We have collected the best Scary Quotes by famous authors including Brittany Murphy, Emma Watson, Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Mahomes, Rodney Brooks and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
With all the technology we’re inventing and what they’re coming up with scientifically, people are having longer lifetimes. It’s scary, but in the same sense it’s also very exciting.
I just loved performing. It just made me feel alive. It’s scary, but that’s part of it. I think it’s important to have that extra adrenaline. It gives you that extra zing.
I’m more of a thriller-horror fan – things that could really happen. I don’t like scary movies, the ‘Saw’ movies scare the crap out of me – I think I’ve seen two of them and I wanted to go crawl in a hole.
I’m definitely not for any haunted houses. They’re all scary to me.
Every technology, every science that tells us more about ourselves, is scary at the time.
Those big films are scary things. There’s so much money behind those things. There’s that hype. You enter a machine.
I would love to play a villain someday in that I think that what I’ve done with my whole career is walk this tightrope between charming and creepy, and I always fall on the charming side. I’d like to fall on the creepy side and be like one of those scary old men, like really charming villains.
It’s a really scary thing, having your dreams come true and seeing everything you ever wanted happening, getting the attention for it and then not knowing how to handle it properly.
Self-awareness is value-free. It isn’t scary. It doesn’t imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.
I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ‘cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.
Samuel L. Jackson
As a teenager I read a lot of books. Books with lots of scary trends, things like nuclear weapons and overpopulation and global diseases, and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to write stories that showed people these problems and that we could do something about them.’
I think fame is such a scary thing, and it’s something I can never understand. It’s terrifying, but it’s the only way I get to do what I love every day, you know?
I have turned away from the thought of writing fiction in the past through what I suppose is, actually, fear. The direct, raw invitation for the reader to come in and explore my imagination is fairly scary for me so I have busied myself with so much else.
I always felt that what is scary is actually hearing someone tell you what they think they see. That sense of invisibility makes things a lot scarier, since your imagination tends to fill in the gaps.
I can’t imagine making something that is made only to be scary. For me, the darkness and scary material has to have meaning attached to it, or I can’t invest the time and energy it takes to write and script or make a movie. It has to mean something.
For all of my life I’d been extremely healthy. I’d never had any health issues, so to go from being perfectly healthy to having this very rare disease was scary. In a lot of people it is very severe. Some people go blind, you can have neuro-lesions which affect your brain, so I was very nervous.
Kids today are smarter than we ever were. And they’ve got computers, too, which is awesome. They’re scary to me.
I had an inspirational teacher at my junior school: Peter Nixon. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and slightly scary – a good combination for a teacher.
Every so often you might have an outburst in the gallery. That’s one of the most exciting things that happen because then you can say, ‘Unless there’s order we will call the Sergeant at Arms.’ And that sounds really scary.
The scary thing is that players have a one-upsmanship about money; they sign a contract and they like it until someone signs a bigger one and now they don’t like it. I don’t like that. I don’t begrudge anyone money, but it disrupts the football team.
Kids can relate to having some scary person living near their house. They can relate to, ‘Hey, don’t go near that house.’ We all can.
If I read a scary story in the newspaper, I find I’m haunted by it.
Karen Thompson Walker
Knowing you’re gay, as a kid in the ’80s, is a very scary thing.
The Bible tells us to be perfect. This is likely a scary thought for many people. It used to scare me. I didn’t think I could ever get there, no matter how hard I tried.
I have all this time between projects, and I’m not so sure that’s a healthy thing. It’s scary, because at 36 I’m woefully unqualified for anything else.
Creating the characters is the most creative part of the novel except for the language itself. There I am, sitting in front of my computer in right-brain mode, typing the things that come to mind – which become the seeds of plot. It’s scary, though, because I always wonder: Is it going to be there this time?
Psychics can never be 100 percent. I think that would be scary to be 100 percent.
It is a scary world out there, and believe me that if someone were to try to come into my house, I want to be able to protect myself.
Johnny Van Zant
AIDS is a global problem and there should be a global solution found by the entire international community. It is really scary to see and imagine our world fall into pieces because we refuse to share and put in the common vestiges of our civilizations.
When things are scary, or there’s a struggle, I always think, ‘How is this going to sound in my biography?’ Sometimes I would just be living on protein shakes or the cheapest food that I could afford because I didn’t have a lot of money.
There’s the cool factor, right? You see your face on a sign or your name on something, like, ‘Ahh! Here I am!’ And then there’s a huge responsibility and the scary part of it, which is like, ‘Now what happens?’ And then you realize, ‘Oh, yeah, this is my job.’
Pain is important, and changing who you are is difficult, painful, and scary. Most of the self-help industry sees change as this euphoric, liberating thing and tells you that you can be happy all the time. I think the opposite.
The first time I got recognized in public was at a movie theater. It was at the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie premiere. I was at the movie theater, and someone came up, and it was so weird to me, because I had never been recognized by a viewer, so I thought that was scary.
I think it’s kind of a scary time we’re getting into – like, when you’re hanging out with people, they’d rather be on the phone than talk to you.
It’s scary to me to watch the world around us get less and less physical while in the imaginary world of pop culture, aggressive impulses and fear reactions are floridly, furiously stoked and indulged.
It’s scary to imagine yourself failing. But I do know that in Bollywood, every Friday changes your destiny, and unfortunately, every Friday also changes the way people look at you.
I remember, for my birthday once, we all dressed up as Spice Girls. I was Scary.
If you only share your best pictures, or your Facetuned self, the thought of people seeing you as you truly are can be scary.
It’s scary to become a woman in this world. We have to understand that some of the messages we get, messages that we are not enough, are there to keep our power in check. We can’t buy into these messages.
Francesca Lia Block
There’s an energy and excitement when you’re building a company. You have so much tail wind. You’re planting new seeds. But it’s also scary, because there’s no safety net.
The scary thing is I took 12 years of French, and I can barely say, ‘My name is… ‘ And that’s not because of the concussions.
I think about my dwindling anonymity, and that’s really scary because a very large part of me would be perfectly happy living on a ranch in Colorado and having babies and chickens and horses – which I will do anyway.
I cap myself when I shop; I don’t like to spend extravagant amounts on clothes. But, I do get lent clothes for events, it’s scary to wear something so expensive, but I feel really pampered.
I’m really interested in the collaborative thing. It’s what makes it scary because you never know what it’s going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find, and you’re completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It’s like this mutual delusion.
Until recently, Hollywood offered only a handful of roles to actors of color. The majority of my opportunities have fallen into two categories: Scary Black and Funny Black.
That Dutch style of kickboxing, that’s great. That’s hard. It’s very intimidating to stand across from, but you know it’s very rhythmic on the beat. It’s just something: It looks scary, but it’s nothing to be scared of.
I don’t ever like to see paparazzi much, but I have seen them, and I guess anyone who’s seen them knows how scary they are.
The real scares on CNN, etc. and the scares in a movie, like ‘The Purge,’ are totally different. One of the ways you can tell when someone, whether it’s a film maker or executive or producer, wants to make a scary movie but doesn’t understand that distinction is they’ll want to recreate too much of what’s on TV.
I got my fair share of stick. But I surrounded myself with fabulous girls, and they all loved me because I made them clothes. I remember making them all leopard print tops and tartan skirts for a party we went to once. It’s scary to think about it now, actually.
There’s something dangerous about what’s funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary.
I am politically incorrect, that’s true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won’t be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn’t going to love you all the time.
That’s a very scary thing to think about, being trapped in a coffin.
I’m always down for a Spice Girls reunion. I love the Scary hair and platforms. Any time of day or night I’ll be there.
Being alone on the moors is scary; as the rain clouds settle in, it makes you realise your place in nature.
My first performance was in AP Calculus when they forced me up into the front of the classroom and made me sing a song, which was really scary, but it was fun.
I feel the weight of just telling the truth. There really is no weight to telling the truth. It’s a little scary sometimes, but if you tell the truth, you don’t have to be looking over your shoulder.
I think I had four concussions throughout my career that were diagnosed, and I guess that I’ve had seven more. But the fact that three of them came in a four month span when I was making a comeback in 2004 is a little bit scary.
Scary monsters are like Hula Hoops. They come in and out of fashion.
Because we have a society that by and large is illiterate in these areas – science, math and engineering – what we do is a mystery to them, and they find it scary. And because of that, it creates easy opportunities for opponents of development, activist organizations, to manufacture fear.
Just about everyone is quick to judge plastic surgery, especially on a man. We’ve all seen people who end up looking a little scary.
There are many ways to lead a life. It would always be ideal to have a paycheck coming in. But I really love this fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants approach. It’s scary and wonderful at the same time. I feel very open to many possibilities.
I think it’s sort of rare in TV shows or movies to see people being vulnerable. That’s sort of scary to an audience.
Looking at how things might be under Trump is scary, particularly when a pinnacle moment in his campaign saw him mocking and belittling a reporter with a disability.
It’s sort of scary to work with your parents when you’re in the same business. But there was something so very safe about that. Acting with her was just like working with a wonderful actress who just happens to be my best friend and also my mother.
It’s depressing and scary, but he needs to know the world around him because he’s fourteen now and in two years he’s going to drive. He needs to know what goes on out in the world. I’m not going to always be there.
