Inspirational Quotes by Joanna Coles

By | December 7, 2016

I think most people know when they’re in a toxic relationship – it requires an enormous amount of effort to keep it going, and you don’t get what you want from it.

Joanna Coles

I can’t stress this enough: The single thing that will guarantee a happy, fulfilled, and calmer life is the quality of your human relationships, especially the people you love and who love you back.

Joanna Coles

What magazines do is curate: we give accurate and trustworthy information. If you have a problem, it’s very difficult to go to the web and get accurate information… magazines, at their best, should be an incredible voyage of discovery.

Joanna Coles

Every time I’ve been offered a new job, I’ve automatically said, ‘Oh, I don’t think you want me for that job.’ It’s sort of a weird female – or, at least, it is in me – a weird female defense, when, in fact, what you want to do is scream, ‘Hooray, I want to do this!’

Joanna Coles

You need a nutritional love diet. Don’t put the junk stuff in your body – it’s not going to do you any good.

Joanna Coles

Get out there and meet people, and that will lead to meeting other people. Look around; see if there’s anyone hiding in plain sight. There may be friends that become more than friends.

Joanna Coles

I look at my time on this earth as social anthropology, at home and in work life.

Joanna Coles

My favorite meal would be a big piece of steak with salad and then Brussels sprouts and Jerusalem artichokes.

Joanna Coles

I don’t like the word ‘juggling’ or ‘work-life balance.’ You prioritize.

Joanna Coles

It’s a great thing to be underestimated because it puts off your rival or enemy – they’re not on their full game if they underestimate you.

Joanna Coles

Contraception is a couple’s issue.

Joanna Coles

We can’t pretend that a Facebook friend is the same as a real friend you’ve shared times with together, both good times and difficult times.

Joanna Coles

On paper, swearing takes on a different attitude. It can make you sound very angry when you use it a lot.

Joanna Coles

I have a lot of tea in the morning. I always have toast and peanut butter.

Joanna Coles

Maybe we need to shelter ourselves so we see the beautiful.

Joanna Coles

You can’t back-engineer a brand.

Joanna Coles

I like being a boss.

Joanna Coles

It’s fun working with smart, young women.

Joanna Coles

Love and food are very similar in many ways. We can’t survive without them, and they bring us great joy, and just as there is junk food, and you can become obese, there’s also junk love.

Joanna Coles

I’m English. All we do is blush.

Joanna Coles

I’m sure ‘Cosmo’ will get involved with virtual reality at some point.

Joanna Coles

I love to be underestimated.

Joanna Coles

When you have a lot of communication online before you go out with someone, it builds up a false sense of who the person is. There’s a tendency to fill in the blanks with positive information.

Joanna Coles

It’s very easy to imagine someone online in a positive way, but it’s only when you sit down, with all five senses in play, that you can really tell, ‘Do I find this person attractive?’

Joanna Coles

I love ‘Cosmo,’ but I gave it everything I had.

Joanna Coles

I can’t spend any time cultivating celebrity.

Joanna Coles

Obsessing about my image – that’s not my shtick.

Joanna Coles

I probably don’t conform to most people’s idea of a fashion editor.

Joanna Coles

I clean out the cat tray like everyone else.

Joanna Coles

I have a real challenge of finding dog-walking shoes.

Joanna Coles

I like to use exercise classes as a way of understanding what people are doing. I’m promiscuous in terms of exercise. You see what people are wearing. You see what people are responding to. You see what the music is they’re listening to. An exercise class is social anthropology: what clothes people are wearing, what are the new sneakers.

Joanna Coles

When I was growing up, Sunday lunch was my favorite time as a child. We would have a big Sunday English meal, and we would argue about things.

Joanna Coles

I am deeply unsentimental.

Joanna Coles

I wish I could be as commanding as Meryl Streep.

Joanna Coles

Print is not dead.

Joanna Coles

I am who I am.

Joanna Coles

‘Marie Claire’ is one of those magazines that doesn’t feel as well known as it should be.

Joanna Coles

When you have children is the most important choice affecting your life.

Joanna Coles

I started in journalism: my first magazine, I developed when I was 10. I sent it round to the neighbors. I also sent it to the Queen of England.

Joanna Coles

I’m just super nosy, I love trying to understand what’s going on.

Joanna Coles

What, for me, was exciting about America was just this extraordinary, complex, difficult, fascinating country, and Britain can feel very small. London, in particular, feels small because everything happens there, so you have publishing, politics, you have finance; everything in Britain happens in London.

Joanna Coles

One of the things about being online is it’s hard to forget people, so it’s very easy to stalk an ex, it’s very easy to follow what people are doing. It’s almost impossible to forget them.

Joanna Coles

I grew up in the north of England – 200 miles north of London, in a relatively unsophisticated place. And I craved magazines as a way of finding out about the future, about the life that I wanted.

Joanna Coles

Snapchat is a really intimate medium.

Joanna Coles

I was precocious, so I began reading ‘Cosmo’ when I was 12.

Joanna Coles

I remember once when I was working on a magazine, and one of the male editors was going on a field trip with one of his sons. The office was full of, ‘He’s such a good dad,’ whereas I came in late from a doctor’s appointment for one of my children and was asked, ‘Where were you? You’ll need to make up the time.’

Joanna Coles

There’s nothing more mainstream than equal pay for equal work. I mean, it’s completely obvious that’s what feminism should be for, and for women’s right to choose what happens to their own bodies.

Joanna Coles

We have enormous appetites for both food and love, and yet there’s junk food and also junk love.

Joanna Coles

The treadmill won’t run on its own; you have to put some work into this. If you’re going to lose weight, you have to apply yourself.

Joanna Coles

Apps have made it easier to meet people but harder to connect.

Joanna Coles

It might be that you never want to get married, or it might be that you really, really do. Either is fine. What’s not fine is not to be honest about what you want.

Joanna Coles

We have a generation of women who think that they can just have IVF, and everything will be fine. The odds are against you once you start having IVF, and the odds are against you over the age of 35. And to pretend that it’s easy to have a baby in your 40s or 50s is – it’s just selling women a false dream.

Joanna Coles

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