I very rarely watch my own fashion shows, but the makeup for my Fall 2011 show was just brilliant.

What I remember as a child is that other kids didn't care about suffering. I always did.

I don't feel comfortable defending my clothes. But if you've got the money to afford them, then buy something from me. Just don't buy too much.

If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing.

Home, more than anything, means warmth and bed.

I don't care how many beauty treatments you have, I don't care which bag you're carrying - you have to have a dress.

I'm the proof - you can't throw away tradition.

I think it's important to vote.

Women fight for democracy and engage in the world. But they shouldn't try and be copying men and be masculine; they should anchor on the home and build on those fundamentals.

I've got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.

We are so conformist; nobody is thinking. We are all sucking up stuff; we have been trained to be consumers, and we are all consuming far too much.

The capitalist system is about taking from the Earth and from the other great commodity, labour. What's happening with this system is that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and the only way out of it is supposed to be growth. But growth is debt. It's going to make the situation worse.

I have too much product, and I'm trying to rein it in and sell more of my main collection. I wish you didn't have to design so often; it would be good if you could keep on selling the same things for a few years and not have to do new things all the time.

You've got to invest in the world, you've got to read, you've got to go to art galleries, you've got to find out the names of plants. You've got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We're amazing people.

I never look at fashion magazines. I find them incredibly boring.

I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality.

Liverpool people are famous for liking clothes and fashion; they are very social and lively people, and we know that they like clothes.

Don't just eat McDonald's, get something a bit better. Eat a salad. That's what fashion is. It's something that is a bit better.

The only possible effect one can have on the world is through unpopular ideas.

The bravery shown by Azza Suleiman who dared to stand up for another woman who was being beaten, and paid a heavy price in doing so, is both awe-inspiring and humbling.

I'll tell you what I was like as a child. I was a good person. I was high-spirited but I was a big reader.

I eat only vegetables and fruit, and to me it's the most aspirational diet because it's so easy. It's quite simple, the cooking I do.

Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.

I've always had my own access to the public, because I started off making my clothes for a little shop, and so I've always had people buying them. I could always sell a few, even if I couldn't sell a lot, and somehow my business grew because people happened to like it. I'm in a fortunate position.

Real art has been... what's the word? Kidnapped? No, that's not it. But, OK, kidnapped by business.

I don't have faith in young people any more. I don't waste time trying to communicate with them.

I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct.

I'm a fashion designer and people think, what do I know?

I disagree with everything I used to say.

I am in my own head most of the time.

I don't follow politics much.

My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor.

We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part.

The best night of my life was watching the Japanese Noh theater. I've only seen it once, but even saying it now, I think, 'How can I ever have this experience again?' It was so mesmerizing, so complicated and so primordial; I could not believe it.

Popular culture is a contradiction in terms. If it's popular, it's not culture.

I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one's best physical features.

I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire.

The hippie movement politicized my generation. When it ended, we all started looking back at our own history, looking, in my case, for motives of rebellion.

The main message we want to get out there is that climate change is caused by the rotten economic system.

Being part of a community with a church at its centre and singin' hymns is a great thing to do.

If you hear Anarchy in the UK today your hair stands on end. It gives you the shivers.

I wish you didn't have to design so often. Try to do quality and cut down on quantity. I think fashion is very, very important.

The last people with any ideas are young people.

There is so much that people take for granted.

I'd like to be the last person alive in the world! Yes, I'd like to know what happens.

People have never looked so ugly as they do today. We just consume far too much.

It's true the punk fashion itself was iconographic: rips and dirt, safety pins, zips, slogans, and hairstyles. These motifs were so iconic in themselves - motifs of rebellion.

It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.

However, because Britain is young and exciting, I did show my second line here once or twice.