Top 146 Skinny Quotes

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“I was what they call ‘skinny fat’ – a body that resembled a python after swallowing a goat.”

― A. J. Jacobs

“I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had to go to a casting, and I had to go in a bikini. I thought I was too skinny. But I went in and got the job! And that’s how I started.”

― Adriana Lima

“Me, as a designer who is not exactly skinny, all I want is comfortable clothes.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I was naturally skinny and had braces, so I wasn’t a cute model.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“As a kid, I was super skinny.”

― Amber Riley

“As an adolescent, Spider-Man was what got me through tough times in terms of being a skinny kid.”

― Andrew Garfield

“I grew up a skinny Asian kid who was often ignored or picked on. It stuck with me and branded my soul. As I grew up, I tried to stick up for whoever seemed excluded or marginalized.”

― Andrew Yang

“I guess I’m odd-looking. I’m skinny. But I’m not only skinny – I’m oddly shaped.”

― Andy Dick

“Honestly, I like everything, boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Men don’t really like skinny, do they?”

― Angelina Jolie

“Judgment is judgment, whether you’re obese, or too skinny, or not athletic enough.”

― Anna Kournikova

“I like either skinny jeans or the ripped, casual, super-sloppy boyfriend jeans. A lot of ripped jeans. They are so early 2000, but they are so cute, I love them. I love surfer jeans, too!”

― Ariana Grande

“Topshop makes the best skinny jeans for my shape. I order online or stock up when I’m back in London.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“You know what, we’re very skinny in our family.”

― Ashley Scott

“I was skinny and black and didn’t play sports. And I was bullied.”

― Ashton Sanders

“I first read about hypnotism at school, and I used to do tricks like getting a really skinny guy to arm wrestle the local bully.”

― Bernard Sumner

“I’m not skinny, and I like that.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I’ve heard that Bon Iver liked my cover of ‘Skinny Love.’”

― Birdy

“My mom is really skinny, too. I got it from her. I’ve never done yoga before.”

― Bregje Heinen

“I was 13 when I reached my present height. I was so skinny I looked like one of those starving people in Africa. The boys in my class would beat me up because I was too tall.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“Kids called me ‘Skeletor’ as a kid because I was so skinny.”

― Cameron Diaz

“They used to call me Cam-bones because I was so skinny.”

― Cameron Richardson

“I was very skinny, braces; so I never thought I would be a model.”

― Candice Swanepoel

“I see girls who are so skinny on the catwalks, and I know so many of them destroy their lives and their family’s lives.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“In my 10 years, I never put a girl that was too skinny in French ‘Vogue.’”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I don’t think just being skinny means necessarily anorexic.”

― Carmen Kass

“I didn’t want to get skinny, just strong.”

― Caroline Flack

“Whether you’re tall or shorter, or a little bigger, more curves, skinny – you just have to be proud of what you have, and everyone is beautiful.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I think I wanted to be a punk-rocker before I wanted to be anything else. I remember wanting a mohawk, and I wanted to cut the sleeves off of my jean jacket because I used to want to be Dirty Dan from Sha-Na-Na. This is before hip-hop was even around. I had the skinny piano tie. I had it, man.”

― CeeLo Green

“I worked really hard, and I surpassed myself… I didn’t have, visually, what it took. I was not pretty, I had teeth problems, and I was very skinny. I didn’t fit the mold.”

― Celine Dion

“I was not a good-lookin’ girl. I was extremely skinny. I wasn’t pretty. I wasn’t cool.”

― Celine Dion

“It amuses me that just because I’m white and always looked skinny, I’m supposed to be unphysical, soft, not tough.”

― Christian Laettner

“My weight fluctuates, and I haven’t always been skinny. I became curvier in my twenties, but I never felt self-conscious about it; going through different periods is all part of being a woman.”

― Christy Turlington

“Everybody knows that, in general, a basketball player needs to be tall and a fashion model needs to be skinny, but how skinny is too skinny?”

― Coco Rocha

“Girls are told they’re not skinny enough, or they hear, ‘She’s old. She’s boring. We’ve had her. She’s not tiny anymore.’ A lot of people don’t take into account the vulnerability of these young girls.”

― Coco Rocha

“I was always such a skinny kid, so I kind of grew up with an ‘I hate skinny’ mentality.”

― Daniela Ruah

“Avoid any exercise that is quad-centric. None of my clients come to me because she wants bulkier quads – you aren’t fitting into your skinny jeans with those!”

