Sensitivity Quotes

Sensitivity Quotes by Scott Kahn, Douglas Brinkley, Heinrich Boll, Jose Carreras, Tony Attwood, Mark Hyman, M.D. and many others.

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Color, like everything else concerning visual expression, usually boils down to a gift, an innate sensibility and sensitivity. Ultimately, artists develop their own palette and color sense.
Scott Kahn
Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.
Douglas Brinkley
My most interesting correspondence is with my translators. I marvel at their sensitivity over certain passages that just anyone, even if he knows German well, would not appreciate.
Heinrich Boll
If a man becomes more mature due to certain episodes in his life, it gives him the opportunity to look at life in a much more deep way. I believe the artist and the man work parallel, with the same feelings, the same soul, the same sensitivity.
Jose Carreras
I know of several children and adults (with Asperger’s Syndrome) who have reported a considerable reduction in visual sensitivity and sensory overload when wearing Irlen lenses.
Tony Attwood
Yet an estimated 99 percent of people who have a problem with eating gluten don’t even know it. They ascribe their ill health or symptoms to something else-not gluten sensitivity, which is 100 percent curable.
Mark Hyman, M.D.
I feel like every single time I’ve published a book, there’s some little light in me that goes out. I’ve seen the way people can misunderstand or misinterpret things, if not maliciously, then without a lot of sensitivity.
Sheila Heti
Those who have come into Formula One without experiencing cars devoid of electronic aids will find it tough. To control 800 horse power relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise.
Michael Schumacher
You gotta be cool when you’re macho man, cuz you can’t be sensitive and care about someone having a good time in bed, cuz that’s too scary… When you don’t use sensitivity when you’re having sex, or share some of your soul, nothing gonna happen, because men really get afraid. Men really get scared in bed.
Richard Pryor
It is, for example, axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.
W. H. Auden
One of the places where research is needed is all the sensory problems. And you get sensory problems not just with autism, but with dyslexia, learning problems, ADHD, attention deficit, you know, things like sound sensitivity, problems with fluorescent lighting.
Temple Grandin
The most demanding part of living a lifetime as an artist is the strict discipline of forcing oneself to work steadfastly along the nerve of one’s own intimate sensitivity.
Anne Truitt
Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.
Wassily Kandinsky
How can we turn our back on an endeavor which increases our children’s cultural intelligence, heightens individual sensitivity and deepens our collective sense of humanity? I suggest to you that we cannot.
Alec Baldwin
I heard someone say that concern over the [Confederate] Flag is sensitivity to micro-aggressions, to which my response is to say that kidnapping and enslaving people, breaking up families, terrorizing families, if that’s not a macro-aggression, I don’t know what is.
Russell D. Moore
A woman has a different type of sensitivity than a man. Their perspective of right and wrong is different and their perspective of life is different. They’re more idealistic. They have greater faith in people than men and they can add that to an all-male organization.
Lee Corso
A great artist can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is … and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be … more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo see that this lovely young girl is still alive
Robert A. Heinlein
The challenge for UNFPA is to help countries as we always have with no agenda of our own; with sensitivity towards unique cultural values; with an infinite willingness to work with whatever is positive; and with a determination to help countries and people turn universal principles into concrete action.
Thoraya Obaid
Dance form is logical, but it is all in the realm of feeling, sensitivity and imagination.
Doris Humphrey
LSD wanted to tell me something. It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation.
Albert Hofmann
Perspective should be learned – and then forgotten. The residue – a sensitivity to perspective – helps perception, varying with each individual and determined by his responsive needs.
Nathan Goldstein
A lot of my life involves sitting and having make-up put on; whether it’s on a movie set or for a photo shoot. When you’re wearing that kind of make-up all the time your skin does get all this sensitivity, so it’s important that you make sure you have make-up that is easy on your skin and not too harsh for it.
Kate Hudson
Though a good cop, Luc Claudel has the patience of a firecracker, the sensitivity of Vlad the Impaler, and a persistent skepticism as to the value of forensic anthropology. Snappy dresser, though.
