180 Vulnerability Quotes That Will Inspire You To Live Life To The Fullest


There is power to be found within ourselves through these vulnerability quotes. More often times than not, we put on a pretend face, fearing others might discover that we are not as strong as we want to be. Truth is, vulnerability is the foundation of our own self confidence.

Sure, in order for us to be stronger, to feel more confident, it requires us to let go of our guards and allow the fullest experience of life to unfold; that includes the good and the bad. The fear would eventually come but it is also what allows us to find strength and truth within. Vulnerability, in fact, is what will make us stronger.

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Stop hiding your weaknesses. You are only waging war inside yourself. That constant mix feelings of insecurities is no place for anyone to be in. We are hopeful these quotes on vulnerability can inspire you to open up, live life to the fullest, and most importantly, find the strength within to overcome your fears.

Inspirational vulnerability quotes to find courage

  1. “Embrace your vulnerability and celebrate your flaws; it will let you appreciate the world around you and make you more compassionate.” – Masaba Gupta
  1. “Our consciousness wants to connect through struggle and even pain. So in a funny sort of way, vulnerability is attractive.” – Zoe Buckman
  1. “One thing to remember is that human beings connect through vulnerability. That’s our core way of connecting.” – Zoe Buckman
  1. “There’s a vulnerability to our music that attracts people.” – Justin Chancellor
  1. “We are all vulnerable but do not fear this, just revel in the chance to experience that & know & grow beyond.” – Jay Woodman
  1. “As is often the case when I travel, my vulnerability, like not knowing what the hell I’m going to do upon arrival, makes me more open to outside interactions than I might be when I’m at home and think I know best what needs to be done. On the road, serendipity is given space to enter my life.” – Andrew McCarthy
  1. “’A Change Is Gonna Come’ has always been a powerful song for me as it comes from a place of vulnerability.” – Gregory Porter
  1. “There’s things that I say that people wouldn’t say. And just putting across my vulnerability as a person in my music as well. A lot of people wouldn’t do that, everyone wants to be hard.” – Dizzee Rascal
  1. “Courage is vulnerability. Vulnerability is courage. Like shadow and light, neither one can exist without the other.” – Wai Lan Yuen

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More love and vulnerability quotes

  1. “Hatred makes you weak where else love makes you vulnerable. There’s a difference.” – Lisa Cander
  1. “Sometimes it’s better to show our vulnerability, pain, regrets so others don’t think us impervious, unapproachable; be real and open.” – Jay Woodman
  1. “In every team there are going to be moments of vulnerability.” – Virgil van Dijk
  1. “Allowing yourself to be vulnerable makes you weak but also opens you to the nuances of beauty.” – John Geddes
  1. “I think when you’re a new actor in Bollywood, it’s about seizing the moment. If you can prove to the audience there is an emotional vulnerability to your character, regardless of it being black or gray, I think the audience will accept you in any role – be it romantic or action.” – Tahir Raj Bhasin
  1. “If we are going to find our way out of shame and back to each other, vulnerability is the path and courage is the light. To set down those lists of *what we’re supposed to be* is brave. To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.” – Brené Brown
  1. “We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela
  1. “There is a difference between vulnerability and telling people everything about yourself. Vulnerability is a feeling. Telling everyone about yourself is just facts and details.” –  Simon Sinek
  1. “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.” – Sanhita Baruah

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Quotes about vulnerability and strength

  1. “And that reminds me of another memorable thing Linda once said to me: “There’s so much strength in vulnerability. It’s the ultimate gift you can give yourself because you allow yourself to open up; to invite someone in.” – Kat Von D
  1. “Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.” – Brene Brown
  1. “Our children make us so vulnerable. Our parents too, I suppose.” – Sara Sheridan
  1. “Heroes are higher than their vulnerability that is why they are heroes.” – Amit Kalantri
  1. “This kind of beauty softens you and expands you, which is good, but of course it makes you vulnerable to all sorts of horrible things, like, oh, feelings. And being in your body.” – Anne Lamott
  1. “Vulnerability is important in life, I feel. That’s what allows you to experience intense emotions, whether it’s joy or pain or sadness.” – Kalki Koechlin
  1. “I remember specifically a couple of performances that I saw when I was young – River Phoenix in ‘Stand by Me’ and also Michael Jackson, in particular his ability to command such power and love while maintaining such deep vulnerability. It really moved my soul from a very young age.” – Asia Kate Dillon
  1. “Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” – Brené Brown
  1. “It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough.” – Rihanna

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Beautiful vulnerability quotes to inspire

