Solace Quotes

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Cassandra Clare
“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

E.B. White
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people - people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book."

[Letters of Note; Troy (MI, USA) Public Library, 1971]”
E.B. White

Fiona Apple
“It's calm under the waves in the blue of my oblivion.”
Fiona Apple

“IN THE HANDS OF MAN

He who creates a poison, also has the cure.
He who creates a virus, also has the antidote.
He who creates chaos, also has the ability to create peace.
He who sparks hate, also has the ability to transform it to love.
He who creates misery, also has the ability to destroy it with kindness.
He who creates sadness, also has the ability to to covert it to happiness.
He who creates darkness, can also be awakened to produce illumination.
He who spreads fear, can also be shaken to spread comfort.
Any problems created by the left hand of man,
Can also be solved with the right,
For he who manifests anything,
Also has the ability to
Destroy it.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

George Harrison
“Your own space, man, it's so important. That's why we were doomed because we didn't have any. It is like monkeys in a zoo. They die. You know, everything needs to be left alone.”
George Harrison, I, Me, Mine

Brian Krans
“He found solace in what he wrote. It was an attempt to discover who he was at the moment.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

Hotaru Odagiri
“As long as you're alive...
...you can't put life on hold like you can with a game-so that's why...
...those brief respites...
...when you can forget all the bitterness and pain...
they let you take a breath...
...and calm your heart.

If you don't give yourself that kind of time...
...living on just becomes, every so often-it gets to be too painful.”
Hotaru Odagiri, The Betrayal Knows My Name, Volume 03

Oliver Gaspirtz
“Heaven is a place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you.”
Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!

Sanober  Khan
“I am filled time and again
with a heart-aching wonder
when I think

of the fire
and frost of memories

of the everlastingness
of love

the solace
of family
and the power
of prayer.”
Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

Charlotte Brontë
“At that time, I well remember whatever could excite - certain accidents of the weather, for instance, were almost dreaded by me, because they woke the being I was always lulling, and stirred up a craving cry I could not satisfy. One night a thunder-storm broke; a sort of hurricane shook us in our beds: the Catholics rose in panic and prayed to their saints. As for me, the tempest took hold of me with tyranny: I was roughly roused and obliged to live. I got up and dressed myself, and creeping outside the basement close by my bed, sat on its ledge, with my feet on the roof of a lower adjoining building. It was wet, it was wild, it was pitch dark. Within the dormitory they gathered round the night-lamp in consternation, praying loud. I could not go in: too resistless was the delight of staying with the wild hour, black and full of thunder, pealing out such an ode as language never delivered to man - too terribly glorious, the spectacle of clouds, split and pierced by white and blinding bolts.”
Charlotte Brontë

“(Streets of Sorrow)
Oh, farewell you streets of sorrow
Oh, farewell you streets of pain
I'll not return to feel more sorrow
Through the years I've lived through terror
And in the darkened streets, the pain
Oh, how I long to find some solace
In my mind, I curse the strain
So, farewell, you streets of sorrow
And, farewell, you streets of pain”
The Pogues

David Mitchell
“Sometimes John had recorded new compositions, or lines from his new poems. Sometimes he'd just record a busy night in The Green Man. Sometimes sheep, seals, skylarks, the wind turbine. If Liam were home there would be some Liam. The summer fair. The Fastnet Race. I would unfold my map of Clear Island. Those tapes prised the lid off homesickness and rattled out the contents, but always at the bottom was solace.”
David Mitchell, Ghostwritten: A Novel in Nine Parts

Thomas Hardy
“On a Fine Morning”
in Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)

WHENCE comes Solace?--Not from seeing
What is doing, suffering, being,
Not from noting Life’s conditions,
Nor from heeding Time’s monitions;
But in cleaving to the Dream,
And in gazing at the gleam
Whereby gray things golden seem.

This do I this heyday, holding
Shadows but as lights unfolding,
As no specious show this moment
With its iris-hued embowment;
But as nothing other than
Part of a benignant plan;
Proof that earth was made for man.”
Thomas Hardy
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Lang Leav
“There is safety in numbness–
there is solace
in sleep.”
Lang Leav, The Universe of Us

Tod Wodicka
“In all these sights I achieve solace only in bringing forth trees, picturing them blooming like smoke from the roofs of gutted buildings, dreaming of what a fine and picturesque pile of rubble this city will someday make.”
Tod Wodicka, All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

“At least I find solace in searching.”
Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe

Charlotte Eriksson
“You need to know that lovely places exist and you can go there, when things go wrong, and it’s a place of solace.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

Tomi Adeyemi
“Even in the darkest times the gods are always there.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone

“I am thankful for all blessings and lessons learned that have given me peace and solace which I try to share with great humility and humbleness.”
Donavan Nelson Butler, Master Sergeant US Army

“She has lived under the covers of selfless love, and so was imbibed by her.
Agonies were many that flamed through her heart,
All she found,
were ways to cover it up.
To the world, a girl full of life,
only in solitude she knew her true worth.”
Priyansha Vashi

N.K. Jemisin
“She knows in this moment that he will never falter, never not be there when she needs him, never devolve into a mere fallible human being, And she loves him more than life for his strength.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Stone Sky

Nidhi M. Jhaveri
“Maybe, just maybe,
it's difficult to find solace
in one another, in anyone, or anywhere,
because everyone is hurting at the same time.”
Nidhi M. Jhaveri, I'll just save myself

Debasish Mridha
“Never be afraid to be in love. It is the place where your heart and your soul will find solace.”
Debasish Mridha

Melody  Lee
“Writing became my anchor, my solace, my opiate of choice.”
Melody Lee, Vine: Book of Poetry

André Aciman
“But what a solace to have my head held, what selfless courage to hold someone's head while he's vomiting. Would I have had it in me to do the same for him?”
André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

Meghan O'Rourke
“Grief is paradoxical: you know you must let go, and yet letting go cannot happen all at once. The literature of mourning enacts that dilemma; its solace lies in the ritual of remembering the dead and then saying, There is no solace, and also, This has been going on a long time.
Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye

“We can all find solace in a single raindrop if we look hard enough.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Charlotte Eriksson
“Around 2 a.m. the snow started to fall. It was quite a lovely view and I breathed it in like I only do when I truly love something, and there was a small sadness creeping in through my chest because I knew I would have to leave it, go back to my basement with no stars in sight. But I pushed it aside because those moments are rare and I’m happy because now I know this place exists and that’s all you need sometimes. You need to know that lovely places exist and you can go there, when things go wrong, and it’s a place of solace.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

Stellah Mupanduki
“Now I believe in the divine work of hands for myself and the world’s fruitful healing and nourishment. It is better than knocking on doors that refuse to open and accept me in. I believe every divine goal will always be successfully achieved when the Spirit of God Almighty is present.”
Stellah Mupanduki, God's Little Flock Healed 2nd Edition

D.E. Stevenson
“Often and often the slow difficult tears formed upon my lids and were brushed hastily aside lest they should fall upon my ledger and leave immortal trace of my weakness and misery. But that has passed, and now I am resigned to the life; I even find pleasure in it. The books—I have always loved books and I love them better now—are my greatest solace.”
D.E. Stevenson, The Young Clementina

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