„He [God] owes me an apology too- at the very least. I'm not saying I shouldn't have been punished for those sins I committed. I'm saying that the punishments he chose were inhuman. I wonder what favor I'd want. I think I may be afraid to ask for it. I'm afraid He won't grant it. I'm more afraid that He will. Wouldn't it be tragic to find out that He really has been here all this time?“
— Joseph Heller American author 1923 - 1999
„They say — people who ought to be ashamed of themselves do — that the consciousness of being well dressed imparts a blissfulness to the human heart that religion is powerless to bestow. I am afraid these cynical persons are sometimes correct.“
— Jerome K. Jerome English humorist 1859 - 1927
"On Dress and Deportment".
— Flannery O’Connor American novelist, short story writer 1925 - 1964
„No one is afraid of heights, they're afraid of falling down. No one is afraid of saying I love you, they're afraid of the answer…“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„(…) I am all and all is me. Being the world I am not afraid of the world. Being all, what am I to be afraid of? Water is not afraid of water, nor fire of fire. (…) It is attachment to a name and shape that breeds fear. I am not attached. I am nothing, and nothing is not afraid of no thing. On the contrary, everything is afraid of the Nothing, for when a thing touches Nothing, it becomes nothing. (…)“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Source: "I am That." P.88.
„I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it.“
— Brigitte Bardot French model, actor, singer and animal rights activist 1934