Mary Quant Quotes
The whole 1960s thing was a ten-year running party, which was lovely. It started at the end of the 1950s and sort of faded a bit when it became muddled with flower power. It was marvelous.
My favourite Nice restaurant is in the market. It's open mainly for the market people, and shuts in August.
Eating outdoors is a particular passion - that is, eating trestle-table a la nicoise.
I didn't get fat even when I was pregnant. You have to work very hard at staying slim, and it's a bore. But it's worth it.
Jean Shrimpton was the most beautiful of all the models I have known. To walk down the King's Road, Chelsea, with Shrimpton was like walking through the rye. Strong men just keeled over right and left as she strode up the street.
I absolutely adore cows. They're the most fascinating, gentle and beautiful animals. Their eyes are so amazing. I have ten that live on the land around my house. I love to talk to them. There are few things better than falling asleep in a field and being woken up by an inquisitive cow.
The miniskirt caused an extraordinarily powerful reaction. There were the people who hated it.
Of course, I remember when everybody was thin. It wasn't until I went to America in the Sixties that I saw anyone who wasn't skinny thin.
I divide my time between all the mud and open space in Surrey and the social life and work in London, particularly Chelsea, which still has the same village feel that it had in the swinging Sixties.
I always designed clothes from a very young age because I didn't like the way they were. They were paralyzing; they were stilted.
As well as being a creative genius, Vidal Sassoon was a formative figure of the Sixties. Along with the Pill and the mini-skirt, his influence was truly liberating.
As the daughter of two teachers with first-class degrees, I'd always seen myself as a duffer by comparison.
I can't imagine not working, really. I just think work's more fun than fun.
The Lord's Prayer is the most perfect piece of poetry. I always feel at peace and moved when I recite it.
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