Motivation. Inspiration. And words like them.

“She’s beautiful,’ he murmured.
‘She’s a metre across the hips, easily,’ said Julia.
‘That is her style of beauty,’ said Winston.”
― George Orwell, 1984

While George Orwell’s masterpiece was less about the tidings of a fat woman and was more to do with the criticism of Soviet Russia, the quote is not without context.

“There is nothing positive about being fat. And there is nothing positive about loving yourself. We all need to conform to society’s expectations of who we are, because if we don’t, who will? Life is more enjoyable when you are thin and pretty. I was never fat a day in my life and I never will.” ― Marilyn Monroe

Hey fair enough. That’s a woman who was beautiful and loved keeping it that way.

But in the end, I will have to agree with this author-

I am overweight. But to me, it’s fat… When I look in the mirror I don’t plunge into a depression and stick my finger down my throat or carve FAT in my arm with a pickle fork. I can appreciate when I look good aside from the weight. Sometimes I might say, Oh, I’m having a good face day.And a few times, after checking my appearance in the mirror before a date, I’d say, Okay. I’d date me. And I know if I ever could get the extra tonnage off, I’d be the first one to parade around in my underwear, or have no qualms about getting naked with a hottie, while the lights were still on in the room.”

― Kelli Jae Baeli, Bettered by a Dead Crustacean

PS: A big thank you to Goodreads for the compilation of quotes topic wise and subject wise.


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