Top 300 Fears Quotes

In this post, you will find great Fears Quotes from famous people, such as Nnedi Okorafor, Radhika Apte, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Michelle Obama, Nick Saban. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

'Who Fears Death' addresses the push and pull in Africa

‘Who Fears Death’ addresses the push and pull in African culture that powerful women face when their culture has certain duties and beliefs that can stifle them.
Nnedi Okorafor
It is extremely important for one to face their fears and live a bold life.
Mr. Putin presents himself as a czar – and like any czar, he fears revolution above all else.
Here in America, we don’t give in to our fears. We don’t build up walls to keep people out.
We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
All along, I’ve been writing about our fears, our longings, our fantasies, our ambivalences. When I decided to study psychoanalysis, I did it because I wanted to understand the psychodynamics of it all. Though far from perfect, psychoanalysis offered me a huge, wonderful window on all that.
Monsters almost always are culture’s way of working out their fears and are thus inherently incredibly interesting and powerful.
Catherynne M. Valente
The only formula we have when we work together is that we both have to have a product we can endorse when we finish. Something we both like. It’s a matter of compromise. In the end what you get is what both of us can agree on. In that comes Tears for Fears. I don’t know what the mix or magic is, that’s just what it is.
Be humble, be gracious, and make peace with inner fears before stepping out into the limelight and allowing yourself to be subjected to all of humanity.
Maximillian Degenerez
I think you can separate yourself from your fears. You know what you should do, and it’s just scary to do it. But I’d hate to let the fact that I’m scared to do it make me not do it. It ends up defining you. Because the moves you make are then based on what you don’t want to do.
When there were fears about the future of this nation’s older cities… when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.
I had fears going into television that it might become boring to me, and I always like to be challenged, push myself. You do a film, and you know where you’re going; you have this material to stretch and play with as much as possible because you know how it ends.
In later life, we don’t easily talk of fears, but instead we discuss our ‘concerns.’ Fear seems too primal and hysterical, but concern is polite and intellectual and nicely under control.
As we’ve grown as a country, we’ve allowed our fears and our doubts and our questions about things that we don’t know to become more divisive than uniting us as a country, as a people.
There are so many things to talk about between black people, Hispanic people, white people, gay people, men, women, it’s all based on fear. We all have fears, this thing that stops us from embracing as we are one. We are never going to be one. People are messed up, but humor lets us see how ignorant we can be.
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
For me, as an actor, one of the biggest fears on a TV show is getting stuck in something where you end up feeling like you’re doing the same thing, every single year.
Tyler Hoechlin
You can’t just carry everyone else‘s hopes and fears around in your backpack and expect to stand up straight.
David Kirk
Our country is a nation of immigrants, who, for centuries, have come here, fleeing persecution, bringing their dreams, their fears, and their hopes for a better life.
To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character‘s inner desires and fears.
John Foster
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Ailes built a Kingdom of Yes. That was his genius. He understood the id of many white conservatives – their sense of constant persecution and victimization; and their existential fears of an America whose racial makeup, sexual mores and gender roles were careening in the opposite direction of the country of their childhood.
I was meant to make music in my soul way younger than I did. I was just scared because I knew it would take more of me than anything else. But I was all into facing my fears.
A lot of my fears come out in my work rather than life.
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Rationally, I knew these fears were ridiculous. There were no signs, unfortunately, and I would never blame anyone for another person’s suicide. But if everyone felt that way, there wouldn’t be this cruel stigma, would there?
I touched the limits of our political system, which pushes one to last-minute compromises. Explanations are rarely given. It plays to people’s fears because it hasn’t built an ideological consensus. It produces flawed solutions and too often ignores reality.
I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker.
I realize that everyone has their own road to travel in making this decision about when it’s right to come out. I know that in my case, the worst fears never materialized. All in all, professionally, I know the work I do here every day is better because I’m honest about who I am.
Business chief executive officers and their boards succ

Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings – at the expense of building their companies for the long term.
J. Irwin Miller
It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
I’m full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.
I have no literary fears.
The hardest thing for – not only an artist but for anybody to do is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to it.
Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
So I don’t really suffer too badly from fears – I’m quite happy to engender them in other people though!
I’m very excited that I can get on a skateboard and skateboard down the street now. That was something I never thought I’d be able to do. I conquered my fears.
I don’t think that anyone seriously fears that the world can be blown to pieces all together. But what one can fear and rightly so are regional things, like in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the Korean Peninsula, borders in Africa, etc.
When I was trying to figure out how the government might go about creating the camps in ‘The Darkest Minds,’ I researched the Japanese internment camps here in the United States, specifically propaganda the government used, and how they capitalized on people’s fears.
The living experience of film only happens when a film is seen, and only within the spectator, because they project their own fears, desires, and fantasies upon those lights and shadows.
Ever since I was a child, I have loved being the centre of attention, but similarly, I can’t remember a time in my life that I haven‘t battled with all sorts of quandaries, fears and weaknesses.
When my father died in my arms it had such a profound affect on me that at that very moment when my dad passed I realized that I needed to face my own fears.
In reality, my parents knew that I was a vegetable outside of music. They have fears, they know how tough and competitive it is, but they’re happy that there are a lot of people backing me.
I’ve been saying it at all our Senate Democratic retreats we need to speak to the heart, not in a manipulative way, not in a way that brings forth everybody’s fears and resentments, but truly to speak to the heart so that people know that we’re actually on their side.
When I realized that nothing is perfect and no one is perfect, I was able to overcome my initial fears. I was holding myself to some weird standard that I was putting outside of myself, i.e., the director or casting director – they’re not expecting perfection. I had all these strange trappings I would put myself in.
Vinessa Shaw
The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.
Dorothy Corkille Briggs
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.
Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
I remember once going to see my agent and going up the stairs to his office to hear him screaming down the phone, He’s not a vet, he’s an actor!’ and that confirmed all my worst fears.
I think the sensibilities of having grown up in Upstate New York and the concerns, the fears, the hopes of the people there are reflected all over the country.
But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent – because everyday fears – like not being approved of – pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.
Asking your children about their fears or worries about going back to school will help them share their burden.
As a mom, the minute your baby is born, you all of a sudden have these fears. People always say, ‘Don’t let your fears get you.’ But for me, my fears educated me.
You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Samuel Ullman
My worst fear is to not able to understand what my director wants me to do. I might not be able to reciprocate to his idea or vision. I may not be able to perform before the camera. Those are my worst fears.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
I have had my set of fears in most of my movies. But the fun lies in overcoming them.
I think the general anxiety of the 1960s – ’70s spawned our interest in the living dead. When people worry about the end of their world, they need a safe vessel for all their fears. Zombies provide that vessel because they’re ‘safe.’
A father is a person who’s around, participating in a child’s life. He’s a teacher who helps to guide and shape and mold that young person, someone for that young person to talk to, to share with, their ups and their downs, their fears and their concerns.
Even if you walk exactly the same route each time – as with a sonnet – the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet‘s health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
In many ways, Trump appeals to people's smallness, thei

In many ways, Trump appeals to people’s smallness, their fears, whatever part of them wants to look backward.
Tears for Fears is me and Roland.
When our opponents on the Left have no serious ideas of their own, they resort to emotional appeals that play up Americans’ fears about the future.
Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims. This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims.
There’s a vast encyclopedia of fears and phobias, and pretty much any object, experience, situation you can think of, there is someone who has a phobia of it.
Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
Marilyn French
Your fears never go away. You just get more comfortable ignoring them.
Remember, we see the world not as it is but as we are. Most of us see through the eyes of our fears and our limiting beliefs and our false assumptions.
We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then, just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
Dad has, and had, a deservedly glowing reputation. However, this belief in ‘reputation first’ seems to have given rise to his fears of what might be rumored after his death.
Balance takes work. Lots of it. There is no endpoint in balance, no goal, no finalization. Balance requires practice, patience, and – most importantlymovement. We often get stuck in our ways and form habits based on our fears and driven by our insecurities.
