40 Inspirational Karl Lagerfeld Quotes On Success

40 Inspirational Karl Lagerfeld Quotes On Success

Karl Lagerfeld is a German creative director, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his white hair, black sunglasses, and high starched collars. May his quotes inspire you to be unique and live your dreams.

1. “Sunglasses are like eyeshadow: They make everything look younger and pretty.” Karl Lagerfeld

2. “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” Karl Lagerfeld

3. “I have no human feelings.” Karl Lagerfeld

4. “Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbors you are doing well.” Karl Lagerfeld

5. “Keep the best, forget the rest.” Karl Lagerfeld

6. “Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.” Karl Lagerfeld

7. “You can be the chicest thing in a t-shirt and jeans, it’s up to you.” Karl Lagerfeld

8. “I am a living label.” Karl Lagerfeld

9. “My thing is to work more than the others to show them how useless they are.” Karl Lagerfeld

10. “I’m not a marketing person. I don’t ask myself questions. I go by instinct.” Karl Lagerfeld

11. “When things become too popular they are fading away for something else.” Karl Lagerfeld

12. “I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.” Karl Lagerfeld

13. “There are not too many people with an opinion I care for.” Karl Lagerfeld

14. “When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday.” Karl Lagerfeld

15. “Personality begins where comparison ends.” Karl Lagerfeld

16. “I like to do things quickly because I’m easily bored.” Karl Lagerfeld

17. “When I did H&M everyone said don’t do it and it worked. When I took over Chanel everyone said to me don’t do it, it’s dead, it doesn’t work, it worked. So I better not listen to people and follow my instincts.” Karl Lagerfeld

18. “Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.” Karl Lagerfeld

19. “People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.” Karl Lagerfeld

20. “I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness.” Karl Lagerfeld

21. “I don’t care if people I admire criticize me because their opinion is valuable to me.” Karl Lagerfeld

22. “I like fashion to be part of daily life.” Karl Lagerfeld

23. “I get inspired when I’m working, it’s my engine.” Karl Lagerfeld

24. “Be proud of yourself.” Karl Lagerfeld

25. “A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul. ” Karl Lagerfeld

26. “Beauty with character ages better than perfection.” Karl Lagerfeld

27. “Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” Karl Lagerfeld

28. “The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.” Karl Lagerfeld

29. “I am very boring but it has allowed me to survive better than other people. If you don’t drink, you don’t smoke, and you don’t do drugs, and you’re not missing it and never even wanted it, and you sleep for seven hours. I tell you, life is quite pleasant.” Karl Lagerfeld

30. “People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory.” Karl Lagerfeld

31. “I don’t know what normal means anyway.” Karl Lagerfeld

32. “I don’t do anything out of duty and I have absolutely no sense of what it means. I am completely superficial. Fashion, photography, and books – outside of that, I couldn’t care less.” Karl Lagerfeld

33. Change is the healthiest way to survive.” Karl Lagerfeld

34. “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” Karl Lagerfeld

35. “Evolution is the secret for the next step.” Karl Lagerfeld

36. “I like to reinvent myself. It’s part of my job.” Karl Lagerfeld

37. “I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes – it’s about all kinds of change.” Karl Lagerfeld

38. “Don’t look to the approval of others for your mental stability.” Karl Lagerfeld

39. “I can do whatever I want.” Karl Lagerfeld

40. “It’s up to you to make every day as perfect as possible – it’s a question of will and discipline.” Karl Lagerfeld

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