Coco Chanel Quotes

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Best 49 Quotes by Coco Chanel – Page 1 of 2

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

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

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

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

“A woman has the age she deserves.”

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

“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!”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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“Elegance is refusal.”

“Fashion fades, but style endures.”

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“Surely you are not going to shut the door in my face. I feel that I am in a business that is a credit to the womanhood of our race.”

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

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

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

“Great loves too must be endured.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“I’ve never done anything by halves.”

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

“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”

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

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“I was on the train from London to Paris, and all of a sudden it just popped into my head: I'm going to do the Don Loper fashion show from 'I Love Lucy.”

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