What is relieve oneself?

Famous quotes containing the words oneself and/or relieve:

    It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    Miracles are like jokes. They relieve our tension suddenly by setting us free from the chain of cause and effect.
    Gerald Branan (1894–1987)