If you follow us on Instagram or Pinterest you already know that I LOVE motivational quotes. Lately I have been working on self love and body acceptance for myself. Even though I have lost a lot of weight doing keto diet and strength training I’m not always happy with my body. Maybe you can relate?
Today, as a way of helping myself and hopefully you too, I am sharing a massive collection of quotes. Each of these quotes is related to loving your body as it is. Please feel free to share these or save them. Whatever helps you. I also wrote a blog post a while back if you are interested in learning more about loving the body you have.
Love Your Body Quotes
Being comfortable in your own skin is the spirit of rock and roll and, really, the spirit of cool.
I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.
Everybody has a part of her body that she doesn’t like, but I’ve stopped complaining about mine because I don’t want to critique nature’s handiwork… My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece.
It doesn’t matter: any weight, shape or form or however your body is, you want to be proud of it.
I’m not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I’m thick. I like my body.
I’m not going to conform and hurt myself and do something crazy to be a size 2.
How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world. And get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.
Do they think models size 6 and above can’t make it to the end of the runway without stopping midway for a burrito? Enough, enough with these waifish elves walking your impossible clothing down an ugly runway with ugly lighting and noisy music. Life doesn’t look like that runway.
Beauty once seemed to me to be an accident of nature… But now that I can see my life on my face, I realize we earn the way we end up looking. Time, it seems, gives us all a chance to really be beautiful.
To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to see yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are.
I think it’s so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.
I don’t want a child’s body. I want a woman’s body that is extremely fit. It’s so much sexier.
We all have our imperfections, but I’m human — and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.
No diet can substitute for the wisdom of your body.
What is this drive to be thinner, prettier, better dressed, other? Who exactly is this other and what does she look like beyond the jacket she’s wearing or the food she’s not eating? What might we be doing, thinking, feeling about if we didn’t think about body image, ever?
Whether you’re tall or shorter, or a little bigger, more curves, skinny you just have to be proud of what you have, and everyone is beautiful.
Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is.
Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes.
It’s hard being a girl. There are a lot of body image issues that come up and I think the best thing we can do for our kids is lead by example.
I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it’s important to embrace it and get down! The female body is something that’s so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not diss other women for being proud of theirs!
I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say “I feel fat”. Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy, I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like “Oh, I look like a woman”. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, because I loved it.
When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.
When you’re always trying to conform to the norm, you lose your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness.
Self-criticism is not “love,” and it is certainly not indifferent. It’s a form of hatred. And when I name that, when I see it for what it is (raw and uncomfortable and saddening), when I refuse to sugar-coat self criticism, judgment, agitation, and constantly trying to improve myself, then I’m one quantum leap closer to freedom.
Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.
It’s ok to love your body the way it is.
I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.
My confidence is being myself and not giving a damn about what anyone says
Imagine if you had never in your life ever seen an image of a woman in a magazine. Imagine how differently you would feel about your body. My assumption is you would feel very different. So think about what has been ripped away from us now this is what surrounds us, this image of a body that none of us can aspire to.
God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.
Really, I don’t care if people think I’m too skinny. This is my body. If they don’t like it, screw it.
Your body is your body; it’s natural. Learn to love yourself for it.
My great hope for us is to start being kinder to ourselves so we can be kinder to others, and stop describing people as ‘too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall’ anything.
As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it. With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the ageing process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.
Beauty is the marks that life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live.
Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
I have learned to enjoy my body when I have a few extra pounds on, just being more voluptuous.
One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body.
You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.
Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.
Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.
Real women are fat. And thin. And both, and neither, and otherwise.
I stand in awe of my body.
Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset.
Make choices that are loving for yourself – with your diet, your relationships, and in speaking your loving truth – that are in alignment with what you want to be doing. When you see that in a person, you are seeing their passion and fulfillment, and that person feels good to you because they feel good to themselves. I know that I feel good and I think that comes across on stage; when I didn’t feel good before, I think that came across on stage.
Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.
You’re damned if you’re too thin and you’re damned if you’re too heavy. According to the press I’ve been both. It’s impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying.
In hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman. I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I’m invincible. I don’t want girls to be like, ‘I want to look like katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner!’
You have to stand up and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am; you’re the one with the problem!
To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini, put it on and stay strong.
The human body is the best work of art.
I’m just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiancé, and herself.
The language of fat is a cultural language we speak. I can meet any woman anywhere and we can bond about the size of our thighs before I ever know her name.
I’m confident in who I am, and I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m just being myself: being comfortable with my body, comfortable with my sound, and I’m figuring out who I am.
Kill your scale. It’s ridiculous to measure your worth based on a number in a little box that you get on in the morning. It has nothing to do with your worthiness. Nobody needs a reality tv show to be a healthy human being. If somebody comes up to you and tells you you’re fat, or if somebody comes up to you and tell you you’re beautiful — that has absolutely nothing to do with who you are and everything to do with who they are. Remember that.
How beautiful would it be if we could just see souls instead of bodies? To see love and compassion instead of curves.
I’m pretty comfortable with my body. I’m imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once.
I want to enjoy life, and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable.
You are a human being, not a human body.
I accept my body. I accept how I am and make the best of what I am given.
As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body“. Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia [her daughter], because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.
I have a crumble baby belly, boobs are worse for wear after two kids…I’m doing all right. I’m 33. I don’t look in the mirror and go, “Oh, I look fantastic!”. Of course I don’t. Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, “This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!”. I’m proud of that.
What I am is how I came out. No one’s perfect and you just have to accept your flaws and learn to love yourself.
I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has.
I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them.
I’m proud of my body. I’m finally in a good place and learning to love me for me, and not somebody else’s standards.
Every weight loss program, no matter how positively it’s packaged, whispers to you that you’re not right. You’re not good enough. You’re unacceptable and you need to be fixed.
I might have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. But accepting that just empowers me.
I am who I am. I am proud at any size, and I love you and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well.
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
My thoughts on body are simple. If you are being kind to yourself mentally and physically, you never have anything to be ashamed for, ever.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
My body is normal, and I’m not trying to prove anything.
I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.
If you don’t see your worth, you will always choose people who don’t see it either. When your self esteem rises, your life follows.
Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.
My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It’s about being content, and sometimes other priorities win.
Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up.
Don’t waste so much time worrying about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, or self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.
Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters—on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.
I don’t wanna be shaped like a girl. I love being shaped like a woman, and trust me ladies, your man won’t mind either.
If someone told me that I was stupid or that I wasn’t a leader or that I wasn’t witty or quick or perceptive, I’d be devastated. If someone told me that I had a gross body, I’d say, ‘Well, it’s bringing me a lot of happiness,’
Your body hears everything your mind says
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.
We all have insecurities, but you have to know you are beautiful.
I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.
It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here, right now, with its aches and its pleasures is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.
I feel like I’ve set the example for loving your body no matter what size it is, but I also can set the example for being healthy as well.
I often find it’s just the confidence that makes you sexy, not what your body looks like. It’s how you feel about yourself that makes you sexy.
Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.
There is nothing wrong with your body, but there is a lot wrong with the messages which try to convince you otherwise.
People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.
You just can’t let your entire life go by worrying about your damned thighs. You’d never find happiness.
Sometimes it takes dealing with a disability—the trauma, the relearning, the months of rehabilitation therapy—to uncover our true abilities, and how we can put them to work for us in ways we may have never imagined.
No one’s body is up for comment. No matter how small, how curvy, how round, how flat. If you love you, then I love you.
To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.
The scale can only tell you what you weigh; not who you are.
When we’re awake in our bodies and sense, the world comes alive. Wisdom, creativity, and love are discovered as we relax and awaken through our bodies.
Women are always being told to change or be different — lose weight, fight aging, smooth your skin, get rid of cellulite, I mean really, women are such amazing and dynamic creatures can we please change the conversation from this bullsh*t to something with a little more substance?
Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.
Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box…Think outside of the box…Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.
Real beauty isn’t about symmetry or weight or makeup; it’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.
I really want to keep this collection growing. If you have a favorite quote or an original quote to share please leave a comment below. I’ll be happy to link back to your website. My goal is to make this the best collection of love your body quotes on the internet.
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I’ve started playing with making these images for my Instagram feed. Feel free to use them in any way you like. I would like my logo to stay but if you need to remove it that’s cool too. If you are feeling really generous a link back here would be awesome. I’ll be adding more over time.