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Body Image Booster: Laugh!

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I haven’t written a body image booster post in many months. So what could be better than reviving the series with a list of silly quotes?

Because humor heals. It can help us to feel better. To set a sweet tone for the rest of our day or week. To play. To take care of ourselves. To put troubles into perspective. To be in the moment. To feel the joy of laughter in a single, beautiful moment in time.

And, often, to remember the truth.

The below quotes cover everything from food to failed audiences to clueless clothing designers to cats.

“Sometimes I can’t figure designers out. It’s as if they flunked human anatomy.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“If there’s no chocolate in heaven, I’m not going.” ~ Author Unknown

“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.” ~ Bill Vaughan

“My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

“I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” ~ Groucho Marx

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
~ Erma Bombeck

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” ~ Paul Terry

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ~ Groucho Marx

“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love chocolate, and communists.” ~ Leslie Moak Murray

“No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” ~ Will Rogers

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” ~ Mark Twain

“Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.” ~ Unknown

“A celebrity is someone who works hard all his life to become known and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.” ~ Fred Allen

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” ~ Erma Bombeck

I found some of these quotes here, here, and here.

Body Image Booster: Laugh!

Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Margarita is an associate editor at She writes about everything from taking compassionate care of yourself at any weight, shape, and size, to coping healthfully with difficult emotions. Her goal is to give readers practical, empowering tips, and to remind you that whatever you're struggling with, you're never, ever alone.

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Tartakovsky, M. (2014). Body Image Booster: Laugh!. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 19, 2019, from


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