scared Quotes

60 of the best book quotes about scared
“‘You could rattle the stars,’ she whispered. ‘You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.’”
“Miss Jessel stood before us on the opposite bank exactly as she had stood the other time, and I remember, strangely, as the first feeling now produced in me, my thrill of joy at having brought on a proof. She was there, and I was justified; she was there, and I was neither cruel nor mad. She was there for poor scared Mrs. Grose, but she was there most for Flora ...”
“Oh, monsters are scared . . . That’s why they’re monsters.”
“I get that you’re scared and that you’ve been hurt. But doing what is easy and safe is no way to live, and a life without passion and love is so far beneath what you deserve.”
“Bill Hutchinson was standing quiet, staring down at the paper in his hand.‘”
“His words hit me in the gut and my head spins. He’s right. I’ve been choosing alone because it’s safe and easy. It doesn’t mean that I’m stronger or smarter than everyone else. Just that I’m... scared. I’m letting all of the hurt I’ve had over the last few years keep me from moving forward.”
“I wasn’t the same scared little girl he met that night in the church, and I was going to make sure that he knew it.”
“I loved you the same way that I learned how to ride a bike: Scared… but reckless.”
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
″‘I’m just gonna go ahead and nip this thing in the bud. Cuz you know, they say pregnancy often leads to, you know... an infant.‘”
″‘Excuse me. I am a sacred vessel, alright? All you’ve got in your stomach is Taco Bell.‘”
“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”
“It was bad enough being teased, but sometimes he really scared me when he’d say things like: ‘This boy can’t be a son of ours, look at that face. I’ll bet they switched babies on us in the hospital. Why don’t we take him back and swap him for the right one.’ I was only six, and I really thought I was going to get dropped off at the hospital. ”
“Well, I remember you describing the white face and the green hair to me when I was a kid. Scared the hell out of me. I thought you’d be interested... Yeah, well I had some interesting nightmares.”
“Peter sat down to rest; he was out of breath and trembling with fright.”
“Peter gave himself up for lost, and shed big tears.”
″‘Mother,’ Stellaluna squeaked. ‘Where are you?’ By daybreak, the baby bat could hold on no longer. Down, down again she dropped.”
“They called him Ferdinand the Fierce and all the Banderilleros were afraid of him and the Picadores were afraid of him and the Matador was scared stiff.”
“Far below them, in the City of New York, something like pandemonium was breaking out. A great round ball as big as a house had been sighted hovering high up in the sky over the very center of Manhattan, and the cry had gone up that it was an enormous bomb sent over by another country to blow the whole city to smithereens.”
“Don’t be frightened of us, please!” James called out. “We are so glad to be here!”
“Llama llama red pajama in the dark without his mama. Eyes wide open, covers drawn...What if Mama Llama’s gone?”
“Oh help! Oh no! IT’S A GRUFFALO!!
“His thoughts began to race like mad. He was scared and worried. Being helpless, he felt hopeless. He imagined all the possibilities, and eventually he realized that his only chance of becoming himself again was for someone to find the red pebble and to wish that the rock next to it would be a donkey.”
“The only one I’m really scared of is that VUG under the RUG.”
″ ‘I’m scared,’ said Little Bear. ‘Why are you scared, Little Bear?’ asked Big Bear. ‘I don’t like the dark,’ said Little Bear. ‘What dark?’ said Big Bear. ‘The dark all around us,’ said Little Bear.”
″ ‘MY TED!’ gasped the bear. ‘A BEAR!’ screamed Eddie. ‘A BOY!’ yelled the bear. ‘MY TEDDY!’ cried Eddie.”
“Mum doesn’t believe the story about the Moodagudda but I do, and I’m too scared to keep my back to the river.”
“Everyone is scared, some even leave the forest. Only one decides to take the approaching Monsoon Army head on.”
“To save Rin, Rowan and his companions must conquer not only the Mountain’s many tricks, but also the fierce dragon that lives at its peak. ”
“i’m addicted to the feeling of adventure. who am i to you? i’m scared to love, it’s bad, i’m protecting myself so i’m so very sorry for you, trying to love someone broken like me.”
“He never understood that I wasn’t scared of someone leaving me, I was scared that the wrong person would stay.”
“I’m up. Spinning. Scanning. Scared. They found us is the only thing I can think of. My stomach is a flimsy crepe, my heart a raging woodpecker, my blood a river of anxiety.”
″... he felt much too sick even to notice the seagulls, let alone scare them away from the lunch.”
“Off with a yowl a wail and howl, a scatter of paws and a clatter of claws…straight back home to bed”
“You see, this heart, won’t settle down; just like a child, running, scared, from a clown.”
“So, it was the iguana who frightened the python, whot scared the rabbit, who startled the crow, who alarmed the monkey, who killed the owlet - and now Mother Owl won’t wake the sun so that the day can come.”
“Plop! Something lands on me. Help! My voice gets stuck. He’s got me. He’s really got me this time. I can feel his hands around my throat. Let go! I go to grab his hands. Get off me! Hang on, they’re my hands. They’re my hands around my neck. You idiot, let go of yourself!”
“I know those old people sent her to protect my spirit. They do that sort of thing. She came to me just when I needed her. She stays with me all through the dark nights. I don’t have to worry about squishing her in bed ‘cause she knows which way I’m gonna roll even before I do.”
“A frog! A little, green, tree frog. A beautiful little girragundji. ‘Where did you come from?’ I’m breathing again. I’m gonna live. ‘Where you come from, little fulla?’ Maybe them old people did hear me. Maybe the rain pouring down and the water coming up under our house scared this little one.”
″‘This is my chance to ride her,’ he thought. He climbed on the top bar of the fence and jumped on Gem’s back. The bar broke with a loud crack and scared the mare. She threw Willie off, jumped over the broken bar and galloped away.”
“Even if I turn back and run all the way, I can never get home before Papa! He’s going to take me out of school and make me go down the pits.”
“Mother, I’m scared to go into the meadow, because of the lion which is there.”
“Johnny had jumped the trains before, but not often, so he was scared. Not bad scared, like when your mouth goes dry, but good scared when your stomach bundles itself into a little corner of you, and your heart beats a lot faster than usual.”
“The horsemen swept across the corn-yellow grasses of the hinterland screaming and shouting to arouse fear. The clans people dispersed like scuttling roaches to be run down and either killed or captured.”
“Once, Annie had heard the Stuck, the monster dog, coming up, behind her and had only just got indoors in time. Worst of all was the ghost who haunted the ford.”
“He swam away in the deep wet world. He was scared, lonely and very sad.”
“The old man standing in front of me was not at all as I had expected him to be. All my life I had thought he would have the predatory look of an ancient crow under the shadow of his sou’wester. ”
“But it was his eyes that marked him out from any other man I had ever seen for they drew you into them somehow so that you could not look away even if you wanted to.”
“Then, because she was so frightened and ashamed, Katie Morag did a silly thing. She ran the rest of the way to the other side of the Bay and threw a parcel - any parcel, except the red-labelled one - on to the doorstep of each of the first four houses. Nobody saw her. ”
“Whatever can that be?′ said Little Spook. Very slowly Little Spook pushed open the door and they peeped round. But inside the room there were only Mother and Father spook”
‘Was it Tiny Spook making such a noise when we came down the steps?’ asked Little Spook, ‘It was indeed,’ sighed Father Spook. ‘She makes more noise than all of us put together.’ ‘And she is very clever of copying other noises too,’ said Mother Spook.”
“I won’t eat, I won’t answer anyone. I’ll just stay here.”
“In the evening Little Spook and the little Princes went down the steep steps to the cellar, to say hello to Little Spook’s father and mother. One evening, on the way down to the cellar, Little Spook and the Prince heard a very strange noise.”
“Who was it then? I looked under the table. I lay down flat on my stomach in order to check whether someone was hiding under the sofa saying ‘Omps.’ Of course, no one was there. Everyone knows that there’s never anyone under the sofa.”
“There’s so much pain everywhere, and we just close our eyes to it. The truth is we’re all scared. We’re terrified of each other.”
“I’m not afraid of anything now. I’m not scared of anyone. I’m not lonely anymore. I finally understand. I’m in love. We’re in love. That means we’ll meet again. I’m sure of it. And so I’ll live. I’ll survive this. No matter what happens, even if the stars fall, I will live.”
“I suppose what scares me is giving in to the unknown.”
″‘We can’t get out till he lets us go!’ said Mollie. ‘Oh dear, why did we ever come here? I’m sure that little man is a gnome or something.‘”
“I’m scared. Really scared he’s about to leave me. And more scared because I don’t want him to.”
“Across the board, I just get so scared. But I don’t want to live in a state of trepidation. I want to live in front of you, with you.”

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