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A collection of Janice Dickinson Quotes on fashion, business, modeling, success, life, men, addiction, beauty, father and much more.

70 Janice Dickinson Quotes That Contain Many Life Lessons

Quick Facts

Famous As: Model

Born On: February 15, 1955

Born In: Brooklyn

Janice Dickinson is an American supermodel, photographer and author. She was one of the most successful models of the 1970s and 1980s, and calls herself as the first supermodel. After a modeling career in France, she returned back to New York and thereafter worked as a model at different places. During the 1970s and 1980s, she was signed by the Ford Models and later she became one of the 20 best Ford models to be signed by Elite Model Management, after which she came to be known as a supermodel. She became famous like a wildfire and appeared on the cover page of magazines including ‘Vogue’, ‘Harper’s Bazar’, ‘Cosmopolitan’ and many other publications. Her portfolio now included some of the top fashion brands like ‘Oscar de la Renta’, ‘Bill Blass’ and ‘Valentino’. Janice also served as a judge for four seasons on America's Next Top Model, and she also authored her memoir, ‘Titled No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel’. Being one of the first supermodels, Janice’s fame spread far and wide and she shared her thoughts on fashion, beauty, modeling, ramp, success, failure and more through her interviews and writings. We have gathered a few of Janice Dickinson’s thoughts and sayings on a variety of topics.

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I was in that dark, self-destructive place. I was up one minute, down the next. Soaring and crashing and crashing and soaring; the roller coaster from hell.

Janice Dickinson

I liked the way he handled himself in the kitchen. I like men who cook. Men who cook are generally good lovers.

Janice Dickinson

The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me - and I love to live life at full throttle.

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I was in awe of him. I didn't speak; I listened. He was flawless.

Janice Dickinson

If you think I'm over-the-top, I am.

Janice Dickinson

I was in awe of him. I didn't speak; I listened.

Janice Dickinson

I started Botox the first year it came out. I was the first one in line, and I have had Botox every six months since then.

Janice Dickinson

This alpha dog is not going to take it lying down next time.

Janice Dickinson

Aside from my modelling, by the early Nineties I was also starting to work as a photographer, which I loved.

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I've sold everything from fashion, make-up, couture magazines, radio, reality television, movies. There isn't a thing I haven't sold, including Tampax. You name it.

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I was the first to sign up for Botox when it first came out.

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I'm probably the biggest reality television star living.

Janice Dickinson

I'm the female Simon Cowell. He said I'm the scariest woman he's ever met. I asked him why he never dated me, and he said I was too intimidating.

Janice Dickinson

Reinvention is the key to surviving this fashion industry. Madonna is the perfect example of reinvention. She has taken something that is so little and turned herself into a legend by simply never staying the same.

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Los Angeles fashion is the Starbucks of the modeling world.

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I was Versace's muse, I was Valentino's muse, I was Alaia's muse, Lancetti's muse, Calvin Klein's, Halston's. I could go on and on.

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Back in the day I was doing runway, editorial, advertising, spokesmodeling, and public appearances. Those are five different categories.

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I have to make sure I exercise and that the ingredients that go into my body are completely organic.

Janice Dickinson

I relax, meditate and do 80 minutes of yoga every day.

Janice Dickinson

I hike and make sure everything I eat is organic.

Janice Dickinson

Whatever it takes to make an individual feel better, I'm all for it.

Janice Dickinson

I've been fooling the public for years and I'm really good at it.

Janice Dickinson

I can only speak from my own personal experience, being behind the camera and in front of it, but every magazine cover you see is completely airbrushed.

Janice Dickinson

I'm a former bulimic myself and it's a horrible, horrible addiction.

Janice Dickinson

Hey, I fool the camera. I'm a liar, a magician.

Janice Dickinson

The idea of the extreme makeover is disturbing.

Janice Dickinson

I became a cover girl and an editorial model, and then I became a runway model.

Janice Dickinson

I'm not a good person to have as an enemy; say nice things about me.

Janice Dickinson

As the saying goes, I want to be the best-looking corpse there is.

Janice Dickinson

I'm aiming to become the white Oprah.

Janice Dickinson

Follow sound business trends, not fashion trends.

Janice Dickinson

Money is like hormones. It's just how you feel on any given day.

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What's my motto when it comes to money? Don't put so much emphasis on it!

Janice Dickinson

My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.

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I'm addicted to cosmetic surgery!

Janice Dickinson

Every six months I fly to Dallas to get botox and I also get collagen injections.

Janice Dickinson

I grew up in an abusive home and was told on a daily basis by my father that I would never amount to anything and that I looked like a boy.

Janice Dickinson

But as a young model, I never felt as beautiful as I looked.

Janice Dickinson

I've been on the cover of every magazine in the world.

Janice Dickinson

I lived the stuff that Jackie Collins writes about.

Janice Dickinson

I'm keeping my acerbic wit completely fueled.

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I was shaped by my mistakes.

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Beauty opened all the doors; it got me things I didn't even know I wanted, and things I certainly didn't deserve.

Janice Dickinson

I have to wake up and drink chamomile tea to slow down.

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I borrow bits from everyone.

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Everyone steals from something or someone.

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I have a very vivid imagination.

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I'm able to move like no one else you've ever seen in front of a camera.

Janice Dickinson

I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.

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I was lusted after walking down the streets of New York.

Janice Dickinson

I can wrap my legs around my neck.

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I wish I'd gotten sober at a younger age.

Janice Dickinson

I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make.

Janice Dickinson

Self-help books are for the birds. Self-help groups are where it's at.

Janice Dickinson

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.

Janice Dickinson

I was hot and I knew it and it went to my head.

Janice Dickinson

In my day, I, being the first supermodel, I hawked everything.

Janice Dickinson

Celebrity is hawking make-up, cars, everything; it's shifted.

Janice Dickinson

I had to fight like hell to convince people I was beautiful in my own Polish half-breed way.

Janice Dickinson

Without gay men, I am nothing.

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And I will never, ever respond to anybody - man, woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut.

Janice Dickinson

I got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample.

Janice Dickinson

I don't know why in society when a woman demands perfection she is called crazy.

Janice Dickinson

People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic.

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But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.

Janice Dickinson

I have been shaped by my mistakes and disappointments - just as I have been shaped by my successes.

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I find the light and work it, work it, work it.

Janice Dickinson

Photo shoots for underage girls are like letting an ant walk around with honey.

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Phil Spector is probably a better date than Roman Polanski.

Janice Dickinson

The industry has died as far as modeling has gone, and I'll tell you why. Magazines are featuring the Halle Berrys and Sarah Jessica Parkers, all the actresses. Makeup companies are featuring all the celebrities. All the models have died.

Janice Dickinson