Body Quotes


The human body is the best work of art.

Art    Beauty    Body    Body image    Dancer    Desire    Fashion    Fitness    Food for thought    Funny    Girl    Hip hop    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Lust    Lust for life    Passion    Young    Young adult    Young adults    Youth

A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement

Beauty    Body    Body image    Culture    Dance    Dancer    Desire    Fashion    Fitness    Food    Food for thought    Friendship    Funny    Girl    Health    Healthy    Hip hop    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Lust for life    Music    Novel    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Self    Sex    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Young adult    Young adult fiction    Young adult literature    Young adult novels    Young adults    Youth

I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?

Body    Cool    Desire    Erotic    Erotica    Funny    Girl    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Incest    Love    Lust    Passion    Relationships    Romance    Sex    Sexuality    Sister    Taboo    Truth    Wisdom

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre
Body    Doctrine    Ethics    Law    Morality    Principles    Religion    Soul    Steadfastness    Temptation

V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for your loved one I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.

Body    Books    Cool    Culture    Desire    Emotion    Friendship    Funny    Girl    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Music    Novel    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Self    Sex    Technology    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Youth

your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

Body    Food

Last night I was seriously considering whether I was a bisexual or not but I don’t think so though I’m not sure if I’d like to be and argh I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, if you like a person, you like the person, not their genitals.

My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.

Body    Books    Cool    Culture    Desire    Emotion    Friendship    Funny    Girl    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Music    Novel    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Self    Sex    Technology    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Youth

Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.

Body    Boy    Boyfriend    Boys    Cool    Culture    Desire    Emotion    Friendship    Funny    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Music    Novel    Passion    Poem    Poems    Poet    Poetry    Poetry life    Poets    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Self    Sex    Technology    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Youth

I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.

Bisexual    Bisexuality    Bisexuals    Body    Books    Boy    Cool    Culture    Desire    Emotion    Erotic    Erotica    Friendship    Funny    Gay    Gay men    Gay rights    Glbt    Guy    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Music    Novel    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Self    Sex    Sexuality    Society    Society s increasing stupidity    Technology    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Youth

The Church says: the body is a sin.
Science says: the body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The Body says: I am a fiesta.

Walking Words

Eduardo Galeano

Walking Words

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

Body    Mind    Peace    Spirit    Spirituality    Wisdom

I got a shotgun and a backhoe and no one looks under a septic tank for a dead body. (Bubba)

Body    Bubba    Dead    Insinuation

I drink to separate my body from my soul.

Body    Drink    Oscar wilde    Soul

In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh. They despise it. They don't love your eyes; they'd just as soon pick em out. No more do they love the skin on your back. Yonder they flay it. And O my people they do not love your hands. Those they only use, tie, bind, chop off and leave empty. Love your hands! Love them. Raise them up and kiss them. Touch others with them, pat them together, stroke them on your face 'cause they don't love that either. You got to love it, you! And no, they ain't in love with your mouth. Yonder, out there, they will see it broken and break it again. What you say out of it they will not heed. What you scream from it they do not hear. What you put into it to nourish your body they will snatch away and give you leavins instead. No, they don't love your mouth. You got to love it. This is flesh I'm talking about here. Flesh that needs to be loved. Feet that need to rest and to dance; backs that need support; shoulders that need arms, strong arms I'm telling you. And O my people, out yonder, hear me, they do not love your neck unnoosed and straight. So love your neck; put a hand on it, grace it, stroke it and hold it up. and all your inside parts that they'd just as soon slop for hogs, you got to love them. The dark, dark liver--love it, love it and the beat and beating heart, love that too. More than eyes or feet. More than lungs that have yet to draw free air. More than your life-holding womb and your life-giving private parts, hear me now, love your heart. For this is the prize.

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Beloved
Body    Heart    Life    Love

Whatever happens to your body, your soul will survive, untouched...

Body    Death    Life    Soul    Wisdom

People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn't own doodley-squat, so they couldn't improve their surroundings. so they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead.

Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.

Betrayal    Body    Denial    Life    Mind    Truth

If I could put my brain in her body, the world would be mine for the taking.

Body    Brain    Power    Powerful

When the body escaped mutilation, seldom did the heart go to the grave unscarred.

Body    Death    Grave    Heart

Live to learn to love.
Learn to love to live.
Love to live to learn
so that you may live the life that you yearn.

Awakening    Awareness    Body    Conciousness    Edifiy    Mind    Spirit    Thought

I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.

