"'Fear is the original sin,' wrote John Foster. 'Almost all the evil in the world has its origin in the fact that some one is afraid of something. It is a cold, slimy serpent coiling about you. It is horrible to live with fear; and it is of all things degrading.'" -L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle
"But while there was life there was fear." -L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle
"He was afraid of the world. It was such a huge world and he was so terribly small in it." -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside
"You have to listen to women. You should never ignore a woman's fears." -Roberto Bolaño (Translated by Natasha Wimmer), 2666
"'And after all, one does not die of it.' 'Die of what?' I asked swiftly. 'Of being afraid.'" -Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
"'It is natural to be afraid…'" -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"…I will show you fear in a handful of dust…." -T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land"
"…I have to be protected
Because I am so afraid" -Dorothea Lasky, "Two Doors to Hell"
"…Live things are what the world is made of
Live things are black
Black in that they forget where they came from
I have not forgotten, however I choose not to feel
Those places that have burned into me
There is too much burning here, I'm afraid
Readers, you read flat words
Inside here are many moments
In which I have screamed in pain
As the flames ate me" -Dorothea Lasky, "Jakob"
Francesca: It isn't human not to be lonely and it isn't human not to be afraid.
-The Bridges of Madison County
I don't actually think you should fear me. I was just in the mood for theatrics. Felt I should explain that. Make sure you know I'm not going power hungry and losing my mind or anything. I just finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so I'm blaming the mood on a large dose of Voldemort.
Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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