The best Lizzo quotes on gratitude, being yourself, and the perils of social media

These Lizzo quotes cover some important life lessons—we'll be referring back to these often...

 Lizzo attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City
(Image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/MG22/Getty)

Some people can do it all—yes, we're talking about Lizzo: singer, model, rapper, flutist, Saturday Night Live performer, Yitty Shapewear founder, queen of positivity, festival headliner, Grammy winner, advocate, twerk enthusiast, Chris Evans DM-er and so much more. 

Why else do we love Lizzo? Her no-holds-barred attitude towards loving your body and yourself, and her confident approach to life are just a few reasons. And that's why these Lizzo quotes are some of our favorite ones to refer back to if we're feeling down or in need of a boost.

Whether you jumpstart your day with some of her contagious positivity or confirm that staying true to yourself is the right path, Lizzo's powerful messages—some of the best celebrity quotes around—might be the tonic you've been searching for.

The best Lizzo quotes to live your life by

1. On loving yourself

Lizzo is seen as one of the biggest advocates for body positivity, but she's often described the tough journey she took to arrive at the comfortable spot she now occupies. Insecurities, beauty standards, and the pressures to conform and look like everyone else are familiar to all of us. But the 34-year-old is on the continual journey to accept, appreciate and love herself, inside and out. 

Of the societal pressures to hate your body, she says:

"I'm tired of the bullshit. And I don't have to know your story to know that you're tired of the bullshit, too. It's so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn't love you back, am I right?"

2. On leaning on one another

Lizzo knows that being confident and doing your best every day isn't always easy and that we all need to lean on our loved ones for support:

"I'm really proud of you—because life comes at you fast, and sometimes it can be so hard, but if I can make it, I know you can make it. We can make it together."

3. On the importance of being body positive

Lizzo knows that learning to love your body and feel comfortable in your own skin doesn't have to be as difficult a process as it was for her. 

"Everyone can be body positive. Everyone needs to participate in having self-love."

4. On being yourself

No matter your age, situation, appearance or style, you may question yourself or compare yourself to others unnecessarily. Lizzo has stated the importance of being yourself and staying true to yourself at all times despite the outside noise. She once said:

"Never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself. Be you. Do you. Don't let anybody steal your joy."

"Cherish your journey and respect your journey."

"I'm all about body positivity and self-love because I believe that we can save the world if we first save ourselves."

5. On the harmful nature of social media

As a prominent public figure—both on and off social media—Lizzo knows just how harmful social media can sometimes be, often full of negative comments and trolls. As such, she explains how important it is to get off your phone sometimes, and think about your real-world impact:

"If you're reading this, the internet isn't reality. The things people are typing are words in an app you can choose to ignore. Put your phone down, close your eyes, count to ten. Think about how you can make the world a better place in the real world. We need you out here."

6. On gratitude

It can be hard to recognize the good in your life, especially if you're in the midst of difficult times. But Lizzo reminds us that practicing gratitude for everything we do have is essential—even if it doesn't feel that easy sometimes! This is undeniably one of the best quotes to start the day with, and one of the best Lizzo quotes around.

"I'm blessed, and I want you to know that you're blessed. I want you to know that you woke up this morning, and that's a blessing. I want you to know the sun is shining somewhere. That's a blessing; and, even if it's raining, it's cleansing you—it's a blessing. I want you to know that whatever you're going through, if it doesn't feel good, that you will feel good again, and you have whatever it takes to feel good again."

If you want even more inspiration from the reigning Queen of Pop, take a look at Lizzo's skincare routine—after all, what better time is there to recite these quotes as daily affirmations than during your morning moisturizer moments? 

Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 

More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York

When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.