100+ Best Vulnerability Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ was a story about the fear of immigration; the bad old bloodsucker swooping in from Eastern Europe and also preying upon ‘our’ vulnerable women. — Victor LaValle

Endurance in ministry is rooted in the eternal perspective. The absence of an eternal perspective makes you vulnerable to losing heart. — C. J. Mahaney

Sinatra, here’s a guy who plays a tough guy in all his movies, but was allowed to be vulnerable when he stepped up to the microphone. — Michael Bolton

If you are socially isolated, you are more vulnerable to stereotypes and myths; you won’t have the opportunity to have conversations with someone who has a different social background than you. — Randall Kennedy

I know certainly, when one job draws to a close, that I feel I’m simply never going to work again. No one will ever want me for anything ever again. I think that’s a vulnerable moment in every actor’s life, and it happens every time you finish a film. — Anjelica Huston

I’m interested in how we react when we’re heavily pressed. When we’re vulnerable and our survival is in question, how do we behave? — Paolo Bacigalupi

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Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they’re afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak. — Brene Brown

The more you head into the maelstrom, the more vulnerable you are, of course. But it’s what you owe to whatever gift you have. — Ellen McLaughlin

Who needs the protection of the Bill of Rights most? The weak, the most vulnerable in society. — Danny Kaye

The first night was awful because I was so afraid, and I was never more afraid because it was going out of my character to be outgoing and to be vulnerable and to be out there and onstage. My hands were sweaty and I couldn’t swallow, and I drank a bottle of wine to calm my nerves. — George Lopez

We have a song like ‘Ready to Love Again’ that is really, really special to me. It’s the one that I relate to the most. It’s very personal, so we really allowed ourselves to go there and be vulnerable and show the fans that we feel and we hurt and we love just like anybody else does. I hope they feel that when they hear it. — Hillary Scott

Too many families and homes remain unnecessarily vulnerable to natural disasters like hurricanes. While mitigation will never eliminate the risk to homeowners, it could reduce loss and, in many cases, save a family’s home. For every $1 spent on mitigation, $4 in post-storm cleanup and rebuilding is saved. — Tom Rooney

It’s a weird thing about the truth: It protects you. What really makes you vulnerable is when you’re lying because you’re going to get caught. When you tell the truth, there’s a strange relief that comes. — Eve Ensler

I don’t want people mistreating me. I found out when you’re vulnerable and your heart’s open, then people step on you. You’re really stupid for letting that happen. And the only way to counteract that is to be like Wolfman Jack. Because if you do nice, kind things for people, then how are they going to mess you over? — Wolfman Jack

Everybody is vulnerable to being in relationships where they get fooled. I’m no different. It’s just human nature. — Michelle Pfeiffer

I think it takes a lot of confidence to be comfortable in being vulnerable. — Ciara

Countries that perceive themselves to be vulnerable can be expected to try to redress that vulnerability – and in some cases, they will pursue clandestine weapons programs. — Mohamed ElBaradei

Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York’s poor and vulnerable, young and old alike. — James T. Walsh

I don’t mind putting my heart out there for the audience, and for the country music fans… to be vulnerable with them… that’s my job as an artist. — Tyler Farr

Pneumococcal disease is a real threat. Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes anything from middle ear infection to pneumonia to meningitis. Children are particularly vulnerable to it, but adults can get pneumococcal disease themselves. — Anthony Fauci

It’s difficult for most of us to be completely honest with ourselves – we hate to admit how vulnerable or needful we are. — Lisa Kleypas

Nobody’s just arrogant. I’ve met people who are embattled and dismissive, but when you get to know them, you find that they’re vulnerable – that that hauteur or standoffishiness is because they’re pedaling furiously underneath. — Matthew Macfadyen

We are vulnerable in the military and in our governments, but I think we’re most vulnerable to cyber attacks commercially. This challenge is going to significantly increase. It’s not going to go away. — Michael Mullen

Protecting children and vulnerable workers abroad is a part of our overall efforts here at the Department of Labor. — Hilda Solis

Often, those with the most to lose as a result of a poor policy move are the most vulnerable and most marginalized. Those folks need a voice, and I will endeavor to be that voice. — Charles M. Blow

Actually, performing is a lot like golf. You are alone, so vulnerable. — Cathy Rigby

My writing flows out of my doctorhood. They are not separate things. They are one. I think the foremost connection between being a doctor and being a writer is the great privilege of having an intimate view of one’s fellow humans, the privilege of being there and helping other people at their most vulnerable moments. — Abraham Verghese

Interestingly, I matured as a musician and as an artist before I matured as a man. What I mean by that is, I was ready to be completely vulnerable and honest with myself and unapologetic when it comes to how I express myself in my medium. But I wasn’t as secure in doing that when it came to just being myself. — Miguel

I think men and women are the same. Even as parents, I think we’re the same. We’re just conditioned to think that we’re different. Having said that, it’s true that motherhood is a particularly vulnerable area. It’s an open wound, really. A woman is exposed to being turned into a different kind of person by the experience of motherhood. — Rachel Cusk

