Flesh quotes

  • We may not preach a crucified Saviour without being also crucified men and women. It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration. The cross that Paul speaks about was burned into his very flesh, was branded into his being, and only the Holy Spirit can burn the true cross into our innermost life.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Men #May #Flesh

  • A thorn in the flesh is nothing compared to a thorn in the conscience.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Flesh #Conscience

  • The inner life must overcome the flesh or the flesh will overcome and destroy the inner life.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Overcoming #Flesh

  • Flesh is weak, but love is strong.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Love #Strong #Flesh

  • There's no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There's only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Blood #Ideas #Flesh

  • Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Ideas #Flesh #Mask

  • But now, you are twain, you are cloven apart Flesh of his flesh, but heart of my heart.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Heart #Poetry #Flesh

  • ...to kill animals for the purpose of feeding on their flesh is one of the most deplorable and shameful infirmities of the human state
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Animal #Purpose #Flesh

  • Let us read the lives of the saints; let us consider the penances which they performed, and blush to be so effeminate and so fearful of mortifying our flesh.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Attachment #Saint #Flesh

  • I turned vegetarian after 9/11. A friend of mine came back from New York and said that he couldn't stand the smell of burnt flesh. It immediately reminded me of a barbecue.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #New York #Smell #Flesh

  • The Lord was Baptized, not to be cleansed Himself, but to cleanse the waters, so that those waters, cleansed by the flesh of Christ which knew no sin, might have the power of Baptism.
    -- Ambrose

    #Water #Baptism #Flesh

  • Even though I was young, I could see the pain of the flesh and the worth of the pain.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Pain #Flesh #Young

  • Because sometimes that is the only way to remember what is in your bones. You must peel off your skin, and that of your mother, and her mother. Until there is nothing. No scar, no skin, no flesh. -An-mei
    -- Amy Tan

    #Mother #Skins #Flesh

  • The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking. Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone. A tear is more unnerving than a break.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Promise #Tears #Flesh

  • The wolf is carnivore incarnate and he's as cunning as he is ferocious; once he's had a taste of flesh then nothing else will do.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Flesh #Taste #Carnivores

  • I've never really been one of those girls who's scared of showing a bit of flesh.
    -- Anna Paquin

    #Girl #Flesh #Scared

  • Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, I here, though there, yet both but one.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Love #Flesh #Bones

  • There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Vocabulary #Earth #Flesh

  • What he had yearned to embrace was not the flesh but a down spirit, a spark, the impalpable angel that inhabits the flesh.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Angel #Flesh #Sparks

  • I like flesh. I do! Something to hold.
    -- Antonio Banderas


  • Out of my flesh that hungers and my mouth that knows comes the shape I am seeking for reason.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Mouths #Shapes #Flesh

  • Sharks are being driven to extinction because people want to eat their fins and their flesh.
    -- Barbara Block

    #Sharks #People #Flesh

  • That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere.
    -- Ben Kingsley

    #Ease #Flesh #Longing

  • Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Love #Flesh #Vegetarian

  • God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.
    -- Benny Hinn

    #Jesus #Example #Flesh

  • What do yo think human flesh tastes like?
    -- Bill Kaulitz

    #Thinking #Flesh #Taste

  • We want flesh, flesh for fantasy.
    -- Billy Idol

    #Sex #Flesh #Want

  • A man is a fool who leans on the arm of flesh when he can be supported by the arm of Omnipotence.
    -- Bob Jones, Sr.

    #Men #Omnipotence #Flesh

  • I don't believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.
    -- Bob Marley

    #Believe #Flesh #Spirit

  • Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Heart #Flesh #Stones

  • He is our Father - the Father of our Spirits, and was once a man in mortal flesh as we are, and is now an exalted being.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Father #Men #Flesh

  • The concept that you are not ingesting rotting flesh sort of sums it up for me.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Rotting #Flesh #Vegan

  • "Then what can you want to do now?" said the old lady,gaining courage. "I wants to make your flesh creep," replied the boy.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Boys #Want #Flesh

  • God will never tell us to do something that gratifies the flesh.
    -- Charles Stanley

    #Prayer #Flesh #Gods Will

  • If I vibrate with vibrations other than yours, must you conclude that my flesh is insensitive?
    -- Claude Cahun

    #Flesh #Vibrations #Insensitive

  • You can’t put the past behind you. It’s buried in you; it’s turned your flesh into its own cupboard. Not everything remembered is useful but it all comes from the world to be stored in you.
    -- Claudia Rankine

    #Past #World #Flesh

  • The world is wrong. You can't put the past behind you. It's buried in you; it's turned your flesh into its own cupboard. Not everything remembered is useful but it all comes from the world to be stored in you. Who did what to whom on which day? Who said that? She said what? What did he just do? Did she really say that? He said what? What did she do? Did I hear what I think I heard? Did that just come out of my mouth, his mouth, your mouth? Do you remember when you sighed?
    -- Claudia Rankine

    #Thinking #Past #Flesh

  • Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep.
    -- Clifton Fadiman

    #Writing #Mind #Flesh

  • The flesh of prose gets its shape and strength from the bones of grammar.
    -- Constance Hale

    #Shapes #Flesh #Bones

  • What deity in the realms of dementia, what rabid god decocted out of the smoking lobes of hydrophobia could have devised a keeping place for souls so poor as is this flesh. This mawky worm-bent tabernacle.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Smoking #Soul #Flesh

  • THE old man died beneath the wheels of the twentieth century. There was nothing left but stains, bloodstains and fragments of flesh . . . And the same thing is happening to my generation.
    -- Dambudzo Marechera

    #Men #Generations #Flesh

  • The spirit was willing but the flesh was weak.
    -- David Mitchell

    #Flesh #Spirit #Weak

  • How can you know when you are trusting in man rather than in God? If you fall apart when someone else lets you down, or if the actions of others affect your walk with God, then you know you are leaning on the arm of flesh!
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Fall #Men #Flesh

  • A cold, calculating nightmare. Sharp as a finely honed blade. 'The Lucid Dreaming' cuts, separating the flesh before you even know you've been injured. It makes you bleed as a reader.
    -- Del Howison

    #Dream #Cutting #Flesh

  • my pleasure was in the strength of my back, in my noble shoulders, the cool smooth flesh cylinders of my arms.
    -- Denise Levertov

    #Dream #Noble #Flesh

  • When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending struggle of the spirit with every available weapon against the flesh.
    -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    #Struggle #Done #Flesh

  • Our bones ache only while the flesh is on them.
    -- Djuna Barnes

    #Flesh #Bones #Ache

  • What would it take for me to eat human flesh? If that was the only way to stay alive, I would. I would eat anything.
    -- Dominic Monaghan

    #Alive #Flesh #Way

  • Flesh is heretic. My body is a witch. I am burning it.
    -- Eavan Boland

    #Burning #Body #Flesh

  • The quivering flesh, though torture-torn, may live, but souls, once deeply wounded, heal no more.
    -- Ebenezer Elliott

    #Soul #May #Flesh

  • I experienced an ecstasy of unity. I not only saw the connectedness, I felt it and experienced it sentiently. The restraints and boundaries of flesh and bone fell away.
    -- Edgar Mitchell

    #Unity #Flesh #Saws

  • But virtue too, as well as vice, is clad in flesh and blood.
    -- Edmund Waller

    #Blood #Vices #Flesh

  • Now gae your wa'sTho'anes as gude As ever happit flesh and blude, Yet part we maunthe case sae hard is, Amang the writers and the bardies That lang they'll brook the auld I trow, Or neibours cry,'Weel brook the new'.
    -- Edna Ferber

    #Flesh #Sae #Cry

  • So not even death can stop my mother from seeking the annihilation of her own flesh and blood.
    -- Elijah

    #Mother #Blood #Flesh

  • He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.
    -- Elizabeth Gaskell

    #Body #Flesh #Way

  • The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself.
    -- Emile M. Cioran

    #Mind #Flesh #Results

  • And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones To execute judgment upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
    -- Enoch

    #Flesh #Judgment #Holy

  • Give me some mud, and I will paint you a woman's flesh.
    -- Eugene Delacroix

    #Giving #Flesh #Mud

  • Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

    #Flesh #Celibacy #Deeper

  • The flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.
    -- F.B. Meyer

    #Lust #Flesh #Spirit

  • Beauty in the flesh will continue to rule the world.
    -- Florenz Ziegfeld

    #Beauty #World #Flesh

  • I’m the same weight now as I’ve always been-even before having children-but I have to say there’s been a redistribution of the flesh!
    -- Francesca Annis

    #Children #Weight #Flesh

  • This God who, as the psalmist said, built His tabernacles in the sun, now establishes Himself in the very core of the flesh and the blood.
    -- Francois Mauriac

    #Blood #Flesh #Sun

  • There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man - with human flesh.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Father #Men #Flesh

  • A man's flesh is his own; the water belongs to the tribe.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Men #Water #Flesh

  • Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.
    -- Gabrielle Roth

    #Divorce #Expression #Flesh

  • In terms of work, obviously acting is such a job that is very in the flesh kind of thing. It's your work, but it's your life, in a way. You can get so mixed up.
    -- Gael Garcia Bernal

    #Jobs #Acting #Flesh

  • We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong - and possibly more morally wrong - to consume dairy
    -- Gary L. Francione

    #Flesh #Global Warming #Should

  • Fashion is in a terrible state. An overdose of too much flesh.
    -- Geoffrey Beene

    #Fashion #Flesh #Too Much

  • One flesh they are; and one flesh, so I'd guess, Has but one heart, come grief or happiness.
    -- Geoffrey Chaucer

    #Grief #Heart #Flesh

  • When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on.
    -- George Orwell

    #Blood #Enemy #Flesh

  • Thus was the King and the Lord of glory judged by man's judgment, when manifest in flesh: far be it from any of his ministers to expect better treatment.
    -- George Whitefield

    #Kings #Men #Flesh

  • We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely.
    -- Georges Duhamel

    #Knives #Soul #Flesh

  • The flesh had infinity in it. I must know every inch by touch yet every inch renewed its mystery the instant my hand moved on. Delightful endless futility.
    -- Glen Duncan

    #Hands #Moved On #Flesh

  • Nothing is lost. Nothing is forgotten.It was in the blood, the flesh,And now it is forever.
    -- Greg Bear

    #Blood #Forever #Flesh

  • Not everyone is born a witch or a saint. Not everyone is born talented, or crooked, or blessed; some are born definite in no particular at all. We are a fountain of shimmering contradictions, most of us. Beautiful in the concept, if we're lucky, but frequently tedious or regrettable as we flesh ourselves out.
    -- Gregory Maguire

    #Beautiful #Blessed #Flesh

  • Garbo still belongs to that moment in cinema when capturing the human face still plunged audiences into the deepest ecstasy, when one literally lost oneself in a human image as one would in a philtre, when the face represented a kind of absolute state of the flesh, which could be neither reached nor renounced.
    -- Greta Garbo

    #Cinema #Flesh #Faces

  • You strive to have a good heart. But what is a heart? Just a chunk of flesh that a dog can eat.
    -- Ha Jin

    #Dog #Heart #Flesh

  • There is only one ultimate and effectual preventative for the maladies to which flesh is heir, and that is death.
    -- Harvey Cushing

    #Flesh #Heirs #Ultimate

  • ... In relation to the way in which I look upon the works of God and his creatures, I will say that I was naturally begotten; so was my father, and also my Saviour Jesus Christ. According to the Scriptures, he is the first begotten of his father in the flesh, and there was noting unnatural about it.
    -- Heber C. Kimball

    #Jesus #Father #Flesh

  • Flesh-eating by humans is unnecessary, irrational, anatomically unsound, unhealthy, unhygienic, uneconomic, unaesthetic, unkind and unethical. May I elaborate?
    -- Helen and Scott Nearing

    #Vegetarianism #May #Flesh

  • But what was the desire of the flesh beside the desire of the mind?
    -- Helen Waddell

    #Mind #Desire #Flesh

  • We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bone.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Blood #Flesh #Bones

  • There is only one way to be prepared for death: to be sated. In the soul, in the heart, in the spirit, in the flesh. To the brim.
    -- Henry de Montherlant

    #Heart #Soul #Flesh

  • Christ was either the grandest, guiltiest of impostors, by a marvelous and most subtle refinement of wickedness, or He was God manifest in the flesh.
    -- Herrick Johnson

    #Wickedness #Flesh #Christ

  • God takes out your heart of flesh, and gives you a heart of stone.
    -- Hilary Mantel

    #Heart #Giving #Flesh

  • One's appreciation of nature is never more acuet than when a bit of nature is injected into one's flesh.
    -- Howard Evans

    #Appreciation #Nature #Flesh

  • It's not for me. I tried human flesh and it's too salty for my taste.
    -- Idi Amin

    #Leader #Flesh #Taste

  • I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
    -- Ingmar Bergman

    #Writing #Skeletons #Flesh

  • [On Alfred Hitchcock:] Hitch is a gentleman farmer who raises goose flesh.
    -- Ingrid Bergman

    #Movie #Gentleman #Flesh

  • There's nothing humane about the flesh of animals who have had one or two or even three improvements made in their singularly rotten lives on today's factory farms.
    -- Ingrid Newkirk

    #Animal #Two #Flesh

  • Soft flesh is eaten by hard teeth.
    -- Isaac Marion

    #Zombie #Teeth #Flesh

  • Practically every false doctrine comes from getting things out of order. God's divine order is salvation, then change; not change and then salvation! If one has to be changed to be saved, that's salvation by works. It is also salvation by the flesh. The truth is, one is cleansed from the sins of the flesh just as he is saved; by yielding to the Holy Spirit and letting Him do His work.
    -- Jack Hyles

    #Order #Doctrine #Flesh

  • Let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.
    -- Jack Kerouac

    #Wisdom #Mind #Flesh

  • When media coverage sets up a binary opposition between 'the accuser' and 'the accused,' there is no longer a victim or even an alleged victim - a flesh and blood person who was harmed by the violent act of another.
    -- Jackson Katz

    #Media #Blood #Flesh

  • The pain of the flesh is naught to that of the heart
    -- Jacqueline Carey

    #Pain #Heart #Flesh

  • Flesh forgets. Bone remembers.
    -- Jefferson Bass

    #Flesh #Remember #Bones

  • If there's a narrative, I want it in the flesh.
    -- Jenny Saville

    #Flesh #Want #Narrative

  • Fasting stirs a hunger in your spirit that goes deeper than the temporary you experience in your flesh.
    -- Jentezen Franklin

    #Fasting #Flesh #Spirit

  • The more flesh you show, the higher up the ladder you go.
    -- Jerry Hall

    #Ladders #Flesh #Shows