Best Quotes About Intimidating

Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don't look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don't back up their beards. -Don Drysdale

I like the performing part, it gives me a huge rush but it still makes me nervous. Being in front of large crowds is intimidating to me and I feel myself withdrawing. -Torrie Wilson

I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me… I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people. -Karen Black

I knew that because of who I am, and the situation I'm in, that I'd attract more critics than your average person, and that was a little intimidating, but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues. -Lisa Marie Presley

For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating. -Suzy Bogguss

It's always intimidating to meet an icon. -Jennifer O'Neill

So you don't have to take us too seriously; I mean, we're already intimidating enough on stage. -Ice T

Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating. He's definitely a cowboy. He's from Texas. -Christina Milian

I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

The whole concept of negotiating is intimidating to many people. -Leigh Steinberg

The mandate you go with is intimidating and also is a source of respect that you gain, because you have come with this mandate from the United Nations. -Lakhdar Brahimi

I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot. -Jeanne Moreau

I've done a lot of Super Bowls and appeared in a lot of big, big events and places and the Masters and what have you, but there was nothing as intimidating as speaking with Billy Graham. -Pat Summerall

Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book. -Sela Ward

The real intimidating stuff is the scene where you show up for the first day. You kind of square off, and that is where you look each other in the eye. -Ron Livingston

I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy. -Claire Danes

I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly. -Warren Zevon

There may be something to the suggestion about the pace of technological change intimidating writers, though – it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments. -Stanley Schmidt

If I went out in killer heels and full makeup, blow dry, the whole thing – anyone dressed up like that could be intimidating to men and women, really. It's so, look at me. Do you know what I mean? But I love women. -Rachel Weisz

The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women. -Tyra Banks

So I still seized the power, but I felt that if I officially made myself the boss, in black and white, it would be too intimidating for the other producers and the other men who worked on the show. In other words, I had the power, but I gave them the title. -Marlo Thomas

Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder. -Alice Miller

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog! -Bill Watterson

To be honest, I find going out pretty scary and intimidating. Got all those people checking you out, with only one purpose: hooking up. I'm quite the dork, I'd rather sit home and play Scrabble. But that doesn't get you a girl, does it? -Wentworth Miller

I think in the end, when you're famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I've just become this ambitious, say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly not anywhere near the whole thing. -Madonna Ciccone

People only see gymnastics on TV and in the Olympics at such an extreme. So it can be intimidating. -Shawn Johnson

I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I'm waiting for it to stop, and the team's manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he's already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, 'If you screw this up, they will boo you.' And I said 'Thanks.' -Julia Stiles

A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating. I've been kissing for nearly two decades now, and I'm always convinced I'm not doing it right. Chemistry is so important in a great kiss. You can act your way through anything, but it's hard with a kiss. -Rachel McAdams

I think working with Johnny Depp was very intimidating. It was my fault though. I mean he's a total cool nice, nice guy, but I was just so, I don't know, overpowered by his presence. Like he's a very mystic person. He's older so I never really warmed up around him. I was so stiff. -Franka Potente

I think what I do differently from a lot of TV chefs is that I break down barriers and make fine food more accessible to the regular person, who might be intimidated. I try hard, particularly with wine, to make it not intimidating. It's sort of a teaching job. -Ted Allen

I think wine is such a big universe that it's kind of like food – it's intimidating to a lot of people, myself included. -Padma Lakshmi

When you see something that's so excellent it can be intimidating to walk into it no matter how many people you know. -Clancy Brown

Who doesn't want to shoot for 'Vogue?' I remember updating my Facebook status to say 'Doing 'Vogue' today', it was so exciting. I thought it would be really intimidating, and I don't like photoshoots, but that was the most relaxed one I've done. -Kaya Scodelario

Stage is much more intimidating than going before the cameras, because you can really screw up, and can't do a retake. -Daniel Radcliffe

The art world can be very intimidating because it's just so vast. You talk to people who are really clued in to all the young artists and coming into it you're never going to be able to catch up immediately, even though there's pressure to. -Daniel Radcliffe

For me, Robbie Williams was a massive influence when I was growing up. But also Cheryl Cole. Being in her presence was intimidating, because she's so hot. -Louis Tomlinson

