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All Quotes by author - Mary Quant
" As a child, I used to spend nearly all my summer holidays with my aunt in Wales, and we used to catch mackerel in a boat and then cook them on board. "
" As the daughter of two teachers with first-class degrees, I'd always seen myself as a duffer by comparison. "
" As well as being a creative genius, Vidal Sassoon was a formative figure of the Sixties. Along with the Pill and the mini-skirt, his influence was truly liberating. "
" A woman is as young as her knees. "
" Britain has always had more art schools per capita than any other country. "
" Coco Chanel hated me. I can understand why. "
" Eating outdoors is a particular passion - that is, eating trestle-table a la nicoise. "
" Fashion is a tool... to compete in life outside the home. People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of. "
" Fashion is a very ongoing, renewing thing, about change and reaching for the next thing. You are permanently dissatisfied, and it's always got to get better. "
" Fashion is not frivolous. It is a part of being alive today. "
" For one thing, I am still working as an adviser on fashion, design and colour and stuff. "
" Good taste is death; vulgarity is life. "
" Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital. "
" I absolutely adore cows. They're the most fascinating, gentle and beautiful animals. Their eyes are so amazing. I have ten that live on the land around my house. I love to talk to them. There are few things better than falling asleep in a field and being woken up by an inquisitive cow. "
" I always designed clothes from a very young age because I didn't like the way they were. They were paralyzing; they were stilted. "
" I can't imagine not working, really. I just think work's more fun than fun. "
" I designed the miniskirt that caused so much havoc in the Sixties - the miniskirt that was such fun but has travelled well to today. "
" I didn't get fat even when I was pregnant. You have to work very hard at staying slim, and it's a bore. But it's worth it. "
" I divide my time between all the mud and open space in Surrey and the social life and work in London, particularly Chelsea, which still has the same village feel that it had in the swinging Sixties. "
" I don't have birthdays. "
" I dressed like Leslie Caron as a teenager: soft school pleats, Peter Pan collars. "
" I have an awful lot of energy. "
" I have been on a diet since 1962. "
" I liked masculine fabrics: Prince of Wales checks, city pinstripes, and flannels - worn with black tights, flattish shoes. "
" I liked my skirts short because I wanted to run and catch the bus to get to work. "
" I long for my garden to be complete. Working in it is one of my joys, but it will never be finished because it's forever changing with the seasons. "
" I love restaurants, and I love cooking. "
" I'm greedy, but I've always watched what I eat because I want to look good. I gave up butter, cream and sugar years ago. "
" In America, they never make anything without first having a market survey to ask the public what they want. People only ask for things they already know about, so you don't get anything new that way. That's why American fashion is stuck. "
" In the first half of the 20th century, fashion was simply not a very English thing to do. "
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