Scare quotes

  • When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Scare #Important #Stories

  • Hello Rush," she said, breaking the silence. The sound of her voice almost sent me to my knees. God, I'd missed her voice. "Blaire," I managed to say, terrified that I'd scare her away just by speaking.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Voice #Silence #Scare

  • Chemical weapons are something that scares everybody.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Scare #Weapons #Chemicals

  • If sexy scares you, don't listen to my music.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Sexy #Scare

  • George Bush is just as much in the dark as I am, and it scares me.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Dark #Scare

  • You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away.
    -- Adam Pascal

    #Inspiration #Writing #Scare

  • I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.
    -- Aimee Carter

    #Relationship #Voice #Scare

  • Does it scare me, driving into nothing at 300kph? - Of course it does - I'm not an idiot...
    -- Alain Prost

    #Scare #Doe #Driving

  • I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me.
    -- Alan Alda

    #People #Scare #Fields

  • It is not a lack of real affection that scares me away again and again from marriage. Is it a fear of the comfortable life, of nice furniture, of dishonor that I burden myself with, or even the fear of becoming a contented bourgeois.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Real #Nice #Scare

  • The thing that scares me is that some part of me understands where they're coming from. They took everything from us, you know? Why shouldn’t we be able to take it back if we have the power to?
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Scare #Able #Never Fade

  • Transformations don't scare me: it thrills me to become the polar opposite.
    -- Alexandra Roach

    #Opposites #Scare #Transformation

  • The only time the word baby doesn't scare me is the time that it should, when it is what a man calls me.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Baby #Men #Scare

  • If your body is excited to do something, that's what you should be doing. Or if it really scares you, you should be doing it.
    -- Amy Ryan

    #Scare #Body #Excited

  • I don't like anything that scares me, and I prefer to face it head on and get over it. Anyone who says they're not scared is a fool, a liar or both. I just don't want that fear in my stomach to be part of my life, so I work to eliminate it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Liars #Scare #Want

  • If you're going to do good work, the work has to scare you.
    -- Andre Previn

    #Educational #Scare #Good Work

  • If youre going to be an entertainer, entertain thoroughly. If youre going to make a scary movie, scare people well.
    -- Andrew Bryniarski

    #People #Scary #Scare

  • Famous people scare me. I get really nervous around famous people. ... I overcompensate (with) how unimpressed I am, which is completely and utter rubbish. So I'm a fan.
    -- Andrew Garfield

    #People #Scare #Fans

  • If your vision doesn't scare you, then both your vision and your God are too small.
    -- Andrew van der Bijl

    #Vision #Scare

  • Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Cancer #Challenges #Scare

  • It takes a lot to scare me.
    -- AnnaLynne McCord


  • Take the job or the project that scares you a little. It's the one with the most to teach you.
    -- Anne Sweeney

    #Leadership #Jobs #Scare

  • Bush to USSS: 'We need to get back to Wash. We don't need some tin horn terrorist to scare us off.'
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Scare #Tin #Needs

  • If something scares me then I feel like I have to do it.
    -- Barb Honchak

    #Mma #Scare #Feels

  • I am the kind of person that if something scares me then I feel like have to do it. That's something I have to conquer. I need to break that fear and go to it.
    -- Barb Honchak

    #Mma #Scare #Needs

  • I would like to stay stoned all the time, it scares me it’s so good. I would like to stay stoned every minute of every day for the rest of my life.
    -- Beatrice Sparks

    #Scare #Minutes

  • The scare quotes burn off like fog.
    -- Ben Lerner

    #Fog #Scare

  • I think too many of my Republican friends are into perpetual warfare in the Middle East. And that scares the bejesus out of me.
    -- Bernie Sanders

    #Thinking #Scare #Warfare

  • Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Scare #Groups #Want

  • One of the things I've had the advantage of, growing up and being close to the top management of this company and other companies for most of my life, is seeing how CEOs start to believe in their own infallibility. And that really scares me.
    -- Bill Ford

    #Growing Up #Believe #Scare

  • The Republicans may be better off without an agenda. They don't scare people.
    -- Bill Schneider

    #People #Political #Scare

  • I'm self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent, then I shut off, which scares people sometimes.
    -- Bjork

    #Self #People #Scare

  • But you have to look at your work with an honest critical eye. Work on the things that you need work on. Scare yourself. Surprise yourself. If you don't like the way it's going, you have complete control over changing the course. That's one of the best things about doing this.
    -- Brian Michael Bendis

    #Book #Eye #Scare

  • I know. I really shoulda wore my cross again but I don’t wanna scare the gentiles off.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Scare #Crosses

  • You have to be like a lion and a fox. The fox is smart enough to recognize traps, and the lion is strong enough to scare away the wolves. Be like a lion and a fox, and no one will ever beat you
    -- Carlo Gambino

    #Strong #Smart #Scare

  • Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to require the most from you.  Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?
    -- Caroline Myss

    #Choices #Scare #Looks

  • I've got big feet, so filling someone else's big shoes doesn't scare me.
    -- Caroline Rhea

    #Shoes #Feet #Scare

  • I'm a firm believer in doing things that scare you
    -- Catherine Bell

    #Scare #Firm #Believer

  • Living is what scares me. Dying is easy.
    -- Charles Manson

    #Dying #Scare #Easy

  • If someone's different from you and it scares you or makes you mad, that's God telling you to take a closer look. If you're scared or mad, that's about you, not about the person who scares you or angers you.
    -- Chris Crutcher

    #Mad #Scare #Different

  • Impossible is a word for other people to use when life scares them.
    -- Chris Hayes

    #People #Scare #Use

  • Do what scares you, your dreams are there waiting for you.
    -- Christina Perri

    #Dream #Waiting #Scare

  • Having no other recourse, Roran resorted to the unexpected: he stuck his head and neck out and shouted, "BAH!" just as he would if he were trying to scare someone in a dark hallway...
    -- Christopher Paolini

    #Dark #Trying #Scare

  • Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Scare #Want #What You Want

  • Tell the world what scares you most. Save the world with some advice from the future.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Advice #Scare #World

  • I guess Im attracted and repelled by isolation. It scares me. And its why I tend to write about older characters, too, because for them the stakes are somewhat higher.
    -- Conor McPherson

    #Writing #Character #Scare

  • Damon Scares me,' Maggie said. 'Maybe you should do what he wants.' 'Can't.' 'Why not?' 'Because he killed me. That kind of pisses me off
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Scare #Why Not #Want

  • I hope I'm going to act for the rest of my life. What scares me is that if I get a big head, my mum said she would take me out of the business instantly - and if you knew my mum, she would do it!
    -- Daniel Logan

    #Scare #Bigs #Said

  • I've have a number of violent tics. With Tourette syndrome, there's not just compulsive actions, but compulsive thoughts as well. That used to scare my mother a lot.
    -- Dash Mihok

    #Mother #Numbers #Scare

  • ...I started to realize how many great things could happen by confronting the things that scare you most.
    -- David Archuleta

    #Fear #Scare #Realizing

  • Why would you be afraid of death? It would be an inconvenience. I have a lot of undone things and it's bound to get in the way. But, no, it doesn't scare me at all.
    -- David Carradine

    #Scare #Would Be #Way

  • I hope that George doesn't internalize her scare tactics. I want to argue with her, tell her that "sins of the flesh" is just a control mechanism -- if you demonize a person's pleasure, then you can control his or her life. I can't say how many times this tool has been wielded against me, in a variety of forms. But I see no sin in a kiss. I only see sin in the condemnation.
    -- David Levithan

    #Kissing #Scare #Tools

  • The only thing that scares me in the tech area is that it moves so fast that you have to be ready to invest in 20 things. Because if you just invest in one, next week, somebody has a better mousetrap, and you get taken to the cleaners.
    -- Daymond John

    #Moving #Taken #Scare

  • The secret to not being afraid is to understand what scares you
    -- Deborah Wiles