― David Kirsch

“I aspire to be an icon in a womanly, healthy way. I don’t want to be some skinny, gaunt model nobody can relate to.”

― Devon Windsor

“I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead. You’d be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts.”

― Diablo Cody

“I don’t get fat, I get skinny.”

― Diana Ross

“My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny, wiry kid full of energy.”

― Diana Ross

“I’m lucky I’m tall and skinny, and I got to model to put myself through college.”

― Diana Silvers

“I was a little, skinny, runt kid, and I decided that bowling was what I was going to do in life.”

― Don Johnson

“That’s kind of how my jobs have happened over the years. It’s been referrals throughout the creature effects/make-up world. The drawings happen, and they see that it’s a tall, skinny thing, and they go, ‘Let’s get Doug Jones for that.’”

― Doug Jones

“When I came out to Hollywood in 1985, I thought that I would be sitcom star. I’m a tall, skinny, goofy guy. I thought that I would make a great funny neighbor, or wacky office mate, in a sitcom.”

― Doug Jones

“I have skinny genes. My mother weighs 90 pounds.”

― Ellen Barkin

“It’s important to be fit, but you shouldn’t get too skinny. You need to have curves.”

― Erin Heatherton

“I want to wear skinny jeans when I’m in my 70s. Why not? Who cares?”

― Ewan McGregor

“I’ve been told to be skinny before – it’s already happened, but it’s up to you to either listen or say no. I’m not listening.”

― Florence Pugh

“I guess I like more of the skinny jeans. I’m not very fond of all the stretch, so I try to avoid too much stretch fabric.”

― Freja Beha Erichsen

“There’s a science to ordering potatoes. Are they skinny shoestring or big, fat steak fries? You just have to let your taste buds guide you when deciding what to eat.”

― Gayle King

“I was always bigger than the other girls. My sisters are very, very beautiful and very skinny, and I’ve always had a more muscular body. So I grew up with a different mentality.”

― Gina Carano

“I was skinny as a rail and had high cheekbones and a very interesting face – or so I was told.”

― Grace Jones

“I don’t know who decided that skinny was more appealing than not skinny. It seems arbitrary.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“When I returned to Armenia after four months in Brazil, I was still quite skinny and weak, but I had technique and skill.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“The last 10 years I have had to bulk up for roles and I’m naturally skinny, so I have eaten and killed so many chickens! I wouldn’t even want to count. I need to balance that out.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I want to bulk up. I’m a skinny guy.”

― Ian Somerhalder

“I remember Googling operations to make my calves slimmer, and I ate only ham for a week to try and become skinny.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“I’m not a sex symbol. How could I be with these skinny bowlegs?”

― Jaclyn Smith

“Historically, Hollywood comedy has arrived in skinny envelopes. From fence post Buster Keaton to herky-jerky Jerry Lewis to wiry nerve-bundle Woody Allen to hung-loose Richard Pryor to whippy contortionist Jim Carrey, its comics and clowns have tended to be sliced thin and bendable.”

― James Wolcott

“I’ve always been a skinny man.”

― Jamie Blackley

“My essentials are skinny jeans, loose-fitting tees, big jumpers, and the leather jacket. Everything is black or blue – I don’t own anything colorful.”

― Jamie Campbell Bower

“If you are a skinny, baby-faced teenager, the last thing you want to hear is that you’re cute.”

― Jamie Dornan

“I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.”

― Jamie Dornan

“In Los Angeles there’s, like, this awful image because the girls are so skinny. I don’t think it’s attractive whatsoever, and I also think that it gives a bad image to kids that are in their early teens. It’s not healthy.”

― Jana Kramer

“I have to be careful not to get a paunch – I’m so skinny that if I put any weight anywhere, it’d be there, and I don’t like a bulge. I wouldn’t mind if it went on my bosom, but it doesn’t.”

― Jane Birkin

“You grow up skinny in Canada; in working-class Montreal, you’re definitely the underdog.”

― Jay Baruchel

“I definitely have hips, and I’m shorter, so I like to make my legs look longer. I’ll wear shorts or pants that elongate my legs. I’m not a tiny, skinny toothpick. I definitely like to show off my waist and my butt.”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“If I run I lose so much weight, which I need because you’re limited on weight when you are a tall driver. And have you seen marathon runners? They’re quite skinny.”

― Jenson Button

“I’ve always been pathologically skinny.”

― Jeremy Davies

“I was 5′ 10 when I was 14, skinny and flat, with huge feet, and I never had a boyfriend.”

