Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world.
The universe is like a pension plan. It will match your investment.
I can either cross the street, or I can keep waiting for another few years of green lights to go by.
You can either destroy your spirit or you can accept and love yourself just the way you are.
One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
It's okay to be a fat man. It's prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
I was scared, because I knew that in the political arena, you have to satisfy so many different types of people at once, and I wasn't sure that I could speak for everybody and be politically correct.
Isn't it amazing how celebrity status preempts even the most ingrained hatreds?
In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue, but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it
It's important to me that I look good on television because, let's face it, I'm single, and you want somebody to watch the show and fall in love with you
The character I play is a wonderful compilation of things I hate about myself and things I love about myself and things that I've invented to make her even more interesting than me.
I learned how to sign because when I was growing up in California in order to get into college you needed two semesters of language to get into a University of California school.
For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.
I think the play actually became bigger than me. No pun intended.
Handsome, thin, sophisticated men often fall madly in love with larger women, we just never see it on TV.
I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout my career working for the deaf.
Both of my parents are professors and everyone in my family has some fabulous degree of something or another and I couldn't get into college because I didn't know a language.
I have lived my life in a culture that hates fat people.
Street performers, homemade crafts, keep your wallet in your front pocket and don't buy any crap!
Waiting, waiting, waiting. All my life, I've been waiting for my life to begin, as if somehow my life was ahead of me, and that someday I would arrive at it.
I don't even like to be naked in front of myself!
So to me, fat just seems to be right to the point and the most descriptive way to say it.
So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people.
fashion has always been a little slow in accommodating large women. ... We're not asking for philanthropy here. Wake up, we're fat, we like nice clothes, and we've got cash.
Self-acceptance begets acceptance from others, which begets even deeper, more genuine self-acceptance. It can be done. But no one is going to bestow it on you. It is a gift only you can give yourself.
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