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Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920

I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.

—Elizabeth I, 1588

The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body.

—Anaïs Nin, 1935

The enlightened man says: I am body entirely and nothing beside.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1883

To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.

—Simone de Beauvoir, 1949

All God’s children are not beautiful. Most of God’s children are, in fact, barely presentable.

—Fran Lebowitz, 1978

Flesh was the reason why oil painting was invented.

—Willem de Kooning, 1949

I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do.

—Phyllis Diller, 1981

To know intense joy without a strong bodily frame, one must have an enthusiastic soul.

—George Eliot, 1872

There is only one antidote to mental suffering and that is physical pain.

—Karl Marx, 1860

My face looks like a wedding cake left out in the rain.

—W.H. Auden, c. 1967

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

—Kate Moss, 2009

If I see something sagging, dragging, or bagging, I’m going to go have the stuff tucked or plucked.

—Dolly Parton, 2003