In vain we shall penetrate more and more deeply the secrets of the structure of the human body, we shall not dupe nature; we shall die as usual.
—Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657–1757) French Essayist, Polymath, Philosopher
Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.
—Irene Claremont de Castillejo (1885–1967) British Psychoanalyst
The body of man is a machine which winds its own springs.
—Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709–51) French Physician, Philosopher
A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
—Leonard Cohen (1934–2016) Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Novelist
The body never lies.
—Martha Graham (1894–1991) American Choreographer