58+ Best Anorexia Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Anorexia nervosa, often referred to simply as anorexia, is an eating disorder, characterized by low weight, food restriction, fear of gaining weight and a strong desire to be thin. Profoundly inspirational anorexia quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Anorexia Quotes

The anoretic operates under the astounding illusion that she can escape the flesh, and, by association, the realm of emotions. — Marya Hornbacher

Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend. — Jeremy Taylor

Anorexics never have boyfriends. … That’s one way to know you don’t have anorexia, if you have a boyfriend. — Ann Coulter

Falling, falling, falling, falling down. Look yourself in the eye before you drown. — Emily Saliers

A misperception about anorexia is that you don’t eat. Not true. Maybe you eat just 500 calories a day. It would be easy for me to say, ‘Why didn’t my parents notice?’ But I didn’t want them to. I made sure to eat half a sandwich around my parents. — Brittany Snow

I don’t want to feel I’m responsible for anorexia across the country. — Courteney Cox

In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be. — Gloria Steinem

You’re only popular with anorexia. — Tori Amos

It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused. — Marcel Proust

I was anorexic in the ’60s and ’70s, although it wasn’t called anorexia then. I thought people would be nicer to me if I looked very small and delicate, so food wasn’t high on my agenda. But it is now. — Marianne Faithfull

I unwittingly became sort of this anorexia spokeswoman. — Tracey Gold

I was very obsessed. I mean, I could tell you the fat content and the calorie content in absolutely anything. — Victoria Beckham

A little bit of anorexia, a little bit of bulimia. I’m not totally OK now but I don’t think any woman is. — Amy Winehouse

For centuries, we have been under very false stereotypes and misconceptions about what causes anorexia nervosa. — Cynthia Bulik

Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body – waiflike, angular – that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone. — Caroline Knapp

When I was 19 years old, I came down with anorexia. I had it for about a year before it became public. And it had a lot to do with my self-esteem. — Tracey Gold

They hate their phobias and want to get rid of them. But these women with anorexia simply think, ‘This is the way we are.’ — Walter Kaye

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. — Dag Hammarskjold

A lot of the girls were awful, very catty. It was a competitive environment that I didn’t like. You have no idea of the anorexia I saw around me. — Kate Winslet

We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need. — Marya Hornbacher

It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. — Voltaire

I almost lost my best friend to anorexia. I am lending my voice as an entertainer, a mom, and a friend because I want to bring great awareness to this cause. — Sara Evans

Genes load the gun, and environment pulls the trigger. These people who are genetically disposed to anorexia nervosa may be more sensitive to those environmental triggers, like dieting after seeing a fashion magazine. — Cynthia Bulik

Violence is spiritual junk food, and boredom is spiritual anorexia. — Peter Kreeft

I had been on this insane diet for almost 17 years to maintain the weight that was demanded of me when I was modeling. My diet was really starvation. I am not naturally that thin. — Carre Otis

It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid? — Richard Bach

Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condense and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual’s body. — Thomas Szasz

On her extreme thinness during her ‘Ally McBeal’ years: I started under-eating, over-exercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalizing my immune system. I guess I just didn’t find time to eat. I am much more healthy these days. — Calista Flockhart

Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you’re sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It’s about control. — Tracey Gold

I think it’s very important what young people see in pictures or on TV or in magazines. Drugs, violence, anorexia. All of the things that I absolutely do not reference in my photos. — Karl Lagerfeld

I used to pride myself on being impervious to the sentimentalities of soap opera, but when that loveliest of actresses, Rachel Gurney, of Upstairs, Downstairs, perished on the Titanic, I wept so convulsively and developed such anorexia that I had to be force-fed. — S. J. Perelman

Now I’m being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer — Kate Moss

I don’t understand anorexia; I’m too greedy to ever not eat I just can’t do it. — Keshia Knight Pulliam

In high school, I had a couple girlfriends who had very extreme eating disorders. Anorexia and bulimia. And in college as well. It’s just heartbreaking. As someone going through it, it’s heartbreaking. And as a friend who’s helping a friend going through it, it’s heartbreaking. It’s a real, real disease. — Katie Lowes

I’ve struggled with anorexia since I was 11. I’ve also taken on bulimic tendencies more recently over the last few months. — Cindy Gross

I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls. — Kate Beckinsale

In all the years I’ve been a therapist, I’ve yet to meet one girl who likes her body. — Mary Pipher

Artistic anorexia & sexual avoidance have the same root fears – fear of intimacy, fear of exposure, fear of failure”. — Julia Cameron

Anorexia is an awful thing, but you get yourself into it, and only you can get yourself out of it. — Celia Imrie

I think my anorexia was to do with being a teenager, not being in films. — Christina Ricci

Girls developed eating disorders when our culture developed a standard of beauty that they couldn’t obtain by being healthy. When unnatural thinness became attractive, girls did unnatural things to be thin. — Mary Pipher

Anorexia is such a self-consuming, selfish disease. It’s all about you. Becoming a mother, all of a sudden it wasn’t about me anymore. — Tracey Gold

Our study shows a very clear and substantial biological component to anorexia nervosa, and my hope is that this will offer some support to patients and their families. — Cynthia Bulik

What you persist in doing gets easier. The task hasn’t changed, but your ability to do it has increased. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve experienced the tabloids when I had anorexia. — Tracey Gold

I’ve been blamed for everything, from smoking to heroin to anorexia. — Kate Moss

Anorexia and bulimia seem to be getting much more common in boys, men, and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds; they are also becoming more common in racial groups previously thought to be impervious to the problem. — Marya Hornbacher

I am, uh … a 6 foot tall woman, I feel like I’m a healthy size, I’m not anorexic; and I feel that people who aren’t anorexic are punished … for not being anorexic. — Kristen Johnston

People keep asking me about it but I don’t want to be famous for being a former anorexic. — Kate Beckinsale

You will miss her sometimes. Bear in mind she’s trying to kill you. Bear in mind you have a life to live. — Marya Hornbacher

Where do you go to get anorexia? — Shelley Winters

I was anorexic-bulimic when I was 16-17. It was a top secret that time, but these things always are. — Peta Wilson

I had a very public battle with anorexia. — Tracey Gold

Many women who have anorexia put their hearts in a compromised situation. — Carre Otis

Anorexia was my attempt to have control over my body and manipulate my body and starve my body and shape my body. It was not a very good relationship. It was the sort of relationship my father had to my body. It was a tyrannical, you’ll do what I tell you relationship. — Eve Ensler

For the longest time, Indian women have been okay with being curvy. But I think the modern Indian woman needs to get toned. I don’t endorse being thin. Anorexia and bulimia are a reality in India because everybody wants to be thin. — Bipasha Basu

Anorexia was there for me before I got into modeling, but because of the arena and the demands, the disease really got out of control for me. It’s like being an alcoholic and going and being a bartender. — Carre Otis

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny. — Eric Hoffer

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