The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.
A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
Leonard Cohen (1934-?) Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter.
Who has not felt the beauty of a woman's arm? The unspeakable suggestions of tenderness that lie in the dimpled elbow, and all the varied gently-lessening curves, down to the delicate wrist, with its tiniest, almost imperceptible nicks in the firm softness.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
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.
Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.
The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.
Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896) French Writer.
What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.
It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.
Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.
Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.