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1. "An Ass put on a Lion's skin and wentAbout the foreset with much merriment,Scaring the foolish beasts by brooks and rocks,Till at last he tried to scare the Fox. But Reynard, hearing from beneath the mane That Raucous voice so petulant and vain,Remarked. O' Ass, I too would run away,But that I know your old familiar bray'.That's just the way with asses, just the way."
Author: Aesop
2. "I don't think just scaring people is enough. That worked during the freeze days to a major extent, but we really didn't achieve that much even at that time. You have to have more, you have to give people hope and a vision of a better world."
Author: Alan Cranston
3. "Your eyes.""What? What?" I scrubbed at them violently, horrified at the thought they might have those gross goopy things at the edges. Or were they even more bloodshot? I'd heard of that happening, where the whites ran with blood."I think . . . the color's changing." He paused. "Is that even possible?""Is that all? Now you're the one scaring the crap out of me."
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
4. "I liked forgetting my cares. Thanks to wine, you didn't forget them, they just stopped scaring you for a while."
Author: André Aciman
5. "Every writer seeking a present audience necessarily enters into a servile position under it. This is true not only of those who seek a large audience, the popular writers, who whether consciously or by disposition, expand their ideal reader to include all possible types, keeping their vocabulary and ideas small, augmenting their cheerfulness to aid digestion. It is true also of the avant-gardes who long for recognition, appealing to the critics and to their fellow ‘sensitives', creating a work quiet, infinitely subtle, a work under which the bohemians can band together and decry the demand for meaning, or which the professors, that pity-proletariat class, hail as a rallying point for ‘social justice'. In such cases, writers render up their skill and toil to scaring away the common reader with boredom and impotence. Artful writing is the most private of professions."
Author: Bauvard
6. "You can't kill your way to security and you can't lead by scaring people."
Author: Bruce Springsteen
7. "Ashley tugged on his sleeve. "You're scaring me Walter.""Sorry I guess talking about ghosts is-""It's not that," she interrupted shaking her head. "You're using logic. That's scaring me."Walters eyebrows knitted. "So much for terms of endearment"
Author: Bryan Davis
8. "And I was -- this is just how I was afraid you'd take it. I knew it, that you'd think this means you were right to be afraid all the time and never feel secure or trust me. I knew it'd be 'See, you're leaving after all when you promised you wouldn't.' I knew it but I'm trying to explain anyway, okay? And I know you probably won't understand this either, but --wait-- just try to listen and maybe absorb this, okay? Ready? Me leaving is not the confirmation of all your fears about me. It is not. It's because of them. Okay? Can you see that? It's your fear I can't take. It's your distrust and fear I've been trying to fight. And I can't anymore. I'm out of gas on it. If I loved you even a little less maybe I could take it. But this is killing me, this constant feeling that I am always scaring you and never making you feel secure. Can you see that?"
Author: David Foster Wallace
9. "Okay, that was so far down Creepy Lane that it had intersected with Scaring the Hell Out of Me Avenue. I hated that avenue."
Author: Devon Monk
10. "I generally follow my own compass and make films about what's scaring me."
Author: Eli Roth
11. "In Venice in the Middle Ages there was once a profession for a man called a codega--a fellow you hired to walk in front of you at night with a lit lantern, showing you the way, scaring off thieves and demons, bringing you confidence and protection through the dark streets."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
12. "Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge 'cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women."
Author: Frank Miller
13. "You're scaring the dog," Trish pointed out. She rarely called me by name. They do that inprisoner of war camps, I've heard. Depersonalization."
Author: Garth Stein
14. "Rumors said that if he got drunk enough, he sometimes got his jollies by stripping naked and scaring hikers out in the Broken into thinking he was Bigfoot."
Author: Ilona Andrews
15. "You were picking up the vibes off a guy who was supposed to be alive and scaring us, but who was—is—dead and scaring us?"
Author: J. Cameron McClain
16. "Butch nodded, finding as comfortable a bite as he could on the leather. He braced himself as V lifted an arm.Except when his roommate's palm landed on his bare chest all he felt was a warm weight. Butch frowned. This was it? This was fucking it? Scaring the shit out of Marissa for no good-He looked down, pissed off.Oh, wrong hand."
Author: J.R. Ward
17. "If critics say your work stinks it's because they want it to stink and they can make it stink by scaring you into conformity with their comfortable little standards. Standards so low that they can no longer be considered "dangerous" but set in place in their compartmental understandings."
Author: Jack Kerouac
18. "Just in case you thought elephants were all sweetness, I can attest to the fact that this one had the time of her life scaring the bejeezus out of those dudes."
Author: James Patterson
19. "Travis is a fucking wreck! He won't talk to us, he's trashed the apartment, threw the stereo across the room…Shep can't talk any sense into him!""He took a swing at Shep when he found out we helped you leave. Abby! Please tell me!" she pleaded, her eyes glossing over. "It's scaring me!""It's something else, Abby. He's gone fucking nuts! I heard him call your name, and then he stomped all over the apartment looking for you. He barged into Shep's room, demanding to know where you were. Then he tried to call you. Over, and over and over," she sighed. "His face was…Jesus, Abby. I've never seen him like that.was…Jesus, Abby. I've never seen him like that."
Author: Jamie McGuire
20. "Diesel sucked air. "You keep fondling me like that, and I might have to marry you.""I'm not fondling you. I'm looking for the keys!""Could you look a little more gently? You're scaring my boys."
Author: Janet Evanovich
21. "Holy bejeezus," Lula said, eyes bugged out, looking at the building. "This is scaring the crap out of me. This is like where Dracula would live if he didn't have any money and was a crack-head. I bet it's filled with rabid bats and killer snakes and hairy spiders as big as dinner plated."
Author: Janet Evanovich
22. "Scaring away new customers is worse than losing old customers."
Author: Jason Fried
23. "Dumbest thing someone says trying to be comforting, which in this case turns out of be true: 'There is no need for you to be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for he is risen, as he said he would.'-Angel of the Lord, post-descending from heaven and violent earthquakes, sitting calmly on tombstone he rolled away, and scaring the crap out of Jesus' lady friends."
Author: Jen Violi
24. "Finding The Man. Keeping The Man. Not scaring The Man, building up The Man, following The Man, soothing The Man, flattering The Man, deferring to The Man, changing your judgement for The Man, changing your decisions for The Man, polishing floors for The Man, being perpetually conscious of your appearance for The Man, being romantic for The Man, hinting to The Man, losing yourself in The Man. 'I never had a thought that wasn't yours.' Sob, sob. Whenever I act like a human being, they say, 'What are you getting upset about?' They say: of course you'll get married. They say: of course you're brilliant. They say: of course you'll get a PhD and then sacrifice it to have babies. They say: if you don't, you're the one who'll have two jobs and you can make a go of it if you're exceptional, which very few women are, and if you find a very understanding man. As long as you don't make more money than he does. How do they expect me to live all this junk?"
Author: Joanna Russ
25. "But he saw her and, God, it was exactly like last night. Everything he'd learn about this particular woman would fascinate him; he was sure of it. He'd want to learn more and more. This was real. [...]He'd take anything, even thirty minutes in a coffee shop, but she was running late. So he'd have to treat the next ten minutes as the most important of his life - without scaring the shit out of her."
Author: Joey W. Hill
26. "What you are as a single person, you will be as a married person, only to a greater degree. Any negative character trait will be intensified in a marriage relationship, because you will feel free to let your guard down -- that person has committed himself to you and you no longer have to worry about scaring him off."
Author: Josh McDowell
27. "Don't you dare die. You have to live so I can curse you up and down for scaring me like this"
Author: Kady Cross
28. "Hey, hey, just a little scare." Said Nico, backing away from a very guarded Katty. "Gotta get used to those if your going to be a Vampire. Just wanted to see if you were on your game. As far as I can tell, you are."Katty immediately retreated, putting her dagger back inside of her purse. Now instead of stabbing Nico in his chest, she slapped him hard across his arm. "Jerk! Don't ever do that again! You nearly gave me a heart attack!" After her heart stopped fluttering for a moment, Katty drew her attention towards Nico and what he was wearing. Nico was lookin' pretty hot tonight. Jumping out and scaring her, now took second place. For what she saw before her was nothing less than a dark, Gothic dream. Mmm...oh yes..Yum..Yum..Yum!"
Author: Keira D. Skye
29. "No baby, I'm not scaring you. You're just scared. You give me a little more, you'll see I protect it. More, I'll protect that too. More, I got that too. When you give it all to me, if it works with us in a way that lasts, you'll never be scared. You'll feel safe enough to have your eyes open, your arms up and you'll enjoy the fuck outta the ride. I'll see to that, Red, and that's a promise."
Author: Kristen Ashley
30. "Please don't say any more, you're scaring me." - Andy Smithson"
Author: L.R.W. Lee
31. "I should add, however, that, particularly on the occasion of Samhain, bonfires were lit with the express intention of scaring away the demonic forces of winter, and we know that, at Bealltainn in Scotland, offerings of baked custard were made within the last hundred and seventy years to the eponymous spirits of wild animals which were particularly prone to prey upon the flocks - the eagle, the crow, and the fox, among others. Indeed, at these seasons all supernatural beings were held in peculiar dread. It seems by no means improbable that these circumstances reveal conditions arising out of a later solar pagan worship in respect of which the cult of fairy was relatively greatly more ancient, and perhaps held to be somewhat inimical."
