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Quotes About Fat

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J.K. Rowling
“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, 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; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
J.K. Rowling

John Green
“We fatties have a bond, dude. It's like a secret society. We got all kinds of shit you don't know about. Handshakes, special fat people dances-we got these secret fugging lairs in the center of the earth and we go down there in the middle of the night when all the skinny kids are sleeping and eat cake and friend chicken and shit. Why d'you think Hollis is still sleeping, kafir? Because we were up all night in the secret lair injecting butter frosting into our veins. ...A fatty trusts another fatty.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Emily Dickinson
“Anger as soon as fed is dead-
'Tis starving makes it fat. ”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems

“Fat-bashing in all its varied forms–criticism, exclusion, shaming, fat talk, self-deprecation, jokes, gossip, bullying–is one of the last acceptable forms of prejudice. From a very young age, before they can walk away or defend themselves, women are taught that they are how they look, not what they do or what they know. (1)”
Robyn Silverman, Good Girls Don't Get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls and How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It

Zig Ziglar
“A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.”
Zig Ziglar

Jarod Kintz
“I’m in good shape. That shape is round.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Kim Brittingham
“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.”
Kim Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large

Jarod Kintz
“I want to make pants out of tuna fish, to accompany my cottage cheese thighs.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want

“Anorexia isn't about being fat, it's about having fat.”
Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game

Naomi Novik
“I do not think you are in any danger of starving," Maximus said. "The surgeon said only two weeks ago that you are too fat."

"The devil!" Berkley said indignantly, sitting up; and Maximus snorted in amusement at having provoked him.”
Naomi Novik, His Majesty's Dragon

Golda Poretsky
“Body acceptance means, as much as possible, approving of and loving your body, despite its “imperfections”, real or perceived. That means accepting that your body is fatter than some others, or thinner than some others, that your eyes are a little crooked, that you have a disability that makes walking difficult, that you have health concerns that you have to deal with — but that all of that doesn’t mean that you need to be ashamed of your body or try to change it. Body acceptance allows for the fact that there is a diversity of bodies in the world, and that there’s no wrong way to have one.”
Golda Poretsky

“She ran her hands over her body as if to bid it good-bye. The hipbones rising from a shrunken stomach were razor-sharp. Would they be lost in a sea of fat? She counted her ribs bone by bone. Where would they go?”
Steven Levenkron, The Best Little Girl in the World

Alice Walker
“Aside from the fact that they say it's unhealthy, my fat ain't never been no trouble. Mens always have loved me. My kids ain't never complained. Plus they's fat.”
Alice Walker, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Short Stories

Victor Borge
“(Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them?”
Victor Borge

John Swartzwelder
“I'm 190 pounds of rock hard muscle, underneath 40 pounds of sturdy protective fat.”
John Swartzwelder, The Time Machine Did It

“After this, I can't resist. "Between you, me, and the rest of us, Ted, it's starting to show. You'd better work out, or getting fat off Daddy might be harder to hide.”
Cindy Martinusen Coloma, Caleb + Kate
tags: fat, funny

Louis Aragon
“And there are loners in rural communities who, at the equinox, are said to don new garments and stroll down to the cities, where great beasts await them, fat and docile.”
Louis Aragon

Jesse Ventura
“Every fat person says it's not their fault, that they have gland trouble. You know which gland? The saliva gland. They can't push away from the table.”
Jesse Ventura

“Camels can go many weeks without drinking anything at all. The notion that they cache water in their humps is pure myth—their humps are made of fat, and water is stored in their body tissues. While other mammals draw water from bloodstreams when faced with dehydration, leading to death by volume shock, camels tap the water in their tissues, keeping their blood volume stable. Though this reduces the camel’s bulk, they can lose up to a third of their body weight with no ill effects, which they can replace astonishingly quickly, as they are able to drink up to forty gallons in a single watering.” (pp.69-70)”
Michael Benanav, Men of Salt: Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold

“4/16/85: If I were thin, I’d never say “I am powerless over fudge.”
a) I can’t believe I actually ever said that. b) Which, of course, isn't to say that I do have any power over fudge. Particularly if it has nuts.”
Camryn Manheim, Wake Up, I'm Fat!
tags: fat, fudge

Jarod Kintz
“For most Americans, money and calories are always on their minds, although they burn too much of one, and not enough of the other.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I’m older now, which I can’t help, but I’m also fatter, thanks to all the extra helpings.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Larry McCleary
“Adult obesity and overweight statistics have increased by about 50 percent since the Dietary Goals were announced. [by the federal government, in 1977] That bears repeating: a 50 percent increase in obesity/overweight correlated with a 10 percent decrease in fat content in the diet.”
Larry McCleary, Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly: Experience Dynamic Weight Loss with the Brain-Belly Connection

George Eliot
“It’s an uncommonly dangerous thing to be left without any padding against the shafts of disease.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch
tags: fat

Jarod Kintz
“I think you’re funny, and the toilet sounds like a soda can opening when it flushes. It’s a diet soda, so it’s less filling and more fattening.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Jarod Kintz
“I’m exercising my right to free speech, because it used to be obese. For years all it did was sit on the sofa watching TV.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I weigh more than I used to. I've been eating a lot of fast food, so I must have put on some muscle—without even working out!”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“On a scale of 1-10, I'd probably be considered obese. Though I weigh much more than 10, my love is heavier still. That’s why I’m constantly trying to dish it off onto other people.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I can fly a plane, but I can’t fly a planet. Not without a seatbelt the size of the equator. The way I eat @McDonalds, I may need a seatbelt that fat.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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