Quotes: Adult Fear

Mufasa: I'm only brave when I have to be. Simba, being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.
Simba: But you're not scared of anything.
Mufasa: I was today.
Simba: You were?
Mufasa: Yes... I thought I might lose you.

Triton: Any sign of them?
Seahorse: No, your Majesty! We searched everywhere! We're found no trace of your daughter or Sebastian!
Triton: Well, keep looking! Leave no shell upturned, no coral unexplored and let no one in the kingdom sleep until she's safe at home!
Seahorse: Yes, sire! (leaves)
"Oh Pony, I thought we lost you like we lost Mom and Dad!"
Darry Curtis, The Outsiders

"You do whatever you need to do to get him back his little girl. Anything you need, detective."
Captain Gates, Castle: "Target"

"When you're a young kid, imagery is probably what scares you the most. However, as you get older, it's ideas and concepts that frighten you even more."
The Mysterious Mr. Enter, Admirable Animation #9: "Speed Demon & Tough Love"

I am the fire that leaves you homeless. A heart attack in aisle six. The prescription you cannot collect.
I am the boiled sweet stuck in your child's throat. The motorway pileup that leaves you traumatized. The food shopping you cannot do.
I am the reason you need a wheelchair. The flood that leaves you stranded. The empty house when you return from the hospital.
I am a crisis... and I don't care who you are.

Somehow, some psycho with a knife that they couldn't identify had become ten times scarier than any mad scientist or alien dictator that had tried to destroy them previously.

Marge: (reading note) "Dear Mom and Dad — We don't want you guys to split up, so we're driving the RV back to the dealer!?" (gasps) We've got to stop them!
Homer: This is a parent's worst nightmare: they've stolen a car and they're home alone!
The Simpsons, "Mobile Homer"

Nanoha: (on the verge of tears) I couldn't keep my promise. I said I'd be her mother, that I'd protect her. (now crying) But I couldn't be by her side. I couldn't protect her. I'm sure she's crying now.
Fate: (hugging her) Nanoha.
Nanoha: When I think about her crying alone, and that maybe she's sad or hurt, my body shakes and I feel like I'm about to go crazy. I want to go save her right now! But I...