"I started thinking about joy. Everything in our society is so purposeful. Let's bring joy back to the experience."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Sara Blakely on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Sara Blakely on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Sara Blakely on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Sara Blakely on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Sara Blakely on Mahatma Gandhi
"My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn't have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail."
"I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself."
"I failed the LSAT. Basically, if I had not failed, I'd have been a lawyer and there would be no Spanx. I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating."
"Don't solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you're just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning."
"I'd get kicked out of buildings all day long, people would rip up my business card in my face. It's a humbling business to be in. But I knew I could sell and I knew I wanted to sell something I had created. I cut the feet out of those pantyhose and I knew I was on to something. This was it."