Quotes 1 till 11 of 11.
French Novelist, Critic 1897-19620
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.
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.
Italian novelist and poet 1908-19500
If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be!
American Playwright 1947-0
In a world we find terrifying, we ratify that which doesn't threaten us.
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.
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.
American politician and actor 1911-20040
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
Spanish painter 1904 - 19890
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
E. L. Doctorow
American writer 1931-0
The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century.
English writer 1660-17310
Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
American writer 1891-19800
Topographically the country is magnificent - and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.