Top 288 Touched Quotes

Here we have the best Touched Quotes from famous authors such as Matthew Arnold, Conrad Sewell, Isaac Hanson, Henry Mancini, Ernest Renan. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

Matthew Arnold
You have those songs that are very special to you that you don’t want to get ruined by production. Something like ‘Start Again’ shouldn’t be touched. It’s a classic-sounding song on a piano and violins and harmonies, and I think those songs are perfect as they are.

Conrad Sewell
No matter what, I will always hope for that day when I look around and can say, ‘Oh yeah, I wrote a song that touched me emotionally the way that a song like ‘She’s Got A Way,’ by Billy Joel did.’

My wife and I never squabbled in front of the children. We never touched each other except in love.

He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.

Ernest Renan
Since day one, since the first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do.

I’ve always thought of beauty therapy, ‘alternative‘ treatments and the like as the female equivalent of brothels – for essentially self-deceiving people who feel a bit hollow and have to pay to be touched.

I think ultimately, bringing more nature back into the city is a way to deal with urban sprawl and things like that. If the cities feel a little more natural, people like to live there more rather than moving out and dividing up another piece of land that shouldn’t be touched.

Oh, I sat by Grumpy Cat once. You know that cat everyone is obsessed with? That’s pretty random. She’s not allowed to be touched. Are you kidding? You can’t put a cat next to me and expect me not to touch it.

I’m touched by the Beatles. I want some of the music I do to reflect that. Here I am. I love Sly Stone and James Brown and Stevie Wonder, and I want my music to reflect some of that. Here I am. I’m touched by Jon Hendricks. I want some of my music to reflect that. And when I write, you’re going to hear it.

Your experience of life is to a large part distilled into your performing. As you grow older, you concentrate on aspects of music that you perhaps only touched on earlier.

Each man seeks his own interest, not the general interest. Let his own selfish interests be touched, and all concord is at an end.

When I was growing up, all the art that touched me was lens-generated, like Gerhard Richter, or Polke, Rauschenberg, Warhol.

Wolfgang Tillmans
These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.

I’ve always had not just an affection but a real love for the theater family in New York, and I really feel it is a family. I’m so touched by the generosity of everyone there.

The novel at its nineteenth-century pinnacle was a Judaized novel: George Eliot and Dickens and Tolstoy were all touched by the Jewish covenant: they wrote of conduct and of the consequences of conduct: they were concerned with a society of will and commandment.

I love the fact that we, as black people, carry our faith with us. We share it and embrace it and love it and talk about it because we talk about everything else and why not that and that was the first impression that I had that really touched me.

I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpfulcollecting these shards of spirituality – that we may be helping to bring about a healing.

Nine Inch Nails was born out of Cleveland, Ohio, with me and a friend in a studio working on demos at night. Got a record deal with a small, little label, went on tour in a van, and a couple years later found that somehow we touched a nerve, and that first record resonated with a bunch of people.

The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I’ve seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy.

Anthony Storr
I could hear from the crowd some monkey noises, and this went on for about 25 minutes. Every time I touched the ball, I could hear the crowd. I said to myself, ‘In this kind of environment, in this situation, I don’t want to play football anymore.’

Love is an emotion. It can’t be seen or touched, and it is experienced differently by everyone, therefore it is difficult to measure.

Barack Obama‘s historic 2008 presidential campaign touched on all the themes I have covered throughout my career and all of the layers of meaning that run through black politics. Ambition. Aspiration. Fear. Folly. It was all on display as Obama boarded the roller coaster that ultimately led to the White House.

That’s what we all hope and dream to do, when we stand in front of the mirror with our Goody comb and sing into it, is to have a bunch of songs that have touched people so much that they want to hear ’em every night.

Not only did she represent inner and outer beauty and elegance, but all the work she did at the end of her life touched so many people. She created this extraordinary legacy.

You feel touched and honored and alive when you give to someone.

Daphne Zuniga
My first paying job was guest starring in ‘Touched By An Angel’ when I was 12. It was very exciting. I couldn’t believe you got free food all day and people were so nice to you.

I am overwhelmed with the love and affection of the people. Girls have written letters calling me their inspiration, which has touched my heart.

The first song I remember listening to in a language other than German was ‘Goldfinger,’ by Shirley Bassey. I was seven years old at the time and I had no idea which language it was or who the lady was singing it, but it touched me and I realised that it was the sort of music I liked.

‘Caddyshack’ touched people; so did ‘Tron.’ ‘Caddyshack’ is a lifestyle, and ‘Tron’ is more religious, spiritual, but both are very emotional responses.

Cindy Morgan
Sometimes that happens. I know how it feels to lose eight or nine to nothing. It can be frustrating but it was good for us. This was a team that was hot the last nine games. It seemed like any puck we touched went our way.

Peter Bondra
I’m the opposite of those writers who believe that my work is sacrosanct and cannot be touched.

