"My mother taught me that family will always be there for you, and you always need to be there for them. My mom and I are very close and even more so after going through some hard stuff. There's a real open communication between us about what's not working." ... to Good Housekeeping
“She taught me that a real feminist doesn’t apologize for her beauty. You can be a sexy, beautiful woman and be the smartest person in the room.” ...to Glamour
“My mum always made it clear that I was her friend ... and that is a lesson on how to bring up my own children. When we talked, I felt she wanted to hear what I had to say. She enjoyed me and I feel I'm enjoying my kids. ” ...to The Sun
“My mother, Encarna, was only 21 when she had me. I learned from her how complicated and wonderful we women can be. She worked in a beauty salon and, between the ages of 5 and 13, I would sit there each day after school. It became like an acting school, because women were sharing their deepest, most intimate secrets. I was hooked on the way these women talked ... so very frank ... and the way my mother dealt with them. I also appreciated different sides to women’s personalities.” ...to The Sun
My mom taught me “the idea that food can connect generations and remind us where we come from. And that food can be adventurous. My mom would put on Spanish music and we’d have Spanish food. Or we’d be reading a story in French and she’d make French food for dinner. Food is so magical for kids.” ...to Ivillage
"[My mom] always says, 'Happiness is your own responsibility.' That's probably what I quote from her and live by the most. If you have a tough road in front of you, it's your responsibility to make it as joyful for yourself as you possibly can." ...to Ivillage
“’Manners,’ as [my mother] would say, ‘don’t forget, are kindnesses. You must always be kind.’” ...in How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life
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