether what our Master left for us worked for us; there is a counter spirit to the spirit of fear, it is the love of God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God always wants us to see things from heaven’s prospective. You may not be doing much to your community but what you are is so important. You are significant.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Christians we cannot be allowed to be fractured at a time like this. There are more of us, there are more of light in us than in the agents of darkness.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If you never listen, you can’t see. The devil has got so many people so disconnected that they cannot even listen or even sense when the Lord is speaking.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Before we can fix the situation, we have to first see the situation, the world can’t see straight right now, some are blinded by hatred, rage, fear, scepticism, some are blinded by their pains.
We need to pray…pray that God open our eyes to see the problem from the source and not from the surface.
You cannot solve a situation that you cannot see correctly.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The agenda of the Media is not to inform you, they don’t care about you, they are trying to show you the truth. There are some intelligent Christians but they can’t find them and put on the air …for instance me”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There must be something that God knows about fear that we don’t know. I am sure He knows that when you are in a state of fear, you can’t fix anything. When we are in a state of fear we can’t talk about anything reasonable and we can’t solve anything. That is the problem because the media throws all lies on us to create fear and we fall for it….Number one Satan’s strategy of getting some people trapped.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Sometimes what not to do is more important than what to do. Sometimes when you are in crisis, when frustration are high or when you are under pressure, what you don’t do is more important than what you do. Don’t be afraid. ….”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If I’ve learned anything from my past and my present, it’s the power of fear. You can give your subjects all the generosity in the world, and still they will demand more. But those who are afraid don’t fight back. I know this well enough.”
― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“Like fear and fury. It is energy from another realm, threads from beneath the sur­face, an immortal place never meant to be disturbed. Raffaele trembles.
Something is poisoning the world.”
― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“19. Those who are the happiest are not necessarily those for whom life has been easiest. Emotional stability results from an attitude. It is refusing to yield to depression and fear, even when black clouds float overhead. It is improving that which can be improved and accepting that which is inevitable.”
― James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation’s Guide to a Meaningful Future

“I am, to be sure, afraid that if you knew me that you wouldn’t love me. But this must be faced…I fear it in any relationship. Thus I am perhaps afraid to reveal facts about things…or to say too much for fear if I make too much noise you’ll drift away, pull down the shade of your ivory tower…and after that. Afraid, I guess, that I’ll loose you…I keep losing people.”
― Anne Sexton

“If I could remove one thing from the world and replace it with something else, I would erase politics and put art in its place. That way, art teachers would rule the world. And since art is the most supreme form of love, beautiful colors and imagery would weave bridges for peace wherever there are walls. Artists, who are naturally heart-driven, would decorate the world with their love, and in that love — poverty, hunger, lines of division, and wars would vanish from the earth forever. Children of the earth would then be free to play, imagine, create, build and grow without bloodshed, terror and fear.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“One challenge at a time, I try to turn into the face of fear and tell it “you are not my master, you are the product of my self and I am your master.” I look into the monster’s eyes until it disappears. Then I am free.”
― Rohvannyn Shaw

“Comfort is a stance of avoidance rather than the pursuit of excellence.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“He didn’t remember the very first time he actually died very well. It wasn’t as bad as remediation, but he remembered being afraid and worried… and when he found himself alive again a few hours later with Mearth’s wild green eyes peering down at him, he remembered still being afraid and worried. It was strange, he thought, to be afraid of being alive… but being alive was worse than being dead in his mind.”
― Rebecca McNutt, Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series

“One day you’re waiting for the sky to fall
The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all”
― Bruce Cockburn

“Fear, that’s the great motivator though. Fear keeps it all in check. Fear of one’s neighbor. Fear of those who don’t look like you. Fear of those who live in some barren desert halfway across the globe,” Sean continued. “Domestic terrorism, just as much as fear of those abroad has helped people accept more intrusion into their everyday lives. To accept less freedom as freedom itself.”
― Jordon Greene, They’ll Call It Treason

“Call it anything else if you will—fear, anxiety, nervousness, sweating
—but “shyness” is the historic word for it.”
― Richard N. Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

“…a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.”
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself”
― Michel de Montaigne

“The tragedy of power like mine is that there is no way down. There can only be extinction. Dust to dust; rags to rags; fear to fear.”
― V.S. Naipaul, The Mimic Men

“It was more than a spider. It was every unknown terror in the world fused into wriggling, poison-jawed horror. It was every anxiety, insecurity, and fear in his life given a hideous, night-black form.”
― Richard Matheson, The Shrinking Man

“He stared into his coffee, thinking quietly. “But you’ve never been afraid of anything, have you?”
“I have, though,” I said, surprised at my own emotion. “I’ve been terrified… I just haven’t let it stop me”
― Paula McLain, Circling the Sun

“Abraham Lincoln quoted the Scriptures in an 1858 speech to the Illinois Republican Convention. He said, “ A house divided against itself cannot stand.” That, I fear, is where diversity leads. If by that term we refer to love and tolerance for peoples who are different from one another, it has great validity for us. But if by diversity we mean that all of us have been given reason to resent one another. Having no common values, heritage, commitment, or hope, then we are a nation in serious trouble.”
― James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation’s Guide to a Meaningful Future

“На этот раз было холодно. Книгами хорошо натопили печь. Мать принесла совок, чистила поддувало, выгребала золу тупо и сосредоточенно. Я сказал:
— Ладно, когда-нибудь у нас опять будет много книг.

— Никогда, — сказала она. — Никогда не будет. Я уже не верю. Нет на свете ни доброты, ни мира, ни здравого смысла. Злобные идиоты правят миром. И книги всегда горят. Горела Александрийская библиотека, горели инквизиторские костры, сжигали Радищева, сжигались книги при Сталине, горели костры на площадях у Гитлера, и будут гореть, и будут: поджигателей больше, чем писателей. Тебе, Толя, жить, и ты запомни этот первый признак: если книги запрещаются, значит, дело плохо. Значит, вокруг насилие, страх, невежество. Власть дикарей. Боже мой, это подумать только!.. Если банды дикарей кидают книги в костер на площади — это страшно, но все же это полбеды. Может, их еще не так много, этих дикарей. Но когда каждый человек в каждом доме начинает, трясясь от страха, жечь книги… О, до этого надо довести народ! Это надо уметь. Я думаю: зачем ты у меня родился? Жить в таком мире…

Эту ее речь я запомнил на всю жизнь [109—10].”
― Анатолий Кузнецов, Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel

“— А ну, — сказала мама, — разорви эту книгу, клади в печку и разжигай.

Книг у нас было много, мама собирала их и постоянно покупала новые. И вот она стала пересматривать их, стопу за стопой — и отправлять в печь. Книги горят долго и упрямо, их надо ворошить кочергой. […] Особенно жаль было великолепно иллюстрированных, переплетенных годовых комплектов «Иностранной литературы» с 1890 по 1910 год, напечатанную при царе «Русскую историю в картинах», не говоря уж о книгах Горького.

— Это вредительские книги, — объяснила мать.

Понятно. Если в школе тетради жгут, то вредительские книги надо и подавно — в печь. Горький не так давно умер, но вокруг все шепотом говорили, что его отравили. Сперва сына его убили, а потом и самого «залечили» в Кремлевской больнице. А раз такое дело, лучше его книг не держать.

Но я буквально завизжал, когда к сожжению были приговорены японские сказки:

— Не надо, мама, не надо!

Это была самая любимая книга моего детства, по ней я выучился читать. В ней рассказывалось о занятных и поучительных историях, происходивших с мальчиком Таро и девочкой Такой, а на картинках были прудики с золотыми рыбками и японские домики среди карликовых сосенок. Я вцепился в книгу, а мать стала вырывать, и она была сильнее, и мои Таро и Такой полетели в огонь. Обложка была плотная, лакированная и долго не хотела гореть. Лежит великолепная детская книга среди огня — и не горит.
— Японцы — капиталисты и наши враги, — сказала мать. — Нельзя держать в доме японские книги.

Чтобы я не разревелся, она дала мне ножницы и велела кромсать семейные фотографии. Ставила крест на лицах, которые надо вырезать, это были враги народа, и я их аккуратно вырезал. Что-то у нас оказалось подозрительно много знакомых врагов народа.

После моей обработки фотографии выглядели презабавно. Вот, например, большая групповая фотография, ряды проглотивших аршин мужчин и женщин, надпись: «Учительская конференция 1935 года». А в этих рядах теперь, после моих ножниц, — пустые дырки в форме человеческих силуэтов, словно не люди были, а привидения. Все они оказались врагами народа, теперь их уж нет, их надо забыть [88—89].”
― Анатолий Кузнецов, Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel

“Never treat your fear as an enemy; it’s a friend in disguise, only if we are able to recognize its worth.”
― Mayank S. Sengar, Life and The Grey Notes

“Like heartbreak, these unpredictable crises are not something you should live in fear of. Perpetual fear won’t protect you. Fear is not a citronella candle; scary life happenings are not mosquitoes. They happen in ways we can’t predict, control or understand. The only guaranteed outcome of feeling scared all the time is that you will feel scared all the time.”
― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

“Aukeman quotes Norman Mailer:
“No wonder then that these have been the years of conformity and depression. A stench of fear has come out of every pore of American life and we suffer from a collective failure or nerve. The only courage, with rare exceptions, that we have been witness to, has been the isolated courage of isolated people.” Welcome to Painterland (2016) Chapter 4, p.108”
― Anastasia Aukeman, Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association

“Instead, though, as he drew nearer, his mind kept drifting back to Gansey’s voice in the cave the day before. The tremulous note in it. The fear – a fear so profound that Gansey could not bring himself to climb out of the pit, though there was nothing physically preventing him.
He had not known that Richard Gansey III had it in him to be a coward.
Adam remembered crouching on the kitchen floor of his parents’ double-wide, telling himself to take Gansey’s oft-repeated advice to leave. “Just put what you need in the car, Adam.”
But he had stayed. Hung in the pit of his father’s anger. A coward, too.
Adam felt like he needed to reconfigure every conversation he’d ever had with Gansey in light of this new knowledge.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

“Letting myself fall wasn’t easy. It wasn’t hard either. It was a calling that I had to honour. I did honour. I took a plunge into my dark abyss. I faced my grief, my fear, my sadness, my loneliness, my anguish, myself. (Page 78)”
― Neena Verma, A Mother’s Cry… A Mother’s Celebration

You plunge one in many emotions
Betrayal, Despair, Depression, Fear, Anger
You are more difficult to face than Death
Please let my faith stay stronger than you
I so wish you eventually lose out to love
(Page 58)”
― Neena Verma, A Mother’s Cry… A Mother’s Celebration

“El miedo ciega, dijo la chica de gafas oscuras. Son palabras ciertas, ya eramos ciegos en el momento que perdimos la vista, el miedo nos cegó, el miedo nos mantendrá ciegos.”
― José Saramago, Blindness

“Too often it is fear that guides our actions when compassion would better serve.”
― Dawn Hammill, Galiene: A Twelfth-Century Tale of Love and War

“Ego means being afraid.”
― Maria Erving

“Scared of words? I don’t see why
anybody ought to fear words. Words are tools;
you have to know how to use them to get done
the job you want to get done. Can’t do the work
if you’re scared of the work.”
― Thylias Moss, Slave Moth: A Narrative in Verse

“When you do away with God you become your own god, because you recognise no greater power in the universe than yourself.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Insecurity is the lack of trust in your abilities and worth. When you enter into a secured state of consciousness, everything that helped boost your confidence will return.”
― Itohan Eghide, Master of Maxims

“Fearing the unknown within myself has kept me crouching in a corner. I look to see who I am and discover much that is worthy.”
― Maureen Brady, Daybreak: Meditations For Women Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

“Fear had a tendency to drive away the courtesy of civilization.”
― Elizabeth Hoyt, Darling Beast

“Boys”, she says, “just aren’t very good at being afraid.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

أنيس منصور
“يكره كثيرا من يخاف كثيرا”
― أنيس منصور, قالوا

“The world is made of more than particles. It’s made of things you can’t hold in your hand, like fear, love, loss, hope, truth.”
― Jaclyn Moriarty, The Cracks in the Kingdom

“The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe what white people say about you. Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure, does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity and fear.”
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“One day, you muster the courage and let go of the fear. In a brief moment of insanity, you give wings to the stories you had wanted to tell; some you didn’t even know were in you. In that instant, something about you changes. You are born again.
That is not to say the fear and worry and second-guessing go away. They are there. But you learn to cope with them. You learn that they don’t control you at all times. In those fleeting moments of freedom, you have the power. You know you are not perfect. You realize no one was born perfect. No one. Rome wasn’t built in a day either.
A weird thing happens when you get a glimpse of that side of you. A child-like zeal possesses you. It is addictive. You discover your voice. You matter. Maybe not to the world, yet. You matter to yourself. You are worthy. You are alive. You can be.”
― K.J. Kilton

“Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.”
― Alexander the Great

“Everything starts from inside of us, then comes outside of us.”
― Avis J. Williams

“If you do not completely accept yourself, you can not love yourself fully. It would be hard to love anything unconditionally.”
― Avis J. Williams

“Don’t believe everything you are told, if it resonates within you, then listen and act.”
― Avis J. Williams

“[Patricia Highsmith] was overwhelmed by sensory stimulation – there were too many people and too much noise and she just could not handle the supermarket. She continually jumped, afraid that someone might recognise or touch her. She could not make the simplest of decisions – which type of bread did she want, or what kind of salami? I tried to do the shopping as quickly as possible, but at the check-out she started to panic. She took out her wallet, knocked off her glasses, dropped the money on the floor, stuff was going all over the place.”
― Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

“A life lived in fear is a life half lived.”
― Carrie Hope Fletcher, All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully

“La peur est tellement envahissante, tellement omniprésente, qu’elle en devient presque normale. Il n’en demeure pas moins que vivre sous l’emprise de la peur, même quand elle ne vous quitte jamais, est une expérience éprouvante […].”
― Nick Alexander, The Photographer’s Wife

“Biblical heroes were regular people who had to learn the same things you and I have to learn–to drive out fear by increasing their knowledge of God, to shift their focus from their present fear to the eternal God, to replace what they didn’t know about the future with what they did know about Him.”
― David Jeremiah, What Are You Afraid Of?: Facing Down Your Fears with Faith

“Do you see how much power you have when you act without fear?”
― Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings

“Avoid fear because it will blind you from seeing God’s purpose about your life and limit your potential.”
― Gift Gugu Mona

I have died many times
And my episodes of death
Gave me the power
Over the greatest fears
The fear of life
The fear of self”
― Mawuena Addo

“What he had hoped for was his ruin and what he had feared his salvation.”
― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

“The depressed and the suicidal are often lonely and inhibited. Discussions of inhibition in this context usually emphasize fear of rejection.”
― David L. Conroy, Out of the Nightmare: Recovery from Depression and Suicidal Pain

“One day, you muster the courage and let go of the fear. In a brief moment of insanity, you give wings to the stories you had wanted to tell; some you didn’t even know were in you. In that instant, something about you changes. You are born again.”
― K.J. Kilton

“This was it. This was what I had never felt before–an emotional connection to another human being. I’d tried kindness, I’d tried love, I’d tried friendship. I’d tried talking and sharing and watching, and nothing had ever worked until now. Until fear. I felt her fear in every inch of my body like an electric hum, and I was alive for the first time. I needed more right then or the craving would eat me alive.”
― Dan Wells, I Am Not A Serial Killer

“We forget that the power of God isn’t in a weapon or a leader, but within us.”
― Toni Sorenson, Aligned By Christ

“Fear is Torment. The one who fears is not build to LOVE. The one who loves is made free off fear. The perfect love ousts all fear.”
― Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“To be fearless, you must simply fear less.”
― TemitOpe Ibrahim

“Fear is the poison that erodes resolve. And fear is not without a killer of its own. Hope.”
― R.R. Virdi, Grave Measures

“I must look at the ‘nature’ of God, not the ‘nature’ of the challenge. For the former means everything and the latter means nothing.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“If we fear loss enough, in the end the things we possess will come to possess us.”
― Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

“My hand was on the door handle when for a split second out of nowhere I was terrified, blue-blazing terrified, fear dropping straight through me like a jagged black stone falling fast. I’d felt this before, in the limbo instants before I moved out of my aunt’s house, lost my virginity, took my oath as a police officer: those instants when the irrevocable thing you wanted so much suddenly turns real and solid, inches away and speeding at you, a bottomless river rising and no way back once it’s crossed. I had to catch myself back from crying out like a little kid drowning in terror, I don’t want to do this any more.”
― Tana French, The Likeness

“Fear could break a line faster than any enemy charge.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Empire of Storms

“—I cry even harder, thinking of how it could have been, of how I thought it would be. For the first time, I want to give up, to die, because suddenly everything is too much and there is no solution in sight.”
― B.A. Paris, Behind Closed Doors

“Ay, but to die, and go we know not where;
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot;
This sensible warm motion to become
A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit
To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside
In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice;
To be imprison’d in the viewless winds,
And blown with restless violence round about
The pendent world; or to be worse than worst
Of those that lawless and incertain thought
Imagine howling: ’tis too horrible!
The weariest and most loathed worldly life
That age, ache, penury and imprisonment
Can lay on nature is a paradise
To what we fear of death.”
― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

“Fear tells me that while there might be a host of people who wish to stand beside me in times of crisis, the tangled wreckage is sometimes so enormous that the best of their efforts leave them stranded at a great distance. And standing desperately alone surveying the carnage that holds all others a bay, God suddenly taps me on the shoulder, leans over and whispers, ‘how about a little demolition?”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I do not understand people who like to make noise; consequently I fear them, and since I fear them, I hate them.”
― Patricia Highsmith

“You will always end up in frustration whenever you try to produce outside your purpose.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Some people want to kill goliath but they do not want to attend to sheep. How can God use you to kill giants if you cannot follow simple instructions?”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Sometimes we want God to use us to do big things when we would not even want to do the basics.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You don’t have to position yourself in front of people to be used by God. You don’t have to convince anyone that you are good enough for the voice of God, just be grateful that God chooses who He wills and once He is ready to use you, no devil in hell can stop Him.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You can’t disappoint what God has appointed.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If you can’t see the assets in you, it will be hard for you to export it to the world. Recognise who you are and the world will recognise you.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“People run around looking for millions of likes in their life and on the social media but do you know what? If you get just one true like from just one who loves you the most, it surpasses all other millions. God loves you the most even without make over.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“In God’s presence I find peace that is much deeper than any disappointment. I will grow and I understand I can’t grow myself, that is why I need God and His grace.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“We are all planted in God’s vineyard and our lives are filled with potentials and purpose and we have all been given the hopes to anchor our lives even in the most disappointed times. So God is waiting to see what you and I will make out of the raw materials that He has given to us. He is waiting to see what we will make out of the discouragement and disappointment. I believe that in those deepest places of disappointment that the greatest grace will manifest.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I am so glad that God’s disappointment in me is not greater than his love and I still have a Destiny. I am growing in grace and mercy because that is the only soil that can produce the kind of life that God desires.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Sometimes God wraps destiny in what we perceive as just another day. The same day that David’s father asked him to go and deliver bread to his brothers in the field was the same day that God used him to bring goliath down. Take every minute in your life serious.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Some people are disappointed in their life because they are trying to use the tools that God did not authorised them to use in their life, trying to build on a purpose that is not even attached in their personality.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“In God’s Kingdom there are no overnight sensations or flash-in-the-pan successes.
Anyone who wants to be used of God will experience hidden years in the backside of the desert. During that time the Lord is polishing, sharpening and preparing us to fit into His bow, so at the right time, like “a polished shaft” He can launch us into fruitful service. The invisible years are years of serving, studying, being faithful in another person’s ministry and doing the behind-the-scenes work. The Bible says, ‘God is not unjust; he will not forget your work’ (Hebrews 6:10 NIV 2011 Edition). Be patient; when the time is right He will bring forth the fruit He placed inside you.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God wants to use you right where you are with what you have not what you do not have.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Courage emerges as you climb over the circumstances that threaten to bury you! But you must be willing to climb to find courage.”
― Jeff Dixon-Terror in the Kingdom

“If I wanna die I may be awesome that I fear nothing. So I can do anything in this earth. Cause I am about to die. And If I start to do anything in this earth, the worst can be, I will die. This is the way I make impossibles possible.”
― Arefin Bashar Arif

“Don’t think because you can’t affect something at a great level that God can’t use you in a great way. David didn’t even train one day with the armies but He won the war. He didn’t even have a weapon but he killed a giant.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“All the things people carry in their hearts, love, hatred, fears, and they had to be shared with a friend or a loved one, because when we do not share them, sometime, all the things love, anger, hatred, fears ends up coming out of us mixed-up. We just become a shell with nothing inwards us, an empty soul with nothing in it, that is as bad as dying.”
― Shaikh Ashraf, Friendship, Love & Sacrifice

“Be anxious for no thing, be concerned about the state of your soul and that of your children, be concerned about God’s work in the world; these are genuine concern but when it comes to the things in your life…..be not anxious. If God is for us who can be against us?”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“All men have their FEARS. But those who face their fears with FAITH have COURAGE as well.”
― Thomas S. Monson

“The beautiful thing about fear is when you run to it, it runs away”
― Robin Sharma

“The beautiful thing about fear is when you run to it, it runs away”
― Robin S. Sharma

“I don’t just have only the peace of God, I do also have a God who gives peace, not just resources but the revelation of His presence.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“After reading Burgum, [Patricia Highsmith] wrote in her cahier that, like Kafka, she felt she was a pessimist, unable to formulate a system in which an individual could believe in God, government or self. Again like Kafka, she looked into the great abyss which separated the spiritual and the material and saw the terrifying emptiness, the hollowness, at the heart of every man, a sense of alienation she felt compelled to explore in her fiction. As her next hero, she would take an architect, ‘a young man whose authority is art and therefore himself,’ who when he murders, ‘feels no guilt or even fear when he thinks of legal retribution’. The more she read of Kafka the more she felt afraid as she came to realise, ‘I am so similar to him.”
― Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

“Why do people go to church on Sundays? A question that is very complicated because I know what the answer is supposed to be but I do not really know the answer.
. I think people go because it is a kind of tradition
. I think some goes because someone told them if tgey do not they might go to hell
. Maybe some go to look for a wife or husband ☺
. Maybe some go to church to display their latest designer shoes or handbags
. Some goes just to please their Pastor
. Some people go to church because they love the music or the preaching
. Some goes because of some social reasons and friendship
. Some have it in their mind that they will experience the presence of God in the church
. Some goes to church because of miracle
. Some goes to church when they are expecting something maybe child, comfort, marriage, work etc.
. Some felt it is an obligation to give God a day out of the seven days he created
Let me tell you that church is not there to entertain you, Ephesians 3:20… there are things going on in the church that some people barely know about.
Ask yourself today why do I go to church. I am sure a sincere answer will help you.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The forgiveness of God flows through me and because I am forgiven, I can forgive.”
― Patience Johnson

“Sometimes the fact that you can’t sense God isn’t an indication that He is not there. It is just an indication that you are hanging out in the wrong place.The cave is not a physical location, it is a state of mind.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Long before something happens in our life, it happened in our heart.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If you ask me I think the greatest breakthrough each and everyone of us need is not on finance, marriage, work, relationship, own house, car but self. The first breakthrough should start from being selfish.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Love, inspirational, life, humor, philosophy, truth, wisdom, happiness, god, hope, romance, death, inspirational-quotes, quotes, faith, poetry,writing, inspiration, knowledge, Religion, education, success, relationships, funny, science, life-lessons, books, motivational, spirituality, dreams, fear, freedom, intelligence, friendship, humour, war, motivation, time, women, beauty, reading, art, politics, Christianity, soul, leadership, pain, change, history, people, marriage, nature, peace, music, heart, self-help, spiritual”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“It is weird to me on how people will come to church frequently and have absolutely no desire or intention to change anything about their life based on what they experienced in the church.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Have you ever make out time to ask God if there is anything or anybody you need to drop in your life? Are you still holding on to offences? When is the right time to drop it?
I am sure once you make this attempt He will show you.
I declare that God is going to set some captives free.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Offence is an event, offended is a decision. Offence and offended we have to live through it but to stay offended? To live in that place denies the very nature of the salvation that you claimed to have received.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The more desperate the situation, the more opportunity for miracle. If you need something from God, you need to be at the right place, the right position and at the right time”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Being married or being in a close relationship is not based on how quickly you can get offended but on how you are ready to drop the offences, get over it and move ahead.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Before Marriage opposite attracts, after marriage opposite attacks☺. Just telling you the truth.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God takes two and make them one but satan takes one and make it two.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The closer the relationship, the greater the opportunities for intimacy. However the greater the opportunity the closer to offence. (A bit deep). Nobody can really make you mad more than someone that you really love. Nobody can hurt you like the somebody you have given your heart to.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The enemies agenda is destruction, his strategy is division and his tactics is on little differences. Mind you he is not going to be happy until he sees you divided.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“What starts in the heart doesn’t stay in the heart, it either turn into action or words.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Stop praying to God to change your marriage or your finances because you might end up seeing that you are the one that need the change not your marriage or finances.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Freedom comes from focus, focus brings freedom. Focus on fear you will always be in prison, focus on faith and is nothing the world can keep you knocked down.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If God can help us locate demands, He can also help us locate the leaks.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Dear Lord please show me what really matters so that I may be able to determine what is distraction and God’s direction in my life.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If I should be available to everyone, I will eventually end up with nothing to give to anyone. So the greatest gift you can receive from me is my time. Count yourself lucky if I give you a minute of my hour.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God’s voice will be heard in the cave but only His visions will be revealed to you on the mountain. (A bit deep). God will always love you and will always speak to you but when you lose your perspective, you won’t see his plan.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Do you want to feel better or do you want to get well are two different things. Some people go to church to feel better but never get well. Some come to church for comfort and leave unchanged. And that is what sin represents. ..it is a place to be comfortable thereby feeling normal in your own disfunction.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“We always think that God’s presence is always provided to fix our problems but what if God’s presence is more about fixing your perspectives? So that you will have a new way to see your problems. If you didn’t make your bed before leaving home this morning, no angel is going to make your bed for you, it is still going to be as you left it till you come back.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Real faith looks beneath the surface. Real faith knows that faith works sometimes in dark places. Real faith knows that sometimes in order to see a change, you will have to steer through your situation to really see it.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God’s perspectives requires persistence. To have God’s perspective in the world we live in requires persistence.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If you work by faith and not by sight, you will always see a sign. You have to develop a space of comfort to know that there is a difference between signs and sounds, it means God will tell you that He will make a change in your life but He won’t show you anything to demonstrate the change for a little while because He doesn’t want your faith to be in the change; He wants your faith to be in the promise, so that when the change is a bit slow in coming, you will know how to trust in Him while you wait for it to come to pass.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Have you ever asked yourself this question “what can God do through me?” The preacher has no platform if the people has no sense of mission.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“In dealing with us, God always starts with our motives. What do you want for the people? What does God wants for his people? What do you want Him to do for you; that’s is a starting place.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Blind barthimus used his mouth and his feet to affect what wasn’t working in his life? What do you use to affect what’s not working in your life? God is not interested in your perfection, He is interested in your participation. It is your participation that attracts the presence of God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“What is your motive when you go to church? To feed or to be fed? To serve or to be served? To worship or to be worshipped? To praise or to be praised? To teach or to learn? To give or to receive?
Remember the woman with the issue of blood did not met Jesus in the church. Blind barthimus was blind though he could hear did not see Jesus but heard about Jesus passing; I am just wondering how many people have heard about Jesus through you?
Who was this man interested in? Your answer might be Jesus of course but definitely not. The man loves himself and so was seeking healing even when the crowd could not allow him see Jesus.
Let the crowd in the church not deceive you because God usually speak to one. (A bit deep).”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“People who have practiced occult religions for many years are being told that they don’t know the first thing about their own religion and its beliefs and practices – and that a bunch of zealots from another religion posing as ‘experts’ (in a religion they despise/ fear/ oppose and who peddle slander and misinformation about occult religions), are more credible than they are.
Non Seqitur. This does not follow.”
― Christina Engela

“Do you know where your breakthrough begins? Your breakthrough begins where your excuses ends.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You can shine as a light in this world and you will be safe. The divine has your back.”
― Eileen Anglin

“All his life Harry Bosch believed he had a mission. And to carry out that mission he needed to be bulletproof. He needed to build himself and his life so that he was invulnerable, so that nothing and no one could ever get to him.
All of that changed on the day he was introduced to the daughter he didn’t know he had. In that moment he knew he was both saved and lost. He would be forever connected to the world in the way only a father knew.
– “Nine Dragons” by Michael Connelly”
― Michael Connelly, Nine Dragons

“The open door is never behind you; the open door is always before you. Quit looking at your past life and mistakes. Look unto Jesus who is the Author and Perfector of our faith. Your open door is not in the opportunity you missed ten years ago, it is not in some stuffs behind you that you can’t get back. You can’t gain your access by giving attention to your past life.
Your past days are behind you and what God has for you is in front of you. Just pay attention.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If negative emotions have gain access into your heart, it is because you have given it attention. If memories of pain and hurt dominates your heart, it is because you gave them attention. How can a memory hurt you when it has only happened? It can only hurt you when you give it attention.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Respect by fear isn’t respect… it’s fear.”
― Christina Engela, Blachart

“He’d seen that the young ones died quickly. He’d heard the staff talk about it. When they were ready they let go. Not like adults. Adults took a long time. It was as if adults had built such a thick, petrified husk around them that this alone gave them the strength, the form to hold on. And by the transient revival that so often came to the dying, adults seemed to find a last little puff of life before the end. They had a term for it here at the hospital — hui guang fan zhao, the reflected rays of the setting sun. Children were lacking in this. They went quickly. He watched as the DOWN light came on and the elevator door slid open.

