“Mind over matter and I won’t get fatter” “Don’t be weak, do not eat!” “Nothing matters when I’m thin” “An imperfect body reflects an imperfect person” “Nothing is so bad that not eating won’t cure” “Lose everything and what is real will still remain” “I, the hunger artist, rarely disappoint my audience” “Like a plant, surely, the body can be trained to exist on nothing: to take it’s nourishment from the air” “We turn skeletons into goddesses, and look to then as if they might teach us how not to need” “You can learn to love anything, I think, if you need to badly enough. I trained myself to enjoy feeling hungry. If my stomach contracts, or I wake up feeling nauseated, or I’m light-headed, or I have a hunger headache, or better yet, all of the above, it means I’m getting thinner. So it feels good. I feel strong, on top of myself. In control. Thanks to the dictator.” —-Second Star To The Right “It wasn’t simply that I chose not to eat; I was forbidden to. Even thinking about forbidden foods brought punishment. How dare you, this voice inside me would say. You greedy pig. And I was grateful to have someone looking out for me, a kind of savior keeping me from being weak and fat, keeping me from hurting. Making me respect myself. Hunger, I thought, is a minuscule price to pay. To be thin, no price is too high. The sky’s the limit.” —-Second Star To The Right “Sometimes I even felt I was cheating when someone praised me for my willpower; they don’t know I have a little dictator inside forcing me.” —-Second Star To The Right “Once I set my heart on something, I just won’t quit until I get it. Even if it starts looking like the wrong thing to go after, you know? I don’t stop to question it; I just go for it, figuring once I’ve got it, I’ll worry about the rest.” "Giving in to food shows weakness, be strong, and you'll be better than everyone else" "Do not give up what you most want for what you want at the moment" "An imperfect body reflects an imperfect soul" "Craving is only a feeling" "An ordinairy girl, an ordinairy waist, but ordinairdy is just not good enough today" "If it ws easy, everybody will be thin" "If it tastes good, it's trying to kill you" "Calories CAN NOT make you happy" "Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better" "The beginning is always today" "It doesn't mather how slow you go, as long as you don't stop" "It's the mind that makes the body" "Everytime you say no to food, you say yes to thin" "Eat to live, don't live to eat" "When you resist the pain of hunger, it means your not a slave of your body" "Don't eat! Do you want to stay fat?" Being thin is more important than everything!" "You want food? Loook at those thighs!" "Bones define who we really are! Let them show!" "Do you really want to be that weight for the rest of your life?" "Eat less, weigh less" "Thin is beautiful, even thinner is perfection" "Anorexia is a lifestyle, not a diet" "I only feel beautiful when I'm hungry" "Skip dinner, end up thinner" "Respect yourself, put down the fork" "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" "Thin is perfectin, I'll die trying to achieve it" "Your mind should always be on your diet!"