Martha Stewart is an American media businesswoman best known for her lifestyle brand consisting of cookbooks, cookware, television shows, and more.
As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce.
Stewart expanded into the world of publishing with her first book, Entertaining, which became a bestseller and was followed in quick succession by such publications as Martha Stewart's Quick Cook Menus, Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres, Martha Stewart's Christmas, and Martha Stewart's Wedding Planner.
We've put together an incredible collection of Martha Stewart quotes to read.
Here they are:
List of Inspiring Martha Stewart Quotes
"There is no single recipe for success. But there is one essential ingredient: Passion"
"If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day."
"Build your business around something that you love – something that is inherently interesting to you."
"Never make a big decision without sleeping on it"
“Sometimes, I shake if I have to do something that I’ve never done before – maybe not noticeably, but inside. But I’ll do it, because I know it’s not an insurmountable task; I’ve done plenty of tasks in my life.”
"Seek out people to work with who are brimming with talent, energy, integrity, optimism, and generosity."
"So the pie isn’t perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic."
"Life is too complicated not to be orderly."
"I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company. I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable."
"I learned many years ago never to criticize, only compliment. Even if their home is horrifyingly awful."
“You should feel good about making your home nicer for your family and your friends. You should feel great about cooking a good dinner and making a dress for a granddaughter, creating a beautiful birthday party. It’s all part of life.”
"I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life."
"The more you adapt, the more interesting you are."
"The most beautiful things are always simple."
"I’m very inspired by nature – you could say Mother Nature. I look at things around me and get all kinds of inspiration daily."
"It is a good thing until you discover a better thing."
"Our passion is and always should be to make life better."
"My goal is to inspire people of all ages to become doers."
"If I have a legacy, I hope it’s a really good teacher and successful entrepreneur that made every day better."
"I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, sleep is not the most important thing."
"I believe in man and woman being equal. I really believe that we can achieve anything we can set our minds to."
"I always thought I would be a teacher. And I think I actually lived up to my initial dreams because what I do now is teach millions of people many different kinds of things."
"My daughter emails me. When your daughter starts to email you instead of talk to you… It’s horrible. You cannot forget human communication."
“Once you realize that you have identified a passion, invest in yourself. Figure out what you need to know, what kind of experience and expertise you need to develop to do the things that you feel in your heart you will enjoy and that will sustain you both mentally and economically.”
"It’s all about new techniques, simplifying old techniques, and consolidating steps. Making things go faster, but not worse."
"Rebuilding is a lot harder than building. I’ve learned that. It’s the excitement of that first success that is so phenomenal that you want to keep building on original successes."
"You should never accept what can be offered to you if you feel it can be improved."
"Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success."
"My new motto is: When you’re through changing, you’re through."
"I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed."
“You have to stick up for your own ideas. You have to stick up for your beliefs. It’s like any kind of business. If you have really strong feelings and really strong design sensibilities, you have to persevere in those sensibilities. Otherwise, you will be run over, you know, like some giant trailer truck coming and just flattening you. And eliminating your creativity. And that happens.”
"I get up really early, and I go to bed really late. Sometimes I get tired, but it’s not important. I have an exciting existence, and there’s so much to do."
"The ultimate goal is to be an interesting, useful, wholesome person. If you’re successful on top of that, then you’re way ahead of everybody."
"I like knowing about everything, and I think that really helps me in my business."
"I really encourage entrepreneurs, if they have a great idea, to run with it. Find ways to finance, build, market."
"Every entrepreneur talks about the passion you have for your work, and I think that’s what’s missing with a lot of women in business."
"I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish."
“Doing projects really gives people self-confidence. Nothing is better than taking the pie out of the oven. What it does for you personally, and for your family’s idea of you, is something you can’t buy.”
"I try to seek out and surround myself with people who just percolate fresh, original, and creative ideas."
"Using the freshest best-quality butter, eggs, chocolate vanilla and spices makes all the difference."
"Business is being done in many different ways now, and we have to take advantage of what’s available for us. It’s very exciting."
"I’m never sick. Why get sick? It’s a waste of time."
"You can be the most beautiful person on Earth, and if you don’t have a fitness or diet routine, you won’t be beautiful."
"I'm very inspired by nature—you could say Mother Nature. I look at things around me and get all kinds of inspiration daily. I also look at a lot of art. In New York, I get a tremendous amount of ideas by looking at the paintings and the sculptures, adapting artistic endeavors to crafts. There is a lot of inspiration around us that we can see every day and turn into projects"
"Learn something new every day. If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day."
“Broaden yourself. You don't have to focus when you're 20. I think the broader you are, the better it is. Later you can focus on your real interests and ideas. The ultimate goal is to be an interesting, useful, wholesome person. If you're successful on top of that, then you're way ahead of everybody.”
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