Body Quotes

I’ve said this before, but I believe more than ever that confidence is sexier than any body part.

— Aimee Mullins

Death showed up in my life very early on, so I’m aware of it. If you look at most of the things I write there’s a sort of contemplation of mortality – although ‘True Blood’ doesn’t fall into that. Even though there’s such a ridiculously high body count!

— Alan Ball

I’m in the gym three to four days a week, depending on how I’m feeling. With chest, legs and back being the most important parts of any athlete’s body, I try to train these on separate days with at least a day off in between.

— Albert Pujols

Body image is something that girls struggle with every day, and it’s something that I struggle with every day.

— Alessia Cara

I am a firm believer that you can have the body you want, only to the extent that you’re willing to work for it.

— Amber Heard

I do love shoes that make my legs longer. I have the upper body of someone who’s 5ft 8in, so high heels help me even out the discrepancy.

— Amy Adams

I didn’t necessarily fit in in high school. I felt very awkward. I still feel completely awkward and weird in my body sometimes. I’m hoping that’s going to go away, but I’ve just embraced it as reality.

— Amy Adams

If it looks like your grandma’s bedsheets, I’ll put it on my body.

— Andra Day

For me, the most enjoyable type of singing is opera. It allows you to move, to wear a costume… to do something with your body. When singing in concert, you have to stand up in front of the audience, next to the conductor, which is less natural.

— Andrea Bocelli

Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.

— Andrea Dworkin

The bottom line is that the human body is complex and subtle, and oversimplifying – as common sense sometimes impels us to do – can be hazardous to your health.

— Andrew Weil

After ‘Kong,’ my knuckles have never recovered because I had to wear very heavy weights on my forearms and around my hips and ankles to get the sense of size and scale of the movement of the character… You are telling your body that you are these things and that you’re feeling these thoughts and that you’re experiencing these experiences.

— Andy Serkis

At The Body Shop we had always been measured by how many jobs we had created, and I got a major award from the Queen on that.

— Anita Roddick

The immune system’s goal is to protect the body against invaders either from without, such as microbes, or from within, such as cancers and different types of neoplastic transformation.

— Anthony Fauci

If any person examines by the microscope that part towards the extremity of the spider’s body from whence its thread proceeds, he will observe the spot to be, as it were, surrounded by five several protuberances or risings, each ending in a point and altogether forming a kind of enclosure.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

When I have supped too heavily of an evening, I drink in the morning a large number of cups of coffee, and that as hot as I can drink it, so that the sweat breaks out on me, and if by so doing I can’t restore my body, a whole apothecary’s shop couldn’t do much, and that is the only thing I have done for years when I have felt a fever.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Interestingly enough, not all feelings result from the body’s reaction to external stimuli. Sometimes changes are purely simulated in the brain maps.

— Antonio Damasio

To me, body and mind are different aspects of specific biological processes.

— Antonio Damasio

Consciousness, much like our feelings, is based on a representation of the body and how it changes when reacting to certain stimuli. Self-image would be unthinkable without this representation.

— Antonio Damasio

There is no such thing as a disembodied mind. The mind is implanted in the brain, and the brain is implanted in the body.

— Antonio Damasio

When we talk about emotion, we really talk about a collection of behaviors that are produced by the brain. You can look at a person in the throes of an emotion and observe changes in the face, in the body posture, in the coloration of the skin and so on.

— Antonio Damasio

I think scale is about, in a way, the apprehension of proportion, and all the proportions that mean things to us as human beings are related to the body.

— Antony Gormley

I would say that the whole way that I have approached the body is as a space, not a thing – not an object to be improved, idealised or whatever, but simply to be dwelt in.

— Antony Gormley

6 Times’ is an attempt to reinvestigate the social responsibility of sculpture. The body in question is a particular body, but it doesn’t really matter whose it is.

— Antony Gormley

I could never focus on my upper body as a skater, so I’m enjoying having symmetrical upper and lower body muscle.

— Apolo Ohno

I try and work out at least six times a week with my trainer because that’s important for my body type, which is so different from a typical Indian boy.

— Arjun Kapoor

When you’re doing any event on an elite level, you’re in tune with your body.

— Ashton Eaton

It’s about not going to the well all the time. The body has limits. The mind has limits, too.

— Ashton Eaton

Basically, the body does have a vast amount of inbuilt anti-ageing machinery it’s just not 100% comprehensive, so it allows a small number of different types of molecular and cellular damage to happen and accumulate.

— Aubrey de Grey

My approach is to start from the straightforward principle that our body is a machine. A very complicated machine, but none the less a machine, and it can be subjected to maintenance and repair in the same way as a simple machine, like a car.

— Aubrey de Grey

Ageing is, simply and clearly, the accumulation of damage in the body. That’s all that ageing is.

— Aubrey de Grey

The whole point of cryopreserving only one’s head is based on the idea that one can simply grow in the laboratory an entire new body, without a head, and stick it onto the cryopreserved head.

— Aubrey de Grey

Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms… For example, I am made up of 5.8×10 27 atoms.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I think, as you grow older, you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill.

— Abby Wambach

As professional soccer players, we take our bodies to the extreme. We’re the people at the gym that look like we’re breaking the machines. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. It’s not an easy thing to consistently do over and over again to your body.

— Abby Wambach

For one who has an interest in the body as text, airports are treasure troves of information. It seems almost un-American to enjoy delays, and perhaps enjoy is not the best word, but certainly a delayed flight, if it does nothing else, allows one the opportunity to make prolonged observations about one’s fellow travelers.

— Abraham Verghese

Whenever I cook, I think of Spanish music, so I always have to listen to some sort of salsa. It gets your body going.

— Action Bronson

My body doesn’t have any rhythm, you know. I’ve got quite good rhythm when I’m singing but my feet are very much two left feet.

— Adele

Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes.

— Adele

That’s where humour lives for me. In the body. The Steve Martin kind of stuff or Jim Carrey, that’s what I like. I’ve always felt that’s what I would like to do.

— Al Pacino

In theater, you’ve got to be aware of your whole body because it involves stamina. It involves two-and-a-half hours and a sustained release of energy, maybe for six months.

— Alan Rickman

There’s cleanliness to how I eat now. I’m much more in tune with my body, so now that I’m so in tune based on having become a semivegan, I can tell what foods affect energy levels. I can tell when I’ve been eating particularly high nutrient foods or I can tell when my glycemic levels are all over the place.

— Alanis Morissette

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.

— Alanis Morissette

I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one’s body as an instrument rather than just an ornament.

— Alanis Morissette

I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.

— Alfred Hitchcock

It’s a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal.

— Amitabh Bachchan

The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don’t know why something’s happening to you and you don’t know how you bounced back.

— Amitabh Bachchan

I think the human body is beautiful, and I don’t really have a huge problem in dealing with it, but it’s the context, the environment and what I feel about it that that makes the difference for me.

— Andie MacDowell

I had a C-section, and I found it fascinating. I didn’t find it a sacrifice, and I didn’t find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.

— Angelina Jolie

Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the bones in your body. It happens to really almost everyone when they get really old. But for women, after menopause, they can lose up to 30 percent of their bone mass.

— Ann Richards

I felt different at 29 because 29, to me, is 30. There are times when I still feel like an actual toddler in a grown-up – well, semi-grown-up – body.

— Anna Kendrick

Premonitions, presentiments, the sensing of unseen presences and many allied experiences are due to the activity of the astral body and its reaction on the physical their ever-increasing frequency is merely the result of its evolution among educated people.

— Annie Besant

According to Inuit culture in Greenland, a person possesses six or seven souls. The souls take the form of tiny people scattered throughout the body.

— Annie Dillard

The mental is more important than the physical. You know, that voice in your head telling you to give up if it gets tough. That’s my main opponent – making sure that if your body wants to stop, your mind won’t let you.

— Anthony Joshua

Pythagoras said that medicine is the most godlike of arts. But if the most godlike, it should tend to the soul as well as the body, or else a living thing must be unhealthy, being diseased in its higher part.

— Apollonius of Tyana

Who hasn’t had a weight issue? If not the body, certainly the big head!

— Aretha Franklin

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me.

— Ayrton Senna

I came back from my ACL injury and won MVP. So, what’s a groin? What’s an adductor? That’s how I look at things. I feel like if you just continue to take care of your body, working out, making sure you’re in shape and you stay on top of your game, you can play as long as you want.

— Adrian Peterson

I lift pretty heavy for my body weight, and I don’t do any of that girly stuff like cardio or any light weights. I go really heavy, and that intimidates some guys. I enjoy that.

— AJ Lee

I am through with this body, and what becomes of it will make no difference with me in the future.

— Alex Campbell

I feel very strongly we are spiritual beings in a physical body, and we should make our surroundings as beautiful and soulful as possible.

— Alexandra Stoddard

I’m very uncomfortable with my body, and I’m not interested in people seeing it on screen.

— Alicia Silverstone

As soon as I made it about being healthy and shifted my focus away from the scale, the weight started to come off. I keep track of my body by how my jeans fit – and how I feel.

— Alison Sweeney

Webs are made mostly of spaces. They break easily. They barely exist. They belong to the category of half-things: mist, smoke, shrouds, ghosts, membranes, retinas or rags and they quickly fill up with un-things: old legs and wings and heads and hollow abdomens and body bags of wasps.

— Alice Oswald

For me, the most exciting thing is that Jane Campion is a woman we can all really look up to. She doesn’t have the body of work that some other directors do – no woman director does – but her work is so consistently original, wonderful, masterful.

— Allison Anders

The N.B.A. is not an easy job. As you get older, you play this game for 82 games a year, and you play 11 or 12 years, your body tends to break down.

— Amar’e Stoudemire

When I was young, I never thought I was going to be a writer! I was academically orientated and active at sports, but I didn’t have one creative bone in my body.

— Amish Tripathi

I like playing tennis. I’ve always enjoyed the process of being a tennis player I’m just not sure that I enjoyed the travel at the end, and my body didn’t recover from the day-to-day grind.

— Andy Roddick

You can make or break an outfit by not knowing your body type – certain things work on certain people. Make sure you’re dressing for your leg-length, hip/chest size, etc.

— AnnaLynne McCord

In the 20 long, hungry years between my late teens and late 30s I bought in to virtually every new diet and/or exercise regime that hoved into view, particularly at this most vulnerable time for those of us prone to poor body image – a new year.

— Arabella Weir

Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn’t.

— Arthur Eddington

We discovered a mechanism which is like the garbage machine of the body. We need to remove damaged proteins and create new ones in their place, and we discovered the machine that does this.

— Aaron Ciechanover

I used to be able to eat and drink whatever I wanted. But now, when I’m in a suit and tie all the time, sitting and being driven, you can just feel your body.

— Aaron Schock

I didn’t start working out until college. But in college I could feel my body changing, and I knew that if I didn’t make some changes, I was going to go in the wrong direction.

— Aaron Schock

Let’s just say, if I weren’t a model, I’d be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas that’s aching to be decorated I find it all very fascinating.

— Abbey Lee Kershaw

One of my goals is to have this incredible body. I want to be strong, to be ripped.

— Adrienne Bailon

When language is treated beautifully and interestingly, it can feel good for the body: It’s nourishing it’s rejuvenating.

— Aimee Bender

I went to Brazil to learn more about my body and my physique: what to do before training, during training, after training, even after the match.

— Alexandre Pato

When I was getting injured so much, I spoke to my family and my manager and said, ‘I need my body to recover.’ The first thing I thought was that I needed to stay upright. When I went back to Brazil to play, after a few months, my body was perfect.

— Alexandre Pato

I really care about what I put out, and probably more than the fans care. At times, I think I over-care. But I just know that the body of work has such a high standard that it’s kind of like, in my own head, I need to at least match it if not get over that, so that’s the challenge.

— Ali Shaheed Muhammad

As a gymnast, you always wear spandex. Being a teenager wearing spandex? It was tough accepting how my body looked, especially if there was any weight gain.

— Alicia Sacramone

I like that my body is in shape and toned, and isn’t too muscular. I feel I still have a woman’s physique.

— Alicia Sacramone

Honestly, my favorite kind of dancing is just lettin’ loose. There’s something great about the carefree flinging of your body to great music. It can be so joyous.

— Alison Brie

If I’m going out on the town in New York, I always wear Danielle Collins T-shirts – they are expressive, young: independent woman in charge of herself, her body, and her mind.

— Amy Carlson

Dead bodies do get a grayish blue/purple hue because blood pools in the capillaries and the body starts to decompose. It’s not smurf blue, but it’s not a pleasant shade.

— Ann Hood

As an adult, I took ballet classes three times a week, and I believed it gave me better posture, a stronger body, and made me more graceful.

— Ann Hood

If your body is excited to do something, that’s what you should be doing. Or if it really scares you, you should be doing it.

— Amy Ryan

But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant, was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal.

— Asa Gray

I love the game very much, but when you were a certain type of player for a few years, being a front-end starter, that’s the way I still think I can pitch. But the body tells you no.

— Al Leiter

I need human feelings to fit garments. I couldn’t do it just, like, on an object – it’s too close to our body. It’s like a skin you are making, so you need one’s feelings to make a garment.

— Ann Demeulemeester

If a woman is comfortable with herself, I think that’s what radiates. I think the moment you start questioning your body and looks is when you get into trouble.

— Alanna Ubach

So much of what makes a room great is how you enter and circulate through it, how it addresses the body.

— Annabelle Selldorf

A horseman’s head is in Athens, and his body is in London: Poseidon’s torso is separated between Greece and the U.K. This means that they cannot be celebrated and appreciated as a whole in the country they came from.

— Amal Clooney

A lot of professional dancers become professional when they turn 15 or 16 years old, when they’re still children. So you’ve trained every single waking moment up until that point for a career that could maybe only last 10 years, maybe longer if your body holds up, if your injuries are kept at bay.

— Amanda Schull

I use Simple face wipes and Nivea face cream. For my body any kind of body butter, the more moisturising the better.

— Amber Le Bon

Sometimes I get a little confused because with dancing I can express my emotions with my body. With acting you have to do it with your face and your expressions, and then with animated shows you have to use your voice and use your inflections. So it’s definitely a challenge to transfer from each genre of entertainment.

— Alyson Stoner

At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.

— Amar Bose

Yeah, I’m a geek. I read sci-fi and I watch sci-fi films. I love my computer and I love to fix it. I’m a total nerd. I literally am a 12-year-old geeky boy trapped in a 32-year-old woman’s body.

— Amber Benson

In the story I eventually called ‘Archangel’ and published in 2008, Eudora MacEachern, working as an assistant to a surgeon at a hospital in Archangel, one night finds outside the gates an exhausted and frostbitten soldier crouched over the reins of a pony sleigh carrying the body of another soldier.

— Andrea Barrett

I feel less adrenaline in my body now, but more in my head. I tried to be at my best, and I succeeded.

— Andriy Shevchenko

When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the fear out of my body and put it into a freezer.

— Asne Seierstad

When I’m working on my characters, that’s something I pay a lot of attention to: how their body works, how they move, how they articulate.

— Astrid Berges-Frisbey

And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read.

— Albert Maltz

I actually think that ‘States of Union’ will be a lifelong endeavor for me. It won’t take up all my energy as it has in recent years, but I imagine that I will always continue to add to the body of work – the project of documentation will never be entirely complete.

— Alix Smith

She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect.

— Anne Edwards

Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss.

— Anne Grant

When a patient does get an organ from another person, it comes from a different body. It has different properties, and a person’s natural tendency is to reject that organ.

— Anthony Atala

My body can’t demonstrate. It isn’t willing to explore movements the way it used to. I’ve always had to find the movement in myself then show it in myself. If I’ve got the sense of movement for the character, I expect the dancer to get it too.

— Antony Tudor

You can’t stop the aging process. There’s only so much oil you can put on your body. I’ve always just tried to go with my age. If the part requires somebody a little younger or older, I can probably get away with that.

— Angie Dickinson

Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.

— B. R. Ambedkar

To get ready to climb Everest, I did a lot of hill running with a daypack on and a lot of underwater swimming. I would swim a couple of lengths underwater and then a couple above. It gets your body going with limited oxygen.

— Bear Grylls

My body grew hot, then cold. I tried to eat the bed sheets. My heart beat madly. Every joint in my body ached. When I took the cure they took it all away from me.

— Bela Lugosi

My strong belief is that God created human beings and therefore he knows about every aspect of the human body. So if I want to fix it, I just need to stay in harmony with Him.

— Ben Carson

Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the UN Security Council. This means, in effect, that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with guaranteeing the world’s security. You couldn’t make this thing up.

— Benjamin Netanyahu

If you talk to your body, it will listen.

— Bernie Siegel

For me, consciousness is non-local, not limited to the body, and can exist independent of it.

— Bernie Siegel

I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That’s why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.

— Betsey Johnson

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.

— Bette Midler

Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.

— Bhumibol Adulyadej

If you do Bikram Yoga, you exercise your body 100 percent.

— Bikram Choudhury

The meaning of yoga is connection of mind, body and spirit. If you have a bad telecommunication system, your body gets sick. Yoga helps fix that.

— Bikram Choudhury

Most researchers sit at a table and read books. My research, since three years old, has been to use my own body.

— Bikram Choudhury

Every success story has a parent who says, ‘over my dead body.’ Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says, when you’re acting the fool, ‘you know I worry about you sometimes.’

— Bill Cosby

It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.

— Billy Graham

There’s something about the rhythm of walking, how, after about an hour and a half, the mind and body can’t help getting in sync.

— Bjork

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.

— Bodhidharma

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.

— Bodhidharma

Whoever realizes that the six senses aren’t real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas.

— Bodhidharma

For my skin, Neutrogena dry body oil is heaven!

— Brad Goreski

When you tour, it’s so hard on the body. Being in one place is cool. It’s a more stable environment.

— Britney Spears

In reality, a cell is a biological mini-me compared to the human body. A cell has every biological system that you have.

— Bruce Lipton

It was like a miracle, but before our very eyes, and almost in the drawing of a breath, the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight.

— Bram Stoker

Whenever you get a large body of work like ‘Humans of New York,’ a natural pathway becomes to put it between two covers. I wanted this to be a very nice keepsake. A lot of work went into it, and a lot of fans are attached to it.

— Brandon Stanton

My own pregnancies were all about me, me, me. My aches, my pains, my swollen feet, and my body that looked like the Michelin Man.

— Barbara Park

And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn’t reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that.

— Barry McGuire

If you watch any good player, they’re using different parts of their body and working with instruments that respond to those movements. They’re moving in many dimensions at once.

— Brian Eno

Pilates makes you feel good because you’re doing something that’s good for your body, and you start seeing it. It elongates the muscles.

— Behati Prinsloo

I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC. These are huts built out of mammoth bones. These buildings were beautifully made, from the bones of the body into shelter.

— Ben Nicholson

As your body deteriorates, your natural talents start to go a little bit. You have to bring in physical working out, building, taking protein and doing extra stuff.

— Ben Roethlisberger

There are times when your mind isn’t ready to go but your body is, and times when your body is ready to go but your mind isn’t. You try to get the two in sync as much as possible.

— Ben Zobrist

As I get older, I just need to continue to make sure I’m staying in peak shape and taking care of my body the best I can.

— Ben Zobrist

Because when God heals a body, that is temporal but when God saves a soul, that has eternal importance.

— Benny Hinn

I think it’s really cool that there are people like Adele on the cover of ‘Vogue’ and ‘Rolling Stone,’ and like I think it’s really important that people are talking about your body, because if they don’t, then you’ll never be able to break that barrier.

— Beth Ditto

I shave my body in all kinds of ways, wear tons of eyeliner and dye my hair pink.

— Beth Ditto

I always was really confident about myself, about my voice, myself as a person, my body, all of those things, but as a songwriter – I just didn’t identify as a songwriter at all.

— Beth Ditto

Even talking, I’m super-loud. I could never have that kind of meek, little wispy whimsical lavender and lace voice. It comes from my body. There’s no way I can fight it.

— Beth Ditto

Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid, to me there’s nothing real about it it’s an adult using a kid’s body as a mouthpiece.

— Bill Griffith

A comedian’s body is funny as well as his mind being funny, his whole personage is funny.

— Bobby Darin

I’m just saying, it’s got to be about something more than just body parts when you’re with somebody.

— Brian Austin Green

I listen to my body, I give it things it wants and I eliminate things it doesn’t want.

— Britt Ekland

When you come into my pieces, it’s not an intellectual experience, it’s a physical experience. It’s coming at your body. There’s light, there’s sound, the lights in some pieces are going on and off. There’s loud roaring sound happening.

— Bill Viola

When we’re not on the practice field, I’m watching tape, and when I’m not watching tape, I’m doing body work or something like that.

— Brock Osweiler

On stage, I think I’m 35. Working takes over my whole body and I become a younger man – that’s why I won’t stop.

— Bruce Forsyth

In gymnastics, smaller will always be better in many ways. The stress in the head, that will be the same for all. But the stress on the body and the concussions it must endure, that will always be easier for the little ones.

— Bela Karolyi

The movie is actually from a book by Stephen King called The Body. When they were gonna put it to a motion picture, they found the story was a bit too strong for the title The Body, based on a young kid’s movie. It would be too heavy.

— Ben E. King

I see wrinkles and lines, and wear glasses to read, which I hate. But I am in a better place in my body than I used to be.

— Bonnie Langford

Television broadcasts have, in the main, been more suggestive, less specific, more distant in their images than the print press: often you knew that lump was a dead body only because a chattering reporter told you it was.

— Bruce Jackson

I do find, coming form the stage and all that, I’ve always been conscious of my posture and my body, but also the style aspect, I do find myself throwing on a blazer and a nice pair of loafers more often. Daddy always likes a new pair of Guccis.

— Bryan Batt

If I decide I want to go canoeing, I’ve got a canoe. If I want to take my dog with me, nobody tells me I can’t do it. If I want to go skinny dipping and wash my body, I can take my clothes off.

— Burt Shavitz

He Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body.

— Baha’u’llah

I think most character people that you talk to, it’s like, whatever they offer us, we are thrilled to do. I won’t do anything that’s immoral or illicit. I did turn down eating a dead body once. I turned down a few really creepy horror movies. For the most part, I can usually find a way into whatever character.

— Beth Grant

I like architectural shapes. You can’t put any shape on any body, except on the runway. In reality, it has to look and feel flattering.

— Bibhu Mohapatra

You have two hemispheres in your brain – a left and a right side. The left side controls the right side of your body and right controls the left half. It’s a fact. Therefore, left-handers are the only people in their right minds.

— Bill Lee

When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It’s like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body.

— Bill Lee

If you want to be right-sized in body, you’ve got to get rid of the supersize way of life.

— Bob Harper

I still believe that a plant-based diet has tremendous health benefits, but I have incorporated more animal protein into my diet. I found that my body personally got to a point where I needed something more.

— Bob Harper

Unless you burst into movies as a sex goddess, you’re likely to play wives and mothers. I came into movies as a teenager in ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They’ (1969) playing a pregnant waif from the Ozarks. I didn’t get a chance to burst into movies in ‘Body Heat.’ My career isn’t based on having a 23-inch waist and a big bust, though I do.

— Bonnie Bedelia

The constancy of the blood sugar level is maintained by a complex physiological mechanism, a homeostatic mechanism of the same order as those which maintain the body temperature, the blood pressure or the heart rate at normal levels and control many other functions.

— Bernardo Houssay

My approach to training changed dramatically throughout my experience as one of the trainers on ‘The Biggest Loser.’ Getting to know each person was an important reminder that to get the body physically fit, you must first get mentally and emotionally ‘fit.’

— Brett Hoebel

I do expose my body, but only because I think people should have something nice to look at.

— Brigitte Nielsen

Because I’m such a tomboy, I hate showing off my body.

— Brooklyn Decker

Your body is like a machine, and if you don’t keep it in shape, it holds you back. You don’t want anything holding you back, especially yourself.

— Brenda Song

I go to the gym a lot, and I see these guys, these young actors or models there, really punishing themselves – I mean, just killing themselves. And then I’ll see one of them on a billboard, with the artfully messy hair, looking as though it’s just natural and easy to have a body like that.

