Top 160 Frightened Quotes

In this post, you will find great Frightened Quotes from famous people, such as Iain Banks, Charlie Wilson, Denise Mina, Wendell Pierce, Alfred Hitchcock. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I think a lot of people are frightened of technology an

I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you‘re frightened of is to make fun of it. That’s why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.
In the beginning, I was frightened to death of going solo. Especially when doing live shows, I was so used to my brothers being next to me. It felt like the crowd was just looking at me, waiting for me to either mess up or prove myself.
Charlie Wilson
People are very frightened in publishing at the moment. Nobody knows what sells. More so now because the market‘s changing so fundamentally because of Kindle and electronic publishing. It’s a fundamental shift in the way stories are put out into the world.
In 1974, when the city of Boston was desegregating its schools, I watched the news with my dad and saw the police escorts in riot gear, the protesters screaming at the buses, small frightened faces in their windows.
Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.
I think it’s tough making a horror movie. I was in ‘Halloween‘ and that’s a horror movie, but my character only spends about 13 seconds being frightened.
Miles Robbins
Without our natural soundscape, we are making ourselves tired, stressed, and frightened all at the same time.
I’m too frightened to go on ‘Celebrity Mastermind.’ You really are shown up. Just you and a chair – there’s no way out.
I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.
God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
When I sit at that typewriter, I have to be frightened of what I’m trying to do. I’m frightened by my own belief that I can actually get a story down on paper.
Barry Lopez
I felt like I was the only person on the planet with this ‘thing called depression‘, and I remember being frightened. I was knocked out and dopey, and I cried all of the time.
We have to look at levels of migration. We are in a world that is quite chaotic. Some people are really frightened about it. Some people are quite despairing. They don’t believe our country is capable of providing a good quality of life. That feeds into why people voted Ukip and induces a culture of despair.
I’m not frightened of appearing vulnerable.
I’m easily frightened and am somewhat of a squeamish person.
We did the originalStargate‘ as an independent movie. It was a surprise success. Shortly before the movie came out, the financiers who were frightened the movie might not do well sold the film to MGM. When the film came out, it was a hit and spawned TV shows.
I had no idea who I was when I started. I was frightened to death and had no natural performing skills.
I think people are frightened by different things, so I don’t see myself as particularly courageous.
There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.
Antonin Artaud
I tend to do things that I’m very frightened of. That’s what I do.
Our people have not been exposed to Muslims, and they are frightened. It’s a new phenomenon for them… Hundreds of Muslims mean nothing in Belgium or London, but it does mean something in Slovakia.
I was brought up a Jew but, you know, that way of being Jewish – the New York way. We were stomach Jews; we were Jewish-joke Jews. We were bagel Jews. We didn’t go to synagogue. I’m frightened of synagogue to this day.
I’m always easily frightened and I hate being scared. I’ve never been able to go on the haunted house rides at carnivals of anything like that; my imagination just takes over!
I hate horror movies. I get really scared, and I don’t want to be scared. I don’t know why, but I’m one of those people who gets frightened and can’t go to sleep.
Callum Turner
Saudi Arabia is a frightened monarchy. It’s beset by Sunni extremists from the Islamic State and Shiite extremists backed by Iran.
I think that sometimes people are frightened to take the risk of entrepreneurship.
I like people that are not frightened to say what they think.
It’s really hard to figure out what they need to know. And that’s parenting, in general. It’s hard to figure out what would benefit your kids and what would just make them needlessly frightened.
John Ross Bowie
Being in the public eye makes you frightened to talk openly about things – which is precisely why you should. You can really make a difference and open up subjects that are taboo.
Great is the difference betwixt a man’s being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
I'm a bit frightened of the idea of a full facelift bec

I’m a bit frightened of the idea of a full facelift because, when you look in the mirror, you want to look like yourself.
So, I created these creatures called The Frightened Ones which in the film you see do have mask like kind of heads and they run beneath the ground to hide. Which is what in fact we did during the war.
Gerald Scarfe
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
I don’t believe in letting fear dictate what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t feel afraid or frightened. I think it’s normal and healthy to be afraid in situations.
I’ve always been frightened of turning thirty.
One time, I was literally stopped on the street, literally and physically whipped around by this guy who looked at my face and was like, ‘Are you Felix?’ I looked very different then. I was like, ‘Yah… Oh, yah!’ I was stunned and slightly frightened.
We are not a single-issue party that puts abstract policy ahead of the working lives of people. We are not bitter, frightened xenophobes.
As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
Children are perfectly happy to sit next to spiders; it is only grown-ups who are frightened away.
I hate negativity. I hate people who say the phrase ‘I hate’. I really don’t like the word ‘hate.’ Dislike, frightened of, terrified of, or yukky – but not ‘hate.’
