Bodies Quotes

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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

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, Scars Of Beauty

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

Adrienne Rich
“There is nothing revolutionary whatsoever about the control of women's bodies by men. The woman's body is the terrain on which patriarchy is erected.”
Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

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

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

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

E.M. Forster
“Few travelled in these days, for, thanks to the advance of science, the earth was exactly alike all over. Rapid intercourse, from which the previous civilization had hoped so much, had ended by defeating itself. What was the good of going to Peking when it was just like Shrewsbury? Why return to Shrewsbury when it would all be like Peking? Men seldom moved their bodies; all unrest was concentrated in the soul.”
E.M. Forster, The Machine Stops

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

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

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

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

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

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

Claudia Rankine
“How to care for the injured body,

the kind of body that can't hold
the content it is living?”
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

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

Neil Walker
“We can bring in all the guns and drugs we need and bring out all the bodies of people we don’t.”
Neil Walker, Drug Gang Takedown

Zeyn Joukhadar
“I'm not the only one, of course. The last time I saw one of my male classmates from art school, he consoled me about my artist's block by telling me how few of the girls we studied with were painting anymore. It one one thing to have a body; it is another thing to struggle under the menacing weight of its meaning.”
Zeyn Joukhadar, The Thirty Names of Night

Zeyn Joukhadar
“I've become just like the white boys at middle-school dances: the boys by the wall, earthbound boys, wing-severed boys with stiff bodies. There is nothing behind the door in my chest that should uncage the kind of feminine softness I should have, the kind you told me would settle into my chest and my hips. It never did.”
Zeyn Joukhadar, The Thirty Names of Night

Zeyn Joukhadar
“He is testing his body in the wind, feeling the weight and breadth of it. My heart is a new bird throwing itself against the space he is taking up. There are no long-legged white girls around us, no pale, over-cologned boys snicker-flirting with the bartender. Instead, all around us, there are brown and Black bodies marked with glow paint and tattoos. There are micro-minis and leather short-shorts and calf-length dresses in pleated faux silk atop unshaven legs. There are bodies with breasts, with thights, with scars, with canes; wearing high heels, wearing high tops; large bodies, small bodies, bodies that twirl and shake and fill the room. This is not dancing, but a becoming of winged creatures.”
Zeyn Joukhadar, The Thirty Names of Night

A.D. Aliwat
“Attendance means nothing, bodies are not minds.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Cristina Rivera Garza
“Places where sex is sold are the same everywhere. They always have a viewing window or something similar: a bar, a walkway, a stage where you can see bodies and, if permitted, feel them. It has to be a space that facilitates the circulation of these bodies, so that they can be appraised, touched, negotiated. And it must have an area in which to complete---once agreed upon, once contracted---sexual intercourse. The noise of people or glasses or music always helps. Smoke. Something unspeakable in the air.”
Cristina Rivera Garza, The Taiga Syndrome

“[E]ven our most personal decisions about caring for our bodies have long been influenced and manipulated by larger power structures.”
James Hamblin, Clean: The New Science of Skin

“As we change our worlds, we change our bodies. The old duality between environmental health and human health is obsolete.”
James Hamblin, Clean: The New Science of Skin

“You see Viola, this is the body I have and I'm gonna keep it. I've got a potato nose, a bit of flab, a muffin top... I've grown attached to them. And life's too short to worry about what other people think. I've decided to like myself the way I am and to have fun, every time I can.”
Assia Petricelli, Per sempre

Soulla Christodoulou
“Within seconds her dappled curvy silhouette moves towards me. Our bodies collide, skin on skin...”
Soulla Christodoulou, Alexander and Maria

Heather Corinna
“Messages we get about menopause more often tell us we must keep ourselves from much of what we want and need in this time. It's easy to get the idea that life in and after menopause is going to be little, dreary rituals of desperate maintenance and exacting control over food, exercise, the shape and size of our bodies, our skin, our intimate relationships, our sexuality, our leisure, our moods, robbing us of what pleasure we might have found in these things before.”
Heather Corinna, What Fresh Hell Is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You

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