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14 Inspirational Quotes From Brene Brown

14 Inspirational Quotes by Brene Brown


If you’re like me, you can’t get enough Brené Brown! I love her books, her Ted Talks, and her videos on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday.

And I especially love her inspiring quotes. She offers such wisdom, truth, and authenticity. I’m sure you’ll find a few that inspire you or maybe even push you out of your comfort zone with an ah-ha moment.


1. “What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.”

Brene Brown Quotes


2. “What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?”

Brene Brown Inspirational Quotes


3. “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.”

Inspirational Quotes from Brene Brown


4. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”

Brene Brown Quotes to Inspire


5. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

14 Quotes by Brene Brown


6. “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.”

Brene Brown Quotes about Gratitude


7. “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”

Brene Brown Quotes about Belonging


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

Quotes from Brene Brown


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

Hustle for your Worthiness Quotes by Brene Brown


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

Dare to Set Boundaries


11. “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”

Brene Brown Inspiring Quotes


12. “You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

You're Imperfect and Wired for Struggle


13. “Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.”

Brene Brown Quotes about Shame


14. “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

Imperfections are not Inadequacies


Which is your favorite quote from Brené Brown? Go ahead and share it!


14 Inspirational Quotes From Brene Brown

Sharon Martin, LCSW

Sharon Martin is a licensed psychotherapist and codependency expert practicing in San Jose, CA. She is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance and several ebooks including Navigating the Codependency Maze.  

To learn more, visit Sharon's website. And please sign-up for free access to her resource library HERE (worksheets, tips, meditations, and resources for healing codependency, perfectionism, anxiety and more).

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Martin, S. (2018). 14 Inspirational Quotes From Brene Brown. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 28, 2020, from


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