Top 100 Quotes About Frightening

#1. What you have to do is just walk into the light. Then you find that it doesn't burn, and it's not particular frightening.

Frederick Lenz

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#2. The frightening and most difficult thing about being what somebody calls a creative person is that you have absolutely no idea where any of your thoughts come from, really. And especially, you don't have any idea about where they're going to come from tomorrow.

Hal Riney

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#3. If there's one thing I've learned from being in the Selection, it's that some girls have a frightening killer instinct. Don't let the ball gowns fool you, she finished with a smile.

Kiera Cass

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#4. It's frightening to wake up one morning and discover that while you were asleep you went out of style.

Erma Bombeck

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#5. The word 'leukemia' is a very frightening word. In many instances, it's a killer and it's something that you have to deal with in a very serious and determined way if you're going to beat it.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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#6. To know what one knows is frightening to live what one lives is soothing and though everybody likes to be frightened what they really have to have is soothing ...

Gertrude Stein

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#7. Like all art, nonfiction film should invite, seduce, or force us to confront the most difficult, frightening or mysterious aspects of what it means to be human.

Joshua Oppenheimer

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#8. Today I would say, 'I am against plastic surgery.' It's a grave act. An act that touches our soul. It was frightening.

Emmanuelle Beart

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#9. It's a frightening thing. To go to France, the elder daughter of the church, it's always called, and you get the feeling the church has gone away.

John Wilkins

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#10. As long as the people don't fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn't stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful ... but so frightening.

Alice Walker

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#11. The thing is, the future happens. Every single day, like it or not. Sure, tomorrow is risky, frightening and in some way represents one step closer to the end. But it also brings with it the possibility of better and the chance to do something that matters.

Seth Godin

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#12. If a scientist sidesteps their scientific peers, and chooses to take an apparently changeable, frightening and technical scientific case directly to the public, then that is a deliberate decision, and one that can't realistically go unnoticed.

Ben Goldacre

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#13. Just because you've done something frightening once doesn't mean it's suddenly not scary anymore.

Noelle Hancock

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#14. When we look at the space at night, the deep emptiness and the frightening darkness in the universe motivate us to love our Earth even more!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#15. I really enjoy spending Sunday evenings with friends, because Sunday evenings are always frightening. You are obsessed by the fact that you are working again the next day. And sometimes you get the blues. I always decide to spend it with friends. It's very nice.

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

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#16. Craziness was considered funny, like all other things that were in reality frightening and profoundly shameful.

Margaret Atwood

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#17. Life itself is a frightening image for every human being.... being strong in life isn't easy.


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#18. There have been some very extreme hecklers in audiences whose bile was so hateful and so meant that it would be a bit frightening to think that all I'm doing is jokes and yet someone hates me that much.

Jo Brand

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#19. As frightening as this may sound, what you see in the books is the way I see the world. And so far I haven't seen anything, either in Florida or elsewhere, to dissuade me from it.

Carl Hiaasen

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#20. Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.

James Baldwin

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#21. Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.

Laurens Van Der Post

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#22. I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade unprecedented in the history of cinema.

Werner Herzog

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#23. I found that stiffly saluting member, of which he was so proud, rather frightening, and to tell the truth I found his pride slightly comical. I thought that that must be embarrassing for him, and thought how much more pleasant it was to be a girl. That, by the way, is an opinion I still hold today.

Anne Desclos

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#24. His senseless disdain was beyond me. I have met only a few men like him in my life, and they rattle my soul. They are frightening, and you can never anticipate the turn of their minds or the extent of their greed. They are in fact criminals uncaught by society.

Manoucher Farmanfarmaian

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#25. As you grow older you realize that art has an enormous effect. It's frightening sometimes to think of the effect that we can have.

Andy Goldsworthy

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#26. Suddenly yearning had a flavor. It tasted like a king, a beautiful, frightening, infuriating man who flew into my life and began to free my words.

Amy Harmon

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#27. It is clear that my predecessor as First Minister is frightening the life out of the Tories and the Labour Party. Long may it continue.

Nicola Sturgeon

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#28. It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question 'who am I' except the voice inside herself.

Betty Friedan

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#29. Our world is ... longing to see people whose God is big and holy and frightening and gentle and tender ... and ours; a God whose love frightens us into His strong and powerful arms where He longs to whisper those terrifying words, 'I love you.'

Mike Yaconelli

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#30. It was amazing and frightening what humans were capable of.

Lori Brighton

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#31. He holds the most frightening and terrible of all of the Shards. Ponder on that for a time, you old reptile, and tell me if your insistence on nonintervention holds firm. Because I assure you, Rayse will not be similarly inhibited.

Brandon Sanderson

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#32. It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important.

James A. Baldwin

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#33. Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We're proud of you for having them. But it's possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that's really frightening you
the shift in daily habits that would mean a re-invention of how you see yourself.

Seth Godin

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#34. Do not sleep under a roof. Carry no money or food. Go alone to places frightening to the common brand of men. Become a criminal of purpose. Be put in jail, and extricate yourself by your own wisdom.

Miyamoto Musashi

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#35. It is a frightening thought, that in one fraction of a moment you can fall in the kind of love that takes a lifetime to get over.

Beau Taplin

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#36. The quicksilver of creativity will not be solidified by legal pronouncement; it will necessarily flow into new and sometimes frightening fields.

Mathew Tobriner

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#37. It's frightening to be free, to have to take responsibility for your decisions.

Azar Nafisi

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#38. Behind these two booths was an enormous roller coaster, a phrase which here mean 'a series of small carts where people can sit and race up and down steep and frightening hills of tracks, for no discernible reason

Lemony Snicket

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#39. Love obeys no laws other than its own. That's what always made it frightening.

Lauren Oliver

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#40. Working with great writers can be humbling and frightening, but it can also change you for good, forever.

Zadie Smith

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#41. I feel like my world is crumbling beneath my feet but Damon walks in and I have something to grab onto. It's frightening and comforting all in the same.

J.L. Mac

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#42. She imagined loving him would feel like falling in love with darkness, frightening and consuming yet utterly beautiful when the stars came out.

Stephanie Garber

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#43. What began as an apparently harmless pastime has ended up as a frightening, overpowering addiction or obsession.

Billy Graham

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#44. ISIS is not an existential threat to something happening to someone in the United States of America. It's a serious problem overseas, but it's confusing and frightening.

Joe Biden

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#45. What children, in fact all of us at any age, find frightening is unreliability and emotional coldness. The idea that you can't affect someone, that you can't see where they're coming from and can change tact at any moment.

Tilda Swinton

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#46. You need to be invested in what happens. The characters are your conduit to the story. Many modern horror films are fun but not frightening because one has not connected with the characters.

Jane Goldman

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#47. She taught me the pointlessness of wishing for a different past and the futility of worrying about all of the frightening futures over which I had no control.

James R. Doty

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#48. Life was elsewhere, and it was frightening and vast and mountainous and uncomfortable.

Hanya Yanagihara

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#49. Nothing is more frightening than the completely inexplicable.

Antal Szerb

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#50. That's what love is ... It's scary not knowing what's expected ... but I know it'll be the best frightening love we've ever had.

E.L. Montes

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#51. Why had this power come to me? I can scarcely govern myself. At times, I feel as if I could dance through the halls with happiness, and then, just as suddenly, my thoughts are dark and lost and frightening.

Libba Bray

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#52. I'd done the impossible. I'd spoken with dragons. I'd survived. I'd kept the dragons from attacking my friends because I was a very frightening tiny person with little regard for her own life.

Jodi Meadows

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#53. One common behavior of late Stage 3 [in the process of a company's decline] is when those in power blame other people or external factors- or otherwise explain away the data- rather than confront the frightening reality that the enterprise may be in serious trouble.

Susan Collins

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#54. Far more frightening than the thought of dying was the experience of erasure already occurring in my life. My fear of becoming someone who did not count.

Susan Griffin

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#55. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you'll go!

Dr. Seuss

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#56. Reality is brutal or painful or frightening, but waiting is a distillate of fear that corrodes and dissolves.

Simon Mawer

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#57. I must tell you that I should really like to think there's something wrong with me- Because, if there isn't, then there's something wrong with the world itself-and that's much more frightening! That would be terrible. So I'd rather believe there is something wrong with me, that could be put right.

T. S. Eliot

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#58. I find nothing more frightening than a man trying to do what he has decided is important. Very little in the world has ever gone astray - at least on a grand scale - because a person decided to be frivolous

Brandon Sanderson

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#59. We, the human beings, are meant to live life to its fullest. We are meant to experience it all - sadness, disappointment, rage, kindness, joy, love. We are meant to test ourselves. It is painful and frightening, but this is what it means to be alive.

Ilona Andrews

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#60. What a frightening thing is the human, a mass of gauges and dials and registers, and we can only read a few and those perhaps not accurately.

John Steinbeck

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#61. I see you've managed to inspire a truly frightening degree of loyalty in those you command," she observed. "I watched you do it for seven years," he replied. "Looks like I finally got the hang of it.

Kirsten Beyer

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#62. As a musician, life is not over just because you are getting older, and so I find retirement a very frightening and dark thought.

Ian Anderson

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#63. We are neurotically haunted today by the imminence, and by the ignominy, of failure. We know at how frightening a cost one succeeds: to fail is something too awful to think about.

Louis Kronenberger

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#64. I ALEXANDRA is very frightening, very intense. It will keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat.

William M. O'Brien Jr.

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#65. Man can be an atheist only in theory, not in practice, because the universe is too frightening and too chaotic to be too independent!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#66. 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

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#67. I don't want to know what's going to happen. As frightening as that is in real life, it's a crucial aspect in creativity. Being predictable is boring, and it's also disheartening and usinspiring.

Carrie Brownstein

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Ned Vizzini

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#69. Nothing is more frightening than a monster that cares about his health, cause you know he'll be around for a while.

Geoff Ramsey

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#70. I was big as a kid, very overweight. That caused a lot of insecurities for me growing up, and on top of that, I didn't like the idea of big crowds. I found it quite frightening. I enjoy the company of people who I know, and I'm probably still like that today.

Deborah Mailman

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#71. 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

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#72. It's frightening to admit but if I lay off the lin it'a amazing how my love handles deplete. But is life without gin worth living?

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

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#73. Life is frightening," Claudine corrected her. "And beautiful and full of strange and unexpected opportunities. This is one of them.

Anne Perry

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#74. In general, Russia suffers from a frightening poverty in the sphere of facts and a frightening wealth of all types of arguments.

Anton Chekhov

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#75. Cancer is a passport to intimacy. It is an invitation, maybe even a mandate, to enter the most vital arenas of human life, the most sensitive and the most frightening, the ones that we never want to go to - but when we do go there, we feel incredibly transformed.

Bruce Feiler

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#76. The last place I want to be is the hospital, but I'm not stupid. I know when it's time to go in. I am so terrified of myself and of the vast, frightening world, that the psych ward, with its safe locked doors, sounds like a relief.

Marya Hornbacher

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#77. That wonderful and terribly frightening journey of self-discovery. That process of growth, of being an independent person, of learning who you are and what you want from life, is the real secret of life, happiness and beauty.

Diane Von Furstenberg

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#78. If America is a ship, it looks a lot like it's sinking - financially, morally, spiritually. It's frightening.

Kirk Cameron

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#79. I believe that young people wearing hoods, unless they are very young, can be frightening. What are they hiding? Why don't they want to come out into the light with the rest of us? They may be perfectly nice, but the hoods send an uncertain statement.

Roger Ebert

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#80. A wave of possessiveness came over him, almost frightening in its
intensity. Mine. The thought of another man looking at her was almost
enough to make him change his mind about leaving.

Monica McCarty

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#81. You know, my father says those are the four most frightening words a woman can say. He claims that nothing good ever begins with "We need to talk." You're worrying me a little here, Duffy.

Kody Keplinger

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#82. The only thing we all agree on, virtually every poet in this country, is that this Administration is really frightening, and we want something done about it.

Sam Hamill

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#83. Reality is more frightening than anything that I could ever hope to write!

Tyhitia Green

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#84. Sometimes hope could be the most frightening thing in the world.

Barry Lyga

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#85. I think the story of 'Alice in Wonderland' in a way is a reminder that life is frightening, it can shift on you at any moment.

Michael Sheen

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#86. I think there's a collective consciousness around the world that there are things beyond our control that have the power to annihilate us, as a species, and it's all rather frightening.

Laurie Holden

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#87. You are what you think ... geez, that's frightening ...

Lily Tomlin

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#88. Mental illnesses are so frightening and there's so much ignorance about them that I think it comforts people to think, 'Oh, well, it happens to these people because they deserve it.'

Pete Earley

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#89. Some truths that were too difficult and frightening to know.

Elyn R. Saks

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#90. Perhaps that's another reason true intimacy is so frightening. It's the one thing we all want, and must give up control to get.

Donald Miller

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#91. It was frightening, though, how little time you got. You only became yourself when you were twenty-three or twenty-four. A few years later, you had an old man's chest hair. It wasn't worth it.

Roddy Doyle

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#92. Doing great work is a struggle. It's draining, it's demoralizing, it's frightening - not always, but it can feel that way when we're deep in the middle of it.

Ryan Holiday

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#93. Everybody was kung-fu fighting, those kids were fast as lightning. In fact, it was a little bit frightening, make sure you have expert timing.

Carl Douglas

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#94. I think. as a child, there's something frightening about certain adults, particularly when you're in their clutches or power. That must be the reason why Roald Dahl creates such brilliant characters: He taps into something in the collective memory of people.

Bertie Carvel

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#95. Now he had to decide
what was the right thing to do? Something that required courage. Something that was frightening, because the unknown was lying in wait on the other side.

Andreas Eschbach

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#96. Sureness is something like a neck brace, which we clamp around our lives, hoping to somehow protect ourselves from the frightening, constant whiplash of change. Sadly, the brace doesn't always hold.

Elizabeth Gilbert

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#97. The aura of his soul. She'd seen them before when she'd guided the dead. But she'd never seen one quite like this, darkness and light blending to a color and texture that was both frightening and beautiful.

Eve Silver

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#98. But if I lost you, it would devastate me as nothing else has or ever could. You have so much power over me and that's frightening.

Maya Banks

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#99. It is rather frightening to be able to write so revoltingly, yet so successfully. All these letters are works of art, except, perhaps, the last. They are positively oily.

Stella Gibbons

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#100. A frightening thought had been growing in me. I'd always assumed that I was the central character in my own story but now it occurred to me that I might in fact be only a minor character in someone else's.

Russell Hoban

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