It is essential that Christians understand this: Every Jewsecular, religious, assimilated, left-wing, right-wing – fears being killed because he is Jewish. This is the best-kept secret about Jews, who are widely perceived as inordinately secure and powerful. But it is the only universally held sentiment among Jews.
It is one thing to obey a government order. It is quite another to succumb to resurrected irrational fears, especially of ‘the other.’
I have a lot of fears that normal people have.
I think part of what acting did for me is it kind of represents all my greatest fears. I’m sort of compelled to do it, but at the same time, it’s so frightening. But I think that the things that frighten me the most in life are the things I should be doing.
Hannah Ware
Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn’t a ‘nice’ album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice.
I don’t have any irrational fears. Obviously, if I was walking through the outback, and I saw a snake, I wouldn’t go up and stroke it, but I wouldn’t run screaming from it, either.
I will vote my hopes and not my fears.
Herb Kohl
For me, it’s very easy to write a horror movie that’s just a succession of scary sequences, but it’s hard to find horror movies that have a genuine theme to them that are really exploring some aspect of our psychology and our fears.
Ehren Kruger
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
I believe man is stripped naked when he’s in conversation with God. Your deepest fears, strongest desires, highest hopes – they’re all there when you are talking to God.
One of my greatest fears is not being able to change, to be caught in a never-ending cycle of sameness. Growth is so important.
We get bored because we don’t want to sit with our fears. We don’t want to sit with our anxiety. We don’t want to sit with our stress because it’s uncomfortable.
The fears you do not face become your walls. Most people in business, and in their personal lives, design everything so they can avoid doing what makes them feel uncomfortable. Yet any good business person knows we are not only paid to work, but also we are paid to be scared.
Congress acknowledged that society‘s accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
When I talk about movies like ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Stepford Wives,’ I really noticed that these movies were able to address fears surround the women’s lib movement in a way that was engaging, not preachy, but fun.
You have to face fears head on.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
You see this in the oil industry time and time again. F

You see this in the oil industry time and time again. Fears that we’ve found the last oil, that we’re going to run out, pop up constantly. And soon afterward, because the price goes up, huge new reservoirs are discovered.
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
That’s what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it’s the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach.
Jamal Lewis
He who fears is literally delivered to destruction.
Howard Thurman
The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form.
Chauncey Wright
Government tends to believe in top-down solutions, and government fears of bottom-up solutions.
I’m here with all my faults and my many fears, but also with the desire to do something important.
As a mom, you worry about protecting your kid. But there are extra added layers of fears when you’re talking about a kid with autism or who has some special needs issue.
Holly Robinson Peete
I have my share of insecurities, hopes and fears.
Stephan Jenkins
I was a teenager when 9/11 happened. And I really was uncomfortable with many members of our community feeling like they had to strip themselves of their identity in order to mitigate the violence and the fears that they were feeling.
I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day.
The future continues to preoccupy me as a reliable source of hopes, fears and anxieties, but increasingly the present seems to have no outstanding qualities of its own, being merely a way-station through which events travel to the vast shadow lands of the past.
When someone fears losing your affection, he or she will strive to keep it. Perhaps you have strived to keep someone’s affection, too. Fear of loss is not love.
People are afraid, and when people are afraid, when their pie is shrinking, they look for somebody to hate. They look for somebody to blame. And a real leader speaks to anxiety and to fear and allays those fears, assuages anxiety.
I jumped out of an airplane on my 34th birthday because I promised myself I would. I have an interest in confronting my fears.
I don’t fear nobody, and that’s how I live my life. I live my life with no fears.
He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.
The fears you run away from run toward you. The fears you don’t own will own you. But behind every fear wall lives a precious treasure.
Okay, I like the Clash. I like Tears for Fears. I like A-ha.
Cancer will be with me for the rest of my life, be it as a nodule, tumor or cell someplace, or in my fears and anxieties.
Kathryn Joosten
One of my biggest fears is to be proven wrong by somebody that doesn’t agree with me or doesn’t have my best interest at heart. With that being said I’m always seeking to prove those types of people wrong.
