100+ Best Sensitive Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Sensitive Quotes

It’s much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues if there is some dissent, some conflict. — Mo Rocca

I have this very strange sensitive skin. If I put anything on it but this one product, it erupts into a rash. — Rebecca De Mornay

The Creator, in taking infinite pains to shroud with mystery His presence in every atom of creation, could have had but one motive – a sensitive desire that men seek Him only through free will. — Paramahansa Yogananda

I think that, too many times, business has been seen as acting in its narrow self-interest rather than, essentially, contributing more broadly to society. I think a lot of that is unintentional; I don’t think that many managers are deliberately trying to be unethical or are not trying to be sensitive to social needs. — Michael Porter

Scrawling ‘I’m gay’ in lipstick on your parents’ bedroom mirror may demonstrate a personal signature of the highest style, but is not particularly sensitive to their feelings. Upon hearing me utter those words almost twenty years ago, my own mother did what and self-respecting middle-class mom would do: went directly into a seizure. — Lance Loud

My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person. — Mike Tyson

Consciously be sensitive to others, and try to elevate their level of consciousness. Don’t do this by being preachy and telling them that they ‘should’ do this or that. Do it by raising your own level of energy and recognizing what’s best in others. — Srikumar Rao

Maybe I’m less sensitive to these issues because I see that what people need first is economic security, and only when they have that can they afford to focus on human rights. — Peter Munk

You know what Americans are really sensitive to? Issues of fairness. I think this is a modern phenomenon, born of the civil rights movement. Once you convince Americans that something is basically unfair, you’ve got a winning cause. — Gail Collins

I’m in favour of hipster androgyny: Any trend that permits men to rebel against strict gender rules of appearance is going to make the world a more expressive and sensitive place for all of us. — Russell Smith

I think writers of memoirs need to be respected for the bold decision they take to bare their lives open. That alone should be enough. The things I write about, if you notice, are sensitive issues for a lot of people. If I told you my age, they would get ideas. The next thing you know they’ll be filing lawsuits against me. — Andrea Hirata

I am quite sensitive to politics, because you know, as an Arab, an Iraqi, all your life, you are very conscious of it. — Zaha Hadid

My entire career stands on the strong pillars of women-oriented films. This stems from the fact that I am sensitive to the entire aura and mystique of a woman and womanhood. — Madhur Bhandarkar

I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments. — Jim Morrison

If you think that your child is going to be really sensitive to the fact that they might not win – which they probably won’t – you shouldn’t do it because it’s not healthy if they get the feeling that they’re not good enough or they’re not worthy. — Olivia Culpo

This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States’ military interventions. — Ulrich Beck

You have to protect yourself, your body, your being. You cannot treat it badly; you have to keep it, make as sensitive as possible — Klaus Kinski

I had called her up a couple of weeks before then, because I had heard this vicious rumour that she did not like the movie. It was very upsetting for me. I am very sensitive to that, because I am portraying her life and did not want her to be unhappy. — Charlize Theron

Is it easy for me to write from a female point of view? Yeah, I am a female. I’m a very sensitive type of guy. I try to put my female hat on and think how a female would think. If I’m watching ‘The Notebook,’ I’m definitely gonna cry. I cried during ‘E.T.’ too. — Benny Blanco

Famine has wreaked havoc in Ethiopia for so long , it would be stupid not to be sensitive to the risk of such things occurring. But there has not been a famine on our watch – emergencies, but no famines. — Meles Zenawi

I don’t want my guy to buy me cars, villas or diamonds. I can do all that. I don’t want any PDA, either. But my guy should be very sensitive to my pains and sorrows and should try to make me happy because I’d do all that for him. Sadly, most of the men that I have met in the past couple of years are too self-obsessed. — Anushka Sharma

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people’s lives because I’m a journalist. — Peter Jennings

I think it’s a shame when people don’t see the funny, thoughtful Mark that I know. He is incredibly sensitive and really cares about what other people need and want and really wants to be able to make someone else’s day. And that’s the Mark that I see. — Priscilla Chan

As black folks we’re always sensitive. As a black person it’s always racial. — Jamie Foxx

Goodness, that Simon Cowell is a sensitive soul. — Bruce Forsyth

The best word to describe my father? Thoughtful. There was a tender quality to Dad that his sense of fun could sometimes mask. But, above all, he was sensitive and looked out for those he loved. — Jennifer Grant

I expect I should be more calloused by now, but I am so sensitive about not ever living up to anybody’s worst idea about an actor who is well-known. — Sarah Jessica Parker

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand. — Michael Pollan

In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with an infinity of interval values separating them – that is to say, the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied in continuous manner by these maxima. — Gabriel Lippmann

I get paid all day, every day, which is almost too much for a sensitive artist. — Samuel L. Jackson

Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’ but a way of living – a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever. — Greg Anderson

I don’t like to take a lot of stuff since I’m really sensitive to medications. — Kate Walsh

