Words matter. These are the best Amanda de Cadenet Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
People know what authentic communication feels like, so having someone else handle your social media/commenting doesn’t feel honest to me.
Things are only as important as you make them out to be.
I’ve learnt that if you can’t get rid of something, you have to find a way to live with it.
I was a workaholic, I had food issues, and I had body issues. I was in a lot of pain. My parents didn’t recognise what was going on.
Female friendships have sustained me from my earliest days as a child.
You can lose who you are so easily when you’re being so many things to so many different people.
When you’ve worked as hard as I have to form your identity, the last thing you want is to blur where you end and someone else begins.
I had lived with abuse for many years, but the worst abuse has been at my own hands and the appalling situations I have tolerated.
Some people would say having a feminist perspective is political, but I don’t think it is. I think it’s just having a female perspective.
Persuasiveness takes finesse; it takes an understanding of human psychology. And intention is everything.
I believe women need to hear stories and see images that they can identify with, not media-fabricated ideals that even the ‘role models’ themselves can’t live up to.
You never know how your kids are going to turn out. You can raise them with all the best intentions, and then they’re own people, and they have their own inner conflicts. You just hope you’ve given them some good stuff to navigate with.
I share personal things about myself in the context of my interviews and in ‘It’s Messy’ – but that’s 20 percent of my life.
I tend to side with people who are considered the underdog. I have empathy.
Freedom is… not to be bound by my wounds. And to be able to eat cake every day.
Being a young woman is difficult enough, but add to that the pressures of Hollywood’s spotlight, and you have a lot to navigate.
I’ve worked very hard on my self-esteem, and I know my value.
The power that you have as a young woman, unless you have great self-esteem, is largely based on how the rest of the world reacts to you. And so it’s kind of a superficial confidence that you have, you know?
Stay away from other people’s partners.
The fact is external feminine beauty is highly valued, and we are constantly given the message that a slamming body is the most valuable thing a woman can possess.
I go to the Korean spa when the kids go to bed. It’s like I turn my brain off.
As a photographer, there are times when I have to decide if it’s appropriate to invade a moment with my camera.
I’ve never interviewed anyone where I set out to try to persuade them to reveal something. Instead, it’s about creating a space that allows someone to be authentic without judgment on my part.
Learning how to be persuasive has been really crucial to my life both professionally and personally.
If I’m looking at life without a spiritual perspective, it’s a lot more painful, a lot more confusing, and there’s so much that I don’t understand.
I went from being able to walk down the street and be ignored to having men whistle at me. I was an insecure young girl, and it felt good to have attention, even though it was inappropriate.
Learning how to have ‘healthy’ attachments sounds easy, but in fact, for someone like me who had damaged early relationships, it’s like learning to be fluent in Chinese.
No one wants to be lectured at.
When I was interviewing Hillary Clinton, I knew when I’d ask her something that she wasn’t going to give me the complete truth because she would break eye contact with me.
I have autoimmune disease, thyroid problems, and I’ve been diagnosed pre-diabetic.
My kids see feminism in action every day, and leading by imperfect example is how I’m raising them.
Glenda Bailey is a woman after my own heart who believes that climbing the career ladder can be overrated, to say the least. After all, why not just go for what you want now?
I was put in White City children’s home when I was 15.
Despite the gender stereotypes in the ’80s, my race-car-driving dad taught me that I could do whatever my brother could.
I love photography – I fell in love with photography, I think, because it was my own thing, it wasn’t something I needed other people’s permission to do. So, it was really freeing for me actually to be able to not be a famous person and just to take pictures.
I’ve grown up around people who love photography, and I think from being photographed for so long, I always wanted to understand how it worked, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be photographed by some really wonderful photographers, and so I learnt a lot from them, and I always ask them questions.
If I could wave a magic wand, I would be a size 6 and still be able to eat cake every day.
With the combination of spending a fair amount of time on planes, having twins that go to elementary school, and generally living a lifestyle that is pretty high-stress, I have been known to run myself down quite easily, so I am pretty much a petri dish for germs, colds, and flus.
I’d personally like to see more ‘real bodies’ in magazines.
Jane Fonda was at the top of my list of women to meet and the only time I felt nervous about interviewing someone. She is one of the most dynamic women I have ever had the honor of talking to.
I grew up in front of the camera from an early age. It distorts your perception of who you are. Having a lot of attention at a young age is not healthy.
I’ve built ‘The Conversation’ from the ground up with no business training.
I could do a show with men; I’d love to do that, but it’s women that I know and understand.
From the ages of 12 to 35 my body, not my mind, was my primary currency. My ideas, my humor, my curiosity – none of those were valued as much as my body, which preceded me into almost every room.
I got sick of being famous. It is not a desirable ‘job.’
I love all Goop products, but I’ll always have the Revitalizing Day Moisturizer on my desk at work or in my handbag.
As a kid, I trained to be an Olympic gymnast. My schedule was rigorous. Four hours a day, Monday through Saturday, I was at the gym. My body was like a boy’s, narrow hips, flat-chested, wide shoulders. When I was 12, I badly injured my ankle and was forced to stop training immediately.
Persuasiveness is really just about getting your ideas across without being forceful. It’s a skill that can be learned and is useful for anyone who works in a team environment.
Sitting down with the insightful Gabourey Sidibe was a wonderful experience.
I try to make things that are not elitist.