"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true."
"Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish."
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
"How are fears born? They are born because of differences in tradition and history they are born because of differences in emotional, political and national circumstances. Because of such differences, people fear they cannot live together."
"The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!"
"Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, painters have been examining for a long time."
"Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world."
"Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger."
"For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged."
"I'm not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I'm not insane."