Nothing consoles and comforts like certainty does.
Leaders console the world with their speeches, heroes console the world with their actions.
It is perhaps sad books that best console us when we are sad, and to lonely service stations that we should drive when there is no one for us to hold or love.
The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
We need to imagine a world in which every woman is the presiding genius of her own body. In such a world women will truly create new life, bringing forth not only children if and as we choose but the visions, and the thinking, necessary to sustain, console and alter human existence-a new relationship to the universe. Sexuality, politics, intelligence, power, motherhood, work, community, intimacy will develop new meanings; thinking itself will be transformed. This is where we have to begin.
When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me. Indeed, as any one who knows me intimately will tell you, I refuse everything except food and drink. At the present moment I am eating muffins because I am unhappy. Besides, I am particularly fond of muffins.
What consoles one nowadays is not repentance but pleasure. Repentance is quite out of date.
The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance.
The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.
Only a spirit of artistic sincerity can console the souls of humankind.