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'Luxury is a state of mind'

Published: Nov 1, 2014 06:41:30 AM IST
Updated: Oct 29, 2014 04:45:06 PM IST
'Luxury is a state of mind'
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The media is constantly redefining what luxury is. Luxury can be a dirty sock if dressed up in the right way.
Zac Posen

The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive.
Coco Chanel

Men aren’t necessities. They’re luxuries.
Cher

Luxury lives in the finer details. It’s a cloth napkin at a dinner table. It’s a mint on your pillow before bed.
Iggy Azalea

The greatest luxury is being free.
Manolo Blahnik

Luxury is a state of mind.
L’Wren Scott

I give myself the luxury of saying what I want.
José Mujica

You don’t buy luxury to enter a community, but to set yourself apart from others.
François-Henri Pinault

Just because you’re a luxury brand doesn’t mean you have to have an attitude.
Angela Ahrendts

What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.
Anthony Crosland

Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor.
Henry Home

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Ritu Ghatourey

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three—and paradise is when you have none.
Doug Larson

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(This story appears in the 14 November, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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