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.
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.
Monsters almost always are culture’s way of working out their fears and are thus inherently incredibly interesting and powerful.
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.
What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.
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.
You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
I have had my set of fears in most of my movies. But the fun lies in overcoming them.
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.
Tears for Fears is me and Roland.
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.
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.
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.
It is essential that Christians understand this: Every Jew – secular, 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.
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 will vote my hopes and not my fears.
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.
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
He who fears is literally delivered to destruction.
The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form.
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.
I have my share of insecurities, hopes and fears.
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.
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.
Half of acting is you’re very intimidated, overcoming your fears, letting yourself be vulnerable in front of people and that sort of stuff.
I’m a big believer in living out your dreams and facing your fears.
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.
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.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
Everyone has their story. Everyone has issues. You have to face your fears.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Fears are a part of our personality.
Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one’s fears.
It’s always good to have fears for your eternal soul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone fears rejection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.’
We don’t discount that people’s fears are their 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.
You know, one of my fears about living alone so long is that you get used to doing everything your own way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.