  1. “I think women – or human beings, for that matter – are vulnerable. It’s your vulnerability that makes you beautiful and stronger in your own way. Because then you’re more accepting to newer things.” – Kriti Kharbanda
  1. “I think what makes me different is that, I am comfortable with expressing my vulnerability. I think designers often want to just put the loveable ideas out there. Ones that are imaginative but not very introspective. It is more rare for a designer to explore his or her disappointments and moments of disillusion and doubt.” – Marcel Wanders
  1. “Sometimes being vulnerable as a child is not knowing what lies ahead. We think our choices will make a huge difference in our lives because our parents and other elders spend so much time making sure we think before we act and make our minds up about what we want to be “when we grow up”. Some are already at that stage early on, some are not. We learn the ways of the world all in good time, but being vulnerable is to be human. We never stop.” – Cyndi Goodgame, Gargoyle
  1. “The way to transmute the pain of life is to reveal the wounded side of things, evil, even, and then place the wound inside of sacred space. The Bible is about naming, facing, and then forgiving the wounds of history.” – Richard Rohr, Adam’s Return:
  2. “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.” – Heidi Reagan
  3. “You are only Invulnerable when you are in Fear” – Suzanne Letourneau
  4. “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.” – Charlotte Beers 
  5. “To be affirming and encouraging of others requires vulnerability on your part.” – Shandel Slaten
  6. “Shifts within friendships happen in imperceptible increments. There is distance, then assurance. Mis-conjecture, caution, gradual convergence. So much depends on the respect accorded to vulnerability.” – Gail Jones

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Discover beauty in vulnerability quotes

  1. “I got makeup tests and hair tests for ‘Versailles,’ and the main thing they were obsessed with was that my hands were disgusting. I had three years of Irish dirt under my nails. I had to have manicures and everything.” – George Blagden
  2. “I hate not working. It’s that lack of purpose. It becomes very easy to lie in until midday.” – George Blagden
  3. “There is a quiet transformation happening that is moving us from ‘turning on each other’ to ‘turning toward each other.’ Without question, that transformation will require shame resilience. If we’re willing to dare greatly and risk vulnerability with each other, worthiness has the power to set us free.” – Brené Brown
  4. “Jesus was trying to present value of a life of vulnerability in which one would have practical and needed experience of the same. It would be a life without baggage, so one would learn to accept others and their culture instead of always carrying along our own country’s assumptions and calling them the Gospel.” –  Richard Rohr
  5. “To walk into the hall of mirrors of Versailles as Louis XIV and deliver a monologue on your own in an empty hall of mirrors is like no other experience.” – George Blagden
  6. “The best way to get started on the path to sharing your work is to think about what you want to learn, and make a commitment to learning in front of others.” – Austin Kleon
  7. “There was something really great about being able to put something out into the world—a song, an introduction, even my voice—and let people make of it what they wanted. I didn’t have to worry about how I looked, or if the image of me people had fit who I really was.” – Sarah Dessen
  8. “They have a good ethos at Guildhall in that they basically throw loads of different things at you. Their theory is that after you leave, if you use 10 of those 100 things, that’s great. The other 90, you might not agree with or might not work for you as an actor. But if you can find 10 that work for you, then ultimately you leave as a better actor.” – George Blagden
  9. “Of course, being open and vulnerable will lead us to, sometimes, experience pain. But what is pain? It is simply a feeling. It is not forever. If you get pain from some person or thing too many times, you can always walk away. To risk a lifetime without pleasure simply to avoid pain is ludicrous.” – Vironika Tugaleva

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The power of vulnerability quotes

  1. “The best characters to play are the ones who have deep internal conflict.” – George Blagden
  2. “Sometimes, the only way to evolve is to open ourselves fully.” – Kamal Ravikant
  3. “One should approach life as one approaches a lover-naked.” – Marty Rubin
  4. “ The Vikings colonized Britain, and a lot of our modern day towns are named after Viking names that settled these big towns.” –  George Blagden
  5. “We are like puzzle pieces who are perfectly suited to make a giant picture together, but we are assembling ourselves in the dark.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  6. “There is no weakness in being able to love fully. It takes courage, tenacity, and an emotional intelligence that most people are incapable of.” – Alafia Stewart
  7. “We love seeing raw truth and openness in other people, but we’re afraid to let them see it in us. We’re afraid that our truth isn’t enough – that what we have to offer isn’t enough without the bells and whistles, without editing, and impressing.” – Brené Brown
  8. “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.” –  Max Barry
  9. “Sometimes when you’re stood in front of 100 people, delivering a speech with rage and lots of emotion, that can be utterly terrifying. I find that very scary.” – George Blagden

