64+ Scared Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fear is an emotion that any person can feel. But there’s a big difference between having fear and being driven by your fears. It does not weaken you.

Anyone can be a little scared, and being scared isn’t always a negative. You may feel weak when you are scared. But your fear could be telling you to act, right now. Best scared quotes will help you harness and leverage your fears to live your best life.

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Being Scared Quotes

  • Sometimes we have to stop being scared and just go for it. ― Alex Elle
  • Now that I’ve found you, it scares me witless to think of anything happening. To you. I’m not used to being… afraid. A sudden realization came to her, so this is love, she said quietly. The daily prospect of joy or disaster. ― Zoe Archer, Warrior
  • We make fun of those we’re most scared of becoming. ― Neil Strauss
  • When you’re scared, when you’re hanging on, when life is hurting you, then you’re going to see what you’re really made of. ― Sylvester Stallone
  • Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other. ― John Steinbeck
  • Don’t be scared to fly high, ’cause it will inspire others. ― Kerli
  • If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living. ― Seneca
  • Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. ― John Wayne
  • Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. So why is man your god, and not the Creator? ― Suzy Kassem
  • Doubt had married my fear and moved into my mind, where it built castles and ruled kingdoms and reigned over me, bowing my will to its whispers until I was little more than an acquiescing peon, too terrified to disobey, too terrified to disagree.. ― Tahereh Mafi
  • Life is too short to be scared and not take risks. I’d rather be the person that’s like, ‘I messed up,’ than, ‘I wish I did that.’ ― Justine Skye
  • Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see. Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring. Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more. And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So, don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started. ― Alysha Speer
  • I don’t think of faith as something you need to have in the world, or in some deity or religion or whatever; I think having faith is about trusting in yourself and trusting that you’ll know what to do when life gets complicated. I’m not scared of complications. But I am scared of walking away from something I want with every fibre of my being, without even trying to have it. ― Dianna Hardy, The Spell of Summer
  • I do what I feel is right. I am not scared to walk on the new path and take risk. ― Aamir Khan
  • People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don’t necessarily merit fear. ― Frank Ocean
  • Oh, monsters are scared, said Lettie. That’s why they’re monsters. ― Neil Gaiman
  • We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. Eleanor Roosevelt. Always do what you’re afraid to do. ― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
  • Ghosts are the only ones who never have to feel scared. Because the worst thing in the world has already happened to them. ― Simon R. Green, Ghost of a Chance
  • A lot of us are secretly scared, for whatever reason, and so we get in our own way. But if you really want something, you have to ask for it. ― Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. ― Dorothy Thompson
  • Don’t be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything. ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game
  • Never stop because you are afraid- you are never so likely to be wrong. ― Fridtjof Nansen
  • Water is peaceful. I am at rest. In the water, I am safe and pulled in where I can’t get out. Everything slows down-the noise and the racing of my thoughts. ― Jennifer Niven
  • Wherever you are afraid, try to explore, and you will find death hiding somewhere behind. All fear is of death. Death is the only fear source. ― Osho
  • I want to show people they don’t have to be scared of being different. ― Jazz Jennings
  • No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. Beautiful places are not just a joy for the moment, while you’re there. They will become homes for you, spaces of solace and comfort, where you can close your eyes and go to. Nothing you experience will ever go away. It belongs to you now. Just feel. Don’t be afraid to feel. ― Charlotte Eriksson
  • You don’t have to be fearless to do anything; you can be scared out of your mind. I fear that I won’t get better and that I won’t have time to practice. To be called a ‘jazz musician’ – it’s a big responsibility. ― Esperanza Spalding
  • Suddenly, a voice called from the darkness. Taylor leapt like a salmon, then became rooted to the spot like a tin of salmon. ― Mark Jackman, Shadow of the Badger
  • People are just so insensitive because they’re ignorant; they don’t understand, so they’re scared of what they’re ignorant of. ― Nikki Glaser
  • At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk to one another and not to me. ― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
  • With Pollution, emotion is irrelevant, it is not their nature,” Mearth sighed, making a face as if she were talking to an ignorant small child. “I didn’t create them; humans created the Pollution. Cheryl Nobel, Alecto Steele, Albert Sanders, Olivia Campbell, all my pretty little Representations, there aren’t many of them left these days but they’re still very dangerous! They’re here to tell society all about its mistakes! You don’t understand the world of Representations. ― Rebecca McNutt, Smog City
  • Being scared can keep a man from getting killed, and often makes a better fighter out of him. ― Louis L’Amour
  • Don’t be scared. Don’t let them see. ― Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
