Brunello Cucinelli quotes:

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  • I love a modern suit paired with a polo or cotton T-shirt... and then paired with leather sneakers, or cashmere joggers with a tailored blazer and a sleeveless puffer vest to get the ultimate informal and formal combination.

  • St. Benedict said to take care of your mind, body and soul. I swim for an hour every morning, do 15 minutes of Tibetan stretching and breathing exercises, and play soccer with friends four or more nights a week.

  • These new young politicians have given us the confidence to start dreaming again to believe there is a better politics, and a better future for Italy in general.

  • There is definitely a comeback of the idea of dressing well every day. Nowadays, suits can be worn for many occasions - to work or to school, to a dinner party or red carpet event.

  • Order and tidiness is the first law of Heaven.

  • In my office, I have a very beautiful marble bust of Seneca. I always have my eye on him when I'm taking phone calls. He's one of the many philosophers I've always read and admired.

  • I want to safeguard the value of lunch. For me, it is sacred. My family and I always have lunch and dinner together. And we always sit down. Food does not taste the same if you are standing up!

  • From a design perspective, the U.S. has always been a great source of inspiration for me.

  • I had a very simple life growing up in the farm country outside of Perugia, and biscotti and warm milk with a tiny bit of coffee were a big part of my morning ritual before walking to school.

  • I never remember my parents having an argument.

  • Italian companies need to re-convert themselves, and such a re-conversion must be toward a better, higher standard.

  • I've spent a lot of years living with normal people. If I take a private jet to go to a meeting in Milan, well, that's my business; I can do it. But I don't live for it.

  • To me, the simplest things can have the highest value.

  • I say to my industrialist friends, when you have guests from out of town, I don't care how important they are, you should feed them the essence of Italian culture: spaghetti, bread and olive oil.

  • I shave every day with an ancient manual razor. It was my father's, and I love it.

  • The whole idea of wearing clothes is not to look ridiculous.

  • If you have a company that doesn't sell its goods or services abroad and focuses only on the domestic market, it will keep paying a price.

  • Black is overrated. You'll never find it in my stores. Of course it's slimming, but it's just used too much, especially for men. One black suit by one designer, another one by another - they all look the same in the end. If I walk into a crowded hotel lobby and I'm wearing a black suit, I just look like everyone else.

  • I come from a farming culture, where we valued raw materials above all.

  • If I give you the right conditions to work, and I put you in a beautiful place, where you feel a little bit better about yourself because you know your work is being used for something greater than producing a profit, maybe you will get more creative; maybe you will want to work more.

  • I think businesses live longer that are on the stock market.

  • It has always been very important to look carefully at young people and the way they wear clothes.

  • For forty years, I've worn the same Azzaro Uomo fragrance.

  • To sum it all up, the objective of my life has been to give work a moral and economic dignity.

  • Work, which is considered an expression of a personā??s value, also becomes a part of oneā??s spirituality and achieves the higher aim of the Supreme Good

  • If l give you the right conditions to work, and I put you in a beautiful place, where you feel a little bit better about yourself because you know your work is being used for something greater than producing a profit, maybe you will get more creative, maybe you will want to work more.

  • I've always had an aversion to debt.

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