Friday, May 06, 2005

Body Quotes

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 belly will hardly mind anything else.  ~Samuel Johnson Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.  ~Aldous Huxley The body never lies.  ~Martha Graham Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.  ~William Shakespeare A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain.  ~Llewelyn Powers What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.  ~Aldous Huxley Hormones, vitamines, stimulants and depressives are oils upon the creaky machinery of life.  Principal item, however, is the machinery.  ~Martin H. Fischer If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 Yet this is health:  To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence.  ~Bertha Stuart Dyment It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood:  our body.  ~Marcel Proust What fools indeed we morals are To lavish care upon a Ca

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