The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic and insightful with one's patients without getting too lost in their painful stories to be helpful.
— Pamela Stephenson

When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens, how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard. I have deeply appreciated the times that I have experienced this sensitive, empathic, concentrated listening.
Carl R. Rogers empathize quote

Humanity is actually much more cooperative and empathic than [it's] given credit for.
— Frans de Waal

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.
— J. K. Rowling

I've found it easier to write, to coalesce my thoughts, since having children. It brings you back to what you experienced yourself as a child, and you empathize with what your parents went through.
— empathize quotation by Jill Hennessy