Author: Lewis Spence
32. "Didn't you have any sadistic nannies who told you these tales to keep you quiet and well behaved at night? Heavens, what's to become of the Empire if governesses have lost their touch for scaring the wits out of their girls?"
Author: Libba Bray
33. "But when the thing that is scaring you is already Jesus, who are you supposed to pray to?"
Author: Lynda Barry
34. "Dude, you're scaring the crap out of me,' said Nick. 'I'm serious, I literally have no crap right now."
Author: Mark Frost
35. "Life was good. Everything was going right. It was almost scaring him because usually when things were going this well it was the calm before the storm hit."
Author: Michelle Sutton
36. "Keep telling yourself that. Thanks for scaring them off. Turn around so I can get dressed." "No." "No?" "No." He stares straight into my eyes. "I didn't scare them off for you. I did it for me. I'm coming in with you."
Author: Miranda Kenneally
37. "I enjoy scaring people too much to let it go!"
Author: Neil Marshall
38. "The Surprise Attack. This is when you think someone scaring you will frighten the hiccups away. Of course, popping a paper bag behind you or clapping in your ear isn't going to cut it. No, this only works when somebody shoves you off a tall skyscraper ledge into a properly rigged-up safety net forty stories below."
Author: Neil Pasricha
39. "The first time Calypso came to check on [Leo], it was to complain about the noise."Smoke and fire," she said. "Clanging on metal all day long. You're scaring away the birds!""Oh, no, not the birds!"
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "If I had my way books would not be written in English but in an exceedingly difficult secret language.... This plan would have the advantage of scaring off all amateur authors, retired politicians, country doctors...who would not have the patience to learn the secret language."
Author: Robertson Davies
41. "No, you're not. Go coax the shirt off someone else. Your charm doesn't work on me. I have a force field deflecting it." "Please. You'd have no idea what to do if I turned it on full blast." "You're not scaring me." "Yes, I am. And that's why I'm stopping. I want to talk about it, Julia," he said. "But not now." He rolled onto his back, the golden hairs on his legs and arms sparkling like spun sugar."
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
42. "You'll survive, mu Tara. We'll make sure of it. (Nykyrian)You can't guarantee that. You said it yourself. Even you're living on borrowed time, waiting for one of them to kill you. (Kiara)And you said I was scaring her? Damn, bud. You're socially awkward to the extreme. (Syn)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "You know, at least Gabriel showed up announced like a gentleman. He even told Mila that she looked beautiful. You and your toothpick just show up, scaring me half to death."
Author: Skyla Madi
44. "Ready or not, here I comeI'm so tired of this dumb game of hide and seekOlly olly oxen freeShow yourself, you're scaring meCome out, come out, where ever you areYou've taken this thing way too far"
Author: Sonya Sones
45. "I have an almost seven year old... I think it's essential to be consistent with kids. And truthful, without scaring them. I could go on for hours on this one."
Author: Stephen Collins
46. "Can I buy you an ice cream beforeI take you home? I feel like it's the least I can do after scaring your shirt off."
Author: Tamara Summers
47. "MacKenzie started to look frightened and Valor looked like he was going to kill somebody if they didn't stop scaring his girlfriend. At the same time, Victor looked like he was ready to step in and take control of the situation. And if these suits decided to pull out some guns, I could see where they might end up as a set of life-sized garden gnomes."
Author: Taylor Longford
48. "BLAMING IDIOTS FOR interruptions is like blaming clowns for scaring children—they can't help it. It's their nature. Then again, I had (who am I kidding—and have), on occasion, been known to create interruptions out of thin air. If you're anything like me, that makes us both occasional idiots. Learn to recognize and fight the interruption impulse. This is infinitely easier when you have a set of rules, responses, and routines to follow."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
49. "Is this scaring you, Tris?""No," I croak. I clear my throat. "Not really. I'm only…afraid of what I want.""What do you want?" Then his face tightens. "Me?" Slowly I nod. He nods too, and takes my hands in his gently."
Author: Veronica Roth
50. "He turns toward me. I want to touch him, but I'm afraid of his bareness; afraid that he will make me bare too.‘Is this scaring you, Tris?'‘No,' I croak. I clear my throat. ‘Not really. I'm only…afraid of what I want.'‘What do you want?' Then his face tightens. ‘Me?'Slowly I nod."
Author: Veronica Roth

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