„Shame works like the zoom lens on a camera. When we are feeling shame, the camera is zoomed in tight and all we see is our flawed selves, alone and struggling.(page 68)“
— Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
„I observe the physician, with the same diligence, as he the disease; I see he fears, and I fear with him...“
— John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
VI. Metuit. The physician is afraid
„When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.“
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
Context: Barack and I talked long and hard about this decision. You know, this wasn’t an easy decision for us, because we’ve got two beautiful little girls, and we have a wonderful life, and everything was going fine. And there was nothing that would have been more disruptive than a decision to run for President of the United States. And as more people talk to us about it, I mean the question came up again and again. What people were most concerned about: they were afraid. It was fear. Fear, again, raising its ugly head, in one of the most important decisions we would make. Fear; fear of everything. Fear that we might lose. Fear that he might get hurt. Fear that this would be ugly. Fear that it would hurt our family. Fear. But you know, the reason why I said yes was because I was tired of being afraid. I am tired of living in a country where every decision that we’ve made over the last ten years wasn’t for something, but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who looked different from us. Fear people who believed in things that were different from us. Fear of one another right here in our own backyards. I am so tired of fear. And I don’t want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear.
— Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
„At the vital moment there seems to be a failure of leadership, and also a failure of the general human spirit among the peoples. I hope I am wrong, but I have a sense of impending calamity, a fear that the war was only the vanguard of calamity... I cannot look at that draft treaty without a sense of grief and shame.“
— Jan Smuts military leader, politician and statesman from South Africa 1870 - 1950
Smuts to Mary Murray, wife of Gilbert Murray, on the Treaty of Versailles, 2 June 1919, as cited in Antony Lentin, 2010, Jan Smuts – Man of courage and vision, p. 106.
„Why do I hear what I can't see?
Why do I fear what I can be?
I feel the field of battle within my life! I hear the calvalry of light!“
— Becky Stark American singer 1976
Context: Why do I hear what I can't see? Why do I fear what I can be? I feel the field of battle within my life! I hear the calvalry of light! I see the sound of endless sight! I feel the field of battle within my life! It was a life that had no end A time of love with you, my friend Begin the age of love you know about! You Broke My Heart, One Day Like Rain video (2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbuzXRGXCpY - live performance Siren Festival (2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpgz-roS08w
— Richard Long artist 1945
An interview with Richard Long.Roger Cork in 'Richard Long:walking in Circles'. Exh:cat Soutn Bank Centre, London 1991
„"Twas grace that taught
My heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!"
And I want to feel sun on my face,
And I feel a shadow in its place,
With the sunlight shines through cloud,
When we're standing free, proud.“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
„I write to discover something, not so much to set down what I already know. I see ignorance and confusion all around me. I see these things in myself. I'm subject of all kinds of fears and conflicting desires. But one of those desires, the sanest one, is to see through the confusion.“
— Philip Ó Ceallaigh Irish writer 1968