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Frightening Quotes and Sayings
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The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
- M. C. Escher

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

 

The frightening thought that what you draw may become
a building makes for reasoned lines.
- Saul Steinberg

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

The male image has been so pulled down by situation
comedy in the last 15 years,
it is frightening.
I don't like what has happened to the American male.
- Bill Bixby

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A good part - and definitely the most fun part -
of being a feminist is about frightening men.
- Julie Burchill

I don't think Hollywood per se is supposed to be taken seriously,
otherwise, dear Lord, that would be frightening.
- Brittany Murphy

Women are frightening.
If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred.
- Hugh Grant

Considering how dangerous everything is,
nothing is really very frightening.
- Gertrude Stein

To make Michael Myers frightening, I had him walk like a man,
not a monster.
- John Carpenter

I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure.
It is rather frightening.
- Rory Bremner

It was pretty frightening because as we all know,
when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members
don't survive in solo careers.
- Don Henley

I think Shakespeare is really the one.
Words as music and music as words.
Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening.
- Don Van Vliet

Sometimes it was so quiet, it's frightening.
It really prioritizes things.
- Toni Collette

It's frightening and unnerving to watch a stone melt.
- Andy Goldsworthy

At that time, people wanted to be frightened.
The Thing had come out, The Day the Earth Stood Still had come out,
and these were all frightening movies.
- Ann Robinson

The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is
the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and
understanding what is really important.
- Brooke Shields

It's up to each person's parents whether they think
it's too frightening or too violent,
how much their kids can handle, what they want to teach them,
what they want to show them.
- Gina Philips

We never let go.
Ever.
Even with punctuation.
It's frightening.
I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing
an email to Neil and not getting it back,
with corrections.
- Chris Lowe

Living in continual chaos is exhausting,
frightening.
The catch is that it's also very addictive.
- Lorna Luft

Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement,
it's rather frightening and threatening to have others
ascribe such importance to something you know you're
just renting for a while.
- Candice Bergen

They played so good it was frightening.
And I, of course, being young, was in awe of everything
that was going on and rightly so.
I mean, it was too good to believe.
- Ray Brown

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
- William S. Burroughs

To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you
are just like a fish in the water is frightening.
- John Hawkes

You're not allowed to step out of whatever the rules are,
politically, or socially, and they'll get you for it,
they'll hunt you down.
That's the really frightening thing.
- Timothy West

The Cylons are such a frightening concept -
not knowing who is real.
No way.
- Mary McDonnell

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
- Randall Jarrell

I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening,
Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening.
- Barbra Streisand

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals
a toughness that is almost frightening.
- Greta Garbo

Whenever a liberal begins a statement with 'I don't
know which is more frightening,'
you know the answer is going to be pretty clear.
- Ann Coulter

What they were giving me seemed incredibly real to me,
so I'd react to it in a very real way.
That was frightening for me, especially because of the subject.
- Mariel Hemingway

My father's death, my move, and my frightening and
difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress,
pain, and sadness for me.
I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
- Brooke Shields

How we are using up our home, how we are living and
polluting the planet is frightening.
It was evident when I was a child.
It's more evident now.
- Maya Lin

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those
moments when nature is so beautiful.
I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh

My real self is probably more creative and more frightening
than any sort of drink or drug-induced state.
- Ron Wood

If you make your living writing, and you can't write anything,
it's over.
It's very frightening.
- Sting

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction,
but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
- James A. Baldwin

I am subject to very powerful lows.
When you have highs, you have terrible lows.
When you pinpoint that you are responsible for everything that happens to you,
it is very frightening.
- Jeanne Moreau

Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods
be beautiful? They could also be frightening.
- Jeanne Moreau

When you go on an audition it's very frightening.
- Victoria Jackson

However painful the process of leaving home,
for parents and for children, the really frightening
thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
- Robert Neelly Bellah

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening
or strange that self may prove to be.
- May Sarton

We live in a connected world now.
Some find that frightening.
If people are downloading our music,
they're listening to it.
The internet is like radio for us.
- Jeff Tweedy

Columbine was so frightening.
And the media took off with it, like everything else,
so it instilled more fear in people.
You're looking around at school for kids like the ones
who committed the shootings,
and you feel wrong for doing that, you know?
- John Robinson

It is frightening that in recent years such an increase
has occurred in acts of terrorism,
which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours.
And as a "remedy", more and more security forces are
established to protect the lives of individual men and women.
- Alva Myrdal

I know all's fair in love and war but when you go off
and try to be by yourself and it ends up on the front
page of the press it's frightening,
knowing your life is under such scrutiny.
- Michael Hutchence

Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be
what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of
love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment.
There is no return.
One's life is charged forever.
It is the fire that gives us our shape.
- Mary Richards

It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America.
Just a drink too much.
I can see myself doing it.
In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back.
But here, anything can happen.
- W. H. Auden

I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities
of trying out all conceivable reactions with them,
some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house,
frightening my parents.
- Richard Ernst

It was frightening because it was the first time I
had gotten a sense of how serious the problem was.
It became clear from his notes that he felt the president himself was involved.
- Fred F. Fielding

At first I was a bit indignant about it,
and then I realised, 'No, that's what people want,
so that's what is given.' But it's not in your control.
It's just what happens to you, and that's what's frightening.
- Julia Ormond

This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation.
This is what makes it so frightening.
This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion.
They don't want to confront this horror.
So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.
- David Brooks

One of the most frightening things about your true nerd,
for may people, is not that he's socially inept -
because everybody's been there -
but rather his complete lack of embarrassment about it.
- Neal Stephenson

It began as this desire to do this science fiction
movie about perhaps one of the last insects left that
nobody's done anything on,
which is the cockroach - and truly one of the most frightening insects.
- Michael O'Donoghue

And the danger is - and it's happening -
is we're seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people,
young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV,
which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain,
it's frightening.
- Elton John

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with
a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words
will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful,
but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have
seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war.
It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden.
The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
- Wilfred Burchett

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome.
All that an obstacle does with brave men is,
not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
- Woodrow Wilson

And if you think that anybody is going to frighten me,
you don't know me yet.
- Billy Sunday

The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.
- Linus Torvalds

Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him
with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward,
and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.
- Theodore Dreiser

I was very concerned that President Bush is still trying
to frighten or scare the American people with respect
to the condition of the Social Security system.
- Paul Sarbanes

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

A word does not frighten the man who,
in acting, feels no fear.
- Sophocles

I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy,
but, by God, they frighten me.
- Arthur Wellesley

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering
is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant,
that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.
- James Bovard

You take all the things that frighten you,
and when you can get them to work for you all of sudden
people are calling you a success.
- Randy Bachman

I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they
could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro
entertainers from the South.
- Nat King Cole


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