Quotes by Coco Chanel


Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
– 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
Elegance is refusal.
– Coco Chanel
Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
– Coco Chanel
Great loves too must be endured.
– Coco Chanel
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
– Coco Chanel
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
– Coco Chanel
I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.
– Coco Chanel
Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
– Coco Chanel
It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion. that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.
– 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
Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.
– Coco Chanel
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
– 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
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
– Coco Chanel
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
– Coco Chanel
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
– 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
Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.
– Coco Chanel
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
– Coco Chanel