To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.— Marilyn Monroe
Belligerent Body Image quotations
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.
I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too.
There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt.
The naked female body is treated so weirdly in society.
It's like people are constantly begging to see it, but once they do, someone's a hoe.
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
There's no thinking involved in my choreography.
.. I don't work through images or ideas. I work through the body... If the dancer dances, which is not the same as having theories about dancing or wishing to dance or trying to dance, everything is there. When I dance, it means: this is what I am doing.
Your body is merely a machine made to express the thoughts that flow through you and nothing more. It is but an instrument for you to express your imagings just as a piano is an instrument for a musician to express his imagings. Just as the piano is not the musician, so, likewise, your body is not you.
Tell the image makers and magazine sellers and the plastic surgeons that you are not afraid. That what you fear the most is the death of imagination and originality and metaphor and passion. Then be bold and LOVE YOUR BODY. STOP FIXING IT. It was never broken.
To change your body you must first change your mind.
What makes you different or weird, that's your strength.
If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business.
Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.
Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself.
Each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms.
Never think that you're not good enough yourself.
A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.
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.
Even if you can't physically see the result in front of you right now, every single effort you do is changing your body from the inside. Never get discouraged.
For women... bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without these visual references, each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique.
"You look how you look," "Be comfortable.
What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."
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 you only live once.
Our bodies are capable of anything. It's our mind we have to convince.
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.
Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it.
Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem.Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.
Take care of your body, it's the only home you have.
I have cellulite. So what?
I'm glad folks think I look different, I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows.
I'm proud of my body. My body weight will always be something I'll struggle with for the rest of my life, but I'm finally in a good place and learning to love me for me, and not somebody else's standards.
Love does not look at your body or face, rather it looks at your heart
I fall into that nebulous, quote-unquote, normal American woman size that legions of fashion stylists detest. For the record, I'm a size 8 - this week, anyway. Many stylists hate that size because I think to them, it shows that I lack the discipline to be an ascetic; or the confident, sassy abandon to be a total fatty hedonist.
In the United States, workouts tend to focus on body image and how you look.
For me, it's really all about the brain.
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.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate.
I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.
I can do everything skinny girls can do, trust me.
I honestly think Hollywood is getting real. They're saying, 'Hey this is what a lot of America looks like,' a lot of America doesn't wear a size 2. I think the studios and the media are starting to realize that overweight people want something they can relate to, so let's give it to them.
I remember reading these articles when I was younger, and I just felt like, well, in order to look like that, you have to have some secret, magical unicorn blood that makes carbs disappear as they go into your body. I prefer the truth.
Gratitude is the best medicine. It heals your mind, you body and your spirit. And attracts more things to be grateful for.
As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, "I love my body".
Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, "I am so proud of my body." So I make sure to say it to Mia , because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.
My pregnancy was amazing. I was happy that whole time, I felt good, I had energy, I was like Superwoman. I wish I could feel like that for the rest of my life, that's how fantastic it was.
Trusting your intuition means tuning in as deeply as you can to the energy you feel, following that energy moment to moment, trusting that it will lead you where you want to go and bring you everything you desire.
When people said "We never want to look like you" Arnold replied "Don't worry, you never will".
My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body.
Too many young girls have eating disorders due to low self-esteem and distorted body image. I think it's so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.
To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini - put it on and stay strong.
God, she was beautiful - my first image of the Orient - a woman such as only the desert poet knew how to praise: her face was the sun, her hair the protecting shadow, her eyes fountains of cool water, her body the most slender of palm-trees and her smile a mirage.
The human body is a machine that winds up its own springs: it is a living image of the perpetual motion.