Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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).)
  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
    (May Sarton (b. 1912), U.S. poet, novelist. Hilary Stevens, in Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, pt. 2 (1965).)
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  • 36.
    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose application of the word. Consider the flea!—incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," ch. 12, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894).)
  • 37.
    There is the fear that we shan't prove worthy in the eyes of someone who knows us at least as well as we know ourselves. That is the fear of God. And there is the fear of Man—fear that men won't understand us and we shall be cut of from them.
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Feb. 11, 1963).)
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  • 38.
    'Poetry Against Terror' is a contemporary tragedy which must be written, the choice to live free of fear is an easier option for free spirit poets, than some sections of the public paralyzed with fear, therefore the decision to refuse fear; to accept the cards will fall as they may is accepting life as it comes; it is not the duration years in our lives which matter, it is the quality intensity attempts at living dreams which determines our bright our stars shine, on the darkest nights even a single star shining on an overcast night shines hope bright.
    (Terence George Craddock January 2016 on the 10th of January 2016.)
  • 39.
    Fear regulates. Appetite impels.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 40.
    The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 63 (1930).)
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