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You end up becoming who you are by jumping into that circle of fear – that's how it's done. (Paula Abdul)

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run. (George Matthew Adams)

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. (James Truslow Adams)

Fear is very often a part of the spiritual path. When people sit down and meditate, it's not at all uncommon for fear to arise at some point. (Adyashanti)

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship. (Aeschylus)

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. (Aeschylus)

Fear melts when you take action toward a goal you really want. (Robert G. Allen)

People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret. (Laurie Anderson)

On a world now cold and strange / I could be grown down to capacity / Stop spilling over with fears / Could you help me find a way... (Tony Anony)

If you think too much and fail to take action, fear makes its home within you. (Anonymous)

'Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We're afraid.' 'Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We will fall!' 'Come to the edge.' And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. (Guillaume Apollinaire)

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work. (Louis Aragon)

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. (Mary Kay Ash)

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. (Usman B. Asif)

The fact is that blank pages inspire me with terror. What will I put on them? Will it be good enough? Will I have to throw it out? (Margaret Atwood)

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. (Marcus Aurelius)

Sometimes being naked with fear is a good experience. It teaches us a lot about ourselves and about life. It is scary but it awakens us. (Leo Babauta)

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)

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear. (Francis Bacon)

There is no delight the equal of dread. (Clive Barker)

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten. (Mary Catherine Bateson)

What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears continue; those who don't, quit. (David Bayles, Ted Orland)

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. (Brendan Francis Behan)

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears. (Arthur Christopher Benson)

When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything. (Jose Bergamin)

The demons are innumerable, arrive at the most inappropriate times, and create panic and terror... but I have learned that if I can master the negative forces and harness them to my chariot, then they can work to my advantage.... Lilies often grow out of carcasses' arseholes. (Ingmar Bergman)

You can never get rid of fear, you can only drop it. (Yogi Bhajan)

Do not be afraid to fail. Be afraid to accept that who you are right now is all you are going to be. (John Bingham)

- The Principle of Hope, 1959...
Hoping, located above fearing, is neither passive like the latter nor imprisoned into nothingness. (Ernst Bloch)

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. (Louis E. Boone)

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination. (Christian Nestell Bovee)

Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable. (Christian Nestell Bovee)

There's a terror in knowing what the world is about. (David Bowie)

Fear is a way of not allowing yourself to choose freely what you will do next; a way of letting your body's reflexes, not the needs of your mind, choose for you. (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

The absence of fear is not courage; the absence of fear is mental illness. (Po Bronson)

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. (Les Brown)

There exist some evils so terrible and some misfortunes so horrible that we dare not think of them, whilst their very aspect makes us shudder; but if they happen to fall on us, we find ourselves stronger than we imagined, we grapple with our ill luck, and behave better than we expected we should. (Jean de La Bruyere)

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. (Edmund Burke)

Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person. (Dr. David M. Burns)

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. (Joseph Campbell)

One has a prejudice wherever one fears a transformation. (Elias Canetti)

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. (Elias Canetti)

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then. (Thomas Carlyle)

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. (Dale Carnegie)

The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human. (Pablo Casals)

The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive. (Carlos Castaneda)

- My Mortal Enemy, 1926...
When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them, as if their reason had left them. (Willa Cather)

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground. (Miguel de Cervantes)

And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore. If you are a brave man you will do nothing: if you are fearful you may do much, for none but cowards have need to prove their bravery. (Apsley Cherry-Garrard)

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth. (Pema Chodron)

Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart. (Paulo Coelho)

Not everyone can or will give his specific fears and desires a chance to be of universal significance. (Robert Coles)

The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do. (Sequichie Comingdeer)

Stop being afraid of the fear and, instead, use it as a motivator, the same way you use joy. Grab hold of it, look it in the face and conquer it. Put it on canvas. (Sharon Cory)

Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is. (Yvonne Craig)

I am the first to be surprised and often terrified by the images that I see appear on my canvas. (Salvador Dali)

Creative action plays with the unknown. But as the child fears the dark... the adult child will be fearful too, faced with the dark world of the unknown mind, with vast concepts looking enormous just beyond the front yard. (Arthur Deikman)

As for the ridiculous fear of making things below one's potential abilities... No, there is the root of the evil. There is the hiding place of stupidity I must attack: vain mortal, you are limited by nothing... (Eugene Delacroix)

How often my fear and ambivalence are rooted in what somebody else may think. (Jan Denise)

Of course, I don't go onto the studio with the idea of 'saying' something – that's ludicrous. What I do is face the blank canvas, which is terrifying. (Richard Diebenkorn)

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Psychoanalysis is often about turning our ghosts into ancestors. (Norman Doidge)

Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what people fear most. (Fyodor Dostoevski)

He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. (John Dryden)

Whistling to keep myself from being afraid. (John Dryden)

Before one is afraid, one sees clearly; while one is afraid, one sees double; and after being afraid, one sees dimly. (Alexandre Dumas)

The more we try new things, the more we realize what we are capable of and the less we fear fear. (Michael Duncan)

Stress or fear can be a great motivator. Some of us perform best under stress. But fear can also be the greatest block to performance. (Dr. Gil Dyck)

It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear. (Freeman Dyson)

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

And I will show you something different from either your shadow at morning striding behind you or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust. (T. S. Eliot)

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The two terrors that discourage originality and creative living are fear of public opinion and undue reverence for one's own consistency. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

One of the greatest handicaps is to fear a mistake. You have stopped yourself. You have to move freely into the arena, not just to wait for the perfect situation, the perfect moment... (Federico Fellini)

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. (Timothy Ferriss)

There seemed to be endless obstacles... it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. (Joanna Field)

One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us. (Gustave Flaubert)

Sterility haunts us all and is usually accompanied by fear. (Gwen Fox)

You can't be afraid of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing. (Lewis Freedman)

You can show more of the reality of yourself instead of hiding behind a mask for fear of revealing too much. (Betty Friedan)

There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people. (Robert Frost)

Today I am more than ever frightened. I wish it would dawn upon engineers that, in order to be an engineer, it is not enough to be an engineer. (Jose Ortega Y Gasset)

Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of competition... Fear of being an imposter. Fear of not being paid. Fear of being paid... Fear of the unknown. Fear of commitment... Fear of wasting time. Fear of irrelevance. Fear of fear itself. Pop, pop, pop. (Robert Genn)

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. (David Lloyd George)

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. (Andre Gide)

Is it logical that anybody should be expected to be afraid of the work that they feel they were put on this Earth to do? (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Fear is always triggered by creativity, because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome. (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Fear, in evolution, has a special prominence: Perhaps more than any other emotion, it is crucial for survival. (Daniel Goleman)

I feel as if I had been through something very exciting and rather terrible, and it was just over; and yet nothing particular has happened. (Kenneth Grahame)

- The Fault in Our Stars...
Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon. (John Green)

Fear of missing out (FOMO) is a very real feeling that's starting to permeate through our social relationships. The question is - will we ever settle for what we have, rather than cling to the fear that we may be missing out on something better? Social media like Facebook and Twitter are making this increasingly more difficult. (Dr. John Grohol)

I come into the studio very fearfully. I creep in to see what happened the night before. And the feeling is one of, 'My God, did I do that?' (Philip Guston)

- An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth...
In my experience, fear comes from not knowing what to expect and not feeling you have any control over what's about to happen. When you feel helpless, you're far more afraid than you would be if you knew the facts. (Chris Hadfield, astronaut)

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. (Hafiz)

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. (Dag Hammarskjold)

The one thing that can stop you in your art career faster than fear of failure is the... fear of success... the truth is that more often than not this is the fear that stops the most talented among us. (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth. (Ernest Hemingway)

I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. (Frank Herbert)

