Quotes: frightened

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  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
  • Cate Blanchett
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    A lot of people are frightened by old age - by being around people who are, basically, on their way out - but I'm fascinated by it. It's an amazing thing to be around someone who has had a life well lived.
  • Even leaving aside government policy, whole industries are already making expensive changes around the perceived need to 'go green.' Al Gore and countless other prophets of global catastrophe are making megamillions pushing these expensive solutions. Schoolchildren around the globe are being frightened by tales of impending calamity.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Father in Heaven! When the thought of thee wakes in our hearts let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay, but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile.
  • Ben Shapiro
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    Geopolitical drama lessened but did not die after the Cold War; in 2008, the specter of thousands of seeming automatons banging drums at the opening of the Beijing Games frightened and enthralled the world, reminding us that China was a nation on the rise, a competitor for global dominance.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Good novel are written by people who are not frightened.
  • George Macdonald
    George Macdonald
    Scottish writer 1824-1905
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    How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
  • Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd
    English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-
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    I believe that the gods themselves are frightened of the world which they have fashioned.
    Source: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983)
  • John Cage
    John Cage
    American composer and music 1912-1992
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    I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
  • Beatrice Webb
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    If I ever felt inclined to be timid as I was going into a room full of people, I would say to myself, 'You're the cleverest member of one of the cleverest families in the cleverest class of the cleverest nation... why should you be frightened?
  • George S. Patton
    George S. Patton
    American Army General during World War II 1885-1945
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    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.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    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.
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