Vulnerability Quotes

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1. “The truth exposes some people so deeply, their last defense is to front a carefree insanity.”

Tags : Anger Apathy Carefree Caught In The Act Courtroom Drama Deep Expose Falsehood Fronting Funny But True Hopeless Jury Law Lawyer Living A Lie Melodramatic Power Pride Real Truth Vulnerability Weird
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

2. “It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.”

Tags : Feelings Flattery Love Secret Love Sense Unavowed Love Vulnerability Women
Source : Jane Eyre

3. “You can change the world again, instead of protecting yourself from it.”

Tags : Change Change The World Changing Protection Vulnerability
Author : Julien Smith
Source : The Flinch

4. “The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all.”

Tags : Art Artists Fashion Introverts Looks Vulnerability
Author : Anneli Rufus
Source : Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto

5. “I never feel unsafe except for when the majority is on my side.”

Tags : Beast Beliefs Caution Confidence Cynical Cynical Humor Cynicism Danger Distrust Falsehood Fighting Funny Humor Insecurity Introvert Majority Minority Opinions Safety Security Solitude Trust Truth Unsafe Vulnerability
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

6. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”

Tags : Confidence Confronting Courage Honesty Humble Humility Imperfections Naked Self Disclosure Share Strength Of Character Vulnerability Weakness
Author : Criss Jami

7. “When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt-you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling-like having your heart carved out.”

Tags : Cry Devil May Vulnerability

8. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

Tags : Belonging Courage Inspirational Light Love Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown

9. “We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”

Tags : Affection Betrayal Blame Connection Disrespect Love Self Shame Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown
Source : The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

10. “In reality, Eduardo hoped the mask would make him appear vulnerable and self conscious, like a wounded animal these stupid women would fight each other over to mend.”

Tags : Machismo Masculinity Masks Playboy Players Rivalry Vulnerability
Author : Raquel Cepeda
Source : Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

11. “Babies are soft. Anyone looking at them can see the tender, fragile skin and know it for the rose-leaf softness that invites a finger's touch. But when you live with them and love them, you feel the softness going inward, the round-cheeked flesh wobbly as custard, the boneless splay of the tiny hands. Their joints are melted rubber, and even when you kiss them hard, in the passion of loving their existence, your lips sink down and seem never to find bone. Holding them against you, they melt and mold, as though they might at any moment flow back into your body.But from the very start, there is that small streak of steel within each child. That thing that says "I am," and forms the core of personality.In the second year, the bone hardens and the child stands upright, skull wide and solid, a helmet protecting the softness within. And "I am" grows, too. Looking at them, you can almost see it, sturdy as heartwood, glowing through the translucent flesh.The bones of the face emerge at six, and the soul within is fixed at seven. The process of encapsulation goes on, to reach its peak in the glossy shell of adolescence, when all softness then is hidden under the nacreous layers of the multiple new personalities that teenagers try on to guard themselves.In the next years, the hardening spreads from the center, as one finds and fixes the facets of the soul, until "I am" is set, delicate and detailed as an insect in amber.”

Tags : Babies Children Motherhood Parenting Vulnerability
Source : Dragonfly in Amber

12. “Those who were molested or beaten as children or teenagers might later be vulnerable to sexual abuse or violence, because their natural impulses to protect themselves and protest (physical and verbal) were extinguished. Expectation of hurtful treatment by others or one's own failed capabilities can stubbornly persist despite overwhelming evidence that such is no longer the case.”

Tags : Child Abuse Childhood Abuse Complex Ptsd Physical Assault Rape Revictimisation Self Defense Self Help Sexual Assault Survivor Trauma Traumatic Experiences Traumatic Stress Victims Vulnerability

13. “We donot qualify as humans going by our acts, but we surely prove through our vulnerability and sufferings!”

Tags : Atrocities Ego Emotions Humanity Man Suffering Vulnerability

14. “If there was any great lesson in life it was this: No battle was ever won with silence.”

Tags : Adversity Authors Choices Communicate Decisions Freethinkers Ignoring Lack Of Communication Lessons In Life Lessons Of Life Not Listening Not Trusting Openess Overlooking Sharing Tests Trials Tsloama Vulnerability Wisdom Writers

15. “Sex is a metaphor for everything else and everything is a metaphor for sex as well. Because sex is a coming together of two weather patterns, two separate countries, two entities in a conscious state of potentially blissful crisis. Or chaos, or harmony. You’re not quite sure what’s going to happen, but it is the most catastrophic, exciting, and weakening thing that can happen to us. If we are personally involved in it, every fiber of our being is made self-conscious, or is encourages to unify on some level with others. We are delicate. We bring our damage to sexuality, we bring our hopes, we bring our self-image, we bring our world-image, we bring what we believe we are/what we believe we aren’t, our blind spots, our prejudices, our sadness. Everything comes out. A lot of people are left wanting, and confusing, and having the idea that their body is like an unloved apartment building; it’s up for grabs and it’s of absolutely no worth. If we feel that way about ourselves and if we feel that way about others, then of course, sex is nothing more than a lot of rubbing and some kind of release. But the more we are, the more we can feel, the more we can empathize, the more human we are.”

Tags : Connection Empathy Expression Human Sexuality Life Sexuality Vulnerability

16. “Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.”

Tags : Belief Childlikeness Cynic Faith Fearful Fearless Fearlessness Happiness Heart Honesty Humility Lies Love Naive Optimist Positive Thinking Psychology Pure Heart Reliability Selflessness Skeptic Suspicion Trust Trustful Truth Zeal
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

17. “I am stronger than words and I am bigger than the box I'm in, and then I see her in the crowd and I fall apart.”

Tags : Love Vulnerability Young Love

18. “We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.”

Tags : Acceptance Of Oneself Awareness Fear Inspiration Inspirational Love Power Self Acceptance Self Awareness Self Love Surrender Trust Vulnerability

19. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.”

Tags : Comfort Communication Community Community Service Compassion Empathy Encourage Encouragement Give Giving Help Helping Out Kindness Letting Them In Lonelyness Lost Love Missions Reaching Out Selflessness Service Share Sharing Stories Tears Together Vulnerability

20. “It is simply a confession that with all that I've seen in the last few years, all the events I've been invited to, and all the people whom I've met, I am less and less impressed by "impressive" things or people who are presented as having things figured out. I am impressed by people who are honest and kind. I am inspired by moments of vulnerability, moments of confession and compassion, moments where someone makes it clear that they are a person in need of other people and someone else makes it clear that the first person is not alone.”

Tags : Depression Inspirational Overcoming Self Help Truth Twloha Vulnerability

21. “What it means to be authentic:- to be more concerned with truth than opinions- to be sincere and not pretend- to be free from hypocrisy: "walk your talk"- to know who you are and to be that person- to not fear others seeing your vulnerabilities- being confident to walk away from situations where you can't be yourself- being awake to your own feelings- being free from others' opinions of you- accepting and loving yourself”

Tags : Authenticity Feelings Inspiration Life Opinions Purpose Sincerity Truth Vulnerability

22. “The more you know yourself, the less judgemental you become”

Tags : Apply Bad Relationships Brutal Truth Compassion Dignity Growth Humility Inspiration Lost Morals Powerful Psychology Quality Relationship Advice Relationships 101 Self Abuse Value Worth Your Going To Be Okay

23. “There's always a moment that separates the past from the future, and that moment is now.”

Tags : Advice Breakup Advice Brutal Truth Class Confidence Future Good Advice From Mom Humility Learn Loving Others Motivation Not Alone Psychology Quality Raising Women Real Winning Reclaiming Your Life Reflection Relationship Classes Relationships 101 Self Respect Staying Positive Stayingpositiveu Com Strength Values We All Make Mistakes Women Empowerment Your Going To Be Okay

24. “The journey of reinvention is one of raw emotionsEmerging from dormancySurprising as a paper cutOverwhelming as a hailstormOne part vulnerabilityOne part rageOne part surrenderUncomfortableUnfamiliarUnsureFearfulAloneDamagedBrokenAnd finding a new SelfSlowlyDifferentHealingHumblePresentOpenLongingFree”

Tags : Broken Broken Spirit Brokenness Reinvention Vulnerability Vulnerability Quotes
Author : Dave Rudbarg

25. “It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break. It was an epiphany I had today and I just wonder why it took me so very, very long to see it! You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!”

