We all have days when we don't feel confident. Maybe your favorite dress didn't zip up as easily this morning. Maybe the number on the scale is rising for whatever reason. Maybe you just had surgery and you're self-conscious about the scar. Maybe your skin is breaking out. (Acne: It's not just for teens, right?)

If you find your mind sending insults to your body, counter the attack with positive thinking. These quotes about body positivity from famous notables can offer some perspective and help change your attitude. Because your mother was right: It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, it's what's inside that counts.

“I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything. It’s ridiculous that that seems like such an unrealistic goal.”
— Actress and activist Emma Watson

“I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.”
— Talk-show host, actress, producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey

Emma Watson Photo: Belight/Shutterstock

“Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil or cruel? Not to me.”
— Author J.K. Rowling

“Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images.”
— Author Cheri Erdman

Dita von Teese Photo: Arina P Habich/Shutterstock

“I was old enough now – and had seen enough lives unfold – to know it’s always better to be an interesting girl than a hot one.”
— Author Katherine Center

"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches."
— Burlesque dancer Dita von Teese

Katherine Center Photo: Galyna Motizova/Shutterstock

"One day I decided that I was beautiful and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. It doesn't have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."
— Actress Gabourey Sibide

"You've been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens."
— Author Louise Hay

"I am allowed to look sexy, feel sexy, and be in love. I am worthy of all of those things. And so are you."
— Singer and songwriter Mary Lambert

Louise Hay Photo: Michele Ivani/Shutterstock

Angela Nelson ( @bostonangela ) is an exhausted mom of two young daughters and two old cats, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning digital editor with more than 15 years of experience delivering news and information to audiences worldwide.