Of one thing there is no doubt: if Paris makes demands of the heart, then Munich makes demands of the stomach.— Rachel Johnson
The most sublime Rachel Johnson quotes that are little-known but priceless
It's very hard to self-motivate without someone standing over you snarling, ready to hurl the chalk at your head at the slightest slackening.
English people are famous for never speaking out but only saying what they really feel about you behind your back. Americans believe the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I like exploring those, er, differences in national snippiness.
If there's anything worse than being 16, it's having parents visibly reliving their own teenage years in your anguished presence.
Without my Johnson trademark mop of yellow hair, I think I would be nothing.
In Germany, salads are assemblies of ham and mayonnaise, not trendy tossed leaves.
Of course I'm naughty. I've always had to compete for attention, you see.
Being blonde, for me, means never having to say: 'I'll have the honey-striped half-head of highlights for £200,' to a bored colourist in a Mayfair salon, which is much more satisfying, not to mention cheap.
When I'm called unkind... that really cuts to the quick. You can say anything else that you like about me.
I do not think that having children - I have three teenagers - keeps you young.
The reverse. It thrusts you into a full-frontal confrontation with your own all-too-obvious maturity.
I'm worried about looking like a bad person when, in fact, I try to be a good person. I don't like the public image that I've been dressed with and it worries me.
I went freelance in 1996 and my children are now teenagers and it seemed right.
I think everyone can recognize the one-upmanship and the competition that go on wherever you are, especially among groups where the women don't have to hold down office jobs and instead get in a total snit about who won the longest carrot contest or took first prize for summer chutney in the August fete.
I don't mind being called snobbish, a pain and a social climber, but being called unkind really hurts.
People always say theres no such thing as bad publicity, and you always think theyre right, because it seems self-evident: nobodys going to buy a magazine that nobody ever talks about, so people should want to buy a magazine that everybodys talking about.
Being boring is just wrong, isn't it? You wouldn't have got anywhere being boring.
I'd like to see women get on to boards and run companies despite the fact that men occupy the citadels of power.
Don't worry about never having time to write.
Just write what you can in the time you do have and give yourself a big clap on the back, followed by a double latte and a blueberry muffin.
I love writing journalism because it's all over in two hours and comes straight off the top of the head. Writing novels is soooooo much harder. It's the hardest thing I've ever done.
I want 'The Lady' magazine to be restored to its traditional place in the pantheon of weekly magazines.
There was a time when no difficult subjects were ever aired in the 'Lady', and sadly, life isn't like that.
The Lady' is a piddling little magazine that no one cares about or buys.
I talk to bankers, distributors, marketing people.
I used to sit at home in my tracksuit bottoms, and the real excitement of my day would be going out to get a copy of Private Eye and a latte.
The reason we all need a mutton alert, which needs constant testing, like smoke alarms, is because there is really no such thing as age-appropriate dressing any longer, as I know because my wardrobe is interchangeable with my daughter's.
If you tell the truth you get into trouble, and that's why politicians are extremely dull.
I am a total coffee snob and bore. If anyone makes the mistake of offering me 'a coffee' they tend to regret it - I'm worse than Mariah Carey, and the hot milk rider is completely non-negotiable.