46 Fun Barbie Quotes

Ever since it was first produced in 1959, Barbie has been the number-one selling doll worldwide. Its rise in popularity amongst children and adults (yes, even adults) has resulted in several Barbie-themed fashion shows, movies, a global brand that several people love, and even a YouTube channel with Barbie as the host. Read on as we take you through different Barbie quotes which tell you what the doll means to people of all ages.

Cool Barbie Quotes

1.”Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.” – Ruth Handler
2.”Barbie is my role model. She might not do anything, but she looks good doing it.” – Paris Hilton
3.”I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll.” – Vanna White
4.”We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do.” – Sharon Stone
5.”Barbie has always been an inspiration. Dressing her was part of every girl’s dream.” – Reem Acra
6.”I didn’t have a Barbie doll, so I played with eternity.” – Vanna Bonta
7.”I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful.” – Ruth Handler
8.”I’m not Barbie, and I’m alright with that.” – Pink!
9.”I am the living Barbie Doll; how are you?” – Jeffree Star
10.”The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It’s not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it’s about self-revelation, becoming who you are.” – Baz Luhrmann
11.”I was big-time into Barbie.” – Jennifer Sky
12.”I did a picture for the first Barbie doll box.” – Heather O’ Rourke
13.”Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo.” – Zoe Saldana
14.”I didn’t want to be a Barbie doll. I didn’t want to be a passive entertainer. It wasn’t how I wanted to present myself.” – Annie Lennox
15.”When I was really young. My sister and I would create different characters with our Barbie dolls – I’d be the crazy diva Barbie, and she’d be the homeless Barbie.” – Jordana Brewster
16.”Stand-up was like being on a Barbie townhouse stage.” – Mario Cantone
17.”I was into Barbie and designer jeans.” – Carson Kressley
18.”For many young girls, [Barbie is] their first association with fashion and dressing up and changing clothes.” – Fern Mallis
19.”Growing up with two sisters, you either play by yourself or play Barbie with them. I played by myself.” – Ricky Williams
20.”Barbie is my fashion icon. People think I’m Paris Barbie – and it’s a compliment.” – Paris Hilton
21.”I wasn’t Barbie-obsessed. I think my mother might have been my Barbie.” – Michael Kors
22.”Barbie’s disfigured. It’s fine to play with her just as long as you keep that in mind.” – Lena Dunham
23.”There’s a reason that girls cut off all their Barbie doll’s hair and dye it and do things like that. I destroyed my Barbie dolls, and I know other girls did as well. And that’s kind of the way they see kids’ movies and child actors in kids’ movies, as something that you’ve moved on from. It’s babyish.” – Mara Wilson

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24.”She’s like a Barbie, then she wants to be a superhero, or coming out of a spaceship and everything’s pink. She makes a certain move that’s ghetto hood mixed with a little robot, so it’s like I’m evolving Nicki Minaj and developing her style. She’s fearless, and I love her.” – Laurieann Gibson
25.”I grew up in the Alps and France, and Barbie was my first exposure to the American woman. For me, she was blonde, she was free, and she was fun.” – Catherine Malandrino
26.”I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads, and then everybody says, ‘what a great barbie’ to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes’ pastime, isn’t it?” – Curtis Stone
27.”I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads, and then everybody says, ‘what a great barbie’ to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes’ pastime, isn’t it?” – Curtis Stone
28.”I think, for a long time, people just did not know what to do with me. I looked like a Barbie doll, and then I had this voice like I spent my life in a bar, and I said things that were alarming and had ideas that didn’t make sense.” – Sharon Stone
29.”CG can do anything, but it can’t do everything well. What it naturally can do is special effects. But using stop-motion comes from our desire to do handmade stuff. There are always going to be kids who get out whatever it might be – clay, bits of wire, Barbie dolls, Legos. They want to tell little stories.” Henry Selick
30.”I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace?” – Olivia Wilde
31.”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
32.”I was obsessed with X-Men as a kid, and I would have to go and play every last one of them. My sister was obsessed with Barbies. So we would create these X-Men-Barbie combos and perform weird musicals where they interacted with each other.” – Jake Epstein
33.”I would always change my Barbies. I’d cut their hair, paint on tattoos, and create new clothes for them. I would invent elaborate stories: fights, dramas, successes. I would try out my ideas on them. And sometimes they would sing!” – Rosalia
34.”With two older brothers, I was a tomboy in one sense, but on the other hand, I really loved dolls. My brothers weren’t very happy when I nicked their Action Men to play with my dolls, and they were appalled when I made them kiss my Barbies.” – Fiona Bruce
35.”Even though my dad came from a family that was very religious, he was actually the first one who bought and let me play with Barbies. My mom, the first makeup I ever used was hers, and she never once said, ‘Oh, you’re so gay for doing that.'” – Bretman Rock
36.”The worst present I got was when I was 10. I had specifically wished for a Barbie horse. My dad got me a cheap, poorly made version of it, and I cried all evening.” – MO

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37.”I actually wanted to be a fashion designer. I did a lot with the sewing machine at home for Barbie or for carnival or just for fun. Then I saw this ad in the newspaper. And as young girls sometimes do some stupid things, I filled in the coupon and sent in my photos.” – Heidi Klum
38.”I knew that my dollhouse was a toy, but in a way, it seemed more like a portal to adulthood. I didn’t play with it the way I might with my Barbie dream house. Instead, I furnished it. I kept it pristine. I decorated the house for each season. I had jack-o’-lanterns in the fall and a Christmas tree with working lights in the winter.” J. Courtney Sullivan
39.”Ariel may look a lot like Barbie, and her adventure may be limited to romance and over with the wedding bells, but unlike, say, Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, she’s active, brave and determined, the heroine of her own life. She even rescues the prince. And that makes her a rare fish, indeed, in the world of preschool culture.” – Katha Pollitt
40.”Fulla is the Arab world’s answer to Barbie. Now, according to proponents of the clash of civilizations, Barbie and Fulla occupy these completely separate spheres. They have different interests. They have divergent values. And should they ever come in contact… well, I’ve got to tell you, it’s just not going to be pretty.” – Shereen El Feki
41.”My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression.” – Jessica Beil
42.”I didn’t like Barbie dolls, so I used to have this overactive imagination, and I used to pretend to be all these different things. My weird childhood fetishes seem to have come to life now as an actor.” – Sonam Kapoor
43.”Drag queens always base their personas on their favorite female icons. Mine was Barbie, who’s not necessarily a human but is as iconic and beautiful as any woman. I started really pushing it because I hit a crossroads of, ‘I don’t want to look like a woman or a man. I want to look like a wind-up toy, a plaything manufactured in a factory.'” – Trixie Mattel
44.”I had one little brother, and I would use him as a scapegoat to get us games. Obviously, I would get the more girly toys like dolls and Barbies, yadda, yadda, yadda. But I really wanted video games or action figures or something, so I would send him to ask mom, ‘Hey, I want this video game’ when it was really we wanted this video game.” – Beth Phoenix
45.”A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on ‘All My Children’ when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies’ necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.” – Camille Paglia

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46.”Miami is just really fun whenever I go there. It’s like this post-apocalyptic Barbie world: everything is pink, and there’re palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in crazy sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It’s a very weird place.” – Grimes

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Every Barbie Quote in End Credits (2002-2020) [CC]

If you haven’t watched a Barbie movie, here is a collection of every Barbie quote in the end credits (and the movie’s respective intro).


Quotes like these that take you a trip down memory lane make you smile and remind you of the time when things were simple. If you are interested in more articles like this please let us know in the comments  below. Who knows? An article on Ken may be coming soon!

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