"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training...what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."
"How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?"
~Katherine Mansfield, Bliss and Other Stories
"Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body."
~Irene Claremont de Castillejo
"Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind." ~Montaigne
"Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else."
"The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in." ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health
"The Church says: The body is a sin.
Science says: The body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The body says: I am a fiesta."
"If we were meant to be nude, we would have been born that way."