"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."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Betsey Johnson on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Betsey Johnson on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Betsey Johnson on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Betsey Johnson on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Betsey Johnson on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"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."