Though Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco (1883 -1971) was born poor and not a natural beauty, she was confident, witty and provocative. Coco Chanel got it. Picaso said Chanel had the most sense of any woman in Europe. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. I’ve heard so many girls say that they wanted a Chanel 2.55 Chain bag “like forever”. Customers still queue madly in Chanel boutiques to pay over $2,000 for a string of plastic pearls ( which do peel off and discolour over time). Needless to say, Coco Chanel was a style icon and marketing guru. The founder of legendary fashion brand Chanel made a name of her own and Chanel quotes are widely popular.
Wonder what made a girl grew up in a convent “founded to care for the poor and rejected, including running homes for abandoned and orphaned girls” become THE Coco Chanel? You should totally read some Chanel quotes. Go on, be inspired.
Five Life Lessons You Can Learn From Chanel Quotes
1. Be different and think for yourself.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
2. Make an effort to be stylish.
“One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the 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.”
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
3. To live gracefully is a wonderful thing.
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.”
“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.”
4. You must be strong, smart and hardworking to be successful.
“Gentleness doesn’t get work done, unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”
5. You can reinvent yourself and live on your own terms.
“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.”
“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
She’s the master of taking in charge: “I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”
Got to love this one: “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”