Reassurance Quotes

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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

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

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

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

Erik Pevernagie
“Codes and semiotic conventions are a challenge for human communication, since they seal off people with a privacy protection label and make them accessible only by means of a barcode that might estrange them from their surroundings but, at the same time, procure them a kind of reassurance in their comfort zone. This dialectical situation may keep them struggling during their entire life. ("The unbreakable code " )”
Erik Pevernagie

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

Lev Shestov
“The business of philosophy is to teach man to live in uncertainty... not to reassure him, but to upset him.”
Lev Shestov, All Things are Possible

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

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

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

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

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

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

Albert Camus
“This was, indeed, the hour when he could feel surest she was wholly his. Till four in the morning one is seldom doing anything and at that hour, even if the night has been a night of betrayal, one is asleep. Yes, everyone sleeps at that hour, and this is reassuring, since the great longing of an unquiet heart is to possess constantly and consciously the loved one, or, failing that, to be able to plunge the loved one, when a time of absence intervenes, into a dreamless sleep timed to last unbroken until the day they meet again.”
Albert Camus, The Plague

“There are few places more reassuring or safe than the arms of a loved one or the pages of a good book.

[Richelle Bach's diary]”
Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas Promise

Courtney Peppernell
“There was nothing about you
that was ever wrong in the first place.
You were not made in error;
there is no mistaking that everything
you are was intended.
The night loves all of the moon
and her many phases.”
Courtney Peppernell, Watering the Soul

Sarah J. Maas
“You will make mistakes. You will make decisions, and sometimes you will regret those choices. Sometimes there won't be a right choice, just the best of several bad options. I don't need to tell you that you can do this--you know you can...”
Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

“Sometimes this poem tells itself nothing matters,
All's a joke. Relax, it says, everything's
Taken care of.

(A poem can lie.)”
Tracy K. Smith, Duende

John Patrick Shanley
“I still long for a shared certainty, an assumption of safety, the reassurance of believing that others know better than me what's for the best. But I have been led by the bitter necessities of an interesting life to value that age-old practice of the wise: Doubt.”
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt, a Parable

John Patrick Shanley
“Look at you. You'd trade anything for a warm look. I'm telling you here and now, I want to see the starch in your character cultivated. If you are looking for reassurance, you can be fooled. If you forget yourself and study others, you will not be fooled.”
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt, a Parable

Sarah J. Maas
“Everyone around him had some use, some mighty skill. And yet there I was... nothing more than a strange hybrid. More trouble than I was worth.

'You're not,' he said.

'Don't read my thoughts.'

'I can't help what you sometimes shout down the bond. And besides, everything is usually written on your face, if you know where to look. Which made your performance today so much more impressive.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Debasish Mridha
“You will be fine. No storm lasts forever, and the sun never forgets to rise.”
Debasish Mridha

Mitta Xinindlu
“Be fearless: just like a toddler who jumps out of his bed, seeking freedom or reassurance.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Mitta Xinindlu
“We advance in life when we let go of the fear.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Mitta Xinindlu
“The child is born free of fear. But it is the feelings or actions of the parents, or those around, that instil the spirit of fear in the child.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Grace Hitchcock
“Aria rested a hand on her mother’s shoulder, lending her strength.”
Grace Hitchcock, Hearts of Gold: A Historical Romance Novella Collection

M. Marie Walker
“You don’t ever have to hide from me, Mike. I’ve seen the man behind the mask; the scared broken boy, the brave teen. I’ve seen your tears before and I’ve wiped every single one of them away.”
M. Marie Walker, Broken Harmone

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