I think when see you a character on the screen who is actually being touched by the world, and the stuff is actually landing on him, it makes you empathize.

You don’t expect to be touched by comedy. But when it happens, it’s beautiful.

But today, I feel the genuine warmth, the affection, and although I may joke about it, I am touched.

Perry Como
I have a history with domestic violence myself. I have toddlers in my home, and I’m a gun owner. And, as a veteran, I’m a member of a community that has a very high suicide rate. So all of those things have touched my life.

If I die and I gotta couple Grammys on me, more than a couple hits on me, I got some plaques and I got billboards still up and I done touched a lot of people’s souls and I’m viral, once that happen then you can judge all you want.

I’m touched by rock n’ roll. I’m touched by the Beatles. I want some of the music I do to reflect that.

I haven‘t touched a piece of meat since I read a graphic description of Chicago‘s slaughterhouses when I was 12.

We think it’s a blessing that we were able to bring our music to the world. That our music has not only inspired our communities but other communities. That’s one of the greatest things an artist in any field could know: that you’ve touched the mind of another artist.

Since the first time I touched the football, people always told me I was blessed, that I had something special.

Sometimes people come up to me and say, ‘You were my teen crush.’ I’m honored and I’m touched, but I also ask, ‘What happened? Why’d you take the poster down?’ I get a little heartbroken in that situation.

I love actors, but I really love actresses, and I really love actresses whose work touched and informed my coming-up years.

I chose to present myself as one who comes from among the people, and I can be touched by their pain because I have my own.

Every time I hear a politician mention the wordstimulus,’ my mind flashes back to high school biology class, when I touched battery wires to a dead frog to make it twitch.

I even got letters form kids in hospitals saying the music is what keeps them going, and that really touched my heart.

Tom Cochrane
I live a life of gratitude for the abundance of love that I have and that ‘Touched by An Angel’ still has an impact that fans are still accessing.

Stage phobia never touched me. I was naturally drawn towards the spotlight.

People sort of went crazy when ‘BTWAM’ came out. I’m happy a bunch of people read it. I’m happy it touched so many people. I’m less happy that it became an object for certain folks or was discussed that way. I’m less happy that journalists started scrolling through my kid’s Instagram account.

I’m trying to communicate here. I’m a communicator, I like to communicate, and if a million people buy it then we’ve touched a million people, if only 10 people buy it, then we’ve only touched 10, and that’s important, because I’m satisfied with only 10. But, I love a million.

I first came to Delhi with my parents when I was 15 years old. We went to see the Red Fort, and I was walking behind my parents, and some guy who was walking along touched me inappropriately. I screamed, but he was acting so cool about it. I did not create any further scene and left.

Some of the brightest, most creative minds have been touched by mental illness.

When I was a child, I used to dream about being onstage in front of thousands of people, and it happened. It’s not about the fame; it’s about people being touched.

Getting to work at Lick was like being touched by the wand of your fairy godmother.

The story of the Alamo has touched many more people than one would think. So, I would like to pay my respects to those men on both sides of the walls in those months of February and March 1836.

You know, cancer is bipartisan. I mean, there are so many people whose lives are touched and changed by cancer that people are willing to work together to find cures, find solutions, make lives better for cancer patients. So I think people put politics aside. This isn’t a political thing. This is a life issue.

Do you know, Michael, he was – he touched the hearts of many people around the world. That’s important. That’s why the world cried when he passed because they understood him.

Jermaine Jackson
I’m straight edge. I’ve never touched a drug, and I want to show kids that you can accomplish big things the right way.

I needed a way to have the platter continuously spinning while I’m moving the record back and forth. I went to a fabric store. When I touched this hairy stuff – felt – I found it. I rubbed spray starch on both sides and ironed it until it became a stiff wafer. After that, I was able to stop time.

With ‘Iowa,’ if you ask me, we really passed up a lot of things that we could have done with the two auxiliary drummers. I mean they hardly touched their drums on that album.

There’s always been an element of ‘right time, right place‘ to Nine Inch Nails. When we stepped onstage at Woodstock ’94, I could sense it. I get goosebumps thinking about it now. Like, ‘I don’t know how we did this, but somehow we’ve touched a nerve.’

I’m where I’m supposed to be. In that purple chair, by myself, yip yapping. I am. I didn’t fall into it, you know. I wanted to be a newscaster or a radio broadcaster since I was six years old. When I went to college, I majored in communications. When I touched a microphone, I fell in love.

I will not be touched if someone says, ‘I do not love you.’ You have the right. You do not have to love me.

I just look at all the fruit and all the people’s lives that are being changed and are being touched. And that’s what we really focus on because we hear – every day we get mail, we visit with people, and their lives are being changed.

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.

The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.

I was worried when I returned that I might be booed or barracked. Nobody has waved fivers at me. I am touched by the reception since I have come back.

John Higgins
Autism has touched many families in West Virginia, including mine.

