Touching quotes

  • Subtle, funny and touching, with a striking downbeat authenticity. Director Craig Zobel is the real thing.
    -- A. O. Scott

    #Real #Touching #Directors

  • Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
    -- Aaron Siskind

    #Photography #Touching #Feelings

  • She frowned."You're not very friendly." I let out a short laugh."What?I'm not friendly to a ghost who floats into my house and starts touching me?Well,excuse my rudeness but this is a little disturbing.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Laughing #House #Touching

  • I can't do this Ash. It's killing me. Having you this close and not touching you is driving me insane. You're his Ash. You're his. You made your choice and I understand why you chose him. I don't hold it against you but dammit Ash it hurts
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Hurt #Choices #Touching

  • German civility, which often seems stiff to us, shows an attentive and touching respect for the person that I often prefer to our offhandedness.
    -- Adrienne Monnier

    #Touching #Civility #Shows

  • Before, they had never found themselves broken together. Usually, it was one needing the other but not both needing each other, and so there had been a way, by touching, to borrow from the stronger one's strength.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Broken #Touching #Together

  • Keep in touch without touching
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Touching

  • And I see that not touching for so long was a drive to the beach with the windows rolled up so the waves feel that much colder.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Beach #Long #Touching

  • There is nothing wrong with not wanting to be a hospitable person and have groups of people in your home touching your personables.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Home #People #Touching

  • Most of us are visual learners. Some of us are auditor learners – we learn by hearing. Many of us are kinesthetic learners. We learn by doing, touching, feeling. I have found … that we need an educational model that is current, that meets the need of our students. America must understand that she needs Muslims.
    -- Andre Carson

    #Educational #America #Touching

  • There is nothing more touching to me then a family picture where everyone is trying to look his or her best, but you can see what a mess they all really are.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Touching #Trying #Looks

  • It's not so," I said. "And how long do you think it will sustain you, feeling and seeing and touching and tasting, if there is no love? No one with you?
    -- Anne Rice

    #Thinking #Long #Touching

  • People may like a person’s thought for its touching words, but they like him truly for his own deeds touching their heart.
    -- Anuj

    #Heart #People #Touching

  • Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind....He arrived in our lives as an alien but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit
    -- Barack Obama

    #Doctors #Touching #President

  • But if there is such a thing as social commitment in literature, I think it must manifest itself in a reader's awareness of the human condition, in the writer's touching some common nerve ending. I think this kind of social commitment, like a lady's slip, should be there but it must not show.
    -- Bel Kaufman

    #Commitment #Thinking #Touching

  • A damnably readable, streamlined, yet deeply researched work. Skipping the ancestors and aftermath of conventional biography, Max gives us the man, his work, and his times-the niceties of which (so complicated, so exquisitely intertwined) Max articulates with, well, Wallace-like lucidity and wit. Above all this is the story of a touching young man who insisted on being something better than simply the smartest person in the room.
    -- Blake Bailey

    #Men #Giving #Touching

  • Within one hour of touching the brush to canvas for the first time, my students have a total, complete painting.
    -- Bob Ross

    #Touching #Firsts #Students

  • There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.
    -- Bob Schaffer

    #Hands #Touching #Guarantees

  • Peter," she whispered and reached out, touching his cheek. "My little Peterbird? You flew back to me.
    -- Brom

    #Touching #Littles #Flew

  • We’re now recognizing that the mind, which is an energetic field of thought which you can read with EEG wires on your brain or with a new process called magnetoencephalography (MEG), which reads the field without even touching the body. So it basically says that when you’re processing with your brain, you’re broadcasting fields.
    -- Bruce H. Lipton

    #Touching #Brain #Mind

  • There are problems to whose solution I would attach an infinitely greater importance than to those of mathematics, for example touching ethics, or our relation to God, or concerning our destiny and our future; but their solution lies wholly beyond us and completely outside the province of science.
    -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

    #Lying #Destiny #Touching

  • When you are accompanied by the instrument - on an instrument like the lute-the lute and voice - you have this sound, and you feel how the music can be so touching and yet so simple.
    -- Cecilia Bartoli

    #Simple #Voice #Touching

  • I saw a fleet of fishing boats...I flew down almost touching the craft and yelled at them, asking if I was on the right road to Ireland. They just stared. Maybe they didn't hear me. Maybe I didn't hear them. Or maybe they thought I was just a crazy fool.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Crazy #Fishing #Touching

  • One writes because one has been touched by the yearning for and the despair of ever touching the Other.
    -- Charles Simic

    #Writing #Touching #Despair

  • When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready.Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Touching #Needs #May

  • 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

    #Thinking #People #Touching

  • I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.
    -- Christopher Hitchens

    #Selfish #Thinking #Touching

  • A lot of times, as an actor, especially a TV or film actor, you don't get a lot of interaction, or you don't get the feeling you are actually touching someone, or someone actually cares about what you do.
    -- Christopher Judge

    #Touching #Feelings #Actors

  • The body is like the earth ... as vulnerable to overbuilding, being carved into parcels, cut off, overmined, and shorn of its power as any landscape.
    -- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    #Cutting #Hands #Touching

  • Sensation is an element of what I do, and why not? It's not sensational for the sake of being sensational, but it's sensational art... It's like touching skin.
    -- Damien Hirst

    #Art #Touching #Skins

  • To most magicians, cards themselves are marvels...For one thing, they feel special in your hand. Touching them, holding them, shuffling - the whole process is almost poetic. If you're in a room full of magicians and someone just mentions the word cards, within seconds, everyone is digging into their pockets and pulling out a deck of cards. It's one of the most amazing feelings ever.
    -- David Blaine

    #Hands #Touching #Feelings

  • I love Billy Wilder, and I love the way that his films can be very touching and very moving and very romantic, and at the same time there's always a little cynical undertone, there's always something that undercuts things.
    -- David Nicholls

    #Moving #Cynical #Touching

  • While the death of young men in war is unfortunate, it is no more serious than the touching of mountains and wilderness areas by humankind.
    -- David R. Brower

    #War #Men #Touching

  • The Internet has transformed many parts of our daily lives, touching everything from how we find information to how we go shopping, get directions, and even stay in touch with friends and family.
    -- Dean Ornish

    #Shopping #Touching #Family And Friends

  • Gregg Braden is a rare blend of a scientist, visionary, and scholar, with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.
    -- Deepak Chopra

    #Heart #Touching #Mind

  • Touching people is very rewarding to me.
    -- Della Reese

    #People #Touching

  • Let me walk through the fields of paper touching with my wand dry stems and stunted butterflies....
    -- Denise Levertov

    #Butterfly #Touching #Fields

  • After ten years in therapy, my psychologist told me something very touching, he said, “no hablo ingles.”
    -- Dennis Wolfberg

    #Years #Touching #Psychologist

  • The earth is convulsed with a universal sob, and the roads are muddy with tears. But I do not call to mind a more touching picture of unavailing misery and ruin, and hopeless chaos, than the plug hat that has endeavored to keep sober and maintain self-respect while its owner was drunk.
    -- Edgar Wilson Nye

    #Self #Drunk #Touching

  • If you touch something you leave a charge on it, and anybody else touching it connects with you, in a way.
    -- El Anatsui

    #Touching #Way

  • I think that life is a friggin' magic carpet ride - it's amazing. Everything about life is mysterious and beautiful and touching and tragic and lovely and mystical.
    -- Elizabeth Lesser

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Touching

  • I always thought my questions were wrong questions because no one else asked them. Maybe no one thought of them. Maybe darkness got there first. Maybe I am the first light touching a gulf of ignorance... Maybe my questions matter.
    -- Elizabeth Moon

    #Ignorance #Light #Touching

  • Americans are a lot more open, of course. There's something more declamatory in the way you express emotions. It's a stereotype but it's true. British people can appear repressed in expressing emotions. Not very good at self-evaluating, or affirming situations, touching, anything like that.
    -- Emily Blunt

    #Self #People #Touching

  • Well, there's nothing more touching than putting a smile on a kid's face when you can.
    -- Emma Roberts

    #Kids #Touching #Faces

  • I started off singing in church as a child. The sound of voices coming together, that was my first moment of touching something outside of myself.
    -- Florence Welch

    #Children #Voice #Touching

  • Sure there's a difference with puppet-craft - who cares? I don't care about the puppet-craft, I care about what works. Who cares about the puppet and craft? It's not about that. It's about compelling an audience, and touching an audience in some way.
    -- Frank Oz

    #Differences #Touching #Who Cares

  • Sex is not a mechanical act that fails for lack of technique, and it is not a performance by the male for the audience of the female; it is a continuum of attraction that extends from the simplest conversation and the most innocent touching through the act of coitus.
    -- Garrison Keillor

    #Sex #Touching #Technique

  • There's another way of making music, by touching the lives and feelings of ordinary people.
    -- Gavin Bryars

    #People #Touching #Feelings

  • Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
    -- George William Curtis

    #Memories #Romance #Touching

  • Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching.
    -- Gina Barreca

    #Laughing #Touching #Hug

  • It was my first scene. My first day. We could have started with me drinking a beer, something a little less than having Barbies touching each other. But they started with that.
    -- Gisele Bundchen

    #Drinking #Beer #Touching

  • Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.
    -- Guy de Maupassant

    #Art #Bored #Touching

  • And now let us love and take that which is given us, and be happy; for in the grave there is no love and no warmth, nor any touching of the lips. Nothing perchance, or perchance but bitter memories of what might have been.
    -- H. Rider Haggard

    #Memories #Touching #Lips

  • The vertical and the horizontal are the extreme signs available to man for touching the beyond and his inwardness.
    -- Hans Arp

    #Men #Touching #Symbols

  • Thou, Everlasting Strength, hast set Thyself forth to bear our burdens. May we bear Thy cross, and bearing that; find there is nothing else to bear; and touching that cross, find that instead of taking away our strength, it adds thereto. Give us faith for darkness, for trouble, for sorrow, for bereavement, for disappointment; give us a faith that will abide though the earth itself should pass away--a faith for living, a faith for dying.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Disappointment #Giving #Touching

  • Line dancing is as sinful as any other type of dancing, with its sexual gestures and touching. It is an incitement to lust.
    -- Ian Paisley

    #Dancing #Touching #Lust

  • You’re touching me,” I chided him. He caressed my back, sliding his hand down, hitting every sensitive point I hadn’t even known I had. “No, this is touching you. That was just accidental contact.” “Oh? Good to know. If you touch me again and I break your arm off, you can be sure it will be completely accidental.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Hands #Touching #Hitting

  • It's a strange thing that every human being has a sort of dignity or wholeness in him, and out of that develops relationships to other human beings, tensions, misunderstandings, tenderness, coming in contact, touching and being touched, the cutting off of a contact and what happens then.
    -- Ingmar Bergman

    #Cutting #Touching #Humanity

  • I have scars on my hands from touching certain people.
    -- J. D. Salinger

    #Hands #People #Touching

  • It goes like this: teaching is touching life
    -- Jaime Escalante

    #Teaching #Touching

  • My mum actually gave up work to look after my child, which is so touching.
    -- Jamelia

    #Children #Touching #Looks

  • As a human sentiment, it's touching to behold.
    -- James Crawford

    #Touching #Sentiments #Humans

  • Touching Hearts, Changing Lives.
    -- James Dobson

    #Life Changing #Heart #Touching

  • I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.
    -- James Herriot

    #Cat #Expression #Touching

  • Perhaps I'm dead. Perhaps this is all it will be. The living will carry on in their world – touching, walking. And I'll continue in this empty world, tapping soundlessly on the glass between us.
    -- Jenny Downham

    #Glasses #Touching #World

  • I loved the idea of touching base with an audience.
    -- Jerry Stiller

    #Ideas #Touching #Audience

  • There is a primal reassurance in being touched, in knowing that someone else, someone close to you, wants to be touching you. There is a bone-deep security that goes with the brush of a human hand, a silent, reflex-level affirmation that someone is near, that someone cares.
    -- Jim Butcher

    #Knowing #Hands #Touching

  • Showing a profit means touching something and leaving it better than you found it.
    -- Jim Rohn

    #Mean #Leaving #Touching

  • The world we are born into-this complicated, difficult, hauntingly touching world-is the one whole thing. It is the world we awaken in, and awaken to.
    -- Joan Sutherland

    #Touching #World #Complicated

  • Every man has his excuses, and the more vile the man becomes, the more touching the story has to be. What is my story now, I wonder?
    -- Joe Abercrombie

    #Men #Touching #Stories

  • If you're really being honest with yourself when you're acting, part of it is touching the real you. You can only separate yourself so much from the character. Those vulnerable moments do touch me.
    -- John C. Reilly

    #Real #Character #Touching

  • The only thing in the world worth a damn is the strange, touching, pathetic, awesome nobility of the individual human spirit.
    -- John D. MacDonald

    #Touching #World #Spirit

  • Marilyn was one step from oblivion when I directed her in The Asphalt Jungle. I remember she impressed me more off the screen than on…there was something touching and appealing about her.
    -- John Huston

    #Touching #Steps #Remember

  • As touching nature I am a worm of this earth, and yet a subject of this commonwealth; but as touching the office wherein it has pleased God to place me, I am a watchman...For that reason I am bound in conscience to blow the trumpet publicly.
    -- John Knox

    #Blow #Office #Touching

  • ...a sensual life is a ghostly existence where you live on the surface and your soul passes through everything, touching nothing ...
    -- John M. Geddes

    #Soul #Touching #Sensual

  • Most people are on the world, not in it-- having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them-- undiffused seporate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but seporate.
    -- John Muir

    #Sympathy #People #Touching

  • I put my hand on him. Touching him has always been important to me, it was something I lived for. I never could explain why. Little, nothing touches, my fingers against his shoulder, the outsides of our thighs touching as we squeeled together on the bus. I couldnt explain it, but I needed it. Sometimes I imagined stiching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love?
    -- Jonathan Safran Foer

    #Hands #Making Love #Touching

  • This is my heart. You are touching it with your left hand. You are touching it with your left hand, not because you are left-handed, although you might be, but because I am holding it against my heart. What you are feeling is the beating of my heart. It is what keeps me alive.
    -- Jonathan Safran Foer

    #Heart #Hands #Touching

  • The soul, considered with its Creator, is like one of those mathematical lines that may draw nearer to another for all eternity without a possibility of touching it; and can there be a thought so transporting as to consider ourselves in these perpetual approaches to Him, who is not only the standard of perfection, but of happiness?
    -- Joseph Addison

    #Perfection #Soul #Touching

  • Im a Southerner - I never take satisfaction in touching a nerve.
    -- Kathryn Stockett

    #Touching #Nerves #Satisfaction

  • Whenever I'm really stuck, when I really need to go 'in there,' I sing the Chalisa and that connects me to Maharajji, to Hanuman, to that powerful presence that's deeper than any of that stuff. And, by touching that, I'm able to overcome whatever I'm stuck in...at least for 10 minutes.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Powerful #Touching #Overcoming

  • When you can literally Google anything, you don't feel like you have to go see it in person. You can do a lot of traveling in your bedroom, but you're not touching anything and you're not feeling it.
    -- Kristen Stewart

    #Google #Touching #Feelings

  • It didn't escape Karou's notice that he found subtle ways of touching her.
    -- Laini Taylor

    #Touching #Way #Subtle

  • Let's be clear on this, he growled. You have no idea how badly I want to be inside you. Standing up, lying down, taking you from behind. All of it. Right now. Not being able to do any of that is killing me. Literally. But strangely enough, I like just being with you. Touching you however I can, whenever I can. So no. The virginity thing is not what will keep us apart. ~Wraith
    -- Larissa Ione

    #Lying #Ideas #Touching

  • ‎I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I'm touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again.
    -- Lauren DeStefano

    #Ocean #Forever #Touching

  • Table talk, to be perfect, should be sincere without bigotry, differing without discord, sometimes grave, always agreeable, touching on deep points, dwelling most on seasonable ones, and letting everybody speak and be heard.
    -- Leigh Hunt

    #Dwelling #Perfect #Touching

  • I've spent years trying to "get in touch with my inner child," but now my new therapist tells me it's mostly been inappropriate touching.
    -- Lev L. Spiro

    #Children #Years #Touching

  • Gently touching with the charm of poetry.
    -- Lucretius

    #Poetry #Touching #Charm

  • As soon as we surrender the principle that the state should not interfere in any questions touching on the individuals mode of life, we end by regulating and restricting the latter down to the smallest details.
    -- Ludwig von Mises

    #Touching #Principles #Details

  • I think every now and then about Sean’s thumb pressed against my wrist and daydream about him touching me again. But mostly I think about the way he looks at me – with respect – and I think that’s probably worth more than anything.
    -- Maggie Stiefvater

    #Thinking #Touching #Way

  • When we kissed, it didn't matter that I had been a wolf hours ago, or that I would be a wolf again. It didn't matter that a thousand snares were laid for us as soon as we left this moment. All that mattered was this: our noses touching, the softness of his mouth, the ache inside me.
    -- Maggie Stiefvater

    #Touching #Mouths #Matter

  • To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books. It has always seemed to me that symbolism should be restored to the structure of world education. The young are no longer invited to seek the hidden truths, dynamic and eternal, locked within the shapes and behavior of living beings.
    -- Manly Hall

    #Book #Symbolism #Touching

  • I'm not skilled enough to explain properly how we feel. Not only me, but I'm sure Tony and Tim and Pop feel the same way. Last year was a tough one for all of us. We felt like we had the trophy, that we were touching it, and it slipped away. We all felt guilty. We got to this spot, and we didn't let it go.
    -- Manu Ginobili

    #Nba Championships #Years #Touching

  • I told (Anze) Kopitar 'You aren't touching the puck enough. I don't like your breakout.' I think Kopitar can make magic with the puck
    -- Marcel Dionne

    #Thinking #Touching #Magic

  • Instapaper does support paywall sites. I have a list of them, that when someone saves something it sends a copy of the page as they are viewing it only to them. If you subscribe to a paid site, you can save the content. I'm not really touching the money.
    -- Marco Arment

    #Support #Touching #Doe

  • No single living entity really influenced my life as did my father ... He lived as if he were poured from iron, and loved his family with a vulnerability that was touching.
    -- Mari Evans

    #Father #Iron #Touching

  • To see the beauty of the world is to put your hands on lines that run uninterrupted through life and through death. Touching them is an act of hope, for perhaps someone on the other side, if there is another side, is touching them, too.
    -- Mark Helprin

    #Running #Hands #Touching

  • Though I play at the edges of knowing, truly I know our part is not knowing, but looking, and touching, and loving
    -- Mary Oliver

    #Play #Knowing #Touching

  • I strained to remember where I was or even what I was wearing, touching my green corduroy jeans and staring at the exposed-brick wall. As my paranoia deepened, I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me.
    -- Maureen Dowd

    #Wall #Jeans #Touching

  • In overstepping our limitations, in touching the extreme boundaries of man's world, we have come to know something of its true splendor,
    -- Maurice Herzog

    #Men #Touching #World