"I love my beauty. It's not my fault."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Valentino Garavani on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Valentino Garavani on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Valentino Garavani on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Valentino Garavani on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Valentino Garavani on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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 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."
"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."