Quotations on Body

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You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Soul, Body, Emotions, Forget, Play)

I don't remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs.
- John Abercrombie
(Keywords: Fear, Body, Mind, Road, Terror)

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
(Keywords: Love, Body, Help)

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Health, Body, Cheerfulness, Mind)

The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Work, Actor, Body, Mind, Voice)

A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Society, Body, Wrong)

Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Nature, Body, Mind)

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Body, Resolution, Weakness)

The clothes back in those days were made so much better than clothes are today. They actually took time to make clothes to fit a woman's body. Today they make clothes that fit sizes, so it stretches to fit this and that.
- Debbie Allen
(Keywords: Time, Body, Clothes, Today, Woman)

Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Soul, Body, First, Grace, Man, Obedience, Will)

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Design, Experience, People, Body, Building, Space, Will)

In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Body, Order, Spiritual, Spirituality)

We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Life, Growth, Body, First, Spirit)

Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast.
- Joan of Arc
(Keywords: Blood, Body, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: God, Soul, Fear, Body, Man, May, Poison)

Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function. A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers, the body of an animal, or a machine, can work only if it is in physical order.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Work, Body, Machine, Order)

Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Business, Body, Company, Conversation, Crowds, Mind, Present, Will)

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
- Alfred Austin
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Heart, Body, Garden, Glory, Sun)

With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: History, Ideas, Being, Body, March, Present)

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
- Gaston Bachelard
(Keywords: Soul, Being, Body, Night, Possession, Rest, Shadows, Sleep)

When you play all that as a body of work there are four great songs, four mediocre songs and four bad songs. I didn't know it at the time; I was just doing my best.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Work, Time, Body, Play, Songs)

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
- David Bailey
(Keywords: Nature, Body, Concern, Drinking, Eating, Exercise)

My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

The last Hague Conference has in the meantime expressed its opinion that a body should be established which could prepare for the work involved more effectively than has hitherto proved possible.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Work, Body, Opinion)

Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Love, Men, Women, Body, Problems)

My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop.
- Gina Barreca
(Keywords: Being, Body, Longing)

God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: God, Work, Body, Choice, Obvious)

I still love to walk in the mountains or be on the sea. I like to be in nature. Sometimes I bicycle. It's important to feel good with your body. The body is extremely important. If you feel good, you have more energy in your singing.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Love, Nature, Body, Energy, Mountains, Sea, Singing)

Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Beauty, Beliefs, Body, Shame)

Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life.
- Max Beckmann
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Body, Man, Painting)

When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Action, Perception, Beginning, Body, Sense, State)

That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow.
- George Berkeley
(Keywords: Imagination, Ideas, Thoughts, Body, Mind, Will)

The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Imagination, Body, Company, Mind)

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context.
- Joseph Beuys
(Keywords: Life, Society, Positive, Body, Future)

The natural movement of one's soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Soul, Body, Burden, Weight)

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Power, Victory, Body, Exercise, Man, Rules, World)

If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Experience, Soul, Body, Feet, Joy)

Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Life, Body, Spiritual)

Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Work, Artist, Body, Fact, Theatre)

I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions.
- Traci Bingham
(Keywords: Beauty, Love, Body, Night)

We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Men, Women, Actions, Body, Military, Today, Will)

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Age, Soul, Body, Man, Senses)

Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Wealth, Body, Fight, Ruin)

As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: Change, Body, Man, Universe)

It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: Religion, Body, Past, Philosophy, Shadows)

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale
(Keywords: Love, Age, Heart, Body, Exercise, Frigidity, Mind, Old, Study)

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Awareness, Body, Evil, Mind)

Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body; it includes the whole of society - as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Society, Thought, People, Feelings, Body, State)

A corporation is organized as a system - it has this department, that department, that department... they don't have any meaning separately; they only can function together. And also the body is a system. Society is a system in some sense. And so on.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Society, Body, Meaning, Sense)

One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Keywords: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)



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