"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Alexander McQueen on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Alexander McQueen on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Alexander McQueen on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Alexander McQueen on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Alexander McQueen on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."