Tory Burch quotes:

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  • I've learned time management, organization and I have priorities.

  • Entrepreneurs have a great ability to create change, be flexible, build companies and cultivate the kind of work environment in which they want to work.

  • I think you can have it all. You just have to know it's going to work.

  • I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, where my parents raised German shepherds - we had about 30 dogs at any given time.

  • My biggest challenge every day is to be a great mother and a great businesswoman.

  • I just love the energy of going into different areas of New York.

  • I've been writing an ongoing letter to my children since they were born, full of recollections of their childhoods. I've filled two journals. It's a great thing to do as a mother - you forget a lot as you go along, but reading over what you've written brings all the memories back.

  • I never go out during the day without sunglasses.

  • I wanted stores that would feel like a comfortable room in my apartment, cozy and colorful and different.

  • When I started my company, many people said I shouldn't launch it as a retail concept because it was too big a risk. They told me to launch as a wholesaler to test the waters - because that was the traditional way.

  • One of my greatest talents is recognizing talent in others and giving them the forum to shine.

  • Many people think that buying a fake product is harmless, but counterfeiting is estimated to result in annual losses of over $20 billion dollars to American companies.

  • I like being straightforward. We can deal with anything as long as it's on the table.

  • For me, if I can design beautiful things that have the price be lower, I am thrilled.

  • I think when I was on the corporate ladder, it was very difficult to maintain the hours. It's a little easier when you have you're an entrepreneur.

  • I like being behind the scene.

  • Big businesses can help by engaging aspiring entrepreneurs and promoting initiatives which support small businesses from within.

  • When I think about fashion I think women will never lose that appetite for fashion.

  • It was ingrained in me to be gracious.

  • I love exploring New York and I think that's what is so exciting about it. You find places that you've never heard of or seen before all the time.

  • Ambition is not a four-letter word and women have to embrace that.

  • Being an entrepreneur isn't just a job title, and it isn't just about starting a company. It's a state of mind. It's about seeing connections others can't, seizing opportunities others won't, and forging new directions that others haven't.

  • My company is an extension of me, so when I designed my stores I wanted people to feel that they were in my home.

  • I'm very forgiving so I forgive most things, really.

  • Each job I had wasn't necessarily the perfect job, but I always talk to young women about how you really have to take certain things from each job and learn from that and then move on to something you really want to do.

  • Even if you're not yet an entrepreneur, you can be entrepreneurial in everything you do. If you view each stop as an opportunity to learn something, there is always something you will take away from that experience.

  • Having an environment that is supportive is really important for success.

  • I am always interested in designing things that have a great price point attached to it.

  • I could eat gazpacho three times a day.

  • I just like easy clothes - comfort.

  • I think women do work differently; it's important to have both men and women. They offer different things.

  • I think women want to look beautiful. I think that's an important thing. It is relevant.

  • I wanted to create a new way of looking at retail.

  • I wanted to help women and their families.

  • I would love to do special products for specific countries. As we go ahead and learn the territories, we're going to do exclusives for each area.

  • If it doesn't scare you, you're probably not dreaming big enough.

  • I'm always perpetually out of my comfort zone.

  • It's a gift to be able to give access.

  • It's very passe to think women want to spend a fortune on clothes.

  • Never underestimate the impact of a small act.

  • Remember: if the most unique ideas were obvious to everyone, there wouldn't be entrepreneurs. The one thing that every entrepreneurial journey has in common is that there are many, many steps on the road to success.

  • Sometimes women entrepreneurs are their own challenge, [in terms of] believing in themselves. There is no need to apologise for being ambitious.

  • The easy glamour of the French Riviera in the late 1960s - inspired by Romy Schneider's character in La Piscine - mixed with garden elements. Blueprint, botanical, lattice, Queen Anne's lace and folly prints are paired with cleaner silhouettes and proportions in a fresh palette of green, white and coral.

  • The inspiration starts with the armor my parents collected. The references are subtle, whether in the mix of textures (woven, quilted, pleated) or in the tapestry brocades and florals. The focus is on clean, strong silhouettes with bold embellishments. Accessories reflect the mood - belts with chain details, lace-up ghillie heels and muffs.

  • There's always a stigma attached to the word ??ambition' and women. I've embraced it. Ambition is NOT a four-letter word and women have to embrace that.

  • We need to get women to the point where they aren't apologizing. Its time to take ownership in our success.

  • Women have to embrace ambition if they want to. I had a lot of trouble taking compliments in the beginning, and it's really important for women to embrace their title.

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