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Quotes About Touch

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John Keats
“Touch has a memory.”
John Keats

Leo Buscaglia
“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

William Shakespeare
“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek!”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Veronica Roth
“We are not people who touch each other carelessly; every point of contact between us feels important, a rush of energy and relief.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Hermann Hesse
“So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Vera Nazarian
“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey.

At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Gustave Flaubert
“Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers."

(Il ne faut pas toucher aux idoles: la dorure en reste aux mains.)
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Wallace Stegner
“Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others ... an accidental brushing of shoulders or touching of hands ... hands laid on shoulders in a gesture of comfort that lies like a thief, that takes, not gives, that wants, not offers, that awakes, not pacifies. When one flesh is waiting, there is electricity in the merest contact.”
Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

Iain Thomas
“That’s what it feels like when you touch me. Like millions of tiny universes being born and then dying in the space between your finger and my skin. Sometimes I forget.”
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

Jeanette Winterson
“Who taught you to write in blood on my back? Who taught you to use your hands as branding irons? You have scored your name into my shoulders, referenced me with your mark. The pads of your fingers have become printing blocks, you tap a message on to my skin, tap meaning into my body.”
Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

Janet Fitch
“You must find a boy your own age. Someone mild and beautiful to be your lover. Someone who will tremble for your touch, offer you a marguerite by its long stem with his eyes lowered. Someone whose fingers are a poem.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Jessica Verday
“If I could touch anything in the world right now, it would be your heart. I want to take that piece of you and keep it with me.”
Jessica Verday, The Haunted

Kitty Thomas
“He said it with everything he did, every touch, every caress, every physical pleasure he bestowed upon me. Give it all to me. Give me your will.”
Kitty Thomas, Comfort Food

Kitty Thomas
“I felt that if he touched me, I'd die. and then the thought crawled into my brain that if he didn't touch me, I'd die.”
Kitty Thomas, The Auction

Karl Lagerfeld
“I never touch sugar, cheese, bread...
I only like what I'm allowed to like. I'm beyond temptation. There is no weakness. When I see tons of food in the studio, for us and for everybody, for me it's as if this stuff was made out of plastic. The idea doesn't even enter my mind that a human being could put that into their mouth. I'm like the animals in the forest. They don't touch what they cannot eat.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Sara Gruen
“Afterward she lies nestled against me, her hair tickling my face. I stroke her lightly, memorizing her body. I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Harley King
“I feel the healing
hands of God
touch my heart
and kiss my soul.”
Harley King

Lauren Oliver
“Everywhere he touches is fire. My whole body is burning up, the two of us becoming twin points of the same bright white flame.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Josh Stern
“Friends might lose touch but never lose feelings”
Josh Stern, And That’s Why I’m Single

Kate DiCamillo
“Never in his life had Edward been cradled like a baby. Abilene had not done it. Nor had Nellie. And most certainly, Bull had not. It was a singular sensation to be held so gently and yet so fiercely, to be stared down at with so much love. Edward felt the whole of his china body flood with warmth. (page 128)”
Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

“There is one secret place...it is beautiful and peaceful, where gentle water flows, and most beautiful garden grows, yet, nobody could ever go to...
You reach deep within my soul drawing out all the dreams that I hid beneath the doubt for long casting all my feelings away into the darkness and shutting all the doors. Only, somehow, they were traced and found by you...
Now we are there...here...with a quiet moment all alone to share, to surrender to each other and to see the one our eyes longed to behold....embraced by a lovely song on silver wings sent from Heaven shedding golden ribbons in herald of dawn... There is one secret place...it is beautiful and peaceful, where gentle water flows, and most beautiful garden grows...”
Oksana Rus

Banana Yoshimoto
“This is what it means to be loved... when someone wants to touch you, to be tender...”
Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake

Diane Ackerman
“Symbolic of life, hair bolts from our head[s]. Like the earth, it can be harvested, but it will rise again. We can change its color and texture when the mood strikes us, but in time it will return to its original form, just as Nature will in time turn our precisely laid-out cities into a weed-way.”
Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses

Neal Shusterman
“Touch is a freaky thing when you're not used to it. It makes you feel all kinds of things.”
Neal Shusterman, The Schwa Was Here

Aleksandr Voinov
“One touch from you...,” water coated his lips, gathered in thick drops on his dark lashes, “makes me feel more than a whole goddamned orgy.”
Aleksandr Voinov, Special Forces - Mercenaries Part I

Stanley Kunitz
“Darling,
do you remember
the man you married?
Touch me,
remind me who I am.”
Stanley Kunitz

“The purest moment, tranquil hour of Earth's expectancy. We lay on the soft rose sands beside the sleeping sea in happy land of fragrant meadows I dreamed a dream of. The whisper of the tide, the sighing of the trees. You gentle silver song births my soul aloft upon the inspiration of your nurturing verse with sweet devotion, and flames before me like a holy vision, initiating me into life's beauty and comforting with quiet hope and ease... I feel the ardent flutter your heart gives for delight; you know how Earth is glad and hushed under the tent of purple night that soon to cover us. It glimpses fate's sacred essence with only God to witness...”
Oksana Rus

Kay Ryan
“In the hills giant oaks
Fall upon their knees
You can touch parts
You have no right to”
Kay Ryan

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