Top 100 Maye Musk Quotes

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“I just think a big smile and feeling confident makes you beautiful.”

― Maye Musk

“If you can eat five fruits and vegetables a day, that alone can totally change your diet.”

― Maye Musk

“Makeup does a lot for your confidence. When I put makeup on, I walk taller. I smile more. I feel good. I know I look prettier. Even if I just put day makeup on.”

― Maye Musk

“I have to plan all my meals and snacks every day, or the wheels come off, and I gain weight.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t take supplements – I get nutrition from food.”

― Maye Musk

“My best piece of style advice is to keep your wardrobe small and love everything in it.”

― Maye Musk

“I always have snack-y foods with me, like nuts and individually wrapped prunes. I don’t like getting hungry. When you’re hungry, you’ll look for foods, and it’s never salad; it’s always muffins!”

― Maye Musk

“Looking back, letting my hair go natural was an amazing decision because I started getting major ad campaigns. I also signed with agencies in Europe and travelled to many different cities, which I loved. People would stop me in the street and say they loved my hair!”

― Maye Musk

“I love smokey eyes and glossy lips.”

― Maye Musk

“When you have confidence, you do feel like you’re much younger.”

― Maye Musk

“First of all, the skin is the largest organ in the body, so if you’re going to eat well for your heart or for your kidneys or for your liver, then, pretty much, that will help your skin as well.”

― Maye Musk

“When I was younger, I was mousey brown and started putting in highlights with each child. By the time I had my third baby, I was pretty much a blonde, and I stayed that way until I was in my late 50s.”

― Maye Musk

“They were responsible. I had very good kids. I was very lucky.”

― Maye Musk

“People always want to know what I fed my kids. I gave them real food, not frozen pizza.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t dye my hair. It’s so fabulous. I had brown hair for so long. I was always getting my roots done. Sometimes I did it myself because I couldn’t afford to go to a hair salon. When I turned 60, I decided to see what color I am underneath. I started dyeing my hair a very light blond and then I let it grow out. I cut it very short.”

― Maye Musk

“Makeup transforms me. I feel like I’m in disguise when I walk my dog without makeup on.”

― Maye Musk

“I’ve never been scared of aging.”

― Maye Musk

“When I got divorced, I knew I needed to step it up, so I taught nutrition at a college, modeled, and built my dietitian practice all over Canada.”

― Maye Musk

“If you try to hold onto the old trends, then you’ll look old.”

― Maye Musk

“I have to avoid sweet food because it’s my weakness, and it’s really hard. What you eat will definitely affect your skin, so I really try to stay away from sweets.”

― Maye Musk

“For most of my adult life, I always had this pain in my gut, but because I had to survive, and I had to pay the rent, I needed the roof over our head and food for us to eat and some clothes.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t like gluten-free foods – they’re processed and unnecessary.”

― Maye Musk

“Peter Lindbergh is the most charming man – I did a Gap commercial for him, and he was just so sweet.”

― Maye Musk

“I never told my kids, ‘You’ve got to work hard.’ I just worked hard, and they followed my example.”

― Maye Musk

“I eat the basic food groups: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, good fats and oils. I do have butter on my bread because it’s delicious. I eat meat, especially chicken, sparingly, because I’m not a good cook.”

― Maye Musk

“It’s been amazing to see how brands, magazines, and designers are focusing on real stories from older women.”

― Maye Musk

“I love a massage – I should go more often, but I think I go once a month.”

― Maye Musk

“I cap my shoe collection at 40.”

― Maye Musk

“I just want to work.”

― Maye Musk

“My parents were very famous, but they were never snobs.”

― Maye Musk

“With wearing makeup a part of my job as a model, one might think I’d get tired of it, but I absolutely love it.”

― Maye Musk

“I think that’s one thing that’s kept me working in this industry for so long: my interest in self-representation. It’s a big part of my role as a dietitian, too – helping people feel happy, healthy, and confident exactly as they are.”

― Maye Musk

“I was a science nerd. I have two science degrees. I enjoyed the sciences, nutrition, so I always modeled part time, thinking it would end.”

― Maye Musk

“At 15, I was modeling. I had to do my own hair and makeup. I also made my own clothes because I grew up in South Africa, where fashion was six months behind because of the seasons.”

― Maye Musk

“My mother worked as an artist until she was 96.”

― Maye Musk

“When the kids were growing up, they learned to be independent. I told them, ‘As long as you’re doing something good, it’s worth pursuing.’ That’s why I invested in them in the first place and gave them as much as I could for their first company, Zip2.”

― Maye Musk

“I started doing runway work when I was 15, and I remember meeting a model who was 30 – ancient, for the industry – and everyone was so happy to see her. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve experience the same thing. People are just thrilled to see me modeling!”

― Maye Musk

“When Elon was 17 and my daughter was 15, they really wanted to move to Canada, where my family is from. I said no, because I wanted to do a Ph.D. in Johannesburg, and I was getting lots of modeling work there. But Elon and I went over to visit, and while I was gone my daughter sold my home and my car and had a big garage sale with all my furniture.”

― Maye Musk

“I grew up in the happiest home – my parents were really adventurous, and I was very lucky.”

― Maye Musk

“I like to tweet out nutrition research because I did my bachelor of science degree in dietetics.”

― Maye Musk

“I just think everything my kids do is fabulous.”

― Maye Musk

“For fifty years, I was a part-time model, but basically, I’m a nutritionist, a teacher, a mother.”

― Maye Musk

“After divorcing, I left South Africa to live in Toronto. They were tough years. On my own with three young children and no income. I’d cry when they spilt milk because I didn’t have the money to buy any more.”

― Maye Musk

“When I go out on the runway, I can feel the audience vibrate.”

― Maye Musk

“I spend three hours a day working on my social network profiles. I think about the right people to tag, the ones who might generate new leads. It’s my work, my self-promotion.”

― Maye Musk

“My personal style icons are Diane Von Furstenberg and Linda Fargo. For strength and their own style, Christine Lagarde and Angela Merkel.”

― Maye Musk

“The beehives from the ’60s were gorgeous. The big hair from the ’80s wasn’t.”

― Maye Musk

“I always said, as a dietician, age doesn’t matter. As long as you’re doing good research and helping people eat well, it doesn’t matter what age you are.”

― Maye Musk

“I’ll continue working as long as people want to hire me.”

― Maye Musk

“When I go to shoots, the young models are excited to see me. It proves they can have long and successful careers, too.”

― Maye Musk

“My parents were the only people to go to South Africa from Australia in a single engine plane… the two of them, no radio… you had to fly down low to see the street signs to know which city you were in… most people couldn’t speak English.”

― Maye Musk

“I was a nerdy student.”

― Maye Musk

“I’m considered a huge model because I’m a size six. But… I had a standard body size for catalogues.”

― Maye Musk

“I just wanted to be the best dietician in the world – but then modeling took over.”

― Maye Musk

“I’m a U.K. size 8, so not skinny.”

― Maye Musk

“I never helped my kids. I was working too hard. My kids had to be responsible for themselves.”

― Maye Musk

“I would model when they wanted me, and as I got older, they wanted an older model. I was quite willing to be mother of the bride at 28. I was quite happy to be on the cover of a grandparents’ magazine at 42; I have no ego about that.”

― Maye Musk

“If somebody says, ‘That’s Elon’s mum,’ which happens quite a bit, they are usually stunned; sometimes they cry. I’m flattered because, I mean, to them, he’s saving the world. They just feel he’s the only hope.”

― Maye Musk

“If I had a modelling job and then it became a poster, it meant that my kids and I could have turkey for Christmas dinner. Otherwise, we had chicken.”

― Maye Musk

“I eat vegetarian at home, so I always have yogurt and milk, eggs, whole wheat bread, whole grains. Lots of vegetables and fruit. Cereals and oatmeal. That type of thing.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t like kale, so I don’t eat it.”

― Maye Musk

“My dog wakes me at 6:30 in the morning, so pretty much, I have to get up.”

― Maye Musk

“I would say, anyone who knows me says they don’t envy my life. I’ve just been through very hard times, yes.”

