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Tyra Banks quotes

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.

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

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

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

Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.

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'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.

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.

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

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

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