Body    Health    Life    Soul

The body is our general medium for having a world.

Phenomenology of Perception

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Phenomenology of Perception

The shadow escapes from the body like an animal we had been sheltering.

To be really mediæval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes.

Collected Works

Oscar Wilde

Body    Clothing    Greeks    Humor    Soul    Wilde

I'm a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl.

Body    Life    Music

Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.

Ballerina    Ballet    Ballroomdancing    Body    Body language    Body mind spirit    Dance    Dancer    Dancers    Dancing    Move    Movement    Music    Rhythm    Rhythm of living    Salsa dance    Show    Steps    Tango    Waltz

How would your life be different if...You were conscious about the food you ate, the people you surround yourself with, and the media you watch, listen to, or read? Let today be the day...You pay attention to what you feed your mind, your body, and your life. Create a nourishing environment conducive to your growth and well-being today.

Body    Conscious    Food    Growth    Inspirational    Life    Media    Mind    Motivational    Nourishment    People    Well being

Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.

Amorous    Amorous men    Beauty    Bodies    Body    Children    Corruption    Daughters    Discover    Discovering    Falling    Female    Girls    Immaturity    Immoral    Immorality    Lecher    Lecherous    Love    Lust    Lustful    Manipulate    Manipulation    Maturity    Men    Michael bassey johnson    Naive    Puberty    Pubescence    Scars    Sense    Senses    Sex    Sexual abuse    Sexual intercourse    Sexy    Vagina    Woman    Women    Woo

Consider the capacity of the human body for pleasure. Sometimes, it is pleasant to eat, to drink, to see, to touch, to smell, to hear, to make love. The mouth. The eyes. The fingertips, The nose. The ears. The genitals. Our voluptific faculties (if you will forgive me the coinage) are not exclusively concentrated here. The whole body is susceptible to pleasure, but in places there are wells from which it may be drawn up in greater quantity. But not inexhaustibly. How long is it possible to know pleasure? Rich Romans ate to satiety, and then purged their overburdened bellies and ate again. But they could not eat for ever. A rose is sweet, but the nose becomes habituated to its scent. And what of the most intense pleasures, the personality-annihilating ecstasies of sex? I am no longer a young man; even if I chose to discard my celibacy I would surely have lost my stamina, re-erecting in half-hours where once it was minutes. And yet if youth were restored to me fully, and I engaged again in what was once my greatest delight – to be fellated at stool by nymphet with mouth still blood-heavy from the necessary precautions – what then? What if my supply of anodontic premenstruals were never-ending, what then? Surely, in time, I should sicken of it.
Even if I were a woman, and could string orgasm on orgasm like beads on a necklace, in time I should sicken of it. Do you think Messalina, in that competition of hers with a courtesan, knew pleasure as much on the first occasion as the last? Impossible.
Yet consider.
Consider pain.
Give me a cubic centimeter of your flesh and I could give you pain that would swallow you as the ocean swallows a grain of salt. And you would always be ripe for it, from before the time of your birth to the moment of your death, we are always in season for the embrace of pain. To experience pain requires no intelligence, no maturity, no wisdom, no slow working of the hormones in the moist midnight of our innards. We are always ripe for it. All life is ripe for it. Always.

In response to threat and injury, animals, including humans, execute biologically based, non-conscious action patterns that prepare them to meet the threat and defend themselves. The very structure of trauma, including activation, dissociation and freezing are based on the evolution of survival behaviors. When threatened or injured, all animals draw from a "library" of possible responses. We orient, dodge, duck, stiffen, brace, retract, fight, flee, freeze, collapse, etc. All of these coordinated responses are somatically based- they are things that the body does to protect and defend itself. It is when these orienting and defending responses are overwhelmed that we see trauma.
The bodies of traumatized people portray "snapshots" of their unsuccessful attempts to defend themselves in the face of threat and injury. Trauma is a highly activated incomplete biological response to threat, frozen in time. For example, when we prepare to fight or to flee, muscles throughout our entire body are tensed in specific patterns of high energy readiness. When we are unable to complete the appropriate actions, we fail to discharge the tremendous energy generated by our survival preparations. This energy becomes fixed in specific patterns of neuromuscular readiness. The person then stays in a state of acute and then chronic arousal and dysfunction in the central nervous system. Traumatized people are not suffering from a disease in the normal sense of the word- they have become stuck in an aroused state. It is difficult if not impossible to function normally under these circumstances.

I was flipping channels, watching this cheerleading program on MTV. They took a field hockey girl and transformed her into a cheerleader by the end of the show. I was just wondering: what if she liked field hockey better?

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In life there are two things which are dependable. The pleasures of the flesh and the pleasures of literature.

The Pillow Book

Sei Shōnagon

The Pillow Book
Body    Life    Literature    Pleasure

Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside.

Bodies    Body    Burn    Egon schiele    Light    Lit

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.

Body    Mind

If it ever occurs to people to value the honour of the mind equally with the honour of the body, we shall get a social revolution of a quite unparalleled sort.

Gaudy Night

Dorothy L. Sayers

Gaudy Night
Body    Honour    Integrity    Mind    Social norms    Truth    Values

When a man touches a woman's body, he is not just touching her body. It goes MUCH DEEPER than that for a woman. He is touching parts of her soul-parts as diverse as how she feels about being a grandmother some day, to what is her favorite ice cream, to how much she loves her pet, and to her opinion of how the current President is governing. The man wants a sexual encounter and love is far from his mind; she desires permanence, commitment, safety, and security.

Body    Desire    Love    Man    Mind    Safety    Security    Sex    Soul    Woman

It's a thought," I said with a grin.
"That's exactly what it is, Dan - a thought - no more real than the shadow of a shadow. Consciousness is not In the body; the body is In Consciousness. And you Are that Consciousness - no the phantom mind that troubles you so. You are the body, but you are everything else, too. That is what your visions revealed to you. Only the mind resists change. When you relax mindless into the body, you are happy and content and free, sensing no separation. Immortality is Already yours, but not in the same way you imagined or hope for. You have been immortal since before you were born and will be long after the body dissolves. The body is in Consciousness; never born; never dies; only changes. The mind - your ego, personal beliefs, history, and identity - is all that ends at death. And who needs it?" Socrates leaned back into his chair.
"I'm not sure all of that sank in."
"Of course not." He laughed. "Words mean little unless you realize the truth of it yourself. And when you do, you'll be free at last.

Body    Consciousness    Free    Mind    Philosophy

Her body was a prison, her mind was a prison. Her memories were a prison. The people she loved. She couldn't get away from the hurt of them. She could leave Eric, walk out of her apartment, walk forever if she liked, but she couldn't escape what really hurt. Tonight even the sky felt like a prison.

Body    Escape    Hurt    Leave    Love    Memories    Prison    Walk

Love's mysteries in souls do grow,
But yet the body is his book.

Kipling: Poems

John Donne

Kipling: Poems
Body    Love    Poetry    Sexuality    Soul

My body is an ugly masterpiece that lives off the beauty of sound.

Body    Life    Masterpiece    Music    Sound    Ugly

Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I can listen to my own heartbeat against the bedsprings...but there’s something dead about it, something deserted.

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale
Alive    Arms    Body    Dead    Desire    Fantasy    Lack    Love    Need    Sex    Solitude

Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.

Body    Breathe    Experience    Fighting    Heart    Letting be    Letting go    Opening

we are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay..., from the external world which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless force of destruction, and finally from our relations with other men... This last source is perhaps more painful to use than any other. (p77)

Abuse    Age    Body    Destruction    Pain    Posttraumatic    Psychology    Psychology quotes    Ptsd    Rage    Relationships    Society    Suffering    Threat    Trauma

Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.

Body    Emancipation    Focus    Life    Mind    Mind body spirit    Philosophy    Prejudices    Spirit    Truth

Our bodies were printed as blank pages
to be filled with the ink of our hearts

Body    Body image    Life lessons    Lovers    Tattoo    Tattoos

Afterward she lies nestled against me, her hair tickling my face. I stroke her lightly, memorizing her body. I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.

Body    Love    Touch

But if one observes, one will see that the body has its own intelligence; it requires a great deal of intelligence to observe the intelligence of the body.

I have said that the soul is not more than the body,
And I have said that the body is not more than the soul,
And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's-self is,

Body    God    Self    Soul    Whitman

And still the brain continues to yearn, continues to burn, foolishly, with desire. My old man's brain is mocked by a body that still longs to stretch in the sun and form a beautiful shape in someone else's gaze, to lie under a blue sky and dream of helpless, selfless love, to behold itself, illuminated, in the golden light of another's eyes.

What I Was

Meg Rosoff

What I Was
Age    Aging    Beauty    Body    Desire    Dream    Love    Self image    Time

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