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Best vulnerability quotes to win in life

  1. If there was any great lesson in life it was this: No battle was ever won with silence.” – Shannon L. Alder
  2. “Honesty is vulnerability. Sadly, not everyone can handle someone’s honesty. However, lying allows people to be comfortable.” – Shannon L. Alder
  3. “Thank God I was hit by a truck. It seems that God was trying to get my attention for years but I was so stubborn it took knocking me square out of my body to see him for myself. Next time I will be way more specific when I ask for help to slow me down.”-  Monika Zands
  4. “He had found that jealousy – or perhaps the fear of betrayal – was no respecter of age. Indeed, if anything, he thought getting older simply made it worse; he felt more vulnerable now.” –  Kathy Shuker
  5. “Vulnerability always comes with risks, but its rewards are deep.” – Aisha Mirza
  6. “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.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
  7. “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.” – Rebecca Allard
  8. “I have such a sweet tooth, which is a nightmare when you’re trying to be good.” – George Blagden
  9. “Essentially, Louis XIV created exclusivity. If we look at how we live our lives today, many of us are members of clubs or gyms. We search out exclusivity. He created the world of fashion at Versailles.” – George Blagden

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For parents vulnerability quotes

  1. “His gray suit makes him seem extra vulnerable, in the way of children placed in unaccustomed clothes for ceremonies they don’t understand.” – John Updike
  2. “I didn’t join films to become a great star. I wanted a change from my mother’s memory. I started believing in God after my mother’s death because then there is heaven and hell and I might meet her there. I think of her as a star. She is a solid point of reference in my life. And I figure if I’m in films, if I’m 70mm, it is easier for her to see me.” – Shah Rukh Khan
  3. “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.” – A.J. Darkholme
  4. “You matter. You’re not broken. You’re stronger than you think.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  5. “There’s nothing more beautiful than authenticity. There’s nothing stronger than vulnerability. There’s no better time than now.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  6. “A lot of people would probably get quite bored watching a series about a king who is powerful and never showed any vulnerability.” – George Blagden
  7. I’m perfectly willing to be perfectly human.” –  Donald Miller
  8. “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?” –  C. JoyBell C
  9. “When you start working on screen, a lot of the time it can feel like you’re just trying to make sure that you’re not bad.” – George Blagden

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Emotional vulnerability quotes

  1. “Sometimes it’s hard, when you start engaging with people on the Internet, to forget that, actually, we really don’t know one another… that’s something I need to learn a lot more.” – George Blagden
  2. “Be what you are. Do what you love. Speak what you feel. Don’t hide your humanity. Celebrate it. Embrace it. That is how you change the world.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  3. “When you shut down vulnerability, you shut down opportunity” – Brené Brown
  4. “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.” – Chris Matakas
  5. “My one area of vulnerability was I didn’t know how to have a healthy relationship with a man.” – Carole King
  6. “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.” – Darnell Lamont Walker
  7. “Write about fear. Write about pain. Write about heartache and resentment. Nothing worth reading comes from writing what can be said out loud.” – Alexandra Cruz
  8. “I really appreciate what it takes to create a book. I understand the loneliness that it involves and the excitement and the vulnerability: I especially identify with that.” – Bill Clegg
  9. “I loved the challenge of being able to take a character who could be thrown away as ‘crazy’ and making her identifiable to the audience – also, to give her a vulnerability that people would cheer for.” – Katee Sackhoff

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More vulnerability and courage quotes

  1. “Everyone wants to read the poem we’re afraid to write.” – Kelli Russell Agodon
  2. “Being an open and vulnerable doesn’t mean you are weak..” Jayesh Varma
  3. “Some people should not be allowed to see beyond your surface. Seeing your vulnerability is a privilege, not meant for everyone.” – Yasmin Mogahed
  4. “It took vulnerability to forge strength, the way true courage required fear.” – Martina Boone, Persuasion
  5. “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.” – Cecelia Ahern, The Book of Tomorrow
  6. “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.” – Sanhita Baruah
  7. “Opening to love will always involve risk, but a heart safe from pain is one also locked to joy.” – John Mark Green
  8. “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.” – Brené Brown, Daring Greatly
  9. “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.”– Shane Eric Mathias, The Happiness Tree

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Motivational vulnerability quotes about life

