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.
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 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.
People in this country haven't stopped hating fat people, but they've become more kind to me, since in our culture, even though we hate our fat people, we love our celebrities even more.
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.
One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
Parents know how to push your buttons because, hey, they sewed them on
On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do, and I am making a contribution that will, in the end, help raise social consciousness, dispel some of the myths about being large, and change the way that people view and interact with large people
My parents have always been offended by my weight, embarrassed maybe. It didn't fit with their sensibilities
Years ago women of my size were considered royalty.
If I were thin, I'd never say 'I am powerless over fudge.' a) I can't believe I actually ever said that. b) Which, of course, isn't to say that I do have any power over fudge. Particularly if it has nuts.
Street performers, homemade crafts, keep your wallet in your front pocket and don't buy any crap!
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.
Acting forces you to ask yourself, 'Can my constitution take a decade of constant rejection?' And after ten years, you either make it or you don't. And the problem is they don't tell you in advance.
One of the things I did when I was in New York, which has a wonderful deaf community, is I have worked on making Broadway more accessible to deaf people.
Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old
I've always thought of fat as just a descriptive word
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
I hate overweight, because it implies that there's a weight standard i should be adhering to
I don't get it. I just don't get it. If Art is supposed to imitate Life, why do they want all the actors to be thin? There are fat people in the world. Shouldn't there be a few of us actors to represent them?
Almost everything I do is related to being fat.
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.
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