Top 100 Hug Quotes All About The Best And Most Universal Medicine

Merlyn Mathews
Dec 12, 2023 By Merlyn Mathews
Originally Published on Feb 10, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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One hug from that person you love is enough medicine to relieve stress and pain.

A hug like the perfect way to show someone you love them without saying it. One hug that person you love gives can do great amounts of good.

There are three main types of hugs including bear hugs, polite hugs, and back hugs among others. Side hugs are considered a hug too. Take a look at this list of 'sometimes you just need a hug' quotes. If you like these, visit losing friends quotes and friendship quotes.

Hug Quotes And Sayings

Asking is essential before giving a hug. Most often, people just lean in for a hug through a gesture as long as the other person is willing to reciprocate. Here are hug quotes for him, hug quotes for her and friend hug quotes for friends.

1."I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words."

-Ann Hood

2."If you have loved ones today you should hug them. Memories cannot be hugged."

-Maria Bastida

3."... 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

4."Hugs are the universal medicines."


5."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, Jr.

6."The most inexpensive gift you could receive that could fit all sizes and can be exchanged is a hug."

-Maria Bastida

7."A hug makes you feel good all day."

-Kathleen Keating  

8."Putting your love into hugs is much more effective than putting it into words."

-Maria Bastida

9."Where I live if someone gives you a hug, it's from the heart."

-Steve Irwin

10."The shortest distance between friends is their hugs."

-Maria Bastida

11."The hug that lasts longer even after it was let go if from our mothers."

-Maria Bastida

12."Mamma holds me and I hold her back. Sometimes all you can do is hold on."

-Jasmine Warga  

13."Hug is my mother's word for affection."

-Roberta Indiana

14."There is nothing like a mama-hug."

-Terri Guillemets

15."My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me."

-R. J.Palacio

16."My mama always told me there are few things a good hug can't cure."

-J.T Gessinger

17."A hug is a smile with arms, a laugh with a stronger grip."

-Terri Guillemets

18."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 Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment'

19."Things may get dark but I always have your hug to light me up."

-Maria Bastida

20."A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else."

-Princess Diana

21."HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it."

-Princess Diana

22."Hugs can do great amounts of good -especially for children."

-Princess Diana  

23."Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in few minutes."


24."Whenever hugging a child, always be the last one to let go. You never know how long they need it."


25."Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other."

- James Patterson

26."Hugs are God's way of reminding us how much we are loved."

-Gail Lynne Goodwin

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

-Peter Marshall

28."When the right person hugs you, it's like medicine."

-Steve Maraboli

29." ... Hug and kiss those you love every day You never know when the tragedies of this world may visit your life."

-Kevin Nash

30."Sometimes all you can do is hug a friend tightly and wish that pain could be transferred  by touch to your own emotional hard drive."

-Richelle E. Goodrich  

31."No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs you back."

-'P.S I Love You'

32."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

33."if you hug someone for seven seconds, it gives you a chemical drop in your brain."

-Walt Dohrn

34."A hug delights, warms, and charms. That must be why God gave us arms."

-Lashana Harney

35."I would far prefer to be in someone's arms than just in their head."


36."A kiss without a hug is like a flower without fragrance."


Funny Hug Quotes

Mother hugging her daughter

Funny quotes that will comfort and amuse you. Winnie the Pooh hug quotes and other cute hug quotes are also included in this list.

37."A hug is always the right size."

-Winnie the Pooh

38."A hug a day keeps the demons at bay."

-German Proverb

39."Some moments can only be cured with a big squishy grandma hug."

-Dan Pearce

40."Be a love pharmacist: dispense hugs like medicine - they are!"

-Terri Guillemets

41."I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time."

-Drew Barrymore

42."You know food is such - It's a hug for people."

-Rachel Ray

43."Eating something fresh out of the oven is like a hug you can taste."

-Regina Brett  

44."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

45."I will not play tug o' war, I'd rather play hug o' war ."

-Shel Silverstein

46."Dance in your dream. Go out into the street and hug everyone you meet. Tell them how beautiful they are. Dance together."

-Yoko Ono

47."I like pencil skirts because they hug me in all the right places."

