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8 Highly Sensitive Person Quotes That Will Remind You Just How Wonderful Life Is

Life in High Sensitivity is life in full color, full volume, full awareness. It can be as merciless as it is abundant, as isolating as it is connecting. It can swallow you whole or immerse you in wonder. But it will always demand of you a response. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), quotes unique to your trait can help inspire the response that will best serve your life.

So we’re going to take refuge in the wisdom of those who live the highly sensitive life and know how to put that wisdom into words.

If the world’s volume and apparent insensitivity are overwhelming your spirit, treat yourself to a deep, healing breath and read on.

Here are 8 Highly Sensitive Person quotes that will remind you just how wonderful life is:

  1. “I am deeply moved by things. I’d hate to miss the intense joy of that.”
    (Dr. Elaine Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person: How To Thrive When the World Overwhelms You)

    It seems only fitting to begin at the beginning, with regard to the voice that announced High Sensitivity to the world.

    Dr. Aron speaks with such nuance of understanding when it comes to being an HSP. Yes, she studies HSPs. And, she is an HSP herself.

    And no one truly “gets” the intensity of emotion – both positive and negative – that comes from High Sensitivity like an HSP.

    Sometimes, when the world seems to be on a mission to take you down with its insensitivity and inability to “feel,” remember your gift. You have a unique ability to experience life closer to the origin of its very pulse.

    Instead of just skipping stones along the surface of life, you, dear HSP, have the ability to dive deep into its soul. 

    When you weigh the suffering against the joy, would you ever want to pass on this gift?
  2. “Highly sensitive beings suffer more but also love harder, dream wider and experience deeper horizons and bliss.”
    (Victoria Erickson)

    You can think of it as a lesson in balance. Your suffering, in many ways, is the anchor to the balloon of your bliss. It informs your joy, gives it meaning, reminds it of its gratitude.

    In his famous book, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran says this about joy and sorrow:

    “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
    When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
  3. “To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness…”
    (Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny)

    “Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
  4. “Sensitive people should be treasured. They love deeply and think deeply about life. They are loyal, honest, and true. The simple things sometimes mean the most to them. They don’t need to change or harden. Their purity makes them who they are.”
    (Kristen Butler)

    Just sit with that a minute. Let your spirit soak in all the merit in this statement.

    You are a treasure Your natural way of being is what most of the world aspires to and often struggles with.

    Your sensitivity is a form of purity. To be embraced and lived for the needed gift that it is.
  5. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
    (Albert Einstein)

    Beneath the globally recognized melody of John Lennon’s song Imagine is a current of scientific truth linking High Sensitivity and creativity/imagination.

    The world – the Universe – needs people like you!

    Knowledge is only fuel for a willing vehicle. And, imagination cultivated within the sensitive…, is the enterprising breath for healing, growth, and goodness in our world.
  6. “The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want.”

    If you’re going to write a great life story, wouldn’t you want to “see” into the mysterious expanse of life with clarity and curiosity?

    Living large isn’t about money or things. It’s about the limitless bounty of your imagination, which is the offspring of your sensitivity.
  7. “Being sensitive is not being weak. Often those who are the most sensitive are those who make the biggest difference. Don’t cover up your feelings to fit into this world.”

    As St. Maarten explained in an earlier Highly Sensitive Person quote, sensitive people are “the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world.”

    Our world is sorely in need of what you are brave enough to share.
  8. “You were born to be among the advisors and thinkers, the spiritual and moral leaders for your society. There is every reason for pride.”
    (Dr. Elaine Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person: How To Thrive When the World Overwhelms You)

    As we close, coming full circle with another quote from Dr. Aron makes sense.

    You might even consider this a call to action as much as a validation.

    Yes, you pay a heavy, often lonely price for carrying the torch of High Sensitivity. But recognize that there is a reason you have been entrusted with this trait.

    Every person has a role to play in keeping our world spinning on its axis. And every person has access to the gifts needed to fulfill that role.

    For the HSP, that role can seem disproportionate. It is charged with envisioning life in all its glorious possibility.

    And linked to that vision is the charge – and trust – to preserve and even elevate the integrity of a world that sees with different eyes.

As you meditate on these Highly Sensitive Person quotes, remember this:

Your sensitivity, just like the person in whom it dwells, has an important contribution to make.

Without it – without you – the world would be a less vibrant, hopeful place to live.

To read more about High Sensitivity, check out some blogs here.

Dr. Elayne Daniels is an international coach and private-practice psychologist located in Boston. Areas of specialization include eating disorder recovery, body image, and helping Highly Sensitive People thrive.

Dr. Elayne Daniels

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