Some things are (really) scary, and you’re justified to feel frightened, run and hide, look for comfort and safety. However, most things we fear are the product of our imagination.
Take as examples the fear of failure, success, rejection, and being judged. All these fears are fears of the mind; start with(in) your mind, but also end there.
Discover in this article, 25 of the best scariest quotes; what others are afraid of; how others overcome their fears; why others (stubbornly) hold on what scares them.
1. The most frightening monsters are the ones that exist in our minds.
2. My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. – Bret Eaton Ellis
3. Here in the forest dark and deep, I offer you eternal sleep.
4. Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950’s. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead. ― Chuck Palahniuk
5. The essence of true horror is a clown at midnight.
6. Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red. ― Clive Barker
If you have a dog, you always know how he feels. His tail is the climax of betrayal… He cannot hide if he’s sad, happy, disinterested, or scared.
The scary thought for us, humans, is the fact that our face says almost everything we feel (except for psychopaths, sociopaths, and those who trained hard to hide their emotions).
“Everybody is a book of blood” because that’s the easiest way for the humans to relate to each other, to get to know each other better, to empathize and sympathize with others.
Yes, all those things (mentioned above) are positive things; the scary part comes to mind when we talk about negative emotions we display on our face unwillingly.
[By the way, talking about blood, perhaps you’re interested in donating some of yours, but you feel scared to do it. If that is true, check out inspiring blood donation quotes and arm yourself with a bit of courage.]
7. The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance; We find delight in the most loathsome things; Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings, and yet we feel no horror in that rank advance. ― Charles Baudelaire
8. When I was a child, I was afraid of ghosts. When I grew up, I realized people are more scary.
9. I fear not the dark itself, but what may lurk within it.
10. Death is not scary. It’s where we’ll end up that is.
11. I don’t like to look out of the windows even–there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast. I wonder if they all come out of that wallpaper as I did? – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
12. Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym. ― Stephen King
13. I do not love men: I love what devours them. ― André Gide
14. And in the way of children, he did feel something and knew they were no longer alone. A great hush had fallen over the woods; but it was a malefic hush. Shadows, urged by the wind, twisted languorously around them. – Stephen King
15. I’m not afraid of the darkness or the night. I’m afraid of the silence where there is nothing to hide me from my own thoughts.
16. We’d stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You’d think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn’t. ― Rick Yancey
17. People die, beauty fades, love changes, and you will always be alone.
18. Demons are like obedient dogs; they come when they are called. ― Rémy de Gourmont
19. Sometimes the things in our heads are far worse than anything they could put in books or on film.
Do you ever wonder what lurks in a screenwriter’s mind that comes up with horrible, horrible scenarios? Or do you see movies that make you say “only a deranged mind could come up with this”?
The surprising thing is that all of us make creepy scenarios in our mind. However, no matter how creepy or scary are the things you imagine, know you can’t imagine things you’re not aware could exist.
On the other hand, in full honesty, you have enough things you’re aware of to give yourself a scare hard to forget almost daily.
We are wired by nature to think mostly negative. We are wired by nurture to think mostly positive. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts so that you can see (really see) the beauty that surrounds you.
20. Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us. -Tim Burton
21. The shortest horror story:
The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door. ― Frederic Brown
22. Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. — Stephen King
23. Whatever you do… don’t fall asleep. – A Nightmare on Elm Street
24. Stare at the dark too long and you will eventually see what isn’t there.
You find, in life, what you’re looking for because that comes to your awareness the easiest. Women who believe that “all men are cheaters”, and men who believe that “all women are hysterical”, end up marrying one of those. How is that possible? They don’t know and don’t see any other kind of men and women. What you search for, you find… Or, it finds you because you see it.
Optical illusion pictures, are illusions only at the beginning until you see what’s the trick. Once you say something, you can’t unsee it. So, what are you searching for?
25. If you are reading this, then you are blissfully unaware what is creeping up behind you.