You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves. (Hermann Hesse)

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. (Napoleon Hill)

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. (Alfred Hitchcock)

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything. (Eric Hoffer)

I had insecurities and fears like everybody does, and I got over it. But I was interested in the parts of me that struggled with those things. (Philip Seymour Hoffman)

I welcome the chance to have the thrill of a little tingling of fear and failure, otherwise it wouldn't be thrilling. (Dorothy Hood)

There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid. (Thomas Hood)

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror. (Douglas Horton)

These then are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. (William James)

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. (Lady Bird Johnson)

Nothing triggers fear of the unknown faster than that which we cannot see - our minds do a marvelous job of running ahead of us in the apparent darkness, creating all sorts of scary diversions and reasons for not moving forward. (Dennis Merritt Jones)

I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back... (Erica Jong)

Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it. (C. Joybell C.)

Fear is the reason for making art. It is a means to freedom. (Ilya Kabakov)

Maybe the fear is that we are less than we think we are, when the actuality of it is that we are much much more. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Dread of night. Dread of not-night. (Franz Kafka)

My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me. (Franz Kafka)

What happens with fear is that probability doesn't matter very much. That is, once I have raised the possibility that something terrible can happen to your child, even though the possibility is remote, you may find it very difficult to think of anything else. Emotion becomes dominant. (Daniel Kahneman)

The more frightening the world becomes... the more art becomes abstract. (Wassily Kandinsky)

You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going. (Anish Kapoor)

You have to be a little scared of what you're doing. Otherwise, you just paint the same masterpiece a little worse. (Alex Katz)

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. (John F. Kennedy)

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. (Soren Kierkegaard)

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones. (Stephen King)

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Frightened, I jump up from the bank, the struggle begins anew. Bitterness has returned. I am not Pan in the reed, I am merely a human being and want to climb a few steps, but really climb them... (Paul Klee)

There is no advancement to him who stands trembling because he cannot see the end from the beginning. (E. J. Klemme)

The trouble with imaginative people is that we're good at picturing the worst that could happen to us. Fear is often just the imagination taking a wrong turn. (Austin Kleon)

Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff, as if faced with looming seasickness. (Gustav Klimt)

Why haven't we, with all our cunning, experience, resolved this problem of fear completely? Isn't fear the cause of the 'me'? (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. (Edwin Land)

We can all reprogram our brain's responses by putting ourselves into new, initially uncomfortable situations. We'll learn fear might not mean 'stop'; I've come to believe fear usually means 'go.' (Frances Moore Lappe)

I've grown certain that the root of all fear is that we've been forced to deny who we are. (Frances Moore Lappe)

Run from the Furies, and they find you, as if fear were a homing device, as if literature itself, on contemplating the abyss, were an invitation to jump into it, while Wagner whistles. (John Leonard, critic)

I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I'll be sending messages on a Ouija board, cryptic complaints from the other side. (Audre Lorde)

It seems strange that some artists fear a blank canvas, when it has been a major contributory factor to great paintings. (David Louis)

- Pickman's Model...
Only a real artist knows the actual anatomy of the terrible or the physiology of fear - the exact sort of lines and proportions that connect up with latent instincts or hereditary memories of fright, and the proper colour contrasts and lighting effects to stir the dormant sense of strangeness. (H. P. Lovecraft)

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without. (Martin Luther)

If you're living life from a place of fear, you're not free to take risks or pursue your dreams. If your energy is expended in avoiding failure or rejection, then that energy is used to stay safe, instead of being available to create the life you envision. (Lauren Mackler)

Most fears are not even based on our current reality. They are the product of imagined fears conjured up in our minds - the product of our own fantasies. (Lauren Mackler)

A creative block is a fear about the future, a guess about the dangers dwelling in the dark computer and the locked studio. (Eric Maisel)

It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear. (Maxwell Maltz)

-misattributed to inaugural speech, 1994 - quote by Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992...
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you Not to be? (Nelson Mandela)

Do that which you dread and cherish those victories with pride. (Og Mandino)

Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival. (Steve Maraboli)

I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. (Yann Martel)

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves. (Abraham Maslow)

I've never really done this. Now I know what scared is. (Reba McEntire)

Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don't choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe. (Phil McGraw)

Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from. (Peter McWilliams)

- Creative Power, 1958...
You have something to say. Something of your very own. Try to say it. Don't be ashamed of any real thought or feeling you have. Don't undervalue it. Don't let the fear of others prevent you from saying it... You have something to say, something that no one else in the world has said in just your way of saying it. (Hughes Mearns)

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. (H. L. Mencken)

Some people fear seeing or feeling anything about which there is no general agreement. For others, it is thrilling to be aware of innuendo, shading, complexity. (Deena Metzger)

It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid. (James A. Michener)

It's the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance; / It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance; / It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give; / And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live. (Bette Midler)

The true definition of fearless is 'free from fear' instead of 'without fear.' There is a big difference. Being fearless simply means that you acknowledge your fear and do what you want to do anyway. (Gina Mollicone-Long)

We are literally in the water... and the house can only be reached by boat; we had to take refuge on the first floor but the water is still rising and where will all this end? It's quite frightening... Painting is out of the question... (Claude Monet)

Being frightened of things is worse than the things themselves. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

You survive by having your fear compass calibrated correctly. Our compass is off now because we're being told to be afraid of everything. (Michael Moore)

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. (Jim Morrison)

Without fear and illness, I could never have accomplished all I have. (Edvard Munch)

I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun set. I felt a tinge of melancholy. Suddenly the sky became a bloody red... I stood there, trembling with fright. And I felt a loud, unending scream piercing nature. (Edvard Munch)

The absence of fear is love. (Chris Murphy)

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? (Caroline Myss)

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down. (Allen H. Neuharth)

Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free. (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Fear is the highest fence. (Dudley Nichols)

We're afraid. It's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid. (Earl Nightingale)

I'm frightened all the time. But I never let it stop me. Never! (Georgia O'Keeffe)

Love is full of anxious fears. (Ovid)

The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea. (Ovid)

At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it. (Gordon Parks)

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. (Katherine Paterson)

When men are ruled by fear, they strive to prevent the very changes that will abate it. (Alan Paton)

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. (Joseph Chilton Pearce)

I never go to where's a risk. I'm frightened of dangers down to boredom. (Fernando Pessoa)

Fear is the enemy of art. But it's a misfortune to be in complete control and a gift to feel slightly lost. (Melanie Peter)

I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there! (Camille Pissarro)

Courage is knowing what not to fear. (Plato)

Fear must be entirely banished. The purified soul will fear nothing. (Plotinus)

- The War of Art...
Fear doesn't go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day. (Steven Pressfield)

A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. (Arabic proverb)

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear. (French proverb)

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. (German proverb)

He who fears something gives it power over him. (Moorish proverb)

To fear to face an issue is to believe the worst is true. (Ayn Rand)

Even at this late date, I go into my studio, and I think 'Is this going to be it? Is it the end?' You see, nearly everything terrorizes me. When an artist loses that terror, he's through. (Robert Rauschenberg)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. (Ambrose Redmoon)

You always have the memory of the bottom, and fear of the bottom. And when you start going to the bottom you panic. (Milton Resnick)

Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

-paraphrased by Ray Wylie Hubbard, singer/songwriter...
Our fears are like dragons guarding our most precious treasures. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

The great enemy of creativity is fear. When we're fearful, we freeze up - like a nine-year-old who won't draw pictures, for fear everybody will laugh. (Faith Ringgold)

Let fear be a counselor and not a jailer. (Tony Robbins)

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

Every day do something that frightens you. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. (J. K. Rowling)

The fear of not getting the reward becomes the fear of rejection. The fear of not being good enough... is what makes us try to change, what makes us create an image. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

I died as a mineral, and became a plant. I died as plant and rose to animal. I died as animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? (Rumi)

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. (Bertrand Russell)

The artist should fear to become the slave of detail. (Albert Pinkham Ryder)

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle – he defeated the fear of trying. (Robert H. Schuller)

Do what you fear and fear disappears. (David J. Schwartz)

You have to learn how to be in scary areas, make those comfortable, then go to the next scary area and make it comfortable... (Linda Seger)

How can you be afraid to die when you are not even born yet. (Paol Serret)

In skydiving, it is the fear response that gradually weakens. During the precipitous descent, the amply tested parachutist can savor the thrill rather than endure the panic. (Dean Keith Simonton)

- The Way You Wear Your Hat...
Fear is the enemy of logic. (Frank Sinatra)

Atmosphere in a painting is nine-tenths fear. (John Sloan)

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can. (Sydney Smith)

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

For many years we have suckled on fear and fear alone, and there is no good product of fear. (John Steinbeck)

A man should stop his ears against paralyzing terror and run the race that is set before him with a single mind. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

With vision there is no room to be frightened. No reason for intimidation. It's time to march forward! Let's be confident and positive! (Charles Swindoll)

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. (Publilius Syrus)

Never fear the thing you feel - / Only by love is life made real. (Sara Teasdale)

Let nothing disturb you, / Nothing dismay you; / All things are passing: / God never changes. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts. (Twyla Tharp)

-on his painting Fear...
It starts with organizing the corruption and it ends with organizing the terror. (Jan Theuninck)

Fear makes us feel small and uncertain, uncomfortable and separate. Fearlessness expands and creates possibilities. (Helena Tiainen)

Fear, as opposed to anxiety, has a definite object, which can be faced, analyzed, attacked, endured... anxiety has no object, or rather, in a paradoxical phrase, its object is the negation of every object. (Paul Tillich)

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

The underground of the city is like what's underground in people. Beneath the surface, it's boiling with monsters. (Guillermo del Toro)

The history of the human race is the history of ordinary people who have overcome their fears and accomplished extraordinary things. (Brian Tracy)

Do the thing you fear, then the death of fear is certain. (Brian Tracy)

To overcome fear, act as if it were impossible to fail, and it shall be. (Brian Tracy)

There is more to fearlessness than merely having overcome fear... This state of being is not dependent on any external circumstances. It is individual dignity... that comes from being what we are, right now. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind. (Sophie Tunnell)

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. (Mark Twain)

Fear fades when facts are face. (Frank Tyger)

If I have even just a little sense, I will walk on the main road and my only fear will be of straying from it. Keeping to the main road is easy, but people love to be sidetracked. (Lao Tzu)

We are always afraid to start something that we want to make very good, true, and serious. (Brenda Ueland)

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer. (Morihei Ueshiba)

There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain. (John Updike)

Oh god, I love a deadline, it's like laying face up on a guillotine waiting for gravity... the thrill of it all! (Will VanDorin)

There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. (Swami Vivekananda)

HELPED are those who lose their fear of death; theirs is the power to envision the future in a blade of grass. (Alice Walker)

It is what we fear that happens to us. (Oscar Wilde)

I live constantly in the fear of not being misunderstood. (Oscar Wilde)

- Return to Love...
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. (Marianne Williamson)

Time isn't the enemy. Fear of change is. Accept that nothing lasts forever and you'll start to appreciate the advantages of whatever age you are now. (Oprah Winfrey)

What are fears but voices airy? / Whispering harm where harm is not. / And deluding the unwary / Till the fatal bolt is shot! (William Wordsworth)

- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace...
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. (Yoda)

At one time or another all of us have experienced a paralyzing fear that prevented us from moving forward with our lives. Fear of failure and fear of ridicule can be a prison that we create for ourselves. (Dan Young)

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees! (Emiliano Zapata)