I am recognized a lot for ‘Master of None.’ It seems like that show really touched a cultural nerve in a good way.

I could not have done anymore, I had pushed myself to a limit that I had never touched before and that’s definitely going to change you – than going out and doing what you do in practice every day.

Elvis Stojko
I went to college at NYU for acting, since acting was my dream from very young. I did a lot of hip-hop courses while I was there. I helped co-write a hip-hop production for the main stage of NYU, but I never touched rap.

I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists, and therefore I know there is a God.

Romeo Dallaire
The historical achievements for my constituency and welfare schemes of the Modi government has touched each and every person and reached across each and every household.

All bronzes are made to be touched. Bronze is a sensual ‘livingmaterial. The sweat and oil of your palms adds to the patination.

God’s finger touched him, and he slept.

I’d be so fascinated to talk to a psychologist or sociologist about the deep psychological impact of seeing oneself represented. I don’t think we’ve really touched the surface of what it does to the psyche of a people if the only image of you out there is negative. Or if it’s never out there.

I touched the limits of our political system, which pushes one to last-minute compromises. Explanations are rarely given. It plays to people’s fears because it hasn’t built an ideological consensus. It produces flawed solutions and too often ignores reality.

For me, ‘Lamb‘ started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in ‘Coyote Blue’ and ‘Island of the Sequined Love Nun,’ but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.

After Sept. 11, there was a reticence and worrying about films that touched on war, and even more on terrorism.

Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.

Lena Horne
We clearly realize that freedom‘s inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.

What I’ve learned is that makeup well applied can really last all day. I’ve had makeup on for 17 hours with minimal retouching. Once it’s on me, and I start, I don’t want to be touched again.

Stephanie March
The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good.

I think everyone should – can share whatever they wish when their heart is touched and they want to spread more positivity rather than segregation and separation in this world.

I often say the last role I played that really touched me and where I was able to access what I really am was Bonnie, which is kind of sad when you think how early in my career that was.

I have touched coral, and it feels hard like a rock, with a little slimy thing on top of it. But it is better to not touch coral, to prevent damaging it.

Enric Sala
I think of myself as a journeyman actor. I’ve got some talent and I work hard, but people like Brando or Pacino – those people are touched by God.

The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.

Everything we do is very, very touched by what happens in Washington.

Bob Latta
I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being.

I was in Las Vegas when the Nogueira brothers first touched down in America. There was a bus – this is a true story. There was a bus that pulled up to a red light, and Little Nog tried to feed it a carrot while Big Nog was petting it. He thought it was a horse. This really happened.

There was one vampire movie that Gerard Butler was in, ‘Dracula 2000,’ and they touched on something interesting, but it only worked in the context of that particular movie, which was that the original vampire was Judas.

Jesus sowed good seeds into the lives of the people He touched. His walk was humble, meek, giving, and forgiving, and He taught His disciples to be the same way.

I was something of a problem kid. I was emotional, wild, rebellious at school. I’m very touched by kids who don’t have advantages; they are much more interesting than kids who have everything. They have a lot of passion and emotion, such a strong will.

It seems there is no area in our culture that is not touched, changed, even swallowed by the Internet. It’s both medium and message, mass and personal, social and solitary.

I don’t have any personal memories of the broadcast of ‘Civilisation’. I was born the year afterwards. But the many personal stories I have heard from the people it touched do resonate as I had my own television-induced epiphany.

The ‘Daughter of the Regiment‘ that I did in Boston was vintage Sarah Caldwell, which is to say it was brilliant. Before my career was over, I’m sure I sang the role of Marie at least a hundred times, often in productions that cost a fortune, but none touched hers.

Same thing with film, by the time you’ve finished shooting and you’ve really been into everything, you’ve touched up everything in the editing room. You’ve gone in there and taken little bits from everything.

I think that essentially, since music was invented, it’s basically reached out and touched every single kind of conceivable generation.

I am very happy that the kind of work that I have done has touched people’s lives.

Cinema is my religion. It is a way to make people sensitive, through emotions. To make them feel, experience empathy. People are touched and act ethically when they are emotionally touched.

For me, the first thing is script. When I heard ‘Mom”s script, it really touched me and moved me. I felt really nice about the story. That’s the reason I did the movie.

I met Ellie Goulding at the BRITs. She’s lovely. I’ve got a lot of time for her. I gave her congratulations and whatnot and she let me hold her BRIT. That was amazing – once I’d touched one for the first time, I said ‘This cannot be the last time I touch a BRIT.’

I am touched by my readers who loved my books. All the stories are true incidents in life. Now I have realised, any amount of imagination will not be as beautiful as the real life.

I get my highlights touched up with Susan Henry at Shades in Beverly Hills. She developed hypo-allergenic hair color products with no ammonia because she’s allergic to others; she’s an incredible colorist. She does balayage instead of the foils, and I’ll go and she will do my entire head of highlights in an hour.