Tags : Being Gentle Being Soft Epiphanies Gentleness Hardening Of The Heart Inspirational Living Inspirational Quotes Softness Vulnerability Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

26. “That's the thing about being a victim; you start to think it'll happen to you on a regular basis. It's living with the reality of your own vulnerability, and it sucks.”

Tags : Realization Victim Vulnerability Weakness
Author : Dennis Lehane
Source : A Drink Before the War

27. “If you think you can stand to know what you’re made of, try kneeling before God.”

Tags : God Identity Kneeling Made Made Of Personhood Self Analysis Self Discovery Stand Standing Submission Transparency Vulnerability Vulnerable

28. “Honesty is vulnerability. Sadly, not everyone can handle someone’s honesty. However, lying allows people to be comfortable.”

Tags : Authors Commonsense Facts Filterless Freedom Of Speech Friendships From The Heart God S Plan Holding Back Honesty Ideas Lies Moving On Open Minded Relationships Right Path Right People Self Confidence Sermons Speaking Truths Vulnerability Wisdom Woman Women Writing Wrong Choice

29. “What happens when people open their hearts?""They get better.”

Tags : Healing Vulnerability
Source : Norwegian Wood

30. “Unknowingly, he prepared me to survive the rest of my days with the way he shielded himself from emotional vulnerabilities that slowly destroy the rest of us.”

Tags : Affection Boyfriend Emotional Guarded Hurt Husband Love Needy Vulnerability
Author : Crystal Woods
Source : Write like no one is reading

31. “Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.”

Tags : Authenticity Consciousness Courage Fear Growth Inner Peace Insecurity Inspirational Positive Attitude Psychology Security Self Esteem Self Help Self Improvement Spiritual Tough Vulnerability Wisdom Zen
Source : Living Peace

32. “Just as some people may conceal their own sinfulness thus seeming better than the norm, others expose their own sinfulness thus seeming worse than the norm.”

Tags : Concealment Confession Dishonesty Exposing Honesty Humility Hypocrisy Openness Pride Righteousness Self Righteousness Sin Truth Vulnerability
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

33. “If God created great things with a point of vulnerability, it would lie in the reality that great things die in the hands of great ignorance.”

Tags : Carelessness God Great Greatness Ignorance Vulnerability

34. “Real dishes break. That's how you know they're real.”

Tags : Mortality Reality Vulnerability
Author : Marty Rubin

35. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

Tags : Change Creativity Innovation Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown

36. “Why spend your life working on defense when no defense can be made truly impenetrable? Take the offensive – learn the vulnerabilities of the world around you and be the change you wish to see rather than living in constant fear of what may happen to you instead.”

Tags : Authority Change Choice Choices Defence Defences Defense Defenses Destiny Detemrination Fear Impenetrable Influence Learning Life Lifetime Offence Offense Power Progress Pursuits Status Vulnerability
Source : Rise of the Morningstar

37. “Those who say marriage is no different to cohabitation are perhaps less sensitive to issues of continuity. Legally and socially, marriage provided us with an framework, struts: as a tradition, it predates history. And yet it is still trivialised as no more than “a piece of paper”, or by the perception of it as a kind of country club from which those demarcated as undesirable are excluded. But marriage is not about religion or gender; it is an admission of vulnerability, a commitment to the perpetual evaluation of priorities and a social stabiliser.”

Tags : Gay Marriage Love Marriage Vulnerability
Source : Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love

38. “All the romantic lore of our culture has told us when we find true love with a partner it will continue. Yet this partnership lasts only if both parties remain committed to being loving. Not everyone can bear the weight of true love. Wounded hearts turn away from love because they do not want to do the work of healing necessary to sustain and nurture love. Many men, especially, often turn away from true love and choose relationships in which they can be emotionally withholding when they feel like it but still receive love from someone else. Ultimately, they choose power over love. To know and keep true love we have to be willing to surrender the will to power.”

Tags : Love Love Quotes Partnership Power Romantic Romantic Partner True Love Vulnerability Wounded Heart
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

39. “Vulnerability creates unimaginable space to build each other up, as much as it creates ample room to tear each other down.”

Tags : Add Build Build Up Family Friends Friendships Growth Marriage Maturation Opportunity Partner Partnership Relationships Space Spouse Subtract Tear Down Vulnerability Vulnerable

40. “There’d never been anyone who could knife him so with a momentary word, and then speak the wound away in the very next moment. If all those little boyhood heartbreaks had been supposed to make him ready for this, Demane wasn’t.”

Tags : Intimacy Lovers Vulnerability
Source : The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

41. “Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights of love. The meaning of life forever eludes them.”

Tags : Anguish Caring Compassion Death Grief Grief And Loss Love Loving Meaning Of Life Mourning Quotable Quotes Sacrifice Vulnerability

42. “No matter how much you cry, the tears will dry. No matter how many nightmares, flashbacks, visions, or terrors you endure, they will pass. To weather these in order to find your true self and the happiness you deserve, that is not a risk. To waste the time you have in this body, never showing your soul to yourself or anyone else, living in fearful misery – that is really the most dangerous thing you can do.”

Tags : Authenticity Emotional Healing Fear Flashbacks Healing Nightmares Open Self Healing Soul Trauma Vulnerability Vulnerable
Source : The Love Mindset

43. “When your safety is in question follow your intuition. It will help you balance along the precipice between vulnerability and adventure.”

Tags : Adventure Adventure Travel Balance Centered Follow Your Gut Instinct Quotes Life Balance Life Balance Quotes Trust Your Instinct Vulnerability
Author : Gina Greenlee
Source : Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

44. “A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”

Tags : Vulnerability
Author : Ian McEwan
Source : Atonement

45. “I believe that when you step into uncharted territory, you are also stepping into total abandonment, potential humiliation, and a space where nothing is guaranteed; there’s no case study or roadmap. I have so much respect for anybody who will step away from what they can do in order to find what they must do. That’s a hallmark characteristic of entrepreneurs and artists. And it’s scary and exciting as all hell.”

Tags : Ambiguity Art Vulnerability
Author : Elle Luna

46. “Vulnerability has a strength of its own.”

Tags : Strength Vulnerability Vulnerable Write Writer Writes Writing Written Written Word Wrote

47. “Don't try to be something for everyone, just be everything for someone. Remain vulnerable. Because you very honest with yourself when you feel vulnerable. and this like self-awareness that comes out of that vulnerability is often very very helpful in your decisionmaking process. So, be vulnerable, remember where your priorities are and keep that in mind. And open your legs))”

Tags : Decision Making Honest Humor Inspiration Legs Manrepeller Open Heart Open Mind Openness Priorities Vulnerability Vulnerable

48. “Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it. the new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open.”

Tags : Open Mindedness Taoism Vulnerability
Source : Barefoot Doctor's Guide to the Tao: A Spiritual Handbook for the Urban Warrior

49. “Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity.”

Tags : Authenticity Be You Be Yourself Be Yourself Quote Believe In Yourself Bravery Columbus Exploration Fake People Fear Fearless Fearlessness Honesty Imperfection Inner Peace Inner Strength Limitations Masks Masquerade Phoney Pretending Pretense Pretentiousness Real Self Belief Self Esteem

50. “Leaving out appraisal also would render the biological description of the phenomena of emotion vulnerable to the caricature that emotions without an appraisal phase are meaningless events. It would be more difficult to see how beautiful and amazingly intelligent emotions can be, and how powerfully they can solve problems for us.”

Tags : Emotions Meaning Mind Neuropsychology Vulnerability
Source : Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

51. “On the inside, the copycats of the ruffians are more delicate than the copycats of prudes.”

Tags : Acceptance Conformist Copycat Delicate Dependency Discernment Followers Gentleness Heart Independent Likeness Longing Need Prude Rough Ruffian Soft Soul Thug Life Thugs Tough Tough Guy Understanding Unoriginal Vulnerability Vulnerable
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

52. “He was dead tired, thanks to which, whatever emotions he might have had, simply came and went without gaining a foothold. The Rat began to relax and lay down his empty head on the mingled sounds of the waves and the deejay until sleep crept over him.”

Tags : Exhaustion Vulnerability
Source : Pinball, 1973

53. “Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.”

Tags : Avoidance Emotional Pain Emotions Healing Healing The Past Pain Vulnerability

54. “True friends may only speak several times a year and visit even less. But when life's challenges leave one of them vulnerable and in need of compassion, time and distance are no obstacles.”

Tags : Compassion Friendship Life Challenges Love Vulnerability
Source : The Happiness Tree: Grow Your Happiness by Cultivating a Healthy, Creative and Purposeful Life

55. “If we’re wrapping ourselves up to conceal any vulnerability, whatever happens to us has to go through all those extra layers. Sometimes love doesn’t even reach where we truly live.”

Tags : Facade Layers Mask Vulnerability
Source : Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

56. “The tendency to trust easily anyone gives way to a certain vulnerability.”

Tags : Gullibility Trust Vulnerability
Source : Landscapes of a Heart, Whispers of a Soul

57. “The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”

Tags : Fragility Love Vulnerability
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

58. “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.”

Tags : Vulnerability

59. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

Tags : Courage Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

60. “And maybe that was love. Being so vulnerable and allowing someone else in so far they could hurt you, but they also give you everything.”

Tags : Hurt Love Vulnerability
Source : Water Bound

61. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”

Tags : Accountability Authenticity Belonging Courage Creativity Empathy Joy Love Meaning Purpose Spirituality Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

62. “Then I made a stupid mistake and looked up at him. His eyes met mine, and for a moment, his face was open and vulnerable in the moonlight. I caught a hint of wonder there as we stared at each other. Slowly, he leaned forward. I caught my breath, a tiny gasp escaping. He stiffened, and his expression shuttered closed, eyes going hard and frosty.[...]'This is getting old,' he said in a voice that matched his eyes.”

Tags : Cold Heart Vulnerability Winter Prince
Author : Julie Kagawa
Source : The Iron King

63. “What was it about relationships that made you feel so vulnerable? Oh, right. A relationship. In any relationship, you put yourself out there. You exposed all of your sensitive nerve endings and your heart and you just had to hope that you trusted the right person.”

Tags : Relationships Trust Vulnerability
Author : Courtney Cole
Source : Every Last Kiss

64. “We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”

Tags : Trust Vulnerability
Author : Frank Crane

65. “I only share when I have no unmet needs that I'm trying to fill. I firmly believe that being vulnerable with a larger audience is only a good idea if the healing is tied to the sharing, not to the expectations I might have for the response I get.”

Tags : Ethical Behaviour Healing Healing The Past Professional Exposure Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

66. “It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world.”

Tags : Dreams Dreams Inspirational Ideas Vulnerability
Author : Amy Poehler
Source : Yes Please

67. “Because he could not afford to fail, he could not afford to trust.”

Tags : Pride Relationships Trust Vulnerability
Source : His Excellency: George Washington

68. “Sometimes divulging your vulnerabilities without any kind of filter can make you more human, but then again, it can also provide material that can be used against you.”

Tags : Ghostgirl Lovesick Vulnerability
Author : Tonya Hurley
Source : Lovesick

69. “But, of course, putting yourself out there takes vulnerability. Vulnerability is hard, and we, as a rule, tend to go for what’s easy; by that logic, closing ourselves off is the easiest thing in the world. We quote the words of others to do our talking for us, send each other links to articles and stories in lieu of actual conversation, post pretty pictures to adequately convey our current state of mind, all to avoid having to proffer a single identifiable human emotion. We keep in touch with relatives by emailing them mawkishly inspirational chain letters once in a while. We regurgitate memes to approximate the feeling of being in the loop.”

Tags : Vulnerability
Author : Phil Roland

70. “It’s only through the degradation of the soul that you can know who you really are; when all else is stripped away, leaving you bare.” Somehow, his black eyes darkened, the venom in his words more deadly than a viper’s bite. “Let me degrade you, Katherine.”

Tags : Bare Darkness Degradation Degrade Know Thyself Seduction Stripped Venom Vulnerability
Author : Dianna Hardy
Source : The Last Dragon

71. “My grandfather had been the ugliest, darkest, foulest, most depraved figure of my childhood, more beast than human, and I had grown up to be him, locked in the basement with my secrets as the rest of the family reveled in the petty and ordinary upstairs. Down there, I saw my black, ancient, ineluctable core exposed, like a crab forced out of its shell--dirty, vulnerable, and obscene. For the first time in my life, I was truly alone.”

Tags : Alone Basement Dark Family Family Drama Family History Growing Up Ineluctable Loneliness Marilyn Manson Relatability Relating Relation Vulnerability
Source : The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

72. “Anthropologist Victor Turner writes that we are most free to explore identity in places outside of our normal routines, places that are in some way "betwixt and between." Turner calls them liminal, from the Latin word for "threshold.”

Tags : Maturation Openness Variety Vulnerability
Author : Sherry Turkle
Source : Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

73. “Underlying all these breaches is a single systemic security flaw, exactly 3.375 inches long. Credit card magstripes are a technological anachronism, a throwback to the age of the eight-track tape, and today the United States is virtually alone in nurturing this security hole.”

Tags : Anachronism Information Security Security Vulnerability
Author : Keith Poulsen

74. “But the compulsive overachievement of today's elite college students - the sense that they need to keep running as fast as they can - is not the only thing that keeps them from forming the deeper relationships that might relieve their anguish. Something more insidious is operating, too: a resistance to vulnerability, a fear of looking like the only one who isn't capable of handling the pressure. These are young people who have always succeeded at everything, in part by projecting the confidence that they always will. Now, as they get to college, the stakes are higher and the competition fiercer. Everybody thinks that they are the only one who's suffering, so nobody says anything, so everybody suffers. Everyone feels like a fraud; everybody thinks that everybody else is smarter than they are.”

Tags : College Confidence Fraud Overachievement Smarts Students Success Vulnerability
Source : Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

75. “You are beautiful and magical and perfect, especially because of your flaws. Those cracks are what let the light in, baby.”

Tags : Beautiful Imperfections Light Magical Vulnerability
Author : Dawn Gluskin

76. “[N]obody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.”

Tags : Hurt Injury Salt Vulnerability Wounds
Author : Rebecca West
Source : The Harsh Voice

77. “Armed I am with love. Disarmed I am.”

Tags : Love Poetry Vulnerability Weapon
Author : Manuel Alegre
Source : 30 anos de poesia: obra poética completa

78. “Or maybe it's just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.' - Jocelyn”

Tags : Beauty Fragile Fragility Vulnerability Vulnerable
Source : City of Fallen Angels

79. “When basic human needs are ignored, rejected, or invalidated by those in roles and positions to appropriately meet them; when the means by which these needs have been previously met are no longer available: and when prior abuse has already left one vulnerable for being exploited further, the stage is set for the possibility these needs will be prostituted. This situation places a survivor who has unmet needs in an incredible dilemma. She can either do without or seek the satisfaction of mobilized needs through some "illegitimate" source that leaves her increasingly divided from herself and ostracized from others.While meeting needs in this way resolves the immediate existential experience of deprivation and abandonment. it produces numerous other difficulties. These include experiencing oneself as “bad” or "weak" for having such strong needs; experiencing shame and guilt for relying on “illegitimate” sources of satisfaction: experiencing a loss of self-respect for indulging in activities contrary to personal moral standards of conduct; risking the displeasure and misunderstanding of others important to her; and opening oneself to the continued abuse and victimization of perpetrators who are all too willing to selfishly use others for their own pleasure and purposes under the guise of being 'helpful.”

Tags : Abandoned Abandonment Abuse Abuse Of Authority Abuse Of Power Basic Needs Child Abuse Deprivation Emotional Abuse Emotional Neglect Exploit Invalidation Manipulation Needs Neglect Ostracism Shame Survivor Victim Vulnerability Weakness

80. “One should approach life as one approaches a lover-naked.”

Tags : Life Love Nakedness Transparency Vulnerability
Author : Marty Rubin

81. “Vulnerability is the portal to feeling. Feeling is the portal to strength.”

Tags : Ad Posey Awareness Be Energy Feel Feeling Film Inspiration Life Live Love Peace Portal Screenwriters Screenwriting Stories Story Storytelling Strength Truth Vulnerability Write Writers
Author : A.D. Posey

82. “In a healthy relationship, vulnerability is wonderful. It leads to increased intimacy and closer bonds. When a healthy person realizes that he or she hurt you, they feel remorse and they make amends. It’s safe to be honest. In an abusive system, vulnerability is dangerous. It’s considered a weakness, which acts as an invitation for more mistreatment. Abusive people feel a surge of power when they discover a weakness. They exploit it, using it to gain more power. Crying or complaining confirms that they’ve poked you in the right spot.”

Tags : Abuse Abuse Survivors Abusive Relationships Domestic Violence Emotional Abuse Healthy Relationships Intimacy Power Survivors Vulnerability Vulnerability Intimacy Weakness
Source : The Rescued Soul: The Writing Journey for the Healing of Incest and Family Betrayal

83. “Getting in touch with the lovelessness within and letting that lovelessness speak its pain is one way to begin again on love's journey. In relationships, whether heterosexual or homosexual, the partner who is hurting often finds that their mate is unwilling to 'hear' the pain. Women often tell me that they feel emotionally beaten down when their partners refuse to listen or talk. When women communicate from a place of pain, it is often characterized as 'nagging.' Sometimes women hear repeatedly that their partners are 'sick of listening to this shit.' Both cases undermine self-esteem. Those of us who were wounded in childhood often were shamed and humiliated when we expressed hurt. It is emotionally devastating when the partners we have chosen will not listen. Usually, partners who are unable to respond compassionately when hearing us speak our pain, whether they understand it or not, are unable to listen because that expressed hurt triggers their own feelings of powerlessness and helplessness. Many men never want to feel helpless or vulnerable. They will, at times, choose to silence a partner with violence rather than witness emotional vulnerability. When a couple can identify this dynamic, they can work on the issue of caring, listening to each other's pain by engaging in short conversations at appropriate times (i.e., it's useless to try and speak your pain to someone who is bone weary, irritable, reoccupied, etc.). Setting a time when both individuals come together to engage in compassionate listening enhances communication and connection. When we are committed to doing the work of love we listen even when it hurts.”

Tags : Abuse Communication Emotional Abuse Listening Listening Skills Listening To Others Love Love Quotes Pain Relationships Vulnerability Vulnerability Quotes Vulnerable
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

84. “I learned something important that night. You shouldn’t try to stop everything from happening. Sometimes you’re supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you’re supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it’s necessary because it’s all part of you getting to the next part of yourself, the next day.”

Tags : Awkward Insecurities Insecurity Life Life Lesson Life Lessons Selfconfidence Teenagers Vulnerability Vulnerable
Author : Cecelia Ahern
Source : The Book of Tomorrow

85. “Take any emotion—love for a woman, or grief for a loved one, or what I’m going through, fear and pain from a deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions—if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them—you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. “But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, ‘All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment’.”

Tags : Cognizant Detachment Emotions Grief Life Love Pain Truth Vulnerability
Author : Mitch Albom
Source : Tuesdays with Morrie

86. “He was a volatile mixture of confidence and vulnerability. He could deliver extended monologues on professional matters, then promptly stop in his tracks to peer inquisitively into his guest's eyes for signs of boredom or mockery, being intelligent enough to be unable fully to believe in his own claims to significance. He might, in a past life, have been a particularly canny and sharp-tongued royal advisor.”

Tags : Confidence Intelligence Professionalism Significance Vulnerability
Source : The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

87. “Amazing relationships aren't about making one perfect choice in your choice of partner. They're about the infinite amount of choices you make in each conflict, each conversation, and each moment to open yourself and to stay open, even when it's hard.”

Tags : Choices Conflict Love Partners Passion Relationships Soul Mates Vulnerability

88. “His gray suit makes him seem extra vulnerable, in the way of children placed in unaccustomed clothes for ceremonies they don't understand.”

Tags : 1981 Ceremony Costume Nelson Angstrom Vulnerability
Author : John Updike
Source : Rabbit Is Rich

89. “Life is fragile.Be cautious in life.”

Tags : Careful Carefulness Cautious Danger Dangerous Dangerous People Fragile Fragile Creatures Fragile Hearts Fragile Love Fragile Things Life Life And Living Life Changing Life Experience Life Lessons Life Philosophy Life Quotes Vulnerability Vulnerability Attachment

90. “These secrets are not secrets per se but are truths hidden from public view. I had to write this book. There had to be a reason I survived to tell this story.”

Tags : Domestic Violence Interracial Marriage Memoir Shame Vulnerability

91. “Vulnerable, like all men, to the temptations of arrogance, of which intellectual pride is the worst, he [the scientist] must nevertheless remain sincere and modest, if only because his studies constantly bring home to him that, compared with the gigantic aims of science, his own contribution, no matter how important, is only a drop in the ocean of truth.”

Tags : Aim Arrogance Contribution Modesty Pride Science Scientist Sincerity Temptations Truth Vulnerability
Source : Nouvelles perspectives en microphysique

92. “The weakest link in any chain of security is not the technology itself, but the person operating it; iron gates have no compassion to appeal to, nor fears to exploit, nor insecurities to use to one’s advantage. They are, however, operated by us – by beings of unlimited vulnerability and limited energy. Why waste time brute-forcing what can be easily circumvented by a clever façade and a crimson tongue?”

Tags : Brute Force Compassion Façade Fear Influence Insecurity Iron Gates Limited Energy Limits Others People Security Taking Advantage Technology Time Wasting Vulnerability Vulnerable Weakest Link Words
Source : Rise of the Morningstar

93. “When we suffer in silence, we think that we are alone, different, separate. When we share our stories of suffering, we find that we are the same.”

Tags : Community Honesty Loneliness Sharing Sharing Stories Silence Stories Suffering Tribe Truth Vulnerability

94. “Human beings, whatever their backgrounds, are more open than we think, that their behavior cannot be confidently predicted from their past, that we are all creatures vulnerable to new thoughts, new attitudes.And while such vulnerability creates all sorts of possibilities, both good and bad, its very existence is exciting. It means that no human being should be written off, no change in thinking deemed impossible.”

Tags : Adaptability Dignity Humanity Love And Respect For All Vulnerability
Author : Howard Zinn
Source : You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

95. “Incarnation is good news not because it offers us a way out of the mess of this world, but because it shows us what God's love looks like here and now.”

Tags : Mourning Sadness Selfishness Suffering Vulnerability
Source : The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom

96. “The author relates that Mickey Mantle did not expect to play one day and showed up extremely hung over. He was nevertheless called on to pitch and smashed a towering home run to an enthusiastic ovation. He related to his teammates, "Those people don't know how tough that was.”

Tags : Appearances Optics Popularity Vulnerability
Author : Jim Bouton
Source : Ball Four

97. “Emotions are not problems to be solved. They are signals to be interpreted.”

Tags : Awareness Emotional Health Emotional Iq Emotions Healing Mindfulness Self Awareness Vulnerability

98. “These times are hard, but I won't walk away jaded, darker, different. I feel. I cry to heal. If you saw me in those moments, maybe you'd think I was a mess. But I don't call it a mess. I call it strength.Real strength isn't about building walls. Real strength is about staying open, no matter what. It's about taking life—with all the pleasures that fade and all the pain that sticks around for too long—and not shutting down, not closing down, not building up those walls.Resilience isn't hard, impenetrable, iron. Resilience is flexible, soft, warm. Stay strong. The real kind of strong. Don't let your automatic mind reflexes make you jump away from pain and towards pleasure. Make choices. See clearly. And never, ever, stop feeling.Don't go numb. The world, even with all its horror, is too beautiful to miss.”

Tags : Emotions Feeling Feelings Healing Mess Self Love Self Protection Strength Strong Vulnerability

99. “If you will tell me when God permits a Christian to lay aside his armour, I will tell you when Satan has left off temptation. Like the old knights in war time, we must sleep with helmet and breastplate buckled on, for the arch-deceiver will seize our first unguarded hour to make us his prey. The Lord keep us watchful in all seasons, and give us a final escape from the jaw of the lion and the paw of the bear.”

Tags : Dependence Temptation Vulnerability
Source : Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

100. “Listen, Harriet. I do unterstand. I know you don't want either to give or to take ... You don't want ever again to have to depend for happiness on another person.""That's true. That's the truest thing you ever said.""All right. I can respect that. Only you've got to play the game. Don't force an emotional situation and then blame me for it.""But I don't want any situation. I want to be left in peace.”

Tags : Dependence Emotions Freedom Happiness Love Peace Privacy Quarrel Solutide Vulnerability
Source : Have His Carcase

101. “I couldn't believe I let him see me like this, unable to fend for myself. I fumed in disgust at my vulnerability. I didn't want Evan to think I needed protecting. I pulled back my torment and let the numb blanket envelop me, pushing away the stirred memories, the noise of the crowd, and the trembling that still lay beneath the surface. I stared at the flames licking at the darkness and everything was lost as I sank deeper into nothingness.”

