Icons Quotes

Icons Quotes by Matthew Barney, Jack Black, Donatella Versace, Nicole Richie, Camille Rowe, Maya Hawke and many others.

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Somebody like Mailer brings to that role everything that he stands for. The types of characters that I gravitate towards, the types of icons, tend to have a heavy physicality in that way.
Matthew Barney
Me personally, I don’t have anything against Jesus any more than I do any of the religious icons. I think they’re all pretty funny.
Jack Black
Alexander McQueen… The fashion world has not only lost an icon but we have also lost a very special friend.
Donatella Versace
A fashion icon to me is somebody who has, the first person who struck you and introduced you to the world of fashion, and that person is my mom.
Nicole Richie
The biggest style icons to me are French girls. I think Bridgette Bardot is so sexy and Jane Birkin pulls off a blouse and t-shirt to perfection.
Camille Rowe
Style icons always change, and they usually inspire my haircuts more than anything else.
Maya Hawke
Do I think it’s great that we have a celebrity system where some people matter and some people don’t? No. But do I think we’ll always create icons and legends? Yeah, I probably do.
Eve Ensler
John Lee Hooker became a friend of mine and I love all of his work. He was truly an icon. He lived the life. I miss him.
Mick Fleetwood
I think what sets this one apart is that there are two horror movie icons finally battling each other. You actually see them beat the crap out of each other instead of just terrorizing the kids in the movie.
Monica Keena
A war of words escalated between the president-elect and a civil rights icon. Donald Trump fired back at democratic Congressman John Lewis after Lewis said he did not see Trump as a legitimate president.
Al Sharpton
By the way, if you get mad at your Mac laptop and wonder who designed this demonic device, notice the manufacturer’s icon on top: an apple with a bite out of it.
Peter Kreeft
It’s always intimidating to meet an icon.
Jennifer O’Neill
Working with Cate Blanchett, on and off the screen, has always been a highlight for me. She embodies the perfect combination of consummate actor and world-class fashion icon.
Giorgio Armani
Dave Chappelle – he’s one of my favorite icons. I can’t think of anyone who’s funnier.
Jermaine Fowler
I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
Audrey Hepburn
A lot of times we expect people who get money and fame to suddenly become this “role model” or this “icon.” That ain’t how it works. Money and fame – all it does it just allows you to be more of who you really are.
Steve Harvey
You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.
Christian Dior
Style icons feel like they have to be so thin, and when I see somebody with a fuller figure like Scarlet Johansson, who is sexy and happy, I find it such a relief.
Jade Jagger
True interactivity is not about clicking on icons or downloading files, it’s about encouraging communication.
Edwin Schlossberg
My style icon really for my whole life has been my mother.
Jessica Simpson
When people call me a sex icon, it’s flattering but it never goes to my head because I never felt sexy as a teenager.
Eva Longoria
I like to blow up stereotypes, like taking the icons of metal, the epitome of male testosterone and showing them as regular people.
Joe Berlinger
When we first started, we all had icons: So Perrie had a flower, Jade had a bow-tie, Jesy had a boombox and I had a cap!
Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Somehow, when the authoritarians on the Right search for icons of manly warrior power to venerate, they find only those who like to melodramatically play-act as such, but who ran away when it came time to actually perform.
Glenn Greenwald
Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest icons. As an artist myself, it’s impossible not to feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.
Jim Lee
I don’t have a lot of style icons. There are not a lot of people today who I look to.
Sophia Amoruso
My beauty icons are women whose images are self-created.
Dita Von Teese
I think it’s just important to not judge people based on their physicality because it’s really about personality and people’s hearts and souls. That’s what drew me to Audrey Hepburn who is kind of like my icon.
Lily Collins
I know many YouTubers who are these amazing LGBTQ icons for young people, but many of them have not come out publicly, even though they’re well-known online.
Eugene Lee Yang
There are so many great artists, I think, who kind of suffer from being icons, legends, acknowledged masters.
Richard Linklater
Glenn Close is a living icon. You look at the work, and I think it’s wild, because she thinks some of her best work was in Dangerous Liaisons and that’s what I believe as well.
Anthony Anderson
Music and fashion have had a kind of incestuous relationship since the Fifties. It started with people like Elvis Presley and pop icons like James Dean. Then it exploded in the MTV days. Now, with the Internet, it’s instantaneous.
John Varvatos
To me, true style icons have been few and far between. Elizabeth Taylor comes to mind. I never got to meet her while she was alive, but she is one of those people I have always admired in terms of her sense of style.
Coco Rocha
A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.
Coco Chanel
To make someone an icon is to make him an abstraction, and abstractions are incapable of vital communication with living people.
David Foster Wallace
Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed and admired, the greater the adulation. So they raised the stakes, sometimes hiding when they don’t even need to. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives them their celebrity status.
Ron Galella
Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
Joe Barton
Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.
