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

—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1883

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

—W.H. Auden, c. 1967

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.

—Ludwig Wittgenstein, c. 1947

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

—Oscar Wilde, 1890

Your body is the church where nature asks to be reverenced.

—Marquis de Sade, 1797

Shame on the soul, to falter on the road of life while the body still perseveres.

—Marcus Aurelius, c. 170

The body says what words cannot.

—Martha Graham, 1985

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

—Anaïs Nin, 1935

O flesh, flesh, how art thou fishified!

—William Shakespeare, c. 1596

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

Carnal embrace is the practice of throwing one’s arms around a side of beef.

—Tom Stoppard, 1993

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

—Simone de Beauvoir, 1949

Every man must descend into the flesh to meet mankind.

—G.K. Chesterton, 1910