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The 54 Best Coco Chanel Quotes

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Coco Chanel was more than just a fashion icon. She helped define what it meant to be a woman in the 20th century.

She also had a way with words. Here is a collection of some of the best quotes by Coco Chanel, including several sharable picture quotes. Enjoy!

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I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.Coco Chanel

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


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

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.Coco Chanel

Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.Coco Chanel

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

Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.Coco Chanel

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it’s not luxury.Coco Chanel

Great loves too must be endured.Coco Chanel

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.Coco Chanel

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.Coco Chanel

It’s always better to be underdressed.Coco Chanel

You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty and irresistible for the rest of your life.Coco Chanel

“Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed.” I said.Coco Chanel

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


Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.Coco Chanel

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

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

A woman in love is helpless.Coco Chanel

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.Coco Chanel

There are no ugly women in the world, just lazy ones.Coco Chanel

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

There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time.Coco Chanel

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.Coco Chanel

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

You never know, maybe today is the day a woman has a date with destiny. It’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.Coco Chanel

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

Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all – white too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.Coco Chanel

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

A good woman with good shoes is never ugly.Coco Chanel

Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway.Coco Chanel

A woman can be overdressed but never over elegant.Coco Chanel


Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.Coco Chanel

Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But at 50, you get the face you deserve.Coco Chanel

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.Coco Chanel

It’s not houses I love, it’s the life I live in them.Coco Chanel

There are people who have money and people who are rich.Coco Chanel

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

All men are children, and if you understand that, a woman understands everything.Coco Chanel

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.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


Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.Coco Chanel

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.Coco Chanel

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.Coco Chanel

A woman has the age she deserves.Coco Chanel

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.Coco Chanel

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

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.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

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

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