Genevieve Gorder Quotes

31 Genevieve Gorder quotes:

"It crosses all racial and gender and age boundaries, which I think is fantastic."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods."
"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 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 think people come to visit these towns not to see the design, but to see the people who live there, so this has a definite real-world aspect."
"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."
"I think that, in comparison, New Yorkers and Northerners are so guarded."
"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 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."
"I'm a designer, I love it, and I haven't worked this hard to do bad work."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Like I said, TLC has enough of my life. I have to keep some of it for myself."
"Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven't found with any interviewer."

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