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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Brooke Shields on perseverance, modelling, world, parenting, honesty, hard-work, misery, talent, Broadway, stress, and faith.

64 Top Brooke Shields Quotes Health, Happiness, Life, Love And More

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress and Model

Born On: May 31, 1965

Born In: Manhattan

Brooke Shields is a famed American model and actress. She started her career as a child model and received a lot of praise for her role as a child prostitute in the movie, ‘Pretty Baby,’ at the age of 12. Some of her best-known works include, ‘Lipstick Jungle,’ ‘The Blue Lagoon,’ ‘That 70’s Show,’ ‘Franco Zeffirell’s Endless Love,’ ‘Suddenly Susan,’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ She is also a renowned animal rights activist. We have compiled some famous and motivational quotes and sayings by Brooke Shields, which have been derived from her movies, shows, thoughts, interviews, works, dialogues, utterances, and life. Let us browse through the thought-provoking quotations and thoughts by Brooke Shields.

Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.

Brooke Shields

Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.

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Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door.

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Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. I'm pleasantly surprised with my resilience. I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can make a choice to take the good.

Brooke Shields

Being nice to everybody, saying hello to everyone in the room, signing every autograph; it was instilled in me at a very young age that this was what I was suppose to do. But I don't think it helps at all. I see more people who are rude or arrogant being rewarded - but, this way, I can put my head on the pillow at night.

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Honesty is the quality I value most in a friend. Not bluntness, but honesty with compassion.

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The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important.

Brooke Shields

Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion.

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My younger years of modeling were really just filled with fun trips. I was doing catalogues for Alexander's and Bloomingdale's.

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I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.

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Modeling is the world that I feel most welcome in.

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As I'm getting older, I'm enjoying my vices so much more because I feel like I've deserved them.

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Everybody says, 'When you have kids, you really get away from yourself.' But really, it's the most selfish thing I've ever done. It's like, Okay, I'm going to create unconditional love for myself, and I'm going to need it and want it and ask for it every day, and I'm going to get it.

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What does good in bed mean to me? When I'm sick and I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows watching TV and my mom brings me soup - that's good in bed.

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It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles.

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I have a group of friends in my life, and we all give each other something different. I've known my two closest friends for many years. One is a friend from high school, and the other I met right after college. My deep, deep friends remind me every day of the good parts of my personality.

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Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window—or break down a door.

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The thing about Broadway, they always welcome you with open arms.

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The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is the hope and the shattered hope, the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn't happen.

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People think of me as a mannequin, all show and no substance.

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We live in New York. To be able to have a steady job and take your kids to school, and be around and work hard, is the perfect life.

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The older I get, the younger I feel. Growing up, I was always the kid, but I spoke like an adult and was in adult roles. I didn't feel like a kid. The older I get, I actually feel younger! Which is good. I always thought when you get older, you'll want to slow down, but I want to do even more.

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I look back at myself, this innocent person, and I think, 'Gosh, she's okay.' I handled a lot, and I'm still here.

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I was always with a single mom, and we never had schedules or anything. We were just Bohemian, us against the world, which was kind of great, but it certainly didn't breed security. I've gotten hyper-sensitive to schedules and bath time and eating at the dinner table. We don't just 'Bohemian' go out at nine o'clock and go get Chinese food.

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You don't necessarily have to be in misery to be talented.

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The thing I'm the most proud of in my personal life is that my daughter actually thinks that I'm fabulous.

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The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined.

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'Suddenly Susan' is my life.

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My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.

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I'm just starting to realize the type of work that I want to do. Not everyone can fit into the sitcom world because it's so fast-paced, but it feels comfortable to me.

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You are only as pretty as you are nice and smart.

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I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not.

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I have a place in the Broadway community that can only be earned.

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Have faith in your own thoughts.

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Eight shows a week is daunting, and it can be terrifying. But it just instills such a sense of confidence and growth.

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I could never, ever have an abortion.

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I've never been naturally fashion conscious. I'm the kind of person who sees a whole outfit in a magazine, runs out and buys it but looks like a clown.

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I've never found therapy to be a sign of weakness; I've found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength.

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I always sold other peoples' fashions, so I wore jeans and t-shirts, and I put on what they needed to sell, and I'd sell it. So as far a nurturing my own style, it took me quite a long time to do it.

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Depression is so smart - it uses all your references and patterns.

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What Tupperware has stood for all these years is the independence of women, allowing women to work from home, earn a living - and that what this Boys & Girls Clubs of America program, the SMART Girls program, is about.

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I have bad-mom moments all the time. Sometimes I have the wrong reaction, but I try to remember to pull back and think about it. Even when I make the mistake, I'm able to then go, 'Oh, okay, let's do this again.'

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I was the first child at four at a modeling agency, so I had an advantage.

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I was such a nerd, a complete geek, but then I was lucky enough to have a fancy career, where I can be like 'See, I'm not a nerd. Look, I'm in 'Vogue.'

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I don't like to leave my children for long periods of time. It's made me more picky about roles that are close, especially on television.

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If my girls are rude, it's over. There is no place in the world for it.

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From the time I could speak, I knew I wanted to have children. It was just an innate desire.

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I am a city girl I think, at heart.

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I have always liked lionesses. Female lions have always seemed like the best. They were really strong and took care of their babies and are beautiful.

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I don't ever feel like I have it all together.

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Louis Malle was the best filmmaker I've ever worked with. He was such an artist. He was dealing with the theme of innocence and experience.

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My mother totally protected me as a model. She took me on every look-see, she was there on the set if I wanted her to be.

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I suffered from post-natal depression after Rowan was born. I had a healthy, beautiful baby girl and I couldn't look at her. I couldn't hold her, smile at her. All I wanted was to disappear and die.

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I'm a hands-on mum and I'm lucky to be able to be that. I can remember the things my mum used to do with me and that time together is so important.

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Humour has always been a self-defence mechanism for me.

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I went to an ordinary school in New York City with no other actors. I learned to compartmentalise different parts of my life. I was one person at home and then another person at work and for that reason my career didn't challenge my family life.

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I would have thought that I would have become one of those parents - just because it's my nature to be such a perfectionist - that anything falling short, I would have seen as a failure. But something has happened to me over the past few years - it's not Zen, believe me, I'm not at all Zen - but I'm so appreciative of even the chaos.

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I'm so adamant that being a really good parent does not mean you have to be there 24/7. I find that I'm never not thinking about where they are, but instead of it stressing me out, it comforts me to know that I'm completely aware of their schedule, and they're with someone I trust.

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I always feel like the odd mom out, because trust me when I tell you I'm on my girls. And every time I am, I know from the outside it looks like I'm an overbearing, controlling parent. But I don't think we have any responsibility to anybody else but our kids and ourselves.

Brooke Shields

I love getting baths and going to the Korean spas and getting pummeled and scrubbed, and its so hot in the sauna you can't even stand it. I have to do things in a pretty extreme way to calm down. So a Swedish massage is not going to do it! I need to know that they're in there with their thumbs and moving stuff around.

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My husband perpetually makes fun of me about my creams and my jars and potions and lotions, but its simpler than anyone makes it: clean, tone, keep yourself moisturized. The rest is internal: Protect yourself from the sun and drink water.

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Love can produce the children, but it has nothing to do with the raising of the children. I grew up thinking, 'Oh, that's it. All I have to do is fall in love.' You may think love will change everything, but it really is different with children. Children don't necessarily bring you together; they challenge you.

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I think once you have children, you just don't have the same kind of freedom to pick up and go. But then, I sort of think, how often did I really do it? How spontaneous was I really? Part of what I think I miss is this fantasy of my wild days, but they never existed!

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The truth is, I like my body more when it's thinner. I have a range of jeans, and I'm happier in the smaller ones. But I don't have the same drive to get into those jeans. I'm not going to change my day to get there, whereas I used to.

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