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

—W.H. Auden, c. 1967

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

—Marquis de Sade, 1797

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

—Anaïs Nin, 1935

If I had the use of my body I would throw it out of the window.

—Samuel Beckett, 1951

O flesh, flesh, how art thou fishified!

—William Shakespeare, c. 1596

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

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

—George Eliot, 1872

Flesh was the reason why oil painting was invented.

—Willem de Kooning, 1949

The world is made of the very stuff of the body.

—Maurice Merleau-Ponty, 1961

It hurts to watch the fluency of a body acclimated to its shackling.

—Leslie Jamison, 2014

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

—Kate Moss, 2009

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

—Phyllis Diller, 1981