65 Naomi Campbell Quotes On Success In Life

Naomi Elaine Campbell is a British model, actress, and businesswoman. Discovered at the age of 15, she established herself amongst the most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s, the 1990s, and the earlier 2000s including the modern-day. Campbell was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry and the international press. These Naomi Campbell quotes will motivate you.

Best Naomi Campbell Quotes

  1. “If you have to talk to more than three people about the same problem, you don’t want help, you want attention.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  2. “You better check your lipstick before you come and talk to me.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  3. “Am I bossy? Absolutely. I don’t like to lose, and if I’m told ‘no’, then I find another way to get my ‘yes.'” ~ Naomi Campbell
  4. “I don’t think I was born beautiful. I just think I was born me.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  5. “Look, you have to make mistakes. That’s how you learn and that’s how the world works.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  6. “Nothing’s ever come easy to me and nothing ever will and that’s okay. I’m used to that. I go with the challenges. I roll with the punches.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  7. Life’s too short to bullshit.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  8. “It’s a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention, and chameleon. Because one word I don’t like is predictable.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  9. “I don’t get depressed. When I feel an attack, I withdraw. I disappear, I replenish, and then I come back.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  10. “I love England, especially the food. There’s nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  11. “I’m determined, and I’m passionate and driven about whatever I commit myself to do. If I don’t know something, I’m going to ask, and I’ve got no problems in asking questions. I never have. People ask me, “Are you nervous when you go on the runway? You don’t look it.” Yes, I am.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  12. “I don’t worry about a number. I’m fine with aging.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  13. “I’m not going to wallow in self-pity and not live my life. There are always going to be some falls in life for everybody, no matter what career you have. You have to roll with the punches and keep going.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  14. “I live my life day by day, and that’s how I continue to live it.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  15. “I’ve never had a fear of traveling and going to a new place. I adapt.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  16. “I’ve never known my real father, and I’ve never looked for a father figure in a boyfriend, but I suppose I have looked for real father figures in my life – and I’ve acquired more than one. I certainly couldn’t ask for better ones. I love them enormously – and they know that.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  17. “What makes a person is the ability to look at themselves and deal with their own lives.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  18. “I work very hard and I’m worth every cent.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  19. “In charity, every little bit works. You can’t change the world. You can’t do everything. But you sure try to bring awareness and do as much as you can.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  20. “Feeling passionate about something doesn’t mean you have to be angry.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  21. “After Versace was murdered, the first person to call me was Mandela.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  22. “Children are our future we must take care of them with maximum effort.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  23. “I was always told to avoid being famous just for being famous. That’s something that has always stuck in my mind. I like to work. It helps if you like what you do.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  24. “I like to control everything, and you cannot control everything. You have to at some point say, ‘I let go and I’m going to let the cards fall where they fall… For a #‎ controlfreak, it’s hard.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  25. “I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  26. “I’m happy with the way I did my career, I wouldn’t change it in a million years. I got to do the real grafting and learning from real models when I was younger – how to open up a jacket, walk, and such.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  27. “I’ve been doing my job well for 17 years. People must see something in me. Otherwise, I’d be over and out.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  28. “I do want someone, need someone. You’re right. And, when I’m with you, I feel like I’m a better person. I feel happier. Less alone, less lonely. But it’s not as simple as that, is it? Being with someone?” ~ Naomi Campbell
  29. “I make many mistakes. Many mistakes. I’m not a perfect human being. I have to learn from my mistakes. And a lot of the ones I’ve made have been public. So I always get nervous when people speak about something that sounds like a role model because I don’t know if I’ve been a great role model myself.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  30. “Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  31. “My features are completely ethnic.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  32. “I’ve been offered jobs by companies that supported apartheid many times in the 25 years of my modeling career, but I have never taken one of them. I have to refuse that money because I’m not going to work against my people. They’ve suffered enough.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  33. “There is only going to be one Kate Moss. Kate is an icon.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  34. “I have no regrets. I’ve got my health.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  35. “I cannot drink or do anything that changes the mind.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  36. “Gluttony? I could eat and eat and eat and eat and eat. I’d love to pig out on gluten. I mean, I’m allergic to gluten, but I really want to do that. I want to sit in bed one day and just pig out.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  37. “If I’m wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?” ~ Naomi Campbell

