Body Positivity Quotes to Celebrate Self-Acceptance

Read on our body positivity quotes that celebrate self-acceptance, beauty in all forms, and the importance of loving yourself unconditionally.

In a world where unrealistic ideals of beauty are often portrayed and perpetuated, body positivity offers a refreshing and empowering perspective. It emphasizes that every body is worthy of love, respect, and celebration, regardless of their shape, size, or appearance.

Body positive encourages people to reject harmful comparison, negative self-talk, and the pursuit of unattainable beauty standards. One way to embrace and cultivate body positivity is through the power of quotes.

Our curated selection of body positivity quotes have the ability to inspire, uplift, and affirm the beauty and worthiness of all bodies. They come from a wide range of sources, including celebrities, activists, body-positive influencers, authors, and everyday individuals who have embraced self-love and acceptance.

Embrace the power of these body positivity quotes. And let them guide you on a journey towards self-acceptance and body liberation.

Inspirational body positivity quotes

I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.
Emma Watson

Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
Zora Neale Hurston

I accept my body. I accept how I am and make the best of what I am given.
Kate Winslet

Inspirational body positivity quotes

God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
Drew Barrymore

Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes.
Cheri K. Erdman

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

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.
Lena Horne

Christina Aguilera quote on body positivity - I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not diss other women for being proud of theirs.

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.
Khloe Kardashian

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.
Ariana Grande

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.
Christina Aguilera

Motivational body positivity quotes

You can’t really invest in your looks as your only ‘thing’ because it is a depreciating asset. Put your money, put your effort, invest in your brain and talent which will appreciate and get better as you get older.
Rashida Jones

Taking care of your body, no matter what your age, is an investment.
Oprah Winfrey

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

Motivational body positivity quotes

Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!
America Ferrera

You’re a human being. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.
Emma Stone

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Bill Bowerman

It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends to notice, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice. Give it 12 weeks. Don’t quit.
Jillian Michaels

Bill Bowerman quote on body positivity - There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.

Motivate the mind and set your body free!
Shaun Thompson

What are other women really thinking, feeling, experiencing, when they slip away from the gaze and culture of men?
Naomi Wolf

Value yourself for what the media doesn’t – your intelligence, your street smarts, your ability to play a kick–ass game of pool, whatever. So long as it’s not just valuing yourself for your ability to look hot in a bikini and be available to men, it’s an improvement.
Jessica Valenti

Confidence body positivity quotes

Find confidence through our selection of uplifting body positivity quotes.

I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, “Oh, I look like a woman.” And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it.
Christina Hendricks

You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun and the song was just telling everyone just forget what people are saying. You’re bootylicious. That’s all. It’s a celebration of curves and a celebration of women’s bodies.
Beyonce Knowles

Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.
Tyra Banks

Confidence body positivity quotes

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Marianne Williamson

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
Marianne Williamson

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

I firmly believe that what makes you sexy and beautiful is not the size of your body or the color lipstick you have on. What really makes you sexy is what you project – your confidence and your self–awareness.
Kate Dillon Levin

Marianne Williamson quote on body positivity - As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

Try to spend a few moments each day holding a picture of your body and your mind in a state of splendid health.
Jean Houston

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

Uplifting body positivity quotes

You are worth more than a waistline. You are worth more than beer bottles displayed like drunken artifacts.
Mary Lambert

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? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.
Oprah Winfrey

You are worth more than any naked body could proclaim in the shadows. More than a man’s whim or your father’s mistake. You are no less valuable as a size than a size .
Mary Lambert

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.
Oprah Winfrey

Your self–esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you.
Stacy London

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.
Jamie Lee Curtis

You’re a work of art, not everybody will understand you, but the ones that do will never forget about you.
Amber Ibarreche

I love every cell of my body.
Louise Hay

You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.
Lupita Nyong’o

We are beautiful because we are sons and daughters of God, not because we look a certain way.
Kate Wicker

Beautiful body positivity quotes

Hey, girls, you’re beautiful. Don’t look at those stupid magazines with sticklike models. Eat healthy and exercise. That’s all. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You’re good enough, you are too good.
Gerard Way

It is almost as stupid to let your clothes betray that you know you are ugly as to have them proclaim that you think you are beautiful.
Edith Wharton

It helps to even look in the mirror – and it sounds so cheesy – but if you just look in the mirror and say, ‘You are beautiful,’ and ‘You are worthy,’ those things really help you.
Demi Lovato

There needs to be more variety on television so young girls growing up don’t feel pressured to look one specific way. Tall, thin, curvy, short, whatever you are, you are beautiful.
Demi Lovato

I realize everybody wants what they don’t have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what’s on the outside.
Selena Gomez

By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self–love over self–judgment. You are beautiful!
Steve Maraboli

One day I decided that I was beautiful and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.
Gabourey Sidibe

Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the something you do daily.
Mike Murdock

Each and every single one of you is beautiful. Believe in yourself!
Alex Gaskarth

You are gorgeous, whether you’re a size 4 or 14. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, as long as you’re a good person, as long as you respect others. I know it’s been told hundreds of times before, but it’s true.
Gerard Way

Women body positivity quotes

You are beautiful. Don’t ever think you are not. It may be such a compliment that does not come from a man too often. They are shy, proud, and rude.
Yoko Ono

Black women don’t have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.
Tyra Banks

Give yourself some love. And walk as what you are – a beautiful woman. All your life.
Yoko Ono

A woman doesn’t find it contradictory to complain about not having anything to wear and about not having enough closet space in the same conversation. You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.
Marie Stopes

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

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

The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today’s woman has become her “beauty.”
Naomi Wolf

As a society, we need to get lots more flexible about what constitutes beauty. It isn’t a particular hair color or a particular body type; it’s the woman who grew the hair and lives in the body. Keeping this in mind can only make things better.
Victoria Moran

You shouldn’t been pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins.

