The musician of disordered sound, the poet of decomposed language, the painter and sculptor of the fragmented visual and tactile world: they all portray the break up of the self and, through the rearrangement and reassemble of the fragments, try to create new structures that possess wholeness, perfection, new meaning.

— Heinz Kohut

Fascinating Tactile quotations

Well, everybody faces the fact there really aren't many records stores around to just go and browse. Maybe browse online, yet that tactile feel of flipping through a stack of vinyl remains one of life's simple pleasures.

I think there are definitely two types of student: the academic kids and the 50% who fail. It's very clear to see - it's fact. We're not doing enough for those who fail; they need a more physical, tactile approach, involving people skills, team-building, problem-solving, building things.

What greatly attracted me - and it was the main line of advance of Cubism - was how to give material expression to this new space of which I had an inkling. So I began to paint chiefly still lifes, because in nature there is a tactile, I would almost say a manual space... that was the earliest Cubist painting - the quest for space.

I found climbing to be a very tactile sport.

There's no ball that is zipping through the air ready to crack you in the head. It is just you and the rock base.

Paint is something that I use with my hands and do all those tactile things.

I really don't like oil because you can't get back into it, or you make a mess. It's not my favourite thing - pencil is more my medium than wet paint.

I think I find tactile things, you know.

Just the feeling of blood itself is enough for me. If you, even if it's not real blood. I mean that's enough, like sometimes there are very simple things that are enough.

After half an hour the drug hit me like a sensuous tidal wave.

I turned into a tactile temptress and wanted to stroke the whole world. It gave me untold confidence.

I don't want people to sit there and objectively watch the film.

I want them to experience it as something that's under their skin, so you try to make the films really tactile.

We are not passive exhibitors of visual or auditory or tactile images.

We have selves. We have a Me that is automatically present in our minds right now.

We believe that the all-new ES 350 epitomizes Lexus' new design direction.

Every element of this vehicle invites participation -- both visual and tactile. Its design is something drivers will need to experience and not just observe.

I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action.

Digital doesn't interest me. It's too many steps removed from the actual tactile thing. I still read books. I don't read online.

I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.

Whatever it takes to get the image to reach that level is what that photographer needs to do. And for me, I just have such a love of the tactile and sensuous quality of a black and white silver gelatin print.

I like when a poem ends on its "receipts," meaning it gives me something tactile or tangible to dwell on as I exit the reading experience. So I strive to end my own poems that way as well.

It's cool that you hear something, but what did you feel and what was your tactile and kinesthetic response to it? Those songs and creative sessions mean the most.

Light is quite tactile to me. It has shape and dimension.

The younger people get into the lyrics in a different way;

there's much more of a tactile understanding, which is the way I prefer it.

In the glare of your mind, be modest. And beholden to what is tactile, and thrilling.

Whatever it takes to get the image to reach that level is what that photographer needs to do.

It is strange that the tactile sense, which is so infinitely less precious to men than sight, becomes at critical moments our main, if not only, handle to reality.

Many great works of art have only form, the sculpture of the thing.

Color as used to signify realization by men like Titian and Rembrandt, gives greater life and tactile experience to the work.

In figure painting, the type of all painting, I have endeavoured to set forth that the principal if not sole source of life enchantments are Tactile Values, Movement and Space Composition.

Our knowledge of shape and form remains, in general, a mixture of visual and of tactile experiences... A child learns about roundness from handling a ball far more than from looking at it.

I think newspapers shouldn't try to compete directly with the Web, and should do what they can do better, which may be long-form journalism and using photos and art, and making connections with large-form graphics and really enhancing the tactile experience of paper.

The traveller who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women who live under it.

The rope connecting two men on a mountain is more than nylon protection;

it is an organic thing that transmits subtle messages of intent and disposition from man to man; it is an extension of the tactile senses, a psychological bond, a wire along which currents of communication flow.

You can look at things all your life and not see them really.

This ‘seeing’ is, in a way, a ‘not seeing,’ if you follow me. It is more of a search for something, in which, being blindfolded, you develop the tactile, the olfactory, the auditory senses —and thus see for the first time.

Witches try to 'connect' with the world around them.

Witchcraft, they say, is about the tactile, intuitive understanding of the turn of the seasons, the song of the birds; it is the awareness of all things as holy.

My sense of view became tactile not colourful, immediate not distant. Something within arms' reach

Cartooning isn't really drawing, any more than talking is singing... The possible vocabulary of comics is by definition unlimited, the tactility of an experience told in pictures outside the boundaries of words, and the rhythm of how these drawings 'feel' when read is where the real art resides.

I come alive when I have assisted in bringing out the printed word on the stage, you know, and I enjoy directing plays. It's a tactile process, theatre, unlike a number of other forms of the creative work.

I really like natural, warm finishes. I like any of the natural stones, the oiled wood that is kind of a pre-finished flooring. I'm very tactile.

This object that we hold in our hands, a book... that tactile pleasure, it's just not going to go away.