— Bronson Pinchot

I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.

— Bruce Cockburn

Cinema is made to film material: the body. By filming the material, the mechanical, the worker, we arrive at the spiritual.

— Bruno Dumont

I don’t see on television the kind of blood and guts and body parts blown apart that maybe you’re referring to, but it certainly is in that BATMAN feature and I found it very offensive.

— Burt Ward

Too often, people get elected to a body, to any office, and the first thing they do is talk about how this year, it’s going to be different.

— Bob Wise

I can’t say this enough, I’m totally comfortable with my body. I like my body, I don’t think it’s a bad thing, I think I have a nice body, I’m happy with it.

— Cameron Diaz

I believe that everybody has the right to view his or her own body as a palette. However, I think intellectuals should at least try to be role models.

— Camille Paglia

If I lift any weights, I do it more for explosion, but I really use my body weight to build up muscle and strength.

— Canelo Alvarez

I think that ballet is very good for the body. It’s very similar to yoga, because you have to hold a position.

— Carine Roitfeld

I don’t drink much soda I don’t buy Big Gulps, and my body mass index is right where it should be.

— Casey Neistat

The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one’s soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive – you are leaking.

— Charles Lamb

It’s almost an out of body experience to see things that First Officer Jeff Skiles and I said in the cockpit together, played by actors.

— Chesley Sullenberger

When we first get to space, we feel sick. Your body is really confused. You’re dizzy. Your lunch is floating around in your belly because you’re floating. What you see doesn’t match what you feel, and you want to throw up.

— Chris Hadfield

I genuinely love Oasis, and I also genuinely love Beyonce. My body gets the same pleasure. If you like different types of music, it’s OK to say it.

— Chris Martin

The mass audience doesn’t want to see you if you aren’t perfect. If you don’t look a certain way, if you don’t have big pecs and great skin and the perfect eyes. And it’s unfortunate, because kids are growing up with body image dysmorphia because not everyone is represented on the screen.

— Chris Pine

Putting on weight is easy all the way through. But after the first couple of weeks, the novelty wears off very quickly, and your body is groaning and starting to really shout at you, saying, ‘Why? Why? Why? Why are you doing this?’

— Christian Bale

A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.

— Christian Dior

When you sketch a shoe but don’t have the intention to do a proper shoe, it remains a curvy sketch with no detail. The shoe completely morphs to the body.

— Christian Louboutin

When a woman puts on a heel, she has a different posture, a different attitude. She really stands up and has a consciousness of her body.

— Christian Louboutin

If the height of the heel is the same as the length of your foot, it starts to look wrong. And if the heel is positioned badly on the sole, you get into ballerina territory, where the body is pushed into a very strange posture. You can exaggerate the arch only so much.

— Christian Louboutin

After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body’s way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn’t meant to be.

— Christie Brinkley

What Olympians eat can vary tremendously depending not only on the events they’re competing in, but also their body type and lifestyle outside the Olympic arena. Their diets are affected not only by the demands of their sports, but by everything else in their lives, things that are almost impossible to accurately measure and factor in.

— Chuck Norris

A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest. I have never mended that hole in my sleeve.

— Clara Barton

I think segregation is bad, I think it’s wrong, it’s immoral. I’d fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don’t need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that.

— Clarence Thomas

There’s all body types, but there’s just one size.

— Conor Oberst

There are still so many questions to answer about the workings of the human body and, most mysterious of all, it is influenced by our state of mind.

— Craig Venter

By definition, big data cannot yield complicated descriptions of causality. Especially in healthcare. Almost all of our diseases occur in the intersections of systems in the body.

— Clayton M. Christensen

When any organizational entity expands beyond 21 members, the real power will be in some smaller body.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

In America, burial means an embalmed body in a heavy-duty casket with a vault built over it, so that the ground doesn’t settle. That body is encased in many layers of denial.

— Caitlin Doughty

All the body wants to do biologically is decompose. Once you die, it’s, ‘Let me out here! I’m ready to shoot my atoms back into the universe!’

— Caitlin Doughty

Because we’ve never encountered a decomposing body, we can only assume they are out to get us. It is no wonder there is a cultural fascination with zombies.

— Caitlin Doughty

Vaults and caskets are not the law they are the policy of individual cemeteries. Vaults prevent the settling of the dirt around the body, thus making landscaping more uniform and cost effective. As an added bonus, vaults can be customized and sold at a markup. Faux marble? Bronze? Take your pick, family.

— Caitlin Doughty

My waist used to be tiny. I just saw a picture of Miley Cyrus with a little crop top and low pants, and I’m like, ‘That was me growing up in Brazil!’ I had the typical model body, but after babies, it changed. I look more like a woman.

— Camila Alves

It’s those moments when everything is on the line, and someone needs to show up in a big moment. I prepare my mind and I prepare my body to be ready for those moments. And I think it’s just what I do. I live for those moments.

— Carli Lloyd

I was performing in this burlesque group, and we would go to dance rehearsals every day. You’d use every part of your body. Even though some of it is slow, it takes a lot of muscle to be able to dip down and come back up.

— Carmen Electra

What is this drive to be thinner, prettier, better dressed, other? Who exactly is this other and what does she look like beyond the jacket she’s wearing or the food she’s not eating? What might we be doing, thinking, feeling about if we didn’t think about body image, ever?

— Caroline Knapp

Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body – waiflike, angular – that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone.

— Caroline Knapp

Eating disorders, body dysmorphia and a general dissatisfaction with one’s life and body seems to ail too many young people.

— Carre Otis

A good jockey has to be physically well balanced. They have to possess a strong upper body and a strong lower body. You’ve gotta have quick reflexes, and you’ve got to be incredibly coordinated. But it’s you’re instincts that have to be perfect. You can’t be an exceptional rider without instincts.

— Chantal Sutherland

When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.

— Charles de Secondat

I would be a giraffe because I just want to experience what a sore throat and being a giraffe feels like. It would be really uncomfortable walking around in the Sahara and being like, ‘I really need, like, 15 lozenges for my giraffe body.’

— Charlie Puth

The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.

— Charlotte Rampling

My style very much leans towards the masculine, but I think I am feminine in it – I like the feminine body in masculine shapes. The androgynous look suits me.

— Charlotte Rampling

Talking about the body getting old, there’s a sadness to it in a way.

— Chick Corea

The flukey part of it is, back in the early days, I had that guitar decorated with all kinds of crap wallpaper, ‘Flower Power’ – then that got all shaved off. And during the course of cleaning the bass up again, some of the wood got shaved down, and it probably became a lighter body than the stock factory model.

— Chris Squire

I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, ‘I feel fat.’

— Christina Hendricks

Naturally, my body language changes given whatever environment I’m in.

— Christina Ricci

I always thought Vincent Lindon had a sexy body, a body you can trust, a solid body you can lean on.

— Claire Denis

When making a film, if I feel nothing in my body, I can’t work. I have to touch. I have to feel. I never stop touching.

— Claire Denis

As African-Americans, that’s what’s being played fast and loose with, our citizenship. When you have the Trayvon Martins and the Michael Browns being shot and killed, it’s because, on a certain level, there is a kind of mutability in the understanding of citizenship around the black body.

— Claudia Rankine

I have that special sort of novelist body of knowledge which is extraordinarily wide and very, very shallow. So I can usually answer the questions on ‘Jeopardy,’ but never the bonus question.

— Christopher Moore

Sometimes when you play a character, you can feel it in your body. And I felt like I had characteristics of my dog: the way Webster moves, the way he holds his head. I kind of adapted it into this part unconsciously.

— Calista Flockhart

I love to eat a lot, but I try to eat healthy stuff. Especially when you’re riding, sometimes I get hooked up with the cycling and when you’re riding three, four, five hours, then you can put whatever you want in your body.

— Camilo Villegas

Yoga has brought me closer to myself. It’s helped me realize the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit, in the Buddhist sense of the word.

— Christy Turlington

Walking strengthens my legs, and I swing my arms to tone my upper body.

— Christy Turlington

The soul is joined to and is separated from the body. Therefore, the soul is corporeal.

— Chrysippus

Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.

— Colleen Atwood

I run like an electric golf cart. Now I look at eating as a way to feed my body and keep me younger. It’s not about starving your body, but treating your body like a Ferrari. You don’t put in the crappiest gas you can find. You use supreme. In the long term, you’ll run clean.

— Carol Alt

I was lucky enough to be able to do comedies, dramas, completely different parts. At the beginning, when you start you have a fantasy that you could be somebody else. Which is absurd. That’s part of being an actor. It’s your voice, it’s the way you move, it’s your body, even if you transform it, you play with it.

— Carole Bouquet

In the United States, workouts tend to focus on body image and how you look. For me, it’s really all about the brain.

— Chris Cornell

If the assumptions used in calculating energy are changed, then this seriously affects the final result, even though the same body of data might be used.

— Charles Francis Richter

This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden.

— Chris Van Hollen

The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body.

— Charles Hodge

The Church, during the apostolic age, did not consist of isolated, independent congregations, but was one body, of which the separate churches were constituent members, each subject to all the rest, or to an authority which extended over all.

— Charles Hodge

The cell is a city of production centres, each part working away like mad, and it’s co-ordinated. Six trillion cells in a body – you can’t help but be moved.

— Charles Jencks

It felt as if my body was, like, literally betraying me because I went from a very athletic, straight-up-and-down little kid to a very curvaceous woman, and it was just horrifying to me.

— Chaz Bono

I’ve waited my whole life to be able to have body hair – but I never thought I’d have back hair. But what are you going to do, right?

— Chaz Bono

If I had a great body, I’d be naked all the time.

— Claire Forlani

I’ve never hidden the fact that I used to be shy, even when I was 30. However, I might have been self-conscious on the inside, but I was never inhibited about my body.

— Claudia Schiffer

Physically, you never get used to the cold. It’s cold! If it’s cold, it’s cold! And you go out there, and your body feels it, but I think mentally, living in it, it’s not such a shock to you.

— Clay Matthews III

If I can hit No. 1 on the ‘New York Times’ best-seller list, I’m thinking of having the entire list tattooed on my body somewhere. It would be fabulous.

— Camilla Lackberg

Yep, my body is doing good and everything feels good and I’m ready.

— Carly Patterson

Plot is what happens in your story. Every story needs structure, just as every body needs a skeleton. It is how you ‘flesh out and clothe’ your structure that makes each story unique.

— Caroline Lawrence

I really like the structure of my body. It moves well, it looks good, it photographs well, it understands gesture and nuance.

— Carrie Mae Weems

I began dancing when I was 7 years old. I was told that I had the perfect ballet dancer’s body and had these crazy high arches in my feet that resulted in an amazing point. Ballet was very disciplined and, frankly, a little boring, so I eventually transitioned to gymnastics. I loved that, although I never reached a competitive level.

— Catherine Mary Stewart

I got lipo because I felt that that little stomach, no matter how much I was working out, wasn’t looking exactly as I wanted it to be. I feel like we all have problem areas on our body, and I just wanted to fix a problem area. I also got lipo underneath my chin and underneath my arms.

— CeCe Peniston

I suffer from an amazing amount of insecurities, and I’m grateful that my body image, it’s normally not something I pay attention to.

— Callie Thorne

I was hiking a five-day loop – alone – in the Rocky Mountains when I rounded the switchback and saw a large body on the trail ahead. It had brown fur with a cinnamon tinge that was draped across dense, humped back muscle. A broad head lifted and I could see the dish-shaped muzzle was catching my scent. I knew bears. This was a grizzly.

— Claire Cameron

The ‘ideal’ body is everywhere you look, and we are made to feel like failures by advertisers and corporations who shame us into buying their products.

— Caitlin Stasey

I can be shy, but I’m not shy with my body. Everyone is naked under their clothes – so what?

— Cameron Richardson

My face has always been my fortune anyway, not my body.

— Claire Bloom

All eyes are on you when you’re modeling and acting, and I just didn’t want the attention when I wasn’t working. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more comfortable with my body and am taking more fashion risks.