As a 9-year-old child, I vividly remember the day Hurricane Andrew touched down in 1992. My family was living in the Upper Florida Keys at the time, and we soon realized its utter devastation to South Florida, with entire blocks leveled by Andrew’s vicious winds.

Other times, you’re doing some piece of work and suddenly you get feedback that tells you that you have touched something that is very alive in the cosmos.

I talk to people of different ages, and a guy who’s 38 who says, ‘I could’ve played Major League Baseball, but I had this knee injury…’ Yeah, probably not. It’s a big thing with men and sports, where they think they could have touched that thing.

My military service is the thing I’m most proud of, but when I think of everything happening in the Middle East, I can’t help but tell myself I wish we would have achieved some sort of lasting victory. No one touched that subject before Trump, especially not in the Republican Party.

When all is said and done, I always used to say this to recruits: ‘I don’t remember one goal I scored. I don’t remember one result. I just remember the people that touched my life and that connected with me.’

Ronald Reagan was a dim hack who did horrible damage to almost everything he touched.

Only after she had passed away did I fully comprehend to what extent she had truly touched everyone.

In my experience as an actor over so many years, I don’t know when I have been touched so deeply on so many levels as I have been by ‘The Leftovers‘ in my three years there. It is a profound exploration of life, of grief, of loss.

People don’t remember me for how high my legs went, even though they went up very high, and how many pirouettes I did. They don’t remember me for that. They remember me and any other dancer because something touched them inside. It’s an indelible memory on the heart and in the mind.

But there’s a huge blessing that comes from being a part of a show like ‘The Cosby Show’ that sets such a high standard of quality – it touched so many people on so many different levels.

I was always curious about, like, how does hot sauce work? Growing up I used to wonder, ‘If I touched it, was it hot?’

I am touched by the admiration and ovation I receive from CSK fans, which will always remain close to my heart.

When I hear from fans that they not only like the music but they’re also very touched by the lyrics, or they also learned about a specific cause because of me, that’s really rewarding.

Bond is the longest-running franchise ever and there’s a reason for that: they are action movies but they are also touched by current events without being political or too serious.

I went to Mumbai thinking I will be away from media and fans, but right from the Governor of Maharashtra to aam janata, at least 60 people would come to visit me every day. There were calls, messages and I was so touched. I didn’t know that people loved me so much and they want to see me back in action.

If I grow older like my mum, I’ll be happy. She’s never touched her face. She has laughter lines but looks lovely.

Any time they try to describe the tsunami to us, I am so touched by how high they look in the air, when they explain it with their hands-they go so high.

When Pope Francis touched down on French soil for the first time in his papacy with a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg last November, Ms. Royal was the senior French official there to greet him.

Touch is the mother of the senses. Not only are women more sensitive when they touch, but they’re also more sensitive to being touched.

I literally touched down in Kosovo and the president, prime minister and mayor were waiting for me to get off the plane. Apparently that’s unheard of. They don’t wait for nobody.

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched.

Francis Schaeffer
I try to stay away from stuff that’s just action, action, action, action, action, and you kind of fast-forward through the dialogue scenes. I’m not interested in doing that. Give me a reason to fight, and I’ll go there. But don’t just make it, ‘You touched my pen! Haaa-yah!’ I’ve done that before.

Mark Dacascos
This disease of addiction has touched not just me but millions of Americans out there. Me being in the spotlight, I want to tell my story because there are a lot of misconceptions. I want to let people out there know that there’s hope.

I’m a remedial reading student from Ohio who grew up to write pieces on my mom and dad in the ‘New York Times.’ They were really touched by that – something they never saw coming.

‘Roots’ touches so many people and once you start realizing that, you realize that it has touched an immense amount of people in an immensely important way.

My mother passed away of complications of dementia. As you get older, it really makes you realize how many people are touched by this disease.

Paul Coffey
I’ve had an experience through music that has touched almost every part of me. It educated me in ways that I didn’t get educated in school. So we try to lay on a bit of that, through being funny, being serious, playing hard.

I have touched all genres, be it comedy, tragedy or negative roles.

I haven’t faced harassment in terms of work, but I think every girl in India has gone through some or the other awkward moment in public where she was eve-teased or touched inappropriately.

EBay gave me the framework to discover I was an e-commerce entrepreneur. I touched everything, from shipping to logistics.

You’ve gotta understand: in July of ’44, the Allies were still contained on the peninsula in western France and the destruction of Europe had not really begun. War had not really touched the European continent at that point.

I remember I had a fight with my friend when I touched a boy for the first time and I didn’t tell her. She got mad with me, not because I didn’t tell her but because I’d done it in the first place.

I believe that you live on inside the hearts and minds of everyone you’ve touched while you were here on earth.

I played many matches and got experience very early. Did I lose some of my childhood? This is one of the things that I am more sensitive about and that touched me the most, because I am a family person. There are many moments that I haven’t had the chance to enjoy with my family and also with my friends.

Sting was one of my first and biggest influences. One night in North Carolina, when I reached out and touched his shoulder, he had the face paint on, and I didn’t know why, but I loved it. I wanted to be just like him, and I was only 11 years old.

We had our own version of the seven vows, which Abhinav has written beautifully. Each vow touched my heart deeply.

During the game, you don’t really notice how many guys have touched the ball because you’re just focusing on where you need to be.

Josephine Baker is such an iconic woman that once you’ve touched her and she has touched you, it never goes away. I’m stuck with her. I’m sure 50 years from now, when they write my obituary, they will mention that I played Josephine Baker. It’ll be on my epitaph.

If people can come out of ‘Bin Roye’ feeling even just a little bit of what this character felt, and touched your heart, that’s enough for me.

I’m really proud of the way that ‘Pose’ has brought people’s families together and touched people’s hearts and opened people’s minds. It’s really incredible to see. It’s a show about love and family, and it highlights what it really means to have a family and to be a family and to love your family.

In this quest to seek and find God in all things, there is still an area of uncertainty. There must be. If a person says that he met God with total certainty and is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good.

I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn’t angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished.

Lena Horne
That’s where it begins and ends for me and these songs were the ones that touched me the deepest. It was like I was laying hold of some part of me that I didn’t even know was there until I let it out.

In Bosnia, the case was there were white, blond-haired, blue-eyed Muslims who were being slaughtered and identified as Muslims. That really touched me.

People in India like to touch a lot. It’s not very nice for any girl to be touched by strangers wherever they want. You wouldn’t do that to your sister or mother, but just because one is an actor, they think she is your property.

I don’t want to sing about going to a party with friends, I want to sing meaningful songs that can inspire people and I think Sia’s songs are really deep. ‘Chandelier’ is about young girls who think they have to please others to be loved and that really touched me.

I was very sensitive. I liked everything that touched fantasy and beauty. I dreamed of being a ballerina, but Mother said I was too big, too long.

Jacqueline de Ribes
I had seen ‘Onaatah’ when I was a part of the National Film Awards jury in 2016. I was very impressed with the film because it was a small but a very inspiring film. Since it touched my heart, I thought of remaking it.

My aunt looked like Lucille Ball, and everything she touched was beautiful and elegant. But I was intelligent enough to understand I would never be like her.

Sandra Lerner
On our show, I’ve only reached out and touched about 55 guys. I think there’s still about 40 million.

Carson Kressley
I had never touched a computer in my life before I came to Pixar.

It is amazing that something I did 23 years ago still has an audience that people respond to and I am touched and surprised that people are still very positive about.

I never like being touched, ever. People used to say I held my breath when they were hugging me. I still do.

Whenever the hero and heroines met, they couldn’t go beyond a point. They would just hold hands and consummation or kissing would be two flowers meeting or a bumblebee hovering over a flower. In ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool,’ even though their love was strong, the couple never touched.

If I get some Bruce Lee nun-chucks that he actually used in a movie, those are going in the case. Those will never be used. Those will never be touched.

I feel like traditional artists feel like everything that they do has to be perfect and touched up, and it has to be about something that would be able to be played on the radio.

The day I got my first letter from a fan, I felt like I’d been touched by an angel.

Whether looking at pop music, hip-hop or R&B, it’s rare to find an artist who hasn’t been touched or affected by the power and soul of gospel music. In fact, many of today’s popular artists such as Whitney Houston, John Legend, and Katy Perry started their careers in the church choir.

Unless you’ve been touched personally, it’s difficult to see, but there are millions of people who have no voice whatsoever.

Rock ‘n’ roll entertained my head but there was something about country music that touched my heart.

It wasn’t books that inspired me to write. For me, inspiration was simple, immediate: I got it from eating, dancing, talking. I got it from life lived, things touched, from sensuality, from love of life, from our irrefutable connection to the earth.

Revising stuff lately, I was shocked to see how often my characters scratched their ankles, felt their feet, and touched their own ears.

Wood is very warm and sensual and meant to be touched.

The true exercise of freedom is – cannily and wisely and with grace – to move inside what space confines – and not seek to know what lies beyond and cannot be touched or tasted.

It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.

I’m touched by Jon Hendricks. I want some of my music to reflect that. And when I write, you’re going to hear it.

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
When the Killers first came out, a lot of people thought we were English, and it touched a chord in me, because my roots are very American.

Obviously, any living musician born after 1960 has been touched by rock and roll. It’s the music of our time, and it’s ‘in the air,’ as Steve Reich would say. My experience of it is just really direct because I’m actually playing in a collaborative band.

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

Cancer has touched my life and the lives of those I love, and now I’m ready to help all that I can in the fight.

I thought I’d be the first to introduce herbal tea to Patna. White tea, ginger tea, rooibos, camomile. No one touched it. On subsequent visits, I’d find the packets decorating the shelves in my parents’ dining room.

