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openness Quotes

10 of the best book quotes about openness
  1. #1
    Only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.
  2. #2
    “There are no taverns, no ale-houses, nor stews among them, nor any other occasions of corrupting each other, of getting into corners, or forming themselves into parties; all men live in full view, so that all are obliged both to perform their ordinary task and to employ themselves well in their spare hours.”
  3. #3
    “From its earliest days, NASA had followed a policy of maximum, though prudent, disclosure. We had to do everything openly—and soon under intensive, live TV coverage.”
  4. #4
    “Each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up.”
  5. #5
    “As the outsider, you can retreat into a shell, be anonymous, be invisible. Or you can go the other way. You protect yourself by opening up. You don’t ask to be accepted for everything you are, just the one part of yourself that you’re willing to share.”
  6. #6
    “You need to keep people close, you need to give them access to your heart.”
  7. #7
    “The Big Five Inventory:
    Extraversion. Are you sociable or retiring? Fun-loving or reserved?
    Agreeableness. Are you trusting or suspicious? Helpful or uncooperative?
    Conscientiousness. Are you organized or disorganized? Self-disciplined or weak-willed?
    Emotional stability. Are you worried or calm? Insecure or secure?
    Openness to new experiences. Are you imaginative or down to earth? Independent or conforming?”
  8. #8
    “The more honest one is, the easier it is to continue being honest, just as the more lies one has told, the more necessary it is to lie again. By their openness, people dedicated to the truth live in the open, and through the exercise of their courage to live in the open, they become free from fear.”
  9. #9
    “She liked the enormous sky and the winds, and the land that you couldn’t see to the end of. Everything was so free and big and splendid.”
  10. #10
    “The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life forms. Love flowers best in openness and freedom.”