11 of Sophia Bush’s Most Empowering Quotes, Because The Woman Knows a Thing or Two

Chicago Fire actress Sophia Bush, 32, might be most famous for playing the sassy and smart Brooke Davis on the CW's beloved teen drama One Tree Hill, but she's also made a name for herself by speaking out on a bunch of important issues. One of the topics Bush is most passionate about is feminism and body acceptance, so we've rounded up our favorite Sophia quotes for you just in case you needed a reminder that 1.) you are a badass woman, and 2.) you're gorgeous.

Sophia Quote #1

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To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there.”

Sophia Quote #3

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“I believe all men, all women, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic background, you deserve the same rights,” she told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.

Sophia Quote #2

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“I think it’s an absolutely ludicrous idea that beauty only fits in one box. You look at history, look at who are our most beautiful, iconic women in the world and they’re all different shapes and sizes and colors and heights. It doesn’t matter what measurement is around our thigh, it matters what you put out into the world. It matters how many times a day you smile, and are you good to the people in your life. Are you good to the people you work with? Are you good to your family and your friends? Are you good to your community? Those are the things that make a person beautiful.”

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“Zero is not a size! Life is too short and I’m Italian, I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.”

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“I will not vote for a candidate who thinks that he has more rights to my uterus than I do,” she said in an interview with FOX411’s Pop Tarts.

Sophia Quote #5

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“I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status,” she said in an interview with IGN in 2006.

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“I’m not a waif-y girl and never will be. I think it’s healthy when fitness experts encourage fitness rather than getting a certain body shape,” she said to Health magazine in 2008.

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“Because sorry to say, women run the house. They run the family. They hold things up. I mean, it’s like you don’t ever see your mom get sick because she handles everything. And it’s kind of amazing I think to show people just how strong women are.”

Sophia Quote #9

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“I’m not going to dinner with somebody who eats like a bird, nor do I want to eat like a bird. But its weird: In our business, I’m a size 2 and considered curvy. Its important to remind young women, ‘Listen, even skinny girls have cellulite, even Halle Berry has cellulite, and what you see in photos isn’t totally real,’” she told Health .

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“I fight for the environment because we only have one planet, but I see how the environment affects poverty and how the environment affects women around the world," at the Do Something Awards.

Sophia Quote #11

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“As a woman, I know you’re young, but you gotta hear it now: the most valuable part about you is your brain. Get an education; don’t let anybody tell you that your body or the size that you wear or any of that BS matters, because it doesn’t. Your brain matters, so be the smart girl in the room. Because, to be funny, you have to be smart, because you have to get the joke.”