Scare Quotes

Quotes tagged as "scare" (showing 1-30 of 58)
Matsuri Hino
“by the time you open your eyes, the world might have already changed.”
Matsuri Hino, ヴァンパイア騎士 7

W.E.B. Du Bois
“The theology of the average colored church is basing itself far too much upon 'Hell and Damnation'—upon an attempt to scare people into being decent and threatening them with the terrors of death and punishment. We are still trained to believe a good deal that is simply childish in theology. The outward and visible punishment of every wrong deed that men do, the repeated declaration that anything can be gotten by anyone at any time by prayer.

[Essay entitled 'On Christianity', published posthumously]”
W.E.B. Du Bois, Writings: The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade / The Souls of Black Folk / Dusk of Dawn / Essays

Блага Димитрова
“Може би и в любовта не трябва да обръщам поглед към зейналата, винаги дебнеща раздяла. Самата любов всъщност е постоянен страх от загуба на любовта. Преди още да си я постигнал, ти трепериш да не я загубиш. Е, тогава ти никога не можеш да познаеш любовта като чувство, защото си в непрестанен страх. А страхът обезцветява всяко чувство. Аз се плашех най-вече от собствения си страх. За мене любовта, както всичко останало, се превръщаше в борба със страха. Ревността ми причиняваше най-страшното виене на свят и губене на равновесие. Всяка жена пресякла моята пътека ме стряскаше като възможна съперница. Мъчех се да се освободя от ревността с разумни доводи. Разумът бе съвсем безсилен. Логиката се разбиваше на пух и прах пред абсурдността на това чувство.”
Блага Димитрова, Пътуване към себе си

Robin Hobb
“Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin


Whenever you stand up
For your conscience,
Be prepared to be hated
By the wicked.
But never, ever,
Let that scare you;
For whenever you
Stand up for God,
By him,
You are loved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

John Corey Whaley
“Death can surprise us. It can scare us. It can keep us up at night. But we’ve also learned the things that death cannot do. It cannot crush our hopes. It cannot take away the love and support of our friends and family.”
John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

Israelmore Ayivor
“Three rules to obey!

1. Don't be over-impressed by your past glories!
2. Don't be scared by your future stories!
3. Be hopeful to get out of today's miseries!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Toba Beta
“You don't scare a man who sees people as cockroaches.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If your dream doesn't scare you, it's not big enough.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“And as you see, poor Idris was...persuaded,shall we say? Yes,persuaded to tell me about Tyre and his own route back to Al-Kal'as from there. Faysal, reveal to her his pain."

The Captain of the Guard dragged Idris forward. Faysal then ripped away his shirt, and Aminah gasped. Angry scars laced his bare chest, some of the burns still crusted and weeping. Tears tumbled down Aminah's face, but Idris did not raise his head to see them. "Forgive me" he mumered.”
Michael O. Tunnell, Moon Without Magic

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“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

Tomas Schuman
“Whether I scare some people or not, I don't give a hoot. If you're not scared by now, nothing can scare you.”
Yuri Bezmenov

Akshay Vasu
“The day your heart fills only with fear and insecurities, everything you see becomes the ghost that you were always scared of.”
Akshay Vasu

“Dying doesn't scare me, but living does.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I’m not the author of my fears, but I sure feed them really well.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe my greater fear should not be fear itself, but what I will lose should I submit to fear.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Deyth Banger
“It's my time to scare you, it's time for scary story.”
Deyth Banger

“We use Halloween to scare the kids and bankers to scare the adults.”
Anthony T Hincks

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“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

Michael  Grant
“Nine shotgun shells would kill just about anything.
Except Drake.
Drake scared her deep down. He had been the first person in her life to hit her. To this day she could remember the sting and force of his slap. She could remember the certainty that he would quickly escalate to closed-fist punches. That he would beat her and that the beating would give him pleasure so that nothing she could ever say would stop him.
He had forced her to insult Little Pete. To betray him.
It hadn’t bothered Petey, of course. But it had eaten at her insides. It seemed almost quaint now when she recalled that guilt. She’d had no way of knowing then that she would someday do far, far worse.
Fear of that psychopath was part of the reason she had needed to manipulate Sam. She had needed Sam’s protection for herself and even more for Little Pete. Drake wasn’t Caine. Caine was a heartless, ruthless sociopath who would do anything to increase his power. But Caine didn’t revel in pain and violence and fear. However amoral, Caine was rational.
To Caine’s eyes Astrid was just another pawn on the chessboard. To Drake she was a victim waiting to be destroyed for the sheer pleasure it would bring him.
Astrid knew she couldn’t kill Drake with the shotgun. She could blow his head off his shoulders and still not kill him.
But that image brought her some sense of reassurance.”
Michael Grant, Fear

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What is fear but that ‘thing’ that we believed to be as powerful as it pretended to be.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sadly, in too many cases surrender is having been ‘outrun’ by fear rather than having ‘run out’ of heart.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Turn on the lights,
And hide from sight,
As we come trick or treating,
Throughout the night.
Is that scratching?
Or was that wind?
Did you see the movement?
I think it grinned.
As I crouched,
Behind my couch,
Waiting for the knocking,
From there abouts.
The lights went dark,
I think I screamed,
And then something touched me,
Sight unseen.
I jumped up quick,
And stumbled twice,
I tried to leave,
Into the night.
I reached the door,
And opened the lock,
And as I ran out,
The shout went out.
Trick or treat!
I stopped and looked,
It was just kids,
I tried to smile,
My hands did shake,'ll be wanting candy,
I said,
not feeling great.
They all stood looking,
And shook their heads,
And then they took out their scissor things,
It's not the candy,
Or sweets from you,
We just want your heart,
And some blood from you.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“We had our day, we had our game and I know you were just afraid, but I never or would’ve ever brought the pain.”
Dominic Riccitello

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Hell was invented to scare to death the unruly human mind and bring it to obedience.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“Some of our truths are scarier than our horrors.”
Dominic Riccitello

“You mistake tragedy for horror because no one likes true sadness.”
Dominic Riccitello

Brandon Sanderson
“They're scared of you." Zahel's voice, drifting again above the crowd. "Do you see it in them? Show them why.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“I sure as hell scare myself!”
Anthony T. Hincks

Will Walton
“I'm not scared of the feeling. It has shown up, and I am facing it. I let everything happen, and I am facing it.
I let everything happen as it's supposed to.”
Will Walton, I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

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