— Carey Lowell

Obviously, the difference between a game and actual training is you’re using your whole body, so in that sense, maybe not, although maybe something to do with reaction, the speed of reaction, maybe that was of use during the training.

— Chiaki Kuriyama

I’ve learned, after 18 years of gathering information, to eat, then check in with my body – how do I feel? I’ve learned to eat whatever makes my body feel good. As a teenager, I was just so confused, overwhelmed by all the information.

— Carla Korbes

If the human body recognized agony and frustration, people would never run marathons, have babies, or play baseball.

— Carlton Fisk

Prior to being bullied, I was a very footloose sixth-grader. You know, I was quirky, I was creative – I really felt good in my own body. And when I was bullied in seventh grade, my self-esteem tanked.

— Carolyn Mackler

Freshman year, I was 95 pounds and 4 feet 10 inches. So you can imagine what my football uniform looked like – my shoulder pads were bigger than my body!

— Casper Smart

I don’t run anybody else’s race. When the gun goes off, I must evaluate with my own body and see. Then, as the race develops, I run accordingly. So you can say that I do not have a set tactic for any race.

— Catherine Ndereba

The studio is a place where I can experiment before I’m prepared for an idea to become a body of work, or a new way of working, or a way of working that can sustain me over a period of time.

— Chris Ofili

I’m happy to have a physical part in ‘High Tension,’ in ‘Hereafter,’ and in a lot of French movies and Belgian movies. But its not by chance directors choose me for physical parts. I like to do that. I like to tell a story also with the body. It’s important, because you can tell a lot of things.

— Cecile de France

When an animal is infected, either naturally or by experimental injection, with a bacterium, virus, or other foreign body, the animal recognises this as an invader and acts in such a way as to remove or destroy it.

— Cesar Milstein

The reason why I started the clothing line Licious is because I had trouble finding clothes for my body type. I figured if I’m having trouble finding clothes for me, being curvy, I know girls with my body type are probably facing the same issue. And so with the help of my designer, I came up with the idea of creating my own clothing line.

— Coco Austin

One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don’t know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships.

— Courtney Thorne-Smith

If a catastrophic event wipes out a large portion of House members, America needs to know this body, elected by the people, will be quickly and legally reconstituted and will continue to function.

— Charles W. Pickering

I think its naive to think you can push yourself as hard as someone else can push you, but I work really hard on my own. I know my body.

— Charlie Weber

I try to be realistic, listen to my body and know when to slow down.

— Christie Rampone

If you look at Buster Keaton or Douglas Fairbanks movies, what still amazes you today is their physical ability. The only special effects that never grow old are what you can do with the human body.

— Christophe Gans

It is so much more difficult to live with one’s body than with one’s soul. One’s body is so much more exacting: what it won’t have it won’t have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.

— D. H. Lawrence

Sometimes when I’m at my desk, I’ll realize that I have contorted myself completely, and I haven’t moved for hours, and that my legs have fallen asleep. I am elsewhere, not in my body, not in the room, not in my house.

— Dani Shapiro

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.

— D. H. Lawrence

It’s true that I’m not ashamed of my body. I’m comfortable, and I think more women should be more confident.

— Dakota Johnson

Botticelli would have made a very good fashion photographer. He did eight heads instead of seven heads in a body, which is fashion illustration.

— David Bailey

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.

— David Bailey

Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body it includes the whole of society – as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times.

— David Bohm

A corporation is organized as a system – it has this department, that department, that department… they don’t have any meaning separately they only can function together. And also the body is a system. Society is a system in some sense. And so on.

— David Bohm

I’m naturally a muscular gal with some curves, so eating a Mediterranean diet makes my body happy.

— Debi Mazar

To view any individual as being independent of relationality is like viewing a point outside of a line, a line outside of a figure, a figure outside of a body.

— David Novak

I’ve worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it’s awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment. I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.

— Deepak Chopra

All physical activity begins with the body’s core. I maintain the strength in my core so that I can jump, run, start, stop, and accelerate at the highest levels.

— Derrick Rose

God chose us to live both in body and in soul, but the body functions for the sake of the soul more than the soul functions for the body.

— David Novak

On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.

— David Ogilvy

Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.

— Deepak Chopra

To me, the mind and body are one. I’m very transparent, in a way, and people can very easily make out what mood I’m in.

— Deepika Padukone

No, I’ve always been impressed with the tremendous resilience of the American economy. I think over the years, over the decades, it’s demonstrated this tremendous ability to take severe body blows, if you will, and bounce back.

— Dick Cheney

Global warming is real. It is happening today. It is being charted by our satellites. It is being charted by our scientists. It is being charted by those of us in this body, and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion.

— Dianne Feinstein

For the life of me, I don’t understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.

— Dianne Feinstein

The great poems are not about experience, but are the experience itself, felt in the body.

— David Whyte

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

— Donald Trump

The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.

— Donatella Versace

I was working in corporate Canada and I was doing all right. But I was burnt out… Long hours, a lot of clients. I just wanted to get away. Track and field was sort of like the elimination thing. I just wanted to go and do something. Exercise my brain and my body and kind of gravitate to that.

— Donovan Bailey

The usual method of finding a little dongly thing that actually matches a gizmo I want to use is to go and buy another one, at a price that can physically drive the air from your body.

— Douglas Adams

Many billboards and magazine ads have resorted to showing isolated body parts rather than full-body portraits of models using or wearing products. This style of photography, known in the industry as abstract representation, allows the viewer to see himself in the advertisement, rather than the model.

— Douglas Rushkoff

If the clockwork universe equated the human body with the mechanics of the clock, the digital universe now equates human consciousness with the processing of the computer. We joke that things don’t compute, that we need a reboot, or that our memory has been wiped.

— Douglas Rushkoff

God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.

— Drew Barrymore

I personally battled with my own body image for years. I used to tell myself, You can’t wear anything sleeveless or strapless. And all of a sudden I was like, What if I just didn’t send such negative messages to my brain and said, wear it and enjoy it? And now I’m more comfortable in clothes than ever.

— Drew Barrymore

I am trapped in this body, and there is nothing I can do about it.

— Dudley Moore

Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw, a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm, a bit of a skull. But to find associated body parts is extremely rare.

— Donald Johanson

I’m happy that I can focus on my body a little bit. I’m not happy to get surgery, but I’m happy that I can focus on getting better.

— Dwyane Wade

When you’re 47 years old and playing at a world-class level in the fastest sport, and you have zero percent body fat, you need to be brought down a peg as often as possible.

— D. B. Sweeney

I’m the girl that’s on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded. But my weird thing is, I only tan my legs. My whole body’s covered in the shade, and I tan my legs.

— Dakota Fanning

To step into reverence for your body, you must pardon yourself for all you have done and not done to care for it. You must bless what works and accept and embrace all you perceive to be wrong.

— Debbie Ford

I’ve been eating tons of organic foods, staying away from processed sugars, white flours, and anything artificial. It’s the same as my normal regime, but I’m being even stricter, because everything I put into my body is literally building this precious baby inside me.

— Danica McKellar

If you’re black and have leukemia, the chances of finding a donor are drastically reduced. I added my name to the register, and lo and behold, six months later, I was asked to donate. I had a week of ‘conditioning’ where I had to take these pills and injections to create new stem cells in my body.

— David Harewood

At 60, the mind was sharp but the body complained. The legs were willing to make all the right moves but the muscles gave out too early.

— David Mixner

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.

— Daniel Defoe

Here’s the thing: I’m not beautiful. I mean, I’m a perfectly normal-looking Jewish guy. My face has never been my fortune, nor has my body… physical beauty has never been part of my equation. It’s just not on my shopping list.

— David Rakoff

Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.

— Derek Walcott

The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one’s biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island.

— Derek Walcott

I find that classical music helps put me in a place that is very calming and allows me to express emotion through my body. I played clarinet as a child, so I guess I have a bit of a musical ear.

— Diane Kruger

When I was a kid, my favorite movies were the George Pal version of ‘War Of The Worlds,’ ‘Them,’ and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers.’ Those movies were scary! They haunted my nightmares for years, so when I started writing, I wanted to write a story that was just as big and just as scary.

— David Gerrold

If you’re down to 6% body fat, which I’ve done before, you burn out really quickly. Like, in a couple hours, you’re pretty much done, and then you’re useless.

— Daniel Wu

I’ve never followed a list in my life, and that’s probably what has created so much nervous energy in my body.

— Dick Dale

I’ve broken probably every major bone in my body. I currently have, in my body, fifteen pins and a plate. I’ve broken my femur, both wrists, both ankles – my left ankle twice. My tibia. Tore my rotator cuff.

— Donald Trump, Jr.

Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul.

— Donna Karan

A period film, where you, for example, where you have a traditional wardrobes, you are bound to act a certain way. But in a modern film, a lot of body gesture.

— Donnie Yen

The magnitude of the atomic weight determines the character of the element, just as the magnitude of the molecule determines the character of a compound body.

— Dmitri Mendeleev

People have a fear of the unknown. Insects have different senses than us, different amount of limbs and their body structure is very different. It’s hard for us to really relate to them and understand them.

— Dominic Monaghan

I’ve had a fair amount of experience with snakes, and I find them to be pretty honest in terms of how you read their body language and emotions. They’ll tell you when they’re grumpy. They’ll tell you when they’re okay.

— Dominic Monaghan

I think that the firepower of the Civil War, the numbers of bodies that were left to rot, the numbers of amputations in the Civil War, all of this created threats to the understanding of the human being as an integral soul, as a body and soul that could be united.

— Drew Gilpin Faust

Transferring our sovereignty and decisionmaking power to the WTO, to the United Nations, or any other international body is not in the long-term interests of our people.

— Dana Rohrabacher

Your body knows how old you are, but if you keep on and you take care of yourself – you know, I go to kickboxing class every morning at 5 A.M. You know, try to do all the things to take care of the outside of your body, but you also should do – and have to do things that take care of the inside of your body.

— Darlene Love

With Bolshoi technique, the movements are quite large, the jumps are big, and I’m a tall dancer, so I’ve learned to use my height more, to elongate my moves, jumps and positions. I’m physically using my body more to my advantage.

— David Hallberg

When I’m at the greatest odds with my body, it’s usually because I feel my body’s betraying me, whether that’s been in the past, struggling with my weight and feeling that I couldn’t eat what I wanted to eat, or that I couldn’t get my body to do what I wanted it to do.

— Demi Moore

You have to learn to express differently. Whenever I do TV or film, I ask if I can see the shot to see, to see if it’s full body or a close-up. That helps me understand how to communicate.

— Denis O’Hare

I work extremely hard in the weight room, and also on the court to get better and make sure I keep my body in shape.

— Dwight Howard

For me, there’s nothing more masculine than when I’m completely in control of my body and can call upon my body to do whatever I want it to do.

— Derek Hough

Of all the things a body loves, predictability is one of them.

— David Agus

The day you see a camera come into our courtroom, it’s going to roll over my dead body.

— David Souter

I’ll exercise in spurts, usually inspired by a dress that I have to fit into. But once that gown is squeezed into, if I continue to exercise, I get sick or I pull my back. For some reason my body literally rejects exercise.

— Debra Messing

The body responds to a calorie deficit by slowing down the metabolism and burning muscle tissue. That leads to weakness, sluggishness, slow times. In girls, it can also result in cessation of menstrual periods, which in turn leads to loss of bone density and frequent stress fractures.

— Don Kardong

I did, like, a couple of sexier videos, because all of a sudden I went, ‘Wow, I have a body. I have this side of me that I haven’t shown yet.’ And I started kind of playing around with that side of things.

— Debbie Gibson

I think I’d make a great superhero. I’m serious. I want to play a superhero, and I’ve already got one in mind. I think I’ve still got the body for the costume, and it’s something I really want to do.

— Dennis Haysbert

I’m definitely an outdoorsy guy. I like hiking, outdoor workouts with body weight. But when it comes to getting it done, I can just get in the gym and pound it out.

— Derek Theler

Now that I’m more mature, in a funny way, I can even appreciate that I’ve bad to become more aware of my body. Since I’ve chosen acting as my career, I have to keep my weight down anyway-I’ve been used to it for years, so it’s no problem. And there’s nothing I can’t do.

