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Coco Chanel Quotes On Love, Beauty & Being A Strong Woman

Channel your inner boss babe with the help of these empowering Coco Chanel quotes!

Coco Chanel is a fashion legend and served as a pioneer for women in a time when many women were afraid to be bold and go for their dreams. If you’re a gal that likes to set your eyes to the stars, let these Coco Chanel quotes inspire you to achieve anything that you set your mind to.

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, was a French fashion designer and a businesswoman who is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits, and little black dresses. Her designs emphasized simplicity and comfort and transformed the fashion industry.

Chanel was born on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. She was raised in an orphanage after her mother died and her father abandoned her.

After a brief career as a singer, she opened her first clothes shop in 1910 and launched her first perfume in the 1920s. By the 1930s, her Chanel industries employed over 2, 000 people and were reportedly worth millions.

A prolific designer, Coco Chanel is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Coco Chanel died on January 10, 1971. Even though she’s no longer alive, her namesake company continues to thrive and reportedly generates hundreds of millions in sales each year.

Chanel is the perfect example of a strong woman. Despite having a difficult childhood, she managed to use her Everyday Power to rise and become a fashion and fragrance pioneer.

In this respect, here are some inspirational Coco Chanel quotes and sayings to motivate you to rise up and fight for your goals and dreams.

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Coco Chanel Quotes On Love, Beauty & Being A Strong Woman

1. “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” – Coco Chanel

2. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

3. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

4. “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” – Coco Chanel

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5. “Only those with no memory insist on their originality.” – Coco Chanel

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6. “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel

7. “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

8. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel

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

10. “A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.” – Coco Chanel

11. “Men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness.” – Coco Chanel

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12. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.” – Coco Chanel

13. “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

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14. “How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” – Coco Chanel

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

16. “Elegance is refusal.”  – Coco Chanel

17. “Where should one use perfume? A young woman asked. Wherever one wants to be kissed.” – Coco Chanel

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18. “Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future!” – Coco Chanel

19. “It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.” – Coco Chanel

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21. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

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22. “Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.” – Coco Chanel

23. “It is always better to be slightly underdressed.” – Coco Chanel

24. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel

25. “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” – Coco Chanel

26. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

27. “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel

28. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel

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

30. “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel

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31. “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” – Coco Chanel

32. “My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” – Coco Chanel

33. “Fashion changes, but style endures.” – Coco Chanel

34. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

35. “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

36. “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel

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37. “As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!” – Coco Chanel

38. “I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.” – Coco Chanel

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39. “I don’t 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’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” – Coco Chanel

40. “Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.”– Coco Chanel

41. “There goes a woman who knows all the things that can be taught and none of the things that cannot be taught.” – Coco Chanel

42. “Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”– Coco Chanel

43. “Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” – Coco Chanel

44. “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”– Coco Chanel

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45. “The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.” – Coco Chanel

46. “A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.” – Coco Chanel

47. “Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” – Coco Chanel

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

49. “It is unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.” – Coco Chanel

50. “I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can’t accept that it should originate there.” – Coco Chanel

Which were your favorite Coco Chanel quotes?

Coco Chanel came from a poverty background but she didn’t let that stop her from realizing her dream.  Her fascinating rise from rags to riches story continues to inspire today. Numerous biographical books, films, and plays have been done about her.

This fashion icon spoke out about what it means to be a strong amazing woman! Hopefully, these quotes from Coco Chanel have inspired you to rise above any challenges you might face and become the best you.

Which inspirational Coco Chanel quotes were your favorite? What other Coco Chanel quotes would you add to the list?

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
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  1. Christine

    September 17, 2018 at 6:08 AM

    Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

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