Quotes by Coco Chanel

  1. I was looking up one to add to my siggy and decided to post a whole slew of them. I may still choose one, you're welcome to if you want, I made my favorites larger:

    •How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.


    • 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.


    • A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.

    • Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

    • There is no fashion for the old.

    • Elegance is refusal.


    • Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.


    • A woman has the age she deserves.

    • Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.


    • Fashion has become a joke. The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape.


    • "Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed," I said.


    • 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.


    • Legend is the consecration of celebrity.


    • My friends, there are no friends.


    • Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.

    • There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.
     
  2. thanks for the post, i also like the luxury one
     
  3. "When you're my age and a a man wants to sleep with you, you don't ask to see his passport." -on why she had an affair with a Nazi officer during the German occupation of France
     
  4. Lol, she sounds like quite a character!
     
  5. ^^LMBO!
    A character indeed!
     
  6. I really wish she was alive today. She sounds amazing!
     
  7. I liked that one about elegance and adolescence, I had that on my siggie a couple of weeks ago.
     
  8. I was doing some reading about the history of Chanel and ran across this list of quotes by Coco Chanel. I LOVE this woman!! :woohoo:


    There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel. On commenting as to why she did not marry the Duke of Westminster

    I am Coco Chanel.

    I love myself.

    Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.

    Fashion passes, style remains.

    Fashion is not simply a matter of clothes. Fashion is in the air, born upon the wind. One intuits it. It is in the sky and on the road.

    In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

    A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

    The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

    As long as you know men are like children, you know everything.

    Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

    How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

    Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

    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.

    Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

    A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.

    If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.

    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.

    There goes a woman who knows all the things that can be taught and none of the things that cannot be taught.

    Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. (Swanky's fave :smile: )

    There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time.

    There are people who have money and people who are rich.

    I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

    Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

    Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

    Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

    Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

    Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.

    My friends, there are no friends.

    Great loves too must be endured.

    A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.

    Elegance is refusal.

    Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.

    I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.

    Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

    Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.

    Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

    It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.

    I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.

    A woman has the age she deserves.

    Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.

    Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: 'One must not hide that!' Then someone tells you: 'The shoulder is on the back'. I have never seen women with shoulders on their backs.

    When I can no longer create anything, I'll be done for.

    Material things aside, we need no advice but approval.

    Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.

    Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

    I was the one who changed, it wasn't fashion. I was the one who was in fashion.

    A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.

    Scheherezade is easy; a little black dress is difficult.

    May my legend prosper and thrive. I wish it a long and happy life.

    In fashion, you know you have succeeded when there is an element of upset.

    I've never done anything by halves.
     
  9. Thank you so much for these, Prada. She was truly a legend and someone all women could look up to. Full of class, grace, confidence, and of course, style. I really wish women like this made headlines nowadays rather than the likes of Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan. :yucky:

    Thanks again, Prada. I really adore Coco. :heart:
     
  10. What a great post, I adore these quotes and most of them I was not familiar with . . . what an array of gifts this woman had to be so elegant and so eloquent! :flowers:
     
  11. Thanks Prada Psycho. I love these quotes. And I think in order to make Coco's legend prosper and thrive I must buy another Chanel bag! :yes:
     
  12. This one has to be one of my favorites:

    I laughed so hard that DH raised an eyebrow wondering what I was reading.:roflmfao:
     
  13. I enjoyed reading all the great quotes!
    Thanks for posting Prada Psycho!
     
  14. Prada Psycho, thank you for sharing. Coco was not just fabulous, she was smart!
     
  15. I love her quotes.

    Thanks Elaine!