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afraid Quotes

38 of the best book quotes about afraid
  1. #1
    “The band teacher knew I had more experience than anyone else competing that year . . . But he was afraid to use me. He had to go speak to the board about it, and to some of the parents, to see if it was allowable for an Oriental to represent the high school in such a visible way.”
  2. #2
    “He wasn’t strong because he wasn’t afraid. No, he was strong because he kept doing it even though he was afraid.”
  3. #3
    “Even if they didn’t know Rashad . . . they couldn’t just ignore what happened to him; they couldn’t walk away. They were probably afraid, too.”
  4. #4
    “Words scare not him who blenches not at deeds.”
  5. #5
    “An ugly man, with a face sharp like a weasel and a habit of running a flickering tongue over his lips before he speaks. But most ugly of all are his eyes: blue, bright blue. When people see them, they flinch. Such things are freakish. He is lucky he was not killed at birth.”
  6. #6
    “They perceived at the same moment the change in the path and each knew then the other’s knowledge of it; Theodora took Eleanor’s arm and, afraid to stop, they moved on slowly, close together, and ahead of them the path widened and blackened and curved.”
  7. #7
    “Your objective is to avoid being on a string. The first step, I think, is to get over the fear of losing a man by confronting him. Just stop being afraid, already. The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot. The same philosophy can be applied to dating: if putting your requirements on the table means you risk him walking away, it’s a risk you have to take. Because that fear can trip you up every time; all too many of you let the guy get away with disrespecting you, putting in minimal effort and holding on to the commitment to you because you’re afraid he’s going to walk away and you’ll be alone again. And we men? We recognize this and play on it, big time.”
  8. #8
    “That is the way fear serves us: it always sides with the thing we are afraid of.”
  9. #9
    “But instead of being afraid, she felt more than happy—perfectly blissful.”
  1. #10
    “As you sit back doing nothing because you are afraid to make a mistake, someone else is out there making all kinds of mistakes, learning from them, and getting to where you wanted to be. And probably laughing at your weakness.”
  2. #11
    “All of a sudden it was hard for me to talk. I loved the preacher so much. I loved him because he loved Winn-Dixie. I loved him because he was going to forgive Winn-Dixie for being afraid. But most of all, I loved him for putting his arms around Winn-Dixie like that, like he was already trying to keep him safe.”
  3. #12
    “Christians are usually sincere and well-intentioned people until you get to any real issues of ego, control power, money, pleasure, and security. Then they tend to be pretty much like everybody else. We often given a bogus version of the Gospel, some fast-food religion, without any deep transformation of the self; and the result has been the spiritual disaster of “Christian” countries that tend to be as consumer-oriented, proud, warlike, racist, class conscious, and addictive as everybody else-and often more so, I’m afraid.”
  4. #13
    “The most common one-liner in the Bible is, “Do not be afraid.” Someone counted, and it occurs 365 times.”
  5. #14
    “Our conversations were now stilted and reserved, as if [Aech and I] were both afraid of revealing some key piece of information the other might be able to use.”
  6. #15
    “We are all of us not merely liable to fear, we are also prone to be afraid of being afraid, and the conquering of fear produces exhilaration... The contrast between the previous apprehension and the present relief and feeling of security promotes a self-confidence that is the very father and mother of courage.”
  7. #16
    “But when day came, with a sprinkle of rain, and he looked about him and saw on every side unknown woods, wild heaths, and blue mountains, he thought how large and strange the world was and felt frightened and small.”
  8. #17
    “You’re angry because you’re afraid. You all are. Deep down, you’re all the same.”
  9. #18
    “Everyone’s afraid of something, Jemma. It doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’re alive. It takes real courage to feel that fear and do it anyway.”

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  1. #19
    “I’m afraid to live and afraid to die...”
  2. #20
    “And I knew in my bones, in that moment, that what went on in these study walls would soon disrupt our whole way of life in Salem. And I was powerless to do anything about it. I felt myself go limp with fear. “I must go now,” I said to Ann Putnam.
    “Do go. And remember what I said this day. And thank you for the apple tarts.” Her evil laughter followed me out of the room.
  3. #21
    “I stand as guilty as they. For I knew better and did not step forth to try to stop the madness. Certainly not in any manner that counted. I held back, afraid.”
  4. #22
    “Susan says, don’t get afraid, get angry.”
  5. #23
    “But now it’s too late.
    And that’s why at this moment I feel so much hate. Toward myself. I deserve to be on this list. Because if I hadn’t been so afraid of everyone else, I might have told Hannah that someone cared.”
  6. #24
    “The most dangerous kind of person ... is one who is afraid of his own shadow.”
  7. #25
    “I was in the air, with outstretched arms, and floating fast. There was a fearful dark river that I had to go over, and I was afraid. It rushed and roared and was full of angry foam. Then I looked down and saw many men and women who were trying to cross the dark and fearful river, but they could not. Weeping, they looked up to me and cried: “Help us!” But I could not stop gliding, for it was as though a great wind were under me.”
  8. #26
    “I’m afraid to love, because I don’t want to get hurt.”
  9. #27
    “I’m so afraid of losing something I love, that I refuse to love anything.”
  1. #28
    “It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
  2. #29
    “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”
  3. #30
    “Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.
  4. #31
    “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.”
  5. #32
    “I’m not afraid to try again, I’m just afraid of getting hurt for the same reason.”
  6. #33
    “I’m afraid to love, because I don’t want to get hurt.”
  7. #34
    “Lydia’s tone had suddenly calmed down. I felt better. Her violence frightened me. She always claimed that I was the jealous one, and I was often jealous, but when I saw things working against me I simply became disgusted and withdrew. Lydia was different. She reacted. She was the Head Cheerleader at the Game of Violence.”
  8. #35
    “Donny brought the drink and he and Dee Dee talked. They seemed to know the same people. I didn’t know any of them. It took a lot to excite me. I didn’t care. I didn’t like New York. I didn’t like Hollywood. I didn’t like rock music. 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. And Lydia was gone.”
  9. #36
    “Dee Dee ordered another round of drinks. ‘Why can’t you be decent to people?’ she asked.
    ‘Fear,’ I said.”
  10. #37
    “It’s a frightening world to be alone in.”
  11. #38
    “He was the future he was a perfect picture of the future and they were afraid to let anyone see what the future was like.”

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