Every man is the builder of a

Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.  ~Henry David ThoreauQSO

You know the definition of perfectly designed

You know the definition of the perfectly designed machine…. The perfectly designed machine is one in which all its working parts wear out simultaneously.  I am that machine.  ~Frederick Alexander LindemannDCQ

I use the word 34fat34 that because

I use the word "fat."  I use that word because that’s what people are: they’re fat.  They’re not bulky; they’re not large, chunky, hefty or plump.  And they’re not big-boned.  Dinosaurs were big-boned.  These people are not overweight: this term somehow implies there is some correct weight.  There is no correct weight.  Heavy is also a misleading term.  An aircraft carrier is heavy; it’s not fat.  Only people are fat, and that’s what fat people are!  They’re fat!  ~George Carlin

It is in moments of illness that

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood:  our body.  ~Marcel Proust

If the mind that rules body ever

If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.  ~Henry Wadsworth LongfellowQSO

Why should a mans mind have been

Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body?  ~Thomas Hardyin F.E. Hardy, The Later Years of Thomas Hardy, 1930

The ear tends to be lazy craves

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar, and is shocked by the unexpected:  the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.  ~W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand

Man is the sole animal whose nudity

Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind.  ~MontaigneCUL

Most guys arent that picky they may

Most guys aren’t that picky.  They may have quicker reflexes around large breasts, but they need more to keep them interested.  We know plenty of women whose sex appeal makes their breasts exactly the right size.  ~From "The Playboy Advisor," Playboy magazine, March 2004, in answer to the question, "If you have small breasts, how do you make yourself look sexy?  Most guys want girls with large breasts."

In vain we shall penetrate more and

In vain we shall penetrate more and more deeply the secrets of the structure of the human body, we shall not dupe nature; we shall die as usual.  ~Bernard Le Bovier de FontanelleDCMOO

There is but one temple in this

There is but one temple in this Universe: The Body.  We speak to God whenever we lay our hands upon it.  ~Thomas Carlyle

The body is but a pair of

The body is but a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stew pan and the whole fixed upon stilts.  ~Samuel Butler, NotebooksDCMOO

Good for the body is work of

Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.  ~Henry David ThoreauQSO

The body is your temple keep it

The body is your temple.  Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.  ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health

Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied

Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions. But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other. ~Candace Pert

This body full of faults has yet

This body, full of faults,
Has yet one great quality:
Whatever it encounters in this temporal life
Depends upon one’s actions.
~Siddha Nagarjuna

What fools indeed we morals are to

What fools indeed we morals are
To lavish care upon a Car,
With ne’er a bit of time to see
About our own machinery!
~John Kendrick BangsQSO

Let the body receive an injury less

Let the body receive an injury less than mortal, and what follows? Before the swiftest foot can bring the physician, Nature has begun her healing work. The physician is at best only her humble assistant. Medical science is learning more and more to trust to the vis medicatrix Natur??the healing power of Nature. It is she, whom we call stern and merciless, that knits together the broken bone that no artificer on earth could mend. It is she that deftly works out of the system the injurious matter which we in our ignorance have forced upon it. She is not only kind when we obey her: she repairs our mistakes and heals the hurts we have done ourselves. Is not this the very counterpart of what the Divine Physician does for our spirits? ~George S. Merriamqtd in Cyclopaedia of Nature Teachings, 1892, TPVgb reprinted, Qe2

Yet this is health to have a

Yet this is health:  To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence.  ~Bertha Stuart DymentQSO

For male and female alike the bodies

For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do, they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.  ~John Updike

A person who doesnt breathe deeply reduces

A person who doesn’t breathe deeply reduces the life of his body. If he doesn’t move freely, he restricts the life of his body. If he doesn’t feel fully, he narrows the life of his body. And if his self-expression is constricted, he limits the life of his body. ~Alexander Lowen

Sweet sane still nakedness in nature

Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature!  – ah if poor, sick, prurient humanity in cities might really know you once more!  Is not nakedness then indecent?  No, not inherently.  It is your thought, your sophistication, your fear, your respectability that is indecent.  There come moods when these clothes of ours are not only too irksome to wear, but are themselves indecent.  Perhaps indeed he or she to whom the free exhilarating ecstasy of nakedness in Nature has never been eligible (and how many thousands there are!) has not really known what purity is – nor what faith or art or health really is.  ~Walt Whitman

The word arse is as much god

The word arse is as much god as the word face.  It must be so, otherwise you cut off your god at the waist.  ~D.H. LawrenceCUL

The fact that the mind rules body

The fact that the mind rules the body is, in spite of its neglect by biology and medicine, the most fundamental fact which we know about the process of life. ~Franz Alexander