quotes tagged with 'flesh'

Touching the wounds of soldiers is the most intimate way of body-witnessing history witnessing in and through exposed flesh

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 227Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity flesh witness trauma touch wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

the terribly phrase 'mangled testicles' moves beyond the tightening, the violation and the waste to the absolute crushing of female subjectivity: these mangled 'things', neither human nor yet wholly objects, unmake the fundamental categories of gender and sexual difference that structure the human world: the woman is rendered irrelevant, unwanted.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 193Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity flesh gender femininity intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Being woman, being young, becomes an unbearable burden. Female identity can only be salvaged through the bits and pieces of male flesh strewing no man's land.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 192Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity flesh gender femininity trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The presence of the woman was a teasing current of delight touching the officers.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 28Saved by highflyingbabe in flesh shield femininity sexuality intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

they were all deformed, and certainly their deformity was the deformity of the war.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 23Saved by highflyingbabe in body duty knowledge flesh witness horror 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I gathered that it was the indignity that had shocked his sense of individual pride. "Treating me like a cow." I hear him say to Smiff-who laughed

Author: Enid Bagnold, Source: A Diary Without Dates, 35Saved by highflyingbabe in body suffering hospital masculinity flesh touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Even my hand must not meet his-no, not even in a careless touch, not even in its "duty"; or, if it does, what risk!

Author: Enid Bagnold, Source: A Diary Without Dates, 29Saved by highflyingbabe in relationship flesh gender sexuality intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A major point about joy is that joy is obviously of a higher order than mere pleasure. Pleasure is perishable. It has a short shelf life. Mere pleasure is not lasting because it is constantly feeding on itself. Thus the appetites of the natural man, though frequently fed, are never filled. For instance, even as gluttony digests its latest glob, it begins anticipating its next meal. The same pattern prevails with regard to the praise of men, to lust, and to greed. Strange as it seems, so far as the carnal pleasures are concerned, the very act of their consumption insures the cancellation of their satisfactions. They just do not last!


Joy, on the other hand, is lasting. It involves the things that really matter, such as being forgiven and forgiving another. One true test of ultimate value has to do with whether or not something is lasting. Of so many human endeavors, even those celebrated with great excitement, the child's question in one of Southey's poems stands as a stark reminder: "But what good came of it at last?" (Robert Southey, The Battle of Blenheim [1798], st. 11). This criterion is not one to which the things of the flesh can successfully respond.


The carnal pleasures cannot finally deliver. In fact, there is a scripture in the Book of Mormon declaring that the adversary lets his followers down at the last day (see Alma 30:60). He can't finally deliver. It is Jesus who is the Great Deliverer!

Author: NEAL A. MAXWELL, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7926&x=36&y=10Saved by mlsscaress in satisfaction pleasure joy flesh forgiving appetites lasting consumption 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Through study of the scriptures and the teachings of our modern prophets, it appears that our first and most basic stewardship is our body. To acquire a body was one of the main purposes of our coming to earth, and we are then to use this body as a divine instrument to perfect and train the spirit until the spirit has the full control and mastery of it under the direction of the Holy Spirit. If I do not honor the stewardship over my own flesh, how could I possibly honor my stewardship as a husband or wife, of father or mother?

Author: Stephen R. Covey , Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, p.34-35Saved by mlsscaress in control mother husband wife instrument father flesh stewardship mastery train 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Long before Joseph Smith offered his first prayer, thousands and millions of people must have yearned, as Sarah did, for the assurance that God is not the severe, distant, impersonal deity of Jonathan Edwards but the kind, loving, and very personal God that Joseph found in the Sacred Grove. That Joseph experienced this God, that the Book of Mormon testifies of and exemplifies His tender mercies, and that all and sundry are invited and given the means to experience God’s presence in the world and in their own lives made belief in a living, personal God a potent and irresistible principle.

That God has a body of flesh and bones is not the revolutionary teaching. God’s physical form is not the point. That God has a heart that beats in sympathy with ours is the truth that catalyzes millions—that He feels real sorrow, rejoices with real gladness, and weeps real tears. This, as Enoch learned, is an awful, terrible, yet infinitely comforting truth.
Author: Terryl Givens, Source: “Lightning Out of Heaven”: Joseph Smith and the Forging of Com...Saved by mlsscaress in god josephsmith jesuschrist heart sorrow personal flesh loving rejoice deity gladness tendermercies 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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