From his roots as a slave, the American Negro – sometimes sorrowing, sometimes jubilant but always hopeful – has touched, illuminated, and influenced the most remote preserves of world civilisation. I and my dance theater celebrate this trembling beauty.

Alvin Ailey
The basic idea of making this film was that even if one person is touched by the thought in the film, then my job as a storyteller is done.

There are times when I feel I’ve exposed too much but I also know what I do has touched people and I get so many young girls that tell me how it has helped them navigate through their own personal struggle and that makes it all worth it.

There’s never a case of, ‘Ooh, I touched a nerve there.’ It’s make believe.

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 men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.

My favorite movie is ‘Imitation of Life.’ It’s just a true love story, and it really touched me.

You have people who are so passionate and touched by my work, which is so humbling. But other times, it’s a little overwhelming. If I’m just trying to go to the bodega and get some coconut water, I have to put on a hat and some glasses – those kind of things.

I’ve tried everything but celibacy, and I really want to know what it feels like to be touched by someone with a mental touch and not a physical touch.

Hamilton had one of those extraordinary 18th-century minds that touched on virtually every major topic of the day.

There’s a lot of female singers and I don’t want to dismiss them, but the male – and I have to be careful – the black male voice in jazz, whatever you say, is an important voice, because there’s a tradition of the music that should be touched on, there’s a sound that should be touched on.

Nirvana really touched me as a teenager and started making me pay attention to music as a participatory thing that I could do.

Poverty is everyone’s problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.

Kathleen Blanco
I had the privilege of playing an angel on ‘Touched by an Angel’ for many years – almost two decades, and we would deliver a message on the show. The message was that God loves them, and before filming every scene, we would come together and pray.

I am so saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Bonnie Franklin. She was just full of light and love. Bonnie will be very much missed by all the people she touched with her love.

Mackenzie Phillips
I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.

Joseph Wood Krutch
I’m so touched that complete strangers will send me a script asking me to be in their film. That still amazes me – and sometimes for a lot of money too.

When we are touched by something it’s as if we’re being brushed by an angel’s wings.

I can not forget the moment when I first saw my baby and touched her. My husband Srivatsan was with me in the labour room and his presence energised me.

What I know is that the possibilities are always endless when it comes to ‘Hamilton.’ It’s broken several records. Audiences are really being touched by it, they’re being moved by it, and they’re in love with the music.

Anime has sent me all over the world, introducing me to people who have touched my life in indescribably profound ways.

Steven Blum
I researched children’s rights, divorce law, and parental kidnapping. Millions of children and parents are touched by the inadequacy of the legal system to deal with the human heart.

When I saw how people would react and be touched by my voice, this was the moment I thought maybe there’s something more to this than just singing around the house.

It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life. Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.

I’ve always been tremendously interested in criminal law. It goes to a deep interest I have in prisons and the criminal element, and what we do as a society with it. I’ve always been touched by the idea of criminality.

‘Touched by an Angel’ started my calling to be the messenger, and on a weekly basis, I was able to deliver the message of God’s love to the world.

My freshman year at Harrison High School, I saw a journalism class where students were putting out a weekly newspaper. It touched a responsive chord in me.

Irv Kupcinet
I love soundtracks to movies and am always touched by the music if it’s good. The music in some old Disney movies, like ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ and ‘Peter Pan’ really gets to me.

We don’t work for the government. We don’t carry guns. We don’t chase aliens. We are a man and a woman. The similarities end there… If ‘X-Files‘ and ‘Touched by an Angel’ crashed on ‘Highway to Heaven,’ you’d have ‘Mysterious Ways.’

What 2Pac did to me is he touched me with his music.

I was touched by the magic of music. My way to communicate was through my guitar and music.

A quick example of that is a woman who said she’d been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead.

James Randi
People don’t realize how many aspects of our lives are touched in one way or another by not just the discoveries, the technological breakthroughs, but the process of science.

There is much more immediate access to creative music through online communities and blogs which have touched all corners of the music world including contemporary classical.

Being from Australia, I’ve never even touched a gun. It’s so not a part of our culture.

I know God touched my heart to lead the youth back to Him. A lot of people can do it, but He chose me to do it.

Once I was in Varanasi, a man in his mid 40s came to meet me from Jalandhar. He touched my feet and asked for blessings. I was stunned. I picked him and hugged him. He said he is blessed now. I think that was the most memorable moment in my life.

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

I think when you’re a fan of music – at least the way I’ve been a fan to artists that have really touched me – you’re with them for the long haul. They might do things that you don’t understand or agree with, but I think I’ve always tried to hold my judgment and give them the space to do what they need to do.

I went to the Louvre in Paris, and I saw all the paintings and the Mona Lisa. You don’t really see something like that every day. I was looking at it, and everything else in the room just shut out. Like, Leonardo Da Vinci painted this thing – this is unreal that he touched that. It had this crazy effect on me.

