Flesh Quotes

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Jean-Paul Sartre
“People who live in society have learnt how to see themselves, in mirrors, as they appear to their friends. I have no friends: is that why my flesh is so naked?”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Benjamin Franklin
“My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.”
Ben Franklin

Jacqueline Carey
“The pain of the flesh is naught to that of the heart”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Stéphane Mallarmé
“The flesh is sad, alas, and I have read all the books.”
Stéphane Mallarme

Richard Rohr
“The ego hates losing – even to God.”
Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

“When a river of tears and a load of grief keep on flowing from a mountain of broken trust, feelings may relentlessly besiege the stronghold of our flesh. Only a timely adjustment with our mental compass can shore up confidence, resilience; and reliance. ("Taken for a ride")”
Erik Pevernagie

Tanith Lee
“The soul is a magician. Only living flesh hampers it.”
Tanith Lee, Death's Master

Tom Stoppard
“Carnal embrace is the practice of throwing one's arms around a side of beef.”
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“If there is no element of asceticism in our lives, if we give free rein to the desires of the flesh (taking care of course to keep within the limits of what seems permissible to the world), we shall find it hard to train for the service of Christ. When the flesh is satisfied it is hard to pray with cheerfulness or to devote oneself to a life of service which calls for much self-renunciation.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Thomas Hardy
“you dear, sweet, tantalizing phantom--hardly flesh at all; so that when I put my arms round you I almost expect them to pass through you as through air!”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Charles Bukowski
“the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
in there and
sometimes a soul,
and the women break
vases against the walls
and the men drink too
and nobody finds the
but keep
crawling in and out
of beds.
flesh covers
the bone and the
flesh searches
for more than
Charles Bukowski

W.H.D. Rouse
“My heart is hardy, for I have suffered much on the seas and the battlefield: this will be only something more. But a ravenous belly cannot be hid, damn the thing. It gives a world of trouble to men, makes them fit out fleets of ships and scour the barren sea, to bring misery on their enemies.”
W.H.D. Rouse, The Odyssey

Vaslav Nijinsky
“I am not an ape, I am a man. The world has been created by God. Man has been created by God. It is not possible for man to understand God - God understands God. Man is God and therefore understands God. I am God. I am a man. I am good and not a beast. I am an animal with reason. I have flesh, I *am* flesh, I am not descended from flesh. Flesh is created by God. I am God. I am God. I am God.”
Vaslav Nijinsky, The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky
tags: ape, flesh, god, man

Anthony Liccione
“The flesh covers the bones, and makes the spirit naked.”
Anthony Liccione

Harley King
“Our flesh is a gift of laughter.”
Harley King

“Our bodies are the thin knife's edge separating us from oblivion.”
Nathan Hill, The Nix

Robert Penn Warren
“I suppose that Willie had his natural quota of ordinary suspicion and caginess, but those things tend to evaporate when what people tell you is what you want to hear.”
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men

Vera Caspary
“The magnificence of my skeleton is hidden by the weight of my flesh.”
Vera Caspary, Laura

Martin Luther
“Jerome was a marvelous advocate of chastity: yet hear his confession: “O, how often have I thought myself to be in the midst of the vain delights and pleasures of Rome, even when I was in the wild wilderness.” Again, “I, who for fear of hell had condemned myself to such a prison, thought myself oftentimes to be dancing among young women, when I had no other company, but scorpions and wild beasts. My face was pale with fasting, but my mind was inflamed with desires in my cold body: and although my flesh was half-dead already, yet the flames of fleshly lust, boiled within me, etc.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians

Arthur Rimbaud
“Your strawberry-raspberry taste, your flowery flesh,”
Arthur Rimbaud
tags: flesh

“We all need to make daily decision, a daily choice to walk according to the Spirit, to live according to the Spirit and to set our minds on the things of the Spirit. If we chose to live according to the flesh we cannot please God.”
Ibrahim Emile

Yasunari Kawabata
“Her kimono stood out from her neck,and her back and shoulders were like a white fan spread under it. There was something sad about the full flesh under that white powder. It suggested a woolen cloth,and again it suggested the pelt of some animal.”
Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country

Rachel Hartman
“The flesh is but
a sack of goo,
a feast for worms
to delve into.

Remember, mortal,
as you strive,
that you, ambitious goo,
must also die.”
Rachel Hartman, Tess of the Road

“Severe pain makes this weak body collapse,
But it never breaks one soul.
While this human flesh enters a grave,
The soul ascends to thy Kingdom of thy Lord.”
Bradley B. Dalina

Bruno Latour
“Politics is not about "freshly dead" people, but about the living ; not about ghoulish stories of the afterworld, but about gory stories of this world.”
Bruno Latour, Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies

Asheritah Ciuciu
“The real problem was that the enemy had gained a corner of my life. . .and was using it to taunt me, distract me, and keep me living in bondage.

I saw that he had lured me. . .promising immediate gratification to keep me from running to my Father. He was using my cravings to keep me chained to the desires of my flesh so I wouldn't let the Spirit take complete control of me.”
Asheritah Ciuciu, Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction

Jose R. Coronado
“Human nature towards the Truth weakens in heart while falsehood increases and the more it rises, the more powerful those in power become. The fact that man is fact of life should bring him to a recognition that the delusions of life and the opinions of others are of no power.”
Jose R. Coronado, The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey

Jose R. Coronado
“O righteous One, how i hate my flesh. My heart, mind and soul cry out to be one with you but I fall into temptations of my flesh over and over again. I hate myself for it for my flesh dictates my action. At times it torments me because you have given me so much wisdom and understanding but I choose to be sinful as if I have no knowledge of your righteousness. Yahweh, Most High, I'm sorry.”
Jose R. Coronado, The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey

Jose R. Coronado
“Lord, forgive me for choosing things I shouldn't do. Look upon me with favor and don't turn your face from me, forgive me. I know I have to have more self-control than what I choose to have at times but I am of flesh, a mere breath of air. I'm discontent with myself. I yearn to do your will, to be holy and righteous, to find favor with you Almighty but I chose to be ed by my flesh and how I hate the bitter taste it leaves in my mouth.”
Jose R. Coronado, The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey

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