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1. "He puts it on, and his gaze locks to mine. His jewels flicker between passion and defiance—an evocative and intimidating combination. "Fair warning, I intend to make good use of that time. I will be gentle, but I will not be a gentleman. You will be the center of my world. I'll show you the wonders of Wonderland, and when you're drunk on the beauty and chaos that your heart so yearns to know, I will take you under my wings and make you forget the human realm ever existed. You'll never want to leave Wonderland or me again."
Author: A.G. Howard
2. "How easy it is for men to talk about beauty, and how subtly intimidating when they do."
Author: Alex Shakar
3. "Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder."
Author: Alice Miller
4. "I wanted to show you that it's not all cold and intimidating," Finn explained. "I wanted you to see something warm and beautiful."
Author: Amanda Hocking
5. "I do know the sorrow of being ordinary, and that much of our life is spent doing the crazy mental arithmetic of how, at any given moment, we might improve, or at least disguise or present our defects and screw-ups in either more charming or more intimidating ways."
Author: Anne Lamott
6. "Live your passion man! Confidence is intimidating, even celebrities and dignitaries know that."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
7. "The only thing more intimidating than a huge international film star is your mother-in-law."
Author: Benjamin Walker
8. "He was just so gorgeous, erotic, and intimidating at the same time," she said, grinning."
Author: Beth Bares
9. "He had long nostril hairs, powerfully intimidating, like an unscheduled nightmare."
Author: Charles Bukowski
10. "Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
11. "Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating. He's definitely a cowboy. He's from Texas."
Author: Christina Milian
12. "I'm all-American. Sexy but not intimidating. Not the kind of woman who's going to steal someone's husband."
Author: Cindy Crawford
13. "I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy."
Author: Claire Danes
14. "... one of those librarians who rules the stacks with an intimidating scowl, whispers quiet sharply enough to lacerate the tender inner tissues of the ear, and will pursue an overdue-book fine with the ferocity of a rabid ferret."
Author: Dean Koontz
15. "I do not walk around imaging myself to be intimidating or smart."
Author: Dylan Moran
16. "My family were all into classical music, and I found that very intimidating."
Author: Elizabeth McGovern
17. "I think every role is always exciting and intimidating. I've never had a role where I wasn't intimidated by it."
Author: Felicia Day
18. "I think working with Johnny Depp was very intimidating. It was my fault though. I mean he's a total cool nice, nice guy, but I was just so, I don't know, overpowered by his presence. Like he's a very mystic person. He's older so I never really warmed up around him. I was so stiff."
Author: Franka Potente
19. "...what man is capable of the insane self-conceit of believing that an eternity of himself would be tolerable even to himself? Those who try to believe it postulate that they shall bemade perfect first. But if you make me perfect I shall no longer be myself, nor will it be possible for me to conceive my present imperfections (and what I cannot conceive I cannot remember); so that you may just as well give me a new name and face the fact that I am a new person and that the old Bernard Shaw is as dead as mutton. Thus,oddly enough, the conventional belief in the matter comes to this: that if you wish to live for ever you must be wicked enough to be irretrievably damned, since the saved are no longer what they were, and in hell alone do people retain their sinful nature: that is to say, their individuality. And this sort of hell, however convenient as a means of intimidating persons who have practically no honor and no conscience, is not a fact."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
20. "Amazon's identity and goals are never clear and always fluid, which makes the company destabilizing and intimidating."
Author: George Packer
21. "My dad's not a very intimidating father figure."
Author: Georgia Jagger
22. "Housing projects can seem like labyrinths to outsiders, as complicated and intimidating as a Moroccan bazaar. But we knew our way around."
Author: Jay Z
23. "It's always intimidating to meet an icon."
Author: Jennifer O'Neill
24. "Every time I try to set something in Chicago, I get intimidated by 'Augie March.' It's easy to set something in Indianapolis - we don't have 'Augie March' here. But I love writing about Chicago, and I love being there and imagining lives in Chicago. I hope to set something there in the future, but it's intimidating."
Author: John Green
25. "Jefferson was the rare leader who stood out from the crowd without intimidating it."
Author: Jon Meacham
26. "I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I'm waiting for it to stop, and the team's manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he's already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, 'If you screw this up, they will boo you.' And I said 'Thanks.'"
Author: Julia Stiles
27. "I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me... I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people."
Author: Karen Black
28. "Sad-looking brown eyes, they wrenched his heart like a gut punch. Worse – hell, worse – a bloke could punch him in the head but he'd stay up, and grin through the bloody split lip, intimidating his attacker; but there was no honour in wounds inside, wounds that only you could deal with."
Author: Karl Drinkwater
29. "Listen"he sputtered."You what ? You've already used hellion,draft girl and missy' .i can think of several more degradation,but then again im not the one trying so hard to be intimidating.""How about you,maddending,foolish,moronic little chit ?""Much better !" she applauded."
Author: Kate Noble
30. "I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all."