I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed… I am not a woman whose self–worth comes from her dress size.
Kristen Bell

Body positivity quotes short

Celebrate the beauty of all body shapes and sizes with our ten short body positivity quotes.

Change the shape of your mind, not the shape of your body.
Chikari Collective

Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.
Naomi Wolf

I’d learned to avoid mirrors. They never seemed to show me what I wanted to see.
Leigh Bardugo

Curves and fat and rolls are a colossal ‘fuck you’ to the patriarchy – our accidental rebellion.
Amanda Lovelace

Your body hears everything your mind says.
Naomi Judd

I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love.
Amy Schumer

Self–care is how you take your power back.
Lalah Delia

Just because we have acne, tummy rolls, and chafing thighs doesn’t mean we need fixed. Period.
Mik Zazon

To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.
Sven Goran Eriksson

Worthiness does not have prerequisites.
Brené Brown

Short body positivity quotes

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, get it out with Optrex.
Spike Milligan

Body image has nothing to do with scale numbers, it’s how you feel inside.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck

To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong.
Jennifer Love Hewitt

You are not your buttocks.
Kaz Cooke

I still don’t believe this craziness for being skinny, but I eat sensibly and I don’t stuff down chocolate biscuits.
Kate Winslet

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

I love my curves and I embrace them.
Eva Mendes

My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
Drew Barrymore

Make peace with your body, it’s not manmade, there are no flaws, there are no mistakes.
Warsan Shire

Every cell in your body is totally aware of how you think and feel about yourself.
Deepak Chopra

Body positivity quotes for Instagram

Your body will produce what your mind believes.
Marshall Sylver

Your body is a flower that life let bloom.
Ilchi Lee

Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS.
Kate Winslet

You see what kills your body but you don’t see what kills your soul.
Lacey Mosley

My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about how my body is shaped.
Drew Barrymore

You are not alive just to pay bills and lose weight.
Caroline Dooner

The most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves.
Christine D’Ercole

Work out because you love your body, not because you hate it.
Torre Washington

What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.
Brené Brown

Don’t let your mind bully your body.
June Tomaso Wood

Quotes about body positivity

Embrace your unique beauty and promote body inclusivity with our inspiring body positivity quotes.

Your body is your home, your vessel in life. It needs to be respected and loved.
Iskra Lawrence

I’ve finally recognized my body for what it is: a personality–delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place to place, now and in the years to come.
Anna Quindlen

For too long, and despite what people told me, I had fallen for what the culture said about beauty, youth, features, heights, weights, hair textures, upper arms.
Anne Lamott

I’m not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I’m thick. I like my body.
Alicia Keys

And I said to my body, softly, I want to be your friend. It took a long breath and replied, I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.
Nayyirah Waheed

Shine a great light on your most amazing qualities. We tend to focus on the negative aspects of us and forget all the greatness that we have within.
Harnaam Kaur

I’ve gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won’t even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that’s the end of my day.
Fiona Apple

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

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Louise Hay

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

Encouraging body positivity quotes

Boost your self-esteem with our handpicked selection of encouraging body positivity quotes.

You are beautiful and perfect and lovely HOWEVER you are.
Ariana Grande

Don’t ever sell yourself short. Stand tall. Never be ashamed of who you are. You are beautiful, you are loved. You are needed. You are worth it.
Jennifer Nettles

Tall, thin, curvy, short – whatever you are, you are beautiful.
Demi Lovato

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
Amy Bloom

Promise me you won’t forget that. Promise me you won’t let your scars define who you are. Let your trials shape you. Let your victories humble you.
Jennifer Nettles

How dare the world define beauty. God defined beauty when he made you! You are beautiful, you are a true beauty just the way you are!
Rachel Hamilton

When you are intelligent and beautiful you face a lot of problems. If you are beautiful and stupid then it’s easy.
Nawal El Saadawi

If you have the right mind, your body can do anything.
B.K.S. Iyengar

You are flawed, you are stuck in old patterns, you become carried away with yourself. Indeed you are quite impossible in many ways. And still, you are beautiful beyond measure. For the core of what you are is fashioned out of love, that potent blend of openness, warmth, and clear, transparent presence.
John Welwood

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.
Melissa Etheridge

Final thoughts

These body positivity quotes serve as a reminder that our bodies are unique, beautiful, and deserving of love and acceptance. They provide a source of inspiration and motivation, reminding us to prioritize our mental and emotional well-being over external validation.

By incorporating body positivity quotes into our daily lives, we can begin to shift our perspective and embrace a more compassionate and accepting attitude towards ourselves and others. Let our quotes serve as reminders that true beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms, and that our worth goes far beyond physical appearance.

Hope you enjoy our collection of body positivity quotes. Feel free to share them with others who may benefit from their empowering messages. By spreading the message, we can contribute to a culture that values and celebrates every body, fostering a sense of inclusivity and compassion.

Remember, your body is unique, beautiful, and deserving of love and celebration. Embrace it, share the positivity, and let it inspire others on their journey towards self-love and acceptance.

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