Best Quotes from Tyra Banks

By | August 25, 2016

I love the confidence that makeup gives me.

Tyra Banks

Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that’s positive and celebrate that!

Tyra Banks

Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.

Tyra Banks

You don’t have to have a ring on your finger to say, ‘I love you.’

Tyra Banks

One thing my mom used to tell me was to look to the other side, and know that my present is not going to be everything. So if I’m having a bad day, she goes, ‘Just imagine tomorrow. This is going to be over. This is going to be done with.’

Tyra Banks

I’ve always seen modeling as a stepping stone.

Tyra Banks

I don’t know how to be sexy on a date. Put up a camera and a wind machine, and I’ll give you sexy. Put me at a dinner table with some candlelight and the moon shining in and, oh, I will give you dork.

Tyra Banks

I don’t have the best self esteem; mine wavers month to month, but I know how to pick myself up.

Tyra Banks

Just because you don’t know if other people are experiencing the same thing as you are, it doesn’t mean that it’s not happening. Everybody doesn’t necessarily share everything. Just know that what you’re going through, other people are going through it, too.

Tyra Banks

Don’t save bold lashes and red lips for nighttime – do it in the day!

Tyra Banks

Don’t save bold lashes and red lips for nighttime – do it in the day!

Tyra Banks

I used to have this joke: ‘Every hallway is a runway.’

Tyra Banks

Because beauty will be so readily accessible, and skin color and features will be similar, prejudices based on physical features will be nearly eradicated. Prejudice will be socioeconomically based.

Tyra Banks

When modeling agencies were saying that I was too big and gaining weight, my mom said, ‘OK, we’re going to discuss what they’re saying over pizza, and we’re going to plan the future of your career which doesn’t involve you having to be skinny.’

Tyra Banks

The one thing I like about being a celebrity more than anything is being able to get into any restaurant I want.

Tyra Banks

It’s so important to understand your good attendance ups your chances of graduating.

Tyra Banks

I’m competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.

Tyra Banks

I was always a good student. I wasn’t the A-plus student, but I studied really hard, and I probably had a 3.2. I always wished that I had the capacity to get straight A’s, but I didn’t. I didn’t beat myself up about it, but I really studied hard for my grades.

Tyra Banks

I’ve helped some of my classmates on how to strategize to get to the next level of their businesses. And it’s interesting, because here I am sitting there from the entertainment industry and the fashion industry, and I’m giving a billionaire that has a business that’s been in his family for 300 years – I’m giving him advice about strategy!

Tyra Banks

I haven’t seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven’t seen anything. I don’t really care.

Tyra Banks

Sometimes I’ll use four or five different photo apps on one photo just to get it where I want it to be.

Tyra Banks

I’m a lover of fashion websites.

Tyra Banks

I grew up wearing a uniform to school, and now I have my stylist come to my apartment and create outfits for me to wear. Otherwise, I’d never get dressed.

Tyra Banks

I’m obsessed with making women look and feel more beautiful than they ever thought possible.

Tyra Banks

It is important for women to feel beautiful when she looks in the mirror, and I tell women, ‘If you don’t feel beautiful, find one thing that you can look in that mirror and say, ‘That is beautiful.’

Tyra Banks

My natural hair texture is very kinky.

Tyra Banks

I learned my ABCs, 1-2-3 from ‘Sesame Street.’

Tyra Banks

I was embarrassed when a businessman friend asked, ‘What’s the yearly budget of your talk show? What’s the per-episode budget?’ And I looked at him with these blank, typical-model eyes and said, ‘I don’t know.’ I call myself a businesswoman, and I don’t know that?

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I know I’m an overachiever, and I’m not apologetic about it.

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I am a businesswoman who goes to work every single day.

Tyra Banks

My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.

Tyra Banks

Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I’d practice in front of the mirror and I’d ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.

Tyra Banks

A while ago I said that, ‘You know, I like a guy – he doesn’t have to be all rich and famous – he can be normal.’ And I remember I was walking in the mall, and this guy was like, ‘Tyra, I’m normal. I live with my mama. I ain’t got a car and I ain’t got a job! I’m real normal.’ And I’m like, ‘That’s not normal – that’s a loser!’

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You’ve got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that’s got it goin’ on.

Tyra Banks

Flaws are awesome – so, ‘flawsome!’ I love making up a word.

Tyra Banks

We are often told we can’t have brains and beauty, and I really hope that my message is that you can put on that red lip and curl your hair and put on that power dress – you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.

Tyra Banks

I’ve had my heart broken one too many times.

Tyra Banks

Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can’t we just be the sexy American girl next door?

Tyra Banks

I’m frugal. I’ve always been this way. When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.

Tyra Banks

I’m a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it’s okay if there are flaws here and there.

Tyra Banks

Even when I was a teen model, I didn’t think it was fair that I had to enter the acting world to get insurance.

Tyra Banks

I volunteer a lot of my time with an organization in New York called The Center for Children and Families.

Tyra Banks

Black women don’t have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.

Tyra Banks

Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You’re in one minute, out the next.

Tyra Banks

Being first lady is not just about being the wife but really taking command and having true vision.

Tyra Banks

I just think, as a model, it’s taught me to be a master of deception and illusion.

Tyra Banks

I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.

Tyra Banks

The runway symbolizes something in society that’s very intimidating to women.

Tyra Banks

Now I know that I should take better care of myself when I’m under an intense deadline, or else my body is gonna act in certain ways that are not good.

Tyra Banks

Global warming will threaten our crops, so natural food will be scarce. Hourglass, curvy bodies will be the aspirational beauty standard, representing that those women have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent.

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There’s always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.

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Believe it or not, I don’t wake up looking like a supermodel.

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I used to really panic about finals. I didn’t understand the concept of how you could have one test that encompasses the entire semester.

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