Life's challenges can seem almost insurmountable at times. And
things appear to be getting not only harder, but weirder as well.
One seeks inspiration and turns to the Bible, the Koran, the Bhagavad
Gita, the Tao Te Ching. But sometimes they're not enough.
That's when you need..
The Wisdom of Supermodels
ON COURAGE: "They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and
I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates
herself from behind." -- Cindy Crawford
ON SELF-KNOWLEDGE: "Everywhere I went, my cleavage followed. But I
learned I am not my cleavage." -- Carole Mallory
ON POVERTY: "Everyone should have enough money to get plastic
surgery." -- Beverly Johnson
ON FATE: "I wish my butt did not go sideways, but I guess I have to
face that." -- Christie Brinkley
ON ARRIVING: "Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up and
be more particular about the acting roles I take." -- Kathy Ireland
(star of Alien From L.A. and Danger Island)
ON CAREER CHOICES: "My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be
a librarian." -- Paulina Porizkova
ON PRIORITIES: "I would rather exercise than read a newspaper."
-- Kim Alexis
ON GEOPOLITICS: "Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a
lot. We talked all night. We had the same views on nuclear
disarmament." -- Jerry Hall
ON INNER STRENGTH: "I love the confidence that makeup gives me."
-- Tyra Banks
ON DEATH: "Richard (Gere) doesn't really like me to kill bugs, but
sometimes I can't help it." -- Cindy Crawford
ON TRAVEL: "I haven't seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre.
I haven't seen anything. I don't really care." -- Tyra Banks
ON BREAKTHROUGHS: "Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I
began to excel in volleyball and modeling." -- Gabrielle Reece
ON EPIPHANY: "I just found out that I'm one inch taller than I
thought." -- Christie Brinkley
ON HEREDITY: "My husband was just OK looking. I was in labor and I
said to him, 'What if she's ugly? You're ugly.'" -- Beverly Johnson
ON THE BASICS: "It's very important to have the right clothing to
exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it's not
inspiring for your workout." -- Cheryl Tiegs
ON INTRODUCTIONS: "I think most people are curious about what it
would be like to be able to meet yourself -- it's eerie." -- Christy
ON COURTSHIP: "The soundtrack to 'Indecent Exposure' is a romantic
mix of music that I know most women love to hear, so I never keep it
far from me when women are nearby." -- Fabio
ON THE CONSERVATION OF MATTER: "I've looked in the mirror every day
for 20 years. It's the same face." -- Claudia Schiffer
ON TRAGEDY: "The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles --
but I had on thick tights underneath." -- Naomi Campbell
ON SURVIVAL: "If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out
and eat some crackers." -- Carol Alt
ON THE CASTE SYSTEM: "We're not Prince Charles and Princess Di. We
don't think of ourselves as royalty. We happen to be working people."
-- Christie Brinkley
ON OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS: "I tried on 250 bathing suits in one
afternoon and ended up having little scabs up and down my thighs,
probably from some of those with sequins all over them."
-- Cindy Crawford
ON THINKING: "When I model I pretty much blank. You can't think too
much or it doesn't work." -- Paulina Porizkova
ON LOGIC: "I think, If my butt's not too big for them to be
photographing it, then it shouldn't be too big for me."
-- Christy Turlington
ON BODY PARTS: "I don't know what to do with my arms. It just makes
me feel weird and I feel like people are looking at me and that makes
me nervous." -- Tyra Banks
ON BODY LANGUAGE: "You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact
that I've gained weight." -- Christy Turlington
ON DEPRIVATION: "If they had Nautilus on the Concorde, I would work
out all the time." -- Linda Evangelista
ON VERSATILITY: "I can do anything you want me to do so long as I
don't have to speak." -- Linda Evangelista
ON THE GRIEF PROCESS: "When my Azzedine jacket from 1987 died, I
wrapped it up in a box, attached a note saying where it came from and
took it to the Salvation Army. It was a big loss." -- Veronica Webb
ON VENGEANCE: "Girls are always getting mad at each other and they
tell their hairdresser to purposely mess up another girl's hair."
ON MOTIVATION: "It was kind of boring for me to have to eat. I would
know that I had to, and I would." -- Kate Moss
...and my personal favorite...
ON ECONOMICS: "I don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."
-- Linda Evangelista
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