” I go out in New York, and I think, boy, you can look at someone and pretty much determine their zip code. Everyone seems to want to conform. I wonder, are they all just button-pressers, on the Internet all day long? I don’t know. “


” Being an individual takes effort. Most people are pretty lazy. And that’s OK! I mean, there are more important things than fashion. If it’s going to stress you out to have a sense of style, don’t do it. The important thing is to be comfortable so you can get on with your life. “


” I think people should express themselves more and not just buy what’s in. While it can be very beautiful, and it may suit you perfectly, I’m sure it doesn’t suit everyone in the same way. I like people who express themselves and are more individualistic. “


” Shock can kill you. Shock is terrible. But what you’ve got to do is live in the present, which is what I have always done. “


” I used to love to create outfits, and I still do – I just don’t have the time. How can you wear one thing and never wear it again? Even my wedding dress – I had a dress made that I could wear again. I’m a child of the depression, so I’m very, very practical. “


” You can’t try to be somebody you’re not, that’s not style. If someone says, ‘Buy this – you’ll be stylish,’ you won’t be stylish because you won’t be you. You have to learn who you are first, and that’s painful. “


” I think people try so hard to learn everything that they miss all the wonderful essentials. There is so much mystery in life that you should leave a mystery. “


” I don’t expect to find inspiration. It just sort of comes. Sometimes you step on a bug and you get inspired. “


” If you don’t learn constantly, you don’t grow, and you will wither. Too many people wither on the vine. Sure, it gets a little harder as you get older, but new experiences and new challenges keep it fresh. “


” Aging gracefully is about no heavy makeup, and not too much powder because it gets into the wrinkles, and, you know, to not get turtle eyelids and to not try to look young. “


” You have to push yourself when you’re older because it’s very easy to fall into the trap. You start to fall apart – you just have to do your best to paste yourself together. I think doing things and being active is very important. When your mind is busy, you don’t hurt so much. “



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Being an individual takes effort. Most people are pretty lazy. And that


I think people should express themselves more and not just buy what
Shock can kill you. Shock is terrible. But what you
I used to love to create outfits, and I still do - I just don
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I think people try so hard to learn everything that they miss all the wonderful essentials. There is so much mystery in life that you should leave a mystery.
I don
If you don
Aging gracefully is about no heavy makeup, and not too much powder because it gets into the wrinkles, and, you know, to not get turtle eyelids and to not try to look young.
You have to push yourself when you
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