“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

- Coco Chanel

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must be unique. “

- Coco Chanel

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”

- Coco Chanel

“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline. Particularly when one can’t see the details. Just the shapes. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do we need? And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pesthole in a jungle where they go to do homage to a crumbling temple, to a leering stone monster with a pot belly, created by some leprous savage. Is it beauty and genius they want to see? Do they seek a sense of the sublime? Let them come to New York, stand on the shore of the Hudson, look and kneel. When I see the city from my window - no, I don’t feel how small I am - but I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body.”

- Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“From the ruins, lonely and inexplicable as the sphinx, rose the Empire State Building.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, My Lost City: Personal Essays 1920-1940

“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”

- Truman Capote

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