"I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Tyra Banks on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Tyra Banks on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Tyra Banks on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Tyra Banks on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Tyra Banks on Ambrose Bierce
"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."