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#1. I create the concept, which for me is about deciding upon the right girl and the right 'spirit', and thinking of all the things that visually describe her. It's just like putting together a fashion show; for me, that starts with the spirit and the girls as well. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#2. I believe that anything can be for men or women. I mean, I've worn a lace dress before! - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#3. Creativity in any form stimulates creativity in every form, music, arts, literature ... I find inspiration in anything. It's all the same. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#4. Luxury is anything you don't need, right? I mean, you need food, water, clothing, shelter ... but good wine, good food, beautiful interiors, nice clothes; those aren't necessities, they are luxuries - it's all luxury. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#5. I don't throw cell phones. I don't hurt people, I only hurt myself. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#6. We're developing things, but I don't know what we'll go with for the show, so I don't like to talk about it. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#7. I think beauty is youth; it's energy. I'm attracted to imperfection, style, confidence, and experimentation. So beauty, to me, is really a lot of things. It's kind of unexpected-what surprises you. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#8. Fashion isn't a necessity. It pulls at your heart. It's a whim. You don't need it. You want it. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#9. I have a lot of tattoos. My first tattoo I had when I was a teenager was just a little heart. I am very friendly with a great artist, Scott Campbell, and I started going to him to get tattoos. I'm very spontaneous about what I get. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#10. One thing that is exciting about fashion is the surprise element. People don't know what they want. They just know when they see it. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#11. I'm not a yogi, but I know the sun salutation. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#12. As far back as I can remember, I had an interest in fashion. I used to go to sleepaway camp, and they'd provide a list of things that you had to bring, and I always wanted to be a bit more creative than the list allowed. Like, if they required chinos, I wanted to hand-paint them. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#13. I love my life. I can't believe I work in New York and Paris. That I work for Louis Vuitton. That I work for Marc Jacobs. It seems really weird every time I say my full name - like, that's me, and every time I hear the receptionist say my name, it's still weird. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#14. I love attention. Maybe my desire for attention is a little too out of control, but I'm very honest. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#15. But the customer is the final, final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I'm not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#16. Design is a series of creative choices - it's a collaborative effort, an evolutionary process. You choose your fabrics depending upon what you want to say, then you work with mills to get those fabrics. Through the process, you realize what you want it to be. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#17. I'm not really well educated - other than an art survey course at the High School of Art and Design in New York when I was, like, 15. I don't know the history of art, but I got over intimidation from the art world when I realized that I was allowed to feel whatever I want and like whatever I want. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#18. I think there is something about luxury - it's not something people need, but it's what they want. It really pulls at their heart. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#19. Fashion is such a fairytale and it is such a fantasy. And it's about metamorphosis and sort of changing yourself and playing a part that you want people to see. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#20. We live in a world where people are really hungry for information, and they're not hungry for information on subjects that they're not interested in. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#21. I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they're wearing what they like and what suits them. It's not a status thing. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#22. I am a perfect being in a perfect world. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#23. I think it's an old fashioned notion that fashion needs to be exclusive to be fashionable. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#24. I hate this idea that you have to love somebody because they are your family. Nobody can tell me what I'm supposed to feel and who I am supposed to feel it for. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#25. I'm not good at hiding my feelings. I'm also not good at lying. I'm very open about everything. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#26. The attention toward me is basically because of what we've built as a company. If we built a pile of crap then nobody would care what I ate for lunch. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#27. Sometimes I miss hamburgers, I should say that. I miss the tuna pizzas at Mercer Kitchen. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#28. I love the entire ritual of getting dressed. When we do a fashion show, we try to send out a message; we couldn't do that without the hair and makeup. The whole is equal to the sum of its parts. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#29. Makeup is the finishing touch, the final accessory. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#30. No one ever said 'no' to me about anything. No one ever told me anything was wrong. Never. No one ever said, 'You can't be a fashion designer.' No one ever said, 'You're a boy and you can't take tap-dancing lessons.' No one ever said, 'You're a boy and you can't have long hair.' - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#31. It was never my desire to revolutionize fashion, to make clothes that could be in a museum. I want to create clothes that have a certain style, but I want to see them used. I want to see people enjoy the things I've made. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#32. I'm useless at staring at a piece of white paper. But if you put a piece of white paper with a black line on it in front of me, I'll say no that black line should be red and it should go this way or that way. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#33. Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great - all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#34. In terms of having a business, I wanted to let it go beyond what my personal taste is. Basically, I'm in a kilt and a white shirt every day. So, you know, I don't have a lot of scope, and I'm really picky about what I wear. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#35. I always find beauty in things that are odd & imperfect - they are much more interesting. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#36. I don't love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn't mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just ... boring. Perfect is what's natural or real; that is beauty. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#37. The best dresses are like t-shirts - you just put them on and forget about them. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#38. We don't design by calculator or by demographics or anything like that. We really are a group of creative, sensitive people. We have our charmed little world where we get to make things. We're really lucky. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#39. My opinion about myself is so based on what other people think of me. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#40. I used to buy good shoes, now I buy good bags. They make me feel more confident. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#41. If they asked me, I would do anything for the 'South Park' guys. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#42. The Louis Vuitton woman is more about a quality - a quality within some women that needs to come forward, to be noticed and recognised. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#43. When you design a dress you ask yourself, would woman like it or no. It's much more of a creative process, not a research or trying to make somethings that sells or appeals. I hope that it will appeal to somebody, but it isn't what drives me. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#44. To be useful to others and to be useful to myself is definitely a better place to be. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#45. Part of the talent of any company is to surround yourself with people who have good spirit and help you do more and more things. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#46. It's sometimes said that I'm rebellious and I do things to push people's buttons, but I just like the challenge. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#47. I don't think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#48. I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#49. I am really glad to be working at the profession that I love. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#50. It just seemed too weird to me. I don't know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parents' apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#51. Anyone who thinks designers don't talk to editors, and editors don't talk to stores doesn't know what's happening ... It's called crossover, sampling all references in music, art and fashion. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#52. I guess when I look over my shoulder at other designers, I feel like people are so definitive. It's so clear to me what their aesthetic is, what they're projecting. And I look at my own work and I think, Who could ever decipher what the hell is going on? - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#53. I like spending time at home. In Paris, people drop by and have a bite to eat, or they drop by and watch Friends on TV. I take my dog to the office there, and I walk to work sometimes. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#54. I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I'm recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it's not as commonplace to be recognized. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#55. Sex is always good, isn't it? Well, actually it's not always good, but it's always a good thing. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#56. That was a time when I did love music, I couldn't get enough of what was going on. Maybe it was Nirvana that brought me back. I guess it was a comfort because something that sounded so right - and non-commercial - had become so influential, so immediately. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#57. Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#58. Let's do what we love and do a lot of it. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#59. I love attention, I'm very honest about it ... [but] if I wanna wear a pink dress or a lace dress or a kilt of whatever, it's like I'm not solely doing it for attention, I'm doing it first for myself because it gives me pleasure. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#60. Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it's not necessary to be radical all the time. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#61. I love to design for women, it's really open and very free. I always think of my friends. I think of both fictitious characters, real people from the past and the present. I am not a woman, but I find women so beautiful and so fascinating. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#62. I love the gym, but I still want to look a bit awkward at it. I don't want to look too on top of it, you know? - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#63. I like the sort of 'nothingness' of the jeans and the T-shirt. I feel that's about as close as I can get to the future because it seems like something so old that will always be, so I feel it's a safe bet for the future. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#64. We want to do sweaters for dogs and call it 'Bark Jacobs.' If it works, great. If it doesn't, we'll drop it and do something different. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#65. It's the things that aren't accepted as conventionally beautiful that I find more attractive. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#66. For so many years, I felt so insecure, so inferior, and I still have those moments, but I have a newfound confidence since I got in shape and changed my diet. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#67. I value very much the time before the show, when there is nothing else but to concentrate on the show, and it's just purely design. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#68. Even mistakes can get you one step further. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#69. I don't find clothes sexy at all. I find people sexy. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#70. For people that don't have any interest in the psychology of nuance, who need everything to be in their face, who don't want to analyze ... those aren't the people I romanticize about dressing. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#71. I go through phases where I buy only Speed Stick and Axe, and Noxzema shaving cream. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#72. Luxury is about pleasing yourself, not dressing for other people - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#73. Both my partner and I did not get into cooking so that we could wear ugly chef's coats and stuff. We dress sexy in the kitchen. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#74. Life is a fashion show, the world is your runway. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#75. I empathize with women in their high heels so I'll be there in my kilt and T-shirt and I'll walk around all day just to prove that if I can wear the shoes for 36 hours then certainly our customer can wear them. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#76. Staring up at the sky on a bright, sunny day makes me dream and gives me ideas. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#77. I'm someone who came to Paris as a teenager, and I dreamed of coming back to Paris as a visitor. I never dreamed of having a job at the biggest luxury house in Paris and, you know, 15 odd years later, I'm still here. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#78. I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, 'Marc Jacobs!' in a French accent. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#79. It's funny because every time I go to a shoot, and I have clothes on, they inevitably come off. I just did one recently and the stylist was like, "So ... " and you just know that they are going to get to the point where they say "Can you take your clothes off?" - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#80. I have no problem going on record with this and probably have gone on record with this before, there aren't that many people who I respect. There just aren't. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#81. The red carpet doesn't interest me. I think people become all the same; it's like everyone posing from the three-quarter angle in some low-cut, fitted dress; it's all the same. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#82. I don't want to sound too silly or pretentious about this, but, you know, I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That's why I do it. No one's forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It's a real love affair. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#83. I love attention. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#84. I like characters. I like spirited characters whether they exist in fiction or real life. Whether they're the invention of artistic people or directors, musicians. I think music and art and fashion designers inspire me and I like characters. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#85. I think scent is sensual. I guess evoking a mood or a spirit is key, and I think with the women's fragrances we have evoked different types, moods or sensibilities of a woman - whether it's Daisy with the sweetness and the innocence or Lola which is more provocative, sexy and sultry. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#86. I do love fashion. I certainly wouldn't suffer all the stress that comes with it if I didn't really love it. I always talk about the team of people I work with every day. They share that passion. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#87. Without any kind of real ego on my part, I just thought, I'm going to approach the people I admire and see if they want to do something together. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#88. What's comfortable to me is familiarity. Comfort has nothing to do with the size of the garment. I do find something quite comfortable and charming in a too-narrow shoulder, a sleeve that's too short or too long, a pant that's too high or too low, hems that are trod on. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#89. I envy the people who go to Paris the first time - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#90. I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that's natural and that's real. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#91. My mind absorbs things in a funny way. I'm on planes quite a bit and I always take stacks and stacks of magazines and I go through them and tear pages out and fold them up, and they get stuck at the bottom of my backpack or whatever. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#92. Basically, I'm in a kilt and a white shirt every day. So, you know, I don't have a lot of scope, and I'm really picky about what I wear. Even if it's weird, it's very particular to me. And you can't make a business out of what I would wear. We'd be out of business. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#93. I'm a designer. I make clothes and bags and shoes. I have a job that involves making creative choices, but I'm not a divinely inspired human being like an artist! - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#94. Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#95. I think when I started to get in shape and spend time at the gym, I could be better to other people and be better to myself and get back to loving fashion and experience it myself. I started to wear kilts and lace dresses. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#96. The thing I most love and hate about fashion is that it changes all the time. But I don't think I or anyone else can singlehandedly get rid of hooker style. Popular taste isn't great by definition. It's just popular. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#97. I never cared about buying things for myself, like clothes. And then all of a sudden I realized how great it is to be very precise about the shirts that I wear and all the things that are a part of my closet. So the ritual of fashion and shopping became very personal to me. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#98. I like to make things. I like making choices, choosing colours, evoking a spirit, a change. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#99. Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I've never been cool, but I've felt cool. I've been in the cool place, but I wasn't really cool - I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It's the awkwardness that's nice. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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#100. Yes, I always remember my dad's, mom's and my grandma's perfumes. - Author: Marc Jacobs
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