Half of acting is you’re very intimidated, overcoming your fears, letting yourself be vulnerable in front of people and that sort of stuff.
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.
I’m a big believer in living out your dreams and facing your fears.
The Air Force has it far worse than the Navy in terms of existential fears, primarily due to the rapid rise and unbelievable dissemination of drones, where seemingly now every military unit has their own miniature air wing of what would have recently passed as toys.
What I found when I became Secretary of State was a lot of doubts and a lot of concerns and fears from friends, allies, around the world.
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby’s mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development.
Melanie Klein
That’s why the fears of playing or coaching, you want to do everything possible to make it. A lot of teams make it look real easy, but it is hard.
There is something strange about me. I don’t ever feel at ease in a group of people. I have to fight hard to overcome my fears.
Rather than do his job and agree to take responsible measures to get our government’s finances in order, President Obama continues playing on the emotions and fears of the American people.
I discovered the fun of genre is... you get to explore

I discovered the fun of genre is… you get to explore your fears, and you get to use the metaphor of the genre – whether it’s a giant monster or a… 12-year-old vampire. Whatever it is, you can sink something underneath the surface and make a personal film under the guise of great fun romp.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
I had the fear of heights when I was young, along with many other fears and phobias, including the fear of dogs, bees, horses, and blood.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
Everyone has their story. Everyone has issues. You have to face your fears.
As you look at your fears head-on, you’ll begin to see how much of what you fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real. When you act on this false evidence, you create chaos in your life.
Stereotypes involving Christian identity, Christian persecution is so far back in history now that no one fears it being revived, unless you live in China, I guess.
I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.
He that hopes no good fears no ill.
We all are scared of bad things… So when you are watching a film, you see your fears on the screen.
Admittedly, I possess virtually no expertise in science. That puts me in exactly the same position as most dogmatic environmentalists who want to craft public policy around global warming fears.
The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.
It is easy to remove the mind from harping on the lost illusion of immortality. The disciplined intellect fears nothing and craves no sugar-plum at the day’s end, but is content to accept life and serve society as best it may.
We get older, and we get more wrinkles, but fundamentally, we stay the same… You have the same fears and doubts and concerns and dreams and passions and all those kinds of things, so I feel like you don’t change as much as you think you do.
We, as adults, are the gatekeepers, and we have to check our own fears at the door because we want our children to be smarter than we are. We want them to be more fully human than we are.
All my work is partly biographical. I mean, ‘Crash’ was absolutely that, absolutely. But you just wouldn’t recognize me in most of those characters. But I was in every single one of those characters in ‘Crash,’ because those were all fears that I had felt. Things that I had thought in my deepest, darkest heart.
I have no fears or inhibitions while composing. It’s a way of expressing myself.
Santhosh Narayanan
I am a commonsense sort of a person, and I don’t get carried away with emotion and fears.
People in day-to-day life tend to skim the surface of things and be polite and careful, and that’s not the language I speak. I like talking about feelings, fears and memories, anguish and joy, and I find it in music.
One of the greatest fears of the Arab world is a direct conflict between Israel and the Islamic State.
You learn a lot about America when you own a pit bull. You learn not just who likes your dog; you learn what kind of person likes your dog – and what kind of person fears him.
The coronavirus pandemic and fears about its spread have brought to a screeching halt years of efforts to get Americans to do one small thing: bring their own bags to the grocery store and stop using plastic ones.
When I was acting, I got trained in creating a character as a three-dimensional person. If you’re doing it right you should be able to draw an audience into the character’s world and make them feel their fears.
Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age.
I started doing motivational tours. I’ve seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don’t introspect as much as we should.
Lyon is unusual and seems to be exceptionally incompetent at publicising itself. In fact, it doesn’t want visitors. It fears discovery.
Write down your fears. Write down your thoughts. Write down the feelings you want to have. Just release it, don’t ignore it. It’s a lot easier said than done, but once you start practicing some of those things, you’ll realize that you have a lot more control over your thoughts, your feelings.
Failure is ultimately very liberating. Once you come out the other side of it, you just might have faced one of your biggest fears and lived. The other side of failure is a big elimination of fear of failure. Trust me, that is an amazing gift.
He who fears to be out of the mode does not deserve to belong to himself.
Paul Horgan
Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.
The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
For the chorus of 'Secrets,' we used The Romantics' 'Ta

For the chorus of ‘Secrets,’ we used The Romantics’ ‘Talking in Your Sleep’ and ‘Pale Shelter‘ by Tears for Fears. It’s like hip-hop: just grab it.
I think a lot of my anxieties and fears are things that are very abstract.
When I’m painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a get acquainted period that I see what I’ve been about. I’ve no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
Jackson Pollock
I know some people are really comfortable with talking about their feelings and hopes and fears in public, but I’m not, and I don’t think it’s that extraordinary.
When I was 18, I was working at Luton airport and spending all my money on going out and buying tops. I had no fears, no responsibilities.
I hadn’t seen that many movies that really go deep enough into the fears of playing music or the language that musicians can use to treat each other or, like, the way that you can see it dehumanize and the way that it can feel like boot camp.
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
I think extreme secrecy is a bad sign in all startups. Very few startups die because they tell you exactly how their technology works. On the long list of startup killers, that’s pretty far down. Though on the list of entrepreneur fears, it’s pretty high.
One of my big fears is people saying my songs are all starting to sound the same.
I have a lot to say about my confidence, my fears, my adversaries, my ambitions, my goals and failures.
The U.S. is an optimistic nation. No candidate has ever won the American presidency by speaking primarily to people’s deepest fears and by manufacturing a sense of apocalypse – that our leaders ‘can’t do anything right,’ that things are utterly falling apart.
To confront those fears, in a controlled environment, where there’s 300 people around you going through the same thing, it’s this weird sort of yin and yang.
Feminists say no-fault divorce was a large hurdle on the path to female liberation. They apparently don’t consult the deepest hopes or greatest fears of young women.
I don’t have any fears.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
George Bancroft
Younger people have greatest fears. Why is that? Because they don’t know the plot. They don’t know their own individual plot… they don’t know what’s going to happen to them.
I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. Don’t take counsel of your fears.
In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears.
If you’re not willing to let your partner see your cellulite or know your biggest fears, then you aren’t really ready to share yourself.
I am bundle of nerves riddled with irrational fears.
I don’t believe that what Tears for Fears has done, and continues to do, can be pigeonholed into a genre or decade.
The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights.
Money can be a reflection of our perceptions of power, self-esteem, personal history, fears, and happiness.
Just like all great stories, our fears focus our attention on a question that is as important in life as it is in literature: What will happen next?
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
Canadians must fight back against global elites preying on the fears and desperation of people to impose their power grab.
The more we work to remove our fears and insecurities, the more aware we become of the interworkings of the universe and tap into the laws of nature, which, to most, will appear like we’re doing some magic trickery.
Fears are a part of our personality.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In de

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one’s fears.
Barbara Deming
While Muslim men describe themselves as insecure in their harems, real or imagined, Westerners describe themselves as self-assured heroes with no fears of women. The tragic dimension so present in Muslim harems – fear of women and male self-doubt – is missing in the Western harem.
It’s always good to have fears for your eternal soul.
There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.
You’re reluctant to give too much away when you’re going to put it out there for other people. It’s harder writing your truest fears and loves and guilts, because you’re not sure when you’re writing the right story.
Kathleen Edwards
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
While your intentions may be good, this is something every expectant working mom fears – being phased out. I’ll put myself out there and admit this has been/is a fear of mine. Let her be the one to decide whether something’s too much for her to handle or not.
The first light of day today revealed what we had feared. The devastation is greater than our worst fears. It’s just totally overwhelming.
Kathleen Blanco
He ne’er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
Really interesting genre films, especially monster movies, evoke the fears of the times intentionally.
My job is not to frighten children, but sometimes addressing fears and concerns within the safe boundaries of a picture book can fill me with an awesome responsibility to be as truthful and transparent as possible.
Debi Gliori
I’m definitely writing my fears. It’s almost therapeutic to at least voice a terror, to say, ‘I’m worried that Lake Powell looks low and Lake Mead looks even lower.’
Perhaps one day the world will end, giving the last group to predict it the satisfaction of being right – but as many have been wrong so far, it does not seem wise to make public policy on the back of these fears.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
I thought psychologists were people who rob, figuratively of course, money from the insecure. But they are not. They are people who are there to help you, and if you find a good psychologist, they will allow you to talk about everything and open up, without the slightest of fears, and that is no easy thing.
I think that all stories – if you make movies about zombies and aliens – it has always to do with your personal story. If not directly, it is about your fears, your obsessions, things like that.
Faced with global challenges, politicians like Donald Trump have played on the fears and concerns of the American people with divisive, hateful rhetoric and proposals.
My biggest fears aren’t with my work. My biggest fears are walking through hospital doors. Once you can face that, being fearless about your work is easy.
I didn’t learn fire-eating to conquer my fears. I learned fire-eating because I desperately wanted to be in show business.
The first time I came to London on my own, I was 15. I was absolutely oblivious to so many things. I had no expectations, no fears. I just came to do a National Youth Theatre season one summer. It was just brilliant.
Gina McKee
I think it’s good to conquer the fears.
It’s important to face your fears in life. Whatever they may be. Makes us grow. Blessed to be alive.
One of the fears of having too much work is not having time to observe. And once you get recognised, there is nowhere for you to look any more. You can’t sit on a night bus and watch it all happen.
My fears about where theater is going – it’s the Hollywood model, where people are chasing the almighty dollar and making commercial decisions based on nothing more than generating income for themselves and their theaters.
We must have the right to name our fears and laugh at those who seek to scare us – or risk giving in to terrorists.
I know from firsthand experience that claims of non-existent voter fraud are used to raise fears, steamroll facts, and overcome common sense, resulting in laws that have nothing to do with ballot security and everything to do with voter suppression and discrimination.
Contrary to the fears of some pundits, the ascent of women does not portend the end of men. It offers a new beginning for both. But women’s progress by itself is not a panacea for America’s inequities.
I have no fears that on a purely merit basis, we will have an embarrassment of riches from which to choose in order to reach gender parity.
I had to battle the doubts and fears for a while, but I committed to making sure that my strongest emotion was self-belief. Once I did that, I knew I would be OK.
For any girl who has a dream, they just need to go for it. I think sometimes our fears hold us back, and it’s about having no fears and living with no regrets. Whether you fail or you succeed, just make sure you have no regrets.
Via social media, I reached out, asking about relations

Via social media, I reached out, asking about relationships, dreams, hopes, fears, the whole gambit, and the stories that really resonated with me, I wrote songs about.
Being alone on stage without a character to hide behind has always terrified me but I’ve always been one for facing my fears.
I am really driven, but my drive doesn’t affect the conversations I have in my head about life, and worries and fears and insecurities.
Flash mobs’ are reported on extensively because they’re novel and can be used to stoke fears of young people and the Internet. The media, of course, have absolutely no clue what they’re reporting on.
A journey awakens all our old fears of danger and risk. Your life is on the line. You are living by your own resources; you have to find your own way and solve every problem on the road.
Everyone fears rejection.
‘Dream’ is about having fears and doing your best to embrace them no matter how strenuous the grip is.
I’m reasonably easygoing. Messing up my lines or making a fool of myself is where you find my fears. Like a lot of English people, I’m prey to embarrassment – the dread that everyone’s sort of sniggering at you, that you’re going to look like an idiot. I think that sort of halts us all.
For centuries, our country has welcomed people fleeing religious persecution, war and humanitarian crises to create a better future for themselves and their futures. With proper safeguards in place, we should offer refuge to some migrants with legitimate fears of persecution and violence.
The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable.
Terri Clark
I had two primary cancers, which was pretty unusual. And when I got the second one, people told me such terrible bad-news stories, they instigated fears that weren’t there in the first place. I do remember with such gratitude one doctor saying to me, ‘Two primaries? That’s nothing. I’ve seen a patient with six.’
