"I hate to say it, but the truth is that the upscale line is where I get respect as a designer. The higher the price range, the higher the respect level from the industry, even though it's much easier to make a great $500 dress than a great $100 dress."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Betsey Johnson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Betsey Johnson on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Betsey Johnson on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Betsey Johnson on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Betsey Johnson on Abraham Lincoln
"I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That's why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts."
"Real success is being totally indulgent about your own trip. You put your blinders on about the garbage and go full speed ahead."
"With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer."