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November 4, 2013

61 Quotes That Will Make You Feel Beautiful

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People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder. Salma Hayek
“I’m beautiful to the one person who matters.”
“Yes. Hector’s mouth is going to drop open when he sees you.”
“Thank you, but I meant me. I’m beautiful to me.” Rae Carson
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Maria Mitchell
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson
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…Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you. Tyra Banks
I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose. Margaret Cho
Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have…undressed in front of a gentleman has he ever asked you to leave? Has he ever walked out and left? No? It’s because he doesn’t care! He’s in a room with a naked girl, he just won the lottery. I am so tired of saying no, waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before, counting every calorie I consumed so I know just how much self loathing to take into the shower. I’m going for it. I have no interest in being obese, I’m just through with the guilt. So this is what I’m going to do, I’m going to finish this pizza, and then we are going to go watch the soccer game, and tomorrow we are going to go on a little date and buy ourselves some bigger jeans. Elizabeth Gilbert
Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil, or cruel? Not to me. JK Rowling
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are! Eckhart Tolle
The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.
George Bernard Shaw
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself. Geneen Roth
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. Francis Bacon
Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you. Johnny Depp
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. Lauren Bacall
Nature didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was. Scott Westerfeld
I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. Unknown
I wrote “Bootylicious” because, at the time, I’d gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under, the pressure to be thin, is unbelievable. I was just 18 and you shouldn’t be thinking about that.You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun, and the song was just telling everyone to 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
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. Karl Kraus
If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. Matthew Fox
Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes. Cheri K. Erdman
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
Beauty isn’t worth thinking about; what’s important is your mind. You don’t want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head. Garrison Keillor
It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful! Steve Maraboli
I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness. Karl Lagerfield
Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell
Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It’s much sexier than any body part. Aimee Mullins
The human body is the best work of art. Jess C. Scott
I don’t take good pictures ’cause I have the kind of beauty that moves. Ani DiFranco
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
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
Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got. Sophia Loren
One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body. I got tired of hating myself. Gabourey Sidibe
There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty. Steve Maraboli
Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant. Douglas Horton
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain. Victor Hugo
I have a crumble baby belly, boobs are worse for wear after two kids…I’m doing all right. I’m 33. I don’t look in the mirror and go, “Oh, I look fantastic!”. Of course I don’t. Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, “This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!”. I’m proud of that. Kate Winslet
What is this drive to be thinner, prettier, better dressed, other? Who exactly is this other and what does she look like beyond the jacket she’s wearing or the food she’s not eating? What might we be doing, thinking, feeling about if we didn’t think about body image, ever? Caroline Knapp
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better. Walt Disney
There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look. Henri Matisse
The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. John Cage
I have learned more and more to enjoy my body when I have a few extra pounds on, just being more voluptuous. I say, focus on the body part that you feel most comfortable about. Fergie
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. Amy Bloom
How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? 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 Ferreira
Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute. Adriana Lima
I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy. Queen Latifah
Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful. Rashida Jones
Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images. Cheri K. Erdman
To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Body acceptance means, as much as possible, approving of and loving your body, despite its “imperfections”, real or perceived. That means accepting that your body is fatter than some others, or thinner than some others, that your eyes are a little crooked, that you have a disability that makes walking difficult, that you have health concerns that you have to deal with — but that all of that doesn’t mean that you need to be ashamed of your body or try to change it. Body acceptance allows for the fact that there is a diversity of bodies in the world, and that there’s no wrong way to have one. Golda Poretsky
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. Edgar Allan Poe
It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me. Stephen Fry
How people interpret my degrees of sexiness is out of my hands. Seth Green
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are. Jo Blackwell-Preston
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
I naturally have an athletic build, thick legs yet a lean upper body. I filled out much later than all my classmates, and I thank God for it now. I had to learn to fix what I can and accept what I cannot fix…That’s probably the hardest thing. Keri Hilson
I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be? Goldie Hawn
When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year old girl. Then I say, ‘You’re Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.’ Lady Gaga