He had a fear that his life now was just an interlude of hui guang fan zhao, a brief moment before it all came back, worse. And for so long now he had been in this state by himself. He stared up at the digital floor numbers flashing, descending.”
― Nicole Mones, A Cup of Light

“What you see and what you listen to will determine how high you will go.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Everything you want waits on the other side of fear.”
― Lisa Wingate, The Sandcastle Sister

“I didn’t get to God by effort or title, I got there by invitation. God can lift you quickly if you let Him. He really cares.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There is a throne up there and someone is sitting on it. It is not you, the economy or your government. My God is still on the throne and I shall not worry.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“My faith gives me the ability to say, whatever is next, I’m ready. If it is Hillary or Trump I am ready because they might sit on the desk but they do not sit on the throne.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You don’t have to feel grateful in order to be grateful.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The size of a plane does not change the weather but it will get you above it. The size of your faith may not change your situation but it will get you over it.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You can’t love me if you don’t love you, you can’t think of nothing to do with me if you can’t think of nothing to do with yourself, stop feeling sorry for yourself and tidy up, clean up the apartment until you get a house, do that job until you build your own company. Look at what you have and think on how to make it better.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If we refuse to accept knowledge because it frightens us, we will never grow. If we give in to fear, we will never outgrow hatred”
― Christina Engela

“On the other side of fear is your breakthrough.”
― Jeanette Coron

“There is no where that life problem can take you that God’s presence cannot reach you. There is nothing that people can do to you that can keep God from getting to you.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“We are beings of immense potential, ability and skills. In order to realize our God given talents we need to break through the fear barrier, which through its invisible walls traps us better than any physical prison can be constructed by the hands of man. Our human will and faith can break any barriers that fear can construct.”
― Inshan Meahjohn

“You have a standing invitation to experience God’s presence but you have to pay attention because attention creates access.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The reason some people do not experience God in their life is the same reason that we do not notice that something is going wrong with our marriage untill we arrive in a divorce court or that something is wrong with our child until we got a phone call from the police station . Simply put….Because we do not pay attention”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“When I call on God, I am not trying to get his attention and I am not trying to get Him to notice me. In all this my journey with Him two questions usually comes to my mind, they are; am I paying attention to him or am I trying to get his attention?”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Sometimes we are asking God to reveal his presence, provisions and purpose in our lives and we pray like we are trying to get God’s attention but I think prayer has less with getting God’s attention but He getting mine.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Evil is real but God is greater.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God always have a perfect way for every imperfect situations.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Could it be that while you are waiting for God to come down and help you, God is also waiting for you to get up? Maybe your breakthrough never happen when your situation changes but when you make a determination within yourself without excuses or blaming anybody and not waiting for anyone and stop praying that your situation change but let God change you. Let your prayer be God change me, God work in me, spring out the rivers of living water within me and I bet you, this is where the breakthrough begins.
☺just a thought and something to ponder on….”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I heard the fear in the first music I ever knew, the music that pumped from boom boxes full of grand boast and bluster. The boys who stood out on Garrison and Liberty up on Park Heights loved this music because it told them, against all evidence and odds, that they were masters of their own lives, their own streets, and their own bodies. I saw it in the girls, in their loud laughter, in their gilded bamboo earrings that announced their names thrice over. And I saw it in their brutal language and hard gaze, how they would cut you with their eyes and destroy you with their words for the sin of playing too much. “Keep my name out your mouth,” they would say. I would watch them after school, how they squared off like boxers, vaselined up, earrings off, Reeboks on, and leaped at each other.

I felt the fear in the visits to my Nana’s home in Philadelphia. You never knew her. I barely knew her, but what I remember is her hard manner, her rough voice. And I knew that my father’s father was dead and that my uncle Oscar was dead and that my uncle David was dead and that each of these instances was unnatural. And I saw it in my own father, who loves you, who counsels you, who slipped me money to care for you. My father was so very afraid. I felt it in the sting of his black leather belt, which he applied with more anxiety than anger, my father who beat me as if someone might steal me away, because that is exactly what was happening all around us. Everyone had lost a child, somehow, to the streets, to jail, to drugs, to guns. It was said that these lost girls were sweet as honey and would not hurt a fly. It was said that these lost boys had just received a GED and had begun to turn their lives around. And now they were gone, and their legacy was a great fear.

Have they told you this story? When your grandmother was sixteen years old a young man knocked on her door. The young man was your Nana Jo’s boyfriend. No one else was home. Ma allowed this young man to sit and wait until your Nana Jo returned. But your great-grandmother got there first. She asked the young man to leave. Then she beat your grandmother terrifically, one last time, so that she might remember how easily she could lose her body. Ma never forgot. I remember her clutching my small hand tightly as we crossed the street. She would tell me that if I ever let go and were killed by an onrushing car, she would beat me back to life. When I was six, Ma and Dad took me to a local park. I slipped from their gaze and found a playground. Your grandparents spent anxious minutes looking for me. When they found me, Dad did what every parent I knew would have done—he reached for his belt. I remember watching him in a kind of daze, awed at the distance between punishment and offense. Later, I would hear it in Dad’s voice—“Either I can beat him, or the police.” Maybe that saved me. Maybe it didn’t. All I know is, the violence rose from the fear like smoke from a fire, and I cannot say whether that violence, even administered in fear and love, sounded the alarm or choked us at the exit. What I know is that fathers who slammed their teenage boys for sass would then release them to streets where their boys employed, and were subject to, the same justice. And I knew mothers who belted their girls, but the belt could not save these girls from drug dealers twice their age. We, the children, employed our darkest humor to cope. We stood in the alley where we shot basketballs through hollowed crates and cracked jokes on the boy whose mother wore him out with a beating in front of his entire fifth-grade class. We sat on the number five bus, headed downtown, laughing at some girl whose mother was known to reach for anything—cable wires, extension cords, pots, pans. We were laughing, but I know that we were afraid of those who loved us most. Our parents resorted to the lash the way flagellants in the plague years resorted to the scourge.”
― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

“Is it not funny, in the presence of an unlimited God, we will still be stucked? Sometimes faith overwrites the fact, that some people have not come to realise. Stop giving excuses and telling God what is happening around you. You have the tools.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“For those of you who are begging God for a breakthrough, this is not the way of getting something from your heavenly father, you don’t have to beg him for what He already bought for you, you don’t have to beg Him for what He died to give you. You don’t have to convince people, you don’t have to convince anybody if God likes to do a work in your life, it is done.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The silence was worse than the gunshots. The wait worse than the confusion. The forebode worse
than any danger.”
― Willowy Whisper, This Hostile Land

أنيس منصور
“نحن نحب الذي يخيفنا لكي نحتمي فيه”
― أنيس منصور, قالوا

أنيس منصور
“من لا يحب ولا يحزن ولا يخاف .. مثل منفاخ الحداد يتنفس ولا يعيش”
― أنيس منصور, قالوا

“Every unpleasant worldly experience in life exposes our sensitive nervous systems to painful phenomena. Despite all the beer commercial advertisement slogans urging us to live with gusto, life is unavoidably painful. Life is a battering ram that inflicts trauma upon human beings. People blunt the traumatic force of enduring a lifetime of pain, fearfulness, and unremitted anguish and boredom with religion, sex, booze, drugs, fantasy, and other indulgent acts and forms acts of escapism.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The only reason I can’t jump in and engage life is that I’ve told myself I can’t. Yet I can’t helping wondering would happen if I told myself I could?”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“It is foolishness to want what never was or will never will be, lament the passage of time, and live in fearfulness of an uncertain future. The moods generated by regret including depression and self-loathing congeal in our sentient consciousness creating the painful landscape of the self.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“I cannot be afraid of being afraid. Rather, I need to realize that it is my fear that gives me the energy to wrestle that which I fear into the dirt that is soon to become the road underneath my feet.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“She allowed me to understand I’d done everything I could for her, and that I, and everyone who loved her, had to step away and go on living.

Now I know what she wanted from me on the day she told me she was afraid. It was exactly what I wanted when I had cancer and I thought I was going to die. I should have sat down next to her, put my arms around her, and told her that I loved her. That’s all anyone wants. It took me a long time to figure this out. It’s a complicated human puzzle. But it’s never too late to know that love is all you need.”
― Alice Hoffman, Survival Lessons

“She asked him, to name the monster that he is most afraid of always and looked into his eyes in silence. ‘I see him every time whenever I stare into your eyes.’ he replied.”
― Akshay Vasu

“Her fear was infectious, and though I was too young to truly know terror, I felt it in my heart and trembled.”
“But that’s one way we can identify the devil’s voice: It always plays to our fears. It is the voice that tells us we must do something to prove who we are, to prove that we’re worthy, to prove that we are who God has already declared us to be. When we know we are loved by God, we don’t have to prove anything to anyone. There is nothing we can do to make ourselves more beloved than we are.”
― Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?

“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 now. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease. It begins in your mind, always. One moment you are feeling calm, self-possessed, happy. Then fear, disguised in the garb of mild-mannered doubt, slips into your mind like a spy. Doubt meets disbelief and disbelief tries to push it out. But disbelief is a poorly armed foot soldier. Doubt does away with it with little trouble. You become anxious. Reason comes to do battle for you. You are reassured. Reason is fully equipped with the latest weapons technology. But, to your amazement, despite superior tactics and a number of undeniable victories, reason is laid low. You feel yourself weakening, wavering. Your anxiety becomes dread.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“Еще в августе, когда румыны объявили нам об отмене братства по оружию, горожане почему-то затопили камины и стали жечь костры во дворах. Огню предавали памятные фотопортреты сыновей, приезжавших на побывку с фронта; фотографии празднеств в народных немецких костюмах; газеты и книги, пластинки, вымпелы Фонда зимней помощи, школьные тетради и, конечно, Гитлера, сотни Гитлеров. То, что не получалось сжечь, уносили подальше или закапывали. Достаточно глубоко, а то вдруг своя же собака раскопает прошлое и принесет его в дом в самый неподходящий момент. Детские игрушечные армии, юношеские значки и стариковские пивные кружки с гравировкой.

Мать останавливалась у каждого предмета, показывала его и спрашивала: «Это не слишком немецкое?» Каждый высказывал свое мнение, в итоге отец решал, оставить или убрать. Все вещи мы бросали на простыню, расстеленную посреди комнаты. Я пожертвовал всеми своими сокровищами: моделями «мессершмиттов» и бляхой от Паулева ремня, на которой красовалась надпись «Моя честь — верность».
Распятие на стене наконец было избавлено от компании Гитлера. Прежде чем вместе с Сарело связать четыре угла простыни, отец откуда-то достал портрет Сталина и вставил в рамку вместо Гитлера. Поставил его на полочку и прислонил к стене. Предусмотрительно — как раз на то место, где раньше стоял самодельный приемник, пока нам, как и всем немцам, не пришлось его сдать.
Но отцу и этого было мало. Он собрал все часы, какие только нашлись в доме, и поставил на стол.
— Говорят, русские любят часы. Вот придут, и не надо будет даже искать. — Он посмотрел на нас: — С этой минуты мы — румыны. Понятно?
Мы кивнули. Это было самое первое и самое быстрое превращение из множества тех, что случились в моей жизни.
Потом отец и Сарело снесли все это добро вниз, чтобы потом как-нибудь избавиться от него. Дед снова принес ножи и тоже спустился в подвал. Мать положила руку мне на плечо и сказала, глядя на Сталина: «Раз он у нас в доме, ничего плохого с нами не случится».”
― Cătălin Dorian Florescu, Jacob beschließt zu lieben

“Increasingly, I’m coming to believe that fear is at the heart of all sin and disaffection. Fear that God will not be enough for us; fear that the identity we’ve been given is somehow incomplete.”
― Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?

“When we protect ourselves from what we fear, we also undermine our capacity for wonder.”
― Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?

“Don’t confuse love with the fear of being lonely…”
― Erik Tanghe

“A félelem a józan ész jele. Csak a kötöznivaló bolond nem fél semmitől.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Taking away men’s weapons will be not bring peace. They’ll fight with sticks and stones, and tooth and nail. Mapidéré’s is a peace supported only by fear, as secure as a nest built on a rotten branch.”
― Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings

“I think that it is infinitely wiser to accept the fact that we’re afraid, for in accepting our fear we are in no way granting it the power to crush us. Rather we are finally empowering ourselves sufficiently so that we can crush it.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I’m afraid of everything I don’t know.”
― Kelly Thompson, The Girl Who Would Be King

“Once I knew what was bothering me, the greater part of my uneasiness left. Fear tends to come from ignorance. Once I knew what the problem was, it was just a problem, nothing to fear.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Acontece isto muitas vezes, não fazemos as perguntas porque não estávamos preparados para ouvir as respostas, ou por termos, simplesmente, medo delas.”
― José Saramago, The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

“Fear creates attachment. Look around at the people and things you feel attached to; the people and things that you believe you can’t live without. What is it that you are afraid of? Make it a goal to let go of attachment and, when you do, the fear will leave and unexpectedly beautiful things can come into its place. That is the reward for living in love and faith, instead of in fear.”
― Kate McGahan

“Holy moly Pikachu bolts!”
― Adele Rose, Possession: Book Two

“To seek the praise of men as our motivation is to abandon truly great things, for more often than not truly great things elicit the ire of men far more than they garner their praises.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“People do incredibly stupid things when they are frightened”
― Kirsten Beyer, Protectors

“He who hesitates is probably afraid what others will think.”
― Marty Rubin

“I miss the fears of the past few weeks, rendered small by my fears now.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent Series Complete Box Set

“You don’t know anything about me.”
“No, I know not everything about you. But I sense enough to know you have mistaken obsession with drive, guilt with injustice. I know you want to escape what you are, cabbage fairy,” he said, reaching for his hood and gloves and tucking them into the waistband of his trousers. “Your desires are no different from my own, I simply have the courage to face them.”
― F. D. Lee, The Fairy’s Tale

“If fear can prevent us from potential vital danger, it can also be lethal – kills our dreams, chances, personal development and passion, prevent us from living our life at maximum.”
― Kim Kiyosaki, Rich Woman: A Book on Investing for Women, Take Charge Of Your Money, Take Charge Of Your Life

“And it was knowing that I could still be … still be afraid of everyhting, but not letting fear stop me from living”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Problem with Forever

“Much of our suffering is caused by our false perceptions and attachment to mental images. We assume things to be true without really knowing whether they are true or not, then create a world of hurt for ourselves and others.”
― Joseph P. Kauffman, Stillness: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace

“Many people have failing relationships because they have not really fallen in love with each other, but they have fallen for the mental images they have created of one another. We assume we know our partner, we think about them nonstop, creating many different ideas of who they are, what they like, and how we will be together, then as soon as our partner does something that doesn’t fit with our mental image of them, we become sad, upset, confused, or heart broken. Our partner did not cause our suffering; we caused it, through our false perceptions and mental images.”
― Joseph P. Kauffman, Stillness: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace

“Our perception is our window to the world, and we need to wipe the dust off of our window often so we can continue to see through it clearly.”
― Joseph P. Kauffman, Stillness: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace

“Dare to keep moving when it is a must and dare to keep waiting when you have to, but note, you shall always keep waiting if you keep waiting and you shall always keep moving when you keep moving!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“She had refused to draw the monster. She feared to give him form.”
― Christina Dodd, Because I’m Watching

“Fear sticks like a barb in the mind. Someone cold enough to take advantage of it can attach strings to those barbs and make puppets of men and women.”
― Lance Conrad, The Price of Loyalty

“When we think of something, we create a mental image of it, and our image is then always filtered through our mental perception. We may meet someone one day when they are in a bad mood, we then make a false assumption that this person does not like us. We have created an image of this person, and now every time we meet them, we associate this person with our negative mental image of them. We don’t interact with them as they are in this moment; we interact with how we think they are.”
― Joseph P. Kauffman, Stillness: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace

“The majority of people in modern society feel separated—from the world, each other, and themselves. This feeling of separation is a resultfrom we humans attempting to separate ourselves from nature, and consequently forgetting who we really are.”
― Joseph P. Kauffman, Stillness: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace

“Storms are relentless and unforgiving. You know it’s there, you feel it surrounding you, threatening to consume you should you dare to look, dare to behold the captivating wonder…
Yet, fear grips. For although you know that it could swallow you whole and rip you to shreds, if you do not, eventually, the storm will dissipate, leaving you trembling and empty…
We storms know this…”
― Virginia Alison

“Fear is leaden. Courage is golden. Let go of the weight of the world, and you will fly.”
― Dean F. Wilson, Worldwaker

“Why is it that none of the things I construct ever make me feel safe? The answer lies in the fact that safety can’t be created. It can only be found. And the only thing I’ve found that’s never been created is God.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Bravery is not found in getting knocked down. Rather, bravery is found is getting back up knowing that you’re going to get knocked down again.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“As my heart begins to return to normal, I look down at — and feel such an intense rush of love and relief it takes my breath away. “I will never let you put of my sight again,” I promise –”
― Camilla Way, Watching Edie

“Jacob studied the iron graveyard, where every vehicle was its own gravestone. He drove slowly through, as if he was afraid to wake the dead. That was not it though. The general made it clear that they should fear the living.”
― Dean F. Wilson, Worldwaker

“They never had a better computer. They never had better lights. They never had better communication apparatus. They never had the finest tools. They never had the best transport system. They never had a perfect comfort. They never had all people loving them and their works. They never had all the financial resources. They never had the best garments. They never had the best and the most of all things. They never had all that they needed but they had ideas. They had a vision. Their hearts were filled with reasons to move. Their minds were pregnant with great thoughts and they wanted to prove what was in them. They took bold steps in wisdom and they were able to do distinctive things with what they had, and they left distinctive marks on minds before they left.”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“The parched soil of fear needs steady rain.”
― Max Lucado, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

“. . . even the surprise of harmless others in the house disturbed me. I didn’t want my inner rot on display, even accidentally. Living alone was frightening in that way. No one to police the spill of yourself, the ways you betrayed your primitive desires. Like a cocoon built around you, made of your own naked proclivities and never tidied into the patterns of actual human life.”
― Emma Cline, The Girls

“You may have started a war,” Jean growled. “All for what?”
Ammon growled back. “To take back this world! To never live in fear again!”
― Zechariah Barrett, Project Ordine

Time goes by, time comes along,
All is old and all is new;
What is right and what is wrong,
You must think and ask of you;
Have no hope and have no fear,
Waves that rise can never hold;
If they urge or if they cheer,
You remain aloof and cold.

To our sight a lot will glisten,
Many sounds will reach our ear;
Who could take the time to listen
And remember all we hear?
Keep aside from all that patter,
Seek yourself, far from the throng
When with loud and idle clatter
Time goes by, time comes along.

Nor forget the tongue of reason
Or its even scales depress
When the moment, changing season,
Wears the mask of happiness –
It is born of reason’s slumber
And may last a wink as true:
For the one who knows its number
All is old and all is new.

Be as to a play, spectator,
As the world unfolds before:
You will know the heart of matter
Should they act two parts or four;
When they cry or tear asunder
From your seat enjoy along
And you’ll learn from art to wonder
What is right and what is wrong.

Past and future, ever blending,
Are the twin sides of same page:
New start will begin with ending
When you know to learn from age;
All that was or be tomorrow
We have in the present, too;
But what’s vain and futile sorrow
You must think and ask of you;

For the living cannot sever
From the means we’ve always had:
Now, as years ago, and ever,
Men are happy or are sad:
Other masks, same play repeated;
Diff’rent tongues, same words to hear;
Of your dreams so often cheated,
Have no hope and have no fear.

Hope not when the villains cluster
By success and glory drawn:
Fools with perfect lack of luster
Will outshine Hyperion!
Fear it not, they’ll push each other
To reach higher in the fold,
Do not side with them as brother,
Waves that rise can never hold.

Sounds of siren songs call steady
Toward golden nets, astray;
Life attracts you into eddies
To change actors in the play;
Steal aside from crowd and bustle,
Do not look, seem not to hear
From your path, away from hustle,
If they urge or if they cheer;

If they reach for you, go faster,
Hold your tongue when slanders yell;
Your advice they cannot master,
Don’t you know their measure well?
Let them talk and let them chatter,
Let all go past, young and old;
Unattached to man or matter,
You remain aloof and cold.

You remain aloof and cold
If they urge or if they cheer;
Waves that rise can never hold,
Have no hope and have no fear;
You must think and ask of you
What is right and what is wrong;
All is old and all is new,
Time goes by, time comes along.”
― Mihai Eminescu, Poems

“It was my journey and i had to do it without help. I had to find my own strengths, face my own fears.”
― Lois Lowry, Son

“After another long silence, bit by bit, realisation dawned upon Edmund and he became even paler than Hecate herself which was, in itself, a fantastic achievement. Adele Rose, Awakening.”
― Adele Rose, Awakening: Book One

“Jeese, I thought, fear choking me. I was being targeted by a ‘tangoed’ psychopath!”
― Adele Rose, Awakening: Book One

“Everyone’s afraid, but I’m not. Because I loved your father my whole life. I still do.”
― Mikhail Shishkin, Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

“I often ask to what place I am running, for if I am unable to identify that place it is likely that I am running in a circle of the most circular sort.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“If you manage to live long enough, most of your greatest fears become fond memories to look back on.”
― Ashly Lorenzana

“We spend so much of our time lost in thought, trying to label everything as isolated objects and events. Though we fail to realize that our thoughts are incapable of defining anything in its totality. We can think about a situation for as long as we want to, but our thoughts will never know the situation exactly as it exists.”
― Joseph P. Kauffman, Stillness: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace

“Dare to keep moving when it is a must and there to keep waiting when you have to, but note, you shall always keep waiting if you keep waiting and you shall always keep moving when you keep moving!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“I was out on a lonely road that stretched forever into the darkness. I wanted to run, to get away from him, but it was so dark, I was afraid of where I was going.”
― Christina Dodd, Because I’m Watching

“The thing that hunts me now thrives on terror. My terror. I fear he will come for me. I fear he will come for anyone who knows me.”
― Christina Dodd, Because I’m Watching

“Don’t tell me you’re afraid of heights,” she said, shimmying along the edge.
“Not heights,” he murmured. “Just falling.”
― Victoria Schwab, This Savage Song

“Happiness is a strange, frightening, fragile feeling when you’re not used to it.”
― Amanda Bouchet, A Promise of Fire

“I’ve known all sorts of fear – fear of pain, fear of discovery, fear of capture. This is new. This is the kind of fear that teaches me the difference between trying to stay alive, and wanting to live.”
― Amanda Bouchet, A Promise of Fire

It was necessary to be afraid in order to have courage.
“It was necessary to be afraid in order to have courage.”
― Sarah Perry, The Essex Serpent

“Home is where your people are.”
― Richie Norton

“My basic political principle: If something, whether right- or left-wing, is driven by love and solidarity, it is right; if it is driven by hate and fear it is wrong. Simple as that.”
― Neel Burton

“Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.”
― Richie Norton

“There is nothing loving about encouraging fear. Nothing. Fear leads to darkness, depression, anger, irrationality, anxiety, consternation, unrest, and ultimately, destruction. Fear, as Yoda reminds us all, is the path to the Dark Side. Fear is a weapon, not a productive tool. Fear is a means of control. Fear should never be the basis for why anyone does anything regarding the health of the mind, body, and spirit.”
― Michael Vito Tosto, Portrait of an Infidel: The Acerbic Account of How a Passionate Christian Became an Ardent Atheist

“I fear living a life where I could have accomplished something and didn’t. That’s what I fear. I don’t fear death.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Two questions I’m pondering:
1. If money didn’t exist, would you still chase your dreams?
2. If money didn’t exist, would you still keep your job?
If the answer is “YES” to both, you’re on track. If the answer is “NO” to either, what needs to change?”
― Richie Norton

“There is a whisper of light
if you can hear
Louder than sound of darkness
you never fear
Numb sky’s muteness
leaves you hard of hearing
Senses wish to fly
feelings disappearing”
― Munia Khan

“The nigger is America’s greatest asset and its biggest fear”
― Mychal Denzel Smith, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

“To fall is not to fail. To fail is to never fall because I never got up in the first place.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You know it is a broken society when people fear each other more than they fear wild animals.”
― Gugu Mona

“There is a whisper of light,
if you can hear
Louder than sound of darkness
you never fear”
― Munia Khan

“The line that we chart into our future is often more a circle that brings us back to our past. And it might be that there is some hidden intent in charting circles in that we can feel like we’re moving when we actually have no intent of doing so.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Wealth seldom fails to breed the fear of poverty.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“No conocerás el miedo. El miedo mata la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que conduce a la destrucción total.
Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado girare mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino. Allá donde haya pasado el miedo ya no habrá nada. Solo estaré yo.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“You fear no inferno when you are born amidst flames.
It’s another flesh wound, another lasting burn.
Carry them with you.”
― Renee Ruin, Wounds: Volume 1

“Sometimes in life you’ve got to Ctrl, Alt, Delete and let go.”
― Marilyn Devonish

“After all, the fear is the thing which keep us alive, why do you want to get rid of it??”
― Deyth Banger

“I think insecurity underscores most human behavior. Because we’re insecure, we want to be able to explain and control everything in order to protect ourselves.”
― Marty Rubin

“Fear looks always on the darker side…”
― Livy, The History of Rome, Books XXI-XXX: The War With Hannibal

“Great leaders do not fear challenges, because challenges don’t break leaders but sharpens them.”
― Gugu Mona

“People are often wary of reading or watching anything in the horror genre because in their minds, it’s just senseless gore, death and violence. Well, I can tell you from avid experience, that’s not what horror is about. The horror genre teaches us that sometimes really bad things happen to really good people, but that hope always prevails in even the darkest of situations. That’s a very important lesson, no matter how frightening you think the teacher is, and to be in the top of her class, all you need to do is to go in with an open mind.”
― Rebecca McNutt

“Fear stagnation; embrace change.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. Death is always at our side.
When we show fear. it jumps at us faster than light, but if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity…”
― Gackt

“My shower doesn’t make everything go away. The world doesn’t feel like a bigger, brighter place because my hair smells like coconuts.”
― Jolene Perry

“We know no fear. It was cut from our souls at birth. We can feel it only as an absence, as an empty shadow cast by the light of annihilation. In the face of a future of atrocity I stand mute, numb to the only feeling that would make me human. But I remember what fear was: its cold pulse in my veins; its echo in my ears. I remember fear, and remember that I was once human. I look towards what must come to pass and I wish that I could meet it as my ancestors did, with fear. The future deserves that, it deserves fear.”
― John French

“What is your motivation? When you drill down and ask, “What if there was zero ROI (of any form)?,” you’ll discover your highest and best use of time.”
― Richie Norton

“You think me cruel.”
“No.” Magiano hesitates for a long moment. “Maybe a little.”
“I’m not branding them because I am cruel,” I say calmly. “I’m doing it as a reminder of what they’ve done to us. To the marked. You’re so quick to forget.”

“I never forget,” Magiano replies. This time, there is a slight sharpness to his tone. His hand hovers near his side, where his childhood wound continues to plague him. “But branding the unmarked with your crest will not make them any more loyal to you.”
“It makes them fear me.”
“Fear works best with some love,” Magiano says. “Show them that you can be terrifying, yet generous.” The gold bands in his braids clink. “Let the people love you a little, mi Adelinetta.”
― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“অসংখ্য অপরিচিত জ্যোতিষ্কের নিঃশব্দতা মাঝে
মেলিনু নয়ন; জানিলাম একাকীর নাই ভয়,
ভয় জনতার মাঝে; একাকীর কোনো লজ্জা নাই,
লজ্জা শুধু যেথা সেথা যার তার চক্ষুর ইঙ্গিতে।”
― Rabindranath Tagore, প্রান্তিক

“When I trust someone I do it without doubt or fear or reservation. And then I work on a Plan B.”
― Joyce Rachelle

“As hard as we strive, man remains a perfect imperfect being.”
― Auliq-Ice

“Apathy is unconditional surrender where we are driven into hiding by unrealistic fear, and firmly held there by the misinformed belief that we are helpless to do anything other than hide. Therefore, apathy survives solely on lies and can be completely abated by truth.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“One must always rebel against fear and hate and affirm life.”
― Marty Rubin

“Even those who want to go to heaven would rather kill than be killed.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Growing up, imagination gave way to cynicism. Ignorance was traded in for world weariness. Fears remained, but they were the dull, suburban fears of illness, destitution, and death. The visceral terror of the unknown- of unseen things lurking under the bed or creeping out of the cupboard- became a fuzzy memory.”
― John McNee, Prince of Nightmares

“Hate springs from fear. Violence is released hatred. Behind every hateful crime and act of human brutality is an admission of fearfulness.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action…..no matter what. So you’re afraid? Be afraid. Be scared silly to the point you’re trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

“The origin behind myths and religion is human terror of annihilation. Human societies invented mythology and religion in order to militate against people’s fear of living a mortal life. People fear time as a destroyer of human happiness, human beings, and human societies.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Left unstewarded, anger, resentment, fear, frustration—any form non-Love takes—can grow into all sorts of warfare, internal and external.”
― Kelly Corbet, Already Here: The Matter of Love

“Perhaps terror and peace became the same thing when life’s mysteries were unveiled. In the Bhagavad Gita, when Krishna reveals his divine form at Arjuna’s request, Arjuna is terrified at seeing what no mortal can stand to see. But the end to human doubt surely must also bring with it a definite, final peace.”
― Padma Viswanathan, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

“Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. There is a deep-seated fear, in most people, of the cold world and the possible cruelty of the herd; there is a longing for affection, which is often concealed by roughness, boorishness or a bullying manner in men, and by nagging and scolding in women. Passionate mutual love while it lasts puts an end to this feeling; it breaks down the hard walls of the ego, producing a new being composed of two in one.”
― Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

“Unless you acknowledge your vulnerability for sin, you won’t pray against it and you’ll end up experiencing defeat. The most effective weapon the enemy has against you – is you”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Is the goal I’ve set been determined by a desire to avoid the goal I should have set?”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Don’t ever let fear get in the way because you never know what’s going to open a door.”
― Sadeqa Johnson, Second House from the Corner

“Was it still paranoia if all his fears were justified?”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, Among the Barons

“One half of the world fears stagnation and the other half change.”
― Marty Rubin

“Hatred happens when we refuse to see someone for their entire selves; we fear that if we see more than the qualities we hate, we will become them or worse, allow them to enter our hearts.”
― Katherine Russell, Without Shame

“Over the years we seem to have become habituated, even addicted, to the notion of radical threat, threat of the kind that can make virtually anything seem expendable if it does not serve an immediate, desperate purpose of self-defense — as defined by people often in too high a state of alarm to make sound judgments about what real safety would be or how it might be achieved, and who feel that their duty to the rest of us is to be very certain we share their alarm. Putting to one side the opportunities offered by the coercive power of fear, charity obliges me to assume that their alarm is genuine, though i grant that in doing so I again raise questions about the soundness of their judgment.”
― Marilynne Robinson, When I Was a Child I Read Books

“Practice fear and you will fail. Practice love and success will prevail.”
― Walter E. Jacobson, Forgive to Win!: End Self-Sabotage. Get Everything You Want

“You will not find joy out of fear, therefore eliminate every component of fear in your life if joy is what you need.”
― Gugu Mona

“The only thing that makes advice great is when you apply it and it works so try, try try.”
― Rob Liano

“Don’t be afraid. Fear limits YOU and YOUR VISION.”
― Abhishek Kumar, Stardust Family – We Are One!

“Stop telling God what you want to have , He is going to use what you have left to give you what you need.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I have lived long enough to see God make my enemies my footstool not even footsteps.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The task is not in getting the healing; the task is in what will you do with your healing. The task is not in seeing the light; the task is in what will you do with the light. It is when you have choices that God can see who you really are not when you are without.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Question: when you picture Jesus ministering to others, how do you see Him? Certainly not with the stressed-out, hurry-up attitude we often have. Don’t you get an image of Him ministering in a quiet, tranquil peace? That’s a trait you need to develop too. As ambassadors of Christ we need to become more like our Master in dealing with others. Paul writes, ‘Live in peace, and [then] the God of love [Who is the Source of affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence toward men] and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you.’ When you resort to force, argument, intimidation, anger, and coercion, you’re on your own. But when you demonstrate affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence towards people, God has promised to be with you”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Perfection is born of imperfection.”
― Richie Norton
“Take anything that is above you to God, lift it, bless it and release it and see what God will do.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“God sends the best to those who deserves it.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“When last did you thank God? When last did you appreciate him? Some people are just busy praying for more things they need God to do. The best way to pray is by thanking God first for the things He has already done in your life. For the remaining job in your life, He knows how to finish it.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Christianity is not for seasonal use, it is for daily use. Make the word of God your daily Language.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I believe that to be kept from evil is better than to be healed from sickness.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“What you need to succeed is already there, just lean on God. For your faith’s sake, God can still disappoint the devil.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Nobody is too holy for the devil’s attack, even your tithes and offerings won’t stop him either but God rebukes the devourer through your giving.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“When you leave where God is sending you to somewhere else, your star will varnish. A lesson to learn here….don’t go to Herod’s house when you are looking for Jesus.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You can win war without fighting and you must not fight a war in order to win. The battle is of the Lord.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Some people are in church but not in christ because if you are in christ, the first sign of true christianity is peace.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Any prophet who does not refer you to christ is not a true prophet.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If the word of God cannot do it in your life then your Pastor must be wasting his time.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“It is not your duty to run from the devil but resist him and he will flew from you.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If you are looking for bad news ask new york times or CNN, if you are looking for good news ask me. I am an ambassador of good news.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Cheap food always requires expensive treatment.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I do not need to grow up or train in the gym in order to beat the devil, when I know that my God can beat him for me.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There must be a demand, there must be an urge and there must be a will and where there is a demand and a will, there will also be a way.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Nothing is over in my life when Christ is above it. Anything higher than me is still below the feet of Christ. I am not born again to be burnt, I am born again to be born again so that I may live in peace and joy that comes only from God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Your mouth can correct what is wrong. Your eyes can see evil and your mouth can speak righteousness. Your body can say I am sick while your mouth can say I am healed. Your eyes can say I am blind but your mouth can say I can see, Your pocket can say I am empty while your mouth can say I am swimming in abundance. Your Doctor can say that you are HIV Postive and Cancer but your mouth can say my body is a holy temple of God and by His stripes I am healed. Your womb can say that you are barren while your mouth can say “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Don´t live by sight, live by faith. Put it in practice.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“See it (your situations) with your eyes but direct it to God”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Anything that doubt me can´t doubt my God. Any situation that is too high for me can never be too high for my God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“What you say about your situation matters a lot in life than what you do to it. It helps when you know what to say. When things are not going the way they are supposed to go, God does not keep quiet, He always say something. Do the same, change your situation with the words of your mouth.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Faith to challenge equals recovery. When you learn to challenge your situation God speaks.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I do not wait till i am in trouble till i can call on God. I have learned to speak the way God speaks, I have learned to see things the way God sees and I have also learned to handle it the way God handles it. Christ is the daily language of my mouth and faith is my daily talk and my actions have become the language of my life.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“While studying my bible, I noticed that all the miracle Jesus did was never magical, the people that received their healing call it the blind man, the woman with the issue of blood, lazarus, the man they threw through the ceiling to him etc, had one thing in common. I didn’t call it faith but I call it action. …they made a move and was ready to make a shift and a change.
Lessons to learn from here; faith without work better put without action is dead. Secondly, miracle will never find you in your sitting room, you need to make a move in order to find it. Third, God can only start the work in your life only with what you have left not what you do not have. Fourth, do your own part and then allow God to do the one you cannot do. Fifth, always be ready for a change. Sixth, when you have done everything and nothing seems to work….Call on JESUS…I am a living withness, He always starts when we are tired.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“When you go nearer to God, He shows you what to do, He tells you when to do it and He backs whatever He promised.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Unanswered prayer is God’s gift … it protects us from ourselves. If all our prayers were answered we’d abuse the power … use prayer to change the world to our liking, and it would become hell on earth. Like spoiled children with too many toys and too much money, we’d grab for more. We’d pray for victory at the expense of others … intoxicated by power we’d hurt people and exalt ourselves. Isaiah said, “The LORD longs to be gracious to you … therefore He waits” (Isaiah 30:18 NASB). Unanswered prayer protects…breaks…deepens and transforms. Past unanswered prayers which left us hurt and disillusioned, act like a refiner’s fire to prepare us for future answers.’ Bottom line: pray with the right motives!”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Any bridge you refuse to burn gives Satan an invitation and re-entry point into your life.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder
“If you are landing it doesn’t really matter who is sitting beside you but while you are taking off, it is very important you know who is around you. Eagles don’t flock with pigeons.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Satan can’t prevail against you when you know God’s Word and stand on it. So have your ‘It is written’ armour ready. Build yourself up on the Word of God before the attack comes.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Oh, my goodness,” said Louisiana. “I’m just all filled up with feathers and regrets. And fears. I have a lot of fears.”
― Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale

“Because I have ‘chosen’ to see something as impossible, there’s a good chance that it’s not.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Her fear was strong, but her need for the truth was stronger.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, These Shallow Graves

“Christians believe in a big God but do small things and this is a big insult to God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Since our fears are mostly imaginary denial makes good sense.”
― Marty Rubin

“So long as you are in God’s hands, He will not throw you away. God cannot drop you for you to be ashamed.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Individuals who rate high on the so-called Anxiety Sensitivity Index, or ASI, have a high degree of what’s known as interoceptive awareness, meaning they are highly attuned to the inner workings on their bodies, to the beepings and bleatings, the blips and burps, of their physiologies; they are more conscious of their heart rate, blood pressure, digestive burblings, and so forth than other people are.”
― Scott Stossel, My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

“Dear Lord I am tired of forgiving people that offended me. Is there anyway you can fix this people’s mind to do the right thing? Dear Lord I am tired of loving those that hate me, can you please replace their hateful heart with a lovng spirit. Dear Lord I am tired of hearing people complaining about the world not being peaceful, no money, so much wars and no love. Can you please open their eyes to see that there will be no peace for a wicked man. Remind them that you promised to supply all their needs and that with you all things are possible but it is possible to only those that believe just as I believe that only you can fix any hurting soul and situations.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You are created to be a creator. God does not give anyone a finished product. God did not create the telephone, car, computers, Facebook, amazon, ebay, God did not make a chair, He created a tree for you to produce the chair. He gave you the raw materials to look at and ask yourself what can I do with this?
Are you a producer or a consumer? …..ponder”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There is nothing good in the devil and there is nothing bad in God and with God all things are possible . And all things are possible to those that believe.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Work begins when the fear of doing nothing at all finally trumps the terror of doing it badly.”
― Alain de Botton

“God didn’t call me to kill me. He called me to glory and virtue. My body has dropped on His feet to follow me home no more. Who the son of God set free is free indeed.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“If God give you a status, don’t turn yourself to a statue. Don’t become a monument. God still want to reside inside you but not in a monument.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“The people that loves God, do they also have troubles? Yes but the troubles never have them. They can have pain but pain can’t have them. Paul was in prison but prison was not in him. Don’t let what you have, have you. Have money and time but don’t let them have you. Have good name and title but don’t let name and title have you but let God get glory out of it.”
― Patience Johnson

“Any day God removes His hand from you, you are finished. Your hope and trust is only in Him. Your confidence, your strength, your power and your life is in God. There is no better life without Him. Look around the world and you will understand me.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“There is nothing to find, only to realize. There is nothing to become, only to be. There is nothing to fear, only to love.”
― Marianne Williamson

“I have lived long enough to know that wherever there is crisis there is always Christ. Look for Jesus in the middle of all your crisis. Whenever He comes the whole storm goes down.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Is your wife the devil? That is the reason the bible says we should cast out devil. Is your husband the devil? The bible still repeat cast out the devil. How can you reach your world if you can’t reach your home? How do you expect to win the whole world if you can’t win in your house.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Spiritual life is not mystic; when you decide to work with God, you have stepped to mystery, God can intervene at any time, God can come down even when you are not ready. From the minute you know and understand that God is interested in your marriage, job, business, health, the minute you know that God is interested in what you are doing for Him, the job will take a new turn, your business will take a new course, your life will have a new direction.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Is there anything in your life trying to slip off? Is your health threatening to leave you? Is your joy threatening to go? Is your job in jeopardy? Is your marriage shaking? Is there anything that you have been looking for in life? Is there anything near you that is about leaving you? Is there anything that you ever lost that was so dear to you? Jesus asked me to tell you that whatever that is gone out of your hand will come back again. Whatever that has gone out of your hand that you need to stay back with you will come back again.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“What you need is not too big for God to supply.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“In your roughest time, when everything looks so cloudy and deserted, don’t look to man, don’t look to a woman, don’t look to government, don’t look to Obama, don’t look to Merkel, don’t look to wall street, don’t look to your family, don’t look at your situation either, take off your eyes away from all those things that are so close to you; take it to Him that is bigger than your problem.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Why should sinners prosper and sins suffer? It is ignorant; don’t think that the poorer you are the quicker you will see God, sorry no unclean thing shall see heaven. Poverty is a disgrace to God. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. You can be free, you can perform a miracle if you are a born again. I do not mean Church goers.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Poverty I am too beautiful to be like you. Sickness from the crown of my head to the sole of my feet, I belong to God.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You can never experience peace until you tell the devil that you are a child of God. CNN or BBC won’t do that for you. My bible says if I should say to this mountain, let thou be removed. It didn’t say if I should fall, cry or fail but if I should say…….”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You can’t stop satan from doing his job; his job is to steal, kill and destroy but don’t let him stop you from doing your own job; and your job is to bind and lose his stronghold. His job is to destroy you and your job is to destroy him too. Cast him out.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You don’t wait till your case become terminal before you ask for a doctor. If you wait till it becomes incurable you will die without knowing your right. Spiritually put; you don’t wait until you have problem before you pray. Pray without ceasing for you do not know when the problem will come. If you can bind headache you can bind cancer. If you can bind fever, you can equally bind ulcer. If you can loss a mentally dreaded man, you can loss and raise the dead.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“When next the devil attack you apply your break; resist the devil and he will flew from you. The bible didn’t say you should run from the devil but resist him.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“You can prophecy without going to the bible school. If you acknowledge Jesus, you receive the gift of prophecy and you can prophecy. The holy spirit is always there for you.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“Man may change, government may change, people may change but Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
― Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

“I didn’t come up with the lie. It wasn’t mine. They handed the lie to me, and I tried like hell to make it work for a while.”
― Kenneth Logan, True Letters from a Fictional Life

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.”
― Meg Cabot, The Princess Diaries

“Surrendering is intentionally laying down the power I possess. And have I considered that the power I lay down is often more powerful than that which I’m laying it down in front of? Therefore, I would be wise to recognize that surrender is less the absence of power and more the presence of fear.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Life here on Earth is promised suffering and one needs to find ways to live through it. Many people turn to meditation and prayer—anything that can connect us deeper into ourselves and with the divine.”
― Kat Lahr, Anatomy Of Illumination

“An old Russian proverb . . . “Where hangs the smoke of hate burns a fiercer fire called fear.”
The trick . . . was to keep that fire alive, but to know at the same time it might consume you also. Then the trick was to make the fear invisible in the smokes of hatred. Having accomplished that, you would own men’s souls and your power would be absolute, so long as you never allowed men to see that their hate was but fear, and so long as you, afraid, knowing it, hence more shrewd and cautious than the rest, did not become a corpse at the hands of the hating fearful.
There, in a nutshell, was the recipe for dictatorship. Over the proletariat. Over the godly believers. Over the heathen. Over all men, even those who imagined they were free and yet could be made to hate.
Frighten; then furnish the whipping boys. Then seize.”
― Philip Wylie, The Answer: A Fable for Our Times

“They are afraid. They would, today, keep secret a thousand things that, yesterday, they would have told one another freely. Freedom. Where is it now? We are driving it into limbo—their kind. To limbo.”
― Philip Wylie, The Answer: A Fable for Our Times

“An old Russian proverb . . . “Where hangs the smoke of hate burns a fiercer fire called fear.”
The trick . . . was to keep that fire alive, but to know at the same time it might consume you also. Then the truck was to make the fear invisible in the smokes of hatred. Having accomplished that, you would own men’s souls and your power would be absolute, so long as you never allowed men to see that their hate was but fear, and so long as you, afraid, knowing it, hence more shrewd and cautious than the rest, did not become a corpse at the hands of the hating fearful.
There, in a nutshell, was the recipe for dictatorship. Over the proletariat. Over the godly believers. Over the heathen. Over all men, even those who imagined they were free and yet could be made to hate.
Frighten; then furnish the whipping boys. Then seize.”
― Philip Wylie, The Answer: A Fable for Our Times

“Agitation from the other side of the desk.
“No—now you must take this phlegmatically. You had hoped you would qualify. You had feared you would not. Actually, both hope and fear are weaknesses. You knew you would qualify and you hesitate to admit the fact because such knowledge might stamp you as cocksure and therefore unfit. Nonsense! The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise. It is part of your qualification that you knew you would qualify.”
Relaxation on the other side of the desk.

“Exactly. Now you feel better and your guard is down. You are fitter to concentrate and fitter to understand. Remember, to be truly effective, it is not necessary to hold the mind under a tight, controlling barrier which to the intelligent probe is as informative as a naked mentality. Rather, one should cultivate an innocence, an awareness of self, and an unselfconsciousness of self which leaves one nothing to hide. My mind is open to you. Let this be so for both of us.”
― Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation

“Words speak to the mind through the ears; actions speak to the mind through the eye”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Now whenever I left class to go to the boys’ room, I worried that I would end up on the blue tiled floor in a puddle of piss and blood.”
― Kenneth Logan, True Letters from a Fictional Life

“The day your heart fills only with fear and insecurities, everything you see becomes the ghost that you were always scared of.”
― Akshay Vasu

“He lowered his eyes to his dad’s face. There was fear there. Fear. When your dad was frightened, there was something to be frightened about.”
― Robert Liparulo, House of Dark Shadows

“Ci sono molti che non vogliono dormire per paura degli incubi. Purtroppo, ci sono molti che non vogliono svegliarsi per la stessa paura.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

“It is our ultimate purpose to continually evolve as a species both physically and emotionally, as change is the mechanism for growth and development, and if we fear change we stunt our own growth and with it, human evolution.”
― Kat Lahr, Anatomy Of Illumination

“There was the emptiness of space I was afraid to fall into, but the only real fear I’d ever actually had was to dive into the emptiness inside of myself.”
― Orson De Witt, Earth Won’t Miss You

“I think—” Anakin kicked his heel against the polished marble floor. “I think I hate it when I can’t stop my men from getting hurt. From dying. I think—”
― Karen Miller, Stealth

“There is not one single thing you cannot do if you are able to see fear for what it truly is. Life is full of choices, and one of those choices involves fear. You can either let it control you, or you can learn to control it.”
― Jellis Vaes

“The smell of home was indistinguishable from the smell of leaving home: each inhalation a mix of familiarity and fear.”
― Camilla Gibb, The Beauty of Humanity Movement

“With regard to ghosts, while we have never believed in them, we have always been afraid of them.”
― Don Marquis, Archyology : The Long Lost Tales of Archy and Mehitabel

“Be inspired; you have seen another day! Smile; you have another chance! Take a step; you can do it again! Move; you can’t continue like this! Do something for that is all life is about! Impact makers take steps. Impact makers face challenges. Impact makers overcome challenges. Each day is a new day to have a different view of the real purpose why we live. Each day is another chance to take a step towards a great end. Each day is another day to choose courage or fear! Each day is another moment of time to dare tactically or to do anything! When you wake up, do something! Smile, you have seen another day! Be happy and make each day count!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Be inspired; you have seen another day! Smile; you have another chance! Take a step; you can do it again! Move; you can’t continue like this! Do something for that is all life is about! Impact makers take steps. Impact makers face challenges. Impact makers overcome challenges. Each day is a new day to have a different view of the real purpose why we live. Each day is another chance to add take a step towards a great end. Each day is another day to choose courage or fear! Each day is another moment of time to dare tactically or to do anything! When you wake up, do something! Make each day count!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“I would suggest that the prisons I incessantly create are not designed to lock me in, rather they are designed to lock the world out. And the oddity is that either way, I am a prisoner who has sentenced himself to a prison within which I do not belong.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I faced a fear and on the other side I found passion. Don’t let fear hold you back, you never know what you might find.”
― Gwyneth Hanson

“The hopelessness of life is like a weak fire, that can only be extinguished using the fire extinguisher called hope.”
― Auliq-Ice

“Those that dare not to dream big are cowards, for they fear to expose the already great potentials embedded inside of them.”
― Auliq-Ice

“The solution is so obvious, but for so many of us we would travel a hundred miles out of the way to avoid it, gather a thousand opinions on the way and take a pit stop in fear to check our map before we proceed through hell. Heaven was always a direct flight with no layovers.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“We all have that inner fear of the dark, no matter how old we get. It’s an ingrained instinct to fear the velvety blackness of the night, of things you can’t quite see, but know deep down in your bones is there, waiting.”
― Apryl Baker, The Ghost Files

“Stalin’s Russia was a trap, in which even those running the system were caught. The leaders were trapped by fear of Stalin and even he was trapped by his fear of their desire to be rid of him. Everything he had to eat or drink had to be tasted by one of his colleagues first. Beria’s behavior at his death showed that his fear was only partly paranoia.”
― Jonathan Glover

“Words speak to the the mind through the ears and actions speak to the mind through the eye”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“and fear was the strongest force on earth.”
― Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches

“Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice. You have the Creator of the universe on your side; not to mention, you’ve been given eternal life. ‘Whom or what shall you fear?’ To be afraid of anything other than God himself is like an insult to God.”
― Criss Jami

“Judgement of others and ourselves always comes from a place of fear. It is fear that keeps us from living authentically all that we say we value.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“I’m trapped behind a wall of fear and fear itself.”
― Gabriella Jording

“The boring thing with taking a walk with someone is that your thoughts are then dictated by the subject or subjects of your conversation; and that is made worse by the fact that most sane people are terrified of silence whenever they are with or near someone.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Remove whatever you no longer need in your life, to make room for what you do need in your life.”
― Avis J. Williams

“Stare up at the stars,
Don’t be fearful of the night.
For, it is the darkness,
That lets us know the light.”
― Kyra Jackson

“The fear of taking a shot at anything in life, lives in the fact that there are no guaranteed outcomes and this notion sadly, paralyzes so many from ever taking a chance, because they can never be certain enough. It’s important to understand that the fear will always be there, that’s what makes us humans, and those of us that end of leading successful and fulfilled lives have just learned to better tame and dance with that fear more than others.”
― Chris Hill

“If we can cease envisaging ourselves as metaphorical foetuses, and substitute the image of a newborn child, then that will be at least a small intellectual advance. In time, perhaps, we may even learn to toddle.”
― Salman Rushdie

“And she answered: ‘All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Eorl and not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.’
‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.
‘A cage,’ she said.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

“I had not said anything about what had happened the day before—about being scared down to my very bones when I thought they had left me. I don’t know what came over me. Ever since my mother left us that April day, I suspected that everyone was going to leave, one by one.”
― Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

“The Christian who loves his Master needs not fear any longer for himself. For it is then completely irrational, as it is written thus: ‘Perfect love casts out fear.’ However, it is very much rational for one to instead fear for the enemies of God.”
― Criss Jami

“In the story of life”Hope” is the Hero who protects the Lady Love “Dream (Desire from the bad guy “Fear”.”
― Wordions

“Then the dwarves forgot their joy and their confident boasts of a moment before and cowered down in fright. Smaug was still to be reckoned with. It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

“The first step forward is to admit your fear, then you can take the next step to conquer it.”
― Ken Poirot

“Or do you like being frightened?”
Hugh, though generally intelligent, is dense in certain ways; this is one of them.
“Why, of course, I like being frightened,” I said. “I want to be made to creep and creep and creep. Fear is the most absorbing and luxurious of emotions. One forgets all else if one is afraid.”
― E.F. Benson

“She got up and he saw the skin of her thigh for a moment above the artificial silk, and a prick of sexual desire disturbed him like a sickness. That was what happened to a man in the end: the stuffy room, the wakeful children, the Saturday night movements from the other bed. Was there no escape––anywhere––for anyone? It was worth murdering a world.”
― Graham Greene, Brighton Rock

“A fear is a reaction to a specific danger, to which the individual can make a specific adjustment. But what characterizes anxiety is the feeling of diffuseness and uncertainty and the experience of helplessness toward the threat.”
― Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

“But fear and fascination are yokefellows, oxen out of step but pulling in the same direction…”
― Winston Graham

“I do not fear pain.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword

“Without risk I have no fear, without any fear – what’s the point, because I have no opportunity for success.
(Gavin Kaysen)”
― Chris Hill

“It takes sharper axes to chops bigger trees just as it takes deeper enthusiasm to overcome stronger challenges. Timidity only increases your fears.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Mine Your Gold: How to Dig Up and Optimize Your Hidden Greatness

“Don’t trust your fears. They’re unfounded.”
― Josh Langley, Turning Inside Out – what if everything we’ve been taught about life is wrong?

