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body Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about body
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“We are taught that the body is an ignorant animal intelligence dwells only in the head. But the body is smart. It does not discern between external stimuli and stimuli from the imagination. It reacts equally viscerally to events from the imagination as it does to real events.”
Gloria E. Anzaldúa
author
imagination
teaching
reaction
heads
body
smart
animal intelligence
external stimuli
real events
concepts
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“She told me that her body was sacred and shouldn’t be exposed for all eyes to see. I liked the idea of living behind so much fabric. It would be a comfortable feeling.”
Red Glass
book
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“You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. ”
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“At the end, we are all the same, just a body with only our actions and others’ memories to define who we are.”
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“The racehorse, by virtue of his awesome physical gifts, freed the jockey from himself. When a horse and a jockey flew over the track together, there were moments in which the man’s mind wedded itself to the animal’s body to form something greater than the sum of both parts.”
John Pollard
Seabiscuit
characters
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“The body is the garden of the soul.”
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“Park touched her hands like they were something rare and precious, like her fingers were intimately connected to the rest of her body. Which, of course, they were. It was hard to explain. He made her feel like more than the sum of her parts.”
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“For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation.”
Plato
author
Cephalus
character
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“Soul to heaven, body to earth”
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“The practice of spirituality involved discovering that which transcends the body, as well as learning how to become attached to that transcendent reality as the truth, rather than remaining attached to the physical body and its desires and impulses, as well as to one’s emotions throughout the ups and downs of human existence.”
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“No body part can be called “me,” yet somehow the conglomerate of thoughts, memories, physical body and senses is understood to be “me.””
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“You are a dangerous collection of all my favorite things. An old soul, a heart of gold and hands that make my body sing.”
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“Each is a proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual.”
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“Let us at least say of religion that it means that every part of the body is infused with mind, not that the mind is overwhelmed and drowned in body. For the principal attribute of the Gods, without or within us, is mind.”
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“You have taken root in the Beloved. I love your golden branches And the hundred graceful movements Your body now makes each time The wind, children and love come near.”
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All movement is a sign of thirst. Most speaking really says “I am hungry to know you.” Every desire of your body is holy; Every desire of your body is holy. Dear one, Why wait until you are dying To discover that divine Truth?”
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“Imprisonment of the body is bitter; imprisonment of the mind is worse”
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“A jewel is forming inside my body. No, it’s not my heart. This is harder, cold and clean. I wrap myself around this new jewel, cradle it within me.”
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“None of that used to be in Brian and now it was a part of him, a changed part of him, a grown part of him, and the two things, his mind and his body, had come together as well, had made a connection with each other that he didn’t quite understand.”
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“Somewhere in this cosmos was Miyax; and the very life in her body, its spark and warmth, depended upon these wolves for survival. And she was not so sure they would help.”
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″ ‘But if you take my voice,’ said the little mermaid, ‘what will I have left?’ ‘Your beautiful body,’ said the witch. ‘Your graceful walk and your lovely eyes. Speak with them and you will be able to capture a human heart.’ ”
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“You would never have found out how extraordinary it was if it hadn’t hindered you from doing what you wanted to do. You see how self-love keeps us from knowing our own defects of mind and body. Our reason tries in vain to show them to us; we refuse to see them till we find them in the way of our interests.”

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