I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason.
(Edmund H. North (1911-1990), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Wise. Klaatu (Michael Rennie), The Day the Earth Stood Still, Reacting to the panic his arrival has caused. (1951).
Based on a story by Harry Bates.)
If there is anything I really fear it is the mind of a young girl.
(Jane Heap (c. 1880-1964), U.S. artist and editor. As quoted in The Strange Necessity, part 1, by Margaret Anderson (1969).
Said in 1920, when Heap and her co-editor, Margaret Anderson, were on trial for publishing sections of the Irish novelist James Joyce's controversial masterpiece, Ulysses, in their literary journal, The Little Review. Two years later, the American expatriate Sylvia Beach, who had become a Parisian bookseller, published the complete Ulysses in book form. Here, Heap was reacting privately to the prosecutor's assertion in court that reading Ulysses would endanger "the minds of young girls." Ultimately, Anderson and Heap were convicted and fined $100.)