So much do human character, outlook, and mentality depend upon the physical body--its shape, condition, health, and fortunes--that the materialist identification of the self seems completely plausible. It is certainly part of the self, or an expression of the self; but if we analyse the notion of self as deeply and as abstractly as is possible, we find the materialist view to be a fiction. What then is left? Consciousness!
-- Notebooks Category 21: Mentalism > Chapter 1: The Sensed World > # 74