Touch Quotes
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Touch quotes speak of the power of being touched. From hugs to pats on the back, we crave touch. Babies can’t thrive without it. Touch quotes also address one of our most important senses.

It’s important to note the hunger for touch cannot be satisfied by material things. It is possible to be touched by words and actions. Have you been touched today? If not, consider giving out a hug or two, or schedule a massage. Make staying ‘in touch’ a priority.

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Touch is a strong anchor in behavior and learning.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Oxytocin connects us to other people; oxytocin makes us feel what other people feel. And it’s easy to cause people’s brains to release oxytocin. Let me show you. Come here. Give me a hug.
Paul Zak

Vision is a very complex phenomenon, with only a small percentage (less than 5%) of the process occurring in the eyes. The other ninety-five percent of vision takes place in the brain from association with touch, hearing and proprioception…Touch is the major contributor to full understanding of vision.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Whenever touch is combined with other senses, much more of the brain is activated, thus building more complex nerve networks and tapping into more learning potential.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

A hug is a perfect gift – one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it.
Irvin Ball

I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs.
Shel Silverstein

Our legacy is really the lives we touch; altering someone's plan, if even for a moment.
Carrie Hamilton

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.
Charles de Lint

If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you can learn from hand knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.
Carolyn Kenmore

It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.
Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you. How can I when you when you build a great wall around you?
Tori Amos

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times it’s allowing another to take yours.
Vera Nazarian - The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift.
Christopher Reeve

Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.
Chogyam Trungpa

Touch has a memory.
John Keats

Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.
Diane Ackerman

We don’t exist unless we are deeply and sensually in touch with that which can be touched but not known.
D. H. Lawrence

Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.
Leo Buscaglia

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
Stephen R. Covey

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
Maya Angelou

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

You are not here to save the world but you are here to touch the hands that are within your reach.
Kathleen Price , Motto of Mission of Love

We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.
Virginia Satir

When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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