Everyone loves a good inspirational quote, right? At Lime Ricki, we’re all about empowering you to be confident and comfortable – and that doesn’t mean only during swimsuit season. Body confidence lasts all year round, so keep some of my favorite quotes nearby to remind yourself that you are incredible and beautiful, inside and out.

“The best gift you are ever going to give someone – the permission to feel safe in their own skin. To feel worthy. To feel like they are enough.” – Hannah Brencher

“My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people: ‘too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short, too anything.’ There’s a sense that we’re all ‘too’ something and we’re all not enough. This is life. Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change.” – Emma Stone

“My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.” – Drew Barrymore

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“Young women, don’t worry so much about your weight. What makes you different or weird – that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

“I’m okay with having bad dance moves. I’m okay with having horrible lower teeth. That’s what makes me me, and, for some reason, it’s worked out all right.” – Katy Perry

“I realize everybody wants what they don’t have. But at the end of the day, what you have on the inside is much more beautiful than what’s on the outside.” – Selena Gomez

Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.

“I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether or not I have a nice figure.” – Emma Watson

“I wish I could go back and tell my teenage self that I was beautiful. But since I can’t, I’m going to say it to you: Every single one of you is unique, beautiful, and worthy of a great life.” – Demi Lovato

“What would happen if, instead of worrying about what you had for breakfast, you focused instead on becoming exquisitely comfortable with who you are as a person? Instead of scrutinizing yourself in the mirror, looking for every bump and bulge, you turned your gaze inward?” – Lisa Turner

And I said to my body, softly, -I want to be your friend.-

“Be confident in the skin you are in, because that is the only body you will ever have, the only place that will ever be solely yours.” – Deejae Harper

“I look my best after an entire hair and makeup team has spent hours perfecting me. I feel my best when I haven’t looked in the mirror for days, and I’m doing things that make me happy.” – Anne Hathaway

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“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women, too. I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness.” – Miranda Kerr

“Growing up, I wish I hadn’t tried so hard to fit in… I’d tell myself to just embrace what you were born with because it’s beautiful and you were made that way for a reason.” – Shay Mitchell

Which one is your favorite? For more beautiful quotes – this time from some of our Lime Ricki community members – check out our “Empowered” posts here and here.

Nicole

Author: Nicole

Meet Nicole, one of the three sisters who own Lime Ricki. She is partial to gingham, the color yellow and wishes she had more time to travel the world with her darling daughters (three of them!) and her handsome husband. Nicole subscribes to more magazines than she has time to read and is a collector of cheap pens -- Pilot G2 Ultra Fine & Le Pen by Marvy Uchida are her current favorites.

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