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Rethink Your Body Image with These Love Your Body Quotes

Rethink Your Body Image with These Love Your Body Quotes

I won’t promise that you’ll love your body by the end of this list of quotes, but I do promise that at least some will inspire you to rethink how you think about your body image and your relationship with your body.

Loving your body is not instant. And once you do love your body, you may not love it always. This is why I believe body acceptance is powerful too. You can accept where you are and then loving your body is just an extra bonus. These quotes are a mix of both that I believe will encourage you to begin reframing your thinking, even if it’s just a little. We all start somewhere.

67 Love Your Body Quotes

“I say I love myself, and they’re like, ‘oh my gosh’, she’s so brave. She’s so political. For what? All I said is ‘I love myself, !’” — Lizzo

“Don’t let your mind bully your body.” – June Tomaso Wood

“I don’t want to wait until I’m 73 to embrace my body. To look back and think of my beauty: How did I miss it? Let’s not wait another moment.” ― Ashley Asti

“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.” – Michelle Obama

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

“I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.” – Mae West

“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” — Demi Lovato

“I stand in awe of my body.” – Henry David Thoreau

“To ask women to become unnaturally thing is to ask them to relinquish their sexuality.” – Naomi Wolf

“Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.” — Serena Williams

“Your body is an instrument. Not an ornament.” – Ariane Machin, PhD

“If anything is sacred the human body is sacred.”– Walt Whitman

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” – Simone De Beauvoir

“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

“No diet can substitute for the wisdom of your body.” – Brooke Castillo

“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.” – Pema Chodron

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“You’re constantly being told you’re not pretty enough…you’re not this, you’re not that. Love yourself and your body because you are beautiful the way you are.” — Ashley Benson

“Beauty is the marks that life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live.” – Emma Watson

“We all have our imperfections, but I’m human — and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.” – Beyoncé

“So the question is, which boulder are you going to choose to roll? The ‘must lose weight’ boulder or the ‘I will boldly, defiantly accept the body I’ve got and LIVE IN IT’ boulder?” — Kate Harding

“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.” – Valerie Monroe

“It’s ok to love your body the way it is.” – Demi Lovato

“I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer

“I’m not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life, and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable.” – Kate Upton

“Your body is your home, your vessel in life. It needs to be respected and loved.” – Iskra Lawrence

“And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’” — Nayyirah Waheed

“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.” — Tara Brach

“You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” — Jessica Ortner

“There is not one standard definition of beauty or one perfect size.” — Ashley Graham

“I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that, even the people I consider flawless, then you can start to live with the way you are.” — Taylor Swift

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” — Alan Cohen

“I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll.” — Emma Watson

“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!” — America Ferreira

“I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes.” — Cheri K. Erdman

“My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to others. To stop shaming ourselves and other people: ‘too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too anything.’ There’s a sense that we’re all ‘too’ something, and we’re all not enough. This is life. Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change.” — Emma Stone

“My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.” — Drew Barrymore

“Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.” — Meryl Streep

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

“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” — Demi Lovato

“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.” — Alfre Woodard

“Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” — Beyonce

“Being comfortable in your own skin is the spirit of rock and roll and, really, the spirit of cool.” – A.D. Aliwat

“I’m not going to conform and hurt myself and do something crazy to be a size 2.” – Amber Riley

“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?” – Caroline Knapp

“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!” – Christina Aguilera

“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.” – Dr. Gail Dines

“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.” – Golda Poretsky

“Real women are fat. And thin. And both, and neither, and otherwise.” – Hanne Blank

“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!” – Jennifer Lopez

“The human body is the best work of art.” – Jess C. Scoot

“I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them.” – Kesha

“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.” – Lady Gaga

“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.” – Lena Dunham

“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.'” – Mindy Kaling

“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. – Queen Latifah

“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.” – Salma Hayek

“Your body is just a body. And just a body is already so very much.” – Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

“I have a body, but I am not my body. I have a face, but I am not my face.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“When you hear your friends saying something negative about their bodies, gently remind them of the lessons you have learnt from this book. You can lift your friends up by listing all the things you love about their personalities or by celebrating the amazing things their bodies can do.” – Jessica Sanders

“When we’ve accepted ourselves and learned to love the person we are, those words don’t carry the same sting that they do if we believe they’re true.” – Pat Ballard

“I came to the conclusion that who I was had nothing to do with my body size.” – Pat Ballard

“This body had carried me through a hard life. It looked exactly the way it was supposed to.” – Veronica Roth

“Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn’t grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights.” – Naomi Wolf

“You can spend your life thinking your butt’s too big or feeling sexy as hell. Make the choice to appreciate your body as it is.” – Victoria Vantoch

“If you think my waistline defines my worth, you are not worth my time anyways.” – Maria Elena

“I think that if you regularly practice an activity that involves moving your body a lot, you will love your body for what it allows you to do, not for what it looks like.” – Yasmina Diallo

“Do not apologize for your sacred body. All of you is holy.” – Ashley Asti

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