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All Quotes by author - Sophia Amoruso
" A big practice in chaos magic is the use of sigils, which are abstract words or symbols you create and embed with your wishes. "
" A great mantra to have, whether you're breaking up with your boyfriend or you lose your job, or something changes that you didn't anticipate - which is a fact of life, and very much a fact of running a business - is: 'I was OK before this, I will be OK after this.' "
" A lot of people in my generation don't seem to get that you have to work your way up. I don't care if filing invoices is beneath you. If you don't do it, who do you think is going to? Your boss? Nope. That's why she hired you. "
" A lot of young people who I employ expect a raise after three months or expect not to have to put in more work than what's in their job description. "
" As a visual person, I love a creative resume. Putting in a little effort on the design side will show that you care about making things look good. "
" At the bare minimum, you need to be in your position for a year before you ask for a raise or title change. "
" A typical day for me involves a lot of meetings. "
" Chaos magic is the idea that a particular set of beliefs serves as an active force in the world. In other words, we choose what and how we believe, and our beliefs are tools that we then use to make things happen... or not. "
" Creativity and business acumen don't always go hand in hand. "
" Creativity is incredibly important, but drive is equally so. "
" Don't act like you've arrived when you're just receiving the invitation. "
" Don't you dare alter your inner freak. "
" EBay gave me the framework to discover I was an e-commerce entrepreneur. I touched everything, from shipping to logistics. "
" Everyone does a style book, and I wanted to write a business book for people that didn't think they would like a business book. "
" Everyone is told to go to high school and get good grades and go to college and get good grades and then get a job and then get a better job. There's no one really telling a story about how they totally blew it, and they figured it out. "
" Every other fashion brand out there - including those that I call 'competitors' - are run by mostly old white men, and the customer knows it. "
" Every woman who has a business book has a platform. For the most part, they're either a television personality or someone who had the perfect pedigree and worked their way up the career ladder. "
" Failure is your invention. "
" Getting fired was always a big deal to me. It's a bit like having someone break up with you. "
" I am still a lover of paper books. One of my first jobs was in a bookstore, and I still like to be able to write in a margin and feel the paper. Once inside of a digital device, I end up losing things. "
" I built a huge profitable business with no debt. "
" I can be pretty reactive, and I've learned over time to be less reactive: to stop and think before I make decisions. "
" I can show up at a Goldman Sachs conference wearing a Judas Priest T-shirt - and I have - while everyone else is wearing the same dress. "
" I didn't buy the Porsche for status. I hate that, and it's actually kind of goofy now because in L.A., a Porsche is like a Honda. It was just that I could pay that much money for a car and drive it off the lot. "
" I don't have a lot of style icons. There are not a lot of people today who I look to. "
" I don't lead with an iron fist. I don't yell at people. I have a way of making my opinion clear. "
" I don't read fashion blogs all that much. I do read magazines, and I trust my friends' opinions, even though we all dress very differently. "
" I don't want to spend too much time dwelling on what I've already done because there is still so much to do. "
" I feel like there's so many places to shop today that just feel like an Excel spreadsheet put between four walls. "
" If this is a man's world, who cares? I'm still really glad to be a girl in it. "
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