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80 Quotes about Barbie to Inspire You to Become Anyone You Want to Be

Titi Dokubo
Dec 05, 2022
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Since her creation in 1959, Barbara Millicent Roberts, popularly known as Barbie, has evolved from a fashion doll to a superstar. Read these 80 quotes about Barbie to learn more about her.

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When Ruth Handler created the Barbie doll, she wanted to give her daughter a chance to develop her private world. However, Barbie became more than just a toy; she became a character and social phenomenon.

Barbie was made for children, but her age is not defined. She is represented as a teenager in movies but looks like an adult woman, making her an ideal fit for all ages. Barbie has also evolved over the years, making little girls believe they can be anything they want. She has had several jobs, from being a cheerleader, singer, model, nurse, astronaut, and more.

These 80 quotes below will make you understand how much everyone loves Barbie.

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Ruth Handler's quote: "Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices." | Image: AmoDays

Ruth Handler's quote: "Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes about Barbie That Come up in Conversations

"I look like prep school Barbie," Nudge complained, as she entered the kitchen. She caught sight of me in my uniform and looked mollified. "Actually, you like prep school Barbie. I'm just Barbie's friend." ― James Patterson

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"In the past few decades, quite a few people have suggested -- citing most often the offense of impossible proportions -- that Barbie dolls teach young girls to hate themselves. But the opposite may be true. British researchers recently found that girls between the ages of seven and eleven harbor surprisingly strong feelings of dislike for their Barbie dolls, with no other toy or brand name inspiring such a negative response from the children. The dolls "provoked rejection, hatred, and violence" ― Eula Biss

"She can be anything," Boo told me, and this is what I remember most, her freckled face so solemn as if she knew she was the first to tell me. And so can you." ― Sarah Dessen

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"So what's your doll's name?" Boo asked me. "Barbie," I said. "All their names are Barbie." "I see," she said. "Well, I'd think that would get boring, everyone having the same name." I thought about this, then said, "Okay, then her name is Sabrina." ― Sarah Dessen

"My dad will win, I silently countered, even as I smiled sweetly. I couldn't wait to spike the ball right through her block, no matter how tall she was. In health class we'd learned that if Barbie were human, she'd be six feet tall and weigh one hundred pounds, and Gisele seemed pretty close to those dimensions." ― Jennifer Lane

Sarah Dessen's quote: "She can be anything," Boo told me, and this is what I remember most, her freckled face so solemn as if she knew she was the first to tell me. "And so can you." | Image: AmoDays

Sarah Dessen's quote: "She can be anything," Boo told me, and this is what I remember most, her freckled face so solemn as if she knew she was the first to tell me. "And so can you." | Image: AmoDays

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"But there was one girl who had a big influence over me. Barbie. I worshipped Barbie. In fact, I would say Barbie was my twelve-inch plastic life coach. She had it all, a camper, a dune buggy, even a dream house. Part of why it was a dream house to me was that she was the only one who lived there. Her boyfriend, Ken, came to visit when she--er, I decided. She had a sports car and would bounce from job to job as she--er, I saw fit. Barbie owned zero floral baby-making dresses. I craved that independence. And her weird-ass boobs? So what? She still reached the steering wheel of her royal blue sports car. Some people thought that the fact that her feet were fucked and she couldn't stand was a problem. But to me, it meant she was free. Free from standing at a stove, or a washing machine, or with a baby hanging off her hip. She has no hip. She has no hips. Plus, she didn't have to walk; she drove her convertible everywhere. God, I loved Barbie. She was free in every way I knew how to define freedom." ― Lizz Winstead

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"A black-veiled nun, holding plastic bags full of cucumbers, apricots, and onions in one hand and pressing two tall blonde Barbie dolls wrapped in plastic to her breast with the other, stopped before the tomato vendor, whose vegetable knife hung from a lanyard around his neck, laid the dolls on a wooden crate, and asked for a few kilos of tomatoes on the vine." ― Josef Winkler

"Did you know that if Barbie was a real woman with those proportions, she'd have to carry her kidneys in her purse?" ― Lani Diane Rich

"Why do only the awful things become fads? I thought. Eye-rolling and Barbie and bread pudding. Why never chocolate cheesecake or thinking for yourself?" ― Connie Willis

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"Anyway...I'm a firm believer that every girl should get one Barbie dream wedding in her lifetime, but if that marriage craps out, I'm also a firm believer that all future weddings must be banned to beaches and backyards." ― Chrissy Anderson

Lani Diane Rich's quote: "Did you know that if Barbie was a real woman with those proportions, she'd have to carry her kidneys in her purse?" | Image: AmoDays

Lani Diane Rich's quote: "Did you know that if Barbie was a real woman with those proportions, she'd have to carry her kidneys in her purse?" | Image: AmoDays

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"Honestly, I'd rather be anywhere else. Even home, where my dad begins almost every conversation with, 'You should lose the black clothes and wear something with color.' Puh-lease. Like I want to look like every Barbie clone in Hell High, a.k.a. Oklahoma's insignificant Haloway High School. Ironically, Dad doesn't appreciate the bright blue streaks in my originally blond/now-dyed-black hair. Go figure. That's color, right?" ― Gena Showalter

"I'm not Barbie, and I'm alright with that." ― Pink

"'Rescue operation', he says, breathless. 'Saved Barbie from drowning.'" ― Kelley York

"I didn't have a Barbie doll, so I played with eternity." ― Vanna Bonta

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"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

Pink's quote: "I'm not Barbie, and I'm alright with that." | Image: AmoDays

Pink's quote: "I'm not Barbie, and I'm alright with that." | Image: AmoDays

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"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

"I wasn't Barbie-obsessed. I think my mother might have been my Barbie." ― Michael Kors

"Stand-up was like being on a Barbie townhouse stage." ― Mario Cantone

"Growing up with two sisters, you either play by yourself or play Barbie with them. I played by myself." ― Ricky Williams

"Barbie's disfigured. It's fine to play with her just as long as you keep that in mind." ― Lena Dunham

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Michael Kors' quote: "I wasn't Barbie-obsessed. I think my mother might have been my Barbie." | Image: AmoDays

Michael Kors' quote: "I wasn't Barbie-obsessed. I think my mother might have been my Barbie." | Image: AmoDays

"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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"Barbie is just a doll." ― Mary Schmich

"She still felt like a punked-out, faux-leather-wearing, free-thinking Bratz doll in a sea of Pretty Princess of Preppyland Barbies." ― Sara Shepard

"I'm just a Rageddy Anne in a Barbie Doll World." ― Shelley Winters

"They probably do have an Asian Barbie." ― Iris Chang

Mary Schmich's quote: "Barbie is just a doll." | Image: AmoDays

Mary Schmich's quote: "Barbie is just a doll." | Image: AmoDays

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"I was big time into Barbie." ― Jennifer Sky

"I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful." ― Ruth Handler

"I did a picture for the First Barbie doll box." ― Heather O'Rourke

"I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll." ― Vanna White

"Well, I ain't never been the Barbie doll type." ― Gretchen Wilson

Ruth Handler's quote: "I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful." | Image: AmoDays

Ruth Handler's quote: "I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes about Barbie From Those Who Love Her

"Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices." ― Ruth Handler

"Barbie is my role model. She might not do anything, but she looks good doing it." ― Paris Hilton

"We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do." ― Sharon Stone

"Barbie has always been an inspiration. Dressing her was part of every girl's dream." ― Reem Acra

"I am the living Barbie Doll, how are you?" ― Jeffree Star

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Paris Hilton's quote: "Barbie is my role model. She might not do anything, but she looks good doing it." | Image: AmoDays

Paris Hilton's quote: "Barbie is my role model. She might not do anything, but she looks good doing it." | Image: AmoDays

"Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo." ― Zoe Saldana

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"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

"I was into Barbie and designer jeans." ― Carson Kressley

"For many young girls, [Barbie is] their first association with fashion and dressing up and changing clothes." ― Fern Mallis

"Barbie is my fashion icon. People think I'm Paris Barbie—and it's a compliment." ― Paris Hilton

Zoe Saldana's quote: "Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo." | Image: AmoDays

Zoe Saldana's quote: "Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm the Barbie, keep a lotta plastic. Little pink stars, put em on my jacket." ― Nicki Minaj

"I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut." ― Ellen DeGeneres

"I was never tomboyish. I loved Barbies. It's just the way I grew up." ― Poppy Montgomery

"I had some Barbies, but they were few and far between the mud fights." ― Stacy Dragila

"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

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Ellen DeGeneres' quote: "I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut." | Image: AmoDays

Ellen DeGeneres' quote: "I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes from Movies Featuring Barbie

"Best friends, today, tomorrow, and always." — "Barbie and the Diamond Castle"

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"What makes you different makes you special." — "Barbie Fairytopia"

"Liana: Sometimes what's real... Alexa: Is something you can't see." — "Barbie and the Diamond Castle"

"Keep the beauty of Christmas in your heart every day of the year." — "Barbie and the Diamond Castle"

"Together, we are strong." — "Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow"

"Barbie Fairytopia's" quote: "What makes you different makes you special." | Image: AmoDays

"Barbie Fairytopia's" quote: "What makes you different makes you special." | Image: AmoDays

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"Magic happens when you believe in yourself." — "Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale"

"There's a difference only you can make." — "Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses"

"You never know what you can do unless you try." — "Barbie and the Secret Door"

"There is always hope." ― "Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus"

"Ken: Love your leg warmers. Barbie: Nice ascot." ― "Toy Story 3"

"Barbie In The 12 Dancing Princesses'" quote: "There’s a difference only you can make." | Image: AmoDays

"Barbie In The 12 Dancing Princesses'" quote: "There’s a difference only you can make." | Image: AmoDays

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"Always leave things better than you found them." ― "Barbie: The Pearl Princess"

"Trust your true self." ― "Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia"

"True courage is pursuing your dream, even when everyone else says it's impossible." ― "Barbie and the Three Musketeers"

"Anything is possible." ― "Barbie in The Nutcracker"

"If you love something, set it free." ― "Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale"

"Barbie: The Pearl Princess'" quote: "Always leave things better than you found them." | Image: AmoDays

"Barbie: The Pearl Princess'" quote: "Always leave things better than you found them." | Image: AmoDays

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"Rock your own story." ― "Barbie in Rock 'N Royals"

"Love and imagination can change the world." — "Barbie as Rapunzel"

"The most beautiful thing you can be is yourself." ― "Barbie: Mariposa"

"Forgiveness lets you fly." ― "Barbie: A Fairy Secret"

"There's a princess in every girl." ― "Barbie: Princess Charm School"

"Barbie As Rapunzel's" quote: "Love and imagination can change the world." | Image: AmoDays

"Barbie As Rapunzel's" quote: "Love and imagination can change the world." | Image: AmoDays

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"Lotso: She's a Barbie doll, Ken. There's a hundred million just like her. Ken: Not to me there's not." ― "Toy Story 3"

"You're braver than you think." — "Barbie in Swan Lake"

"Listen to the beat of your heart and keep on dancing." ― "Barbie in the Pink Shoes"

"Being together is what makes a perfect Christmas." ― "Barbie: A Perfect Christmas"

"There may be miracles awaiting, they may be closer than we know when we have love to guide us as we go." ― "Barbie as the Island Princess"

"Barbie In Swan Lake's" quote: "You’re braver than you think." | Image: AmoDays

"Barbie In Swan Lake's" quote: "You’re braver than you think." | Image: AmoDays

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"There's a star that's right inside you, so come on and let it out. Find out what you're about and just shout, 'Here I am'." ― "Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar"

"Live your dream." ― "Barbie as The Princess And The Pauper"

"What makes you different just might be your greatest strength." ― "Barbie in A Mermaid Tale"

"Life is a sea I'm sailing, riding the winds of time. Looking to find a course that is mine. Striving to find direction. Starting to understand, every wave's a part of the plan." ― "Barbie as the Island Princess"

"The best way to make a friend is to be a friend." ― "Barbie: Mariposa"

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"Barbie As The Princess And The Pauper's" quote: "Live your dream." | Image: AmoDays

"Barbie As The Princess And The Pauper's" quote: "Live your dream." | Image: AmoDays

"It feels good to be part of something bigger than yourself." ― "Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2"

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"Even the smallest person can make a big difference." ― "Barbie Presents Thumbelina"

"Love knows, love grows bigger than before. In your heart, there's always more." ― "Barbie As The Island Princess"

"Everyone has got a secret side." ― "The Barbie Diaries"

"All my life I've always wanted, to have one day just for me, nothing to do." ― "Barbie As The Princess And The Pauper"

"Barbie Presents Thumbelina's" quote: "Even the smallest person can make a big difference." | Image: AmoDays

"Barbie Presents Thumbelina's" quote: "Even the smallest person can make a big difference." | Image: AmoDays

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When children play with toys, it is far beyond innocent play, as these toys significantly influence their development, just like Barbie has. She has positively influenced children by challenging them to be creative and use their imaginations.

In addition, Barbie's different career roles have served as a source of empowerment for children and have given them the confidence to choose any career path.

If you love animations and these quotes about Barbie, then you will love these quotes from the movie "Princess Mononoke."

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