Quotes About Reassurance

Quotes tagged as "reassurance" (showing 1-30 of 31)
A.A. Milne
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Maya Angelou
“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

A.A. Milne
“But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Feeling at peace, however fragilely, made it easy to slip into the visionary end of
“Feeling at peace, however fragilely, made it easy to slip into the visionary end of the dark-sight. The rose shadows said that they loved the sun, but that they also loved the dark, where their roots grew through the lightless mystery of the earth. The roses said: You do not have to choose.
Robin McKinley, Sunshine

Slavoj Žižek
“[T]his readiness to assume the guilt for the threats to our environment is deceptively reassuring: We like to be guilty since, if we are guilty, it all depends on us. We pull the strings of the catastrophe, so we can also save ourselves simply by changing our lives. What is really hard for us (at least in the West) to accept is that we are reduced to the role of a passive observer who sits and watches what our fate will be. To avoid this impotence, we engage in frantic, obsessive activities. We recycle old paper, we buy organic food, we install long-lasting light bulbs—whatever—just so we can be sure that we are doing something. We make our individual contribution like the soccer fan who supports his team in front of a TV screen at home, shouting and jumping from his seat, in the belief that this will somehow influence the game's outcome.”
Slavoj Žižek

“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Lauren Oliver
“I put my forehead on his collarbone, place one hand on his chest. Its rhythm reassures me: He is real, and he is now.”
Lauren Oliver, Requiem

Rick Riordan
“Nico didn’t like to be touched, but somehow this brief contact with his father felt reassuring – the same way the Chapel of Bones was reassuring. Like death, his father’s presence was cold and often callous, but it was real – brutally honest, inescapably dependable.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Jack Kerouac
“It's okay, girl, we'll make it till the sun goes down forever. And until then what you got to lose but the losing? We're fallen angels who didn't believe that nothing means nothing.”
Jack Kerouac, Book of Blues

Louise Rennison
“Its okay I'm wearing really big knickers.”
Louise Rennison, On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God

Cassandra Clare
“You have no idea what it is," Ty said in a clipped voice. "You can't say it's going to be okay. You don't know.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I felt Holmes's hand steal into mine and give me a reassuring shake.

- Watson”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Leila Sales
“We all want things that aren't good for us.”
Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

Haruki Murakami
“He would eventually have to pass through the forest, but he felt no fear. Of course - the forest was inside him, he knew, and it made him who he was.”
Haruki Murakami, After the Quake

Rick Yancey
“He looked at me and smiled reassuringly and said, "Everything is going to be okay," because that's what I wanted him to say and it's what he wanted to say and that's what you do when the curtain is falling--you give the line that the audience wants to hear.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Jonah Goldberg
“Not reassuring when weathermen say 'Today will be terrible but don't worry it won't be as terrible as tomorrow or Friday.”
Jonah Goldberg

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“The point of diversity workshops, or multicultural talks, was not to inspire any real change but to leave people feeling good about themselves. They did not want the content of her ideas; they merely wanted the gesture of her presence. They had not read her blog but they had heard that she was a “leading blogger” about race.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Dennis Potter
“. . . at this season, the blossom is out in full now, there in the west early. It's a plum tree, it looks like apple blossom but it's white, and looking at it, instead of saying "Oh that's nice blossom" ... last week looking at it through the window when I'm writing, I see it is the whitest, frothiest, blossomest blossom that there ever could be, and I can see it. Things are both more trivial than they ever were, and more important than they ever were, and the difference between the trivial and the important doesn't seem to matter. But the nowness of everything is absolutely wondrous, and if people could see that, you know. There's no way of telling you; you have to experience it, but the glory of it, if you like, the comfort of it, the reassurance ... not that I'm interested in reassuring people - bugger that. The fact is, if you see the present tense, boy do you see it! And boy can you celebrate it.”
Dennis Potter, Seeing the Blossom: Two Interviews and a Lecture

Mette Ivie Harrison
“George put his hand on top of Beatrice's and felt the warmth of both the woman and her hound pulsing through his fingers. "Just because your father does not see your victory does not mean that it is none," he said softly.”
Mette Ivie Harrison, The Princess and the Hound

“Some people are like rocks, they ground you but sometimes put you in a hard place. Others are like the wind, they spin you around and keep you on your toes but sometimes they are unreliable and can get you into trouble. It takes a certain kind of person to balance someone out like that, i'm sure you do that to someone”
Ni D Breen

Grace Fiorre
“Just rest and soon enough, you'll be home." I assured her as she slowly closed her eyes and the smile on her face faded.”
Grace Fiorre, The Nothing Spirit: Nothing is Everything

Alain de Botton
“We are never through with the requirement for acceptance. This isn't a curse limited to the inadequate and the weak. Insecurity may even be a peculiar sign of well-being. It means we haven't allowed ourselves to take other people for granted, that we remain realistic enough to see that things could genuinely turn out badly and that we are invested enough to care.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

Scott Adams
“Idiocy in the modern age isn't an all-encompassing, twenty-four-hour situation for most people. It's a condition that everybody slips into many times a day. Life is just too complicated to be smart all the time.”
Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions

Agatha Christie
“They're like children, really. Only children are far more logical which makes it difficult sometimes with them. But these people are illogical, they want to be reassured by your telling them what they want to believe. Then they're quite happy again for a bit.”
Agatha Christie, By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Fracture lines etch the surface of the glass box as if a body fell from the sky and landed on it. He doesn't hear the impact, can't smell the blood.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

“If it’s God you’re worried about, the Lord Jesus said that we needn’t keep to the old ways anymore. They had their day years ago.”
Diane Samuels, Kindertransport: A Drama

“Each victory with God can bring a reassurance once more that the ones born of God are victorious”
Sunday Adelaja

Dexter Palmer
“Perhaps my gift to you will be as simple as a single word, whispered into your ear by one of your servants as you lie on your deathbed, a word that solves a final mystery and makes it easy for you to slip quietly into the dark.”
Dexter Palmer, The Dream of Perpetual Motion

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Strength other than that received from God is just hype manufactured by men.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Garth Risk Hallberg
“And as he reached for William's leg, the way a small child will reach for its mother's, there welled up through a small hole in the bottom of Mercer's soul a relief surpassing any he'd ever known in waking life.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

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