Body quotes

  • Mithridates, he died old. Housman's passage is based on the belief of the ancients that Mithridates the Great [c. 135-63 B.C.] had so saturated his body with poisons that none could injure him. When captured by the Romans he tried in vain to poison himself, then ordered a Gallic mercenary to kill him.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Poison #Body #Belief

  • I was what they call 'skinny fat' - a body that resembled a python after swallowing a goat.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Python #Swallowing #Body

  • You have to trust your body to take care of you.
    -- A. J. Langer

    #Body #Care #Take Care

  • The challenge to be the best is what drives me and to just improve my body every day.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Challenges #Body #Being The Best

  • You are not a body. You have a body. You are a soul.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Soul #Body

  • I'm pretty unusual for an actress in Hollywood because I am totally unselfconscious about my body.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Hollywood #Body #Actresses

  • Wisdom is to the soul as food is to the body.
    -- Abraham ibn Ezra

    #Soul #Body

  • We forgot we have Holy Body not less than our Holy Spirit.
    -- Abraham Isaac Kook

    #Body #Spirit #Holy Spirit

  • What is hell other than a realm in which unholiness works without restraint in body and soul?
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Soul #Body #Hell

  • I'm a short woman with a pretty good body and large breasts — that's not what I think of as sexy.
    -- Adrienne Barbeau

    #Sexy #Thinking #Body

  • One of the great functions of art is to help us imagine what it is like to be not ourselves, what it is like to be someone or something else, what it is like to live in another skin, what it is like to live in another body, and in that sense to surpass ourselves, to go out beyond ourselves.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Art #Skins #Body

  • Dance in the body you have.
    -- Agnes de Mille


  • When language is treated beautifully and interestingly, it can feel good for the body: It's nourishing; it's rejuvenating.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Feel Good #Body #Language

  • Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Beauty #Body #Sexiest

  • Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do. Nobody calls her disabled.
    -- Aimee Mullins


  • I've said this before, but I believe more than ever that confidence is sexier than any body part.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Believe #Body #I Believe

  • A lot of my life is about will - having the will to prove what my body can do.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Body #Life Is #Prove

  • The power of the human will to compete and the drive to excel beyond the body's normal capabilities is most beautifully demonstrated in the arena of sport.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Sports #Athlete #Body

  • There are people who are born and die and never once are aware of their breath going in and out of their body. That's how far away they live from themselves
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #People #Body #Far Away

  • Melody has a certain way that it projects back to you. It triggers certain nerves in your body and certain instincts that normally wouldn't be triggered by a normal voice.
    -- Akon

    #Voice #Nerves #Body

  • The day I take either my body or my work for granted will be the day you hear that I've smashed every inch of myself to pieces.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Pieces #Body #Granted

  • That's where humour lives for me. In the body. The Steve Martin kind of stuff or Jim Carrey, that's what I like. I've always felt that's what I would like to do.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Body #Stuff #Kind

  • James Brown lives, as long as someone steps out of their body and dances uncontrollably.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Dance #Long #Body

  • Know, O beloved, that man was not created in jest or at random, but marvelously made and for some great end. Although he is not form everlasting, yet he lives for ever; and though his body is mean and earthly, yet his spirit is lofty and divine
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Mean #Men #Body

  • You say that you are just a body, but inside of you is something greater than the Universe.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Body

  • When your kids turn 13, an alien being invades their bodies and doesn't leave until they're 20.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Children #Kids #Body

  • Money is your friend. Your body is your friend. Life is your friend.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Body #Life Is #Wealth

  • On the contrary, there is a considerable body of evidence that these fossil traces, known as 'dino-fuzz', have nothing to do with bird feathers... I, and many others, do not find any credible evidence that those structures represent protofeathers.
    -- Alan Feduccia

    #Bird #Body #Fossils

  • I enjoy putting my mind into different situations rather than my body.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Mind #Different #Body

  • A living body is not a fixed thing, but a flowing event, like a flame or a whirlpool.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Flames #Events #Body

  • Your soul isn't in your body; your body is in your soul!
    -- Alan Watts

    #Soul #Body #Your Soul

  • If a woman is comfortable with herself, I think that's what radiates. I think the moment you start questioning your body and looks is when you get into trouble.
    -- Alanna Ubach

    #Thinking #Looks #Body

  • One time a French reporter asked me how I could do a cross so easily. I said, "You just lower your body down until your arms are straight out to the sides, then you stop."
    -- Albert Azaryan

    #Gymnastics #Body #Arms

  • It is not true that the heart wears out - but the body creates this illusion.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Heart #Body #Illusion

  • When the body is sad, the heart languishes.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Heart #Body #Languish

  • Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions, and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seem to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Soul #Religion #Body

  • My primary process of perceiving is muscular and visual.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Life #Body #Process

  • I admit that thoughts influence the body.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Body #Influence

  • E=mc2. Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Light #Energy #Body

  • Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things and I am greatly indebted to it.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Astrology #Body #Taught

  • Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Culture #Useless #Body

  • A profession is a body of men who voluntarily measure their work by a higher standard than their clients demand. To be professionally acceptable, a policy must be sound as well as salable. Wildlife administration, in this respect, is not yet a profession.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Men #Body #Demand

  • The social body persists although the component cells may change.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Cells #Body #May

  • Let the inner god that is in each one of us speak. The temple is your body, and the priest is your heart: it is from here that every awareness must begin.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Heart #Body #Temples

  • I am not a normal person. I am living in a normal body, but my mind is not normal.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Mind #Body #Normal

  • If only the human body could handle trauma as well as biotechnology stocks do.
    -- Alex Berenson

    #Body #Trauma #Wells

  • It's wrong for women to be constantly shy and embarrassed about their bodies. There are so many images of unattainable beauty that are so destructive. It's important to show how your body really is. As the cliche has it, beauty comes from within.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Important #Shy #Body

  • With your whole body, with your whole heart, with your whole conscience, listen to the Revolution....This is the music everyone who has ears should hear.
    -- Alexander Blok

    #Heart #Ears #Body

  • Hitherto my observations have only aimed at a vindication of the provision in question, on the ground of theoretic propriety . . . . But there remains to be mentioned a positive advantage . . . I allude to the circumstance of uniformity in the time of elections for the House of Representatives. It is more than possible, that this uniformity may be found by experience to be of great importance to the public welfare; both as a security against the perpetuation of the same spirit in the body; and as a cure for the diseases of faction.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #House #Public Opinion #Body

  • Money is, with propriety, considered as the vital principle of the body politic; as that which sustains its life and motion, and enables it to perform its most essential functions.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Principles #Essentials #Body

  • Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Men #Sheep #Body

  • Crying, that is, sobbing is the earliest and deepest way to release tension. Infants can cry almost from the moment of birth, and do so easily following every stress that produces a state of tension in the body... Human beings are the only creatures who can react in this way to stress and tension. Most probably, they are the only ones who need this form of release.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Stress #Body #Way

  • A body is merely a vehicle. The deepest emotions are experienced through the soul.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Soul #Body #Emotion

  • Sometimes I feel like I am an old person trapped in a young person's body. I'm boring. I go to movies. I read. That's about it.
    -- Alexis Bledel

    #Body #Sometimes #Boring

  • I've become a body of films, not a man, I am all those films.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Men #Body #Film

  • I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Art #History #Body

  • Ideas come from everything
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Ideas #Mind #Body

  • A World Parliamentary Assembly functioning outside the United Nations, or a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly set up as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly pursuant to article 22 of the UN Charter, could start initially as a consultative body and gradually develop into a legislative assembly.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #World #Body #Assembly

  • Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Body #Spirit #Twins

  • The nourishment of body is food, while the nourishment of the soul is feeding others.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Soul #Body #Feeding

  • The disease of the heart is worse than the disease of the body.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Heart #Body #Disease

  • I just remember sitting in my trailer hysterically crying from the embarrassment I felt about myself, my body - and that no one could talk to me directly.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Sitting #Body #Remember

  • The planetary-etheric body is whole, unbroken and continuous; of this etheric body, those of the healer and patient are intrinsic parts...
    -- Alice Bailey

    #Unbroken #Body #Patient

  • I just want your body, Sheeba, I don't want your brains.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Brain #Body #Want

  • She gets a hundred for her body and a nickel for her soul.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Soul #Body #Nickels

