Elegance Quotes

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Natalie Babbitt
“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Clare Boothe Luce
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Clare Boothe Luce

Ernst F. Schumacher
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
E.F. Schumacher

Agatha Christie
“You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Coco Chanel
“Elegance is refusal.”
Coco Chanel

C. JoyBell C.
“It's not very easy to grow up into a woman. We are always taught, almost bombarded, with ideals of what we should be at every age in our lives: "This is what you should wear at age twenty", "That is what you must act like at age twenty-five", "This is what you should be doing when you are seventeen." But amidst all the many voices that bark all these orders and set all of these ideals for girls today, there lacks the voice of assurance. There is no comfort and assurance. I want to be able to say, that there are four things admirable for a woman to be, at any age! Whether you are four or forty-four or nineteen! It's always wonderful to be elegant, it's always fashionable to have grace, it's always glamorous to be brave, and it's always important to own a delectable perfume! Yes, wearing a beautiful fragrance is in style at any age!”
C. JoyBell C.

Salvador Dalí
“An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.”
Salvador Dali, The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

C. JoyBell C.
“Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”
C. JoyBell C.

Karl Lagerfeld
“Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Favorite Poems

Edmond Rostand
“I have a different idea of elegance. I don't dress like a fop, it's true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven't washed away. I'm always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. I may not cut a stylish figure, but I hold my soul erect. I wear my deeds as ribbons, my wit is sharper then the finest mustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs.”
Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

Edsger W. Dijkstra
“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.”
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

Ludwig Boltzmann
“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”
Ludwig Boltzmann

Brian Andreas
“I have a renewed commitment to elegance, she said, in case you think I'm just spending money for the fun of it. ”
Brian Andreas

Karl Lagerfeld
“The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Yves Saint-Laurent
“Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?”
Yves Saint Laurent

Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Richard Diaz
“There has always been an elegance to the application of excellence.”
Richard Diaz

“There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.”
C. A. R. Hoare

C. JoyBell C.
“Today, young girls measure the quality of their beauty based upon its entertainment value. The more people are entertained by their beauty, the more beautiful they think they must be. This is very unfortunate and I would like young girls to know that their beauty is a crown; not a clown. And crowns are best worn with elegance and serenity.”
C. JoyBell C.

“et iam nox umida caelo praecipitat suadentque cadentia sidera somnos”
Vergil, The Aeneid

Kathleen Rooney
“If there are to be rules, they must be articulable and defensible, like etiquette. I do not do anything simply because my family did it. I do things because they make sense, and because they are elegant.”
Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

George Pólya
“The elegance of a mathematical theorem is directly proportional to the number of independent ideas one can see in the theorem and inversely proportional to the effort it takes to see them.”
George Pólya, Mathematical Discovery on Understanding, Learning, and Teaching Problem Solving, Volume I

“You need to keep investing in your sensuality if you're to retain your desirability and vitality.”
Lebo Grand

“Sensuality is the spirit of excellence.”
Lebo Grand

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you ask what the ten things that improve the quality of this rude world are, I would say one right away: Elegance!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Beauty = elegance = economy = simplicity. This is not only the simplest possible world but also the most beautiful possible world. The only thing that makes our world ugly is human behavior! That’s because humans have failed to know themselves. They have over-complicated everything.”
Thomas Stark, Base Reality: Ultimate Existence

Roland Topor
“By all accounts, my left foot has something very feminine about it. It's curvy, like Suzanne. The flesh is milky, and the skin is delicate just like the skin on Suzanne's temples, with the veins clearly marked in blue. The nails are pearly, the toes long and dainty like fingers. The instep has none of the unattractiveness so evident in other parts of my body. It has an elegance shared only with Suzanne.”
Roland Topor, Head-to-Toe Portrait of Suzanne

Utibe Samuel Mbom
“Style sets you apart from others. It is your eternal trademark. With style, you are the bona fide owner of your art.
No one else creates like you, and you create like no one else.”
Utibe Samuel Mbom, The Ultimate Guide to Starting an Event Ushering Agency

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