I don’t want to be known as the grand-daughter of the Hiltons. I want to be known as Paris.
I went to Wal-Mart for the first time. I always thought they sold wallpaper. I didn’t realise it has everything. You can get anything you want there for really, really cheap.
I think the biggest misconception about me is that I’m this spoiled brat. But I’m not. I’m the total opposite.
If you have a beautiful face you don’t need big fake boobs to get anyone’s attention.
I desperately hate one thing about my body. I have size 11 feet. Yeah, it sucks, because I see all these super cute shoes in the stores: Guccis, YSLs, Manolos. And when they bring them out in my size, they look like clown shoes.
People think I’m stupid. But I’m smarter than most people.
The Backstreet Boys were so ten years ago. Whatever.
No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy.
The only person who really knows me is Nicky [Nicky Hilton]. And not many people know this, but my sister is one of the funniest people you’ll ever meet.
[Newsweek interview, June 2005]: I thought it was cute to play a dumb blonde. On TV, I do it because it’s funny. I consider myself a businesswoman and a brand. I don’t enjoy going out anymore. It’s such a pain. It’s everyone saying, “Let’s do a deal! Can I have a picture?” I’m just, like, “These people are such losers. I can’t believe I used to love doing this”.
I have always had a voice and always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. I think that is the hardest thing you can do, to sing in front of people. When I finally let go and did it, I realised it is what I am most talented at and what I love to do the most.
Once you hear the music, you can’t knock it. I go to clubs and I play it and don’t tell anyone it’s me. If everyone knew “This is Paris Hilton”, they’d stop and judge.
I’ve had a lot of stalker incidents and I usually can handle them, but the scariest one was when a guy turned up at my dad’s office and said he was my fiancé.
I’m the nicest, most loyal person in the world when it comes to my friends. I would really do almost anything to make sure they’re happy.But I only want friends who are there for me just like I’m there for them. Otherwise it’s too painful.
I brought Nicole [Nicole Richie] on to The Simple Life (2003) and, all of a sudden, she became this different person. She dropped her old friends and she’s someone else.
Nicole [Nicole Richie] and I are not enemies, but I can’t be friends with someone who doesn’t want good things for me.
I’m serious about acting and I have a bunch of movies lined up. I think I can become a good actress. It’s something I want to prove to myself and to other people. I feel I’m getting better and feeling more confident about what I can do as an actress.
There’s nobody in the world like me. I think every decade has an iconic blonde, like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana and, right now, I’m that icon.
I can’t walk the streets. It’s too embarrassing. I don’t want to go out anymore. I don’t want to party.
I take my dog Tinkerbell seriously. I take my job seriously. But I don’t take myself all that seriously.
I talk in that baby talk voice when I’m on TV, it’s a put on.
One of my heroes is Barbie. She may not do anything, but she always looks great doing it.
[on South Park: Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset (2004)] I haven’t seen it, but when people copy you, that’s like the most flattering thing, so whatever people can say, I just laugh about it. It doesn’t matter to me.
The best thing about having your own nightclub is that everything’s free and you can tell the DJ to play whatever you want.
The root of all evil is not money, it’s boredom.
If you want to make the camera your friend, pretend it’s a cute boy!
[on her planned space flight in 2009] I’m very scared to do it. What if I don’t come back? With the whole light-years thing, what if I come back 10,000 years later, and everyone I know is dead? I’ll be like: “Great. Now I have to start all over”.
Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in.
[on having natural brown eyes and wearing blue colored contact lenses]: I’m a brand, an entertainer. The brand Paris Hilton is like a fantasy life. I think people think of me as like an American princess fantasy. I want to be an icon. It’s just something I always wanted to be. Madonna is an icon and just amazing. The color of my eyes is part of the image I want.