39 Quotes About Vulnerability

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Vulnerability is viewed as a weakness for many. For others it can become the framework and foundation of their strength. Here are some encouraging quotes about vulnerability to keep you encouraged.

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

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

“All my life I have been haunted by the obsession that to desire a thing or to love a thing intensely is to place yourself in a vulnerable position, to be a possible, if not a probable, loser of what you most want. Let’s leave it like that.”

“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.”

“Courage is vulnerability. Vulnerability is courage. Like shadow and light, neither one can exist without the other.”

“Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.'”

“Guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that’s exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall.”

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

“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. ”

“I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted. It means engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness.”

“If you think dealing with issues like worthiness and authenticity and vulnerability are not worthwhile because there are more pressing issues, like the bottom line or attendance or standardized test scores, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. It underpins everything.”

“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!”

“Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.”

“One of the things I did when I discovered this huge importance of being vulnerable is very happily moved away from the shame research, because that’s such a downer, and people hate that topic. It’s not that vulnerability is the upside, but it’s better than shame, I guess.”

“Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to decide the outcome, to understand that control can only be achieved with a shared responsibility.”

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. ”

“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.”

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.”

“Sometimes if you expose your vulnerability, someone else will feel comforted. It’s like we’re all in this boat together.”

“The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.”

“The hardest thing about being a leader is demonstrating or showing vulnerability… When the leader demonstrates vulnerability and sensibility and brings people together, the team wins.”

“The moment someone asks you to do something you don’t have the time or inclination to do is fraught with vulnerability.”

“The more comfortable men are with dealing with their own vulnerability and their own ideas of masculinity and feeling emasculated, the healthier they are. It’s a healthy thing to deal with.”

“The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.”

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

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

“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.”

“Through my research, I found that vulnerability is the glue that holds relationships together. It’s the magic sauce.”

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

“To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

“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.”

“Vulnerability is basically uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.”

“Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.”

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.”

“Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment’s notice, who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow – that’s vulnerability.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

We all pay a heavy price with our vulnerabilities and such. Having invulnerability comes with its own cost.