16 Body Positivity Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

Feeling comfortable in our own skin is a lifelong lesson we’re constantly re-learning.

As we age, as we reach life milestones such as having kids or becoming a

grandparent, our sense of body positivity fluctuates and evolves.

But one thing that is sure to help along the way is a reminder that feeling confident

in our own body is something only we can do for ourselves.

To help remind you of the power and beauty of your body, we’ve rounded up X

quotes to inspire body positivity and a positive mindset.

1. “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,

Poet, Salt

2. “Life is way too short to be focused on scales, weight and cellulite. If you can

look in the mirror and know that you're a beautiful, loving, friendly person

who's good to people, that'll ultimately make you shine on the outside.”

Teresa Palmer, Actress

3. “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 my daughter because a positive

physical outlook has to start at an early age.” — Kate Winslett, Actress

4. “Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself

and others.” — Oprah Winfrey, Host & philanthropist

5. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun

is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there

is a light from within.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Psychiatrist

6. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try

approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay, Author

7. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by

others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Monk & Poet

8. “Don’t let your mind bully your body.” — June Tomaso Wood, Therapist

9. “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, Author

10. 10. “Even though it will never be flat again, my stomach’s still my favorite

because it reminds me of my greatest achievement: my babies.” — Isla Fisher,


11. “This body is fierce, strong, and unapologetic” — Mirna Valerio, Author &


12. “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, Activist & former First Lady

13. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving

anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that

you aren’t even giving to yourself. — Barbara De Angelis, Author & consultant

14. “Finding balance as a mother means accepting your imperfections.” — Mary

Organizes, Influencer

15. “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, Author

16. “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, Host of the “I’m Curious Podcast”

For more quotes on body positivity, check out Tommy John’s quote round-up here.

And remember that feeling comfortable in your own skin is a lifelong journey — one

that your body is helping carry you through!

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