    #Secret #Scare #Being Afraid

  • I'm getting older and the performance onstage was definitely, it was a bit sexier, but it wasn't too much. I don't want to scare off my fans. At the same time my fans are growing up with me, and I don't want to go way over the top.
    -- Demi Lovato

    #Growing Up #Getting Older #Scare

  • I would say what scares me is that I'm going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I'm really not lovable, that I'm not worthy of being loved. That there's something fundamentally wrong with me.
    -- Demi Moore

    #Scare #Lovable #Ends

  • It sucks when you read the script and you're like, "No, I liked that guy!" It's hard to read through the scripts sometimes, and just hope that people you like aren't gone. It scares you.
    -- Devon Bostick

    #People #Guy #Scare

  • Write about the thing that scares you most or your most private confession and you'll never have a problem coming up with decent fiction.
    -- Don Roff

    #Writing #Scare #Fiction

  • And if you want to know why great editors scare the pants off of writers everywhere, read 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' by Lynne Truss. The punctuation police are everywhere!
    -- Dorothea Benton Frank

    #Editors #Police #Scare

  • It would be thrilling if I could be boycotted or something. I think that's part of the thrill Madonna gets, when you know you've hit a nerve. But that doesn't scare me. To me what would be a lot scarier would be like appearing on an episode of 'Full House' or something.
    -- Downtown Julie Brown

    #Thinking #House #Scare

  • The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.
    -- Dr. Dre

    #Two #Scare #Irs

  • It's easier to scare someone than to persuade him.
    -- Edwin Feulner

    #Liberty #Scare #Easier

  • Don't call the man a claustrophobe just because small spaces scare him. Right.
    -- Eileen Wilks

    #Men #Space #Scare

  • Do something everyday that scares you,
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    #Everyday #Scare

  • The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.
    -- Ellen DeGeneres

    #Ideas #Space #Scare

  • If your dreams don't scare you, you aren't dreaming big enough.
    -- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    #Dream #Scare #Enough

  • The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you.
    -- Elmer Davis

    #Fear #Scare #Firsts

  • L.A. scares the crap out of me. I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it.
    -- Emma Watson

    #Work Out #Mad #Scare

  • Horror movies have never been my thing. I love psychological thrillers like The Exorcist, The Shining, even though they scare the living daylights out of me.
    -- Emmanuelle Vaugier

    #Shining #Scare #Daylight

  • I constantly have anxiety about being the lead of the show. I don't talk about it because it scares me. But I've always wanted to be part of something where I could work on a character in such a big manner, and you get offered that with all the trappings of being the lead of the show.
    -- Erica Durance

    #Character #Anxiety #Scare

  • To journey for the sake of saving our own lives is little by little to cease to live in any sense that really matters, even to ourselves, because it is only by journeying for the world's sake - even when the world bores and sickens and scares you half to death - that little by little we start to come alive.
    -- Frederick Buechner

    #Journey #Scare #Half

  • When fear ceases to scare you, it cannot stay.
    -- Gary Zukav


  • The notion of democracy beginning to emerge scares the ideologues, the totalitarians, those who want to impose their vision. It just frightens them.
    -- George W. Bush

    #Vision #Democracy #Scare

  • I wouldn't say I'm normal. But I'm relatively stable. When I think of normal, I think of mediocrity, and mediocrity scares the f--- out of me.
    -- Gillian Anderson

    #Thinking #Scare #Mediocrity

  • But I love being scared. I think you're brave only when you do things that scare you. I've always used fear as a motivator. I'm not sure why.
    -- Ginnifer Goodwin

    #Thinking #Brave #Scare

  • The media treats fear like a one-night stand. They jump on it and then they leave the next day and they forget - remember the Alar Scare? Things - see, nobody even remembers Alar.
    -- Greg Gutfeld

    #Night #Media #Scare

  • Today, if you were to look at my CD collection, it might scare some people.
    -- Gretchen Wilson