The type of movies that give me the heebie jeebies are thrillers, because anything that’s playing with your thoughts and mind, that’s scary. But one thing that they never do in horror movies that I always do is I pray. You never see them pray in horror movies.
The thing I find really scary about ghosts and demons is that you don’t really know what they are or where they are. They’re not very well understood. You don’t know what they want from you. So it’s the kind of thing you don’t even know how to defend yourself against. Anything that’s unknown and mysterious is very scary.
I don’t have a sidekick – no Ed McMahon. So when I go out there, I’m lonely. It’s scary.
Morgan Freeman is so class. He’s so cool. He’s so scary.
I always loved scary movies, and my dad was a film professor.
Switching from one career to another can be scary, but it also can be a thrilling experience. Look at it as an opportunity to really go after what you want to accomplish in life and make a difference in the world. The key is to take small, conscious steps and prepare yourself for a successful transition.
I listen to music all day every day. I can’t not listen to music. It’s kind of scary how much I listen to music, but it’s what I love, and it’s all I care about, so I’m good with it.
I don’t consider 41 being in prime of life. Even if I conceived a child tomorrow I’d be 52 by the time it was 10. I’m not sure I’d have the energy, and I find that quite scary.
That was me under the bath and the water being held down. The director wanted it to look as real as possible so he told Keanu, in front of me, don’t go easy on her. So it was scary.
One cannot see any world leader who has got a grip on the financial markets these days. They’re too big, too fast. I think that’s quite scary.
I’m not a person who’s obsessed with scary movies or horror films or anything like that, so when I was watching the original ‘Walking Dead,’ I was kind of surprised at how into it I was getting.
I think there are ghosts. I haven’t seen or heard anything. I’ve definitely felt something, but it’s not scary.
I guess the bigger you dream, the further you have to fall if you don’t get it, so it can be a bit of a scary thing to be that ambitious.
Decision-making is very scary for me.
As long as I am winning, people shouldn’t care whether my skirt is six inches long or six feet long. How I dress is a very personal thing. It is scary that every time I wear a T-shirt, it becomes a talking point for the next three days.
Robert Englund’s done an amazing job over the years playing Freddy. Everybody that’s a fan of ‘Nightmare’ loves Robert and you know so that’s a challenge when you’ve got to step in a big man’s shoes like that, so it’s scary but it’s also exciting.
Jackie Earle Haley
I got my heel stuck in a drain as I was crossing the street and cars were coming. It was really scary. A girl in heels in New York is a hard combination.
It is hard to make a movie funny and scary at the same time.
Red carpet is a little bit scary. It’s not about expression. It’s about taking a pretty picture in a really weird, awkward way, with so many people watching. It’s a glamorous part of the job, but it requires its own kind of courage.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Yeah, and I recently had my first Elvis moment. A gang of young girls was jumping all over me. It was kinda scary. And totally flattering.
Reality is the scary thing. Not my work, not comedy.
The witch in ‘Snow White’ is a very scary image.
And as I have always said, the only thing more scary than knowing we are not alone in the universe is knowing we are alone in the universe.
Ebola so scary and so unfamiliar, it’s really important to outline what the facts are and that we know how to control it. We control it by traditional public health measures. We do that, and Ebola goes away.
It is a little scary to go across the whole country, and basically the world, and be like, ‘What’s up? I’m gay, and you should let me get married everywhere.’ I don’t feel like I’m a spokesperson. I just sing what my experience is.
It is a quirk of American culture that each generation of nonconservatives sees the right-wingers of its own generation as the scary ones, then chooses to remember the right-wingers of the last generation as sort of cuddly.
There were times when I’ve not wanted to be in my own skin, and that’s a very scary feeling.
I don’t think at Pixar we’d ever make something that was too scary for general audiences.
I’ve always said if I had to pinpoint what’s more important in a scary movie, the soundscape or the visuals, I’d pick the sound.
Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them.
Endings are scary and foreign. They split you up emotionally and put you in a place where you don’t know what’s going to happen next. But with every end of the world, there is a new world that follows.
I’m really scared of clowns, and for a while, I was scared to perform and sing in front of a crowd. Also, I’m not a big scary movie guy. They stay with me for a while.
I went to Moscow and met some slightly powerful and scary people.
I spent four months in Prague in these blue rooms reacting to nothing and you basically place your faith in the hands of the director and the special effects co-coordinator and you keep your fingers crossed and hope that the creatures look really scary.
What I’ve found – and the older I get, the more I understand this and stand behind it – is, my whole life has been an exploration of telling the truth. It’s scary to be truthful, and it’s scary to reveal yourself, and I’m very attracted to doing things that scare me.
You have to be taxed. Just because you work a little harder to have a little bit more money taken from you, I mean, that’s scary. I worked hard for it. Why should I be taxed more than other people?
What sets ‘Archie’ apart from the many, many times I’ve reworked and rebooted long-standing characters is that this time, it was really scary.
Since 2001, people have been scared. There’s been some really scary stuff that’s been happening – 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, anthrax letters, D.C. sniper, global warming, global financial meltdown, bird flu, swine flu, SARS. I think people really feel like the system’s breaking down.
Computers are scary. They’re nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.
It’s scary to sign a six-year contract for something that you don’t necessarily know about. And yet I did that most every year. I’ve done a lot of failed pilots.
Turning 16 is kind of scary because when you’re 16, you go from being a kid and then you can drive and are more of a young adult in a way.
Chloe Grace Moretz
I don’t think me walking away from modeling was scary for me. In hindsight, I think it was very risky, when you talk about risk. Because it paid the bills.
I was scared many times on Everest, but this is all part of the challenge. When I fell down a crevasse, it was pretty scary.
I got scouted for modeling, and it was really scary – I was walking my dog wearing heels for the first time ever because I had a party to go to the day after, and I wanted to practice, and this black car kind of started following me, so I, being dramatic, picked up the dog and started to run.
I think scary movies work best when they’re relatable, and I think one of the scariest things to young people now is bullying. Either doing it, being on the other end of it, being caught doing it.
What’s really scary about the original ‘Blair Witch’ is that it doesn’t really answer any questions, so what makes that ending so scary is you walk out feeling dirty because you don’t even know what happened. It feels wrong.
We are never doing anyone any favors by withholding our gifts from the world. It’s scary to be fierce, but you can’t compromise that for fear of losing those around you.
I probably wouldn’t be a songwriter if I didn’t grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that’s served me well.
From middle school to the first year of high school, I went to a school in Miami that seemed like a private country club. The whole cheerleader, football player, clique-y thing there was terrifying. Those people were so scary. They’re the scariest kinds of people because they are idolized by their peers.
My favorite scary movie was always ‘Halloween.’ I love that there’s hidden emotion underneath Michael Myers’ psychotic behavior. Plus, he has the best mask, hands-down.
I’ve been asked to do a retrospective since I was about 28 and I always thought that was a bit odd. It’s great to look forward as an artist because in the future the possibilities are infinite; you look back and it’s all fixed so it’s a scary thing.
I remember, being young is a scary, wonderful feeling.
A lot of the time I hate the theater. You think, ‘I have to climb Mount Everest, again, tonight.’ Oh, the theater is a scary place to be.
I find it scary when people talk about me as a future leader. It’s like putting a big target on your back.
Ebola is a nasty disease to get. It’s scary. But as a weapon, it is probably not likely. Ebola is a difficult malady to weaponize and deliver efficiently.
The image of a pregnant woman embracing her figure and really putting it out there can be scary to some people, but I don’t let that stand in my way, and I don’t think other women should either.
Mary Helen Bowers
We do stigmatise teens a lot and see them as scary and alien.
J. K. Rowling
My father is a big guy; he’s had a quadruple bypass surgery, and that’s scary. Those are real things that happen in families with overweight people, and I don’t want that.
I’d love to interview Mick Jagger, but that might be scary.
I’ve chosen the parts that have interested me and parts that I thought I could do a job with but also were challenging and a little bit scary.
We human beings get nervous if we don’t know what’s going on. It’s the rule for creating scary stories: the unknown is always more frightening than the known.
I think, first of all, every time you want to play somebody who is real is always challenging and always scary, because you are given a responsibility of someone’s real life.
I’m always surprised to rediscover that there’s something kind of scary about life; and that the feeling we have that we’re in charge is probably ill founded.
There are a lot of horror films out there that are nasty, but what’s nasty isn’t necessarily scary.
The thought of going through a bone marrow transplant, which in my case called for a life-threatening dose of chemotherapy followed by a total replacement of my body’s bone marrow, was scary enough. But then I learned that finding a donor can be the scariest part of all.
If you care about the characters, then whatever scary thing happens to them, you feel it even more.
My parents have been married multiple times each, so the idea of being committed to somebody was scary.
I don’t like scary movies.
Please know that being 80 is not a scary thing. When you’re 80, your life is much freer.
‘The Exorcist’ is one of the finest movies ever made, and it just so happens to be a scary movie.
The stalkers can get a little scary at times, but I guess all these things are a part of being famous.
Things change when you give your life to serving God, and that can be scary.
Michael W. Smith
Playing live is closer to theatre, although when you’re up there on your own, it’s quite scary and revealing because you’re playing your own songs. It’s like a one man show that you’ve written yourself.
It’s scary to work with family, alongside my brothers and uncle. I can’t imagine myself screaming at them even in front of the camera.