Giorgio Armani
My style icon is anyone who makes a bloody effort
Isabella Blow
There comes a time when even icons, if they choose to do so, should be allowed to enjoy life out of the spotlight.
Robert Osborne
I guess I felt straight when I was allowed to get married. Now I feel queerer because I’m not. It’s the only thing that’s changed. I wouldn’t measure it in icon status or how much my demographic has changed, but in the rage I feel, and being not equal.
Sia Furler
I’m more than an actor. I’m an icon, an industry.
Corey Feldman
Cheese steaks are the gastronomic icons of this ethnic city.
Bryan Q. Miller
We destroy icons – that’s what we do.
Eric Idle
Designing the prints was very much like writing a story with characters, [inspired by] some of my my favorite icons of the time: Eva PerГіn and Josephine Baker.
Mia Moretti
My style icons would be people like Brigitte Bardot and old Hollywood actresses who always look so stunning, cool and chic. I like classic and timeless looks.
Jessica Brown Findlay
Every photograph is the result of a physical imprint transferred by light reflections onto a sensitive surface. The photograph is thus a type of icon, or visual likeness, which bears an indexical relationship to its object.
Rosalind E. Krauss
When I talk of primordial innocence, I hear it in Sufi music with the nay flute. I see it in Coptic icons, in most traditional art, particularly art of the American Indian. I find the texts extraordinarily beautiful and very childlike and very simple. I’ve been particularly interested in American Indian texts.
John Tavener
Self-publishing is great, but I don’t want to be an icon for it, or anything else.
Amanda Hocking
Barbie is my fashion icon. People think I’m Paris Barbie – and it’s a compliment.
Paris Hilton
Something that I’ve definitely taken on when I think of my style icons – people like Harry Styles and the way he’s managed to bring a femininity to his masculinity – is that that’s definitely the way that we’re moving as men going into 2021.
Nicholas Galitzine
I like individuality in fashion – it annoys me when celebrities put on a bodycon dress and a pair of high heels and suddenly they are ‘style icons.’
Georgie Henley
Art is not a mirror but an icon. It takes the chaos in which we live and shows us structure and pattern, not the structure of conformity which imprisons but the structure which liberates,
sets us free to become growing, mature human beings.
Madeleine L’Engle
McDonald’s, Barbie – they’re all icons, recognizable from London to Timbuktu.
Jeremy Scott
It’s not like I think my art is inspirations from icons strung together. They’re just sort of people who others talk about. I am definitely interested in the masters of different genres, they’re talented and popular for a reason.
Lana Del Rey
We have a need to be religious, we need to worship, we need to build totems and shrines and icons, but nobody’s sure in honor of what.
Robyn Hitchcock
I was very fortunate to be able to represent an icon to many African Americans.
It’s not a master plan to do every remake and every recreation of icons. It’s just what I’ve been hired to do.
Steve Carell
I don’t profess to be Shonda Rhimes by any stretch of the imagination, or Dick Wolf. They’re icons. I’m a filmmaker.
Lee Daniels
Everything has become so easy. It’s great that it’s at your fingertips, but I miss those good old days. And we’re connected, but it can be very alienating. There is this distance between all of us because we’re speaking to each other through cameras and monitors and icons and Emojis.
Rami Malek
This is America; our icons are complicated.
Faith Salie
My mom brought me up on old Hollywood. I had been living in Los Angeles, respecting old movies and growing up with people that were icons that I got to speak to.
Lily Collins
I’ve got a very wide taste in art. I like Russian icon painters. I like Salvador Dali. It’s like music. Sometimes you want to hear Led Zeppelin, and sometimes you want to hear Stravinsky. It just depends.
Peter Webber
There’s never been anyone like Bettie Before. Monroe had Harlow and Detrich, she had all of those blonde bombshells, but there was nothing like Bettie. She was the first icon of her nature.
Olivia De Berardinis
I don’t think that I want to meet any of the icons. I don’t think that anybody can quite live up to your expectations.
Jane Horrocks
My ultimate style icon is Grace Jones.
Nick Rhodes
I am in awe, in admiration of the man who Gaius Julius Caesar was. I don’t actually do him as the man himself. He is maybe a distant relative. It’s hard to approach the real man because he is such an awesome icon.
Karl Urban
Marvin Gaye was one of the coolest. I look to him as a style icon and as an artist.
John Legend
I don’t have any style icons, but I get inspiration from my friends. My style motto is that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed.
Hannah Kearney
To be a true icon, you have to have style emanating from you. And you have to have figured it out on your own and have a point of view, a perspective, and be able to translate it in some personal way.
Chloe Sevigny
The idea that Taylor Swift would become the giant pop icon of 2015, 2016 – she’s really good, but I don’t think it’s written in the stars.
Cass Sunstein
I like the fact that we’re stripping the icons away. They’re the WikiLeaks for the age that we’re revealing, with the transparency of the characters. We’re unearthing the truth beyond or underneath the myth. I love that aspect.
Joseph Fiennes
I’m just myself, so I don’t know that I think of myself as a nerd icon.
