"Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom."
"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."Kevyn Aucoin 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."Kevyn Aucoin on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Kevyn Aucoin on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Kevyn Aucoin 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."Kevyn Aucoin on Pablo Picasso
"Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent."
"Beauty has a lot to do with character."
"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction."
"That's why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me."
"Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul."