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When I was a ten-year old bookworm and used to kiss the dust jacket pictures of authors as if they were icons, it used to amaze me that these remote people could provoke me to love.
Before I write a novel, images float around in my head that work like icons - they are meaningless in themselves, but serve as reminders.
I have a naturally camp sensibility and a camp sense of humour. I love the icons that gay people love.
I look at the careers of people I'm standing on the shoulders of. People like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughan. These are icons I wanted to emulate, and I feel like they've been holding me up for quite a long time.
Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives, but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.
I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.
In terms of influence, my style icons have been a mixture of Julie Andrews and Olivia Newton-John. When I was little I used to watch 'Grease,' 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music' a lot. If you put all those things together you do kind of get my outfits. A slightly tarty nanny in a second-hand outfit. That is pretty much what I wear.
My beauty icons are women whose images are self-created.
Dita Von Teese
With actors like Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Harrison Ford, what made them such icons is that even in dramatic movies, their characters had a sense of humor.
We have lost all our big Australian industries and icons, including Qantas when it sold 25 % of its shares and a controlling interest to British Airways.
My style icons would be people like Brigitte Bardot and old Hollywood actresses who always look so stunning, cool and chic. I like classic and timeless looks.
Jessica Brown Findlay
I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn't just pick-up gigs.
Natalie's estate is handled by Global Icons, and they police the world so her picture isn't on a T-shirt or coffee cup unless we approve of it.
We have a need to be religious, we need to worship, we need to build totems and shrines and icons, but nobody's sure in honor of what.
These are icons to be treasured.
I like to believe that rather than destroy icons, I make new ones.
I think comedians have a function in society, which is to make fun of our icons.
I think what sets this one apart is that there are two horror movie icons finally battling each other. You actually see them beat the crap out of each other instead of just terrorizing the kids in the movie.
My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light.
To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.
I don't think that I want to meet any of the icons. I don't think that anybody can quite live up to your expectations.
Somebody like Mailer brings to that role everything that he stands for. The types of characters that I gravitate towards, the types of icons, tend to have a heavy physicality in that way.
I like individuality in fashion - it annoys me when celebrities put on a bodycon dress and a pair of high heels and suddenly they are 'style icons.'
It's not a master plan to do every remake and every recreation of icons. It's just what I've been hired to do.
Cheese steaks are the gastronomic icons of this ethnic city.
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