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.
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.
You can either destroy your spirit or you can accept and love yourself just the way you are.
I can either cross the street, or I can keep waiting for another few years of green lights to go by.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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
Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old
Isn't it amazing how celebrity status preempts even the most ingrained hatreds?
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.
I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout my career working for the deaf.
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 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.
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.
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