75 Frightened Quotes And Sayings

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. -Charles Darwin

Faith is rare because fear is rampant. For faith will...
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Faith is rare because fear is rampant. For faith will demand that I step into places that fear itself fears to go. Craig D. Lounsbrough
My fear of endings too often blocks my hope of...
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My fear of endings too often blocks my hope of beginnings. Craig D. Lounsbrough
If your prudence stops you every time from taking an...
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If your prudence stops you every time from taking an action, then you are no more prudent, you are frightened. Amit Kalantri
Do not be frightened, friend. Let us dance our way...
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Do not be frightened, friend. Let us dance our way to God. Kamand Kojouri
The world screams, ‘Stay down, it’s safer.’ My soul screams,...
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The world screams, ‘Stay down, it’s safer.’ My soul screams, ‘So is being dead. Craig D. Lounsbrough
As I contemplate a relationship with God, I find that...
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As I contemplate a relationship with God, I find that I’m afraid to ride on the coattails of the infinite. But what I fear more than that is spending my life in the coat closet. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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In a polished surface of metal I happen to notice my reflected face; it wears a pale, beaten lonely look, eyes looking out at nothing with an expression of fear, frightened and lonely in a nightmare world. Something, I don’t know what, makes me think of my childhood; I remember myself as a schoolchild sitting at a hard wooden desk, and then as a little girl with thick, fair, wind-tossed hair, feeding the swans in a park. And it seems both strange and sad to me that all those childish years were spent in preparation for this — that, forgotten by everybody, with a beaten face, I should serve machinery in a place far away from the sun. Anna Kavan
Ignorance is my refusal to think outside the box of...
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Ignorance is my refusal to think outside the box of my fears. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Too often it’s about what stands before us, not what...
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Too often it’s about what stands before us, not what stands within us. Craig D. Lounsbrough
My life is too often driven by the fear of...
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My life is too often driven by the fear of the next moment verses focusing on the privilege that I have the next moment. Craig D. Lounsbrough
What is fear but that ‘thing’ that we believed to...
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What is fear but that ‘thing’ that we believed to be as powerful as it pretended to be. Craig D. Lounsbrough
I’m not the author of my fears, but I sure...
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I’m not the author of my fears, but I sure feed them really well. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Maybe my greater fear should not be fear itself, but...
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Maybe my greater fear should not be fear itself, but what I will lose should I submit to fear. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The restless adventurer within me stands eye-to-eye with the fear...
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The restless adventurer within me stands eye-to-eye with the fear that has stepped directly in my path. And the thing I absolutely must not do is to blink first. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Sadly, in too many cases surrender is having been ‘outrun’...
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Sadly, in too many cases surrender is having been ‘outrun’ by fear rather than having ‘run out’ of heart. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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A child's (or an adult's) nervous system may detect danger or a threat to life when the child enters a new environment or meets a strange person. Cognitively, there is no reason for them to be frightened. But often, even if they understand this, their bodies betray them. Sometimes this betrayal is private; only they are aware that their hearts are beating fast and contracting with such force that they start to sway. For others, the responses are more overt. They may tremble. Their faces may flush, or perspiration may pour from their hands and forehead. Still others may become pale and dizzy and feel precipitously faint. Stephen W. Porges
If we’re honest, what makes something impossible is not our...
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If we’re honest, what makes something impossible is not our fear. Rather, it is our indifference. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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If your dream doesn't scare you, it's not big enough. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Sadly, it seems that I have the proclivity to create...
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Sadly, it seems that I have the proclivity to create plenty of devils, but most of the time I don’t even go looking for angels. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Fear is my mind painstakingly creating the worse-case scenario and...
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Fear is my mind painstakingly creating the worse-case scenario and then putting it on steroids. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Too often fear is fiction madly running amuck, all the...
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Too often fear is fiction madly running amuck, all the while madly tracking ‘muck’ across the floor of fact. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Have we ever thought that being lost is our destination?
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Have we ever thought that being lost is our destination? Craig D. Lounsbrough
If there’s any redeeming quality that I can find in...