Aisha Tyler
Marilyn Monroe and Vivienne Leigh are real icons of mine. In terms of visual culture, they are both so iconic. There weren’t any paparazzi shots of them falling out of taxis, so they will always look so incredible.
Lily Cole
One of my inspirations, Harry Houdini, remains an icon of the art because he defied our primal fears. His demonstrations in the early 20th century, especially his escape from the Chinese water torture cell, represented triumph over suffocation, drowning, disorientation and helplessness.
Criss Angel
You can have anything you want
Jenifer Lewis
The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest.
Simon Conway Morris
Icons speak icon language.
Riff Raff
My fashion icons range from bubblegum pop princesses to grunge queens.
The people I tend to look to and reference are Hollywood icons; Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth.
Daisy Lowe
Some of my favorite style icons are Kate Moss and Rihanna, except I’m a little bit younger. I put a little bit more teenage into it.
Keke Palmer
I don’t believe in icons.
The Weeknd
There is only going to be one Kate Moss. Kate is an icon.
Naomi Campbell
John Lewis is an icon in our society.
Al Sharpton
Cranes carry this heavy mystical baggage. They’re icons of fidelity and happiness. The Vietnamese believe cranes cart our souls up to heaven on our wings.
Mitchell Burgess
I feel like the modeling industry is a little bit more accepting of women who make mistakes. They appreciate the idea of icons.
Lindsay Lohan
There is no time and space in the digital world. People chat and collaborate through social networks. Cultural icons garner millions of fans online in locations they have often never been themselves. The boundary between public and private life is now everyone’s business.
Eduardo Paes
The central icon of Catholic Christianity is mother and child. That motif is so deep in not just our human experience but in our animal, biological past.
Robert Neelly Bellah
If I was gay, there would be no closet. You would never see the closet I came out of. Why? Because I’d have burned it for kindling by the time I was twelve… If I was gay, at this stage of the game?age 37, aging alternative icon?I’d be taking out ads.
Henry Rollins
What was new was the symbolic force of the targets struck. The attackers did not just physically cause the highest buildings in Manhattan to collapse; they also destroyed an icon in the household imagery of the American nation.
Jurgen Habermas
I am interested in Icons, not just religious works but also contemporary icons. I also like the way the Pop movement of the 60s took subjects from consumer products and people – soup cans, comic books, film stars – and elevated them through art, just like in traditional iconography.
Horace Panter
Vita Sackville-West is one of my favorite female icons. She was a writer and a prolific gardener, but she also had a relationship with Virginia Woolf, and she was married to Sir Harold Nicolson. She was a woman who lived outside of norms.
Gwendoline Christie
Blake Lively is my style icon, and she always has rocking clothes and shoes. She keeps it really simple with hair and makeup, and I try to do the same thing.
Kelsea Ballerini
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Coco Chanel
Windows never planned for a VR device. When you plug a HDMI cable into the computer, Windows thinks it’s a new monitor. The desktop blinks. It tries to rearrange windows and icons.
Brendan Iribe
Queen Elizabeth of England is the real fashion icon of the century. And she has a sense of humor.
Carolina Herrera
We have lost all our big Australian industries and icons, including Qantas when it sold 25 per cent of its shares and a controlling interest to British Airways.
Pauline Hanson
Aggressive female icons have been chronically demeaned… It’s fine for male artists to be angry – they’re encouraged to outwardly express their aggression – but women? I’ve been painted as an aggressive Feminazi because I’m blunt, stubborn, independent, forthright.
Lydia Lunch
I always feel this pressure of being a strong and independent icon of womanhood, and without making it look my whole life is revolving around some guy. But loving someone, and being loved means so much to me. We always make fun of it and stuff. But isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?
Julie Delpy
Natalie’s estate is handled by Global Icons, and they police the world so her picture isn’t on a T-shirt or coffee cup unless we approve of it.
Robert Wagner
I’m not an icon. Not even in America.
John Mayer
All great characters, great icons, in literature are a bit of a riddle, and that’s the reason we go back to them over and over.
David Lagercrantz
I’m elated. I guess it’s better late than never. Welcome to the 21st century. It’s fantastic. I love Dior, and Rihanna is very much one of my style icons. I’m happy they got there in the end. I adore her style. She loves fashion, she’s unafraid. She uses her imagination, which is something we should all strive to do.
Beverly Johnson
There are beauty icons that I can never be like, sorta like a Gena Rowlands – I’ll never have that look. I love Giulietta Masina, the great Fellini actress. But I’m probably more Seymour Cassel. Or somewhere between Lou Reed and Nora Ephron?
Natasha Lyonne
People have very strong opinions about how their national icons should be played.
Naomie Harris
I love the classic trucker jacket as an icon of rock ‘n’ roll and rebellion.
Shepard Fairey
It angers me to see armed defenders at the bottom of Lost Cause statues, adding a renewed threat of violence to icons that are themselves part of an ideology of violence and intimidation.
