„Saying that what we call our “selves” consist only of our bodies and that reason, soul, and love arise only from the body, is like saying that what we call our body is equivalent to the food that feeds the body. It is true that my body is only made up of digested food and that my body would not exist without food, but my body is not the same as food. Food is what the body needs for life, but it is not the body itself. The same thing is true of my soul. It is true that without my body there would not be that which I call my soul, but my soul is not my body. The soul may need the body, but the body is not the soul.“
„Dreams nourish the soul just as food nourishes the body. The pleasure of the search and of adventure feeds our dreams.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„I consist of body and soul - in the worlds of a child. And why shouldn't we speak like children? But the enlightened, the knowledgealbe would say: I am body through and through, nothing more; and the soul is just a word for something on the body.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
— Huey P. Newton Co-founder of the Black Panther Party 1942 - 1989
Last words, quoted in Hugh Pearsons (1994) The Shadow of the Panther, p. 315
— Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
— Atal Bihari Vajpayee 10th Prime Minister of India 1924
His poem quoted in "The truth according to Vajpayee".
— Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942
— Ram Swarup Indian historian 1920 - 1998
— Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015
„If you want to feel the happiness of loving, forget about your soul.
The soul ruins love.
Only in God can the soul meet satisfaction.
Not in another soul.
Only in God — or out of the world.
Souls cannot communicate.
Let your body talk to another body.
Because bodies understand each other, but souls don’t.“
— Manuel Bandeira Brazilian writer 1886 - 1968
Arte de amar (The Art of Loving)
„The body apologizes to the soul for its errors, and the soul asks forgiveness for squatting in the body without invitation.“
— Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
— Andrew Marvell English metaphysical poet and politician 1621 - 1678
— Al-Mutanabbi Arabic poet from the Abbasid era 915 - 965