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Frightened Quotes

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I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Related topics: Wisdom

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Deep in my heart I'm concealing things
that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling -
frightened you'll slip away.
- the movie Evita

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

 

I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover.
- Fran Drescher

Confucius might have said:
Once frightened, twice smelly in armpit.
- Anonymous humor

How strange this fear of death is!
We are never frightened at a sunset.
- George MacDonald

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At that time, people wanted to be frightened.
The Thing had come out, The Day the Earth Stood Still had come out,
and these were all frightening movies.
- Ann Robinson

If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be
frightened half to death.
- Paul Lynde

We're frightened of what makes us different.
- Anne Rice

And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit,
you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts
and I was just very frustrated,
maybe a little frightened.
- Elton John

We are more often frightened than hurt;
and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened
by anyone's perception of me.
- Angelina Jolie

Shame, shame, shame.
How many times have I told you not to be frightened?
Have I not told you God looks after all his children?
- Willis Goldbeck

I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought
my movies were like science fiction.
- Neil LaBute

But I'm more interested in why people are frightened
by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg's my main influence.
- Damien Hirst

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become
a bit frightened of their children.
- Ama Ata Aidoo

Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us,
nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to
the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves.
- George Haven Putnam

I like normal stuff people fear - like spiders and heights.
I'm frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard
to figure out and get a grip on.
- Haley Joel Osment

The dream he needed most was the dream that frightened him more.
- Sherman Alexie

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

I had always loved John Ford's pictures.
And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him.
He used the shock treatment while directing me.
- Ethel Waters

Most people do not really want freedom,
because freedom involves responsibility,
and most people are frightened of responsibility.
- Sigmund Freud

If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity
and my dual careers in music and film,
it's me.
I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged.
- Jennifer Lopez

There are moments when everything goes well,
but don't be frightened.
- Jules Renard

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that,
if they do not frighten our neighbours,
at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
- Elizabeth I

Better be killed than frightened to death.
- Robert Smith Surtees

A timid person is frightened before a danger,
a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul

If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast,
you'll never do anything good.
- Colin Baker

When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very
frightened for their children,
so you tended to be isolated.
I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at,
and humbled for his sins.
- Thomas Fuller

I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The establishment is made up of little men,
very frightened.
- Bella Abzug

And when Roger talks about the frightened ones running away from the bombs,
I immediately thought of my days when I was young and
I had to wear these gas masks.
- Gerald Scarfe

I need to be frightened of things.
I hate it, but I must need it, because it's what I do.
- Nigella Lawson

When one is frightened of the truth then it is never
the whole truth that one has an inkling of.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

We should assume that the end product can be switched
off by any consumer who is offended or frightened by it.
- Richard King

I also want to return to doing stand-up.
I've become frightened of live audiences.
This is a really telling sign that I need to go back
on the comedy circuit again.
- Johnny Vegas

I was timid and frightened as a child.
Yours truly did not shin up mountains or do any other
kind of adventurous stuff.
- Kate Adie

I don't think kids have a problem with death.
It's us older ones who are nearer to it,
that start being frightened.
- Helena Bonham Carter

My father was frightened of his mother;
I was frightened of my father,
and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.
- King George V

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go
on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace,
like a clock during a thunderstorm.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I realize that when I moved out of my father's house
I shocked and frightened him because I needed a room of my own,
a space of my own to reinvent myself.
- Sandra Cisneros

I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given.
I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
- Denzel Washington

The more I do, the more frightened I get.
But that is essential.
Otherwise why would I go on doing it?
- Judi Dench

Sometimes it's said that psychiatrists are doctors
who are frightened by the sight of blood.
I might have fallen into that category.
- Robert Jay Lifton

I wouldn't, a little bit frightened but throughout
my life I'd learnt that when you're in the serious situations,
you've got to try to stay calm.
Because that's the way you get out of them.
- John Newcombe

Luck is everything...
My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person.
I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear,
because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
- Alfred Hitchcock

It took me way beyond what I knew, into places of which I was totally scared,
but as I became less frightened, I welcomed new ways
of thinking and approaching something.
It made me an infinitely richer person,
and I think a better musician.
- Yo-Yo Ma

How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned
but too protective husbands to face reality late in life,
bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it!
- Hortense Odlum

I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria,
who were frightened of life, who were desperate to
reach out to another person.
But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
- Tennessee Williams

As long as enough people can be frightened,
then all people can be ruled.
That is how it works in a democratic system and mass
fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
- James Bovard

I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago.
People don't want to talk about it, they don't want to know about it.
People are frightened of it, and they don't understand,
when actually these issues are medically treatable.
- Judy Collins

When I was in art college, I would be painting,
and I would create something on a canvas that was actually quite attractive.
But if I got frightened and tried to protect that,
that canvas would die.
- Michael Ironside

There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea,
shining in his head, frightened people,
and for whom delirium was the only solution to the
strangulation that life had prepared for him.
- Antonin Artaud

And then came the nineties, when management,
suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players,
sought to restore baseball's profitability by 'running
the game like a business.'
- John Thorn

My father in the film - which we probably haven't seen in previous movies,
and in British Asian movies you could probably count on one hand -
he says exactly why,
actually why he's frightened for his daughter.
He came to this country, England, and had a bit of a crappy time.
- Parminder Nagra

As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow,
and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less
harm to the liberties of my country than will a party,
who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious
bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.
- Ezra Cornell

Maybe it's because my mother divorced and my grandmother divorced,
so maybe I'm frightened deep down.
But then I also feel there is no real need.
Why do I need to get married? To reassure me? No I don't need reassurance.
- Juliette Binoche

When I came there I found all my family gone,
for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place,
which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke
about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants,
which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place.
- Christopher Gist

So, I created these creatures called The Frightened
Ones which in the film you see do have mask like kind
of heads and they run beneath the ground to hide.
Which is what in fact we did during the war.
- Gerald Scarfe

These names: gay, queer, homosexual are limiting.
I would love to finish with them.
We're going to have to decide which terms to use and where we use them.
For me to use the word "queer" is a liberation;
it was a word that frightened me,
but no longer.
- Derek Jarman

We suddenly saw how people reacted in the event of massive social upheaval,
and the way that the little problems in your life don't go away.
You don't stop being frightened of spiders just because the world's blown up.
- Simon Pegg

I probably wouldn't make a good accountant.
I don't even understand what my accountant tells me.
But the character is a sort of exaggerated version of me,
he's a little more frightened than I am,
everything seems so much bigger to him than it does to me.
- Matthew Broderick

For the last four or five years, I had been in the
position where I didn't have to take a pilot.
I took this one because the script and the people were terrific.
It never frightened me.
As we were doing the pilot, I could tell that it was working.
- Gerald McRaney

The overall view of the human genome project has been
one of great excitement and positive press,
but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable,
and they are frightened of things they don't understand.
- Thomas R. Cech

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

Of all the things that could frighten you,
you worry about my driving?
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A word does not frighten the man who,
in acting, feels no fear.
- Sophocles

Computers rather frighten me, because I never did learn to type,
so the whole thing seems extraordinarily complicated to me.
- Charles Keating

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome.
All that an obstacle does with brave men is,
not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
- Woodrow Wilson


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