Touch

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Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touch'd from… ~ Walt Whitman

Touch is one of the sensations perceived by the somatosensory system which provide people and other animals the means to directly perceive objects, qualities and phenomena within their physical environment, and interact in what is called haptic communication. The word also indicates direct physical contact whether sensory or not, and metaphorically the term is often used to refer to the influences of emotions, especially feelings of empathy or sympathy.

For the television show, see Touch (TV series)

Quotes[edit]

All that I touch, I leave in love. I move through this world consciously and creatively. ~ Julia Cameron
Science and mathematics
Run parallel to reality, they symbolize it, they squint at it,
They never touch it... ~ Robinson Jeffers
Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. ~ Jesus
  • Touch me, hold me.
    How my open arms ache!
    Try to fall for me.
  • I'm dying for you just to touch me,
    And feel all the energy rushing right up-a-me.
    L'amour looks something like you.
  • I only want to touch.
    But I must stay and find a way
    To stop before it gets too much!
    All my barriers are going.
    It's starting to show.
  • All that I touch, I leave in love. I move through this world consciously and creatively.
    • Julia Cameron, Blessings : Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life (1998)
  • I act creatively and consciously to actively endorse and encourage the expansion of those whose lives I touch. Believing in the goodness of each, I add to the goodness of all. We bless each other even in passing.
    • Julia Cameron, Blessings : Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life (1998)
  • She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah
    She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart.
    She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah
    It takes control and slowly tears you apart.
  • Science and mathematics
    Run parallel to reality, they symbolize it, they squint at it,
    They never touch it
    : consider what an explosion
    Would rock the bones of men into little white fragments and unsky the world
    If any mind for a moment touch truth.
  • Μή μου ἅπτου, οὔπω γὰρ ἀναβέβηκα πρὸς τὸν πατέρα· πορεύου δὲ πρὸς τοὺς ἀδελφούς μου καὶ εἰπὲ αὐτοῖς· Ἀναβαίνω πρὸς τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ πατέρα ὑμῶν καὶ θεόν μου καὶ θεὸν ὑμῶν.
  • It was a great thing to bring a dead body back to life, but it is a greater miracle to bring a soul dead in sin back to life. My friends have you ever felt the touch of this Jesus? Oh! that we all might feel His touch, that we might look and be healed and live.
    • Abbott Eliot Kittredge, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 416
  • And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers
    Is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.
  • Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touch'd from,
    The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer,
    This head more than churches, bibles, and all the creeds.

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