"I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Alexander McQueen on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Alexander McQueen on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Alexander McQueen on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Alexander McQueen on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Alexander McQueen on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12."
"There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do - but that part is for me. It's my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There's a sadness to it, but there's romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person."
"I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design."
"Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way."
"I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I've always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it's late."