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If there’s any redeeming quality that I can find in running away from something, it’s that I’m on my feet. Now all I’ve got to do is alter my direction. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Fear left unrestrained always leaves us running ‘from’ something. Fear...
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Fear left unrestrained always leaves us running ‘from’ something. Fear harnessed compels us to run ‘to’ something. And fear denied leaves us running in circles. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger...
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The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger the prison we construct around ourselves. Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I am sufficiently brave to extract the cancer of...
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If I am sufficiently brave to extract the cancer of fear, I have effectively gutted my conviction that what stands before me is impossible. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Safety is not a destination that we reach for, rather...
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Safety is not a destination that we reach for, rather it is a retreat that we escape to. And if our lives are marked by the incessant search for safety, we will live the whole of it going in reverse. Craig D. Lounsbrough
We think that boxes take everything that’s bad and they...
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We think that boxes take everything that’s bad and they lock all that nasty stuff out, when in reality they take everything that we are and they lock all of those great things in. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Self-preservation is to hunker down in the suffocating confines of this infinitesimally tiny existence that I define as ‘me, ’ instead of letting ‘me’ run through the infinitely massive expanse of everything that is not me. And if the beast of self-preservation does not permit such freedoms, I will preserve myself to my own death. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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I am amazed that without any hesitation whatsoever I can completely believe myself to be on a grand journey of massive vistas and bold ascents, only to find that they are nothing more than a figment of a frightened imagination that needed a journey but could not admit to the fear of actually taking one. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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I might define a ‘journey’ as something that life itself calls me to. And I might then define a ‘trip’ as something I create to avoid a journey by mimicking a journey. And while fear is most certainly part and parcel of both, the latter is emboldened by fear while the former surrenders to it. Craig D. Lounsbrough
It’s not about the elimination of fear. Rather it’s about...
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It’s not about the elimination of fear. Rather it’s about the elimination of the feeling that the elimination of fear is necessary before we take the next step. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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The hand of God is wonderfully evident at those times when He pens stories whose lines we ourselves are far too fearful to pen or whose imaginations are far too limited to envision. And I would unashamedly suggest that the Christmas story is that very story. Craig D. Lounsbrough
How often have I painted a splendid picture of a...
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How often have I painted a splendid picture of a journey marked by courageous ascents and daring desert crossings when all along all I’ve really been doing is running? Craig D. Lounsbrough
Fear is often bred of an imagination that couldn’t let...
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Fear is often bred of an imagination that couldn’t let something be what it actually was. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Fear is a lethal killer of dreams, the greatest cancer that has beset passion, and a ruthless thief of lives stolen and buried in the decay of lives squandered. Yet the greatest tragedy of all is that the fear that destroys us is rarely the monster it pretends to be, nor does it possess anything close to the power that we grant it. Therefore, it is only a killer, a cancer and a thief because we empower it to be so. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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What in the world would ever lead to me believe that life is a series of opportunities that are readily available to everyone else but me? What really leads me to believe such an atrocious lie is that I don’t believe in myself sufficiently to engage those opportunities in the first place. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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The assumption is that if I expend myself for myself in the end all I’ll be left with is myself, and that alone is frightening. But what I’ve failed to consider is that I have to expend so much of myself living for myself that in the end I’m really left with very little of myself, and that is unimaginably frightening. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid...
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The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Choosing a life of safety is safely choosing something other...
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Choosing a life of safety is safely choosing something other than life. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Either we are running ‘from’ what we fear or running...
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Either we are running ‘from’ what we fear or running ‘to’ what we fear. The former is a choice controlled by fear, the latter is an action inspired by it. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Most of our fears are borrowed. Since that’s the case,...
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Most of our fears are borrowed. Since that’s the case, we should get busy returning them. Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I am brave enough to stand against those who...
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If I am brave enough to stand against those who have been groomed by fear, I will recognize that where I get knocked down is all about where life begins, and has nothing to do with where it ends. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Fear tells me that while there might be a host of people who wish to stand beside me in times of crisis, the tangled wreckage is sometimes so enormous that the best of their efforts leave them stranded at a great distance. And standing desperately alone surveying the carnage that holds all others a bay, God suddenly taps me on the shoulder, leans over and whispers, 'how about a little demolition? . Craig D. Lounsbrough
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I cannot be afraid of being afraid. Rather, I need to realize that it is my fear that gives me the energy to wrestle that which I fear into the dirt that is soon to become the road underneath my feet. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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I think that it is infinitely wiser to accept the fact that we’re afraid, for in accepting our fear we are in no way granting it the power to crush us. Rather we are finally empowering ourselves sufficiently so that we can crush it. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Because of fear, most people don’t dream big. Because of fear, even those who dream big do not start working on them. Because of fear, those who start working on their dreams end up quitting too early. Israelmore Ayivor
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Is it possible that my walls are specifically erected and intentionally reinforced out of the fear that God calls me to an existence without walls? And if this is so, do I realize that I am the warden of prison that I created in which I myself am the prisoner? Craig D. Lounsbrough
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You couldn't save your mom because you weren't strong enough to do so. As for me, I couldn't stand and face the titan because I simply didn't have the courage! Forgive me... Forgive me. Hajime Isayama
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You won't become what you want to be, else you become what you fear to be. Michael Bassey Johnson
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You can't stop a soldier from being frightened but you can give him motivation to help him overcome that fear. I have no such motivation. I can't have. I'm a witcher: an artificially created mutant. I kill monsters for money. I defend children when their parents pay me to. If Nilfgaardian parents pay me, I'll defend Nilfgaardian children. And even if the world lies in ruin - which does not seem likely to me - I'll carry on killing monsters in the ruins of this world until some monster kills me. That is my fate, my reason, my life and my attitude to the world. And it is not what I chose. It was chosen for me. Andrzej Sapkowski
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I can attempt to stay on the fence. However, the problem is that the fence is a figment of my fear not a reality of my journey. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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He had a hungry look in his eyes and it frightened her. Kassandra Cross
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An angry wife can be more frightening than an army of disgruntled soldiers. Matshona Dhliwayo
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Suddenly, a voice called from the darkness. Taylor leapt like a salmon, then became rooted to the spot like a tin of salmon. Mark Jackman
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No. No… No! ’ the fear ebbed my voice, cut through me like a knife. I ran, bare feet slipping and sliding over the floorboards. I turned the corner and headed for the backdoor. Run. Run. I must run. As soon as I reached the backdoor in the kitchen, pulling the barn door from the hinges, I felt his gaze upon me. Cinders and kindling crunched at my feet; what had once been my lovely mahogany kitchen furniture was now little more than firewood. My crockery and china splintered in shards and as I turned to face him, I felt them dig into my skin, cut me with every shiver that bolted through my frame.‘ You wanted Hemlock House. You have, Hemlock House.’ His voice was dark, cruel and yet hauntingly light. As if cooing, whispering to a newborn. He was lounging against the countertop as if waiting for breakfast, as if waiting for something so meaningless. . Charlotte Munro
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…Do you think there’s somewhere else, some other place to go after this one?” Mandy blurted out.“ You mean when you die, where will you end up?” Alecto asked her. “…I wouldn’t know… back to whatever void there is, I suppose.”“ I’ve thought about it… every living thing dies alone, it’ll be lonely after death, ” Mandy sighed sadly. “That freaks me out, does it scare you?”“ I don't want to be alone, ” Alecto replied wearily. “We won’t be, though. We’ll be dead, so we’ll just be darkness, not much else, just memories, nostalgia and darkness.”“ I don’t want to be any of that either though, ” Mandy exclaimed, bursting into tears and crying, keeping her eyes to the floor, her voice shaky as she spoke to him. “When we die, we’ll still be nothing, the world will still be nothing, everything’ll just be nothing! ”“ You’re real though, at least that’s something, ” Alecto pointed out, holding his hand out in front of her. Smiling miserably, Mandy took his hand in her own and sat there beside him quietly. . Rebecca McNutt