Kathy Reichs
You don’t have to compose a masterpiece every time, but I think the challenge of art is always searching for something different, searching for a new sensitivity, a new perspective, a new vision.
Ludovico Einaudi
Sensitivity is a sign of strength. It’s not about toughening up, it’s about smartening up.
Marie Forleo
Writing a long novel is like survival training. Physical strength is as necessary as artistic sensitivity.
Haruki Murakami
Hormones influencing the sensitivity of the person to environmental stimuli.
Robert M. Sapolsky
Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.
Camille Paglia
We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended. We’ve got to get over this sensitivity and it keeps people from saying what they really believe.
Ben Carson
I’m not used to sensitivity any more. When I see people cry when I lose, save your tears. I don’t know how to handle people crying any more. I lost my sensitivity like that. Please, you embarrass me when you cry because I don’t know what to do when you cry. I don’t know what to say.
Mike Tyson
In fashion, women have more sensitivity, more sense of the body, so they know how things fit and feel. Yet there are not many women who study fashion. It’s ridiculous.
Donatella Versace
I think because people are passing – people that we are aware of are passing at – I don’t say a great pace, but it seems like people are dropping, and I think it’s just making – there’s a consciousness and there’s sensitivity to it.
Shemar Moore
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
Mario Puzo
Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.
Chris Christie
Our minds are all different and I believe cultivating a keen introspective sensitivity is absolutely essential in discovering our potential.
Joshua Waitzkin
Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has. Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias have been quite important, and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.
Clifford Geertz
In minority communities there’s a sensitivity, often a knee-jerk reaction, to critical representations. There’s a misunderstanding of what an artist does.
Junot Diaz
Either I’m too sensitive, or else I’m gettin’ soft
Bob Dylan
I do think that I have a sensitivity to the depictions of maybe all minorities in literature. And I think that the experience of people who look like me is so rarely captured in big, mainstream American fiction that you tend to sort of empathize with any character of color who pops up.
Rumaan Alam
One of the big areas I’d like to see a lot more research done on is the sensory problems, and it’s real variable. One kid’s got sound sensitivity; another one can’t tolerate fluorescent lights. I can’t stand scratchy clothes.
Temple Grandin
When you are doing a real life story, it requires a lot of sensitivity, a lot of responsibility.
Shefali Shah
If a totally new image is to come into being however, there must be sensitivity to internal messages, the image itself must be sensitive to change, must be unstable, and it must include a value image which places high value on trials, experiments, and the trying of new things.
Kenneth E. Boulding
If you are educated in English-medium schools, you get a better view of the world, develop more liberal values, have more gender sensitivity and become more forward looking. But you pay a price because you don’t know your own language.
Javed Akhtar
Acting is all about truth and honesty, and the sensitivity that’s capable of transporting you.
Thomas Kretschmann
Our goal of poverty eradication and of inclusive growth that embraces the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of society can be achieved when our actions are guided by a social conscience and are not devoid of sensitivity.
Pratibha Patil
Color is a matter of taste and sensitivity.
Edouard Manet
Stephen Moyer is probably the most gracious, gifted actor that Ive met. Hes really intelligent. He has a real sensitivity to his character, to scenes, to scripts.
Valerie Cruz
People often ask me how I get so many unique experiences while they get none. I tell them the difference is in the sensitivity. I can observe those small emotions, which may look trivial to others.
Sudha Murty
I believe that to preach or to expound the scripture is to open up the inspired text with such faithfulness and sensitivity that God’s voice is heard and His people obey Him
John Stott
I want to be president because I have the sensitivity, as a woman, to listen. I’m a different candidate… different because I don’t belong to powerful, privileged groups, because I’m honest.
Josefina Vazquez Mota
I find intelligence sexy. I find a sense of humor sexy. I find sensitivity sexy.
Nicole Appleton
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control. Describing John von Neumann’s aspiration for the application of computers sufficiently large to solve the problems of meteorology, despite the sensitivity of the weather to small perturbations.
Freeman Dyson
One of the effects of a safe and civilized life is an immense over sensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions somewhat disgusting.
George Orwell
Purpose, or mission, is determined by the development of values, balance, ethics, humor, morality, and sensitivities. It manifests itself in the way we look at life.
Luci Swindoll
There’s something about Olivia de Havilland that has always set her apart from other actresses. Maybe it’s the combination of warmth, sensitivity and intelligence she conveys, or the way her good looks have always been further enhanced by the ever-present twinkle in her eyes or the wisdom you sense behind those orbs.
Robert Osborne
I still get very high and very low in life. Daily. But I’ve finally accepted the fact that sensitive is just how I was made, that I don’t have to hide it and I don’t have to fix it. I’m not broken.
Glennon Melton
We do not read (the law) to elevate accommodation of religious observances over an institution’s need to maintain order and safety, … We have no cause to believe that (the law) would not be applied in an appropriately balanced way, without sensitivity to security concerns.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Defining oneself is a revolutionary act, and, as described in her memoir, Janet Mock fiercely fought to free herself with exquisite bravery and sensitivity. Redefining Realness is full of hope, dreams, and determination. It is a true American girl story.
Michaela Angela Davis
Most of my company is run by women. There’s a certain sensitivity to what I want to express, so that’s what I want around me.
Pharrell Williams
Infants have around 30,000 tastebuds, only about a third of which survive into adulthood, so a child’s sensitivity towards extremes of sweet, sour and bitter flavours is heightened.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.
Jessica Chastain
Anybody who was in the military or a military family has a certain sensitivity to the separation. Everyone knows military wives have the hardest jobs. I was born into one. When I think back to those days, I didn’t appreciate it then.
Lester Holt
Yellowstone wildlife is treasured. We understand that. We’ll manage them in a way that addresses that sensitivity.
Steve Bullock
Ethnic sensitivity both on-camera and behind it demonstrates a corporate understanding of the benefits of diversity and a genuine respect for the audiences’ needs.
Marcia Fudge
Normally, improving contrast sensitivity means using glasses or surgery to correct the eye. But we’ve found that action video games train the brain to process visual information more efficiently and improve vision.
Daphne Bavelier
We have to transpose ourselves into this impressionability of mind, into this sensitivity to tears and spiritual repentance, intothis susceptibility, before we can judge how colorful and intensive life was then.
Johan Huizinga
To overestimate the originality of one’s thoughts is perhaps a less serious defect than being unaware of their newness. There is a more pronounced lack of sensitivity in underestimating (ourselves and others) than in overestimating.
Eric Hoffer
Nabokov can be almost too delicate at times, but in ‘Lolita,’ he puts his aristocratic sensitivity to use in such a dark tale that it creates this great tension between the story being told and the style that it’s written in. And it’s just amazing that one of the best novels in English was written by a Russian.
Hallgrimur Helgason
There’s so much with my character in Dredd that I identify with. She’s my favorite character I think I’ve ever played. She’s the most dynamic and fascinating woman that I could even imagine playing, so I love her. What I love about her is that her sensitivity is her greatest strength.
Olivia Thirlby
It is only through such real-life daily struggles and challenges that a genuine sensitivity to human rights can be inculcated. This is a truth that is not limited to school education: it applies to all of us.
Daisaku Ikeda
Hot Plants enhance sexual experience. They increase sensitivity and make sex more urgent. Men get better erections. Women benefit, too. Your orgasms are like Chinese New Year fireworks.
Chris Kilham
Thin skin is the only kind of skin human beings come with.
Meg Greenfield
The world belongs to who doesn’t feel. The primary condition to be a practical man is the absence of sensitivity.
Fernando Pessoa
We’re all born storytellers. It’s part of the species. But, more specifically, I suppose a particular combination of sensitivity and trauma made me a writer: an essential disquiet with reality, which required exploration through portrayal.
Nic Pizzolatto
There is in the child a special kind of sensitivity which leads him to absorb everything about him, and it is this work of observing and absorbing that alone enables him to adapt himself to life
Maria Montessori
Acting is a specific discipline. Just because you can sing doesn’t mean you have the sensitivities of being an actor.
Neil Diamond
Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.
J. K. Rowling
Two people may have one sensitivity, one action, one reaction and one feeling; it doesn’t matter how much time and distance they have between themselves-that is the state of ultimate love.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitivities to evil. Our greatest danger is not from invading armies. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.
Herbert Hoover
I felt that ‘English Vinglish’ was tailor-made for me since I found my character Shashi so relatable. Her simplicity and sensitivity attracted me towards the role.
A horse will never tire of a rider who possesses both tact and sensitivity because he will never be pushed beyond his possibilities.
Nuno Oliveira
Who is omnipotent or wise enough to decide each new standard of good taste? Or sensitivity?
Cary Grant
Governments, whether right or left, have become commissioners-in-chief, nudging and cajoling networks into preferred business models without the slightest sensitivity or awareness of what the public wants or the TV industry is capable of.
Armando Iannucci
Sensitivity is equated with weakness. Feelings are for women. It’s OK to express happiness or anger, but it’s not OK to feel fear or sadness. This gets exaggerated in prison.
James Fox
Where would anyone in publicity be if they allowed sensitivity, restraint, breeding or good taste to stand in their way?
Isabelle Holland
If you have sensitivity then mysticism will be part of your life. It’s a very beautiful thing and a very real thing but it’s not something to not take seriously and it’s not something to take seriously.
Devendra Banhart
Forgive me for speaking frankly, but after the past quarter-hour’s conversation, I am unconvinced that any of you possess the sense or sensitivity to impart the news in any respectful fashion” – Amelia
Tessa Dare
In the twentieth century, the repellent, harrowing disease that is made the index of a superior sensitivity, the vehicle of “spiritual” feelings and “critical” discontent, is insanity.
Susan Sontag
Insecure people have a special sensitivity for anything that finally confirms their own low opinion of themselves.
Sue Grafton
Coming from California and growing up where I did, I’ve always had a fondness for and innate sensitivity to light, texture, and warmth.
Herb Ritts
Creative people… are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of ‘divine madness,’ to borrow the term used by the classical Greeks.
Rollo May
While the human gaze becomes more and more fixed, losing some of its natural speed and sensitivity, photographic shots, on the contrary, become even faster.
Paul Virilio
Whether I’m making a gluten-free cookie or a lactose-free milkshake, my end goal is always to make it so awesome, clever, and creative that you’ll want to indulge whether you have a sensitivity, dietary nuance, or don’t.
Christina Tosi
There are justifiable case-by-case situations wherein an educator might exhibit targeted sensitivity to a student’s unique circumstances. This is humane and laudable. In most instances though, trigger warnings are not a manifestation of justified empathy but are symptomatic of an ailing culture.
Gad Saad
I have a high degree of sensitivity, always have. I was very shy as a child. I don’t know why that was.
Nick Nolte
Every animal has its own intelligence and sensitivities. They’re all lovely, worthwhile, and deserving of our respect.
Portia de Rossi
The clock, for all its precision in measurement, is a blunt instrument for the psyche and for society. Schedules can replace sensitivity to the mood of a moment, clock time can ride roughshod over the emotions of individuals.
Jay Griffiths
I don’t know if it’s because my sensitivity is through the roof, but I can’t stand contrived dialogue anymore.
Jeff Baena
Businesses should be assured that law enforcement will operate with the utmost sensitivity toward victims of cyber attacks.
Preet Bharara
I have always had an extreme sensitivity to inequality.
Agnes Gund
If you become more sensitive to beauty, to poetry, that means your love has blossomed. And all the energy that has been left by fear, anger and hate, will be taken over by your love, your sensitivity, your compassion, your creativity. This is the whole alchemy of changing base metals into gold.
I understand the sensitivity of issues regarding women in the military.
John McCain
I learned that having great sensitivity is important. But being strong is just as important.
Ruby Dee
You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy does not reserve a plot for weeds
Dag Hammarskjold
Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one’s own experience and sensations, to make one’s self heard and seen.
Uta Hagen
When the artist observes nature… it is as if nature communicated, through the sensitivity of the artist at that moment, one of its secrets.
Bruno Munari
Anxiety is essential to the human condition. The confrontation with anxiety can relieve us from boredom, sharpen the sensitivity and assure the presence of tension that is necessary to preserve human existence.
Rollo May
Often when I write I am trying to make words do the work of line and color. I have the painter’s sensitivity to light. Much of my writing is verbal painting.
Elizabeth Bowen
Educational bureaucracies dull a child’s questing sensitivity.
Frank Herbert
You can mix in certain sensitivities as a filmmaker.
Peter Weir
To become balanced, meditate on the heart center in the center of the chest. There you will experience happiness, refinement, sensitivity, beauty, laughter.
Frederick Lenz
We were looking almost one-tenth of the way to the edge of the universe. We’re planning to use the facilities we have to make improvements by another factor of 10… a strain sensitivity that is 10 times smaller. This means looking 10 times further out into the universe.
Rainer Weiss
The distinctive feature of my family was intolerance of sensitivity and emotion – ‘Everything’s great, it all has to be great all the time and why do you have to spoil it?’ Whereas probably the most fundamental and important thing to me has been defending my right to tell the truth about how I feel.
Rachel Cusk
The delicate sensitivity of a frightened rattlesnake.
Ross Macdonald
You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it’s just complaining.
Joni Mitchell
We don’t want to come off as pro-smoking. Even though we didn’t smoke real cigarettes at all, you want to be careful of people’s sensitivities.
Martha Plimpton
My father who was there in the house, he wasn’t at all a role model. And my mother, who was trying to protect me from him as best she could, she took me everywhere with her, which gave me a tremendous amount of sensitivity to the things women go through.
Tyler Perry
I need to somehow peel away the dullness and heighten my sensitivity and alertness. I need to start sucking the juice out of every single moment of the most precious gift ever to be had, “my life!”
Bryan Kest
Eve: “What do you want?” Nadine: “A man of amazing sexual prowess, great sensitivity, stupendous abs, and the face of an angel. Toss in a wicked sense of humor and stupendous wealth, who adores the very ground I walk on. Oh wait, you already have him.
Nora Roberts
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I try and approach other music with sensitivity. And, if it’s music I don’t know, I try and work with other people who are well-versed it in, so that it’s done sensitively.
Anoushka Shankar
Once you’re in sales, you will also learn what sells and what not. Use the sensitivity of detecting market sentiments as a platform for running your business and in the identification of product winners in the future.
Li Ka-shing
God does not work in all hearts alike, but according to the preparation and sensitivity He finds in each.
Meister Eckhart
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
Pope John Paul II
Sensitivity and money are like parallel lines. They don’t meet.
Ang Lee
If a kid is being bullied at school, my advice to them is to punch the bully in the face. The government can create as many boards, commissions, and informational sessions on sensitivity that it wants. The fact is, we still have bullies, and we still have victims who are trained not to stand up for themselves.
Joe Wurzelbacher
I earned my professional credibility a long time ago in a male-dominated world. I just hope that as a woman, I bring in an extra dimension to the job. I bring in the sensitivity of being a woman and a mother, and that means I pay more attention to women, children, and the social needs of society.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Everywhere on Earth, at this moment, in the new spiritual atmosphere created by the appearance of the idea of evolution, there float, in a state of extreme mutual sensitivity, love of God and faith in the world: the two essential components of the Ultra-human.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
In many regards, the West is dependent on Russia as a partner. Showing consideration for Russian sensitivities when it comes to old, historical bonds is a reasonable, well-founded approach.
Heinrich August Winkler
There is far more sensitivity in acoustic guitar players than could ever be compared to any synthesizer. That’s a personal point of view but that’s the way I see it. I think that’s what it’s all about. The drive, the fire, the passion – it all comes out on the guitar.
Jimmy Page
I love it when talented actors can bring characters to life. Anybody who wears their feelings on their sleeve and has a harder, crusty shell – like I do – is definitely protecting an inner sensitivity.
