"About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Manolo Blahnik 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."Manolo Blahnik on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Manolo Blahnik 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."Manolo Blahnik on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Manolo Blahnik on Erma Bombeck
"You put high heels on and you change."
"If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too yes, I see what you mean but, really, it's jewels that change an outfit."
"I just don't get death at all. Yes, it's there. But I don't get it."
"I hate these platforms that are all over the place today they are all about grabbing attention. They are suburban! I never do a platform. Well, I did, in the 1970s, but that was a bad experience."
"I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant."