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facing fear Quotes

29 of the best book quotes about facing fear
  1. #1
    “I have played the fox, now I must play the cat of the fable.”
  2. #2
    “Never fear another challenger, no matter how large; Never despise another challenger, no matter how small.”
  3. #3
    “Lucy felt very frightened, but she felt inquisitive and excited as well. She looked back over her shoulder and there, between the dark tree-trunks, she could still see the open doorway of the wardrobe and even catch a glimpse of the empty room from which she had set out. (She had, of course, left the door open, for she knew that it is a very silly thing to shut oneself into a wardrobe.) It seemed to be still daylight there. “I can always get back if anything goes wrong,” thought Lucy.”
  4. #4
    “‘Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared, Starr,’ she says. ‘It means you go on even though you’re scared. And you’re doing that.’”
  5. #5
    ″‘Leslie, I swear – I’d go in there if I could.’ He really thought he would, too. ‘You ain’t scared of her, are you, Leslie?’ He didn’t mean it in a daring way, he was just dumbfounded by the idea of Leslie being scared.”
  6. #6
    “Now it was time for him to move out. She wasn’t there, so he must go for both of them. It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength. ‘As for the terrors ahead—for he did not fool himself that they were all behind him—well, you just have to stand up to your fear and not let it squeeze you white. Right, Leslie?’ ‘Right.‘”
  7. #7
    “She very soon came to an open field, with a wood on the other side of it: it looked much darker than the last wood, and Alice felt a little timid about going into it. However, on second thoughts, she made up her mind to go on: ‘for I certainly won’t go back,’ she thought to herself, and this was the only way to the Eighth Square.”
  1. #8
    “The primary difference between a rich person and poor person is how they manage fear.”
  2. #9
    “Touchstone watched, suddenly conscious that he probably only had five seconds left to be alone with Sabriel, to say something, to say anything. Perhaps the last five seconds they ever would have alone together.
    I am not afraid, he said to himself.
    “I love you,” he whispered. “I hope you don’t mind.”
  3. #10
    “In truth, pain is the price of freedom. And the moment you are willing to pay that price, you will no longer be afraid. The moment you are not afraid of the pain, you’ll be able to face all of life’s situations without fear.”
  4. #11
    “But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his sword Ringil, that glittered like ice.”
  5. #12
    “Fear wears many different outfits — and none of them are cute.”
  6. #13
    “When you’re scared of something, whatever it is, you have to go at it head on. You create your own destiny.”
  7. #14
    “Then Beren looking up beheld the eyes of Luthien, and his glance went also to the face of Melian; and it seemed to him that words were put into his mouth. Fear left him, and the pride of the eldest house of Men returned to him;”
  1. #15
    “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
  2. #16
    “This place is getting to me. I think I’m getting the Fear.”
  3. #17
    “Much of what we consider valuable in our world arises out of these kinds of lopsided conflicts, because the act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty.”
  4. #18
    “I found myself living among an enclave of students where I was the only person of color. I was doing it again integrating a previously all-white residence house, even though I had other options.”
  5. #19
    “Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”
  6. #20
    “When the moment comes to stop running from your past, to turn around and face the thing you thought you could not face… if you can’t get up and you can’t give up, here’s what you do: Crawl.”
  7. #21
    “I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one not running, not staying, but facing.”
  1. #22
    “He must face Moana, the Sea God- face him and conquer him. He must.”
  2. #23
    “But beyond lurked a terrifying world of water and wind. Out there lay everything most to be feared. The boy’s hands tightened on his paddle. Behind him lay safety, security from the sea. What matter if they jeered? For a second he almost turned back.”
  3. #24
    “He knew in that instant what he must do: he must prove his courage to himself, and to the others, or he could no longer live in their midst.”
  4. #25
    “I don’t know what you’re going to say when you go back in there. But tell them he was the bravest man in that room today.”
  5. #26
    “It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”
  6. #27
    “A life that is without problems may literally be more hopeless than one that always verges on despair.”
  7. #28
    “Sometimes it seems easier to just keep running in the same familiar circles, rather than facing the fear of jumping and possibly not landing on your feet.”
  8. #29
    “Only the man who has had to face despair is really convinced that he needs mercy. Those who do not want mercy never seek it. It is better to find God on the threshold of despair than to risk our lives in a complacency that has never felt the need of forgiveness.”