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December 17, 2015

Thirteen Quotes About Bodies, Weight and Exercise

Thursday Thirteen

Body image is constantly in our media and front and center. Here are some interesting quotes about body image, weight and exercise.

1. I would rather be called funny than pretty. ~ Nia Vardalos

2. Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick. ~ Gweneth Paltrow

3. Even the worst haircut eventually grows out. ~ Lisa Kogan

4. Happiness is the best facelift. ~ Diana Krall

5. If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people. ~ Jim Eason

6. I’m not overweight. I’m just nine inches too short. ~ Shelley Winters

7. Be happy in your body… It’s the only one you’ve got, so you might as well like it. ~ Keira Knightley

8. I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon. ~ Ellen Degeneres

9. I’d rather be a few pounds heavier and enjoy life than be worried all the time. ~ Drew Barrymore

10. The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. ~ Yves St. Laurent

11. I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over he would have put diamonds on the floor. ~ Joan Rivers

12. The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, “If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it jumping up and down.” ~ Rita Rudner

13. Life is too short to eat vanilla ice cream and dance with boring men. ~ Unknown

Which quote speaks to you most?

Source:  Reader’s Digest Quotable Quotes


  1. Mary Kirkland

    I most agree with #13. It’s right you know, life is too short for anything that doesn’t make us happy.

    • Shelley Munro

      I totally agree. That’s why hubby and I travel as much as we can now why we’re healthy and fit instead of leaving it until we retire.

  2. kezzela

    #7 so so true

  3. CountryDew

    Yay for Drew Barrymore. Enjoy life – it’s the only one we have, after all. It’s just too bad that modern lifestyles make the enjoyment part turn into unhealthy.

  4. Alice Audrey

    I’ll stick with my diet. I’m much happier a few pounds (40) lighter.

  5. Heather L

    I like numbers 8 and 13. My T13

  6. Maria Zannini

    While I don’t agree, Joan Rivers’ quote made me laugh out loud.

    #13 fits me to a T.