Comforting quotes

  • Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Comforting #Robins

  • The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
    -- Aesop

    #Happiness #You Make Me Happy #Comforting

  • The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory. The truth is far more frightening - Nobody is in control. The world is rudderless.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Believe #Comforting #Banking

  • Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Inspiring #Sister #Comforting

  • It's just very homey in Ireland. It's very comforting and comfortable. There's lots of fireplaces with fires. It's just really cozy.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Fire #Comforting #Cozy

  • I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Christian #Comforting #Looks

  • There is something comforting about going into a practice room, putting your sheet music on a stand and playing Bach over and over again.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Practice #Comforting #Rooms

  • I sighed. 'It's hard. You're the only one who listens to what I have to say.' Longshot dropped a gentle, comforting arm around my shoulders. 'Then speak louder, girl. Don't let them put out your spark.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Girl #Comforting #Arms

  • I can say that even in the midst of my most cynical comic stripping: Opus shone through with a bit of heart, anchoring the ugly proceedings with a comforting pull of emotion.
    -- Berkeley Breathed

    #Heart #Cynical #Comforting

  • There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dare not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Believe #Men #Comforting

  • Religion works. I know there's comfort there, a crash pad. It's something to explain the world and tell you there is something bigger than you, and it is going to be alright in the end. It works because it's comforting. I grew up believing in it, and it worked for me in whatever my little personal high school crisis was, but it didn't last for me.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Believe #School #Comforting

  • Euthanasia" is an excellent and comforting word! I am grateful to whoever invented it.
    -- Bram Stoker

    #Grateful #Comforting #Euthanasia

  • The comforting thing to the horse is, is as you become more and more accurate, he knows you’re aware of him, and pretty soon because of that he’s aware of you more and more of the time.
    -- Buck Brannaman

    #Horse #Comforting #Accurate

  • Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Comforting #Fantasy #Hard Truths

  • Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy. And in the final tolling it often turns out that the facts are more comforting than the fantasy.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Comforting #Religion #Finals

  • It isn't enough to just be on the journey; we must be awake to our duty and continue with faith as we draw upon the comforting, strengthening, enabling, and healing power of the Atonement.
    -- Carole M. Stephens

    #Healing #Journey #Comforting

  • Let’s teach our children from a very young age about the story of the universe and its incredible richness and beauty. It is already so much more glorious and awesome – and even comforting – than anything offered by any scripture or God concept I know.
    -- Carolyn Porco

    #Children #Comforting #Age

  • One thing he discovered with a great deal of astonishment was that music held for him more then just pleasure. There was meat to it. The grouping of sounds, their forms in the air as they rang out and faded, said something comforting to him about the rule of Creation. What the music said was that there is a right way for things to be ordered so that life might not always be just tangle and drift, but have a shape, an aim. It was a powerful argument that life did not just happen.
    -- Charles Frazier

    #Powerful #Air #Comforting

  • Noise and crowds have a way of siphoning our energy and distracting our attention, making prayer an added chore rather than a comforting relief
    -- Charles R. Swindoll

    #Prayer #Comforting #Energy

  • It's somehow more comforting to imagine that one's suffering is unique, and to measure against what one doesn't know, rather than against what one does.
    -- Chris Ware

    #Unique #Comforting #Suffering

  • Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
    -- Clark Moustakas

    #Children #Escaping #Comforting

  • Whatever connection we thought we had before this...it doesn't compare to this moment. No matter what happens between us in life, this moment has just merged pieces of our souls together. Well always have that, and in a way it's comforting to know.
    -- Colleen Hoover

    #Soul #Comforting #Together

  • My all-time favorite skin cream is from Poland. Its called Eva Natura with Polish herbs, including rosemary. It smells wonderful and is soothing and comforting.
    -- Dagmara Dominczyk

    #Smell #Comforting #Skins

  • Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.
    -- Daniel Kahneman

    #Ignorance #Comforting #Foundation

  • If you want to live within the definition of your own truth, you have to choose to go through the initially painful and ultimately comforting process of finding it.
    -- David Levithan

    #Comforting #Definitions #Want

  • Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.
    -- David Quammen

    #Book #Comforting #Intellectual

  • It's strange, isn't it, how the idea of belonging to someone can sound so great? It can be comforting, the way it makes things decided. We like the thought of being held, until it's too tight. We like that certainty, until it means there's no way out. And we like being his, until we realize we're not ours anymore.
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Mean #Ideas #Comforting

  • It was in a way a comforting idea; if there was all the time in the world, then the happenings of a given moment became less important.
    -- Diana Gabaldon

    #Ideas #Comforting #Important

  • Stew's so comforting on a rainy day.
    -- Dodie Smith

    #Rainy Day #Comforting #Rainy

  • A belief may be comforting. Only through your own experience, however, does it become liberating.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Comforting #Doe #May

  • Economists have provided capitalists with a comforting concept called the "free market." It does not describe any part of reality, at any place or time. It's a mantra conveniently invoked when it is proposed that government do something the faithful don't like, and just as conveniently ignored whenever they want government to do something for them.
    -- Edward S. Herman

    #Reality #Government #Comforting

  • Some sensible person once remarked that you spend the whole of your life either in your bed or in your shoes. Having done the best you can by shoes and bed, devote all the time and resources at your disposal to the building up of a fine kitchen. It will be, as it should be, the most comforting and comfortable room in the house.
    -- Elizabeth David

    #Shoes #House #Comforting

  • All natural disasters are comforting because they reaffirm our impotence, in which, otherwise, we might stop believing. At times it is strangely sedative to know the extent of your own powerlessness.
    -- Erica Jong

    #Believe #Comforting #Might

  • But if the gods do not exist at all - then we are lost,' I said. On the contrary - we are found!' said Aesop. But when we are afraid, who can we turn to, if not the gods?' Ourselves. We turn to ourselves anyway. We only pretend there are gods and that they care about us. It is a comforting falsehood.
    -- Erica Jong

    #Atheist #Comforting #Atheism

  • They are more to me than life, these voices, they are more than motherliness and more than fear; they are the strongest, most comforting thing there is anywhere: they are the voices of my comrades.
    -- Erich Maria Remarque

    #Voice #Comforting #Comrade

  • Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do.
    -- Fareed Zakaria

    #Believe #Comforting #Fairy Tale

  • We live by faith in a prayer-hearing, soul-converting , soul-sanctifyin g, soul-restoring, soul-comforting God.
    -- Francis Asbury

    #Prayer #Soul #Comforting

  • It is comforting to reflect that the disproportion of things in the world seems to be only arithmetical.
    -- Franz Kafka

    #Comforting #World

  • If only Sam could have stayed just like the Dog, she thought. A comforting friend without the complication of romantic interest.There had to be something she could do to completely discourage him, short of throwing up, or making herself totally unattractive. "I'm thirty-five," she said at last.
    -- Garth Nix

    #Dog #Comforting #Unattractive

  • Most men's conscience, habits, and opinions are borrowed from convention and gather continually comforting assurances from the same social consensus that originally suggested them.
    -- George Santayana

    #Men #Comforting #Opinion

  • The heart knoweth its own sorrow and there are times when, like David, it is comforting to think that our tears are put in a bottle and not one of them forgotten by the one who leads us in paths of sorrow.
    -- Hannah Hurnard

    #Heart #Thinking #Comforting

  • It gives me a deep comforting sense that Things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.
    -- Helen Keller

    #Giving #Comforting #Unseen

  • To be with old friends is very warming and comforting,
    -- Ian Ziering

    #Old Friends #Comforting

  • There was something very comforting about him, and I was not sure if it was his easy manner or his complete immunity to my scowling.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Comforting #Easy #Not Sure

  • That all of God’s men are immortal until God is through with them is a wonderful comforting thought for today. And when He is through with you, He will remove you from the earth.
    -- J. Vernon McGee

    #Men #Comforting #Earth

  • Blind belief can be comforting, but it can easily cripple reason and productivity, and stop intellectual progress.
    -- James Randi

    #Comforting #Intellectual #Liberty

  • There's something about this place, about Madison and Wisconsin and the Midwest, that's really comforting, ... Malcolm in the Middle.
    -- Jane Kaczmarek

    #Comforting #Midwest #Wisconsin

  • I used to like to break into other people's houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone's empty house.
    -- Jared Leto

    #People #House #Comforting

  • The person in misery does not need a look that judges and criticizes but a comforting presence that brings peace and hope and life and says: 'you are a human person: important, mysterious, infinitely precious, what you have to say is important because it flows from a humn person; in you there are those seeds of the infinite, those germs of love... of beauty which must rise from the earth of your misery so humanity be fulfilled. If you do not rise then something will be missing... Rise again because we all need you... be loved beloved.'
    -- Jean Vanier

    #Judging #Missing #Comforting

  • The most comforting feeling ever is knowing that someone truly likes your entire existence. I feel that way right now. Thank you.
    -- Jerry B. Jenkins

    #Knowing #Feelings #Comforting

  • I think it's a room full of insecure actors, which is ultimately very comforting.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Insecure #Thinking #Comforting

  • We often reward mediocrity because it is comforting. If they can do it, anyone can do it.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Comforting #Mediocrity #Rewards

  • Alcohol may also persuade us that we have found the truth about life, a comforting experience rarely available in the sober hour.
    -- Joan Acocella

    #Drinking #Alcohol #Comforting

  • Houdini, the magician who debunked magic, could not bear to see the great rationalist [Arthur Conan] Doyle enchanted by ghosts and frauds. And so he did what any friend would: He set out to prove spiritualism false and rob his friend Doyle of the only comforting fiction that was keeping him sane. It was the least he could do.
    -- John Hodgman

    #Comforting #Magic #Bears

  • It must be, I thought, one of the race's most persistent and comforting hallucinations to trust that "it can't happen here" -- that one's own time and place is beyond cataclysm.
    -- John Wyndham

    #Optimistic #Race #Comforting

  • This wasn't the person he'd thought he was, or would have chosen to be if he'd been free to choose, but there was something comforting and liberating about being an actual definite someone, rather than a collection of contradictory potential someones.
    -- Jonathan Franzen

    #Comforting #Contradictory #Chosen

  • We may not know what to do, but it is sufficient to know the One who knows. We all like specific direction; however, when we don't have it, knowing God is faithful and ever true to His promise, and that He has promised to be with us always, is comforting and keeps us stable until His time is right to speak to us more specifically.
    -- Joyce Meyer

    #Knowing #Comforting #Faithful

  • It makes me feel good to have some comforting effect on someone that needs comfort.
    -- Juliana Hatfield

    #Feel Good #Comforting #Needs

  • It was both comforting and terrifying to go in to audition for 'The Girl in the Cafe,' as I'd worked with everyone in the room on 'State Of Play.
    -- Kelly Macdonald

    #Girl #Play #Comforting

  • I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day.
    -- Kristen Bell

    #Sunday #Comforting #Nachos

  • Comedians and jazz musicians have been more comforting and enlightening to me than preachers or politicians or philosophers or poets or painters or novelists of my time. Historians in the future, in my opinion, will congratulate us on very little other than our clowning and our jazz.
    -- Kurt Vonnegut

    #Comforting #Comedian #Littles

  • It's so important, so comforting, to have lampposts in this world who can light the way.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Light #Comforting #Important

  • For readers worldwide, the attraction of romance novels seems to be that they provide hope, strength, and the assurance that happy endings are possible. Romance makes the promise that no matter how bleak things sometimes look, in the end everything will turn out right and true love will triumph -- and in an uncertain world, that's very comforting.
    -- Leigh Michaels

    #Romance #Comforting #Promise

  • There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a comforting thought
    -- Lucy Maud Montgomery

    #Mistake #Comforting #Limits

  • …always felt the pain of her friends so keenly that she could not speak easy, fluent words of comforting. Besides, she remembered how well-meant speeches had hurt her in her own sorrow and was afraid.
    -- Lucy Maud Montgomery

    #Hurt #Pain #Comforting

  • I found that the camera was a comforting companion. It opened up new worlds, and gave me access to people's most intimate moments. I discovered the privilege of seeing life in all its complexity, the thrill of learning something new every day. When I was behind a camera, it was the only place in the world I wanted to be.
    -- Lynsey Addario

    #Photography #People #Comforting

  • This is about as comforting as a cold brick when you're lonely.
    -- Maggie Stiefvater

    #Lonely #Comforting #Bricks

  • I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world.
    -- Marc Jacobs

    #Comforting #Everyday #World

  • Chick Lit uses humor to reflect life back to us. It's a very comforting genre, and it's the first time our generation has had a voice. It's a very important genre for all of those reasons.
    -- Marian Keyes

    #Voice #Our Generation #Comforting

  • For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray - that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy. And when the Last Day comes, we shall be judged from this, and on this basis we shall receive the eternal verdict.
    -- Mary Faustina Kowalska

    #Forgiveness #Comforting #Forgiving

  • Something was comforting about strangers—it seemed like they would exist forever as the same, unknowable mass.
    -- Megan Boyle

    #Forever #Comforting #Stranger

  • Sometimes Thomas Mackee will stick an earphone into my ear and ask me to listen to a song. When I get over the revulsion of putting something in my ear that's been in his, I sit back and let the music take over, and for a half hour there's something comforting about someone's heart beating at the same rhythm as mine.
    -- Melina Marchetta

    #Song #Heart #Comforting

  • The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
    -- Michael Flanders

    #Jobs #Comforting #Purpose

  • The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting; because it’s so hard to draw a picture of what has replaced it; and because the few people able to draw it for you have no interest in doing so.
    -- Michael Lewis

    #People #Comforting #World

  • Nobody likes to see a body, but it's better than seeing a ghost. Bodies just make you doubt the world and the people in it. Ghosts make you doubt everything, and to doubt it in a part of the mind that has no words to answer the question, where the comforting promises you make yourself are neither believed nor even really understood.
    -- Michael Marshall Smith

    #People #Comforting #Doubt

  • It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody’s out there.
    -- Mitch Albom

    #Thinking #Comforting #Said

  • We all lose somebody we care about and want to find some comforting way of dealing with it, something that will give us a little closure, a little peace.
    -- Mitch Albom

    #Giving #Comforting #Care

  • I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you're not alone in the world.
    -- Natalie Imbruglia

    #Depressing #Song #Comforting

  • The greatest admission a human can make is that perhaps he does not have the intelligence, the vision, the grasp to fully understand the universe, and that perhaps no human ever will. To put it all down to some omnipotent deity is a cop-out. Factor in fairy tales of an afterlife and it becomes a comforting cop-out.
    -- Neal Asher

    #Afterlife #Comforting #Vision

  • The truth is black celebrities are not as sought after in the press as white celebrities, and that is comforting.
    -- Niecy Nash

    #White #Comforting #Black

  • If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
    -- Noam Chomsky

    #Hero #Comforting #Anarchy

  • My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
    -- Olive Schreiner

    #Hurt #Sadness #Comforting

  • Death in various forms is sometimes comforting, while resurrection and new life can be demanding and threatening. If I lived as if resurrection were real, and allowed myself to die for the sake of a new life, what might I be called upon to do?
    -- Parker J. Palmer

    #Death #Real #Comforting

  • There's something comforting about the companionship of animals in a new place.
    -- Patrick Carman

    #Animal #Comforting #Companionship

  • There was something immensely comforting, I found, about a crumpet - so comforting that I've never forgotten about them and have even learned to make them myself against those times when I have no other source of supply.
    -- Peg Bracken

    #Food #Comforting #Forgotten

  • The bottom line may be that my inventing buildings is, indeed, a very private kind of activity. But it's done to be shared. It is comforting and consoling. From the reactions I get I can see I'm not doing something strange.
    -- Peter Zumthor

    #Comforting #Done #Lines

  • The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of trial and in the exaltation after the combat.
    -- Pio of Pietrelcina

    #Comforting #Suffering #Exaltation

  • A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.
    -- Princess Diana

    #Mom #Mother #Comforting

  • I just think that things get easier as you get older and wiser and more experienced. You get more confident about who you are as you get older. I find that really comforting.
    -- Rachel Weisz

    #Thinking #Comforting #Easier

  • What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?
    -- Rahm Emanuel

    #America #Comforting #Mind

  • Its very comforting to know that you are faced with a difficult job. If someone gives you a job which shows every sign of being easy, then you are a prisoner of effortlessness.
    -- Raymond Aubrac

    #Jobs #Giving #Comforting

  • Bakers get excited over aprons. I love the soft cotton ones with pockets like my gramma and mom wore. They always kept a hankie tucked in one pocket, which wasn't sanitary, but was comforting to the child who needed a tear or nose wiped.
    -- Regina Brett

    #Mom #Children #Comforting

  • I think we simply all like to project ourselves into somebody else - somebody who is better-looking, richer, smarter. It's comforting. It's escapism, and that, of course, is what the movies are supposed to be all about. Ultimately, I think it's just part of human nature to pretend.
    -- Richard D. Zanuck

    #Thinking #Comforting #Human Nature

  • Isaac Asimov's remark about the infantilism of pseudoscience is just as applicable to religion: 'Inspect every piece of pseudoscience and you will find a security blanket, a thumb to suck, a skirt to hold.' It is astonishing, moreover, how many people are unable to understand that 'X is comforting' does not imply 'X is true'.
    -- Richard Dawkins

    #People #Comforting #Pseudoscience

  • There are all sorts of things that would be comforting. I expect an injection of morphine would be comforting... But to say that something is comforting is not to say that it's true.
    -- Richard Dawkins

    #Comforting #Would Be #Morphine

  • Self-deception can be more comforting than self-knowledge. We like to fool ourselves.
    -- Russ Roberts

    #Self #Comforting #Deception

  • Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.
    -- Sandra Lee

    #Comforting #Baking Cookies #Littles

  • That Shay was in possesion of hand grenades was a comforting thought showed what kind of night this had become.
    -- Scott Westerfeld

    #Night #Hands #Comforting

  • Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
    -- Sheilah Graham Westbrook

    #Food #Comforting #Form

  • Networked, we are together, but so lessened are our expectations of each other that we can feel utterly alone. And there is the risk that we come to see others as objects to be accessed—and only for the parts we find useful, comforting, or amusing.
    -- Sherry Turkle

    #Expectations #Risk #Comforting