fear quotes

You see in times of crisis that extremist forces, populist forces, have a better ground to oversimplify things and to manipulate feelings. Feelings of fear.Jose Manuel Barroso

As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.Dave Barry

I live in constant fear of being fired or dropped for that dark part of my work I can't control.Lynda Barry

When you're young, you're always wondering when you're actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it, in a sense, too. There's a danger to feeling like an adult... like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden, one day you kind of feel like an adult and it's really nice.Drew Barrymore

This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear.Steve Bartlett

Do not despise the fish because they are absolutely unable to speak or to reason, but fear lest you may be even more unreasonable than they by resisting the command of the Creator. Listen to the fish, who through their actions all but utter this word: 'We set out on this long journey for the perpetuation of our species.'Saint Basil

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.Gregory Bateson

Civilisation, the orderly world in which we live, is frail. We are skating on thin ice. There is a fear of a collective disaster. Terrorism, genocide, flu, tsunamis.Zygmunt Bauman

If you are going to make companies, corporations, actually responsible for the safety of other people's lives, then if they fail in their duty, the only thing to prevent them failing in their duty is the fear that they would be put behind bars.Nina Bawden

My greatest fear is flying. And I do a lot of flying, so that's a bummer.Kylie Bax

We all live in fear of cancer, but to be told you have skin cancer was terrifying.Stephanie Beacham

We've all had that fear, that despair of losing someone, or this fierce desire because it's not reciprocated. The less reciprocation there is, the more desire we have.Emmanuelle Beart

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.Cecil Beaton

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.Pierre Beaumarchais

In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.Simone de Beauvoir

Underneath our nice, friendly facades there is great unease. If I were to scratch below the surface of anyone I would find fear, pain, and anxiety running amok. We all have ways to cover them up. We overeat, over-drink, overwork; we watch too much television.Joko Beck

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.Martha Beck

Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be.Martha Beck

My apartment is the equivalent of one room in my Toronto home. Now I understand why New Yorkers are on the streets at all hours. People don't want to stay inside for fear they'll go crazy.Samantha Bee

Have four things going. I have stand-up comedy, two television shows and I'm working on a play. I like to work, and I fear that something could fall through. You know what they say: 'The show must go off.'Joy Behar