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To Touch Is to Give Life

To Touch Is to Give Life

To touch is to give life.

– Michelangelo

Everybody needs a hug.  It changes your metabolism.

– Leo Buscaglia

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

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

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

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

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

– Christopher Reeve

Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.

– Diane Ackerman

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

– Charles Dickens

[Deep thanks to Marta Davidovich Ockuly and her Joy of Quotes website as the online source of most of these quotes.]

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