Shoes Quotes

In fashion, the time is so short, and even with pre-collection, there are not only dresses, shoes, bags, and furs but now raincoats and T-shirts. It’s just an endless amount of work that we have to produce in no time.

— Alber Elbaz

I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl.

— Amy Adams

I do love shoes that make my legs longer. I have the upper body of someone who’s 5ft 8in, so high heels help me even out the discrepancy.

— Amy Adams

The late Estee Lauder says you can never wear white shoes after Labor Day. But of course, in today’s world, that does not exist.

— Andre Leon Talley

Uggs are comfort shoes, and it’s important to have a shoe that gives you a sense of comfort. I have about 15 pair of Uggs – the same shoe, the same color. And I also have the bedroom slippers.

— Andre Leon Talley

Drekitude’ is the lowest point in the lowest ebb. It could be your look. It could be your shoes. It could be that you’re standing wrong. ‘Drek’ is a total, total, total hot mess.

— Andre Leon Talley

I’m just a normal person. It’s not like I come home and think about opera. My thoughts are about completely other things. Shoes! Dresses! Expensive ones: with a pretty silhouette, beautiful fabrics.

— Anna Netrebko

I have to be more modest now that I’m a mama, but I loved those days when I could really wear what I wanted to. I do love crazy shoes and clothes. But I mean, come on, I’m 38, so even if I like a dress of Betsey Johnson, I have to say, ‘Stop it. Go for Chanel!’

— Anna Netrebko

I like to buy girls shoes and jewelry. I buy stupidly expensive shoes. I got Louboutins for my mom and my girlfriend before. My mom was like, ‘I can’t wear these they’re too high.’ I was like, ‘Mom, you have to try them – they’re so cool. They’re red snakeskin!’ She still wears them every so often, but she can’t walk in them.

— Ansel Elgort

Being a competitive dancer is an expensive business – you have to buy the £2,000 or so tail suit and the shoes, and then get yourself around the world to the competitions. And there is not a lot of money to be made in competing.

— Anton du Beke

There are moments as a teacher when I’m conscious that I’m trotting out the same exact phrase my professor used with me years ago. It’s an eerie feeling, as if my old mentor is not just in the room, but in my shoes, using me as his mouthpiece.

— Abraham Verghese

We were poor. My mother got our clothes out of the free box at the church, you know? So much of when you’re a kid is about relating about what you watch on TV. And who’s got these cooler shoes, and ‘Let’s trade lunches.’ And I was just like, ‘I don’t have a television. I have a rock and a piece of tofu.’

— Aisha Tyler

At the crux of Half Dome, at the very top of the wall, imagine, like, a smooth wall of rock – a nearly vertical granite slap with tiny ripples for your hands and feet. And so you’re really trusting the rubber on your shoes to stick to these ripples.

— Alex Honnold

Pretty much every gym I go into, I feel very comfortable. I dump my stuff, take my shoes off, do my thing.

— Alex Honnold

We make decisions every day about what we’re going to eat. And some people want to buy Nike shoes – two pairs, and other people want to eat Bronx grapes and nourish themselves. I pay a little extra, but this is what I want to do.

— Alice Waters

Any one of my shoes that I had, you knew that, night in, night out, I gave my teammates and my fans everything that I had.

— Allen Iverson

Sometimes, to keep things exciting, I decorate my house as if I owned a child. I’ll toss a tiny pair of shoes in the hallway or lean small wooden crutches in what I refer to as ‘the baby’s room,’ which is actually a tiny space where I make things. I continue to call it the baby’s room because it confuses people and it’s creepy.

— Amy Sedaris

Whenever I do your show, sometimes I get a little check in the mail and then I take that check and buy a new pair of shoes, and then I wear those shoes the next time I do your show.

— Amy Sedaris

If I have any justification for having lived it’s simply, I’m nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There’s some value in that.

— Arthur Miller

If a chick wants to know who makes my shoes, she’s got to take them off my feet and look inside.

— ASAP Rocky

Your shoes have to match your belt. That’s rule number one for guys. You can’t put the brown shoes with the black belt. Or a brown belt with a black wristwatch. Just don’t do it! Also, I don’t like boots with suits. And when you wear sneakers, make sure they go with your shirt.

— Ashton Kutcher

When I step into a character’s shoes, I don’t judge them. I make a conscious effort not to look from the outside in but look from the inside out, and when you do that it allows you to feel and sense things more, and act and react from a core, you know?

— Abbie Cornish

I tried out for my basketball team every year and I never made it. You had to buy the shoes before you knew if you were on the team because it took a few weeks for them to ship. I bought the shoes every year, never once made the team, had a ton of high school basketball shoes.

— Adam DeVine

In real life, we do things out of character, constantly. A couple of days ago, my shoes were hurting, so I walked barefoot through New York. Someone who has known me my whole life would think that was so out of character. But I did it because of the circumstances.

— Allison Williams

There are a lot of actresses who can wear their Uggs during a scene, and I only do that if they make me do that – like if I’m working with a shorter man and they request me to take off my shoes.

— Alysia Reiner

It’s sweet to hear, but anyone who says that they want to be the next John Cassavetes is crazy. He had it so tough. No one would want to walk a step in his shoes. Believe me – I wouldn’t.

— Alexandra Cassavetes

My mom would take me to restaurants, and the first thing I’d ask for would be a pen and a napkin, and I’d sketch shoes and shoes and shoes.

— Alexander Wang

Lollapalooza, that was one of my worst shows. We just played at, like, 3 in the afternoon it was like the hottest, most miserable thing. My shoes were melting. I just thought I was going to die. It was the most horrible experience. I lasted, what, four songs? In front of quite a lot of people. That was one of my least favorites.

— Alison Mosshart

My first event was in Nottingham, aged 11, and the prize was a bike. I thought, ‘Wow.’ I had no idea what to wear. I think I did it in swimming trunks, then just put on a T-shirt and shoes for the bike part. Triathlons felt exotic. There was a technical and tactical aspect to it as well as the endurance challenge. I was hooked.

— Alistair Brownlee

When you’re pregnant you just want to be comfortable – but I wear more or less the same as I do when I’m not pregnant: pregnancy denim with normal tops and flat shoes. But when the belly starts to really stick out, I’ll want the floaty dresses!

— Alessandra Ambrosio

I love jeans, T-shirts, boots, and tennis shoes.

— Ashley Benson

I can’t imagine what it’s like to go through life without shoes to protect your feet, and yet millions of kids do it. That’s why TOMS is such an incredible company – it gives shoes to children who need them!

— Amanda Hearst

I love Maje, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, Christopher Kane, Felder + Felder, and Sam Edelman shoes.

— Amber Le Bon

I’ve always loved clothes, especially handbags and shoes. I’d rather save my money on clothing and wear crap, but have the handbags and shoes.

— Alicia Coppola

You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can’t love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can’t hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice-looking shoes.

— Allan Sherman

It could have been me. And just the hope and prayers that, you know, if, if the shoes were switched, that you know, Laci would do the same thing for me.

— Amber Frey

The wrap party for the ‘Lorna Doone’ TV series was pretty special. We went to about four clubs, then four people’s houses, and I got home at midday the next day. I’d been wearing ridiculous green shoes all night, and the dye had smudged all over my legs.

— Amelia Warner

My biggest accomplishment was playing ‘Lark’ on the daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most regular acting job I have had, and I had to step in and fill someone else’s shoes.

— Amy Weber

If I played Bond, my dad probably wouldn’t know what to do with himself. He’d probably put his shoes on the wrong way for the rest of his life!

— Aneurin Barnard

Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books.

— Ann Rule

I’ve done pretty well in my career, and I’ve watched colleagues who have spent most of the paychecks they receive on shoes and cars rather than bricks and mortar, and that’s not me.

— Anthony Warlow

I’d describe my look as girly-edgy. I like black nail polish and eyeliner, but I’ll wear them with pink shoes.

— Ariel Winter

When I believe in something, I support it fully. On that note, I totally don’t support Velcro shoes.

— Ashley Rickards

I spend a lot on shoes, but my favourite shoes I’ve had for 16 years: a pair of black Michel Perry ankle boots with gold lining.

— Anna Mouglalis

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,’ he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. ‘Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.

— Barack Obama

You can go up to the editor of ‘Vogue,’ and she might think I have horrible style, or maybe she thinks I have great style. Who knows? I don’t really know too much about it: I just know what I like and what I don’t like. I love clothes and making my own clothes and shoes, like I got to do with Adidas.

— Big Sean

I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc.

— Bill Rodgers

When I was a child, I probably should have been medicated about my obsession with The Spice Girls. I had the Buffalo shoes, a customised Baby Spice necklace – when I say custom-made, it was made out of plastic from the local mall – and a Union Jack dress.

— Blake Lively

I think that men should wear shoes that if there’s an emergency, they’re gonna be able to help.

— Blake Shelton

From shoes that are a size too small to a dress that doesn’t fit quite right, there are incredible pieces in most wardrobes that have never been worn.

— Brad Goreski

In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father’s voice. But isn’t that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy’s shoes on? Hey, my kids do it.

— Bruce Springsteen

The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that they have trouble making money off movies. So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in. If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses.

— Bruce Sterling

It’s mind-altering when you slip into someone else’s shoes. That’s psychedelic, man.

— Bryan Cranston

I love Michael Kors! I also love Miu Miu shoes – they’re fabulous, I have so many pairs.

— Bella Thorne

Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes, and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.

— Bobby Darin

It is hard to play Blue Suede Shoes. I know everyone has heard it 10 million times, and that makes it even harder to play it, but there’s a very laid back tempo on that. I was surprised at how slow it really was.

— Brian Setzer

Once, right before a show, I realized I’d forgotten shoes. I didn’t want to wear my flip-flops onstage because I could trip. I ended up going barefoot, which actually worked out because it became my ‘thing.’

— Brittany Howard

When people wear shoes that don’t fit them, it says something about their soul. Generally, I think it means they are good people.

— Billy Bob Thornton

I think it’s really tough being in Donald Trump’s shoes, when you’ve got the media looking to put the worst possible spin to everything that you say.

— Blake Farenthold

In high school I had some famously egregious fashion missteps. I was really out there in fashion, I think because I wanted attention. I would wear crazy patterns, skin-tight pants and giant platform shoes.

— Busy Philipps

Portland is a really great city, especially because I’m a shopper and there’s no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100.

— Bitsie Tulloch

Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn’t bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters.

— Beryl Bainbridge

I’m quite British I’ve got big, flat feet, and I can’t wear heels. I’ve got very, very pale Celtic skin, so my legs are always a frightening blue color. So when you take out clothes that reveal your legs, shoes that have any kind of heel, no shop will actually take my money.

— Caitlin Moran

My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.

— Calvin Klein

I love black lingerie and white shoes, and I love knives.

— Carine Roitfeld

People think I only wear new clothes, that I’m very trendy, but I like classic things on me, to mix with a trendy pair of shoes.

— Carine Roitfeld

Do what you are not supposed to do, like wear white shoes all year round.

— Carine Roitfeld

I think that Americans, they love comfort more than Europeans. Americans created the T-shirt, the sweat pants, and they create the best sporting shoes.

— Carine Roitfeld

Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.

— Carolina Herrera

People get nervous accessorising, but there is nothing wrong with adding a belt or a pair of shoes in another colour.

— Carolina Herrera

I love to shop, especially in retro stores. I have about a million pairs of old-school sports shoes like Adidas, so that’s probably my biggest vice.

— Carrot Top

Perfect heroines, like perfect heroes, aren’t relatable, and if you can’t put yourself in the protagonist’s shoes, not only will they not inspire you, but the book will be pretty boring.

— Cassandra Clare

Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending the soles of coarse shoes, called hobnails, require a particular form of the head, which is made by the stroke of a die.

— Charles Babbage

These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it.

— Charles Barkley

Our incomes should be like our shoes if too small, they will gall and pinch us but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip.

— Charles Caleb Colton

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.

— Charlie Chaplin

I remember my dad, who coached football, would buy some of his players football shoes when they couldn’t afford it.

— Chaske Spencer

I feel like my style’s always been influenced by ‘less is more.’ The coolest styles are kind of simple and classic, like a white T-shirt and jeans. Maybe you have a cool belt and cool shoes, but everything else you keep simple.

— Chris Evans

Essentially, I’m untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I’m going to be playing.

— Christian Bale

The highest heels I do are six-inch heels – but mostly only dancers can wear them, since they are used to being on point in ballet shoes. Their feet are arched.

— Christian Louboutin

A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.

— Christian Louboutin

I have no problem with the idea of comfort, but it is not an important thing aesthetically. If you look at a shoe and immediately say it looks very comfortable, in terms of design, it is not going to excite me. Of course, I am not putting nails in my shoes to ensure everybody is in pain, but a heel is not a pair of slippers and never will be.

— Christian Louboutin

There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn’t exist for men. A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.

— Christian Louboutin

I wouldn’t take it as a compliment if someone looked at one of my shoes and said, ‘Oh, that looks like a comfortable shoe.’ There is a heel that is too high to walk in, certainly. But who cares? You don’t have to walk in high heels.

— Christian Louboutin

Strangely enough, I really think that shoes are a communication tool between people.

— Christian Louboutin

Designing my shoes, I’m thinking timeless. Not trendy.

— Christian Louboutin

A good pump is a silhouette, like the bone structure of the face. It’s like a beautiful face with no make-up. You can cover a not-so-beautiful face with make-up, but it is just a mask – it is the same with shoes.

— Christian Louboutin

A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.

— Christian Louboutin

When a woman buys shoes, she takes them out of the box and looks at herself in the mirror. But she isn’t really looking at her shoes – she’s looking at herself. If she likes herself, then she likes the shoes.

— Christian Louboutin

One thing I detest, I have to say, is when a shoe is too soft, and it’s molding to the foot. This is quite disgusting. And I really, really hate incredibly long shoes, where the last is very pointy, almost like Aladdin.

— Christian Louboutin

I perfectly understand the obsession with shoes. I myself am pretty obsessed. I have a few hundred pairs of shoes in general, because I’ve been collecting shoes for a long time.

— Christian Louboutin

You know, you cannot be comfortable on a high heel shoes the way you would be in sneakers. But, you know, not everyone wants to be on sneakers. Sneakers are for different purposes.

— Christian Louboutin

If I could do shoes for anyone, it would be a special project for the Queen of England.

— Christian Louboutin

The highest heels I do are six-inch heels – but mostly only dancers can wear them, since they are used to being on point in ballet shoes.

— Christian Louboutin

I’d already decided I wanted to design shoes after I saw a sign in the Museum of African and Oceanic Art forbidding high heels. Well, who could resist?

— Christian Louboutin

I like to undress women – not to dress them. You know, like Manet’s ‘Olympia’ or Helmut Newton’s photographs – naked women with shoes. This is what I am trying to do.

— Christian Louboutin

I’ll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men. But where I draw the line, what I absolutely won’t do, is the lady who plays bridge in the afternoon!

— Christian Louboutin

My job is designing shoes. It’s work that happens behind the scenes, as they say, and that suits me just fine because in general I am a shy person. But sometimes I have these extroverted outbursts.

— Christian Louboutin

I never wanted to design clothes. I never wanted to work for the fashion industry. Shoes sort of belong to the fashion industry, which is why I’m part of the fashion industry. But that’s never been my thought. My thought since I was a child was really to design those shoes for girls on stage.

— Christian Louboutin

Being on a trapeze is like dreaming. I feel totally outside of myself when I’m flying. You know, designing shoes, my imagination is flying in my drawings.

— Christian Louboutin

If I could do shoes for anyone, it would be a special project for the Queen of England. She and the Pope are the ultimate clients.

— Christian Louboutin

My relationship with shoes has always been linked to shoes, women, women in their shoes and performance.

— Christian Louboutin

I’ll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men.

— Christian Louboutin

Women like my shoes because they look good on them, not because they look good on the rack.

— Christian Louboutin

I never was interested in being part of the fashion world – I just wanted to design shoes. I didn’t even know ‘Vogue’ existed when I was growing up. ‘Vogue,’ what is that?’

— Christian Louboutin

Moms, take it from me: do not buy your baby too many shoes when they’re so tiny, because their feet grow every week.

— Ciara

I usually decide what to wear in the morning, but sometimes, I’ll have a favorite coat or sweater or shoes, and I’ll wear them everyday for a week!

— Cameron Russell

So often at home in the West Village, I’m like, ‘Why aren’t I allowed a horse?’ I would keep a horse in a stable in my apartment, and I would fit him with rubber shoes, and we’d just roll him out. If I needed to go to a meeting somewhere, I’d just get on my horse and go across town.

— Cary Fukunaga

I’m very flattered to be called a style icon! But it’s simple, my style it’s just men’s suits and shoes. That’s the basic premise.

— Charlotte Rampling

I’ve always been obsessed by shoes as one of the main accessory of my outfit, from the classic styles to the more eccentric and of every range of price.

— Chiara Ferragni

I definitely spend the most money on shoes, partly because vintage footwear can be a little funky – in a bad way. I like to keep things pretty simple up top and then go weird with the shoes.

— Chloe Sevigny

I am not one to adhere to silly clothing rules. I love mixing metals, wearing a brown bag with black shoes, whatever.

— Chrissy Teigen

I didn’t know anything about running gear when I started out, but after trying a few shoe brands, I’ve discovered that Brooks are my preferred shoes.

— Christy Turlington

The challenge is making sure that every single moment is honest, no matter what. It’s doing Eric Carter justice. Not trying to fill Jack Bauer’s shoes. Not trying to step into Kiefer’s legacy.

— Corey Hawkins

The only pressure, as an actor, is to step into Eric Carter’s shoes and make him as fully and as complex and as flawed and as human as I could.

— Corey Hawkins

I’ve got big feet, so filling someone else’s big shoes doesn’t scare me.

— Caroline Rhea

I went through this phase where I thought pink and purple matched. To dance class, I’d wear purple tights and pink leg warmers and paint my shoes purple. It was really odd.

— Carrie Ann Inaba

I love wearing flat shoes, but I am not one of those girls who walks around in sweat pants and sneakers.

— Claudia Schiffer

I feel for all the parents whose babies just keep waking up for years. My heart and back go out to you guys! You are my heroes, and I am not fit to walk in your shoes!

— Constance Marie

I feel like there’s no subject that can’t be sung about. I wrote a song dedicated to people with inflammatory bowel disease, and then I wrote about shoes. And mangoes. Every rock should be turned.

— Casey Abrams

I do have ambition – I can dress up for a premiere, get in a limousine, but it’s not my life. My life is wearing jeans and tennis shoes and travelling on the metro. I have to do that because otherwise my acting is going to be false.

— Caterina Murino

Shoes are a big part of your look. I think that if your outfit isn’t really something special, then fun footwear is a great way to jazz it up and make your ensemble more interesting.

— Christian Siriano

I went to a Catholic school, so of course we had to wear uniforms. My only form of expression was in shoes and the style of my hair.

— Camille Guaty

In a pinch, when my leather shoes need a quick shine, I take the inside of a banana peel and rub it on the leather like I would a shoe wax. Then I spit-shine it and buff it with a cloth, and my shoes look great.

— Chris Diamantopoulos

I’ve always had a more classic approach to style as opposed to uber-trendy. Having said that, I do like to have a bit of an edge, and I tend to be more daring when it comes to accessories – in particular, shoes and bags.

— Carly Steel

We’ve created an unnatural form of running. It’s not just the shoes, but we run on artificial surfaces – straight ahead, hard and steady – instead of speeding up and slowing down, reacting to the terrain with changes of pace and rhythm.

— Christopher McDougall

The ‘Tarahumara’ use their legs ‘as designed.’ By running at a young age with minimal footwear, they naturally develop the best biomechanical use of their legs. Cushioned shoes restrict foot movements and allow for over-striding. Short strides are natural.

— Christopher McDougall

Once ‘A.N.T. Farm’ started, I was inspired by Chyna to jazz up my style. Now I paint my nails bright, fun colors and add a bunch of accessories and some cool shoes to jeans and a T-shirt.

— China Anne McClain

Some people think its just fun and games and others don’t know how much I pushed to get here. They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out.

— Chingy

I loved shoes. I had my little ballerina flats, and my mom never wore heels. But when I was about three or four, she got a job where she had to wear the tiniest heels. I was obsessed.

— Chloe Gosselin

All my shoes are named after poisonous flowers, so since the beginning I’ve had the idea of doing something with danger in it.

— Chloe Gosselin

Shoes are strange things. If you take your shoes off in a situation in which you’re vulnerable, you’ll feel 10 times more vulnerable.

— Daniel Day-Lewis

We’ve never played at this place before. This place is big, and I’m kinda nervous, so we’re going to make it feel small by pretending we’re in a… bedroom. We’ll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked!

— Dave Matthews

I’m surprisingly practical in much of my life, but not when it comes to my shoes.

— Danielle Steel

I think being Shaquille O’Neal would be the most amazing thing. There’s nothing I would have done differently in his life. Everything he’s done I think is pretty spot on, even, like, the bad rap videos, the shoes, the movies, everything.

— David Chang

Women’s fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It’s men’s way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they’re actually tied up.

— David Duchovny

I have tennis shoes with little rhinestones that I slip on if I exercise. But I always wear heels, even around the house. I’m such a short little thing, I can’t reach my kitchen cabinets.

— Dolly Parton

Part of an icon’s power comes from its indivisibility. The swoosh cannot be further deconstructed into its component parts. Just as golden arches mean McDonald’s, and the little red tab means Levi’s, the swoosh is Nike. The product is its icon, inseparably and without exception. To buy a pair of Nike shoes is to buy the Nike swoosh.

— Douglas Rushkoff

Jobs, as such, are a relatively new concept. People may have always worked, but until the advent of the corporation in the early Renaissance, most people just worked for themselves. They made shoes, plucked chickens, or created value in some way for other people, who then traded or paid for those goods and services.

— Douglas Rushkoff

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

— Dr. Seuss

I did throw a lot of eggs into one basket, as you do in your teenage years – ‘I am buying these records, I am wearing this’. I did quite a bit of that. You have to do it, wear your stupid shoes, wear your stupid hair.

— Dylan Moran

All of the awards, applause, Twitter followers, shoes, it will all go away eventually. But if I can leave the world slightly more hopeful, inspired, and more healed than when I arrived, I did my job.

— Debby Ryan

Don’t start writing your novel until you know your characters very, very well. What they’d do if they saw somebody shoplifting. What they were like at school. What shoes they wear. Spend days – weeks, months – being them until they thicken up and start to breathe.

— Deborah Moggach

Theater is a living creature. It takes a while to break in, like a new pair of shoes.

— Darren Criss

The kind of money that show business will pay you, unless you need to have shoes made of diamonds, you can actually put it in the bank and sort of be okay.

— Dana Carvey

Seasons are really annoying. You get a really great pair of shoes or a beautiful pair of boots, and then you try to get them again four months later, and they say, ‘Oh no, that was last season.’

— Daphne Guinness

When I was 20, 21 years old, I had just got married. Put yourself in my wife’s shoes. All of these fans all across the world would have Donny Osmond burning – record-burning parties. They would put my albums and burn them.

— Donny Osmond

There is nobody that’s ever going to fill Ted Kennedy’s shoes, and that’s a tall order for somebody in the family to try to live up to.

— Douglas Brinkley

I prefer to leave a little room in my bag to grab goodies when I’m travelling, but otherwise you need one good pair of shoes that can be worn day or night, a pair of black jeans, and a nice dress.

— Dree Hemingway

Presence of God’ is really that understanding that sometimes when you step out of your own shoes and just open your ears and listen to what’s going on around you, you get answers to the questions you were asking.

— Dave Gahan

I sew my own shoes. Other male dancers don’t, but I like it one way, and I’ve learned to do it that way.

— David Hallberg

No one around me was obsessed with Fred Astaire except for me. It just snowballed, really. I started with tap lessons. When I didn’t have tap shoes, I taped nickels on the bottom of my penny loafers.

— David Hallberg

I just got an honorary degree from Glasgow University, and I had to wear around very painful shoes so that I didn’t laugh all the way through the ceremony because I felt like an outlaw.

— Denise Mina

The soles of the best writers, a professor once told me, are worn down to holes. This is an incomplete measure, but the image of a writer grinding his or her shoes against curbs and cobblestones stuck with me. The story is always out there, the details around the corner or down the alley.

— David Ebershoff

I need to have a quick wardrobe. Two or three blazers with dark gray pants, two pairs of jeans, two light blue shirts, a casual shirt, two pairs of shoes, one formal one not. Small accessories like Tod’s Greca belt and our woven bracelets for a wild touch.

— Diego Della Valle

Almost everyone wears rubber on their feet these days, but there was a time when it was considered cheap. Luxury shoes had leather soles, which were rigid and heavy.

— Diego Della Valle

When you’re a young talent, and you want to launch your brand, you always have tons of questions: Where should I produce? Should I launch a second line? Should I do shoes, accessories? If you have someone who can coach you and give you advice and help you find the right supplier, it’s a big help.

— Delphine Arnault

Slumdog’ was my first movie, and I had never been to India before – I was just a teenager in the U.K. with my headphones and my Nike shoes. What did I know about growing up in a slum?

— Dev Patel

In modeling, my height was a big challenge to overcome, because I was pretty much the shortest girl on the runway whenever I was doing the catwalk. The clothes didn’t fit and the shoes didn’t fit. It was an issue, but luckily, it didn’t prevent me from working.

— Devon Aoki

When I run barefoot, I put my shoes on my hands. Running around with shoe-hands looks a little weird.

— Danny Pudi

I grew up in the ’90s, so I’ve definitely resurrected many looks from my youth lately, including overalls, jelly shoes, and, of course, Doc Martens.

— Devin Kelley

I’ll always be Chinese first. It probably isn’t politically correct to say or something that the majority understands I can change my shoes, I can swap my passport, but, I’ll always have this face.

— Eddie Huang

Imagine stepping into the shoes of Roberto Duran, one of the most legendary boxers in the history of the sport, and definitely the most legendary Latin American boxer, and then having ‘Raging Bull’ in my corner. I mean, imagine that? Just having Robert De Niro to play the trainer in the movie, that was fantastic.

— Edgar Ramirez

As women, we all have certain weaknesses. I know one who can’t resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them. Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.

— Edith Head

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Usually, I wear tennis shoes because my feet are flat, and it hurts to wear anything other than shoes that are cushiony.

— Ellen DeGeneres

You know, I once read a short story about how much you could tell about people from their shoes. You could tell where they had been, what they did, whether they were real walkers.

— Elizabeth Edwards

For me personally, I cannot spend a certain amount of money on anything but shoes, a coat, a purse, and that’s it. I could never spend more than $1K on a sweater. I’m only going to wear it twice. But you go online, and you see incredibly expensive sweaters selling out constantly.

— Emily Ratajkowski

Would you just strap some toe shoes on and dance ‘Swan Lake?’ No. Would you just put a violin in your hand and – ? No. I felt that way about acting, and I was taught to feel that way. I didn’t come to it on my own.

— Ellen Barkin

I’ve got about eight pairs of shoes, and that’s it.

— Emma Watson

I personally approve all the shoes that go into production, and I have a level of involvement with the factories that other people don’t have.

— Edgardo Osorio

There’s something special about shoes, they give you a high like nothing else.

— Edgardo Osorio

Even though my shoes are different from Ferragamo’s aesthetic, which is more classic, I learned the importance of fit and quality. We were making shoes like they used to, by hand, and I carried that with me.

— Edgardo Osorio

When I started out, the idea of comfort in shoes was almost a dirty word.

— Edgardo Osorio

I was the first one to say that there could be comfortable, sexy shoes, and it’s a big part of our brand.

— Edgardo Osorio

I went to department stores, and there was nothing that I really loved. All the shoes were too complicated, too crazy, too ridiculous, too extreme. The platforms were so high the shoes were so ugly, covered in crystals and feathers and crap. I just thought, ‘Maybe somebody wants a beautifully simple, sexy shoe that they can actually walk in.’

— Edgardo Osorio

When I sit down and design, it’s shoes that always appear.

— Edgardo Osorio

My retail partners, they are my brand ambassadors. They’re the ones who are selling the shoes to women.

— Edgardo Osorio

Historically, I think you can really judge a person by their shoes.

— Edgardo Osorio

My shoes aren’t minimalist, but they are about a new simplicity.

— Edgardo Osorio

Well, shoes, bags and clutches are usually my big weaknesses – my husband always laughs when I call them ‘investment pieces.’

— Emily Giffin

The odd thing is if you asked me to do the accent now I would find it very difficult unless I was also playing that part, because I associate it so much with entering into the role and stepping into someone else’s shoes.

— Emily Mortimer

When you’re comfortable, you’re more confident – I really believe that. If you’re walking around in a dress or a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable, it reads all over you.

— Erin Wasson

I’m always like, ‘I can’t believe I sound like my mother.’ I remember running out of the house telling, ‘Put your shoes on or you’re going to get sick!’ That’s an old wives’ tale, but it’s like some weird mind control that I would be like that.

— Eileen Davidson

I don’t speak up if I’m working. As a model, no one pays me for my opinion. I want to wear whatever will make a great photo, whether I like it or not. But if the shoes are too small, I will complain!

— Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann

To be a good citizen, it’s important to be able to put yourself in other people’s shoes and see the big picture. If everything you see is rooted in your own identity, that becomes difficult or impossible.

— Eli Pariser

In my closet, you’d find five black shirts that look the same, 10 pairs of the same white pants, and five pairs of almost the exact same shoe. Every time I go out, I buy shoes that are very similar to my other shoes – it’s a problem.

— Emeraude Toubia

Never dress older than you are! The five wardrobe items you must have are a nice pair of well-fitting shoes, pajamas, sexy yet comfortable lingerie, a party dress in a bold colour and a jumpsuit.

— Elizabeth Jagger

I was changing a light bulb over Groucho Marx’s bed, so I took my shoes off, got on his bed and changed the bulb. When I got off the bed he said: ‘That’s the best acting you’ve ever done.’

— Elliott Gould

For clothes and accessories, I love my friend’s boutique One by One and UT.LAB for shoes.

— Fei Fei Sun

I was a very rotund child with short hair, and for some reason, I always had black ballet shoes. I was like the Wednesday Addams of ballet.

— Felicity Jones

Luckily I don’t have to buy shoes anymore, because I design them! I’m off tour, so I can dive in and create the shoes that I want for my line. But okay, I did buy a pair of vintage combat boots because they were so beaten up – I had to have them.

— Fergie

I’ll tell you one thing you can’t do: you can’t put your shoes on, then your socks on.

— Flavor Flav

Did you ever feel as if the whole world was a tuxedo, and you were a pair of brown shoes?

— George Gobel

I always wear a pair of colored jeans and fun boots. I have a really cute pair of stars-and-stripes Converse, and I love wearing all my bright Nike shoes.

— Gracie Gold

Well, I never wear shoes at home. Never.

— Guy Pearce

You can hit as many revolutions as you want, but women are always going to wear uncomfortable shoes that look good.

— Gail Collins

We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.

— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I’m from Malibu, California. Once I tell people, they’re like, ‘Oh, of course you’re from Malibu that makes sense.’ I guess I am your typical just-graduated-high-school-in-Malibu type of girl. Our school was just across from Zuma beach, and we all wore Lululemons and bathing suit tops to go to the grocery store – no makeup, no shoes.

— Gigi Hadid

You cannot design shoes if you only think about fashion it’s too realistic. When I design, I dream.

— Giuseppe Zanotti

Sneakers are a new era. Anyone can feel new with a new pair of shoes. They make you feel contemporary. It’s fun because I’m not a young designer, and it opens my brain. Hip-hop isn’t just for the U.S. Everyone loves it.

— Giuseppe Zanotti

Formal is formal. I can’t wear sneakers all the time. Sometimes, I wear other shoes. It’s not my challenge designing formal – it’s so boring – but it’s still important. I sell a lot of classic black sneakers made from every material because everyone loves black, and if you mix and match material, you get an opera.

— Giuseppe Zanotti

I’m rather pleased with the new manuals. I see Inform now as a gauche young adult, having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.

— Graham Nelson

When I had no shoes I was comfortable – I used to run barefoot. When I wore shoes it was difficult. To run in shoes was ok, but at the beginning of my career it was hard.

— Haile Gebrselassie

I have always liked running, so it wasn’t particularly difficult to make it a habit. All you need is a pair of running shoes and you can do it anywhere. It does not require anybody to do it with, and so I found the sport perfectly fits me as a person who tends to be independent and individualistic.

— Haruki Murakami

Although I never marched through the streets shouting for Mao, I do believe that the liberation of China at the end of the 1940s was a wonderful thing and to provide its people with a billion pairs of shoes and trousers was a fantastic achievement.

— Henning Mankell

For me that’s one of the great indulgences in life – a hand-tailored suit, and a great pair of handmade shoes.

— Hugh Jackman

When my shoes are killing me, I take a maxi pad and put it in the bottom of my shoe. It is better than any Dr. Scholl’s insert. That fashion tip has saved me through some long nights.

— Hoda Kotb

When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle’s shoes and have fun with it.

— Glenn Quinn

I like the simplicity of a halter-top or plunging neckline, but I’ll rough it up by wearing studded shoes and my leather jacket.

— Halston Sage

I really don’t understand jelly shoes – those see-through, glittery, sandal-type things that girls wear. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why they were ever popular.

— Hayley Orrantia

Being the only girl, I feel a lot of pressure. I try not to think about it, but I definitely get in the gym a lot more frequently towards awards season. The guys always look great. They’re both great looking and wear a good suit and a great tie and some awesome shoes and they’re good to go. I’m like, ‘I don’t know what to do!’

— Hillary Scott

I’ve been ripped for being too sensitive, but I do think people need to walk in another person’s shoes before they accuse them of being too sensitive.

— Hank Haney

The only way to make something cheaply today is to have it mass-produced. For example, you wear the same shoes as everyone else. If you had a fabber, you could custom-make shoes that perfectly fit your feet. Three-dimensional printing will help us move away from the mass consumption that is so deeply ingrained in our culture.

— Hod Lipson

Sometimes I don’t even pull my shoes off for six weeks at a time, except, you know, just to take a shower. I just take breaks between 24 hours a day, just a break now and then, it don’t take me long to rest maybe 20 to30 minutes sometime, or maybe an hour.

— Howard Finster

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.

— Imelda Marcos

By five or six, when the heels start to hurt, I kick off my shoes and walk bare feet. But that’s not a big deal. Nobody else is at the office at that time, and as for singing loudly, I don’t sing loudly. I might hum a tune at times when I am thinking about something, but that’s all fine.

— Indra Nooyi

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.

— Iris Murdoch

The reality is I have a closet full of shoes that I don’t wear because they are not comfortable, and I am not going to be hobbling between meetings. There’s nothing that ruins an entrance like somebody who’s uncomfortable in their shoes.

— Ivanka Trump

Whether it’s color palettes for my apparel collection or materials for handbags and shoes or inspiration for fine jewelry, traveling expands your mind and opens you up to different things you haven’t seen before.

— Ivanka Trump

My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.

— Jackie Chan

When I think about a character, it does start with the shoes: What kind would she wear? How would she walk in them?

— Jennifer Aniston

I couldn’t give away my husband’s shoes. I could give away other things, but the shoes – I don’t know what it was about the shoes, but a lot of people have mentioned to me that shoes took on more meaning than we generally think they do… their attachment to the ground, I don’t know – but that did have a real resonance for me.

— Joan Didion

Sometimes I hear people saying, ‘Nothing has changed.’ Come and walk in my shoes.

— John Lewis

Our incomes are like our shoes if too small, they gall and pinch us but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.

— John Locke

Even when I was a little kid, I hated to dress up. I hated to put on regular shoes. I wanted to play all the time. I hate to wear any kind of coat or sweater. I’ve never liked hot. I’ve never liked to be warm.

— John Madden

Shoes are important, of course. I love my Lanvin sneakers – they go with a lot of things. And then I think a nice bag is great, so you carry your computer or whatever else in style. I’ve been carrying a Tom Ford backpack lately.

— John Legend

Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.

— John Updike

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

— Jonathan Swift

If you’re an addict, it controls your life and your life becomes uncontrollable. It’s boring and painful, filling your system with something that makes you stare at your shoes for six hours.

— James Taylor

Like many entrepreneurs, I started out in sales. I began at 14, when I got a job selling shoes and tennis rackets at a pro shop, and I’ve been selling one thing or another ever since.

— Jason Fried

I feel, as an adult, I’m very similar to how I was as a pre-teen. Maybe it’s a case of arrested development, but I feel like it’s easy to slip back into those shoes, and I feel like if we were all magically transported back to our middle school years, we’d all act like we did in middle school.

— Jeff Kinney

I just kind of opened up and said, ‘I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.’

— Jennifer Lawrence

I’ve no interest in fashion, shoes, handbags, or sweaty shopping.

— Jo Brand

We women continue to swallow this line that it’s unladylike or even proof of being a lesbian if you wear flat shoes like Doc Martens. I’m prepared to put up with that accusation, because at least my feet aren’t killing me and I don’t look like a bandy ostrich.

— Jo Brand

When you’re standing in line at the airport, and your shoes are off, your belt is off, and your personal belongings are being closely scrutinized, and you’re standing with your hands in the air, waiting to be patted down, do you feel protected? I don’t. I feel like I’m the enemy.

— John McAfee

I’m a responsible soul. But anyone who has the chance to spend time with me can see I’m still 22 years old. I love talking about clothes and guys and shoes and makeup. Plus, I’m obsessed with anything Hello Kitty!

— Jordin Sparks

Growing up, you’d see Michael Jordan on everything from Gatorade to shoes – everything. Obviously, that’s something pretty cool for an athlete to aspire to.

— J. J. Watt

I think everyone at school experiences some form of bullying. With kids at school, it can be anything – it can be your shoes or the wrong bag or anything. If you are big like I am, you are always going to be a target. So I decided at school to make myself an even bigger target, if you like: to make myself as big as I could be.

— James Corden

During summer or charity games I’ll wear my bright orange or green or turquoise ones and guys are always like, ‘Why are your shoes so bright?’

— James Harden

I wasn’t the kid who lined up her toys, although when it came to Barbies and that little traveling wardrobe with the drawers and the little shoes, my stuff was always on hangers and the shoes were always in pairs. Things had their places.

— Jamie Lee Curtis

And whenever I’m in a situation where I’m wearing the same as 600 other people and doing the same thing as 600 other people, looking back, I always found ways to make myself different, whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket, having red shoes, it hasn’t changed.

— Jeremy Irons

I’m essentially a jeans girl, and I dress them up or down with accessories. For me, it’s ultimately about a great pair of shoes.

— Jessalyn Gilsig

For me, it’s ultimately about a great pair of shoes.

— Jessalyn Gilsig

If I did meet somebody, I would only ever make room for someone that loved me how I deserved to be loved. Until then… I’ve got my shoes, I’ve got my album, my dog.

— Jessie J

I don’t like to be rushed. I plan my outfits for the week in advance. I find the appropriate outfit for each occasion, try it on, make sure it is in good condition and have it all ready with shoes, handbag and accessories laid out in my dressing room. Fashion is such a huge part of my career, I have to think ahead.

— Jerry Hall

The problem is you can’t wear your old shoes too often because people say, ‘You’re still wearing that shoe?’

— Jochen Zeitz

I went to an all-boys Catholic school, and not only were we not allowed to wear pajamas, we had to wear dress shirts, dress pants, a tie, dress shoes… they stopped making us wear blazers, like, two years before I started there, so pajamas… you wouldn’t even get in the front door wearing pajamas at my school.

— John C. Reilly

Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn’t think I could carry his shoes back then.

— John Fogerty

A lot of guys I know are into this whole scarf trend. Not my thing. I prefer to update and personalize my style with the smaller things, like a pocket square or, again, with the shoes. All in the details.

— James Marsden

I love traditional shoes. I have a nice couple of pairs of traditional Oxford-style shoes, a pair of Edward Green shoes, and I aspire to a pair of hand-made George Cleverley shoes. Mark McNairy, all those are amazing.

— Jamie Cullum

A lot of people look back ten years ago and go, ‘Why was I wearing that?’ I look back a year ago and say the same thing. The craziest outfit I ever wore was this white suit that I wore to an awards show in L.A. that I teamed with yellow shoes. It was interesting. It popped.

— Joe Jonas

I think when it comes to women who write or who fancy ourselves ‘hip downtown literati’, there is a certain contempt for being overly sexual or really looking for boyfriends. We tend to be marginalized as some ‘Sex & The City’ Carrie Bradshaw chick-lit dummies who just want shoes and a ring.

— Julie Klausner

You don’t just one day say, ‘That’s it, I’m doing this, I’m going to throw all my shoes out and I’m not eating honey and I won’t drive my car because there are animal bones in the tires…’ because you’d drive yourself around the bend.

— James Cromwell

If you read literature, you put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. You learn from great figures in literature.

— Jim Leach

The first record I bought was a Carl Perkins record, because I saw him at The Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho. I loved Elvis and I found out that he wrote ‘Blue Suede Shoes’… so connecting that experience of going to see him play was pretty awesome. That’s when I realised I wanted to play guitar.

— Josh Homme

You can get stuff done in New York that you can’t in Los Angeles. If you wanted to get some milk and get your shoes repaired and drop something off at the dry cleaner, that’s an all-day adventure in Los Angeles. In New York, you can bang that out in half an hour.

— Justin Theroux

I am not a fan of the cupcake image. This idea that you can distract a girl with something frivolous like a cake or shoes or handbags, and she won’t be a threat to men.

— Joanna Trollope

I think it’s really easy to just get caught up in what everyone else is doing, so I think the most important thing to remember is to be really strong in your own shoes. That is the main thing for me. The one thing that kind of gets in my way sometimes is when I’m a little too aware of everybody else.

— Jennifer Damiano

Dad worked in a warehouse when I was little and I didn’t see him for three years as he was doing all the overtime God gave him to buy me new ballet shoes, or a new tutu.

— Jennifer Ellison

Women tell me they won’t date a guy with bad shoes. There are good-looking guys with good-looking outfits, and then really bad-looking square toe I-don’t-even-want-to-mention-the-label kind of shoes. There is no reason for that. Again, invest in something that looks proper. A great pair of shoes can make your old outfit look great, too.

— John Varvatos

Almost every single commercial on television for shampoo, sports shoes, drinks, food, clothes, perfume, cars, etc., is a short fairy tale, for they are given magical qualities.

— Jack Zipes

Any girl that’s got a $500,000 table and $5 shoes, I’m in love with.

— James Brolin

Yorkshire weather can turn quickly. At one Auld Lang Syne race, it dropped to -16C. The frost turned everybody’s hair grey. I couldn’t take my shoes off, as my laces had frozen solid.

— Jonathan Brownlee

I like jewelry. Big rings, big necklaces. Shoes, belts, luggage.

— Janel Parrish

I’ve learned that ‘love’ is used a lot in the States for everything: ‘I love that burger,’ ‘I love my shoes,’ ‘I love a friend.’ To me, if it’s overused, it loses meaning.

— Juan Pablo Galavis

I love, love, love Charlotte Olympia shoes, but who doesn’t?

— Jessica Hart

I still get butterflies when I’m doing a runway show. The music starts, you’re wearing these gorgeous clothes and your nervous about your high heels, if your shoes are going to break, if your going to slip or do something wrong.

— Joan Smalls

Everything TSA does is reactionary – first they ban the box cutters, then of course you have to take your shoes off, then you have to take the liquids out, now we have to be patted down in our private areas because of the diaper bomber.

— John Mica

There are aspects of writing that require you to image yourself in various roles and guises, to stand in the shoes of others, to ‘act’ on an inner stage.

— James Luceno

My iPhone stays on. All my friends and family know that I hate the phone, so no one calls me on it. I just use it to play Words With Friends and take pictures of cute shoes.

— Jasika Nicole

There’s a fairy story called the ‘The Shoemaker and the Elves’ where this old cobbler keeps leaving leather out overnight and wakes up the next day, and there’s a new pair of shoes. Co-authoring is a little like that. You send off the manuscript to your partner, and a few days later, you check your email, and hey, there’s more book in here!

— Jay Kristoff

Hopefully, I can follow in Leonardo DiCaprio’s shoes. I probably say this in every interview, but he is one of my favorite actors of all time.

— Jimmy Bennett

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.

— Jef Raskin

I can go without make-up and go fishing with my dad other times, I buy pink shoes and shop for dresses.

— Jordan Pruitt

If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she’d get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don’t mean she wouldn’t pay the bank, but the children always came first.

— Larry Bird

I like to wear short-sleeved collared shirts and high-waist trousers with shiny shoes. And at night, when I’m playing, I’ll often wear suits. But it started with my uncle’s vintage clothes.

— Leon Bridges

I’m totally against animal cruelty. I don’t have clothes, shoes or bags made from any animal products.

— Leona Lewis

For most of your career, what you’re trying to do is to step into other people’s shoes.

— Leslie Odom, Jr.

There was a lot of the ‘Hamilton’ experience that was like a locomotive. It was a hurricane, so the apartment often looked like a hurricane. There were clothes and shoes all over. We were getting more things in than we had room for. We had to figure out how to make space for all the blessings and goodness coming toward us.

— Leslie Odom, Jr.

The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.’

— Lewis Carroll

I’m like, ‘I think I’m just going to wear what makes me happy,’ so I’m just really big on wearing things that reflect my personality, like colorful hats and weird shoes and things that I just think are fun.

— Lilly Singh

As human beings, we aren’t as individual as we’d like to believe we are. And I think that’s what makes acting possible. Despite the fact that I have not experienced something, I have it in my human capacity to imagine it and to put myself in someone else’s shoes, and to take someone else’s circumstances personally.

— Lupita Nyong’o

I have a whole area in my closet for displaying shoes. They are in rows. But nobody comes in my closet, so they are only on display for me. It’s pretty spectacular.

— Laura Marano

There is something that feels stagnant about having things you don’t use or wear. But shoes are my thing. Shoes and scarves, I’m a big fan of the scarf.

— Leslie Bibb

Some people train for certain sports and I want to train to be able to hold a super heavy electric guitar and carry luggage around myself because I always have to have 7,000 pairs of shoes. Who cares about sports?

— Lisa Loeb

My favorite toy growing up was Polly Pocket. But one gift that I wanted though never received for Christmas was a pair of trampoline moon shoes. You strap them to your feet and they have springs on them, and you can just jump around!

— Lucy Hale

I just meant as far as coming to the games on time it was just like I was under the microscope, every little thing, it was like they were looking for me to come in here with my shoes untied.

— Latrell Sprewell

My culinary wardrobe is the same as my biking wardrobe, just no shoes.

— Lela Rose

I love heels, and as a size 36, I’ve accumulated a wall of amazing high heels from catwalk shows over the years where designers had to make especially small shoes. Tom Ford’s golden versions are my favourite. I do, however, also live in my flat Saint Laurent Chelsea boots or Givenchy sneakers.

— Liberty Ross

I definitely would say, by sixth grade, I was a professional shoplifter – and not because I wanted to. I’m not going out to shoplift earrings or clothes or shoes like the average teenager. I was shoplifting frozen dinners at a grocery store.

— Lolo Jones

Estelle Getty used the language of a truck driver, or a sailor. Bea Arthur didn’t wear shoes. Bea Arthur was a comic genius. Her timing was extraordinary.

— Leland Orser

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.

— Karl Lagerfeld

Oh yes, I love to do shoes. I’m not a fetishist but I love to do shoes.

— Karl Lagerfeld

I didn’t really feel that there were any filler tracks on ‘The Red Shoes,’ but if I were to do that album now, I wouldn’t make it so long.

— Kate Bush

My entire life, I just wanted a pony, and I couldn’t care less about a pair of shoes.

— Kendall Jenner

If you have a pair of shoes that hurt, don’t wear them. The ugliest thing that I think I’ve seen is a woman walk like her feet hurt. It’s awful, so make sure your shoes fit.

— Kelly Rowland

I just love clothes! I’m a girl who loves clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and jewelry.

— Kelly Rowland

My grandmother used to get her shoes made in Paris in the ’30s, and they would be shipped to her in Singapore.

— Kevin Kwan

I’m from the bottom, I understand what it’s like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people’s shoes and go from there. So that’s what I did.

— Kevin Garnett

As foreign as it would be for you to go running in regular shoes, I want it to be just as foreign for you not to work out in your Under Armour.

— Kevin Plank

I love all of my shoes! It is a must to have them color coordinated, and to be able to see each and every one of them. I know exactly where each one lives and I can tell if one has even been moved!

— Khloe Kardashian

I like to get one pair of shoes and wear them till they’re dirty. Besides, I don’t walk – I glide, like butter. Float like a vampire. I’m like Louis Vuitton, but smoother. He wishes he were like me.

— Kid Cudi

What I wear is a reflection of where I am going and how I am feeling. If I’m in a good mood, it’s got to be cashmere and jeans – just something comfy, soft and warm. When I’m down, I might find something that I haven’t worn for a while that was bought for me – or wear a brooch or a pair of shoes that are like old friends.

— Kim Cattrall

I think with boys… it’s all about shoes. I’ve seen so many little boys, and their outfits are so cute, and then their moms put kind of dorky shoes on them.

— Kourtney Kardashian

Unless someone has walked in your shoes, you really can’t judge. Everyone needs to make the best choice for their life.

— Kourtney Kardashian

I never thought of acting as a creative process. Christ, I used to go to the movies and see Brando talking like he was trying to sell shoes, and he was great. I thought anybody could do it. Then I tried it, and I got so uptight, I’m limited as to what I can do on film.

— Kris Kristofferson

It’s unarguable that the right shoes can really add elegance to an outfit and to the person who’s wearing them. Take a pair of high heels, for instance. Suddenly, you’re looking taller, shoulders back, body curved.

— Kareena Kapoor Khan

My first songs were about animals and shoes. I wrote one song about PF Flyers, and one to my fish.

— Kate Micucci

I love the Wendy Syred boutique in Taunton. She has fantastic off-the-wall stuff, such as Vivienne Westwood. And I always have huge success in Omah Shoes, which is also in Taunton. I’ve got such small feet – three and a half – but I always find my size there.

— Kate O’Mara

My go-to shoes for red-carpet events are usually always black, but I mix between my pointed stilettos and platform heels.

— Katherine Schwarzenegger

Barack Obama was not born into wealth or privilege, yet today his is president of these United States of America. Barack Obama has lived the American Dream. He has walked in our shoes.

— Ken Salazar

To fill the shoes of rock ‘n’ roll, because of the family I have, is a really hard thing.

— Kelly Osbourne

Blake Lively is my style icon, and she always has rocking clothes and shoes. She keeps it really simple with hair and makeup, and I try to do the same thing. Onstage, I do a little smokier, a little more contouring, but I still always want to be an approachable and real artist, so I never try to go overboard.

— Kelsea Ballerini

As long as I get those running shoes on, then there’s no turning back, and I have to go for that run. As long as you’ve got those workout clothes, you’ve got them on, you’ve got to go.

— Kim Raver

I have a dog. He needs to be walked, and I love running, so I pull out my running shoes.

— Kim Raver

A lot of the things I hold onto have memories attached to them. Bags, shoes and jewelry that were given to me from photo shoots and fashion shows throughout my career.

— Kimora Lee Simmons

Usually I’m very, very involved with choosing my character’s wardrobe and knowing exactly how I want the character to look and this is the color palette and the textures and these are the kinds of shoes she’d wear.

— Kathleen Robertson

We see women who go out and want to look like Jennifer Aniston, and they’re wearing an ill-fitting red dress and ugly gold shoes, and they’ve got flat hair and they can’t walk.

— Kelly Cutrone

My personal style is really comfy: flats, tennis shoes, ponytails, no makeup.

— Kristin Bauer van Straten

I’m a huge shoe person, and I have lots of shoes.

— Kimberly Caldwell

I’m the girl who’s like, ‘Why wear heels when I can wear tennis shoes and be comfortable?’ I’ve always been the girl who’s like, ‘Let’s go play basketball.’

— Kyla Pratt

I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator that as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person’s shoes. Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.

— Madeleine Albright

A runner needs not just to be skinny but – more specifically – to have skinny calves and ankles, because every extra pound carried on your extremities costs more than a pound carried on your torso. That’s why shaving even a few ounces off a pair of running shoes can have a significant effect.

— Malcolm Gladwell

I’ve learned a lot about doing accessories and making shoes and handbags. I don’t think my perspective has really changed. The subtlety of understanding yarns, what makes a fabric what it is – I’ve learned technical skills and more about the craft.

— Marc Jacobs

I didn’t go to school for a full year until I was 12. In the summer I was a wild child in the woods, with no shoes, and in the fall it was back to the city, shoe shops and school.

— Margaret Atwood

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.

— Marilyn Monroe

When I was 14, I thought I looked terrible. I wore these typical Slavic shoes with metal bottoms so you could always hear me coming and this really ugly princess skirt and blouse with the top button closed. I had a boy haircut, a baby face covered with pimples, and a really big nose.

— Marina Abramovic

It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers’ shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.

— Mark Cuban

In my 20s, I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like, ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes…’ I was an idiot… It’s a decade of tears.

— Melissa McCarthy

We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she’s carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions.

— Melinda Gates

It’s a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes.

— Michael Jordan

Age shouldn’t affect you. It’s just like the size of your shoes – they don’t determine how you live your life! You’re either marvellous or you’re boring, regardless of your age.

— Morrissey

It’s helpful to have a handbag that’s a bit crazy, or shoes that have kiwis on them or something, because it distracts.

— Maisie Williams

I don’t have any children, but I can leave my land to an animal sanctuary. That is what I dream about, not bags, not shoes.

— Marie Helvin

I’ve slipped enough times over the years to know the peril of a too-smooth sole, so every time I buy a new pair, I take a pair of scissors or a piece of sandpaper to the bottoms to roughen them up. In my catwalk days, I even used to spit on the soles of shoes before I ventured down the runway.

— Marie Helvin

Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce. So I’m still useful, you see.

— Manolo Blahnik

If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too yes, I see what you mean but, really, it’s jewels that change an outfit.

— Manolo Blahnik

I never thought that I would sell to young people, but now girls who are 14 and 15 buy my shoes.

— Manolo Blahnik

I’ve always been melancholic. At a party, everyone would be looking at the glittering chandeliers and I’d be looking at the waitress’s cracked shoes.

— Marian Keyes

I liked masculine fabrics: Prince of Wales checks, city pinstripes, and flannels – worn with black tights, flattish shoes.

— Mary Quant

When I spend money on myself, it’s almost always on shoes and clothes. I’m addicted to shoes. I always have been, since I was a kid. When I was young, I could never get the shoes I really wanted.

— Matt Kemp

My sense of style is an old Polo shirt, jeans and, unfortunately for the longest time, white running shoes, which was not attractive. The one thing I’ve learned about clothes is to ask a girl.

— Matthew Perry

If you’re wearing a pair of shoes that’s a little flashy, then it’s important not to be flashy up top and vice versa.

— Megyn Kelly

Opting for gold shoes could have been considered downright cocky, but I was confident and never doubted my ability to deliver gold medals to match my shimmering footwear.

— Michael Johnson

If you think about computing, there isn’t just one way to compute, just like there’s not just one way to move around. You can have shoes, you can have a car, you can have a bicycle, submarine, rocket, plane, train, glider, whatever. Because you have one doesn’t mean you get rid of another one… But PCs continue to be important.

— Michael Dell

If you were ever a ballerina, you know the pain: just to be able to look like it’s all so light, but when they take off their shoes, it’s all bloody.

— Michelle Yeoh

If you’re in my shoes, and your goal is to leave people with the biggest possible smile on their face, then doing the meet-and-greet afterwards makes sense.

— Mick Foley

The thing about Paris, it’s a great city for wandering around and buying shoes and nursing a cafe au lait for hours on end and pretending you’re Baudelaire. But it’s not a city where you can work.

— Malcolm Mclaren

Shoes are the first thing I notice on a man. I like classic styles – not too square, not too pointy, not too fashiony. There’s a fine line between too much and too little effort.

— Margherita Missoni

My original idea was to photograph Princess Diana in her tiara. But then I thought, am I interested in seeing another picture of her as a royal person, or would I rather see what she is actually about? And that’s why I decided to do her without jewels, without shoes, without trimmings.

— Mario Testino

I know many people have said it before, but there is nothing a cup of coffee and a new pair of shoes can’t fix!

— Marissa Jaret Winokur

When you meet a stranger, look at his shoes. Keep your money in your shoes.

— Michael Stipe

I feel like shoes are one of those things that no matter how conservative or how outrageous you get, a good pair of shoes is going to last you a lifetime.

— Melanie Fiona

I find that, once you get into a position where you can afford a pair of shoes and a decent level of living, success in itself is empty.

— Michael Eisner

If you’re too much in control, you feel too secure in your shoes, and where’s the emotion to keep going in life? To keep that spark going, you have to feel like an outsider.

— Mariacarla Boscono

Sex and The City’ was made to correct the myth that if you were single at a certain age, you were a leper. Its four characters are heroes to a lot of women they run around New York, or Gotham – but they have fancy shoes instead of capes.

— Michael Patrick King

How strange, when your father’s wearing women’s clothes and platform shoes, that a pair of loafers looks incredible.

— Moon Unit Zappa

I don’t like shoes. I get a lot of splinters, though.

— Morgan Saylor

I get so bummed when I have to return the clothes I’m lent. It’s easy to feel so special, but like Cinderella, you lose your shoes.

— Morgan Saylor

Yes, e-commerce is a strange situation for an old guy like me. You can buy a TV online, OK, but to buy a dress or shoes? Ugh. The customer has to go back to the store and breathe and smell and have a good time. Because shopping is a good time – like going to a nice restaurant.

— Max Azria

I had had a father whose shoes I could never fill, against whom I would never measure up yet, I felt no pressure do so.

— Mark Shriver

I grew up in communist Russia where we didn’t have anything, so I’m not worried that I can’t buy an extra pair of shoes.

— Margarita Levieva

I’d rather be in my house crying than be sitting with someone talking about shoes, y’know?

— Meg Myers

I have never been a major fashionista, but I love a suit, and I did have one made for me by the tailor Stephen Williams. The great thing about a bespoke suit is that it covers up my pot belly. When I buy a suit, I’ll pick shoes, belt, tie, shirt and socks, and that will be what I always wear with it.

— Neil Morrissey

As a kid growing up, I wanted the Allen Iverson shoes that came out, the Questions. My dad got them for me, so I was excited about that.

— Nate Robinson

Actually, I’m 5-8 and change without shoes. With shoes, 5-9.

— Nate Robinson

I like my squishy, red, high-heeled Vivienne Westwood jelly shoes. They make you seem like you’re much more of a go-er.

— Nina Conti

Reporters have to use their imagination, really put themselves in the shoes of the person they want to interview.

— Nick Davies

Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving – we had no proper food or anything – no proper shoes.

— Ninette de Valois

I don’t take fancy vacations. I buy all my jewelry at Claire’s. I can’t remember the last time I went out to a fancy dinner. My family lives in a modest two-bedroom apartment, and my kids share a bedroom. But I do have one extravagant vice: shoes.

— Nancy Lublin

My red patent-leather, 5-inch peep-toe slingbacks are not mere shoes. They are fine art. They make me feel tall. They make me feel sexy. They make me feel powerful. I call them my ‘special-day shoes.’

— Nancy Lublin

For my prom, I wore a white suit with a burgundy shirt, tie and cummerbund, along with white shoes, a white trilby and a cane. I was extra fly that day.

— Ne-Yo

I try not to be superstitious, but, you know, we never put any shoes on the table. That’s totally against the law in our house. And I always salute when I see one magpie.

— Neneh Cherry

Old is when people compliment your alligator shoes, and you’re not wearing any.

— Norm Crosby

I think for really good-hearted people, that idea of putting yourself in the shoes of a monster to figure out why they acted that way, that’s a really frightening idea.

— Noah Hawley

Cole Haan is like high fashion Nike, so you feel like you’re wearing Nike shoes, but you’re wearing heels. Every time I’m on a red carpet, I always either wear Cole Haan or Stuart Weitzman. You end up having to walk around all night in these heels and you want to be comfortable and not look like you’re in pain. It definitely shows in pictures.

— Nina Dobrev

We all get a little rush of excitement at the prospect of buying a brand-new outfit for a first date, but this is not the time. You’re much better off wearing clothes, shoes especially, that you’ve already tested.

— Nina Garcia

Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage. I’ve been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad. But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer.

— Noel Gallagher

People ask me if my shoes were too small when I was a kid and I say it wouldn’t matter how fight my shoes were, I just liked that feeling of them being in there. That’s how I started tapping my toes.

— Nomar Garciaparra

Rich people don’t like to be in the military. The shoes are ugly and the uniforms itch. Rich people don’t go in much for revolution or terrorism, either.

— P. J. O’Rourke

You don’t want the world destroyed, because, you know, that’s where your shoes are.

— Patrick Rothfuss

You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up.

— Patrick Swayze

The Jam went through a phase of wearing satin jackets. But that was pre-getting signed and making it, when we were still playing the pubs and clubs – around ’75. Shocking, really – what would you call them apart from ‘horrible?’ We’d wear these white zip-up bomber jackets with black kind of loon pants and black and white shoes.

— Paul Weller

It’s now possible to have your body 3D-imaged from head to toe at a sub-millimeter accuracy, showing every ripple of muscle or cellulite, to allow the perfect-fitting jeans or shoes.

— Peter Diamandis

You know you’re old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes, and you’re barefoot.

— Phyllis Diller

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.

— Plutarch

You know, kicking people’s butts with round-edged boots is good, but with pointy shoes, it’s even better.

— Pauline Marois

High heels weren’t always a girl thing. In the fifteen-hundreds, the riding shoes of French noblemen were fitted with raised heels so that their feet stayed put in the stirrups. Over the next few decades, heels inched higher on dress shoes, particularly among men of privilege.

— Patricia Marx

When I hung up my toe shoes, I didn’t look back. In all my years, I have never looked back.

— Patricia McBride

So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs – one for each year. I don’t want no diamonds, I don’t want no shoes, I don’t want no party. I want some crabs.

— Patti LaBelle

Shopping is a lot of fun, but I hate trying on clothes because I think I’ve done too many costume fittings and trials. I hate trying on clothes. Shoes I love. I mean, I love shoes. Anywhere, any place, any time, you take me to a shoe store.

— Preity Zinta

I am a bit sickie happy. I am prone to black clouds too, but… I am embarrassed about them. It’s like: ‘My diamond shoes are too tight. My money clip doesn’t fit all my fifties.’ I mean – really. Shut up.

— Olivia Colman

The only shoes that look futuristic are Crocs, but they would be terrible to use in a futuristic movie.

— Olivier Theyskens

We’ve seen many heroes from Jamaica, you know, and to be put in that class or to be looked upon on that level is overwhelming. It’s pretty big shoes to fill, you know. I’m a size eight, but I’ll try my best.

— OMI

I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.

— Oprah Winfrey

I asked my mother could I have an instrument. She said, ‘Well if you go out and save your money.’ So I went and got – I made me a shine box. I went out and started shining shoes, and I’d bring whatever I made.

— Ornette Coleman

Putting on my legs is like putting on my shoes. I understand that’s how some people might think differently, but I hope that in London, their perceptions open up.

— Oscar Pistorius

If there are kids who want to follow in my footsteps, I’d say that my shoes are too big for them to fill! But their shoe size is just perfect.

— Queen Latifah

I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It’s preferable when it’s not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute. We talk about things like, maybe my character can’t afford these Christian Louboutins.

— Rachel McAdams

I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes, and clothes. It’s preferable when it’s not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute.

— Rachel McAdams

Seeing Taylor Swift live in 2013 is seeing a maestro at the top of her or anyone’s game. No other pop auteur can touch her right now for emotional excess or musical reach – her punk is so punk, her disco is so disco. The red sequins on her guitar match the ones on her microphone, her shoes and 80 percent of the crowd.

— Rob Sheffield

Not once did I feel pressurised that I was stepping into Mr. Bachchan’s shoes. I don’t say I didn’t feel the pressure of starring in a remake of ‘Zanjeer,’ but somewhere, that worked to my advantage.

— Ram Charan

If I had been in President Obama’s shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS.

— Rand Paul

I love to wear boots – and shoes, I don’t like at all.

— Reba McEntire

I just love pretty things, whether it is art, a song or a pair of shoes.

— Rita Ora

What really matters is that ‘Black Swan’ deploys and exaggerates all the cliches of earlier ballet movies, especially ‘The Red Shoes,’ another tale of a ballerina driven mad and suicidal.

— Robert Gottlieb

One thing my dad always told me, was he would make sure I always had what he didn’t have. He couldn’t play basketball because he didn’t have tennis shoes – so I had five pairs of tennis shoes.

— Robert Griffin III

I actually have a closet that’s all shoes, maybe 700 pairs.

— Russell Westbrook

I run in a pair of New Balances with a thinner sole, but they’re nothing like those barefoot shoes that show all five toes. I have a bit of a phobia about those.

— Ryan Reynolds

If I’m not barefoot, you’ll probably find me with a pair of New Balance on. And I’m not one of those hipster-jump-on-the-band-wagon-ironically-cool NB fans. I’ve been rocking those kicks since they were true nerd shoes. Since the ’80s, yo! Word.

— Reid Scott

The challenge is, how do you take someone who’s supposed to be a villain and make that appealing and lovable? You have to empathize with him and put yourself in his shoes and root for him and want him to have the things he wants.

— Rich Moore

I’m not really comfortable with who I am to be honest. I feel more free to step into the shoes of somebody else. There’s always an element of me in there but, you know, if you give me a script and some clothes I can do anything. But, as Ryan, I’m a bit of a recluse.

— Ryan Kwanten

I’ve got over three-hundred pairs of shoes back home – I’m twenty-four years old and I wear a size four, so all my shoes are just cheap.

— Rau’Shee Warren

It wasn’t easy once I started running 20th Century Fox. There were a lot of eyebrows raised, and it wasn’t easy, that transition, because, you know, I had big shoes to fill and I was very young, 27.

— Richard D. Zanuck

I’d like to get out of Philadelphia. I don’t care for the people or their attitude, although they don’t bother me or my play. But maybe the Phillies can get a couple of broken bats and shower shoes for me.

— Richie Allen

I had big shoes to fill, but the way we have been playing has made the transition easy.

— Ricky Ponting

Pope Francis has stressed humility and austerity – a far cry, according to many, from the predecessor’s bling and Ferragamo shoes – those were pretty entertaining. And he’s translating all of that into a policy agenda.

— Ronan Farrow

Growing up in the Bay Area, I played early on with these quartet groups who set guidelines for me. I remember the guys would all have the same clothes and shoes, like these uniforms. I was in awe.

— Raphael Saadiq

I am very much a person who appreciates perennial things. Things like a Lacoste shirt, a Clarks desert boot, Persol sunglasses and Vans shoes that have been the same forever. There are certain things that once you find it, you like it and it’s done. I like Italian clothing, like suits from Battistoni and I have a shirt by Piero Albertelli.

— Roman Coppola

There are two industry secrets to surviving a long day on camera on the red carpet: First, no drinking the night before – ever. You can celebrate after with some bubbly. Second is make sure to use shoe insoles. I don’t care if you are a guy or a girl, dress shoes are painful. Worth it, but painful.

— Ross Mathews

Believe it or not, I used to be obsessed with shoes. I have maybe 50 pairs… until I moved to New York, when I realized I couldn’t walk anywhere in any of them.

— Ruthie Ann Miles

I never really stop and think about should I put my hat on this way or that, not thinking that little JoJo down the street would be copying that. I’m more conscious about it now and tell the kids that it’s not about the shoes or what kind of shoes… it’s all about the dance.

— Savion Glover

I don’t like the trappings of stardom. I wear the shoes and the Dolce & Gabbana, because I’m told to. But I’m not trapped by it.

— Shah Rukh Khan

I feel comfortable in my pop shoes. They let me walk in any direction. I like to go from one extreme to the other. One day I feel that I want to do a song with reggaeton influence, I do it. The next day I feel I need to do a song with rock elements to it, I do it.

— Shakira

Our job as the game creators or developers – the programmers, artists, and whatnot – is that we have to kind of put ourselves in the user’s shoes. We try to see what they’re seeing, and then make it, and support what we think they might think.

— Shigeru Miyamoto

When I moved out, my mom and dad came to help me get settled into my apartment – a place I ultimately got hooked up with in Coach Nelson’s building. We had to figure out how to get all my shoes over here. That was a little stressful.

— Stephen Curry

Playing basketball all my life, I’ve collected a lot of different basketball shoes. It’s pretty much all I wear.

— Stephen Curry

With the NBA’s dress code, I had to revamp my wardrobe a little bit. They call it ‘business casual.’ You have to wear dress jeans or dress slacks, with a collared shirt or sweater. And you can’t wear athletic shoes.

— Stephen Curry

I’ve never worked in a retail store, but I did sell shoes at Gimme Shoes in San Francisco, a job I was fired from.

— Sophia Amoruso

Fashion is in my blood. Growing up, I was always clacking around the house in my mother’s shoes.

— Sophia Bush

I’d rather hang out with five people that I love than with 400 strangers at a club who are all doing the up-and-down inspection thing. They appraise everybody from head to toe – the outfit, the handbag, the shoes, how much they weigh… I can’t stand it!

