We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Joanna Coles Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Get out there and meet people, and that will lead to meeting other people. Look around; see if there’s anyone hiding in plain sight. There may be friends that become more than friends.
When you have a lot of communication online before you go out with someone, it builds up a false sense of who the person is. There’s a tendency to fill in the blanks with positive information.
Up until the age of 13, girls are confident, and they feel like they can conquer the world. Then adolescence sets in, and girls lose their confidence. And ‘Seventeen’ is really about them taking an hour out of their month, unplugging, lying on their bed, and reading a magazine that believes in them.
My favorite meal would be a big piece of steak with salad and then Brussels sprouts and Jerusalem artichokes.
I don’t get my ideas from reading other people.
I grew up in Yorkshire, which is like the Texas of Britain. It’s a proud free state and not always liked by the other counties in Britain.
We can’t pretend that a Facebook friend is the same as a real friend you’ve shared times with together, both good times and difficult times.
The biggest stress for me at New York Magazine was when I was a middle-of-the-pack editor, and I had no control over my own schedule.
I have green eyes, which are actually quite difficult to find makeup for.
People don’t really talk about falling in love anymore. And yet falling in love is the great engine that drives all the best art – or falling out of love or being heartbroken – drives all the best books, drives all the best music, and yet we’ve sort of stopped talking about it.
You don’t have to be in love all the time, but you need to be surrounded by people you have a genuine connection with.
If you keep dating and keep out there, you keep a higher level of hope, and also, your skills at doing it improve because you’re doing it more often, and you are bringing less anxiety to the table.
Nothing’s more important than who you love and who loves you back.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become much more effective at seeking and accepting help and bringing other people into the discussion. You start to understand that you can’t control or fix everything on your own.
I grew up in the north of England – 200 miles north of London, in a relatively unsophisticated place. And I craved magazines as a way of finding out about the future, about the life that I wanted.
It’s very easy to imagine someone online in a positive way, but it’s only when you sit down, with all five senses in play, that you can really tell, ‘Do I find this person attractive?’
I have a real challenge of finding dog-walking shoes.
I was 36 when I had my first son, Thomas, and 39 when I had Hugo, my second.
I remember once when I was working on a magazine, and one of the male editors was going on a field trip with one of his sons. The office was full of, ‘He’s such a good dad,’ whereas I came in late from a doctor’s appointment for one of my children and was asked, ‘Where were you? You’ll need to make up the time.’
One of the things ‘Cosmo’ feels really strongly about is we need more women candidates running, and we need more women across the parties in D.C.
Print is not dead.
As the editor of ‘Cosmopolitan,’ I talk to hundreds of young women about the sometimes bewilderingly rapid changes taking place in our romantic lives and the role new technology plays in our search for intimacy and commitment.
I always urge women to aim for the highest job they can get because you get more money and you get more support and you get more control, and those are the three things that actually make life easier.
I was a dogged reporter.
I don’t really have an average day, and that works for me. If I knew what I had to do ahead of time, I would be so depressed. I love the unexpected. I love change. I love things being thrown at me.
With experience, you suddenly realise you know how to do things or that you’ve done something like this before. And I think as you get more confident, you can sit back and try and weigh up the options of doing something or not doing something.
I am who I am.
I think most people know when they’re in a toxic relationship – it requires an enormous amount of effort to keep it going, and you don’t get what you want from it.
One of the things about being online is it’s hard to forget people, so it’s very easy to stalk an ex, it’s very easy to follow what people are doing. It’s almost impossible to forget them.
I was precocious, so I began reading ‘Cosmo’ when I was 12.
There’s nothing more mainstream than equal pay for equal work. I mean, it’s completely obvious that’s what feminism should be for, and for women’s right to choose what happens to their own bodies.
Growing up, ‘Cosmo’ was my lifeline to the world. A world that I wanted to be in but couldn’t get to yet.
Every time I’ve been offered a new job, I’ve automatically said, ‘Oh, I don’t think you want me for that job.’ It’s sort of a weird female – or, at least, it is in me – a weird female defense, when, in fact, what you want to do is scream, ‘Hooray, I want to do this!’
The transition of a desk job, having to be in the office at the same time every day, I found super hard.
I was a member of the young liberals, the young conservatives, and young Labour, according to who gave the best parties.
We have a generation of women who think that they can just have IVF, and everything will be fine. The odds are against you once you start having IVF, and the odds are against you over the age of 35. And to pretend that it’s easy to have a baby in your 40s or 50s is – it’s just selling women a false dream.
I wish I could be as commanding as Meryl Streep.
People avoid the telephone because it’s easier to text. Calls can be awkward – you interrupt each other; you can’t quite hear someone. But the advantage is you get to hear someone else’s voice. You find out whether or not you can have a fluid conversation or if it’s stilted and peculiar.
Having diverse leadership means there are more voices in the room, and there are more different points of entry for people who are being bullied or abused at work. There are more points of entry for them to complain to.
You can’t back-engineer a brand.
On paper, swearing takes on a different attitude. It can make you sound very angry when you use it a lot.
Feminism means, basically, are you in favor of equal opportunities for men and women? It’s hard to argue with that.
Dating apps are brilliant for expanding your actual social network, which leads you to meet other people.
Managers have to demand more of their HR departments, and they have to demand more of themselves. And we all have to be open to hiring people that don’t look like us and that don’t sound like us, and not find that threatening.
I love ‘Cosmo,’ but I gave it everything I had.