BY the way, I apologize for all the quotes in 'The Fear Card: I' being so banal. I couldn't remember any better ones. And in fact, an on-line search confirmed that most quotations on the subject of fear are pretty shallow, along the lines of 'Face your fears, you wuss!'. Uh, thanks, but doesn't anyone have anything a little more penetrating to say on the subject?
About the only interesting quotation on the subject of fear I found was this, from Jean Baudrillard:
|Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn't like jam if it didn't, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn't like truth if it wasn't sticky, if, from time to time, it didn't ooze blood.|
I swear, French post-modernist philosophers scare me.