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Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.

Author: Woody Allen (1935)

Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panty-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head.

Author: Margaret Atwood (1939)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Poet, Critic

The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation. The human body is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction; we destroy in order to make it new.

Author: Norman O. Brown (1913)

Profession: American Philosopher

My skull, my eyes, my nose three times, my jaw, my shoulder, my chest, two fingers, a knee, everything from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. [Listing what body parts he has broken]

Author: Jackie Chan (1954)

Profession: Hong Kong Actor, Director, Producer, Singer, Stun Choreographer

Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: ''One must not hide that!'' Then someone tells you: ''The shoulder is on the back.'' I've never seen women with shoulders on their backs.

Author: Coco Chanel (1883-1971)

Profession: French Couturier

A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.

Author: Leonard Cohen (1934)

Profession: Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer

I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key. It really is like colonialism. The colonies suddenly decide that they can and should exist with their own personality and should detach from the control of the mother country. At first the colony is perceived as being treacherous. It's a betrayal. Ultimately, it can be seen as the separation of a partner that could be very valuable as an equal rather than as something you dominate.

Author: David Cronenberg (1943)

Profession: Canadian Filmmaker

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Profession: Italian Inventor, Architect, Painter, Scientist, Sculptor

Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left, according to men, is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is sensate; the penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Who has not felt the beauty of a woman's arm? The unspeakable suggestions of tenderness that lie in the dimpled elbow, and all the varied gently-lessening curves, down to the delicate wrist, with its tiniest, almost imperceptible nicks in the firm softness.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

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.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition.

Author: Eliza Farnham

Profession: American Author and Social Reformist

The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis