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Quotations about Hugs

Come to supper, all; we have bread and cheese and tea, and hugs and kisses for dessert. ~Jay Benson Hamilton, "How Santa Claus Made One Dollar Hold Out," 1891

Sometimes when you hurt inside, the only medicine that'll help is a great big hug. ~Jeff Keane, Family Circus, 2013

Sometimes a silent hug is the only thing to say. ~Robert Brault,

Science has proven that a simple hug is one of the most convenient and inexpensive therapies available. Yet we remain touch starved. ~Leo F. Buscaglia, Born for Love, 1992

If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug — which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

An editor thus describes a father's meeting with his daughter at the train... From the middle of the merry throng sprang a good-sized whirlwind. She rushed toward the dignified gentleman who was calmly waiting. Her suitcase flew one way and her umbrella another as she leaped upon him and clasped him about the neck with a hug which would have done credit to a cub bear. His hat flew off, his coat was torn open, and he staggered under the impetuous force of the assault. Of the sleek and dignified person so lately standing calmly on the platform only a happy wreck was left. ~Great Archers and Their Weapons and Fresh Arrows from Many Quivers: A Study of Illustrative Powers of Pulpit Orators, by Louis Albert Banks, 1903  [a little altered —tg]

And then, somehow, I don't know why,
I tell her everything and cry.
She hugs me then, and right away
I feel less sad. That's mother's way...
~Anonymous, "Mother's Way," c. 1905

HUG  A roundabout way of expressing affection. ~Charles Wayland Towne, The Foolish Dictionary, Executed by Gideon Wurdz, Master of Pholly, Doctor of Loquacious Lunacy, etc., 1904

Embracing is vulgarly called hugging or squeezing, and is an operation of endearment that lovers are very apt to fall into when sitting alone by the side of each other. A seat under a tree, that grows on the banks of a limpid stream, where true lovers sit listening to the murmuring of the waters, and looking at their own forms gracefully mirrored beneath them, is a situation in which the arms unconsciously draw the yielding bodies into closer proximity than is absolutely necessary for the ordinary purposes of conversation. ~Theocritus Junior, The Dictionary of Love, 1858

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. ~Maya Angelou

Strong love paralyzes the vocal cords, leaving the functions of speech to looks, hugs, and osculation. ~Sarah L. Minchler

Her companion made no reply save to press her arm closer... ~Florence Bone (1875–1971), The Morning of To-Day, 1907

There's nothing like a mama-hug. ~Terri Guillemets

We will have two kinds of dessert. Hugs and kisses from mamma, and hugs and kisses from papa... ~Jay Benson Hamilton, "How Santa Claus Made One Dollar Hold Out," 1891

Hugs are great gifts... The only wrapping is arms! ~Bil Keane, Family Circus, 2007

I need a hugjob. ~Tony Delgrosso, @Tony_D, tweet, 2009

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs....
~Shel Silverstein, "Hug o' War," Where the Sidewalk Ends, 1974

Have you hugged someone your appreciation today? ~Terri Guillemets

Giggle until you cry
Hug without asking why
~Terri Guillemets

This is my favorite place — inside your hug. ~Bil Keane, Family Circus

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