Quotation Explorer - 'Touched'

He who lacks imagination lives but half a life. He has his experiences, he has his facts, he has his learning. But do any of these really live unless touched by the magic of the imagination? - Paul Fenimore Cooper
You are my destiny, Thalia. You are mine. He growled into my lips as he continued to make love to me. My hands clenched his shoulders. The markings on his chest made me feel all the love he possessed for me, and I for him. I touched the markings. Yours, Forever love. - Jessica Florence
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. - Victor Hugo
My love for you attains immortality whenever it is touched by the thought of death - Munia Khan
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment - Thomas Jefferson
Some people come into your life like a flower. She fills your heart with love, amuses your mind with her beauty, and leaves you with enduring joy because she once touched your life. - Debasish Mridha
At my lowest point, when things were at their most desperate and uncomfortable, I always found myself in the company of Australians, who were like a reminder that I'd touched bottom. - Paul Theroux
When your heart is calm and filled with love, you will not be touched by stress or anxieties. - Debasish Mridha
Everywhere my feet have touched on this planet has been magic, why cant others see it this way? - Mary-Ellen Peters
Music has touched me deeply, sometimes to tears. But at the same time it's been life-affirming, because I've been grateful for the fact that I'm alive and human and capable of being so moved. - Brian Molko
He touched my soul long before I knew what his hands felt like. - Nikki Rowe
No one can control his own opinion or his own belief. My belief was forced upon me by my surroundings. I am the product of all circumstances that have in any way touched me. - Robert G. Ingersoll
I soon had to admit that what I did by myself couldn't excite me, only what Lila touched became important. - Elena Ferrante
When his dead father touched his hand, Athson almost dropped the arrow. - P. H. Solomon
and when his lips touched mine forthe very first time . . . i knew he is theone - shivangi lavaniya
It is nice to touch, it is nice to be touched, but it is so much nicer to touch someone's heart. - Dixie Waters
I remember every good thing about you. Every sweet and perfect thing. And nothing else. He touched her chin, tipped it up to look into her wet brown eyes. Even smudged, they were gorgeous. The dawning light in them filled his heart, and healed it. Nothing else. - V.S. Carnes
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt. - Unknown
I thank God I am not a woman, to be touched in so many giddy offences as He hath generally taxed their whole their whole sex withal. - William Shakespeare
We have shared the incommunicable experience of war, we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youth our hearts were touched with fire. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
You better not be touched by love; you are living peacefully. But if you do, you better not be left by it. Because the wounded in love is only shreds of heart scattered. Even if you manage to regain it, you will never be that peaceful person again. Such is the curse of love. - Heenashree Khandelwal
We will be remembered not by how much money we have left in the bank or by how many buildings and cars we owned, but by how many Lives we have touched and Transformed! - RVM
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. - Matthew Arnold
If you have been touched by the success fairy, people think you know why. People think success breeds enlightenment and you are duty-bound to spread around like manure. Fertilize those young minds! - Meryl Streep
When I touched her body,I believed she was God.In the curves of her formI found the birth of Man,the creation of the world,and the origin of all life. - Roman Payne
Life showed my her back and I touched it's ass - Xevi Castellà Tubert
and I wonder if Beethoven held his breaththe first time his fingers touched the keysthe same way a soldier holds his breaththe first time his finger clicks the trigger.We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe. - Andrea Gibson
That night she dreamed of the deer. Strangely, the animal was holding her. She cuddled close into the soft fur and touched and kissed it gently. In the morning her pillow was wet with tears. - Julie Andrews Edwards
When we are gone, the only essential thing we will leave behind are the memories we create in the lives of those we have touched and those we love. - Michael Hyatt
Life should be touched, not strangled. - Ray Bradbury
Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. - Ray Bradbury
It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched. - George Gissing
As the sun lives on when it sets in the warmth it has given to others, you too will live on in the hearts of those whose lives you have touched. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A true joy in life should be knowing that you have touched the heart of another human being - Steven Aitchison
All the good times evaporated like naphtha, the moment some air of misconceptions touched it. - Faraaz Kazi
Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched. - Unknown
When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the marjority of men live content. - Niccolo Machiavelli
If I could have all of those things, I wouldn't mind if I touched her or not. - Nick Hornby
You are only as touched my the magic of this life as you want to be. - Mia Hollow
My lips have touched more bottles than lovers and I'm half a shot away from psychotic. - Denice Envall
Sometimes you can be touched by God, but not healed. Often when this happens, he is using your pain for a greater purpose. - Shannon L. Alder
While explaining God to his granddaughter Daska, Horace Dade Ashton said, 'God was everything she breathed and walked on, everything that lived, everything she saw, touched, and felt. God was in every one of us. - Marc Ashton
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. - Edgar Allan Poe
Rain touching our hand becomes a little bit salty! Man touching wisdom becomes a little bit wiser! More touches take more from the touched! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Oh! let me love forever. Let me die in love. Life is valueless dust if love touched you never. - Debasish Mridha
You have touched me more profoundly than I thought even you could have touched me - my heart was full when you came here today. Henceforward I am yours for everything. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
[Murder] doesn't concern the victim and the guilty only. It affects the innocent too. You and I are innocent, but the shadow of murder has touched us. We don't know how that shadow is going to affect our lives. - Agatha Christie
We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks. - Vernon Howard
Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on- in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here. - Morrie Schwartz
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
She dreamed of autumn. Of chilly autumn winds and soft fall rains. She could even feel the cool moisture as the rain drops touched her face and ran down her cheeks. Her denim skirt and work boots felt heavy as the rain in her dreams splashed cold water against them - Grace Willows
The wind languished. The floral curtain ceased flapping. The moonlight streamed through, lighting up her face. It was a young, animated face. At that moment, it touched a string, a peg, deep inside him. - Qiu Xiaolong
Sooner or later, we all learn that our immortality is rooted not in our professional involvements and achievements, but in our families. In time, all of our wins and losses in the workplace will be forgotten. If our memories endure, it will be because of the people we have known and touched. - Harold S. Kushner
When his dead father touched his hand, Athson almost dropped the arrow." From The Bow of Destiny - P. H. Solomon
Their lips touched now, mouths pursed tight, their eyes open, both of them stock still. The moment held, a kind of such glorious confusion. - David Nicholls
No arrogant man has ever touched the human heart, no despot ever commanded respect. - Andy Paula
Doon was touched. Kenny looked like a tiny little wisp, but there was something strong inside him. --People of Sparks-- - Jeanne DuPrau
It was that Moment when your fingers touched my skin for the first time I realised, how the fire can heal scars. - Akshay Vasu
Consider meekness as a character trait to develop and then you will leave a leagcy as a leader who influenced and touched lives. - -Shandel Slaten
Gay life is this object out there that’s waiting to be written about. A lot of people think we’ve exhausted all the themes of gay fiction, but we’ve just barely touched on them. - Edmund White
Oh! let me love for ever. Let me die in love. Life is valueless dust if love touched you never. Oh! Let me love forever. Let me dream in love. Without power of love, life is a waterless river. Oh! Let me love forever.Love is the joy and charm.Without beauty of love, life is a lifeless flower. - Debasish Mridha
A Spiritual Samaritan lives knowing that if we were to leave this world tomorrow, we were the best humans we could be and we touched the lives of as many souls as possible. We are not asked to be perfect. We are asked to make a difference. - Molly Friedenfeld
I never heard sound and thrill of my painful heart until that very day she touched it. - Santosh Kalwar
I like my human experience served up with a little silence and restraint. Silence makes experience go further and, when it does die, gives it that dignity common to a thing one had touched and not ravished. - Djuna Barnes
As it turns out, Plutarch, consciously or unconsciously, touched on a truth that most of us feel, but rarely meditate upon: the little things in behaviour are the door not only to the real character of people but also to their soul. - Nicos Hadjicostis
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart. - Helen Keller
It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched. - George Gissing
In that instant he learned what jealousy was. He wanted to know the name of every other man she had ever looked at, whether they had touched her- and most especially where to find these men so that he could kill them.
