Coco Chanel Quotes
Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.
Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Great loves too must be endured.
A woman has the age she deserves.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
My friends, there are no friends.
The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.
A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.
It is always better to be slightly under-dressed.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
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Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.
It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.
Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.
As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.
Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel!
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.
As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.
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