Thursday, May 12, 2005

Body Quotes

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 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

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