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The better the artist, the more vulnerable he seems to be. (A. Alvarez)

I'm interested in human vulnerability. We are alone, and my portraits reflect this quality. I don't want anything to get in the way of this feeling. (Thomas S. Buechner)

Sometimes I feel like a fire hydrant looking at a pack of dogs. (Bill Clinton)

There is something about vulnerability that helps us to connect with people... (Jan Denise)

-The Brain That Changes Itself...
Neuroplasticity contributes to both the constrained and unconstrained aspects of our nature. It renders our brains not only more resourceful, but also more vulnerable to outside influences. (Norman Doidge)

The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked...that's the moment you may be starting to get it right. (Neil Gaiman)

A lot of people refuse to do things because they don't want to go naked, don't want to go without guarantee. But that's what's got to happen. You go naked until you die. (Nikki Giovanni)

Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be. (Jim Harrison)

I am learning to be more vulnerable and open on stage. This comes with the development of my acting abilities. (Ben Heppner)

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. (Steve Jobs)

If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable. (C. Joybell C.)

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? (Jean Kerr)

When I start doing a body of work I feel vulnerable, fearful. If I stopped trusting the process, I would stop doing art. (Wanda Koop)

An artistic endeavour comes into the world naked, unnamed, and vulnerable. Every creative effort requires the artist to wrest something from nothingness, a purposive cosmos from an apparently indifferent chaos. (Peter London)

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

An artist feels vulnerable to begin with; and yet the only answer is to recklessly discard more armour. (Eric Maisel)

I think the time is coming for struggle and uncertainty. It comes into every serious and beautiful life. I knew all along that it had to come. (Paula Modersohn-Becker)

I'd like to be able to leave today so I wouldn't have to set eyes again on all the places I was unable to paint. (Claude Monet)

A compassionate willingess is required - as is the courage to live before the fact, before the understanding, before any rational support or certainty, to live the moment to its natural peak and conclusion, and to accept with dignity whatever joy, grief, misfortune, or unexpectedness occurs. (Clark Moustakas)

I had always functioned with dignity, wanting to appear intelligent, macho, never vulnerable or insecure. But now I realize that... a part of these comic characters is a fundamental part of me too. (Leslie Nielsen)

Unless it hurts, unless there's some vulnerability there, I don't think you're going to get good photographs. (Martin Parr)

In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you're strong enough to care. (Victoria Pratt)

Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries. (Theodore Roethke)

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly. (Rosalind Russell)

With each passage of human growth we must shed a protective structure (like a hardy crustacean). We are left exposed and vulnerable - but also yeasty and embryonic again, capable of stretching in ways we hadn't known before. (Gail Sheehy)

So runs my dream: but what am I? / An infant crying in the night: / An infant crying for the light: / And with no language but a cry. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

You don't know how to take off your suit of armor. You have no idea how to conduct yourself without the reference point of your own security... You can expose your wounds and flesh, your sore points. You can be completely raw and exposed... (Chogyam Trungpa)

It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us... discover our soul. (Desmond Tutu)

It is a choice we artists make, that is not too unlike love, where we find ourselves venturing into a realm of total vulnerability... (Kirk Wassell)

All my life I have been haunted by the obsession that to desire a thing or to love a thing intensely is to place yourself in a vulnerable position, to be a possible, if not a probable, loser of what you most want. Let's leave it like that. (Tennessee Williams)


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