— Dana Hill

In my opinion it’s not about gay or straight or bi, we’re attracted to spirits, whatever body they’re in. There are other reasons too, but that’s how I see it.

— Dana Plato

I kind of feel like I’ve been eating professionally for a long time. I’ve tasted everything. If there’s a sausage, you know what? I know exactly what it tastes like. I love them all. But right now it’s more important for me to not have all that grease and fat in my body.

— Duff Goldman

The mind must be cured as well as the body, as the mind so is the body.

— Daniel D. Palmer

I have done a lot of things outside of Science Fiction, but there has been an almost disproportionate amount of that genre in my body of work. I don’t know what to make of it.

— Daniel Dae Kim

If there had been three public editors before me, the body might have absorbed it a little bit better.

— Daniel Okrent

When I run in the morning, my body spends the first 20 minutes trying to figure out what’s happening to it.

— Danny Pudi

After my first week of no wheat, my stomachaches were gone, my mucous cleared up, and I felt incredibly energetic. My headaches were also less frequent and less severe, and I had lost 3 pounds, most of it swelling and water weight my body had been holding onto as part of its response to the wheat products in my diet.

— Daphne Oz

I’m becoming a frustrated director, I think, in an actor’s body.

— David Wenham

I had never really done voice-over. If you’ve ever seen me, I’m more the communicator through body language and movement… I’m a physical actor.

— Daniel Logan

I’ve always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things.

— Deborah Bull

It’s not about weight, it’s about fitness, and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat, because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.

— Deborah Bull

Rock Hudson was not an educated man, but that very beautiful body of his was putty in my hands.

— Douglas Sirk

When are we going to say cancer is cured? I’m not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating.

— David Baltimore

As a producer, you’re pretty much creating a body of work that an artist has to stand behind.

— DJ Jazzy Jeff

I was in good control of my body, and I kept my head still.

— Dennis Eckersley

There’s no demand for a body of work, though writers will be criticized for not having produced one.

— David Rabe

When the Transportation Security Administration adopted body scanners at airports, activists wrote the Fourth Amendment on their underwear in metallic paint readable by the new devices.

— Dana Priest

It’s very difficult for my body to recover after workouts now that I’m older, so we have to keep them short, which means they’re extremely difficult and intense. It sucks.

— Dana Torres

When I feel like my body is exhausted, I focus on making my fifth Olympic team so I can push through it.

— Dana Torres

As for swimming, I’m now in the pool 5 days a week from 8 to 10 a.m. And I’m in the gym for an hour and a half, 4 days a week. Two days upper body, two days lower.

— Dana Torres

It’s something that I learned even before I started acting: the movement, the dance of the body, is very important, and it comes before words.

— Denis Lavant

As I grew into my body, high jump chose me.

— Derek Drouin

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman’s body and of female sexuality.

— Diego Rivera

The actuality of all of material Nature is therefore kept out of action and that of all corporeality along with it, including the actuality of my body, the body of the cognizing subject.

— Edmund Husserl

A lot can be said with just a look, or the way the body moves. Each song is a different character. So each song takes on a different movement of the body. And the body has to go with the subject and the attitude that you have toward that subject.

— Eartha Kitt

When I was 22, I had this horrible psoriasis outbreak. It was all over my legs, I couldn’t walk because my legs were cracked and bleeding. Weird things like that can happen to your body.

— Eli Roth

If elected members of any body – whether it’s a state house or Congress – were not willing to take career-ending or at least election-losing votes, I would not have the right to vote today.

— Elizabeth Esty

I’m not afraid, as a writer, of being emotional. I’m obsessed with human emotion, body parts, physicality.

— Ellie Goulding

Part of the elasticity that you need, in order to continue to try to create, is the foregone conclusion that not all of it is going to be fabulously successful. But it’s all going to be part of a long lifetime body of experimentation.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.

— Elizabeth I

Two things I’m obsessed with are the countryside and fields and being in the open space and body parts, so you’ll hear me mentioning body parts and human anatomy. I’ve listened to my songs and I think I am quite visual and I talk about bones and flesh a lot.

— Ellie Goulding

Because I’ve always been a runner I love to feel that my body is shining on the inside. I wear baggy clothes, so it’s not as though I like showing it off. I just like to know I’m great on the inside.

— Ellie Goulding

Now, if some panic hits me, you have to sort of be friends with your body, it’s like your body will work against you.

— Ellie Goulding

I’ve always been fascinated by the human body, but you can become quite morbid and paranoid if you think too much.

— Ellie Goulding

The world should not be exclusive of the ideal body. It has to include all ideals, all bodies.

— Emily Ratajkowski

I always say, ‘Do you have a body? Then you’re swimsuit ready.’ That’s all you need to worry about.

— Emily Ratajkowski

People will say, ‘How do I get abs like you?’ I don’t know. We’re all different. If my girlfriend did what I did, hiking and yoga for a workout, it would affect her body in a different way. That’s the message that I really want to get out there. I’m trying to counteract that culture.

— Emily Ratajkowski

I cook a lot, so that really helps: You know how much salt and sugar and all of that kind of stuff you are putting in your body.

— Emily Ratajkowski

The female body is a beautiful thing, and it should be embraced and celebrated.

— Emily Ratajkowski

I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.

— Emma Watson

I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections.

— Emanuel Swedenborg

Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them.

— Emanuel Swedenborg

We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind.

— Eric Hoffer

Hearing is a form of touch. You feel it through your body, and sometimes it almost hits your face.

— Evelyn Glennie

Percussion is physical, as most instruments are. The body must function well in order to play the instruments well. Last year I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

— Evelyn Glennie

We get older, and we forget that we have to carve a little time out to feel good in your body, in your head, and in your spirit.

— Estelle

That’s something I kind of started Week 1, so when it got to where I’m getting a little beat up, I have a routine already for getting my body back together. Just getting in the cold tank, making sure you’re getting massages.

— Ezekiel Elliott

The human body is the tabernacle of the spirit, and God expects that it be kept clean and unimpaired.

— Ezra Taft Benson

Cancer essentially lives in us and becomes activated at some point, and then cells begin to psychotically divide. Initially, the cancer cell looks like other cells and the body invites it in.

— Eve Ensler

Sometimes I pay for it, With the way I walk now, the things I did to my body wasn’t supposed to be done. At 48 years old, it is saying, ‘Hey, Earl, remember what you did to me?’.

— Earl Campbell

When you live in a leading lady’s body, which I do, you have to constantly prove that you are funny.

— Elizabeth Banks

First of all, do I think there’s some racists in the Tea Party? Yeah. I’m an ordained United Methodist pastor there’s some racists in the Methodist church. I don’t know if there’s a body that does not have some racists in it.

— Emanuel Cleaver

I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I’ve never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you’re not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing.

— Elizabeth Berkley

Cancer cells have a lot of other things that are really wrong with them, and we should never forget that these are cells that have become deaf to all the signals that the body sends out, such as you can multiply a certain amount, you can be in a certain place in the body, where to stay, where to move, and so on.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

Researchers have found that the brain definitely sends nerves directly to organs of the immune system and not just to the heart and the lower gut. In that way, too, the brain is influencing the body.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

My parents were ballet dancers, and I did a lot of ballet, too, so I think I learned quite early on how to hold my body. Although I do recall desperately wishing I was shorter at school.

— Elizabeth Debicki

Really, I don’t care if people think I’m too skinny. This is my body. If they don’t like it, screw it.

— Ellen Pompeo

I believe that body and spirit are not really separate, though it often seems that way. I believe that redemption is never impossible and always equivocal. But I guess that I just don’t know.

— Ellen Willis

The body is an actor’s tool, like the face, malleable. I never thought that being naked was immoral or outrageous.

— Emmanuelle Beart

The body, in ‘La Belle Noiseuse,’ was the source of the artist’s creativity.

— Emmanuelle Beart

When I’m playing a part, I can feel all my body playing it it’s like really making love.

— Emmanuelle Beart

You could be doing a million butt lifts, but your butt is not going to get any bigger because there is nothing to build on. Your body needs food to make that happen.

— Erin Heatherton

Coming from an athletic background, the scientific aspect is a really big part of understanding beauty and how the body works.

— Erin Heatherton

I can’t maintain the body of a 16-year-old anymore. That’s just a really boring life to me. You really just cannot do anything fun, ever.

— Erin Heatherton

I’ve been on both sides: the victim and the villain. I was the victimised model, and everything from my weight to my fertility was held up for discussion. And then I was the person that could garner some kind of positive outcome, by taking on the role of vice chairman of the British Fashion Council and becoming an activist of body image.

— Erin O’Connor

I’m interested in looking for solutions because it’s become the case that in fashion you’re either a villain or a victim. Look at the industry’s very limited remit in terms of body size, for example.

— Erin O’Connor

You should never get set over the ball and then aim your putter face. If you do it in that order, you can easily lose sight of your intended line. Instead, aim the face down your line first, then settle your body into position.

— Ernie Els

When I’m swinging the club at my best, it’s because I’m not thinking about mechanics at all. I feel like my body is loose. My arms are soft in front of me when I’m setting up, and my chest and shoulders feel as if they can move and turn easily.

— Ernie Els

Imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community.

— Eula Biss

My work is very bodily. It’s not a shell, but a body.

— Eva Zeisel

There’s no way my body can be fixed, but what we can hope to do is keep all the deteriorative processes as minimal as possible.

— Edward Bryant

There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind – my conscious, inner self – was alive and well.

— Eben Alexander

Our spirit is not dependent on the brain or body. It is eternal, and no one has one sentence worth of hard evidence that it isn’t.

— Eben Alexander

I’m not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history.

— Eben Alexander

We have three centers: the emotional center, the intellectual center, and the physical body center. Each one of them has its own intelligence. How much better would we be if all three were working in unison?

— Erin Gray

Despite what I do for a living, I am very insecure about my body.

— Erin Andrews

My dad used to call me ‘the human pretzel’ because I was able to bend my body, and because my legs are very long.

— Erin Andrews

You can call double-eyelid surgery wrong or see it as evidence of body dysmorphia, but don’t overplay the race issue. It’s insulting to those of us who are merely vain.

— Euny Hong

I think we’ve gotten to a point where we’re becoming really sensitive to things like body dysmorphia, but I think it’s gone too far, where people are accusing everyone of hating themselves.

— Euny Hong

At Horace Mann High School in affluent Riverdale, New York, one of the top schools in the country, those who receive double time on tests are plentiful enough to qualify as their own segment of the student body. Known to their peers as 2Ts, they participate in the same activities, get the same grades, and attend the same range of colleges.

— Eliot Schrefer

I am very harsh on myself. I can point out a list. My nose is very strange. I have a very round face. I sound so ungrateful. Obviously I’m being hard on myself. Whether it’s body dysmorphia, or whatever it is, I can always find something wrong.

— Emily Meade

At 16, I would wear clothes that hid my body now I’ve found clothes that fit me rather than cover me. I’m not skinny, but I’m healthy, and you have to embrace what you’ve been given.

— Ella Henderson

I’m very comfortable in the air. And if you’re really in love with flight, you’re in love to a certain extent with being outside of the body, not grounded. The problem is, if you’re not in your body, you can’t actually feel anything particularly authentically.

— Ellen McLaughlin

Thing, body, matter, are nothing apart from the combinations of the elements, – the colours, sounds, and so forth – nothing apart from their so-called attributes.

— Ernst Mach

I’m a mermaid now, half my body.

— Eve Babitz

The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.

— Ezra Stiles

Exercise is like an addiction. Once you’re in it, you feel like your body needs it.

— Elsa Pataky

In the garment trades, on the other hand, the presence of a body of the disfranchised, of the weak and young, undoubtedly contributes to the economic weakness of these trades.

— Florence Kelley

It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.

— Florence Kelley

It’s like learning a language you can’t speak a language fluently until you find out who you are in that language, and that has as much to do with your body as it does with vocabulary and grammar.

— Fred Frith

No matter when you were born or where, puberty is the same. It’s the same for your parents as it is for you – what’s happening in your body dictates everything.

— Francine Pascal

I was bulimic and anorexic for a while, just hating my body. As an actress, I was never thin enough, never pretty enough. My boobs weren’t big enough.