  • I didn’t want any new clothes at all; because if I had to look ugly anyway, I wanted to at least be comfortable. I let the awful clothes affect even my posture, walked around with my back bowed, my shoulders drooping, my hands and arms all over the place. I was afraid of mirrors, because they showed an inescapable ugliness. ― Franz Kafka, Diaries, 1910-1923
  • After torturing our adrenaline by watching a horror movie for a couple of hours the places we are most afraid of are the doors and windows of the room even though they are the only ways for us to escape in case of occurrence such an event. ― Sanhita Baruah
  • To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true. ― Bayard Rustin
  • I was afraid of being rejected, yes. I was also afraid of being accepted for the wrong reasons. ― Erich Segal, Love Story
  • There’s no purer feeling in the world than being scared. ― Stephen Graham Jones
  • Be original; don’t be scared of being bold! ― Ed Sheeran
  • It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave. ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
  • But there’s nothing wrong with being scared. I think everyone’s a little scared. Even the government. ― David Patneaude, Someone Was Watching
  • Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right. ― Author Unknown
  • Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society. ― Wes Craven
  • You haven’t lived a full life until you have been in a very tough situation when you thought you were going to die. War does that to you. ― William E. Peterson
  • As I look back and connect the dots, all I want to do is go back and hug my scared young self, who took a lot of steps out of impulse not knowing what will happen. So many nights of disappointment, so many others of being disillusioned where I would have just gone ahead and quit it all – I still do not know what kept me hanging in there. ― Arfi Lamba
  • I used to be scared of uncertainty; now I get a high out of it. ― Jensen Ackles
  • It’s okay to be crazy and scared and brave at the same time! ― Kelly Epperson
  • I’m afraid I’ll be a book that no one reads. Music that no one listens to anymore. I’m afraid I’ll be abandoned like a movie playing in an empty theater. ― Tablo
  • Learning how to face fear really makes you invincible because you stop being scared. ― Alexa Von Tobel
  • There is more to life than making money and fucking someone else. If you are scared of dying, then you have lots of regrets. ― Kambiz Shabankare
  • I want to tell him that I don’t know what i feel. I want him but i’m frightened to want him. I dont want my happiness to be entirely dependent on somebody else’s to be a hostage to fortunes I cannot control. ― Jojo Moyes, After You
  • It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you. ― Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
  • There have been times when I have goofed up, and like every adolescent, I sometimes did get led the wrong way. I would come back home really scared to face my mom’s wrath and anger, but surprisingly, I never got to face one. She would always tell me in a very nice manner that what I did was wrong and that I should correct myself. ― Karan Patel
  • Until then we’re going to keep making memories like this, moments when we’re the only two people in the whole world. And when we get scared or lonely or confused, we’ll pull out these memories and wrap them around us and they’ll make us feel safe. And strong. ― Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I used to be very scared of silence because I felt it was my responsibility to keep people occupied. That definitely spawns from an insecurity in myself. When people aren’t enjoying themselves, when I’m involved, it somehow comes back to it being my fault. But I do want people to have a good time. ― Dylan Sprouse
  • You can only be brave by being afraid. Embrace what you are scared of and shift its energy to destroy your fears. ― Joel Brown
  • She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there. ― Julia Gregson, East of the Sun
  • Being scared isn’t the problem. It’s not running away that’s the hard part. ― John Connolly
  • Satan will tempt you with many things in life, but the most powerful is the temptation to be grateful for what you have, when it is not the best life God had to offer you. ― Shannon L. Alder
  • I just want some time, Mikhail, to think things through. It’s frightening, the way I am about you. I think about you every minute; I want to touch you, just to know I can, to feel you beneath my fingers. It’s as if you crawled into my head and my heart, even my body, and I can’t get you out. ― Christine Feehan, Dark Prince
  • I thought that if I owned nothing, had nothing, was nothing, I would have nothing left to lose, and I wouldn’t be scared anymore. Because my whole life I’ve been so damn scared. Scared to live because I was scared to die. But at the same I was so scared of living, so I wanted to die. Or maybe so scared of dying that I refused to live. You don’t have to be afraid to fall, when you’re already on the ground. You don’t have to be scared to lose someone, when there’s no one around to lose. ― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps
  • If you’re scared of choosing the wrong idea to start, you’re going to keep yourself from starting altogether. ― Richie Norton
  • Dear God, please relieve me of this battle that plays out in my mind. Each day a new scenario of fights, either with myself or people I’m scared will betray me. I know, life isn’t always easy, but every day I fight this battle within myself, and remain unhappy. I’m tired of being sad dear God, and tired of being unhappy because, I can’t get past my inner thoughts. Please show me the way dear God. Please clear my mind and allow me to carry true happiness, in Jesus name. Amen. ― Ron Baratono
  • The quest of power can delude man. Power creates hatred and powerful people often fear for their lives. A man, when in power, can intimidate everyone but becomes scared for himself when out of power. Power is addictive; once you live and learn to wield power, it is difficult to live without it. ― Awdhesh Singh

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