"We always had 'Vogue' in our house. But, when I was around 12, my Mom finally took me seriously about modeling and put a stack of magazines in front of me, then told me to study all the poses. The ones I loved the most were in 'Vogue.'"
"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."Chanel Iman 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."Chanel Iman on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Chanel Iman on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Chanel Iman 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."Chanel Iman on Pablo Picasso
"I'm thinking of slowing down on modeling and branching out to other things. I want to pursue some new and old dreams and start making them happen."
"My goal is to be a household name, and when I do that, I want to help other girls become models, and maybe even launch a fashion line with my mom, like Beyonce did with her mother. My mom has such a good eye, and it's always been a dream of hers."