Quotation Explorer - 'Terrifying'

It’s terrifying to think you could become the next statistic. - DaShanne Stokes
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. - C.G. Jung
In some ways, art is the most terrifying of human inventions. It preserves the right to undermine all the categories. The history of art is the history of iconoclasm, the history of some new voice saying that everything you know is wrong. - Richard Powers
So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist, death is not with us; but when death comes, then we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter are no more. - Epicurus
In fiction: we find the predictable boring. In real life: we find the unpredictable terrifying. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Terrifying, that the loss of intimacy with one person results in the freezing over of the world, and the loss of oneself. - James Baldwin
One of the most terrifying things I fear is not my potential, but how much regret I’ll die with should I never use it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When the chips are down, you are alone, and loneliness can be terrifying. Fortunately, I've always had a chum I could call. And I love to be alone. It doesn't bother me one bit. I’m my own company. - Audrey Hepburn
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.""Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Once you have explored a fear, it becomes less terrifying. Part of courage comes from extending our knowledge. - Duke Leto Atreides
Don't let the zealots make Muslim a terrifying word."[1,000 Days 'Trapped Inside a Metaphor' (Columbia University / The New York Times, December 12, 1991)] - Salman Rushdie
The most terrifying thing is one's own imagination. - Marty Rubin
Beginning is scary, exciting, terrifying, and all things amazing. Begin even when you're not sure.....What do you have to lose? - Chris Burkmenn
The personal screenplay- where you dive into the terrifying depths of your soul, unearth the most intimate details about yourself, and put it on paper for the world to see. Proceed with caution, for madness lies ahead. - A.D. Posey
The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day."[Academy Award ceremony, March 2, 2014] - Robert De Niro
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. - Jim Morrison
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
The most necessary steps in one's journey in life are also often the most terrifying. - Graham Aitchison
I'm beginning to think of hope as a dangerous, terrifying thing. - Tahereh Mafi
You can never really know someone completely. That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really—taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. It’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all. And yet.. - Libba Bray
A writer is very much like the captain on a star ship facing the unknown. When you face the blank page and you have no idea where you're going. It can be terrifying, but it can also be the adventure of a lifetime. - Michael Piller
Minds that have withered into psychosis are far more terrifying than any character of fiction. - Christian Baloga
The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day. - Robert De Niro
We must leave this terrifying place to-morrow and go searching for sunshine. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' - Ronald Reagan
and the idea of nothingness the most terrifying of all ideas, when thought of with feeling has, in my dear master’s work and in my memories of him, something as high and luminous as sunlight upon snowy, unscalable peaks. - Álvaro de Campos
I write of the wish that comes true--for some reason, a terrifying thought. - James M. Cain
Me being in love with a girl and wanting her to be with me, doing what I need to do to make her stay with me; it affects no one, yet it’s terrifying to people and they think you’re a monster. - Sara Quin
Television is the first truly democratic culture -- the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death's image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Falling in love is a wonderfully terrifying sensation. - Steve Maraboli
People love the facade of a perfection relationship because perfection seems alluring. What they don’t realize is perfection is terrifying. - Dominic Riccitello
Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile! - Kurt Vonnegut
It was perfect, but perfection is terrifying. - Dominic Riccitello
because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her - Terry Gilliam
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