Genevieve Gorder Quotes

31 Genevieve Gorder quotes:

"I think that, in comparison, New Yorkers and Northerners are so guarded."
"Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven't found with any interviewer."
"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."
"It crosses all racial and gender and age boundaries, which I think is fantastic."
"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."
"I'm a designer, I love it, and I haven't worked this hard to do bad work."
"There's a big difference between decorators and designers and the training is very different."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I'm lucky enough to have a really positive following, and I'm so grateful for that. It's a fantastic platform to launch a new show from."
"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."
"That's the best thing I like about the show is that from concept to execution, it works. People actually like it and it's helping people."
"And Laurens, it definitely made me want to go on to the next region and the next region - because it's very much a cultural study."
"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."
"I'm so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound bite and not really being interested."
"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."

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