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A collection of uplifting quotes by Gloria Vanderbilt on fashion, love, women empowerment and writing.

56 Uplifting Gloria Vanderbilt Quotes To Keep Your Spirit Alive

Famous As: Artist, Actress

Born On: February 20, 1924

Died On: July 17, 2019

Born In: Manhattan, New York

Founder / Co Founder: GV Ltd.

Died At Age: 95

A member of the powerful and wealthy Vanderbilt family of New York, Gloria Vanderbilt was a renowned designer, entrepreneur, writer, and fashion icon, who was the source of inspiration for generations of young girls. Her love for life was evident in everything she did. Born with refined aesthetic sensibilities, she sought art and beauty in all things. She had an incredible, impeccable, and graceful sense of style. Despite being married four times, she held an optimistic view of love. She believed that women should work together for mutual success. We have collected many of her quotes from interviews, articles, speeches, and her writings. Here are some of the things that she has to say on fashion, love, women empowerment and writing.

You must always have great, secret, big fat hopes for yourself in love and in life. The bigger, the better.

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Why not me? Suffering, she understood, is, in fact, random, universal.

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When I was photographed, I didn't feel I was acting. I just felt I was being photographed. It sort of taught me things about myself that I didn't know and was trying to find out.

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When I was being photographed, I always felt very much in my own skin. That's probably one of the reasons why I enjoy being photographed.

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When anybody says, 'Why me?' Why is 'me' exempt?

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To be pregnant has been for me each time the supreme joy ... I was doing the greatest thing in the world without having to do anything -- all I had to do was be.

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To be happy--one must find one's bliss

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Throughout my life I have taken detours in acting and writing, but art remains my abiding passion.

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The only thing that would ever embarrass me would be something I would write that would be badly written.

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The minute that you bring a unicorn into a story, you know that it's a fairy tale or a fable, because unicorns don't exist as animals. They exist as fantasy creatures.

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The heart of another is a dark forest.

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The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you

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Some of us are born with a sense of loss. It is not acquired as we grow. It is already there from the beginning, and it pervades us throughout our lives.

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Sinatra created a kind of magic. You want those people to be part of your life.

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One of the goals of life is to try and be in touch with one's most personal themes-the values, the ideas, styles, colors that are the touchstones of one's own individual life, its real texture and substance.

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Nobody should get married at 17.

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In anything there has to be dark and light. There's a lot of joy in my paintings and a lot of darkness.

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If you've never had a mother or a father, you grow up seeking something you're never going to find, ever. You seek it in love and in people and in beauty.

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If you have health, you have everything.

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I've resolved so many things in my life. I like the idea of showing that you can go through a lot and still be on your feet, still be working, and still be positive about life.

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I've had many, many loves. I always feel that something wonderful is going to happen. And it always does.

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I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success.

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I'm the girliest girl you are ever going to meet.

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I'm always in love. If it's not with a man, it's something else. I love beauty. I love the sky I see outside the window. There's so much beauty in the world.

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I'm a ham. I always like to answer spontaneously.

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I'll always remain friends with men I've been in love with. Each one gave me so much, in so many ways.

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I was fearless. Wild horses couldn't stop me.

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I was born during an eclipse. I believe very much in astrology. If you were born on an eclipse it indicates your destiny is chaotic.

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I think something wonderful is going to happen to me. Maybe tomorrow. The phone can ring and your whole life can change.

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I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected.

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I love to decorate and redecorate. Now it's called interior design, but the term decorating is fine with me.

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I like to repaint rooms, to redecorate. My dream would be to have pieds-à-terre in various places.

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I have a tremendous appetite for life; the phone rings and your whole life could change.

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I don't think age has anything to do with what you write about.

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I don't read anything about myself. As a child, there was something in me that was just instinctive. I want to be clear in my spirit, and I don't want to be blocked by things that get inside of you and kill you.

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I don't like cold people at all. It makes me feel really insecure.

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I don't categorize myself as an 85-year-old woman who has written an erotic novel. I categorize myself as a writer who's written an erotic novel.

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I do think all art is autobiographical, and I do think I know quite a bit about women. I don't know anything about men.

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I believe in marriage and fidelity.

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Everything in life is elusive.

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Even death is wonderful because, as Woody Allen says, we're not going to know when it happens.

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Cats are so interesting - endlessly fascinating.

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Art brings a message into a room. It should make us perceive in a new way - either through color, form or narrative content - something we had not perceived before... and perhaps reveal something to you about yourself.

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And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong - to belong to my mother. And in return - I wanted my mother to belong to me.

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A work of fiction is conceived very much the same way as a dream occurs in the mind of a sleeper.

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A home is very, very important to me. But I do change things around a lot.

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...that is the best-to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.

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I do spend money. I like to spend money, on houses - on furnishing houses. And I love to give presents to people. It's just in my nature to be that way. I always spent money I had. And I always spent what I made. I'm not stingy.

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I do take very good care of myself, and I'm always in love. And by that I mean I have an appetite for life. I'm in love with beauty and things and people and love and being in love, and those things I think, on the inside, show on the outside.

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I've been really very fortunate with the men I've been involved with. They've always really treated me very, very wonderfully. And whenever anything broke up, I was always the one to leave. So I think I've been really very, very lucky.

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If you don't have a father, you don't miss it, because you don't know what it is. It was really only when I married Wyatt Cooper that I understood what it was like to have a father, because he was just an extraordinary father.

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In mythology and palmistry, the left hand is called the dreamer because the ring finger on the left hand leads directly to the heart. I find it a very poetic idea. And thats why I only wear nail polish on my left ring finger.

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Many times, working is kind of like channeling, and I really don't know what's going to fall on the page. I just did this image of a fat girl and put her on a tiny mountain peak of grass that she's walking over. It just amused me.

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When I started travelling, I would go to a city and be on television and I used to get the question, 'Why do you work? If I were you, I'd just go and lie on a beach somewhere.' And I'd answer, 'Well, I wanted to make something of my life.

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When I'm traveling to promote my book, I feel like an artful impostor. What I really am is when I'm in my (painter's) studio and when I'm writing. With actors, it's the same thing. They're kind of artful impostors in public. When you get to know them, they're different people.

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You breathe in and out; you breathe in and you breathe out, and you live one moment into the next moment, and then time goes by, and you find you're able to put one foot in front of the other.

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