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Frightened people live in their own special hell. Stephen King
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I'm afraid to go out at night because it's too dark. I'm afraid to try different food because I may not like it. I'm afraid to do something different because what if I fail. I'm afraid to smile at someone because it may lead to a conversation. I'm afraid to make friends because they may end up leaving me one day. I'm afraid to commit to any relationship because what if they're not as committed as I am. I'm afraid to go out because someone may break in while I'm not home. I'm afraid to think differently than everyone else because they may think that I'm crazy. I'm afraid of shadows because what would happen if one of them isn't my own. I'm afraid of being afraid because I'm too scared of everything. I'm afraid.. Each of us is afraid of something, but if we let our fears dominate our lives, then we don't have any kind of life at all I'm afraid. Anthony T. Hincks
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Seven billion who need to be kept happy, and docile, until the end. How do you do that? What's the best way to calm down a scared kid, get them to go back to sleep? Tell them a story. Some shit about Jesus or whatever. Neal Stephenson
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How often do I stand in abject terror and raw trepidation before the impossible peaks that soar to impossible heights in front me, when God turns to me and calmly says “what mountains? Craig D. Lounsbrough
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It's what's buried deep inside that frightens me because it's broken, like a shattered mirror. Jessica Sorensen
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Whatever the depth of our darkness, God navigated it eons before it was dark. And whatever the duration of our nights, God was there long before it ever turned to night. Therefore, despite our frequent feelings to the contrary, there is no place we might be where God was not lovingly waiting for us an eternity before we got there. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Every danger loses some of its terror once its causes are understood. Konrad Lorenz
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I cried for all of those things that should have just been for us... Kate Chisman
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The scratching came from the attic. At night, when Rory turned out the light I would lie awake and wait for it to skit, skit, skit lightly across the floorboards above our heads and down behind the water pipes. Kate Chisman
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Witnessing honesty frightens some people because they haven't known authenticity in their own life. Bryant McGill
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Don't be afraid to talk because in the long run, you will be afraid that you were too silent. Anthony T. Hincks
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Trees surrounded them from all sides, casting long inky shadows that would, at another time, have been scary. But there was no point in being scared of what might be lurking in the shadows when the biggest bad, of all big bads, was gazing at her intently. Caroline Hanson
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It was a strange monster, for beneath its exterior it was frightened and sickened by its own violence. It chastised itself for its savagery. And sometimes it had no heart for violence and rebelled against it utterly. Kristin Cashore
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As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. I am afraid that's how it works in a democracy. Ziad K. Abdelnour
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So I take a deep breath. Step forward. Let go.10 seconds and I'm trying to breathe9 And I'm trying to be brave8 But the truth is I'm scared out of my mind7 And I have no idea what's waiting for me behind that door6 And I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a heart attack5 But I can't turn back now4 Because there it is3 The door is right in front of me2 All I have to do is knock1 Butthe door flies open first. Tahereh Mafi
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You see, " the tourist went on, "you know that thing you do with seaweed?" Bethan, brought up on the Vortex Plains, had only heard of the sea in stories, and had decided she didn't like it. She looked blank. "Eat it?" "No, what you do is, you hang it up outside your door, and it tells you if it's going to rain." Another thing Bethan had learned was that there was no real point in trying to understand anything Twoflower said, and that all anyone could do was run alongside the conversation and hope to jump on it as it turned a corner." I see, " she said. "Rincewind is like that, you see." "Like seaweed." "Yes. If there was anything at all to be frightened about, he'd be frightened. But he's not. The star is just about the only thing I've ever seen him not frightened of. If he's not worried, then take it from me, there's nothing to be worried about." "It's not going to rain?" said Bethan. "Well, no, metaphorically speaking." "Oh." Bethan decided not to ask what "metaphorically" meant, in case it had something to do with seaweed. Terry Pratchett
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Now the thought of forever makes me tired. Frightened. Sad. What is forever worth? When love is so fragile and even one human life so long? Stacey Jay