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Genevieve Gorder Quotes and Sayings

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So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

Related topics: Design

There's a big difference between decorators and designers
and the training is very different.
- Genevieve Gorder

I'm so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound
bite and not really being interested.
- Genevieve Gorder

Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven't found with any interviewer.
- Genevieve Gorder

 

But instead of that stuff you get relationships with
people and neighbors that you would never get in a city.
People in small towns are a lot more open.
- Genevieve Gorder

I had been to the South many times and I thought I knew what the South was,
but not until you live with people and live through
their lives do you know what it's really about.
- Genevieve Gorder

The birth of any show is always a rough one.
- Genevieve Gorder

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Like I said, TLC has enough of my life.
I have to keep some of it for myself.
- Genevieve Gorder

It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit.
It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for
money like reality television does -
like ambushing people.
- Genevieve Gorder

You need to have a home to go back to,
whether it's a hotel room or a barn.
It's only home when he's there.
- Genevieve Gorder

I'm a designer, I love it, and I haven't worked this hard to do bad work.
- Genevieve Gorder

So, like I said, I will visit Jeffersonville more often
because I now have a little getaway house up there.
- Genevieve Gorder

I think that, in comparison, New Yorkers and Northerners are so guarded.
- Genevieve Gorder

Design can have such a positive impact on the way people
live and on their relationships and moods.
- Genevieve Gorder

I'm opening a store at the end of the month in the
New York meatpacking district.
I'm launching a line of bedding this summer,
and I am writing a book that will be out next January.
- Genevieve Gorder

The Deep South has a completely different history,
both good and bad, that is fascinating for everybody.
It makes people work together who usually don't,
and that sounds like a cliche in so many ways,
but it actually happened...
and it happened because of a beautiful idea.
- Genevieve Gorder

I will not do work that isn't done well or right.
Stuff happens - things break, contractors don't come through -
but I don't want to be responsible for not doing something correctly.
- Genevieve Gorder

We worked out a lot of bugs and figured out who was
working and who wasn't and how this beast functions.
It was a lot bigger than we actually thought,
and now we have a well-run ship where it feels I can
actually have time to imagine and not just stress out about everything.
- Genevieve Gorder

You forget how many people watch TV until you come into a town like this.
Everybody knows you, and I'm always humbled,
especially when there are 500 little kids who all have
their hair done like yours and want to be designers.
- Genevieve Gorder

It's not about doing over the living room of someone
who has bad taste in color.
This is about restoring historic buildings and instilling pride in a community,
which can be done through designing new public spaces
and social gathering spots.
- Genevieve Gorder

And the relationships that happen become so intense,
deep, involved and complex and really hard to say goodbye to.
The hardest part of the show is saying goodbye when it's all done.
It really breaks you.
- Genevieve Gorder

I think taking design out of the studio and really
having a relationship with the people that you're making
it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is.
It's not just an aesthetic decoration.
- Genevieve Gorder

Being on Oprah? You realize that there are a couple
of types of audience members.
There are like the cult people in the audience who
are just crying before she gets on.
And then there are the people who are playing it cool.
I definitely was somewhere in the middle.
- Genevieve Gorder

I think we typically, as Northerners,
stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways.
We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they
contribute to make this country a country.
- Genevieve Gorder

That was always my frustration with so many of these shows,
because design is not an ambush...
it's a relationship.
You have to know how people move and live and work
to be able to design for them.
- Genevieve Gorder

I had the idea for the show like a year and a half,
two years ago.
And it was all about the things that I didn't like about TV.
I was trying to create a positive solution for it.
And it actually worked.
- Genevieve Gorder

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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