I know something about life and being a father and the worries and the fears of bringing up children.
I have overcome most of my fears.
One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I’d been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way.
We are driven by the same fears and the same loves and the same ambitions and the same desires, whatever language we speak.
Costa Ronin
There are folks who now know black families – like the Johnsons on ‘Black-ish’ or the folks on ‘Modern Family.’ They become part of who you are. You share their pains. You understand their fears. They make you laugh, and they change how you see the world.
Initially, there were a lot of fears that Ebola could mutate to become the airborne Andromeda strain that would wipe us all out.
I think people should read fairy tales, because we’re hungry for a mythology that will speak to our fears.
What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said.
One of my biggest fears – maybe my biggest weakness as a Christian – is that I have a hard time going up to a stranger and talking to them about Jesus.
Sherlock is a portrait of humanity – he takes nature’s gift of thought and runs with it, bringing along all the human struggles, fears, and insecurities. He’s the hero we could see ourselves being.
After Reconstruction, black newspapers evolved from being a propaganda arm into a kind of opposition press, because even the friends of former slaves had their fears.
Indeed, bull markets are fueled by successive waves of prior skeptics finally capitulating as their fears fade. Eventually, fear turns to euphoria, and that’s the stuff of bubbles.
I think in our time, you know, so much of the information we get is pre-polarized. Fiction has a way of reminding us that we actually are very similar in our emotions and our neurology and our desires and our fears, so I think it’s a nice way to neutralize that polarization.
It’s a matter of facing your fears. Going where you’re not comfortable, after you do it so many times, and you have so many heavy, heavy experiences, then all of the sudden it becomes normal.
You have to be OK with your own fears. If you’re an honest person, you’ll make mistakes, but that’s when the most interesting things happen.
I meet my fears with excitement. They are an excuse to be courageous.
There’s been resistance to every new technology that’s ever been introduced. When books came out hundreds of years ago, there were complaints that it would destroy the oral tradition. Some of those fears were justified, but it didn’t stop the rise of the written word. And books have proven to be incredibly useful.
It’s almost a very rough rule of thumb: when Democrats are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around middle-class fears, Democrats win the election; when Republicans are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around cultural fears, Republicans win the election.
I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears.
Lauren Oliver
No one bothered reading the books and understanding – and again, I’m not being high-falutin’ about it – but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.
Avi Arad
The more fears that we're exposed to, the more fears th

The more fears that we’re exposed to, the more fears that we are handling every single day, asks us to exert more and more control over our lives.
Consumer culture needs us to be impulsive, while our political culture fears that we will ever develop discipline.
I’m not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears.
For more than a decade after the 2000 election, leading Democrats ran from their gun control past and bent over backward to assuage the fears of gun owners.
I grew up listening to a lot of very smart pop records by artists like Kate Bush, Talk Talk, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, The The.
Hmm… at some point when I was making ‘Postcards,’ it struck me, what the underlying themes for the record would be. It would be about choices, fears and doubts, and it had an existentialist theme to it.
There’s a lot of speculation on what the zombie apocalypse thing means. I have a feeling that it’s kind of an expression of our subconscious fears. I think we know that something big and impossible – some enormous crash, equalizing crash, whatever – may be coming around the corner.
I’m a big fan of monsters. Number one, they’re fun, and two, they’re such great ways to access the subconscious fears and beliefs of any group of people.
There is no such thing as a crazy dog person in New York. Are there people who are completely insane about their dogs? Hordes. But cat people may as well have whiskers and tails themselves. That’s because their pets‘ lack of social need taps straight into our worst fears as the human inhabitants of New York.
Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
You know, there’s a great discussion – I think that groups like the NRA have been really, really good at trying to divide us by fears, that the ideas that, well, Democrats want to take everybody’s guns away. And that’s not true.
A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
We all have fears, especially when we’re younger. I was afraid of clowns.
You’ve got to get your head right about ageing. Taking care of diet and exercise and facing your fears about growing older will lead you into a happier place emotionally and mentally. You feel like you have a choice.
