Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Two Kinds of Fear and Which is Worse

Key quote from Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner:
There were different sorts of fear, she realized that now. There was the awful fear of having a musket held to your head, or having black oily water try to snatch you into its depths. There was nothing easy about that fear. It made your heart nearly tear itself out of your chest, and weakened the long bones in your legs so that you could barely stand. It made you want to vomit with fright.
But there was another sort of fear, the fear that you would never be allowed to be who you really were. The fear that your true self would have to stay squashed up., like a caged bird, for the rest of your life. That fear was worse than any soldier.


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