While scrolling through your social media feed, have you ever stumbled upon some random video or a TikTok that reminded you that everybody out there is stunning and perfect, while it felt like you are not?
Comparing yourself to others by watching the endless carousel of perfect faces and bodies isn’t helping, and promotes negative body image issues.
But, thanks to the body positivity trend, people have started to become comfortable in their bodies and skin. This trend promotes a healthy relationship with our bodies, by highlighting that each one of us is perfect exactly the way we are. And thankfully, body positivity isn’t just a passing trend that’ll be soon replaced with the next best thing.
Regardless of your skin imperfections, body shape, cellulite, etc, this self-love campaign seeks to include absolutely everyone, because EVERYONE deserves to feel beautiful.
Here are some of our best body positive quotes to remind yourself that you are perfect and beautiful in every possible way. These inspiring quotes will help you love your body even more!
We will also later address the question that has been haunting this trend: whether the trend is toxic or not. But, more on that later!
Now, gear up since it’s time to reject the obnoxious beauty standards with the help of these inspiring body positive quotes.
40 Best Body Positive Quotes to Help You Love Yourself Even More!
Everybody deserves acceptance, and all bodies are beautiful. Boost your self-confidence with these body positive quotes by celebrities who have embraced themselves fully, as well as some other famous personalities.
Here’s a collection of our favorite body positivity quotes:
1. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” — Alan Cohen
2. “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.” — Serena Williams
3. “I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does—even the people that I consider flawless—then you can start to live with the way you are.” — Taylor Swift
4. “You have to stand up and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you’re the one with the problem!’” — Jennifer Lopez
5. “People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.” — Salma Hayek
6. “The most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves.” — Christine D’Ercole
7. “You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” — Jessica Ortner
8. “Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.” — Megan Jayne Crabbe
9. “The fact of the matter is, I absolutely do try to conform to normal standards of beauty. I am just not remotely successful at it. [But] I never want to be part of the problem. I want to always be as body-positive as girls hope that I am.” — Mindy Kaling
10. “Step away from the mean girls and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks. Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate?” — Oprah
11. “You define beauty yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty.” — Lady Gaga
12. “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.” — Kate Hudson
13. “Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters — on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.” — Michelle Obama
14. “Who cares if there are lumps on my thighs? I’m guilty of having human legs made up of fat, muscle, and skin, and sometimes when you sit, they get bumpy!” — Kristen Bell
15. “Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.” — Gloria Steinem
16. “In order to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like.” — Portia de Rossi
17. “Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.” — Meryl Streep
18. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay
19. “You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” — Jessica Ortner
20. “Stop trying to fix your body. It was never broken.” — Eve Ensler
21. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
22. “And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” — Nayyirah Waheed
23. “Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself ‘I love you,’ if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind.” — Ashley Graham
24. “I don’t want to wait until I’m 73 to embrace my body. To look back and think of my beauty: How did I miss it? Let’s not wait another moment.” ― Ashley Asti
25. “Confidence is the only key. I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone
26. “Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale.” — Tess Munster
27. “No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.” — Robert Holden
28. “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.” — Jennifer Lawrence
29. “The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free.” — Brittany Josephina
30. “It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” — Gabourey Sidibe
31. “Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.” — Oprah Winfrey
32. “Just because we have acne, tummy rolls, and chaffing thighs doesn’t mean we need fixed. Period.” — Mik Zazon
33. “It’s all about accepting yourself the way you are. If you want to work towards a better you in whatever regards.. do it. But you’re okay just the way you are today.” — Tess Holiday.
34. “Speak to your body in a loving way. It’s the only one you’ve got, it’s your home and it deserves your respect”. — Iskra Lawrence.
35. “To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” — Ellen DeGeneres
36. “Don’t let your mind bully your body” — June Tomaso Wood
37. “Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like.” — Emma Watson
38. “In owning the parts of me that I so badly wanted to ignore and hide, I’ve dismantled the shame I’ve held for years, and began building self acceptance for myself in it’s place” — Lenea Sims
39. “To all the girls that think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.” — Marilyn Monroe
40. “I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” — Demi Lovato
Is Body Positivity a Toxic Trend?
What do we mean by being body positive?
Body positivity means that everyone should have a positive body image no matter how society and popular culture view the ideal shape, size, body type and appearance.
The internet is flooded with questions and people claiming body positivity glorifies obesity and overweight body size and that this culture is toxic.
But is it though? The catch lies in the fact that the objective of body positivity isn’t about promoting obese bodies and just making people feel better about themselves. It is about loving yourself beyond the barriers of beauty standards.
Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you stop making efforts to turn into your best version but, every day, you learn to love yourself more. Being shorter, thinner, obese, fair, darker, having body hair are not the factors that define you. You are much more than your physical appearance.
Also, being body positive does not require you to nag yourself with toxic positivity constantly. It is more about acceptance, than it is about just plain positivity. It is important to love your body without shame, shower your body with appreciation regardless of the beauty ideals imposed on us by the society. Instead of worrying about getting our beach bodies ready for summer, we should focus on turning inwards and appreciating the real essence of beauty – how unique we are.
Body positivity is a safe space where you can thrive and embrace your body without any judgments and societal pressure. If you are feeling a little under-confident today, hype up your confidence with our best body positive quotes.
In the end, celebrate your flaws and remember, you are beautiful.