Body / Health / Healing

Thoughtful quotes about body, emotional and physical health and healing.

Words of Wisdom

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"It doesn't matter what the disease is. There is always room for hope. I'm not going to die because of statistics. I hope you won't either." (Bernie Seigel)

"The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union." (Marilyn Sewell)

"Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain." (O Carl Simonton)

"It is possible that the scream comes from the forsaken body, the scream that manifests in a symptom is the cry of the soul that can find no other way to be heard. If we have lived behind a mask all of our lives, sooner or later -- if we are lucky -- that mask will be smashed." (Marion Woodman)

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones." (Proverbs)

"...the body is a landscape of truth-telling." (Linda Hogan)

"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred." (Walt Whitman)

"People, and even animals, who believe that their actions have no effect on the outcome of a situation, that they have no control over their world, are more prone to illness." (Mike and Nancy Samuels)

"The question you must ask yourself is not if you will heal but how you will heal." (Ken Nerburn)

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"Happiness lies in the fulfillment of the spirit through the body." (Cyril Connoly)

" part of the body lives apart from the rest." (Deepak Chopra, Perfect Health)

"The last place we tend to look for healing is within ourselves." (Wayne Muller)

"How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself." (Charles Lamb)

"The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." (Hippocrates)

"Wellness starts here, with the recognition that your body is wise, your mind is wise, and your soul is wise." (Regina Sara Ryan and John W. Travis)

"Healing is not something we only do when we are sick; it is part of the process and journey of life." (Ted Kaptchuck)


APA Reference
Staff, H. (2008, November 30). Body / Health / Healing, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 17 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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