My college, Fitzwilliam, was pretty good but unfashionable and I lived in digs so I was not part of the cloistered 'old college' environment, which frankly was a bit intimidating. But I worked hard and settled in by exploring politics and girls. -Vince Cable

Every time I try to set something in Chicago, I get intimidated by 'Augie March.' It's easy to set something in Indianapolis – we don't have 'Augie March' here. But I love writing about Chicago, and I love being there and imagining lives in Chicago. I hope to set something there in the future, but it's intimidating. -John Green

My dad's not a very intimidating father figure. -Georgia May Jagger

In New York I was always so scared of saying that I wrote fiction. It just seemed like, 'Who am I to dare to do that thing here? The epicenter of publishing and writers?' I found all that very intimidating and avoided writing as a response. -Jhumpa Lahiri

My family were all into classical music, and I found that very intimidating. -Elizabeth McGovern

It's really intimidating to go on the beach in a bikini. -Helena Christensen

I've always been scared of advertising folk. I've met them at parties and I've been to their offices and I've always found them intimidatingly cool. At one company I visited, they held their meetings in a caravan that had somehow been installed in the place, a rather more exotic place to gather than the typical BBC glass box. -Evan Davis

The only thing more intimidating than a huge international film star is your mother-in-law. -Benjamin Walker

Weight Watchers is not intimidating. It's not a diet. It's a lifestyle. -Jessica Simpson

I don't ever wanna come across too intimidating, so as long as I look like you can come up and give me a hug, that's good. -Jessica Simpson

What's interesting is a man with no facial hair is less intimidating than a man with facial hair, and a man who is bald is more intimidating than a man with hair. -Bryan Cranston

To me I'm just a regular person going to the mall with friends, and now I'm in Forever 21 and I see this random group of girls staring at me and taking pictures. But now I usually have my dad, who is a really tall and intimidating person with me, so he's kind of my bodyguard. -Rebecca Black

I think sometimes I intimidate people. I've been told that. But I feel I'm the least intimidating person possible. -Andie MacDowell

When people say I look intimidating, it's hard for me to relate to. I hear that a lot. I don't know why. -Dita Von Teese

Intelligent, successful, attractive people can be intimidating. They force us to hold a mirror to ourselves; we can be disappointed, jealous or inspired toward personal growth. -Ian K. Smith

When I came into the acting profession, it was quite hierarchical. You didn't sit at the same table as the leading actor. Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud… these were very, very intimidating and powerful people. -Helen Mirren

I don't throw a lot of parties. I find throwing parties a bit intimidating. -Helen Mirren

In MMA it's a lot less intimidating because it's not like you get one shot at a title every four years. You get a title shot every couple of months… With the Olympics, you don't always have this, so there is so much more pressure involved. -Ronda Rousey

The most intimidating world leader was Lyndon Johnson, who became U.S. President when John Kennedy was assassinated. He exulted in this power and liked to inspire fear. -Paul Johnson

I'm all-American. Sexy but not intimidating. Not the kind of woman who's going to steal someone's husband. -Cindy Crawford

Uniforms are intended to make the wearer look as strong as possible. Soldiers could fight in leotards, but that's never going to happen because leotards aren't intimidating. -Erin McKean

Your kids might feel more apt to try some art of their own after viewing contemporary works that are far less intimidating than those of the Old Masters. -Lynda Resnick

I grew up with a pretty tough mom. She was a self-appointed neighborhood watchdog, and if she saw that any of the local boys were up to no good, she would scold them on the spot. Although she is only 5 feet 2, she was famous in our neighborhood for intimidating men three times her size and getting them to do the right thing. -Hanna Rosin

I think every role is always exciting and intimidating. I've never had a role where I wasn't intimidated by it. -Felicia Day

Everyone says to you, 'if you play Ophelia, you'll end up crazy,' but we're all somewhere on the spectrum of mental health, and I think that if you approach it that way it's not such an intimidating issue. -Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Harvard was the most intimidating experience. I felt so out of my league there. -Wendy Davis

Hollywood itself is a little intimidating and exciting. There's definitely a way to go about approaching it. -Tom Weston-Jones

Over the years, I've had about 80 stitches in my head and face from football incidents and bar incidents, so I have lots of scars. I don't think I look intimidating, but I'm sure other people have their opinions. -Vinnie Jones

Letterman is very intimidating because he's so funny, so you have to be really prepared. Also, he's a little squeamish about certain things, so you have to always be on guard to please him. -Norm MacDonald

Even though I spent the first five years of my life in Nagasaki, going to Japan can be really difficult. Even if they know I've been brought up in the West, they still expect me to understand all the subtleties of their culture, and if I get it wrong, it matters much more than if a British person gets it wrong. I find it intimidating. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I do not walk around imaging myself to be intimidating or smart. -Dylan Moran

I was a swimsuit model, and I got bored. Acting was challenging. It was very hard and intimidating. We choose to do things in life sometimes that scare the crap outta us. Performing in front of people was my challenge. -Christa Campbell

I'm sure that when my daughter will bring home her first boyfriend, I'll be so intimidating that he'll run away, but embarrassing as well, just to have a bit of fun. -Robbie Williams

I do want to work on writing, because writing's a skill. Writing is something that you can train yourself to know better. To know yourself better. And it's intimidating as hell. -Kristen Stewart

I am intimidating no one in America. No one feels like they are below me in any way. They feel like they are absolutely either at or above my level and 100-percent comfortable talking to me. -Mike Birbiglia

I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: 'strength.' -Lorde

If there are actors that are brilliant, people often wonder whether it's intimidating working alongside them, but it really isn't. It just makes you up your game and want to be better. Rather than cowering in their shadows, it's very encouraging to see someone who's incredible; it makes me want to be a bit more like them. -Tom Mison

Working on 'Parks' was like heaven because everyone there was just intimidatingly intelligent and funny, and we would have these hilarious debates about really tangential things. It was inspiring because I felt really challenged to be my best. -Chelsea Peretti

'Having it all' is such an intimidating concept. Just when you think you have all those plates spinning perfectly… something changes. It is a constant balancing act. -Leigh-Allyn Baker

I'm the female Simon Cowell. He said I'm the scariest woman he's ever met. I asked him why he never dated me, and he said I was too intimidating. -Janice Dickinson

Performing in front of a live audience can be pretty intimidating, so having a full head of hair was important to me. -Joey Fatone

People might think I'm a bit more intimidating than I am. -Gin Wigmore

The experience of being a young, blonde, naive but well-intentioned young producer was both intimidating and eye-opening. -Clarissa Ward

Amazon's identity and goals are never clear and always fluid, which makes the company destabilizing and intimidating. -George Packer

'Good Times' was with a live audience, three camera, and that was really intimidating. Because there were people on both sides, moving from set to set, and it was pretty scary. As I say, I didn't have a foundation in Hollywood. I hardly knew anybody. Just at the social level. I felt pretty isolated here, I really did. -Philip Baker Hall

When I walk into a room that is all white and all male, I'm sitting on the outside of that club. That's sometimes an intimidating experience. But I think that everywhere that I've gotten is because I've worked hard. I have the experience, I have the credentials – I continue not to take any of that for granted. -Helene D. Gayle

I think I can be an intimidating energy in the room. I think I come in with an aura of wanting results because as the playwright, I know how it goes, and there's the thought, 'Why can't they catch up?' -Richard Greenberg

I came to New York, and it was fascinating and intimidating and yielding, and all the stuff it's supposed to be. But whatever the abstract essence I was seeking, I couldn't find exactly that. -Richard Greenberg

Knowing that my granddad was a highly respected actor wasn't necessarily intimidating, but it definitely meant there was always a pressure to live up to his reputation. I think that's why acting wasn't something I even considered doing, as a kid. -Steven R. McQueen

I have had a very physical acting career, but on 'Newsroom,' it's not about physicality, but it's about presence. I get to just be. Strong, sensitive, quiet strength can be much more intimidating than the screaming loud guy, and I'm so glad to get to show this side of me, which, to be honest, is a lot like who I really am. -Terry Crews

Beverly Hills is too intimidating. Everyone's got lovely teeth, so you don't want to smile. Everyone's ripped, so you start working out at 4 in the morning and eating egg white omelets. -Rob James-Collier

