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For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.
(Rachel Carson)

I wished to suggest by means of a simple nude, a certain long-lost barbaric luxury.
(Paul Gauguin)

Murder is a crime. Writing about it isn't. Sex is not a crime, but writing about it is. Why?
(Larry Flynt)

The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd. 
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.  We give it orders which make no sense. 
(Henry Miller)

Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. 
(Henry David Thoreau)

Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us. 
(Osbert Sitwell)

If anyone wants to know, I never fucked anyone to get anywhere!

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. 

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. 
(Carol Welch)

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing. 
(Marsha Doble)

I really don't think I need buns of steel.  I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon. 
(Ellen DeGeneres)

I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street. 
(Neil Armstrong)

Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes. 
(Robert M. Hutchins)

I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream. 
(Heywood Broun)

The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis. 
(Beatrice & Ira Freeman)

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. 
(Samuel Johnson)

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs. 
(Aldous Huxley)

The body never lies. 
(Martha Graham)

A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain. 
(Llewelyn Powers)

If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor. 
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end. 
(Mignon McLaughlin)

Yet this is health:  to have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence. 
(Bertha Stuart Dyment)

A student undergoing a word-association test was asked why a snowstorm put him in mind of sex.  He replied frankly:  "Because everything does." 
(Honor Tracy)

When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned.  Do not have sex with the authorities. 
(Matt Groening)

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women.  Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible. 
(P.J. O'Rourke)

I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. 
(J. Edgar Hoover, attributed)

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it. 
(D.H. Lawrence)

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. 
(Edward Stanley)

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all. 
(Joey Adams)

We load up on oat bran in the morning so we'll live forever.  Then we spend the rest of the day living like there's no tomorrow. 
(Lee Iacocca)

Cutting stalks at noontime.  Perspiration drips to the earth.  Know you that your bowl of rice each grain from hardship comes? 
(Chang Chan-Pao)

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