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36 Glow up Quotes to Inspire Your Overnight Transformation

Dayna Remus
Dec 16, 2022
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We all know those people from school; maybe they were shy, awkward, or had terrible grades, but now, you click on their Facebook posts, and they're in Thailand, looking gorgeous with their loving husband. This is a glow-up, and these 36 quotes will give you a more in-depth look at how exactly that light begins to glimmer.

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The term 'Glow-up' refers to one person transforming almost seemingly overnight into someone conventionally more attractive, intelligent, or successful. In many cases, this can be because of progressive hard work that no one sees if they are not behind the scenes, or the individual has fallen into some luck.

Many aspects contribute to a glow-up. As said, this seemingly overnight transformation, for many, is because of a lot of work on oneself to give themselves that physical, mental, or spiritual makeover. Read the following 36 quotes to find out how you can glow from the inside out.

Oprah Winfrey’s quote: "Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine." | Image: AmoDays

Oprah Winfrey’s quote: "Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine." | Image: AmoDays

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Ugly Duckling Quotes

"I don't have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turning into confident ducks." — Maeve Binchy

"The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It's not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it's about self-revelation, becoming who you are." — Baz Luhrmann

"This ugly duckling investment will likely need timequarters, or even yearsto blossom into a beautiful swan." — Barry Ritholtz

"Women who start out as ugly ducklings don't become beautiful swans. What they mainly become is confident ducks. They take charge of their lives." — Maeve Binchy

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"Ugly ducklings don't turn into swans and glide off down the lake. Whether your sunglasses are on or off, you only see the world you make." — Bonnie Raitt

Baz Luhrmann’s quote: "The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It's not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it's about self-revelation, becoming who you are." | Image: AmoDays

Baz Luhrmann’s quote: "The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It's not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it's about self-revelation, becoming who you are." | Image: AmoDays

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Beauty and Confidence Quotes

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." — Confucius

"You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are." — Melissa Etheridge

"Some of us teach ourselves and our children to love the superficial outer; our looks, hair, skin, clothes rather than the greater beauty that resides within whereas it is that inner beauty that really defines you and who you truly are" — Rassool Jibraeel Snyman

"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have." — Brian Tracy

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"I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself." — Emma Stone

Confucius’ quote: "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." | Image: AmoDays

Confucius’ quote: "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." | Image: AmoDays

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"Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out." — Alan Cohen

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" — Marianne Williamson

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"Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference: beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it." — Roger Scruton

"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her." Lao Tzu

"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years." — Audrey Hepburn

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Maddy Perez' quote: "90% of life is confidence, and the thing about confidence is that no one knows if it's real or not." | Image: AmoDays

Maddy Perez' quote: "90% of life is confidence, and the thing about confidence is that no one knows if it's real or not." | Image: AmoDays

"If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." — T. Harv Eker

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"And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren't attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy." — Queen Latifah

"90% of life is confidence, and the thing about confidence is that no one knows if it's real or not." — Maddy Perez

Makeover Quotes

"In some cases, if you are not happy with a certain scenario, you have to give it a makeover, you know?" — Raheem DeVaughn

"I'm the makeover queen. I love to do makeovers on people." — Tina Knowles

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Justin Tranter’s quote: "A little makeover never hurt nobody." | Image: AmoDays

Justin Tranter’s quote: "A little makeover never hurt nobody." | Image: AmoDays

"I think ultimately I make people happy: Whether I'm doing the stage show, giving somebody a makeover, or designing clothing, the end goal is to make people smile." — Carson Kressley

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"A little makeover never hurt nobody." — Justin Tranter

Personal Growth Quotes

"Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don't give up." — Robert Tew

"We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are." — Oprah Winfrey

"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again." — Abraham Maslow

Robert Tew’s quote: “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don't give up." | Image: AmoDays

Robert Tew’s quote: “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don't give up." | Image: AmoDays

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Transformation Quotes

"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are, undergoes a transformation." — Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Fairy tales are stories of triumph and transformation and true love, all things I fervently believe in." — Kate Forsyth

"Transformation is a process, and as life happens, there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery—there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair." — Rick Warren

"You can't have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation." — Cory Booker

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Glowing Quotes

"Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine." — Oprah Winfrey

John Miller’s quote: "Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others." | Image: AmoDays

John Miller’s quote: "Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others." | Image: AmoDays

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"Every day, strive to refine your contagious shine and shake the nonsense offered by those who lack the will to polish up from within." — T.F. Hodge

"True beauty is when someone radiates that they like themselves." — Aimee Mullins

"Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others." — John Miller

T.F. Hodge’s quote: 'Every day, strive to refine your contagious shine and shake the nonsense offered by those who lack the will to polish up from within." | Image: AmoDays

T.F. Hodge’s quote: 'Every day, strive to refine your contagious shine and shake the nonsense offered by those who lack the will to polish up from within." | Image: AmoDays

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"Let your light shine, never look back, and live as if today is your last day because it just might be." — Gena Showalter

"Believing in your own worth radiates enough inner light to make you glow." — Richelle E. Goodrich

"Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine." — Oprah Winfrey

Aimee Mullins’ quote: "True beauty is when someone radiates that they like themselves." | Image: AmoDays

Aimee Mullins’ quote: "True beauty is when someone radiates that they like themselves." | Image: AmoDays

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The idea of a glow-up or instant rebirth into the best version of ourselves can be inspiring. However, it can also be anxiety-inducing. It can bring up the fear of burnout when you think of all the work you may have to put in to achieve such a massive transformation so quickly.

While it is empowering to watch individuals progress at such an amazing pace, it is generally a better idea to be more sustainable with your growth. Taking on small habits one at a time and slowly building them up can do wonders for your well-being. To learn how to relax and take it one step at a time, read these 50 unbothered quotes to discover inner peace and freedom.

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