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)

The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your body and get interested in someone else's.
- Goodman Ace
(Keywords: Body, Cure, Forget)

I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them.
- Kathy Acker
(Keywords: Body, Students)

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)

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Body, Exercise, Mind, Reading)

I cried when I found out I was a finalist, I kind of went limp when they called my name. I felt like my spirit jumped out of my body, and I was just flesh - it was just amazing.
- Naima Adedapo
(Keywords: Body, Name, Spirit)

All parts of the human body get tired eventually - except the tongue.
- Konrad Adenauer
(Keywords: Body, Tongue)

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)

I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man. His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn't fully appreciate. But I'm now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Body, Ladies, Man, Now, Popular, Pretty, Thinking)

I don't really have an issue with showing certain parts of my body. I'd rather not, but it's not a big deal. Growing up in Sweden, it's natural over there.
- Malin Akerman
(Keywords: Body, Growing up)

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)

Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Body, Fun, Man, Mind)

I always had really long swimmer's arms. The last to totally go is always my thighs and butt, but my old body is there somewhere.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Body, Old)

Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Body, Law, Medicine, Order)

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)

I've gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won't even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that's the end of my day.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Body, Day, End, Hate)

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 Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Body, Opinion, Understanding)

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)

It's so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there's no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That's pretty well known.
- Robert Atkins
(Keywords: Body, Energy, Pretty, Will)

Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Body, Class, Dress, Trying)

Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Body, Respect, Right)

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)

Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: Body, Care, Needs)

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 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
(Keywords: Body, Religious, Remarkable, Wonder)

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)

There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and Clark Counties in this state, and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store, but whether their support would be sufficient, I am unable to say.
- Gamaliel Bailey
(Keywords: Body, State, Support)

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)

When are we going to say cancer is cured? I'm not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating.
- David Baltimore
(Keywords: Body, Cancer, Disease, Will)

Modesty is the conscience of the body.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Body, Conscience, Modesty)

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)

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods - these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Body, Building, Fish, Giving)

Jackass: The Movie is great. I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy, which I'm really interested in. Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body.
- Matthew Barney
(Keywords: Body, Comedy, Gravity, Tradition)

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)

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Body, Fact, Will)

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)



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