How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.
Bram Stoker
Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.
Ibrahimovic is certainly a great player, but during a match, I don’t waste any thoughts on who is opposing me, and you never have any fears on the pitch.
Japan has good reasons for wanting to transform its relationship with Russia. Tokyo has openly expressed serious fears of a military confrontation with Beijing over China’s claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.
I have irrational fears, and they all go back to losing my father as a kid. I’ve never gotten over it.
Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn’t matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife.
As fears about the energy and environmental crises reach a fever pitch, we’re all searching for solutions. And one possibility is that we could fix everything if we’d just shrink our population back down to about 2 billion people – which would put us roughly where we were at 80 years ago.
I have always wanted a solo career, deep in the darkest pit of myself, but I didn’t dare admit it to myself even. It took me a long time to confront my fears.
I am really driven, but my drive doesn’t effect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities.
It is incredibly important to me that no child in New Hampshire fears being bullied in school.
I miss the fears. I miss that. I miss going over the middle and not knowing if I’m going to make that play. I think that’s the part of the game you miss the most, that excitement of it. Then you think of the physical part as a retired player and I’m like, ‘hell no.’
Me in my music and onstage – that’s me without any fears of judgement; that’s me when I’m shining.
We don’t discount that people’s fears are their fears.
I think one of the appeals of suspense is to safely explore our innermost fears.
People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
My biggest fears I can’t talk about. And my biggest fear is that those fears happen, and I can’t stop it.
Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
Jerry Gillies
It's people who are repressed and cannot express their

It’s people who are repressed and cannot express their fears that are dangerous.
Julie Taymor
You know, one of my fears about living alone so long is that you get used to doing everything your own way.
Terry McMillan
I like to get in the mindset of the honey badger when I go into contact. There’s no doubts, no fears. If you can do that as a human, you’re killin’ it.
The earliest sensation at the onset of illness, often preceding the recognition of identifiable symptoms, is apprehension. Something has gone wrong, and a glimpse of mortality shifts somewhere deep in the mind. It is the most ancient of our fears.
One of my fears is not writing. I don’t know how to do anything else.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
The problem with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds.
Walter Duranty
If you don’t stand up to your fears, have bravery, loyalty, and you don’t have friends, you’ll never win. You’ll never feel better about yourself.
Luke Benward
If you want to live, you have to face your fears.
By letting go of my fears and concerns, I’ve gained so much happiness and freedom. With that freedom I’ve also gained confidence.
I think, a lot of time, I’m just writing my worst fears, of the idea of losing my mom or my best friend or doing something so terrible to somebody that’s kind of deemed unforgivable or having a really broken family.
A mother‘s life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.
While being a parent has been the most fulfilling experience of my life, it comes with a price. Besides the onslaught of worries and fears that can be paralyzing, more personally there is a struggle with identity, or the fear of loss or usurpsion of identity, if that makes sense.
I have had the fortune of seeing very glamorous and beautiful woman close up and I have seen their fears and insecurity.
By the time I reached 50, I’d accumulated many unresolved fears and desires.
Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
I think I’m attracted to subjects that I’m afraid of. It’s a way to approach things I am afraid of, things that bring fear in my heart, and try to understand them, try to deal with them. It’s like demons. I try to approach it and understand it… I’m just visiting fears.
Everyone has the same kind of fears; everyone has the same big problems in the world, which is, like, fear of death and ‘I hope horrible things don’t happen to my family,’ but they do. And I think people laugh at them as this great release.
Anthony Jeselnik
I’m really confident. I had a perfect childhood. I had perfect parents and grandparents. They just love me, simply. So I have no fears.
My phobias worsen as I get older. I’m scared of flying, driving. I’m terrified of sharks. I’m a germaphobe. But I try to face my fears; I do. Well, most of them.
We worry a lot about ISIS traveling overseas from Syria to the United States, but I think one of the greatest fears are those already within the U.S. who are being radicalized and inspired by the ISIS propaganda that’s out there on the Internet.