fear

I’m a really claustrophobic person to begin with. I hate elevators, especially crammed elevators. I get really scared. So I think that it’s very definitely scary when girls are all around me and I can’t go anywhere. At the same time, I guess I got to get used to it, you know what I mean?

Justin Bieber

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.

Ernest Hemingway

People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.

Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

The boy confessed to me that he had beaten his dog to death with a shovel. He said the dog had bitten his baby sister on the cheek and he needed to protect her. And he wanted to know whether he would go to hell for this. I told him that God would understand, and that he would be forgiven, as long as he was sorry. But the boy did not care about forgiveness. He was only afraid that if he did go to hell that the dog would be there, waiting for him.

Mr. Eko, LOST

If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Fear. It’s the oldest tool of power. If you’re distracted by the fear of those around you, it keeps you from seeing the actions of those above.

Fox Mulder, The X Files

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