100+ Best Hug Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational hug quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Hug Quotes

Now the dressing-room full of RSC hierarchy. Suddenly Trevor Nunn pushes his way through and ‘Trevs’ me. I’ve heard a lot about this ‘Trevving’, but never had it done to me. From what I’d heard, a ‘Trev’ is an arm round your shoulder and a sideways squeeze. But this ‘Trev’ is a full frontal hug, so complete and so intimate that the dressing-room instantly clears, as if by suction. I’m left alone in the arms of this famous man wondering whether it’s polite to let go. — Antony Sher

Mr. President, Mrs. Obama. There is a photograph of you [hugging] that went viral, became the most shared photograph in the history of Twitter. How do you keep the fire going? — Barbara Walters

Tomorrow, we’ll get a big hug going, and we’ll talk about past times, and then the first pitch will be thrown, and he won’t see John Cohen, he’ll see the enemy. I won’t see Pat McMahon, I’ll see a team that we’re trying to beat. That happens a lot in this league. — John Cohen

I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road. — Jay London

With my son, falling off his bike is usually what makes him upset, so a hug goes a long way. But girls are more complicated; my daughter will get bummed out because her friend hurt her feelings. In that case, we’ll talk about it. I’ll tell her that she’s a great friend, and that she needs to talk to her friends about it. — Summer Sanders

You know, food is such – it’s a hug for people. — Rachael Ray

I’ll put it out there: I love getting hugs. — Nicole Kidman

Everywhere I go people come up to me, they mob me – anyone who has MS or has a relative with MS – they come up and hug and cry. — Ann Romney

Hugs are great, but – better than drugs? Come on. Let me put it to you this way: I never drove to Harlem at 4 a.m. to get somebody to hug me. — Artie Lange

Hug the shore; let others try the deep. — Virgil

A fan will grab you and hug you and will not let go. When that happens, you wish it could be that way all over the world. — Charley Pride

We have a responsibility as citizens to do what we can for each other. It makes people happy. They eat it and when they see me later they want to hug me, to touch me, because Louisiana food is emotional food. It has a lot of flavor to it. You put it in your mouth in bad times and it makes you feel good. — Paul Prudhomme

When dogs are actually looking at you, they’re essentially hugging you with their eyes. — Brian Hare

If we hit the collective nerve of the audience on that night, that they would be standing up and rushing towards the stage to hug us. — Ben Kingsley

The only thing to do is to hug one’s friends tight and do one’s job. — Edith Wharton

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best. — George Eliot

Shirley MacLaine said, You’re so funny, then gave me a hug. Everything went white. I couldn’t hear, I couldn’t see. I thought I was going to pass out — Lisa Kudrow

The story of a mother’s life: Trapped between a scream and a hug. — Cathy Guisewite

Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes. — T. D. Jakes

Eating something fresh out of the oven is like a hug you can taste. — Regina Brett

I take care of everybody. I’m either hugging you or making sure that you’re not sick, because my backpack has every kind of medicine in it. — Leslie Jones

The world is a mess. It seems that life gets harder on a personal level each and every day. Hug and kiss those you love every day. You never know when the tragedies of this world may visit your life. — Kevin Nash

I like kisses that aren’t too fast or rushed – that’s what makes a good kiss. — Louis Tomlinson

There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment — anywhere. — Barbara Ehrenreich

My kids don’t watch my movies. What I want to do is go home and hug my kids, talk to them and engage with them. — Kevin Bacon

I got to make eye contact with him and give him a hug after the game, but that has been about it during basketball. — Dave Buchanan

Fran McDormand was great because she said, ‘What I used to do when I worked with him was I would just walk on the set and I would give him a big hug. Somehow his guard would just drop.’ So I took that advice. — Charlize Theron

A kiss is a secret told to the mouth instead of the ear; kisses are the messengers of love and tenderness. — Ingrid Bergman

There is very little you can beat into a child, but no limit to what you can hug out of it. — Astrid Lindgren

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

We thought we’d mix it up a little bit. Sometimes we throw water on him. Sometimes it’s Gatorade. This time, we just let it be and gave him a hug and said congratulations. But we’re very proud of what he’s done. — Greg Paulus

Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child. — Phyllis McGinley

I love hugging people. I still hug everybody in my meet-and-greet lines. — Taylor Swift

I looked in the audience. There were no strangers. Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging. That was a beautiful picture to look at. — Celine Dion

We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane, Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her. Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing room and passed out cold. — Ray Manzarek

I can’t think of any poet-recluses outside of one dead Jeffers. [Robinson Jeffers] The rest of them want to slobber over each other and hug each other. It appears to me that I am the last of the poet-recluses. — Charles Bukowski

I didn’t want to be standing out there by myself after the game. As soon as I looked over to them, I wanted to hug them, … I decided to run up there. I didn’t know where I was going or what I was doing. Luckily, I made it back safe. — Kim Clijsters

When he first gets off the plane, I’m going to hug him. Then I’m going to collapse for a few hours, and then we’re going to sit down for a long discussion about the consequences. — Shatha Atiya

There are people who have energy that say ‘don’t come near me, don’t get too close.’ There’s people like Adrienne Shelley who have the energy of ‘come over here and give me a hug and if you’re around me you’re going to be happy about it.’ — Nathan Fillion

If I see my fans crying, I just want to give them a hug and tell them I love them. — Austin Mahone

Brothers don’t shake hands, brothers gotta HUG!!! — Chris Farley

You shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself. Every so often, everyone needs to give themselves a big ol’ bear hug and treat themselves to some TLC. — Sean Covey

We hug them for a few minutes, put them in the car seat and what do we do? Turn on the radio. So the youngster is listening to passive experiences instead of interactive. — Matti Friedt

I want to make wines that harmonize with food – wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness. — Robert Mondavi

She can’t hug her mother. It’s a very big thing. — Vicki Hutchinson

If my father had hugged me even once, I’d be an accountant right now. — Ray Romano

She gave me a hug and for a second I was embraced by a body that makes me want to go home and never eat again. — Daniel Handler

When he knows the difference frm ur voice n comes pick u up in the dead’o’ nite jus to comfort u!wud u still ask him if he truely luvs u? Coz I wud jus hug him and promise to never let him go!! — Monika Singh

I had true rivalries. Not only did I want to beat my opponent, but I didn’t want to let him up, either. I had a rivalry with Mac, Lendl, Borg. Everybody knew there was tension between us, on court and off. That’s what’s really ingrained in my mind: ‘This is real. This isn’t a soft rivalry.’ There were no hugs and kisses. — Jimmy Connors

I’m more the sort of person who doesn’t like hugging strangers because we don’t know each other, so we shouldn’t. — Carey Mulligan

We want to put a bear hug on e-commerce. Our objective is simple: We want to change GM from being an auto company that moves on car time to a car company that works on Internet time. — Mark Hogan

I like pencil skirts because they hug me in all the right places. — Mandy Moore

As a father, I would say I am more like a mother. I do a lot of hugging. — Damien Hirst

She wants to know the children, but she said she just really wants to hug them once and then doesn’t really want to have much to do with them. — Michael Meehan

My dad didn’t hug me every day and say he loved me and anything like that. — Billy Bob Thornton

We’re going to have to lean on each other, hug each other. — Oliver Thomas

Did you know that, if you visualise, you can actually hug on the phone? — Shelley Long

Again, I find it difficult to be taken care of and rarely acknowledge it, and every act he does registers, but I also just need to verbally acknowledge him and hug him. — Patricia Heaton

We’re going to hug him and kiss him. We’re going to show him his way to the basket. He’s a terrific guy. We love him. — Eddie Jordan

But there is a danger if they all hug each other all the time. At the moment there’s a bit too much love for each other in this squad. — Uli Hoeness

I wish I could remember his name. But I gave him a big hug and thanked him for bringing him out. — Sheri Mowles

I was waiting for my teammates to embrace me and no one came, … I told them, ‘Come hug me or the referee isn’t going to allow it.’ — Diego Maradona

I don’t know where I was going, what I was doing, … I didn’t want to be standing out there by myself. I just wanted to hug my mum and my sister. Luckily, I made it back safe. — Kim Clijsters

Nonie and I are not talking about a utopian future where everybody will hug and kiss and everything will be behind us. We’re talking about teaching another way to look at ‘the other’ with tolerance and the maturity to acknowledge ideas outside the culture of hatred around us. — Miri Eisen

I wish I could just hug you all, but I’m not gonna. — Layne Staley

More affectionate than a kiss is a well done hug in someone that you love. Have you ever notice how I can give delicious hugs? — Carmen Miranda

Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching. — Gina Barreca

I was shocked at first. I was suspecting he was going to hug me or something, and I got the chest bump, too. — Brandon Stockton

Can you even imagine not hugging? — Charlie Crist

If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you. — Peter Marshall

I wish I could have given him a bear hug and twisted his arm, but he’s a pretty big guy. Obviously, we would love to have him here. — Johnny Damon

