15 Movie Quotes about Fear

15 Movie Quotes about Fear

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Who is afraid of the Boogeyman? Fear is a normal and also vital response in many animal species to physical and emotional danger. It has protected us throughout human evolution from deadly threats. Obviously in the modern world there are no dinosaurs but hey, Susan from your office can be very scary at meetings... or your boss, or spiders, or a first date. You get the idea. Once in a while you enjoy a good horror or thriller, right? Here are some of the best movie quotes about fear.

From the movie: Replicas

“- Ed Whittle: I wonder, why you don't panic right now?
- Will Foster: Because I think.”

Thomas Middleditch - Ed Whittle
Keanu Reeves - William Foster

From the TV Series: Gossip Girl

“You can’t make people love you, but you can make them fear you.”

Leighton Meester - Blair Waldorf

From the TV Series: Scrubs

“You know, when you stop being frightened, time really is on your side. And you can just go on being you.”

Zach Braff - J.D.

From the movie: Spartacus

“- Antoninus: Are you afraid to die, Spartacus?
- Spartacus: No more than I was to be born.”

Tony Curtis - Antoninus
Kirk Douglas - Spartacus

From the movie: The Diary of Anne Frank

“For the past two years we have lived in fear. Now we can live in hope.”

Joseph Schildkraut - Otto Frank

From the movie: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

“I'm the one they should be scared of! Not you, not Mr. J, because I'm Harley Fucking Quinn!”

Margot Robbie - Harley Quinn

From the movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

“I've been afraid a lot of times in my life. But I didn't know the real meaning of fear until... until I had kissed Becky.”

Kevin McCarthy - Dr. Miles J. Bennell

From the movie: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

“Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi.”

Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker

From the movie: The Bad and the Beautiful

“- Jonathan: What scares the human race more than any other single thing?
- Fred: The dark!
- Jonathan: Of course. And why? Because the dark has a life of its own. In the dark, all sorts of things come alive.”

Kirk Douglas - Jonathan
Barry Sullivan - Fred Amiel

From the movie: The Disaster Artist

When I get up on stage in front of people all I can think about is, “What if they laugh at me”. You man, you’re fearless. I want to feel that too.

addressing Tommy

Dave Franco - Greg

From the movie: Lady Bird

“We're afraid that we will never escape our past. We're afraid of what the future will bring. We're afraid we won't be loved, we won't be liked. And we won't succeed.”

Paul Keller - Parish Priest

From the movie: Notorious

“- Alicia: I'm terrified.
- Devlin: Just pretend you're a janitor. Janitors are never terrified.”

Ingrid Bergman - Alicia Huberman
Cary Grant - Devlin

From the movie: Gemini Man

“The thing that you're struggling with, it's fear. Embrace it, and then overcome it.”

talking to Junior

Clive Owen - Clay Verris

From the movie: Long Shot

“I've never been so scared in my entire life. And I was in an elevator with Saddam Hussein.”

Charlize Theron - Charlotte Field

From the movie: War and Peace

“Uncertainty, that's what one fears most.”

Vladislav Strzhelchik - Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte