"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Manolo Blahnik on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Manolo Blahnik on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Manolo Blahnik on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Manolo Blahnik on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Manolo Blahnik on Mark Twain
"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."
"About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs."
"I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant."