Say Those Affirmations

In the late 70's it was fashionable for women with low self-esteem to repeat affirmations while standing in front of the mirror in the nude or in their underwear. "I am beautiful. I am smart," they would say.

Get Nude

Well, some people are still at it, and it does seem to help teach one the art of loving one's self. But some of us are less creative than others. To that end, here's a list of quotable quotes from celebrities and famous people on body image and loving yourself. Feel free to steal them for private use in front of your mirror. And don't forget to get nude, first!

I don't try to be a sex bomb. I am one.

Kylie Minogue

Curvy Kate

I'd much rather be known as some curvy Kate than as some skinny stick.

Kate Winslet

I think scars are sexy because they mean that you made a mistake that led to a mess.

Angelina Jolie

I rejected some gorgeous publicity shots because they just didn't look like me. I won't wear skanky clothes that show off my booty, my belly or boobs. I have a great body. I could be Britney. I could be better than Britney.

Avril Lavigne

There's more to life than being really, really, really good looking.

Ben Stiller

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.

Jacqueline Bisset

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

Phyllis Diller

Women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category, just more extreme in their response to a culture that emphasizes thinness and impossible standards of appearance for women instead of individuality and health.

Gloria Steinem

I think the key is for women not to set any limits.

Martina Navratilova

Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts.

Tyra Banks

For me, it might sound cliche, but beauty for me really does start on the inside. It's like a state of mind, a state of love if you will. Then, whatever you can do on the outside is all like a bonus.

Queen Latifah

I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it's important to embrace it and get down! The female body is something that's so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not dis other women for being proud of theirs!

Christina Aguilera

Well, if you are walking into a club with friends and you don't have a smile on your face you are going to look lame. But if you're happy and smile you look cute!

Paris Hilton

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.

Pablo Picasso

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