"I'm named after a horse. My mom's best friend had a horse named Brooke, so my dad suggested 'Brooklyn' as a more formal version, and it just stuck - and now I live in Brooklyn part-time, so go figure."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Brooklyn Decker on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Brooklyn Decker on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Brooklyn Decker on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Brooklyn Decker on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Brooklyn Decker on Pablo Picasso
"The 'Sports Illustrated' cover was the last thing I shot. That week, I told my agent, 'You know what, I really... I don't want to be a model anymore. I really want to do movies.' And I think he wanted to wring my neck at the moment."
"I loved the travel but I didn't love the work. I mean, come on, modelling is only so stimulating!"