Quotes of empathy

  1. Poets have to be sensitive to their audience, but it does not mean that they censor themselves. I realise my audience is diverse. Some will read with empathy and curiosity while others will take offense. – John Barton
  2. I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play- a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period. – Kathy Bates
  3. There is also a natural and very, very strong empathy with the underdog, with people who have suffered, people who have been pushed around by foreigners in particular, but also by their own people. – Lakhdar Brahimi
  4. Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss. – Anderson Cooper
  5. If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self -awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. – Daniel Goleman
  6. People who work on the user interface side need to have empathy as a key characteristic. But if you are writing device drivers you don't really need to understand humans so well. – Andy Hertzfeld
  7. I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level. I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. – Joshua Leonard
  8. Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy and empathy grows as we learn. – Alice Miller
  9. We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African -American or gay or disabled or old- and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges. – Barack Obama
  10. I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that's the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man. – Michelle Rodriguez
  11. I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist. – Susan Sarandon
  12. Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X -men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car. – Patrick Stewart
  13. The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy – Meryl Streep

Usage examples for empathy

  1. Unlike other emotions that are rampant, empathy and compassion tend to be quite rare. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  2. Rapport and intensified empathy is something you learn by exposing yourself to mirrors. – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  3. Kindness and empathy illuminated her countenance. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  4. You will, anyway, in dream empathy – Earthsmith by Milton Lesser
  5. Or again, many studies of the phenomenon of empathy have been reported in the literature. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  6. He had led troops too many years not to have learned how rapidly a commander can establish a feeling of empathy even on the first day of a new command. – Take the Reason Prisoner by John Joseph McGuire
  7. I believe his new founded interest in them was what they call empathy – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  8. For instance, interpersonal empathy always involves movement into another's perspective and as a form of movement it has directions, dimensions, and degrees. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  9. There is a great deal of empathy between people who are not only of the same age, but genetically identical. – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  10. He possessed the sixth sense of empathy now and it was not the type of thing one could discard. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  11. But at this moment, the extraordinary gift of empathy felt like a curse. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  12. There is no love in it, no empathy it is simply melting in a flame. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  13. It seemed to him that empathy was love. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  14. Complete empathy in a dream world. – Earthsmith by Milton Lesser
  15. Her gaze carried only synthetic solace, but I was probably her fifteenth patient of the day and maybe she was running low on empathy – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover