"The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Tyra Banks on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Tyra Banks on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Tyra Banks on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Tyra Banks on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Tyra Banks on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty."
"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."
"I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people."
"Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next."
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