99+ Best Vintage Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational vintage quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Vintage Quotes

I jog at the Rose Bowl, and I collect antique and vintage furniture, so I’m there every few weeks for the flea market. — Theo Rossi

I love to shop vintage clothes; in London, I usually go to Relic and Alfie’s Market. I usually brunch around London Bridge, where I live. — Georgia May Jagger

It’s so cliche to say florals for spring. I really like a vintage-like dress that’s floral. You can belt it; I like belts. I like wearing pretty dresses that are really comfortable, that you can spend the day in but also feel girly. — Brittany Snow

There’s so many great designers. I’m a little bit of a vintage junkie when it comes to going out. I like to get unique pieces that you won’t see everyone wearing, but at the same time I don’t like to break the bank. I like to find great vintage pieces that you can hold on to for a long time. — Candice Accola

I really like the bohemian look, and I’m a great fan of mixing vintage and modern. — Kierston Wareing

There is a phenomenal amount of pressure on women in this industry: they are considered vintage by the time they hit their mid-30s. — Tori Amos

I live in a beautiful vintage building that was built in the heart of downtown Chicago. — Nate Berkus

I adore vintage clothes. When I go on the road doing auditions for So You Think You Can Dance, I always research the cities we’re traveling to so I know where all the best vintage stores are. There are several stores and flea markets I love here in LA. Shareen is amazing with the best edit in town! Golyester is great. I really enjoy the Rose Bowl market. A word of warning: wear layers, comfortable shoes, be prepared to hunt, and fuel yourself with a bucket of cappuccino! Enjoy! — Cat Deeley

As much as I love to shop online, I also love walking the streets on a beautiful day and seeing what finds I can discover in a small shop or vintage store. — Natalie Massenet

In spite of all the skills that I do have, to relate to the normal world I have no applicable skills. I can speak Russian, I can speak French. I know about Chanel. Especially vintage Chanel. I know what Halston is. All of these things, but they can’t really be applied to a nine-to-five. — Johnny Weir

He has a hangar full of vintage engines. We don’t have room for a plane. — Diane White

I like to mix British classics, like a great trench, with fun vintage pieces I find in New York. L.A. style is often very relaxed and comfortable, and I appreciate that effortless feel. — Harley Viera-Newton

I did a lot of thrift and vintage. I would mix those pieces into some of the more inexpensive items from Express, Gap, Old Navy, and Clothestime. — Katy Perry

For clothes, I like Dover Street Market and Acne. For vintage, I go to Mint just off Seven Dials. For shoes, it’s Church’s and Russell & Bromley. — Matt Smith

I have this threadbare caftan from the ’60s that I got at a vintage store years ago – it’s basically a muumuu. My friends are astonished that I wear it, but I love it. It’s this light fabric that just moves with me. — Gabrielle Anwar

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. — John Steinbeck

I love to find a great vintage secondhand shop. — Bridget Hall

Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics. — Sloane Crosley

And out of the blue, I got a call from an editor friend at Knopf and she said that they were interested in putting out an update for their vintage paperback line. So I was more than thrilled and it was suggested that perhaps I could do a 1,000 word new introduction covering what’s happened with the whole Warhol thing since 1990 when the first edition hardcover came out and, uh, that was about August 1st and I sat down at my computer here in East Hampton and on on August 30th I’d written almost 10,000 words! — Bob Colacello

I have a collection of vintage sundresses, and I’ve never worn them because for some reason I always opt for shorts and a t-shirt. I wish I could commit to them. I will. I have a few really great pieces I’ve been holding onto for years. — Tatiana Maslany

I am lucky because I can – and I like to – mix the beautiful Caraceni jackets I inherited from my grandfather with a pair of Tsubi jeans or wear a favorite pin-striped suit from him for more formal occasions. I’m crazy about pinstripes and vintage fifties fabrics. — Lapo Elkann

