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Tyra Banks quotes

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

You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career.

I had had an extroverted personality with a lot of friends, but when I lost the weight and grew so tall, I withdrew within myself.

People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.

I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.

I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.

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

I love the confidence that makeup gives me.

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

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty.

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

I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.

I don't like expensive things... I just can't help looking in a magazine for the splurge and the save.

My aunt used to call me light bulb head because my head is small at the bottom and bigger at the top. But it was a term of endearment.

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

I love being able to go to a store, let's say... a store like Topshop or Zara or maybe even Macy's, depends on what department, and not have to look at the price tag.

I've been singing for six years. I've been in and out of the studios with top producers, but it wasn't something I was ready to express to the public or to the press. I wasn't ready to come out. I wanted to perfect my voice and be 100 percent positive that I could come out right.

It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too.

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.

When I think about moguls, I think like Donald Trump who... owns NYC practically. That's a mogul. I feel like I'm on my way to a lot more, but mogul is a really serious thing. I think it's a word that gets thrown around easily.