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.


Don't try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.     

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There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.     

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We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.     

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

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If you own this story you get to write the ending.     

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You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.     

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Perfectionism is self destructive simply because there's no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an unattainable goal.     

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Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.     

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I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.     

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

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Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.     

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Guilt is just as powerful as shame, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive.     

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It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous.     

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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.     

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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.     

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Cruelty is easy, cheap and rampant.     

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Daring greatly is being brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time.     

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Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations     

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

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There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.     

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Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.     

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

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If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.     

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Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.     

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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.     

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Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are.     

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What we know matters but who we are matters more.     

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Connection gives purpose and meaning to our lives.     

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

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There is no intimacy without vulnerability. Yet another powerful example of vulnerability as courage.     

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