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature. - Abraham Lincoln
Growing up, I knew where the world ended. I could see it, at the horizon, where the sky touched the corn. My life was bounded and known. I *knew* the edges of the world. And then I went to college. - J. Michael Adams
I touched him. From brain to body, in ways I couldn’t quite understand. But he did and for him, that was all that mattered. - Dominic Riccitello
But the thing that . . . that I touched . . . " I cried. "It was furry! It-" I stopped short, taken with a shudder. "I know," said Herrick. - Margery Williams
If you consider a woman less pure after you’ve touched hermaybe you should take a looks at your hands. - Kaija Sabbah
His hand cupped her cheek as he lowered his head to hers. Just before their lips touched, a light knock sounded on the door. - Lia Davis
When a man is loved by a strong, confident woman he too is stronger and more confident. Once he has been touched by the tenderness of a strong, confident woman he too can touch with tenderness. That kind of love is contagious. - Toni Sorenson
The touched heart madly stirs,your laughter is water hurrying over pebbles - every gesture is a proclamation,every sound is speech... - Sappho
If my tears spilled spontaneously at that moment it’s because I immediately understood that what was happening, like in a dream, was the treat you had prepared for me I felt your friendship much stronger than if you had thanked me a million times that what pleased and touched me. - Ai Yazawa
...[I] put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. - Thomas Jefferson
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live. - Nora Roberts
Like a flower, the magical softness of your voice touched my heart. - Debasish Mridha
Eternity is said not to be an extension of time but an absence of time, and sometimes it seemed to me that her abandonment touched that strange mathematical point of endlessness, a point with no width, occupying no space. - Graham Greene
A thousand times, people may have touched each other, but never ever sensed a single vein of oneness or complicity in the wilderness of their inner world, since obdurate mental impediments have been barricading the road to understanding and propinquity. (A thousand times) - Erik Pevernagie
I just want to live in a way that either wakes people up or shakes people up. Whether I have opened a wound or opened a heart, I have touched a life and helped bring a change. - Nikki Rowe
My body's been touched a thousand or more times but I am craving something so much deeper than that ~ I desire to be felt, right down to the core of my soul and the corners of my heart. That's what love is about isn't it ~ cracking yourself open to the possibility that it could change your life. - Nikki Rowe
The long rays of sun stretched across the street and touched the twisted mabati tin roofs of the shops, creating a soft light that dulled the dust and rust, making them look almost beautiful. - Stanley Gazemba (Bahati Books)
Like most novelists, I like to do exactly the opposite of what I'm told. It's in my nature as a novelist. Novelists can't trust anything they haven't seen with their own eyes or touched with their own hands. (Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech, JERUSALEM POST, Feb. 15, 2009) - Haruki Murakami
If I would be given a chance to rewrite the dictionary, I would flip through the pages so quick and would replace India with, the land where beauty is redefined in itself, kindness has been touched, warmth has been spread and emotions has been felt. - Magith Noohukhan
People will not remember what you did for living,they will remember how you touched them with kindness and loving. - Debasish Mridha
A sudden intake of breath escaped her as soon as his lips touched the backs of her fingers. His rose birthmark tingled as if awakened. - Lia Davis
There was a large sting near his upper lip. I touched it lightly. Does it hurt?My gaze moved from his lips up to his eyes. He was looking at me in a way that made me blush.Yes, he responded quietly. - Colleen Houck
We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
There is a secret layer of humanity that lies just beneath the surface of man, a secret layer where our fears and insecurities hide, that when touched in this secret place men and woman are somehow liberated. - David Riggins
But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen not touched... but felt in the heart.
God is the only book that can never be touched, open and seen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Someone smashed a flutterfler and without even thinking she touched her Stone and used Wyrd to piece its broken body back together. She filled its empty vessels with dreams and it became the stuff it used for blood. It brushed her cheek with its wings, then flew off -- dancing in the hot air. - Robert Fanney
The mind loves riddles but not the heart. The heart loves only to touch and be touched. - Marty Rubin
One reason why fiction is a human necessity is that it satisfies many unconscious as well as conscious needs. It would be important if it only touched the conscious mind, as expository writing does. But fiction is important, too, because it teaches the unconscious. - Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
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