Bodies Quotes

Quotes tagged as "bodies" (showing 1-30 of 116)
Victoria Schwab
“The bodies in my floor all trusted someone. Now I walk on them to tea.”
Victoria Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

Karen Quan
“How beautiful would it be if we could just see souls instead of bodies? To see love and compassion instead of curves.”
Karen Quan, Write like no one is reading 2

Egon Schiele
“Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside.”
Egon Schiele

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Trials Of A Damsel

Terry Goodkind
“Are we our bodies? Is a small person less than a big person, then? If we were our bodies, then when we lost an arm, or a leg, would we be less, would we begin to fade from existence? No. We are the same person.

We are not our bodies; we are our thoughts. As they form, they define who we are, and create the reality of our existence.”
Terry Goodkind, Blood of the Fold

Dejan Stojanovic
“Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

James  Jones
“He knew how to handle pain. You had to lie down with pain, not draw back away from it. You let yourself sort of move around the outside edge of pain like with cold water until you finally got up your nerve to take yourself in hand. Then you took a deep breath and dove in and let yourself sink down it clear to the bottom. And after you had been down inside pain a while you found that like with cold water it was not nearly as cold as you had thought it was when your muscles were cringing themselves away from the outside edge of it as you moved around it trying to get up your nerve. He knew pain.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

Deb Baker
“The difference between men and women is this--if you catch a woman butt-naked, she tries to cover the private parts with her hands. A man will sit there just like you found him even if he doesn't have much to be proud of.”
Deb Baker, Murder Passes the Buck

Jess C. Scott
“Adrian had always found it amusing that a guy could be drilling Stacia up her ass while she considered herself to be a virgin. Her intent had been to present herself as such when she found "Mr. Right.”
Jess C. Scott, Master & Servant

Meg Rosoff
“Time erodes us all.”
Meg Rosoff, What I Was

Garth Stein
“However, I don’t understand why people insist on pitting the concepts of evolution and creation against each other. Why can’t they see that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid place that marries them both in a wonderful package called a human being. What’s wrong with that idea?”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Michael J. Sullivan
“We are more than the bodies we inhabit," Fawkes said. "They're little more than clothes, and yet we judge so much by them.”
Michael J. Sullivan, The Death of Dulgath

Traci Brimhall
“These are the ruins
I mapped onto my body so I might always be lost.”
Traci Brimhall

Lionel Shriver
“I came to regard my body in a new light. For the first time I apprehended the little mounds on my chest as teats for the suckling of young, and their physical resemblance to udders on cows or the swinging distensions on lactating hounds was suddenly unavoidable. Funny how even women forget what breasts are for.

The cleft between my legs transformed as well. It lost a certain outrageousness, an obscenity, or achieved an obscenity of a different sort. The flaps seemed to open not to a narrow, snug dead end, but to something yawning. The passageway itself became a route to somewhere else, a real place, and not merely to a darkness in my mind. The twist of flesh in front took on a devious aspect, its inclusion overtly ulterior, a tempter, a sweetener for doing the species' heavy lifting, like the lollipops I once got at the dentist.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Megan Chance
“In the end, there's only one thing you can believe. Bodies are honest; they don't lie.”
Megan Chance, The Spiritualist

Christopher Moore
“The sofa was lumpy enough to have had a body sewed into it; stuffing spilled out of the arms where the victim had tried to escape.”
Christopher Moore, Coyote Blue

“We are closest to real knowledge when we are closest to understanding our own bodies.”
Marty Rubin

Abby  Norman
“So often we think that the truth is a static entity that exists only in a singular place--a place that we have to find. But I have come to realize that the answers I have been looking for, the truth of my own body, was ever-changing.”
Abby Norman, Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain

Terry Pratchett
“Whoever had designed the skeletons of creatures had even less imagination than whoever had done the outsides. At least the outside-designer had tried a few novelties in the spots, wool and stripes department, but the bone-builder had generally just put a skull on a ribcage, shoved a pelvis in further along, stuck on some arms and legs and had the rest of the day off. Some ribcages were longer, some legs were shorter, some hands became wings, but they all seemed to be based on one design, one size stretched or shrunk to fit all. - Ponder Stibbons”
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

“You should know that no matter how deep you bury the bodies, someone will dig them up sooner or later.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Enock Maregesi
“Adamu na Hawa walipotenda dhambi waligundua kuwa kumbe walikuwa na miili, walipogundua kuwa walikuwa uchi, kisha Mungu akawalaani. Miili yao ikakosa thamani mbele ya Mungu, sisi wote tukalaaniwa pamoja nao. Kwa Mungu hii miili haina thamani hata kidogo. Chenye thamani ni roho.”
Enock Maregesi

Shilo Niziolek
“As she watched them move and bend their bodies in the same way the water curved and slid its way around the river rocks she found it hard to breathe. -The Girl with Dragonfly Wings”
Shilo Niziolek, The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magical Realism

Samuel R. Delany
“We all live our lives from the inside of our bodies out, not from the outside in. Which is why fiction has the texture that it does.”
Samuel R. Delany, The Atheist in the Attic
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Ashley Asti
“I might have
woven myself to you
in this bed
but my body is still not your body
as much as it is the earth—
its water, its soil, its air,
its children
birthed from seed to become our fruit.

—intimacy”
Ashley Asti, The Moon and Her Sisters

Renee Gladman
“About the body I know very little, though I am steadily trying to improve myself, in the way animals improve themselves by licking.”
Renee Gladman, Juice

“Our bodies are the canvas of our emotions, and most often, we let the world paint it.”
Natasha Potter

“We are closest to real knowledge when we're closest to understanding our own bodies.”
Marty Rubin

“Pot for medicinal purpose I agree with.
Recreational use?
Well, you might as well light up a cigarette or get drunk.
Whatever way...it's still introducing foreign substances into our bodies.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Age is a state of mind which is betrayed by our bodies.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Kurt Vonnegut
“People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn't own doodley-squat, so they couldn't improve their surroundings. So they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead.

The results had been catastrophic so far - suicide, theft, murder, and insanity and so on. But new chemicals were coming onto the market all the time.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

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