There's something actually more intimidating about playing a small, intimate room. Your mistakes are that much more under the microscope. -Blake Shelton

When I was younger – up until I was 19 years old and in college – I was surrounded with people in high school who felt like they knew what they wanted to do with their lives, and that was intimidating to me because I didn't. -James Marsden

Richard Holbrooke is known for many things, but I will remember him as an impressive, sometimes even intimidating diplomat who understood the value of culture in diplomacy. -Cynthia P. Schneider

The hardest part of 'Game of Thrones' is there is so much incredible talent bouncing off the walls that you'll actually miss some of them, and not getting it is very intimidating. -Alex Graves

I wanted to be a writer, but the idea of writing novels or movies seemed really intimidating. I never got more than a few pages into one. -Kurt Busiek

The organization that it takes to make a movie like 'Star Trek' is amazing, intimidating and fascinating. -Heather Langenkamp

When I started in 1978, the greatest wine in Spain, Vega Sicilia, wasn't even imported to the United States. The alleged greatest Australian wine, Penfolds Grange, wasn't imported to the United States. There were no by-the-glass programs. Sommeliers were intimidating. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I realize Tiger Woods is Tiger Woods; he's intimidating. -Keegan Bradley

It's intimidating to try and pull your home together if you don't have an interior designer. -Jaclyn Smith

Here's the thing: If you're taking roles that aren't intimidating you, and I think this is a cliche that a lot of actors say, but if it's not intimidating you, then why are you doing it? -Matt Lauria

I'm not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don't want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It's just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. 'Captain America.' This is the stuff I struggle with. -Chris Evans

I'm not a big guy. I'm not a menacing guy. I'm not an intimidating guy. I may look that way, but just spend two seconds talking to me, and you know that's not who I am – not as a person, as a character. It's not who I intend to be. -Dave Bautista

When I was younger, the red carpet used to terrify me because it's not about playing a part: you're not in a film pretending to be someone – you are yourself. It's intimidating. -Alexandra Maria Lara

It's very intimidating to be photographed, but if I kneel down and chat with you, so you're looking down at me, it makes you feel less threatened. -Platon

At Cambridge, there was a completely unintimidating culture, and there were no class divisions among the students. -Elizabeth Blackburn

It was kind of intimidating to make a feature without that much experience. -Gia Coppola

I play characters that are pretty; I play characters that are sort of intimidating and confident, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I'm that. -Nikki Reed

Shouting down and intimidating someone from speaking their mind is not exactly a Vermont town meeting value, nor should it be an American town meeting value. -Bernie Sanders

I am unique, a sheep, intimidating, scared, powerful, beautiful, flawed, and perfect in the same moment. -Kristin Cast

Directing can be very lonely and quite intimidating. -Asif Kapadia

When I was offered 'Hawkeye,' it was very intimidating at first because that book is so loved and so successful, commercially and critically. The worst thing you could do is try to imitate what they did because, in the end, you're just going to get a watered-down version of what they did. -Jeff Lemire

Writing a memoir is such a private, personal experience that it's intimidating to think of adapting it for television. -Caitlin Doughty

When I looked at the other artists when I first started at Marvel, I was surrounded by giants. It was very intimidating. -Herb Trimpe

Politics is terrifying, very masculine, and not particularly encouraging to young blonde women – as a career, that is – and it was only when I was working in parliament that I thought to myself, 'Well, this is a tough industry; can an acting career be any more intimidating?' and I applied to drama school. -Emily Berrington

We're drawn to making our mark, leaving a record to show we were here, and a journal is a great place to do it. Once you start drawing, writing, and gluing stuff in every day, it can quickly become a habit – addictive, even. Your attitude should be: 'I can do this, but I mustn't make it too intimidating.' -Keri Smith

A strong, powerful, successful woman is always intimidating. -Kelita Zupancic

Men are always like, 'You're so intimidating.' I don't find myself to be. But whatever – I'm not going to try to be less intimidating. It's just a matter of finding a guy who's able to deal with it. -Chelsea Handler

Alicia Silverstone from 'Clueless' plays the role of the quintessential buttoned-up beauty who still knows how to throw down. She's intimidating from a distance but happy to befriend the new girl and show her the lay of the land. -Lauren Kate

