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" I wrote '#GIRLBOSS' while running a $100 million-plus revenue business. "
" If you knew what you wanted to be when you were 6 years old - great! If you have no idea what you want to be, that's OK! "
" I don't have a lot of style icons. There are not a lot of people today who I look to. "
" The modern girl is less concerned with everything being a brand name. "
" There's no 'Chutes and Ladders' in life. "
" I work in silence. "
" 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. "
" Failure is your invention. "
" 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. "
" Creativity and business acumen don't always go hand in hand. "
" I love mirrors. "
" 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. "
" You want to know what four words I probably hate the most? 'That's not my job.' "
" My days of being the tardy employee at the record store gave me a cultural and musical understanding that was more unique than if I'd just listened to garbage-y pop on the radio my entire life. "
" 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. "
" It's the beauty of the Web. You can pretend to be anything you want. But people figure out pretty quick if you don't live up to it. "
" It's a lot of work to sell one thing on the Internet. "
" EBay gave me the framework to discover I was an e-commerce entrepreneur. I touched everything, from shipping to logistics. "
" I built a huge profitable business with no debt. "
" My philosophy is that you sell things for more than you bought them. "
" I have this arsenal of high-waisted wide-leg '70s pants and overalls. They are more roller-disco than Alexander Wang overalls. "
" 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 think there are very few brands with a person's point of view behind them. "
Point Of View
" You can't convince someone else - whether it's a potential employer, a loan officer at the car dealership, or someone you've been crushing on - that you're amazing and terrific if you don't actually think you are. "
" My parents taught me the value of money and working hard. And I kind of got that in me intuitively. "
" Don't act like you've arrived when you're just receiving the invitation. "
" I don't want to spend too much time dwelling on what I've already done because there is still so much to do. "
" It's important that people are open. Some people say, 'I'm going to be a doctor,' and they're a really good doctor. But for the rest of us, it's a big question mark. Just giving yourself a break, letting yourself try new things, and when something doesn't work out, moving along... it's all we can really do. "
" I want people to feel the freedom to be themselves. "
" I'm a capitalist, I'm a CEO, I run a big business, I'm an employer. "
" I think it's important that everyone understands that there's no real prescription to having an awesome life. "