Phobias Quotes

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Charles M. Schulz
“Lucy: Do you think you have Pantophobia, Charlie Brown?
Charlie: I don't know, what is pantophobia?
Lucy: The fear of Everything.
Charlie: THAT'S IT!!!”
Charles M. Schulz

Douglas Coupland
Fear of Sundays, not in a religious sense but rather, a condition that reflects fear of unstructured time. Also known as acalendrical anxiety. Not to be confused with didominicaphobia, or kyriakephobia, fear of the Lord's Day.

Dimanchophobia is a mental condition created by modernism and industrialism. Dimanchophobes particularly dislike the period between Christmas and New Year's, when days of the week lose their significance and time blurs into a perpetual Sunday. Another way of expressing dimanchophobia might be "life in a world without calendars." A popular expression of this condition can be found in the pop song "Every Day is Like Sunday," by Morrissey, in which he describes walking on a beach after a nuclear way, when every day of the week now feels like Sunday.”
Douglas Coupland

Stephen Richards
“When you explore your fears then you set yourself free.”
Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

Joseph Heller
“I get the willies when I see closed doors.”
Joseph Heller, Something Happened

Jennifer Rardin
“I described the pyramid we'd found and waited for him to jump on the bandwagon. Unfortunately he's afraid of wagons. And bands.”
Jennifer Rardin, Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Stephen Richards
“Fear can make a moth seem the size of a bull elephant.”
Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

Stephen Richards
“When you have mastered fear then you have mastered all.”
Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

Stephen Richards
“When you have fear then the world is a big place. When you have courage then the world shrinks.”
Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

Gena Showalter
“You aren't afraid of needles. I see one, and I start crying like a baby."
"I've never seen you cry."
"It's on the inside.”
Gena Showalter, A Mad Zombie Party

Krystal Sutherland
“Esther changed into a costume of Wednesday Addams, and then they went, the three strangest teenagers in town: a ghost who couldn't speak, a boy who hated the dark, and a girl who dressed as someone else everywhere she went.”
Krystal Sutherland, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

J.K. Rowling
“It Isn’t Hate to Speak the Truth’ J.K. Rowling”
J.K. Rowling

David Foster Wallace
“For me, boviscopophobia (=the morbid fear of being seen as bovine) is an even stronger motive than semi-agoraphobia for staying on the ship when we're in port.”
David Foster Wallace A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Judy Dippel
“Postpartum depression makes you suddenly feel like a stranger to yourself, but knowing the clinical facts are the first step toward wellness.”
Judy Dippel, Breaking the Grip of Postpartum Depression: Walk Toward Wellness with Real Facts, Real Stories, and Real God

Robert McAlmon
“Wealth, the war [WW1], and the phobias, manias, dementias, prejudices and terrors that come from both, were the dominant factors.”
Robert McAlmon, Being Geniuses Together, 1920 1930

Sahar Abdulaziz
“A phobia is an excessive or unreasonable fear of an object, situation or place. Phobias are quite common and often take root in childhood for no apparent reason. Other times they spring from traumatic events or develop from an attempt to make sense of unexpected and intense feelings of anxiety or panic.

Simple phobias are fears of specific things such as insects, infections, or even flying. Agoraphobia is a fear of being in places where one feels trapped or unable to get help, such as in crowds, on a bus or in a car, or standing in a line. It is basically an anxiety that ignites from being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult (or embarrassing). A social phobia is a marked fear of social or performance situations.

When the phobic person actually encounters, or even anticipates, being in the presence of the feared object or situation, immediate anxiety can be triggered. The physical symptoms of anxiety may include shortness of breath, sweating, a racing heart, chest or abdominal discomfort, trembling, and similar reactions. The emotional component involves an intense fear and may include feelings of losing control, embarrassing oneself, or passing out.

Most people who experience phobias try to escape or avoid the feared situation wherever possible. This may be fairly easy if the feared object is rarely encountered (such as snakes) and avoidance will not greatly restrict the person’s life. At other times, avoiding the feared situation (in the case of agoraphobia, social phobia) is not easily done. After all, we live in a world filled with people and places. Having a fear of such things can limit anyone’s life significantly, and trying to escape or avoid a feared object or situation because of feelings of fear about that object or situation can escalate and make the feelings of dread and terror even more pronounced.

In some situations of phobias, the person may have specific thoughts that contribute some threat to the feared situation. This is particularly true for social phobia, in which there is often a fear of being negatively evaluated by others, and for agoraphobia, in which there may be a fear of passing out or dying with no one around to help, and of having a panic attack where one fears making a fool of oneself in the presence of other people.

Upon recognizing their problem for what it is, men should take heart in knowing that eighty percent of people who seek help can experience improvement of symptoms or, in male-speak, the illness can be “fixed.”
Sahar Abdulaziz, But You Look Just Fine: Unmasking Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Stewart Stafford
“People that are scared of the dark have great imaginations and are my kind of people. Those who see nothing in the darkness are boring.”
Stewart Stafford

“Phobias result from past life experiences.
Many people have phobias about snakes, about heights or enclosed spaces and all of these absolutely come from past-life experiences which are not necessarily bad experiences.”
Anthea Wynn, The Soul on the Ceiling: Conversations on Reincarnation

Stewart Stafford
“I used to be scared of death until I found out it's now called 'end of life.' Phew, that was close!”
Stewart Stafford

“People who are saying that they are afraid of heights are usually not actually afraid of heights. They are afraid of falling, which means it's a synonym for losing control.
So they have to get in touch with the definitional belief to find out what's really going on.”

“You have to allow the fear to be a messenger;
to give you information that it's attempting to tell you: that you have a negative belief.

You can't be afraid of the fear.
You have to recognize it.
Allow it to do its job.
And therefore once it delivers the information,
what it's bringing your attention to [is]:
"Hey! hey! knock knock knock! You have this negative belief that is out of alignment that you don't prefer!"

Once it brings your attention to that,
you can say: "Thank you fear. Thank you for bringing my attention to something I didn't know about within myself, so that now I can deal with it, now that I can let it go. Thank you fear."

And as soon as you use fear that way and allow it to be what it is; allow it to do the job it was designed to do, it will not be felt as fear anymore.

You will welcome it as a messenger that will alert you to anything within you that's out of alignment.

And you will be excited about feeling it.
And then it will turn into excitement.

That's how you "Allow" with fear.”

Judy Dippel
“Postpartum depression and anxiety that 11-20% of women experience is not at all the same as the more commonly experienced 'baby blues' 80% of women experience for a few weeks.”
Judy Dippel, Breaking the Grip of Postpartum Depression: Walk Toward Wellness with Real Facts, Real Stories, and Real God

Anna-Marie McLemore
“That was probably another thing Aracely had almost asked ten times, opening her mouth and then hesitating. Why, to Miel, a pumpkin couldn't just be a pumpkin. A question Aracely knew better than to say out loud.”
Anna-Marie McLemore, When the Moon Was Ours

“Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
And they came,
And he pushed,
And they flew”
Christian Logue

Philip K. Dick
“It had been a phobia of his for years that someday he would fall into the hands of madmen---in particular, madmen who seemed sane up until the last moment.”
Philip K. Dick, Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

Laurence Galian
“Why do we humans have phobias? If we grew up and evolved with nature for so long, why do so many people have such a great fear of it? For example, evolution indicates we came out of the oceans, yet a great many people have an intense fear of swimming in the ocean, or even a tranquil backyard swimming pool For hundreds of thousands of years as we evolved we lied our nights in darkness, yet the fear of darkness is ubiquitous among humans. Insects and spiders, which generally can do us no harm whatsoever, and can easily be killed by us with only the slightest effort, cause many people to go into paroxysms of fear.”
Laurence Galian, 666: Connection with Crowley

“Fear, f-e-a-r, is:


A.D. Aliwat
“There is a fear out there for everyone.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Stewart Stafford
“The Night Watchman by Stewart Stafford

Does the night watchman watch the night or does the night watch him?
Is there anything in the darkness or is his eyesight growing dim?
Does a beast growl in the shadows or is his stomach requesting food?
Is his pay adequate compensation or is his boss just being rude?
As he prays for the sunrise, does anyone hear his prayers?
When he clocks out for breakfast, is anyone standing there?
Does he creep home to his bed to count the hours down?
Until he sits staring at the darkness once more with a quizzical and resigned frown?

© Stewart Stafford, 2021. All rights reserved.”
Stewart Stafford

Rishabh Dubey
“Our lives are guided by our dislikes, disdains and phobias... rather than acute positivity.”
Rishabh Dubey, Krikos: The Vertical Horizon

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