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

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, The Holy Bible: King James Version

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“The sea tells you everything will be fine. The mountains tell you it doesn’t matter anyway.”
Adeel Ahmed Khan

F.M. Mayor
“The tempests of life can die down as though they had never been.”
F.M. Mayor, The Rector's Daughter

“It's okay, he says, it's ok, When we're gone, the wolves can have their homecoming”
JOAN TIERNEY, September: A Map

Mitta Xinindlu
“When you have the truth on your side, you don't have to compete with the lies.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Dylan Thomas
“Never and never, my girl riding far and near
In the land of the hearthstone tales, and spelled asleep,
Fear or believe that the wolf in a sheepwhite hood,
Loping and bleating roughly and blithely shall leap,
My dear, my dear,
Out of a lair in the flocked leaves in the dew dipped year,
To eat your heart in the house in the rosy wood.”
Dylan Thomas, In Country Sleep, and Other Poems

“But you can reassure children; you can tell them what's happening or going to happen. Can you get such reassurance across to a cat? I suppose it is that sort of anthropomorphism that bugs the hell out of researchers whose job is to experiment on nonhuman animals. If they permit themselves such a comparison, they might not sleep well at night.”
Paul Corey, Do Cats Think?: Notes of a Cat-Watcher

Donna Goddard
“We are loved by the Divine, loved into existence. That, in itself, is enough to reassure each one of us of our inestimable worth.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

Iris Murdoch
“Are we not somehow compelled by love? I shall not let one day pass without giving you the assurance of mine. Surely there is a future for us together. I am yours yours yours.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Henry James
“I do nothing for any one in the world but you. But for you I'll do anything."

"Good, good," said Kate. "That's how I like you."

He waited again an instant. "Then you swear to it?"

"To 'it'? To what?"

"Why, that you do 'like' me. For it's only for that, you know, that I'm letting you do—well, God knows what with me.”
Henry James, The Wings of the Dove

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Few things are more comforting to the soul than the voice of someone who loves us.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

John Steinbeck
“Goddam it, whenever a person wants reassurance he tells a friend to think what he wants to be true. It's like asking a waiter what's good tonight.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Adib Khorram
“Don't ask me, we never did anything other than kissing.”
“Yeah,’ I swallow the frog trying to hop its way out of my esophagus.
“Landon wanted to, but I wasn’t ready.”
“Sorry I can’t help.”
“No!” He smiled and his shoulders unclenching. That actually helps a lot… I was just worried I guess.”
.”I don’t know. It just seemed like we were supposed to want it.”
Adib Khorram, Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Aliette de Bodard
“Ssshhh. It's all right." And does it matter that it's not, if it gets them through the night?”
Aliette de Bodard, Fireheart Tiger

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

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