When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.
I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.
I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change and the way to deal with something you're frightened of is to make fun of it. That's why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.
It's a sad moment really when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon shook our nation to the core. Americans were deeply frightened sad and angry and they rallied around a President who at the time showed impressive certitude and calm.
The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable and they are frightened of things they don't understand.
In general people feel more relaxed about participating in politics. They aren't frightened as they used to be.
Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men frightened by their wives or sweeties would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria who were frightened of life who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
We are more often frightened than hurt and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
I spend plenty of time in London and it doesn't scare me but it's a lonely place even if you've got friends there. My job takes me all around the world meeting lots of interesting people. But I think if I couldn't get home if I couldn't get back to what I consider my real life I'd be frightened.
Performers are so vulnerable. They're frightened of humiliation sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it's warm where it's OK to fail - a kind of home I suppose.
I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover.
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at and humbled for his sins.
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.
I always felt like my future was at stake every time I stepped on stage and that was kind of hair-raising. At some point I just went don't be frightened you can't do anything wrong it's your show.
Most people do not really want freedom because freedom involves responsibility and most people are frightened of responsibility.
I like normal stuff people fear - like spiders and heights. I'm frightened by the unknown by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on.
As long as enough people can be frightened then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward to have a low threshold of fear because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are the more they are frightened.
Further Education should be about the ability to learn not the ability to pay - everyone who is able should have the opportunity regardless of their family background. I don't want to see students struggling with huge debts or frightened off even going to university in the first place.
If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death.
I had always loved John Ford's pictures. And I came to love him too but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me.