31 Astonishing Coco Chanel Quotes

The revolutionary fashion designer Coco Chanel was the first designed to ever put her name on a fragrance. Known for introducing the world to her Little Black Dress in 1926, Chanel achieved financial success as a businesswoman and entered into social prominence in French high society. Here is a look at some of the best Coco Chanel quotes ever recorded.

“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 with good shoes is never ugly.”

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

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


“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.”

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”

“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.”

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

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

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”

“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.”

“I imposed black; it is still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around.”

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

“It is always better to be slightly underdressed.”

“Men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness.”

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.”

“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.”

“Only those with no memory insist on their originality.”

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

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

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

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

“The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”

“The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive.”

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

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.”

“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”

Here is a mini bio to the life and success of Coco Chanel.