Hugs… the quickest form of comfort we can have after a long, hard day. The kind of respite we need to calm our bodies and our minds. During a time filled with hardship, a warm embrace from someone we love serves as the world’s reminder that things will get better.
The hugs we give and the ones we receive, they strengthen familial bond and friendships. They deepen romantic relationships and transform them into solid partnerships. To be held by a loved one easily caresses our heart, conveying a special kind of tenderness that helps us feel safe and invincible.
And that simple act of cuddling, it’s an overlooked form of magic. Truly, for every hug given there’s a special kind of power in play that puts our worries to rest. Here are 30 hug quotes we can all enjoy.
That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable. – Deb Caletti
You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. That’s why animals are so soft and huggy. – Bill Watterson
Some moments can only be cured with a big squishy grandma hug. – Dan Pearce
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 good thing about hugs: when you give one, you get one too. – Diana Rowland
It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort…only to find a big bear hug coming his way. – Criss Jami
Laughter with those that understand us is music for the soul. A hug at the right moment and a kind shoulder to lean on, is the sprinkle of magic that keeps us walking towards hope. – Mimi Novic
I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words. – Ann Hood
A hug from a samurai girl is warmer than a heap of blankets and more meaningful than a pile of words. – Sandy Fussell
When the right person hugs you, it’s like medicine. I’m so grateful for those few people in my life who are good for my soul. – Steve Maraboli
Had life not given me reasons to grieve, I would never have known the healing power of a hug. – Richelle E. Goodrich
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. – Bil Keane
Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you. – Jacques Prévert
When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away. – Hugh Jackman
Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. – Edward Hoagland
I think Christians and Muslims should hug each other. – Chuck Norris
A hug a day keeps the demons at bay. – German Proverb
A hug is an amazing thing. It’s just the perfect way to show the love we’re feeling but can’t find the words to say. – Johnny Ray Ryder
Hug your friends tight, but your enemies tighter – hug ’em so tight they can’t wiggle. – Lyndon B. Johnson
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. – Bil Keane
Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart. – Steve Irwin
Hugs are God’s way of reminding us how much we are loved. – Gail Lynne Goodwin
Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug 10 people at a time! – Drew Barrymore
Hugs are one of the reasons God gave us arms. So, stretch out your arms to someone today. Reach out to those you love. It will warm the heart of the giver and give light to the soul of the recipient.
No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Feel the presence of love, wrapped up within a hug. – Robert M. Hensel
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. – Princess Diana
Once the bear’s hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps. – Harold MacMillan
We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. – Virginia Satir
Hugs may be silent, yet they speak volumes. – Carol ‘CC’ Miller
Share these 30 hug quotes with the people you love before giving them your biggest, warmest embrace.