    #Cds #People #Scare

  • It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. What scares you, is not your weaknesses, but your strengths.
    -- Guillaume Musso

    #Light #Darkness #Scare

  • But it's peculiar, as soon as I am in the midst of nature and by myself, everything that is base and trivial vanishes without trace. On such days nothing scares me; and this helps me again and again.
    -- Gustav Mahler

    #Scare #Peculiar #Helping

  • We don't have to be afraid of dying because it's not really death that scares us.  We are afraid of not having lived.
    -- Harold S. Kushner

    #Dying #Scare

  • Scare answers to scare, and force begets force, until at length it comes to be seen that we are racing one against another after a phantom security which continually vanishes as we approach.
    -- Henry Campbell-Bannerman

    #Halloween #Racing #Scare

  • The smallest quantity of alcohol scares away novel ideas.
    -- Hermann von Helmholtz

    #Ideas #Alcohol #Scare

  • I look at some of my work and say, "Oh, that's where I can be better." I want to continue to grow and do things that do scare me. I want to work with filmmakers who will help me go deeper in my work.
    -- Hilary Swank

    #Scare #Looks #Want

  • What the world needs right now... a good, artistic, gothic, terrifying scare
    -- Iggy Pop

    #Scare #Needs #World

  • Your headlights don't scare me.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Scare #Headlights

  • I can scare myself like a pro.
    -- Imogen Poots


  • We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. It's profitable to scare women about birth. But let's stop it. I tell women: Your body is not a lemon.
    -- Ina May Gaskin

    #Giving #Doubt #Scare

  • It's easy to scare women. It's even profitable to scare women... But it's not nice, so let's stop it.
    -- Ina May Gaskin

    #Nice #Scare #Easy

  • Find what scares you and do it.
    -- J. Michael Straczynski


  • Michael made his debut in John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic, Halloween , possibly the best scare movie to come along in the last twenty-five years. ... [W]ith the release of the sixth (and hopefully final) movie to bear the Halloween moniker, we see how far the mighty have fallen. ... In the final analysis, The Curse of Michael Myers is a horrific motion picture just not in the way the film makers intended - Directed By Joe Chappelle.
    -- James Berardinelli

    #Halloween #Years #Scare

  • Look what scares you in the face and try to understand it. Empathy is revolutionary.
    -- Jane Fonda

    #Empathy #Trying #Scare

  • 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

    #Scary #Scare #Truthful

  • I'm attracted to things that scare me, like 'Psycho,' my favorite Hitchcock movie.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Scare #Psycho #My Favorite

  • I saw a great bumper sticker that read: 'Do something that scares you every day.' That really stuck with me. I try to live like that.
    -- Janice Tanton

    #Risk #Trying #Scare

  • Horror is great storytelling with scary elements on top of it, but if you don't have great storytelling, you can have all the scares in the world, but the movie won't work.
    -- Jason Blum

    #Scary #Scare #Elements

  • Nothing scares me, because I used to think I was indestructible. Now I know I'm indestructible, not to mention my spine is indestructible. It's all titanium.
    -- Jason Priestley

    #Thinking #Scare #Used

  • It wasn’t going to be hard…it was going to be impossible. It wouldn’t deter me. I'd done impossible things several times in the past, and the prospect didn’t scare me as much as it used to.
    -- Jasper Fforde

    #Past #Scare #Done

  • Don't fret, Grannie. We're going to a Bible retreat to scare the devil out of her
    -- Jeaniene Frost

    #Devil #Scare #Retreat

  • Bones,” I sighed. “Know something? I’m not afraid of you, but you scare me….” His outline blurred again. “You scare me, too, Kitten,” he might have replied, but I couldn’t be sure.
    -- Jeaniene Frost

    #Scare #Might #Bones

  • As an individual, as a household, you can't spend more money than you're bringing in. You can do it for a little while, but you end up going broke and you end up losing everything you have. That is the path that we're on as a country, and it scares me to death.
    -- Jeff Foxworthy

    #Country #Scare #Littles