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Sixty Quotes about Weight

Summary: The following lists sixty quotes that focus on weight. All quotes have been placed in alphabetical order by author’s last name. Authors include Kirstie Alley, Kevin Bacon, Tyra Banks, Celine Dion, George Orwell, Brooke Shields, Carrie Underwood, and more.

I don’t consider fat a disease. I mean, c’mon, who had the gun to my head? Nobody. What gene in my body says I have to eat four cakes instead of two? It’s a choice. Kirstie Alley

I’m the same weight now as I’ve always been-even before having children-but I have to say there’s been a redistribution of the flesh! Francesca Annis

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells are forever. Anonymous

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. Anonymous

Those who indulge, bulge. Anonymous

Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator. Anonymous

Your stomach shouldn’t be a waist basket. Anonymous

I’ve lost quite a bit of weight since I did Maude, but I don’t see myself looking better, I think I look older. Because I am! Bea Arthur

I lost a lot of weight. I’m thin as it is, but I was probably 50 pounds lighter; and if you’re that skinny, your head starts acting sort of funny. Kevin Bacon

I went through a stage of losing weight really fast—I guess my body was preparing itself to be thinner and taller. Tyra Banks

It’s okay to be fat. So you’re fat. Just be fat and shut up about it. Roseanne Barr

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become since 1990. Dave Barry

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates. Dave Barry

I’ve gained a few pounds around the middle. The only lower-body garments I own that still fit me comfortably are towels. Dave Barry

I’d rather be a few pounds heavier and enjoy life. Drew Barrymore

Never order food in excess of your body weight. Erma Bombeck

We have women in the military, but they don’t put us in the front lines. They don’t know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, “You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.” Elayne Boosler

If I had a boob job, I wouldn’t be on the cover of People because there are hundreds of actresses who are my weight but have huge fake boobs. So, men don’t seem to think they have weight problems. Lara Flynn Boyle

The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight. Pat Brown

Eve wasn’t a size 6 and neither am I. Delta Burke

Actually, I think it’s interesting that when I put the weight on, I was already with him. I don’t know, maybe I felt safe. And he likes me like this. He likes me whatever size I am. Delta Burke

When I try to get work in the US all they say is that I need to lose weight – but I bet they never said that to Mae West. Charlotte Church

Don’t eat too many almonds; they add weight to the breasts. Colette

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life. Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

The commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity. Mervyn Deitel

My husband and me retired for two years, so that there will be less talking about us and my weight. Celine Dion

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. Dawn French

I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old. Ben Franklin

I didn’t think I was fat. I just thought I didn’t need to gain any weight. But I would drop weight and then I would be comfortable with that number. Then I would lose more weight and that would become my new number. Tracey Gold

Clogged with yesterday’s excess, the body drags the mind down with it. Horace

I gained 60 pounds, and I’m proud of it. Why do I need to watch my weight when I’m pregnant? I could eat whatever the hell I want to eat. Kate Hudson

I didn’t want to be fat anymore. I couldn’t walk, and my doctor couldn’t operate on my knee until I lost some weight. Etta James

Obesity is really widespread. Joseph O. Kern II

If you really want to be depressed, weigh yourself in grams. Jason Love

I hate overweight, because it implies that there’s a weight standard I should be adhering to. Camryn Manheim

When it comes to boys and her weight, I think Eleanor is much more conservative than I am, and she has not had the dialogue I have had about my weight. Camryn Manheim

My parents have always been offended by my weight, embarrassed maybe. It didn’t fit with their sensibilities. Camryn Manheim

How long does getting thin take? From Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

Fat is not a moral problem. It’s an oral problem. Jane Thomas Noland

I’m fat, but I’m thin inside. …There’s a thin man inside every fat man. George Orwell

In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale. Stephen Phillips

If nature had intended our skeletons to be visible, it would have put them on the outside of our bodies. Elmer Rice

The only way to lose weight is to check it as airline baggage. Peggy Ryan

I’ve gotten beyond my problems with my weight, beyond my fixation with weight and now all of a sudden everyone is talking about my weight! Ally Sheedy

Pressures at Princeton were very high and you needed the support of your friends. In college, you gain weight and your skin breaks out. You need a place to feel safe. Brooke Shields

You can never be too rich or too thin. Wallis Simpson

To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight—and thank God for that Courtney Thorne Smith

No member of the family had ever become a professional performer. They warned me of its immorality. They told me my weight would be a handicap to my career. Kate Smith

I want to get back to my fighting weight of 98 pounds. I have the exact measurements of that guy from the movie, Powder. Right now, I am the reigning West Coast Powder. David Spade

It was that merry-go-round. I would have to hide from the public when I gained weight because I just didn’t want to be photographed like that. Suzanne Somers

Keeping off a large weight loss is a phenomenon about as common in American medicine as an impoverished dermatologist. Calvin Trillin

You can usually tell when I’m happy by the fact that I’ve put on weight. Christy Turlington

I’m fighting a losing battle here: I’m trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that’s one of my biggest downfalls. I haven’t gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I’d probably be about 300 pounds. Carrie Underwood

When I was larger, people said I was fat. Now that I’ve lost weight, they say I died. Luther Vandross

They sent me to these places to get the weight off. The diets never worked; the diets actually made it worse. Lisa Whelchel

The surgery will always be a huge part of my life. I’m going to need to help people with weight problems for the rest of my life so that I can maintain my weight. Carnie Wilson

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

She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say “when.” P.G. Wodehouse

People will see me now and say how I’ve lost so much weight and look so beautiful now. No, I was just going through my weird years on television. Tina Yothers

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