Quotes: terrifying

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    American writer 1931-
    E. L. Doctorow
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    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.
  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    English writer 1660-1731
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    Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.

    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)

  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    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.
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