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100 Best Quotes from “Survival of the Thickest”

Survival of the Thickest is a riveting reality show on Netflix that celebrates personal growth and natural beauty.

Straying from the traditional notions of beauty and body standards, this series breaks the barriers, allowing the viewers to witness the empowering journey of Mavis Beaumont, who encourages others to embrace their unique curves and sizes.

Mavis is a stylist who is forced to move on from her broken relationship after infidelity. She takes what she has and makes a name for herself, by herself.

Here is the scoop on the best Survival of the Thickest quotes!

1. “Ooh! Nothin’ like a chip clip to save the day, honey.”

Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest.
Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2023

2. “I’ve been up since 3 am I have no idea who I am!”

3. “I am worthy. I am perfect.”

4. “Lizzie and the Big Grrrls? That is my jam.”

5. “When somebody cheats, that them trynna stroke they own ego.”

6. “Imma keep it moving and keep my plants watered.”

7. “Let’s get all up in the mustard and ketch-up.”

8. “I should call him right now and thank him because one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. You feel me?”

9. “We have not seen this type of crazy in a very long time.”

10. “You are like a well-made bra, honey. You are supportive and uplifting, and your positive affirmations are so dope, and boy, you are very good at other stuff too.”

A woman talking on a cell phone in a bathroom.
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11. “She takin a bagel in the bathroom?”

12. “Look, stop telling yourself no before somebody else tells you no.”

13. “I have everything I need to make my own way.”

14. “At least there’s no place for the killer to hide.”

15. “Look at these floors! Look like the set from Hamilton.

16. “This energy that you’re spending on him I need you to spend on you.”

17. “I thought I asked for a stylist, not a cartoon mouse.”

18. “I wanna dress women and help them love their bodies.”

19. “Who doesn’t love an impromptu Hampagne party?”

20. “If you don’t believe in yourself and your decisions, nobody else will.”

Hugh Moore as Camden in Survival of the Thickest.
Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2023

21. “I’m sorry, but I need pictures taken as I get close to the casket.”

22. “Enjoy this in the afterlife, Bradley.”

23. “Girl, we in the same book, okay? Same library.”

24. “Can a man not share that he bought furniture?”

25. “I just feel like I have to get through the pain to get to the other side.”

26. “Girl, employment looks good on you.”

27. “Is that why it taste like white-collar crime and old nickels?”

28. “I am cool, calm, crisp, and collected.” 

29. “I am not about to explain fourth-wave feminism to you, okay?”

30. “Okay, honey, we’re not doing Janet at the Super Bowl.”

A man and woman in a gym talking to each other.
Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2023

31. “You’re not as annoying as I thought you’d be.”

32. “You should work to live, not live to work.”

33. “What in the Rosetta Stone is going on?”

34. “Stop saying things that make me wanna ask more questions!”

35. “Aw! Life is so beautiful!”

36. “That seems really important, but these bearded dragons have been waiting to get bar mitzvahed for a very long time.”

37. “What could be more important than our first Black princess?”

38. ”New York’s an ocean.”

39. “If you don’t go somewhere with your remedial romantic skills.”

40. “If you make Natasha look better than me, I’ll kill you when you’re asleep and host a fundraiser to pay for the funeral.”

Tone Bell as Khalil and Anissa Felix as India in Survival of the Thickest.
Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2023

41. “I guess I’ll just have to trust a man that wears a tablecloth.”

42. “Bruce, get Kristin to smile. Please, it’s her big day.”

43. “But how you gonna call Purple Rain basic?”

44. “Love is love.”

45. “My romantic role model is Eddie Murphy. Specifically Marcus Graham from Boomerang.”

46. “And, yes, I bought a couch so that you have somewhere to sit.”

47. “Clearly not my best combination of words and actions.”

48. “Are you wearing my shirt?”

49. “What in the Husbands of Hollywood meets Nancy Meyers movie is going on right now?”

50. “Never loved anyone like you, Mavis.”

A man and woman laying in bed together.
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51. “Yes I do need help with my toilet.”

52. “Jump through the wall like Mr. Kool-Aid.”

53. “My daughter has ungodly relations with strangers from different countries.”

54. “I also low-key hate being a part of something I hate being a part of.”

