Leslie Jamison’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Leslie Jamison Quotes 

Leslie Jamison, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Leslie Jamison quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Leslie Jamison’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Leslie Jamison made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Empathy requires knowing that you know nothing.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

 “Empathy comes from the Greek empatheia – em (into) and pathos (feeling) – a penetration, a kind of travel. It suggests you enter another person’s pain as you’d enter another country, through immigration and customs, border crossing by way of query: What grows where you are? What are the laws? What animals graze there?”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

“Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

 “Sure, some news is bigger news than other news. War is bigger news than a girl having mixed feelings about the way some guy fucked her and didn’t call. But I don’t believe in a finite economy of empathy; I happen to think that paying attention yields as much as it taxes.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

 “The pain is what you make of it. You have to find something in it that yields. I understood my guiding imperative as: keep bleeding, but find some love in the blood.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

 “She was scared about leaving everything, and I got that, but I also knew you couldn’t start living in the new place until you said fuck-all to the old.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Gin Closet

“How do we represent female pain without producing a culture in which this pain has been fetishized to the point of fantasy or imperative?”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

 “When bad things happened to other people, I imagined them happening to me. I didn’t know if this was empathy or theft.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

“Pain without cause is a pain we can’t trust. We assume it’s been chosen or fabricated.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

“No trauma has discrete edges. Trauma bleeds. Out of wounds and across boundaries.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

10 Famous Quotes by Author Leslie Jamison

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Leslie Jamison quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Leslie Jamison quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Leslie Jamison. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Leslie Jamison quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Leslie Jamison Quote 

“Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us – a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain – it’s also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves. It’s made of exertion, that dowdier cousin of impulse. Sometimes we care for another because we know we should, or because it’s asked for, but this doesn’t make our caring hollow. This confession of effort chafes against the notion that empathy should always rise unbidden, that genuine means the same thing as unwilled, that intentionality is the enemy of love. But I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.”
― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

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