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It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.

We spend billions of pounds on welfare yet millions are trapped on welfare. It's not worth their while going into work.

In New York if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party women will flock to your side assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.

I wish my parents hadn't made me feel that how I looked was linked to how much they loved me. But I do also see how hard it must be to see your child pile on the pounds and trust they'll find their own way back to a healthy weight.

When I found out I had to take off my shirt in 'Teen' movie I panicked and hit the gym. I was like 'It's going to be on film documented for my children to see. I can't be 140 pounds. I need to put on a little bit of muscle.'

As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists.

You might think the thinner version of yourself is going to be the most positive or confident but that's not how it is for me. When I'm over 200 pounds that's when I'm the most confident version of myself.

Skinniness is not your friend when you're over 40. I'd like to gain a good 10 pounds but I did always have a fat round face that plagued me when I was young. When I started to make movies I couldn't look at myself.

When I found out I was going to be on CBS every morning my first phone call was to Jenny Craig. Ten days later I'd lost nine pounds. Now I even take the plan's popcorn with me to the movies.

My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she'd make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5'8" and weighed 165 pounds.

I am much more open to plural marriage than I was before and I now support it in certain situations. I do believe it is right for some people. But our example in America today is gross abuse - I can't support it in fundamentalist compounds.

Ten thousand pounds is the legal value of a negligently taken life of a child or a parent. A cold and somewhat mean-spirited calculation: you would do better if you slipped on a paving-stone and broke a front tooth.

It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

The day I finished 'Twilight ' I came home and started bulking up. For 'New Moon ' I'm 30 pounds heavier than I was in 'Twilight.'

When I was on Broadway I got really sick with walking pneumonia. I decided not to take my health for granted anymore and make it a priority. The great thing is the pounds just started to fall off.

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.

I went from 118 pounds to 135 pounds in a few months. But I still didn't know anything about food.

Clearly America's dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds but it's likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.

When my work gets crazy I make sure to always have vitamins water and proper food with me. That has helped me to lose 33 pounds.

At one point I had to shove as much food in my body as possible to pack on calories. My trainer wanted me to do six meals a day and not go two hours without eating. If I would cheat on eating one day I could tell - I'd drop a few pounds.

When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did you fear that you'll never get back in shape.

I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous.

I freak out if I go a little too long without being in the gym. For a long time it was all about getting the weight off because I was 240 pounds at my heaviest and now I'm around 175 so the majority of that weight loss was due to diet and exercise.

I weighed 193 pounds and had three chins. I couldn't get up before 9 a.m. and never saw patients before 10. I decided to go on a diet.