Ryan Holiday
A dress should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to prove you’re a lady.
Edith Head
The idea of a visual icon that gives you a sense of information very quickly and that you can easily just say “That’s what the style is.”
DJ Spooky
My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light.
Dan Flavin
I don’t think getting in and out of a limousine has anything to do with being an icon.
Diana Ross
The band ‘The Tragically Hip’. They’re super well known in Canada, not so much in the U.S. They’re a great band and when we were growing up we listened to them all the time, They’re icons in Canada.
Adam Gontier
That is what [Andy] Warhol portraits do: They elevate the subject into an icon of the pop culture he was documenting.
Giorgio Armani
First published in 1984 when I was nothing more than sticks of bone at seven, ‘Dragons of Autumn Twilight’ began what would be one of the icons of my grunge-stained disenchanted childhood.
Ben Peek
Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.
Religion comes from the word ‘re’ or again and ‘ligare’ meaning to bind or tie back. The purpose of religion is to unite the self with God or the creative force. Music, sacred spaces, and meaningful icons are the way we conjoin our minds with the transcendental.
Alex Grey
Before I write a novel, images float around in my head that work like icons – they are meaningless in themselves, but serve as reminders.
Jane Smiley
He (son Jason) doesn’t see me as a (gay) icon, he sees me as his mother who touches his hair too much. No, I love being an icon to anybody. Equal rights, you know?
Barbra Streisand
Apart from death and taxes, the one thing that’s certain in this life is that I’ll never be a fashion icon.
Bruce Dickinson
The Christian icon is not the Stars and Stripes but a cross-flag, and its emblem is not a donkey, an elephant, or an eagle, but a slaughtered lamb.
Shane Claiborne
This is so cliche, but my beauty icon would have to be Angelina Jolie. She looks like she wears natural makeup, but she’s still beautiful.
Tila Tequila
Michael Jordan was a cultural icon that everybody on the playground wanted to be. The Bulls dynasty was a huge part of my childhood and it was the peak of my basketball interest as a kid.
On the news that the Tsar had sent the troops icons to boost their morals, General Dragomirov quipped: ‘The Japanese are beating us with machine-guns, but never mind: we’ll beat them with icons.
Orlando Figes
I’ve had enough of being a gay icon! I’ve had enough of all this hard work, because, since I came out, I keep getting all these parts, and my career’s taken off. I want a quiet life. I’m going back into the closet. But I can’t get back into the closet, because it’s absolutely jam-packed full of other actors.
Ian Mckellen
David Ortiz is an icon. He is one of a kind. But we’ll do our best job to replace the offensive aspect, however we can.
Dave Dombrowski
There is a single energy of God and the saints? they are living icons of Christ, being the same as He is, by grace rather than by assimilation.
Maximus the Confessor
Whenever people ask me how I manage to get through this whole crazy time of being incredibly famous and sort of an icon and supposedly a role model and all of this insanity, I always cite my family and then books. I don’t know what I would have done without books.
Molly Ringwald
I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.
Cam Newton
My mother was my beauty icon my whole life.
Gigi Hadid
My mum is my beauty icon, because she represents what I think beauty is.
Bar Refaeli
Like so many liberal icons, Marx seldom bathed and left his wife and children in poverty. As Schlafly says, no wonder liberal women think men are pigs: Their men are pigs.
Ann Coulter
My two style icons are Edie Sedgwick and Brigitte Bardot.
Pixie Lott
I am the showstopper. The main event. The Icon that can still go.
Shawn Michaels
In computers, we do all kinds of manual manipulations. We grab and drag icons. We click on and open windows. We pull down a screen. We stretch a screen. We scroll up and down.
Louis B. Rosenberg
I live opposite an amazing wood in London, and you can usually find me sitting there for hours and sketching. Sometimes the icon or symbol leads me to the face, but usually it’s the other way around.
Noma Bar
I like a basic uniform for guys. Steve Jobs is my fashion icon, because he wears the same outfit every day. If you always wear the same thing, you make a statement. Then put a bow tie on and really stand out.
Dhani Jones
If a pagan asks you to show him your faith, take him into church and place him before the icons.
John of Damascus
I did a couple comedies to balance myself as an actor and balance how audiences see Donnie Yen as an actor, and I would even say as a celebrity or icon, to some fans. I want to show that I’m not Terminator.
Donnie Yen
Janet Jackson is an icon, I’ve been honored to meet her a few times, working with her would be amazing.
Eric West
I think to be a true style icon, you just have to dress yourself. There are so many actresses floating around who have people picking out their outfits for them; that’s hard for me to wrap my head around or celebrate.
Chloe Sevigny
I never strike out at any life form. The only things I attack are icons of conspicuous consumption. People put objects in front of their life, in front of anything that has real importance. They make this ‘thing’ their God.
Wendy O. Williams
If ever there’s been somebody to hold as an icon of sheer determination and willpower, it’s that guy [Stephen Hawking ], let alone any of the things he’s done scientifically. I’m sure that’s his driving force, but he’s a miracle and an aspiration.
