Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stefano Gabbana quotes

It's about redesigning a point of view, ... molto sexy.

We're never 100 percent satisfied with the end collection, ... We always find something that isn't perfect. We say all the time, 'Next season.'

The look is more sensual, but less flashy.

In the beginning nobody believed in us, ... I remember the first and second collection we'd call customers, stores and magazines and they'd say 'Who? Dolce who?'

It's all a game, with new rules every season.

We tell young designers that you need to believe in what you've made. You put all your love and passion into it and if you are good your dream will come true.

So the clothes are a good ad for living another life.

Coco Chanel quotes

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

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

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

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

As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

Great loves too must be endured.

Elegance is refusal.

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

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

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

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.

The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!

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


Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors.

It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.

Today, certain people file for bankruptcy, businesses and individuals, and it no longer has the stigma it once had. Now it's almost considered wise, a way to regroup and come back again.

The commercial world is very frequently put into confusion by the bankruptcy of merchants, that assumed the splendour of wealth only to obtain the privilege of trading with the stock of other men, and of contracting debts which nothing but lucky casu.

Bankruptcy stared me in the face, but one thought kept me calm; soon I'd be too poor to need an anti-theft alarm.

Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours.

Bankruptcy never felt so good.

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.

The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


The idea that it is necessary to go to a university in order to become a successful writer . . . is one of those fantasies that surround authorship.

Don't let the University get in the way of your education.

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

University is a wonderful opportunity to find out not just more about the world, but much more about yourself, too.

A stdent from the University of Washington has sold his sould on eBay for $400.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wall Street

Bumper sticker on Wall Street: My other Porsche is for sale.

Wall Street indices predicted nine out of the last five recessions!

The terrible, cold, cruel part is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three, herds more who cannot get past six, scorn for pure science and demoniacal respect for the present. And the terrible thing is that the crowd that fills the street believes that the world will always be the same and that it is their duty to keep that huge machine running, day and night, forever. This is what comes of a Protestant morality, that I, as a (thank God) typical Spaniard, found unnerving.

Wall Street: A thoroughfare that begins in a graveyard and ends in a river.

Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help get them back in bed again.

The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher.

After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.

On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe.

Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch has adjusted its investment portfolio: 50% cash and 50% canned goods.


Money, horse racing and women, three things the boys just can't figure out.

There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Behind closed eyes, colors fade and blend into beautiful new creations. Fate is left at the shaking hands of our imaginations. Places new and amazing, faces remain unseen. How, then, does our heart feel as if racing in the anticipation of a dream?

My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them.

It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference.

I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life.. it's money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough.