fear

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on fear, unknown, and courage

I'm afraid of taking steps that are not on the map, but by taking those steps despite my fears, I have a much more interesting life.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 218

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A Quote by Richard Feynman on mystery, fear, uncertainty, knowledge, and beliefs

You see, one thing is, I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here . . . I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell. It doesn't frighten me.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on thought, fear, thinking, and freedom

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin - more even than death... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Theodor Adorno on fear, happiness, discovery, and self

The capacity for fear and for happiness are the same, the unrestricted openness to experience amounting to self-abandonment in which the vanquished rediscovers himself.

Theodor Adorno

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A Quote by Osho on death, dying, fear, self, enlightenment, god, holy, and being

Die – you will have to die. But die gracefully. I am not saying die like a stoic, I am not saying die like a very controlled man. No, I'm saying die gracefully, beautifully, as if a friend is coming, knocks at your door, and you are happy. And you embrace the friend and invite him in, and you have been waiting for him so long....

If you can love death you become deathless; if you can understand non-being then your being becomes the very ground of being-hood, the very ground of God. If you can love non-being then nothing can destroy you, you have transcended time and space. Then you have become one with the total, and this is what holiness is – to become whole is to be holy.

osho

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A Quote by Osho on love, fear, and thinking

Love dispels fear just as light dispels darkness. If even for a moment you have been in love with someone, fear disappears and thinking stops. With fear thinking continues. The more you are afraid, the more you have to think.

osho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Henry van Dyke on love, time, fear, grief, joy, and waiting

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. 

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce on creativity, life, freedom, fear, and artist

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on sex, individuality, fear, uniqueness, and sexuality

I think we are afraid of each other when it comes to sex, because we read so much about sex, we talk so openly about sex, we see movies and we read books; but when we are face to face with someone else, we forget our individual patterns; that we are unique. So we try to repeat other people’s patterns, according to what we seen and what we heard. So most of us are very frustrated, because we don’t accept our individuality as far as sex is concerned.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on suffering, heart, fear, dream, and seeking

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

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