Quotes on self-confidence and beauty

Quotes About Self Confidence and Beauty – Inspired by Dumplin’

Having just enjoyed the latest Netflix release Dumplin', I got to thinking about the concept of self-confidence and beauty. Because they definitely go hand in hand!

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The film is an adaptation of the bestselling book by Julie Murphy, about Willowdean – the plus-sized, teen daughter of a former beauty queen. With Willowdean grieving the loss of her much-loved aunt (a confident, Dolly Parton loving, plus-sized woman) she decides to enter the local pageant in an act of rebellion. Partly against her own mother, but also against society and pageants in general.

In a tale which could have easily turned into a story of losing weight, makeovers and physical transformations, it doesn’t.

Instead, it’s a refreshing and warm message about not changing who you are – but rather encouraging girls to make themselves more of who they are.

And who better to feature in a movie about confidence, doing things differently and beauty, then Dolly Parton? The queen of confidence and wise words.

While Dolly Parton isn’t in the movie herself, she is a large feature of the film, and when interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, and asked about the message of the film, she had this to say:

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose. Do it with purpose, and on purpose. Because you’ve got to find out who you are, what you’ve got to offer, you’ve got to become comfortable in your own skin, no matter what color it is, whether it’s a slim body or a big body, you’ve just gotta find out who you are and find a comfort zone for yourself as a person and just be your best self.”

And that right there is beautiful.

Because when a woman is comfortable and confident in herself, she miraculously becomes 'more' beautiful.

Here are X quotes on self-confidence and beauty that back it up:


"Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld." Martha Beck


"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her." Lao Tzu


"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." Sophia Loren


“Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.” Sheri L. Dew


“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” Blake Lively


“But looking beautiful isn't, I think, as important as feeling beautiful.” Julia Quinn


“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” Alan Cohen


“I think the sexiest thing about a woman is confidence, but confidence in a humble way, not in an arrogant way. Sense of humor is definitely important. And sunglasses always hide a multitude of sins. Sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn most outfits around.” Victoria Beckham


“Everybody can rock a bikini, swimsuit, unicorn onesie... whatever floats your boat. If you wear it with confidence, you will look hot.” Iskra Lawrence


“The runway isn't just about showing fashion, it's about gaining confidence. And I really believe that once you've got your confidence, you can wear anything, you can do anything.” Ashley Graham


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson


“With confidence, you have won before you have started.” Marcus Garvey


“Beauty has so many forms, and I think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself." Kiesza


“A lot of people would say 'sexy' is about the body. But to me, 'sexy' is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.” Allegra Versace


“I think confidence is the sexiest thing to have.” Jessie J


“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” Thich Nhat Hanh


“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” Rashida Jones


“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It's black and white - dramatic. You have to be strong.” Catherine Zeta-Jones


“Style is whatever you want to do, if you can do it with confidence.” George Clinton


“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” Oscar de la Renta


“Just be confident. I think confidence is the most attractive part of a person.” Curtis Jackson


“Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you're not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy.” Nicole Scherzinger


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