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Cindy Crawford Quotes

Cynthia Ann Crawford

Cindy Crawford quotes: the model turned mogul’s most impressive quotes.

“I think if people are passionate about something – it could be real estate or biochemistry – and that spark gets turned on in them?  Everyone’s beautiful in that zone.”

“Life is where you’re at.  Whatever you’re doing is enough.  You don’t need to do everything well all the time.  When you live your life like that, it’s a huge relief.”

“Instead of trying to hit the ball out of the park… ask, ‘What does a single look like?’  It’s a smart way to look at business.   I’ve always thought about business that way.  So you need to know if you just get on base, is that a success?  Will we all be happy with that?  I like the analogy, because time is money for all of us.  For every decision I make, it comes down to, ‘How much time am I going to have to spend on this, and what am I going to get back?’  So I always think, ‘Okay, what’s the single?  And is this too much work for just a single?’  And then I still want to know what the home run is, because of course I still want that.”

“Understand that it’s a business.  All these people want to use you, and if you are smart, you learn how to use them back.  It’s commerce.  And ideally, the two sides are in alignment.  So you elevate each other.  I look at jobs, and you have two bank accounts.  One bank account is credibility, and the other is money.  Over the years, I realized everyone has their own agenda.  And I realized I am the number-one expert on Cindy Crawford.  It was not till I was in my thirties that I felt that confidence.  In the end, you are your brand expert.”

“I wanted a business daddy.  And I tried so many different business daddies on for size.  In the end, I had to be my own business daddy.”

“You want to make the most while you can, but also set yourself up for when you are not big.  And you can channel it in other directions that are authentic to who you are.  Make sure the ‘role’ fits you.”

“I do think that social media is another level of responsibility, but… it’s also a great tool, it’s the first time you really can be your own publicist.”

“I think a lot of people secretly wish they were a rock star, and I’m no exception.”

“I’ve always found that beauty and confidence are synonymous.  If you feel confident, that’s what people see.”

“I’ve tried and failed a lot.  But I’ve also tried to be really clear about my brand.  It is who I am.”

“I like to work.  The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person.”

“I always have something better to be doing.  I love work still, but I’m less tolerant of my time being wasted.”

“Obviously, your family life is the priority, but there’s still other stuff you have to get done in a day.  I think the way I make it work is by taking care of myself, and that includes fitness and eating right and all those things, but also by being very organized and punctual.”

“When you don’t have anything interesting to do, you start thinking too much about what you don’t have anymore.  When you can appreciate fulfilling things like family, work, friends or the possibility of helping other people, you will have a focus.  The list could go on.”

“Having children really changes your priorities.”

“I don’t want my daughter to think she has to deprive herself to be pretty.  It’s all about balance and I can teach that best by living it.”

“I think the way kids learn most is not by what you say, but by what you do.”

“I’m focused on raising my children with moral values and having them feel empowered to make their own choices.”

“It’s not like your soul gets older.  It gets wiser.”

“I actually was studying to be a chemical engineer before I dropped out of college to pursue modeling full time.  I loved and still love to use that part of my brain.”

“Nobody in my family ever thought that I’d a be a model.”

“Models are like baseball players.  We make a lot of money quickly, but all of a sudden we’re 30 years old, we don’t have a college education, we’re qualified for nothing, and we’re used to a very nice lifestyle.  The best thing is to marry a movie star.”

“Fashion and style is just that.  Fashion and style.  It’s not brain surgery.”

“In my work, I’ve realized that ‘Cindy Crawford’ is a product.  I decide how to use that image.  It’s a business.”

“I don’t have to try to be perfect at everything.”

“Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.”

“The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.”

“For every thing you don’t like about yourself, come up with something you do like.  Once you start thinking in positive terms, slowly you’ll begin to appreciate other things.”

“I’m actually happier with my body now because the body I have now is the body I’ve worked for.  I have a better relationship with it.  From a purely aesthetic point of view, my body was better when I was 22, 23.  But I didn’t enjoy it.  I was too busy comparing it to everyone else’s.”

“Avoiding the sun, not smoking, drinking a lot of water, and getting enough sleep is key to looking and feeling good at any age!”

“I just find that each year I try something new.  You can’t fight the march of time.  To balance that out, each year you should develop one more good habit.  It levels the playing field.”

“I’m happy, I love my life, I don’t like birthdays.  Everyone’s like, ‘What are you doing for your 50th?’  I wrote a book.  The buildup is worse than the reality.  That’s what I found at 40.  Now it’s finally happening and then it will be over and I will be 50.  I will feel the same, I feel great.  But it’s daunting.  It’s a big number, especially for women.  You can’t pretend you’re a girl anymore.  You might feel girlie inside but you hopefully are kinda like, ‘This is who I am with my flaws.'”

“[On the value of time] I think that the older you get, you realize the most valuable commodity that we have is time and, unfortunately, even though we try to fight it, we can’t buy it, right?  So, for me, it’s definitely, ‘How do I choose to live my life?’ and a lot of that was… we really made our family our priority.”

“I was always reading a book backstage.  In some ways I missed out on things, and maybe I should have taken more chances, but I never wanted to put myself in a bad position.  I said no too often… I would have said yes more.”

“I don’t have a lot of regrets about the way I’ve lived my life.  Not because I haven’t made mistakes – I’ve made plenty.  But what’s the point of regret?  You can’t undo the past.”

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