20 December 2011

Well Said: Coco Chanel




"It is as dreadful to be too rich as to be too tall. In the first instance you don't find happiness and in the second you can't find a bed."

So said couturière Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971), as quoted in The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand (Pushkin Press, 2008).

9 comments:

Jennings and Gates said...

Thanks! You and Coco made me laugh!

The Devoted Classicist said...

Perhaps Coco was right, but I do not think this comment has made any widespread impact on people's dreams of wealth and height. I wonder what she had to say about mirrors.

friendandfaux said...

alas..........am neither rich nor tall.........but still a great quote. Thank you once again for the enjoyment you provide.

laughingsalmon said...

I'd give being too rich a go...Just for the challenge...

VictoriaArt said...

I agree...rich is good, but too rich.....
No problem with the height......

David Sucher said...

Wasn't she a Nazi? Or at least strong Nazi-symp?

John Hastings said...

Coco seems less attractive as the years go by and more information comes out about her anti-semitism,her collaboration with the Nazis (she took a Nazi officer as a lover during the war years) and in the newest publication out this year an accurate account of spying for the Nazis.In any other country she, most likely, would have been executed as a collaborator. A very ugly woman indeed...

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Sammy said...

Ha ha!!