Quotations The Best Quotes About Body  

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A list of the best body quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous body quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic body quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational body quotes from that same writer.

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Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun. Woody Allen

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I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. He it is who notes that individuality which is the seal of the weakness of our race. My soul has wings, but the brutal jailer is strict. Eugène Delacroix

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Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: One must not hide that! Then someone tells you: The shoulder is on the back. I've never seen women with shoulders on their backs. Coco Chanel

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The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. Leonardo da Vinci

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A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love. Leonard Cohen

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It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet. D. H. Lawrence

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Who has not felt the beauty of a woman's arm? The unspeakable suggestions of tenderness that lie in the dimpled elbow, and all the varied gently-lessening curves, down to the delicate wrist, with its tiniest, almost imperceptible nicks in the firm softness. George Eliot

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Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.

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He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility. Elizabeth Gaskell

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The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants. Thomas Edison

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Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left, according to men, is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is sensate; the penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity. Andrea Dworkin

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What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera. Aldous Huxley

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The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris. Sigmund Freud

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The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.

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It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse. Epictetus

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When human beings have been fascinated by the contemplation of their own hearts, the more intricate biological pattern of the female has become a model for the artist, the mystic, and the saint. When mankind turns instead to what can be done, altered, built, invented, in the outer world, all natural properties of men, animals, or metals become handicaps to be altered rather than clues to be followed. Margaret Mead

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Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Henry David Thoreau

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In order to live a fully human life we require not only control of our bodies (though control is a prerequisite); we must touch the unity and resonance of our physicality, our bond with the natural order, the corporeal grounds of our intelligence. Adrienne Rich

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This was what men fought for, what men died for: a chance at life, and to fight on other days -- the battle of your choice, of the body, or the heart, or the soul. Janet Morris

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Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. Henry Miller

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Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point. Phyllis McGinley

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The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. George Santayana

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For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do -- they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities. John Updike

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Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.

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Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?

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Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced. Marquis de Sade

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Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body. Thomas Szasz

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What was my body to me? A kind of flunkey in my service. Let but my anger wax hot, my love grow exalted, my hatred collect in me, and that boasted solidarity between me and my body was gone. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Hide your body in the Big Dipper.

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The human body is a peculiar device, pat it on the back and the head swells.

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The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body. Arthur Schopenhauer

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The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin. Gloria Steinem