„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, Non-Fiction, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" (1927)
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„Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.“

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„Could anything be more inimical to art than a fear of emotion, or a fear of "excessive" emotion, or a reluctance to express emotion around others?“

—  Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964
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„There's always fear of the unknown where there's mystery.“

—  David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
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—  Michael Bishop American writer 1945
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„After divorce, women’s biggest fear is economic deprivation; men’s biggest fear is emotional deprivation.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
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