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Baths

  • Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

  • ... a hot bath! How exquisite a vespertine pleasure, how luxurious, fervid and flagrant a consolation for the rigors, the austerities, the renunciations of the day.

  • A woman I love / draws me a bath / of old roses.

    • Audre Lorde,
    • "From the Cave," Our Dead Behind Us ()
  • Shunning the upstart shower, / The cold and cursory scrub, / I celebrate the power / That lies within the Tub.

  • Let others, worn with living / And living's aftermath, / Take Sleep to heal the heart's distress, / Take Love to be their comfortress, / Take Song or Food or Fancy Dress, / But I shall take a Bath.

  • A good bathe when you really need it can get you over almost anything.

  • I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help, just a little bit.

  • [On growing up in a large family with little money:] ... to take a bath ... we just had a pan of water and we'd wash down as far as possible, and we'd wash up as far as possible. Then, when somebody'd clear the room, we'd wash possible.

    • Dolly Parton,
    • in Leonore Fleischer, Dolly: Here I Come Again ()
  • My philosophy is very simple: when in doubt, take a bath.

  • The gift of water, air, soap, and time allows us to heal and relieve our psyche and soul.

  • If you have older children who avoid you like the plague, buy yourself some expensive bath salts, run a hot tub, and settle in for a long soak. Teenagers who haven't talked to you since their tenth birthday will bang on the door, demanding your immediate attention.

  • The two sweetest words in the English language — hot showers.

  • Hammam, onsen, banya: No matter what you call it, for some of us it's the source of all comfort, the great womb incarnate: the bath.

  • There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.