Quotes — Fear (11 entries)

Death is…

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.

— Yoda, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith

And yet, never stop loving them…

« πλ | 3 Jul 2005 »

Every problem has two handles…

Every problem has two handles. You can grab it by the handle of fear or the handle of hope.

— Margaret Mitchell

« πλ | 19 May 2005 »

Fear does not come in…

Fear does not come in doing the work; the fear comes in resisting it.

— Deb Sawyer [via]

« πλ | 6 Nov 2005 »

Fear imprisons, faith liberates…

Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick (thanks Libby)

« πλ | 27 Nov 2004 »

Fear is the furnace…

Fear is the furnace where faith is forged.

— George Ross [via]

« πλ | 8 Nov 2005 »

Human nature to be threatened by…

It is human nature to be threatened by holiness since we have constructed a world and are comfortable with it as it is.

— Msgr. Lane [via]

« πλ | 5 Dec 2005 »

If we’re honest…

If we’re honest, we don’t want freedom. We prefer the hollow sustinence of our fears.

— wesd [via]

« πλ | 20 Aug 2005 »

Overcome fear, behold wonder…

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.

— Aeschylus [via]

« πλ | 1 Jan 2005 »

So afraid of the brilliance…

One day passes and another day comes along, and everything happens the same. But basically, we are so afraid of the brilliance coming at us, and the sharp experience of our life, that we can’t even focus our eyes.

— Chogyam Trungpa, Dharma Art [via]

« πλ | 3 Jul 2006 »

The risk it took…

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

— Anais Nin [via]

« πλ | 3 May 2005 »

We know we really must accept…

God’s mercy and forgiveness is radical, extravagant, and very costly indeed. It is also completely beyond our control and understanding, and that can be very, very frightening. In a way, more frightening because it is good than it might be if it were evil, because it is something we know we really must accept, someting we really aren’t supposed to have any defenses against. Frightening the way major surgery is—you really, really need it, you don’t completely understand it, you realize that it is really going to hurt before everything is finished, and you are not sure how things are really going to work out.

Claude Muncey

« πλ | 29 Mar 2005 »