"You know, that’s something that really bothers me. What’s wrong with being fat? That’s what I want to know. Why is it so onerous to be fat? I don’t see anything wrong with fat, you know? I remember when I used to weigh 185 pounds. I was the same height that I am now, but I was 185 pounds.
And I was going to college, and I had this food ticket at the cafeteria. And the cafeteria food is mainly all based on starch. You know, it’s cheap food, right? And so I don’t know what it was — I just felt like if you missed your meal, I figured, well, I was getting screwed, right? if I missed a meal, I just blew it. So I’d get up at 6:30 every morning just to make breakfast. Eggs and grits and sausages and toast. Milk. Then I’d go do a few classes and I’d make it in there for lunch. Mashed potatoes, ahh. Every now and then, they’d put a little piece of meat in something, you know? And then I’d go to a few more classes and then I’d go to dinner and it was more mashed potatoes.
And so about three months later, I was 185 pounds, and you know what? I felt so great. I felt like a tank, you know? I felt like a large mammal, a big beast. When I’d move through the corridors or across the lawn, I just feel like I could knock anybody out of my way. I was solid, man. It’s terrible to be thin and wispy because, you know, you’d get knocked over by a strong wind or something. Fat is beautiful.”
Jim Morrison. Fat is beautiful.