This is how I feel about horror films: there’s enough scary things that happen in day-to-day life. Sometimes just going and getting the mail is scary, when you open your bills. And so, sometimes I feel like scary movies are just tapping into those anxieties and magnifying them.
A house is kind of scary.
The idea of printing out something that’s as scary as a tumor into its concrete form was something that spoke to me – there is something very liberating about that idea.
People are so fearful about opening themselves up. All you want to do is to be able to connect with other people. When you connect with other people, you connect with something in yourself. It makes you feel happy. And yet it’s so scary – it makes people feel vulnerable and unsafe.
Portraying Mozart is a scary task. Whenever I’m asked to portray actual historic figures, it comes with extra accountability. Not just to your director and playwright, but to the man himself and the beloved persona that the public forms.
I thought twenty was pretty scary, like, not being able to call myself a teenager anymore, and feeling like an adult – that kind of made me nervous.
I think a lot of the Disney cartoons are scary when you watch them at a young age.
It’s like why people read scary books or go see scary movies. Because it creates a distance. They’re scared, but they’re not going to get hurt.
Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.
Being a guitarist was scary, honestly, as a girl in Nashville. It just felt like no one was gonna ask me to be in a band and play guitar, like I never was gonna get asked to do that.
I heard Tony Bennett say that when you’re a big deal early on, you have to maintain that level forever, and it’s very scary. You have to keep hitting those home runs, turning out hits.
I’m scared of scary movies.
We can all agree that first loves can be a scary thing, and that growing up is hard to do.
It’s scary when one day the city is there and the next day it’s gone. To see the water actual kill people, I couldn’t believe it. I never fathomed it could bury a city.
I think that social media influence is such a powerful presence in our society to the point where it’s a little bit scary sometimes.
If I can laugh with people, it makes me feel safe with them. If I feel someone has no sense of humour, I find it really scary. I do it with the kids as well: put on stupid voices to lighten up the spirit or gee them along to do something.
I like to write with people I have a relationship with; otherwise it’s kind of scary, and you hold back because you don’t want to pour your guts out to someone you never met.
I always just wanted to be funny. I never really planned to be scary.
R. L. Stine
The things that motivated me at 21 don’t suffice. Which is scary but really liberating in a way. It’s taken me a long time to feel like, instead of being invited to the party with a bunch of people I don’t know, that I actually deserve to be here.
Bambi, to a kid, was scary.
I have no problems with my eyes. It was because when I became big, I suddenly I found myself playing on stage with 200,000 people, and that is scary. I remember my manager told me just put on a pair of sunglasses, and that should mitigate the panic. So I tried it, and it worked.
But I had two very special people who helped to take my style to the next level. Thank God for my first MC Cowboy and my first student Grand Wizard Theodore, and to go out after creating this art form and finding everyone jamming to it – that too was pretty scary.
One day I can be ecstatically up, and the next, I can feel this real blankness, a deadness almost, which is scary.
Coming out with records when you’re in a big, successful group that plays stadiums, that’s scary to come out by yourself.
I think crafting a new, effective horror movie is not just about when night falls and things get scary. It’s about setting a tone and mood that permeates throughout the entire movie. So even during the daytime, things are never quite safe-feeling.
The scary thing is how quickly everyone’s star fades. Therefore, to be a voice, you need to do television. You need to stay in the public eye for the public to care about you, to be a big enough voice to help where it is needed.
I always say: ‘Share your happiness with the world, give other people that happiness and let it come back,’ but some things make me question it. I don’t know if I want some people to know that I am happy. I think a lot of people want to take it away from you, and that’s really scary.
When you conceive the scene, you go, ‘That is scary, right?’ When you shoot it, a lot of times you’re not quite sure. Hopefully what you can shoot is what your conception is.
For me, the sound design and the musical score is a big part of what makes scary movies work.
Who does this, at age 71, try to put a tour together from scratch? I have to say it’s scary at times. But I like a challenge ’cause it keeps you on your toes.
It’s so scary to go on stage. I used to throw up before I went on stage, every time.
I’ve got to be a husband on my visa. Going to Russia can be scary – you’ve got to compete in front of lots of people who know I’ve got a husband.
If you can hit your 3- and 5-woods with confidence from the fairway, par 5s become birdie opportunities, and 420-yard par 4s are a lot less scary.
I think Netflix is incredible! I travel a lot, so it keeps me company sometimes. I like ‘Peaky Blinders.’ I’m a big fan of Cillian Murphy, and he is quite the actor. I watch documentaries, mainly, but I’ve really gotten into watching scary movies. ‘It Follows’ is wicked.
The key to a good horror movie is what happens between the scares. The scares aren’t the tricky part. If you’re involved in what’s going on in between, the scare is going to trick you. If you’re not, the best scare in the world will not be scary.
Life is so beautiful, but there are all these scary things you can’t deny.
I love ghosts. I’ve actually seen a couple of spirits in my life and almost every single night, till today, I try and watch a scary film.
When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books.
R. L. Stine
I’m a character and relationship guy, and even with the ‘Saw’ films, it’s special-effects people’s jobs to create these scary things. It’s not my job. My job is to bring some sense of humanity to the character, no matter how evil he may be. The script is going to take me there.
I’ve had a couple of family members deal with cancer, and I remember that moment where they’re going into surgery, and you just have no idea what’s going to happen, and it’s really scary.
I don’t see scary movies. I’ve never seen ‘The Exorcist’ or ‘Jaws’.
Transitioning out of the military after a decade or more of service can be exciting and scary. Even more so when you have a family to support and are not experienced with the challenges of transitioning from active duty to civilian life.
It’s not easy to sit down and open yourself up and say, ‘This is how much I love you,’ you know? It’s scary to do that.
I always prefer the big laugh. That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Television offered me the opportunity to do new things; I had written a lot of scripts other than scary movies. I had actually written some romantic comedies and stuff that I really wanted to try my hand at, and nobody would let me do that. Television allowed me to do anything I wanted.
It’s very, very difficult to reinvent yourself when you’re 40 or 50, whether you are a taxi driver who now needs to become a web designer, or anything else. It just becomes more difficult and more scary.
Yuval Noah Harari
I hope my kids can experience the seasons and a climate that’s sustainable. The idea that things are going to be so very different for them is slightly scary.
When you’re in a world, and your parents are one way, and you’re told, ‘This is how the whole world is, and this is how you’re supposed to be,’ and you’re terribly unhappy in that world, it’s a very scary thing.
We can all be cornered and victimized and bullied by someone who’s trying to take our contextual clues of our personality or appearance, the circumstantial, and trying to make that evidence to fit their narrative. That’s very scary.
Paul Walter Hauser
Cancer is a scary thing and you have to deal with it seriously.
The players never think they project enough. In a hall that seats 3,300 people, it’s a very scary thing to play so quietly that you can barely hear yourself.
I am so sorry to see the state of reading in such decline. I think it says something really scary and terrible about us as a culture. I think it does have to do with everyone’s total global embrace of technology.
I’ve got a huge, huge position in mortgage-backed securities. I started accumulating them in 2009, when the market was really down and things were really scary.
I think the amazing thing about ‘Twin Peaks’ was that it completely changed television from that point forward. It showed everyone that you can just sit really quiet with storylines and characters. It can be scary, it can be uncomfortable, it can be weirdly funny.
He is scary as the butcher, but you will not meet a lovelier, more interesting guy than Danny Huston. His stories leave me spellbound. I adore him.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
There’s a final exam in venture every four to six years. The scary thing is you need to get an ‘A’ in every discipline. You need to be on generational planning, need to be on great deal flow, need be on great outcomes, you need to be on great company building.
I love Carpenter, I love Craven – these are all the classics – the Romeros of the world, but I think the biggest influence on me as a storyteller and as a filmmaker is actually Steven Spielberg. I love that even though Steven isn’t known for being a horror director, he started out his career making scary movies.
To me, nothing beats McDonalds and a scary movie at home.
Shooting a horror story with kids, I always explain really simply. They may be scary to watch, but they’re a lot of fun to shoot. You know, the kids have a great time shooting these movies. Whether you let them watch it is another matter.
Guillermo del Toro
When I heard the word ‘cancer,’ I was in bits. I panicked, I think everyone does, it was very scary, horrible. Thankfully, the melanoma does not appear to have spread. They’ll continue to monitor me, I’ve got scars on my face, on my back. Good thing I was never worried about my good looks.
I’m so curious about knowing the unknown; it can be scary, but I see it as a game.
I’ve got my foot in ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and my heart is there in a lot of ways, but I’m really pushing myself to do these new projects. It’s scary as hell, but it’s fun to have other things to keep my creative brain cooking.
The scariest thing about screening a comedy… if you screen a drama, you know, there’s no real way to tell in real time if people are enjoying it or not. But in a comedy, it’s like, if people aren’t laughing, it’s sort of scary.
Technological unemployment is scary for those affected – but has always gone hand in hand with economic progress.
If it is not scary, it is not worth doing.
I write as if I were drunk. It is a process of intuition rather than placing myself above my story like a puppeteer pulling strings. For me, it’s a scary, chaotic process over which I have little control. Words demand other words, characters resist me.
