These Brené Brown Quotes Will Give You Courage To Rise Strong

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Odds are, you’ve heard of Brené Brown. She is an author, writer, podcaster, TED talk(er),  brilliant mind, and wonderful woman. Brown tackles issues of courage, shame, empathy, mental health, feminism, vulnerability, and tons of other topics that others are too afraid to discuss. She has five number-one New York Times bestsellers and recently began hosting the podcast, Unlocking Us. She is also known for her TED talk and two TEDx talks. HBO Max also recently announced a series that would be based on one of her famous talks!

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All in all, while her resumé is impressive, her words are even more so. Brown knows how to flawlessly capture humanity’s deepest wishes, yearnings, and feelings in her words. She uplifts people, encourages those who are weary, and conveys her passion and education fearlessly as she speaks.

Today, we wanted to share some of these world-changing quotes that will uplift, encourage, and empower you.


On Being Yourself

“What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think — or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?”

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“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.”

“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

On Gratitude

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness — it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” 

“We’re a nation hungry for more joy because we’re starving from a lack of gratitude.”

On Imperfections

Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

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“A lot of cheap seats in the arena are filled with people who never venture onto the floor. They just hurl mean-spirited criticisms and put-downs from a safe distance. The problem is, when we stop caring what people think and stop feeling hurt by cruelty, we lose our ability to connect. But when we’re defined by what people think, we lose the courage to be vulnerable. Therefore, we need to be selective about the feedback we let into our lives. For me, if you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”

On Vulnerability

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”

 “Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both.”

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

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”


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