75 Best Barbie Quotes From And About The Best-Loved Doll

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 03, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Barbie doll reading a magazine

Barbie is the number one best-selling doll for children ever since it was manufactured by Mattel. Inc and first launched in 1959.

Because of its rise in popularity amongst both children and adults, Barbie has not only been an icon of fashion, and everything in that world, but also a winner of hearts.

Designed by famous doll designer Ruth Handler, and originally given the name Barbara Millicent Roberts, Mattel has used the idea to aspire kids of all ages to be any of the things they want in life, with her famous catchphrase, "you can be anything."

Barbie however is not only a fantastic plastic doll toy for kids, but in many instances, the rarest Barbie dolls have been made to sell at auctions for thousands of dollars. Amongst them, the original Barbie and the Stefani Canturi Barbie is considered to be some of the rarest and the most expensive ones.

There have been countless movies made featuring Barbie as an actress in various animated films. They have some of the most enchanting quotes to share with the world.

Here is a list of a few of them. We associate the name of Barbie with everything precious and positive.

She is not just a plaything for a girl but the first non-living fashionista who is an integral part of the fashion world. There have been a lot of ideas by Mattel that has increased the popularity of Barbie's brand name a lot.

Barbie quotes are not only positive but fill you up to the brim with a sense of happiness. Here is a list of Barbie quotes from movies as well as Barbie quotes from famous people who are familiar with the idea of Barbie and have incorporated her ideals about different things into their life.

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Best Quotes About Barbie

There have been many famous people who have had a lot of things to say about Barbie. Here is a list of Barbie quotes from a few of them that will make you say "we heart it!".

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."


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.

24. "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.

25. "I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut."

-Ellen DeGeneres.

26. "I'm just a Ragetty Anne in a Barbie Doll World."

-Shelley Winters.

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

-Nicki Minaj, '1234'.

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

-Poppy Montgomery.

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

-Stacy Dragila.

30. "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.

Barbie Movie Quotes

There have been countless Barbie movies that have touched the souls of millions of people. Mattel Inc. has come up with the most beautiful movie ideas by introducing Barbie playing as a different woman protagonist in various movie adaptations of everything from fairytales to original stories.

Here is a list of quotes including funny Barbie quotes, Barbie and Ken quotes, and others from movies.

31. "Trust your true self."

-'Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia,' 2006.

32. "Love and imagination can change the world."

-'Barbie As Rapunzel,' 2002.

33. "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,' 2007.

34. "True courage is pursuing your dream, even when everyone else says it’s impossible."

-'Barbie And The Three Musketeers,' 2009.

35. "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,' 2012.

36. "Listen to the beat of your heart and keep on dancing."

-'Barbie In The Pink Shoes,' 2013.

37. "Anything is possible."

-'Barbie In The Nutcracker,' 2001.

38. "If you love something, set it free."

-'Barbie & Her Sisters In A Pony Tale,' 2013.

39. "What makes you different just might be your greatest strength."

-'Barbie In A Mermaid Tale,' 2010.

40. "Live your dream."

-'Barbie As The Princess And The Pauper,' 2004.

41. "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,' 2007.

42. "Rock your own story."

-'Barbie In Rock ‘N Royals,' 2015.

43. "Always leave things better than you found them."

-' Barbie: The Pearl Princess,' 2014.

44. "You’re braver than you think."

-'Barbie In Swan Lake,' 2003.

45. "Being together is what makes a perfect Christmas."

-'Barbie: A Perfect Christmas,' 2011.

46. "The best way to make a friend is to be a friend."

-'Barbie: Mariposa,' 2008.

47. "You never know what you can do unless you try."

-'Barbie And The Secret Door,' 2014.

48. "The most beautiful thing you can be is yourself."

-'Barbie: Mariposa,' 2008.

49. "There’s a princess in every girl."

-'Barbie: Princess Charm School,' 2011.

50. "It feels good to be part of something bigger than yourself."

-'Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2,' 2012.

51. "There’s a difference only you can make."

-'Barbie In The 12 Dancing Princesses,' 2006.

52. 'Love knows, love grows bigger than before. In your heart, there's always more."

-'Barbie As The Island Princess,' 2007.

53. "Forgiveness lets you fly."

-'Barbie: A Fairy Secret,' 2011.

54. "What makes you different makes you special."

-'Barbie: Fairytopia,' 2005.

55. "Magic happens when you believe in yourself."

-'Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale,' 2010.

56. "Everyone has got a secret side."

-'The Barbie Diaries,' 2006.

57. "Even the smallest person can make a big difference."

-'Barbie Presents Thumbelina,' 2009.

58. "Keep the beauty of Christmas in your heart every day of the year."

-'Barbie In A Christmas Carol,' 2008.

59. "Together, we are strong."

-'Barbie Fairytopia: Magic Of The Rainbow,' 2007.

60. "There is always hope."

-'Barbie And The Magic Of Pegasus', 2005.

61. "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,' 2013.

62. "Ken: Love your leg warmers.

Barbie: Nice ascot."

-'Toy Story 3,' 2013.

63. "All my life I've always wanted, to have one day just for me, nothing to do."

-Barbie As The Princess And The Pauper,' 2004.

64. "Best friends, today, tomorrow, and always."

-'Barbie And The Diamond Castle,' 2008.

65. "Liana: Sometimes what's real...

Alexa: Is something you can't see."

-'Barbie And The Diamond Castle,' 2008.

Inspirational Barbie Quotes

Ever since Barbie rose to fame, Mattel has been trying to use her name to inspire women to be everything they want to be, be it an astronaut, a race car driver, an artist, and many more through fashion. There have been countless inspirational quotes from her movies as well.

Here is a list of Barbie quotes from both people, movies, and songs that will inspire you.

66. "Life in plastic is fantastic."

-Aqua, 'Barbie Girl,' 1997.

67. "I think your Barbie can go shopping, and go out with Ken, and also have a productive and satisfying career of her own."

-Sarah Dessen, 'Dreamland,' 2000.

68. "Imagination, life is your creation."

-Aqua, 'Barbie Girl,' 1997.

69. "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."

-Lizz Winstead.

70. "If I could wish for one thing, I'd take the smile that you bring. Wherever you go in this world I'll come along."

-'Barbie And The Diamond Castle,' 2008

71. "Life isn't a competition."

-'Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2,' 2010.

72. "I was the kid growing up who would play with G.I. Joes in a pink dress and then run off to play with my Barbies. It doesn't mean that I'm less girly, it just means that I have this other side of me. It's kinda cool to be a little bit of both, I think."

-Adrianne Palicki.

73. "My Barbie doll is definitely a reflection of me and my personality."  

-Ally Brooke.

74. "It's hard to get ahead. Even if you're Barbie."

-Sarah Dessen, 'Dreamland,' 2000.

75. "The power to change the world has been inside you all along."

-'Barbie In Princess Power,' 2015.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Barbie quotes then why not take a look at Toy Story quotes, or [reading quotes for kids].

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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