I am compelled, because of my faith, to have compassion for the weak and vulnerable in our midst. — Frank Wolf

People who know me know I’m strong, but I’m vulnerable. — Catherine Deneuve

I love when you get to work with people you know because there’s so much more trust, and you’re much more willing to be vulnerable in a scene with someone you trust. — Malin Akerman

So long as the most vulnerable people in our population are consigned to places that the rest of us will always shun and flee and view with fear, I am afraid that educational denial, medical and economic devastation, and aesthetic degradation will be inevitable. — Jonathan Kozol

Acting is an uncomfortable business because you have to make yourself vulnerable. — Beau Garrett

Footballers are the most vulnerable people. They exude confidence, but inside, they’re so lacking in confidence. They know they can lose form or be injured. This profession is so insecure, you wouldn’t believe it. — Gordon Taylor

I do revel slightly in the fact that I am what I am – an English, middle-class, public-school-educated bloke. There is a reputation with that of being slightly stiff, but whoever gets to know me will see some other element – whether it be vulnerable or silly or camp. — Elliot Cowan

I think I’m extremely vulnerable and that in some ways I seek out rejection. Never feeling like you’re getting that pat on the back from dad is probably at the heart of that. — Skeet Ulrich

I learned early on what debt means, how vulnerable it makes people, what the security of owning a home means. — Elizabeth Warren

I remember keeping a lot of journals and diaries and trying to form a complete thought just based off of those immediate, raw feelings. If anything, I was conscious about how I just always wanted to be as honest as possible, no matter how vulnerable it would make me seem. — Gallant

The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are. — Paul Tournier

Part of the reason why so many actors lose the plot when they go over to America is that they become part of an industry, so that’s why they don’t want to play weak, bad or vulnerable guys – because that’s not sellable; that diminishes their profit margin. — Peter Mullan

Some of the most vulnerable people to getting the SARS virus are health care providers. The general public, walking in the street, there is really not that much risk at all. It’s a very, very low risk – a very, very low risk. — Anthony Fauci

Our goals and what we hope to achieve by moving to food assistance is even in supporting the crisis needs of the most vulnerable people, we provide them with the capacity to be more resilient to the next shock. — Ertharin Cousin

It takes great courage to be vulnerable. It takes enormous strength to be a real woman. — John Eldredge

I believe that being dependent makes you more vulnerable. I believe work is the greatest gift you will ever receive. — Steve Southerland

Half of acting is you’re very intimidated, overcoming your fears, letting yourself be vulnerable in front of people and that sort of stuff. — Travis Fimmel

Fragility is the quality of things that are vulnerable to volatility. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I realize that I am typically vulnerable only when and where and how much it suits me. I can choose my writer words and even go back and edit. — Kristin Armstrong

Ninety percent of the cases of polio are in security-vulnerable areas. — Bill Gates

To a considerable extent we are faced by a technology arms race with terrorists. The communications revolution has made it easier for terrorist groups to reach out to vulnerable individuals with their violent extremist ideology and propaganda. It has also facilitated fundraising, recruitment and training. — Pauline Neville-Jones

Somehow when I express my voice, I feel that much more vulnerable. For instance, if I used the wrong word, or if I said something and somebody could take the word and misinterpret it. — Carrie Ann Inaba

Why can’t women get along? Because we’re afraid. We’re afraid to be vulnerable. We’re afraid to be soft. We’re afraid to be hurt. But most of all, we’re afraid of our power. So we become controlling and aggressive and vicious. — Iyanla Vanzant

Let’s continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized. — Hillary Clinton

I feel really comfortable when it’s just me and a guitar. It’s special and more vulnerable to strip it down. It can be scary, but it’s also empowering. — Tori Kelly

If you are a musician and you don’t show any interest on the business level then you are actually vulnerable and people will rip you off. They will sweet talk you into anything. — Michael Schenker

Countries with lots of unmarried young men are the most vulnerable to sudden upheavals – this is what fueled the Arab Spring. — Tyler Cowen

When I was sixteen I started acting, and I also started to embrace my tradition and culture. I had a young medicine man interpret for me what it is to be an Indian. He really caught me at a good time because I was really vulnerable after the loss of my parents with all of the feelings of abandonment. — Adam Beach

The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and vehicles become, the more vulnerable we are. — Stephen Ambrose

I have spent more than a decade trying to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people on earth, and they’ve taught me countless lessons. — Howard Graham Buffett

When you are really in love, you become vulnerable, and insecurities come out of nowhere. — Laz Alonso

I do know the effect that music still has on me – I’m completely vulnerable to it. I’m seduced by it. — Debbie Harry

Projecting weakness will not make us safer or discourage attacks against us. We need to show leadership and strength by demonstrating that we will not tolerate violent acts against our people, and we will not leave our citizens or our interests vulnerable to an attack. — Tom Rooney

My best advice would be that you have to be vulnerable with each other. Like, everyone says you have to be honest, you have to communicate; like, yes, of course, but you gotta be willing to be vulnerable. — Jurnee Smollett

I am resigning because my secret leaves the governor’s office vulnerable. — James McGreevey

I won’t put myself in a position where I’m vulnerable. — Patricia Cornwell

It takes years for me to trust; I know that about myself. A lot of it is because I am so private, and so reluctant to make myself vulnerable. — Michelle Pfeiffer

It’s no sin to admit that you feel vulnerable and lost. — Phoebe Snow

I suppose I’d always been attracted to commitment-phobes because some part of me felt unlovable. It was a lot easier to fall for a guy who I knew, on some level, wouldn’t fall in love with me. There was nothing to risk. The real risk would be to finally be vulnerable to love. — Laura Fraser

It’s always more interesting to make a movie about what is relevant in your society. What’s the political global backdrop? What are our threats? What are we vulnerable to? Because that’s what an audience vibes on – that is what people are interested in, universally. — Gerard Butler

I think sometimes we underestimate just how vulnerable Israel is on the public-relations front. That’s why they spend so much money on propaganda. And that’s why they panic every time they feel like they’re losing the propaganda war. — Norman Finkelstein

I’m really vulnerable onstage because it’s just me. I’m not really trying to put up a front or act a certain way. — Big Sean

If you truly believe in the value of life, you care about all of the weakest and most vulnerable members of society. — Joni Eareckson Tada

The vaster the audience, the more vulnerable the people watching the media. — Ravi Zacharias

Though I am still very vulnerable to audiences – and it happens all the time – where for some reason the energy doesn’t connect and, since the film is very personal, obviously I am made to feel very vulnerable by that. — Atom Egoyan

America is the only high income nation without a paid family leave program. This means that if you or a family member gets sick, there is no guarantee that you can take the time you need to take care of yourself or your loved one, leaving already vulnerable families in the position of making hard decisions in cases of illness. — Kirsten Gillibrand

Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer. — Deborah Bull

We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked… not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn’t be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable. — Liv Ullmann

I write a lot about disadvantaged people, particularly vulnerable children, because I feel that that’s who I was. That is familiar terrain for me. And I try to write about things that are very close to me because I want people to feel the passion that I have for the subject. — Charles M. Blow

Realizing that we’ve surrendered our self-esteem to others and choosing to be accountable for our own self-worth would mean absorbing the terrifying fact that we’re always vulnerable to pain and loss. — Martha Beck

People who find that they have a lot of drama in their relationships need to allow themselves to get ‘bored’. At first, it will feel excruciating, and they may find themselves confronting a very real fear underneath all that drama: being truly close and therefore vulnerable to another human being. — Tracy McMillan

I don’t think the very fact that I’m a woman makes me suddenly more vulnerable or more inherently used and abused. — Esme Bianco

I think that protecting children at the age where they’re most vulnerable against diseases that are highly contagious is prudent. — Eula Biss

Let me but make a beginning, let me but strike the world in a vulnerable spot, and I can take it by storm. — Mary MacLane

It’s how I express myself – through storytelling and characters. They often reveal very intimate, vulnerable sides of myself. — Alexia Fast

To be vulnerable, to be raw, to virtually expose your guts, I like doing that. — Lana Parrilla

Wonder is that possession of the mind that enchants the emotions while never surrendering reason. It is a grasp on reality that does not need constant high points in order to be maintained, nor is it made vulnerable by the low points of life’s struggle. — Ravi Zacharias

As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you’re vulnerable, you’re a much better actress. — Kate Beckinsale

We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy. — Stokely Carmichael

Communication is so much better when people are vulnerable. — A. J. McLean

When you’re sick on the road, it’s the worst. That’s when you become the most vulnerable and neurotic. You become scared. If I had a cold or a chest infection, and I had to sing all those high parts, there was stage fright. — Richie Sambora

Because I’ve been so bad at looking after myself, how would I ever look after a kid? But the old cliche applied: they handed her to me, and my world turned upside down – and I realised I was now going to be vulnerable in more ways than I expected. — Ken Bruen

The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. — Brene Brown

As we get older, we tend to think it is less OK to be vulnerable and to feel what we feel. It’s kind of bull. We all still feel things pretty deeply. It just becomes less socially acceptable to express that. — Gayle Forman

I’m always playing extremes, either the vulnerable girl or the vixen. — Keegan Connor Tracy

You can’t base an industry solely on one person. That’s a very vulnerable business strategy. — John Key

We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy — Walter Anderson

Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it’s what makes life interesting and suspenseful. — Jeanne Moreau

Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you; it’s the most vulnerable that you can be. But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears. — Fiona Apple

The Commission’s findings underscore that the nation is still vulnerable to attack and that we must move more quickly to make us safer. We must take the Commission’s work and use it to make certain that such horrific attacks never occur again. — Lane Evans

I say I’m not shy, but… Acting is a very vulnerable experience, and you’ve got to be really confident to put yourself out there to be judged. — Shemar Moore