Elizabeth Arden sold cosmetics -- but she really sold "youth and beauty" to the women of her time. Elizabeth Arden was her adopted name, chosen from the first name of her first partner, and the title of a Tennyson poem.
Selected Elizabeth Arden Quotations
• Hold fast to youth and beauty.
• Hold fast to life and youth.
• Every woman has the right to be beautiful.
• Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.
• I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
• There's only one Elizabeth like me and that's the Queen.
• I only want people around me who can do the impossible.
• Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here.
• I pick good women, but I haven't had any luck with my men.
• Treat a horse like a woman and a woman like a horse. And they'll both win for you.
• Nothing that costs only a dollar is not worth having.
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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Elizabeth Arden Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/elizabeth_arden.htm . Date accessed: (today). (More on how to cite online sources including this page)