― Jerry Hall

“I would always hunch over, I was always taller than the boys. I had the extremely skinny legs… I would double up my socks, those ones from Footlocker, to make my legs look thicker.”

― Joan Smalls

“I hate being skinny and being a little weakling thing.”

― Joan Smalls

“And whatever my weight, I’ve always been skinny from the waist up.”

― Joely Richardson

“I was skinny. I wore thick glasses. I had acne.”

― John Hickenlooper

“I’m strong, but my arms are skinny; they’re never going to get big and bulky like a football player.”

― John Wall

“I’m skinny, but a soft skinny. I have strong legs, but my arms are like pea pods with single peas for elbows.”

― Josh Gondelman

“All my brothers were skinny with a gut. Bone-thin with a bit of a pooch. That’s what I fight against.”

― Josh Holloway

“I was very skinny and very lanky and kind of awkward. In Puerto Rico, everybody is a little more voluptuous, with these beautiful bodies, and there I was, the skinny, lanky girl.”

― Joyce Giraud

“My eyebrows are a mess. They’re skinny; they’re dodgy.”

― Juliette Lewis

“In France there are, I think, less than one per cent of people who are too skinny.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

― Kate Moss

“I was never anorexic, so I was never that skinny. I was never bony-bony. But I remember thinking, I don’t want to be this skinny.”

― Kate Moss

“I’d much rather be known as some curvy Kate than as some skinny stick.”

― Kate Winslet

“Women are ‘expected’ to have skinny waists yet still be voluptuous. People surrounding us tell us we need to eat but then look at us in disgust if we cross the invisible line of overeating.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“My hair was always frizzy. I always wanted to be blonde with lovely straight hair. I was very skinny. I was quite tomboyish, just very quiet. I always wanted to fit in; I just couldn’t.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“I’ve never said I’m perfect, and I’ve never said I’m a skinny girl.”

― Kelly Brook

“I don’t exercise. I’m skinny-fat. I worry about being too skinny.”

― Kristen Stewart

“It’s hard to fight in high heels or even jeans that are too tight. You can’t kick in skinny, skinny jeans.”

― Krysten Ritter

“I like guitars in the Fender style because they have skinny necks.”

― Kurt Cobain

“I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.”

― Lady Gaga

“I almost exclusively wear skinny jeans. I’m terrified of any other cut of denim.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I’m not skinny for the wrong reasons. It’s not because I’m bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I’m actually overweight.”

― Lindsay Lohan

“I used to be so twig skinny that I couldn’t eat enough, because I was just naturally skinny. Until I went to China.”

― Lisa Ling

“Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit.”

― Luther Allison

“I was so tall and so skinny – I was that kid who couldn’t find anything to wear. All the cool kids would have jeans the right length and I would just think, ‘What am I going to do?’”

― L’Wren Scott

“You have to stay in shape for dance. I don’t want to be too skinny, but I don’t want to be overweight. I want to be in the middle.”

― Maddie Ziegler

“A runner needs not just to be skinny but – more specifically – to have skinny calves and ankles, because every extra pound carried on your extremities costs more than a pound carried on your torso. That’s why shaving even a few ounces off a pair of running shoes can have a significant effect.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“If you’re skinny and you can’t play hockey in Canada, you aren’t left with a lot of options. I was left with running.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“I have never had skinny arms.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I want to do a jean line for boys and girls that are sometimes too skinny to fit into jeans, or sometimes a little bit too husky to fit into some jeans.”

― Mark Indelicato

“Keep it simple. Layer your leotard with high waisted skinny jeans, legwarmers, and heels or high boots.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“I wasn’t always overweight. I was a skinny little punk of a kid with severe asthma. When I got married at the age of 22, I wore a cut-down size eight wedding gown.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“Of course, I remember when everybody was thin. It wasn’t until I went to America in the Sixties that I saw anyone who wasn’t skinny thin.”

― Mary Quant

“I’m a U.K. size 8, so not skinny.”

― Maye Musk

“Sadly, in any industry and in any work-related environment, females always strive to achieve a certain amount of perfection, whether that be skinny or pretty. It’s a constant, in our society.”

― Mila Kunis

“I have a lot of adrenaline. I have a naturally fast system. But I love to eat, and I am not skinny.”

― Monica Bellucci

“I don’t why I was bullied. I was quite shy and skinny. Very nerdy, very bookwormish. I think I was just a target.”

― Naomie Harris

“It’s better to be skinny than to be fat.”

― Natalia Vodianova

“My go-to necktie is jet black, skinny, and simple. It goes with everything. I really like that mod-ish punk look.”

― Nigel Barker

“I’ve realized skinny isn’t necessarily attractive. Guys like girls with curves.”

― Nina Dobrev

“I had trouble getting jeans when I was growing up. I had little skinny legs and this booty that came out of nowhere.”

― Noah Cyrus

“I am very skinny.”

― Novak Djokovic

“As a kid, I was always very thin, and I kind of didn’t know that I was skinny.”

― Octavia Spencer

“We all get old, but I always say the skinny, pretty girls will be screwed.”

― Paloma Faith

“Honestly, Korean beauty standards are harsh. People are even putting pressure on non-celebrities to be super skinny, and the standards of thinness are just getting worse.”

― Park Bo-young

“Up until the age of 30 I could eat whatever I wanted – I mean, literally, I never put on a pound; if anything, I was criticised in the media for being too skinny.”

― Patsy Kensit

“The only thing I daydreamed about was being an opera singer. But I was so skinny and so pathetic that that sort of wasn’t going to happen.”

― Patti Smith

“I normally go for a skinny jean, but I also wear a lot of flares.”

― Peyton List

“I was the first to wear colored skinny jeans.”

― Playboi Carti

“I might wear skinny pants one day; I might wear thrift shop pants the next day.”

― Post Malone

“Women’s bodies are amazing; what our bodies can do is incredible, so it’s sad that we get distracted – all this stuff about being skinny, be this, be that – they’re all distractions.”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“You don’t know how pretty you are when you’re young. Just being young is beautiful. And I was astonishingly pretty – you know, very skinny.”

― Rene Ricard

“I am actually 7 foot and and one-half inches tall. I say Seven two because it’s easier. Unlike some tall skinny guys I am really ‘big’ weighing around 350 pounds.”

― Richard Kiel

“I’ve always been thin. If you go back to when we first started I’ve always been skinny.”

― Robin Gibb

“I was a skinny 17-year-old.”

― Roger Rees

“I’m not a skinny girl. I push it. I’m at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I’m happy at all times.”

― Salma Hayek

“I’m always like ‘I’m too skinny, I can’t gain weight, even when I try.’ I’d like to try to not let that get to me.”

― Shailene Woodley

“I like doing Zumba. I only do it like, once a week. If I did it more often, I would be very skinny.”

― Shanina Shaik

“I’m just a skinny kid from Glennville, Georgia. I’m going to the Hall of Fame. Not to the Hall of Very Good. The Hall of Fame.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“People made fun of my skinny legs.”

― Shawn Mendes

“One time, I was young. I was skinny. I was elegant. Getting old is terrible.”

― Sirio Maccioni

“I grew up as a Polynesian kid in the Polynesian community, and I was this skinny white kid.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“What is a movie star? A movie star is many things. They can be tall, short, thin, or skinny. They can be Democrats… or skinny.”

― Steve Martin

“’Skinny’ is only one body type.”

― Susie Orbach

“’Get Skinny’ is my sixth book. I look over the books that I’ve written, and my subject matters are varied, and I write books pertaining to that which I’m dealing with at the moment.”

― Suzanne Somers

“I’m all for skinny jeans, a flowing blouse, patterned flats and chunky jewels.”

― Sydney Wayser

“My favourite colour is red, but I also like jewel tones and monochrome, while my preferred shapes include A-line skirts and skinny trousers.”

― Tamzin Merchant

“I’m a skinny kid from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.”

― Tony Rock

“I’m the way I am now because I was bullied when I was the lanky, gangly, skinny kid. I was the guy who would flick everybody off, and my middle finger was this skinny, long stick. I got picked on because of that.”

― Trevante Rhodes

“I don’t have a problem with the stories saying I’m skinny at all.”

― Trinny Woodall

“I was very skinny, but that was just my natural build. I always ate sensibly – being thin was in my genes.”

― Twiggy

“My elder sister used to get the fashion magazines, and I would go through them and find things I liked and buy fabric and copy them. But I hated what I looked like. I mean, I was sooo skinny.”

― Twiggy

“It was hard to get guys to notice me, period, because I was so skinny and all my friends were curvy. Plus, I used to be very nervous in front of guys.”

― Tyra Banks

“I had no idea about nutrition. I thought by eating salads you’ll stay skinny.”

― Valentina Zelyaeva

“Timid salesmen have skinny kids.”

― Zig Ziglar
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