Quotes: terrifying

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  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
  • Brooke Shields
    Brooke Shields
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    Eight shows a week is daunting, and it can be terrifying. But it just instills such a sense of confidence and growth.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    For any child, boy or girl, a father is both Jedi and Sith: Obi-Wan Kenobi - gentle and calming and good - and Vader, fierce and terrifying.
  • Beeban Kidron
    Beeban Kidron
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    For most women, Greenham was a place of principle, growth and song. Often joyful, sometimes terrifying, and almost always cold. As it got harder, with constant evictions and mounting violence from a frustrated and humiliated police force, the women got more determined. It was a community with a shared purpose - to live in peace.
  • Abel Hermant
    Abel Hermant
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    I have no idea what the mind of a lowlife scoundrel is like, but I know what the mind of an honest man is like: it is terrifying.
  • Annie Dillard
    Annie Dillard
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    I noticed this process of waking, and predicted with terrifying logic that one of these years not far away I would be awake continuously and never slip back, and never be free of myself again.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
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    If I couldn't move, I don't know what I would do. That would be terrifying for me; I don't know how I'd cope with that.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be!
  • David Mamet
    David Mamet
    American Playwright 1947-
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    In a world we find terrifying, we ratify that which doesn't threaten us.
  • My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father, basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective.
  • Clive Barnes
    Clive Barnes
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    Television is the first truly democratic culture, the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. the most terrifying thing is what people do want.
  • Cordell Hull
    Cordell Hull
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    That war has brought with it a truly incredible development of means of destruction and a terrifying prospect of rapid and almost limitless development in that direction.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
    Source: Press conferentie, 12-08-1986
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali
    Spanish painter 1904 - 1989
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    The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
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