100+ Best Scary Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational scary quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Scary Quotes

Losing my anonymity in this world I think is something that I find terrifying. — Alex O’Loughlin

I think music should be scary. Music is an exorcism. — Florence Welch

Psychoanalysis has taught that the dead – a dead parent, for example – can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts. — Jacques Derrida

I just love scary stuff! I’m a huge horror buff. — Elena Satine

We have destroyed 80 percent of the statues. There is only small amount left and we will destroy that soon. — Mohammed Omar

What I get really excited about are movies that I connect with emotionally. ‘Deliverance’ was on TV, and they don’t really make movies like that anymore, just simple and scary. The truly scary thing is, ‘I’m going to threaten your life, I’m going to threaten the people you love. What are you going to do about it?’ — Katie Aselton

I’m not the biggest motorcycle fan – they’re cool and a lot of fun, but they’re scary as well! — Taylor Lautner

I don’t watch scary movies. Sometimes, even having to read the script and do an episode of ‘Grimm,’ I get a little tense because I know someone’s going to jump out of somewhere. — Bitsie Tulloch

I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor. For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs, a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn’t hold up – it’s too much plot, audiences just didn’t want to hear about it. — David Zucker

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked. — Tillie Olsen

I like creating beauty out of scary things. — Grimes

I like the old, classic scary movies. I love ‘Psycho,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ and ‘Poltergeist.’ — Miranda Cosgrove

Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them. — Michael Hutchence

That war has brought with it a truly incredible development of means of destruction and a terrifying prospect of rapid and almost limitless development in that direction. — Cordell Hull

Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society… It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff. — Stephen Harper

Making bad people seem human is the key to making them really scary. — Tom Noonan

I’m so not scary. I’m a pussycat. But what are you going to do, right? I mean, these cheekbones, and I guess these eyes, and the big nose… this is what my momma and my poppa gave to me, and that’s the deal. — Kim Coates

Starting a new job is always scary, or at least for me it’s always scary. It’s like the first day of school. — Sean Maher

Insects are my secret fear. That’s what terrifies me more than anything – insects. — Michael O’Donoghue

I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary. — Eva Mendes

I don’t have a sidekick – no Ed McMahon. So when I go out there, I’m lonely. It’s scary. — Carson Daly

It’s scary to become a woman in this world. We have to understand that some of the messages we get, messages that we are not enough, are there to keep our power in check. We can’t buy into these messages. — Francesca Lia Block

I’m misrepresented as a scary person. I’m not. It’s all about my size and my eyebrows. — Liev Schreiber

Acting is really scary, but it’s also challenging, fun, hard work. There’s always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted. — Michael Pitt

If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell. — Jimmy Swaggart

I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there. — Shirley Jackson

I don’t really approach stories to make them different from other stuff I’ve seen, I just try to get into the character, into his or her head. Try to make it as funny, as scary or as wild as I can so that I really like it. — Sam Raimi

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them. — Elizabeth I

When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. — Daphne du Maurier

I probably wouldn’t be a songwriter if I didn’t grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that’s served me well. — Ray LaMontagne

When you think of Grimm’s fairy tales, they are deeply, deeply psychological. They’re so powerful, so bloody, and really, really disturbing. Think about five-year-olds reading that stuff. Even ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is a really freaky story. Grandma is gobbled up by a wolf, and the wolf is going to eat the girl. That’s scary stuff. — Denis O’Hare

I’m a good communicator, and I’m a good translator. I can talk to engineers; I can talk to people for whom technology is not remotely interesting or even maybe scary – things like that. — Mitchell Baker

Sometimes you just have to let go of the old and trust that something better is going to take its place, even if it’s scary to face change and the unknown. — Alana Stewart

They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn’t do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I’m trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we’re just finishing editing. — Terry Gilliam

I’m a fun person, but to be the life of the party all the time, just to walk into a room and be ‘on’ and have everybody looking at you, that is so incredibly scary for me. — Agnes Bruckner

The scary thing is when I did my set in Texas everyone was excited. The show was great. I was done and the next DJ put something on vinyl and the difference! The quality!! — Peter Hook

