Hugs Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hugs" (showing 1-30 of 96)
Deb Caletti
“That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.”
Deb Caletti

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

Bill Watterson
“You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place.'

'That's why animals are so soft and huggy.”
Bill Watterson, Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"

Rainbow Rowell
“You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. You think that you can hold them so hard that you'll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.
Every time Eleanor pulled away from Park, she felt the gasping loss of him.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
Herophilus

Rick Riordan
“Yay!” Tyson went around the couches and gave everyone a big hug—even Octavian, who didn't look thrilled about it.”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Gillian Flynn
“He was one of those guys who'd pronounce I'm a hugger as he came at you, neglecting to ask if the feeling was mutual.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
tags: hugs

Nora Roberts
“He gave her a quick, casual kiss on the cheek first. Then came the hug, and it was the hug that always made Laurel’s heart mush. Serious grip, cheek to the hair, eyes closed, just a little sway. Del’s hugs mattered, she thought, and made him impossible to resist.”
Nora Roberts, Savor the Moment

“If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other.”
Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment

John Flanagan
“There was a roar of delight from the forward bench, and then the bearlike figure of Nils Ropehander came lumbering down the deck, bellowing congratulations.
"What's that? The General? Engaged? Well General, here's my hand in congratulations!"
The expression here's my hand turned out to be a loose one. Nils scooped Horace up in a massive bear hug of delight. The hug, unlike the expression, was not a loose one. When he released Horace, the young groom-to-be crumpled, moaning breathlessly, to the deck.”
John Flanagan, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

Criss Jami
“It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort...only to find a big bear hug coming his way.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“#1487: Hug a cow.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., The Complete Life's Little Instruction Book

Dan Pearce
“Some moments can only be cured with a big squishy grandma hug.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Sandy Fussell
“A hug from a samurai girl is warmer than a heap of blankets and more meaningful than a pile of words.”
Sandy Fussell, Shaolin Tiger
tags: hugs

“Hugging: the truest form of giving and receiving.”
Carol 'CC' Miller

Diana Rowland
“The good thing about hugs: when you give one, you get one too.”
Diana Rowland, White Trash Zombie Unchained
tags: hugs

“Raindrops show that they love you by getting you wet, and sharing their rainbow with you.
We show that we love you by giving you a hug, smiling, and saying that I love you.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Mariyam Hasnain
“The after effect of the hug felt like drowning into a pool of whiskey. I had never drunk from a glass or a bottle but always from Nayela’s intoxicating eyes, her splendid figure, from the luster of her flowing hair.”
Mariyam Hasnain, The Wedding Planner

“Hugs may be silent, yet they speak volumes.”
Carol 'CC' Miller

Mimi Novic
“Laughter with those that understand us is music for the soul.
A hug at the right moment and a kind shoulder to lean on,
Is the sprinkle of magic that keeps us walking towards hope.”
Mimi Novic

“As the nights get colder, the hugs get warmer.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Sometimes you have to hug yourself and squeeze your own shoulder and be thankful it is humanly possible.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold

Ada Palmer
“It was an intense embrace, no awkwardness, no holding back, the kind of hug two people can only achieve after long intimacy, but anyone can give in an instant to a stuffed bear.”
Ada Palmer, Seven Surrenders

Megan Street
“Hugs not drugs”
Megan Street, Well, This Is Growing Up
tags: hugs, love

“Sometimes, a hug says what words can't.”
Akiroq Brost

“Hugs heighten celebrations and lessen sorrows.”
Carol 'CC' Miller

J.T. Geissinger
“My mama always told me there are few things a good hug can't cure, and those things are what bourbon's for.”
J.T. Geissinger, Burn for You

Michael Brent Jones
“8 second hug: Yes, eight seconds is a long time, and no, I am not recommending giving everyone an eight second hug. The shell we put up or mask we hide behind is made up of what we think logically think will keep us emotionally safe. Intuition is not fooled by shells or masks, intuition which is non-verbal communication bypasses whatever façade we put up, so that hearts can connect. This makes us feel vulnerable, because we can’t hide out hopes and fears from being seen from other people’s intuition. We may not remember the last time we felt an overwhelming feeling of belonging, but likely it was when we were the most vulnerable; like being held as a newly born infant, not aware that we were naked, and nothing we could do about it even if we did know, being held tightly in someone’s arms who completely loved us.
It may not have been a parent or grandparent holding the newborn us, but if it wasn’t, for sure it was the nurse there at the delivery, responding to our cry to be held. We resist the one thing that allows someone into our life—vulnerability, by cutting off the intuitions communication which is non-verbal. We often avoid eye contact, avoid letting people see us cry, and avoid allowing ourselves to be held.
I wish I had known earlier in life, what C.S. Lewis put so well in his book The Four Loves, “There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
We live in a world of alphas, where we all want to prove we are worthy to be held by proving we can hold ourselves. When we hug what is said intuitively is, “I will hold your pieces together so you don’t have to worry about falling apart. Take a rest in my arms for a moment and remember that you are loved.”
When we hug someone, at about eight seconds on average there is a deeper breath in and then an exhale as our body actually relaxes. You can definitely feel it, we are rigid, and then we melt. Don’t count while you are hugging, but if it is longer than about eight seconds before the other person relaxes, then they are really stressed out, and scared everything will crumble if they relax. If it is less than about five seconds, that means something else, not something consistent enough to be able to diagnose similar to taking longer to relax. You’ll just actually have to communicate and figure it out with the person.
The non-verbal communication of a hug or eye contact should precede the verbal communication of words. I would venture a bet that most marriages struggling don’t meet each other after work with at least an eight second hug before they ask how their day was. We shouldn’t expect words to be able to describe emotions, especially when we can just look someone in the eyes and then hug them and feel their emotion for ourselves. The part of hugging that is the best, is after we relax and allow ourselves to be loved, and so if our hugs with those we really love aren’t at least eight seconds, we are totally missing out.”
Michael Brent Jones, Conflict and Connection: Anatomy of Mind and Emotion

Mariyam Hasnain
“The hug was a simple gesture. Perhaps, the end of the cold war. Perhaps, the fragile beginning of love.”
Mariyam Hasnain, The Wedding Planner

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