The decisions that Ellen made on her show were between her and her producers. I supported her decisions. I was there to hug her when she got home. — Anne Heche

One of the first things I said when I signed on for the show was No hugs! Full House was all based on hugs. — Bob Saget

A child’s kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them? — Harvey Fierstein

I consider myself lucky that Sheila Johnson, the cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, didn’t choose to rest on her very impressive business laurels. Her luscious 100 percent modal scarves, printed with photos she takes all over the world, are gorgeous. Wearing one is like being wrapped in a hug. — Gayle King

If beautiful movies can influence you to go out and hug your children, then we have to be honest and say that other movies can inspire you to do bad things. — Nick Cave

Once the bear’s hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps. — Harold MacMillan

Mrs. Obama has a hug – a sincere and friendly embrace – that has become familiar to countless supporters from coast to coast. And when she talks to you, she focuses all her calm attention on your face. — Andre Leon Talley

I’m very Southern in the way I walk in the world. I love to laugh. I love to eat. I love to hug people. But if somebody makes me mad, my neck may roll. I can be aggressive with a Southern twang. — Katori Hall

We’re looking forward to spending the Labor Day weekend with our family, … The first thing we’re going to do is hug them real tight. — Randy Bishop

The spy boom has been a beautiful windfall for architects, construction companies, IT specialists, and above all defense contractors, enriching thousands of private companies and dozens of local economies hugging the Capital Beltway. — Rachel Maddow

Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them. — Natalie Portman

Right now it’s as if Milosevic and Clinton are locked into a bear hug and neither can turn the other loose, … This could very well be a kind of breakthrough. — Jesse Jackson

Can you imagine saying ‘Hi’ to Sam Jackson and he goes and gives you a hug? It’s like being hugged by a lion. — Demian Bichir

Bono as we all know, is in love with the world, he’s enamoured by it. I’m enraged by it. He wants to give the world a great big hug, I want to punch its lights out. — Bob Geldof

One, I asked them to give me 110 percent. I told them if you walk away from this game giving that, I’m going to say thank you, shake your hand, give you a big hug and tell you how much I appreciate it. The second thing I told them was to get me home. — Jerome Bettis

I will admit, I once launched myself at Julie Garwood for a hug, hoping some of her magic would rub off on me… and I have fangirl crushes on Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Linda Howard, and Kresley Cole, among many others. — Lisa Kleypas

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. — Bil Keane

You can’t get AIDS from a hug or a handshake or a meal with a friend. — Magic Johnson

Hugs aren’t like pieces of pie. Plenty of hugs to go around. — Bernie Mac

Bewildered as he might be, sometimes a man’s highest calling is simply to stand, and hug. — Brent Weeks

I wish guns were violins, oboes, clarinets, and trumpets. I wish gunshot were beautiful music that gravitates people instead of frightens them in hiding. I wish combat were meant to fight disasters, diseases, poverty, and hunger. I wish troops were true peacemakers who hold children in their arms and hug elders with smiles everywhere they go, all wearing the peace sign as their emblem. Let me turn my wishes into prayers. — Jonathan Chen

I have a 4-year-old and a 14-year-old, and think I missed a recital and a graduation, and they were like ‘It’s OK mommy, we’ll take pictures.’ It was my upset, though… they were just fine! I just give them a kiss and a hug and let them know that I love them every day. — Kimberly Quinn

There are all of these people that say, my mommy doesn’t love me enough, my daddy doesn’t hug me enough. There are some people that would want to coddle them somewhere. I want them to shut up and stop whining. — Danny Bonaduce

I don’t care how sweaty you are. If you don’t hug me, I don’t know you. — Pat Johnson

Right now money doesn’t matter. Who you are or where you’re from doesn’t matter. Getting to come out here and give a child a hug or give someone a hug who knows that their house and everything that they have is gone is what’s important. — Joe Horn

Quick! Head for the ground floor! We have to get out! We will die if we stay! The vampires are here! Haven’t you got a hug for me, Larten, old buddy? — Darren Shan

Clowning is a trick to get love close. I can hug 99 percent of people in the first second of contact if I’m in my clown character. The clown assumes your humanity. It assumes that, whatever trauma you’ve had, you can still love yourself. — Patch Adams

To be honest, I think I’d become a bit selfish with memories of my father. I wanted to hug them close to me. — Jennifer Grant

Can’t you treat yourself with a bit more consideration?’ ‘Why should I?’ Mordion said, hugging the duvet round himself. ‘Because you’re a person, of course!’ Ann snapped at him. ‘One person ought to treat another person properly even if the person’s himself! — Diana Wynne Jones

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