"Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return."

Fear has silenced the voice of truth in your world, and this is the anguish with which you struggle." ― Pat Rodegast

"It was a test of a fragile trust. It was a test of our curiosity and fascination, which walked side by side with our fear. A test of whether we preferred to be ignorant or unsafe." ― Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

"The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated."