Touch: Quotes

Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.― Margaret Atwood

As Rilke observed, love requires a progressive shortening of the senses: I can see you for miles; I can hear you for blocks, I can smell you, maybe, for a few feet, but I can only touch on contact, taste as I devour. ― William H. Gass

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. – Carl G. Jung

Touch has a memory. – John Keats

The experience of touch is basic to discovering who we are and who is other and how we dance this life together. – B. B. Cohyen

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. – Carol Welch

The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body. – George Sheehan

We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action not by contemplation.  The hand is more important than the eye… The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. – Jacob Bronowski

As Rilke observed, love requires a progressive shortening of the senses: I can see you for miles; I can hear you for blocks, I can smell you, maybe, for a few feet, but I can only touch on contact, taste as I devour. – William H. Gass

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