Fred Durst
I’m not sure I have the knowledge, the intelligence or the sensitivity to direct a ‘Love Story’ or a ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’
Hal Needham
Tango is about feeling and sensitivity, otherwise you are just doing gymnastics. You can do all the steps but it has to have the feeling and sensitivity of authentic tango.
Carlos Gavito
The good moral work of art should have all the qualities that a good amoral work of art should have, such as formal unity, balance, contrast, and a sensitivity to the material out of which it is made.
Norman McLaren
In my experience, it tends to be a real reflection of someone’s intelligence, confidence and sensitivity when they can just be real.
Chris Bauer
I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility.
W. Howard Lester
The toxic residue of humanity – you have to guard yourself, guard that sensitivity even more heavily because otherwise you can pick up so many pollutants that you’ll become more toxic.
Frederick Lenz
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe
Despite the great advantages of digital video and the great ease of using the medium, still those who use it have first to understand the sensitivities of how to best use the medium.
Abbas Kiarostami
Vegetarianism should not be anything moral or religious. It is a question of aesthetics: one’s sensitivity, one’s respect, one’s reverence for life.
When we represent all cultures with sensitivity and truth, we foster a society that supports all people.
Mena Massoud
What’s required is a kind of social media sherpa, who can find you the audience you seek, who can reach to them on the platforms where they are already congregating, and who can help promote in tasteful ways that fit the sensitivities of the networks where your audiences are found.
Chris Brogan
I honor and protect my sensitivity.
Cheryl Richardson
First of all, being a woman is an incredible asset in many ways in making documentaries. You can be less intimidating, you have a heightened emotional sensitivity and you have the ability to listen to multiple conversations at one time and multi-task.
Ondi Timoner
I’ve had a weakness for Bengali directors, be it Rituparno Ghosh, Aparna Sen, or Goutam Ghose, because of their sensitivity towards cinema.
Deepti Naval
I don’t recommend being gluten-free unless you have sensitivity.
Maye Musk
The solitude of the poet is the uniqueness of his experience, and the particulaity of his sensitivity and imagination.
Mieczyslaw Jastrun
I think when an actor feels like they’re being watched with great sensitivity and a subtle eye and a nose for truthfulness, that has some effect.
Bennett Miller
Someone once said that the two most important things in developing taste were sensitivity and intelligence. I don’t think this is so; I’d rather call them curiosity and courage. Curiosity to look for the new and the hidden; courage to develop your own tastes regardless of what others might say or think.
R. Murray Schafer
Simplicity of living gives you sensitivity of character. A lot of people told me that leaving L.A. and moving to Volcano (district of the Big Island) would ruin my career, but that’s my kuleana, my business.
Jason Scott Lee
Man’s sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Blaise Pascal
A teacher has to understand the ability and capability of his or her student, their sentiments and varying levels of sensitivity to be able to bring out the best.
There is more sensitivity in technique than in the rest of the picture.
Georges Braque
I want to be known by people who are knowledgeable about opera, who appreciate bel canto singing, people who have more sensitivity.
Alfredo Kraus
It is highly significant and indeed almost a rule, that moral courage has its source in such identification through one’s own sensitivity with suffering of one’s fellow human beings.” (p. 16-17)
Rollo May
I’ve gained first hand knowledge of the challenges faced by people with disabilities. It’s made me understand that those of us who have full use of our physical faculties owe an enormous amount of respect and sensitivity to people who don’t.
William J. Clinton
But I think that sensitivity is also a good counsellor when it comes to enforcing one’s interests.
Johannes Rau
Food is a fairly significant aspect of my life. I have struggled mightily with food. With my weight. And I’m conscious of it. So I have a sensitivity to people who struggle with their weight.
Tom Vilsack
Introversion – along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness – is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology.
Susan Cain
Aloneness is obviously not isolation, and it is not uniqueness. To be unique is merely to be exceptional in some way, whereas to be completely alone demands extraordinary sensitivity, intelligence, understanding.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Today, sensitivities are at an all-time high – and rightfully so. Tolerance of different races and religions have been lacking over the years, but pluralism has given way to relativism.
Ravi Zacharias
Being an effective leader is enormously complex. It requires vision to see a future, dedication to make things happen, sensitivity to people who are quirky at times, and personal confidence without arrogance.
Dave Ulrich
There’s something almost perfect in the ugly duckling syndrome. Because a sensitivity is tattooed on a part of you no one else can see but can somehow guess is there.
Stephanie Klein
It is a simple matter to plant trees in straight lines, but informal groupings will test the sensitivities of the most experienced planter and the smaller the groups the more difficult they are to place.
Graham Stuart Thomas
To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain.
Holly Near
I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.
Tom Hiddleston
I love karate, it’s like a bible to me. But deep inside I’m so I mean, I’m so sensitive.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
I believe that the most important condition for faith is sensitivity to beauty.
Martin Walser
His whole mind and body seemed to be afflicted with an unbearable sensitivity, a sort of transparency, which made every movement, every sound, every contact, every word that he had to speak or listen to, an agony. Even in sleep he could not altogether escape form her image.
George Orwell
I am an American Jew and aware of the sensitivities involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Steven Spielberg
I began to use my sensitivity. And I realized I wasn’t weird because I cried a lot.
Sherilyn Fenn
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
Alfred Adler
The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality.
Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
Inspiration is constantly in the air. It’s up to us to develop the sensitivity to pick up on it.
Herbie Hancock
Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.
Elie Wiesel
I understand the sensitivities of grown children with little ones of their own!! They’ll turn away a mother full of advice, but they’ll never say no to one holding a mop.
Cathy Guisewite
It’s so effortless to let my loneliness defeat me, make me mold myself to whatever would (in some way – but not wholly) relieve it. I must never forget it… I want sensuality and sensitivity, both… Let me never deny that… I want to err on the side of violence and excess, rather than to underfill my moments.
Susan Sontag
And you grit your teeth, despising yourself for your tremulous sensitivity, and wondering how human beings can suffer their individualities to be mercilessly crushed under a machinelike dictatorship, be it of industry, state or organization, all their lives long.
Sylvia Plath
The biggest killer to funny is hyper sensitivity to certain subject matter and Montreal is as guilty of that as L.A. or New York or San Francisco.
Jim Norton
I would rather die than betray his trust.” “That’s not saying much, seeing as you’re already dead,” Ron observed. “Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe,” said Nearly Headless Nick in affronted tones.
J. K. Rowling
The most important thing is sensitivity. Many people have sex and don’t feel anything, and that seems kind of sad to me. The answer is not necessarily the avoidance of sex, but learning to be sensitive and to love and to care.
Frederick Lenz
It’s no secret the benefits of yoga include but are not limited to a healthy body, calm mind, reduced stress, feeling of connectivity with self and the world, increased awareness and sensitivity, and an overall feeling of awesomeness.
Tara Stiles
Leaders who want to show sensitivity should listen often and long and talk short and seldom. Many so-called leaders are too busy to listen. True leaders know that time spent listening is well invested.
J. Oswald Sanders
In order to recognize small changes in effort, the effort itself must first be reduced. More delicate and improved control of movement is possible only through the increase of sensitivity, through a greater ability to sense differences.
Moshe Feldenkrais
The distinctive feature of my family was intolerance of sensitivity and emotion – everything’s great, it all has to be great all the time and why do you have to spoil it? Whereas probably the most fundamental and important thing to me has been defending my right to tell the truth about how I feel.
Rachel Cusk
Muscle mass does not always equal strength. Strength is kindness and sensitivity. Strength is understanding that your power is both physical and emotional. That it comes from the body and the mind. And the heart.
Henry Rollins
If you are able to see the interrelatedness of mind and body, sensitivity towards your body becomes much sharper. Therefore, maintaining of good health also becomes easier.
Lobsang Tenzin
Most of my fans are too sensitive. I’m a cruel and cold and hard person. I’ve been abused in every way you can imagine. Save your tears. I lost my sensitivity. You embarrass me when you cry.
