"My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet."
"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."Tyra Banks 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."Tyra Banks on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Tyra Banks on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Tyra Banks 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."Tyra Banks on Pablo Picasso
"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."