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I hesitate to use a pathologizing label, but underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.

I hesitate to use a pathologizing label, but underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.


         

I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.

I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.


         


Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.

Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.


         

One thing that I tell people all the time is, 'I'm not going to answer a call from you after nine o'clock at night or before nine o'clock in the morning unless it's an emergency.'

One thing that I tell people all the time is, 'I'm not going to answer a call from you after nine o'clock at night or before nine o'clock in the morning unless it's an emergency.'


         


First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.

First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.


         

As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out!

As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out!


         

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.


         

I've learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.

I've learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.


         

Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough.

Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough.


         

Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth it's a shield.

Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth it's a shield.


         

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

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


         


There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.


         

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 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.


         

My husband's a pediatrician, so he and I talk about parenting all the time. You can't raise children who have more shame resilience than you do.

My husband's a pediatrician, so he and I talk about parenting all the time. You can't raise children who have more shame resilience than you do.


         

The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror.

The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror.


         

When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.

When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.


         

In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer's dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.

In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer's dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.


         

Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.

Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.


         

You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.

You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.


         

The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection - and usually a little judgment.

The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection - and usually a little judgment.