Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.

What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

The truth is at the beginning of anything and its end are alike touching.

Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration.

Doubtless it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble; and yet it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touching great works of art. As my finger tips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed.

It's one of those records that will stand forever. I really can't imagine anyone touching it.

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If you had told me 28 years ago that the largest organization in the world touching the lives of gays and lesbians would be a church, I would not have believed you.

Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog.

The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.

He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.

The most touching epitaph I ever encountered was on the tombstone of the printer of Edinburgh. It said simply: He kept down the cost and set the type right.

Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.

Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.

It's a pleasure to share one's memories.

Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe --though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now. Because it's in the past; because we have survived.

Romance like a ghost escapes touching;

it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo; the splendor of fame fades into nothing; but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity;

easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting -- intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one's own experience and sensations, to make one's self heard and seen.

Intolerance is the Do Not Touch sign on something that cannot bear touching.

We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.

All disgust is originally disgust at touching.

A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.

I call it people-to-people politics and that's what politics should be about, reaching out and helping one another and touching one another about what we're going to do.

When you think about it, we actors are kind of prostitutes.

We get paid to feign attraction and love. Other people are paying to watch us kissing someone, touching someone, doing things people in a normal monogamous relationship would never do with anyone who's not their partner. It's really kind of gross.

I'm a Southerner - I never take satisfaction in touching a nerve.

I guess if I'm forced to find a good side, I'm glad that people are talking about an issue that hasn't really been discussed all that much. I'm glad that people are talking about it from the black perspective and the white perspective.

Well look, I mean, I think that prayer and holy water, and things like that are all fine. They don't do any good, but they don't necessarily do any harm. It's touching to be thought of in that way. It makes up for those who tell me that I've got my just desserts.

Americans are a lot more open, of course.

There's something more declamatory in the way you express emotions. It's a stereotype but it's true. British people can appear repressed in expressing emotions. Not very good at self-evaluating, or affirming situations, touching, anything like that.

A lot of times, as an actor, especially a TV or film actor, you don't get a lot of interaction, or you don't get the feeling you are actually touching someone, or someone actually cares about what you do.

You get held to a high standard, almost an unmaintainable standard, in the public eye that you don't even come close to touching.

America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.

Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning.

Probably that's why we decide we're done. It's getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out.

I'm not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.

You can seduce a man without taking anything off, without even touching him.

I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.

What's so touching is the way we fight the war right until the moment our business is taken care of and then we turn on a dime and we immediately start taking care of people. It's like a shock and aw shucks campaign.

My version of "Georgia" became the state song of Georgia.

That was a big thing for me, man. It really touched me. Here is a state that used to lynch people like me suddenly declaring my version of a song as its state song. That is touching.

In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures.

When you are accompanied by the instrument - on an instrument like the lute-the lute and voice - you have this sound, and you feel how the music can be so touching and yet so simple.

It was my first scene. My first day. We could have started with me drinking a beer, something a little less than having Barbies touching each other. But they started with that.

On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects.

Touching people is very rewarding to me.

This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer.

And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home.

Whenever I design any variant, or when anybody sends me one, I always say if at all possible within the context of the game don't have two home supply centers touching each other.

I loved the idea of touching base with an audience.

Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people;

and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him.

The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand.

And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage.

We changed every lead in our whole system, and to this day we still don't really know why it did it. We think wires were touching and faulting. That was it really, but it didn't make it any easier.

I find these shows very touching sometimes.

It's exciting to think that something I'm involved in is touching so many people in so many cultures.

Anybody can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing.

My mum actually gave up work to look after my child, which is so touching.

There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.

In the fifties I had dreams about touching a naked woman and she would turn to bronze or the dream about hot dogs chasing donuts through the Lincoln Tunnel.

Once you appreciate one of your blessings, one of your senses, your sense of hearing, then you begin to respect the sense of seeing and touching and tasting, you learn to respect all the senses.