"A body is the withdrawal from self that relates a self to itself as it exposes the world. My body is not just my skin turned toward the outside; it is already itself my outside,the outside in me and for me--opposed by me to myself in order to distinguish me from unity. A stranger to others and first of all to this other that I become thanks to it. Where am I? In my foot, my hand, my genitals, my ear? Where am I in this face, these traits, traces, eccentricities, tremblings? Who am I on the contours of this mouth that says 'I'?"
--Jean-Luc Nancy, from Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality