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  Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  My life didn't please me, so I created my life.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Fashion has two purposes: Comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A woman who doesnt wear perfume has no future.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud!  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  True generosity means accepting ingratitude.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Fashion has become a joke. The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Dont spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  When I can no longer create anything, I will be done for.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I dont know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I have never done anything by halves.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Fashion changes, but style endures.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Elegance is refusal.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  As long as you know men are like children, you know everything.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Great loves too must be endured.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Gentleness doesnt get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Coquetry, it is a triumph of the spirit over the senses.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I dont understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it is best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  You live but once; you might as well be amusing.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Success is often achieved by those who dont know that failure is inevitable.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A woman has the age she deserves.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A woman can be over-dressed but never over-elegant.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  To achieve great things, we must first dream.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  To achieve great things, we must first dream.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  My life didn't please me, so I created my life.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  True generosity means accepting ingratitude.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A woman has the age she deserves.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Only those with no memory insist on their originality.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.  
 -  Coco Chanel