Christy Turlington quotes:

  • When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.

  • Modeling is a profession where your worth is tied up with looks.

  • Yoga has brought me closer to myself. It's helped me realize the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit, in the Buddhist sense of the word.

  • It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realising just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.

  • Pranayama is the practice of breath control. The word prana refers not only to breath, but also to air and life itself.

  • Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.

  • I never looked at magazines before I started modeling. I was 13 or 14 and none of my friends were into magazines. We were into the fashion of the day, though. Designer jeans were really popular - Sasson, Gloria Vanderbilt, Calvin Klein, Jordache. Once I started modeling, I began to learn about these things, and magazines helped me to understand who was who.

  • Parents should be the most important examples for their children.

  • It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying.

  • I started practicing Yoga at about 18. I had a friend who was doing it and was incredibly disciplined and meditated all the time.

  • Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.

  • I tried acupuncture, the patch, and hypnosis, but found that I needed to do it alone - when the time was right for me.

  • I don't think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people.

  • As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice.

  • Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker.

  • I have a beer belly.

  • I have lots of other mountains that I would like to climb. I have no dream of Everest, but there are some, like Mount Fuji, I'd like to do.

  • It is education that will arm us with the tools that will enable us to succeed and put a stop to the rising rates of preventable death.

  • Yoga gave me the ability to calm down.

  • Nicotine is both a stimulant and a depressant, so that can make one feel quite imbalanced.

  • So much of religion is exegesis. I would rather follow in the footprints of Christ than all of the dogma.

  • Most of us harbour a significant amount of subconscious fear about death, and act out of this fear in our daily lives.

  • I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within.

  • I think most people are curious about what it would be like to be able to meet yourself - -it's eerie.

  • Yoga has reinforced and grounded my own spiritual beliefs.

  • I really wanted to share with people the day-to-day joys that yoga can bring into one's life-not just the physical aspects.

  • Any spirituality can be enhanced with the practice or study of yoga.

  • I was never directly pressured by peers, but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting with smoking provided a certain false comfort.

  • I'd rather go naked than wear fur.

  • So much of religion is exegesis. I would rather follow in the footprints of Christ than all of the dogma."

  • I love fashion, but I'm not obsessed with it.

  • The seated lotus postures are an amazing way to go into meditation, or simply just to take a moment to ground oneself.

  • I would be very proud to have influenced anyone that I know or don't know to quit smoking.

  • People always think that if you eat anything as a model, it's amazing. I used to tease them and say, you know I'm going to throw up afterwards.

  • I like the big questions.

  • My middle name is Nicole. It's so weird because my mom is from El Salvador, but my sisters and I have Irish names - Christy, Kelly, and Erin. And Christy and Kelly, they're not even girls' names! In Ireland, they're boys' names. And somehow, my mom was in El Salvador dreaming about Shamrocks before we were born.

  • Participating in a sisterhood with other women is hugely important in my life and a source of joy.

  • I think a lot of little girls like riding, but sadly not that many people live in a place where it's an option.

  • In retrospect, I think a lot of '80s fashion shoots are the ones that look the most modern. The fitness-based ones that are really minimal. It's clean, healthy, t-shirt, beach hair... it's athleisure.

  • If you truly want to make an impact on the world, you can and you will.

  • Going to a fashion show is almost as painful as being in one.


  • Yoga is an integral part of my daily routine. That definitely helps me approach all aspects of my life from a place of mindfulness and clarity, through the meditation that usually accompanies this practice.

  • I am passionate about any effort to achieve social justice and equality, particularly for women.

  • That's a girl's life for the rest of her days- somewhere between a lollipop and shots.

  • You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact that I've gained weight.

  • All women deserve access to care that can save their lives.

  • or those who have one, please use your voice. So many of us don't have that ability.

  • Now every model wants to be an actress

  • Love is connection with others. Union with another human being or living thing. That's also Yoga.

  • We should all reevaluate advertising that contradicts what we know to be the truth; especially when the ads are harmfully manipulative.

  • I'm not entirely comfortable with myself in underwear.

  • A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their own spiritual beliefs can come together. Yoga actually pre-dates religion.

  • Yoga is so universal in its principles and so holistically beneficial, it is possible for any person, young or old, religious or agnostic, to embrace and enjoy a practice.

  • I never understand why people have children and then insist on living as though nothing has shifted.

  • For me, true beauty really does begin within and when it comes to skincare that means Imedeen.

  • Yoga has brought me to the part of religion I really like - the positive sides of religion, the parts we all share, rather than the things that create separation.

  • Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.

  • Yoga is not a religion to me.

  • Being of service to others daily makes me feel alive.

  • I'm flattered by the offers I receive, but there's no real strategy to the way I choose what to do these days. If I'm in a good mood and have the time, I'm more likely to consider it. Often the photographer and team are important factors, too.

  • I strongly believe that each preventable death is one death too many.

  • I survived a potentially life-threatening childbirth-related complication after delivering my daughter. I learned that hundreds of thousands of girls and women die each year due to similar and often manageable complications. They die because they don't have access to critical maternity care that could easily save their lives.