30 Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig is a collection of little islands of hope, a gathering of consolations and stories that give us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. 

This book is a manual of reflections for an increasingly stressful world.

A mix of philosophy, memoir, and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages,

This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend or the comfort of a hug, or just want to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

Scroll down and read 30 quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig.

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Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

  1. It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learned while we are at our lowest.Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

  2. When times are hard, we need a deep kind of comfort. Something elemental. A solid support. A rock to hold on to. The kind we already have inside us. But which we sometimes need a bit of help to see.
  3. We stay precisely as alive and precisely as human as we were the day we were born. The only thing we need is to exist. And to hope.
  4. You don’t have to continually improve yourself to love yourself. Love is not something you deserve only if you reach a goal.
  5. You were born worthy of love and you remain worthy of love. Be kind to yourself.Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
  6. Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up.
  7. The best thing about rock bottom is the rock part. You discover the solid bit of you. The bit that can’t be broken down further. The thing that you might sentimentally call a soul. At our lowest we find the solid ground of our foundation. And we can build ourselves anew.
  8. Continually looking for the meaning of life is like looking for the meaning of toast. It is sometimes better just to eat the toast.
  9. No is a good word. It keeps you sane. In an age of overload, no is really yes. It is yes to having the space you need to live.
  10. You can’t change the past. You can’t change other people. You can change you though. You narrate this story. So start to write a new chapter.Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

  11. But when we find ourselves at a crossroads it is often better to stop, wait a while at the lights and check the map. After all, movement isn’t progress if we are heading in the wrong direction.
  12. Happiness occurs when you forget who you’re expected to be. And what you’re expected to do. Happiness is an accident of self-acceptance. It’s the warm breeze you feel when you open the door to who you are.
  13. Growth is change. And when everything is easy, we have no reason to change. The most painful moments in life expand us. And when the pain leaves, space remains. Space we can fill with life itself.
  14. You don’t need to know the future to be hopeful. You just need to embrace the concept of possibility. To accept that the unknowability of the future is the key, and that there are versions of that future that are brighter and fairer than the present. The future is open.
  15. Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up.Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
  16. Life is short. Be kind.

  17. One day this will be over. And we will be grateful for life in ways we never felt possible before.
  18. You are not the bad feelings in your head. You are the person experiencing the storm. The storm may knock you off your feet. But you will stand again. Hold on.
  19. Check your emotional armor is actually protecting you, and not so heavy you can’t move.
  20. Your value has no because. You are the right quantity. You are a full cup. You are worth yourself, and that is always enough.Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

  21. Your worth is your existence. You were born with worth, as all babies are, and that worth doesn’t disappear simply because you have grown a little older.
  22. It is easier to learn to be soaked and happy than to learn how to stop the rain.
  23. Ruining the present by worrying about the future is like burning your most treasured possession simply because you might one day lose other possessions that you don’t own yet.
  24. If you aim to be something you are not, you will always fail. Aim to be you.
  25. Your self-worth is not found inside the minds of other people.Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

  26. Don’t drain yourself trying to be understood by people who insist on not understanding you. 
  27. Forgiving other people is great practice for forgiving yourself when the time comes.
  28. Each of us has the power to enter a new world. All we have to do is change our mind.
  29. Change is eternal. In being change, you too are eternal. You are here. In this moving moment. And in being here, you are also forever.
  30. The most powerful moment in life is when you decide not to be scared anymore.Quotes from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

Which quote from The Comfort Book by Matt Haig is your favorite?

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