Quotes: touching

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  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Intolerance is the ''Do Not Touch'' sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.
  • Brendan Myers
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    All our relationships are person-to-person. They involve people seeing, hearing, touching, and speaking to each other; they involve sharing goods; and they involve moral values like generosity and compassion.
  • John Philip Sousa
    John Philip Sousa
    American composer and conductor 1854-1932
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    Anybody can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British courtier, writer 1552-1618
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    Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
  • Creativity is all around us, and some of the funniest, most beautiful, and touching moments happen when you least expect it.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
  • Carl Schurz
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    Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
    Source: Address, Faneuil Hall, Boston (18 April 1859)
  • Bruce Lipton
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    If you have pendulum clocks on the wall and start them all at different times, after a while the pendulums will all swing in synchronicity. The same thing happens with heart cells in a Petri dish: They start beating in rhythm even when they're not touching one another.
  • Carl Honore
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    In a world where so much happens through computer screens, making a meal by hand, touching the raw materials, feeling your way through a recipe, tasting, adjusting, engaging all the senses, can be a soothing release.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe - though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now. Because it's in the past; because we have survived.
  • Barbara Walters
    Barbara Walters
    American journalist and author 1929-
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    Now here I was, half Jane Wyman, half Shirley Temple, and people began to stop me in the street and say, 'Don't worry, Barbara, it's all right, you won't lose your job.' It was really very touching.
    Source: Chris Chase, A Talk With the Unsinkable Barbara Walters, New York Magazine (March 25, 1974)
  • Bill Watterson
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    Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
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    Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.
  • Aaron Siskind
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    Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
  • George William Curtis
    George William Curtis
    American journalist 1824-1892
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    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.
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