Twiggy Quotes

Who is Twiggy?

Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, is a British former model.

Born September 19, 1949

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Best 53 Quotes by Twiggy – Page 1 of 2

“Being young isn't about age, it's about being a free spirit. You can meet someone of 20 who's boring and old, or you can meet someone of 70 who's youthful and exciting. I met Fred Astaire when he was 72 and I was 21, and I fell in love with him. He certainly was a free spirit.”

“I eat healthily because that's the way I prefer to eat, and I'm sure it helps keep the weight off.”

“Sometimes I can't believe I'm going to be 60. I always say there's no point moaning about getting older, when there's nothing you can do about it. But still, I do find it quite funny. I look at that number, 60, and I think, really? Me?”

“You can't be a clothes hanger for your entire life.”

“Ageing doesn't mean giving up on style and individuality; it doesn't mean abandoning fashion and living in comfy slippers and flannel knickers.”

“Always be natural. Putting on airs will make a giggle out of you. Be yourself and if you don't know something say so.”

“At sixteen, I was a funny, skinny little thing, all eyelashes and legs. And then, suddenly people told me it was gorgeous. I thought they had gone mad.”

“Back in the '60s, there was a car sticker that read, 'Forget Oxfam, Feed Twiggy', but I ate like a horse.”

“Being a grown-up woman doesn't mean you can't look beautiful, individual and different.”

“Belts distract the eye from a bloated tummy, a heavy-set upper body and all manner of sins. They can be a superb way to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank, and there's no reason to stop wearing them, ever!”

“Can you imagine wot it was like. All the girls gettin' luvly figgers and me stayin' flat as a pancake? It was no fun, I tell you.”

“Christianity, like most religions, works with fear. Sins can be confessed and you are 'Clean again' and can start to sin again without thinking about your old sins. We believe that people should ask themselves why they sinned. They should show some responsibility.”

“Confusion is the best form of communication. It's left to be unexplained.”

“Even if your bosoms are your best asset, deep round-neck or scoop-neck Ts can be too revealing. Offset this flash of gorgeousness by covering up your arms with a little cardi that has sleeves to the elbow.”

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“Fashion should be stylish and fun.”

“Fluted sleeves or any sleeve that flares out before coming in again at the wrist are very feminine and a great way to distract from the dreaded 'bingo wings'.”

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“For me, getting older doesnt mean throwing away a favourite-coloured lipstick or a fabulous pair of boots; instead, its about harnessing all the great things I have learnt over the years about what does and doesnt suit me, and enjoying the way in which cleverly selected outfits can enhance the nice bits.”

“For special occasions, I love pretty dresses – but nothing too frou-frou!”

“I am very sad that some designers are still using real fur when the fake alternatives are so effective and so easily obtainable.”

“I ate like a horse when I was younger, and not very sensibly, though no one ever believes that.”

“I didn't really know about Marilyn Manson – it's not my sort of music, not exactly the sort of thing I would curl up and listen to!”

“I don't understand people getting depressed about getting older. There is nothing you can do about it, so you might as well embrace it.”

“I have an iPod, but I do still love CDs. There's something nice and tangible about a CD. I'm a mixture of old and new – I love my sewing machine, but I've also embraced new technology. The iPad is what did it for me – it's extraordinary.”

“I like to get on with people. I don't go around being nasty, but if someone crosses me, I can be horrible back.”

“I love exercise but I find it boring doing the same thing all the time, so I fluctuate between going to the gym, doing Pilates and taking dance lessons.”

“I love flat shoes, more so than heels. One of my obsessions is men's co-respondent lace-ups.”

“I think everyone should sing – it's so good for you, as it makes you breathe deeply, and it's good for you emotionally, too. It's a brilliant release way of lifting the spirits.”

“I used to be a thing; I'm a person now.”

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“I used to do my own make-up. I used to have this doll that had those big eyelashes on the top and bottom, and I think I copied her when I was doing my eyes, putting false eyelashes on the bottom as well as the top. So I came up with that look myself.”

“I want to continue to try and break the barrier between male and female.”

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