One thing I learned about Gordon Brown is you've got to have the strength to just get in there and take him on. When you first hear him spouting his statistics and boasting about his record, it can be quite intimidating. But over time, shadowing him, I just realised that a lot of it was rubbish; a lot of it was baloney. -George Osborne

Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. But there's a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate. I crossed that line. And I'm no longer alone. -Edward Snowden

There are over 20 federal agencies that provide some, or all, of the steps in the export process. This can paint a very confusing and intimidating picture for small companies who often don't have designated export officials or trade representatives on staff to navigate the process for their businesses. -Sam Graves

I never count calories. Counting calories is stressful and intimidating, so I avoid it! I know that if I'm eating something that's a treat, I don't need to count it because I mostly eat healthy and am conscious of what I'm putting in my body. -Venus Williams

I think that a lot of people would perceive my style as being intimidating. And although I don't want to intimidate kids, I am very demanding. -Pat Summitt

I went on an audition. I walked in the room, and it was Leslie Mann with Judd Apatow. It was intimidating. -Wyatt Russell

My dad, in the best way possible – not in an intimidating way, but with the physically intimidating qualities that every father has – can truly be scary. The only time you saw that side of him, the raw side of him, would be in a moment when you truly were the one that screwed up. -Wyatt Russell

It's intimidating for guys to hear women complain about their boyfriends. Guys imagine that girls are thrilled to have them around, and this is what they really talk about. -Whit Stillman

I was trained to be loud, passionate, direct. I didn't realize for the longest time I was intimidating. -Dawn Steel

When I first joined the team, I was playing with the likes of Mia Hamm, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny Milbrett – all those big-time players. It was very intimidating. I had some of these players' posters on my wall growing up, and now I was able to play with them. -Carli Lloyd

I would have to say 'The Crucible' stands out because it was one of the best experiences I've ever had, but, you know, Arthur Miller being present on the set – which was wonderful and incredible – but, to have him in your eye line is quite intimidating. It's such a beautiful language he created, so that was challenging but exciting. -Winona Ryder

Not too many people know it, but when I was in junior high, I was a pretty tough kid and was the leader of a street gang. Well, OK, it was less a street gang than an Ecology Club. We were pretty intimidating, though, and had our own meeting room until we got run out of there by a bunch of thugs from the Poetry Society. -W. Bruce Cameron

If yelling and threatening, intimidating and chanting solved problems, Illinois wouldn't have any problems. We're good at that stuff. -Bruce Rauner

I know a lot of brown actors who play terrorists because they're physically intimidating. For me, it was like, 'O.K., you'll be the nerd.' So I've played the nerd. I've played food-delivery guys. But I always tried to find something in the characters so that they weren't just defined by what they looked like. -Kumail Nanjiani

I was scared to film 'GLOW' for many reasons. As an actor, as a wrestler. It was just a very scary and intimidating experience. -Betty Gilpin

I think any director is intimidating. -Julie Andrews

Everyone knew how powerful Roger Ailes was. I certainly felt intimidated by that; the culture of 'Fox and Friends' was intimidating to me. -Gretchen Carlson

When you're driving Tom Cruise around, and he's literally a race car driver, and you're supposed to be driving like you really know what you're doing… It's quite intimidating. -Cobie Smulders

When asked to explain this space, I often ask people to forget pretty much everything you've heard about blockchains, crypto-currencies, and bitcoin, and instead dumb it down a lot and think about something no more complex or intimidating than good old-fashioned database technology. -Blythe Masters

I get why feminism can be intimidating; sometimes it can seem like this exclusive club. -Petra Collins

A guy running, you know, fifteen, twenty stallions that are two years of age, never been touched by a human before, and you've got to start castrating them, that's pretty intimidating. -Ted Yoho

In a room full of 60 to 70 people which is open plan and absolutely quiet, it's very intimidating to make a phone call. And if you do so, you're upsetting about 15 to 20 people because they're put off by your phone call. -Julian Treasure

