Thoughts on Luxury

By Forbes
Published: Oct 8, 2013

Luxury goods are the only area in which it is possible to make luxury margins.
Bernard Arnault

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Charlie Chaplin

Living in the lap of luxury isn’t bad except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up.
Orson Welles

To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt.
Olivia Newton-John

Nothing is too beautiful, nothing is too expensive.
Ettore Bugatti

I don’t believe in simply accumulating money, but I have the luxury to say that, because I have enough for all my needs.
Kathleen Turner

I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.
Brigitte Bardot

It is impossible to overdo luxury.
French Proverb

Luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress.
Karl Lagerfeld

He lives well who is well hidden.
Rene Descartes

Smoke less, but smoke more expensively.
Zino Davidoff

Elegance is a question of personality, more than one’s clothing.
Jean Paul Gaultier

Luxury can be very simple, for example, staying 15 minutes longer in bed.
Jean-Louis Dumas

I like simplicity; I don’t need luxury.
Francis Ford Coppola


(This article is excerpted from the latest Forbes India 18 October, 2013 issue which is now available at news stands and book stores. You can buy our tablet version from

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