"My mom would take me to restaurants, and the first thing I'd ask for would be a pen and a napkin, and I'd sketch shoes and shoes and shoes."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Alexander Wang on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Alexander Wang on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Alexander Wang on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Alexander Wang on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Alexander Wang on Pablo Picasso
"I mean, I've always said I have an amazing team and network of friends and people that I work with that, you know, inspire me and enable me to do what I do."
"When I decided to launch my first knitwear line, it was because I saw a void in the basics category. The editors were always looking for cool, fashion-forward tees and sweaters. So that's where I started."
"The industry's changed so much that you can't just design something, put on a great show, and say, 'Okay, my job is done.'"
"I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education."
"I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges."