If you can be funny, it means you're intelligent. Your brain is working fast.

— Amber Valletta

The most inspiring Amber Valletta quotes to get the best of your day

Modeling isn't boring.

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Art is for entertainment purposes, but it's also to reflect our dreams, our hopes, the present, the future the past - whether it's good or bad.

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Most of the designers are eco-friendly, even by default, through their use of up-cycled materials and organic fabrics, and by producing in small quantities. Ultimately, the design has to be great - no one will buy it if it looks like a hemp sack!

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Women with short hair are really sexy.

There's something liberating about freeing yourself from the norms.

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I don't really want to control anyone, to be honest.

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I've gotten out of bed a lot of days for a lot less than $10,000.

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After the first summer modeling, I came home with almost as much money as my mom made in a year - after being away for about two months. I just decided to give it a shot, and if it didn't work, I was going to go to college.

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I am running on fumes, so it's time to get centered again.

I start with eating healthier and cutting out caffeine - at least cutting back on caffeine. I exercise and get outside to play. I reconnect with my spiritual practice, which is daily meditation and prayer. Most importantly, I reconnect with my family and friends. If all else fails, a few deep breaths.

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I feel like I've gotten whatever was meant to come to me and I feel really blessed.

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More than anything, it's my son's smile and love that makes me light up!

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One of my half-sisters just couldn't deal with it.

I think she saw me as someone she had a hard time relating to. We're super-close now, but I probably came home from Europe with weird opinions and attitudes and weird clothing. I probably looked so different to her, and I couldn't show up for things she would have liked me to. My life picked up speed, and I couldn't really stop the momentum.

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Can't we all just play nicely and leave the playground the way we found it, clean and safe?

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About Amber Valletta

Quotes 40 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Model
Birthday October 16

In order for me to parent well I have to empathize and stay open with my son.

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My first really big job was an advertorial for Italian Vogue.

I cried on set because I didn't know what to do. That was two weeks after being in Milan for the very first time. I think I had one or two test shoots there.

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I realized that being present for loved ones who are dying or aging is one of the greatest honors and gifts in my life. We are quite small in the big scheme of things.

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I am a kid. I'll always be a girl at heart.

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It is in the mind and the heart where we meet. It's not the body-the body will change.

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Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language! We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside!

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Doing something new and challenging. It can be anything from starting a business to playing a sport. Seeing a great concert, looking at extraordinary art, or being in nature. More than anything, it's my son's smile and love that makes me light up!

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In order for me to parent well I have to empathize and stay open with my son.

I am also vulnerable when it comes to trying new things, when I don't feel like I completely know what I am doing. Lack of control.

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Sometimes it feels like it hurts when you make a big purchase, so I really believe that the more expensive things should be gems that you keep in your closet, not trends.

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I don't even know what would have happened to me had I not become a model.

I don't know if I would have gotten out of Oklahoma. I was so young when things started happening for me and I realized I could make a living.

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I do say no to things that I think are completely gratuitous.

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I'm obsessed with hockey and my son's a big player.

I spend a lot of time driving to the ice rink and I'm a huge Los Angeles Kings fan. So, yeah, I'm a hockey mama - a cool hockey mama.

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I am super passionate about my new business because it has the potential to disrupt the fashion industry in a positive way. Master & Muse is providing a place to buy better. There are many big issues in producing fashion today, and the consumer doesn't fully understand the problems at hand. That is where we come in. We are providing awareness, information, and great fashion.

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I definitely think that being a model makes it more difficult to be taken seriously. And I understand. I don't take it seriously sometimes.

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I know that some of the spiritual beliefs that I have are that if I come from a place of love, and I try to get out of my ego and my desire to want more and be selfish in any shape or form, then whatever I'm doing is not good.

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It was hard to be taken seriously being model-turned-actress.

I needed to work on my acting chops. There are so few parts available that are good for women.

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My agent, Didier Fernandez - who's been my agent since I was 18 - has definitely been a mentor and a protector and a trusted friend.

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I cut my hair short and it basically changed everything overnight.

I was about 18 when I cut my hair off - the little pixie haircut. Nobody had short hair at the time. Literally overnight everything changed. I worked with Steven Meisel within a month and a half and I booked every show. Then I got a Vogue cover - my first Vogue - and that came out a few months later.

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Women can be strong, be smart, be sexy, be mothers, be wives, and be powerful.

We don't need to compromise.

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My mom was proud but very hands off. She didn't really know enough about the model industry, and she didn't have the time to stop her life to go chaperone me. I think she trusted me.

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I'm not interested in making clothes that are not accessible.

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I guess storytelling's always been in my blood.

My mom said I was always dressing up and jumping in front of the camera and putting on plays. There must be a part of me that has to express that. If we were living in prehistoric clans, I'd probably be sitting by the campfire taking two stones and showing you how dinosaurs were chasing us. I'd be the one finding a way to communicate and perform.

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If all else fails, a few deep breaths.

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If I hadn't become a model I thought of doing many things.

I wanted to be an archaeologist at one point, but I was a little kid. I wanted to be a social worker.

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We are quite small in the big scheme of things.

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We are what we see. We are products of our surroundings.

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I wish the word supermodel would just fall off the face of the earth.

Anyone can be a supermodel now.

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