Words matter. These are the best Consolation Quotes from famous people such as Willard Van Orman Quine, Robert Gottlieb, Craig Brown, Nick Hornby, Rupert Holmes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.
There is no consolation for anyone in the Scott Peterson story, and no final illumination.
Many people see the chance to eat something for nothing, without the need to cook or wash up, as the great consolation of going out to dinner. But they forget quite how difficult it is to talk to a stranger and eat at the same time.
I think firmly that art is no use to anyone unless it offers some kind of consolation or hope.
I always try to keep in mind that while the characters in a farce may find themselves in outrageous dilemmas, and may behave in a way that the audience finds amusing, the characters themselves don’t have the consolation of knowing they’re in a comedy.
I write what I call ‘novels of consolation’ for people who are bright and sophisticated.
I picked up the writing on the very day he died. It was the only consolation I could find.
If I were John Bolton, I’d take great consolation in the words of my principal supporter on the committee, who gave a ringing endorsement, which was, There is no evidence that he has broken any laws.
The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.
On my first night at boarding school, I felt entirely alone. I was shocked, frightened and intensely homesick, but I soon discovered that expressing these emotions, instead of bringing help and consolation, attracted a gloating, predatory fascination.
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
In ‘Growing Stronger,’ I expose my most painful moments and open my heart, thoughts and person, so that my experiences can inspire alleviation, consolation and decisiveness.
It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.
Each and every novel is a world outside the world – for a reader to visit, for comfort, consolation, escape, or challenge.
Even the most dismal and hopeless-sounding Wilco music, to my ears, has always maintained a level of hope and consolation.
Once, while shooting in Pune, I decided to experiment and ordered an item named Shepherd’s Pie. I thoroughly relished it, only to be later informed that what I had was beef. I couldn’t sleep that night! My only consolation was that the cow was English, not Indian!
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations – wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Even as a little kid I knew that spinning a dreidel on the floor for literal pennies was a sad consolation for the joys of trimming a Christmas tree.
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where’s the harm? September 11th changed all that.
When you’re in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That’s the consolation of philosophy.
When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind’s disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.
A lot of people, because of my contempt for the false consolations of religion, think of me as a symbolic public opponent of that in extremis. And sometimes that makes me feel a bit alarmed, to be the repository of other people’s hope.
Love is not consolation. It is light.
It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity.
Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer.
I don’t go to church any more, but I think that Catholicism is rather like the brand they use on cattle: I feel so formed in that Catholic mould that I don’t think I could adopt any other form of spirituality. I still get feelings of consolation about churches.
There are so many people who don’t know small towns exist. When I write, I want to give my readers two things: one is a sense of consolation, and two, I want to make them laugh.
What excites me is that I’m an ambassador for poetry, which is something that I wholeheartedly believe in and that has been an anchor and a force of stability and consolation throughout my life. I think that’s good news.
I worry about everything in the world, and it’s just too much for anybody to think about, so I have my art as my consolation.
I find great consolation in having a lot of poetry books around. I believe that writing poetry and reading it are deeply intertwined. I’ve always delighted in the company of the poets I’ve read.
My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me.
Nothing can be as astounding as life. Except for writing. Yes, of course, except for writing, the sole consolation.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
I really enjoy the consolation when I’m having to cut loose stuff I love, of saying ‘Well, at least it will make it onto DVD.’ There’s a couple of scenes which I liked very much, but couldn’t fit them into the film that are on there.
The Christian experiences and lives a paradox. He possesses joy in sorrow, fulfillment in exile, light in darkness, peace in turmoil, consolation in dryness, contentment in pain and hope in desolation.
Kiss me out of desire, but not consolation.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.