Author: Keenen Ivory Wayans
31. "For me, Robbie Williams was a massive influence when I was growing up. But also Cheryl Cole. Being in her presence was intimidating, because she's so hot."
Author: Louis Tomlinson
32. "Pain is such a personal thing. I wear mine like a cloak of protection, keeping people at bay. Max just casually removes it from my shoulders and drops it to the ground. If that weren't intimidating enough, he lays it out like a picnic blanket, waiting for me to take a seat and join him."
Author: Maggi Myers
33. "But confidence bred confidence, that's what her dad had always told her back in the days when she'd been a skinny, flat-chested nerd girl with a boy-intimidating vocabulary and no hope of being asked to the prom."
Author: Megan Hart
34. "Her remarks caught his consideration and his violet eyes tapered with growing dislike. He was at least dejected in his solitude, and now she had come to ruin his isolation and compel him to speak when he would otherwise be enjoying silence. He pressed his immense body against the bars of the cell in hopes of intimidating her, but the captain remained complacent and unaffected by his display. "Leave me, woman," he bellowed at her. "I fear a cannot do that just now. I might need your help, should you wish to give it." He groaned and turned aside. "I will not assist you." "It is rather a shame you won't. I was going to offer you your freedom." The giant turned back and looked at her with hesitation."
Author: Michelle Franklin
35. "Look out in front of you. How many people deserve to know how you feel about them and how many people don't? Why don't they? Understandably, it could be intimidating, embarrassing or something else negative to tell someone how much they mean to you. But, you can never take back words you've never said."
Author: Mohammad Salman B. Sanayon
36. "All I could determine was that it must have been a nice thing to see if it was a house you were thinking about moving into. But not so nice if it was the house you were moving out from. I could practically hear Mr Collins, who had taught my fifth-grade English class and was still the most intimidating teacher I'd ever had, yelling at me. "Amy Curry," I could still hear him intoning, "never end a sentence with a preposition!" Irked that after six hears he was still mentally correcting me, I told the Mr. Collins in my head to off fuck."
Author: Morgan Matson
37. "His way of coping with the days was to think of activities as units of time, each unit consisting of about thirty minutes. Whole hours, he found, were more intimidating, and most things one could do in a day took half an hour. Reading the paper, having a bath, tidying the flat, watching Home and Away and Countdown, doing a quick crossword on the toilet, eating breakfast and lunch, going to the local shops… That was nine units of a twenty-unit day (the evenings didn't count) filled by just the basic necessities. In fact, he had reached a stage where he wondered how his friends could juggle life and a job. Life took up so much time, so how could one work and, say, take a bath on the same day? He suspected that one or two people he knew were making some pretty unsavoury short cuts."
Author: Nick Hornby
38. "Abby: "You were great. I don't know what I'd have done without you."Dylan: "You'd have done fine. That's one of the most intimidating things about you." Abby: "Intimidating? Me?"Dylan: "It isn't easy for a man to get involved with a woman who's totally capable of handling anything that comes along... It isn't easy for a man to believe that there are woman who can not only do those things but enjoy them... [But] it's all natural for you isn't it? It's incredible."
Author: Nora Roberts
39. "I think wine is such a big universe that it's kind of like food - it's intimidating to a lot of people, myself included."
Author: Padma Lakshmi
40. "I've done a lot of Super Bowls and appeared in a lot of big, big events and places and the Masters and what have you, but there was nothing as intimidating as speaking with Billy Graham."
Author: Pat Summerall
41. "The most intimidating world leader was Lyndon Johnson, who became U.S. President when John Kennedy was assassinated. He exulted in this power and liked to inspire fear."
Author: Paul Johnson
42. "Mike didn't look dangerous. I knew better. I'd grown up with him. The bump on my nose was testament to the hardness of his fists. The only thing that saved me was he'd stopped growing at five-nine while I'd kept going for a few more inches. It didn't make me more intimidating. My height just meant I had longer legs to run away with."
Author: Rhys Ford
43. "Glad you're back to normal. The makeup and the dress were a lot more intimidating than the dagger.""Get going, Sparky, before I skewer you.""Sparky?"
Author: Rick Riordan
44. "Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book."
Author: Sela Ward
45. "People only see gymnastics on TV and in the Olympics at such an extreme. So it can be intimidating."
Author: Shawn Johnson
46. "She would try picturing him in his underwear, but that was even more disturbing since all it did was make her hot and even more nervous…He had to be the only man alive who could pull off intimidating in his tighty-whities.God, what if all that massive hotness was commando?"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "The main hall of the palace was an intimidating place when empty, because it had been designed for exactly that purpose."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "If there are actors that are brilliant, people often wonder whether it's intimidating working alongside them, but it really isn't. It just makes you up your game and want to be better. Rather than cowering in their shadows, it's very encouraging to see someone who's incredible; it makes me want to be a bit more like them."
Author: Tom Mison
49. "Hollywood itself is a little intimidating and exciting. There's definitely a way to go about approaching it."
Author: Tom Weston Jones
50. "I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly."
Author: Warren Zevon

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