When I was young, I used to be very frightened of getting older and of death. Now, I’m more resigned to the inevitability.
Actors are frightened little children.
Alan Rosenberg
My mantra is: Realize you’re going to fail all the time, and accept it. That doesn’t mean I’m not frightened of it.
We should assume that the end product can be switched off by any consumer who is offended or frightened by it.
I’m not really frightened by experimenting – that’s the main thing. I really like mixing very old beautiful pieces that are from thrift shops or that have some historical value with quite new futuristic things.
I’m frightened of my innate vanity. I mean: the suits lined with scarves? Even I know the warning signs. I could quite easily end up in a tiny Playboy mansion, all on my own.
As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.
Ezra Cornell
I never wanted to do Shakespeare; I never liked watching it, it’s always frightened me, and I’ve never been any good at it. But I really wanted to work with the director Tim Carroll and Mark Rylance.
People are determined to play well against me because they don’t want to look silly and lose 6-0. But then, when I’m playing my best, it’s weird. Their heads drop and it’s like they’re suddenly frightened.
We are all frightened now. No one says anything public without looking over their shoulder and wondering, Have I said something wrong? Am I going to get in trouble?
But I’m more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg‘s my main influence.
I’m not frightened about terrorism. I’m frightened about the roots of what we call terrorism.
I just idolise Nigel Benn, the things he said, how ferocious he was, how intimidating he was – I just loved watching him. As I do the old Mike Tyson, the ’89 Mike Tyson. The Tyson who walked to the ring with a white towel on and looked ferocious. He frightened me just watching him.
The Church should say, ‘I’m frightened that women will be ordained;’ that’s honest, say that. But don’t say, ‘It’s a grave sin,’ because that’s nonsense.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Sometimes I’ve been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
I’m quite cautious in most areas of my life, but I’m always happy to gamble when it comes to acting. I’m not frightened of falling on my face.
We all have prejudices to dispel: the need to get away from thinking that ‘I’ am important and special and ‘you’ are not, and the frightened mindset that tells us that certainothers‘ are of no consequence.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
When I first started auditioning I would stutter a lot because I was so terribly frightened.
Nicholas Brendon
Frightened people want to protect themselves, sometimes without thinking about others. Often, they get angry and want to find someone to blame for catastrophe. Inevitably, they spread information without checking if it’s true.
I'm frightened of the dark.

I’m frightened of the dark.
For the broadcast business to be successful, viewers need to be not merely interested in our political melodramas, they have to be in an absolute state about them – emotionally invested in the outcome and frightened not to watch what happens next.
This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.
There are some men who are frightened by strong women and some men who are nurtured by them and feel nervous, with weak clinging vines. And I am very much of the latter category.
If I’m going to be honest about it, I think men get to do this sort of thing all the time. You look at countless performances by great male actors who get to play the whole gamut of human emotions. Women aren’t regularly allowed to do that, and I don’t know why people are so frightened by it.
I don’t vacation on the water. I’m a pale-skinned redhead; I get sunburned out there. I’m a little frightened of the ocean, in fact. But I just know there’s great drama out there.
I don’t have it in my personality to be frightened of things.
When I started out rapping, I became very frightened by the idea that people were trying to pigeonhole me. That’s usually what happens to most female rappers. They fit in a box and there’s a prototype or person they’re compared to.
When I was a child and they burned me out of my home, I was frightened and I ran away. Eventually I ran far away. It was to a place called France. Many of you have been there, and many have not. But I must tell you, ladies and gentlemen, in that country I never feared. It was like a fairyland place.
My father was frightened of his mother; I was frightened of my father, and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.
King George V
I’m not frightened of death.
I don’t think I’ve ever frightened myself before when writing, but there were areas where there was terror, as though I was looking into somewhere that I didn’t know existed before, and it frightened me.
Alan Garner
I will say that when I first came out to the States to work on ‘Jericho,’ that was the only time that I’ve ever been frightened about a job, because in America they tell stories over such a long time, and I was petrified that I’d get bored.
I was timid and frightened as a child. Yours truly did not shin up mountains or do any other kind of adventurous stuff.
I don’t ‘support the troops‘ or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here’s what I do support: I support them coming home. I support them being treated well.
I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover.
Fran Drescher
I always felt like my future was at stake every time I stepped on stage and that was kind of hair-raising. At some point I just went, don’t be frightened, you can’t do anything wrong, it’s your show.
Sometimes it’s said that psychiatrists are doctors who are frightened by the sight of blood. I might have fallen into that category.
Though politicians and media eminences are too frightened to say so, nonmarital births are problematic. On just about any measure of development you can think of, children who are born to unmarried women fare worse than the children of divorce and far worse than children raised in intact families.