You put these politicians in office, but then you've got to tell them what you want them to do. And it's intimidating to most people. I was intimidated by it. I mean, calling my senator or writing my senator? I'm like, what do I say? What do I do? But we're showing people that the political process is actually less intimidating than we think. -Gavin Creel

Nobody likes feeling like an outsider, so it's intimidating for young girls to give STEM a try when they look into STEM clubs/classes and see a room full of boys. -Emily Calandrelli

It was really hard for them to intimidate me. They felt I was intimidating. One of the growers had a name for me: I think it was 'dragon lady' or something like it. -Dolores Huerta

It's intimidating when you have to stand onstage amongst a bunch of men who are dedicated to maintaining peak musculature and athleticism, and they're six-five, 240 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal. It's a lot to stand up to… My goal is to not look like Chris Farley. -Ian Ziering

The contracts for 'Idol' are definitely very intimidating at first. There's lots of fine, fine details that you have to read through. -Diana DeGarmo

Scientology is not a terrorist organization. Scientology has used intimidating tactics and vindictive litigation. -Lawrence Wright

'Fix' – definitely, when I first heard the demo of that song, it was kind of intimidating because of the high falsetto parts. It was one of those things. I got into the vocal booth and wasn't sure I could do it or how well I could do it. There was something about the song that I really took to. -Chris Lane

It took me years to find a program that kept me in shape: Gyms felt intimidating, and women's magazines seemed tailored for toning the bodies of already trim white women. -Jenna Wortham

Through adopting radical extremism, some young men who previously felt humiliated and emasculated by their peers can now feel powerful and intimidating – and gain status, attention from young women, and the comradeship and solidarity of other young men like themselves. -Deeyah Khan

I feel like the expectations have gone up. It's not a complaint, but it's a little intimidating. People are like, 'Oh, you're on Matador. It's kind of a legendary label – you're going to have to live up to all those other bands.' I guess it's not that explicit. -Lucy Dacus

My hope is that we can spread the word: Wonder Woman is not some unapproachable goddess. She's funny, dangerous, intimidating, brilliant, and compassionate. In many ways, I think she's the most human superheroine there is. -Gail Simone

I find myself to be the least intimidating person ever. -Chris Zylka

Being a young woman in Hollywood is intimidating. -Lili Reinhart

It's intimidating any time to have a piece of art that someone else created, and that person says, 'Let's see what you created based on what I created.' -Steve Kazee

The 'Art of Charm' podcast can be intimidating. Not just because it's the work of a lawyer called Jordan Harbinger. Not simply because Jordan has worked out how to weaponise all the many elements of the human personality that go to make up charisma in order to get people to listen to him, be impressed by him, or hire him. -David Hepworth

Having such high-profile parents could be intimidating, but really, they've let me do my own thing and evolve as a person. When I changed my major from economics to film, they were cool about it. -Roshni Nadar

When a show's already established, and a director comes to set, it can be quite the intimidating experience. -Paul Wesley

Some writers are prolific; some are shape-shifters. It's rare and intimidating to encounter one who is both. -Rumaan Alam

With something like 'Tomb Raider,' it's very intimidating to step into the boots of Lara Croft. -Camilla Luddington

The questions that loom can be intimidating. 'What kind of moves is she gonna make? What is she gonna do?' There is this pressure that you're supposed to keep impressing. -Debra Granik

Wok cooking is intimidating, but it's the most versatile and handy tool in your kitchen. -Andrew Zimmern

Asking for money can be especially intimidating. -Neil Blumenthal

I'm so old… when I was a kid, in order for someone to bully, they had to be bigger and stronger and more intimidating than the people they were bullying. Now with social media and Facebook and Twitter and all those other things, anyone can bully somebody. -Dan Donovan

People say that I'm very intimidating when they see me. I think confidence can be intimidating. I kind of think it's good, because it keeps away a lot of boys. -Stefflon Don

Doing 'Mamma Mia' was scary full stop, so playing a young Colin Firth was even more intimidating. I just had to keep reminding myself that I was playing Harry and not Colin Firth, which psychologically felt better. -Hugh Skinner

The Fall was super powerful to me because of their covers. They were intimidating. I bought 'This Nation's Saving Grace' when it came out in 1985, and there was something about it that made me nervous. It terrified me. -James Murphy

I do my own way of witnessing. Not by verbally intimidating people but just by my actions. -Ayesha Curry

That Dutch style of kickboxing, that's great. That's hard. It's very intimidating to stand across from, but you know it's very rhythmic on the beat. It's just something: It looks scary, but it's nothing to be scared of. -Rose Namajunas

Vince McMahon is an intimidating individual because of the amount of respect he commands because of what he's done for entertainment, turning the business into a billion dollar success story. He rarely sleeps. He's a workaholic. He's passionate. He loves what he does. -Mauro Ranallo

I don't like to work with stylists – I find the relationship too intimidating – but I love fashion. -Roisin Murphy

Meditation can be intimidating. Sitting there doing nothing, just breathing, can be trickier than it sounds. It may feel strange, uncomfortable, or even put you to sleep. -Tara Stiles

I am a marked person, and no one who's unmarked is going to understand that. It's very intimidating. I don't even know what my place is anymore. What's my role in society? Who am I, after everybody has branded me? -Amanda Knox

Cain Velasquez, for my money, is the most intimidating force ever in heavyweight combat. -Chael Sonnen

When I was younger, I found it incredibly intimidating to audition for anything. As I've gotten older and had more experience and gained more confidence in myself, I'm able to quiet some of those demons a little more successfully. -Zoe Perry

When I first started pursuing acting professionally out of college, it was very much in my head that there would be comparisons with potentially both of my parents, and I found that pretty intimidating. -Zoe Perry

I just idolise Nigel Benn, the things he said, how ferocious he was, how intimidating he was – I just loved watching him. As I do the old Mike Tyson, the '89 Mike Tyson. The Tyson who walked to the ring with a white towel on and looked ferocious. He frightened me just watching him. -Tony Bellew

The first thing that was intimidating was when I started rehearsing to play Riff in the London company. That first day of rehearsal, I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm never going to learn this. I'm too slow.' -George Chakiris

There's nothing more intimidating than crawling into a ring. -Tommy Morrison

Not a lot of people get into Brock Lesnar like I did. Brock is every bit as intimidating as you'd imagine he would be times two. No, I mean, he's a shaved gorilla. It's just, he's stronger than strong. I don't even think he even realizes how strong he is. -Samoa Joe

Since I was inexperienced in films, I thought it would be very intimidating to work with experienced people like Sanjay Suri and Samir Soni. But I must say they are very encouraging. They clapped when I gave a good shot. -Nora Fatehi

When you're trying to enter something as intimidating as comedy, starting out with a support network of likeminded people is a powerful thing. It was natural we'd end up working together because we went through those first petrifying moments together. We created gigs for each other, slapped each other on the back, and protected each other. -Greg Davies

It's intimidating to come out and hear the 'Skol' chant. -Josh Allen

I'm an intimidating figure. -Michelle Visage

I had a difficult childhood. I had lots of anxiety and questions. I found the world scary and intimidating. -Mabel

I don't know if I could play 'intimidating' in a way that's physically a tough type, and it feels like since 'Mindhunter' came out, auditions have been much more geared toward more intelligent characters. And that's the kind of stuff I like to play. -Cameron Britton

I grew up with babies, so babies have never been particularly intimidating to me. -Carrie Coon

I've been friends with a lot of the NXT competitors for years, but just walking into the Performance Center alone is intimidating. -Ricochet

High expectations are really intimidating. -Mya

I'm prepared to try to talk to a very beautiful girl. I learned a fantastic secret, which is that the most beautiful woman in the room is not being spoken to because she's too intimidating. They're not looking for somebody beautiful; they're looking for somebody to amuse them. -Ben Miller

It was intimidating to work with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salmaan, not because they made me feel intimidated, but more out of respect and awe; they are both extremely gifted artistes. -Mithila Palkar

I loved playing at Anfield, but it could be quite intimidating because you come out of the tunnel and see their fans singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone', and it gives you goosebumps. -Michael Essien

You don't look at the big problem all together, because I think it's a little intimidating. So you just take it one day at a time, meet the people who are going to meet with you, for you, and who you're going to work for, and really try to do the best job that you can. That's all teamwork, and that's what space travel is about. -Sunita Williams

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