What is relieve oneself?

Famous quotes containing the words oneself and/or relieve:

    Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
    Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)

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