I always felt the ‘X-Men,’ in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject has come up in other titles, too. But we would never pound hard on the subject, which must be handled with care and intelligence.

I don’t think any of our lyrics have ever been erotic in a sexual term, because I haven’t really written, touched on, that subject too often. But, uh… I mean, I suppose they could point the finger at us for violence maybe in certain songs.

I’m more into beats than rhymes. I’m a huge fan of anything touched by the Neptunes. Dancing is kind of my thing. I go out with my friends as often as I can on the weekends, and I’m always drawn to girls with rhythm.

David Gallagher
Cause at the end of the day, honestly, at the end of the day when you’re in your death bed and that’s it, I think it’s the relationships you’ve had and the people that you’ve touched and the people that have touched you that matter.

Julie Benz
When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you’d go, what did you just play… immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That’s what we’re going to miss.

I will forever be touched by anybody who has a choice to love someone, and they make a decision to.

Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.

Charles Perrault
I’m the lead singer of the Beach Boys and an ambassador of this amazing music that touched a generation.

The condition of the wounded touched my heart deeply.

Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
I never stood in a public house bar and alcoholic drink never touched my lips.

The ball touched the paint a lot of times. When we talk about touching the paint, the ball touches the key for making a layup or making a play for a teammate. We’ve got to use our length and our speed. Defensively, getting deflections. Give up one shot and rebound.

First of all, when I was making the decision, I never thought that Pittsburgh fans would want me back. Every time I played there, they were booing me every time I touched the puck. I didn’t think it would be such a big deal that I didn’t sign with Pittsburgh.

Jaromir Jagr
Now there are laws in many parts of the world which reflect the best of human nature. These laws treat people touched by HIV with compassion and acceptance. These laws respect universal human rights and they are grounded in evidence.

The task is to influence and create a reaction in the audience. In my opinion, any reaction of a human being in the audience, I think this is great. It means we touched the person’s soul.

I do see, in some younger writers, elements and things that I have used – and I am very touched and flattered because I am part of a tapestry that is being absorbed by authors.

Isobelle Carmody
Many of us have been touched by the magic of a great teacher. I know I have.

There are certain topics that I’ve come back to time and again throughout my career. On ‘To the Bone,’ there are certain subjects I have touched on before.

I am always touched when friends make contributions to my foundation on my behalf.

My unworldliness, even at 21, was abnormal. Not only had I never smoked tobacco nor touched alcohol of any description, but I had never yet set foot inside a theatre, or gone to a race course I had never seen, nor held a billiard cue, nor touched a card.

Algernon Blackwood
In third grade, my teacher asked me to read in front of the class. I was so touched because that really was the first acting I had ever done, just reading in front of the class. And I was so amazed with the fulfillment I got from being in front of people.

My proudest moment is when I’m part of a good film, when people are touched by it.

You know there are so many people that have touched your life both on the ice and within your career in the NHL whether it be owners, GM’s, coaches, players, trainers, all the way down. And that doesn’t even account for all of the people that you encountered outside of the game that you met along this trip, too.

Ron Francis
So now I don’t have time to practice drums. It’s been five years since I’ve touched the drums.

Ikue Mori
There is no such thing as human perfection, and yet when you hear Lataji sing, you wonder how she sang that song so beautifully, so perfectly. Or, how Kumar Gandharva touched your soul so powerfully.

I try to be this kind of player: the type who does something whenever he gets the ball. Sometimes in the past, I’ve gone through games where I’ve not touched the ball for 20 or 30 minutes.

Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life.

Sports is a terrific metaphor that’s hardly been touched on TV.

The time has passed in the history of the world when anything is too sacred to be touched, when anything is beyond the reach of the inquiring and scientific spear.

David Josiah Brewer
All of the charities we’re involved with have touched me in one way or another on a personal level. There are about eight or nine charities that I support.

Ferguson Jenkins
I realize we’re not curing diseases with ‘iCarly,’ and we’re not doing Shakespeare. It’s not an Academy Award-winning film, but it has definitely touched people universally.

I always thought I was a good person, a decent person. I never harassed anyone or touched anyone. And you say to yourself , ‘Oh, that’s good enough,’ but yes, I had certain jokes that I always assumed the audience would understand. This is Persona.

Every time I touched Ronda, connected a punch, I wanted more and more. That’s why the fight was so fast. Every time I connected, I felt that she couldn’t take it, so I threw more and only stopped when it was over. But it was good.

I am much less autistic now, compared to when I was young. I remember some behaviors like picking carpet fuzz and watching spinning plates for hours. I didn’t want to be touched. I couldn’t shut out background noise. I didn’t talk until I was about 4 years old. I screamed. I hummed. But as I grew up, I improved.

I’m different, and I have to be a warrior to be that way. But I have had some success; I hope I have touched the lives of some wonderful people, all by being what I see as myself but some others people see as different.

