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1. "I want to play positive role models - women who mean something to other women."
Author: Agyness Deyn
2. "We are certainly influenced by role models, and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people, we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important - just as in the Middle Ages, people were surrounded by images of religious piety."
Author: Alain De Botton
3. "Especially in the car ride to and from gym. I find myself spacing out a lot, just visualizing what the Olympics would be like and just having such great role models."
Author: Aly Raisman
4. "I've never isolated role models based on gender. I have more male role models due to the mere fact that I've done business with more of them and they're leaders within the verticals I work. Of those, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, is an entrepreneur and personal friend that I have a great deal of respect for."
Author: Amy Jo Martin
5. "People who dream of something bigger and better are good role models."
Author: Andrew Shue
6. "Simply stated, girls want role models and mentors."
Author: Anna Maria Chavez
7. "I believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe and age should be role models for all children, and that means interacting with them."
Author: Armistead Maupin
8. "Scientists and engineers ought to stand side by side with athletes and entertainers as role models."
Author: Barack Obama
9. "I remove a lot of the pressure from myself by saying I'm not competing with my parents. They are the persons who taught me my ideology. They actively practiced what they preached. They're the exemplars and the role models. So how does one compete with a mentor?"
Author: Benigno Aquino III
10. "Because I didn't have any queer, lesbian, female role models I hated my own femininity and had to look deep within myself to create an identity that worked for me. Pop culture just doesn't hand us enough variety to choose from."
Author: Beth Ditto
11. "How come we play war and not peace?""Too few role models."
Author: Bill Watterson
12. "The trailblazers are my role models in this industry: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, and Billy Dee Williams. I keep their pictures in my trailer and try to measure to their standards every time I act."
Author: Brian J. White
13. "I was into comics because these were my real male role models, even though at the time, I didn't know it."
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
14. "I didn't have any role models. I really thought I was doomed to this loveless, lonely life. I didn't know any gay people until I began doing theater."
Author: Bryan Batt
15. "There are many mediocre entertainers who don't aspire to much more than fame and glory. It's very easy to have them as your role models because there aren't as many greats. Go back, discover the greats, and take it from there."
Author: Carmen Ejogo
16. "I don't believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models.... It's not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn't like it, they said, "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out." Parents have to take better control."
Author: Charles Barkley
17. "I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models."
Author: Charles Barkley
18. "Companies and leaders are role models - not just with the business community - but in the broader world."
Author: Chip Conley
19. "I don't have role models or watch much TV. I go to awards ceremonies but often I don't even know who the people are. I think that's good, because then you don't have preconceived ideas about them."
Author: Christopher Parker
20. "Billy Konchellah with his World Championship titles, Paul Ereng with his Olympic gold and Wilson Kipketer with his World records are my role models."
Author: David Rudisha
21. "As a nation, we will only become the shining light to the world with the emergence of more and more role models worthy of emulation by all"
Author: Fela Durotoye
22. "Real Fathers are Role Models worthy of emulation. They choose to live exemplary lifestyles of leadership and excellence"
Author: Fela Durotoye
23. "Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes."
Author: Gale Sayers
24. "Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male."
Author: Geoffrey Canada
25. "Children, as persons, are entitled to the greatest respect. Children are given to us as free-flying souls, but then we clip their wings like we domesticate the wild mallard. Children should become the role-models for us, their parents, for they are coated with the spirit from which they came- out of the ether, clean, innocent, brimming with the delight of life, aware of the beauty of the simplest thing; a snail, a bud...."
Author: Gerry Spence
26. "Books can make a difference in dispelling prejudice and building community: not with role models and recipes, not with noble messages about the human family, but with enthralling stories that make us imagine the lives of others. A good story lets you know people as individuals in all their particularity and conflict; and once you see someone as a person—flawed, complex, striving—you've reached beyond stereotype."
Author: Hazel Rochman
27. "You have no spirit of culinary adventure. You need to be more like that snarky guy on the Travel Channel. He goes all over the world eating kangaroo a**holes and snail throw-up. He'd eat anything. He don't care how sick he gets. He's another one of my role models, except he needs ironing."
