If you’re an avid reader of Dukes Avenue, you’ll know that we’re all about inspiring you to live your best and most luxurious life, in whatever way that means to you. Many people think luxury and wealth are one and the same. The truth, however, is that luxury is very much personal, and one reader’s idea of luxury will be completely different to another’s.
To challenge your idea of luxury, we’ve carefully curated a list of our favourite luxury quotes to both inspire and stimulate your creativity, and perhaps by the end of it, you may start to think about luxury a little differently. Through these inspirational quotes, sayings and life lessons, we hope to convince readers that luxury has nothing to do with net worth and everything to do with self-worth, and the freedom to do whatever brings you happiness.
To make things even easier, we’ve divided the quotes into the different areas of life where you may be seeking a little decadence: whether that’s travel, style or just general luxury life quotes, we’ve got you covered!
A Collection of Luxury Quotes
Luxury Lifestyle Quotes
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
– Coco Chanel
Luxury is a state of mind.
– LWren Scott
The greatest luxury is being free.
– Manolo Blahnik
I give myself the luxury of saying what I want.
– Jose Mujica
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessities.
– John Lothrop Motley
We should bring in an environmental attitude, and I think luxury should automatically be about sustainability and quality.
– Jochen Zeitz
Living in the lap of luxury isn’t bad except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up.
– Orson Welles
Any luxury too easily obtained is probably not a luxury at all.
– Saskia Havekas
Happiness is not a luxury. It is a necessity. When we are happy, we are in the best possible place to be good to ourselves and those we love.
– Suze Orman
In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention.
– Pico Lyer
Athletics is a luxury.
– Roger Bannister
It’s such a luxury to be able to be happy about going to work in the morning.
– Joe Pantoliano
True luxury is being able to own your time – to be able to take a walk, sit on your porch, read the paper, not take the call, not be compelled by obligation.
– Ashton Kutcher
When you dance you can enjoy the luxury of being you.
– Paulo Coelho
The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment.
– John Gay
The greatest luxury of having money should be not having to worry about it.
– David Whyte
The most rewarding thing is having a job that you love. It’s not a luxury that everyone in this world enjoys.
– Krysten Ritter
Luxury Travel Quotes
Luxury travel is about the experience, not just the appearance. Luxury travel may be glamorous, but not always meaningful. Local culture may not always be glamorous, but it’s always meaningful.
– Nyssa P. Chopra
The real luxury travel of the modern age is not through space; it’s through time.
– Nancy Gibbs
Luxury Fashion Quotes
The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.
– Diana Vreeland
Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.
– Karl Lagerfeld
Luxury must be comfortable, or else it is not luxury.
– Coco Chanel
Italian style is a natural attitude. It is about a life of good taste. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Simple but with good taste. Luxury is possible to buy. Good taste is not.
– Diego Della Valle
I believe that style is the only real luxury that is really desirable.
– Giorgio Armani
I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.
– Jil Sander
Style is luxury, and luxury is simply what makes you happy.
– Deborah Needleman
You can have anything you want in life, if you dress for it.
– Edith Head
Luxury is about pleasing yourself, not dressing for other people.
– Marc Jacobs
Once you start compromising, once you start trying to keep cost lower, this is not luxury. Luxury is wanting the best and using the best materials with which to do that.
– Pier Luigi Loro Piana
Luxury Design Quotes
Luxury is in each detail.
– Hubert de Givenchy
Three ingredients of luxury lifestyle design are time, income and mobility.
– Tim Ferriss (author of ‘The 4-Hour Work Week‘)
There is always going to be that luxury customer out there. I have clients who buy $10,000 dresses and clients who buy $60 dresses. It’s not so much about the money. Design is a mentality.
– Jason Wu
In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.
– Bernard Arnault
Luxury is the balance of design, in the sense of beauty and highest quality.
– Domenico de Sole
Real luxury is understanding quality, and having the time to enjoy it.
– G Bruce Boyer
Luxury Home Quotes
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
– Henry Ward Besscher
Luxury lives in the finer details. It’s a cloth napkin at a dinner table. It’s a mint on your pillow before bed.
– Iggy Azalea
I thoroughly enjoy a good hot bath. That is my ultimate luxury.
– Michelle Yeoh
Luxury can be very simple, for example, staying 15 minutes longer in bed.
– Jean-Louis Dumas
Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three – and paradise is when you have none.
– Doug Larson
Art is a luxury but also a necessity.
– Edwidge Danticat
What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?
– Anthony Trollope
Books are my one luxury.
– Stella Vine
Real luxury is a balance between quality and the affection you feel for an object that cannot be easily replicated.
– Marco Zanini
Luxury Love Quotes
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
– Anthony Trollope
Pleasure is, after all, a luxury. It’s love that’s essential.
– John Dufresne
Hate is such a luxurious emotion; it can only be spent on one we love.
– Bob Udkoff
Family is our greatest luxury.
– Granit Xhaka
Luxury Motivational Quotes
Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.
– Edsger Dijkstra
I think that anyone who’s pushed to do the very best that they can is privileged. It’s a luxury.
– Twyla Tharp
You don’t buy luxury to enter a community, but to set yourself apart from others.
– Francois-Henri Pinault
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
– Anias Nin
Luxury, like a minimum wage, is a relationship; it changes as we change.
– Vida Dutton Scudder
It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.
– Sheryl Sandberg
The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
– Leontyne Price
Luxury Wisdom Quotes
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
– Edward Abbey
Being anonymous is a great luxury. It’s a big loss to lose that. Mostly, the loss is the ability to observe others without being observed yourself.
– Adrien Brody
Luxury is not about the things that you own. It is about something that reflects your personal values, something that shows the choices that you have made in your life.
– Marcel Wanders
People from my father’s generation didn’t have the luxury to be unhappy in their job.
– Dulquer Salmaan
Death row saved my life. It taught me everything is a luxury to be treasured.
– Nick Yarris
The fact is that modern life has deprived us of life’s one great luxury: time.
– Laurie Colwin
Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
– Martin Farquhar Tupper
I think there is something about luxury – it’s not something people need, but it’s what they want. It really pulls at their heart.
– Marc Jacobs
Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.
– Dodie Smith
Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
– Cesare Pavese
In today’s life, luxury is time and space.
– Harmon Okinyo
The future is the most expensive luxury in the world.
– Thornton Wilder
Contemplation is a luxury, requiring time and alternatives.
– Tahir Shah
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