"Whenever the world goes hi-tech it also goes hi-touch."
---Jean Houston The Possible Human

"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
---Indira Gandhi

"Touch is taboo only to the already disembodied."
---Ashley Montague

"Your body creates your soul, as much as your soul creates your body."
---Charles Spangler

"Those who think they have a body and a mind have neither."
---Oscar Wilde

"We are lighthouses, floating on a dark sea, lighting the way to each other."
---Harold Dull Bodywork Tantra

"I am convinced that for every physical non-yielding condition there is a psychic counterpart in the unconscious mind, corresponding exactly to the degree of the physical manifestation.These patterns often develop in response to adverse circumstances such as accidents, surgery, illness, poor posture, emotional trauma, stresses of daily living, or poor movement habits. The purpose of my work is to break up these sensory and mental patterns which inhibit free movement and cause pain and disruption of normal function."
--- Milton Trager, "The Trager Approach: Psychophysical Integration and Mentastics"

"Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners; so that if we will plant nettles or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme, supply it with one gender of herbs or distract it with many, either to have it sterile with idleness or manured with industry, why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills."
--- William Shakespeare, Othello