„I am too sick to lay down
the sidewalks frighten me
the whole damned city frightens me,
what I will become
what I have become
frightens me.“

—  Charles Bukowski, livro Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

Fonte: Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

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„My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.“

—  George V of the United Kingdom King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India 1865 - 1936

Attributed in Randolph Churchill's Lord Derby (1959), but said by Kenneth Rose https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Rose in King George V (1983) to be almost certainly apocryphal.
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„So much of 'normal, civilized' life is bull that you can't imagine. … What frightens you, doesn't frighten me, what frightens me, you'd laugh at.“

—  James Clavell, livro Noble House

Noble House (1981)
Contexto: "Changi changed everyone, changed values permanently. For instance, it gave you a dullness about death — we saw too much of it to have the same sort of meaning to outsiders, to normal people. We are a generation of dinosaurs, we the few who survived. I suppose anyone who goes to war, any war, sees life with different eyes if they end up in one piece."
What did you see?"
"A lot of bull that's worshipped as the be-all and end-all of existence. So much of 'normal, civilized' life is bull that you can't imagine. … What frightens you, doesn't frighten me, what frightens me, you'd laugh at."

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„You have frightened and daunted me. I will stop stealing at once.“

—  Jack Vance, Lyonesse Trilogy

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„Death waits for me, I know it, around
one corner or another.
This doesn't amuse me.
Neither does it frighten me.“

—  Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019

"Sometimes", § 7
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Contexto: Death waits for me, I know it, around
one corner or another.
This doesn't amuse me.
Neither does it frighten me. After the rain, I went back into the field of sunflowers.
It was cool, and I was anything but drowsy.
I walked slowly, and listened to the crazy roots, in the drenched earth, laughing and growing.

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„Your world frightens and confuses me.“

—  Phil Hartman Canadian American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist 1948 - 1998

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„They are not frightened by me, no matter how loud I am. But the men at the college were terrified because they are eunuchs, and I threatened every goddamned one of them.“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947

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Contexto: At Bennington, I would go to a faculty meeting and be aware that everyone hated me. The men were appalled by a strong, loud woman. But I went to this auto shop and the men there thought I was cute. "Oh, there's that Professor Paglia from the college." The real men, men who work on cars, find me cute. They are not frightened by me, no matter how loud I am. But the men at the college were terrified because they are eunuchs, and I threatened every goddamned one of them.

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„The past attracts me, the present frightens me, because the future is death.“

—  Guy De Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One

Fonte: The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One

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