  • I want women to have access to safe healthcare and be in control of their own bodies. I am a feminist. Everyone should be a feminist.
    -- Alice Glass

    #Feminist #Body #Safe

  • Metaphysicians tell us that it is easier to get the body well than to get the mind to realize its wellness.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Mind #Body #Wellness

  • Genuine feelings cannot be produced, nor can they be eradicated. We can only repress them, delude ourselves, and deceive our bodies. The body sticks to the facts.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Feelings #Body #Facts

  • I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick. I like my body.
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Curves #Body #Ashamed

  • I'm very happy with my body.
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Body #Very Happy

  • I like that my body is in shape and toned, and isn't too muscular. I feel I still have a woman's physique.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Body #Shapes #Feels

  • As a gymnast, you always wear spandex. Being a teenager wearing spandex? It was tough accepting how my body looked, especially if there was any weight gain.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Teenager #Weight #Body

  • I'm very uncomfortable with my body, and I'm not interested in people seeing it on screen.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #People #Body #Not Interested

  • If it weren't for the unconventionality of my desires, my mind might never have been forced to reckon with my body.
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Mind #Desire #Body

  • Honestly, my favorite kind of dancing is just lettin' loose. There's something great about the carefree flinging of your body to great music. It can be so joyous.
    -- Alison Brie

    #Dancing #Body #Kind

  • I keep track of my body by how my jeans fit—and how I feel.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Jeans #Track #Body

  • You know, right often, the body is the best thing we’ve got going for us. A body itself is a shiny object. Something!
    -- Allan Gurganus


  • All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power.
    -- Allegra Kent

    #Body #Muscles

  • A lot of people would say 'sexy' is about the body. But to me, 'sexy' is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.
    -- Allegra Versace

    #Sexy #People #Body

  • I don't have a sprinter's body.
    -- Allyson Felix


  • I listen to myself, I listen to my body, my mind; I follow my heart.
    -- Alonzo Mourning

    #Heart #Mind #Body

  • Our bodies are made to nurture and cuddle and all of those amazing things that come along with being a mom.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Mom #Body #Made

  • My body wasn't made to look good in a string bikini. It was made to feed and nurture a child.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Children #Looks #Body

  • I am a firm believer that you can have the body you want, only to the extent that you're willing to work for it.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Body #Want #Believer

  • Let us take refuge from this world. You can do this in spirit, even if you are kept here in the body. You can at the same time be here and present to the Lord. Your soul must hold fast to him, you must follow after him in your thoughts, you must tread his ways by faith, not in outward show.
    -- Ambrose

    #Soul #World #Body

  • MYTHOLOGY, n. The body of a primitive people's beliefs concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Hero #People #Body

  • BODY-SNATCHER, n. A robber of grave-worms. One who supplies the young physicians with that with which the old physicians have supplied the undertaker.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Science #Physicians #Body

  • Honorable, adj.: Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legislative bodies, it is customary to mention all members as honorable; as, "the honorable gentleman is a scurvy cur.".
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Gentleman #Affliction #Body

  • One must scratch that part of the body or mind that itches.
    -- Aminu Kano

    #Mind #Scratches #Body

  • To transcend the identification with the body one has to realize the auspiciousness and divinity residing within each cell of the body. One needs to realize the illusory nature of the body.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Cells #Needs #Body

  • The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Religious #Body #Way

  • I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Benefits #Body #Facts

  • It's a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #War #Body #Deals

  • I do love shoes that make my legs longer. I have the upper body of someone who's 5ft 8in, so high heels help me even out the discrepancy.
    -- Amy Adams

    #High Heels #Shoes #Body

  • Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.
    -- Amy Cuddy

    #Mind #Body #Outcomes

  • If your body is excited to do something, that's what you should be doing. Or if it really scares you, you should be doing it.
    -- Amy Ryan

    #Scare #Body #Excited

  • Americans are shy about the body. I have to remember that when I go there.
    -- Ana Beatriz Barros

    #Shy #Body #Remember

  • It is a sexy country. We are very free with our bodies.
    -- Ana Beatriz Barros

    #Sexy #Country #Body

  • I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body.
    -- Ana Gasteyer


  • Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Together #Body #Separation