Richard Simmons quote

"I might as well be gay. And not just because I love rhinestones and Barbara Streisand. But because Im a sensitive person who is supportive of gay people the same way Im sensitive to grossly obese people and ugly people."

Richard Simmons

Born: July 12, 1948

Occupation: Television actor

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There is no such thing as sleep deprivation, there is only caffeine deficiency.

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Our children are obese, either have or being threatened by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and not socially adjusting properly to others because of a lack of fitness.

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I've been going to shopping malls since I was on General Hospital.

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One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you've changed your life by saying, "Farewell to Fat".

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No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.

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Energy is that amazing feeling that comes to life inside of you when you're happy and believe in yourself.

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Everyone in this world is somehow connected. So why not just be nice to everybody.

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Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula.

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I get tired of negativity in our country. I get tired of people who only want to know dirt. I get tired of people who don't believe in themselves.

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I don't know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset.

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Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do to inspire others.

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No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will.

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You shouldn't make fun of people who have issues.

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A kid who moves is a kid who learns.

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I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh.

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I've always practiced this: Love yourself. Move your body. Watch your portions.

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My nickname is Dickie Jukebox. I own thousands and thousands and thousands of songs.

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People treat me like family, 'cause I've always treated them like family.

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Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There's no one in the world like you. You are amazing.

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Even though my work is whimsical. I have a very serious job. I cry more than I laugh.

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Every morning when I get up, I ask God what he wants me to do, ask him to lead me to the right people to help them.

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For my workout, I'm up at 4 A.M. I say my prayers, count my blessings, and I work out right away. I just get it done.

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I consider myself a court jester - motivator.

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I don't have to teach anymore, I don't have to work anymore, God has been really good to me.

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I don't talk about my personal life, and I don't talk about death.

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I have been up to my head just with calling people, I call about 50 to 100 people a day.

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I have loved deeply. I have lost intensely. I will never love again. I get that love by people who care for me.

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I have rules about eating, exercising and rules about staying positive. And these rules are sacred to me.

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I spent my childhood eating. The only exercise I got was trying to twist off the cap of a jar of mayonnaise.

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I started my own class for people like me who can't find any place else to go.

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I suffered from eating disorders when I was just a kid. I did not like me or the way I looked. But back then, you could not tell anyone.

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If your oxygen mask drops down, it's time to take a breather!

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Most workouts are way too aggressive. Thousands of lunges wear out the body.

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My persona has always been what a man was never supposed to be. Outrageous, gregarious, crazy, silly, funny.

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Ninety percent of people who lose weight gain it back. It's very sad.

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We're all in trouble, and we all need to sort of pick up the pieces and start to exercise more and really be careful with the food.

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Well mine is not gimmicky - it is the 6 food groups that God made, and exercising every day. Trying to think positively.

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When I lost my weight, I went and bought about 15 different types of underwear to see what would look good on my new body. It's exciting!

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Yeah, but I do call them back and follow up. Most people talk at overweight people, I talk with them.

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Comedy, not screaming at someone, can make someone lift their legs higher. There is a way to do a push-up and a sit-up, and it doesn't have to be so complicated. Everyone is putting a difficult twist to...

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How do you get motivated? By knowing your worth. Americans do not know how worthy they are. You deserve to be healthy, but a lot of times, people have, as childs been told - as a children been told that...

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I could be hit by a Sara Lee truck tomorrow. Which is not a bad way of going: 'Richard Simmons Found in a Freeway in Pound Cake and Fudge, With a Smile on His Face.' Let's face it. We don't know anything.

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I have 40 pounds to lose. It is not the fault of the fast food people, and anyone who's trying to sue the fast food places needs a therapist, not an attorney.

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I put a spell on people so they don't know they're working out... An enchanting spell, where they just don't think about it, or over think it, and then at the end they go, 'Wow, I feel good.'

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I start phone calls at 4 A.M. to cheer people up. The housebound, people in the hospital. People who, after decades, still can't get over what happened 10 or 15 years ago.

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I'm such a huge fan, and I've done classes of all Lady Gaga music. And she's just someone who evokes freedom and love for her fans and passion in what she does. Lady Gaga, I'll take you out for a salad...

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Puberty for me was graduating from Thousand Island salad dressing to Caesar salads. It was like going from hot dogs and hamburgers to beef stroganoff, or from ice cream in a cone to creme brulee.

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Truthfully, everyone knows how to eat right. They know the difference between oatmeal and a jelly cream doughnut. They know how to walk. Everyone has this in their brain. When I started, we didn't have...

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We overweight people, we say terrible things to ourselves. Oh, you wouldn't believe it. 'You fat pig. How can you do this? You're a disgusting jerk.' And that gets you nowhere. That gets you right back...

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When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.

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When I go to teach, that's not my workout. It's my show. I'm 134 pounds - I'm a teeny thing. I work out 11/2 hours a day and eat 1,600 calories. I can't stray because I have to fit into these Dolfin shorts!

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When I was growing up, I did not exercise at all. I was raised in the French Quarter in New Orleans. If I saw someone running, I would call the police because I thought they stole something on Royal Street.

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When you're feeling down, sad, lonely, negative, you don't want to take care of yourself - and the weight problem and the diabetic problem and the heart attack and stroke problems and high cholesterol...

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The real pride, the real present, is your health and your longevity. My whole career, I have never done anything where competition was involved with weight loss.

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I don't have a lot to offer one person. I have a lot to offer to a lot of people.

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I've never lived in the visual world. I live very much in an emotional-contact world.

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People are still grasping for the miracle, and unfortunately, there are no miracles, if you do not exercise for a year, and let your body remain dormant, then you will gain weight.

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Therell always be some weird thing about eating four grapes before you go to bed, or drinking a special tea, or buying this little bean from El Salvador.

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Its an eerie thing. My childhood is being washed away.

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Thats what we need going into the millennium. We need some positive, happy stuff.

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But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight....

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I do not want any child in America to have my childhood because it was taken away from me because I just wasn't good enough; well I am good enough now

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