75+ Best Body Image Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational body image quotes will inspire growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Body Image Quotes

Healthy body image is not something that you’re going to learn from fashion magazines. ― Erin Heatherton

You were born, as you, for a reason. ― Sophia Bush

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ― Amy Bloom

If you ask men about their body image, they will tell you they look better than they do. And if you ask a woman, she’ll tell you she looks worse. ― Gloria Steinem

Treat your body like an instrument, not an ornament. ― Gary Thomas

The human body is the best work of art. ― Jess C. Scott

Black women don’t have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. ― Tyra Banks

Your body is the piece of the universe you’ve been given, the place where love and joy and grief happen, where happiness unfolds. Do you really want to keep believing that it’s a horrible, ugly, lumpy thing? Do you really want to keep punching yourself like that? ― Geneen Roth

A fit, healthy body that is the best fashion statement ― Jess C Scott

It’s incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business. ― Courtney Thorne Smith

I can’t stay thin. I just wasn’t born for it. I wasn’t born with thin legs and I can’t keep them. For over a year I’ve managed to maintain my weight, but if I keep up that maintenance to the exclusion of everything else, then I’ll have anorexia. ― Portia de Rossi

Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so. ― Naomi Wolf

To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself. ― Simone De Beauvoir

I wasn’t put on this earth to look good. ― Charli Howard

To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself. ― Simone de Beauvoir

Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms. ― Gloria Steinem

I’ve learnt to appreciate my body, because it’s taken me all the way here and will take me to the end. ― Clémentine Desseaux

The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. That’s what I believe. ― Clive Owen

What about defining yourself by a different kind of measurement? What about your heart, your soul, your compassion, your generosity, your strength, and your power? There are so many other things to focus on besides your waistline. ― Mariska Hargitay

That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts… ― Jess C Scott

What no woman or man needs is anyone telling them they are ‘too fat’ or ‘too skinny.’ That just adds to the many stereotypes out there about a person’s weight. ― LeAnn Rimes

Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men’s eyes when deciding what provokes it. ― Naomi Wolf

I try not to be neurotic; I try to create and present healthy body image. ― Kimora Lee Simmons

The fear is not of fat. The fear is of need, of hunger, of any desire, or life itself. The fear is of being human, and as such, imperfect, and as such, just mortal. Just a body, like everyone else. That is the key. We are human. That’s everything, and that is all. There must be, at some point, a recognition and acceptance of one’s own humanness. We have to pull the guts out of the spectacular reverse pride ultimately, the egotism of thinking we can supercede, by force of will, the body’s needs. ― Marya Hornbacher

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. ― Salma Hayek

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ― Buddha

If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares? ― Tina Fey

Who cares if there are lumps on my thighs? I’m guilty of having human legs made up of fat, muscle, and skin, and sometimes when you sit, they get bumpy. ― Kristen Bell

A figure with curves always offers a lot of interesting angles. ― Wesley Ruggles

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Our goal should be health and stamina. ― Emme

The human body is the best picture of the human soul. ― Ludwig Wittgenstein

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. ― Tyra Banks

Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive,’ ‘jealous,’ ‘shallow,’ ‘vain,’ ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me. ― J.K. Rowling

I’ve long struggled with my body image and have worked hard to achieve a healthy weight. ― Adam Richman

There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ― Nelson Mandela

You’re a human being, you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake. ― Emma Stone

For a woman, body image is always a palpable thing. Weirdly, for me, the only time I don’t care is when I’m in character. ― Juno Temple

One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. ― Gabourey Sidibe

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people. ― Jamie Lee Curtis

Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body. ― Golda Poretsky

Any body type is beautiful. It’s all about loving what you got and rocking it. ― Meghan Trainor

I look at these pictures and realize I worried about things that I shouldn’t have been worrying about. I wouldn’t go out to the beach without a sarong from my neck to my ankles. Now I see a picture of myself from that era in a bikini and I’m like, ‘You looked great. And you missed out on a lot of fun vacations because you were so sure that you were fat.’ ― Stevie Nicks

Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford. ― Cindy Crawford

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up. ― Marilyn Monroe

It’s a beautiful thing to have lungs that allow you to breathe air and legs that allow you to climb mountains, and it’s a shame that sometimes we don’t realize that that’s enough ― Unknown

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 that you only live once.” – Kate Hudson

I’m not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I’m thick. I like my body. ― Alicia Keys

Health is different for every body at a different size. ― Crystal Renn

I share the same advice that my mom gave me: Stay hydrated and sleep well. And that being a beautiful person on the inside is what really matters. ― Jessica Alba

Don’t change your body to get respect from society. Instead let’s change society to respect our bodies. ― Golda Poretsky

Exterior beauty, without the depth of a kind soul is merely decoration. ― Vanessa Quintero

You can’t eat beauty; it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul. ― Lupita Nyong’o

The body is a sacred garment. ― Martha Graham

Another person’s beauty is not the absence of your own. ― Unknown

God gave me a great body and it’s my duty to take care of my physical temple. ― Jean Claude Van Damme

Chic is when a woman is in harmony with herself. ― Giambattista Valli

I’d rather be overweight and curvy than super thin with no curves. I’m proud of my body. ― Holly Madison

We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love. ― Lori Deschene

Weight loss does not make people happy. Or peaceful. Being thin does not address the emptiness that has no shape or weight or name. Even a wildly successful diet is a colossal failure because inside the new body is the same sinking heart. ― Geneen Roth

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ― Amy Bloom

Most important, in order to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like. ― Portia de Rossi

I’ve finally recognized my body for what it is: a personality-delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place to place, now and in the years to come. ― Anna Quindlen

I don’t use my body to seduce, no. I just stand there. ― Ursula Andress

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. ― Henry Miller

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human body is a machine which winds its own springs. ― Julien Offroy de la Mettrie

You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul. ― Lupita Nyong’o

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself. ― Leo Tolstoy

Life is so much more beautiful than a number on a scale. ― Tess Munster

Each body has its art… ― Gwendolyn Brooks

Worthiness does not have prerequisites. ― Brené Brown

The body says what words cannot. ― Martha Graham

You’re a work of art, not everybody will understand you, but the ones that do will never forget about you. ― Amber Ibarreche

Bottom line, your body is a temple, and you have to treat it that way. That’s how God designed it. ― Ray Lewis

When the demon starts to slither my way and say bad shit about me I turn around and say, ‘Hey. Cool it. Amy is my friend. Don’t talk about her like that.’ Sticking up for ourselves in the same way we would one of our friends is a hard but satisfying thing to do. Sometimes it works. ― Amy Poehler

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