Martha Stewart

(Martha Helen Stewart)

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart
  • Born: August 3, 1941
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Businesswoman, Writer, Television Personality

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Martha Helen Stewart is an American retail executive businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former model. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two syndicated television programs, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2004.

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There is a need to honor America’s many different kinds of families. It’s not just mom, dad and the kids anymore. Families, Children & Parenting
A lot of TV people buy more than one of an item, in case they spot or stain it, but I don't like buying duplicates - it's wasteful.
All I really want is a three-room house. The home I have designed at my new farm in Bedford, New York, is a three-room house: bedroom on top, living room in the middle, and kitchen on the ground.
All the things I love is what my business is all about. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Business, Commerce & Finance
American Made is not just an event. It's a movement to spotlight and support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs who are turning their passion for making into thriving small businesses.
Bloggers create kind of a popularity. But they are not the experts, and we have to understand that.
Doing projects really gives people self-confidence. Nothing is better than taking the pie out of the oven. What it does for you personally, and for your family's idea of you, is something you can't buy. Families, Children & Parenting
Drones can be useful tools, and I am all about useful tools. One of my mottos is 'the right tool for the right job.'
Each generation is smarter than the generation before, and they need total diversion and encouragement and things to think about.
Every entrepreneur talks about the passion you have for your work, and I think that's what's missing with a lot of women in business. Women ;Business, Commerce & Finance ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs, whether it's artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs, whether it's artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed. Business, Commerce & Finance
For styling, I don't like a lot of mousse. I do use Sally Hershberger's Texture Blast, which is like a hair spray, but just at the roots. I have really good hair, and I don't like to plaster it.
Franchesca and Sharkey, my French bulldogs, have their own blog. And they are brilliant at it.
I - I try to do as much as I can, wherever I am. So, at the farm, I'm always thinking of some new project, some new thing I can do.
I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed. Independence
I adore summer entertaining. For a dinner party at the farm, I might prepare homemade fettuccine with porcini mushrooms, soft-shell crabs, spinach from the garden, and lemon tarts with fraises des bois for dessert.
I always thought I would be a teacher. And I think I actually lived up to my initial dreams, because what I do now is teach millions and millions of people many different kinds of things. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I am not a rock star or a movie star; I'm a businessperson. I definitely know who my friends are. I'm much more open and trusting than, say, my daughter is.
I am often asked the question: 'What is your favorite type of food?' Although I always answer Japanese, the real response should be and is pierogi, the delectable Polish dumplings that my mother, Big Martha, made so well in many incarnations: potato, sweet cabbage, blueberry, peach, plum, and apricot. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I began raising chickens primarily for their eggs, but over the years, I've also grown fond of caring for them and learning about their many different breeds and varieties. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I believe in a man and a woman being equal. I really believe that we can do anything we set our minds to.
I can keep learning about all the different technologies. It's my most telling characteristic. I'm interested in trying anything new. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time. Time
I don't even like firing people. I don't think I've ever said, 'You're fired' to anybody.
I don't have time to have friends come and stay, except on weekends in Maine. I invite a lot of people to come to Maine. Time
I don't think in a male or female way. I don't differentiate between male and female. I never have. I'm not considered a feminist.
I don't think there's any company that has the same tools as Martha Stewart Living does, and people know that. They really love the tools and, if you have the tools, you can pretty much do the craft. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I get up really early, and I go to bed really late. Sometimes I get tired, but it's not important. I have an exciting existence, and there's so much to do.
I grew up in a very modest home. We grew a lot of our food in our backyard. We fished; my brothers hunted. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I had a critical father. I'm more like my father. He was a sales rep for pharmaceutical companies.
I had no idea when I went to college what I'd be doing. I took organic chemistry and did terribly, but I was good in English and art. I took many courses and participated in as many activities as I could. I learned a lot about every single thing. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I have a microphone on one ankle and an ankle bracelet on the other, so I'm well balanced today.
I have cotton or flannel sheets, depending on the weather. They have to be ironed, and I get my bed changed nearly every day.
I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable when creating content across the board: in television, books, newspapers, radio, videos.
I haven't been to Tasmania. I haven't been to the South Pole, and I haven't been to the North Pole. I want to see the polar bear migration before there are no polar bears. I want to see Glacier National Park before the glacier melts.
I invented 'It's a good thing' before you were even born.
I like knowing about everything, and I think that really helps me in my business. Business, Commerce & Finance
I live in an old house with no closets and no built-ins. I hate big cupboards.
I love dessert. I can't be guilty about it because I have to taste everything. I experiment. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never stop making sure that what I say is the best of what could be said about a particular thing. It's a constant evolution. If I planted a tree one way yesterday, and somebody tells me of a better way to plant a tree, I think, 'You know, they're right, that's better.' Then I change my way to accommodate the new way of planting trees.
I record my radio show, and my staff makes me a nice lunch in the kitchen, usually fish - whatever's freshest and line-caught - and a salad. I drink water and herbal tea, a blend of catnip, elderberry, and horehound.
I sat down once with the application for Match.com and started to laugh. I couldn't even get past the first page. And that's a very good site!
I support Alice Waters in her desire that there be a vegetable garden at the White House. I don't think they should rip up the Rose Garden, because that's something that I love. They should probably dig up another patch and grow some vegetables there. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There's no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life. Life
I think it's very important that whatever you're trying to make or sell, or teach has to be basically good. A bad product and you know what? You won't be here in ten years.
I think that people want to know how to do practical and everyday things like how to get the pomegranate seeds out of a pomegranate.
I think that the lady who is waiting on me at the local diner, who has kids in school and the mouths to feed, I think she probably has as nice a life as I have. And she only wants to improve her life, her lifestyle. Life
I think you can fairly say I spawned or laid an egg that has turned into a lifestyle industry.
I use the same products on my body as I use on my face. I don't think there's really any difference between the two, so the more moisturizers and serums you use, the better off you are.
I want you to know that I am innocent - and that I will fight to clear my name.
I was a very curious person because of my parents. They encouraged me to be as curious about as many things as I wanted.
I was a very good cook, and I knew I could build a business. Business, Commerce & Finance
I was married for 30 years. Isn't that enough? I've had my share of dirty underwear on the floor.
I was the second of six kids. I wouldn't say we were poor; we had no money. That's different. Money, Coins & Minting
If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.
I'm a maniacal perfectionist.
I'm kind of a complainer, but not about getting old. I complain about, you know, something that can be fixed.
I'm never sick. Why get sick? It's a waste of time. Time
I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at is a great opportunity for ideas.
I'm not supposed to say it, but I was not guilty of any crime. I became a target because I was a strong and a rich woman who had been very successful.
I'm very inspired by nature - you could say Mother Nature. I look at things around me and get all kinds of inspiration daily. Nature
In New York, I get a tremendous amount of ideas by looking at the paintings and the sculptures, adapting artistic endeavors to crafts. There is a lot of inspiration around us that we can see every day and turn into projects.
My daughter emails me. When your daughter starts to email you instead of talk to you... It's horrible. You cannot forget human communication.
My goal with our American Made program is to inspire people of all ages to become 'doers,' whether it's them learning how to make an easy weekday dinner or starting their own business. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Business, Commerce & Finance
My new motto is: When you're through changing, you're through.
My parents were able to pay our expenses, but not for education. We were encouraged to work hard in school and get scholarships. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
One of the things I do to stay healthy and fit is to make sure I exercise every single day. Aside from eating right and getting enough sleep, exercise keeps me trim and boosts my energy.
So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic.
The first book really was kind of an entertaining textbook for the homemaker. I couldn't find a good book about entertaining in 1982, and neither could my friend, so I decided to write it.
The homes I like the best are totally occupied, busy, and useful, whether it's a tiny little house or a great big one. Rarely do you find a great big house that's used in a good way. So I prefer smaller spaces that are full of books, full of things that people are doing.
The last place I would ever want to go is prison.
The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.
The ultimate goal is to be an interesting, useful, wholesome person. If you're successful on top of that, then you're way ahead of everybody.
There are two kinds of people... There are the dreamers who go and buy, and there are the doers who go and make. And I've always recognized that. So the dreamers are what support our company because they will buy the product that they could make if they wanted to, had time to, or were so inclined to. Time
When I first went to Kmart, I was so excited that I could bring my kind of taste to the masses. They didn't have 100 percent cotton sheets at mass market in 1987. We made those in yellow and pink and pale blue.
When I was a model - and I was all during high school and college - you always wanted to be on the cover of a magazine. That's how your success was judged. The more cover, the better. Success
When I was incarcerated at Alderson in West Virginia for a five-month term, they had a ceramics class.
When you write a book, you're an expert, and people look at you in a different way.
Whether you're a programmer or a seamstress, it's all about new techniques, simplifying old techniques, and consolidating steps. Making things go faster - but not worse.
Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. Success
You can be the most beautiful person on Earth, and if you don't have a fitness or diet routine, you won't be beautiful.
You should feel good about making your home nicer for your family and your friends. You should feel great about cooking a good dinner and making a dress for a granddaughter, creating a beautiful birthday party. It's all part of life. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting