in , ,

150 Hug Quotes for Everyone Who Needs a Hug

Last Updated: March 15, 2023 by Team

Hugging is a physical act of embracing another person by wrapping your arms around them. It is a non-verbal communication form that conveys warmth, care, and affection. Hugs can be given for various reasons, such as greeting someone, expressing empathy, or celebrating a special occasion.

Hugging has numerous benefits for both the giver and the receiver. For instance, it has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels by releasing the hormone oxytocin, which can promote feelings of happiness and contentment. Hugging can also lower blood pressure and improve immune function by reducing the stories of the stress hormone cortisol.

In addition to the physical benefits, hugging can also have emotional and social benefits. It can increase feelings of social connectedness and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. Hugging can also strengthen relationships between family members, friends, and romantic partners by fostering a sense of intimacy and trust.

Hugs suit family members, your significant other, your children, and yourself. It can be a powerful way to communicate a feeling with someone else. Hugs are a way to celebrate and provide comfort without saying a single word. A hug means so much when it’s given when you need it most.

And to sum up these emotions as accurately as possible, we have compiled a list of 150 beautiful quotes about hugging through words. These hug quotes show just how much you can communicate through hugging. Enjoy this curated list of the best hug quotes and sayings. And don’t forget to share your opinion in the comment section below once you’re done reading.

150 Quotes to Inspire You to Give More Hugs

Top 10 Hug Quotes

“You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. That’s why animals are so soft and huggy.” – Bill Watterson

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

“You can never have too many books or too many hugs.” – Gina House

“With age, you get to a place where you don’t want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.” – Vin Diesel

“Where I live if someone gives you a hug, it’s from the heart.” – Steve Irwin

“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

“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

“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 Star

“Twenty thousand birds moved away from me as one, like a ground-hugging white cloud clucking softly.” – Michael Pollan

“Things may get dark but I always have your hug to light me up.” – Maria Bastida

Hugs were invented to let someone know you love them without having to say anything.

Romantic Hug Quotes

Go to table of contents

“There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.” – Yoko Ono

“The only failure one should fear is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.” – George Eliot

“Sometimes a silent hug is the only thing to say.” – Robert Brault

“Some moments can only be cured with a big squishy grandma hug.” – Dan Pearce

“Not all hugs are freely given. Some should be earned like a hug from a child.”

“No matter how strong a woman is, she has a weak point. And sometimes all she needs is a hug.” – Melanie McNichols

“Hug is my mother’s word for affection.” – Roberta Indiana

“However long a hug lasts, it doesn’t last long enough.” – Kyle Schmalenberg

“There is something in a simple hug that always warms the heart. It welcomes us back home and makes it easier to part.” – Johnny Ray Ryder

“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 wanted my home to be a haven, like coming in from the cold to a big warm hug.” – Cathy Bramley

“A hug from a samurai girl is warmer than a heap of blankets and more meaningful than a pile of words.” – Sandy Fussell

“A hug delights, warms, and charms. That must be why God gave us arms.” – Lashana Harney

““There is something in a simple hug that always warms the heart. It welcomes us back home and makes it easier to part.” – Johnny Ray Ryder

One of the best feelings in the world is when you hug someone you love, and they hug you back even tighter!

“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.”

“Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone’s personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them.” – Natalie Portman

“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

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

“Being able to give someone a hug from the heart, it’s healing.” – Big Show

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else.” – Princess Diana

“A hug’s a happy thing while a shrug’s so often destructive.” – Malcolm Forbes

“The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms.” – Hildegard of Bingen

“The most inexpensive gift you could receive that could fit all sizes and can be exchanged is a hug.” – Maria Bastida

“The hug that lasts longer even after it was let go if from our mothers.” – Maria Bastida

“The good thing about hugs: when you give one, you get one too.” – Diana Rowland

“The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She’s a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there’s no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.” – Donatella Versace

“The best gift you can give is a hug: one size fits all and no one ever minds if you return it.” – Marge Piercy

“Sometimes the right hug from the right person at the right time makes all the wrong in the world disappear.” – Sarah Ockler

“A hug makes you feel good all day.” – Kathleen Keating

“A hug is worth a thousand words.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.” – Bil Keane

“A hug is always the right size.” – Winnie the Pooh

“A hug is a wonderful thing. It’s a marvelous gift to share. It’s a grand way to say; ‘I care.’ A hug communicates support, security, affection, unity, and belonging. A hug shows compassion. A hug brings delight. A hug charms the senses. A hug touches the soul.”

“A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.” – Author Unknown

My heart lays on the warmth of that virtual hug, you sent me.

Hug Quotes For Him

Go to table of contents

“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

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

“I’m a very physical person. I hug people more so than shake hands.” – Jaimie Alexander

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

“if you hug someone for seven seconds, it gives you a chemical drop in your brain.” – Walt Dohrn

“If you have the grace to hug someone, never miss this sacred moment.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“He was one of those guys who’d pronounce I’m a hugger as he came at you, neglecting to ask if the feeling was mutual.” – Gillian Flynn

“Getting people where they want to go, reliably and happily, can make or break their ability to succeed in a work endeavor or to hug a family member at an important moment.” – Oscar Munoz


“Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.” – Leo Buscaglia

“When you are hugging a child, always be the last one to let go. You never know how long they need it.”

“When the right person hugs you, it’s like medicine.” – Steve Maraboli

“Having a child, that’s huge. I get to go home and hug my daughter. That’s the greatest thing in the world.” – Nick Foles

“Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.” – James Patterson

“Had life not given me reasons to grieve, I would never have known the healing power of a hug.” – Richelle E Goodrich

“Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded birdcage.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

“Did you know that if you visualize, you can actually hug on the phone.” – Shelley Long

“Dance in your dream. Go out into the street and hug everyone you meet. Tell them how beautiful they are. Dance together.” – Yoko Ono

Am addicted to your hugs.

Hug Quotes For Love

Go to table of contents

“You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing.” – Robert Breault

“This is what people do who love you. They put their arms around you love you when you’re not so lovable.” – Deb Calcetti

“They say that love is more important than money, have you ever tried paying bills with a hug?” – Nishan Panwar

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

“The hug was a simple gesture. Perhaps, the end of the cold war. Perhaps, the fragile beginning of love.” – Mariyam Hasnain

“The good part of having six kids is, there’s always one who wants to hug you and say, ‘Daddy, I love you.’” – John McEnroe

“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

“Sometimes it’s better to put love into hugs than to put it into words. Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Putting your love into hugs is much more effective than putting it into words.” – Maria Bastida

“Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug 10 people at a time!” – Drew Barrymore

“No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs you back.” – ‘P.S I Love You’

Sometimes hug makes everything fine...

“Love affords you these three things: smiles, hugs, and kisses.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“Let’s set aside our political and ideological differences and take a moment to love… and through love and respect, strengthen the bonds that made us the greatest nation on earth.” – James Lankford

“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

“If you have loved ones today you should hug them. Memories cannot be hugged.” – Maria Bastida

“I’d love to have a big old hug with Richard Simmons.” – Blake Shelton

“I love meeting people, and I know it’s so difficult for people to come up to me and introduce themselves, so when they do, I’ll grab them and hug them. It makes their day, you know? I love that, and I get positive energy from that.” – Nicola Formichetti

“I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time.” – Drew Barrymore

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

“Hugs are God’s way of reminding us how much we are loved.” – Gail Lynne Goodwin

“Hug me and you will see the moon. Love me and I will bring the moon to you!” – Kelly Clark

“Feel the presence of love wrapped up within a hug.” – Robert M. Hensel

“A mother’s hug is better than a lover’s kiss.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“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 Rider

“A hug is a mutual act of love and affection that induces feelings of comfort, contentment, and security.” – Brenda Knight

“ … Hug and kiss those you love every day You never know when the tragedies of this world may visit your life.” – Kevin Nash

“Hugs can do great amounts of good -especially for children.” – Princess Diana

Sometimes only your hug is enough. No words, no explanation. Only you and me.

Hug Quotes For Friends

Go to table of contents

“The shortest distance between friends is their hugs.” – Maria Bastida

“Sometimes all you can do is hug a friend tightly and wish that their pain could be transferred by touch to your own emotional hard drive.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Plunderous is the palate I gift to you, openly I hug the universe of our friendship expanding its outer limit.” – Bradley Chicho

“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out to someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.” – Maya Angelou

“Hug your friends tight but your enemies tighter- hug’ em so tight they can’t wiggle.” – Lyndon B Johnson

“… I live in the hope that if not in this birth in some other birth I shall be able to hug all of humanity in friendly embrace.” – Mahatma Gandhi

your hug melts me. your hug makes my worries fly away.

“One day someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick together.”

“My old father used to have a saying: If you made a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“If I must die will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms.” – William Shakespeare

“If I meet pals, we do hug each other and it’s nice, you know… it’s something that’s come on me late and became second nature, and its first nature now!” – Melvyn Bragg

“I would far prefer to be in someone’s arms than just in their head.” – D.S.Mixell

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

“I will not play tug o’ war, I’d rather play hug o’ war .” – Shel Silverstein

“I think Christians and Muslims should hug each other.” – Chuck Norris

Sometimes all you need is a hug from the right person and all your stress will melt away.

Hug And Kiss Quotes

Go to table of contents

“A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance.” – Proverb

“Everyone wants a hug and kiss. It translates into any language.” – Georgette Mosbacher

“He gave her a quick, casual kiss on the cheek first. Then came the hug, and it was the hug that always made Laurel’s heart mush. Serious grip, cheek to the hair, eyes closed, just a little sway. Del’s hugs mattered, she thought, and made him impossible to resist.”

“Hugs and kisses are ways to express what cannot be said.” – Kacie Conroy

“I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs. Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug. Where everyone kisses and everyone grins and everyone cuddles and everyone wins.” – Shel Silverstein

“I miss your voice because it is a symphony….your hug because it is a masterpiece, and your kiss because it is a miracle.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

Your hug is the medicine that can cure any pain of my life...!

“Recycle kisses, hugs and smiles, they never go out of style and everybody needs one.” – Crystal DeLarm Clymer

“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

“Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?” – Desiderius Erasmus

“Ken, my husband, just smelled like he belonged to me. I’m not talking about hygience. I’m talking about when you hug him, he either feels like a member of your tribe or not. It’s their scent.” – Erica Jong

“Hugs are the universal medicines.”

“Hugs are so vital a thing that there should never be so few of them that you can count the ones you’ve had.” – Christina Engela

“Hugs are one of the most beautifully human things we can do.” – Brenda Knight

“Hug while you can.” – Jay Woodman

“Hug the shore; let others try the deep.” – Virgil


I Need A Hug Quotes

Go to table of contents

“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.” – R. J.Palacio

“My mama always told me there are few things a good hug can’t cure.” – J.T Gessinger

“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 Prevert

“Maybe if we all can find time to hug and cherish our families and the people around us, child suicide or college wouldn’t be rampant.” – Uwen Akpan

“Mamma holds me and I hold her back. Sometimes all you can do is hold on.” – Jasmine Warga

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

“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.” – Ann Hood

“I don’t ever wanna come across too intimidating, so as long as I look like you can come up and give me a hug, that’s good.” – Jessica Simpson

“I cry at random things, like a flower, or someone giving me a present, or my sister giving me a nice hug.” – Naomie Harris

“I can still discern people’s weaknesses, but it doesn’t make me want to exploit them; it makes me want to hug them.” – Melissa Febos

“A hug at night at the right moment and a kind shoulder to lean on, is the sprinkle of magic that keeps us walking towards hope.” – Mimi Novic

“A hug a day keeps the demons at bay.” – German Proverb

“A few weeks after my mom passed in November of 2013, I came back from an injury and entered the Egg Bowl in the second half against Ole Miss. I’ll never forger the feeling when I walked back out on the field. As I walked into the Egg Bowl, the crowd stood up and clapped like they were enveloping me in a giant hug.” – Dak Prescott

““When you hug someone, never be the first to let go.” – H. Jackson Brown

“…if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it… .” – Roald Dahl

“… what we remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.” – Jens Stoltenberg

Sometimes a hug can jumpstart a human.

Final Thoughts

Go to table of contents

We hope you enjoyed reading these beautiful quotes as much as we did.

Hugs are the things that calm down the nerves when all hell is breaking loose. Hugs are the things that leave you speechless. A hug like the perfect way to show someone you love them without saying it. Overall, hugging is a simple yet powerful act that can positively impact our physical, emotional, and social well-being.

This hug quotes category has collected a series of quotes that motivate and give strength to people enabling them to understand life differently! Which of these hug quotes resonated with you best? Did you enjoy these warm hug quotes? Let us know in the comment section below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *