"The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Tyra Banks on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Tyra Banks on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Tyra Banks on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Tyra Banks on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Tyra Banks on John Lennon
"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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