Kate Bush
Cultural stupidity accounts for virtually every aspect of Sarah Palin, both as a person and a political icon. Which, come to think of it, may be a pretty good reason not to misunderstimate her.
Joe Bageant
What makes a gay icon is someone who possesses both masculine and feminine qualities simultaneously.
Old Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, and Bette Davis are so inspiring; their style is romantic and feminine and their glamour mesmerizing. I love the idea of channeling that spirit on your wedding day.
Jenny Packham
Sometimes it’s funny for me to just pretend I’m a movie character, and think what would you do if this was a movie? Or, what would you do if you were one of your icons?
Kate Nash
My personal style icons are Diane Von Furstenberg and Linda Fargo. For strength and their own style, Christine Lagarde and Angela Merkel.
Maye Musk
Daphne Guinness, who makes couture seem wearable, is an icon who influences what I wear.
Ashley Madekwe
‘You’ve got mail!’ exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I’m 10 years old again, waiting for the postman’s whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon.
Geraldine Brooks
Eventually, I would love to be on my deathbed and looked at as an icon. Right now I’m still at the baby stages of my career. But that is the goal.
When you’re developing a story, for me anyway, it’s all so important to get the script right, especially when you’re telling the story of an icon. You’ve got to get it right. Otherwise, you’ll get killed by critics and fans.
Graham King
If one tries to expose the Harvey Weinsteins of Bollywood, some very big empires and icons will fall down. My nephew was a victim of one of those. But who will fight their muscle? You need many Kangana Ranauts for that.
Vivek Agnihotri
I have started to realize that I am really just a world athlete and a world entertainer — I am a world-known person, I am a global icon.
Serena Williams
I always found Louise Brooks interesting. She was an icon of the silent – film era, and I knew she’d grown up in Kansas, and that she was smart and rebellious and sharp – tongued.
Laura Moriarty
I am honored to even be considered for any list that includes such icons as Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. I have had posters of those guys hanging over my bed for years now. I find the whole thing quite arousing.
Misha Collins
It’s never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer.
Juliette Binoche
Walesa was a national hero, a true icon. The vast majority of Poles didn’t believe a word the authorities said. They took everything the official media said about Walesa to be a manipulation by the Communist authorities.
Slawomir Cenckiewicz
I never had posters on my walls, and I didn’t have any icons, either. I come from a small village in Wirral, and my family didn’t watch TV. I wasn’t exposed to people with icon status. David Bowie popped up, but I had already shaved my eyebrows off by the time I saw his.
Pete Burns
I’m listening to a lot of oldies.A lot of Al Green, Marvin Gaye. Luther Vandross… they were some of my icons.
Kendrick Lamar
I find the idea of today’s icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.
Kathleen Turner
I was not creating icons when I wrote the ‘The X-Men’ and the ‘The New Mutants.’ I was creating people.
Chris Claremont
Playing an icon [superman], you don’t try to be an icon because that defeats the purpose. The responsibility attached is enormous, and the realization that it actually really, really matters meant that I wanted to put the most amount of work into representing the character properly.
Henry Cavill
The Specials used to be my style icons. I was obsessed with them and the whole 2-Tone thing was a good look for me.
Sean Lock
The trouble is that the hockey stick graph become an icon and deniers reckoned if they could smash the icon, the whole concept of global warming would be destroyed with it.
Michael E. Mann
Forget horror icon, Kety Bates is an icon. She’s an acting icon. I was raised on so many of her films, everything from Misery to Fried Green Tomatoes to Delores Claiborne, all films that I’ve watched multiple times and been inspired by.
Matt Bomer
The only street I like is Rue Honore de Balzac, because ‘Balzac’ sound so gay, and I love my gays. I might like Parisians more if they named their streets only for gay icons, like Rue Liza Minnelli or Rue Bette Midler or, my favorite, Rue McClanahan.
Joan Rivers
I am considered an icon at the age of 20 when people like after 40s or after they die are considered icons. It’s just amazing!
Sonam Kapoor
My fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner. Their classic looks and clean lines should be the cornerstones of your wardrobe – white cotton shirts, black Capri pants, pencil skirts and ballerina skirts.
Marie Helvin
I make music as good as possible, but I do reference cultural icons, because I want my music to be a time capsule of 2007.
Kanye West
The Fela Kuti Queens – the band members and wives of the late African musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti – are my fashion icons.
Solange Knowles
My fashion icons change regularly.
Roisin Murphy
Frankly I’ve never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an ‘icon’, ‘superstar’, etc. I’ve always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.
Amitabh Bachchan
I object to the hypersexualization of all the superheroines. Most of them have been hypersexualized, but especially to Wonder Woman, because she is an icon. She is up there with Superman and Batman. And she is the one who is the big influence on women. Women who don’t read comics still know who Wonder Woman is.
