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I have always been a nomad and I have mastered the art of packing! I always say: pack lightly, live lightly. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Generosity is the best investment. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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There is nothing more thrilling than arriving in a new place on your own and feeling the sense of possibility and excitement that brings with it. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The little black dress is the true friend ... she travels with you ... is patient and constant ... you go to her when you don't know where else to go and she is ALWAYS reliable and timeless. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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If you're a good person, the goodness will continue through your descendants. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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There are emerging countries. I mean, there are countries, you know, China, India, and Brazil, and all of these countries that are emerging. They are building homes. They are building - so there is a new lifestyle. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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You know who's gonna give you everything? Yourself. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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My son loves the Hotel du Cap, in the south of France. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Go to a place where you're not going to be stressed, because a honeymoon itself can be a stressful thing. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The more independent you want to be, the more generous you must be with yourself as a woman. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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You can actually be intimate with the universe. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Don't talk about your diet. It's just boring, and the last thing you need when dieting is to be considered boring. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Personal style is accepting who you are. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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My goal in life is to be your best friend when you open your closet — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Attitude is everything. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Beware of your thoughts for they become words, beware of your words for they become actions, beware of your actions for they become habits, beware of your habits for they become character, beware of your character for it becomes your destiny. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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What is style? It is an effortless confidence in being yourself, it is a way of putting yourself together according to your mood and what you want to project. Personal style appears to come naturally for some, but for others it can take a while to find it! — Diane Von Furstenberg

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What I have learned is that when you are sick, much of healing is in the hands of doctors and science, but part of it is finding and using your own power. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Everyone knows I married a prince, and then I married a billionaire. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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When you feel humiliated or things like that, you either use it as fuel to change or you get covered by it. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Fashion can be this mysterious thing that you can't explain. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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It's more important to be healthy and of good spirit than it is to be thin, just as it's more important to be an attractive woman than a fashionable one. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I loved the seventies. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Absence Is To Love, What The Wind Is To Fire, When It's a Small Fire The Wind Kills It But When It's a Real Fire It Intensifies It — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Makeup should have one function only - to make you look better, to make you more attractive ... Makeup is a luxury, so it should be fun ... Making up is like telling yourself a secret. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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New York seemed as young as I was and infinitely hospitable. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Women are strong. We can do it all. But not always at the same time. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Landscapes change, people come and go, but all the landscapes, all the experiences, all the people weave into your life's fabric. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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My mother said that we're so lucky to be women. It's not that men are weak. Men are men. We're two completely different animals. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I don't think we should always look at the Chinese like they're taking jobs. They are also bring us more and more jobs. Because, they are the biggest growing consumer. I think what is going on in China is exciting. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Style is about confidence. That's the real beauty. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The trees at Cloudwalk have been my friends for forty years. I'm sure if I were sawed in half, our rings would match. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I've always been inspired by women, and my mission was to inspire women. I always wanted to become a certain kind of woman, and I became that woman through fashion. It was a dialogue. I would see that the wrap dress made those women confident, and made them act with confidence. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The way I design generally is very much travel-oriented because that is my life. That's why I make clothes that are so light and so easy to pack and a little bit seasonless. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Love is life is love. There is no way to envision life without love, and at this point in my life, I don't think there is anything more important - love of family, love of nature, love of travel, love of learning, love of life in every way - all of it. Love is being thankful, love is paying attention, love is being open and compassionate. Love is using all the privileges you possess to help those who are in need. Love is giving voice to those who don't have one. Love is a way of feeling alive and respecting life. I have been in love many times, but — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Sleep is easier to make up than a unique evening. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I always was fascinated with China, because I was born in Europe, and for us, China had this fascination and mystery. The first time I came here was in 1989. They were on bicycles, and the speed of the growth has been incredible. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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If you are trying to slip out without waking a sleeping man, zips are a nightmare. Haven't you ever tried to creep out of the room unnoticed the following morning? I've done that many times. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The important thing is to believe in what you do. Have a big dream and take small steps. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Resisting a beautiful chocolate cake or a wonderful foie gras is as difficult as (the idea of) saying no to Paul Newman. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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You know, there's a thing about the woman across the room. You see the woman across the room, you think, She's so poised; she's so together. But she looks at you and you are the woman across the room for her. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Being attractive for a few hours some evening is hardly worth being that unattractive all day (in hot rollers). Being yourself and being natural with a man is wonderful, but being downright unattractive with him is foolish. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Prepare your food attractively and serve it nicely. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I obviously don't feel under pressure to look young, because I have had no Botox or surgery. I don't judge people who choose to have it, but I don't want to erase who I am. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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We need to encourage designers and agencies to be responsible. We need to make sure everyone is sensitive to the issues. But to calculate the girls' body mass - I personally think it is demeaning. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Don't dwell on the dark side of things, but look for the light and build around it. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The secret to a great marriage is having a great husband. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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You can learn a lot from my mistakes more than my success. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The wrap dress is the most traditional form of dressing: It's like a robe, it's like a kimono, it's like a toga. It doesn't have buttons or zippers. What made it different was that it was jersey; therefore, it was close to the body and it was a print. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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It's important to leave your face without makeup for a while after waking up ... Let your skin breathe a while before applying your makeup, even if it means waking up a bit earlier. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I sit in the sink (while applying makeup). I do. I've broken more sinks ... I sit in the sink, on top of a big square sink in my bathroom with my feet in the basin so I'm very close to the mirror with the good light, and I'm very comfortable. I also manage to put my two phones in the sink so that nothing, but nothing, could get me out of there. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Now is the time to become a myth. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I'm not someone who calculates things. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The easier your hair is to manage the happier you'll be with it and the prettier you'll feel. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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My mother never, ever told me about evilness. She only saw the beautiful things ... she wanted to protect me from it. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I was born in Belgium. I went to school in England and in Switzerland, then I came to America, so I really feel like I am a citizen of the world. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children, who are all Aquarians. Instead, we got married. I ran out of excuses. It was just us and my children. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I've always liked wrinkles. When I was a young girl, I used to make lines on my face with my nails because I loved Jeanne Moreau. I always wanted to be older; I always added years to my life. For the longest time, if people thought I was older, I would take it as a compliment. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The older I get, the more impressed I am with women. I have yet to meet a woman who is not strong. They don't exist. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The relationship that counts most in my life is the one I have with myself. I have a great, great, great relationship with myself, and it gets better and better as I get older. The other day, I was talking to Barry in the car and I said, 'I'm so glad I'm me!' — Diane Von Furstenberg

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My face carries all of my memories. Why would I erase them? — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Use your brains, your common sense, and do not become an object. The way you look is important, but who you are and how you project it is eventually who you will become and how you will appear. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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You need, in your closet, clothes that will - that you can use in many different ways. Clothes that make you fell comfortable, clothes that make you feel 'you.' — Diane Von Furstenberg

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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. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Passion and persistence are what matter. Dreams are achievable and you can make your fantasy come true, but there are no shortcuts. Nothing happens without hard work. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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You cannot have a healthy body without drinking a great deal of water. But remember, you can't just drink a glass of water and tell a glass of water to please go straight to your skin and moisturize your complexion. Water has to be there all the time, doing what it does naturally in a healthy body. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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So as a founder, you have an authenticity and a human factor that is really special and that gives an enormous amount of energy and fuel. But as a founder, you're also not as cold, maybe, or as pragmatic. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Even if your skin is perfect, even if it's glowing and beautiful, electric lights defeat you. They deaden the complexion, make it look drab. They rob you of color ... In the evening, you just can't play the natural kid bit, that fresh-scrubbed look. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I gave up on my looks a long time ago. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I travel in so many different ways; I travel high, I rough it ... it all depends on who I travel with. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Fear is not an option." "Don't dwell on the dark side of things, but look for the light and build around it. If one door closes, look for another one to open." "Never, ever, blame others for what befalls you, no matter how horrible it might be. Trust you, and only you, to be responsible for your own life. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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My biggest vice is playing solitaire on my iPad. It's bad. I mean, it's ridiculous. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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That wonderful and terribly frightening journey of self-discovery. That process of growth, of being an independent person, of learning who you are and what you want from life, is the real secret of life, happiness and beauty. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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It's the woman you should remember, not the dress, ever. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I never modeled myself after anyone. The person who had most influence on me was my mother, but it was really for her strength and courage more than her style, even though she had a lot of style. In a weird way, looking at pictures of me when I was 17 or 18, I was dressing the same way. I haven't changed very much. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I can honestly say that I understand women very well. If you understand yourself, you understand women, because, in the end, all women are the same. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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What you eat is everything. What you eat is what you are. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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If you're short, don't wear extremely high heels. After a certain age, you shouldn't wear little girls' clothes. That's going against your nature. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Taste is acquired. You may have to unlearn a taste for chocolate or ice cream. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Be proud of yourself. Try to eat well ... and when you cheat, enjoy it! — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I said that Mrs Obama has been extremely supportive of American designers, but clearly we were disappointed that she chose to wear a British designer for the state dinner ... From there, I was so embarrassed that I am definitely going to write to her. She has been super supportive to American designers. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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What's important to me is to share, and being inspired, and inspiring. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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In Sardinia one summer my best friend Marisa Berenson and I ironed each other's hair. We used a hot laundry iron and took turns putting our hair on the ironing board, literally ironing it. That's a recipe for straightening that may be highly successful, but is definitely not recommended. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I'm very good at breaking up with people. Very good. It requires a lot of skill, but what you do is you tell them the truth of why you are breaking up with them, and after that, you somehow compensate with other things. If you have loved someone, I think that somehow they should always be a part of your life. I really do. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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The iPad! What is better designed than that? I read magazines on it, I play Scrabble. I use it for everything. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I wanted to be a certain kind of woman. I became that kind of woman. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Truth is cathartic, a way of keeping the trees pruned. The truer you can be the better it is because it simplifies life and love. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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I had a very down-to-earth product, my wrap dress, which was really a uniform. It was just a simple little cotton-jersey dress that everybody loved and everybody wore. That one dress sold about 3 or 4 million. I would see 20, 30 dresses walking down one block. All sorts of different women. It felt very good. Young and old, and fat and thin, and poor and rich. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Women inspire me ... so I enjoy women's stories and biographies. I am interested in all women. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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Insecurity is a waste of time. — Diane Von Furstenberg