I didn’t look very sensitive and they didn’t know me very well. — Geraldine Ferraro

I grew up weird – very sensitive and highly inhibited. I felt like I was born in the wrong time zone to the wrong people at the wrong place. — Marla Gibbs

Being sensitive to the problem of women is just another symptom of the quality of movies: I don’t think you can do anything that’s very sensitive. Everything’s sort of broad strokes and big gestures – adventure things that boys, guys want to see. — Teri Garr

I never identified with anybody. I have always been very sensitive about my color, because everybody called me ‘yellow gal.’ I was caught in between both sides – nobody wanted me. I love that my audience is there, but I always feel as though I have to fend for myself. — Eartha Kitt

I think mankind is overly sensitive, very needy, greedy, and flawed. — Craig Kilborn

Relative to most of the energy and material flows on Earth, the machinations of humankind are puny. The planet’s powers are much, much bigger than our own. But in a few sensitive places, we’re making an impact on a planetary scale, and that impact is not a good one. — Donella Meadows

It’s important for American soldiers to be culturally sensitive when deployed in foreign countries. But it’s just as important for the U.S. never to renounce the most fundamental American values, which, after all, are also universal values. — Gary Bauer

To a poet, it’s quite ruinous to have a poem distorted, out of shape, or squeezed, shall we say, into this tiny screen. But I’m not sure big digital companies are sensitive to the needs of poets. — Billy Collins

Women are much more sensitive. We know that emotionally but their organs respond to the same degree. — Mehmet Oz

And if that’s what the American people want, then that’s what the policy should be, of course. But the idea that anything in the United States is too sensitive to discuss or too dangerous to discuss is really, I think, absurd. — Michael Scheuer

You go through spells where you feel that maybe you’re too sensitive for this world. I certainly felt that. — Winona Ryder

I’ve been subject to how many security clearance procedures and I must say as irritating as some people may find them I think they are absolutely essential to making sure that people who work in sensitive positions in the national security field in our government are entirely loyal to the United States. — John Bolton

In a relationship I’m a very loving person, emotional and sensitive. — Olivia Wilde

I’m hyper light-sensitive and must sleep in the equivalent of a sealed tomb. — Rufus Wainwright

In 19th-century France, artists were part of government. Artists are very sensitive to their time. They’re very thoughtful people – it makes sense to hear what they have to say. — Elizabeth Peyton

Brain cells are normally not sensitive to light. So by introducing light-sensitive proteins into specific types of neurons, we can now selectively control that specific type of neuron by shining light in the brain. — Feng Zhang

The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry tensions, of desperate and overwhelming longings. — Peter Abrahams

My daughter is full energy, like my wife and I, and strong-minded and has an opinion, like we do. And my boys, one’s a bit more calm and chill, and the other is much more sensitive to things. You see this right away, when they’re first born. One cried, one didn’t, with the boys. — Chris Hemsworth

Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject, and that’s why I’ve never shared that I have vitiligo because I do. — Tamar Braxton

I’m actually very sensitive to energies, and when people are not aligned, I can feel that. — Emmanuelle Chriqui

I want to be on a show that’s not sensitive to racial jokes; I want to be on one where they call me everything and I call them right back. There’s blatant racism going both ways. That’s what we need. — Wale

I’m just a really normal, sensitive kind of go-about-my business everyday kinda guy. People see the tattoos, and they either read things or they see things and they don’t really know that I’m just this guy that gets up and makes coffee in the morning and hangs out with his friends and walks his dog and reads his Bible and goes about his day. — Joel Madden

The problem is, when I talk about heartbreak or whatever, people want to melt it down to some break-up of a relationship, but it’s not about that. If you’re a sensitive person, just stepping outside can be heartbreaking. — Lykke Li

I’m sensitive and get easily upset and insulted. — Sia Furler

Giraffes are fairytale animals, almost heraldic – as if from the land of fables. They have extremely beautiful faces, huge eyes, very sensitive nostrils and oh, blue tongues! — Joanna Lumley

It was being young and sensitive and an actor. There was a lot of pressure, everything was a hurdle. — Matt Dillon

A very receptive state of mind… not unlike a sheet of film itself – seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second’s exposure conceives a life in it. — Minor White

Marlon was so sensitive, you thought the poor guy just had a bad education. — Uta Hagen

I was a really nervous kid. I was extremely sensitive. Incredibly perceptive. — Ryan Reynolds

Criticism can be devastating. When push comes to shove, we are all very sensitive. — Steve Vai

When you’re young, you just go banging about, but you’re more sensitive as you grow older. — Deborah Kerr

A prime minister has to keep a certain balance when dealing with sensitive issues. — Ehud Olmert

At work, we have fantastic catering people. They feed the cast and crew all day, and they’re sensitive to the needs of picky vegetarians like me. They have delicious salads. I keep mine simple: romaine lettuce, avocado, baked tofu, carrots, tomatoes and Asian dressing. — Lisa Edelstein

Old men do it better. We’re not so sensitive in certain areas. — Robert Plant

Nearness to nature… keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers. — Charles Eastman

I don’t think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive. — Little Richard

I have always loved young women for their sensitive spiritual nature, gentleness, and special beauty. — Margaret D. Nadauld

Part of the satisfaction of tattling surely comes from showing oneself to adults as a good moral agent, a responsible being who is sensitive to right and wrong. But I would bet that children would tattle even if they could do so only anonymously. They would do it just to have justice done. — Paul Bloom

It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority. — Harry A. Blackmun

As people’s lifestyles have improved, they’ve become more and more sensitive toward animals. It’s becoming a universal value, like Western classical music. — Wang Shi

And I understand that, I testified in closed hearings over eight years because there are intelligence matters, there are sensitive matters that should not be held in a public hearing. — Louis Freeh

I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are. I’m sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that. Artists don’t always feel the same as others feel about their work. — Roy Ayers

It’s an artist’s choice to listen to criticism or not. I’m very sensitive to criticism. — Armin van Buuren

I am sensitive to life, and somehow acting comes to me. I cant explain it. — Luise Rainer

Take any writer you want in the 19th century: they wrote with quill pens, dipping a piece of goose feather in ink and writing. And yet we read those novels today, and if we’re sensitive to them, we respond to them with an immediacy that is stronger than anything written today on a word processor. — Walter Murch

I’m really super feminine, and I’m really soft. I’m very sensitive, I realized. — Serena Williams

If you’re sensitive, you will have a hard time with me. — Bill Parcells

The traditional writer is a sensitive only child, asthmatic, who sits on the window seat watching the drops of rain slide down the pane, very introspective. I’m not inward-looking. I would never go to a shrink. I don’t want to know what I’m thinking. I don’t really like discussions in my family. It may be an avoidance thing. — Deborah Moggach

When we had highly sensitive information, the DNA on the dress, that was held within our office and the FBI. There was no dissemination of that information. — Ken Starr

For a lot of people, one of the reasons they don’t like to work for founders of startups is that they can be sensitive and protective around what they’ve built. You have an emotional attachment to the early marketing and technology materials, and you don’t want to hear that anything’s wrong with them. — Lynn Jurich

I’m sassy, even though I hate that word! I’m sensitive and cry real easily. — Xosha Roquemore

I guess actors are very sensitive people. We’re porous. — Zoe Lister-Jones

Kids are very sensitive to the value system of their parents, and I just felt my parents were attaching too much importance, too much meaning, to things. — Tino Sehgal

An Englishman bears with patience any ridicule which foreigners cast upon him. John Bull never laughs so loudly as when he laughs at himself; but the Americans are nationally sensitive and cannot endure that good-humoured raillery which jests at their weaknesses and foibles. — Isabella Bird

Ironically, one of the clearer threats to consumer privacy is the government’s largely unchecked ability to collect your sensitive information without due process. — Marsha Blackburn

I see a lot of actors for whom life becomes one big schedule. I guess I try to be more sensitive to my private life – to take a breath of fresh air and be in the countryside or on a golf course. — Gerard Butler

We need to do teacher training to educate them about what temperament means. Shyness is painful and you want to help a child with shyness – but the underlying temperament of being a careful, sensitive person is to be honoured, valued and respected. — Susan Cain

I think Syria is in a particularly sensitive geopolitical position in terms of the politics of the Middle East. — Edward Luck

As a person, I believe that I am sensitive, which helped me be the artist I am. — Nadia Ali

Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life. — Arthur Rimbaud

I’ve always had self-belief, though my sensitive side has never been fully appreciated. For every ‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight,’ I’ve written an ‘English Rose.’ People forget. — Paul Weller

A light, tender, sensitive touch is worth a ton of brawn — Peter Thomson

I have mild albinism, which means I am very sensitive to light, so the animal representation of my spirit would have to be a mole. I am particularly fond of that most Lovecraftian of mammals, the star-nosed mole, and tend to choose it for online icons and avatars. — Sarah Monette

I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of… our mental faculties. — Steven Pinker

I’m very sensitive and I’m quite a soft person, and I cry a lot when things upset me. — Leona Lewis

It’s a sensitive thing, playing major league baseball. — Tony La Russa

The international community must do a better job of controlling the risks of nuclear proliferation. Sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle – the production of new fuel, the processing of weapon-usable material, the disposal of spent fuel and radioactive waste – would be less vulnerable to proliferation if brought under multinational control. — Mohamed ElBaradei

There are so many of these young-adult movies with these cold guys who act like jerks to girls but are hiding soft sentiments. But in the real world most guys who act like jerks are jerks. Generally they are. I spent a lot of high school thinking that horrible guys must be very sensitive and interesting and it’s not true. — Alice Englert

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