The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don’t like what has happened to the American male. — Bill Bixby

Where there is no imagination there is no horror. — Arthur Conan Doyle

Living a very long time would be a very scary thing. — Elvis Costello

It’s scary for me to act. It’s terrifying. But I must be addicted to the adrenaline rush of the fear. It’s like bungee jumping, I suppose. But after I accomplish it, I get this great sense of satisfaction and an overwhelming feeling of well being. — Virginia Hey

The Buddha taught that we’re not actually in control, which is a pretty scary idea. But when you let things be as they are, you will be a much happier, more balanced, compassionate person. — Pema Chodron

Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it’s rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you’re just renting for a while. — Candice Bergen

I think people would be most surprised to know that I love scary movies. — Olivia Holt

I’m really scared of clowns, and for a while, I was scared to perform and sing in front of a crowd. Also, I’m not a big scary movie guy. They stay with me for a while. — Luke Benward

All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It’s scary. — Barbara Kruger

I’m Canadian – I came from a small island off Vancouver. I moved to Vancouver and a couple months later moved to Los Angeles for work. It was very adventurous. It was kind of scary – I didn’t know anybody. — Shaun Sipos

I had an inspirational teacher at my junior school: Peter Nixon. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and slightly scary – a good combination for a teacher. — Stephen Mangan

Bipolar disorder is a scary disease, but it is manageable. And I feel blessed that I was able to get the right attention and the right medication to deal with my specific illness. — Eric Millegan

Because we build the worlds we wouldn’t mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there. — Anne McCaffrey

I’d taken the bull by the horns by liberating myself and creating a career. It took guts – it was scary and chancy – but they discounted me as empty-headed: some little piece of fluff without any brain that happened to come along. — Raquel Welch

I’ll be out shopping, and all it takes is for one person to recognise me and it can get scary. — Bonnie Wright

I love horror, I love scary movies, I love thrillers. If things creep you out and spook you? I love it. — Lana Parrilla

The first time I got pregnant, I was a young girl – I was 17 years old. Although I knew right away that I wanted to keep my child, being a pregnant teen was an extremely scary experience for me. Luckily, my family and friends were very supportive and were there for me every step of the way. — Paula Garces

There’s something dangerous about what’s funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary. — Christopher Walken

It’s hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. There’s nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. — Tom Smothers

I play Father Francis in ‘The Exorcist Prequel.’ It’s fantastic. We are shooting in Morrocco and Rome. Paul Schrader is directing; Stellan Skarsgard plays the younger Max Von Sydow character. It’s just a fantastic script. It’s a very eerie, very scary script. It encomposes a growing dread that I think is really appropriate for the film. — Gabriel Mann

Corporate nationalism to me is a little bit like what would have happened if Hitler had won. It’s scary stuff. It’s totalitarianism in a different from, under a different flavour. — Lance Henriksen

This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don’t want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate. — David Brooks

When I first met Robert Patrick, I died – he is so scary looking – he is a scary looking man. — Katherine LaNasa

On some level, now, we are joining the larger world and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways, sometimes. What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up. It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way. — Edwidge Danticat

Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that’s not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing. — Lance Armstrong

I’d love to interview Mick Jagger, but that might be scary. — Alexa Chung

The Alien is gross, scary. There is something in a human being that looks at them and sees it as a cockroach. You can never feel nurturing towards the cockroach. — Sanaa Lathan

Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and nonfiction. And even there, who can be sure? — Tanith Lee

I am so sorry to see the state of reading in such decline. I think it says something really scary and terrible about us as a culture. I think it does have to do with everyone’s total global embrace of technology. — Lee Smith

Yeah, I do like scary movies, especially the ones that don’t take themselves too seriously. — Anna Faris

People probably thought I was scary, but I was just uncomfortable with attention and tended to be a little closed off, except with friends. I learned to embrace the attention. — Katie Chang

For me, it’s very easy to write a horror movie that’s just a succession of scary sequences, but it’s hard to find horror movies that have a genuine theme to them that are really exploring some aspect of our psychology and our fears. — Ehren Kruger

I like stories where people have to face some big demons internally. It always seems to be an element of horror, because it’s pretty scary to have to face yourself and the things you’re most worried about: your own abilities and your own capabilities and your own level of competence in being a hero. — Scott Snyder

The thing I find really scary about ghosts and demons is that you don’t really know what they are or where they are. They’re not very well understood. You don’t know what they want from you. So it’s the kind of thing you don’t even know how to defend yourself against. Anything that’s unknown and mysterious is very scary. — Oren Peli

You know you’ve made it when you’ve been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls – it’s a bit scary, actually. — Cate Blanchett

I call myself the Amusement Park. That’s because I’m funny and scary at the same time. — Terry Crews

I cap myself when I shop; I don’t like to spend extravagant amounts on clothes. But, I do get lent clothes for events, it’s scary to wear something so expensive, but I feel really pampered. — Taylor Swift

I pretend something scary is in front of me. — Heather O’Rourke

Nature is in austere mood, even terrifying, withal majestically beautiful. — Frederick Soddy

Believe in God, for with the grace of God the American rockets will go astray and we will be saved. — Mohammed Omar

Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it’s scary. You always wonder whether you’ll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record ‘Inside Out’ because that’s my motto about life. I don’t think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are. — Emmy Rossum

Every artist has a moment where they think about quitting music for a moment because its scary. — Tyler Farr

It was scary, and I knew what it was like to be an unemployed actress again. — Hunter Tylo

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

Living in continual chaos is exhausting, frightening. The catch is that it’s also very addictive. — Lorna Luft

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a very scary thing, and it can easily make your life stand still for a moment. — Charlie Kimball

Don’t set out to make a scary movie and then flinch every time you’re supposed to scare somebody because you’re afraid of being MPAA or you’re afraid of your own demons or whatever. — Andrew Bryniarski

Special effects movies have taken over the universe. That and scary movies. — Jami Gertz

What I’ve found – and the older I get, the more I understand this and stand behind it – is, my whole life has been an exploration of telling the truth. It’s scary to be truthful, and it’s scary to reveal yourself, and I’m very attracted to doing things that scare me. — Jane Wiedlin

It’s always scary when you’re doing a sequel to a film, because you don’t want to just repeat the first film in a different location like most sequels. You want to do something totally different, and something that actually expands the world of the main character. — Efren Ramirez

It was frightening because it was the first time I had gotten a sense of how serious the problem was. It became clear from his notes that he felt the president himself was involved. — Fred F. Fielding

I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure. It is rather frightening. — Rory Bremner

I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about scary demons, but I think that there are things in this world that are unexplainable that are mystical or paranormal. The possibility is there, definitely. — Katie Featherston

I loved growing up and going to haunted houses and being scared. I loved watching ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Candyman’ and all sorts of scary movies. — Katie Featherston

When you model for a show, you get this real sense of adrenaline. It’s difficult when the shoes are so high – that part’s quite scary – but you just have to do it. — Ymre Stiekema

You kind of invite a little spooky, creepy vibe into your whole experience of making a movie. — Bruce Greenwood

We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron. He’s really dumb. — Aaron McGruder

Most people who make threats don’t follow through. The most dangerous people are often those who never make threats. But ‘most’ and ‘often’ aren’t what you are looking for when you’re dealing with a scary person. You want to ‘know.’ And there is no knowing. — Susan Estrich

People are so fearful about opening themselves up. All you want to do is to be able to connect with other people. When you connect with other people, you connect with something in yourself. It makes you feel happy. And yet it’s so scary, it makes people feel vulnerable and unsafe. — Toni Collette

Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie, based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists. — Brian De Palma

Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is. — Yvonne Craig

Writing on assignment, with lots of money handed to you before you even began, got very scary for me. My dread of not being perfect, something I got from a childhood surrounded by powerful, successful people, began to infect everything I wrote. — Stewart Stern

The whole idea of love is scary – so is being with someone for the rest of your life and being happy with them for the rest of your life. There’s lots of research to suggest that, actually, love’s not really that simple. — Aziz Ansari

I want to be honest, and even if that’s scary, I know it’s worth it. — Emm Gryner