  38. “I don’t always wear underwear. When I’m in the heat, especially, I can’t wear it. Like, if I’m wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?” ~ Naomi Campbell
  39. “I make a lot of money, but I don’t want to talk about that.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  40. “When I first got Yves Saint Laurent Couture, I didn’t know how to take off a cape. I would ask Katoucha and Dalma – the real divas of the runway – ‘Can you show me?’ I’ve never been afraid to ask for help.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  41. “I’m always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don’t want to face the truth.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  42. “You see all races in music, and in dance and theatre, so why can’t we see it in fashion?” ~ Naomi Campbell
  43. “I think it’s always good to learn a craft from scratch the real way, so that you’ve learned it from the basis, the raw bones, and then you have that to fall back on. I personally wouldn’t want it any other way.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  44. “I don’t like workouts that make you bulky.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  45. “My mum [who has breast cancer] is a fighter. I’ve got that from her, I know she’s a fighter.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  46. “I’ve never made an excuse of not knowing my father, because I’ve had great people in my life.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  47. “Patrick Demarchelier was the one who got me my first Vogue cover. It was French Vogue – I think in ’87 or ’88. I think I was the first black model to be on the cover of French Vogue, which was shocking to me because when I asked them about it, they were like, “Oh, no. We’ve never had that before.”” ~ Naomi Campbell
  48. “I started this charity, Fashion for Relief, in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina happened. New Orleans was actually the first place I visited in the United States. It was one of my first big jobs, a shoot for British Elle. It was April 14, 1986.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  49. “[Castro is] a source of inspiration to the world.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  50. “The word reality scared me. I just looked at reality as everybody follows me around with a camera, and I’m not that kind of person. I fought for my privacy in England. And I didn’t see another way it could be done.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  51. “I’m very observant and very instinctive. In life, you have to have the vulnerability to accept when you are to blame. And I do have that and I am open enough to say it.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  52. “So when this opportunity came up through Elisabeth Murdoch and her company Shine, to be an executive producer and actually be part of the show, I liked the idea because I like the word mentor. I don’t want to judge someone. I like sharing my knowledge with my girls, and anything they ask me I’ll try to do to help them. Any of my real friends who know me, know that’s how I really am.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  53. “The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles, but I had on thick tights underneath.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  54. “Well, in brief, I was discovered by a lady called Beth Boldt. She had also been a model. She used to take pictures of the girls she found, and she took a picture of me one day in my school uniform, and it all kind of started from there.” ~ Naomi Campbell quotes
  55. “Yes, I did and a lot of my friends who are in the same program as I were very much supportive, and the most important thing they said to me is do not let this interfere with what you have to do in taking car of yourself. That was the most important thing.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  56. “I love mentoring young girls. I’ve always been like that.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  57. “I was born in London and raised in Rome until I was 4. Then we went back to London, where I went to school.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  58. “No one should ever be ashamed of going to meetings. It’s healthy, it’s therapeutic and it’s the right way to live.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  59. “When I wanted to change the concept of what I was doing, I needed to be more public because it involved more people to collaborate. And I’m doing television now. I have to be honest, I was very afraid to do TV. I said no for 10 years.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  60. “I look at modeling as something I’m doing for black people in general.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  61. “I loved watching so many of the great designers I’ve worked with do what they do. That’s why I’m still loyal to the designers that I’ve known since I was 16.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  62. “I was excited to explore and see the world. I’d been traveling since I was 6 months old, so I was never fearful of getting on a plane and going somewhere – even America.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  63. “I trust pictures, but no pictures made in my world – because I know what goes on.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  64. “Everyone has a temper. A temper is an emotion.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  65. “I dream of a world liberated of all diseases. Ignorance also upsets me a lot. How can one calmly look at the pictures from Rwanda and not instantly want to take action and try to ease the suffering?” ~ Naomi Campbell

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