39 Richard Simmons Quotes That You Will Love

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Best Richard Simmons Quotes

I sort of think of myself as part priest, part clown. I don’t make anybody say Hail Marys or Our Fathers, but I listen to them and try to give them the best advice that I can. ~ Richard Simmons.

People have been frying foods since Jesus was on this planet, and there is always going to be greasy, fried, salty, sugary food. It is up to the individual to walk in and say, ‘I don’t want those fries today.’ ~ Richard Simmons.


I’ve never lived in the visual world. I live very much in an emotional-contact world. ~ Richard Simmons.

People treat me like family, ’cause I’ve always treated them like family. My father said something years ago: ‘Know no strangers.’ Everyone in this world is somehow connected. So why not just be nice to everybody? ~ Richard Simmons.

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

You can say anything you want to say about me. But don’t you dare address overweight people with terrible names and ugly remarks. That is what upsets me. ~ Richard Simmons.

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. ~ Richard Simmons.

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 into a bowl of pasta fregula. ~ Richard Simmons.

I think it is very important that you like yourself for who you are and not want to look like anyone else. You also have to understand, many people have had cosmetic surgeries in order to look the way they look. So why look like them when you can just look like you? And there is nothing wrong with looking like you. You are one of a kind and unique. Never forget that. ~ Richard Simmons.

Take a moment every day to find peace. Pull over to the side of the road, turn off the radio, and find peace. ~ Richard Simmons.

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. ~ Richard Simmons.

Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There’s no one in the world like you. You are amazing. ~ Richard Simmons.

I’m the clown you take out of the box and wind up when you need a good laugh. And then, when you’re done with me, I go back in my box. ~ Richard Simmons.

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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. ~ Richard Simmons.

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. ~ Richard Simmons.

Famous Richard Simmons Quotes

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 all this knowledge. ~ Richard Simmons.

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

In high school, I could get beaten up all the time, or I could be something better. I became the court jester. ~ Richard Simmons.

When we’re binging, we do not think about death. We just think about how good it tastes. ~ Richard Simmons.

I’m like a stuffed toy. You’ve never met me, but if you did, you’d just want to take me home and put me in your child’s room. ~ Richard Simmons.

If anyone’s depressed for any reason, whether a relationship has fallen apart or they’re having money problems, wearing feathered wings and a tutu takes you into a whole other world. A whole new woooooorld, a world of bright and shining stars! ~ Richard Simmons.

That’s what the majority of people in the world do, they walk among the ruins of their life. Things that didn’t work out, relationships that went sour, jobs that disappeared. All they can think about is their ruins, and when you focus on that you can’t build a new you. ~ Richard Simmons.

I give people permission to be kids again. ~ Richard Simmons.

There’s a list of foods I can’t have in the house. Peanut butter, can’t have that in the house. Potato chips, can’t have that in the house. Random little small mini candy bars, don’t even think about it. I just have to watch everything. I have to stay between 1500 and 1600 calories a day. That’s it. ~ Richard Simmons.

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. It just does not work that way! ~ Richard Simmons.

All of a sudden, I’m thinking that if I keep eating the way I’m eating, I’m not going to live long and I’m going to die. Having those thoughts as a young person can be very haunting. ~ Richard Simmons.

Singing is good for the soul. It’s the first thing I do every morning, after my blessings and my grace. I put music on and I sing. ~ Richard Simmons.

Top Richard Simmons Quotes

I have two rules for living in the world. I never say anything negative about anyone, because that won’t get you anywhere. And two, if people confront me with certain questions, if they are not right, I will not answer them. ~ Richard Simmons.

I am a cryer. I have always been. When rain pours down from the heavens, angels are crying. I cry tears of joy and sometimes, tears of sadness. After all tears, comes a rainbow. ~ Richard Simmons.

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.’ ~ Richard Simmons.

Sleep is critical to me…at least eight or nine hours a night. I start to slow down my body and my mind at least 30 minutes before I get into bed. I don’t watch any disturbing or invigorating TV at night. ~ Richard Simmons.

Sometimes it’s just ‘Oh my God, I love the taste of fried oysters on French bread with mayonnaise and an order of French fries.’ I’m not going to lie to you – I deal with that temptation every single day, many times. ~ Richard Simmons.

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. ~ Richard Simmons.

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. ~ Richard Simmons.

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

People spend thousands in therapy digging and digging in the past. When you dig and dig, you find relics. Try to forgive yourself and get back on that ride. ~ Richard Simmons.

A kid who moves is a kid who learns. ~ Richard Simmons.


Work hard, take care of yourself, and you’ll be just fine. ~ Richard Simmons.

I do consider myself a clown and a court jester, and I do love to make people laugh, whether they’re laughing with me or at me. I just love what I do, and I’m a teacher more than anything. When the king gets depressed, he doesn’t call for his wife. He doesn’t call for the cook. He calls for the court jester. ~ Richard Simmons.

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