-Mandy Moore

48."Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded birdcage."

-Marilyn Monroe

49."They say that love is more important than money, have you ever tried paying bills with a hug?"

-Nishan Panwar

50."You can never have too many books or too many hugs."

-Gina House

Warm Hug Quotes

Long distance hug quotes, tight hug quotes, virtual hug quotes and other kiss and hug quotes to make your day better.  

51."I love hugging people. I still hug everybody in my meet-and-greet lines."

-Taylor Swift

52."Million's and million's 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

53."However long a hug lasts, it doesn't last long enough."

-Kyle Schmalenberg

54."feel the presence of love wrapped up within a hug."

-Robert M. Hensel

55."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

56."Sometimes a silent hug is the only thing to say."

-Robert Brault

57."Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching."

-Gina Barreca

58."The only failure one should fear is not hugging to the purpose they see as best."

-George Eliot

59."Hugs are one of the most beautifully human things we can do."

-Brenda Knight

60."I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words."

-Ann Hood

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


62."Did you know that if you visualize, you can actually hug on the phone."

-Shelley Long  

63."...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

64."A hug is a mutual act of love and affection that induces feelings of comfort, contentment, and security."

-Brenda Knight

65."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

66."... 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

67."Being able to give someone a hug from the heart, it's healing."

-Big Show

68."Hug the shore; let others try the deep."


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

-Phyllis McGinley

70."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

71."A hug is like a boomerang- you get it back right away."

-Bil Keane

72."I cry at random things, like a flower, or someone giving me a present, or my sister giving me a nice hug."

-Naomie Harris

73."I'm a very physical person. I hug people more so than shake hands."

-Jaimie Alexander

74."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

75."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

76."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

77."Had life not given me reasons to grieve, I would never have known the healing power of a hug."

-Richelle E Goodrich

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

-Phyllis McGinley

79."Love affords you these three things: smiles, hugs, and kisses."

-Matshona Dhliwayo

80."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

81."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

82."Sometimes it's better to put love into hugs than to put it into words. Soul meets soul on lover's lips."

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

83."The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms."

-Hildegard of Bingen

84."You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing."

-Robert Breault

85."My old father used to have a saying: If you made a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter."

-Abraham Lincoln

86."A hug's a happy thing while a shrug's so often destructive."

-Malcolm Forbes

87."Everyone wants a hug and kiss. It translates into any language."

-Georgette Mosbacher

88."Twenty thousand birds moved away from me as one, like a ground-hugging white cloud clucking softly."

-Michael Pollan

89."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

90."A hug from a samurai girl is warmer than a heap of blankets and more meaningful than a pile of words."

-Sandy Fussell

91."If I must die will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms."

-William Shakespeare

92."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

93."This is what people do who love you. They put their arms around you love you when you're not so lovable."

-Deb Calcetti  

94."Sometimes the right hug from the right person at the right time makes all the wrong in the world disappear."

-Sarah Ockler

95."The good thing about hugs: when you give one, you get one."

-Diana Rowland

96."If you have the grace to hug someone, never miss this sacred moment."

-Lailah Gifty Akita

97."Recycle kisses, hugs and smiles, they never go out of style and everybody needs one."

-Crystal DeLarm Clymer

98."Hug your friends tight but your enemies tighter- hug' em so tight they can't wiggle."

-Lyndon B Johnson

99."You know sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. That's why animals are so soft and huggy."

-Bill Watterson

100."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

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Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy!  If you liked our suggestions for hug quotes then why not take a look at ['Love Actually' quotes], or hippie quotes.

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Written by Merlyn Mathews

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Masters of English Literature

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Merlyn MathewsBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Masters of English Literature

As a multilingual content writer, Merlyn's command over multiple languages and her strong academic background in English enhance her writing capabilities. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Christ University and a Master's degree in English from the University of Leeds.Her professional journey includes internships at The Lagoon School and The Guardian Newspaper, both in Nigeria, enriching her experience and lending depth to her understanding of diverse work environments. Additionally, her volunteer work with Oxfam and Handout Foundation reflects her dedication to social causes.

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