Trina Robbins
‘Psych’ was so many different things, and they evolved in so many different ways over the years, and towards the end there, we were barely solving mysteries anymore. We were just paying homage to our favorite movies, television shows, and bringing through as many ’80s icons as we possibly could.
James Roday
I know I should keep this a secret, but Celine Dion is something of an icon to me.
Natasha Bedingfield
My occupation is assistant storyteller. It is not “icon.”
Harrison Ford
People will stare. Make it worth their while.
Harry Winston
Every February, we reflect on and honor the achievements, struggles, and icons that comprise Black history. As a proud, Black man running for office and raising two young, Black boys in the South, I am acutely aware that I stand on the shoulders of giants.
Jaime Harrison
You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes.
Christian Dior
I look at amazing fashion icons like Jackie O, and I’m like, Why can’t I wear gloves?
Louise Linton
So nice to be a fashion icon in my day.
Hillary Clinton
I do get star-struck, especially if they’re icons like Florence Welch. I met her briefly at a studio and I did not act cool.
Freya Ridings
For years I’ve been seeing my young brothers wearing Scarface T-shirts, John Gotti T-shirts, Rick James T-shirts. We don’t have any icons or idols to look up to, just rappers and professional athletes.
Lamar Odom
True icons are larger than life, unforgettable with an elegance that’s mesmerizingly timeless.
Francois Nars
An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by finding earth and rubbing. Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing?
Peter Brook
Despite the obvious damage now visible in the entropic desolation of every American home town, Wal-Mart managed to install itself in the pantheon of American Dream icons, along with apple pie, motherhood, and Coca Cola.
James Howard Kunstler
Icon. What is an icon? When someone is iconic it means they have established a certain kind of legacy possibly, and I think it does come with time. It’s something in the arts, I feel. Maybe not, maybe it doesn’t have to be in the arts exactly. I’m not really sure. But I don’t think you are born an icon.
Diana Ross
I get told all the time that I’m a fashion icon now, but I don’t really know what that means. I just get dressed.
Taylor Momsen
Didn’t need the user icon to know you’re white and male.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Being an icon is overrated, remember an icon can be moved by a mouse
William Shatner
I like to believe that rather than destroy icons, I make new ones.
Andres Serrano
I’ve decided to do what I want to do in life and follow my own path as an artist, so I’ve decided not to participate in any sort of nostalgia in which I’m marginalized as a pop icon of yesteryear.
Thomas F. Wilson
A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes.
Tom Robbins
Cultures render their icons in their own image. Which comes down to vanity, in some sense.
Joel Edgerton
The great style icons are tomboys
Loulou de la Falaise
What I learned from being around great icons like Calvin Klein is that the great fashion trendsetters don’t change their look every season. They have a look, and they update maybe a piece per season.
Elizabeth Rogers
I have a naturally camp sensibility and a camp sense of humour. I love the icons that gay people love.
Siobhan Fahey
Programs, systems and methods sit well in the ivory towers of monasteries or in the wooden arms of icons. Head knowledge comes from the pages of a theology text. But the invitation to know God – truly know Him – is always an invitation to suffer. Not to suffer alone, but to suffer with Him.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon to be preserved in a museum. Only when a practitioner finds the spring of wisdom in his or her own life can it flow to a future generation
Nhat Hanh
Our campaigns have always been based on what we consider music icons that transcend generations and they’re not of the moment – they continue to evolve.
Paul Weller
I didn’t grow up with a musical family. My mom had a lot of CDs in the house, particularly Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, ABBA, all the sort of like diva icons. She’s Swedish, so she loves pop music.
Nina Nesbitt
Truly saddened by the loss of one of the greatest fashion icons of all time. Oscar de la Renta will be greatly missed.
Ivanka Trump
Justin Timberlake is one of our style icons – he does both formal and casual perfectly.
Jonathan Scott
Almost all the Disney villain witches are gay icons.
Jinkx Monsoon
I would never say I was an icon, but so many people have said I am, so I suppose I am. I mean, I can’t not be what everyone says I am. But I don’t feel like an icon.
Jane Goodall
When you look across the ring at me, and you look into my eyes, you are not immmortal, you are not an icon; you are just like everybody else. You are an obstacle, and I will run you over. And that is not a threat, that is not a warning; that is just a fact! Because brother, I am THE GAME…and I AM THAT…DAMN…GOOD!
Triple H
All I want to do is be a gay icon. I was reading Lady Gaga’s twitter, because she has like 12 million followers, or something like that. I feel like she has fans, gay, straight, bi, who would throw themselves off a building for her.
Mindy Kaling
You think about the artists I look at as icons, and you assume they were instantly embraced. That’s usually not the case. In reality, they had to overcome a lot of noes to get where they wanted to be.
Sam Hunt
Icon of Prague, the medieval bridge crossed the Vltava between Old Town and the Little Quarter. Gothic bridge towers rose on both sides, and the whole span — pedestrian-only — was lined by monumental statues of saints.
Laini Taylor
If you look at the way people behave at shows, icons are now musicians; they are the people that we worship.
What an incredible honor for us to share the stage with real life rock n’ roll icons, the Rolling Stones. There are a lot of bucket list moments that you dream up as a performing musician, and this is a pretty wild one to actually have come true. You, in fact, can get some satisfaction!
Jay DeMarcus
I saw how you could get away with such a free-spirited, naturalistic sensibility in a mainstream Hollywood movie, and you could apply a lot of the skills of the ’70s icons that I really admire to a contemporary, commercial movie.
David Gordon Green
When you look at me you don’t immediately imagine a very very glamorous icon, so it’s only in the theater that I get to do these experiments. I’ve been an actor about 51 years now. I’ve played everything from an 8-year-old black boy to a 72-year-old French matriarch, and they hardly hire you to do that on TV.
Tyne Daly
The bicycle is a former child’s toy that has now been elevated to icon status because, presumably, it can move the human form from pillar to post without damage to the environment.
Brock Yates
It’s a weird day and age when you can tire of icons simply by overexposure.
Alexa Chung
Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince.
Barack Obama
Shatter the icons of slavery and fear.
the leer
of the minstrel’s burnt-cork face
with a proud, serene
and classic bronze of Benin.
Dudley Randall
I have a Madonna portrait done in the style of a Russian icon. My mother, the chef Lidia Bastianich, and I bought it together. It reminds me of her.
Joe Bastianich
I just sing and write songs and wear what I want. It’s quite a good job really. If I wanted to I suppose I could become more of a fashion icon, but singing is my thing.
Ellie Goulding
Any fight that Floyd Mayweather is in is going to be entertaining, regardless. People come to see an icon, a living legend, a superstar.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
For those whose ganglia were formed pre-TV, the mimetic deployment of pop-culture icons seems at best an annoying tic and at worst a dangerous vapidity that compromises fiction’s seriousness by dating it out of the Platonic Always, where it ought to reside.
Jonathan Lethem
If people are like, ‘Oh, you’re an icon,’ then whatever. But who thinks of themselves like that? It’s not like I have posters of myself on the wall.
Kathleen Hanna
We’ve never performed the song live outside of recording it in the studio. That was a dream come true because Whitney, she’s an icon and she’s been one of my main mentors in this business.
Deborah Cox
David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.
Tom Brokaw
To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons… that’s the greatest thing.
Marcus Allen
Jerry Garcia was one of the original American icons. He played naturally and beautifully.
Ornette Coleman
The suburban dad is the worst dressed subset in America, which is especially disheartening when you consider the country club’s many great style icons.
Sean Evans
The film industry is large enough and has many successful icons that have taken Indian cinema to shores beyond India. I think that Indian cinema itself needs to be applauded beyond one individual.
Amitabh Bachchan
Many religions have attempted to make statues of their gods very large, and the idea, I suppose, is to make us feel small. But if that’s their purpose, they can keep their paltry icons. We need only look up if we wish to feel small.
Carl Sagan
The SF genre, of course, is really an organically evolved, marketplace-determined, idiosyncratic grab bag of themes and signifiers and characters and icons and gadgets, some of which hew to the realistic parameters and paradigms embraced by science, others of which partake more of fantasy and magic.
Paul Di Filippo
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis are larger than life. They just are. They sucked all the oxygen out of a room: they’re icons; they loom large in our imaginations. But the truth of the matter is both women were diminutive.
Ryan Murphy
It’s a little premature to be claiming that this is a done deal, but certainly Rex Tillerson is American icon and businessman that I think is a pretty incredible guy.
Reince Priebus
Hip-hop has done more for race relations than most cultural icons; and I say save Martin Luther King, because his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech was realized when Obama was elected into office.
I have no doubt about a photographer in particular and a digital artist in general having become contemporary icons.
Nikolay Semyonov
Civil rights icons, famous journalists, big-time movie producers may all have credits to their name that we can recognize and be grateful for, but their record of good works cannot excuse their harassment of women.
Pramila Jayapal
When I write a novel, I have what I think of as an icon that helps get me into the world of the book.
Anna Quindlen
Makeup can be pure fantasy–it can transform you into any kind of magical creature, whether that’s a superhero or a retro Hollywood icon or just a more fun, fresher version of yourself. Looking like a stress-free, well-rested working mom? That’s some kind of magic to me.
Jessica Alba
America has lost an icon. Ronald Reagan’s leadership will inspire Americans for generations to come. His patriotism and devotion to our country will never be forgotten.
Tom Daschle
The problem is we never had a separate music industry, we always had film music industry. The west has it and that’s why musicians are stars and icons there.
Neha Bhasin
Eddie [Murphy] is an icon. He’s one of the reason why I started doing comedy in the beginning. He opened a lot of doors for black people.
Tracy Morgan
Jeff Bridges is one of those icons that I put on a very high pedestal, so just to get to chill with him off-camera on cold, rainy days was surreal.
