Karl Lagerfeld Quotes and Sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny Karl Lagerfeld quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more inspirational quotes on Quotelicious.

Funny Karl Lagerfeld quotes


I’m very much down to earth. Just not this earth. ~Karl Lagerfeld

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If you are cheap. Nothing helps. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Yes, some people say to me ‘You’re too skinny’, but never a skinny person says that to me, only people who could lose a few pounds say that. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I never smoked. I never drank and I never took drugs. The funny thing is, nothing is more boring, people like this. For me, it’s OK. But most of my friends, at least they smoke and drink. ~Karl Lagerfeld


It’s only I have seen enough of it and the funny thing is now. I know that I’m skinny, because I know there are even smaller clothes in the store. I think I’m big, when I was big, I never thought about it. ~Karl Lagerfeld

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Karl Lagerfeld quotes about photography, fashion


What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. ~Karl Lagerfeld

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I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes – it’s about all kinds of change. ~Karl Lagerfeld


The clothes don’t have to suit you; you have to suit the clothes. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Elegance is an atitude. ~Karl Lagerfeld

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Fashion is neither moral or immoral but it is for rebuilding the morale. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Trendy is the last stage before tacky. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality. ~Karl Lagerfeld

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Is there something healthier than competition…Nothing is granted in fashion, and this is what I love about fashion. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I’m not a fortune teller. I’m a fashion tailor. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Fashion is what people wear not only what you see on the Runway. ~Karl Lagerfeld

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Elegance is a physical quality. If a woman doesn’t have it naked, she’ll never have it clothed. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Doing collections, doing fashion is like a non-stop dialogue. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I am not a fashion victim. Fashion is my victim. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive ~Karl Lagerfeld


Fashion is like music. We all have to make our own tune. ~Karl Lagerfeld


When you make fashion, you have to love fashion. When I see those designers in sneakers and old T-shirts who make dresses at crazy prices, it just seems dishonest to me. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Karl Lagerfeld quotes about work


I make such big efforts to forget things and I can’t tell the story of my life because, thank God, I’m still living it. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I’m not a marketing person. I don’t ask myself questions. I go by instinct. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I worked out a lot before I was 20. I was hard underneath. I had just a little padding. I was quilted. Always Chanel. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I do my job like I breathe. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I get inspired when I’m working, it’s my engine. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I’m lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I’m a working-class person, working with class. ~Karl Lagerfeld


There’s something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Work is making a living out of being bored. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I don’t do meatings. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Why should I stop working? If I do, I’ll die and it’s all be finished. ~Karl Lagerfeld


My thing is to work more than the others to show them how useless they are. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I like to reinvent myself. It’s part of my job. ~Karl Lagerfeld


My job is to bring out in people what they wouldn’t dare do themselves. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Karl Lagerfeld quotes about education, learning


I spent my childhood in the country and started reading even before going to school. There was nothing else in my life but sketching and reading. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I’m born with a pencil in my hand. I did lots of sketching. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I don’t speak Spanish, I speak a little of Italian but no Spainish. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I could speak three languages when I was six, and when I went to school, I only liked to read and sketch. At five, I could write and everything. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I’m all self-taught. I never had a teacher. Even for English, and French, and German, I hardly went to school. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot. ~Karl Lagerfeld


There was so many people in the world who cannot read English or French or whatever. ~Karl Lagerfeld


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Karl Lagerfeld quotes about life, routine


You have to like the present; if not your life becomes secondhand, if you think it was better before. Or that it will be better in the future. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I never played with anything like toys. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I don’t know what normal means anyway. ~Karl Lagerfeld


The first thing I do when I get up, I have breakfast. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was not when it was alive. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I don’t eat bubble gum, but I like the smell. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I eat fish, three times a week meat, and if not yogurt, something like this and it rarely continues. ~Karl Lagerfeld


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Karl Lagerfeld quotes on love


What I love best in life is new starts. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I love dogs, but dogs, you have to be in the country with dogs. I cannot walk a dog on the street. ~Karl Lagerfeld


Oh yes, I love to do shoes. I’m not a fetishist but I love to do shoes. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I love to watch times change! ~Karl Lagerfeld


The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I never fall in love. ~Karl Lagerfeld


I I were a woman, I would love to have lots of kids. But for men, I don’t believe in it. ~Karl Lagerfeld


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