Wine to me is something that brings people together. Wine does promote conversation and promote civility, but it’s also fascinating. It’s the greatest subject to study. No matter how much you learn, every vintage is going to come at you with different factors that make you have to think again. — Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I’ve always loved fashion so much and I didn’t have access to the kind of fashion I really wanted, so I would do vintage shopping. — Rachel Roy

She found this vintage 1950s bra and slip with the tags still on it and told me back then that was my ‘Maggie the cat’ costume. We’re using the bra in the play now. — Angie Harrell

We started seven years ago and finally released our first vintage in March. It’s an ’07 vintage from Walla Walla, which is my old hometown. It also happens to be a world-class wine region that’s just exploding on the scene right now. — Drew Bledsoe

Everything I do is unfabulous. Im the most normal person. I love walking everywhere, and going to hole-in-the-wall places, like nail shops, because they do the best job. And I go to vintage stores rather than high-end boutiques, because I like to dress different from other people. — Ashley Benson

I don’t like the idea of things being off-limits to kids – like a fancy sitting room where they can’t touch anything. I own vintage pottery cups, and I let my girls hold them. It teaches them to treat objects with respect. — Debi Mazar

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new. — Tony Visconti

I love fashion! I love clothes! I really like vintage clothes, so in my closet there’s a lot of ’50s stuff. I go to the stores and shop around. — Elle Fanning

I collect different game hats, like Syracuse Women’s Volleyball; I have a Navy Basketball hat. They’re all vintage but in new condition. — Theophilus London

Being a celebrity stylist, there are many tricks of the trade that I use in my house and with my clients. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser has so many uses, so it’s my secret cleaning tool for keeping my shoes – like the vintage Air Jordan’s I am obsessing over now – and my clients’ shoes, scuff and dirt free. — Brad Goreski

I like vintage stuff. I go through a vintage store and find things that I feel like I fit right into them because of all the years that they’ve been used. — Channing Tatum

I am the woman with the cool vintage glasses… I am the proud wife beside her husband… I am the writer who has written a new novel. — Ann Hood

To ‘choose’ dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid. — Christopher Hitchens

I think my style is quite grungy and punky. I love the ’90s and the music from that time, and I love punk music. I’m also a fan of mixing vintage with some high fashion, which links back to my musical taste because I tend to mix old music with newer songs. — Chelsea Leyland

I get verklempt if I see a vintage TI-30 or TI-54 calculator. But I don’t think I’d want to use one. — Douglas Coupland

The I-95 bridges were built in the early 1960s and are now more than 50 years old. The same vintage as the I-35 bridge that collapsed in Minnesota back in 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The antiquated Skagit River Bridge in Washington state that collapsed last May after a truck hit one of the trusses was even older. And it’s not just bridges. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, 32 percent of the major roads in America are now in poor condition and in need of major repairs. — Ed Rendell

Of course I am grateful, and I’m sure you are, as you put it, a special vintage, Bill said politely, But I have my own wine cellar. — Charlaine Harris

I was in a vintage pub rock band called Clover in the 1970s. — Huey Lewis

Nineteen-eighty-two is a vintage of legendary proportions for all levels of the Bordeaux hierarchy. In short, it is a vintage which has produced the most perfect wines in the post-World War II era. — Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend. — Lucy Liu

I love hats! I collect vintage ones – I find them at antique shops in Kansas. — Lindsey Wixson

Even though I avoid buying clothes that are ‘in fashion’, choosing things I fall in love with and wearing them till they fall apart – and generally going for vintage when it comes to evening wear – I still, like every woman I know, suffer from occasional pangs of ‘clothes guilt’. — Sheherazade Goldsmith

Knitwear can play a vital part in layering. The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits. I love granddad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots. — Twiggy

I definitely spend the most money on shoes, partly because vintage footwear can be a little funky – in a bad way. I like to keep things pretty simple up top and then go weird with the shoes. — Chloe Sevigny

I’m a big Ralph Lauren girl, but I love vintage clothing. I like the whole western jeans and boots style. I love vintage T-shirts and flannels, and there’s nothing like a great vintage sweatshirt. — Lecy Goranson

I love vintage shopping in flea markets, vintage stores and even Ebay. — Chelsea Leyland

There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience. — Jon Bon Jovi

Watching yourself on screen is always a little weird, but I didn’t cringe when I saw myself on ‘The Hour.’ It actually exceeded my expectations; every shot looks like a vintage postcard and even my most brutally honest friends have said they think it’s good. — Oona Chaplin

Put me in a vintage shop, and I am like a child with sweeties. I find it a million times easier to find a vintage dress than trawl the shops for a pair of jeans, so I am either dressed in really nice vintage, or I am in a pair of tracksuit bottoms looking like a scruffbag. — Charlotte Riley

I like to mix and match vintage with designer. It’s how I create my own style. — Carly Rae Jepsen

About 90 percent of the pieces in my home are vintage, and I’m a ruthless editor. I only live with things that I love. There is not one thing in my home that doesn’t have meaning to me. — Nate Berkus

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and well in the 21st century, still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all, still having fun doing it. — Tony Visconti

If you’ve read a lot of vintage science fiction, as I have at one time or another in my life, you can’t help but realise how wrong we get it. I have gotten it wrong more times than I’ve gotten it right. But I knew that when I started; I knew that before I wrote a word of science fiction. — William Gibson

I started getting back into buying old analog gear while we were recording. Lots of old drum machines and synths. It wasn’t a conscious thing. I didn’t consider myself a collector, but boxes of vintage gear would turn up virtually every day. — Martin Gore

I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace. — Helena Christensen

I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale. — Edgar Rice Burroughs

Basically, I always go to vintage shops rather than going shopping for new clothes. — Karen Gillan

The kinds of things I like with crystals are the really beautiful costume jewelry, vintage pieces, and they usually have that diamond shape. — Zoe Kravitz

After student years of flat-sharing and living with other people’s taste, I went into decorating overdrive when I acquired my first apartment – its floor plan not much bigger than the vintage Hermes scarves I then wore side-knotted on my head, pirate-style. — Hamish Bowles

I shop at a lot of vintage stores because the prices are amazing, and I love the idea that there’s a history behind the piece I’m wearing. — Gabrielle Anwar

Costumes say a lot about a character. When it came to ‘Palo Alto,’ it was important for me that the kids didn’t look perfect. In most teen movies today, all of the clothes are expensive. I remember wearing a lot of dirty vintage clothes. — Gia Coppola

I find some really cool, unique stuff in vintage shops. The good thing about vintage if that it doesn’t quite fit you can customise it, like, make it shorter. The shorter the better! — Pixie Lott

I like styling girls that don’t normally dress in vintage clothes and don’t normally wear red lipstick; I like seeing those kind of girls restyled in a retro way. — Dita Von Teese

Our conception of 1950s underwear is a lovely vintage aesthetic, but actually, wearing stockings with no elastic and a girdle was heavy duty. — Romola Garai

Ladies, apologies, but isn’t ‘vintage’ just used stuff? — Bob Saget

We’ve got everything, from vintage aircraft all the way to the most current aircraft available. — Chris Ball

I used to collect vintage clothing – exquisite lace dresses, embroidered shawls and ornate jewelry – but that’s just not me any more. — Britt Ekland

I love vintage cars because you can do so much more to them. — T-Pain

I am not a designer that buys vintage to be inspired. — Olivier Theyskens

My most cherished possessions are my grandma’s letters and my vintage Martha Washington cookbook. — Sandra Lee

I like to experiment a lot, I just like to make myself look different to everyone else. Shopping at all different places from vintage to high-street, and then I just put it together myself. — Cher Lloyd

If I have an hour in a city, I go to vintage stores first because it’s so much cooler to find a piece that is unique. I love the thought of some girl having worn it before and living her life in it. — Helena Christensen

They’re dressing like in the 50’s when they come out to the shows, and many of them have vintage cars. — Wanda Jackson