Kit Harington
My style icons were Gwen Stefani, when she was in No Doubt, and then Shirley Manson in Garbage.
Katy Perry
A favorite Wired icon for the information feedback loop, a dragon curling in a circle to swallow its own tail, could become more apt as a symbol of the timeless libertarian paradox: Monopoly verging on feudalism emerges from unregulated competition to bite libertarianism in the posterior.
Jedediah Purdy
These are icons to be treasured.
Robert Stack
I really hate it when people ask me who my icons are. When your parents are Bianca and Mick, you don’t really need any more icons in your life.
Jade Jagger
I’ve always found inspiration in icons that were really of purpose in their craft or calling. From Bob Marley to Maya Angelou to Malcolm X, inspiration came from seeing how committed they were to their vision and determining it themselves.
Amanda Seales
My personal style icon is Steve McQueen. My design style icon is a mix of everyone from Jackie O. to Lauren Hutton to my mother.
Michael Kors
We have these images, these icons before us that are not reality.
Lauryn Hill
For many, the icon of the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone, that administrative by-product of the Greek imperial adventure in Africa.
Neil MacGregor
That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky.
George Best
The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette.
Giambattista Valli
Wes Craven is obviously a horror film icon so I was definitely very interested in bringing something back to life that Wes had created.
Aaron Stanford
Muhammad Ali – he was a magnificent fighter and he was an icon… Every head must bow, every knee must bend, every tongue must confess, thou art the greatest, the greatest of all time, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali.
Don King
I don’t see myself as an icon, because I just wear whatever I want to wear.
Britney Spears
Michael Palin and Paul Theroux are my travelling icons. I have a soft spot for Joanna Lumley. I’d love to go on an adventure with her.
Ben Fogle
We have made the decision that we’re going to take some key products, such as the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee, and protect those as being true American icons: produce them in the U.S. and make them available nowhere else.
Sergio Marchionne
There’s always a sense of tragedy with icons. It happened to both the Princess of Wales and Diana Dors. A lot of people had grown up with them, and everybody loved them. Then, when they had at last found happiness, they were taken in the most dreadful way.
Keeley Hawes
We don’t have T-shirts with my face, but there I can see the beginnings, especially young girls seeing me as sort of a icon in that way. And in that regard I’m more than happy to step in.
Emily Haines
We must shine with hope, stained glass windows that shape light into icons, glow like lanterns borne before a procession. Who can bear hope back into the world but us.
Marge Piercy
“You’re a sex icon.” Why? Because I played a vampire in a movie? It’s all very unearned. If I had the best freaking abs in the world or if I looked like Brad Pitt does in Fight Club, then cool, but I’m not starving myself.
Kellan Lutz
My style icons are Lucille Ball for her bouffant hair and all the updos, James Dean for his rockabilly style – the denim and rolled-up T-shirt thing. And I am also inspired by Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani. Their style is retro, but it’s still very feminine at the same time.
Andra Day
Mexico has lost an icon whose work has transcended generations and borders.
Enrique Pena Nieto
The people that I see on the street, they treat me more as a human being and not just an icon or a football player.
Ricky Williams
I’m not Welsh and I didn’t know that much about Dylan Thomas , and I saw that he’s a huge icon of Welsh-ness.
Tom Hollander
When you compare the icons of the game, you have Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Dhoni in the same bracket.
Ravi Shastri
It took a long time for hip-hop to become commercial. Now there’s all these big black icons that came from nowhere to somewhere. Look at Jay-Z! People stopped being threatened by the music and just started to appreciate that it’s good.
I’ve always found that fashion is, first of all, mainly for yourself. So my two icons are, on one side, Little Edie from ‘Grey Gardens’ and, of course, like all my generation, I’m influenced by Kate Moss.
Lou Doillon
We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now.
Anne Dudley
Just a tiny red sliver remains in the battery icon. I wish humans came with the same kind of indicator . . . it would make things much easier. You would know how to deal with every person on the planet, and I’d always be in the red.
Pete Wentz
The English country house is certainly an icon of British culture.
Julian Fellowes
I’m creative because I did an icon navigation while everyone else on the planet sticks to words? No, it just means I didn’t want to stick to convention. If anything you can call it rebellious but certainly not creative.
Paul Scriven
From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles
Pat Metheny
I think comedians have a function in society, which is to make fun of our icons.
Downtown Julie Brown
I hope when I’m dead I’ll be considered an icon, though.
Lady Gaga
I started with soul music and icons like Aretha Franklin and Etta James and then moved to R&B and artists such as Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. Electronic music came later on, when I was in high school and I was really influenced by artists like Skrillex and Major Lazer.
Netta Barzilai
Being a pop fan is a lot like Catholic devotion – lots of ritual, lots of ceremony… We touch the icon to enter the sacred space, genuflecting to reliquaries and ostentatoria that make something splendid of our most secret desires and agonies.
Rob Sheffield