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    I don't like to look at myself in the mirror, which is why my eye makeup is always crooked.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: eyes 
     
    A marriage is a solemn affair. The tempest of emotions and the myriad of arrangements are giddying, and when one is faced with these, clothing seems to be the last of one's priorities.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: emotion  marriage 
     
    There hasn't been anything real since grunge. That was the last movement led by music or an art form.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: real  music 
     
    I'd quite like to have one place where I stay put. And I don't like living in cities all the time. In order to have ideas, you have to have some peace and quiet.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: time  peace  living  ideas 
     
    I'm normally late, so I just kind of throw on the sort of thing that's at hand. And then I'll go through phases of wearing the same thing again and again and again - and my wardrobe is mainly about black and white, so it goes together. I'll play with certain elements, but I don't really think about it too much.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: black 
     
    Everyone thought I was going to fall down on my shoes and I kept saying, 'Well if I do I'll just get up!'
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: thoughts  saying 
     
    I can't understand it when people are closed-minded. I mean, boy, have I made mistakes and been very wrong. I can't tell you the amounts of times I've been let down, but I still try to see the best in people.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: time  people  mistakes  wrong  boys 
     
    If I eat, I can't work. I'll eat when I'm dead.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: work 
     
    Part of being a conscious human being, is having an intention. And if you put an intention into whatever you do, it's definitely going to be more satisfying in the end
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: conscious  human 
     
    I just am who I am. And then when people label me eccentric or different, Im kind of astonished because I think, This is completely normal. This is just how I am, its how Ive always been.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: people 
     
    I don't do event dressing, because every day is an event.
    — Daphne Guinness
    Life is full of banana skins. You slip, you carry on.
    — Daphne Guinness
    Elizabeth Taylor was never told what to wear or paid to carry a certain handbag,
    — Daphne Guinness
    I treat clothing or a piece of jewelry like it was a piece of art,
    — Daphne Guinness
    I think the world's just gone completely mad, with everyone wearing the same things, even celebrities.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: world  gone  celebrity 
     
    I think it's beautiful to be able to cover yourself in metal. I love the color and the way it reflects. But it is also a protection.
    — Daphne Guinness
    I think life is about having the mixture of the curiosity of an older person and the imagination of a child.
    — Daphne Guinness
    I don't regard clothing as disposable, which is probably why I have so much of it!
    — Daphne Guinness
    Sunglasses are great, but I always feel a bit pretentious wearing sunglasses. I mean, I do love to wear them.
    — Daphne Guinness
    I dislike the idea of jewellery being like a price tag around someone's neck. It needs to be something else - and there is something extremely magical about armour.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: ideas 
     
    As I got older I looked at the world and I realised, we need armour. So my jewellery and clothes became my armour
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: world 
     
    I don't approach fashion; fashion approaches me!
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: fashion 
     
    We need better things, not more. We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: beauty  world 
     
    I really don't understand the idea of a celebrity stylist. Is it a real job? I know there's unemployment, but frankly the railways need to be fixed, too.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: real  celebrity  ideas 
     
    I spend a lot of time upside down. It increases the blood flow to the brain, so it really helps your creativity.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: time  brain  help  blood  creativity 
     
    I don't tell anybody else what to wear. I would never dream of it.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: dreams 
     
    I don't dress for effect, and I think that it never works out when someone does.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: work 
     
    I hate the idea of making any of my children into a mini-me. That would be terrible.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: children  hate  child  ideas 
     
    Human beings all mimic each other.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: human 
     
    Holding a note is a very difficult thing - you have to use your whole body to achieve a perfect pitch.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: body  achieve 
     
    I play piano and I sing. But I do that for fun. I mean, I do everything for fun.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: fun 
     
    Fragrance takes you on a journey of time. You can walk down the street and pass someone and get taken back 20 years. It's very Proustian that way.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: time  journey  year 
     
    Everyone wants to get behind the red rope, but actually: be yourself, don't believe what you see, don't believe all this marketing.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: believe  marketing 
     
    We need a government, not politics. Because there's too much politics. Of course there should be debate. But there seems to be so much pettiness and not enough good faith. It is civilized to agree to disagree, and this idea is slowly disintegrating. The great statesmen of the past knew this, and I think it helps drive civilization.
    — Daphne Guinness
    I never read gossip press. I just read books. And I never switch on the TV anymore.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: book  read 
     
    Fashion is not just about trends. It's about political history. You can trace it from the ancient Romans to probably until the '80s, and you can see defining moments that were due either to revolutions or changes in politics.
    — Daphne Guinness
    Memories are like mercury. Every time you sort of try to get near them, they slip out of your hand like a bar of soap.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: time  memory 
     
    Time is infinite, but we are not infinite in it.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: time 
     
    When I think my hair needs a bit of help, I just glue another bit onto my head.
    — Daphne Guinness
    tags: help 
     
    If I think about it too much, I can't get dressed.
    — Daphne Guinness
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