“Everything started to move in slow motion. A vehicle was coming up the hill in the opposite direction, facing us but in its own lane. With vehicles parked on both sides of the road, this meant that there was just a narrow passage area for both vehicles to pass through. However, he had yet to reduce his speed, and now I knew which car he was going to hit. I was frozen stiff with fear in the front passenger seat, as I helplessly watched him slam into the back of a parked car. I was not wearing a seat belt, so upon impact my head crashed into the windshield. I was then slammed back into my seat, but with such force that everything went black.”
― Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

“No tengo miedo. El miedo mata a la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que conduce a la destrucción total. Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado, giraré mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“Fear is like an illusion of a dangerous wall between you and your goal.”
― Miao Potirutch

“But that’s the thing about being the girl who’s spent years convincing the world she’s not afraid of anything: At some point, someone is going to find out you’re afraid of everything.”
― Ally Carter, See How They Run

“Sir Edward Grey echoed this: More than one true thing may be said about the causes of the war, but the statement that comprises most truth is that militarism and the armaments inseparable from it made war inevitable. Armaments were intended to produce a sense of security in each nation – that was the justification put forward in defence of them. What they really did was to produce fear in everybody.”
― Jonathan Glover, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
― Amy Ippoliti, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional’s Guide to a Fulfilling Career

“Courage doesn’t mean never being afraid. We’re all afraid sometimes. Bravery means doing the right thing anyway. That’s true strength.”
― Gwenda Bond, Double Down

“I didn’t like showing weakness, not to anybody.”
― Gwenda Bond, Double Down

“Being one’s true and honest self can often be dangerous; and poetry should always be a place where, if only between the pages, that danger and energy and fear and excitement and love can fizz and spark without ever threatening to burn something down.”
― Andrew McMillan

“Knowledge is strength. Ignorance is the kiss of death.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum – on whether to leave or remain in the European Union – teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question ‘Was it really all worth it’ ?”
― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

“Destroy the
fear in you
before the
fear destroys
the life
before you.”
― Robert M. Drake, Black Butterfly

“Some people are still alive only because they find being dead more boring than being alive.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“In the beginning the queen had been a courageous and fair-minded princess very much liked by all, but unfortunately she grew up and became a frightened adult, as adults tend to be. She started loving efficiency and avoiding conflict. As adults do.”
― Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

“And that someone would pay. Revenge is a cold bedfellow, Diana had said, but Emma didn’t believe that. Revenge would let her think about her parents without a cold knot forming in her stomach. She would be able to dream without seeing their drowned faces and hearing their voices cry out for her help.”
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight
“I don’t know any homophobic people. That suggests fear.The people I know who hate gay folks are: illiterate, nescient, uneducated, uninstructed, unlearned, unschooled, untaught, backward, benighted, primitive, unenlightened, blockheaded, dense, doltish, hebetudinous, obtuse, stupid, thickheaded, thick-witted but not homophobic.”
― Darnell Lamont Walker

“And so we continued to live in fear, hoping that we would not get caught. Fear had become our constant companion at this dreadful Lashkar-e-Taiba camp.”
― Vivek Pereira, Indians in Pakistan

“Was it possible that the emotion of love had somehow made me more susceptible to fear? Does the noble emotion of love make us start valuing our own lives and the lives of our loved ones more so that the feeling of fear creeps into our mindset?”
― Vivek Pereira, Indians in Pakistan

“Yes, it’s okay to be afraid. It’s okay to hesitate before plunging from your comfort zone.
It’s okay to have scars, pimples, insecurities, moles, cellulite, tremors, debts, redness, regrets, loneliness and uncertainty.
It’s okay to have no idea what you’re doing.
It’s okay to struggle with some things, while enjoying others. It’s okay to find joy in the beauty in life, even after a great loss. It’s okay to change. It’s okay to move on. And it’s okay to fear changing and moving on.
Wherever you are, and whatever you are experiencing, is okay. You didn’t invent the universe and you didn’t invent the human condition.
You don’t need permission to live whatever you’re living, even if it looks and feels different from anyone else’s life around you. And it’s okay to feel like you need that permission anyway.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

“Letting go of who you’re supposed to be and discovering who you really are is a journey of many experiences, but certainty is not one of them. No matter how long you wait, it’ll never feel safe enough. Plunge in anyway.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

“I’m not sure how old I was when I first tried looking in the mirror and telling myself, with a shiver of pride and a warning prickle of something like fear, ‘I am the most powerful person in the world.’ In a way, it was true. My hands and mind could do things no one else’s could, but I was too young then to understand that some power—the kind that really matters—comes from other people. And what good is being faster, or stronger, or smarter than everyone else when it leaves you all alone?”
― M.L. Wang, Theonite: Planet Adyn

“Our personal fears and emotions are at times stronger than public danger. By keeping them secret, we allow them to remain malignant. You need to be able to articulate something if you want it to go away, and to do that, you must acknowledge that it exists.”
― Azar Nafisi, Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories

“What you seem to forget is that I’m not one of the embodiments of evil. I’m one of the embodiments of fear. That means I know what makes evil quake in the light of the sun.”
― Emily Kirby, The Silver Codex

“There was no wind which could have swept my thoughts away from my bositerous heart; not that day, not this day and not any other day”
― Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

“There is no hate without fear […]. Hate is fear crystallized, fear objectified. We hate what threatens our selves, our dreams, our plans, our freedom, our place in the world, our place in the hearts of the people we love. We fear first. Then we hate.”
― Paulina Simons

“Be fearless. Be bold. Be Magic.”
― Eric Smith

“Perhaps living in fear can drive all devils out of a person.”
― Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

“People were always ready to yield their
wills, to worship the hero, because they were not given a chance
for developing initiative, stability, and independence, said the great
nineteenth-century Russian sociologist Nikolai Mikhailovsky”
― Ernest Becker

“Fear walks through the City, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare to speak.”
― Ayn Rand

“He screams like a girl if he has to watch a horror movie.” Caleb
“Hey!” Nick
“Well, you do. I Tried to watch Child’s Play and you ran off to hide during the opening credits. And then he had to go sleep with his mom in her bed for three days because he was so scared.” Caleb
“Dude! You promised me you weren’t going to tell anyone about that.” Nick”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invision

“To fear man’s judgment more than God’s judgment is to fear man more than God.”
― Criss Jami

“On the one hand you had people constantly fighting Hell; on the other, you had people constantly fighting Hell on earth.”
― Criss Jami

“You face an audience and prepare to speak. Fear will be there, if you’re alive. There is, of course, no shortage of feeling up there. It is an extreme act, unusual, testing you in unparalleled ways. It speaks to the core of who you are, and why you do what you do. These challenges, they exist in life and become acute on stage.”
― Richard Maxwell, Theater for Beginners

“not all feeling of butterflies in the tummy means love, it might sometimes mean lust, fear, hunger e.t.c”
― Jesustibab

“Fear in the absence of certainty can inspire men to do unimaginable things.”
― James Morris Robinson, The Sixth Extinction: Genesis: A New World Order

“What is fear?” she breathed. ‘Fear is nothing. Fear is illusion. Pass through its fire. Truth lies at its core. What it Truth?” She stood up, feeling calmer and glared up at the sinking sun. “I am Truth,” she whispered fiercely.”
― J.D. Lakey, Black Bead

“The thing stank of unnamed yearnings, unfulfilled wishes, and a hunger so deep it make her feel hollow inside.”
― J.D. Lakey, Black Bead

“ Fear ordinarily does not lead to illness if the organism can flee successfully . If the individual cannot flee, but is forced to remain in a conflict situation which cannot be resolved, fear may turn into anxiety and psychosomatic changes may then accompany e anxiety.”
― Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

“And then things would be fine. Then I’d be fine.”
― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

“We cannot be too cautious, Hannelore. Just because someone knocks on the door doesn’t mean you have to open it. Sometimes, sweet girl, there are wolves at the door. If we are not careful, they might eat us.”
― Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

“When you get shy, you’re simply thinking of yourself. Stop it. Step out of yourself.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“Do not be afraid of that which should be afraid of you”
― Constance Friday

“I didn’t need his criticism. I carried enough guilt on my own. I had done everything wrong. I had the highest marks in school but couldn’t master common sense.”
― Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

“Memories of the past are what drive us, whether to a life of beauty or a life of insanity is up to us.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“A few generations living and dying without a sky, and enclosed spaces lost the atavistic terror of premature burial.”
― James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

“Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up and slam them on the ground for maximum damage.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

“Fear least have power! The power of fear lies in the power of our fears. Without the power of our fears, fear is least empowered!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Disappointment gives you Fear.
Credence gives you Strength.”
― Mohith Agadi

“In the end all the puzzles of your life will be solved ,until then… laugh at the scepticism, live for the moment and remember everything happens for a reason.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“I watched the sky as it turned from silver to grey to the colour of rain. Even the clouds tried to look the other way.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“I stood in bars, clothed but naked, looking from their eyes to my feet and back again. Still there was the longing to contend with: the heavy, bloody, chemical urge to consume another body and spit out its bones in a new child. How do you make a stranger so intimate when they could so easily destroy you?”
― Nadifa Mohamed, Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre

“They found records and video-cassettes at their place, a deck of cards, a chess set. In other words, everything that’s banned.”
― Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis

“In the beginning of a movie, they don’t tell you what’s going to happen. You just have to wait and go on the adventure with them”
― Katie Douglas

“Mum was determinate to crush my spirit and put a stop to my behavior once and for all and she beat me up so violently, so often, that I finally understood I must never question her or so much as look at her directly again.”
― Joe Peters

“The fear of losing anything is the inability to prepare for the best.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

“Hanging conversations,
uncertain observations,
incomplete imaginations.

Unsent text messages,
unreplied mails,
undecided calls,
unattended places.

Unsettled pledges,
distant searches.

Some underutilized wages,
some unseen dreams,
sitting on dried leaves,
believing the unbelieved…
bidding adieu,
to the accepted,
how much she wanted to
what was,
― Jasleen Kaur Gumber, Ginger and Honey: An unusual free verse poetry collection

“Do what you will. I do not fear death.”
― Elizabeth Carlton, The Royal Rogue

“Every interaction is an opportunity to learn, Only if we are interested in improving rather than proving.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“When you’re little you believe whatever your mother tells you, so I assumed it must be true, that I must be inferior to the others in some way.”
― Joe Peters, Cry Silent Tears: The Heartbreaking Survival Story of a Small Mute Boy Who Overcame Unbearable Suffering and Found His Voice Again

“No matter how crazy or hard a man acts sometimes he has a soft side.”
― Auliq-Ice

“Do not be afraid of what should be afraid of you”
― Constance Friday
“Because fear called her by her name. (Her own name, not fear’s name. Fear doesn’t have a name; it’s just the steady beat underneath a smile.)”
― Luisa Valenzuela, Dark Desires and the Others

“She got a sense that their time together was valuable, as though she needed to hold on to every minute as if it were their last. He was too good to be true, every moment spent with him magical, so much so that she presumed this couldn’t last forever. None of her good feelings had lasted forever, none of the people who lightened her life managed to stay. Going by her previous luck, from pure fear of not wanting to lose something so special, she was just waiting for the day he would leave. Whoever he was, he was healing her, he was teaching her to smile, teaching her to laugh, and she wondered what she could teach him.”
― Cecelia Ahern

“There, an engaging tour guide told jokes and made witty quips in between sensationalized and brutal stories of inmates “getting what they deserved” because, as she put it, “if you gonna act like an animal, you gonna get treated like one.” (We know, thanks to Goffman and pretty much every behavior study out there, that it often works the other way around.)”
― Margee Kerr

“In the artifacts that are conscious, memories of vanished lives still flicker. Tissues that were changed without dying hold the moment that a boy heard his sister was leaving home. They hold multiplication tables. They hold images of sexuality and violence and beauty. They hold the memories of flesh that no longer exists. They hold metaphors: mitochondria, starfish, Hitler’s-brain-in-a-jar, hell realm. They dream. Structures that were neurons twitch and loop and burn and dream. Images and words and pain and fear, endless.”
― James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

“If school is about postponing the day you have to stand up in front of the world and put yourself at risk, the resistance would like to stay there forever.”
― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

“He began to see the truth, that Ged had neither lost nor won but, naming the shadow of his death with his own name, had made himself whole: a man: who, knowing his whole true self, cannot be used or possessed by any power other than himself, and whose life therefore is lived for life’s sake and never in the service of ruin, or pain, or hatred, or the dark. In the Creation of Ea, which is the oldest song, it is said, ‘Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

“Because of self-doubt, the fear of failure, or laziness, most people usually bite off way less than they can chew.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Fear triggers need, need powers sincerity. Sincerity is the required element.”
― Terry Goodkind, The First Confessor

“If all your focused thoughts followed your inner feelings, your life would be abundant and joyful beyond all imagining.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, So … Love the people who treat you right and pray for the ones who don’t. Life is 10% what you make it 90% how you take it.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Laws of silence don’t work…. When something is festering in your memory or your imagination, laws of silence don’t work, it’s just like shutting a door and locking it on a house on fire in hope of forgetting that the house is burning. But not facing a fire doesn’t put it out.”
― Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

“The continuation of man’s life is more attributable to his fear of death than it is to his desire to live. As a matter of fact, in countless cases, it is attributable to only the former.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Feelings are the directional impulses of your soul. Your soul always wants you to go into the direction of greater joy.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“instead of venting my anger, which is really just hurt dressed up for a night on the town, I ask if anyone needs a drink.”
― Ron Currie Jr., Everything Matters!

“They are very good odds. And I know that my scientific brain believes them, if not my panic-ridden, maternal one. Those odds should have made a difference to my reaction. I should have been able to take the diagnosis calmly, intelligently, reflectively. But that would be to assign rationality to this phenomenon. The trouble with abject fear – with searing, lurid metaphor – is that it is not rational. And the myths that spring out of fear that deep are certainly not. They are the stuff of nightmares. They are tenacious.”
― Alanna Mitchell, Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths

“Am I doomed? Flashing darkness is pretty much the same as flashing light really. Fear isn’t at all the same as courage but after a certain point perhaps being afraid of everything is the same as being afraid of nothing.”
― Russell Hoban, Turtle Diary

“The thing is–fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.”
― William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“Fear is more pain than is the pain it fears”
― L.M. Montgomery

“At the bottom of every dilemma, he says, is fear, and the brain always prefers the bird in the hand to venturing into the bush, even if you are clutching a scrawny black crow.”
― Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

“The best antidote to the furtive poison of anger, fear, anxiety, or any of our destructive, unwieldy passions, is just gratitude. And not the grandiose, boisterous or especially obvious kind. It is not necessarily the verbose or expressive kind. It’s often the full immersion, a kind of deep submersion even, into a pool of awareness. This penitent affect distills within us surreal realizations; it is a focus, tinged with layers of deep remorse and the profound beauty of newfound appreciation that washes over us about the simplest things we have slipped into, or suddenly become aware of our own complacency over. This cooling antidote instantly soothes any veins swollen with the heat of pride, or stopped up with pearls of finely polished self-pity. This all comes about with a balm of humility that is simultaneously soothing and jolting to all of our senses at the same time. It is a cocktail both sedative and stimulant in the same, finite instant. It often occurs as we are halted dead in our tracks by a thing so extraordinary and breathtakingly natural, even luscious in its simplicity and unusually ordinary existence; often something we have been blatantly negligent of noticing as we routinely trudge past it in our self-absorbed haze. These are akin to the emotions one might feel as they finally notice the well-established antique rose garden, in full bloom; the same one they have walked by for years on their way to somewhere – but never noticed before. This is the feeling we get when our aging parent suddenly, in one moment, is 87 in our mind’s eye – and not the steady 57, or eternal 37 we have determinedly seen our so loved one to be, out of purely wishful thinking born of the denial that only the truest love and devotion can begin to nurture – for the better of many decades.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“No, quella non era niente. Io parlo della paura ce ti stritola, che ti fa dormire male, vivere male, mangiare male. Che non ti dà tregua. La paura vera è quella dei braccati, dei perseguitati, dei ribelli, la paura di quelli che devono vivere nascosti perché rischiano di morire anche se non hanno commesso alcun crimine. La paura di esistere. La paura da ebrei.”
― Joël Dicker, Les derniers jours de nos pères

“Our brains resist change, they rail against it, our amygdala will always want the safe bet. But are the obstacles truly insurmountable? Is it a brick wall? Or is it a sliding door, which, once you decide to approach it, begins to swish open? Because even though our brains prefer safety in the short run, in the long run they crave meaning, challenge, and novelty.”
― Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

“When the whispers of fear and doubt start screaming inside of you, turn up the volume of your courage by focusing on your faith, energizing through example, living to learn, and learning to love and be loved better.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“The jolt of fear had burned all the red out of my blood.”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

“Common sense best dictates when balancing our needless and negative fear-driven worries with appropriate preparation and responsible readiness.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“By thinking of the good things you want to happen as part of a regular routine, you are creating a positive energy.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Growing older does not automatically mean growing kinder or wiser.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Freedom from fear’s consuming control over us hinges upon our honestly dealing with what our overwhelming fears are specifically about and then coming to terms with those tedious, often emotionally driven details.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“Change happens, when we replace fear with hope.”
― Sukant Ratnakar, Open the Windows

“If someone talks bad about us, we feel bad. If someone talks good about us we feel good. The question is ,Have we given our remote to others for the way we feel?
Live your life in your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“For a happy life,it’s best we should ignore &overlook things,people,incidents,affairs & matters.It is not necessary that we show a reaction to everything. Step back & ask yourself if the matter is really worth responding to.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Life is about the moments you create,that you can keep with you forever.After everything is over,That is what we have or what we are left with.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Love is not jealous, angry or afraid.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“A person with good heart is always happy. However its a myth because most of the time his heart is full of wounds as it except only good thing from others still he love the people who treat it right & pray for the ones who don’t”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends. Love means nothing in tennis,But it’s everything in life”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Life is a university, you will keep learning new things all the time. The tombstone will be your degree.Make sure it’s worth a fortune for those who admire you.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Big or small, be ready to do your part when you dare to dream and you will be rewarded with success from the Universe.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“I know a lot of wealthy people, and yet not many of them drive a Rolls Royce or a Ferrari! However, I also know some of poor people on the verge of bankruptcy driving Bentleys!”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“If you were brought up on a poor man’s brand of drink and prefer that to this very day then do not pretend you like expensive wine.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“By nature you are a manifesting machine!”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“With a clear idea of what you want in life, you need to actively pursue your dream. Half-hearted attempts will not work.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Focus on lack and you will always struggle to create enough money.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Forgiveness is remembering the truth of who you are.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Dare to believe that there is something better for you and that you can change your future and make it better.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“When you allow your mind to ONLY have positive thoughts towards your desired outcome you are saying to the Universe that you are devoted to manifesting your dream.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Stash the cash and stop being flash if you want to give being wealthy a bash!”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Everybody has dreams and goals. All you have to do is dig them up.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Each of us channel through the rest of us, which is true on every plane of being and in every field of enterprise and in all walks of life.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“All we are in possession of is the result of the snowballing attitude of our minds.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“When it comes to manifesting anything you desire, sometimes you have to go and collect.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“As the Universe brings your desires towards you, sometimes you must take the path it lays out for you so that you can be in the right place to receive it.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Looking flash without the cash is worthless!”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“By simply and profoundly giving love to yourself everyday in every way you are saying to the Universe you are worthy of attaining any dream, vision or goal. Feel worthy of it.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“If you do not have the time to become healthy then so it is the same of becoming wealthy.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“The truth is, the source of existence is infinite and to discover the essence of it is an unfolding that lasts for eternity.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Working on your dream whenever it is convenient for you will not work. When you dare to dream, you should also dare to do.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Your thoughts and feelings together create an ‘energetic blueprint’ that is constantly being emitted out into the world.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“In mystical terms, the law of attraction specifies that you will attract to yourself those experiences that match your beliefs.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Your dreams may have been buried inside of you for a long time because you were busy with things that needed to get done, but it is never too late to dare to dream.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“The Universe supports doers.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“First, be better than yourself, then strive to better than your competitors.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Feeling undeserving is never compatible with the ability to attract or create wealth.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Dreams give purpose to one’s life. If you do not wish anything better for yourself or for your loved ones, then life loses meaning.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“One of the aims of forgiveness is to turn the frozen, pent-up energy in stored-up emotions into free energy that people can express themselves with in the present.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Each manifestation is an ascension opportunity. All manifestations teach something about oneself and mirror one’s own unconscious state of being.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“For aspirants upon the spiritual path, each manifestation provides clues as to what needs to be released or cleared in order to continue to ascend.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Don’t be afraid anymore. Not of anyone. Not of anything. Nothing. Ever again. Listen to me: not ever again.”
― Marguerite Duras, The North China Lover

“Halloween was the best holiday, in my opinion, because it was all about friends, monsters, and candy, rather than family and responsibility.”
― Margee Kerr

“and so I sing, as the Boy does by the Burying Ground – because I am afraid –”
― Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters

“Terror, on its surface, cuts hard and sharp as a knife, but at its heart, it swells and rolls like a sea. It isn’t fixed into permanent shapes or symbols or even shadows. It’s liquid, and we ingest it, and it ingests us.”
― John Marks, Fangland

“However, what I have come to understand from my life’s journey is that I am always in the right place at the right time. In fact, there is no other place I could possibly be.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“All people wore protective shells, but inside, one emotion governed them, fear.”
― Luggs, Heaven Won’t Wait

“Because of the consequences of trying to be heard as a child, many adults are unable to take the risk of telling as adults. The fear of the consequences is almost debilitating. The abusers and controllers know that; they rely on it.”
― Darlene Ouimet, Emerging from Broken: The Beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing

“May you fear no evil. …And may evil fear you.”
― N.D. Wilson, The Legend of Sam Miracle

“don’t look in my eyes you will fall into a deep well and drown”
― d nasty

“Everything is energy, and energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed or mutated from one form to another.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Bravery is not the absence of fear, but rather, it is the decision to look fear in the eyes and press on regardless”
― Luke Edison

“He was shivering like a Wicklow sheepdog in a snowy yard, though the weather was officially ‘clement’.
The first layer of clothing was his jacket, the second his shirt, the third his long-johns, the fourth his share of lice, the fifth his share of fear.”
― Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way

“Every human being needs security. The one, who does not have security, will be in fear. So he will look for security outside if he does not get it at home. The Gnani Purush [the enlightened one] is the only one who does not need any security. The Gnani is considered to be free from all dependency (niralamb). Others will take support from Him, but He will not take any support. Only the Gnani Purush can remain free from dependency in this world.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“The higher one sits, the greater the fear of fall.”
― Dada Bhagwan

“Life is about the moments you create, that you can keep it with you FOREVER. After everything is over,That is what we have or what we are left with.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“But I’ll tell you secret. Something even a lot of grownups haven’t figured out yet,’ Miss Taylor leaned forward and whispered ‘When we face our fears, we take their power away.”
― Bobby Nelson, The Mannequins

“A person with a large tuber of self-pride remains engrossed in the fear of, ‘Someone is going to insult me…someone is going to insult me’ or ‘From where can I get respect? From where can I get the respect?”
― Dada Bhagwan

“A person who has the slightest fear of insult cannot be called a “Gnani” [the enlightened one] and a person who desires self-recognition [maan] is not a Gnani [the enlightened one].”
― Dada Bhagwan

“Successful people go through fear to get to where they are.”
― Saji Ijiyemi

“Self-expression is an important requirement if you desire to make giant leaps in your career.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Only when you verbalize your interests will the Universe be able to come to your aid.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“There are many fun things to do in life, but few that are more rewarding than committing to living the life of your dreams.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Be who you are longing to be, practice thinking of yourself as the person of your dreams.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“When you begin to entertain the more positive possibilities, hope for the best, plan for the best and expect the best, your eventual attraction of the best possible circumstances is almost guaranteed.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Often the unfavorable events of our lives are a catalyst for long needed change, so what seemed like a poor decision in the beginning can result in much better quality of life in the long term.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Do not look back at the decision, look for the solution.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“When it comes to creating million dollar inventive ideas, most people stop short of reaching the mother stratum while mining their own seam of gold! Genius takes effort and passion.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“There is doggedness to genius. It is the ability to dig deep and hold on to the dream.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“It is easy to be average. It takes no endeavor at all to be like everybody else.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“When we give up our dreams then we are merely existing and not living.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“I suppose even monsters can be afraid of the dark.”
― Leslye Walton, A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

“Positive words can bend your world in your favor.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Discovering how the Universe will manifest all of your dreams for you is going to be an exciting journey that will harmonize the trinity of your mind, body and spirit.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Leaving your future to pot luck is holding you back, you are worth more than anything, yet why do you leave everything to chance?”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Don’t Fear the fear. Embrace It.”
― Mohith Agadi

“Millionaires, though, see objects like diamonds and good feelings merely as fruits. The root of true wealth, in fact, stems from your behaviors.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Creating abundance must start from within ourselves.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“When you are able to identify what drives you, you will be better equipped to draw out your possible options and make the relevant decisions that will help you achieve your goals.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“The foundation of all personal development, actually, is self-acceptance and self-love.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“The higher the vibration, the more positive the events or people you attract and likewise.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Your attitudes towards others affect what you think about yourself.”
― Stephen Richards

“Base your self-esteem on truth.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Gratitude raises your awareness and focus and it can inspire you to achieve better for yourself and the people around you.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Once you realize that everything in the Universe is connected then you will have a better understanding of the fundamental nature of manifesting.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“What is energy? Everything is energy.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“The second step that comes right after taking responsibility for everything that occurs in your life is to let go of all that you do not feel good about.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Time is manmade! It is simply an invention! Believe it or not, time only exists here on earth for us humans.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Your level of vibration runs parallel with your feelings, meaning you are in control of your life and the events that come into your life at any given moment.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“The first step to reclaim your power to control your own life is to take responsibility for your life completely.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“To make initial inroads into manifesting a new life, first one has to acknowledge their current life.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“One BIG thing you overlooked when setting out on living the adventure of being wealthy was that you overlooked your current reality!”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Just as you first eat with your eyes, you also first desire things with your subconscious mind!”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“No matter what you say to someone else, you always hear it first.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“A thoughtform is rather like electricity … it must first be created and then discharged in order to exist.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Just think how many thousands of years nature has spent sculpting rocks for us! I can tell you, I have learned that just because it was that way yesterday, it does not mean that it should be that way tomorrow.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Unlocking the power of your subconscious mind is a simple process, requiring only your willingness and effort.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Being able to unlock your subconscious mind depends on knowing what you want before you can achieve it.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Только когда мы находим в себе достаточную смелость, чтобы исследовать темноту, мы открываем для себя истинную силу света.”
― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

“Imagine repeating the power words ‘love’ or ‘happiness’ for five minutes twice a day for the rest of your life, amazing things could happen.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“You can create financial abundance by having a positive relationship with money.”
― Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

“Had I ever been so terrified? Perhaps when Typhon raged across the earth, scattering the gods before him. Perhaps when Gaea unleashed her giants to tear down Olympus. Or perhaps when I accidentally saw Ares naked in the gymnasium. That had been enough to turn my hair white for a century.”
― Rick Riordan, The Hidden Oracle

“I need to use my mind in a way that slows the out-of-control beating in my chest. The darkness around us could be anywhere, anytime. I could be alive or dead. Okay, I choose alive. While I’m at it, I choose the darkness to be a gentle blanket on a moonless night, where I rest a few feet from a boy who’s warm and sweet. When he holds me, his heart beats strong with what I tell myself is passion, not fear.”
― Jeanne Ryan, Nerve

“As humans, we often let our egos rule our decisions. We let fear stop us from reaching our true potential. We forget about love. But the heart, it never forgets. No matter what happens, no matter how hard things get, it always remembers.”
― Liz Fenton, The Year We Turned Forty

“People will seek the ends of the galaxy to avoid that which they need most.”
― Criss Jami

“Fear is a powerful enemy, but not one too strong to overcome.”
― Kiley Kellermeyer, Damselle in Distress

“Abundance does not come in packages, it comes from the happiness within.”
― Stephen Richards

“All there is is this deep-in-my-stomach feeling of terror, and this fear that there is no really happy ending anymore.”
― Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

“She had always consciously or unconsciously formed fear into a simple equation: fear = unknown. And to solve the equation, one simply reduced the problem to simple algebraic terms, thus: unknown = creaky board (or whatever), creaky board = nothing to be afraid of. In the modern world all terrors could be gutted by simple use of the transitive axiom of equality. Some fears were justified, of course (you don’t drive when you’re too plowed to see, don’t extend the hand of friendship to snarling dogs, don’t go parking with boys you don’t know – how did the old joke go? Screw or walk?), but until now she had not believed that some fears were larger than comprehension, apocalyptic and nearly paralyzing. This equation was insoluble. The act of moving forward at all became heroism.”
― Stephen King, ‘Salem’s Lot

“Most people are not really scared of death. They are merely terrified of being taken to a mortuary and/or being buried or cremated and/or being forgotten.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“When she was pregnant with her second child, a midwife asked if Catherine had any unspoken fears about anything that could go wrong with the baby – such as genetic defects or complications during the birth. My sister said, ‘My only fear is that he might grow up to become a Republican.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“It’s the same way people have always felt. Since the days we lived in caves and feared the violence of nature and then dreamed up the idea of gods and feared their anger and then joined together in groups and came to fear each other.”
― Greg Hrbek, Not on Fire, but Burning

“How often is my tidy and well-appointed world nothing but the thin veneer of an imagination that I’ve chosen to use in the service of denial, rather than a gift I’ve chosen to exercise out of a passion for change?”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

“Courage is the counterpoint of fear. Courage appears when in war or business, one is indeed scared.”
― G.R. Gopinath

“She told her father Mr. Abram Colhard that she did not like it at all being one being living then. He never said anything. She was afraid then, she was one needing charming stories and happy telling of them and not having that thing she was always trembling.”
― Gertrude Stein, Ada

“Fear and anger, the two emotions that most people came to him to reduce—emotions that he’d worked so hard to overcome in his own life—were fuel for politicians. Maybe candidates and congressmen thought that sowing discord among countrymen, even family members, was an unfortunate type of collateral damage. Maybe they didn’t think about it at all.”
― Gudjon Bergmann, The Meditating Psychiatrist Who Tried to Kill Himself

“Do I not well deserve to be turned into hell, if the scorns and threats of blinded men, if the fear of silly, rotten earth, can drive me thither (588)?”
― Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

“Our search for safety and contentment is endless and inexhaustible precisely because of the intrinsic futility of relying on human abilities to provide resolution to our problems.”
― Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth

“Faith removes fear from your mind by adding courage to your heart.”
― Courtney Brooks, S.H.E. Serenity, Hope, & Encouragement: For Daily Motivation

“The water cleansed his soul of the clutter and junk he had acquired through advice from those who were loud, but wrong. Many who had claimed to be wise had filled him, like so many others, with fear, hate, and judgement – all emotions that could not be carried be carried into Eternity.”
― Scott Thompson

“Hear not fear.
Fear not here.”
― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“Fear in and of itself is never a valid reason not to do something.”
― Tiffany L. Jackson, 12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World

“The sad reality is that most people are more afraid of good possibilities than bad possibilities.”
― Tiffany L. Jackson, 12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World

“Fear is the only obstacle to love.”
― Tiffany L. Jackson, 12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World

“Bravery could only be found inside of fear. So she bore the feeling. After all, it was just a feeling.”
― C.M. Rayne, Dark Oracle

“But only in mad people fear goes on constant night and day, wearing one ditch in the mind that all thoughts must travel in.”
― Josephine Johnson

“She would use her sexuality, but she would make it hers. She would use her beauty not to appeal to their desire, but to strike fear in the hearts of men.”
― Matt K. Turner, GENESIS

“God, what would someone so afraid do with power so awful?”
― Apollo Blake, Shadows of Ourselves

“Ian was the kind of smart that makes your straight A student look like she’d drown in a wet paper bag. Ian was the kind of smart that scares people.”
― Matt K. Turner, GENESIS

“Если мы откладываем «выход на арену» до тех пор, пока не станем идеальными и непробиваемыми, мы жертвуем отношениями и возможностями, которые могут больше не представиться; мы бесполезно тратим свое драгоценное время и упускаем возможность сделать уникальный вклад в нашу собственную жизнь.”
― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

“Чувствовать — это значит быть уязвимым. Считать уязвимость слабостью — значит приравнивать к слабости саму способность чувствовать. Мы часто страшимся того, что какой-то поступок может обойтись нам слишком дорого в эмоциональном плане, и проявляем излишнюю сдержанность, а в итоге обедняем себя.”
― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

“Her hand gripped his, and even amid the fear and danger he marveled at the feeling that came with the contact. If we die holding hands in this way, will we enter the next dream together?”
― Jack Campbell, The Dragons of Dorcastle

“Just because you have baggage doesn’t mean you have to lug it around.”
― Richie Norton

“Millions of people have lived on the earth, and we don’t know even their names. Accept that simple fact—you are here for only a few days and then you will be gone. These few days are not to be wasted in hypocrisy, in fear. These days have to be rejoiced.”
― Osho, Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other

“Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It’s about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society.”
― Criss Jami

“If achieving world peace and ending poverty were really genuine concerns to the majority, then they would have happened already by now. So, either people are not aware of their collective power, or their fears overpower their desires. The amount of money spent on the military-industrial complex in one year is more than enough to end hunger in Africa. Every problem on earth today has more than one solution. However, priorities are determined by values.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Of course, if one does not fully trust the promise of God’s Kingdom, he will have a hard time taking risks and making sacrifices in this life. A gospel centered around the temporal self – fleeting happiness, earthly success, vain prosperity, things such as these – is the primary ambition of the half-hearted Christian; the one who somewhat believes he is subject to an eternal death; the one who just might believe in men before God, who morbidly fears seeming less than anyone else. The man of this school feels deeply that he has but one life to live, that this must be his only chance, and therefore must have it all in his favor – from glory to comfort to riches – and have it right this instant. He is but hinting that he is overcome because he insists always that he must overcome, that his judgment comes now and by the persons around him. The point is, however, in this sense, that by grace the Christian is indeed free, but only for as long as he wants to be free – the practicality of true freedom: that of God which offers not so much freedom to be like the world as it does freedom from the pressures of having to be like the world. For Divine Law is based solely on love and freedom; whereas secular law, pressure and imitation.”
― Criss Jami

“Do not be afraid to be kind; be afraid to miss the opportunity to be kind.”
― Debasish Mridha

“I’m scared and overwhelmed and my mind is racing. But,” she paused and looked at him. “You’re here. You just gave me hope. You also just scared the blazes out of me. I’m no longer sure that I’m the most difficult person in this relationship.”
“I remain sure of it,” Alain said.
“Did you just make a joke?” She pulled away a little and stared at him, smiling more like she usually did. “Are you making fun of me, Mage?”
Alain couldn’t remember how long it had been since he had laughed. The act was completely alien to Mages, to the training he had endured since he was a small child. But now he laughed, the sound rusty and halting, yet he knew it was a laugh, and it felt so good to be laughing and holding Mari that Alain wondered what Mage art or other promised reward could possibly be worth giving up such things.”
― Jack Campbell, The Hidden Masters of Marandur

“She sat back, eyeing the flames now leaping upward to lick at the wooden beams of the ceiling. “If this fire gets out of hand, or if the guards take too long to come, you and I may be in a lot of trouble.”
“We are already in a lot of trouble.”
“That was my reasoning, too. Of course, if that happens and the fire gets too big before the mighty citizens of Ringhmon stop it, it’ll also gut this little palace and destroy everything inside it. Including the enormously expensive Model Six that I just fixed, which they’ll be responsible for paying fo, and probably the other Model Six that they openly own.” She shrugged, trying to appear unworried. “That’ll teach them to kidnap me. But that won’t happen. We’ll be fine.”
“You say that and yet you are frightened.”
“Yes, I’m frightened! I admit it! Happy? No, wait, Mages are never happy. Just try not to die, all right? I don’t want that to be my fault.”
Alain thought through her words. “I will attempt not to die. Your plan appears to be sound, as well as potentially very destructive. I see that it is a mistake to offend you.”
― Jack Campbell, The Dragons of Dorcastle

“Fear and paranoia create many of our worldly struggles. We get something in our minds and our distorted perception sculpts the reality of what we see. Even though what we see isn’t really there, we tend to act as if it is. We then begin to put people and things into boxes, labeling them, and limiting them due to our fears.”
― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

“How long before the parts of my body realized, independently, that something was wrong and arrived, severally, at panic? Panic is a still thing. I have felt it before: each limb nerve organ coming into extreme alert unrelated to any other, ready for action, but who knows what action, as there is no action that could help here.”
― Joanna Walsh, Vertigo

“God has and always will remain faithful to His word. Even when my doubts and fears threaten to drown me as I thrash blindly against my Rescuer, He carries me to the other side. When fiery circumstances take my breath away, He hides me in the shelter of His wings.”
― Katherine J. Walden, Dare to Call Him Friend

“- Las reses son ciegas porque no necesitan ojos, puesto que viven en la oscuridad. ¿Y sabes por qué? Porque no hay nada ahí fuera que pueda interesarles. Porque si salen de los túneles morirán de hambre y de frío. Porque en el pasado los animales que salían, atraídos por la luz, jamás regresaban, y al final los que quedaron vivos fueron aquellos que no necesitaban ver, aquellos que sabían apretujarse unos contra otros para mantener el calor. Prefiero ser una res ciega viva que un idiota muerto -concluyó, ceñuda.”
― Laura Gallego García, La emperatriz de los etéreos

“Disappointment, fear, grief, unlove, dullness and guilt are the worst feelings. Learn from them so that you move on. Then replace them with more satisfying and promising joy, love gratitude, pride, confidence, direction.”
― Diana Jaber

“Something statuesque is approaching her. It radiates a field of dynamic tension that grows more intense the closer it comes, its shadow lengthening upon the floor. Still, she cannot turn around to see the horror behind her, for at this point she cannot move her body, which is stiff-jointed and rigid. Perhaps she can scream, she thinks, and makes an attempt to do so. But this fails, because by then there is already a firm and tepid hand that has covered her mouth from behind. The fingers on her lips feel like thick, naked crayons.”
― Thomas Ligotti, Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

“Our hearts gain from the weight of fear what the athlete’s limbs gain from the weight of dumbbells, but only if like the athlete we do not carry that weight all day but learn to set it down before the stress of exertion begins to crush the sinews it was meant to build.”
― Agona Apell, The Success Genome Unravelled: Turning Men from Rot to Rock

“Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid? That is the only time a man can be brave.”
― Geroge R. R. Martin

“where does it derive its strength?
is it the blood soaked soil?
or the fear stained heart?”
― A.P. Sweet, The Abattoir of Silence

“Don’t say you have started when you remain static. It takes just a step to start an arduous errand! Unleash yourself and take the courageous step tactically to accomplish the vision. When you have to do it, dare to do it!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Substitution is a true test of strength. The real performance of a player is seen not only during playing time but also and more especially when the player is substituted.”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“But you can do this. You have already begun, rejoined her calm and reassuring voice softly through lips likewise motionless. You can, you are, you must, because that is what is required of you. We are all afraid, Rhissan – for what we are and what we are not, for what may or may not come – and there is neither shame nor guilt in that. Those fears are part of what it is to be human. But to allow them to paralyze you into inaction and permit the triumph of evil… now there is the shame a shame not to be borne.”
― D.R. Ranshaw, Gryphon’s Heir

“Things disturb us in the night. Sometimes they are our consciences. Sometimes they are our secrets. Sometimes they are our fears, translated from one idiom to another.”
― Stacy Schiff, The Witches: Salem, 1692

“Fear has silenced the voice of truth in your world, and this is the anguish with which you struggle.”
― Pat Rodegast

“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked, when they had made camp that day.
“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.”
“But my heart is agitated,” the boy said. “It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it’s become passionate over a woman of the desert. It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights, when I’m thinking about her.”
“Well, that’s good. Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say.”
“My heart is a traitor,” the boy said to the alchemist, when they had paused to rest the horses. “it doesn’t want me to go on.”
“That makes sense,” the alchemist answered. “Naturally it’s afraid that, in pursuing your dream, you might lose everything you’ve won.”
“Well then, why should I listen to my heart?”
“Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet. Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you’re thinking about life and about the world.”
“You mean I should listen, even if it’s treasonous?”
“Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. Because you’ll know it’s dreams and wishes, and will know how to deal with them.”
“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you’ll never have to fear an unexpected blow.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“With fear, you crawl on the ground; without fear, you fly in the skies!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Throughout the evolution of mankind our very much primordial ancestors had one thing in common, it was ignorance. This ignorance gave birth to fear. Fear of the unknown became a quintessential element of their daily survival. To ace the intensity of the fear, rituals of worship arose.”
― Abhijit Naskar, The God Parasite: Revelation of Neuroscience

“A lot of pain that we are dealing with are really only THOUGHTS.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“I told my imagination to discontinue communication with my thoughts.”
― Gina Marinello-Sweeney, The Rose and the Sword

“Chris. What do you want, child?”
I sighed and walked another three steps forward. I stared into his eyes and spoke the one word that terrified him, “Democracy.”
― Yanan Melo, Naaalala Niyo Ba Ang Noli Me Tangere?

“She supposed it felt like freedom, if freedom was a fall into the unknown.”
― J.V. Jones, A Cavern of Black Ice
“Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Of course you aren’t scared of me. I’m not the wolf. You are.”
― Stylo Fantome, The Bad Ones

“So many of us hide from ourselves and we don’t even know who we are and why were we here? All peoples will prove they are better and put fake masks on their own faces. Every people pretend herself what they actually not from inside. Afraid to show the reality and hide their best quality. You just have to learn to be yourself and what really makes you happy, or other things that are not important and what others think of you is not important at all.”
― Silentknight0

“It was a test of a fragile trust. It was a test of our curiosity and fascination, which walked side by side with our fear. A test of whether we preferred to be ignorant or unsafe.”
― Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

“Your imagination dictates your destination.”
― Stephen Richards
“Hundreds of false rumors of alleged attacks by the man-eater were brought to us, entailing endless miles of walking, but this was only to be expected, for in an area in which an established man-eater is operating everyone suspects their own shadows, and every sound heard at night is attributed to the man-eater.”
― Jim Corbett, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

“Oh, we can populate the dark with horrors, even we who think ourselves informed and sure, believing nothing we cannot measure or weigh. I knew beyond all doubt that the dark things crowding in on me either did not exist or were not dangerous to me, and still I was afraid. I thought how terrible the nights must have been in a time when men knew the things were there and were deadly. But no, that’s wrong. If I knew they were there, I would have weapons against them, charms, prayers, some kind of alliance with forces equally strong but on my side. Knowing they were not there made me defenseless against them and perhaps more afraid.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

“There is no shadow without the sun.
No suffering without divinity.
No fear without love.
No despair without desire.
No hopelessness without faith.”
― Brownell Landrum, A Chorus of Voices: DUET stories Volume III – Adult Version

“The word ‘Terror’ is so generally and universally used in connection with everyday trivial matters that it is apt to fail to convey, when intended to do so, its real meaning.”
― Jim Corbett

“Fear of a bully, fear of a volcano; the power within you does not distinguish. It does not recognize degree.”
― N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

“Serenity within the chaos of life is there to be discovered, just look within yourself for it.”
― Stephen Richards

“Nothing holds you back more than fear of failure.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Create your own out of the box thinking, create your own box.”
― Stephen Richards

“Love everyone; trust everyone. You might get hurt, but don’t fear because a lover has no fear.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Fear is natural, but love is eternal. Never be fearful of love.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Ignorance breeds success.”
― Stephen Richards

“What is in your mind position or disposition your mind, body and spirit in the best or worst way. What you are yet to accept into your mind exposes your mind to and keep your mind on what you are yet to accept and what has not yet come into your mind least controls your mind, body and spirit. Mind your mind!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“We have forfeited our calling for the simple reason that we’ve ignored the God who says that the ‘possible’ is never bound by the ‘probable,’ and instead we’ve dutifully heeded the god of fear that incessantly says the ‘possible’ is anything but ‘probable.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, A View from the Front Porch: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“Love dissolves all fear, eliminates all doubt, and transforms all evil.”
― Brownell Landrum, A Chorus of Voices: DUET stories Volume III – Adult Version

“The maxim of illusory religion runs: ‘Fear not; trust in God and he will see that none of the things you fear will happen to you’; that of real religion, on the contrary, is: ‘Fear not, the things that you are afraid of are quite likely to happen to you, but they are nothing to be afraid of.”
― Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola

“Fear doesn’t come from lack of love; it comes from lack of trust.”
― Brownell Landrum, A Chorus of Voices: DUET stories Volume III – Adult Version

“When you turn your dreams on there is no off switch.”
― Stephen Richards

“Embrace the fearful souls with faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Our cultural obsession with death consumes energy that could be given to the art of loving.”
― bell hooks

“In the end, every startup is different. But in the beginning every startup is the same.”
― Richie Norton

“If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Materialism allows for a greater vision!”
― Stephen Richards

“Sometimes only when opportunity stops banging to be let in do we notice its absence!”
― Stephen Richards

“If being in the NOW doesn’t work, don’t worry as there is always another one tomorrow!”
― Stephen Richards

“We only fear due to lack of faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Are you ready ?” she asked, spinning the chamber.
Kell gazed through the gate at the waiting castle. “No.”
At that, she offered him the sharpest edge of a grin.
“Good,” she said. “The ones who think they’re ready always end up dead.”
― V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

“True cynics kill themselves. The rest are posers, trying to use clever sarcasm and snarky remarks to hide insecurity and the fear that if they put themselves out there, they will fail.”
― Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

“Betrayal converts our innocence to wisdom if we can let go of pain, bitterness, and fear and create enough self-love and safety for ourselves to allow it to do so.”
― Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

“Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“When people hurt it is because they feel they are going to lose something. The questions to ask is: What?”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Stressed by any other name is fear.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The tension has worn us out. It is a deadly tension that feels as if a jagged knife blade is being scraped along the spine. Our legs won’t function, our hands are trembling and our bodies are like thin membranes stretched over barely repressed madness, holding in what would otherwise be an unrestrained outburst of endless scream.s. We have no flesh, no muscle now”
― Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

“until you prove what is in you, what is in you shall always be what is in you”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A relationship run by rules, instead of love is a relationship that is on the road to failure.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“I’m afraid of failing. I’m afraid of letting this opportunity pass us by. And I’m afraid of what happens if nothing in this world ever changes.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

“Today is another day! Yesterday is gone but not its memories. There were so many things we expected yesterday which did not happen and what we least expected happened instead. Some are still expecting something. Expectation is a pillar of life. We all do have our expectations for today. Though we may or we may not be able to tell with certainty how our expectations would materialize. We ought to take life easy. Well, it may not be so easy to take it easy but, take it easy! Stay focused and entrust your trust in God. After all what you least expects can happen; serendipity can visit you and stay with you forever at a twinkle of an eye. The coin of life can however turn within a moment of time and your expectations can become a big had I know and a night mare; the vicissitudes of life can rob you at any moment of time. No one knows what the next second really holds. What matters in life is to do what matter; plant the seed of life God has entrusted in your hands and dare to ensure its abundant fruitfulness. The very problem in life is living to neglect the very reasons why you are living because of the problems you may face in living why you must live. When you trade why you must live for why you must not live, you are ruled by what you know but you do not know how it is ruling you. Once we have life, let us live for life all about living and living life is life!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Don’t shun oppositions. They are there to position you well. Opposition is the great valley between great men and they that give up because of the arduous journey they may have to take through the valley. Don’t shun oppositions; Position yourself with oppositions!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Our hearts fill with terror at the thought of harm coming to our loved ones, don’t they? You cannot have love without fear. The two coexist.”
― Marie Lu

“If evil exists its to be found in our fears.”
― Paulo Coelho, Adultery

“Fear grows in the darkness of the mind. It vanishes with the light of knowledge like the morning mist.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Страх естествен. Не осуждай его […]. Это просто часть твоего социального воспитания. Мы должны его принять и выйти за его пределы…”
― Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

“You are naked! Fear makes you naked.”
― Deyth Banger

“God’s grace set me free from fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Fear is a cheap emotion, but I’m not going to tell you there’s nothing to be frightened of. If Alfred Packer’s cannibalism victims woke up the morning of their deaths humming “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” they were mistaken.”
― Mark Darrah, A Catalogue of Common People

“Change is neither good nor bad. It only creates a different situation.”
― Daniel Egger

“The secret tugs at my sleeve.
A child looking for attention.
It is not a big secret.
But it is not the only one either.
“Strength in numbers” they say.
For they are many.
Many little things that – together –
weigh tonnes.
And take up space.
And are quite noisy.
The way only a lot of whispers can make noise.
And they follow me.
Little secrets
of omission, desire,
and denial.
Of indulgence, hedonism,
and exploration.
Of peeves, passion,
and deep-seated fear.
Little secrets
of despair
prohibited thoroughfare.”
― Adelheid Manefeldt, Years: a book of tiny poetry

“Fear stagnation not adventure.”
― Debasish Mridha

“We often fear to say what is true. Our tongues are tied by the beliefs of the society.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Страх наказания и нравственное чувство — разные вещи. Страх — это область физиологии. А трусость — область нравственности.”
― Vladimir Dudintsev

“Fear only what you lost from not sharing”
― Freedom Goodbird

“There is something magical and transformational about saying “yes” to God. When you take His hand, step out of that boat (your ordinary, comfortable life), and be brave. Instead of spending your lifetime living in fear and playing it safe, you boldly walk in obedience. God makes you brave.”
― Dana Arcuri, Reinventing You: Simple Steps to Transform Your Body, Mind, & Spirit

“Mr. Knightley to be no longer coming there for his evening comfort! – No longer walking in at all hours, as if ever willing to change his own home for their’s! – How was it to be endured?”
― Jane Austen, Emma

“Today is another day! Yesterday is gone but not its memories. There were so many things we expected yesterday which did not happen and what we least expected happened instead. Some are still expecting something. Expectation is a pillar of life. We all do have our expectations for today. Though we may or we may not be able to tell with certainty how our expectations would materialize. We ought to take life easy. Well, it may not be so easy to take it easy but, take it easy! Stay focused and entrust your trust in God. After all what you least expects can happen; serendipity can visit you and stay with you forever at a twinkle of an eye. The coin of life can however turn within a moment of time and your expectations can become a big had I know and a nightmare; the vicissitudes of life can rob you at any moment of time. No one knows what the next second really holds. What matters in life is to do what matter; plant the seed of life God has entrusted in your hands and dare to ensure its abundant fruitfulness. The very problem in life is living to neglect the very reasons why you are living because of the problems you may face in living why you must live. When you trade why you must live for why you must not live, you are ruled by what you know but you do not know how it is ruling you. Once we have life, let us live for life all about living and living life is life!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“There are always certain things which are certain and certain things which are uncertain for us to think about each day and when such are over, there shall always be something to think about”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“There are always certain things which are certain and there are always certain things which are uncertain for us to think about each day and when such things are over, there shall always be something to think about”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“«And in the end» said the witch to the drowning prince «You’ve been the one choosing the thornless path in spite of knowing where it could lead. The one who afraid of the pricking roses, plunged himself into an abyss without petals”
― Nur Bedeir

“The courage to continue before the face of despair is the recognition in those eyes of darkness we find our own night vision. Women blessed with death-eyes are fearless.”
― Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

“There is something here that frightens me. When I figure out what it is that frightens me, I shall also know what I love here. Fear has always guided me toward what I desire. And because I desire, I fear. Often it was fear that took me by the hand and led me. Fear leads me to danger. And everything I love is risky.”
― Clarice Lispector

“A hunt leader could not show fear, or let it linger in his stomach, for others would sense it soon enough, taste that fear and become possessed by it. They would hesitate when an order was given, and uncertainty would claim their life as readily as the blade of the enemy.”
― Raymond E. Feist, Honored Enemy

“Tenderhearted people are silent sufferers they just learn the art to fly with broken wings.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“There’s a story behind every
“I don’t believe in love”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Positive thoughts are a source of joy, love and an indication of our alignment with the source. Negative thoughts create disharmony in our body for example depression, fear and aggression indicate misalignment with the source.”
― Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

“I was told that the disorder was not really in my eyes, but in my central nervous system. I might or might not experience symptoms of neural damage all my life. These symptoms, which might or might not appear, might or might not involve my eyes. They might or might not involve my arms or legs, they might or might not be disabling. Their effects might be lessened by cortisone injections, or they might not. It could not be predicted. The condition had a name, the kind of name usually associated with telethons, but the name meant nothing and the neurologist did not like to use it. The name was multiple sclerosis, but the name had no meaning. This was, the neurologist said, an exclusionary diagnosis, and meant nothing.

I had, at this time, a sharp apprehension not of what it was like to be old but of what it was like to open the door to the stranger and find that the stranger did indeed have the knife. In a few lines of dialogue in a neurologist’s office in Beverly Hills, the improbable had become the probable, the norm: things which happened only to other people could in fact happen to me. I could be struck by lightning, could dare to eat a peach and be poisoned by the cyanide in the stone. The startling fact was this: my body was offering a precise physiological equivalent to what had been going on in my mind.”
― Joan Didion, The White Album

“Cowards never dare to love.”
― Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Accept it as it is and be true to yourself, the real answer is in you. It is about saying no to whom and what no is due and saying yes to whom and what yes is due! A simple solution to most of the problems of mankind today is just Yes and No!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“The dark places will not be instinctively frightening, true, but isn’t it better that children fear boogeymen than pedophiles? Isn’t it better that libraries are filled to the brim with stories and not only words?”
― Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

“Have no fear. Trust in the vibrational currents of your life.”
― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

“Fear had driven two enemies into each other’s arms and he smiled at that thought. ‘They fear me more than they do each other and that is good’ he thought.”
― Raymond E. Feist, Honored Enemy

“Do not fear to live thy sacred life.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Courage is the will to act in the face of any fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“I did not want to appear before the world as pathetic, deprssed, and psychologically ill. So I erected a barrier of words and wit around myself, so that nobody could see how needy I really was.”
― Karen Armstrong

“At the moment of greatest fear, the best solution is to go boldly and without hesitation.”
― Robert Ferrigno, Prayers for the Assassin

“The most important subject in the curriculum in the future years will be how to love ourselves and be content.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Literacy rate tells us about the section of society who can read and write, but do we have a tool which can share the stats about out how many educated illiterates we have in our society.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Tomorrow, said the voice of fear in her head. It always said tomorrow, whether it talked about going to the grocery store or starting a new painting. Tomorrow you’ll be brave, fear whispered. Tomorrow you’ll be normal. Just give me today. That was how fear stole whole lives away.”
― Dana Morton

“Reciprocal illusions: the pessimist’s fear and the optimist’s hope.”
― Marty Rubin

“Zach wanting to see me next Wednesday is almost like Zach asking me on a date, if I were a regular girl wanting a regular relationship.
But I’m not a regular girl. I don’t want to hold hands in the hall at school and slow dance at prom and see a movie with Zach. I don’t want to be the girl he dates senior year and loses interest in when he goes off to college. I want to be just fast enough for Zach to have to run to catch up, because if I stay ahead, I won’t ever have to see his retreating back.”
― Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, Firsts

“Is it possible that my walls are specifically erected and intentionally reinforced out of the fear that God calls me to an existence without walls? And if this is so, do I realize that I am the warden of prison that I created in which I myself am the prisoner?”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“Every fear fades with faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“A tight fear, like a fishing line, hooked upon something that must, inevitably, be dragged from the depths. (Margret)”
― Hannah Kent, Burial Rites

أنيس منصور
“كلنا نخاف الزواج مع أننا من ثمراته المريرة”
― أنيس منصور, قالوا

“E se adesso la chiamassi?” pensai tra me e me.
Ma ero sicuro che avresti fatto finta di niente, come se a pronunciare il tuo nome non fossi stato io.”
― Hori Tatsuo, The Wind Rises

“In these books, there were spells and rituals for making a living soul something hungry and desperate like him, but he didn’t find likelihood in any of them. All it told him was that man was terrified of nothing so much as death. Having died, he could think of dozens of things more worth his fear.”
― Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

“Do not allow the fear of hurting stop you from loving.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“The present moment is all that ever is, and in each new moment we die and are reborn. For example, people block love and close off their hearts out of fear of being hurt again. If they lived in the present moment, there would be no fear and they would walk forward in life with confidence and certainty that there is the joy of new experiences to be had.”
― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

“I can’t be afraid of someone whose human side I see and know.”
― Cecelia Ahern, Flawed

“Empowered Women 101: If they made you an option you will always be an option vs. the person they really wanted. Don’t ever settle for someone that makes you go through hell only to stay with you because they don’t have the confidence to go get what they really want. Fear will always follow your rules when they know they don’t have options that make them stay comfortable. You won’t grow real love in this type of a relationship. You will water weeds and call it a garden.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness.”
― Ashish Patel


Whenever you stand up
For your conscience,
Be prepared to be hated
By the wicked.
But never, ever,
Let that scare you;
For whenever you
Stand up for God,
By him,
You are loved.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I saw that all the things I feared and which feared me had nothing good or bad in them save in so far as the mind was affected by them.”
― Baruch Spinoza, On the Improvement of the Understanding

“This was like watching murder. Defilement. And it was something worse than either of those things. Even among his family, black trade as they were, books were holy things.”
― Rachel Caine, Ink and Bone

“Fear doesn’t stop a warrior. It pushes you further.”
― Chloe Neill, Midnight Marked

“Still, if I don’t believe in the possibility, I might go mad from fear.”
― Libbie Hawker, Daughter of Sand and Stone

“Love has no fear, willing to take on anyone. But how much we fear love!”
― Anthony Liccione

“Its not your fault for not being there.
Its my fault for thinking you would be”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“Trust your gut, and don’t let fear get the best of you.”
― Anna Jarzab, Tether

“Today, the constituency of fear has become much broader, far less selective”
― Wole Soyinka, Climate of Fear: The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World

“At the same moment a cold chill traced a finger down the middle of my back. Sometimes things come back to you, that’s all. Sometimes they come back.”
― Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

“For now, let us simply observe that the assault on human dignity is one of the prime goals of the visitation of fear, a prelude to the domination of the mind and the triumph of power”
― Wole Soyinka

“Good people turn to love, courage and kindness in times of crisis, not hate, fear and cruelty.”
― Laurence Overmire

“Fear sells arguments and making people fear the consequences makes even bad arguments go down easy.”
― Merlyn Gabriel Miller, The A**HOLE’S Guide To Arguing

“When efforts that are wisely executed, the situation and condition don’t affect the performance.”
― Ashish Patel

“Every voter knew that the Family Party had come to power promising to deport Illegals, to manage its borders more efficiently and to ensure that people of traditional European stock weren’t overrun in their own country.”
― Lawrence Hill, The Illegal

“Someone who claims to write with emotion recollected in tranquility, is a fool and a liar. To understand is to tremble. To recollect is to re-enter and riven……I admire the authority of being on one’s knees in front of an event.”
― Harold Brodkey

“In the heart of appeasement there’s the fear of rejection, and in acts of fear there are mirrors of oppression.”
― Criss Jami

“Excuses; the great chains that entangle purposeful life to the pillar of unpurposeful living”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“So you’re afraid to go to your village, i see. African witches lol I know right wink emoticon .
Don’t want them to see the car you drive.
Pray on the water many times when you’re offered.
The word don’t comes in words alone, you know. It comes in power too.
Perfect love cast out FEAR.
you need the Holy Ghost and there is nowhere you can’t go. GOD HELP US GROW
We fight not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. The Battle is not yours to fight.”
― Mary Tornyenyor

“When we blaze, when we fight, when we rejoice, then I am all us, for that is all we are. When I am…afraid…we do not understand, do not like these things. We are me. It is…frightening, having to be me.”
― Kate Griffin, A Madness of Angels

“Fear is the primary force upholding structures of domination. It promotes the desire for separation, the desire not to be known. When we are taught that safety lies always with sameness, then difference, of any kind, will appear as a threat. When we choose to love we choose to move against fear—against alienation and separation. The choice to love is a choice to connect—to find ourselves in the other.”
― bell hooks