Tags : Darkness Disgust Emma Flames Lost Memories Numb Protecting Reason To Breathe Rebecca Donovan Surface Vulnerability Vulnerable Weak
Source : Reason to Breathe

102. “It doesn't matter if you come from money or you are poor: If your family has already made you feel that you are not worthy, you begin to believe it, and when someone comes along and tells you that you are beautiful/special/wonderful and showers you with attention and gifts, or offers you money when you desperately need it, you are vulnerable and ready to trust”

Tags : Child Abuse Child Abusers Child Neglect Emotional Deprivation Grooming Survivor Vulnerability
Source : Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse--A Book for Teen Girls, Young Women, and Everyone Who Cares About Them

103. “Remember that every person who you come into contact to on any given day has a story that is probably far more amazing than you will imagine and no one is going to just offer up their entire life's worth of experiences to you because you want them to. It takes time to draw someone's story out from within them. It takes trust. It takes sincerity and dedication. Keep in mind that each and every interaction you have with all those people on a daily basis is a unique opportunity to develop any kind of relationship with that person that the two of you might want to be a part of. It doesn't matter how you meet them or what it is that you do with them. It can be as mundane as waving to them in the morning as they leave their driveway, or it can be as huge as saving someone's life in a moment of uncertainty and sacrifice. Each person has the potential to become a friend or a lover or to simply teach you something important and then slip back into the endless rush of other bodies moving about the planet around us. Don't pass these chances up too often, or you'll get lost in the tide yourself.”

Tags : Friendship Humanity Identity Life Love People Relationships Vulnerability

104. “In my work with hundreds of women over the past few years a theme has emerged: women’s desperate, unquenchable desire to step into their power, countered by the fear of what will happen if they do. The longing to express the riches inside them, wrestling with the deep terror of being burned by the judgement, hatred or rejection of strangers or loved ones if they do. This fear of being burned is an oddly female one. It is a fear which keeps us small and scared… but seemingly safe. From the outside this can seem like an overreaction. Both the need, and the fear. But women, it seems, have an innate knowing of what it means to burn… and be burned. They know the dangers in their bones. And it makes them wary.”

Tags : Burning Burning Woman Courage Fear Vulnerability Women
Source : Burning Woman

105. “It is almost as if we are all playing a big game of hide-and-go-seek. We all hide expecting to be found, but no one has been labelled the seeker. We stand behind the wall, at first excited, then worried, then bored, then anxious, then angry. We hide and hide. After a while, the game is not fun anymore. Where is my seeker? Where is the person who is supposed to come find me here in my protected shell and cut me open? Where is that one who will make me trust him, make me comfortable, make me feel whole? Some people rot on the spot, waiting for the seeker that never comes. The most important truth that I can relate to you, if you are hiding and waiting, is that the seeker is you and the world, behind so many walls, awaits.”

Tags : Authenticity Hiding Relationships Self Protection Truth Vulnerability
Source : The Love Mindset

106. “People are going to break promises, and they will have every right to till the point you realize that you don't change plans based on someone else's words.”

Tags : Belief Believe Break Promises Depending On Other Expectation Expectations Go On Heart Breaking Heart Breaks Independence Lies Life Love Make Promises Marriage Move On Promise Promises Sad Stupid In Love Truth Vulnerability Vulnerable

107. “Dare to be vulnerable, walk outside without your armor on and say YES to your heart.”

Tags : Consciousness Growth Healing Healing The Past Heart Inner Peace Inspirational Love Psychology Self Love Spiritual Vulnerability Wisdom Yes Zen
Source : Living Peace

108. “Loving someone can be hard at times. You risk a lot when you love - your heart and soul, at the least. Love is the most important and most rewarding investment you can make in another person.”

Tags : Heart Heart And Soul Importance Investment Love Loving Loving Someone Others Risk Soul Vulnerability
Source : A Secret of the Heart

109. “(A)t least simulated vulnerability is bearable/for those/who cannot/withstand unreasonable tenderness.”

Tags : Tenderness Vulnerability
Source : Zirconia

110. “Nita: I think I overdid the vulnerability stuff in this last letter. and that’s why I’m having an anxiety attack.Howard: With the vulnerability comes the possibility that you’ll be betrayed. Now that you’ve laid yourself wide open, I am the agent of this betrayal? It’s not my style.Nita: I’ve thought it wasn't other people’s style, too.”

Tags : Abusive Relationships Betrayal Dissociative Identity Disorder Distrust Doubt Fear Mistrust Psychotherapy Relationship Problems Therapy Session Trust Issues Vulnerability Vulnerability Attachment Vulnerable
Source : Becoming One: A Story of Triumph Over Dissociative Identity Disorder

111. “It comes down to this: If you want to be seen, heard and understood in the most genuine way possible, be open to the possiblity of vulnerability. Allow yourself to be open. I know it’s a scary place, a place very few people dare to venture, but just try it. Try moving the masks away and really looking at a person the next time they engaged in conversation with you.”

Tags : Conversation Converse Engage Hearing Voices Listen Listening Masks Vulnerability

112. “I just read this great quote by Junot Diaz, he was talking about true intimacy, and he was saying that it was the willingness to be vulnerable and to be found out. That’s what I felt that YA did. It wasn't pretentious, and it wasn’t hiding its heart. It wanted to be found out...It felt like those moments when you go to a party and you're standing around for a long time, going, I don't fit in here, what am I going to talk to these people about? And everybody's getting drunk, and then you find this one person, and you end up sitting in some corner talking about all these arcane things.And then before you know it you're having a conversation about the meaning of life and it's four o’clock in the morning. That kind of feeling, that kind of intimacy — I felt like that's what I got from YA.”

Tags : Intimacy Junot Diaz Vulnerability Ya Young Adult Fiction
Author : Libba Bray

113. “A heart that can break is better than no heart at all.”

Tags : Callousness Feeling Vulnerability
Author : Marty Rubin

114. “I never knew I liked to be outside so much. I never knew I liked lochs and views and that, but I could seriously handle living in a cottage by the side of somewhere like this."The Panopticon”

Tags : Air Freedom Outdoors Self Awareness Vulnerability
Author : Jenn Fagan

115. “The only really good performance is the one where you make yourself vulnerable, while pushing beyond your familiar comfort zone.”

Tags : Performing Vulnerability
Author : Kim Gordon
Source : Girl in a Band

116. “When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive.”

Tags : Anxiety Depression Mental Illness Recovery Shame Vulnerability
Author : Jenny Lawson
Source : Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

117. “We are in this together. None of us truly walk in isolation, even when we cannot sense the presence of another for miles upon miles. Even in the worst of our desolation. Even during our coldest 3am breakdown. Even when we shut out the world and spin in circles until we collapse. Even then the light still gets in. Even then the heart still opens and reaches, tendrils of hope curling and bending toward slivers of light. Upward, outward, in all directions – seeking light at all cost. One way or another, we all grow toward the light.”

Tags : Connection Empathy Healing Hope Light Recovery Resilience Togetherness Vulnerability

118. “Being Scared-off by EvilLastly, we deny the presence of evil because we are terrified by the horrendously hurtful, cruel, and bloody kinds of evil people tell us about—if we are willing to listen. This was poignantly brought home during an interdisciplinary case conference involving a resident who was counseling for the first time a woman who had been sexually abused. As we worked with him, it became clear that he was resisting entering what he called the 'psychic cave" of her sealed—off experience from which she was shouting for assistance. Because of his resistance, he was not providing her the support and guidance she so desperately needed, and he was not facilitating her working through the abuse and hurt that were continuing to impact her life. As he was confronted about this at one point in the conference, he stated tearfully: "I'm afraid if I help her move into her memories. I will have to go with her, and if I go with her, my view of the world as a basically good and safe place will be shattered. I'm not sure I can handle that for myself, or be able to think about the fact that my wife and kids may be more vulnerable living in this world than I can be comfortable believing" (Means 1995, 299).”

Tags : Abuse Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Counseling Evil Fear Just World Just World Beliefs Mental Illness Nature Of The World Psychotherapy Ptsd Rapid Sexual Abuse Survivor Victim Vulnerability Worldview
Source : Trauma and Evil: Healing the Wounded Soul

119. “I found that the same softness which once made me a target now compelled people to trust me with their stories.”