I learned that sometimes our struggles are a little bit bigger than us and talking about them and coming through and having the courage to get out of them. I learned how many I touched and inspired through the journey of ‘Idol‘ because I was just singing on the show. I wasn’t really being an advocate for anything.

I really would love to do a piece like Julia Roberts or Charlize Theron in ‘Erin Brockovich’ or ‘North Country.’ They were both so amazing and so inspiring. I would love to touch someone in the way their performances touched me.

There was nothing in all Douglas‘s powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln’s speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end.

Henry Villard
People are used to music that justifies street culture but something that’s not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live.

The banks never sent me one chequebook. I’m very happy not to have ever touched one.

The growing attention Americans are paying to what they put into their mouths has touched off a new scramble by the processed-food companies to address health concerns.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

I think horror films in the past maybe touched on social themes having to do with whatever era in which they were made, but in the end, it’s definitely an escapist form of entertainment.

Brooke Nevin
When I get to meet my audience when I go speak at colleges or when I’m walking down the street, it’s been really eye-opening how many people have been touched to see someone that looks like them on television.

Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.

My work on titles was a marvelous opportunity to learn about filmmaking. I think I touched on just about every aspect of the process, both creative and technical. And I worked with many wonderful people.

I’ve gotten scripts over the years, but I believe it was the stories of ‘Moonlight‘ and ‘Hidden Figures‘ that really touched my heart and aligned with the messages that I felt were extremely important to me.

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.

Marston Morse
The storyline has always been of paramount importance to me. The subject and climax of ‘Phillauri’ touched my heart.

I never really watched much stand-up growing up. I just was not really that into it. But I can say I honestly fell in love with it the second I touched the microphone. It was like this weird thing where it’s like, ‘Oh, yeah, this is what I’m supposed to do.’

People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives, and that’s been very moving. We’re enormously grateful to the fans of the show. They’ve been extremely loyal to us season after season, and they make it all worthwhile.

When one has been touched by the stellar power and ethereal playing of a sublime musician, one is lifted, if only briefly, to a place beyond the realm of the temporal.

I’ve never, ever in my life touched a photographer. Some of the cruellest things I’ve ever said have been to photographers who are chasing me down the street, some of the sharpest, most efficient emotional barbs. And they know that in that moment, in that one-to-one wit competition, they just got smashed.

Healthcare has been the last major industry that hasn’t been touched by technology in terms of productivity and consumer adoption in the way so many other industries have.

When you watch television shows, as good as they are, like ‘Joan of Arcadia’ and ‘Touched by an Angel,’ everything is this kind of mishmash of faith but not any specific religion.

David Seltzer
There is so much to be celebrated about mental illness. I do believe that there is something to be said about the truly artistic, the truly brilliant, those of us who have been ‘touched by fire‘ that should be celebrated, not stigmatized.

When I do see a picture of myself that has been touched up too much, I do get a bit sad… it makes me look like a hypocrite. It breaks my heart. I would rather shoot a magazine and shoot my flaws, but that’s not up to me.

Although there have been warnings that it was coming for years, the Alzheimer‘s epidemic is here now and millions more families will be touched by this progressive – and ultimately fatal – disease unless its course can be altered.

Jeanne Phillips
American readers are so polite; their reactions make it seem like I’ve received thousands of thank-you notes. It’s just lovely, and amazing the things people tell you that have touched them and related to their own lives.

You can’t put your feet on the ground until you’ve touched the sky.

When you’re on set, you’re constantly surrounded by people – talking to people, being touched by people. So I like to just spend time with myself.

As a species, we are most animated when our days and nights on Earth are touched by the natural world. We can find immeasurable joy in the birth of a child, a great work of art, or falling in love.

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.

Last time I blushed was when I smoothed my hands over the back of my dress and actually touched skin. Seems the material was tucked into my underwear, and everyone around me had gotten a show. This, of course, was at a romance writers’ conference.

Gena Showalter
In senior year at college, Paula Vogel was my playwriting teacher; she is the first person to introduce me to the notion that a woman could actually forge a career in the theatre. Up until then, the possibility seemed remote and inaccessible, as I had very few role models who directly touched my life.

When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz.

Joe Simon
To be able to walk down the street and have people stop you, not just because they recognize you, but because you somehow personally touched them, it’s amazing.

In Castling, the King must be moved first, or before the Rook is quitted. If the Rook be quitted before the King is touched, the opposing player may demand that the move of the Rook shall stand without the Castling being completed.

There is a widespread assumption that simply because my generation of women has the good fortune to live in a world touched by the feminist movement, that means everything we do is magically imbued with its agenda, but it doesn’t work that way.

I’m no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I’m part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well.

My teeth have never been touched. Why did I tell you that? Knock on wood. I’ve got a few scars over the eyes, a couple on the chin, a few on the beak and one across the cheek. But my luck is running out.

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.