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What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
I eat soup noodles for comfort. In fact, noodles of any kind. It's a food that is very easy to eat; it's very soothing and comfortable, too. If I could choose any, I'd say buckwheat was my favourite: it has a very good flavour and is healthy, too.
The simple life on the farm was everything to me. Nothing was more relaxing after a long plane flight than to reach the winding driveway that led up to my house. The quiet of the night was more soothing than a sleeping pill.
We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.
It's soothing to realize that my mind's processes are inherently uncontrollable.
I would be a liar if I said it wouldn't be lovely and soothing - that's the word - to have a hit single or a hit album.
In a world where so much happens through computer screens, making a meal by hand, touching the raw materials, feeling your way through a recipe, tasting, adjusting, engaging all the senses, can be a soothing release.
The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
To me, there is nothing more soothing than the song of a mosquito that can't get through the mesh to bite you.
Madison Smartt Bell
Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome.
Margaret J. Wheatley
It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
John Millington Synge
Saint Patrick's Day
Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems.
Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
Jerome K. Jerome
There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too.
Self-improvement books, friends, and polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing, and solving our real problems.
Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women.
People love gospel music. It's calming. It's soothing. It gets right to the point of whatever you're dealing with.
Fences and walls can be effective and even soothing, at least for those who build them.
My favorite instrument is the snare drum. In Scotland, the snare drum is very prominent in Highland bands. The Scottish style of playing is in my blood. It's a very powerful instrument, but it can also be soothing, like velvet. It's a real challenge for composers.
When I go on vacation, I take very few clothes and a whole lot of books. It's the most soothing thing in the world. Reading 'Moby-Dick' is like being in a time machine. I almost feel as excited as the first time I read it and I always find something new.
I actually prefer soothing music - and maybe that's the skater in me.
Traditionally, our ancestors boiled mushrooms in water to make a soothing tea. Boiling served several purposes: killing contaminants, softening the flesh, and extracting the rich soluble polysaccharides.
I'm trying to learn classical piano, Mozart and Beethoven and stuff. I took lessons when I was younger and now I sort of sight read the music and play it by ear. It's fun. It takes up a lot of time. I practice a couple of hours a day, but I find it soothing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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