Mike Tyson
One of the main focuses of my training sessions is to help individuals find their unique voices in the learning process. We all have our strengths, our weaknesses, our styles of learning, our personalities. Developing introspective sensitivity to these issues is critical to long-term success.
Joshua Waitzkin
Too often a story is examined through biased eyes, without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it. It’s seen from the point of view of the great white savior, and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part.
Jeffrey Wright
Pearl Harbor is strenuously respectful of contemporary sensitivities, sometimes at the cost of accuracy.
A. O. Scott
This is what happens with a breakthrough.В  The first ones through the door often get bruised if not broken.В  Eventually, with a little political acumen and racial sensitivity and a lot of hard work, a smooth new place can emerge.
Gwen Ifill
Sometimes I know the meaning of a word but am tired of it and feel the need for an unfamiliar, especially precise or poetic term, perhaps one with a nuance that flatters my readership’s exquisite sensitivity.
William Safire
The incredible cinematography makes ‘A Walk to Beautiful’ almost like a poem; there is a tenderness on display that seems to emanate from the camera. There is also great sensitivity to the women whose stories are being told – never did I have a sense of the subjects being exploited.
Abraham Verghese
By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and the aftermath. If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate.
David Rockefeller
I have now transformed into a sensitive; a person who is able to detect when spirits are present. It’s a skill that’s evolved over hundreds of paranormal investigations and has taught me that the human body is the best means of paranormal detection. I’ve become a fine-tuned instrument of spiritual sensitivity.
Zak Bagans
Good directors can bring certain things out of you, with their intensity or gentleness or sensitivity or understanding. They can make an actor feel he can do no wrong.
Robert De Niro
My mother taught me caring and sensitivity towards the feelings of others, animals as well as humans. She gave me much good, practical advice for getting through life.
Robert C. Merton
Sensitivity, awareness, and conflict – these have catalysed my creative growth.
Sobhita Dhulipala
MPs put ourselves at the behest of the British people, certainly, but we are not infallible or devoid of sensitivity.
Layla Moran
Practice mediation and concentration exercises, and begin to think more about regaining your sensitivity by avoiding draining situations. Not because of fear but because of intelligence.
Frederick Lenz
Dreams provide a kind of wisdom of the heart, an echoing voice of a profound human sensitivity too often lost to us in the reasonable life of days.
Sheldon B. Kopp
An artist’s sensitivity to criticism is, at least in part, an effort to keep unimpaired the zest, or confidence, or arrogance, which he needs to make creation possible; or an instinct to climb through his problems in his own way as he should, and must.
Christopher Fry
We’ve had Obama for eight years, who, to me, is a model of integrity, sensitivity, empathy. He’s wise, he’s patient, he maintains his composure, and I would have voted for him again.
Max Joseph
Once you are sincere in your fast, you have a sensitivity to the hurt and pain of others who are poor, who are not eating well, who are in areas where there is drought and other calamities.
Louis Farrakhan
Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended.
Scott Rudin
The soul is a breath of living spirit, that with excellent sensitivity, permeates the entire body to give it life. Just so, the breath of the air makes the earth fruitful. Thus the air is the soul of the earth, moistening it, greening it.
Hildegard of Bingen
My main concern is the political dimension of European integration. This is one of the most important issues of all, as far as I’m concerned. It has to do with our past, with our sensitivity, perhaps even our hypersensitivity in this regard.
Vaclav Klaus
You must have – besides intuition and sensitivity – a cutting edge that allows you to reach what you need. Also, you have to know life – bastards included – and it takes a bit of one to know one, don’t you think?
Laurence Olivier
Prison officials have been more concerned about sparing the sensitivities of executioners and witnesses than protecting the condemned prisoner from pain. They are more concerned with appearances than with the reality.
Jamie Fellner
In these flashes of insight, I understand for a moment that one of the great dividends of darkness is an increased sensitivity to the light.
Martha Manning
I believe that, at times, if some of us are almost too critical of our society, it’s because our sensitivity and our concern for justice makes us aware that our nation falls terribly short of its highest potential.
Mahesh Bhatt