It’s always scary when you’re doing a sequel to a film, because you don’t want to just repeat the first film in a different location like most sequels. You want to do something totally different, and something that actually expands the world of the main character.
Whenever you get into a new environment, it’s scary. You don’t know the people; you’re not really comfortable with the machine that the show is.
Most people who make threats don’t follow through. The most dangerous people are often those who never make threats. But ‘most’ and ‘often’ aren’t what you are looking for when you’re dealing with a scary person. You want to ‘know.’ And there is no knowing.
After you take time off, it can be really scary to do the harder things you used to do, and I personally hate being scared.
I love scary movies. The Shining and Don’t Look Now are two of the best.
Monsters don’t scare me at all; I think creepy is scarier than gore. I tend to read more thrillers and mysteries than horror, though. I like a good whodunnit. If I want scary, I tend to reach for a movie. I think it’s a great medium for horror.
Bernard Hopkins? He fights scary dirty. I mean, he did what he had to do in his career.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I like writing a lot more than I used to. I used to find it scary but now I’ve got used to it once it gets going. I used to find it hard to start. Fear of the blank page. The first thing you write down won’t bear any relation to what’s in your head and that’s always disappointing.
The thing I remember most about having a tantrum is not the rage during the tantrum, but the being freaked out afterwards, and embarrassed, and guilty. It’s scary to lose control of yourself.
Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is.
Since September 11, 2001, the real world has become too scary for a lot of people to be with – all the time.
I had breast cancer. Yeah, I know it’s scary.
All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It’s scary.
What I get really excited about are movies that I connect with emotionally. ‘Deliverance’ was on TV, and they don’t really make movies like that anymore, just simple and scary. The truly scary thing is, ‘I’m going to threaten your life, I’m going to threaten the people you love. What are you going to do about it?’
Learning how to drive was a scary thing.
The unknown is always scary.
So it was scary, but that’s how it goes. To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong.
Every Monday night, there was a scary movie on Spanish TV, so my parents used to send me to bed. I remember lying there, listening to the TV, and imagining the movie in my head. And so probably the scariest movies I ever saw in my life were the ones I imagined.
Juan Antonio Bayona
As a human, if you’re in a scary situation, you pretty much forget about everything else! You just try and survive.
There’s so much focus on celebrity these days; we’re in the Kardashian era, and it’s slightly scary.
I was not a ‘Doctor Who’ fan. As a kid, I thought it was scary and for boys.
As an actor, you need everything you can get to be truly scary and truly memorable.
Learning to drive is a scary thing for a parent. I had to basically lie to get the keys when I was a kid.
Makeup is scary. When I do it myself, it’s just mascara, and sometimes I forget even to do that.
Throughout my life, I have always believed in love; I’ve always put my heart in love. But I’ve seen fear take people so often. It’s very scary.
People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it’s scary. And the bear because it’s intense, but the monkey makes people laugh.
How did I feel as a guy who was making a movie about a single mom who’s a crackhead? That – I was scared. I mean, it was scary. But part of that’s because it was so personal and real to me.
I suffer from and enjoy an incredibly vivid dream life. A lot of times there is a sort of narrative, and other times they are just funhouses of non-linear imagery and other scary stuff.
I think a lot of us have some form of body dysmorphia… You’re looking in the mirror, and you’re kind of disassociated in some way. I think a good reminder is to actually, physically touch yourself. ‘Ah, okay, this is what my arm feels like. It’s not what I’m mutating in my head. I’m not some sort of scary monster.’
As a 12-year-old, I think everything seems scary.
What is scary to me is silly to somebody else. CG isn’t scary to me. It’s like comedy – comedy and horror are quite similar, in that there’ll always be somebody who’ll say, ‘I don’t think that was funny.’ And it’s the same with things that are meant to be scary.
Guillermo del Toro
As a comedian, I am obligated to tell you the truth, my truth. To share with you my beliefs, my perspective. And I think that we forget sometimes that that’s the oath that comics take, that we will go up and share everything – the irreverent, the scary.
I think a lot of bands go on way past the point where they’re relevant. Some of them keep doing it because they’re making millions of dollars. Or people are afraid – they don’t know what else to do. It’s scary to get out of a relationship of any kind.
We repress the things we’re scared of, but if we just look at and embrace the things we’re scared of, it’s a much fuller, richer life that’s also not as scary.
Starting a new job is always scary, or at least for me it’s always scary. It’s like the first day of school.
My biggest fear in life is living Nativity scenes. I hide in cars and drive around looking at them. Something about it is really scary to me. What parent would put their child in there with mules and camels and straw?
I love scary movies. I like blood and gore, and I love Halloween movies.
There was a scary two years where it was madness because I was really in trouble with the taxman.
Part of the criteria for doing a project is that it’s scary or challenging because at some point you go, ‘It’s too scary; it’s too challenging. I don’t want to do it.’ But things that seem easy are never any fun.
Shops are not a growing business, so it’s a scary place to be.
I think it’s so strange that certain people think they know you because you’ve been in a film. It’s very flattering, but it’s also very scary.
Making ‘bad people’ seem human is the key to making them really scary.
There’s always something to think about in terms of problems that are dark and important and immediate and scary.
Cover versions, that’s my forte, that’s all I ever used to do. When you play your own songs, it’s quite scary, ’cause I’m quite honest and open, they can be very revealing. But covers, I don’t have to think about, just get me up there!
‘Evita’ was four pieces of slick paper and a record album. It’s the most scary, to sit down and dictate a musical scene by scene. It was a musical unlike anything I’d ever seen before myself.
Be yourself, whatever it is. Even if it’s scary.
The first show I did with Coldplay was really scary.
It happened on ‘Laguna Beach’ where you don’t know what’s real and fake, and I saw cast members who couldn’t distinguish what was real and what was fake anymore. It was kind of scary to see, so I kept them very separate so that I didn’t go crazy.
I don’t feel unlucky in love anymore, and it’s not all emo. It’s a scary place to be in when you’re like: ‘What am I supposed to write about now? I don’t feel heartbroken, so now what?’
French men can be very tough too, you know… Real bad boys move in silence, as we know, so you don’t have to be loud and muscular to be scary, actually.
I like creating beauty out of scary things.
New, unfamiliar, and mysterious threats to our health are scary. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – where we identify, on average, one new health threat each year – we work around the clock with an approach that prioritizes finding out what we need to know as fast as we can to protect Americans.
Stuffed animals are sad and scary; they have humorous and tragic qualities.
I like seeing those 300-pound women that toss those discus. I just feel like they’re so scary. It freaks me out a little bit to know that there are women like that.
I’d taken the bull by the horns by liberating myself and creating a career. It took guts – it was scary and chancy – but they discounted me as empty-headed: some little piece of fluff without any brain that happened to come along.
I’m a huge, huge fan of Blu-ray. I think the picture and the sound quality is just such a massive improvement, and I think for movies like ‘Event Horizon,’ where the image is a key part of that film, and also the sound, as well, in any scary movie is an important element.
Paul W. S. Anderson
I think that’s the real reason, sometimes, that people talk about my stories as being scary, because if you compare what goes on in my stories to what goes on in popular movies and popular songs, it’s very mild.
I know that ‘boots on the ground’ is a scary phrase and that the Western world has gotten used to sterile attacks.
I’m a real open-minded skeptic when it comes to the ghost world. And there are places that I’ve traveled to where it’s very scary and I end up feeling like there might be something going on there.
I don’t have to act for work anymore; I can act for passion. That’s freeing, but it’s also a prison of its own. When you can do anything you want, you’re really responsible to do something great. And that’s scary.
When you’re a comedic actor and you’re used to just getting laughs, it’s kind of scary to go serious, even for a second.
I love ‘The Orphanage’ because the concept is so cool and the story is told in such an interesting way. It’s a movie that will scare your socks off but make you cry at the end. It’s one of the most tragic movies I’ve ever watched and is truly heartbreaking and scary at the same time.
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Marriage is scary to me, man.
Going out and trying new stuff on an audience is a scary thing.
Whatever it is that’s bothering me – interacting with annoying guy at a restaurant, contemplating my age, or losing friends to illness – I’ll start to chip away at it. If you can poke holes in it, it’s not as formidable; it’s not as scary, and ultimately, it becomes another truth.
This conducting thing happened. In 1983 I was sucked into this international career, which was a very scary experience.
Living a very long time would be a very scary thing.
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. You’ve got all the fans, lots of hangers-on jumping up and shouting different words. But when you actually go in the ring, it’s a very lonely and scary place. It’s just you and the other guy.
The Buddha taught that we’re not actually in control, which is a pretty scary idea. But when you let things be as they are, you will be a much happier, more balanced, compassionate person.
You’re blinded by lights and you see all these people who come out, and it’s exciting. It’s scary and it’s exciting all rolled into one.
I use myself as the barometer to gauge what is scary.
Me in drag is kind of scary, actually. It’s frightening. I actually look pretty good.
Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.
Even the word ‘cancer’ is ugly, scary, burdensome – a roadblock for a conversation before it even starts. Who wants to go there? Much of the time, I’d rather not bring it up if I don’t have to – and I’m the one with the disease!
It can be a scary thought to do something that’s never been done before.
I don’t really approach stories to make them different from other stuff I’ve seen, I just try to get into the character, into his or her head. Try to make it as funny, as scary or as wild as I can so that I really like it.
The comedy seeds were planted before the Marine seeds. The thought of comedy never happening was scary. When you have a plan, you never know what will happen.
With cyberbullying, one press of a finger on an electronic device can shatter someone’s reputation and what they think is their entire life. It’s scary.
It’s kind of scary sometimes, I’ve seen this a lot in Asia. Children are given music lessons, very intensively I might add and involving great technical expertise sometimes, but you can tell that they have been told only to play happy pleasant music.
Michael Tilson Thomas
Oh my God – this is scary and sad all at the same time. I literally dream about buying my own groceries. Swear to God. Because it is something that is real and normal.
Being sincere and true to yourself is a scary thing but, ultimately, a rewarding one.
I had written many things as a journalist, but I had no idea if I could write something scary or romantic or touching that wasn’t me writing about someone else’s life story. It was really exciting to try.
I’ve usually found that the greatest rewards in my life come from taking on things that are a little bit scary.
When I saw all of the people I have known all these years, when we got together, it was scary because B.B King and I lived in the same place in Nevada.
To lose two babies is really scary. It really caught on me emotionally, physically, everything. It took me at least 15 years to get over it and still, to this day, I miss my son.
Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
The single woman is a free woman, and being single does not mean being alone – it means being free to have a relationship or not. This can be scary, but it’s also very interesting.
I really expected Twitter to be a scary place, for people to say horrible things, but I’ve had just the opposite experience.
I am a nice human, but I’ve also got Italian in my family. My mom’s side is Italian and my mom is a very scary human being. I get a lot of that intensity and snap straight into it from her. She’s legit terrifying. Lovely girl. Lovely mother but when she gets angry, she’s absolutely terrifying. She’s a damn monster.
In America, there’s a programme called ‘The Swan.’ They take 12 ugly people and call them ‘ugly ducklings.’ They spend six months and have everything done – plastic surgery, teeth, everything. And then they have this moment where their family is brought in, and they are revealed. It’s scary.
You have two pages, that’s the whole credit card agreement. The terms are clear and flat and easy to see so anyone can read them. So you could lay four credit cards in front of you and say, ‘Oh, that’s the one that has the highest rate, that’s the one that has the really scary provision that could hurt me.’
To become a celebrity, a name – and I’ve actually met some that speak of themselves in the third person – it’s scary. They become an object, not a human, complex, questioning thing where the cells are always changing.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I feel really comfortable when it’s just me and a guitar. It’s special and more vulnerable to strip it down. It can be scary, but it’s also empowering.
The computer has always been this ominous, scary thing that came into music, for me, in the early ’90s, right when I first started playing music.
Success is a scary concept because it assumes something kind of final. In the grand scheme of life, I don’t think there is some ultimate success.
I’m a relatively shy person, but I love being challenged and putting myself in positions that are scary.
It was hard to go into the world and start auditioning as real actors. Having to pay bills was rather scary, too.
All acting is nudity. It’s all vulnerable – and a little bit scary.
I always say, what is cool for me with ‘The Conjuring’, is it’s not just another scary set piece or another scary case; it’s more about what I can do with the characters of Ed and Lorraine Warren.
I’m at the transition place myself, still playing high school girls but moving to a stage when I’m playing older roles and going to the places of stillness and wisdom and knowledge and weight. It’s exciting and scary.
This inner strength we have, this desire to evolve and expand and explore, I do love that about humanity. At the same time, it’s scary what it does on a global scale. I’m very much caught between the two.
I worked at Ruby Foos early on as a host. I was only there for a little bit, but I had several odd jobs to pay the bills before that. And being in New York for the first year, I got here in 2003, and it was a very exciting but very scary time not knowing how you would make ends meet and me trying to meet people.
I think if you’re everyone’s cup of tea, that probably means you’re a little bit boring, or you’re not pushing yourself. Creativity happens where it’s dangerous and scary: where you’re not comfortable.
I used to be an awful asker. I was the 14-year-old who didn’t correct the family I would babysit for when they gave me less money than we had agreed to, because it felt rude and scary.
Anytime you have issues with your heart, that’s scary, but I’ve taken every test that you can take.
I have never directed anything for the stage. I studied for three years in the theater, and it was a very, very scary experience to direct live, being so vulnerable without the possibility to control things, to be so exposed.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I feel that everyone has a Hulk inside, and each of our Hulks is both scary and, potentially, pleasurable. That’s the scariest thing about them.
Punisher is scary; he should be scary.
I remember watching William Hartnell as the first ‘Doctor.’ Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified, but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan.
I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about scary demons, but I think that there are things in this world that are unexplainable that are mystical or paranormal. The possibility is there, definitely.
The parrot’s so funny. He imitates me and I don’t even realize he’s doing it. I’m walking around the house talking to myself and whistling and the next day he’s said something I’ve said… it’s scary you know?
Having an investor on your board of directors who is naive about public markets or finds them complex or scary is non-optimal.
I can’t tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it’s like going to somebody else’s Christmas dinner, everyone knows everyone, and you’re there and you’re not quite sure what you’re supposed to be doing.
When I was in college, I didn’t like physics a lot, and I really wasn’t very good at physics. And there were a lot of people around me who were really good at physics: I mean, scary good at physics. And they weren’t much help to me, because I would say, ‘How do you do this?’ They’d say, ‘Well, the answer’s obvious.’
I’m actually pretty afraid of scary movies, so I can’t watch them at night, but I am a fan during the daytime!
I think old people are scary. They remind you of your own death. People don’t like to tell you that.
I think the age we’re living in is starting to get scary.
I think there is that very basic yearning for something or someone to be looking after us, for there to be a framework holding the universe together that is benign and intelligent. We’re not going to get rid of that; it’s just too scary to be that molecule flying around briefly in a vacuum.
Not wearing hijab has seriously, seriously hurt my career. Mass media wants to see a woman in a veil. But I think it helps me because it makes it easier for my audience to relate to me. I’m not the scary ‘other’ they keep seeing on ‘Fox News.’
When you can’t ask a question of your leaders anymore, that gets scary.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a very scary thing, and it can easily make your life stand still for a moment.
We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre. We were trying to find the next group of scary movies that were ripe for parody.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Believe it or not, my introduction to scary literature was ‘Pinocchio.’ My mother read it to me every day before naptime when I was three or four. The original ‘Pinocchio’ is terrifying.
R. L. Stine
I remember that coming to America was scary for me because everything here is just bigger, better, shinier, you know?
We’ve been conditioned to be incredibly avoidant. ‘I’m afraid I’ll be called a racist if I say something wrong,’ is the familiar retort. Well, okay, that’s scary and difficult, but staying silent, avoiding the issue, doesn’t mean that racism goes away.
I like to play the grey areas in life – that’s the most uncomfortable place to be. Nobody likes to be in that in-between state where there don’t know what’s going to happen. There’s a lot of tension in that, and a lot of stuff to play with – where it’s uncomfortable and awkward and sad and scary.
I need a spiritual connection – I can make changes, but I can’t make miracles – and I need people around me who’ll support me and believe in me and tell me the truth and not let me deceive myself into avoiding the what’s scary and hard and necessary.
Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that’s why we decide we’re done. It’s getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out.
When you knock people out, it’s sometimes a very scary situation – but I always hoped that no one got seriously hurt. Now when I see them get knocked out, I laugh. When you finish the game, it’s funny. And when I look at film of myself, I think, ‘I wouldn’t fight that guy.’
People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
Putting your work out there is scary!
I think there’s little things you can do with a dermatologist that can stave off major, giant surgery, which is really scary. But I’m all for, if something’s bothering you, fix it. At least talk to somebody to see what it would take to fix it, and see if that’s for you or not.
When I was eight, I would look at the cover of the ‘Ghost Rider’ comic book in my little home in Long Beach, California, and I couldn’t get my head around how something that scary could also be good. To me it was my first philosophical awakening – ‘How is this possible, this duality?’
The whole thought of being a dad was scary to me.
The day an actor is not required, the day no one is writing for you, is when you’re actually dead… That’s a very scary moment.
If you create a visual that actually captures the imagination, that’s not real. It will look real, and that will spread at such lightning speed that by the time it’s found out, it has already done its damage. It’s a very, very scary time that we’re living in. I say it’s an age of absurdity.
I’m hungry for a cold and mean character. I’d love it if someone thought I could play gritty. I want to play a baddie – someone really scary.
Jessica Brown Findlay
The world might be a very scary place if it were only run by Virgos.
My mother liked to command me to do things I found scary. I always wanted to stay home and read. My mother only ever wanted me to get away.
A good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that made you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you wanted it.
There’s a scary moment when you realise you’re no longer the youngest person in the room. Especially if you’ve been a successful young person. That’s followed, of course, by the realisation that you’re actually the oldest person in the room.
I’ve always been aware of the emphasis on beauty in Hollywood, and I think that as one does get older, it can be scary.
Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it’s always more fun in the end.
I grew up watching Steven Spielberg and scary movies.
M. Night Shyamalan
Part of me is super private, and I’m put in this position where it’s scary sometimes because you never know what people are gonna think. It’s just making sure that you show what you want to show and making sure that you’re presenting your best self always and making the right decisions.
