Fear Of Love Quotes

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Yvonne Pierre
“Don't let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world... LOVE!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your
“If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your enemies is too overwhelming, consider more deeply the observation that we are all much more alike than we are unalike.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Christopher Pike
“When you are in love you know no fear or hatred. when you are fearful there is no possibility of love or hatred. And when there is hate, there is only hate.”
Christopher Pike, Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice

C. JoyBell C.
“All the things that people do in order to show that they don't need anybody... meanwhile, all they really want to do is say, "Please keep me." We all want to be kept. The problem is we are too afraid to let anyone know about it. What are these fragile things in our hearts that have so much fear of being broken?”
C. JoyBell C.

Amanda Bouchet
“The ice inside me melts. Suddenly, I'm burning up and terrified, scared I'll be too weak to resist.

Scratch that - I'm petrified I've already given in.”
Amanda Bouchet, A Promise of Fire

Dianna Hardy
“She looked at him for an age, and he read nothing short of love on her face. It warmed him to the core he'd thought dead, and scared the crap out of him.”
Dianna Hardy, Rise Of The Wolf

bell hooks
“Usually adult males who are unable to make emotional connections with the women they chose to be intimate with are frozen in time, unable to allow themselves to love for fear that the loved one will abandon them.”
bell hooks, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

Kate Lattey
“You push people away, Marley. You don't realise it, but you do. You close yourself off to anyone and anything that doesn't fit in your perfect little hamster ball of life. But you can't experience love only on your own terms. It doesn't work that way.”
Kate Lattey, Dream On

Kate McGahan
“We set our own limits on love. Some of us bind our hearts like Chinese women bind their feet. The binding is painful at first but eventually you get used to it and the pain goes away. The saddest part of all is that by binding yourself to the choices you make, you forget that there was ever another way to live.”
Kate McGahan

Erica Jong
“And it all comes out so lame. I love your mouth. I love your hair. I love your ears. I want you. I want you. I want you. Anything to avoid saying: I love you.”
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

Rebel Farris
“When we put our running shoes on and fight tooth and nail to hide from someone, it’s because that’s the person who really matters. That’s the one person you fear will see what’s inside you and cringe. You’d rather live with the not-knowing than to give it a chance.”
Rebel Farris, Pivot Line

Elin Hilderbrand
“Love is scary! Taking a vow to love someone through sickness and health, for richer for poorer, forsaking all others, until death do us part, is the most terrifying experience a person can have. Why pretend any differently?”
Elin Hilderbrand, Beautiful Day

Jessica Shattuck
“She pictures love as a pond to be stepped into, swum around in, and then climbed out of and toweled off before getting too chilly.”
Jessica Shattuck, The Hazards of Good Breeding

Seth Adam Smith
“Don't be afraid to be the person who loves the most”
Seth Adam Smith

Donna Goddard
“Do not be afraid of love or the course it will take. There is no certainty in life. Choose love first and choose love last and it will give you more than you ever give it.”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

Jeanette Lynes
“Love is terribly sincere and great. I suppose that is why so many people are afraid of it, and so few can live up to it. — Bliss Carman to Gladys Baldwin, 1915 (age 52)”
Jeanette Lynes

Ellen Bass
“If the people who said they loved you abused or neglected you, it can feel terrifying to love again…Commitment or love with a family feeling can be scarier still. The child in you still equates commitment with being locked into a situation where there’s no escape. So as you get closer, you may become paralyzed by all your old defenses & memories.”
Ellen Bass, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse