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Comfort is a sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship.


  • It's grand, and you canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable.
  • Tomorrow is another day” is something you can say only to yourself, not to the person you want to comfort.
    • Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Quotes we cherish. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, 2014, p. 27.
  • [Steven Spielberg's films] are comforting, they always give you answers and I don't think they're very clever answers. … The success of most Hollywood films these days is down to fact that they're comforting. They tie things up in nice little bows and give you answers, even if the answers are stupid, you go home and you don't have to think about it. … The great filmmakers make you go home and think about it.
  • Is there no balm in Gilead?
    • Jeremiah, VIII, 22. "Is there no treacle in Gilead?" Version from the "Treacle Bible" (1568). Spelled also "truacle" or "tryacle" in the Great Bible (1541), Bishops' Bible (1561).
  • And He that doth the ravens feed,
    Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
    Be comfort to my age!
  • That comfort comes too late;
    'Tis like a pardon after execution;
    That gentle physic, given in time, had cur'd me;
    But now I am past all comforts here, but Prayers.
  • Mothers obtain it from their children, and men from their dogs.
  • The evolutionary urge drives man to seek for intenser forms of fulfillment, since his basic urge is for more life, more consciousness, and this contentment has an air of stagnation that the healthy mind rejects. (This recognition lies at the centre of my own 'outsider theory': that there are human beings to whom comfort means nothing, but whose happiness consists in following an obscure inner-drive, an 'appetite for reality'.)

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124.
  • They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts.
  • Miserable comforters are ye all.
    • Job, XVI, 2.
  • From out the throng and stress of lies,
    From out the painful noise of sighs,
    One voice of comfort seems to rise:
    "It is the meaner part that dies."
  • Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    • Psalms, XXIII, 4.

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