"I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades, in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Valentino Garavani on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Valentino Garavani on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Valentino Garavani on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Valentino Garavani on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Valentino Garavani on Abraham Lincoln
"I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: '60s. It was a sort of little revolution the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated."
"I love my beauty. It's not my fault."
"I am always locked in my design studio."
"Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that."