I write about self-love a lot, and most of the time I lump body positivity in with self-love as a subtopic. The reality is it’s a big enough topic to have it’s own section on my site — and definitely in our lives — so I want to start dedicating a little more attention to body-love and body positivity. It’s not easy to fall in love with our bodies, especially when we’re constantly told what’s “wrong” with it. But you have to remember that your body is the only one you get, and it’s the thing that transports you around and gives you the gift of all your experiences.
These are quotes I really identify/agree with, and if one or more speaks to you I definitely recommend writing it down and posting it up somewhere that you’ll see it often; just like a positive affirmation.
25 Quotes About Body Positivity
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” – Steve Maraboli
“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.” – Jennifer Lopez
“You are imperfect; permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom
“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.” – Gabourey Sidibe
“The human body is the best work of art.” – Jess C. Scott
” I have a body, but I am not my body. I have a face, but I am not my face.” – Iyanla Vanzant
“My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.” – Drew Barrymore
“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” – Simone de Beauvoir
“There is no wrong way to have a body.” – Glenn Marla
“I’ve got a perfect body, but sometimes I forget; I’ve got a perfect body because my eyelashes catch my sweat.” – Regina Spektor
“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.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“People often say 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
“Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.” – Beau Taplin
“You are a human being, not a human body.” – Kate Wicker
“Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes.” – Cheri K. Erdman
“My body is normal, and I’m not trying to prove anything.” – Serena Williams
“How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin — that’s what really makes you beautiful.” – Bobbi Brown
“Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts.” – Michael Biondi
“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” – Demi Lovato
“The scale can only tell you what you weigh; not who you are.” – Steve Maraboli
“I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Happiness isn’t size specific.” – Anna Guest-Jelley
“Embrace and love your body; it’s the most beautiful thing you will ever own.” – Unknown
“The key to feeling better isn’t looking better. It is feeling better about our lives and better understanding what our bodies really are – vehicles in which we can experience life. Our bodies are not life itself; they are objects of motion, not admiration.” – Rosie Molinary
“I stand in awe of my body.” – Henry David Thoreau
Need some more quotes about self-love in your life? Here’s a list of 40 extra for you!
Do you have any other favorite quotes about body positivity?