Sunday, May 01, 2005

Body Quotes

How idiotic civilization is!  Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?  ~Katherine Mansfield, Bliss and Other Stories Scars are tattoos with better stories.  ~From a Toyota advertisement in Sports Illustrated magazine, 3 June 2002 Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body?  ~Thomas Hardy The human body is a machine which winds its own springs.  ~Julien Offroy de la Mettrie, L'Homme Machine Beyond my body my veins are invisible.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.  ~Irene Claremont de Castillejo Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind.  ~Montaigne Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat.  For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his

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