― Maye Musk

“I follow science and common sense. Science says you should eat a variety of foods and eat more fruits and vegetables – I do that.”

― Maye Musk

“I pretty much eat when I’m hungry, and I don’t eat when I’m not hungry. That is my best philosophy for maintaining my weight.”

― Maye Musk

“If there’s foods I don’t like, like kale, it doesn’t mean that I’m not efficient in my diet; it just means I can eat broccoli and other green vegetables. That’s what people don’t understand, is that as long as you’re having a variety of foods in your diet, you don’t have to have the food of the week that’s everyone going crazy about.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t like exercise. I’m not good at it.”

― Maye Musk

“Get your nutritional information from registered dieticians, not miracle healers. You’ll be happier, and it’s less expensive.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t go in the sun, and I wear SPF daily. I’ll wear a hat and cover my hands, too.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t do a lot of fad diets or supplements and don’t recommend that.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t recommend being gluten-free unless you have sensitivity.”

― Maye Musk

“I take 12-bean soup mixes, soak the beans overnight, boil them up, add tomatoes and flavoring, and freeze it. I’ll have a cup a day. It’s very nutritious.”

― Maye Musk

“I’m always just happy to see when models are working hard, doing well, and really, above all else, doing good things. I love when they work for charities or inspire education. Look at Karlie Kloss promoting education – that’s wonderful.”

― Maye Musk

“Ralph Lauren is wonderful.”

― Maye Musk

“Steer clear of fad diets.”

― Maye Musk

“Aging doesn’t scare me at all. You can handle the bumps each year. They’re traumatic when you’re younger, and they’re hurtful, and you go through some terrible times, and you feel terrible.”

― Maye Musk

“I’m not such a huge hater of anti-aging things because when I put makeup on, I look younger. You can brighten up your eyes and look more glamorous and more confident.”

― Maye Musk

“Almond milk is not a milk; it’s not a beverage, really.”

― Maye Musk

“You have to stay active; it keeps the bones flexible.”

― Maye Musk

“You have to know your trigger foods, and for me, it’s sweet foods.”

― Maye Musk

“I try not to give advice unless people ask me.”

― Maye Musk

“I’ve been on social media for quite a long time, maybe because I’ve been sending out nutrition information.”

― Maye Musk

“I’m so flattered that at 69, people are booking me and finding me on Instagram.”

― Maye Musk

“I was the oldest model in South Africa – I grew up in South Africa, but I was born in Canada – and then when I moved back to Canada, to Toronto, at 42, I was a grandmother doing front covers. I was the oldest model in Canada.”

― Maye Musk

“I would say 20 percent of my time is alone, which I love.”

― Maye Musk

“I definitely think the beauty industry is wising up. We are seeing a lot more representation and different people.”

― Maye Musk

“I never thought I’d be a Covergirl at almost 70.”

― Maye Musk

“All three of my kids grew up seeing me on posters.”

― Maye Musk

“I had two brilliant children and one genius. Elon could figure out things when he was very young and was always advanced for his age. He could hold a conversation about something that was way beyond his years, and he read voraciously.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t accept bad manners, so all my grandchildren are very well behaved, just like my kids.”

― Maye Musk

“I live by the seat of my pants.”

― Maye Musk

“Eating well gives me a lot of my energy.”

― Maye Musk

“Gluten is so ridiculous. Don’t invite me to a dinner with someone who is gluten-free. I ruin the party.”

― Maye Musk

“I was a perfect mother.”

― Maye Musk

“My kids do very extraordinary things that make sense.”

― Maye Musk

“All my kids are brilliant.”

― Maye Musk

“I don’t care why a client books me, as long as they book me.”

― Maye Musk

“I’ve always had my own business as a dietician, so I eat well.”

― Maye Musk

“I’m not good at sports, but I do exercise because we have to move. Besides walking my dog four times a day, I go to the gym and do 30 minutes on a stationary bike while reading a book because I get bored, then 10 minutes of weights and 10 of stretches.”

― Maye Musk

“Poverty makes you work really hard.”

― Maye Musk
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