"Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Coco Chanel on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Coco Chanel on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Coco Chanel on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Coco Chanel on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Coco Chanel on William Shakespeare
"A woman has the age she deserves."
"Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous."
"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."
"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!"
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."