Quotes About Weight

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Toni Morrison
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

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

Karl Lagerfeld
“Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!”
Karl Lagerfeld

Naomi Wolf
“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.”
Naomi Wolf

“Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images.”
Cheri K. Erdman

Katja Millay
“I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants of shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet and walk.”
Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility

Germaine Greer
“Every woman knows that, regardless of all her other achievements, she is a failure if she is not beautiful.”
Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman

Erma Bombeck
“In two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.”
Erma Bombeck

By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgment. You are beautiful!
“By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgment. You are beautiful!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Lisa Kleypas
“I spent most of my youth hauling sides of beef and pork to my father's shop. Carrying you is far more enjoyable."

"How sweet," Annabelle mumbled sickly, her eyes closed. "Every woman dreams of being told that she's preferable to a dead cow.”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

“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

Criss Jami
“Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Israelmore Ayivor
“Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provided you belief that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don't agree to accept what critics say; be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can't do!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Jen Lancaster
“I want to change my life...except I sort of like it. I mean, I couldn't be more delighted every Monday night after Fletch goes to bed when I come downstairs, pull up the Bachelor on TiVo, drink Riesling, and eat cheddar/port wine Kaukauna cheese without freakign out over fat grams. I'm perpetually in a good mood because I do everything I want. I love having the freedom to skip the gym to watch a Don Knots movie on the Disney Channel without a twinge of guilt. I've figured out how to not be beholden to what other people believe I should be doing, and when the world tells me I ought to be a size eight, I can thumb my nose at them in complete empowerment.”
Jen Lancaster, Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Shall we never never get rid of this Past? ... It lies upon the Present like a giant's dead body.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables

Jen Lancaster
“I stuff another handful of Raisinets in my mouth. What gets me is the 'pretty face' bit. 'Cause I won't mind being reminded I'm fat as long as you water it down first. Why not say, Hey I'm going to insult you, but first I will congratulate your fortunate genetics and appropriate appliclation of Bobbi Brown cosmetics to prevent you from hitting me. Sh*t; I kind of prefer being called a 'fat bitch.' At least it doesn't pull any punches.”
Jen Lancaster, Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer

Naomi Wolf
“No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize - as her personal problem - observations she makes about the beauty myth in society.”
Naomi Wolf

“Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is.”
Carrie Arnold

Margaret Atwood
“Kill what you can't save
what you can't eat throw out
what you can't throw out bury

What you can't bury give away
what you can't give away you must carry with you,
it is always heavier than you thought.”
Margaret Atwood, You are Happy

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

“Nothing was a more powerful compass of my mood or a better indication of my self-worth than the number on the scale.”
Betsy Lerner, Food and Loathing: A Life Measured Out in Calories

Ann Voskamp
“When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Sylvia Townsend Warner
“She was heavier than he expected - women always are.”
Sylvia Townsend Warner, Kingdoms of Elfin

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

Alysha Speer
“Time to go run the calories away, do away with all the numbers stalking you, throw out the bad habits and excess weight.”
Alysha Speer

“She'd lost two more pounds. A picture of the models she'd cut out of the magazine flashed through Kessa's mind. And the winner is... seventy-three!”
Steven Levenkron, The Best Little Girl in the World

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

Meg Cabot
“Weight doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t. I mean, it does if you’re a model or whatever.”
Meg Cabot, Queen of Babble

“We have a weight to carry
and a distance we must go.
We have a weight to carry,
a destination we can't know.
We have a weight to carry
and can put it down nowhere.
We are the weight we carry
from there to here to there.”
Book of Counted Sorrows

“Regardless of your chosen faith, at the end of your life's journey, your heart will be measured in two ways. One, the weight of your conscience must far outweigh the weight of a feather. Two, any impurities in your heart must weigh no more than one feather.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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