As a kid I remember being frightened all of the time, and kind of sad. I was certainly troubled. But a lot of people were, y’know? I don’t really know how to measure my trouble against somebody else‘s.
I’m frightened of interviews.
Rik Mayall
We live in a frightened time, and people self-censor all the time and are afraid of going into some subjects because they are worried about violent reactions.
When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.
The more I do, the more frightened I get. But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it?
I was hit by a car. I almost died. My show was taken away from me. I was frightened.
Eileen Brennan
I used to be very frightened of failure.
Well, I need to be frightened on a regular basis.
Performers are so vulnerable. They’re frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it’s warm, where it’s OK to fail – a kind of home, I suppose.
I was frightened. I hadn’t really had any experience, and then all of a sudden I was thrown straight into doing interviews. Most people have build-up. I had none.
Most of the things I do are inspired by things that frightened me when I was young.
I like normal stuff people fear – like spiders and heights. I’m frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on.
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Just go for it. Don’t be afraid of trying new things. You have absolutely no idea what’s going to present itself to you. Don’t be frightened. Just buckle down and do whatever your heart desires.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone‘s perception of me.
Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves.
George Haven Putnam
That’s what drives me on, being frightened to fail. The past is in the past. I never think I’m safe.
Paul Lambert
As a nation, we English tend to be self-deprecating, looking down on ourselves. We’re insular but also flexible, whereas in Germany, it’s a case of besser wissen – we know better. That’s very Deutsch. People are never frightened to tell you what you’re doing wrong, in a way that would never happen in England.
I don’t get in a position to be frightened. I don’t do anything dangerous, and I always pay my bills.
Parents become very good at not hearing the explicit words and listening instead to what the child means but doesn’t yet know how to say: ‘I’m lonely, in pain, frightened’ – distress which then unfairly comes out as an attack on the safest, kindest, most reliable thing in the child’s world: the parent.
If I look back I feel frightened, not happy, because my life is a bit of a mystery to me.
I probably wouldn’t make a good accountant. I don’t even understand what my accountant tells me. But the character is a sort of exaggerated version of me, he’s a little more frightened than I am, everything seems so much bigger to him than it does to me.
I think America has dealt with – I mean, this is simplistic, and of course I don’t live in America – but the impression I get is that there is not a kind of obligation to dislike those who are better off or be frightened of those who are worse off.
I think people who make movies and have invested a lot of money in them get frightened that if they challenge an audience they are going to repel them. And I think the opposite; it’s really true.
America has not traditionally been the cramped, frightened country of Trump‘s executive order that bans Syrian refugees.
I was a bit of a coward when I was small. I was terribly frightened of the dark.
If you have to be frightening, you need some actors around you to be really frightened. And if they’re not frightened, you’re not so frightening anymore. In the same way, people say, ‘I think you come in, and you’re really sexy‘. But how do you play sexy? It depends on the eyes that are looking.
And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball‘s profitability by ‘running the game like a business.’
We have a renewed energy and vigor in our supporters and we are no longer so frightened about the future.
Karen Kain
When you’re made to be frightened within a safe context, like watching a horror film, you have that tension/release which triggers all those happy chemicals that feel good.
I need to be frightened of things. I hate it, but I must need it, because it’s what I do.
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened – as if somebody was trying to demote them.
I think all actors get scared because we’re frightened to disappoint.
If you get asked to play a part that makes you feel frightened, then you have to do it. ‘Medea’ is the opportunity of a lifetime.
The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened.
Bella Abzug
The first step is to distinguish the loving parts of your personality that are active from the frightened parts of your personality that are active – in other words, to learn to distinguish love from fear in you. The second step is to choose love, no matter what.
I’m comfortable in front of a camera, and I’m used to being watched, although that kind of bugged me at first. On the stage, though, I’m scared. I really get frightened in front of people.
Crimes are more often committed out of fear than wickedness. People live frightened, desperate lives.
I think people are frightened of women making big decisions.
It’s very rare to see an undisturbed birth in a modern U.S. teaching hospital, but when you see a woman who isn’t frightened, who’s giving birth without interference, you stand back in awe and realize how little needed you are except in the rare circumstance.
Ina May Gaskin
The prevailing ideology of the modern west – which is political economy – is in the doghouse. Having failed to notice atmospheric pollution, the economists then frightened themselves with the sort of financial crisis they said they had abolished.
Research is not an obstacle, something to be frightened of. It can be one of the real joys of writing.
I am really and truly frightened by the collapse of sup

I am really and truly frightened by the collapse of support for the Republican Party by the young and the educated.
I have always thought – and a lot of people won’t agree with this – that we’re incredibly driven by fear, basically. Aren’t we? It’s awful to be frightened. I think it’s a very strong, very powerful thing, fear.
Leonora Carrington
When I realised that I had feelings for men as well as women, at first I was worried and frightened, and there was a certain amount of ‘Who am I? Am I a criminal?’ and so on. It took me a long time to come to terms with myself. Those were painful years – painful then and painful to look back on.
I didn’t know where film came from when I was under 10. I just thought I’d be a stage actress. I always knew money would be tough, but that never frightened me.
The whole area of creativity is constipated and frightened.
I am the ‘Cosmic Dancer‘ who dances his way out of the womb and into the tomb on ‘Electric Warrior.’ I’m not frightened to get up there and groove about in front of six million people on TV because it doesn’t look cool. That’s the way I would do it at home.
Marc Bolan
I hate to think I ever make my husband frightened or unhappy, but I suspect I do.
If you fear phantoms, you’re like a child frightened of seeing things in the dark.
Steven Millhauser
I’m happy that the sacrificing, the hard training, the travel, the time being away from the family, is going to stop. So I’m happy; I’m glad about that. But I’m also terrified. Frightened. Because, I mean, in my whole adult life, cycling was the most consistent thing I ever did.
The thing that really interests me is characters facing challenges that are emblematic of the things they are most frightened of about themselves.
I think I was a bit frightened of having to be a grownup and tried to put that off for as long as I could.
Bullies are just frightened people.
If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it’s me. I don’t feel frightened; I feel challenged.
All cultures have had a belief in ghosts and a fear of ghosts. People have always told stories, and everybody likes being frightened, especially when you feel safe. Personally, I find them scarier than vampires or zombies.
Otto Penzler
There is no comparison. The American landscape is so much more dangerous. They have real snakes, mountain lions, bears; we only have adders, and they’re more frightened of us than we are of them.
The energy that you expend making yourself look frightened and feeling frightened is just as hard as crying and shouting and all the other extremities of emotion.
I was 7 or 8, and my parents gave me a rod and reel as a way to get me out of the house. My first fish was a roach fish, and I remember being frightened to touch it. It was wriggling and cold blooded, but it was magical.
At certain points, I was afraid there was something – a missing chink of skill – that was going to prevent me from having a movie that was financially successful. That frightened me.
At that time, people wanted to be frightened. The Thing had come out, The Day the Earth Stood Still had come out, and these were all frightening movies.
Ann Robinson
I think the media’s a little frightened of women.
None of us know what comes after death. All of us, to some extent, are probably mystified or maybe a little bit frightened of it.
When I was in art college, I would be painting, and I would create something on a canvas that was actually quite attractive. But if I got frightened and tried to protect that, that canvas would die.
Michael Ironside
If you’re constantly frightened of being unhappy, how bloody exhausting must that be?
When you’re in a rehearsal room, it’s like getting into a car and going on a long journey with everyone‘s stuff in the back. If you keep stopping the car and going, ‘Are you sure we want to go?’ and think, ‘This is really daunting,’ you will get frightened, so you just have to keep ploughing through it.
Kate Fleetwood
The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of things they don’t understand.
Thomas R. Cech
Some actors are frightened and concentrating so hard on their own performance, you don’t feel that anything you do makes any difference. They’re just kicking a ball against a wall, so to speak.
No, I’ve never been frightened before a fight.
I am not frightened of speaking my mind. I don’t have fear in that regard.
The grotesque has never really affected or frightened me. I guess it’s real-life stuff that frightens me much more.
If, by chance, you were to meet me at the Casablanca airport or on a boat sailing from Tangiers, you would think me self-confident, but I am not. Even now, at my age, I am frightened when crossing borders because I am afraid of failing to understand strangers.
May God forgive us for the times when we as individuals and as a Church failed to seek out and care for those little ones who were frightened, alone and in pain because someone was abusing them. That we did not always respond to your cries with the concern of the Good Shepherd is a matter of deep shame.
Sean Brady
Most people enjoy 'potato-chip news' from time to time

Most people enjoy ‘potato-chip news’ from time to time – to track a presidential election or the Oscars. However, some are particularly drawn to material that makes them feel shocked, frightened, insecure, or indignant, and that’s what potato-chip news often provides.
To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have gone to Hollywood if I hadn’t been offeredUgly Betty‘ because I was a wee bit feart. But you have to make yourself frightened. That’s what keeps you alive.
I never thought I’d see the day that I would see white folks as frightened, or more so, than black folks was during the civil rights movement when we was in Mississippi.
Young photographers must experiment all the time and not be frightened of using light – freely-shooting straight into the light if need be – making an effort to get new angles on much photographed subjects, and also discovering chemical properties of film itself.
Antony Armstrong-Jones
People tend to panic at the mention of the word cancer, but I wasn’t upset or frightened when the doctor told me.