— Annie Leibovitz American photographer 1949
— Lorrie Moore American writer 1957
Source: Like Life
„Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?“
— Eugene O'Neill American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888 - 1953
Source: The Great God Brown and Other Plays
„Don't be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you… and remember, shoot for the moon.“
— Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981
Source: P.S. I Love You
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„The thing I am most afraid of is love. When you say you love someone you are giving them license to hurt you.“
— Dorothy Koomson British writer 1971
Source: The Rose Petal Beach
„"Fog.. So very.."
"Do you like fog"
She used the ancient, long-forgotten "thou" — the "thou" of the master to the slave. It entered into me slowly, sharply. Yes, I was a slave, and this, too, was necessary, was good.
"Yes, good.." I said aloud to myself. And then to her," I hate fog. I am afraid of it."
"That means you love it. You are afraid of it because it is stronger than you; you hate it because you are afraid of it: you love it because you cannot subdue it to your will. Only the unsubduable can be loved."“
D-503 and I-330
„You’re falling all over me I’m losing myself in your mystery
I’m afraid of loving you, I’m afraid of losing me
I’m over my head and I’m seeing red
But I’m waiting right here for you in my bed“
— Michelle Lambert American singer-songwriter and violinist 1985
"I'm Just a Girl" (2015)
— John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732
Source: The Beggar's Opera
Source: Anna Karenina
Source: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), p. 216
„The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.“
— Charles Eames American designer, half of duo the Eames 1907 - 1978