Quotes About Being Afraid

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Quotes About Being Afraid

What we want most is only to be held ... and told ... that everything (everything is a funny thing, is baby milk and Papas eyes, is roaring logs on a cold morning, is hoot-owls and the boy who makes you cry after school, is Mamas long hair, is being afraid, and twisted faces on the bedroom wall) ... everything is going to be all right.
— Truman Capote —

The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.

— Ruby Dee

I believe that half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.

— Steve Chandler

Fear in the biblical sense ... includes being afraid of someone, but it extends to holding someone in awe, being controlled or mastered by people, worshipping other people, putting your trust in people, or needing people.

— Edward T. Welch

Fear's a box we grow used to, convince ourselves it's all the space we need, that we like its color, its smell, its protection. Comes a time to stop hiding, stop being afraid. If we don't break free of our boxes, our spirits' shrink, we shrink in every way imaginable. Oh, Grace, my friend, don't let fear, especially someone else's fear, prevent you from living your life.

— Joan Medlicott

Oh, was not all suffering time, were not all forms of tormenting oneself and being afraid time, was not everything hard, everything hostile in the world gone and overcome as soon as one had overcome time, as soon as time would have been put out of existence by one's thoughts?

— Hermann Hesse

There's nothing wrong with being afraid. Everyone feels fear. But the day you let your fear control you is the day you stop living.

— Samantha Towle

True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.

— Norman Schwarzkopf

There's something about being afraid, about being small, about enforced humility that draws me to climbing.

— Jon Krakauer

I've never been willing to lie about my age. Why on earth would I want to tell people I'm 35, which I'm not, and have them say, 'Oh that's nice,' when I could tell them I'm 47, which I am, and have them look at me and go, 'Whoa!'. I'm not afraid of aging. I stopped being afraid of life a long time ago.

— Sharon Stone

Doing the thing you are scared of is much harder than not being afraid of anything. It is easy to be brave. It is not so easy to be scared and do a brave thing anyway.

— Elizabeth Wein

There are wars and poverty and so on - it's based on fear. You can cure that with your being by not being afraid.

— Ram Dass

The recruit who reports for active duty at the beginning of the war can in some instances be afraid of death, but more often he is 'afraid of being afraid'; that is, he is filled with anguish before himself.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

There's no use wasting are energy being afraid of the devils, demons and things that go bump in the night ... Because ultimately we'll never encounter anything more terrifying than the monster among us. Hell is where we make it.

— Dean Koontz

Styling is my form of painting. I can understand the process behind it, the being afraid to start, and the diving into it. I've learned not to be afraid of doing something that might not be right. If you don't try then you won't know.

— Lori Goldstein

I don't see the point in being afraid of death, because in the first place I don't know what is going to be. And secondly, there are only two possibilities: Either I will survive-then there is no question of fear. Or I will not survive-then too there is no problem of fear. If I don't survive there is no problem-when I am not, there cannot be any problem, and if I survive as I am here, if my consciousness survives, there is no problem because I am still there. "Problems were there in life also-I solved them, so if I am there and there are problems I will solve them-and it is always a joy to solve a problem, it gives a challenge. You take the challenge and you move into it, and when you solve it a great release of happiness happens." The fear of

— Osho

Instead of being afraid of the challenge and failure, be afraid of avoiding the challenge and doing nothing

— Soichiro Honda

Coaching is about not being afraid to be challenged and, above all, trying to enjoy the experience.

— Warren Gatland

As an actor, you can't play big, huge things. But, what you can play is love for your father and caring for your daughter and being afraid, and having to dig deep and find out what you're made of. All of those things have been incredibly fun to play.

— Kristin Bauer Van Straten

When you're making records, you develop, and so you hear the things you want to move away from. It stings a little, but you know, you gotta own it too. You've got to just go, "You know, I wasn't afraid to learn in front of people, so I give myself a little credit for not being afraid of anything."

— Neko Case

Don't try to be unafraid. That is impossible. Rather, go ahead while being afraid. That is the entire secret for abolishing fear. The Supermind teaches us to have no self-concern at all. Whatever happens to you, act as though it happened to someone else.

— Vernon Howard

Ultimately, the definition of bravery is not being afraid of yourself.

— Chogyam Trungpa

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