KEY POINTS

  • Martha Stewart started off working as a model at a very young age
  • She ventured into several businesses, including broadcasting and merchandising
  • She became a household name through her books on lifestyle and cooking

Martha Stewart, a multi-faceted businesswoman who became a household name through her books on lifestyle and cooking, is turning 79 Monday, Aug. 3.

Apart from writing several bestselling books, Stewart, who started off working as a model at a very young age, ventured into several businesses, including broadcasting, merchandising and e-commerce. She founded the diversified media company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which is now owned by Marquee Brands LLC. As of March 2020, her net worth was estimated to be around $400 million.

Here are few inspirational quotes by the American business mogul on her birthday, courtesy MarthaStewart.com and Brainy Quotes –

  • "Without an open mind, you can never be a great success."
  • "It is a good thing until you discover a better thing."
  • "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."
  • “Life is too complicated not to be orderly.”
  • “Never make a big decision without sleeping on it.”
  • "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."
  • "Sometimes, what a host truly needs is a handful of excellent time-saving tips to throw a terrific party in no time at all. And who better than the ultimate hostess to provide clever, crafty ideas?"
  • “I try to seek out and surround myself with people who just percolate fresh, original, and creative ideas.”
  • "Seek out people to work with who are brimming with talent, energy, integrity, optimism, and generosity."
  • "So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic."
  • "The more you adapt, the more interesting you are."
  • "Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success."
  • "I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time."
  • "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."
  • "My new motto is: When you're through changing, you're through."
  • "I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed."

Martha Stewart Birthday Quotes In this image, Stewart smiles at onlookers as she arrives at federal court in New York City, March 2, 2004. Photo: Getty Images/Stephen Chernin