Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 21.
    My greatest fear: repetition.
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Stiller, Suhrkamp (1954). Stiller, in I'm Not Stiller, first notebook, p. 58, trans. by Michael Bullock, Vintage (1958). One of Stiller's existential obsessions.)
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  • 22.
    The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.
    (Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century), U.S. parent educator. Your Child's Self-Esteem, ch. 15 (1975). F...)
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  • 23.
    Everyone fears and courts his own demon.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 24.
    Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 25.
    Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Tagebuch 1946-1949, Suhrkamp (1950). Sketchbook 1946-1949, p. 268, trans. by Geoffrey Skelton, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1977).)
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  • 26.
    Who sows fear, reaps weapons.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). About Tolerance (1977). On tolerance.)
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  • 27.
    Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 28.
    While there's life, there's fear.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 29.
    If you fear loneliness, then don't get married.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 85, "Nauka" (1980).)
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  • 30.
    Understanding replaces imaginary fears with real ones.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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