“How about when you feel as if you are at a treacherous crossing, facing an area of life that hasn’t even been on the map until recently. Suddenly there it is, right in front of you.
And so the time and space in between while you first get over the shock of it, and you have to figure out WHAT must be done feels excruciating. It’s a nightmare you can’t awaken from.
You might remember this time as a kind of personal D-day, as in damage, devastation, destruction, damnation, desolation – maybe a difficult divorce, or even diagnosis of some formidable disease. These are the days of our lives that whole, beautiful chapters of life go up in flames. And all you can do is watch them burn. Until you feel as though you are left only with the ashes of it all. It is at this moment you long for the rescue and relief that only time can provide.
It is in this place, you must remember that in just 365 days – you’re at least partially healed self will be vastly changed, likely for the better. Perhaps not too unlike a caterpillar’s unimaginable metamorphosis.
Better. Stronger. Wiser. Tougher. Kinder. More fragile, more firm, all at the same time as more free. You will have gotten through the worst of it – somehow. And then it will all be different. Life will be different. You will be different. It might or might not ever make sense, but it will be more bearable than it seems when you are first thrown, with no warning, into the kilns of life with the heat stoked up – or when you get wrapped up, inexplicably, through no choice of your own, in a dark, painfully constricting space. Go ahead, remind yourself as someone did earlier, who was trying miserably to console you. It will eventually make you a better, stronger person. How’d they say it? More beautiful on the inside…
It really will, though. That’s the kicker. Even if, in the hours of your agony, you would have preferred to be less beautiful, wise, strong, or experienced than apparently life, fate, your merciless ex, or a ruthless, biological, or natural enemy that has attacked silently, and invisibly – has in mind for you. As will that which your God feels you are capable of enduring, while you, in your pitiful anguish, are yet dubious of your own ability to even endure, not alone overcome.
I assure you now, you will have joy and beauty, where there was once only ashes. In time. Perhaps even more than before. It’s so hard to imagine and believe it when it’s still fresh, and so, so painful. When it hurts too much to even stand, or think, or feel anything. When you are in the grip of fear, and you remember the old familiar foe, or finally understand, firsthand, in your bones, what that actually means.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“If you want courage, kill fear and blindfold ignorance”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“We live in a society where every business has a huge scope.
Even if you open a shop selling snakes people will buy it. Thinking they will direct them to their neighbors house.”
― Abhishek Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

“do not fear the tanker but the fuel that is in the tanker”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When you are the answer that must remain hidden, then you have everything to be worried about when so much people are asking the same question.” – Sari”
― Ray Anyasi, Broken Cloud: the first sunrise

“Mother, I share your concern, but I do not know how to be afraid of what I cannot change.”- Sari”
― Ray Anyasi, Broken Cloud: the first sunrise

“She’s still clinging to the side of her mountain, just like I’m still wandering lost in my battlefield.”
― Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

“In every experience we get to choose either love or fear as a response. Your character is formed by the percentages of those choices, which then forms your life.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Follow your heart. It will lead you to where you need to be.”
― Avis J. Williams

“Usually adult males who are unable to make emotional connections with the women they chose to be intimate with are frozen in time, unable to allow themselves to love for fear that the loved one will abandon them.”
― bell hooks, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

“When we are taught that safety lies always with sameness, then difference, of any kind, will appear as a threat”
― bell hooks

“Fear and focus are the only two things standing between you and staying positive.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“When I wake up, I open my eyes very slowly, so anything that may be in my room has a chance to hide.”
― Fran Krause, Deep Dark Fears

“Fear not the waking world, my mortal,
Fear not the flat, synthetic blood,
Nor the heart in the ribbing metal.
Fear not the tread, the seeded milling,
The trigger and scythe, the bridal blade,
Nor the flint in the lover’s mauling.”
― Dylan Thomas

“As Jess watched in numb horror, the man tore a page from the book and stuffed it into his mouth.”
― Rachel Caine, Ink and Bone

“The difficulties and challenges in your life are the lessons you need to learn to grow and development.”
― Avis J. Williams

“Failures and mistakes are lessons to be learned from. They are opportunities for growth.”
― Avis J. Williams

“We are all teachers, we all have knowledge and experiences that can teach others.”
― Avis J. Williams

“Your past karma is what you found difficult or challenging in this life. To heal your past karma you would need to learn your life lessons for this life.”
― Avis J. Williams

“Peace is not the absence of war but the absence of fear.”
― Ursula Franklin

“Countless others, however, failed to escape the relentless pursuit of the auditors, who assured society that law would prevail. They hunted those who tried to circumvent their rules, which were harsh to prevent the city’s power supply from failing. The rules had to be harsh to avoid bad precedents.
Nobody had the freedom to spontaneously use their imagination. This was the order of things.”
― Alexandre A. Loch, Laplatia

“I have a deal worked out with the things that hide in my basement. After I shut off the lights, I have exactly ten seconds to leave safely. I always use the full ten seconds, hoping to see a flash of movement just as I reach safety.”
― Fran Krause, Deep Dark Fears

“Though all the daughters eventually succeeded in escaping from their families, they felt, even at this time of the interview (while in their 20s and 30s) that they would never be safe with their fathers, and that they would have to defend themselves as long as their fathers lived.”
― Judith Lewis Herman, Father-Daughter Incest: With a New Afterword

“Fear of night. Fear of not night.”
― Franz Kafka

“Perfectionism is a disease. Procrastination is a disease. ACTION is the cure.”
― Richie Norton

“Will we push through to the other side? Fear can be overcomed, and that it is not permanent. It is simply a state of mind. Rather than trying to eliminate fear altogether, we must learn how to live with it and put it in its place. Smack it down and let it know who’s boss! It’s okay to be afraid every now and then; just don’t let it stop you in your efforts to accomplish your aspirations.”
― Angie karan

“You fail because you fear. Be bold. Be fearless.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Normal people are just freaks who are afraid to be themselves in public.”
― Anonymous

“When I was a kid I worried that when I woke up, I’d find my family having breakfast with my doppelgänger. We would fight to the death, and then my family would peacefully finish breakfast.”
― Fran Krause, Deep Dark Fears

“If I had to give you a proper description, I would say a camel cricket is basically a cross between a grasshopper and a dragon and that its natural habitat is the nightmares of men.”
― Chris Gethard

“How was it then that I could see a monster in him as easily as I could see his dignity, his integrity, and his charm? I had learned over the years that he held everything in for as long as he could. When he reached his limit, unrelated incidents could unleash that pent-up anger to an unprecedented degree.”
― Kyrian Lyndon, Provenance of Bondage

“Peace is not the absence of war—peace is the absence of fear.”
― Ursula Franklin

“Na dworze świeciło słońce, był ładny dzień, burza minęła.
Ze zmianą pogody nastąpiła również zmiana samopoczucia uwięzionych na wyspie. Czuli się jak obudzeni z koszmarnego snu. Niebezpieczeństwo istniało jeszcze, ale to już było niebezpieczeństwo przy świetle dziennym. Obezwładniająca atmosfera strachu, która przytłaczała ich, gdy burza szalała na dworze, teraz minęła.”
― Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

“The neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux has shown that the same neural mechanisms mediate the fear response in all sorts of animals, from pigeons and rats to cats and humans. The idea that other animals experience similar emotions to us is not anthropomorphism: it is based on sound scientific evidence.”
― Dylan Evans, A brief introduction to emotions

“Let go of your past, dwell not on your mistakes. If your playing small didn’t work out in the past, it most likely won’t work now. Release the fear, the anger, the troubles, the worries. They will only make you weak and unable to move ahead. Evaluate your life, discard what is not working. Shed your old skin and never look back.”
― Asuni LadyZeal

“It is okay to lobby for success. But it best to succeed like a royalty. Success from a position of self-respect and optimism beats success from a position of fear and insecurity anyday, anytime. The journey is also as important as the destination.”
― Asuni LadyZeal

“When you know about something it stops being a nightmare. When you know how to fight something, it stops being so threatening.”
― Andrzej Sapkowski, Krew elfów

“If you meet the darkest moment of life, strive valiantly through it with courage and never retreat, for you shall surely meet light afterwards. If you meet the muddy stream of life, swim across it with tenacity to the very end for there is a clearer stream that shall wash your dirt away afterwards. If all people reject you in the mid of the arduous race of life, dare to smile and move on for there are people who await you to embrace you in the end”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“We must believe we are capable of transcending evil, of not needing to hide in the darkness or surrender to our basest fears.”
― Michael R. French, Once Upon a Lie

“Perfectionism sucks the air out of your uniqueness and leaves you empty, away from who you could become.”― Darryl Stewart Wellness

“What you give meaning to is what causes your emotion. Before you react know why you are giving something so much energy or fear. When you begin to understand why you give things meaning you can begin to change how you react and why you do what you do.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Please don´t drown into his fears, his concrete fists don´t let him again, break the bridge of your nose with his cruel born hits. Then disappear into that mask of misery.”― Anthony Liccione

“If one bad thing befell me, I immediately linked it to every bad thing that had happened in the last week or might happen in the coming week. And when I became sad, I was prone to wallow in grief, piling up my woes and sprawling on them like a dragon on a hoard.”
― Robin Hobb, Fool’s Assassin

“He tried to decide if he was really ashamed of being afraid, and decided that he was not. Fear was there for a purpose. It was wired into any creature that had not completely turned its back on its evolutionary inheritance and so remade itself in whatever image it coveted. The more sophisticated you became, the less you relied on fear and pain to keep you alive; you could afford to ignore them because you had other means of coping with the consequences if things went badly.”
― Iain M. Banks, Look to Windward

“She became certain that there was something in the dark behind her: something very old and very slow. Her heart beat so hard and so loudly she was scared it would burst out of her chest.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“Leaning Much!
If you are leaning on someone, then you will not be successful.
If you are leaning on a trust fund, government check, inheritance, success will pass you by.
You do not have the need to be successful because you have someone or something looking after you.
What is the belief system for you behind this leaning?
Darryl Stewart Wellness”
― Darryl Stewart

“When has been disappointed for so long, hope becomes the enemy. One cannot be dashed to the earth unless one is lifted first, and I learned to avoid hope.”
― Robin Hobb, Fool’s Assassin

“Run your own race. Fear creeps in when we compare ourselves too much with others.”
― Sanchita Pandey

“Shame Sucker!
You suck my joy away!
You suck my fun away!
You suck my happiness away!
Shame, you suck!”
― Darryl Stewart Wellness

“Racism in impenetrable. Staying in America means always fighting. For our own sanity and safety, we must go.”
― Darnell Lamont Walker

“I can hear you crying
I can sense your fear
And not much longer now baby doll
I am getting near.”
― Frank Julius, BLOOD DICE: Gaming Crime Thriller

“Anxiety is nothing more than prolonged fear. It comes with prolonged chemical release that does incalculable damage to your neurons over time.”
― Toni Sorenson

“Desperation makes men fearless”
― Jocelyn Murray, Khu: A Tale of Ancient Egypt

“Two spectrums generate our thoughts … one comes from fear and the other from love. Every emotion in between starts at one of those two places.”
― Toni Sorenson

“Overcoming fear is often much about understanding, accepting and embracing the power of self-healing, self-recovery, and self-discovery. At the same time it is often as much about the beauty of exploring more selflessness, and experiencing some of the true joys of “losing one’s self,” in others, and into good things that are more about others than one’s own self.”
― Connie Kerbs

“For the entirety of my young and skittish life, I had fixated upon my fear as if it were the most interesting thing about me, when actually it was the most mundane. In fact, my fear was probably the only 100 percent mundane thing about me. I had creativity within me that was original; I had a personality within me that was original; I had dreams and perspectives and aspirations within me that were original. But my fear was not original in the least. My fear wasn’t some kind of rare artisanal object; it was just a mass-produced item, available on the shelves of any generic box store. And that’s the thing I wanted to build my entire identity around? The most boring instinct I possessed? The panic reflex of my dumbest inner tadpole? No.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

“I don’t want content. I want slight fear. Anxiety. I want a longing devotion for a twist of absence. The feeling of complete isn’t quite pleasing.”
― Dominic Riccitello

“Fears are like vampires; not only do they drain your life energy, but they also disintegrate when they are brought into the light. By constantly facing your fears, they eventually lose their power, as the suppressed and repressed energy behind them dissipates.”
― Maximus Freeman

“It’s like there are a million screams caught inside of my chest but I have to keep them all in because what’s the point of screaming if you’ll never be heard and no one will ever hear me in here. No one will ever hear me again.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Destroy Me

“I am not myself.
My thoughts are tangled in words that are not my own.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Destroy Me

“A gonosz egyszerű és üres. A gonosznak nincsenek titokzatos mélységei. Belenézünk egy sötét lyukba, és megtöltjük a félelmeinkkel, de ettől az csak egy lyuk.”
― Brent Weeks, The Blinding Knife

“Perhaps these are inward irritations always produced by love: the acutely sensitive nerves of intimacy: the haunting fear that all may not go well.”
― Anthony Powell

“The shield of faith is sword to conquer every fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Could feel the reservation wheeling around him, changing shape so that he nearly had to vomit, or hold his arms to his head and scream against it all.”
― Stephen Graham Jones, Ledfeather

“I listened to make sure I was meeting the minimum requirement to stay out of jail, so to speak.”
― Bill McKenzie

“I learned that courage and fear always come as a pair. If you’ve gone one inside you, you’ve surely got the other.”
― Natalie Lloyd, The Key to Extraordinary

“Pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader’s greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I suppose I should get used to being alone too. Not in the world, but in here. In my heart.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword

“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”
― Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

“You are not a victim. You are a willing participant that has created your own anxiety through your negative mind, insecurities and actions. If you want to secure your future then the only way is through love, forgiveness and the willingness to admit you have participated in the uncomfortableness you are experiencing now. Stop telling yourself you are justified in hate, indifference, silence or bias. You are not. You can’t build a positive life through battling others. The world is full of victims. No one wants to hear that story. People want to know how you did what the majority wouldn’t do-you forgave and built up your enemies. It is seems totally rare and unheard of these days to swallow your pain and take the high road, but guess what? Those are the leaders that people admire and want to know. Those are the 1% who change the world and people’s lives. So why do you want to be like the world when you can be beyond it?”
― Shannon L. Alder

“…it’s strange, isn’t it, how you don’t know how big a part of you someone is until they’re threatened? And then you think you can’t possibly go on if something happens to them, but the most frightening part is that, actually, you will go on, you’ll have to go on, with them or without them. There’s just no telling what you’ll become”
― Robin Hobb, Fool’s Errand

“Stop it, Misha. Stop being so frightened of everything. But she couldn’t stop. She carried fear with her like a little animal, curled in the nook behind her heart, and it whispered to her. You are weak, you are frightened, and you will never dare do anything at all.”
― Stefan Bachmann, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

“The only way to go beyond death is to accept death. Then it disappears. The only way to be fearless is to accept fear. Then the energy is released and becomes freedom.”
― Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

“We go straight”. I say again. “If we start making turns, we might not know what direction is what. If we keep going straight, at least we know how to get back to where we came from if we get into trouble. I know it’s tiring, but walking uphill is a good thing-every step we take is a step closer to getting out.”
“I see shoulders droop, I hear heavy sighs. They don’t want to agree with me; they want to go the easier way”.”
― Scott Sigler, Alive

“Turning, she looked out at the icy landscape, the soaring trees, branches dark and bitten blue with frost. And for a moment, she had something like a premonition, a feeling that something terrible was watching her, something hungry and sick. She could nearly hear it out there, panting between the trees, its breath ragged and spoiled.”
― McCormick Templeman, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

“She said fear is just a flashlight that helps you find your courage.”
― Natalie Lloyd, The Key to Extraordinary

“I’ve never been this dirty. I’ve never been this sweaty and disgusting. I’ve never been this afraid, this thirsty, this alone”.
“I haven’t been a good leader, but–people are counting on me to take them to safety. I don’t know if I’m twelve or twenty or if I’m twenty and I don’t think age matters anymore——-
There is a way out. I will find a way out.”
― Scott Sigler, Alive

“Fears drive us backwards.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“If you’re too afraid of going astray you won’t go anywhere”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

“Before the Dawn
In the darkest night the sun may seem like an extinguished match or an ember drowned by rain.
A light forever lost.
The cold world grows steadily colder and shrinks like the abused, closing in on all sides. Laughter, smiles, the glimmer of dancing eyes, and all else indicative of human brightness is gone. Colors leeched from everything leave shadows and emotion dull-gray in their absence.
Time is a void. A moment feels eternal.
Hope does not blossom in the darkness but withers fast, starving for what only the sun can offer. As its petals turn to dust, fear blows in and sweeps the remnants away. The soul succumbs by degrees to nightmares emboldened by the dead of night.
All is lost! All is lost!
The wretched sun, repulsed by our nothingness,
has abandoned the lives in its care!
And then the eyes open wide,
seeing mountains take shape on the horizon.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poems, & a Few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

“Fear is not to be overcome, or dreaded, or avoided, or expelled from our life; neither is it to be our dwelling, obsession or constant companion. But it should be respected, recognized, and humbly listened to for its singular solemn advice. Indeed, it’s wise and cautionary warnings should always be heeded. Fear was designed to function as a familiar adviser, an overly critical, cautious, conservative friend – not our foe. When it is accepted, and appreciated for what it is, fear is a sage, a warning system, and one of our oldest, most experienced guides. When it holds itself at bay as necessary, it is like the security detail that waits at some serious attention in the back of the room, ever watchful, ever ready, benign, non-threatening – until circumstances require its sensitive, timely services.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“Anxiety is a sign that you have made up a story contrary to reality. Love does not fear.”
― Alan Cohen

“Apprehension of a painful or disagreeable recognition made me tremble. I am confident that it took no distinctness of shape, and that it was the revival for a few minutes of the terror of childhood.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“Create your own path.Don’t blindly follow the massess… because most of the time the “M” is silent.”
― Abhishek Shukla, The Reflection “Success or Stress”Choose Wisely

“We all have faced fearful times. But it is better to live with faith than fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Fear doesn’t let you fail, it releases you from illusion!”
― Vishwanath S J

“Fear grid-irons your broken, suffering heart with strength, encasing it with a protective, tough shell. One that soon becomes a prison that will emaciate the unused, enclosed heart inside if left to its own accord. But renewed hope gently unwraps the hard cast, and replaces it with a more resilient, pliable layer, protective, strong, but permeable so as to let love soak in and nurture the malnourished, dying heart inside.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“In the realm of faith, there is no fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Seek until there is no hope and then seek further. Seek without end. Trudge on without tiring and without fear and without disheartenment. Trudge on, for it is within you to fight any enemy. It is who you are. It is your past and your present and your future. You will not quit. You cannot quit. Your breath is your courage, and as you breathe, so must you hope or you are already dead.”
― Dan Groat, Monarchs and Mendicants

“Real fear resides not in what is coming after you, but what lies in wait.”
― Tom Cardamone, Night Sweats

“Fear is the number one reason why people never live up to their potential.”
― Jeff Smith

“Fear leads to worry. Worry leads to depression. But faith overcomes fear and worry.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“We have all experience times of despair and fear. But it is better to live with hope and faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“It all scares me, and it’s all like clothes in a dryer that just keep rolling around in my head from one day to the next.”
― Patrick Carman, Skeleton Creek

“Ever since man’s first mistake, in the Garden of Eden – he’s been afraid of God, hiding from Him. He’s so ashamed, and so overcome by guilt, that he can’t imagine God would want anything else from him other than to punish him.
And so they tell these stories of an angry God, His judgement and His wrath. They fill their religions with rules and rituals impossible to fulfill. That put distance between us and Him.
But God made us so that He would not be alone. All God really wants man to do is stop running.”
― Nick Spencer

“A little bit of fear and pessimism should be a necessity”
― Mohit Bansal

“I am afraid of waking up to emptiness, to a place where my friends and family are gone and I am nothing but a single bolt of lightning in the blackness of a lonely storm. If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword

“There are two levers for moving man — interest and fear.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte

“Stop wasting any more time looking outside of ‘you’ for what is not there. Look within and you will find the treasure you seek.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Fling arrows at all the strange things you see out here, and all you do is run out of arrows.”
― Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

“To acquire great wealth quickly you must be a person who shares generously.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Fear is the limit of existence.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“The superior weapon of choice to fight ineffective, unwarranted distrust and fear, is a commitment to believing in others, coupled with a charitable heart; it is then that logic and intellect can be most successfully employed to deal with such negative emotions.”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“Once upon a time it took many years of hard work to establish a winning business, but today that time scale has been cut down to months … not years.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“You can radically alter the worth of your life when you develop inner voices that serve and support your true purpose.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Thought awareness is the first step in the process of managing negative thoughts, as you cannot manage thoughts that you are unaware of.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Do what other successful people are doing, that is how you can be brilliant.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Don’t look on in awe, emulate your idols and become one in the process.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“All your strength must come from within, because no external source can provide it.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Whatever feelings you think you would have if your financial goals were met, feel them now!”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Only when your old mental patterns have been ditched will you be able to put your ideas into action.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“It has been suggested that your true self is who you are when no one else is looking. True self is personal; true self is deep; true self is complete; true self is important.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Motivation is a state of mind, just like discouragement.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“For success we need to focus with a converging thought process.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Your beliefs attract to you the life you experience.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“You must realize that money is not good or evil; it is a tool for expressing your creative energy in the physical world.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“I mean everyone has a different opinion of you – so many boxes for you to fit into!”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Success is not usually the result of pure chance or fluke. Mind you, neither is a failure the result of bad luck.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“What we imagine to be true becomes true.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“The only way you can become brave is, going through the fear but not going away from it.”
― tirumala

“Do you know why the rich get richer? It’s is because they spend time with other rich people.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Trust comes from courage; beliefs are derived from fear.”
― Debasish Mridha

“No matter how small you start, always dream and think BIG. If you start with small thoughts then you will stay with small thoughts.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Your friends can be double-edged knife thy can either nurture you or destroy you. Choose them Wisely……”
― Abhishek Shukla, The Reflection “Success or Stress”Choose Wisely

“Fear was the hand of the devil holding a scalding hot branding iron and touching your brain and your stomach and yelling at you to run with leaden feet.”
― Dan Groat, Monarchs and Mendicants

“I had spent so much of life being afraid or living the memory of being afraid.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

“Don’t waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or salvage their respect for you. The truth is this: If they care they will go out of their way to learn the truth. If they don’t then they really don’t value you as a human being. The moment you have to sell people on who you are is the moment you let yourself believe that every good thing you have ever done or accomplished was invisible to the world. And, it is not!”
― Shannon L. Alder

“A self-limiting belief is no stronger than the flimsy rope that tethers an elephant by its foot.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“To the short-sighted, through the fog, God must be a monster.”
― Criss Jami, Healology

“Well, there is a piece of famous advice, grand advice even if it is German, to forget what you can’t bear. The strong can forget, can shut out history.
Very good. Even if it is self-flattery to speak of strength–these aesthetic philosophers, they take a posture, but power sweeps postures away. Still, it’s true you can’t go on transposing one nightmare into another, Nietzsche was certainly right about that. The tender-minded must harden themselves. Is this world nothing but a barren lump of coke? No, no, but what sometimes seems a system of prevention, a denial of what every human being knows.
I love my children, but I am the world to them, and bring them nightmares.
I had this child by my enemy. And I love her. The sight of her, the odor of her hair, this minute, makes me tremble with love. Isn’t it mysterious how I love the child of my enemy?
But a man doesn’t need happiness for himself.
No, he can put up with any amount of torment–with recollections, with his own familiar evils, despair.
And this is the unwritten history of man, his unseen, negative accomplishment, his power to do without gratification for himself provided there is something great, something into which his being, and all beings can go. He does not need meaning as long as such intensity has scope. Because then it is self-evident; it is meaning.”
― Saul Bellow, Herzog

“Repeating positive installing statements for a few minutes, and then thinking negatively the rest of the day neutralizes the effects of the positive words.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“«Mark nodded even though she couldn’t see. He’d suddenly lost any desire to talk, and his plans for a perfect day washed away with the stream. The memories. They never let him go, not even for a half hour. They always had to rush back in, bringing all the horror.»”
― James Dashner, The Kill Order

“You don’t have to affirm the positive after you have released a negative belief!”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“No one is going to put their life on hold and do it for you – they are too busy frantically peddling their own lives along to stop and give you a hand.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Any ideas how we can develop a strategy for success? The answer is … developing an action plan. It’s that simple!”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Yes believe it or not all self-made millionaires have had to get their hands dirty at some point in their rags to riches story.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“According to your strategy plan and how it looks is commensurate with how much effort you will apply to achieving success.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Split-second decision-making sets winners apart from losers.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Getting out of bed with a smile on your face most days is the start of being and knowing you are successful.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Perhaps you have an appetite to help others, to give of yourself so that others can have a better life … and in so doing you yourself become successful.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“A releasing statement works as though you are holding your belief tightly in your hand, then put your arm out and let it go! A releasing statement removes stumbling blocks from your mind, once done then you can use affirmations with success.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“I am successful and I love the fact that being successful allows me to choose the ‘when’, ‘why’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ of spending my time and energy.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Words and statements work both ways – to build or destroy.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Las dudas matas mas sueños que los que han matado nunca los errores.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Every day there are opportunities for me, and I take them.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Not interested in scarin’ anybody, but people with good sense are afraid of a man with nothin’ to lose.”
― Dan Groat, Monarchs and Mendicants

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“One of the biggest secrets of success is delegation. Exactly the method Sir Richard Branson uses! If it helped him become a billionaire businessman then it is worth utilizing in your own life/business, etc.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“You have to learn when it’s best to delegate those hard physical jobs to others while you tackle the heavy thinking.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“You have to see every unit of currency that passes through your hands as a seed to your financial future.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“The secret to becoming wealthy and successful is thinking wealthy and successful!”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Instead of thinking ‘law of attraction’, think ‘unlimited abundance’.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“The only difference, apart from heaps of cash, between someone who is wealthy and someone who is poor is having the right mindset and attitude.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“The poor want a few dollars more – the rich focus on making more.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“If you solely focus only on financial survival then that is where you will always be.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“The wealthy do not focus on day-to-day short-term survival. Successful people focus on wealth building assets.”
― Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

“Fear is a product of doubt. it is a negative energy. Fear is an opposite of faith. Law is not necessary for people who have freedom. Law is the control switch that produces fear. That Fear produces lawful citizens is a delusion, it only creates fearful citizens .”
― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“There’s nothing scarier than loving someone”
― Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World

“Nobody knows what God’s plan is for your life, but a whole lot of people will guess for you if you let them.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The price for standing up for Truth, no matter how severe, will always be less than the price our souls will be penalized for not speaking up for our conscience. There is no greater crime in the universe than silencing your conscience.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“If you spend your life over analysing every encounter you will always see the tree, but never the forest.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“If you weren’t scared,
you wouldn’t be human,
you wouldn’t be brave.”

“What do you mean?” I ask.
“If you were fearless,
you wouldn’t
need to overcome it.
Bravery means being scared
and going forward
anyway,” Fia says.
“That’s courage.”
― Leza Lowitz, Up From the Sea

“Of course I don’t want to get knocked down. But the single and sole solution to that fear is to not go anywhere where I can be knocked down. And is that not already being knocked down?”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“If we didn’t have nightmares, we wouldn’t wake up every morning chasing our dreams.”
― Joyce Rachelle


Why do you fear me?
I am your friend.
I but guide trav’lers
Rounding the bend —
Lead them to freedom
From time and age,
Help them start writing a new page…

Seek for me never,
Keep your course true —
When I am needed
I’ll come to you,
Then I will show you
Roads without end —
Why do you fear me?
I am your friend.”
― Clarence E. Flynn

“Maybe we don’t ever feel that sweetly untainted and wholly majestic kind of love that takes every longing captive because we are hopelessly entangled in the illogical fear that despite all of love’s grand goodness, it might not be good enough to keep us safe.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“If you want new results, get a new mindset!”
― Stephen Richards

“And how will this come to pass?’ He paused and lowered his voice. ‘ In the same way all change comes to pass, I fear, And I am sorry it is so. It will come to pass by violence and upheaval, by flame and by fury, for no change comes calmly over the world.”
― Walter M. Miller Jr.

“After two decades there she was, in front of him, almost within touching distance, not faded like in his dreams, but bright and clear and vividly real, looking comfortably, almost defiantly, the same as she always had and then everything she had never been.”
― Tan Redding, A Banquet Of Crumbs

“One great enemy we must all endeavor to fear not conquering is fear. Fear can cripple purpose and purposeful life. Fear asks question we must fear. Fear makes vision a nightmare. One must always cross the barrier of fear to get to the great city of true purposefulness. A great number of us who are unable to live to accomplish the true reason for our existence on earth are unable to cross the barrier of fear in the first place.”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“We fear the calm more than the storm.”
― Marty Rubin

“The terrifying fear of a crash had triggered the fight-or-flight response in the child, making him burn a mule, but only he knew about it—thanks to his tight and reliable underpants.”
― Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

“the knowledge that change can be frightening, that responsibility can, but that the answer to that is not refusing to change or to accept responsibility.”
― Jo Walton, What Makes This Book So Great

“Have you ever noticed that fear affects your physical mind and body?”
― Asa Don Brown, Waiting to Live

“I’d rather be a fool than afraid.”
― A.D. Posey

“Fear is the thing that shows a man who ‘e really is. The ‘ateful ones are pointin’ fingers and layin’ the blame because that’s what they think it takes to survive. Those people ‘ave always been there, but fear just shows the rest of us who they are, and because of that, they’ll end up alone.”
― April White, Waging War

“I turned to face her. “What about fear. Can you outrun it?”
“Only if ye stand still and face it do ye have a chance against fear.”
― April White, Waging War

“All soldiers felt the same thing going into battle, whether they admitted it or not: fear. Fear of failure, fear of dying, fear of watching their friends die, fear of being wounded and living out the rest of their days crippled or maimed. The fear was always there, and it would devour you if you let it.
Des knew how to turn that fear to his own advantage. Take what makes you weak and turn it into something that makes you strong. Transform the fear into anger and hate: hatred of the enemy; hatred of the Republic and the Jedi. The hate gave him strength, and the strength brought him victory.”
― Drew Karpyshyn, Path of Destruction

“Fear is the enemy of success.”
― A.D. Posey

“Even if this spring the dappled leaves should shelter our minds from the moon’s pale echo we would still remember how once they were sheltered by our skulls only from the day’s sun and the night’s stars and never from what we feared and what we remembered”
― Dan Davin

“Love by its very nature is extravagant, but we poor human beings, so caught up in fear and worry, limit the very love we were created to bring into the world.”
― Mary Morrell, Things My Father Taught Me About Love

“Meanwhile, back in the real world, my first instinct is a sort of stupid ducking motion I’ve learned from the movies, and I have the sure sense I’m going to be shot in the neck, where I feel particularly exposed and vulnerable.”
― Charles D’Ambrosio, Loitering: New & Collected Essays

“Reputation became the pirates’ sharpest sword.”
― Robert Kurson, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

“Don’t stand in the hallway trembling; join the dance.”
― Marty Rubin

“While some select sobering situations may be unlaughable, there are few circumstances that humor, subtle or candid, can’t improve. Afterall, remembering not to take ourselves or others too seriously can put a lot of things into perspective. Laughter is healing. Laughter creates bonds and forges enduring friendships. A healthy sense of humor can quell almost any overwhelming anxiety, and can quench the fires of fury and fear unlike anything else when appropriate. Even more so when not.
Connie Kerbs”
― Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

“If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, then the love of GOD is the apex of it!”― TemitOpe Ibrahim

“It took vulnerability to forge strength, the way true courage required fear.”
― Martina Boone, Persuasion

“The empty spaces of your soul are the ones you search for, pray for and want so desperately to be filled. They are also the spaces that will never be filled, until you are ready to do something you have never done.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“You’re torn between wanting to be closer and wanting to push me away,” he said. “So I vote for closer. I’ll always vote for closer.”
― Martina Boone, Persuasion

“You can’t fight mental health bias if you label people based on a lists of symptoms and you have no medical degree to diagnose people. We all have crazy running through our blood and so many things trigger that. We all struggle with our anxiety and twisted issues. Defamation of character is not kind, nor Christlike. Because when you label people with self righteous vindication you open the door to the very idea that self righteousness is itself a disorder that we should all be afraid of. This doorway when left open too long gets people to pull away from Christ, not run to him.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Many problems can be solved by a man not frightened by them.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Have Space Suit—Will Travel

“Trust your fears Rho. Believing in them makes you safe.”
― Romina Russell, Zodiac

“When you eat too much chocolate, you get sick of it.
When you drink too much champagne, you get sick of it.
Gorge yourself on fear.”
― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“You can’t gather much if you won’t go on risk expedition. Leaders never fear the thorns; they’ll still go in for the beautiful roses no matter the number of pricks they’ll get.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

“Maybe everyone lives with terror every minute of every day and buries it, never stopping long enough to look. Or maybe it’s just me. I’m speaking here of your ordinary basic terrors like the meaning of life or what if there’s no meaning at all…Sometimes I think we’re all tightrope walkers suspended on a wire two thousand feet in the air, and so long as we never look down we’re okay, but some of us lose momentum and look down for a second and are never quite the same again: we know.”
― Dorothy Gilman

“Courage is not the absence of fear. It is accepting and neutralizing the fear with the power of love.”
― Debasish Mridha

“In solitude every fear, every longing, becomes exaggerated.”
― Marty Rubin

“Unacknowledged fear is a weakness,”
― Scarlett Cole, The Strongest Steel

“Do it anyway. Fear will melt away.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Leaving for the night, it came to me. What I should have told her. Life goes on – that’s what I should have said. That’s what you say to people when a loved one dies. But, thinking it over, I was glad I didn’t. Because maybe that’s what she was afraid of.”
― Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

“Never fear to make mistakes; be courageous enough not to repeat it.”
― Debasish Mridha

“I am not afraid of anything in the world. But I’m afraid of myself, afraid of what I will be in the future.”
― Luffina Lourduraj

“Fear was like a tick to them. They knew there were times when it was going to crawl on them, but they sure didn’t want it embedded in their skin and sucking their blood.”
― Dan Groat, A Punctual Paymaster

“Fear isn’t what it appears to be,
it’s a motivation that sets us free,
keep scratching, chewing and kicking me,
waiting for that moment in time to flee,
when it erupts in disbelief,
when it’s exposed and we let it be,
without its hold it has no meaning.”
― Jess “Chief” Brynjulson, Highway Writings

“Did you close that part of your life, Drizzt Do’Urden? And now are you afraid because it might again be opened?”
Drizzt shook his head without hesitation, but it was an unconvincing movement. He paused a long while, they sighed deeply. “I am disappointed,” the drow admitted. “In myself, for mt selfishness. I want to see Zaknafein again, to stand beside him and learn from him and listen to his words.” Drizzt looked up at Cadderly, his expression truly serene. “But I remember the last time I saw him,” he said, and he told Cadderly then of that final meeting.”
― R.A. Salvatore, Passage to Dawn

“Although it would lead me to believe otherwise, fear has little interest in intimidating me. Rather, it much prefers to enslave me.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Dream to dare; forget to fear.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Aspen Evans could very well be the woman to bring me back to life or the woman to destroy me.”
― Brooke Cumberland, Pushing the Limits

“It is better to live with great faith than in fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“As you get older, you have to be willing and able to choose your own path for your life. And once you choose it, you walk it with strength. If you meet evil along the way, know that it is supposed to make you afraid, but it’s not supposed to stop you. You walk through the fear and you walk through the evil, and you don’t let either one become your master.”
― Dan Groat, A Punctual Paymaster

“We live in the tension between neophillia, or attraction to new things, and neophobia, or fear of new things.”
― Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

“If you fear to take risks, your life will always be risky.”
― Debasish Mridha

“If you don’t learn to travel comfortably alongside your fear, then you’ll never be able to go anywhere interesting or do anything interesting.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

“I have heard the predictable slew of insults, threats, epithets, and curses. Underneath all these, I hear their fear. They don’t want to hurt me, though I may serve as a stand-in for a man who they do want to hurt. They want to scare me because fear is the only way they have learned to feel powerful.”
― Thomm Quackenbush, Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition: A Reference Handbook

“Because of fear, most people don’t dream big. Because of fear, even those who dream big do not start working on them. Because of fear, those who start working on their dreams end up quitting too early.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

“With courage, always go where you fear to go.”
― Debasish Mridha

“I still don’t have all the answers, but I’m no longer afraid to confront the questions.”
― Pittacus Lore, The Fate of Ten

“I think perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat, pretending to be elegant when actually it’s just terrified. Because underneath that shiny veneer, perfectionism is nothing more that a deep existential angst the says, again and again, ‘I am not good enough and I will never be good enough.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

“There are more things likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more in our imagination than in reality.”
― Seneca

“Maybe I’m in Hell. That’s okay, I’m not scared of Hell – it’s just Heaven for bad people.”
― Steven Moffat

“You can conquer fear with faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

“Trust your fears. When a quiet voice whispers, “you are being used”, listen. Ignore your baser desires.”
― Michael R. Fletcher

“As you evolve, the friends and lovers you attract will be of a higher caliber. Embrace that fact and do not be afraid to leave old relations behind if they cease to be compatible with you.”
― Shane Eric Mathias, The Happiness Tree: Grow Your Happiness by Cultivating a Healthy, Creative and Purposeful Life

“NOW is the owner of the FUTURE”
― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Fear is supremely contagious, and its immediate reaction is to make one try to run away.”
― Primo Levi, If This Is a Man / The Truce

“We must endeavor to be whole, whether in or out of a relationship, basing happiness on our own internal resources rather than relying on someone else to full the perceived gaps in our lives.”
― Shane Eric Mathias, The Happiness Tree: Grow Your Happiness by Cultivating a Healthy, Creative and Purposeful Life

“Fear comes from the lack of knowledge and a state of ignorance. The best remedy for fear is to gain knowledge.”
― Debasish Mridha

“~Have NO fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with YOU, therefore NO harm can befall YOU; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence~”
― Pope John Paul II

“I pulled the sheet off their faces. Their faces were black with coal dust and didn’t look like anything was wrong with them except they were dirty. The both of them had smiles on their faces. I thought maybe one of them had told a joke just before they died and, pain and all, they both laughed and ended up with a smile. Probably not true but but it made me feel good to think about it like that, and when the Sister came in I asked her if I could clean their faces and she said, “no, certainly not!” but I said, “ah, c’mon, it’s me brother n’ father, I want to,” and she looked at me and looked at me, and at last she said, “of course, of course, I’ll get some soap and water.”

When the nun came back she helped me. Not doing it, but more like showing me how, and taking to me, saying things like “this is a very handsome man” and “you must have been proud of your brother” when I told her how Charlie Dave would fight for me, and “you’re lucky you have another brother”; of course I was, but he was younger and might change, but she talked to me and made it all seem normal, the two of us standing over a dead face and cleaning the grit away. The only other thing I remember a nun ever saying to me was, “Mairead, you get to your seat, this minute!”
― Sheldon Currie, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum: The Novel

“The plan God has doesn’t just involve us as individuals, but also the people who share part of our lives. Jesus was never alone; there were always people around him. He had friends, followers, and people He could depend on. Never be afraid, someone wants to listen in your time of need. Reaching our hands out, especially when we’re hurting has the power to heal our hearts.”
― Ron Baratono

“I fear liars, and I fear tricksters, and worst I fear the bitter truth. And so I rule my country well. Because only fear rules men. Nothing else works. Nothing else lasts long enough.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

“The right kind of education consists in understanding the child as he is without imposing upon him an ideal of what we think he should be. To enclose him in the framework of an ideal is to encourage him to conform, which breeds fear and produces in him a constant conflict between what he is and what he should be; and all inward conflicts have their outward manifestations in society.”
― Krishnamurti

“Be strong and free from fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Remember, adjusting your mindset for success is, at least, half the battle of anything. In the case of overcoming our fear instead of it overcoming us – is more like 99% of a war waged in our head.
~ Connie Kerbs”
― Connie Kerbs

“Doubt, fear and helplessness will always try to flourish when we are in a holding pattern for too long. The best defense – is to just do something. Anything positive! Something healthy! Get moving! Get busy! Often, this is the only way to calm the inner storm. Even more often, this is the only way the best course of action will finally find us ready to unveil itself to us.”
― Connie Kerbs

“I don’t regret or fear my problems and roadblocks. They have made me brave and given me the opportunity to overcome them.”
― Debasish Mridha

“And by knowing what we fear, don’t we know what we care about, how we are measuring our worth, what success looks like?” I asked. So isn’t fear helpful, then?”
― Patti Digh

“One foe you must conquer in your quest to cross over to he other side is fear”
― Adedayo Olabamiji

“When love is your power, then you will not have anything to fear.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Fear is a shadow of false perception and unreal imaginations.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Breathtaking beauty is just over the barrier that you always fear.”
― Debasish Mridha

“During World War I, Germany had only 25 of its vaunted submarines sailing at any one time.”
― Erik Larson, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

“Don’t fear the thunder”
― David Guenther

“It is the unknown that terrifies us in life, the unfamiliar and the unpredictable. People fear what they’re not sure of. What they cannot control. It’s The Old Dark House again. If we don’t know what’s in the dark and quiet place, we fill it with bogeymen and demons.”
― Dennis O’Donnell

“Dennoch gibt es etwas, was einige von uns in Augenblicken, die ihnen selbst as verbrecherisch erscheinen, andere aber frank und permanent, mehr fürchten als die deutsche Niederlage, und das ist der deutsche Sieg.”
― Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus


They say that if you are
Ever confronted by
A lion or bear,
To never act scared.
Instead act like
You are the greater animal
And that they’re
The hare
That you are about
To tear.
This has been
And compared.
This is how presidents
Are loved
And feared.
Each one of us has an animal
Within us
That is armed with
Physical or
Spiritual gifts
That could shoot spears
Through the air.

So next time
You are confronted in
A fight that seems unfair,
Just remember the lion and the bear.
Your greater animal
And all that feel your magnificence
Will quickly step away
And disappear.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“You want to know the real reason they never let us touch or talk to each other if they could help it? It made us strong. If you have people who love you, you can fall back on them when you’re afraid.”
― Alexandra Bracken, Through the Dark

“Extraordinary change can happen in your life, but it will take extraordinary people, extraordinary courage and extraordinary faith to believe that this won’t be a repeat of your past.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“I gaze forward without fear.”
― Alexander Pushkin

“Only the guilty and the lovers really fear. The first because of what they are, the second for what they might lose.”
― Jonathan Carroll

“You will never choose love greater than what you believe you deserve and what other insecure people tell your lack of self esteem to have faith in.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The more you care, the more you fear.”
― Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Fear and pain can only touch you if you let them.”
― Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear

“Hope is terrifying, Viola,’ he said. ‘No one wants to admit it, but it is.’
I feel my eyes go wet again. ‘Then how can you stand it? How can you bear even thinking it? It feels so dangerous, like you’ll be punished for even thinking you deserved it.’
He touched my arm, just lightly. ‘Because, Viola, life is so much more terrifying without it.”
― Patrick Ness, The New World

“Horrors of a nature most stern and most appalling would too frequently obtrude themselves upon my mind, and shake the innermost depths of my soul with the bare supposition of their possibility.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

“They feared you, and love can’t exist when there’s that much fear.”
― Michelle Sagara, Cast in Fury

“When our internal reference point is the ego or self-image, we feel cut off from our source, and the uncertainty of events creates fear and doubt.”
― Deepak Chopra

“Nobody is really an expert, as we are all still learning.”
― Avis J. Williams

“It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. What really matters is what you think of yourself.”
― Avis J. Williams

“It’s not easy to get close to anyone…. Everyone’s afraid of everybody else…. maybe because we’re all afraid of ourselves.”
― Ellen Hopkins

“I am frightened. I have known fear before, but there was always an escape; even during the terror of the military coup there was the salvation of exile. Now I am in a blind alley with all doors closed to hope, and I don’t know how to handle so much fear.”
― Isabel Allende, Paula

“I fall asleep with the sound of her voice echoing in my head, and a feeling in my chest like someone is scooping my heart out with a spoon.”
― Melissa Keil, Life in Outer Space

“You can’t make people love you but you can make them fear you.”
― Cecily von Ziegesar

“Monsters were one thing. She was used to monsters, she could deal with monsters. A noise in the darkness, with nothing attached to it, was another.”
― Paul Cornell, Professor Bernice Summerfield: The Dead Men Diaries

“Faith gives you confidence, strength and hope; vital for any accomplishment”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Perfect faith casts out all fears.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Fear,” she says, “is more powerful than pain.”
― Veronica Roth, Insurgent

“We are called to fear only God. There is an important reason for this. What we fear is what we’re subject to; our fears define our master. Where there is no fear, there is no control.”
― Erwin Raphael McManus, The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within

“The difference being that people fear us. When people fear you, you have power.”
― Evelyn Smith, The Summer of Secrets

“Perfection is based on your own perception of what is perfect to you”
― Avis J. Williams

“We have to let go of fears of things we can’t do anything about and move forward with clarity, focus on positives.”
― Jay Woodman

“Someone once asked me if I knew the feeling of fear. Oh, I knew fear. Well, really speaking I never feared any fucker at that time; I’ve got to be honest. But I knew fear, the fear of losing! There was never any fear of combat! My father instilled that fear in to me and that was what drove me on to win … the fear of what was to come after you went home saying you’d lost!”
― Stephen Richards, Street Warrior: The True Story of the Legendary Malcolm Price, Britain’s Hardest Man

“You can either worry or wonder. The best choice is to wonder.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Familiarity is the dagger thrust into the heart of fear.”
― Todd Stocker

“Fear trumps empathy.”
― Cindy Aime

“Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Fear is not your enemy. It is a powerful source of energy that can be harnessed and used for your benefit.”
― Russ Harris, The Confidence Gap

“The worst decisions in life we make are always the one we make out of fear.”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Betrayal

“Horror immobolizes us because it is made of contradictory feelings: fear and seduction, repulsion and attraction. Horror is a fascination…Horror is immobility, the great yawn of empty space, the womb and the hole in the earth, the universal Mother and the great garbage heap…With horror we cannot have recourse to flight or combat, there remains only Adoration or Exorcism.”
― Octavio Paz

“If you fear doing something, don’t discourage others who are doing it.”
― Debasish Mridha M.D.

“What holds you back is not fear, but your attitude towards it. The tighter you hold on to the attitude that fear is something ‘bad’ and you can’t do the things you want until it goes away, the more stuck you will be.”
― Russ Harris, The Confidence Gap

“Either, you are in love with someone or you’re not. Fear is complicated, not love.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The realization that my parents, too, felt pain and fear frightened me more than any strangers could.”
― Sara Nović, Girl at War

“The present is too often squandered grieving the past or fearing the future, which makes the present nothing more than a cheap facsimile of what was or what will be instead of what it could be.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“A coward is a servant of his fears.
A hero enslaves his fears.”
― Lera Auerbach, Excess of Being

“But Amanda … ” Jadina said, looking past Maylin at the young Fate. “She doesn’t ask for anything. She doesn’t even try to read the future, it’s just there. She ends up blurting things out. Starts talking about the car accident you’re going to have in three years, or your baby boy dying in child birth in a few months, or your grandmother’s funeral next year. Thing’s you can’t change even if you know about them. Things you’re happier not knowing about. People go through life, happily oblivious. If you start telling them all the horrible things that are coming, they get upset. When those horrible things start coming true, they get scared and blame you. They say you caused it. Label you witch. Even burn you at the stake. She’s safer in there.”
― Crissy Moss, Forgotten Ones

“Fear is the impotence of the soul.”
― Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela

“What is their real problem? Is it the fear or is it what they do after feeling it?”
― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

“Those who cannot conquer must bend the knee. They must find strength, or serve those of us who have. You are my generals. I will send you out: my hunting dogs, my wolves with iron teeth. When a city closes its gates in fear, you will destroy it. When they make roads and walls, you will cut them, pull down the stones. When a man raises a sword or bow against your men, you will hang him from a tree. Keep Karakorum in your minds as you go. This white city is the heart of the nation, but you are the right arm, the burning brand. Find me new lands, gentlemen. Cut a new path. Let their women weep a sea of tears and I will drink it all.”
― Conn Iggulden, Khan: Empire of Silver

“She stared at the surface of her coffee, swirling in her mug. Tiny universes rose and fell in the liquid depths as the moment dragged out into uncomfortable territory. Oh god! her mind screamed. (God didn’t answer.)”
― Danika Stone, All the Feels

“Fear has been the original parent of superstition, every new calamity urges trembling mortals to deprecate the wrath of invisible enemies”
― Edward Gibbon

“I couldn’t believe that lack of fear. It gave me vertigo, as though he was the edge of a cliff and I
couldn’t bear the view.”
― Alexis Hall, For Real

“Magicians perform magic, I do magick!”
― Stephen Richards

“A man needs to feel a little fear, Tolui, if only to have the pride of conquering it.”
― Conn Iggulden, Khan: Empire of Silver

“Failure comes from fear. Success comes from boldness and persistence.”
― Debasish Mridha M.D.

“Fear of failure is deceptive.
Don’t do it, you’ll fail, it says.
Courage is inceptive.
It’s where success starts.”
― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, This Is My Life

“Every day of our life has risk. So never fear to take one.”
― Debasish Mridha M.D.

“Cole didn’t see her for the rest of the weekend, and he was glad.
She wasn’t in class on Monday either. That made it easier.
Tuesday she was still missing.”
― Danika Stone, Intaglio: Dragons All The Way Down

“A brave man could conquer fear, he had learned that, but perhaps only for a time. It was something the young did not understand, the way it could gnaw at a man, the way it came back stronger every time, until you were alone and gasping for breath.”
― Conn Iggulden, Khan: Empire of Silver

“In his stupor, the forest had begun to change. The sounds were confusing, his eyes blurring in his exhaustion. He tugged another branch out of the way, gasping as a jagged twig poked through the palm of his hand, momentarily catching there. The pain was almost an afterthought, his fingers no longer working effectively.”
― Danika Stone, Edge of Wild

“There were streetlights here, but they were so far apart and surrounded by trees that light dropped away to solid black between them. The skin on the back of his neck crawled as he became aware of the darkness. He didn’t usually walk around after nightfall, but tonight he’d had no choice without his car. The wind lifted his hair, leaving him shivering; a voice in his mind chattered nervously.
There was someone in my yard the other night…”
― Danika Stone, Edge of Wild

“It is what you do about the fear you feel that sets you apart, to be a coward or a courageous person.”
― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

“The man who doesn’t fear death, fear nothing.”
― Arefin Bashar Arif

“I refuse to let fear subjugate all my freedoms & liberty; I refuse to let it be the guiding beacon in my life.”
― Mamur Mustapha

“Nothing sapped morale like the fear of being attacked from behind.”
― Conn Iggulden, Khan: Empire of Silver

“When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love.”
― Alan W. Watts

“We are united by our common fears and divided by our individual freedom!”
― Ramana Pemmaraju

“One must always keep the tools of statecraft sharp and ready. Power and fear – sharp and ready.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“Rule 2: Genuine confidence is not the absence of fear; it is a transformed relationship with fear.”
― Russ Harris, The Confidence Gap

“Growing older doesn’t mean that you are more mature than everyone who is younger than you. Maturity is a lot of things, and age has nothing to do with it.”
― Abhishek Shukla, KISS Life “Life is what you make it”

“Compelled respect always implies fear.”
― A.S. Neill, Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing

“Fear and anger are a threat to justice. They can infect a community, a state, or a nation, and make us blind, irrational, and dangerous.”
― Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

“They let us be, here, in the cage of our ignorance.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, City of Illusions

“I do not understand when a person is more concerned with the appearance of their house than the state of their home.”
― Gillian Duce

“Egotism fears its own self.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“You don’t’ have to fear. You only need to have faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“We want greatness, but we prefer it tamed and on a leash short enough for us to control it, yet long enough to allow it to retain some remote yet diminished flavor of greatness.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

“Smoke rose straight up from the chimney, as if the house raised its hand. As if the house knew the answer.”
― Seré Prince Halverson, All the Winters After

“Stress is nothing but the fear of change.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Facing fear is better than running from it,” he said.
“What if it’s fear you can’t beat?”
“Then it might be better to be dead,” he answered.”
― David Baldacci, Zero Day

“Initially, the God of the Old Testament might seem overwhelming and domineering to you, or tyrannical, or perhaps even evil, which is good. It is the first telling that God is indeed God, by sheer definition, and not some ear-tickling fairy by which one in his depravity is guaranteed to find another form of stale romanticism or love at first sight. For such a first impression as the latter would be problematic to the essence of Christianity. Therefore the Christians are right in saying that the nature of imperfect men cannot ultimately co-exist with the nature of a perfect God; and that the hope of each man is now desperately found in God’s sending of Christ.”
― Criss Jami, Healology

“We live well in the houses, well enough, but we are ruled utterly by fear. There was a time we sailed in ships between the stars. Now, we dare not go 100 miles from home. We keep a little knowledge and do nothing with it, but once we used that knowledge to weave the pattern of life like a tapestry across night and chaos. We enlarged the chances of life.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

“An ambitious, paradoxical world we live in –
of short attention spans
paired with the massive fear
of being forgotten too soon.”
― Sreesha Divakaran, Wine, Fire, Satin, Dew

“Safety and constancy were illusions granted only to those afraid enough not to peer beyond the walls.”
― James Rozoff, Seven Stones

“My greatest fear. is to have lived in such a way to miss the mark, not to be able to accomplish my assignment on earth; making meaning and impacting lives.”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive

“The nicest thing about being lost is that you get rid of the fear of losing your path!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“… fearing the worst is worse than knowing the worst. So you eventually start wanting the worst possible thing to happen—finding your wife in bed with another man, or watching the worm finally come into the light. Until the worst happens, it always might happen. When it actually does happen? Now, at least, you know.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

“Its little wonder anxiety, depression and other mental illness is at such a high point at this time in the world; people have little control over the mental capacities, of their thoughts, perceptions, feelings and emotions. People never get a moments silence from the constant bombardment and when they do they don’t know how to manage their thoughts so the endless barrage of noise simply continues giving them no time or space for clarity.”
― Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

“Charms and oaths and guardian spirits were all the product of a need for something to believe in because people didn’t believe in themselves, a need to let problems resolve on their own rather than confront them. People were predominantly fearful of disruption, even of the things they found overbearing, even as they attempted to wish them away. It was why they invented heroes. It was why the world suffered through long periods of stagnation between innovations. Because rather than change the things that needed change, people preferred to cower and wait until a hero arrived to do it for them. Assuming by that point it was not already too late.”
― Sean DeLauder, The Least Envied

“Aber es ist eine seltsame Tatsache, dass das Entsetzliche seine Schrecken verliert, wenn es sich immer wiederholt.”
― Michael Ende

“Amid the war the capitalists were asserting national necessity.”
― H.W. Brands, American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900

“When I believe, this is the right path; I fearlessly walk on the pathway.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“If we focus on the problems of life, we will be paralysed. But we dwell on the promise of God; we find the faith, hope and courage to survive life.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“The realisation of where he was suddenly dawned on the youth in chains, who stopped abruptly, recoiling like a fugitive at the edge of a cliff, and swallowed noisily in the obscure silence.”
― Stanley Goldyn, The Cavalier Club

“I am not afraid to walk alone.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Fear is always triggered by creativity, because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome. This is nothing to be ashamed of. It is, however, something to be dealt with.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

“It takes courage to let go of the past and all the mechanisms you have put in place, in order to ease your pain, regret and fear through avoiding responsibility for it.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“To learn what we fear is to learn who we are.”
― Guillermo del Toro

“Frightened people live in their own special hell.”
― Stephen King, Revival

“Apparently, though, fear was merely the mask fascination wore to hide itself from itself.”
― Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

“Corporate terrorism is psychological warfare. Corporate terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.”
― Steven Magee

“It’s okay to be afraid. Just don’t let it get the best of you. If you do, it will slowly creep inside you until you’re completely paralyzed. Fear has that effect, unless you bravely face it head-on. When you accept fear, it actually makes you stronger.”
― Kevin J. Donaldson

“I hear nothing and see no movement. There’s nothing but my fear telling me to abort. So I go on.”
― Susan Ee, Angelfall

“Later, the body will assimilate the fear; it will enter the bloodstream, be diluted and become a constituent part of how it functions.”
― Delphine de Vigan

“When you have the power to love, that strength, that courage is infinite; that love is infinite. There is nothing finite about it’s presence, for love. never. dies.”
― Solange nicole

“It is the one who accepts commitment who is strong. The true commitment is the artistic one. This is why artists are so often attacked. They are attacked for their morals, for their ideas – even for their work. Yet their essence – their commitment – is the secret which is unassailable. The true artist knows that creativity is its own reward. Ordinary people fear commitment, you see. Ordinary people fear creativity. They know that if they allow that seething cauldron of yellow liquid to boil over within themselves, then their whole lives will be changed. People fear change. People do not wish to be creative and artistic in any real sense. They wish to decorate, perhaps, and to make things around themselves pleasant – but this has little to do with creativity. … All spiritual paths should be creative. Creativity is involved with sacrifice. That stew of yellow liquid which boils in everyone is a sacrificial broth …”
― Mark Hedsel

“If you’re not afraid, how can you be really brave?”
― Tove Jansson

“It’s just that it’s fearsome for a man to have a woman start thinking right in front of him. It always leads to trouble.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“The most effective and permanent way to silence fears is to face them.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

“The thought cross his mind that he ought to have married her and not gone rambling. If he had, he wouldn’t be in such a fix. But he felt little fear; just an overpowering fatigue. Life had slipped out of line. It was unfair, it was too bad, but he couldn’t find the energy to fight it any longer.”
― Larry McMurtry

“When you are focused on what you’re doing, you are not going to miss the next opportunity … it’s more likely that you get more!”
― Stephen Richards

“Opportunity for success never sleeps, just those not chasing it!”
― Stephen Richards

“One day you may just do that!”
― Stephen Richards

“Success is simply a state of mind.”
― Stephen Richards

“A sensible man may fear certain possibilities, but don’t let fear turn possibility into certainty.”
― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

“A smile is much lighter to carry than a frown!”
― Stephen Richards

“Don’t fear; remember life is an adventure.”
― Debasish Mridha

“It’s because fear sells. It’s because war is sport. And it’s also very good business.”
― Hugh Howey, Beacon 23: The Complete Novel

“There are two things that can stop us from committing an evil act; love and fear- religion always chooses the latter one.”

