Written by: Kristen Donia

As summer comes to a close, we begin to transition our mindset to the slowing down fall brings.

Think less activity, more schedules. While summer is full of free time and making things up. Fall brings us back to familiar routines. It can be nice to get back to a more predictable way of life.

With this transition, anxiety can come as things are changing once more. We’re calibrating to the newness of this time in our lives.

In these times of transition, I like to turn to quotes to help me place how I feel. Some days I need inspiration, other days I want to feel seen and know someone is going through what I’m going through.

Below, you’ll find all kinds of quotes, designed to inspire, motivate, hold, love, support and help guide you into this new season in your perfectly imperfect body.

10 Quotes to Inspire You This Fall:

“I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does — even the people that I consider flawless — then you can start to live with the way you are.”     

– Taylor Swift

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

-Louise Hay

“Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, ‘I love you,’ if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind.       

-Ashley Graham

“I realize everybody wants what they don’t have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what’s on the outside.”

-Selena Gomez

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.”

-Geneen Roth

“You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.”

-Jessica Ortner

“Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale.”

-Tess Munster

“All bodies are swimsuit bodies.”

-Catherine Li

“The most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves.”

Christine D’Ercole

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”

-Tina Fey

Do you have go-to quotes? Where do you put them so you see them all the time? Tell us in the comments below!


Kristen Donia is a freelance writer living in a tiny house she built in sunny Southern Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and has dedicated her life to studying and writing about empathy, vulnerability and enriching the human experience.