55. “As if I couldn’t love you two more a latte!”

56. “Happy Black History Month to you and yours.”

57. “Why would we stop the funny?”

58. “The playground is so violent these days.”

59. “Pesto penne pasta in a pot. Everything had a “p” in it.”

60. “There are very few things in life where you get to see the process from beginning to end. Meaningful, colorful. It’s like Mother Nature’s artwork.”

Michelle Visage as Avery, Garcelle Beauvais as Natasha and Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest.
Cr. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix © 2023

61. “Cause one plus one equals fun.”

62. “So your roommate is a gorgeous, what 22-year-old Sophia Loren look-alike?”

63. “Oh Mavis, from #MavisKilled.”

64. “I thought I was being catfished when you DMed me, but … I wasn’t. You’re real. This is real.”

65. “Sorry, Jade. My career is plus-size, and this apartment is petite.”

66. “Look, God done have you two full cups. I’m not mad at it.”

67. “It’s okay queen, put me in my place.”

68. “It’s time to put Mavis first.”

69. “So she, for real, just had on a top hat like Lisa Bonet in the ‘90s?”

70. “It’s not about the money, Natasha. I am… I’m trying to grow my brand.”

Michelle Buteau as Mavis and Anthony Michael Lopez as Bruce in Survival of the Thickest.
Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2023

71. “Well you know what… I’m pretty good at break ups.”

72. “So, basically, um… plus-sized women are always being told to shrink. You know, literally, everyone’s telling us to lose weight, be smaller, but the birds-of-paradise flowers, they bloom when there’s enough light.” 

73. “Is it to mush salt? Butter? Alcohol? Red meat? Diabetes? Am I diabetic? Will I die or beat it?”

74. “I’m listening and I’m learning, and I’m just so happy that you’re alive.”

75. “Life is not fair to women, Mavis.”

76. “The new broom sweep clean, but the old broom knows all the corners.” 

77. “Look, man, there’s nothing better than giving a gift you made with your hands.”

78. “So if you are smelling French vanilla from Victoria’s Secret, that’s because I put lotion on my ankles ‘cause I don’t know the day you had.”

79. “Sorry, sweetie. Come back when you’re old enough to rent a car.” 

80. “I feel like I’m at a crossroad. Why do I have to make these decisions now? Like, why does 38 feel like a cutoff?” 

Two women hugging each other in a market.
Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2023

81. “You could be 92 years old in a wheelchair, and someone sits on you, you’ll get them pregnant.” 

82. “He looks like he just got a free chicken nugget at McDonald’s.”

83. “To be honest, um, I feel so connected to you, but how can we really commit to each other after just a few months and when we’re a whole ocean away?” 

84. “We should all be comfortable together.”

85. “I didn’t know who it was, I watch Dateline.”

86. “I just wanna know, do you love him?”

87. “Mavis Jolie Beaumont, will you marry me?”

88. “Oh, what in the Dancing with the Stars is goin’ on?”

89. “God, why does prom make so many of us feel like we’re outsiders? It’s supposed to be a celebration of life.”

90. “Ending up in the hospital didn’t teach you anything?”

Tasha Smith as Marley and Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest.
Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2023

91. “How could you say yes to someone that cheated on you?” 

92. “Well, dang, if Solange can ride in an elevator with Jay-Z now, so can you.”

93. “I guess it’s cool to have an art hobby, wear used clothes, and have no couch.” 

94. “They might be a little spicy for me.”

95. You, but Coop and I love ‘em.”

96. “Are you done with your little verbal essay?”

97. “Jaque, I can’t be with you anymore. I’d like to upgrade to a new one, please.”

98. “If I could wish one thing, it would uh, be for you to expect more for yourself and keep your head in the clouds, of course.”

99. “I hope your wildest fantasies, become your truest fantasies.”

100. “I’d rather take a chance on uncertainty and still believe in love, so, Luca, I love you. I’m in love with you.”

These quotes from Survival of the Thickest not only give you a glimpse of the triumphs of the series but remind us that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

This comedy series gives us clarity on the reality, that if we want something enough, we can work towards it and reach our goals no matter the setbacks.

Watch now on Netflix!

100 best quotes from survival of the thickest.

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