“The conviction that’s underneath a lot of other statements is, “I don’t trust Gjod.”
― Matt Chandler

“But here’s the thing: once you become a parent . . . once you start feeling a little funny and you buy a pregnancy test . . . once you see a pink plus sign . . . once you know it’s not just you anymore . . . well, you automatically carry around, for the rest of your life, an increased likelihood of having your heart broken. And it’s a constant fear that we struggle to put to rest. We can choose to be afraid or we can choose to live. And I choose to live. Because an increased likelihood of having your heart broken also carries with it an increased likelihood of finding yourself the happiest you’ve ever been in life.”
― Kelle Hampton

“The longest path is always the one you walk with fear!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“I write romance stories and although I want it to be a beautiful work of art, I am afraid that I will live in the story I created in my mind. It’s all in my mind I know, but sometimes, the romance becomes too ideal and realistic for me that I soon fall for the hero that was just a product of my imagination. I think that is both a fearful obstacle and a proof that somehow, you are succeeding to touch a reader’s heart – even if it is yours.”
― Nicholaa Spencer

“—Es posible —sugirió Shep, para ver cómo reaccionaba ella— que te concentres en el miedo irracional para no pensar en los miedos racionales.
Glynis le puso una mano en el muslo, y el tacto era tan agradable que Shep tuvo escalofríos.
—Puede que no hayas ido a la universidad, querido, pero a veces eres muy inteligente.”
― Lionel Shriver, So Much for That

“—Tiene miedo.
—No me importa que tenga miedo por ti. Lo que sí me importa es que tenga miedo de ti.”
― Lionel Shriver, So Much for That

“You can’t always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn’t use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“We are all beautiful instruments of God. He created many notes in music so that we would not be stuck playing the same song. Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your journey and play on. Nobody will ever reach ultimate perfection in this lifetime, but trying to achieve it is a full-time job. Start now and don’t stop. Make your book of life a musical. Never abandon obligations, but have fun leaving behind a colorful legacy. Never allow anybody to be the composer of your own destiny. Take control of your life, and never allow limitations implanted by society, tell you how your music is supposed to sound — or how your book is supposed to be written.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“No you can’t understand because you are reading the last chapter of something with out having read the first chapters. Young people always think they are coming into a story at the beginning when they are usually coming in at the end.”
― Joe Hill, Locke & Key

“I want people to know me, but if anyone could look inside of me, if they saw that everything I feel is not what it’s supposed to be, I don’t know what would happen.”
― Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

“Fear can’t be reasoned with. Neither can hate. They’re like love. They’re almost identical emotions. That’s why Ares and Aphrodite like each other. Their twin sons – Fear and Panic – were spawned from both war and love.’
‘But I don’t…this doesn’t make sense.’
‘No,’ Piper agreed. ‘Stop thinking about it. Just feel.’
‘I hate that.’
‘I know. You can’t plan for feelings. Like with Percy, and your future – you can’t control every contingency. You have to accept that. Let it scare you. Trust that it’ll be okay anyway.”
― Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

“If you know who you are then your ego feels safe instead of fearful, and is more open to exploration.”
― Julia Woodman, No Paradox – Living Both In and Outside Of the Matrix: Through Consciously Evolving Our Consciousness [ Theory, Exploration, Tools ]

“I write romance stories and although I want it to be a beautiful work of art, I am afraid that I will live in the story I created in my mind. It’s all in my mind I know, but sometimes, the romance becomes too ideal and realistic for me that I soon fall for the hero that was just a product of my imagination. I think that is both an fearful obstacle and a proof that somehow, you are succeeding to touch a reader’s heart – even if it is yours.”
― Nicholaa Spencer

“The fear of being yourself is the beginning of self-doubt.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
“Fear deprives us the fullness of existence.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“You must never give in to fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“The deeper the pain, the greater the fear, the wider the door opens to a new world. Step through.”
― Joyce Wycoff, Sarana’s Gift, It Changes Everything!

“when the uncertainty is known, certainty is guaranteed. Until we unravel the uncertainties of our lives, we shall always be uncertain with the life we live”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“And once a boy has suffered rejection, he will find rejection even where it does not exist-or, worse, will draw it forth from people simply by expecting it.”
― John Steinbeck

“We distance ourselves for protection,
Wear scarves when it’s cold.
What seems most outlandish in our autobiography
Is what really happened.”
― Steve Abbott

“But the permitting, the authorizing of something always concealed an element of dubiousness for him, something vague and not quite spoken. When a dramatic circle, a reading room or tearoom was permitted in town, he would shake his head and say softly:
‘That’s very well, of course, it’s all splendid, but something may come of it.’
– The Man in a Case”
― Anton Chekhov, Selected Stories

“Lo verdaderamente nuevo da miedo o maravilla.”
― Julio Cortázar, Cronopios and Famas

“I wish I could tell him that we’re going through the same thing. I wish I could speak to him like I want to instead of like I’m supposed to. But the idea of admitting that I need help is too much to bear, so I turn away.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“She was so scared that she forgot to be a contralto.”
― Dodie Smith

“The question is not how can I overcome fear? The question is: how can I use it creatively? If you have problems (and we all do), how are you going to deal with them? To be is to be imperfect. Contentment is resiliency, the willingness and the ability to see the opportunities presented by mistakes. Take what you like and pay for it – failure is the price you pay for success. It is the wages of growth. Success is failing forwards, figuring out how to conduct suffering, and in its reconstruction to transform it into illumination. Eschew impatience. Let stillness teach you where your centre is, where your origins are. Be impeccable in all your dealings with the world. Integrity isn’t a luxury – it’s an essential. Remember the best advice of the I Ching: perseverance furthers.”
― Billy Marshall-Stoneking

“Your “scared” and my “scared” are two different things.’
‘What’s that supposed to mean?’ she asked.
‘As you get older, you don’t recover from things so easy.’
‘As you get older, you also get tired?’
‘Yeah,’ I said, ‘you get tired.”
― Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

“Eine Qual! Nie liebt man diejenigen, die einem am nächsten stehen, mehr, als wenn man Angst haben muss, sie zu verlieren,”
― Anton Chekhov

“The power of faith overpowers fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Don’t allow the fear to weaken you. You must conquer fear with faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“We boldly conquer any fear with faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Fear must be conquered with faith.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Life must be live by faith rather than fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Like the shadow of death
The residue of heartbreak
Always lingers in the background
With its darkness threatening to consume you”
― Nomzamo Nhlumayo

“The fear of any adventure is the root of unfilled life.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“You ever had the feeling the future’s become the past while you were busy being scared?” Gracie asked. “All the damn time,” Mac replied.”
― Benjamin Johncock, The Last Pilot

“Fear is the greatest obstacle to any adventure.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“The tapping grows insistent, and I turn, intending to tell off the Cadet. Instead, I’m faced with a slave-girl looking up at me through impossibly long eyelashes. A heated, visceral shock flares through me at the clarity of her dark gold eyes. For a second, I forget my name.
I’ve never seen her before, because if I had, I’d remember. Despite the heavy silver cuffs and high, painful-looking bun that mark all of Blackcliff’s drudges, nothing about her says slave. Her black dress fits her like a glove, sliding over every curve in a way that makes more than one head turn. Her full lips and fine, straight nose would be the envy of most girls, Scholar or not. I stare at her, realize I’m staring, tell myself to stop staring, and then keep staring. My breath falters, and my body, traitor that is, tugs me forward until there are only inches between us.

“Asp-aspirant Veturius.”
It’s the way she says my name—like it’s something to fear—that brings me back to myself. Pull it together, Veturius. I step away, appalled at myself when I see the terror in her eyes.

“What is it?” I ask calmly.”
― Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

“Am I a storm-waster? For it is within the fury of the very storms within which I cower that I find resources for my growth that are entirely absent on calmer days.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

“Never let fear hold you captive.
Never let self-doubt hold you captive.
Never let frustration hold you captive.”
― Roy Bennett

“My mom used to say that faith and fear can’t exist simultaneously in the mind any more than light and dark can exist simultaneously in the same room.”
― Richard Paul Evans, Battle of the Ampere

“I can attempt to stay on the fence. However, the problem is that the fence is a figment of my fear not a reality of my journey.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Change threatens, and its possibility creates frightened, angry people. They are found in their purest essence on the extreme right, but in all of us there is some fear of process, of change.”
― Carl R. Rogers, On Personal Power: Inner Strength and Its Revolutionary Impact

“I am not so afraid that I cannot see the truth.”
― John Sandford, Outrage

“A leader who sows confidence will reap excellency and legacy. A leader who sows fear will reap stagnancy or complacency.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

“I fear mostly my inability to capture all the things that come, I fear their mysterious source, I fear their fate, I fear me, in short. This is true…it’s like finding a river of gold when you haven’t even got a cup to save a cupful…you’ve but a thimble, and that thimble is your pathetic brain and labour and humanness.”
― Jack Kerouac

“All negative emotion originates from
FEAR and all positive emotion originates from LOVE.”
― Renee Cefalu

“The worst of all things that haunt poor mortal men,” said I; “and that is, in all its nakedness – ‘Fear!’ Fear that will not have light or sound, that will not bear with reason, that deafens and darkens and overwhelms.”
― H.G. Wells, The Red Room

“Life is an act and we are the actors of life. Some are able to act well but some are crippled by the fear of fear. Be it good or bad, great or mediocre, we all do take steps in life; sometimes out of ignorance, out of pain, out of love, out of hatred, out of comfort and sometimes out of jealousy. We may slip as we take these steps in life but when we realize what we should have done, we ought to regret and take action”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Fear punches holes in your eyes so that you don’t see the future clearly. Faith enlarges your vision to behold your destiny.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

“Don’t walk through life stifling your authenticity, suppressing your uniqueness, hiding your truth out of fear of what others may think,
Being someone other than you are only hampers your wellbeing and also wastes a whole lot of your energy.”
― Renee Cefalu

“He walked across the room and flicked a switch. A spotlight turned on, illuminating a laminated poster of a woman on his wall. He took a crayon from his pocket and began drawing on it. I could see smudges from past demonstrations. [. . .] His dashed lines crisscrossed the woman’s chest as if he were planning a military maneuver on undulating terrain.”
― Kim van Alkemade, Orphan Number 8
“Choose faith to live life rather than fear.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Never, never doubt who you are!”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“…den store folkesygdom, kilden til al vor fortræd, er den sort kristendom, som af træle prækes for træle, og hvori hælvedes-straffen og læren om guds-billedet, ifølge hvilken alt fribåret (som menneske-båret) er synd, bare synd, – holder folket ræd, hælvedes-ræd, præste-ræd.”
― Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

“She was no longer theirs.
She was his.
And he was hers.
And this was their world.”
― Michael Grant, Gone

“Horror is a situation, not a character, no matter how evil one may be.”
― Rachel Deering

“Never doubt yourself!”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Leaders do not play a “what if game”. They believe it will be and work it to be! Success is scarce because fear is common.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

“Sometimes I fear the strength of Love.!”
― Jmemo

“The Admiral so regrets failure, he cannot THINK of success.”
― John Taliaferro, All the Great Prizes : The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

“Doubt is the limit of progress.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Courage promotes leaders; fear demotes them. Most people who have difficulties climbing up success ladders are fans of fear.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

“Leaders scan the future so it can be free of doubts and fear. They do so by not living a double standard life in the present.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

“Learn not to be frightened at shadows.”
― A.L.O.E., The Haunted Room: A Tale

“I’m used to a feeling of doubleness, of thinking one thing and having to do another, a constant tug-of-war. But somehow Hana has fallen cleanly away into the double half, the other world, the world of unmentionable thoughts and things and people.
Is it possible that all this time I’ve been living my life, studying for tests, taking long runs with Hana—and this other world has just existed, running alongside and underneath mine, alive, ready to sneak out of the shadows and the alleyways as soon as the sun goes down? Illegal parties, unapproved music, people touching one another with no fear of the disease, with no fear for themselves.
A world without fear. Impossible.
And even though I’m standing in the middle of the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen in my life, I suddenly feel very alone.”
― Lauren Oliver

“Fear is only the enemy if you let it keep you from moving forward.
Put fear on your side and let it motivate you.
This is the definition of an alchemist. To turn base metal into gold. Fear into Motivation.”
― Matthew Donnelly

Isaiah 35:44 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

John 14:27
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Joshua 1:9
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 6:34
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Isaiah 43:1
1 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

Psalm 23:4
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 34:4
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 94:19
19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Romans 8:38-39
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 27:1
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

1 Peter 5:6-7
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Psalm 118:6
6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

2 Timothy 1:77 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Psalm 115:11
11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.

Psalm 103:17
17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—

Psalm 112:1
1 Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.

Deuteronomy 31:6
6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Chronicles 28:20
20 David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.

Psalm 56:3-4
3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Isaiah 41:10
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:13
13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 54:4
4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

Matthew 10:28
28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Romans 8:15
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

1 Corinthians 16:13
13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Hebrews 13:5-6
5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

1 Peter 3:13-14
13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”

1 John 4:1818 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

O Children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favour which I bestowed upon you, and fulfil your covenant with Me as I fulfil My Covenant with you, and fear none but Me. (Surah Al-Baqara, 40)

And believe in what I reveal, confirming the revelation which is with you, and be not the first to reject Faith therein, nor sell My Signs for a small price; and fear Me, and Me alone. (Surah Al-Baqara, 41)

Thenceforth were your hearts hardened: They became like a rock and even worse in hardness.For among rocks there are some from which rivers gush forth; others there are which when split asunder send forth water; and others which sink for fear of Allah.And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do. (Surah Al-Baqara, 74)

So from whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; and wheresoever ye are, Turn your face thither: that there be no ground of dispute against you among the people, except those of them that are bent on wickedness; so fear them not, but fear Me; and that I may complete My favours on you, and ye May (consent to) be guided; (Surah Al-Baqara, 150)

The prohibited month for the prohibited month,- and so for all things prohibited,- there is the law of equality.If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, Transgress ye likewise against him.But fear Allah, and know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves. (Surah Al-Baqara, 194)

And complete the Hajj or ‘umra in the service of Allah.But if ye are prevented (From completing it), send an offering for sacrifice, such as ye may find, and do not shave your heads until the offering reaches the place of sacrifice.And if any of you is ill, or has an ailment in his scalp, (Necessitating shaving), (He should) in compensation either fast, or feed the poor, or offer sacrifice; and when ye are in peaceful conditions (again), if any one wishes to continue the ‘umra on to the hajj, He must make an offering, such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, He should fast three days during the hajj and seven days on his return, Making ten days in all.This is for those whose household is not in (the precincts of) the Sacred Mosque.And fear Allah, and know that Allah Is strict in punishment. (Surah Al-Baqara, 196)

For Hajj are the months well known.If any one undertakes that duty therein, Let there be no obscenity, nor wickedness, nor wrangling in the Hajj.And whatever good ye do, (be sure) Allah knoweth it.And take a provision (With you) for the journey, but the best of provisions is right conduct.So fear Me, o ye that are wise. (Surah Al-Baqara, 197)

Celebrate the praises of Allah during the Appointed Days.But if any one hastens to leave in two days, there is no blame on him, and if any one stays on, there is no blame on him, if his aim is to do right.Then fear Allah, and know that ye will surely be gathered unto Him. (Surah Al-Baqara, 203)

The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe.But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will. (Surah Al-Baqara, 212)

Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will; but do some good act for your souls beforehand; and fear Allah.And know that ye are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give (these) good tidings to those who believe. (Surah Al-Baqara, 223)

When ye divorce women, and they fulfil the term of their (‘Iddat), either take them back on equitable terms or set them free on equitable terms; but do not take them back to injure them, (or) to take undue advantage; if any one does that; He wrongs his own soul.Do not treat Allah.s Signs as a jest, but solemnly rehearse Allah.s favours on you, and the fact that He sent down to you the Book and Wisdom, for your instruction.And fear Allah, and know that Allah is well acquainted with all things. (Surah Al-Baqara, 231)

The mothers shall give such to their offspring for two whole years, if the father desires to complete the term.But he shall bear the cost of their food and clothing on equitable terms.No soul shall have a burden laid on it greater than it can bear.No mother shall be Treated unfairly on account of her child.Nor father on account of his child, an heir shall be chargeable in the same way.If they both. decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no blame on them.If ye decide on a foster-mother for your offspring, there is no blame on you, provided ye pay (the mother) what ye offered, on equitable terms.But fear Allah and know that Allah sees well what ye do. (Surah Al-Baqara, 233)

O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam. (Surah Al-Imran, 102)

It is only the Evil One that suggests to you the fear of his votaries: Be ye not afraid of them, but fear Me, if ye have Faith. (Surah Al-Imran, 175)

O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah.that ye may prosper (Surah Al-Imran, 200)

O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, His mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (That bore you): for Allah ever watches over you. (Surah An-Nisa’, 1)

Hast thou not turned Thy vision to those who were told to hold back their hands (from fight) but establish regular prayers and spend in regular charity? When (at length) the order for fighting was issued to them, behold! a section of them feared men as – or even more than – they should have feared Allah.They said: “Our Lord! Why hast Thou ordered us to fight? Wouldst Thou not Grant us respite to our (natural) term, near (enough)?” Say: “Short is the enjoyment of this world: the Hereafter is the best for those who do right: Never will ye be dealt with unjustly in the very least! (Surah An-Nisa’, 77)

O ye who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlands that mark out such animals, nor the people resorting to the sacred house, seeking of the bounty and good pleasure of their Lord.But when ye are clear of the sacred precincts and of pilgrim garb, ye may hunt and let not the hatred of some people in (once) shutting you out of the Sacred Mosque lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part).Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah.for Allah is strict in punishment. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 2)

O ye who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice.Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah.For Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 8)

O ye who believe! Call in remembrance the favour of Allah unto you when certain men formed the design to stretch out their hands against you, but ((Allah)) held back their hands from you: so fear Allah.And on Allah let believers put (all) their trust. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 11)

“If thou dost stretch thy hand against me, to slay me, it is not for me to stretch my hand against thee to slay thee: for I do fear Allah, the cherisher of the worlds. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 28)

O ye who believe! Do your duty to Allah, seek the means of approach unto Him, and strive with might and main in his cause: that ye may prosper. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 35)

It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light.By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah.s will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah.s book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price.If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 44)

O ye who believe! take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport,- whether among those who received the Scripture before you, or among those who reject Faith; but fear ye Allah, if ye have faith (indeed). (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 57)

Eat of the things which Allah hath provided for you, lawful and good; but fear Allah, in Whom ye believe.. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 88)

O ye who believe! Allah doth but make a trial of you in a little matter of game well within reach of your hands and your lances, that He may test who feareth him unseen: any who transgress thereafter, will have a grievous penalty. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 94)

Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game and its use for food,- for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel; but forbidden is the pursuit of land-game;- as long as ye are in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim garb.And fear Allah, to Whom ye shall be gathered back. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 96)

That is most suitable: that they may give the evidence in its true nature and shape, or else they would fear that other oaths would be taken after their oaths.But fear Allah, and listen (to His counsel): for Allah guideth not a rebellious people: (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 108)

Give this warning to those in whose (hearts) is the fear that they will be brought (to judgment) before their Lord: except for Him they will have no protector nor intercessor: that they may guard (against evil). (Surah Al-An‘am, 51)

“To establish regular prayers and to fear Allah.for it is to Him that we shall be gathered together.” (Surah Al-An‘am, 72)

O ye who believe! if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded. (Surah Al-Anfal, 29)

But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good: but fear Allah.for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah Al-Anfal, 69)

Will ye not fight people who violated their oaths, plotted to expel the Messenger, and took the aggressive by being the first (to assault) you? Do ye fear them? Nay, it is Allah Whom ye should more justly fear, if ye believe! (Surah At-Tawba, 13)

The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity, and fear none (at all) except Allah.It is they who are expected to be on true guidance. (Surah At-Tawba, 18)

But verily the reward of the Hereafter is the best, for those who believe, and are constant in righteousness. (Surah Yusuf, 57)

They said: “Art thou indeed Joseph?” He said, “I am Joseph, and this is my brother: Allah has indeed been gracious to us (all): behold, he that is righteous and patient,- never will Allah suffer the reward to be lost, of those who do right.” (Surah Yusuf, 90)

Nay, thunder repeateth His praises, and so do the angels, with awe: He flingeth the loud-voiced thunder-bolts, and therewith He striketh whomsoever He will..yet these (are the men) who (dare to) dispute about Allah, with the strength of His power (supreme)! (Surah Ar-Ra‘d, 13)

Those who join together those things which Allah hath commanded to be joined, hold their Lord in awe, and fear the terrible reckoning; (Surah Ar-Ra‘d, 21)

To the righteous (when) it is said, “What is it that your Lord has revealed?” they say, “All that is good.” To those who do good, there is good in this world, and the Home of the Hereafter is even better and excellent indeed is the Home of the righteous,- (Surah An-Nahl, 30)

They all revere their Lord, high above them, and they do all that they are commanded. (Surah An-Nahl, 50)

Allah has said: “Take not (for worship) two gods: for He is just One Allah.then fear Me (and Me alone).” (Surah An-Nahl, 51)

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and on earth, and to Him is duty due always: then will ye fear other than Allah. (Surah An-Nahl, 52)

For Allah is with those who restrain themselves, and those who do good. (Surah An-Nahl, 128)

He knows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they offer no intercession except for those who are acceptable, and they stand in awe and reverence of His (Glory). (Surah Al-Anbiya’, 28)

In the past We granted to Moses and Aaron the criterion (for judgment), and a Light and a Message for those who would do right,- (Surah Al-Anbiya’, 48)

Those who fear their Lord in their most secret thoughts, and who hold the Hour (of Judgment) in awe. (Surah Al-Anbiya’, 49)

O mankind! fear your Lord! for the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment) will be a thing terrible! (Surah Al-Hajj, 1)

And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other). (Surah Al-Muminun, 52)

Verily those who live in awe for fear of their Lord; (Surah Al-Muminun, 57)

So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the Faith: (establish) Allah.s handiwork according to the pattern on which He has made mankind: no change (let there be) in the work (wrought) by Allah. that is the standard Religion: but most among mankind understand not. (Surah Ar-Rum, 30)

Turn ye back in repentance to Him, and fear Him: establish regular prayers, and be not ye among those who join gods with Allah,- (Surah Ar-Rum, 31)

O mankind! do your duty to your Lord, and fear (the coming of) a Day when no father can avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the promise of Allah is true: let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah. (Surah Luqman, 33)

Their limbs do forsake their beds of sleep, the while they call on their Lord, in Fear and Hope: and they spend (in charity) out of the sustenance which We have bestowed on them. (Surah As-Sajda, 16)

There can be no difficulty to the Prophet in what Allah has indicated to him as a duty. It was the practice (approved) of Allah amongst those of old that have passed away. And the command of Allah is a decree determined. (Surah Al-Ahzab, 38)

(It is the practice of those) who preach the Messages of Allah, and fear Him, and fear none but Allah. And enough is Allah to call (men) to account. (Surah Al-Ahzab, 39)

Nor can a bearer of burdens bear another’s burdens if one heavily laden should call another to (bear) his load. Not the least portion of it can be carried (by the other). Even though he be nearly related. Thou canst but admonish such as fear their Lord unseen and establish regular Prayer. And whoever purifies himself does so for the benefit of his own soul; and the destination (of all) is to Allah. (Surah Fatir, 18)

And so amongst men and crawling creatures and cattle, are they of various colours. Those truly fear Allah, among His Servants, who have knowledge: for Allah is Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving. (Surah Fatir, 28)

Thou canst but admonish such a one as follows the Message and fears the (Lord) Most Gracious, unseen: give such a one, therefore, good tidings, of Forgiveness and a Reward most generous. (Surah Ya Sin, 11)

They shall have Layers of Fire above them, and Layers (of Fire) below them: with this doth Allah warn off his servants: “O My Servants! then fear ye Me!” (Surah Az-Zumar, 16)

But it is for those who fear their Lord. That lofty mansions, one above another, have been built: beneath them flow rivers (of delight): (such is) the Promise of Allah. never doth Allah fail in (His) promise. (Surah Az-Zumar, 20)

Allah has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah.s praises. Such is the guidance of Allah. He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide. (Surah Az-Zumar, 23)

And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until behold, they arrive there; its gates will be opened; and its keepers will say: “Peace be upon you! well have ye done! enter ye here, to dwell therein.” (Surah Az-Zumar, 73)

“Who feared ((Allah)) Most Gracious Unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him): (Surah Qaf, 33)

O ye who believe! When ye hold secret counsel, do it not for iniquity and hostility, and disobedience to the Prophet; but do it for righteousness and self- restraint; and fear Allah, to Whom ye shall be brought back. (Surah Al-Mujadala, 9)

What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the people of the townships,- belongs to Allah,- to His Messenger and to kindred and orphans, the needy and the wayfarer; In order that it may not (merely) make a circuit between the wealthy among you. So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah. for Allah is strict in Punishment. (Surah Al-Hashr, 7)

(Their allies deceived them), like the Evil One, when he says to man, “Deny Allah.: but when (man) denies Allah, (the Evil One) says, “I am free of thee: I do fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!” (Surah Al-Hashr, 16)

O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah. for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. (Surah Al-Hashr, 18)

Had We sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, verily, thou wouldst have seen it humble itself and cleave asunder for fear of Allah. Such are the similitudes which We propound to men, that they may reflect. (Surah Al-Hashr, 21)

So fear Allah as much as ye can; listen and obey and spend in charity for the benefit of your own soul and those saved from the covetousness of their own souls,- they are the ones that achieve prosperity. (Surah At-Taghabun, 16)

O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed periods, and count (accurately), their prescribed periods: And fear Allah your Lord: and turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they (themselves) leave, except in case they are guilty of some open lewdness, those are limits set by Allah. and any who transgresses the limits of Allah, does verily wrong his (own) soul: thou knowest not if perchance Allah will bring about thereafter some new situation. (Surah At-Talaq, 1)

Thus when they fulfil their term appointed, either take them back on equitable terms or part with them on equitable terms; and take for witness two persons from among you, endued with justice, and establish the evidence (as) before Allah. Such is the admonition given to him who believes in Allah and the Last Day. And for those who fear Allah, He (ever) prepares a way out, (Surah At-Talaq, 2)

Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life within their wombs), their period is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy. (Surah At-Talaq, 4)

Allah has prepared for them a severe Punishment (in the Hereafter). Therefore fear Allah, O ye men of understanding – who have believed!- for Allah hath indeed sent down to you a Message,- (Surah At-Talaq, 10)

As for those who fear their Lord unseen, for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward. (Surah Al-Mulk, 12)

But none will keep it in remembrance except as Allah wills: He is the Lord of Righteousness, and the Lord of Forgiveness. (Surah Al-Muddaththir, 56)

Verily in this is an instructive warning for whosoever feareth ((Allah)). (Surah An-Nazi‘at, 26)

And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord’s (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower desires, (Surah An-Nazi‘at, 40)

Their abode will be the Garden. (Surah An-Nazi‘at, 41)

The admonition will be received by those who fear ((Allah)): (Surah Al-A‘la, 10)

Their reward is with Allah. Gardens of Eternity, beneath which rivers flow; they will dwell therein for ever; Allah well pleased with them, and they with Him: all this for such as fear their Lord and Cherisher. (Surah Al-Bayyina, 8)

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