Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 21.
    What I fear is being in the presence of evil and doing nothing. I fear that more than death.
    (Otilia De Koster, Panamanian civil rights monitor. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (December 19, 1988). On being asked "if she feared for her life or her family.")
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  • 22.
    Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
    (Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. Captain Ross (Dana Andrews), The Purple Heart (1944).)
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  • 23.
    They are free, but not entirely free. For Law is despot over them, and they fear him much more than your men fear you.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.104.4.)
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  • 24.
    For with this desire of physical beauty mingled itself early the fear of death—the fear of death intensified by the desire of beauty.
    (Walter Pater 1839-1894, British writer, educator. originally published in Macmillan's Magazine (Aug. 1878). the narrator, in "The Child in the House," p. 163, repr. In Miscellaneous Studies, Macmillan (1895). Regarding Florian Deleal.)
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  • 25.
    I fear only that which I love, says man, according to Montaigne. Woman replies: I love only that which I fear.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 50, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 26.
    Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, July 2, 1932. repeated in his first inaugural address, March 4, 1933. The expression has numerous precedents, including the Duke of Wellington, Montaigne and the Bible, and was used by Sir Winston Churchill during World War II.)
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  • 27.
    Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. The Flies, act 1, Gallimard (1947).)
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  • 28.
    Fear of sexuality is the new, disease-sponsored register of the universe of fear in which everyone now lives.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. AIDS and Its Metaphors, ch. 7 (1989).)
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  • 29.
    Think of the better world we could build if men and women, if even for a little while longer, were freed from their greatest fear: the fear of death and the grave.
    (Robert D. Andrews, and Nick Grindé. Dr. Ralph Howard (Edward Van Sloan), Before I Hang, trying to convince the warden to let Dr. Garth carry on his work in prison (1940). Story by Andrews and Karl Brown (1897-1990).)
  • 30.
    America fears the unshaven legs, the unshaven men's cheeks, the aroma of perspiration, and the limp prick. Above all it fears the limp prick.
    (Walter Abish (b. 1931), Austrian-born U.S. author. "In So Many Words," In The Future Perfect (1975).)
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