Happy Publication Day to Martha Stewart: In Her Own Words!


Martha Stewart: In Her Own Words is now available for purchase online and at your favorite local bookstore! The latest in Agate’s In Their Own Words series, this book contains more than 300 quotes from Martha Stewart, a businesswoman, writer, and lifestyle guru with her own award-winning diversified media company.

What is really inside the head of one of the most influential women in the world, one who has penetrated almost every media space with her unique combination of savvy business sense, practical homemaking advice, and good humor? This collection of quotes has been gathered from Martha Stewart’s numerous public statements—interviews, op-eds, television appearances, books, and more.

Martha Stewart has called herself a “late bloomer,” but after she published her first book, Entertaining, at the age of 49, she rapidly built on that first success, launching magazines, television shows, retail lines, and more books to establish a media empire. Her name is synonymous with tasteful decor, delicious from-scratch foods, and the covetable estates she keeps in upstate New York, the Hamptons, and Maine.

Martha Stewart: In Her Own Words offers a comprehensive picture of her business empire, her advice for life and the home, and her comeback after scandal and imprisonment. This book is the perfect gift not only for Martha Stewart superfans, but also for anyone looking to get inside the mind of a winner of multiple Emmys and James Beard Awards, and the chairperson of her own media conglomerate. Stewart has proven she has staying power across generations. She’s a true icon, not just for fans who learned how to cook and keep house from her books and television shows, but for audiences who associate her name with taste, simplicity, and style.

Purchase Martha Stewart: In Her Own Words on IndieBound, Amazon, Bookshop, or directly from Agate.

Inspiring quotes by Martha Stewart:


Look for opportunities around you and start with your own expertise, whether it’s your vocation or avocation. Stick with it. Don’t give up. Defend your ideas, but be flexible. Success seldom come in exactly the form you imagine it will.”

—The Cut, August 22, 2017

“It’s all about having ideas, having energy to make those ideas into something, and having the wherewithal, whether it be personal, or borrowed, or education, to build something of lasting value.”

—Next Question with Katie Couric podcast, October 5, 2017

“I think you have to be really, intensely serious about your work, but not so serious that you can’t see the lightness that it may also involve. You have to have that lightness too. You have to not be so heavy-handed and so ostentatious. It’s very important not to be.”

—interview, Academy of Achievement, June 2, 1995

“I try to live the life I teach to the hundred million or so users and viewers and readers of the stuff that we create. And it’s essential, I think, to live a life like that if you’re going to teach that kind of life.”

—interview at Chicago Ideas Week, October 20, 2015

“Knowing your passion, working hard to keep it alive, enjoying it every minute of every day, even when the going gets difficult—these are the hallmarks of an entrepreneurial expertise that you build and develop and maintain and evolve.”

—The Martha Rules, October 11, 2005

“We have a very large audience—they trust our taste, and love our products and colors, and that’s what we’re trying to continue to appeal to. High quality products at an affordable price point, made available to all consumers: That’s what’s core to our brand DNA.”

—Architectural Digest, March 19, 2019

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