Fear Quotes

37 of the best book quotes about fear
  1. #1
    “Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one that rises against them and strikes back!”
  2. #2
    “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
  3. #3
    “When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually I understood this would only lead us to more trouble. So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.”
  4. #4
    “We can’t be brave in the big world without at least one small safe space to work through our fears and falls.”
  5. #5
    “The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets!”
  6. #6
    “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”
  7. #7
    “In a serener Bright,
    In a more golden light
    I see
    Each little doubt and fear,
    Each little discord here
  8. #8
    “I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it’s expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it’s perils.”
  9. #9
    “When I’m mad I don’t have room to be scared.”
  10. #10
    “Scarlett, always save something to fear—even as you save something to love.”
  11. #11
    “While I was fearing it, it came,
    But came with less of fear,
    Because that fearing it so long
    Had almost made it dear.”
  12. #12
    “So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
    It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”
  13. #13
    “He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself”
  14. #14
    ″‘Tis harder knowing it is due,
    Than knowing it is here.”
  15. #15
    Feel a glory in so rolling
    On the human heart a stone
  16. #16
    “Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;”
  17. #17
    “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”
  18. #18
    “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
  19. #19
    “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
    The Children of Húrin
  20. #20
    “By Red Flower Bagheera meant fire, only no creature in the jungle will call fire by its proper name. Every beast lives in deadly fear of it, and invents a hundred ways of describing it.”
  21. #21
    “To each his own fear.”
    Rudyard Kipling
    The Jungle Book
  22. #22
    “Only a fool is not afraid.”
  23. #23
    “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
  24. #24
    “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”
  25. #25
    “The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”
  26. #26
    “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
  27. #27
    “Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.”
  28. #28
    “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.”
  29. #29
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
  30. #30
    “Vianne didn’t hesitate. She knew now that no one could be neutral—not anymore—and as afraid as she was of risking Sophie’s life, she was suddenly more afraid of letting her daughter grow up in a world where good people did nothing to stop evil, where a good woman could turn her back on a friend in need. She reached for the toddler, took him in her arms.”
  31. #31
    “Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance. Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance. You’re going to confuse, piss off, and terrify lots of people--including yourself. One minute you’ll pray that the transformation stops, and the next minute you’ll pray that it never ends. You’ll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time. At least that’s how I feel most of the time...brave, afraid, and very, very alive.”
  32. #32
    “Life... is a paradise to what we fear of death.”
  33. #33
    “Now, don’t be angry after you’ve been afraid. That’s the worst kind of cowardice.”
  34. #34
    “Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn’t know a thing about life.”
  35. #35
    “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.”
  36. #36
    “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 Tom and the children could not know hurt or fear unless she acknowledged hurt and fear, she has practiced denying them in herself.”
  37. #37
    “At my age, I should not be afraid of anything—certainly not my own past.”
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