Best Quotes of 2017

The best quotes of 2017, told to #legend by the many celebrities, personalities and inspiring figures we’ve interviewed over the course of the year.

1. Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal

“I haven’t worked out how to do it yet, and I haven’t told anyone else this, but I think I’ve got something that connects string theory, relativity, parallel universes, emotion, diet and evolution”

Read more: The Meaning of Life According to Heston Blumenthal

2. Chiara Ferragni

“There’s nothing that I wouldn’t wear”

Read more: Chiara Ferragni’s Fashion and Digital Media Empire

3. Kiko Mizuhara

“They say culture is not an accessory, and I totally get that sentiment, but I have respect and I try to learn about the culture. I feel my culture is to be open. It’s 2017. The world is made of multilayered cultures. You can pick some parts up and there’s always more beyond that.”

Read more: Kiko Mizuhara Can Do It All

4. Mia Kang

Mia Kang

“No one should be too anything. I spent my whole life being too tall, too short, too Asian, too white, too tanned, too big and too small. Right now, beauty is beyond sizes and I hope we’ll get there one day”

Read more: Mia Kang’s Journey From Runway to Ring

5. Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

“I thought, let me just troll all of the pseudo-scientists that don’t necessarily care about the ecosystem. There are a lot of great, fine scientists out there, we just happen to have some that agree with our current administration in the [United] States”

Read more: You May Never Hear Pharrell’s New Song About Global Warming

6. Venus Williams

“I think she raids my closet more than I do hers. But I did steal two pairs of shoes from her: one is silver and one is gold, all sparkles, and she never took them back”

Read more: Venus Williams Talks Fashion and Raiding Serena’s Closet

7. Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh

“For me, there is no set way of coming up with things but I always start with why something needs to be created. What purpose does it serve? It needs to fulfil a purpose other than just itself. Like, why do people want this? That’s important.”

Read more: Face to Face With Virgil Abloh

8. Rita Ora

“Feminist isn’t a scary word but sometimes people are afraid to use it because it’s been used in, like, a very aggressive context. But it’s not really about that. When Katy Perry sang I Kissed a Girl, it wasn’t necessarily her saying, “Guys, I’m a lesbian”. It was more about feeling empowered to be outspoken and free to choose and pick, and say things”

Read more: Getting Real With Rita Ora

9. Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

“Leather is the cheapest material on the planet, and yet, somehow, the fashion industry has managed to give the impression it’s the most expensive material on the planet”

Read more: Stella McCartney Talks Horses and Sustainable Creativity

10. Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

“I also find myself feeling very tolerant and very patient when I do come across a female who isn’t at that place in her life yet and is causing a negative reaction in the women around her. In my earlier years, I would have met her right where she was and that would have left me distraught. Now, I continuously give the benefit of the doubt and sometimes that encounter may not have a positive ending but I don’t run out of love for that woman. I don’t run out of that need to accomplish a positive connection.”

Read more: Zoe Saldana’s Intergalactic Journey

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