Give your enemy a face, If he is human, do not dehumanize him. Know him and know why he is your enemy. If your enemy is within you, understand what it is and why you are afraid. Put a face on your fear. When you understand it, and it is no longer vague and shapeless, you will find that your fear is no longer so formidable.
Fear has its uses but cowardice has none.
“Let me tell you about scared. Your heart is beating so hard — I can feel it through your hands! There’s so much blood and oxygen pumping through your brain, it’s like rocket fuel. Right now, you could run faster and you could fight harder. You can jump higher than ever in your life. And you are so alert, it’s like you can slow down time. What’s wrong with scared? Scared is a super power! It’s your super power!” – The Twelfth Doctor
“Fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly… fear can make you kind. It doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed or in the dark, so long as you know it’s ok to be afraid of it. So, listen. If you listen to nothing else, listen to this. You’re always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. fear is like… a companion. A constant companion, always there. But that’s ok. Because fear can bring us together. Fear can bring you home”
~ Clara Oswald
“The Fear in writing comes from exposing your thoughts, your emotions, your experiences, your ideas, your talent, your intelligence, and ultimately yourself to public scrutiny and possible scorn.”
“Fear both the heat and the cold of your heart, and try to have patience, if you can.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien (Unfinished Tales)
“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien (The Children of Húrin)