I live in a swimsuit so I'm really comfortable with my body.

— Natalie Coughlin

Cheerful Swimsuit quotations

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue really sets the social standard for what people expect the perfect woman's body to look like, and a lot of those bodies usually look the same.

Is that not ridiculous that people thought that Justin Bieber and I were on a vacation together, on a romantic vacation, in the Bahamas, and I just happened to wear a gown as my swimsuit and red lips and he's dressed in a suit in the ocean? Seriously who would walk to the beach like that?

I know people can be a little nervous about swimsuits, but have some fun with it. Believe you can hold it down. If you believe you can hold it down, you can wear it.

I know I said sometimes I wear clothes but apparently I lied...I'm only packing swimsuits.

When I feel that something I'm writing is going well, everything in my life is good and the things in my life that aren't good are completely manageable. If it's not going well, Miss America could be standing there in a swimsuit handing me a nobel price and I wouldn't be happy about it

To look good in the water you have to pick the right swimsuit. I own close to 500.

After I did the swimsuit issuе, I knew that I wanted to do it again.

I don't even think twice about wearing a swimsuit because it's always been a part of my lifestyle.

When I got the paperwork for Superstars, and I saw they asked what size swimsuit I wear, I had a hot flash, nearly broke into cold sweats and hired a trainer immediately.

Look, I can carry a baby! I'm gaining weight right, everything's going well.

Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body - meaning that it wasn't put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit. I was like, 'Look, I can carry a baby! I'm gaining weight right, everything's going well.' And I've had that relationship ever since.

Even buying a swimsuit is super difficult. And then making one is even harder.

They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.

Nothing in the world can replace the modern swimsuit, and it practically has.

And I have a couple swimsuit calendars I did that are coming out.

Winter was nothing but a season of snow;

spring, allergies; and summer...It was the worst. That was swimsuit season.

The swimsuit and jeans look is my favorite.

It was a big part of my introduction to the world as an artist. It was so cool to see girls wearing swimsuits with their jeans during that time.

I made my career off posing in swimsuits and doing all the swimsuit issues and posters, but I will tell you that that little bit of material on an itsy-bitsy bikini - taking that off was very nerve-racking the first time.

For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.

Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read.

In Sardinia, the older you get the more equity you have, the more wisdom you're celebrated for. You go into the bars in Sardinia, instead of seeing the Sports Illustrated swimsuit calendar, you see the centenarian of the month calendar.

I'm a big believer in everybody being themselves.

If not doing a swimsuit calendar is yourself, that's great. But if doing a swimsuit calendar is yourself, then you should be able to do it. What I do outside the car adds to who I am and expresses a different side of me.

Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.

I'm on the cover of the lingerie football swimsuit calendar this year.

My advice to Sarah Palin is, you've got a hot bod;

don't keep it to yourself. Why wear a pantsuit when you can wear a swimsuit?

I made my career off posing in swimsuits and doing all the swimsuit issues and posters.

Coming from the modeling industry I have to exercise a lot, but I do enjoy it.

.. I don't want to put my swimsuit on if I'm not fit.

My first shoot was on a rooftop in swimsuits with two plus-size models who were curvy and voluptuous and beautiful, and they taught me so much about being beautiful in any shape or size.

In some countries, women aren't allowed to wear a swimsuit.

Every snapshot collector has obsessions.

Some only collect photos of cars. Others like World War II, or babies, or old-timey girls in old-timey swimsuits. I happen to collect the weird stuff: photos that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up a little. The uncanny.

I want to stick in live television. And I'm hoping to continue on in a second season of Rock Star. Plus, I've got my 'Barely Brooke' swimsuit line with Venus USA and my new calendar is coming out.

It took me six years to be comfortable modeling a swimsuit.

Barely a teenager, Elizabeth Taylor was already more beautiful and voluptuous than Miss America. When she arrived at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for our magazine shoot, I was bowled over. I couldn't believe she was only fourteen. She filled out a swimsuit better than I did. We did the pictures, including one shot of me teaching her to float. With that superstructure of hers, she floated just fine. What she couldn't do was sink.

It doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary dietary advice.

And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat ... No, I'm trying to say that our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you.