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Empathize Quotes

We’ve collected the best Empathize Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Daniel Sharman, Steven Pinker, Jenji Kohan, Roger Ebert, Lupita Nyong’o. Use them as an inspiration.

As an actor, what you dream of is being able to portray people that people empathize with and understand and really feel for.
Daniel Sharman
If you aren’t just brought up in your tribe but interact with other people either directly or vicariously, through journalism and literature, you see what life is like from other points of view and are less likely to demonize them or dehumanize others and more likely to empathize with them.
My first job is to entertain, but if, while you’re enjoying, you start to question something you never thought about before or empathize with, relate to, love someone you only thought of as ‘other’ once upon a timehow awesome is that.
Many really good films allow us to empathize with other lives.
As human beings, what makes us able to empathize with people is a connection that is not necessarily understood mentally.
As a parent, I can empathize with how difficult raising children can be. There are challenges, especially within the framework of divorce, when parental guilt can sometimes blur what should be the best decision.
The music helped me sympathize with our young generation and also empathize with them. I’d like to create and write more music that represents them.
A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.
I want all types of people to look at my work and see themselves, just like I watch a Reese Witherspoon movie as a black woman and can empathize with her because we have had to internalize whiteness in that way to survive.
Those things that we probably are ashamed of as human beings, certain things that no one would ever talk about – as actors, when we transform into a character, we empathize with those moments.
I have been thinking a lot about what we see in villains, how we relate to villains, and what it is about certain villains that we actually empathize with. Like Macbeth. We’re not supposed to like a guy who kills the king and takes over, but there’s something about him we’re really fascinated by.
I’m a son of immigrants. I’m not going to reduce my commitment to immigration. But can I empathize with the fact that if your town was 95 percent all white and now it’s down to 60, that that can scare you? Can I empathize with that? Yeah.
I think one of my best qualities is my ability to empathize with people. Perhaps it’s because my journey has been so bumpy.
Being a salesperson prepares you for just about everything in business: how to listen, empathize, and persuade; when to back off and when to step in; and, of course, how to close.
We can empathize as deeply as we can empathize.
Directing the television serial, ‘Thoda Sa Aasman,’ was a good learning experience and I can empathize better with producers.
My dad is an economist who does global development research. What he practices is a kind of quantifiable empathy: trying to empathize with systems rather than people.
In theory, parents are supposed to empathize with one other – find common cause in the fervent desire to preserve and protect the world for the next generation, and connect on some deep, almost mystical level that those poor souls who have not experienced this kind of all-consuming love cannot possibly comprehend.
In my movies, I portray this ‘Everyman’ persona, someone everybody can empathize with. People can identify with a guy like me.
I think the ability to empathize with another person’s experience and go into the trajectory of their journey is challenging.
As a Donald Trump supporter, the battle to elevate the will of the people above that of the establishment is one with which I empathize.
I empathize with the vast majority of cops who keep the peace on our streets and enjoy majority support from their communities across the country.
Audiences want to feel represented, want to be able to empathize with the characters and the stories they are seeing on the screen.
Fiction is a particular kind of rhetoric, a way of thinking that I think can be useful in your life. It asks you to image the world through someone else‘s eyes, and it allows you to try to empathize with situations that you haven‘t actually experienced.
Dan Chaon
So there’s no guarantee if you like the music you will empathize with the culture and the people who made it. It doesn’t necessarily happen. I think it can, but it doesn’t necessarily happen. Which is kind of a shame.
I’m Dr. David Hanson, and I build robots with character. And by that, I mean that I develop robots that are characters, but also robots that will eventually come to empathize with you.
David Hanson
As Black people, we’re very used to empathizing with the world through white people’s eyes, because they’re the protagonists. I know what it’s like to look at the world and empathize with Superman because I spent my whole life doing that.
I tend to empathize with people, just in general.
Miranda’s this girl that everyone‘s just laughed at online for years. I want people to empathize with her.
It’s a basic tenet you learn at drama school. If you’re playing someone evil, you can’t make an objective moral judgment. You’ve got to get inside the character and empathize as much as possible.
If you empathize with your fellow humans on stage, you can’t help but do so offstage as well.
You can put things in prose and understand them one way, and then there’s understanding it by knowing how it feels. Things aren’t real until you can feel that, until you can empathize with them. That’s what protagonists do in books.
Perfect heroes are cool, but no one can really empathize or identify with them.
Masashi Kishimoto
Most actors will tell you this – I don’t really know how to connect, empathize with, or make worthy of any revelation a character that doesn’t have love in there somewhere, that doesn’t have an idealism or an empathy in there somewhere.
Jeff Perry
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.
You’ve got to empathize with every character you play.
I respect and empathize with reporters and editors who must compete in today‘s environment. And I know full well that when I’ve been covering campaigns, which I still do, I’ve made my mistakes and have been far from perfect.
I really love helping students and helping them empathize with people who lived a really long time ago. That’s one of the highlights of working in fiction.
A question is a pursuit, an invitation to envision and explore a series of possibilities, to struggle and empathize and doubt and believe. The question moves, whereas our sense of what an answer is can often be static, a stopping point.
The challenge is, how do you take someone who’s supposed to be a villain and make that appealing and lovable? You have to empathize with him and put yourself in his shoes and root for him and want him to have the things he wants.
I think Hollywood is an incredible tool to teach people. It brings stories and information to the television screen, to the movie theater screens, that people get to empathize with.
I do think that there are people who are able to connect with and empathize with anyone who is going through something difficult, just naturally. I don’t think it’s a world of effort for everyone.
I’m not a member of a minority but I can empathize with what’s going on.
Terrorists have no religion, belief, or race. Having been a target of a number of terrorist attacks myself, I personally empathize with the victims of terrorism and appreciate their need for protection.
I feel like you can’t really be truthful as an artist and empathize with the human experience unless you know your truth, and you’re not living a lie.
Some of the best actors think they’re terrible; that’s what keeps you connected to a vulnerability that makes it possible for people to empathize with you.
The best way to bring people in and have them empathize with others is through storytelling.
Even when I have a vintage play, I draw in elements from current scenarios, so that modern audiences can empathize with the characters.
If you come out of the gate with a finger pointed, then you really aren’t opening the door to any sort of resolution to whatever the problem may be. Whether it’s about race or sexual orientation or religion, if you can’t empathize with the opposing party, then you can’t really meet in the middle.
The story is a machine for empathy. In contrast to logic or reason, a story is about emotion that gets staged over a sequence of dramatic moments, so you empathize with the characters without really thinking about it too much. It is a really powerful tool for imagining yourself in other people’s situations.
The best strategy for making people care about what happens is if they empathize with both sides. If you just have a Villain with a capital V, it becomes very two-dimensional.
Rather than turning away from the staggering scale and depth of misery caused by war, we must strive to develop our capacity to empathize and feel the sufferings of others.
My school of thought with going into a character is that you have to understand where they come from, and you have to empathize with them.
The best thing about being a good girl on TV is that the audience loves you back instantly. You don’t have to make extra effort to make them empathize with you.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.