I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm. — Sonam Kapoor

Guitars are kind of just, you know, sexy, especially old vintage ones. — Andrew Bird

I always recommend rewiring vintage lighting. It’s not a bargain if your house burns down. — Lara Spencer

When I was little, I went to the Sahara desert and met an older woman with beautiful earrings that came all the way down to her stomach. She told me, ‘For us Tuareg, jewelry is not meant for decoration. It absorbs negative energy that comes your way.’ So think twice when you buy a vintage ring! — Sofia Boutella

My wife bought me a vintage Gibson guitar that isn’t just beautiful but has tremendous sentimental value. I have plenty of guitars for live gigs but this is one to treasure. — Bill Bailey

I got a job as soon as I could – 11 or 12. I started babysitting and then I got a part-time job at a pharmacy in England. I just remember loving the feeling of going out and buying my own clothes! I’d go bargain-hunting and get secondhand vintage stuff. — Natasha Bedingfield

I love vintage cowboy boots, and some days I’m into platform stilettos encrusted in jewels. It’s really all over the place. — Kacey Musgraves

I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I’d dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period. — Illeana Douglas

My advice to new artists is to embrace a broader concept of timelessness than vintage or retro. — Brandi Carlile

If there is anything more frightening than the threat of global nuclear war, it is the certainty that humans not only stand on the verge of producing new life forms but may soon be able to tinker with them as if they were vintage convertibles or bonsai trees. — Michael Specter

Clothes are my drug. I love Camden market – I have so many vintage pieces from there it’s unbelievable. Clothes are really important to me, they give me that feeling of happiness. I love being a bit free with it all and not giving myself rules. — Kaya Scodelario

I have this vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this supercool feeling to it. — Alicia Keys

I don’t like new cars; I’m into vintage cars – there’s a Jaguar E-Type in the ‘Goldie’ video. — ASAP Rocky

Once I graduated from NYU, I started making custom vintage tees for my friends and it just took off from there. — Charlotte Ronson

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste. — Logan Pearsall Smith

I love vintage, but it’s so expensive now. — Alexandra Roach

I’m definitely an anomaly, but I’m making things. They’re selling, say, martinis, and I’m kind of making vintage Riesling. People aren’t going to sit there very often, not your average public, and your average music-business monster is not going to take the time to notice the overtones and the undertones inside the flavor. They’d rather just have the martini. — Ben Folds

As far as vintage Champagne goes, I loved 1990; it’s a great, great vintage. I bought a lot of 1990 Blanc de Blancs Champagne – my favorite kind – and I plan on drinking it all by 2005. — Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. — Julia Ward

One of my favorite places I’ve visited is Havana, Cuba. On my way home from Costa Rica, I did a week in Havana. The colors, the music, the beautiful men and the cars! I love vintage and antique cars and own a couple myself. — Megalyn Echikunwoke

I spent my first paycheck on a vintage Mercedes. — Jennifer Aniston

There’s a lot of really inspiring music coming around the bend – we tend to believe that to sound classic or timeless is to sound vintage or retro. It’s a little bit dangerous, because you’ll really miss a chance to make your mark as a generation. — Brandi Carlile

I like What Goes Around Comes Around for old concert tees. Oh man, I got this ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cartoon Beatles shirt there; it was, like, $300. I didn’t even know how much it cost – I thought it was gonna be, like, $80 at most – till I got to the register and was like, ‘Oh mah gawd!’ Good Lord. But it’s classic vintage rock, you know? — Kid Cudi

My personal style is a big mix. A lot of it’s pretty vintage. I love vintage looks. I’m obsessed with the mid ’60s era, even ’70s, it was a good era for clothes, hair, music, and cars. — Kacey Musgraves

I wore the Marc Jacobs dress, so I love Marc Jacobs. He has a vintage flair. But I’ve always worn a lot of vintage stuff, so it hasn’t been a lot of designers. If I see something that I like, I just buy it. — Elle Fanning

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