"I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Manolo Blahnik on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Manolo Blahnik on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Manolo Blahnik on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Manolo Blahnik on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Manolo Blahnik on Ambrose Bierce
"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 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."