Self-love is one of the most important things in life. When you love yourself, you are kinder to yourself and others. You are also more likely to achieve your goals since you have the inner strength to keep going. If you’re looking for some encouragement on your journey to self-love, look no further! Here are 48 body positivity quotes that will help you embrace self-love.

The Importance Of Body Positivity Quotes

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Body positive quotes can be incredibly helpful when it comes to feeling better about yourself. On days where you’re struggling with body image issues or just don’t feel like your best self, reading some motivational and uplifting quotes can really help improve your mood. Not only will they remind you that you’re beautiful and worthy no matter what you look like, but they can also help boost your confidence.

48 Body Positivity Quotes

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Here are some of the most inspiring body positivity quotes:

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

2. “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

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

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

5. “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

6. “You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it’s MY body. I love it and I’m comfortable in my own skin.” — Simone Biles

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7. “I’m comfortable in my body and I don’t mind putting it on display. Honestly, I like how unique it is. My big arms, my bigger hands, these long legs—I love being different. If everybody was the same, it’d be a boring-ass world.” — Brittney Griner

8. “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

9. “I wish I could tell my younger self that she was always more than a body. She always had more to offer the world than weight loss and flat abs. So much more.” —Megan Jayne Crabbe

10. “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

11. “Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.” — Megan Jayne Crabbe

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

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13. “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

14. “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

15. “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

16. “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

17. “Girls of all kinds can be beautiful—from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box…think outside of the box.” – Tyra Banks

18. “Stop trying to fix your body. It was never broken.” — Eve Ensler

19. “Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale.” — Tess Munster

20. “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 Winslet

21. “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

22. “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

23. “To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are.” — Anne Lamott

24. “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

25. “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

26. “Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.” — Gloria Steinem

27. “If I didn’t know better, I’d say I was thin. I do, however, know better. The fact is, I’m not thin. But here’s my newfound reality: You don’t have to be thin to look great.” — Lisa Kogan

28. “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

29. “If we make self-love or body acceptance conditional, the truth is, we will never be happy with ourselves. The reality is that our bodies are constantly changing, and they will never remain exactly the same. If we base our self-worth on something as ever-changing as our bodies, we will forever be on the emotional roller coaster of body obsession and shame.” — Chrissy King

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30. “I don’t have perfect teeth. I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.”— Emma Watson

31. “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

32. “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

33. “You see there are other people — just like you. Feeling the exact same way. And suddenly being isolated to your own body and mind doesn’t feel so… alone.” – Kai Wes

34. 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 its place.” – Lenea Sims

35. “Weight loss does not make people happy. Or peaceful. Being thin does not address the emptiness that has no shape or weight, or name. Even a wildly successful diet is a colossal failure because inside the new body is the same sinking heart.” — Geneen Roth

36. “I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.” — Sandra Bullock

36. “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

38. “Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy.” — Octavia Spencer

39. “We hear the term body positivity all the time. To be honest, I don’t always feel positive about my body. Sometimes I do not like what I see. I don’t sit there and dwell on it. I also don’t lie to myself.” — Demi Lovato

40. “Everybody has a part of her body that she doesn’t like, but I’ve stopped complaining about mine because I don’t want to critique nature’s handiwork … My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece.” — Alfre Woodard

41. “My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It’s about being content. And sometimes other priorities win.” — Melissa McCarthy

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42. “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.” — Lena Dunham

43. “I want to enjoy life, and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable.” — Kate Upton

44. “If you focus on the inside, you’ll feel just as great about the outside. I feel attractive when I’m doing good and helping people.” — Keke Palmer

45. “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

46. “I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life than to look great on-screen and look like a scarecrow in real life.” — Jennifer Lawrence “You define beauty yourself; society doesn’t define your beauty.” — Lady Gaga

47. “I certainly don’t feel like I have the perfect body type … It’s through your own eyes. It’s just important to have that confidence and self-esteem no matter what body type you have.” — Alex Morgan

48. “Love your body because you only have one.” 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

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed reading these body positivity quotes as much as I enjoyed putting them together. Remember, no matter what society or anyone else tells you, YOU are the only one who gets to define your own beauty. So love yourself unconditionally and unapologetically today.

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