Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel Quotes

By starting out with what is beautiful, you can always revert to what is simple, practical and cheap; from a finely made dress, revert to ready-made, but the opposite is not true. That is why, when you go out into the streets, fashion dies its natural death.

I’ve never made a penny out of publicity. The couture business spent a fortune on maintaining publicity, which is more than nonsense, it’s an absurdity, since extravagance damages character.

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

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