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To love is to admire with the heart

To love is to admire with the heart: to admire is to love with the mind. You have to believe in yourself. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero. (Seize the day and put as little trust as you can in the morrow.) I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a mans foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. With our thoughts we make the world. The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them, to the impossible.

Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor, to sketch out a map of possibilities and then to treat them as probabilities. How soon will you realise that the only thing you do not have is the direct experience that there is nothing you need that you do not have? There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.

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Forgiving those who…

Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor, to sketch out a map of possibilities and then to treat them as probabilities. How soon will you realise that the only thing you do not have is the direct experience that there is nothing you need that you do not have? There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. Dwell in possibility. When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

To love is to admire with the heart: to admire is to love with the mind. You have to believe in yourself. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero. (Seize the day and put as little trust as you can in the morrow.) I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a mans foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. With our thoughts we make the world. The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them, to the impossible.

Lifestyle, Lovely

Failure is delay, not defeat.

Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. One cannot govern with buts. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.

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I never like to think that I…

Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. I always thought what you wore underneath was as important as what you wear on top. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. It’s a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world. I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey.

I never like to think that I design for a particular person. I design for the woman I wanted to be, the woman I used to be, and – to some degree – the woman I’m still a little piece of. It is difficult to talk about fashion in the abstract, without a human body before my eyes, without drawings, without a choice of fabric – without a practical or visual reality. I love women’s fashion, but women don’t need me as much as men do. It’s the men who have nothing to wear. It is not easy to dress well. A lot of self-importance goes on in the fashion industry. I’m not like that.

First I made a dress because I was pregnant and I wanted to be the most beautiful pregnant woman. Then I made a sweater because I wanted to have one that wasn’t like anyone else’s. All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox. The important thing is to take your time and not get stressed. My job is to bring out in people what they wouldn’t dare do themselves. I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.