Tags : Counseling Listening Rapport Vulnerability
Source : Between the World and Me

120. “He opposed the hardness acquired during the last twenty years of his life. This state of mind fatigued him. He perceived with dismay that the sort of frightful calm which the injustice of his misfortune had conferred upon him was giving way within them.”

Tags : Acculturation Change Counseling Vulnerability
Author : Victor Hugo
Source : Les Misérables

121. “Intimacy between people requires closeness as well as distance. It is like dancing. Sometimes we are very close, touching each other or holding each other; sometimes we move away from each other and let the space between us become an area where we can freely move.To keep the right balance between closeness and distance requires hard work, especially since the needs of the partners may be quite different at a given moment. One might desire closeness while the other wants distance. One might want to be held while the other looks for independence. A perfect balance seldom occurs, but the honest and open search for that balance can give birth to a beautiful dance, worthy to behold.”

Tags : Closeness Intimacy Relationships Solitude Vulnerability
Source : Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith

122. “We are like puzzle pieces who are perfectly suited to make a giant picture together, but we are assembling ourselves in the dark.”

Tags : Disconnection Fear Isolation Loneliness Relationships Separation Vulnerability
Source : The Love Mindset

123. “The intimacy that arises in listening and speaking truth is only possible if we can open to the vulnerability of our own hearts. Breathing in, contacting the life that is right here, is our first step. Once we have held ourselves with kindness, we can touch others in a vital and healing way.”

Tags : Healing Intimacy Kindness Listening Truth Vulnerability
Author : Tara Brach
Source : True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

124. “If she wanted this man to trust her, to open up to her, she would have to strip every last piece of herself away, like he had been stripped. That's the only way he would let her in. The challenge seemed insurmountable, maybe because he seemed insurmountable.”

Tags : Damaged Damaged Souls Stripped Stripping Vulnerability Vulnerable
Author : Dianna Hardy
Source : Heart Of The Wolf

125. “Being an open and vulnerable doesn't mean you are weak..”

Tags : Experiences Openness Vulnerability Weakness Quotes
Author : Jayesh Varma

126. “It pained her that a few hundred words in an also-ran newspaper could get her kicked out. That damned article.And Rook.Her sharpest agony. She had invested in this guy. Waited for this guy. Felt something for this guy that went beyond the bedroom ... or wherever else they took each other. Nikki did not give herself easily to a man, and this betrayal by Rook was why. Heat reflected on her answer at the oral boards about her greatest flaw and admitted her reply was a mask. Yes, her identification with her job was total. But her greatest flaw wasn’t overinvestment in her career. It was her reticence to be vulnerable. Unarmed as she was-literally-she had been emotionally so with Rook.That was the gut shot that had blown clean through her soul.”

Tags : Betrayal Flaws Hurt Introspection Realization Relationships Vulnerability

127. “It's OK to not be fine.”

Tags : Conventional Wisdom Sincerely Vulnerability
Author : Frasier Crane

128. “They (the media) found little quality of depth to him, that when she said on the platform with that which he said to them in private. The qualities of introspection and reflectiveness that they particularly treasured were missing.”

Tags : Authenticity Charisma Humility Leadership Vulnerability
Source : The Powers That Be

129. “Generous listening is powered by curiosity, a virtue we can invite and nurture in ourselves to render it instinctive. It involves a kind of vulnerability - a willingness to be surprised, to let go of assumptions and take in ambiguity. The listener wants to understand the humanity behind the words of the other, and patiently summons one's own best self and one's own best words and questions.”

Tags : Curiosity Listening Oral History Vulnerability
Source : Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

130. “Come, come into this circle of grace and friendship.Come bringing only your open heart.You owe us nothing but truth, you need no heavy armor here.Show us your beautiful scars, the evidence of adventures you’ve survived.Tell your stories from the road.This space is home.You are safe to come as you are without fear.”

Tags : Grace Healing Healing The Emotional Self Heart Inspirational Quotes Vulnerability Wounds
Author : Jacob Nordby

131. “This philosophy teaches us to leave safe harbor for the rough seas of real-world experience, and to accept that a rough copy out in the world serves us far greater than a masterpiece sitting quietly on our shelves.”

Tags : Minimum Viable Product Opportunity Take Risks Vulnerability
Author : Chris Matakas
Source : My Mastery: Continued Education Through Jiu Jitsu

132. “I wanted to badly to be vulnerable over a burger, beer, and bags of free books we find on some stranger's porch. You wanted badly to be touched some thousand miles away and never found the time to write me back.”

Tags : Beer Burger Infatuation Love Touching Vulnerability Vulnerable

133. “One of the greatest lies ever told is that there’s no power in vulnerability.”

Tags : Humanity Humanity And Society Lies Power Strength Vulnerability Weakness
Author : Dianna Hardy
Source : The Last Dragon

134. “The sky's gray and there's mizzle. It's so soft on my skin--it's nothing like rain. It's even softer than the lightest drizzle! Lift my face up, so it can kiss my skin." The Panopticon”

Tags : Beauty Landscape Vulnerability Weather
Author : Jenn Fagan

135. “Learn to observe your emotions without needing to act or distract yourself from them. Within that stillness your truest most vulnerable thoughts will arise and it is these thoughts that will show you where your healing work must begin.”

Tags : Consciousness Daily Practice Emotions Growth Healing Healing Insights Healing The Past Inner Peace Inspirational Introspection Learning Meditation Psychology Spiritual Stillness Stillness Of The Mind Thoughts Vulnerability Wisdom Zen
Source : Living Peace

136. “Standing in the ring of fire, the eye of the storm, the vortex of pain and pressure is simultaneously the most vulnerable and most powerful place to be. Here we embody paradox. We stand our ground and surrender completely. Here we know the full power of the Feminine.”

Tags : Burning Woman Courage To Be Oneself Feminine Feminine Power Goddess Goddess Rising Power Ring Of Fire Vulnerability
Source : Burning Woman

137. “Opening to love will always involve risk,but a heart safe from pain is one also locked to joy.”

Tags : Heart Love Love Quotes Pain Quotes About Love Risk Vulnerability Vulnerability Quotes

138. “True strength is knowing that you don't have to be strong every single second of the day.”

Tags : Authenticity Being Strong Healing Heartbreak Letting Down The Walls Letting Go Letting Your Guard Down Loss Moving On Positive Thinking Sadness Strength Vulnerability
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

139. “When two people respect each other, the ability to be vulnerable and to reveal hurt feelings can create a powerful emotional connection that is the source of real intimacy and friendship.”

Tags : Communication Emotion Feelings Friendship Intimacy Relationships Respect Vulnerability

140. “Creativity connects me to my truest self and vulnerability. There is nothing more personally liberating, than reaching for my face and peeling off the social mask that hides my; shadow self, pain and weakness. When i produce from this place of truth, the results transform both creator and beholder.”

Tags : Beholder Being An Artist Creativity Creator Jaeda Dewalt Pain Shadow Self Social Masks Transformation Truth Vulnerability
Author : Jaeda DeWalt

141. “Listening is a rare happening among human beings. You cannot listen to the word another is speaking if you are preoccupied with your appearance or impressing the other, or if you are trying to decide what you are going to say when the other stops talking, or if you are debating about whether the word being spoken is true or relevant or agreeable. Such matters may have their place, but only after listening to the word as the word is being uttered. Listening, in other words, is a primitive act of love, in which a person gives self to another’s word, making self accessible and vulnerable to that word.”

Tags : Availability Hearing Listening To Others Stringfellow Vulnerability
Source : Count It All Joy

142. “I just want to be smart like other pepul so I can have lots of frends who like me.”

Tags : Friendship Honesty Humanness Intelligence Pain Vulnerability
Author : Daniel Keyes
Source : Flowers for Algernon

143. “You have two choices in life when it comes to truthful observations by others that anger you: You can be ashamed and cover it up by letting your pride take you in the extreme opposite direction, in order to make the point that they are wrong. Or, you can break down the walls of pride by accepting vulnerability as a strength, not a weakness. As you walk through your vulnerability, you will meet humility on the way to courage. From here, courage allows us to let go of shame and rise higher into the person we are meant to be, not the person that needs to be right. This is the road to confidence and self worth.”

Tags : Acceptance Advice Be Better Being Right Bravery Choices Confidence Ego Flaws Growing Honesty Humility Judgement Learning Let Go Life Lessons Observations Open Pride Rise Higher Self Growth Self Help Self Limiting Truth Vulnerability Vulnerable

144. “Obviously, a rigid, blinkered, absolutist world view is the easiest to keep hold of, whereas the fluid, uncertain, metamorphic picture I've always carried about is rather more vulnerable. Yet I must cling with all my might to … my own soul; must hold on to its mischievous, iconoclastic, out-of-step clown-instincts, no matter how great the storm. And if that plunges me into contradiction and paradox, so be it; I've lived in that messy ocean all my life. I've fished in it for my art. This turbulent sea was the sea outside my bedroom window in Bombay. It is the sea by which I was born, and which I carry within me wherever I go.”

Tags : Art Creativity Iconoclasm Instinct Life Paradox Rigidity Self Determination Self Knowledge Soul Sources Of Inspiration Vulnerability World Views Writing

145. “Lost, so small amid that dark, hands grown cold, body image fading down corridors of television sky.”

Tags : Altered States Dream State Fading Lost Slipping Away Vulnerability
Source : Neuromancer

146. “Worrying about scarcity is our culture's version of post-traumatic stress. It happens when we've been through too much, and rather than coming together to heal (which requires vulnerability) we're angry and scared and at each other's throats.”

Tags : Fear Scarcity Society Stress Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

147. “Let me strip you piece by piece, exactly how you like it. Let me watch you shine through your brutal revelation.”

Tags : Brutal Brutality Revelation Strip Stripped Truth Vulnerability
Author : Dianna Hardy
Source : The Last Dragon

148. “One of the most difficult things I ever did was learn to support myself through my whole range of emotional experiences without running away.”

Tags : Acceptance Healing Self Love Self Support Vulnerability

149. “ 'And so we exchange privacy for intimacy. We gamble with it, hoping that by exposing ourselves, someone will find a way in. This is why the human animal will always be vulnerable: because it wants to be.' ”

Tags : Compromise Intimacy Lexicon Privacy Vulnerability
Author : Max Barry
Source : Lexicon

150. “All the things that people do in order to show that they don't need anybody... meanwhile, all they really want to do is say, "Please keep me." We all want to be kept. The problem is we are too afraid to let anyone know about it. What are these fragile things in our hearts that have so much fear of being broken?”

Tags : Being Vulnerable Courage Fear Fear Of Love Heartbreak Inspirational Quotes Love Relationships The Fear In Loving Vulnerability Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

151. “I think we can all agree that feeling shame is an incredibly painful experience. What we often don't realize is that perpetrating shame is equally as painful, and no one does that with the precision of a partner or a parent. These are the people who know us the best and who bear witness to our vulnerabilities and fears. Thankfully, we can apologize for shaming someone we love, but the truth is that those shaming comments leave marks. And shaming someone we love around vulnerability is the most serious of all security breaches. Even if we apologize, we've done serious damage because we've demonstrated our willingness to use sacred information as a weapon.”

Tags : Pain Shame Shaming Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

152. “Perfection, in the form of a flawless stream of words delivered with cool composure, is never as persuasive as realness. An impassioned but imperfect speech, which shows you care too much to hide flaws, is far more compelling.”

Tags : Inspiration Passion Public Speaking Realness Vulnerability
Source : I'd Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader's Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work

153. “Both writing and praying are acts of deep vulnerability.”

Tags : Praying Vulnerability Writing
Author : Pat Schneider
Source : How the Light Gets in: Writing as a Spiritual Practice

154. “When people are vulnerable to control, they feel that they are selfish for deciding what to do with their own property. In reality, deciding for ourselves is the only way we can ever have true love, for then we are giving freely.”

Tags : Choices Control Controlling Others Controlling People Decisions Manipulative People Selfish Vulnerability Vulnerable
Author : Henry Cloud
Source : Changes That Heal: How to Understand the Past to Ensure a Healthier Future

155. “The author says crises tend to reveal the connectivity of systems that had previously been study only in isolation.”

Tags : Community Discipleship Simulation Trouble Vulnerability
Author : Andrew Zolli
Source : Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

156. “When you open yourself up to people, you show them where to put the knife in.”

Tags : Betrayal Double Crossing Emotional Availability Honesty Knife In Your Back Opening Up Vulnerability
Author : Bryan Way
Source : Life After: The Void

157. “[W]e all care deeply about things that seem totally inconsequential to other people. We all carry around with us the flotsam and jetsam of perceived humiliations that actually mean nothing. We are a mass of vulnerabilities, and who knows what will trigger them?”

Tags : Humiliation Shame Vulnerability
Author : Jon Ronson
Source : So You've Been Publicly Shamed

158. “Few of us enter romantic relationships able to receive love. We fall into romantic attachments doomed to replay familiar family dramas. Usually we do not know this will happen precisely because we have grown up in a culture that has told us that no matter what we experience in our childhoods, no matter the pain, sorrow, alienation, emptiness, no matter the extent of our dehumanization, romantic love will be ours. We believe we will meet the girl of our dreams. We believe 'someday our prince will come.' They show up just as we imagined they would. We wanted the lover to appear but most of us were not clear about what we wanted to do with them-what the love was that we wanted to make and how we would make it. We were not ready to open our hearts fully.”

Tags : Abuse First Love Love Love At First Sight Love Quotes Love Transforms One Day My Prince Will Come Open Your Heart Someday My Prince Will Come Vulnerability
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

159. “Heroes are higher than their vulnerability that is why they are heroes.”

Tags : Hero Heroes Heroism Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Vulnerability Vulnerable Work
Author : Amit Kalantri

160. “Hatred makes you weak where else love makes you vulnerable. There's a difference.”

Tags : Hatred Love Vulnerability Vulnerable Weak Weakness
Author : Girl234

161. “We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.”

Tags : Children Fear Responsibility Violence Vulnerability

162. “It was the ultimate cautionary tale, the moral being Don't fall, as if they were made of glass. In a sense they were--their fragility was irrefutable, medically proven--and yet Emily detested the inevitable rundown of accidents and tragedies, the more fortunate clucking their tongues and counting their blessings, all the while knowing it was just a matter of time. She didn't need to be reminded that she was a single misstep from disaster, especially here, without Henry, surrounded by the survivors of an earlier life.”

Tags : Accidents Aging Vulnerability
Author : Stewart O'Nan
Source : Emily, Alone

163. “The majority of research I’ve reviewed describes an intense male value on inde-pendence and what appears to be an almost phobic response to dependence. In fact, for many men it’s not even an option to ask for assistance or to admit they “don’t know.” This places tremendous pressure on men to deny their vulnerability and need for information which makes detachment from relationships easier.”

Tags : Codependency Dependence Detachment Male Values Vulnerability
Source : Codependency & Men

164. “I didn’t say a word. He wouldn’t be using oxygen. K2 is more dangerous than Everest.”

Tags : Adventure Travel Courage To Be Oneself Grief Inspirational Love Story Risk Taking Vulnerability Whole Heart Wilderness
Source : Finding Jim

165. “When we are honest about the limitations we are self imposing it becomes necessary to cry out with determination and state you’ve had enough of the mediocrity of stagnation.”

Tags : Courage Depression Determination Hiding Honesty Light Mediocrity Passion Seeking Stagnation Transparency Truth Vulnerability
Author : Heidi Reagan

166. “Not only did the angry villagers hound their monsters to the edge of town, they reproached her for being vulnerable to the torches.”

Tags : Monster Pain Susan Stryker Trans Vulnerability
Author : Susan Stryker

167. “Sometimes it's better to show our vulnerability / pain / regrets so others don't think us impervious / unapproachable - be real / open”

Tags : Impervious Open Openness Pain Real Regrets Unapproachable Vulnerability Vulnerable
Author : Jay Woodman

168. “hold still. stay there. tease back the layers. you are in the space between your comfort zone and infinity. you want to hide. not be seen. not be open. not be vulnerable. but you have to. there are two ways to do this - soft and gentle or fast and hard. both will get you to the other side, if you let them.”

Tags : Comfort Zone Open Transition Vulnerability

169. “The horrible ugliness of this exposure of a sick and guilty heart to the very eye that would gloat over it!”

