Memorable Quotes

Here are some of the many uplifting words that Lizzo has said on topics such as self-love, body positivity and being yourself.

“I don’t think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it’s a decision that has to be made for survival; it was in my case. Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? ‘Cause this is who you’re gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself.”

“Who I am, and the essence of me, and the things that I choose to do as a grown-ass woman, can inspire you to do the same.”

“Self care is in the little moments — bathing, sweating, washing your hair.. it’s in laughing so hard you can barely catch a breath, your lungs expanding on a morning jog… now more than ever we need to enjoy the quiet within ourselves.”

“You need to be like you, and never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself.”

“I’m surrounded by love and I just want to spread that love.”

“I like that I’m not typical. I like that I’m called ‘no-genre hip-hop.'”

“I’m blessed, and I want you to know that you’re blessed. I want you to know that you woke up this morning, and that’s a blessing. I want you to know the sun is shining somewhere, that’s a blessing, and even if it’s raining, it’s cleansing you – it’s a blessing. I want you to know that whatever you’re going through, if it doesn’t feel good, that you will feel good again, and you have whatever it takes to feel good again.”

“When I have to make decisions, I always choose honesty and I always stay true to myself, because I know at the end of the day that is what’s going to remain. That is what’s going to be the legend: That I was true to myself and that I honoured every person by staying truthful to them.”

“You are capable. You deserve to feel good as hell, and you deserve to find that. And as proud as you are of me, I’m proud of you. I’m really proud of you – because life comes at you fast, and sometimes it can be so hard, but if I can make it, I know you can make it. We can make it together.”

“It took me a long time to get to this point in my career, but it also took me a long time to get to this point in my life where I can actually appreciate the present moment. It all kind of synced up at the same time. So everything that happens, I’m just getting the full celebration of it.”

“I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalizing the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. I love normalising my black-ass elbows. I think it’s beautiful.”

“I work on myself daily to be a better person. When I react in a negative way to somebody, I sit back and think about why I did it, so I’m always working on myself, and my music is the same.”

“Everyone looks to an artist for something more than just the music, and that message of being comfortable in my own skin is number one for me.”

“From a young age, I saw and placed importance on spirituality within religion.”

“The internet isn’t reality. The things people are typing are words in an app you can choose to ignore. Put your phone down, close your eyes, count to 10. Think about how you can make the world a better place in the real world.”

“My movement is for everybody. My movement celebrates diversity. It’s all about inclusion. It’s all about getting our flowers and giving each person their own space to be an individual and speak up for that individuality.”

“If you really, really don’t like my ass, you can kiss it.”