All Time Famous Magazine Quotes

Magazine Quotes

A magazine is a periodic publication featuring articles, images, and advertisements on various topics such as news, fashion, lifestyle, and science. It is typically published weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Additionally, “magazine” can refer to a storage container for ammunition in firearms or a compartment for items like film reels or computer disks.

Magazine Quotes

1. “In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.”
— Erwin Rommel

2. “In a magazine, one can get – from cover to cover – 15 to 20 different ideas about life and how to live it.”
— Maya Angelou

3. “A truly great magazine cover surprises, even shocks, and connects in a nano-second.”
— George Lois

4. “’Vogue’ is a fashion magazine, and a fashion magazine is about change.”
— Anna Wintour

5. “I was a magazine illustrator for many years before I became an actor, and I used to think, ‘Oh, God, all those wasted years!’ But now I think it’s just been one big enterprise of illustrating. I used to do it with colored pencils, and now I do it with this voice and this set of limbs.”
— Michael Emerson

6. “’The Lady’s World’ should be made the recognized organ for the expression of women’s opinions on all subjects of literature, art and modern life, and yet it should be a magazine that men could read with pleasure.”
— Oscar Wilde

7. “I look for strong people. I don’t like people who’ll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view that’s reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to ‘The Standard.’”
— Anna Wintour

8. “It’s a secret, but when I decided to apply to ‘Shonen Magazine,’ it was already past the deadline, so I had no choice but to go with ‘Shonen Jump.’ My motivation for becoming a cartoonist was… to put it bluntly, the ¥100,000 prize money.”
— Akira Toriyama

9. “In Britain, we’ve tended to replace the kind of architectural culture valued in much of Europe with an in-flight magazine lifestyle – all branding, marketing and ‘accessibility’, a word that usually means dumbing-down.”
— David Chipperfield

10. “Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.”
— Barry Goldwater

11. “When I first started my graphic design career, and ‘Beach Culture’ magazine, I pretty much ran from the surfer label. It was hard to get people to take you seriously.”
— David Carson

12. “In 1988, before I’d written a word for a car magazine or stood in front of a camera, I was a subeditor on ‘The Engineer.’”
— James May

13. “Pride is one of the socially acceptable sins in some corners of the evangelical culture. It’s just straight-out ego gratification – how important I am; whether my name gets on the building or on the TV program or in the magazine article.”
— Richard Foster

14. “I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine.”
— Gloria Steinem

15. “As slavery died for the greater good of America, and the movement for equality sputtered to life, the white woman was on the cover of every American magazine. She was the dazzling jewel on every movie screen, the glory of every commercial and television show.”
— Jill Scott

16. “Magazine articles are the new books.”
— Tina Brown

17. “Getting over someone is a grieving process. You mourn the loss of the relationship, and that’s only expedited by ‘Out of sight, out of mind.’ But when you walk outside and see them on a billboard or on TV or on the cover of a magazine, it reopens the wound. It’s a high-class problem, but it’s real.”
— Hank Azaria

18. “I met William Burroughs in 1971. I got his address through a magazine and went to London to spend time with him.”
— Genesis P-Orridge

19. “It’s hard to remember, when you look at a magazine or when you look at pictures of people, and you forget that those people are people like you. They have flaws and insecurities. That’s so easy to forget, even for me, as somebody who’s sometimes in those magazines.”
— Dakota Fanning

20. “’Elle’ is such an iconic magazine, and the intersection of fashion and music has always been something that fascinates me.”
— Aubrie Sellers

21. “I love all the gift guides that the magazines put out, whether it’s ‘InStyle’ doing Mother’s Day gifts or color guides, or the ‘O’ magazine Christmas guide.”
— Dylan Lauren

22. “You look at, like, a ‘People’ magazine, which used to be a really good, you know, nice magazine you could go to for real stories. It wasn’t like a ‘Star’ or an ‘US Weekly’ and they have somebody with plastic surgery on the cover, Heidi Montag. And it’s obviously what consumers want, because why else would they be doing it?”
— Chelsea Handler

23. “This June, I’ll travel once again to the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. For many years, my dear friend Julia Child and I have teamed up to teach classes together at the event; for the past seven years, my daughter, Claudine, has been my cooking partner on stage.”
— Jacques Pepin

24. “For one of my first TV jobs, I was required to cut my hair, dress a certain way, and wear a certain amount of makeup. I was even told to have my hair cut based on a picture in a magazine. I realized that until I complied, I wasn’t going to get any airtime.”
— Katy Tur

25. “Tiles, the best furniture, fabrics, bath fixtures, bronze – just leaf through any design magazine and you immediately understand they’re all ‘Made in Italy.’ We have the premier opera house in the world, La Scala, and behind the Nobel given to CERN is the research of many Italians.”
— Lapo Elkann

26. “When you see a fantastic colour or cut in a magazine, perched up on some famous so-and-so’s head, it’s tempting to ask your stylist for the same, but do not be fooled. The hair in those fancy photos can be very high maintenance.”
— Beth Ditto

27. “I don’t think there’s a… boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version.”
— Bill Gates

28. “I think if we keep on doing good music and people like us and they buy the magazine because we are in the magazine then they cant basically hate us hopefully.”
— Ville Valo

29. “I’ll never forget the day when a woman came up to me and said, ‘No, you could never be on a magazine cover. Your face features don’t work; your eyes are small, you have a small face but a big nose.’ I was only 14 and I had never noticed any of that stuff, you know?”
— Gisele Bundchen

30. “I read in ‘Life’ magazine that Asians had developed an operation to enlarge eyes, and I yearned to have this done. I wanted to dye my hair brown and to anglicize my name. Self-hate was the most terrible cost of the war years for me.”
— David Suzuki

31. “I like to be surrounded by books. My wife Evelyn has a Ph.D. in comparative literature, so we have a lot of her Spanish and German literature books which are wasted on me, plus a lot of novels and books on art and architecture shared by us both. Evelyn used to edit an art magazine called ‘FMR,’ so we have a common interest in design.”
— David Chipperfield

32. “I think one of the things that started to hinder Baldwin as an artist later on was that he became really aware of power, so he wanted it, too. But if you look at the work before that, before ‘The Fire Next Time’ put him on the cover of ‘Time Magazine,’ it was much more intimate and a much more internal conversation.”
— Hilton Als

33. “Patriarchy has stolen our cosmos and returned it in the form of ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine and cosmetics.”
— Mary Daly

34. “Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.”
— Walter Cronkite

35. “When I first started out, ‘Time’ magazine did an article on what it called ‘the sick comics,’ and they were myself, Shelley Berman, Nichols & May, Jonathan Winters, Lenny Bruce, and Mort Sahl. We were considered ‘sick.’”
— Bob Newhart

36. “I have ‘Parents’ magazine in my home.”
— Joe Biden

37. “Young gentlemen with literary aspirations usually start a new university magazine, which for wit and pungency is designed to eclipse all such previous efforts, and I was no exception in the matter of this popular gambit.”
— E. F. Benson

38. “My first publication was a haiku in a children’s magazine when I was 9 years old. I received one dollar for it! I gave the check to my dad for Christmas, and he framed it and hung it over his desk.”
— Linda Sue Park

39. “This is very much my philosophy as a fashion designer. I have never believed in design for design’s sake. For me, the most important thing is that people actually wear my clothes. I do not design for the catwalk or for magazine shoots – I design for customers.”
— Giorgio Armani

40. “’Thrasher’ magazine’s Skater of the Year is clearly my No. 1 goal. The only way I get that is skating. Other than that, I haven’t set that many outrageous goals. If I got Skater of the Year, that would just really add to it all and make me feel really good. Whether it’s this year, next year or five years from now, that is my goal.”
— Ryan Sheckler

41. “Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator – I probably would have painted Gothic scenes.”
— Ira Levin

42. “I designed a theater magazine that was full of plays and essays about the theater, and then I worked at a theater school. By osmosis or something, I was learning from reading plays and not being analytical about them, but when I would read them, the joy in me was mostly from imagining them in my head and visualizing them.”
— James Lapine

43. “I quit my last real job, as a writer at a magazine, when I was twenty-one. That was the moment when I lost my place of prestige on the fast track, and slowly, millimeter by millimeter, I started to get found, to discover who I had been born to be, instead of the impossibly small package, all tied up tightly in myself, that I had agreed to be.”
— Anne Lamott

44. “The ‘Fake News Alert’ Chrome extension, created by ‘New York Magazine’ journalist Brian Feldman, identifies hoax news articles. However, cutting out fake news source entirely from operating is easier said than done, since anyone with internet access can create fake news.”
— Fabrizio Moreira

45. “When I worked on a magazine, I learned that there are many, many writers writing that can’t write at all; and they keep on writing all the cliches and bromides and 1890 plots, and poems about Spring and poems about Love, and poems they think are modern because they are done in slang or staccato style, or written with all the ‘i’s’ small.”
— Charles Bukowski

46. “Just be yourself and forget all of the stuff you read in ‘GQ’ magazine.”
— Chris Pratt

47. “The Village Voice gave me an outlet. They encouraged writers to publish idiosyncratic, intellectually ambitious journalism in voices that ranged from demonic to highfalutin. And they paid me well once the magazine was unionized. Getting paid is motivational.”
— Robert Christgau

48. “From my foster parents, the Deans, I received the love that was ultimately to strengthen me, even when I had forgotten its source. It was my foster mother, a half-Indian, half-German woman, who taught me to read, though she herself was barely literate. I remember her reading to me every day from ‘True Romance’ magazine.”
— Walter Dean Myers

49. “I do think it’s important for young women to know that magazine covers are retouched. People don’t really look like that.”
— Kate Winslet

50. “I discovered that I act because I really love to act. I don’t act because maybe it will get me a magazine cover or that I can get on a talk show.”
— John Corbett

51. “I don’t think, ‘Gee, I’d like to dress this person.’ There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship.”
— Marc Jacobs

52. “I was a club kid. I was on the cover of ‘New York’ magazine and discovered like that.”
— Vanessa Ferlito

53. “Fashion has always had the ability to affect lives, to touch people. But for the longest period of time, we’ve said, ‘Oh, we’re just pages of a magazine; that’s what we all look at.’ It’s more than that.”
— Prabal Gurung

54. “From age 16, I lived and breathed wine. I read every magazine and book about wine.”
— Gary Vaynerchuk

55. “I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine ‘photojournalism’ is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars.”
— Mary Ellen Mark

56. “I’m proud to be a railway modeler. It means more to me to be on the cover of Model Railroader than to be on the cover of a music magazine.”
— Rod Stewart

57. “I grew up in the dark ages, pre-digital, when everyone would wait for a magazine each month to see these models who became legendary and iconic, like Kate Moss.”
— Matthew Williamson

58. “I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.”
— Adele

59. “Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in ‘Black Mask’ magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world.”
— Charles Frazier

60. “What people have to understand is ‘Billboard’ is a magazine. They’re like elected officials – they work for us.”
— Jay-Z

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