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Famous Elegance Quotes

There’s this British elegance that we, at times, have really missed in the States. We’ve always been more of a sportswear culture. — Paul Weller

Looks, health and elegance are what counts. Someone can look wonderful in a sweatsuit. — Oleg Cassini

Our hypotheses are initially rooted in theoretical consistency and elegance, but…ultimatel y it is experiment not rigid belief that determines what is correct. — Lisa Randall

Storytelling and elegant style don’t always go hand in hand. — Donna Tartt

Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you’re wearing. It is how you wear it. who you are inside. — Carolina Herrera

Elegance in objects is everybody’s right, and it shouldn’t cost more than ugliness. — Paola Antonelli

As you look at these powerful images, you see there is something very dignified about this woman. Warhol was very into the elegance rather than the tragedy of Jackie Kennedy. These images are about sorrow, loss and mourning. — Francesco Bonami

I am very seldom interested in applications. I am more interested in the elegance of a problem. Is it a good problem, an interesting problem? — Claude Shannon

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

Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered. — Giorgio Armani

His style of playing, particularly in his early years, was a stunning patrician elegance with a very natural musical line which fitted the style of whatever composition. — Isaac Stern

True elegance is for me the manifestation of an independent mind. — Isabella Rossellini

A modern arboretum brings us that ancient forest and, with it, a changed apprehension of time, a renewed appreciation of the elegance of natural form and a renewed sense of wonder at the variety of the world we inhabit. — John Burnside

Many of the familiar little things that we use every day have typically evolved over a period of time to a state of familiarity. They balance form and function, elegance and economy, success and failure in ways that are not only acceptable, but also admirable. — Henry Petroski

Id like to work for the International Gymnastics Federation. These competitions have shown the sport needs a lot of changes. It should be judged primarily on grace, elegance and beauty rather than simply on mechanic tumbling. — Svetlana khorkina

I think fashion can always date, but I think if a woman has elegance, she doesnt date. — Alice Temperley

For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is. — Christian Lacroix

I do not connect fashion to elegance. Elegance is in the wilderness, and fashion is in the domestic. — Nate Lowman

Elegance has a bad effect on my constitution. — Louisa May Alcott

It’s stupid to say that there’s any comfort to be had in ‘knowing your place,’ but there is a sense of reassuring escapism to something like ‘Downton Abbey.’ There’s a perceived romance and elegance that is wonderful to lose yourself in. — Kate Reardon

Neither refinement nor delicacy is indispensable to produce elegance. — Johann Kaspar Lavater

Elegance ceases to exist when it is noticed. — Jean Cocteau

I enjoy very much seeing a good photographer working. There’s an elegance, just like in a bullfight. — Henri Cartier-Bresson

Elegance is a question of personality, more than one’s clothing. — Jean Paul Gaultier

Braininess is not attractive unless combined with some signs of elegance; class. — Alice Munro

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. — Coco Chanel

Real elegance is simply a true encounter with oneself. — Carole Bouquet

Ladies, it is not your education, status or personality that has brought you here but the elegance of God which was still and still working upon you. — Angela Merkel

I love unique things that not everyone has. I believe its all about how you wear an outfit, not how much it costs or where it’s from. Elegance is the key. — Sasha Jackson

In the right hands, a comic strip attains a beauty and elegance that, really, I would put against any other art. — Bill Watterson

Elegance is not to be noticed, but to be remembered. — Giorgio Armani

Sake is served best slightly chilled, at 56-58 degrees. When you heat it, you take away the elegance and beauty that generations of families have used to produce it. It’s like a really good cognac. It takes years to produce it. There’s great romance to it, but more importantly, I love the flavor profile of it. It’s complex in its simplicity. When you taste them all lined up, you really begin to understand. You’re opening your eyes to a whole new world, and I’m looking forward to doing it in Vail. — Christopher Golub

She was following in the tradition of the first lady displaying this kind of elegance as a statement about the power of the presidency. — Edith Mayo

Elegance thrives on exclusion. — Mason Cooley

Don’t get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity. — Mark Hyman

It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity. — Vivienne Westwood

Who has reached the extreme limits of scale with the same infallible precision, equally guarded against the false refinement of artificial elegance and the roughness of spurious force? Who has better known how to breathe anguish and dread into the purest and most exquisite forms? — Charles Gounod

The most vulgar slang is scarcely worse than the attempted elegance which those unused to good society imagine to be the evidence of cultivation. — Emily Post

Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother — Patricia Highsmith

In temperance there is ever cleanliness and elegance. — Joseph Joubert

Fashion anticipates … elegance is a state of mind. — Oleg Cassini

Acknowledge the elegance of simplicity. — Giorgio Armani

Concision in art is a necessity and an elegance. The verbose painter bores: who will get rid of all these trimmings? — Edouard Manet

There will always be a desire for something new, fresh and innovative, as well as a yearning and respect for timeless elegance and beauty. — Helena Christensen

Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don’t show. — Christian Dior

Some things you know all your life. They are so simple and true they must be said without elegance, meter and rhyme…they must be naked and alone, they must stand for themselves. — Philip Levine

We hope to create a unique live/work/play environment that complements the elegance of the Somerset Collection. — David Brainerd

I think Indian women are very beautiful. They have a sense of elegance and innocence. — Pierce Brosnan

Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. — Carolina Herrera

I think people think of me as this elegant person because they always see me dressed up. — Vanna White

I think elegance is always going to be there. — Carolina Herrera

I love ‘Chaplin’; I mean I really love ‘Chaplin.’ I just think there’s a grace and an elegance that’s almost never been matched. — Gary Ross

I couldn’t define my style; that’s impossible. I like comfort and elegance with a bit of glamour thrown in. If I like something, I’ll wear it for years. — Jemima Khan

Elegance is elimination. — Cristobal Balenciaga

The elegance of Phoenix is its unprecedented ability to ‘follow the modern water cycle’ at the surface of Mars by investigating the geochemical signatures of water ice and the polar water transport story in the atmosphere. — Jim Garvin

It’s the nasty and the accident that form the foundation for elegance that comes later. — Nick Bantock

Elegance is always in style for men. — Donatella Versace

Elegance is a discipline of life. — Oscar de la Renta

No, no, no, no, no! He’s totally not got the suave elegance that Bond needs – and as for making Bond — Timothy Dalton

The word “elegance” is a bit different now. — Carolina Herrera

Elegance is not about being noticed, its about being remembered. — Giorgio Armani

Poetry, being elegance itself, cannot hope to achieve visibility. It insists on living its own life. — Jean Cocteau

I learned how to deal with people with elegance from Patrick Swayze. — Travis Fimmel

Real life in Paris, the waiting-for-a-bus kind of existence that goes on without ever crossing the tracks to the city’s elegance and worldly ambitions, moves on its own, without manifestoes or injunctions to stop it. — John Vinocur

I fell in love with the elegance and precision of genetic analysis and experimentation to answer profound biological questions. — David Suzuki

What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration? — Henri Poincare

There is a look and a grace and an elegance and a power that goes with diving, … You can find power in a lot of kids and grace in some kids. But to find grace, power and beauty in the air is so very rare. Coaches from all across the country take one look at her and say, ‘Oh, my god.’ — Dennis Taylor

I have always admired stylishly confident women who dress with great authority. This lifelong love of elegance began with the humble wardrobe of my late grandmother Mrs. Bennie Frances Davis. — Andre Leon Talley

It seems to me that invisibility is the required provision of elegance. Elegance ceases to exist when it is noticed. — Jean Cocteau

Elegance is not catching somebody’s eyes, it’s staying in somebody’s memory — Giorgio Armani

On the videos for ‘1234’ and ‘My Moon My Man’ I wanted to make the songs visible. And, really, what way can you make sound visible other than good old naive dancing? I was working with a choreographer, but I’m not a dancer. Any notion of elegance is impossible with me. — Feist

Elegance has nothing to do with fashion. — Karl Lagerfeld

Elegance is innate…individual…eternal…it stands the test of time! — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement. — Abba Eban

Elegance of manner is the outgrowth of refined and exalted sense. — Lord Chesterfield

Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves. — Kim Stanley Robinson

Elegance doesn’t mean being noticed, it means being remembered — Giorgio Armani

It’s unarguable that the right shoes can really add elegance to an outfit and to the person who’s wearing them. Take a pair of high heels, for instance. Suddenly, you’re looking taller, shoulders back, body curved. — Kareena Kapoor Khan

We are on the threshold of a new American elegance thanks to Mrs. Kennedy’s beauty, naturalness, understatement, exposure and symbolism. — Oleg Cassini

Beauty and elegance are a right, not a surplus… . We must demand, at least, intention. — Paola Antonelli

Adrienne’s talent and creative sense of proportion and elegance sets her apart from others. She did it once in fashion and now she’s doing it in home design. — Michael Saunders

Everywhere, I’m looking to reach elegance and intelligence. — Philippe Starck

She was temptation wrapped in casual elegance. — Christine Feehan

Elegance is all in the mind of the wearer. — Philip Treacy

Individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance — Christian Dior

Elegance is not being noticed, it’s about being remembered. — Giorgio Armani

In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism. — Christian Lacroix

The Nokia 8800 has clearly found an audience with individuals who appreciate quality materials and world-class design. The Nokia 8800 is as much an object of art and desire, as it is an advanced piece of technology. As the first mobile phone to be crafted of modern materials like stainless steel and mineral glass, the Nokia 8800 brings a new elegance to the art of personal communication. — Alastair Curtis

The Bill Blass name is instantly recognizable around the world for design, classic elegance and high quality. We are proud to expand our relationship with Bill Blass to include these two new footwear lines. These Bill Blass lines will enable The Fashion House to further broaden our portfolio of products and deepen our penetration into key sales channels. — John Hanna

I admire those people who hold on to their elegance in old age but I’d rather have fun. — Heather Graham

Built in 1763, it is the oldest surviving synagogue in North America. Still in use, the building combines an intimate elegance with Classical grandeur in the best tradition of Georgian architecture. It is also a National Landmark, the highest designation given to an American building. — Samuel Gruber

At least in part, people are attracted to subjects where they can identify at a basic level with the people who do it. The extraordinary aesthetic of the natural world is not obvious to someone who never leaves the inner city. Appreciation of the elegance and power of physical law is an acquired taste. — Margaret Geller

B.B. has a very specific kind of style, very lyrical. He doesn’t play a lot of notes. In a slow blues arrangement, you can really hear the kind of elegance of his playing. He’s not down and dirty. — Anthony DeCurtis

Lou Rawls was one of the music world’s most versatile vocalists, covering gospel, R&B, soul, jazz, blues and pop. A three-time Grammy Award winner, his deep, smooth, soulful style exemplified his classy elegance and made him one of the most recognizable voices anywhere. And his philanthropic efforts on behalf of many charitable causes further displayed his passion and commitment to helping others through music. We have lost a true musical pioneer, but his legacy will continue to inspire us all. — Neil Portnow

If the eye is constantly greeted by harmonious objects, having elegance of form and color, a standard of taste naturally grows up. — John Dewey

Elegance and honesty are two mandatory parameters for any human production. — Philippe Starck

Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal. — Diana Vreeland

Skepticism is the elegance of anxiety. — Emile M. Cioran

Sleaze is a point by point refutation of elegance. — Mason Cooley

Elegance is a statement, an attitude. Elegant women are women of character with confidence. — Elie Saab

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