Top 50 Best Inspiring Coco Chanel Quotes

Coco Chanel Quotes

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

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

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

“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.”

“In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different.”

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

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

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

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

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

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”

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

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


“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.”

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

“Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed.”

“I don't do fashion, I AM fashion.”

“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.”

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

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

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”

“Elegance is refusal.”

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

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

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

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

“I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.”


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

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.

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

“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.”

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

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”

“Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.”

“A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.”

“Passion goes, Boredom remains.”

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

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

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

“There are people who have money and people who are rich.”

“Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.”

“There is a time for work, and a time for love. That leaves no other time.”

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

“Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside.”

“Be classy. Anything but trashy.”

“Sin can be forgiven, but stupid is forever.”

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

“Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.”

“Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.”