— Sophia Bush

To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there.

— Sophia Bush

I own about 300 pairs of shoes. When I start to go over 300, I have mini-sales from my closet and give the money to charity. It’s my way of recycling I feel like I can give back to the universe.

— Stacy London

When I go to a premiere I like to borrow lovely clothes and shoes from designers. It’s like the library: if you return them in good condition, you get to borrow more. I’m very lucky.

— Sarah Jessica Parker

When I was in my early 20s, I looked towards exterior things to make me feel sexy – guys, clothes, shoes, etc. Now it’s all about how I feel internally.

— Sarah Shahi

You can’t tell stories and really walk in someone’s shoes and not have a love for them, even if they’re doing horrible things.

— Shonda Rhimes

Just being aware of what you are about to do greatly diminishes the tendency to do what you don’t want to. You will pull your hand back from that pizza slice, tell the waitress that you are passing on dessert, put on your gym shoes instead of going under the comforter, and take several deep breaths instead of screaming at your daughter.

— Srikumar Rao

Growing up, we didn’t have any money – we shopped where you picked your shoes out of a bin. When I was little, I said, ‘When I grow up, I’m going to have nice shoes.’

— Sherri Shepherd

It’s more expensive for me to make my shoes. I don’t use animal-based glues or fish-based glues. So that costs me more. And, you know, like anything in life – mass marketing of anything – mass manufacturing of anything costs less.

— Stella McCartney

Not all my shoes are designer. In terms of clothes, everything is on the same level for me. If I like it, it doesn’t matter if it cost £200 or £2. I’m attracted to things rather than labels.

— Sophie Ellis-Bextor

When I first started buying shoes with my own money, I would always get them from eBay. I used to hack my mum’s account, and suddenly these white cowboy leather boots would arrive.

— Suki Waterhouse

I always wear flat shoes, because I can’t walk in anything else.

— Sadie Frost

I love disappearing. That’s what acting is. For me it’s about putting on a persona, stepping into a pair of shoes. It’s my face, but I’m using it as a tool for that spirit, that character.

— Sally Hawkins

People were consuming on average less calories after the war than during the war. Things were still very tough. If you look at the film footage of London streets, even in areas which weren’t slums, there are kids in the streets who are dirty and have no shoes on. It was rough. There was a real edge.

— Sara Sheridan

I think something that’s very relevant in real life and that they don’t portray enough on TV is that when you think ‘Christian,’ you think ‘goody two shoes’ – they have to look a certain way and do certain things – and it’s just not true.

— Samuel Larsen

When it comes down to it, I’m just a girl who wears those five-finger weird toe shoes.

— Shailene Woodley

I wear tennis shoes over and over again, and my black jacket. I always try to be comfortable. It’s very important to me to wear comfortable shoes, which are hard to find – beautiful and comfortable at the same time.

— Stephanie Sigman

I tested in the top percentile for IQ, but I couldn’t tie my shoes or really ride a bike without training wheels until I was almost 7.

— Stephen Rodrick

We use the same possessive pronouns for everything, but do we own our lives or sisters or husbands in the same way we own our shoes? Do we own any of them at all?

— Samantha Harvey

I’m super, super casual. I like boxer shorts or jeans or tank tops, tennis shoes and flip flops. That’s about it for me.

— Shannon Elizabeth

It’s very difficult to fill the shoes of somebody like Rahul Bhai. He has set the bench mark for a generation to come. However, it’s our responsibility to carry forward his legacy.

— Suresh Raina

I usually just dress myself. I typically make something or buy something and fix it up. I really like to spend my money on accessories like bags, shoes, belts. I don’t really spend on things I can make.

— Samaire Armstrong

I love hats, shoes, outfits, handbags, and ethnic jewelery.

— Soundarya

I don’t spend money on shoes. I don’t spend money on my hair. I don’t spend money on really anything except for my skin. I am obsessed with skin, and I have been taking care of it since I was 19.

— Sara Foster

People say that globalisation has negative aspects, but I don’t believe globalisation is bad. It’s criticised from a western perspective, but if you put yourself in the shoes of people in the developing world, it provides an unprecedented opportunity.

— Tadashi Yanai

On Friday night, if you want to go out on a date with your wife or your girlfriend, nothing on Netflix competes with that, right? Because you’re getting out that’s what you’re doing. If you don’t want to put your shoes on, nothing in the cinema competes with the worst thing on Netflix.

— Ted Sarandos

When I was a kid, man, my dad used to buy me the Ted Williams glove at Sears with the Ted Williams shoes with the eight stripes on ’em. I used to play Little League, and I was Ted Williams-ed out.

— Tony Gwynn

You don’t think about it at the time, but there are certain responsibilities that come with being the vicar’s daughter. You’re supposed to behave in a particular way. I shouldn’t say it, but I probably was Goody Two Shoes.

— Theresa May

When the Beatles first came out, you had to go to a certain amount of trouble to have long hair. You just couldn’t have it immediately. Anything you can just go out and get – like platform shoes – is not going to inspire people as much as something they have to go through a little bit of hell to have.

— Todd Rundgren

My wife doesn’t let anyone wear shoes in our house, so we have a bench, and under the bench is all UGGs slippers.

— Tom Brady

When I am on my deathbed, I don’t think I will be thinking about a nice pair of shoes I had or my beautiful house. I am going to be thinking about an evening I spent with somebody when I was twenty where I felt that I was just absolutely connected to them.

— Tom Ford

Meetings, clearly, can take place anywhere, and wouldn’t it be nice to see your coworkers lounging on the grass with their shoes off?

— Tom Hodgkinson

We think we have to work because the advertising industry has elevated wants into needs. The newspapers and the television batter us incessantly with the latest ‘must-haves’, whether that’s shoes, videogames or patio heaters. As a result, mums think they ‘have’ to work at Tesco in order to buy expensive trainers.

— Tom Hodgkinson

In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds. In nonfiction, you don’t have that luxury.

— Tom Robbins

Even if everything else is downplayed, I’ll wear good shoes.

— Tori Amos

When I was a kid, toe dancing and toe shoes had a meaning in our culture as a serious kind of art.

— Twyla Tharp

The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.

— Ty Cobb

I love to see a woman in high-heeled shoes. There’s something about the curve of the feet up the leg to the butt that’s really, really wonderful, and the right pair of shoes can give you the right silhouette.

— Tyler Perry

I’m not into fashion, but I like design. I wear the same shoes every day.

— Tyler, The Creator

If I had to control what I was speaking, it would be a chore. Right now I just feel I’ve got my shoes off, everybody comes in, I talk. If I was an actor it could be a problem, but right now I just talk all the crap, I can badmouth anybody I want, I can say what I want and move on.

— Tarsem Singh

I love flat shoes, more so than heels. One of my obsessions is men’s co-respondent lace-ups.

— Twiggy

I thought it was normal to recycle pants and shoes from your older cousins. That was just my way of life. At the end of the month, there was not much food in the refrigerator and you’re hoping the first comes so food can come again. You never forget those things.

— Tyson Chandler

If a customer walks out without shoes, you really want to find out why. ‘It didn’t fit’ is not good enough.

— Thomas G. Stemberg

A clown I knew who was retiring from Ringling Brothers gave me his giant shoes, and somebody else made me a clown suit.

— Wavy Gravy

One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else’s shoes. And when I look at the roles I’ve played, I’m kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I’ve had and the different things I’ve learned.

— Willem Dafoe

I know he’s retired, but I’m a big fan of Shaquille O’Neal, his game and his personality. I have a pair of his shoes in my office. You see the size of his shoe and think, ‘This is not real, this couldn’t belong to a human being.’ But he is human!

— Wladimir Klitschko

I think I was one of those kids that I might not fight you if you stepped on my shoes or stole my lunch money or that kind of stuff. But if you picked on a girl or something like that, that would cause me to rear up a little bit.

— Will Shields

My style is a mashup of different eras, but each piece I have makes me feel good about myself. I do have a taste for expensive shoes.

— Wynter Gordon

I’m always in flats. Jeans, jumper, flat shoes or a pair of trainers. It would probably surprise people, but I have to be comfortable. It’s not about me dressing up and looking good. I’ve got to get stuff done.

— Victoria Beckham

I’ve never been a six-foot-tall, skinny model, so therefore, I want to create an illusion. People always think I’m taller than I am – not just because of the shoes I wear but because of the way I dress. It’s all relatively streamlined.

— Victoria Beckham

Fashion nowadays is all about product – bags and shoes – and you’re kind of a product yourself, aren’t you?

— Victoria Beckham

I live in N.Y.C. and walk everywhere, so I like stylish shoes that are comfortable.

— Vincent Piazza

Most of us cluster somewhere in the middle of most statistical distributions. But there are lots of bell curves, and pretty much everyone is on a tail of at least one of them. We may collect strange memorabilia or read esoteric books, hold unusual religious beliefs or wear odd-sized shoes, suffer rare diseases or enjoy obscure movies.

— Virginia Postrel

If you default on your Visa bill, nobody comes to repossess your refrigerator or auction off your shoes. The biggest penalty you’ll face is trouble getting future credit.

— Virginia Postrel

I have so many pairs of oxfords it’s ridiculous. It started because at my school you have to wear oxfords for our uniform, but after I got my first pair, I realized they were really comfortable, so they became my regular walking shoes, too.

— Yara Shahidi

When I was 12, my feet were so small, I wore my sisters’ glitter shoes. My dad would whoop me: ‘You’re not going to school now, you’ll embarrass us!’

— Young Thug

When you model for a show, you get this real sense of adrenaline. It’s difficult when the shoes are so high – that part’s quite scary – but you just have to do it.

— Ymre Stiekema

I want to make affordable shoes of quality that are very fashion forward, chic, and that I’m going to wear.

— Zendaya

Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town.

— Zola Budd

You go to something like the Golden Globes, and it’s the most glamorous place you could ever be, but then you go home and you’re still like, ‘Urgh, this dress is too tight, I wanna take off these shoes and put on my pyjamas.’ At the end of the night all the glamour goes away and you’re just a human.

— Zooey Deschanel
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