20 Female Celebrity Quotes About Body Image That Will Remind You What Matters

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20 celebrity quotes about body image

Female celebrities play a huge role in our perception of body image. Under an immense amount of industry pressure to be thin, beautiful, and graceful themselves, these celebrities, and their heavily photoshopped magazine covers and staged Instagram feeds, inadvertently give off the message that perfection is the norm. However, just because they’ve been put under the microscope and are scorned for being too fat, too thin, or too ugly on the reg, they often emerge with the same message: there is more to life than what lies on the surface. The following 20 quotes about body image are from the same women celebrities we admire and will inspire you to be your best self.

20 Female Celebrity Quotes About Body Image

  1. Many women think you need large breasts, but I’m living proof that you can get far with small ones. – Cameron Diaz
  2. From a purely aesthetic point of view, my body was better when I was 22, but I didn’t enjoy it. I was too busy comparing it to everyone else’s. – Cindy Crawford
  3. 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. – Mindy Kaling
  4. I think no matter what you look like, the key is to first of all be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don't like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself. – Adele
  5. 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. – Amy Adams
  6. Take that one thing you don’t like about yourself and more often than not that’s the one thing that makes you more special. Whether it’s that gap in your teeth, or that mole you never liked, or your skin color. – Shay Mitchell
  7. My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body. I want women to know that it's ok. That you can be whatever size you are and be beautiful inside and out. – Serena Williams
  8. 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
  9. I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old. – Kate Winslet
  10. Being a size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn't try and be like them. It's not realistic and it's not healthy. – Rihanna
  11. Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe
  12. I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that. – Adele
  13. I remember feeling that there was nothing special about me that made me unique. But that is part of the process – going through all the BS and finally realizing it doesn’t really matter. – Nikki Reed
  14. I definitely have body issues, everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that – even the people I consider flawless – you can start to live with the way you are. – Taylor Swift
  15. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go f#$% yourself.’ – Jennifer Lawrence
  16. I wish I could go back and tell my teenage self that I was beautiful. But since I can’t, I’m going to say it to you: Every single one of you is unique, beautiful, and worthy of a great life. – Demi Lovato
  17. I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness. – Drew Barrymore
  18. I’m not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life, and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable. – Kate Upton
  19. I am allowed to look sexy, feel sexy, and be in love. I am worthy of all of those things, and so are you. – Mary Lambert
  20. I have sort of a Zen body philosophy. It’s just a vessel I’ve been given to move through this life. I think about my body as a tool to do the stuff I need to do, but not the be all and end all of my existence. Which sounds like I spent a week at a meditation retreat, but it’s genuinely how I feel. I think if I can do anything, as cliché as it sounds, to aid in the comfort of a woman accepting her form, then I want to do that. – Lena Dunham

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