"Rap music's been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn't."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."Alexander McQueen on Helen Keller
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."Alexander McQueen on Aristotle Onassis
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."Alexander McQueen on Robert Louis Stevenson
"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."Alexander McQueen on Bill Copeland
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."Alexander McQueen on Joseph Campbell
"I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12."
"I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists."
"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."