Author: Janet Evanovich
28. "Do we secretly idolize our imagined opposites, yearning to become the role models for others we know we could never be for ourselves?"
Author: John Waters
29. "Even if you have a brain predisposed to liberalism, you might end up with some conservative friends or find inspiring conservative role models who could be very influential on you, and that could send you down a different track in life."
Author: Jonathan Haidt
30. "Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me."
Author: Justin Bieber
31. "I don't know that I have any role models now that are fixed. Definitely my mom - she's the coolest. She's worked really hard her whole life and I just think she's got a great attitude. Moms just know so much it's so silly."
Author: Larisa Oleynik
32. "Parents must lead by example. Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children's first and most important role models."
Author: Lee Haney
33. "My mom is one of my role models in a complicated way. I learned from her how to be a good mom. She was one of those natural moms who really took to it. Her chosen profession was teaching. She loves kids. But she was extremely frustrated and unhappy because for much of my life she was a stay-at-home mom."
Author: Leslie Morgan Steiner
34. "My dear young women, with all my heart I urge you not to look to contemporary culture for your role models and mentors. Please look to your faithful mothers for a pattern to follow. Model yourselves after them, not after celebrities whose standards are not the Lord's standards and whose values may not reflect an eternal perspective. Look to your mother."
Author: M. Russell Ballard
35. "Jesus is an example. We have other examples, including many of our ancestors as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation."
Author: Malcolm Boyd
36. "Because the enormous narcissism of their parents deprived Will and Tom of suitable role models, both brothers learned to identify with absence. Consequently, even if something beneficial fortuitously entered their lives they immediately treated it as temporary. By the time they were teenagers they were already accustomed to a discontinuous lifestyle marked by constant threats of abandonment and the lack of any emotional stability. Unfortunately, "accustomed to" here is really synonymous with "damaged by."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
37. "When you are the only laowai in a village of 10,000 Chinese martial artists and you've sat through several dozen films where a white man shouts, "You Chinese dog," before getting his ass kicked, it starts to irritate you. We all need role models."
Author: Matthew Polly
38. "We've seen the kind of social impact a professional sports team has on a city. A team brings high-profile role models into your community who are healthy and they're great images for the city to gravitate toward, especially for kids."
Author: Mick Cornett
39. "Typically, when you look for role models, you want someone who has your interests and came from the same background. Well, look how restricting that is. What people should do is take role models a la carte. If there's someone whose character you appreciated, you respect that trait."
Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
40. "In our generation, the role models were Gandhi and Nehru. We revered them. They were venerated personalities. I read almost every speech of Nehru."
Author: Pranab Mukherjee
41. "Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you."
Author: Rasheed Ogunlaru
42. "Inspiration, in its rich variety, must be present in any discussion about Africa. We need role models - they are essential to the advancement of our society."
Author: Richard Attias
43. "Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach."
Author: Rosabeth Moss Kantor
44. "Teenage girls today need strong, positive role models that can show them how to be independent thinkers and confident decision-makers. Dana is proud and self-confident, which is good, but she does not always make wise decisions. Rather than make her a super woman, I balanced her with difficult situations that could have been handled better. Her strength, however, shines through. This way, a young woman can read the book, discuss Dana's actions, and reflect on the decision-making in her own life."
Author: Sharon M. Draper
45. "I have fought to protect those benefits that ensure better salaries for teachers across the Nation such as grants to pay off student loans and funding for Teach for America. Still, we must all do more to show our continued appreciation for our Nation's leading role models."
Author: Solomon Ortiz
46. "I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models."
Author: Susanna Hoffs
47. "Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress—stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
48. "Our goal was to win, to win a Super Bowl, but also to win in the right way, to be role models to our community, to represent Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the National Football League."
Author: Tony Dungy
49. "Michael and I had great role models. Though his father has passed away, his parents had an amazingly strong marriage, as do mine. Both weathered really tough times. For us it has been normal to stay together through difficulties. We grew up witnessing that firsthand."
Author: Tracy Pollan
50. "When you speak of role models, when we talk to our kids, everybody is a role model, everyone, just as you look at a Michael Jordan to be the terrific athlete he is."
Author: Walter Payton

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