  1. “I found that the same softness which once made me a target now compelled people to trust me with their stories.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
  2. “It’s OK to not be fine.” – Frasier Crane
  3. “We’re all trained as actors to approach our characters with no prejudice, and take on the mindset and the spirit of the character in a way that allows the vulnerability and the truth to come out naturally.” – Rob Morgan
  4. “True art comes from the anonymous self.” – Maria Riike
  5. “Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights of love. The meaning of life forever eludes them.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman
  6. “We tell children their wellbeing is paramount, but we are also guilty of mollycoddling them. There’s a constant emphasis on their vulnerability, which is proving toxic.” – Claire Fox
  7. “A heart that can break is better than no heart at all.” – Marty Rubin
  8. “Strange, she thinks, how vulnerable the back of your neck feels when you listen to silence.” – Glenn Haybittle, The Way Back to Florence
  9. “It doesn’t get any easier. You have to stay close to the people you trust so they can put you back together again.” – Girl Meets World

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More vulnerability and courage quotes

  1. “Our vulnerability is that both blacks and whites can use our impossible racial authenticity against us. Both races can throw up our mixed background to challenge our authority to speak.” – Shelby Steele
  2. “You don’t have to hurt somebody just to make sure they don’t hurt you first.”
  3. “There’s a particular sensitivity required to be an artist, and a certain vulnerability, perhaps, and also, somewhere between, you’re in your body a lot, too. It’s much more physical than one would imagine because I think it’s the body where the imagination lives somehow. I do feel the imagination isn’t just in the brain up there.” – Michael Leunig
  4. “We do not become less needy, less dependent when we pray; we become more needy, more dependent, which is to say, more human.” – Eugene H. Peterson
  5. “He felt the inability to grieve as a terrible flaw.” – Frank Herbert, Dune
  6. “A heroine makes progress against an enemy who would manipulate her thoughts when she begins to probe his and see weakness.” – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  7. “He opened his heart to me. He wasn’t afraid to show me his weakness. It was a remarkable thing, in that time, for a man to do that. That’s the key thing about a strong marriage. It gives you a safe place to be yourself, entirely, even the weak parts.” – Shilpi Somaya Gowda, The Golden Son
  8. “I really feel strongly that we don’t need to dumb things down for children. “ – Jessie Mueller 
  9. “You have to be vulnerable and open to experience the new, as nothing else gonna substitute it.” – Jayesh Varma
  10. “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.” – Elle Luna
  11. “Vulnerability lets in light.” –  A.D. Posey
  12. “People are fascinated with eternal life and physical power – the idea of having no vulnerability. We all feel small and powerless in the world at times, so the temptation to be a vampire is compelling.” – Alexandra Cassavetes
  13. “His one essay in love had exhausted his powers in that direction.” – Barbara W. Tuchman
  14. “Wednesday’s glory had become Thursday’s ashes.” – David Pietrusza
  15. “I tend to find characters who lack vulnerability dull.” – Trenton Lee Stewart
  16. “If a brokenhearted mother could sing, I could not remain silent.” – Beth Moore, To Live Is Christ
  17. “Our moral frailty is a strange consolation.” – Jen Pollock Michel
  18. “I’d always tried to resist playing the supervirility thing. I liked showing the vulnerability of age.” – Clint Eastwood
  19. “All art is a form of vulnerability because at least part of the artist goes into the piece.” – A.D. Posey
  20. “A weak and dying Messiah is the very antithesis of a man-made cure.” – Norman L. Geisler
  21. “If you can achieve puberty, you can achieve a past.” – Robert Harling
  22. “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.” – Philip Zaleski
  23. “Sometimes God seems to be killing us when He is actually saving us.” – Jen Pollock Michel
  24. “Yes, I certainly look for strong characters – whether that means they’re strong in their vulnerability or strong in the way they might be attractive to lots of blokes.” – Vicky McClure
  25. “Your child’s sense of security is not grounded in how perfect you are, but in the quality of the relationship you have.” – Daniel Bates
  26. “A happy person is not without sorrow or grief. Happiness is the acceptance of pain, not the lack of it.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  27. “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.” –  Haruki Murakami
  28. “Vulnerability is the portal to feeling. Feeling is the portal to strength.” –  A.D. Posey
  29. “We prefer the not wanting and not having to the losing.” – Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want
  30. “We cannot know love if we remain unable to surrender our attachment to power, if any feeling of vulnerability strikes terror in our hearts. Lovelessness torments.” –  Bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions
  31. “Vulnerability has a strength of its own.” – William Zinsser
  32. “If you do not let yourself be seen, you cannot see.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  33. “We each joked to close friends that the secret to saving a relationship is for one person to become terminally ill. Conversely, we knew that one trick to managing a terminal illness is to be deeply in love—to be vulnerable, kind, generous, grateful.” – Paul Kalanithi
  34. “Dare to be vulnerable, walk outside without your armor on and say YES to your heart.” – Alaric Hutchinson
  35. “We, as extremely complex creatures, desperately need to know this story of how the universe creates complexity and why complexity means vulnerability and fragility.” –  David Christian
  36. “Things aren’t always clear at the beginning of a relationship. Be up-front. Don’t play on her confusion or vulnerability. Women want and appreciate clarity.” –  Nadine Velazquez
  37. “You do not need any more strength. You only need to realize how strong you already are.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  38. “I would love to do some more comedy. I would love to do some silliness. I would love to do some characters that have greater vulnerability.” – Kari Matchett
  39. “I have ventured to write more intimately about my personal life than is customary for a member of the Supreme Court, and with that candor comes a measure of vulnerability.” – Sonia Sotomayor
  40. “It’s only when someone really shows their vulnerability to another, and is accepted, flaws and all, can he or she really feel loved.” – Brownell Landrum
  41. “Fall open. Break open. Sit with others’ openness. Let love be your medicine.” –  Vironika Tugaleva
  42. “Emotions are not problems to be solved. They are signals to be interpreted.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  43. “Both writing and praying are acts of deep vulnerability.” –  Pat Schneider
  44. “America’s vulnerability comes precisely from its strength, its wealth, its power and its modernity. It’s the usual story of the dog chasing its own tail.” – Oriana Fallaci
  45. “One of the most difficult things I ever did was learn to support myself through my whole range of emotional experiences without running away.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  46. “You are beautiful and magical and perfect, especially because of your flaws. Those cracks are what let the light in, baby.” – Dawn Gluskin
  47. “You can’t admit to someone else what you’re too damn afraid to admit to yourself.” – Beth Lewis
  48. “It’s the first villain that I’ve played in a movie that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence, nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she’s so bad.”-  Daryl Hannah
  49. “Rather than constantly questioning and challenging our beliefs and being willing to think differently about the opportunities that are out there, we withdraw into what we’ve done before. And in a world that’s rapidly changing, that’s a formula for vulnerability.” – John Hagel III
  50. “When we have emotions of fear and pity toward the hero of a tragedy, we explore aspects of our own vulnerability in a safe and pleasing setting.” – Martha Nussbaum
  51. “The anorexic is out to prove how little she needs, how little she can survive on; she is out, in a sense, to discredit her nurturers, while at the same time making a public crisis out of her need for nurture. Such vulnerability and such power: it brings the whole female machinery to a halt.” – Rachel Cusk
  52. “Eviction reveals people’s vulnerability and desperation as well as their ingenuity and guts.” – Matthew Desmond
  53. “The older I become the more I dream of a world where I don’t need so much armor.” – J.M. Storm
  54. “A woman who opens her heart to love you when it’s already broken is braver than any person you’ll meet.” – Steven Benson
  55. Continue to share your heart with people even if it’s been broken.” – Amy Poehler
  56. The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” – Ernest Hemingway
  57. Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”
  58. In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.” – Vincent Van Gogh 
  59. There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.” – William S. Burroughs
  60. We are never so vulnerable as when we love.” – Sigmund Freud
  61. “Where you ache to be recognized, allow yourself to be seen.” – Toko-pa Turner
  62. “Open your hands if you want to be held.” – Rumi
  63. “Your weirdness will make you stronger.” – Andrea Balt
  64. “Let your heart crumble into an infinite amount of tiny, precious seeds. Then plant love everywhere you go.” – Anita Krizzan
  65. “I found that the more truthful and vulnerable I was, the more empowering it was for me.” – Alanis Morissette
  66. “Vulnerability is scary but pure. In it you can find bravery.” – Raquel Franco
  67. “I want the part of you that you refuse to give.”
  68. “Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.” – Bob Marley
  69. “To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis
  70. “Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.”
  71. “You can change the world again, instead of protecting yourself from it.” – Julien Smith, The Flinch
  72. “We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.” – Eric Michael Leventhal
  73. “What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
  74. “The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.” – Paulo Coelho
  75. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Crissi Jami
  76. “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.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  77. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brene Brown
  78. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
  79. “Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – George R. R. Martin
  80. “Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  81. “Being our messy, imperfect, authentic selves helps create a space where others feel safe to be themselves too. Your vulnerability can be a gift to others. How badass is that?” – Brittin Oakman

Which of these vulnerability quotes helped you the most?

How would you react the next time around when you feel vulnerable? Share with us, which of these vulnerability quotes inspired you? Let us know if you have one that was not included above. Comment below and share it with us.