Brene Brown Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Brene Brown quotes, Brene Brown sayings, and Brene Brown proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. Brene Brown
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. Brene Brown
Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance. Brene Brown
Empathy fuels connection; sympathy drives disconnection. Brené Brown
Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith.' Brene Brown
You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging Brené Brown
Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. Brene Brown
Rest and play, are as vital to our health as nutrition and exercise. Brene Brown
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. Brene Brown
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. Brene Brown
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. Brené Brown
Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver. Brene Brown
Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. Brene Brown
I am imperfect and vulnerable but I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging. Brené Brown
When we're looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles. Brene Brown
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive. Brené Brown
We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions. Brené Brown
A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick. Brené Brown
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive. Brene Brown
Get back up. Begin again. Brené Brown
Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message if you’re not alone. Brene Brown
Yo can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. Brene Brown
When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make. Brené Brown
Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives. Brene Brown
Belonging starts with self-acceptance... Believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. Brene Brown