Tags : Betrayal Guilty Conscience Vulnerability
Source : The Scarlet Letter

170. “Maybe I write because I’ve learned to show certain parts of my heart on the page that I still struggle to capture in speech.”

Tags : Hip Hop Struggle Vulnerability Writers On Writing Writing
Author : Common
Source : One Day It'll All Make Sense

171. “Our moral frailty is a strange consolation.”

Tags : Distraction Temptation Vulnerability
Source : Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

172. “People across the earth are aching to serve as your ambassadors in one form or another. Let them.”

Tags : Ambassadors Helping Others Vulnerability Vulnerability Quotes
Author : Gina Greenlee

173. “All art is a form of vulnerability because at least part of the artist goes into the piece.”

Tags : Ad Posey Art Artist Inspirational Piece Stories Story Storytellers Storytelling Vulnerability Write Writers Writing Writing Quotes
Author : A.D. Posey

174. “The problem when you are a strong, capable, self-confident person, is that more often than not, people think that you don't really need things like comfort, reassurance, loyalty and guidance. People are more likely to look at you and say, "She doesn't need this", "She doesn't need that", "She's already all of this and all of that". But then the truth is that most probably, you are a strong, capable, self-confident person because you built yourself brick-by-brick into that person; because you HAD to BECOME that person; because you had determination enough to make yourself into the image that you knew you needed to become. At the heart of many strong, confident people, is a heart most longing of the things that most others simply take for granted.”

Tags : Inner Strength Self Confidence Strength The Truth About Confident People The Truth About Strong People Truth Vulnerability Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

175. “She had responded to the loss of her husband, to poverty, to disease, and to family cruelty with boldness and ingenuity, by opening herself to others, especially to her children and her Church, pouring into these precious vessels her knowledge, hope, and devotion.”

Tags : Discipleship Fellowship Openness Parenthood Resilience Vulnerability
Source : The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

176. “If a brokenhearted mother could sing, I could not remain silent.”

Tags : Parenthood Testimony Vulnerability
Author : Beth Moore
Source : To Live Is Christ

177. “We must live with our hearts in our hands - like Mary.We must hold the blood-red heart and no be disappointedwhen others look away.”

Tags : Art Creativity Fear Fearless Heart Love Mary Virgin Mary Vulnerability
Source : Hourglass Museum

178. “Sure, you can break a man. Bend his will, even, but be careful with the ones that break easily. Those are the ones you have to keep a close eye on. Those are the ones that play possum and hide in the shadows. Just waiting for their time to strike! That's when you're most vulnerable. When you're surrounded by friends.”

Tags : Broken Will Dystopian Dystopian Fiction Faking It Friends Hiding Possum Vulnerability Vulnerable
Author : Joe Reyes
Source : Aftermath

179. “As women, wea re given a great give: our purity. And everything that makes us who we are emotionally - our feminine nature, our sensitivity, our vulnerability, and our desire to give ourselves fully to one man - is part of that gift. Our purity is a treasure. it is so much more than just our physical virginity, it starts with who we are on the inside.”

Tags : Christian Dating Holiness Purity Relationships Vulnerability
Author : Leslie Ludy
Source : When God Writes Your Life Story: Experience the Ultimate Adventure

180. “A straw can crush you, if you let it.”

Tags : Fragility Sensitivity Vulnerability Weakness
Author : Marty Rubin

181. “What bends, can break.”

Tags : Fragility Vulnerability
Author : Marty Rubin

182. “Siamo vulnerabili, non fragili, ma il nostro desiderio di attraversare la vita senza provare dolore ci fa sentire fragili.”

Tags : Fragility Pain Strength Vulnerability

183. “You have to be vulnerable and open to experience the new, as nothing else gonna substitute it..”

Tags : Experience Experience Quotes Openness Substitute Vulnerability
Author : Jayesh Varma

184. “You do not need any more strength. You only need to realize how strong you already are.”

Tags : Be Strong Healing Self Awareness Strength Strong Vulnerability

185. “Vulnerability brings honesty. We become most honest with ourselves when we are faced with real fear around a situation or an outcome. Yet many still stay in their comfort zone, listening to their own excuses and lies.”

Tags : Comfort Zone Excuses Honesty Lies Life Vulnerability
Author : Tony Curl

186. “Vulnerability is the curse of the thinking classes.”

Tags : Curses Thinking Vulnerability

187. “Listening is the most dangerous thing of all, listening means knowing, finding out about something and knowing what’s going on, our ears don’t have lids that can instinctively close against the words uttered, they can’t hide from what they sense they’re about to hear, it’s always too late.”

Tags : Hearing Listening Understanding Vulnerability
Source : A Heart So White

188. “There's nothing more unattractive than a man who blames predestination for his own failures and a woman who blames men for her own vulnerability...Blame thyself”

Tags : Blame Failures Life Men Predestination Society Vulnerability Vulnerable Women

189. “You can’t know this right now, but…your ragged, rugged honesty…your crazy, passionate, naked vulnerability…your trusting plunge into the unknown of Life at every turn…your journey of love and healing…these change your world, the world of those around you and the world as a whole.Someday you’ll know how important you are.”

Tags : Change The World Healing Honesty Journey Of Life Love Passion Passionate Life Passionate Living Passionate People Vulnerability
Author : Jacob Nordby

190. “Fall open. Break open. Sit with others' openness. Let love be your medicine.”

Tags : Community Compassion Emotions Love Support Vulnerability

191. “There is no great reward for being emotionally withdrawn, no pity prize for bottling your frustration. No one is coming to congratulate your chronic self-repression. By opening up, maybe you will inconvenience some people. Maybe you will trigger some conflict. Maybe you will be rejected, criticized, judged. Everything comes with a price and everything has its compensation. Authenticity may require pain, but it also opens the doors to joy, creativity, self-respect, empathy. Self-repression, on the other hand, costs you all the beauty of the world in exchange for a prison of comfort. Is it really worth it? Isn't it time to break free?”

Tags : Emotions Empathy Feelings Repressed Emotions Repression Self Expression Self Love Self Repression Self Respect Vulnerability

192. “If you want the naked beauty of my vulnerability, you have to have the strength to share the burden of, the private pain, that makes me feel so tender and fragile. For i am as strong, as i am, weak. If you want me to come home to you, be the safe harbor, in which, i can seek refuge.”

Tags : Intimacy Jaeda Dewalt Naked Beauty Poetic Private Pain Safe Harbor Seeking Refuge Vulnerability
Author : Jaeda DeWalt

193. “Sophie(female): This life is not worth living without the people that make us want to tear down those walls. The thrill of vulnerability the danger of opening your heart. It makes us feel alive.Parker(female): I feel alive when I'm jumping down a building.Sophie(female): Maybe that's why they call it 'Falling in love”

Tags : Alive Leverage Love Parker Sophie Vulnerability

194. “If you do not let yourself be seen, you cannot see.”

Tags : Authenticity Awareness Being Open Openness Self Awareness Vulnerability Vulnerable

195. “We are all vulnerable but do not fear this, just revel in the chance to experience that & know & grow beyond.”

Tags : Fear Vulnerability Vulnerable
Author : Jay Woodman

196. “Resolving to influence and persuade others will require a degree of personal passion and a depth of caring that you are willing to express and act on. I can tell you this: it will make you feel very vulnerable. The only antidote is to believe you are after a worthwhile change and that you are likely to be the right one to lead this particular charge.”

Tags : Change Inspiration Leadership Leading Change Making A Difference Passion Vulnerability
Source : I'd Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader's Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work

197. “A happy person is not without sorrow or grief. Happiness is the acceptance of pain, not the lack of it.”

Tags : Acceptance Grief Happiness Happy Person Healing Pain Sorrow Vulnerability

198. “In the building of walls to protect ourselves— we have managed to keep ourselves from the best in this life. And so the line is drawn whether to live and to be broken and unbroken or to breathe but not live at all. Perhaps there is no such thing as brokenness, afterall. Perhaps it is all just called "living.”

Tags : Being Vulnerable Building Walls Freedom Inspirational Life Inspirational Living Inspirational Quotes Let Yourself Live Life And Living Vulnerability Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

199. “The heart of a woman is the best mirror you can find.”

Tags : Femininity Friends Friendship Inspirational Relationships Vulnerability
Author : Erin Loechner
Source : Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path

200. “If you can achieve puberty, you can achieve a past.”

Tags : Adolescence Maturation Vulnerability
Source : Steel Magnolias