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  • ... we are forever in the dark about what touch means to another. ... With touch, one enters at once a private and an ambiguous world ...

  • ... you're a toucher: you constantly touch people or lean on them. Little moments of sensuality. One should have sensuality whole or not at all. Don't you find pecking at it ungratifying? There are many of you: the touchers and the leaners.

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

  • The skin is the most impermeable barrier of the body. It is always thirsty. Its thirst is insatiable. Human thirsts are satisfied from time to time, but the thirst of the human skin is never satisfied so long as it lives.

  • Touch is the landscape / of what is possible.

    • Kate Green,
    • "Possible Love, Possible Sky," If the World Is Running Out ()
  • and if ever i touched a life i hope that life knows / that i know that touching was and still is and will always / be the true / revolution.

  • Touch is the meaning of being human.

  • When you hug someone, you learn something else about them. An important something else.

  • Touch is part of my way of being in the world, and when I'm not able to touch and be touched, I feel very deprived.

    • Anonymous,
    • woman named Evelyn, in Lillian B. Rubin, Erotic Wars ()
  • Touch is love made manifest ...