35+ Best Fear Of The Unknown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The psychological term for fear of the unknown is “xenophobia.” In modern usage, the word has evolved to mean the fear of strangers or foreigners — but its original meaning is much broader. It includes anything or anyone that’s unfamiliar or unknown. Profoundly inspirational fear of the unknown quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Fear Of The Unknown Quotes

The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches young women to look at themselves, and what to be afraid of. It’s about a girl learning that the world of sensuality and the unknown is not to be feared, that it’s worth getting your teeth into. — Neil Jordan

In a lot of ways knowledge kills fear. Once you know who the boogie man is, once you know what’s under the bed, it can still be frightening but that fear of the unknown is gone. — Leigh Whannell

The pro-E.U. campaign is all too likely to be based on a fear of the unknown because in most people’s lifetime, we have never been out of the E.U. — Nigel Lawson

Sailing is the closest I can get to nature – it’s adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown. And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks. — Daria Werbowy

I think fear of the unknown is the scariest thing. — Katie Featherston

A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations. — Kathie Lee Gifford

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. — H. L. Mencken

You have to get outside of your comfort zone if you’re going to make significant changes in your life, and since few things scare people like the unknown, feeling fear is an excellent sign that you’re on the right track. — Jen Sincero

Fear of the unknown is a great creative partner. — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange. — Elias Canetti

The unknown used to be really scary, just that fear of, ‘What’s next? What if I’m not prepared?’ I just don’t feel that way anymore. I feel like the best is yet to come. — Mandy Moore

Fear has been my biggest friend. Fear of the unknown. Whenever I’ve been afraid, I’ve been very self-protective. — Erin O’Connor

In this journey, the fear creeps in from time to time. The hint of that is there because there’s an unknown factor to everything. That’s true in everyone’s life. I don’t choose to live there; I let it spark me. — Kerri Walsh Jennings

Instead of fearing the unknown – all the bad that can happen – realize that good things can surprise you as well. — Lewis Howes

Fear of the unknown is a terrible fear. — Joan D. Vinge

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy. — Nick Nolte

There seems to be a feeling we need Klaus to be in ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ surely and partially because of the Klaus and Caroline dynamic, but many people love the character. They want to see more of the character, but people really have a tendency to fear the unknown. — Joseph Morgan

We all have a fear of the unknown what one does with that fear will make all the difference in the world. — Lillian Russell

There is something calming and emotionally restoring when you focus on gratitude for a known deed that helped you, instead of fear of the unknown. — Mark Goulston

People fear leaving their safe harbor of the known and venturing off into the unknown. Human beings crave certainty – even when it limits them. — Robin S. Sharma

Horror and the unknown or the strange are always closely connected so that it is hard to create a convincing picture of shattered natural law or cosmic alienage or ‘outsideness’ without laying stress on the emotion of fear. — H. P. Lovecraft

I think we are intrinsically prone to being irrational and superstitious. A lot of it comes from our fear of the unknown and the fear of a lack of control over our fate. — Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Perhaps we don’t need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That’s enough for me. — Brad Pitt

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. — Pope John Paul II

In India, I personally believe yes, there is a clear fear of unknown; there’s a lot of risk aversions in science and technology. They want predictability in everything they do, and it starts from people. It starts from investors. It starts from the regulators. You see that mindset across the society. — Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Usually when I start a new project there’s a fear of the unknown; maybe it’s a band I’ve never been in the studio with before. People are so different. It’s almost like you need to go through the process, discover and unlock what it is that makes that band that band. And a lot of times they don’t know it. — Rick Rubin

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. — H. P. Lovecraft

When you say ‘fear of the unknown’, that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it’s genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we’re not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe. — M. Night Shyamalan

Politics has long been a place where fear and loathing are exploited: fear of progress, fear of the unknown, fear of the other, fear of our own neighbors. — S.E. Cupp

The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway. — Jen Sincero

Darkness might seem to obscure what’s happening, but I find it’s always pretty revelatory: it brings out the awe in us, the fear in us, the excitement of exploring the hidden or unknown. It seems to conceal, but it really shines a light on what we want, what we need, and what we’ll do to get it. Especially when we think no one can see us. — Kathe Koja

People have a fear of the unknown. Insects have different senses than us, different amount of limbs and their body structure is very different. It’s hard for us to really relate to them and understand them. — Dominic Monaghan

Nothing is really typical of my efforts… I’m simply casting about for better ways to crystallise and capture certain strong impressions (involving the elements of time, the unknown, cause and effect, fear, scenic and architectural beauty, and other seemingly ill-assorted things) which persist in clamouring for expression. — H. P. Lovecraft

I do not fear anybody on the field or in society, but I fear at night when I am away from my parents. I am scared of the unknown described in horror movies. — Saina Nehwal