People expected ‘Jennifer’s Body’ to make so much money. But I was doubtful. The movie is about a man-eating, cannibalistic lesbian cheerleader, and that pretty much eliminates middle America. It’s obviously a girl-power movie, but it’s also about how scary girls are. Girls can be a nightmare.
Your mind can do wonders, so scary movies are not the healthiest for me because it does freak me out.
The unknown is very scary.
I can’t watch scary movies right now, because living on my own, it kind of freaks me out.
There’s something very scary about exposing yourself on camera, knowing that you’re going to be put on thousands of screens around the world for everyone to judge, but there’s also something very thrilling and exciting about it.
My father was a builder. During my high school years, I worked for him. One summer, I was working with a guy who had just come back from Vietnam and had been a tunnel rat. He wouldn’t talk about the experience, but it sounded really scary to me.
I’m just happy and proud to be playing music every day. Recognition is really cool, but it can also be kind of scary.
New York was scary, coming from the Midwest. At first, I thought I’d come in all cocky, like, ‘I’m gonna bring this town to its knees!’ After about a month, I was like, ‘I wanna go home.’
We have a choice every day to do whatever we do, and that choice is quite scary because it could absolutely change everything about our lives. It’s important to keep reminding myself that I have a choice.
Typhoon damage happens when they hit land, and as humans, we’ve decided to destroy mangroves and hurt coral reefs. If we don’t have barriers, the devastation is worse, and that is scary.
Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
I remember when the first police scary video thing came out, and you thought, wow, ooh, look at this, come and look, come and look. And now it’s on every channel.
I call myself the Amusement Park. That’s because I’m funny and scary at the same time.
In L.A. you hear all these stories of people being filmed in their own homes through their windows. I think that is so scary.
The Muslim world is portrayed as a monolith that is consistently scary and negative, and as much as you can be an open-minded person, if the only diet of information you get is scary images of men in beards, that starts to play on you. But you come to find out that the Muslim world is not a monolith.
I came out when I was 15 at school, and I realized I had put myself into a precarious situation. It was a very hostile environment for me, and a lot of kids had it in for me. It was a scary situation. I was very impatient. I wanted to grow up now.
The plan was always to come to America, because Pakistan’s a scary place. They don’t have religious freedom. It’s very poor, and there’s a lot of violence and corruption.
I think about death most of the day, every day. We can’t escape death, and choosing to ignore it only makes it more scary.
People are feeling and sensing a return of anti-Semitism – even in Europe, which, seventy years after the Holocaust, is a very scary thing. I think they are feeling that Israel is very isolated and doesn’t always get what they see as fair treatment in the European media.
It was kind of scary because working with Woody Allen becomes sort of a big deal in your mind. He directs in that Woody Allen character some of the time – he has these idiosyncrasies that are really charming and funny.
People ask me, ‘Isn’t it scary living on your own?’ but in this industry, being at events, doing interviews, and doing promotion and constantly chatting about yourself, sometimes it’s really nice to just sit in silence or take a day where you can sleep in until 3 P.M. and then stay up as late as you like.
I love being in anything that’s scary to people.
I have had fear in the past, yes. I’ve learned to fight it. But I still have my moments. I just have to remind myself that fear is all within your mind, and that you’re only holding yourself back when you give in to it. Even fear of success can be scary.
It’s scary, the way your mind can overpower what is real and what is right.
Scaring someone’s the hardest thing to do, and that’s why most of these scary movies are not scary. They’re sick, but not scary. There’s a lot of sickness out there, of people who then sit there and watch it, which I think is absolutely dismaying.
Over the years, I have been asked to play these sort of scary frenetic characters that express their emotions physically.
In mid-July 2007, after a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As cancer diagnoses go, mine wasn’t particularly scary. The affected area was small, and the surgeon seemed to think that a lumpectomy followed by radiation would eradicate the cancerous tissue.
People say I have a scary face. I find that to be a mixed compliment.
The Internet opens up so many doors. It’s a phenomenal tool for education but also a way for people to be scary and dangerous. We’re living in a world where we can be hacked and exposed.
For most people, tweeting is scary.
When you’re working on a lake and it’s dark and cold out and you can’t see what’s underwater, it is freaking scary!
Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.
Acting is really scary, but it’s also challenging, fun, hard work. There’s always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.
You shoot yourself in the foot when you think, ‘We have to get a good scary movie director to do a script by another scary movie writer.’
Women’s anger is very scary to people, and to no one more than to other women, who think, ‘My goodness, if I let the lid off, where would we be?’
I wish feminism wasn’t so scary to people. It should be an evolving concept. I think it’s an umbrella term to embrace conflicting ideas.
I remember going to see ‘Starlight Express’ almost every birthday I had as a treat because I just loved it, and the idea that you could rollerskate in a sort of scary old theatre… It was sort of a novel concept.
Because we build the worlds we wouldn’t mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there.
It was scary, and I knew what it was like to be an unemployed actress again.
After winning the Oscar, I was committed to do ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ but I didn’t know what the next thing would be after that. It was a scary time. But the advantage of TV is the regular work. All you need is a hit series, I guess.
I’m not interested in making horror-comedies, but I’m very interested in making scary movies with funny parts.
‘Phantom Menace’ was a huge project. It was the biggest visual effects production ever done at that point, and it was a little scary how big it was and how many unknown technologies had to be developed to do that work.
People have really taken Mrs. Brown to their hearts. I think she reminds them of their own mammies… Fierce and scary but full of love.
Don’t go on American Idol, I think you’ll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it’s getting kinda scary, isn’t it?
You hear horror stories about scary mothers who just want their kids to be famous. I could be waitressing in a restaurant, and my mum would be happy as long as I was happy.
Religion is a very scary thing, because a pastor is in a position of power. And if you use that power badly, you ruin people’s lives, and you ruin your own life.
Eugene H. Peterson
When we lost Steve, the grief was understandable, but I wasn’t prepared for how scary everything became – that fear factor of ‘Now I’m doing this on my own.’
I think being able to really fall in love with someone is the craziest thing that could ever happen. You know, allowing yourself to really go there and really feel those things is extremely scary.
I generally don’t climb something if it makes me feel fear. The beauty of soloing is that there’s no pressure – no one’s telling me to do it. So if something seems scary, I don’t have any obligation to do it. I can prepare further or just walk away entirely.
I’ll be out shopping, and all it takes is for one person to recognise me and it can get scary.
When everything else is looking so grim and the world is changing so fast that it’s scary, one thing that remains consistent is kindness.
After my final semester at Yale in December of 2013, I made a scary choice. Instead of looking for work – feeling over-read and underweight – that for a few months I would go wherever the wind carried me. I would become a student of the world, and I would eat.
That’s the scary part about TV, how you’ll feel about it in six years.
I do want to grow our company, so the way I’ve been doing that is moving ‘scary’ to different things.
Fairytales have always got to have that scary quality, as long as you make them laugh.
Helena Bonham Carter
I’m afraid of the dark because I picture things; I see things. I’m a freak. I see, like, little demons coming out of the floor and other little things running around. It’s scary.
Any time you’re stepping out on a limb as an artist, it’s scary, especially when you have a lot of success. When you’re reaching a lot of people, the masses, it’s easy to stay in that niche, you know? Especially when you’re making a lot of money and you know there’s a formula, it’s easy to stay in that rut.
I like the clowns from the circus that have more paint on their face. They were all funny and made me laugh. As a kid, I remember the clowns that were all in white reminded me more of death than circus clowns. It can be a scary thing.
When I went to Europe a few years ago, I felt very at home there, and I loved standing in Notre Dame and looking at all the gargoyles on the outside of that building and realizing that, as scary and frightening as they were, what I was looking at was something that was built to the glory of God.
I like stories where people have to face some big demons internally. It always seems to be an element of horror, because it’s pretty scary to have to face yourself and the things you’re most worried about: your own abilities and your own capabilities and your own level of competence in being a hero.
To make a movie about someone who is thinking and writing is scary. There’s no big love story, no action, no drama. It’s not an easy task.
I don’t always enjoy them, but when a scary movie has a really good storyline, that gets me interested.
I think people would be most surprised to know that I love scary movies.
I was never a big networker, but I was a spin doctor, all those shock shows, that’s how I got my first backers. But fashion’s a scary industry to be in, especially if you’ve not grown up with it.
I found a lot of fairy tales scary. They really didn’t sit well with me.
For me, it’s very easy to write a horror movie that’s just a succession of scary sequences, but it’s hard to find horror movies that have a genuine theme to them that are really exploring some aspect of our psychology and our fears.
History shows the power-grab in every religion once it gets organised. And then it’s people making you do things that you don’t agree with and setting the rules. But it does mean something to me to believe that we are not alone – the human animal is quite a scary thing, left on its own.
At first it was exhilarating but when I realized it wasn’t going away, it became scary and claustrophobic. Fame is a weird thing.
I loved being a part of ‘Celebrity MasterChef.’ The process was scary and I was so out of my comfort zone but I’ve learnt so much. Doing something I’d never done before put me in the position of the celebs on ‘Strictly’ and because of that experience, I think i’ll be a better teacher because of it.
A. J. Pritchard
When you accept a role in a pilot, you automatically sign up for five years. You think it’s scary to walk down the aisle? Try signing a five-year contract for a show you may not want to be part of down the road.
‘Sharp Objects’ was scary, unknown territory for me. I wouldn’t pick this kind of material to direct if you just gave me the book. Amy Adams was the force that drove me in.
I think good things are happening to me and will continue. I am not optimistic about the rest of the species, but I’m so blessed, it’s almost scary. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I have a wildly sunny disposition. I love to laugh.
When I’ve known something is right, the actual doing of it is not scary. It’s like being onstage or performing. After it and before it, there might be a lot of fear, but the act of it is never scary for me.
Just because I make movies in the scary world doesn’t mean I want to visit scary worlds.
I’m a good communicator, and I’m a good translator. I can talk to engineers; I can talk to people for whom technology is not remotely interesting or even maybe scary – things like that.
I really liked drama and being in plays, so when I was playing a character onstage and I could act like somebody else, then I wasn’t scared or nervous, but I didn’t like meeting new people when I had to be myself. That was scary.
The whole idea of ‘Death Line’ was to kind of highlight class distinctions in England more than to make a scary movie, and I just kind of wrapped my political treatise of the class distinctions in England in this movie.
I was really fearful that I was going to lose my record deal. It’s really scary as a female to not have that success early on in your career, ’cause you don’t know how many chances you are going to get.
It’s a scary, exhilarating thing to have your work adapted by someone else. There are so many ways it can go wrong or be a poor example of the underlying story.
It’s still scary every time I go back to the past. Each morning, my heart catches. When I get there, I remember how the light was, where the draft was coming from, what odors were in the air. When I write, I get all the weeping out.
People assume I’m fearless. A lot of the things I deal with are pretty scary. Fear makes you pay attention – it’s about absolute concentration.
I think marriage is a scary concept. It’s a scary concept for anybody. I’m not sure where I sit with that.
What I see as the particularly exciting prospect for writing horror fiction as we go forward is setting stories in more internal landscapes than external ones, mapping out the mind as the home for scary things instead of the house at the end of the lane or lakeside campground or abandoned amusement park.
Leave home? It’s quite a scary thought. I’m not the most independent person and that’s the result. When you’re always surrounded by people it becomes quite normal.
In S Club I played a role in a band, but now I can go off and be me – My horizon’s wide open now. It’s scary and it’s daunting, but it’s an absolute thrill. I feel brand new!
I remember finding a Houdini book at the library and seeing an image of him chained on the side of a building. He looked so intense and scary, and I couldn’t get that image out of my head. That started building up my love of magic.
I think for a horror experience to be really scary, something has to be a bit of a shock and a surprise. It’s like something you’ve never experienced before.
It felt like a huge risk when I first started putting my comic online. It was very scary to put myself out there that way and to open up something that I cared about very dearly – and to be the only creator involved with it.
I don’t think you would want to see all five Go-Go’s naked – I think we would be scary.
In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary, violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.
‘Bosch’ itself – it has a huge fanbase already from the Michael Connelly books, so it was definitely intriguing because you know going in that there’s all those people who will want to watch it, and I knew it was going to be a down-and-dirty, gritty, no-make-up part, so that was scary and yet so exciting.
Gangsters lived in the neighborhood. They weren’t apart from it. Their relationships with people were both benevolent and scary.
Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can’t function your brain, forget your vocabulary.
What’s awful about being famous and being an actress is when people come up to you and touch you. That’s scary, and they just seem to think it’s okay to do it, like you’re public property.
If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we’ll come up with some scary stuff.
This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don’t get it.
I don’t like to get scared – it’s not one of the emotions I enjoy. So I have to assume that if there are scary things in my books, they aren’t very scary.
Chris Van Allsburg
The thought of being alone when time goes on is a little bit scary sometimes, but not really.
France was always a little scary to me. I had the preconception that France was a bit hoity-toity.
The idea of getting old is horrific, but I don’t want to make it worse by becoming a grotesque caricature. A lot of people have made that mistake of trying so hard to hang on to their looks that they make themselves look really scary.
I just love scary movies. I love the thrill.
I think human beings will always still really enjoy using our imaginations, and ‘Fringe’ allows you to do that. It’s slightly scary and believable. There just might be an alternate universe. There just might be people on the other side that are like us, living a different life.
I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it’s pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.
I always get scared. I can’t read scripts. I’m scared, scary movies and stuff.
If you ask anybody what they think of clowns, it’s associated as much or more with something crazy and scary as it is something joyful.
When I first got to Los Angeles, hip-hop music was a scary thing not only to white America but to middle-class black America.
Being a comedian is an incredible thing, but it can be scary sometimes.
No, but there are people I grew up with from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains that would give any person on ‘Justified’ a run for their money in the scary department.
Trump says very scary things – deporting immigrants, massive militarism and, you know, ignoring the climate. Well, Hillary, unfortunately, has a track record for doing all of those things.
For me, ‘Jaws’ is much more of an adventure movie, but when it’s scary, it’s terrifying. When it’s funny, it’s hilarious. When there’s drama, it’s the most sincere stuff on screen. When there’s adventure, there’s swashbuckle. It’s all those things.
I remember the ‘Scary Movie’ series coming out for sure, and I was a big fan of those.
The first thing I look at is, ‘Is the entrepreneur going after really big problems, to the extent that it feels scary when they talk about it?’ You wonder if the idea is possible. I have seen that a lot of times, people go after small problems, and that’s a sign that they are not confident.
I’ve just had this idea pop in my head of trying to learn a new song every da, and try and play it that night. That’s been fun for me because it’s a little bit of a scary adventure, playing a song for the first time in front of people and letting it just be what it is.
When you’re onstage and you know you’re bombing, that’s very, very scary. Because you know you gotta keep going – you’re bombing, but you can’t stop.
I’ve got to deal with some stuff in my mind that’s pretty scary.
Flea markets are fun because they are the ultimate treasure hunt. Be open to the fact that you never know what you’ll find. The most beautiful, quirky, funny, scary pieces may not have an intrinsic value.
Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.
I started out coming from more of a concert music background. It just turns out that 20th-century music techniques lend themselves to scary movies and horror movies.
Lila can’t be a model until she’s at least 21. She is already a mini-me – it is scary. She already has her own beauty kit.
It’s a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you’ve been trained as a classical theatre actor. There’s always a depression in the theatre.
I think I probably have a creepy kind of scary quality. Otherwise, I wouldn’t get jobs. But I also think it has a little bit to do with, you’ve done it a couple times, and then people see you that way.
Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market.
I didn’t want to be a solo Westlife – covers and ballads – and the reason I signed with Capitol Records was because they wanted me to write songs myself. It was pretty scary, but they put me in a studio in Nashville with some new songwriters, and the results were pretty good.
Gee, I certainly hope I’m not a scary person in real life. It’s not like people run from me when they see me. People are usually pretty nice when they meet me. If they’re scared, they keep their shuddering to themselves.
It’s properly scary playing a leading man. Growing up, I always wanted to be a character actor.
Comedy was not necessarily the thing that I thought it would be, but I was searching for something that felt scary to me.
I think music should be scary. Music is an exorcism.
I guess the reason that I’m a horror fan is that I think it gives people the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of being scared in a safe environment. I think that’s why, for all of human history, we’ve been telling each other scary stories: because it exorcises something that we need to exorcise in a safe place.
Radical innovation is difficult to fund. It seems scary. And the really radical things seem even more scary.
I’m all about scary movies! The ‘Halloweentown’ ones are my absolute favorites.
Some horror movies are just for shock value, so it doesn’t really feel scary.
I decided to be an actress, and the day after, I was an actress. That was quick and very scary at the same time. When ‘Obscure Object of Desire’ came out in France, I felt guilty for my friends at the National School who weren’t in the movies. The whole thing was turmoil.
If you’ve never heard a piece of Mozart, then Mozart could sound scary or confusing, so it’s all about learning.
One of the things is that you need to space out scary movies.
I was the person who stayed awake reading by the nightlight until the scary shadows made me crazy.
It’s very scary to me that people actually think we should just follow our leaders. If we can’t learn from our history, we’re nowhere.
When you’re onstage and you know you’re bombing, that’s very, very scary. Because you know you gotta keep going – you’re bombing, but you can’t stop. And you know that half an hour from now, you’re still gonna be bombing. It takes a thick skin.
Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles – it’s a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.
The thought that so many people get their news from social media really is scary.
A lot of men do have a fear of my ultra-femininity. Sometimes people say I look like a drag queen, that I look scary, but I think that’s a fear of my confidence. Most women in contemporary culture pare down their femininity, so there’s a slight androgyny about them, and I think men have got used to seeing that.
I grew up on all sorts of horror – Hammer Horror and Vincent Price’s ‘Theatre Of Blood.’ I loved the hidden, scary layers, but there wasn’t that much around for youngsters in terms of horror books. I can remember reading Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ and ‘Cujo,’ but I thought there should be more for teenaged horror fans.
I loved scary movies growing up.
All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.
Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie, based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.
Brian De Palma
Everything is scary if you look at it. So you just got to live.
Mary J. Blige
When I left my band, I had to start over from scratch, and that’s a scary place to go.
The Lighthouse’ isn’t scary. A few people have said it is, but I don’t think it is.
Hype is scary.
There’s something scary about acting always, because basically you do all this work in a vacuum, and then suddenly there’s a lot of money spent making a film, and there’s suddenly a camera here, going, ‘Right? What are you gonna do?’
I think modelling was like the university of life, really. You get to travel but you get thrown into this adult world, which is kind of quite scary.
If I was a soldier going to war, I’d be pretty scared the night before a battle. It’s a scary thing. And I want my readers to feel that fear as they turn the page.
George R. R. Martin
When I hear other artists talk, they talk about ‘How come radio’s not playing my song?’ Well, you have to look at it under a microscope and know that each station is just trying to do what’s right for their market, and it’s scary for a radio station to add a song that they don’t know how well it’s gonna do for them.
You have to strike while the iron is hot. You have to take downtime to see friends and family, but my passion is acting: pursuing those scary, challenging characters and working with passionate people.
I personally always find something really scary about watching little girls learning to manipulate their dads by baby talking. Then they grow up and use the same technique on their boyfriends or husbands. That scares me because it’s just so sick on so many levels.
I am not a big horror freak. I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat in general. I can’t handle scary movies unless I am at home with the lights on and the doors locked or it is in the morning.
Finally, in my early 30s, I started writing fiction for the first time as an adult. That felt so scary, and I spent a few years feeling miserably ‘behind’ my high-achieving friends. But I persevered and obviously have no regrets.
What you see in my script may not be what’s in the film. Sometimes it’s a very scary thing, when I have to shoot in the morning and the scene’s not good enough, and it’s only me there, and there’s no signal to even call the others and say, think of a better line.
I went through a lot of changes and a period of depression. I’d reached an age when I had to grow up and start taking life a bit more seriously, which had a huge impact on me. I suffered terrible anxiety, and sometimes, in the middle of a game, my legs would start shaking uncontrollably. It was pretty scary.
If you want to lose 40 pounds, you order salad instead of fries. If you want to be a better friend, you take the phone call instead of screening it. If you want to write a novel, you sit down and write a single paragraph. It’s scary to make major changes, but we usually have enough courage to take the next right step.
If I had to pick one scary movie, I’d go with John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing.’ That’s probably number one.
For me, as a woman in one of the less diverse fields – electrical engineering, which is what I studied in college – it was hard to persist and really build a career. Some of the things I experienced were really scary, and they weren’t experiences that I wanted for my daughter.
I feel like I wanna have a series of moments. It’s scary when they say you’re having a moment, because moments are momentary.
The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.
It’s a lot easier to play in front of quite a lot of strangers than a couple of your friends just because when it’s someone that really knows you, it’s much more scary.
As computer intelligence gets better, what will be possible when we interface our brains with computers? It might sound scary, but early evidence suggests otherwise: interfacing brains with machines can be helpful in treating traumatic brain injury, repairing spinal cord damage, and countless other applications.
You are carving out a story. You and your colleagues are trying to make something that is bigger than yourself. Although it can be a scary experience because you’re putting your work out on the line, it’s also incredibly rewarding because a lot of it comes from you.
It turns out that popularity is scary. I don’t feel comfortable receiving so much attention from people; perhaps that’s because I’m just a kampong boy.
You have a book like ‘The Shining,’ where the hotel is scary – but scarier because it’s the haunted house of Jack Torrance’s heart.
For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there’s a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That’s how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard.
I think you realise how terrifying and scary the world is when you’re bringing kids into it.
I love movies that are funny and scary and truly emotional all in one film, and I don’t feel like I see movies like that a lot.
When my mother and I walked to the grocery store, men would circle the block in cars. It was very, very scary, especially as a young boy. Very predatory – a hunt.
Sometimes you just have to let go of the old and trust that something better is going to take its place, even if it’s scary to face change and the unknown.
I have a lot of energy, and if I don’t keep myself busy, I go crazy. I alphabetise the spice rack, separate the Lego from the Playmobile, colour-code the knicker drawers – it’s scary! My house loves it when I’m working so the linen cupboard can get a rest. I just don’t sit around.
I’m honestly kind of scared of horror films. My girlfriend always tries to expose them to me. Being in a scary movie and seeing all the fake blood and stuff definitely takes away from the magic and kind of humanizes scary movies to me now, though.
It’s a perfect wave when small and the most beautiful and scary wave on Earth when it’s big, as the swell from deep water hits the shallow reef ledge. A ten-foot high wave and a 30-footer break in the same depth of water.
I spent a ton of time alone. I was raised by a feminist; I had a terrifying father and oppressively scary and mean brothers. We had a farm. The rule was between breakfast and lunch you weren’t allowed to make a sound.
I think you have to ask questions that are scary to ask, and you cannot apologize for that, and you cannot worry what anyone else thinks about your journey.
This thing that Colin Powell’s son is expected to do is kind of scary when you think that television and radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think.
I went to a restaurant and sat at the bar and ate by myself. I have my iPad, which is my favorite instrument of all time. I talked to a few people next to me. I’m just trying to be out. It’s a little bit scary.
I really love scary movies, so I’m all about Halloween.
If anything is scary about my writing, it’s that it’s the product of a very particular vision and doesn’t reference common speech that heavily. By ‘common speech,’ I don’t mean language as much as an agreed-on way of seeing, or a shorthand.
It’s very scary to turn things down, but a project has to really mean something to me. I’m not interested in making a lot of money.
I’d rather go on stage and talk or do public speaking than sing. Singing is very scary. It’s very exposing.
I was very shy. It was kind of scary to meet new people.
As a lawyer, many a time I took up difficult and sensitive cases dealing with minorities’ and women’s rights. Yes, I constantly receive threats, and to be very honest, at times it is very scary. But I have to continue my work.
With the juice, I try to put a lot of different kinds of vegetables in there like zucchini, kale and broccoli. It looks scary, but it’s so good for your body, and I just love the taste of it. It’s so fresh; I love it!
I enjoy getting riled up, and nothing’s gonna do that for you like a good scary movie.
I’m trying to make people understand: yes, women are oppressed in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ But the men are also oppressed, too. It’s just a very scary world for anyone.
I get offered loads of unusual stuff. I just don’t do loads because I like staying at home a lot, and I’m a little bit lazy. I don’t get that thing of going from film to film that people do. It would drive me nuts, and that level of fame is quite scary.
Crying is scary to men! To us, it’s a sign that something completely earth-shattering is happening.
I think a lot of stuff like people’s emails getting hacked or that an email you sent is stored on a hard drive somewhere, that kind of stuff worries me a little bit. It’s a weird thought that someone else could get into my information that easily. That stuff’s pretty scary.
As with real reading, the ability to comprehend subtlety and complexity comes only with time and a lot of experience. If you don’t adequately acquire those skills, moving out into the real world of real people can actually become quite scary.
The old economy with careers and benefits and pensions is gone. There are scary implications to that.
It’s only when we have nothing else to hold onto that we’re willing to try something very audacious and scary.
I’ve written some songs that are pretty scary, but ‘Jessica,’ ‘Ramblin’ Man,’ and ‘Blue Sky’ are happy songs. That’s the way I wrote them: have-fun tunes to make you feel good.
A friend, Sean Cunningham, who went on to do ‘Friday the 13th,’ was given a small budget to produce a scary movie, and he told me to write something. I’d never seen a horror film in my life; I’d fallen in love with Fellini.
I find this wave of super-skinny women scary. I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve got to drag myself down to the gym like everybody else. But I look at the red carpet sometimes and it’s like a pageant.
The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.
When I was a kid, my favorite movies were the George Pal version of ‘War Of The Worlds,’ ‘Them,’ and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers.’ Those movies were scary! They haunted my nightmares for years, so when I started writing, I wanted to write a story that was just as big and just as scary.
I don’t watch scary movies. Sometimes, even having to read the script and do an episode of ‘Grimm,’ I get a little tense because I know someone’s going to jump out of somewhere.
All of the press and stuff – that’s the scary stuff. The acting is what I got trained to do.
Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don’t forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all.
For me, what usually makes a horror sequence scary is the journey not the destination.
It was a very scary place to be. I don’t think any mother or father would like to have their five year old wandering alone in the slums and train stations of Calcutta.
I love watching scary movies because you always wonder what happens next, and that’s what’s going to happen on ‘The Haunting Hour:’ you’re always going to want to know what happens next.
I was scared to film ‘GLOW’ for many reasons. As an actor, as a wrestler. It was just a very scary and intimidating experience.
My mother had been blind as a child. And so, blindness was something that has long fascinated me, but also it’s something I find really, really scary.
Activism is very seductive, and writing is painful and hard. It’s very scary to have a death threat living over your head. Activism is very sustaining. But I don’t view myself as a political person. I’m just someone who desperately wants to stay alive.
I had a really scary pregnancy and a very difficult delivery. My daughter and I are lucky to be alive.
When I look at the clouds over the Earth, and I know how high clouds are, I get a sense we are really, really far above those clouds. I wouldn’t call it scary, but I am aware I am in space.
Monsters can be scary, and they’re great, but they’re only really scary when they’re reflections of us and they show you the things you’re scared of might be true about your own nature.
I started writing really early on, and my brother Jordan was my first audience. I would come up with scary stories to tell him at bedtime.
As scary as it is, we have to admit that there are folks in the world who only know the Roots as ‘the band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
I had to be honest in my songwriting for it to be where it is, and it’s always scary wondering if anyone will connect with that.
One Oxford poet confessed to me that I had been scary because I talked American and wore tennis shoes.