Parts

Famous quotes containing the word parts:

    How often we must remember the art of the surgeon, which, in replacing the broken bone, contents itself with releasing the parts from false position; they fly into place by the action of the muscles. On this art of nature all our arts rely.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Though of erect nature, man is far above the plants. For man’s superior part, his head, is turned toward the superior part of the world, and his inferior part is turned toward the inferior world; and therefore he is perfectly disposed as to the general situation of his body. Plants have the superior part turned towards the lower world, since their roots correspond to the mouth, and their inferior parts towards the upper world.
    Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274)

    still a betrayal room for the till-death-do-us
    and yet a death, as in the unlocking of scissors
    that makes the now separate parts useless,
    even to cut each other up as we did yearly
    under the crayoned-in sun.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)