Quotation Explorer - 'Frightening'

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
When we're all alone, it might be to frightening to bear... but we're all right beside each other. We've got our friends close by! Now, there's nothing to fear! Because we're not alone!!! - Hiro Mashima
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. - May Sarton
Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the fear which comes from the feeling of helplessness. - Susan Jeffers
I had never before considered leaving my religion, my family, my customs, and my beliefs behind. It was all that I had ever known. Would it be worth it to give it all up? I had no way of knowing. It was frightening even to contemplate a life beyond - Carolyn Jessop
Sometimes the lies you tell are less frightening than the loneliness you might feel if you stopped telling them. - Brock Clarke
The bulk of suffering does not stem from 'dreadful' experiences but rather from frightening beliefs. - Abraham Low
The hardest period in life is one’s twenties. It’s a shame because you’re your most gorgeous, and you’re physically in peak condition. But it’s actually when you’re most insecure and full of self-doubt. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, it’s frightening. - Helen Mirren
Standing alone scares alot of people it means they have to be themselves and more often than not they haven't the slightest clue who they've been all this time & that's why people stay the same because it's a frightening choice to step away from the crowd. - Nikki Rowe
It's frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what is going on. - Amos Tversky
I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had happened. - Nancy Mitford
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. - Laurens Van der Post
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it. - Doris Day
The irony is, nothing is more frightening than being frightened. - Neel Burton
How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite. - Jack Gilbert
Beauty can be found in the most frightening of places. You just have to be open to the possibility that in truth, there's nothing to fear. - Solange nicole
I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough. - M. C. Escher
People get so frightened for no reason, but I'll tell you, to live with no purpose is a far more frightening proposition... You bring yourself to say yes when you always thought the only possible answer was no, and your whole world changes. - Liz Rosenberg
Dying, however, is lonely, the loneliest event of life. Dying not only separates you from others but also exposes you to a second, even more frightening form of loneliness: separation from the world itself. - IRVIN D.YALOM
The anticipation of loss is much more frightening than the actual loss as anticipation leaves room for the imagination to create that which, in all likelihood, will never transpire. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It would be frightening to think that in all the cosmos, which is so harmonious, so complete and equal to itself, that only human life is happening randomly, that only one's destiny lacks meaning. - Mircea Eliade
It was nothing but a hole, a mouth open wide. You could lean over the edge and peer down to see nothing. All I knew about the well was its frightening depth. It was deep beyond measuring, and crammed full of darkness, as if all the world’s darkness had been boiled down to their ultimate density. - Haruki Murakami
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it. - Doris Day
What would be frightening about me jumping out of the bush wearing a pig mask is not the sudden surprise, not me, and not the pig mask, but that the ordinary world had split open for a moment to reveal some possibility never previously considered. - Peter Straub
The narrator, I think, must succeed in frightening himself before he can think of frightening his reader… - E.F. Benson
Allah-U-Akbar (God is great) is the most frightening word, because it always reminds me that someone is committing crime;specifically murder. - M.F. Moonzajer
Everybody turns to look at him. It is quite frightening. - Ali Smith
Goals that are not frightening are not worth having. - Tina Brown
Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take you eyes off your goal. - Henry James
I've never done acid, finding it hard to go willingly to a place that could be frightening, hellish, and totally beyond my control. A place much like high school. - Libba Bray
Only one thing that you can see and hear that is beautiful and frightening at the same time, and that is a thunder storm. - R.K. Cowles
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening. - Greta Garbo
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
Life itself is a frightening image for every human being.... being strong in life isn't easy. - Inuyasha
It is a frightening thing to love someone you know the world rejects. - Martha N. Beck
The phenomenon of economic ignorance is so widespread, and its consequences so frightening, that the objective of reducing that ignorance becomes a goal invested with independent moral worth. - Israel M. Kirzner
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