Bulimia Quotes

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This page is packed with some truly inspirational and uplifting bulimia recovery quotes. The quotes are taken from famous authors, musicians, poets, artists, world leaders, old proverbs and regular every day people too!

While a lot of the quotes are not specifically “bulimia nervosa quotes” you’ll still be able to relate them to your own recovery journey. It’s a great idea to read through these quotes if you need a little more motivation or encouragement in recovery. Enjoy!

Quotes to inspire your recovery

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby

 

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. - Anonymous

 

I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. - William Ernest Henley

 

The biggest parts of healing and making myself whole is to accept all of the many parts of myself. - Louise Hay

 

Accidents can happen, it’s okay we all fall off the wagon sometimes, its not your whole life, its only one day, you haven’t thrown everything away. (Lyrics from the Sixx AM song ‘Accidents Happen’)

 

Take some time, learn to breathe and remember what it means to feel alive and to believe in something more than what you see. (Lyrics from the Sixx AM song ‘Accidents Happen’)

 

Beauty is not a state of body. It's a state of mind. - Anonymous 

 

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. - Janis Joplin  

 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson  

 

If you're going through hell, keep going - Winston Churchill

 

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Everything is okay in the end, so if it's not okay, then it's not the end yet. - Anonymous

 

The heart of eating disorders is silence. - Anonymous

 

Recovery is a REWARD, not an ordeal. - Anonymous

 

I swim to brighter days in spite of the absence of sun. (Lyrics from the Jacks Mannequin song ‘Swim’)

 

Let them know with all you’ve got that you are not your skin. (Lyrics from the Sixx AM song ‘Skin’)

 

The sun, it rises slowly as you walk away from all the fears and all the faults you've left behind. (Lyrics from the Mumford and Sons song ‘The Cave’)  

 

Believe that life can change, that you're not stuck in vain. (Lyrics from The Smashing Pumpkins song ‘Tonight, Tonight’)  

 

Most of my problems come from rejecting parts of myself. - Louise Hay  

 

I love myself for all my mistakes and missteps. They have been very valuable to me. They have taught me many things. It is the way I learn. I am willing to stop punishing myself for my mistakes. - Louise Hay

 

When I begin to work on myself, sometimes things get worse before they get better. It is okay if this happens, because I know that it's the beginning of the process. It's untangling old threads. I just flow with it. It takes time and effort to learn what I need to learn. I don't demand instant change. - Louise Hay

 

My body loves my in spite of how I may treat it. My body communicates with me, and I now listen to its messages. I am willing to GET the message. - Louise Hay

 

I remove the work should from my vocabulary forever. Should is a word that makes a prisoner of me. Every time I say should, I am making myself wrong, or I am making someone else wrong. I am, in effect, saying I am not good enough. - Louise Hay

 

I am a Divine, magnificent expression of life, and deserve the very best. I accept miracles. I accept healing. I accept wholeness. And most of all, I accept myself. I am precious, and I cherish who I am. - Louise Hay

 

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom, no longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from. Fill your life with love and bravery and you shall live a life uncommon. (Lyrics from the Jewel song ‘Life Uncommon’)

 

For things to change I must change. – Anonymous

 

Take care of today and tomorrow will take care of itself. – Anonymous

 

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win." - GK Chesterton "I never said it was going to be easy. I said it was going to be worth it. - Anonymous

 

Whether you think you can or you can't, either way, you're right. - Henry Ford

 

Don´t find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford

 

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. - Henry Ford

 

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. - Jean-Paul Sartre  

 

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. - Aristotle  

 

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein  

 

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. - Paul Tillich

 

Warning – reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of beauty. - Anonymous

 

“Scales are for fishes!” - Anonymous

 

Come back from the dead you’ve been inside your head far too long. (Lyrics from the Sixx Am song ‘This is gonna hurt’)  

 

Find the places that scare you, come on I dare you. (Lyrics from the Sixx Am song ‘This is gonna hurt’)  

 

Do the thing you never though you could do. - Kelly Rae Roberts

 

Let it go. – Kelly Rae Roberts  

 

When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get it. - Jim Rohn

 

At birth we are very much like a new hard drive - no viruses, no bad information, no crap that's been downloaded into it yet. It's what we feed into that hard drive that starts the corruption of the files. - Nikki Sixx  

 

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison  

 

All my successes have been built on my failures. - Benjamin Disraeli

 

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. - Sir Winston Churchill  

 

There is no failure except in no longer trying. - Elbert Hubbard

 

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything - and it works. - William Strong

 

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

 

The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself. - Michel de Montaigne

 

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. - African Proverb  

 

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. - Sylvia Plath

 

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. - Anonymous

 

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh

 

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
 

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