Quotations About / On:
Perhaps life is just that ... a dream and a fear.
(Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Razumov, in Under Western Eyes, pt. 4, ch. 2 (1911).)
It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.
(Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. AIDS and Its Metaphors, ch. 4 (1989).)
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
(William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. In The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 77 (1823).)
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
(Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. "Third Day: After Compline," The Name of the Rose (1980, trans. 1983).)
The person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, November 25, 1892, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 134, "Nauka" (1976).)
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).)
The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
(F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 63 (1930).)
Fear regulates. Appetite impels.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
Tired of being of loved, he wants to be feared.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Agrippina, in Britannicus, act 1, sc. 1 (1669).
Agrippina is speaking of her son, Nero.)
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
(T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. The Waste Land, pt. 1, "The Burial of the Dead," (1922).)