Coco Chanel Quotes

Who is Coco Chanel?

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, known as Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer.

Born August 19, 1883
Died January 10, 1971

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

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“A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous.”

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“A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.”

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“A woman can be over-dressed but never over-elegant.”

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“A woman has the age she deserves.”

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

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“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”

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“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!”

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“Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face.”

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

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“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

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“Coquetry, it’s a triumph of the spirit over the senses.”

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

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

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“Elegance is refusal.”

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“Fashion fades, but style endures.”

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“Shapes that contain no inner components of positive/negative relationships will function better with other shapes of the same nature.”


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“Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.”

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“Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. ”

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“Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.”

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“Great loves too must be endured.”

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“Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.”

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

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

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“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.”

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

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“I’ve never done anything by halves.”

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

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“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”

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“In order to be irreplacable one must always be different”

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

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“My great treasure is that I am my own master, that I am not dependent upon anyone, and that I am not afraid of misfortunes.”

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