Carolyn Murphy Quotes

  • I can't remember the last time I was bored.

  • The great thing about having a child is that it keeps you very grounded. When I decided to have my daughter I was ready to have that responsibility and I made it clear to people that I work with that my job was no longer my priority. My daughter is now my priority. She comes first. Period.

  • Giving birth was the most amazing thing I've ever done. I'd been living in a Third World country, and I said, 'I'm going to just squat behind a tree.' I basically did that but in a chair in my living room. I didn't want a sterile hospital room. I didn't want doctors. I had a midwife.

  • Having a child keeps you very grounded. So when I decided to have a child, I made it clear to the people I work with that my job was no longer my priority.

  • I just decided to take some time off. I've been modeling since '93, '92, and that's a pretty long time. I'm a single mother and I chose to focus on her.

  • You see airbrushed images of me, but I know the person who's walking barefoot, dodging dog poo in the yard.

  • It was easy to run around barefoot in oblivion in Costa Rica. But once I gave birth to my child, I didn't want to be oblivious to the obvious.

  • The industry's much quicker. The turnover with models - I cannot keep up. And in my day, we had so much personality. We probably caused a lot more trouble, but it was fun.

  • The best anti-aging advice I've ever received? Drink a lot of water and have a plant-based diet. I also do mindful meditation with my daughter every day. It takes ten minutes. I think reducing stress plays a big part in anti-aging.

  • I have great respect and understanding for military commitment due to my own family's involvement with the armed forces.

  • One of my most laughable moments was when we visited the monkeys in Ubud - they really seemed to like me and at one point, I had three males on my head and shoulders.

  • I had dreamed of visiting Bali for many years and because I had an extended family of Balinese friends in Los Angeles, I felt connected. The island is so peaceful and the smiles are constant.

  • I always feel like I'm so boring, but I don't get bored with me.

  • I never thought I'd make the pages of 'Sports Illustrated', because I've always been skinny.

  • I love the Instamatic application on my I phone, it takes the coolest photos.

  • People that I'm most attracted to, they're not living by any sort of rules. They're the kind of people with stories to tell.

  • When I was a kid, I thought I was Wonder Woman.

  • I just remember Stella Tenant and me dancing in Donatella Versace's bathtub until like four in the morning. It was one of those 'pinch me' moments.

  • There's always competition out there. That's what makes life exciting.

  • Being in the world of fashion you have to be very self-absorbed, and you are surrounded by people who are very self-absorbed.

  • My favorite hotel is the Villa Alilla in Bali. The setting is pure bliss, overlooking the ocean of Uluwhatu; the eye line makes you feel as if you're floating on top of the ocean.

  • Men are just jealous because they can't wear makeup.

  • When I had my daughter, my priorities shifted. Being in the world of fashion you have to be very self-absorbed and surrounded by people that are self-absorbed.

  • I have stacks and stacks of journals. I'll change the names if I ever decide to publish them.

  • I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.

  • I love physical sunblocks with zinc. When I used to surf, I'd sometimes tuck a bottle of sunscreen into my wet suit sleeve - when you're in the water having a great time, you're not thinking about running out to put on more sunblock.

  • The turnover with models - I cannot keep up. And in my day, we had so much personality. We probably caused a lot more trouble, but it was fun.

  • I'd like to reach out to more women and different body types.

  • I'm just a glutton for spas and messages. And I love to surf and hike.