"It's okay to be afraid!" When in trouble or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout!
"It is not out of the question that you might have a veeery minor case of... serious brain damage. But don't be alarmed, all right? Although if you do- if you do feel alarmed, try to hold on to that feeling, because that is the proper reaction to being told that you've got brain damage." "Sorry, Venkman, I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought." "Convincing a bully to back down is usually just a matter of showing you're not afraid of him. Of course, some bullies have guys with .357 magnums. Then you change tactics." "He always held that panic was the best means of survival; back in the olden days, his theory went, people faced with hungry sabretoothed tigers could be divided very simply into those who panicked and those who stood there saying "What a magnificent brute!" or "Here, kitty, kitty."" "Well, I woke up to go get me a cold pop. Then I thought somebody was barbequin'. I said, 'oh, Lord Jesus, it's a fire.' And then I raaaaaan out; I didn't grab no shoes or nuthin', Jesus. I
ran for my life! ...I got bronchitis! Ain't nobody got time for that!"
— Sweet Brown, meme maker
Fear is a healthy instinct, not a sign of weakness. It is a natural self-defense mechanism that is common to felines, wolves, hyenas, and most humans. Even fruit bats know fear, and I salute them for it. If you think the world is weird now, imagine how weird it would be if wild beasts had no fear.
— Hunter S. Thompson
, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
Hobbes, what should I do when Moe comes to beat me up in gym class? Hobbes:
Well, you can always do what we tigers do when a rhino charges. Calvin:
What's that? Hobbes:
We scramble like maniacs for the nearest tree. Calvin: That's your advice??
To sit in a tree
all day?!? Hobbes:
It doesn't impress the girls, of course, but there's no sense in impressing them and then getting killed, my dad used to say.
: What do you do when you see a hyena? Timon
: Scream "Mommy!" Uncle Max
: That's right, mister!
Ladies and gentlemen, there is no cause for alarm! Well, actually, there is cause for alarm, it just won't do any good. Nocturne:
Any idea what we should do? Morph:
I'm gonna run like hell for about four hours and then maybe beg for mercy! It's not much of a plan, I admit, but I'm having trouble concentrating with the giant robots
trying to kill us!
—Exiles #12: Another Rooster In The Henhouse Part 2