— Felicity Huffman

I think I’ve always had a 40-year-old body, and now that I’m actually there I’m like, ‘Hey, pretty good, huh?’

— Felicity Huffman

At a certain R.P.M., there’s only one way for blood to leave your body, and that’s through your eyeballs. That means you’re dead.

— Felix Baumgartner

I feel like if we’re not running, we’re basically disrespecting our bodies. When you’re running, you’re really using your body for what it’s meant to do.

— Flea

After running for a while, things really start to open up in your body. I felt like I’d tapped into parts of my body that I hadn’t before. I let things in the universe flow through me that opened me up in a really cool way.

— Flea

I do body conditioning, spinning and yoga. On the treadmill, I’ll do intervals of running flat and then on incline. I’ll do that for an hour.

— Fleur East

I have been running since I was 7. I was trying to restructure the way my body was made instead of trying to master the way I ran. I would get so frustrated with my starts in practices that I would just cry. When I ran, I wouldn’t even try to get out of the blocks, I would just run.

— Florence Griffith Joyner

I think I just get excited by music, and, like, singing is a very physical thing. It releases endorphins in your body. You’re using almost muscle in there, and I think that adrenaline really helps to kind of make the songs fresh every time.

— Florence Welch

Cancer is a disease of the genome. And that’s what happens. You make mistakes in a cell somewhere in your body that causes it to start to grow when it should’ve stopped, and that’s cancer. And those mistakes are mistakes of DNA.

— Francis Collins

The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We were supposed to stay over in Boston, but when Scribners heard I’d won the Pulitzer, they told me to get on a plane – that Katie Couric wanted my body. And when Katie Couric wants your body, you get moving right away.

— Frank McCourt

Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists.

— Franz Kafka

The school I went to was a little farm school in Wannaska, student body 61 or something. There was a kid, the only black kid in our county, Dustin Byfuglien. He won the Stanley Cup a couple years back with the Blackhawks. Out of a class of 21 kids, he and I always had to be on opposite teams on everything because we were the most athletic.

— Garrett Hedlund

For sportsmen or women who want to be champions, the mind can be as important, if not more important, than any other part of the body.

— Gary Neville

Debt collectors should be required to disclose the applicable statute of limitations in the body of their collection letters, in bold type. While it’s not illegal to dun a consumer for an old debt, it is illegal to sue for one.

— Gary Weiss

Training isn’t fun for me. I do it because it’s what my body needs, and I have a standard. It’s a thing I make sure I do.

— Giancarlo Stanton

I was always bigger than the other girls. My sisters are very, very beautiful and very skinny, and I’ve always had a more muscular body. So I grew up with a different mentality.

— Gina Carano

I can safely say that other than macaroni and cheese, there’s no processed food in my life. There’s no inorganic food in my life these days. There’s no junk food. There’s not a lot of sugar. There’s no soy. I mean, really everything that’s going into my body is pretty pure.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

I’ve never had body issues, I’ve never had an eating disorder. I’ve never had to go on a diet and that’s because of Weight Watchers.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

I’ve seen a dead body, I’ve seen some pretty gruesome fist fights, I’ve been a hunter since I was a child, though I don’t anymore, I’ve gutted wild game.

— George Eads

I don’t want to be about the way I look – my body, my hair, my makeup, all those boring things.

— Gemma Arterton

You had to be into sport and, sad to say, I’m a traitor to my country because I don’t have a sporting bone in my body.

— Geoffrey Rush

Because I take care of my body, it doesn’t look like the body of a woman of my years.

— Gloria Swanson

What I think is that we in the church – and especially I as an Archbishop – I’m responsible for maintaining our rules, and making sure we hold to unity in the Body of Christ.

— George Carey

People kept asking, ‘What’s your market?’ I’ve got no idea at all other than me, an eleven year old kid in a 56-year-old body. But there are a lot of us out there.

— Graeme Base

The thing is, when I feel like I have to lose weight, the opposite happens. I remember stuffing loads of chocolate on the plane to the shoot, and I thought, ‘Why don’t you have the courage to show up in a body that’s natural, not overly worked out?’

— Geri Halliwell

Yoga has trimmed my body in a way that the gym never could. I used to be a gym rat, but I switched to yoga and am now almost 10 pounds lighter. One important thing I’ve gotten from yoga is breathing. When I’m cooking, the top part of my body collapses down. It cuts off my diaphragm.

— Giada De Laurentiis

I loathe my body. The liver spots, the sagging flesh.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

It’s not like my body has changed since I’ve played in high school, beyond being more mature. It’s not like my power has changed, either.

— Giancarlo Stanton

Kissinger’s unusually high body count and singular moral imperiousness has the effect, among his critics, of obscuring his didactic utility. An outsized personality who has committed outsized mayhem, Kissinger eclipses his own context. Yet, as animals were to the anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, Kissinger is good to think with.

— Greg Grandin

I’m a terrible procrastinator. When we go to the airport, if they’re not literally closing the door behind my sweaty, hyperventilating body, I feel I’ve been there too long.

— Greg Kinnear

I like the collarbone, a very clean collarbone. I think there’s something also very delicate and balletic about that part of a woman’s body, and I’m not really a cleavage person, but I do like a back or a shoulder I think there’s something very alluring about backless dresses.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

In the West, anything that must be hidden is suspect availability and honesty are interlinked. This clashes irreconcilably with Islam, where the things that are most precious, most perfect and most holy are always hidden: the Kaaba, the faces of prophets and angels, a woman’s body, Heaven.

— G. Willow Wilson

Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.

— Gabourey Sidibe

I love the way I look. I’m fine with it. And if my body changes, I’ll be fine with that.

— Gabourey Sidibe

We see it in the body, that if you just give the body enough rest and comfort, it has remarkable self-healing capacities. Well, so does the spirit.

— Gail Sheehy

While receiving radiation treatment for a thyroid illness, I had refused to take beta-blockers – a medication that would have eased its side effects – because they were deemed illegal by the sport’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations.

— Gail Devers

Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that’s your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that’s your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that’s your steering wheel. You can never overdo the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it.

— Gary Busey

Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language.

— Gary Johnson

The man who has allowed his body to deteriorate cuts a pitiful figure – chest collapsed, stomach protruding.

— Gene Tunney

Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

Animals are in possession of themselves their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.

— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The self has the characteristic that it is an object to itself, and that characteristic distinguishes it from other objects and from the body.

— George Herbert Mead

Every cell in our body, whether it’s a bacterial cell or a human cell, has a genome. You can extract that genome – it’s kind of like a linear tape – and you can read it by a variety of methods. Similarly, like a string of letters that you can read, you can also change it. You can write, you can edit it, and then you can put it back in the cell.

— George M. Church

If you get a personal genome, you should be able to get personal cell lines, stem cell derived from your adult tissues, that allow you to bring together synthetic biology and the sequencing so that you can repair parts of your body as you age or repair things that were inherited disorders.

— George M. Church

What dinosaur traits are missing from an ostrich? The ostrich has a toothless beak, but there are mutations that cause teeth and claws to come back to their mouth and limbs. You need to replace the feathers with scales, but there are no feathers on their legs and feet, so you just need to make its whole body like its legs are.

— George M. Church

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.

— George MacDonald

Is my body a temple, or is my life a temple? I’m definitely in the latter category, and I think my life has been better since thinking that way.

— George Michael

Well can I just say unlike my predecessors, Conservative and Labour, I have set up an independent body that studies whether what I’m saying is true, whether I’ve met the targets that I set out.

— George Osborne

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.

— George Santayana

When I was a teenager, I was fat. I was shy. I wore glasses. I had a big eyebrow and hair all over my body. They were years of torture.

— Gloria Estefan

If you ask men about their body image, they will tell you they look better than they do. And if you ask a woman, she’ll tell you she looks worse.

— Gloria Steinem

A body smiles, like, 72 times a day. Where does that smile go? That’s what I want to know.

— Goldie Hawn

My thighs were huge they were like rock! Growing up, I was really athletic, and I had a very athletic body.

— Gigi Hadid

From age 16 to age 20, a woman’s body is a temple. From 21 to 45, it’s an amusement park. From 45 on, it’s a terrarium.

— Gina Barreca

I don’t disagree with seeing a Rubens of a nude body, but I don’t believe in a nude body in action. With Rubens, thank goodness, they aren’t in action.

— Ginger Rogers

The whole soul is in the whole body, in the bones and in the veins and in the heart it is no more present in one part than in another, and it is no less present in one part than in the whole, nor in the whole less than in one part.

— Giordano Bruno

Although one soul lives in the whole body, and all the body’s members are controlled by one soul, still the whole body and the whole soul and the parts of the universe are vivified by a certain total spirit.

— Giordano Bruno

There’s definitely football in the blood, but my body made my decision for me that I was going to be an Olympic athlete instead.

— Greg Rutherford

If you slow it down, eat in courses, your body, mind, stomach will catch up with this full feeling and you won’t eat as much.

— Guy Fieri

This last year I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that, and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.

— Gwen Stefani

Ever since then, all descendant vertebrates have had the forward end of the digestive system and the forward end of the respiratory system very much involved with each other. This manifests itself in the human body with a crossing of the two systems in the throat.

— George C. Williams

Civilization is so hard on the body that some have called it a disease, despite the arts that keep puny bodies alive to a greater average age, and our greater protection from contagious and germ diseases.

— G. Stanley Hall

I have been here before as a spirit – this is just my physical body, it is just an overcoat. And at death, you will take the overcoat off.

— Glenn Hoddle

Some time ago, I investigated the possibility that a computer might be able to reconstruct a picture from sets of very accurate X-ray measurements taken through the body at a multitude of different angles.

— Godfrey Hounsfield

During the development of the whole-body CT scanner, it became clear that the availability of an accurate cross-sectional picture of the body, the CT ‘slice,’ would have an important effect on the precision and implementation of radiotherapy treatment planning.

— Godfrey Hounsfield

You can put a kidney in your body – and somewhere down the line, your body might reject it.

— Grizz Chapman

There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and Clark Counties in this state, and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store, but whether their support would be sufficient, I am unable to say.

— Gamaliel Bailey

I daydream just like everybody else. I just do it with my body facing the field, so everybody thinks I’m paying attention.

— Greg Maddux

If your body is damaged, wounded, it can be fixed, but if inside, mentally, you are wounded you cannot fix it, it’s hard.

— Haile Gebrselassie

I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn’t feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first.

— Haile Gebrselassie

I’m not the girl for super high fashion because I don’t have the right body. When I want to get dressed up, I’m a Roberto Cavalli girl.

— Halle Berry

Israel remains a foreign body in this large area, and it always proved that it is unable to coexist with this environment, because the, the scope of the massacres that it has committed does not permit it to coexist.

— Hassan Nasrallah

When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.

— Helena Christensen

When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.

— Henri Bergson

Immortals’ was very much a martial arts based training program – a lot of body weight stuff, very little in the way of actually lifting heavy weights, and a very, very low calorie diet.

— Henry Cavill

A culture is like an immune system. It operates through the laws of systems, just like a body. If a body has an infection, the immune system deals with it. Similarly, a group enforces its norms, either actively or passively.

— Henry Cloud

Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp.

— Henry Rollins

I’d like to talk to Arnold Schwarzenegger, ’cause I live in California and I just want to see that canned, chemical filled body in my office.

— Henry Rollins

An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.

— Hernan Cortes

There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville.

— Hernan Cortes

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.

— Hermann Hesse

There definitely was a time when I was pretty obsessed with my weight, but I’m better off not stressing about my body all the time.

— Hilary Duff

I’ve got so many ideas, and sometimes the more exhausted my body gets, the more active my mind gets.

— Hilary Mantel

You can live a healthy lifestyle and do the best to be aware of your body and conscious, and that’s what I attempt to do.

— Hill Harper

When you dance, your body just wants to find its natural weight. I’m naturally a lot more Tommy Tune than I am Wolverine.

— Hugh Jackman

My gosh, I love food. If I wasn’t an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now.

— Hugh Jackman

As an actor, you have many tools – your body, your voice, your emotions, mentally. In film, you have your eyes because they communicate your thought process. In fact, generally in film, what you don’t say is more important than what you say. That’s not so much the case for stage.

— Hugh Jackman

All men are body conscious. If they say they’re not, they’re lying.

— Gilles Marini

All of the plants that we do not consider food that are safe for the human body to digest, we don’t eat because they’re sour and bitter. The reason why you don’t eat Kentucky bluegrass or crabgrass is because it tastes sour and bitter.

— Homaro Cantu

Being responsible and taking care of your body is truly how you make your pay cheque, how you excel and succeed in your lifelong goals, so for me it’s just an everyday lifestyle.

— Hope Solo

Growing up, I felt insecure about my build. I didn’t feel very feminine. But as time went on, I learned to completely embrace my body.

— Hope Solo

Also there is a similitude of a Trinity shining in the body, soul and spirit.

— George Ripley

Clogged with yesterday’s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

— Horace

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.

— Harold Kushner

You get into such a routine of trying so hard each day and racing between 180 and 220 km., and as soon as you stop, it’s weird, but you start to seize up. So it’s easier if you keep the body ticking over. You just feel better for it come race day.

— Geraint Thomas

A rise in body temperature during sulphonamide treatment intensifies the biochemical reaction between drug and pathogen, while at the same time the heat itself injures the heat-sensitive gonococci.

— Gerhard Domagk

You don’t have to be in pursuit of a body beautiful to wish yourself to be the flexuously willowy creature you once were or, failing that, just to be able to pick up something you have dropped.

— Howard Jacobson

The tour life definitely puts strains on your body, not just because of the dancing but because of the fact that you are traveling into the wee hours of the day, getting up early, going to sound check – just the grueling process of it all.

— Harry Shum, Jr.

Feeling tired should almost never be an excuse, because your body has huge reserves of energy. But if you eat badly, stay out late, drink too much, and so on, you’ll pay a price on the course.

— Hale Irwin

What’s exciting about theatre is observing human behaviour. You’re constantly making judgments about body language, the physical, the emotional, the intellectual.

— Hattie Morahan

There’s a pressure to conform to particular images, and it feels a pretty exclusive pool of body image or facial image that is considered appealing. And in a way, that feels like pre-judging what an audience might actually want.

— Hattie Morahan

I find when I’m overly concerned about what I eat, I stress out my body and put on weight.

— Hayden Panettiere

I don’t have a model’s body. But I’m not one of those crazy girls who thinks that they’re fat. I’m okay with what I have. I can rock this body, you know?

— Hayden Panettiere

I’ve never worn plus size brands, and I never had to because I found what worked for my body type. So my advice is to find what works for you.

— Hayley Hasselhoff

Women today are bombarded with so many messages, like we should have Naomi Campbell’s body and Madeleine Albright’s career.

— Helen Fielding

As I’ve got older, I feel more confident in my body, so wouldn’t want to tamper with it.

— Helen McCrory

I find if my body feels well and I exercise regularly, I think better, work better and feel better.

— Helmut Jahn

I like to have the widest part of the car being the wheels and not the body. It gives it a more athletic look and, with the sculpture, helps make a car look sexy.

— Henrik Fisker

If I could have a Barbie body, which has no cellulite, I totally would. I would like to have a flatter stomach, but that won’t happen either. That is never going to happen. No matter how much weight I lose, my stomach, below the belly button, always pooches out.

— Holly Madison

A great sense of peace entered my body, and seemingly into every cell.

— Harold E. Hughes

The idea behind diet confusion is, you have to keep your body off-kilter. So by changing the type of foods that you eat, the frequency of the foods that you eat, you can keep your metabolism revved up.

— Ian K. Smith

I rarely use a stylist, and enjoy choosing my outfit on my own. If you know what suits your body and personality then your individual style emerges naturally.

— Hilary Rhoda

The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.

— Ida B. Wells

It’s the face and the body and the thing that we hide inside that can keep us from the world, but my voice is my voice.

— Idina Menzel

When I look at my body of work, I’ve played a lot of characters who are morally conflicted – ‘I’m right, no I’m wrong, I don’t know what to do!’ I want to play more characters who don’t care as much, and who aren’t as measured. They are what they are, no apologies.

— Idris Elba

The only thing I consider appalling would be to suddenly become a vegetable and a burden on other people. A soul slowly dying out, trapped in a body in which the insides gradually sabotage me – that, I think, would be terrifying.

— Ingmar Bergman

When I was in college, I was a semiotics major, which is this hopelessly pretentious body of French literary theory.

— Ira Glass

You have to love your body, respect it, and treat it well.

— Irina Shayk

I’m a woman who is very confident with the body, with my body.

— Irina Shayk

Why there is one body in our System qualified to give light and heat to all the rest, I know no reason but because the Author of the System thought it convenient and why there is but one body of this kind, I know no reason, but because one was sufficient to warm and enlighten all the rest.

— Isaac Newton

The digestive canal represents a tube passing through the entire organism and communicating with the external world, i.e. as it were the external surface of the body, but turned inwards and thus hidden in the organism.

— Ivan Pavlov

I eat lots of veggies and pasta and nuts, tofu and soups. Works well for my body, and I also feel more in tune.

— Isabel Lucas

I don’t look at ‘Vogue’ to ask what I’m going to wear. Because it’s something on a body too young. I have to look at the social pages to see women my age. To see how Amanda Burden is dressed and say, ‘Hmmm. Maybe I should try that.’

— Isabella Rossellini

Maybe there’s some kind of modeling that can be tedious, like catalogue modeling, but there’s a kind of modeling, with runways or working with Richard Avedon, that’s not very far from acting. Besides the fact that you don’t have a partner to react to, the body language is the same.

— Isabella Rossellini

Often, I’ll do a quick workout in my hotel room consisting of exercises for the legs, glutes, abs, and arms with my own body weight. Also, I always have a jump rope, a medicine ball I can inflate, and a band in my suitcase. It’s a great kit to have for travel.

— Izabel Goulart

He’s going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That’s always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can’t handle it. But it looks like he can.

— Jack Nicklaus

If you look at the body of any writers’ work, you can figure out the questions that animate them. I think that is what real writers do. They don’t tell people how to live or what to think. They write in order to try to answer their own deepest questions.

— Isobelle Carmody

My fascination has been the space between cloth and the body, and using a two-dimensional element to clothe a three-dimensional form.

— Issey Miyake

I was stillborn. The midwives laid me aside, thought I was really gone. I laid there about an hour, and they picked me back up and tried again, ’cause my body was still warm. The Good Lord brought me back.

— James Brown

When the body breaks down, it does not all go at once it goes piece by piece.

— Janine di Giovanni

Consciousness, when it’s unburdened by the body, is something that’s ecstatic we use the mind to watch the mind, and that’s the meta-nature of our consciousness we know that we know that we know, and that’s such a delicious feeling, but when it’s unburdened by biology and entropy, it becomes more than delicious: it becomes magical.

— Jason Silva

Your body is like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you’ll never make it explode. You hit it once with a hammer: Bang! Get serious. Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and half of nonsense. It’s so much more rewarding.

— Jason Statham

I don’t do isolation body building I just do practical things that help me with the kind of things that are asked of me in action movies. You know, a lot of kick boxing, a lot of sparring.

— Jason Statham

Blake said that the body was the soul’s prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the ‘windows of the soul.’ When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.

— Jim Morrison

Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.

— Jerry Seinfeld

It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.

— Jean Cocteau

I have metal in my body, so every time I go to an airport, the metal detector goes off.

— Jesse Ventura

The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Because Led Zeppelin weren’t having to worry about doing singles, each time we went in to record, it was a body of work for an album. So you could get the shift and the movement forwards as opposed to having to be rooted back to a single that might have been done a year ago.

— Jimmy Page

I truly loved being pregnant and feeling what was going on inside my body and watching it change. It’s difficult to recoup, but still amazing nonetheless. I would have another one.

— Jill Scott

I’m a world-class people watcher. I like to watch people’s body movements, their expressions. It says so much about them.

— Jill Scott

Oh gosh, I noticed dramatic changes in my body after I started doing yoga, but I also think you have to shake things up.

— Jennifer Aniston

I like tight bodies and pretty faces. You bring in Methuselah, if she’s got a tight body and a pretty face, that’s all right, too.

— Jim Brown

I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.

— Joan Rivers

You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to ‘Run forward, bend, scoop up the ball, peg it to the infield,’ then your body says, ‘Who me?’

— Joe DiMaggio

The human body is a miraculous self-healing machine, but those self-repair systems require a nutrient-dense diet.

— Joel Fuhrman

When you eat healthfully, your body gravitates relatively rapidly toward a better weight.

— Joel Fuhrman

Meeting the body’s micronutrient needs helps to suppress food cravings, and high-nutrient foods do not produce dangerous, addictive craving.

— Joel Fuhrman

Quite often, while I’m getting up in the morning, I think my warranty is running out on these body parts because it’s not working quite the way it used to.

— John Glenn

To regard the soul and body as one, or to ascribe to consciousness a physiological origin, is not detracting from its divinity it is rather conferring divinity upon the body.

— John Burroughs

I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens.

— John James Audubon

Most birds are very stiff-necked, like the robin, and as they run or hop upon the ground, carry the head as if it were riveted to the body. Not so the oven-bird, or the other birds that walk, as the cow-bunting, or the quail, or the crow. They move the head forward with the movement of the feet.

— John Burroughs

A house, having been willfully purchased and furnished, tells us more than a body, and its description is a foremost resource of the art of fiction.

— John Updike

I love Shillington not as one loves Capri or New York, because they are special, but as one loves one’s own body and consciousness, because they are synonymous with being.

— John Updike

When you’re doing a movie, your body doesn’t allow you to get sick until you finish.

— Johnny Depp

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.

— Jose Marti

Self-control is one mark of a mature person it applies to control of language, physical treatment of others, and the appetites of the body.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

Dost thou not understand that there are two distinct forces in us, that of the soul and that of the body, that is, a movement and a regulator?

— Jules Verne

The body regulates the soul, and, like the balance-wheel, it is submitted to regular oscillations.

— Jules Verne

The body is a great machine, and it knows how to take care of itself. I think more often than not the things we do to our skin or our bodies can hold it back from doing its proper job.

— Julia Roberts

It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.

— Joyce Carol Oates

You see, you are a spirit, you have a soul, and you live in a body. You have emotions, you have thoughts, you have a will, and you have a conscience. You are a complex being! And Jesus came to heal every single part of you. There’s not one part that He doesn’t want to make completely whole.

— Joyce Meyer

Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.

— Jamie Dornan

Every body type is different – that’s what makes you unique. What makes you special is you, and you are different from the next person.

— Janet Jackson

We have so many words for states of the mind, and so few for states of the body.

— Jeanne Moreau

What I’m trying to do is just sing what comes to my body in the context of the song. And if you go by the emotion of the song, it’s almost like stepping into a city. Cities have certain customs and rules and laws you can break, and that’s what I was doing.

— Jeff Buckley

I’m lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you’d come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn’t need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied.

— Jeff Buckley

What I’m doing with my body and with my golf game, I’m trying to extend the longevity of my career.

— Jason Day

But that guitar is the perfect companion to the human voice. You rest it against your gut, against your heart, and when you strum it the vibrations go outwards for all to hear, but the vibration also hits you on your body.

— Jason Mraz

To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body – both go together, they can’t be separated.

— Jean-Luc Godard

I always thought that farts were funny, and I always thought that they were mine to talk about because they came out of my body.

— Jenny Slate

I feel I have to be totally cemented in my position, all: ‘You can’t tell me what to do with my body’, but there is another part of me that is, you know, myself: vulnerable, with lots of doubts.

— Jenny Slate

It’s 2014, and the fact that anybody has to fight for the right to do what they want to do with their body in a safe and responsible way is infuriating.

— Jenny Slate

You have to be wired a certain way to be a professional basketball player, and the way my body grew, something happened genetically that allowed me to become a lot more explosive.

— Jeremy Lin

You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you’ll look around a room and can’t find them and there’s a searing pain that goes through your body.

— Jodie Foster

Most filmmakers’ entire body of knowledge is of other movies. When they describe things, they describe them in relation to other movies. That’s why we have so many cyclical movies that look like other movies. But I’m not cynical. I even go to some of those movies.

— John Malkovich

Some actors are brilliant in David Mamet, but they would crash and burn in my plays and visa-versa. You either have my music in your body, or you don’t.

— John Patrick Shanley

In figure skating, your body can only last for so long. I can’t be 50 and trying to skate but I can be 50 and be in fashion, so I have to look to my future and what I want to achieve.

— Johnny Weir

There are certain ways in which I cultivate awareness, both through mindful yoga and taking care of my body and taking time to actually drop as deeply as possible into stillness, into whatever is unfolding in the present moment.

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

When a book remembers, we remember. It reminds you that you have a body. So many of the things we may think of as burdensome are actually the things that make us more human.

— Jonathan Safran Foer

Our brain, our body, craves fat. We cannot help it. That’s why a kid will eat a hot dog quicker than a piece of broccoli.

— Jose Andres

Dancing is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that. You’re dancing spirit.

— Judith Jamison

It’s a very violent game, and bodies take a beating, so you want to make sure you do everything you can to get your body back. It’s just something you have to do.

— J. J. Watt

Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body.

— James Larkin

There’s something about Michael J. Fox that I loved when he did all the ’80s stuff. His way of performing all the physicality, which is why it’s so tragic now, but the way he used his body so much as well, I loved.

— James McAvoy

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.

— James Naismith

The liver signifieth the element of water, and it is also the water for from the liver cometh the blood in the whole body into all the members. The liver is the mother of the blood.

— Jakob Bohme

I attempted various types of plastic surgery, minutely but enough to stave off this encroaching middle-aged body. And every time I did, something went wrong. I felt misshapen, just not natural any more.

— Jamie Lee Curtis

The body itself is an information processor. Memory resides not just in brains but in every cell. No wonder genetics bloomed along with information theory. DNA is the quintessential information molecule, the most advanced message processor at the cellular level – an alphabet and a code, 6 billion bits to form a human being.

— James Gleick

There’s nothing better than voicing a character. You don’t have to worry about what you’re wearing you’ve got the script in front of you, and it doesn’t involve your body: it’s all about your voice, and it’s really fast work.

— Jane Lynch

There’s this little recipe that you have to hit pretty well to get somebody to laugh. And it’s a combination of the way in which you say something, with the facial expression that you have, married with the body language that you have, etc.

— Jason Bateman

If there’s any object in human experience that’s a precedent for what a computer should be like, it’s a musical instrument: a device where you can explore a huge range of possibilities through an interface that connects your mind and your body, allowing you to be emotionally authentic and expressive.

— Jaron Lanier

The number of flavors is infinite, for every soluble body has a peculiar flavor, like none other.

— Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I don’t think that I’m as big as Lobo is, but if you could, like, transplant Mickey Rourke’s body on my head, that would be just great.

— Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Something about being a dancer connects you to your physical body. It’s primal, earthy, sexual energy by nature. You feel your body in a certain way. Channing is very much the same way. He’s very in tune with that.

— Jenna Dewan

To understand the intensity of driving an F1 car, you have to be in it. When you’re driving a 750hp machine at 200mph, the noise and the vibrations are incredible. The G-force when you take big corners is like someone trying to rip your head off. You hit the brakes, and it feels as if the skin is being pulled off your body.

— Jenson Button

When you are in a live-action movie, you have so many more options to express yourself. You can use your body and your gestures and facial expressions. When you are doing an animated movie, you really only have your voice.

— Jesse Eisenberg

There’s a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, ‘Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?’, and they’re finding out that, no, it’s not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we’re much more of an organic creature in that way.

— Joel Kinnaman

Here’s the thing, with comedy – and I learned this from Will Ferrell – you can’t be ashamed. If you’re doing comedy, you have to fully commit to the joke. Shame is not part of it. If you act shy or uncomfortable about your body, that makes the audience shy and uncomfortable. And in a comedy you just want them to loosen up and laugh.

— John C. Reilly

For the vast majority of those who are obese – those with a Body Mass Index over 30 – their size is their choice. They choose to take in more calories than they burn. They choose to take in high fat calories over low-fat ones. They choose to fad diet, if they choose to diet at all.

— John Ridley

The idea that the mind can extend even beyond the body is an intriguing one, and is bound to become more pressing as we increasingly develop technologies that augment our natural abilities.

— Julian Baggini

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on.

— Josiah Gilbert Holland

I don’t have a spiritual bone in my body but what I am, is religious.

— Julie Burchill

Mo Udall didn’t want the presidency bad enough. He was too sane. He was a marvelous guy, but you had the feeling there was another Udall outside his body watching the candidate Udall who was too extravagant, telling him to cut it out.

— Jack Germond

Unsurprisingly, the poll-takers don’t talk a lot in public about the ignorance of the electorate on political and public policy matters. And the politicians are not going to disclose the, let’s say, limited body of knowledge in their constituencies. You don’t get elected calling your voters airheads.

— Jack Germond

It has often struck me that the relation of two important members of the social body to one another has never been sufficiently considered, or treated of, so far as I know, either by the philosopher or the poet.

— James Payn

And I have to say, for the record, my favorite line from ‘Without A Clue’ is after Michael Caine pokes a dead body with a stick and announces to everyone, ‘It is my opinion that this man is dead.’

— James Roday

When you are moulding 30 an hour, it takes its toll on your body. It got to the point where my back was just hanging off. It was time to say, ‘I can’t do this any more’.

— Jamie Vardy

Costume is a huge part of getting into character. Your body soaks in what you’re wearing, and you turn into someone else.

— Jane Levy

The players don’t play the position game as much as we used to play. A lot of young guys go up and down, shoot the puck, go for the rebounds. You’re getting tired quicker because the body has to react where the puck is going to go. You cannot read it, because you don’t have the puck on your stick.

— Jaromir Jagr

When my body and face were perfect as far as youth, I wasn’t happy.

— Jennifer Grey

A lot of people fall in love because you’re sharing your body with someone. And sometimes you get it twisted, and you think that that’s real love.

— Jessica White

I didn’t think there was anything more or less obscene about any part of the body. Now, I recognize that there are certain postures and angles that make people see red, which are evidence of original sin or something, and I avoid that.

— Jock Sturges

In most sports, your brain and your body will cooperate… But in rock climbing, it is the other way around. Your brain doesn’t see the point in climbing upwards. Your brain will tell you to keep as low as possible, to cling to the wall and not get any higher. You have to have your brain persuading your body to do the right movements.

— Jo Nesbo

In greenside bunkers, the big thing is to adapt your stance to the shot. It’s rare that you get a flat lie in the sand, so I make sure to align my body to the slope. Then I blast the ball out by splashing the sand underneath it.

— Jordan Spieth

I have a whole slew of doctors. I can count eight in my phone right now – eight different doctors, all for different parts of my body. I have specialists.

— Johnny Knoxville

I just try to think of all the things that could go wrong so in that split second when it happens, maybe your body reacts in a way where it protects you just a little.

— Johnny Knoxville

So much of my body changed from being pregnant. My hair got so much longer from all of the multivitamins and pregnancy vitamins, like the New Chapter’s Every Woman Vitamin I’ve been taking – it’s a lot of folic acid. I know a lot of moms cut their hair, but I just want to keep mine long.

— Julia Restoin Roitfeld

I am always in much better shape when I am doing a Broadway show because you have the eight shows a week to kind of keep the body clean and perfect in a sense, you know? For instance, I always eat much better when I am in a show because you can’t have dairy – for your voice.

— Jane Krakowski

Now, a lot of what we are doing right now, quite frankly, is because of what happened on Christmas. Many of the things were kind of in the works. We were already planning, for example, the purchase and deployment of advanced imaging technology. You call them body scanners. We call them AITs (Advanced Imaging Technologies).

— Janet Napolitano

On a foggy, steel gray Saturday in September 2002, Bennet Omalu arrived at the Allegheny County coroner’s office and got his assignment for the day: Perform an autopsy on the body of Mike Webster, a professional football player.

— Jeanne Marie Laskas

For me, it’s about being comfortable… but I can feel comfortable in a thong leotard and on stage. Growing up as a dancer, that’s how I’m comfortable in my body. It’s about where you grew up and those things it’s a way of communicating your spirit to the world.

— Jillian Hervey

Remember, your body is a temple, not a 7-Eleven.

— Jennifer Love Hewitt

For the most part, yeah, I’m happy with my body, but there are days when I’m like, ‘Ugh! Really? Why is it so hard to fit into my jeans?’ That’s when I say to myself, ‘I look this way because I’m supposed to. If we all looked the same, we’d be boring.’

— Jennifer Love Hewitt

I’d want to have Gisele Bundchen’s body. Even though she’s tall and skinny, she does have curves… and I think that’s hot. Halle Berry also is kind of amazing.

— Jennifer Love Hewitt

When members of this House use inflammatory language, use offensive language, it does not help the process. It is beneath the dignity of this body and this country.

— Joe Garcia

The Scottish Labour Party, while I have breath in my body, will listen to the views of trade unionists.

— Johann Lamont

I want to make sure that, not only in the Republican Party but in the body politic as a whole, people are aware of threats that remain to the United States.

— John Bolton

A good boxer, in striking the round blow, instead of loosening body and arm, gathers himself into a heap of muscularity and begins his blow where all blows ought to begin, from the solidarity of the right foot.

— John Boyle O’Reilly

Shinya Yamanaka’s work has involved mice and human cells, and advances the prospect of providing new cells or body parts for patients.

— John Gurdon

The earliest example known to me of replaced body parts is exemplified by a Mayan skull dating back to 1400 BC. In this skull, false teeth made of stone had been implanted.

— John Gurdon

Being a kid, as all kids do, you feel out of place or like kind of a freak. You wake up feeling like your head got put onto someone else’s body that day.

— John Hawkes

Even though I’ve had the body of work I’ve had, and the success I’ve had, I do not rest on my laurels whatsoever.

— Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Because Melissa McCarthy actually is a fat woman, she isn’t allowed to make brash statements about body acceptance. She has to apologize for her body.

— Jennifer Armintrout

New video gaming systems are coming out that track every joint of your body. It’s basically going to become a normal thing for us to allow Microsoft to put a three-dimensional camera on top of your television set looking at you, which sounds like a Big Brother scenario if ever I heard one, but, still, it’s what we’re going to allow.

— Jesse Schell

I don’t wear strappy tops. Everyone feels self-conscious about something on their body. It’s just finding a style that works for you, and I don’t really suit strappy tops or dresses, so I avoid them.

— Jessica Ennis-Hill

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.

— Joan D. Vinge

My dresses are very reasonably priced, for dresses that are cut on the body.

— John Galliano

I’ve treated the waistcoat as if it were a corset, so that it becomes the first layer in the process of putting clothes on the body. There is constant motion between layering and revealing.

— John Galliano

The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.

— John Desmond Bernal

I don’t have a weapon in my hand, and I don’t have a uniform on my body, but my uniform now is my scars and weapon is my words, so I’m still serving.

— J. R. Martinez

When the body doesn’t want to go on, the mind continues to fight.

— J. R. Martinez

I took a bottle of pills. I’d been in Europe and I had a lot of absinthe and I was just drinking and drinking, trying to, you know, just shut my body down.

— Jack Osbourne

I grew up doing sitcoms and theater and even playing with the Beach Boys, where you’re programmed to perform, your body gets into a rhythm and you know it has to perform.

— John Stamos

My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets – Atkins, cleanses, the hCG diet.

— Jennie Garth

Nothing against Nicki Minaj – I think she’s a dope lyricist, and her body is perfect, along with a dope personality. But I’m more into a woman who’s not so much into the spotlight.

— Jeremih

Your mind is like, oh my God, I know this is wrong, but your body just gives in.

— Jessica Hahn

We are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any Congress since at least 1948. And that is even before I was born. So far, we are in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we have only had 26 voting days in this body. That is a shame.

— Jim Cooper

When I do my concerts, you have got to think about everything else so you have got to think about your gown, your hair, your body, and how you present yourself on stage.

— Jodi Benson

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

— Joseph Butler
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