Chairman of the Retail Company Kering Francois Pinault Quotes

Find the Motivational Collection of quotes by famous French businessman and art collector Francois Pinault.

Francois Pinault quotes & sayings

  • The Italians live well. They have problems, like all countries, but they are well-dressed, the women are pretty.
  • My mission is not to forbid French art. If the quality is there, I buy; if the quality isn’t there, I don’t.
  • I have no sense of nostalgia. Tomorrow is what interests me.
  • The passion for art is, as for believers, very religious. It unites people, its message is of common humanity. Art has become my religion – others pray in church. It’s a banality, but you don’t possess art, it possesses you. It’s like falling in love.
  • Sustainable development is a fundamental break that’s going to reshuffle the entire deck. There are companies today that are going to dominate in the future simply because they understand that.
  • The first PC that I actually bought myself was a Toshiba Papman in 1985. This model was one of the very first laptops; I remember that it was a revolution at the time!
  • I’d never buy something, even if it’s a great brand, that is a competitor to something I already own; that’s insane.
  • In a recession, you must be able to call into question everything you’ve done before.
  • I have a regular, normal private life.
  • I started buying on the Internet quite rapidly, as early as 1995.
  • I like to discover new things, and I’m always testing new apps.
  • I closely follow everything about user interface or human-computer interface: technology that makes computers closer to the way the human being actually functions.
  • There’s a strength to being able to look at products through a customer’s eyes, but it is also dangerous.
  • Linguistics is a good way of defining the culture of a brand. The vocabulary used by sports and lifestyle brands – running, fitness, training, motorsports – is all about functionality, whereas the vocabulary of the luxury business – handbags, ready-to-wear – is all about the product.
  • You don’t buy luxury to enter a community, but to set yourself apart from others.
  • There’s a strength to being able to look at products through a customer’s eyes, but it is also dangerous.
  • Luxury hasn’t been democratised; it’s been globalised.