I have big friends who won't go swimming because they're too embarrassed about it. I feel that's such a shame, because actually people should be encouraging fat people who are exercising to do it, not pointing and laughing.
There are 10-20 times more male comics than female comics; it's something to do with the social structure of society.
I took my husband to the hospital yesterday to have 17 stitches out - that'll teach him to buy me a sewing kit for my birthday.
When I was at school you got an overall general education on many things, even just basic facts.
When I got married, the Sun ran the headline: 'Here comes the bride, all fat and wide.' Luckily, it was a few days after the wedding - but it was still hideous to read at a great romantic moment.
My mum always felt that women deserved as much as men, and should have as much power, so I suppose I opted to go into a very male-dominated arena to try and prove that.
School was great. There were no boys there, which didn't really bother me at the time because I had two brothers, so I was quite pleased not to spend any more time with boys.
I have two brothers and we basically spent our lives playing in the woods, falling in ponds, getting chased by wasps and riding donkeys that we shouldn't have been riding.
I tend to think the world is a bit of a miserable place, so anyone who can add to people's optimistic, cheerful side is doing a good job, which is what I hope I'm doing.
I read that book 'Fat is a Feminist Issue', got a bit desperate halfway through and ate it.
I like the purity of stand-up because it is all about whether people laugh at your jokes. Either they laugh or they don't.
When you get to know someone, you find there's something nasty in their woodshed.
To me, a politician's job is to listen to constituents' problems and try to sort them out.
I think self-esteem is fluid. It's not a fixed state, and so some days are better than others.
My doctor told me I should get out of breath three times a week, so I took up smoking.
I think it's difficult, if you're a quite private person like I am, to write about your life very intimately.
I remember when Victoria Wood started to come through, and I thought she was great, though she and I are very different in our approach.
I never think, 'Where am I going to be in a year's time?' That seems to be a sure way of missing the fact that you might be quite happy now.
I never ever take into consideration the consequences of my actions until it's too late.
If you want to get a pet for your child, I suggest a chicken so that when they get bored of it after a couple of days at least you can have a nice roast dinner.
I don't know if we will ever try again because those sort of things are very hard to organise but yes, I've known Doon for years and John as well but I hadn't met Will before, and he turned out to be a good laugh.
My ex-boyfriend can round last night, which was weird because I didn't know he was in a coma.
I buy smoked mackerel in a vain attempt at being healthy. I do actually really like it, and you don't have to cook it, which is handy.
I cannot abide anyone treating another human being like a piece of dirt, whatever the context.
I'm not a flag waver for obesity. It's not healthy, and you have a crap life because there is such a downer on it.
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