Monday, April 20, 2015

“I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don’t have to speak”

Out of the “Mouths of Babes”/So-Called Super Models:

On Heredity:
“My husband was just okay-looking. I was in labor and I said to him, ‘What if she’s ugly? You’re ugly” –Beverly Johnson. 

On Communism and Privation:
“Everyone should have enough money to get plastic surgery” –Beverly Johnson.

On Socratic Self-Knowledge:
“Everywhere I went, my cleavage followed. But I learned I am not my cleavage” –Carole Mallory.

On Death, Donations, and Grief:
“When my Azzedine jacket from 1987 died, I wrapped it up in a box and attached a note saying where it came from and took it to the Salvation Army. It was a big loss” –Veronica Webb.

On Boredom and Incentive:
“It was kind of boring for me to have to eat. I would know that I had to, and I would” –Kate Moss.

On Anger and Vengeance:
“Girls are always getting mad at each other, and they tell their hairdresser to purposely mess up another girl’s hair” –Tasha 

On Batting .667:
“I’m a pretty girl who’s a model who doesn’t suck as an actress” –Cameron Diaz.

On Exercise and Inspiration:
“It’s very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it’s not inspiring for your workout” –Cheryl Tiegs.

On the Conservation of Matter:
“I’ve looked in the mirror every day for 20 years. It’s the same face” –Claudia Schiffer.

On Money and Career Advancement:
“Because modeling is lucrative, I’m able to save up and be more particular about the acting roles I take” –Kathy Ireland (star of ‘Alien from L.A.’ and ‘Danger Island’).

On Daily Priorities:
“I would rather exercise than read a newspaper” –Kim Alexis.

On Sleep-Overs and Geopolitics:
“Mick Jagger and I just really like each other a lot. We talked all night. We had the same views on nuclear disarmament” –Jerry Hall.

On Psychological Discoveries:
“Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modeling” –Gabrielle Reece.

On Embarrassing Moments:
“The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles, but I had on thick tights underneath” –Naomi Campbell.

On Hunger:
“If I’m making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers” –Carol Alt.

On Career Choices:
“My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian” –Paulina Porizkova.

On Contemplating the Concept of Nothingness
 “When I model I’m pretty blank. You can’t think too much, or it doesn’t work” –Paulina Porizkova.

On Understanding the Psychology of Low Self-Respect:
“I loved making ‘Rising Sun.’ I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-esteem” –Tatjana Patitz.

On Loneliness vs. Aloneness:
“Sometimes I get lonely, but it’s nice to be alone” –Tatjana Patitz. 

On Courage:
“They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind” –Cindy Crawford.

On Occupational Hazards:
“I tried on 250 bathing suits in one afternoon and ended up having little scabs up and down my thighs, probably from some of those with sequins all over them” –Cindy Crawford.

On Obsessions:
“Richard doesn’t really like me to kill bugs, but sometimes I can’t help it” –Cindy Crawford.

On One’s Fate:
“I wish my butt did not go sideways, but I guess I have to face that” –Christie Brinkley.

On Epiphanies:
“I just found out that I’m one inch taller than I thought” –Christie Brinkley.

On Working People:
“We’re not Prince Charles and Princess Di. We don’t think of ourselves as royalty. We happen to be working people” –Christie Brinkley.

On Self-Introductions:
“I think most people are curious about what it would be like to be able to meet yourself. It’s eerie” –Christy Turlington.

On Syllogistic Logic:
“I think if my butt’s not too big for them to be photographing it, then it shouldn’t be too big for me” –Christy Turlington.

On Felicity:
“You can usually tell when I’m happy by the fact that I’ve gained weight” –Christy Turlington.

On Sight Seeing and Apathy:
“I haven’t seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven’t seen anything. I don’t really care” –Tyra Banks. 

On Body Appendages and Self-Consciousness:
“I don’t know what to do with my arms. It just makes me feel weird, and I feel like people are looking at me and that makes me nervous” –Tyra Banks.

On Inner Strength:
“I love the confidence that makeup gives me” –Tyra Banks.

On Financial Enticements:
“I don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day” –Linda Evangelista.

On Deprivation:
If they had Nautilus on the Concorde, I would work out all the time” –Linda Evangelista.

On Pleasing Anyone without Fear:
“I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don’t have to speak” –Linda Evangelista.

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