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49 Vintage Quotes That Never Go Out of Style

Dayna Remus
Dec 15, 2022
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The idea of something being 'vintage' evokes nostalgia in each of us, as the clothes, cars, or objects take us back to an idealized time in history. Take a stylish walk back in time with these 49 quotes.

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The word 'vintage' doesn't just denote the idea that a piece of clothing, a car, or any object is old but that it is inherently valuable and stylish because of its age. The word itself refers to the time in which a wine was produced, and as many connoisseurs know, the older the wine, the more likely it is to be of higher quality.

With each new decade, what is considered vintage is changed, but the concept never seems to go out of style. Read these 49 quotes that explore all the aspects of what it truly means to be vintage.

Yves Saint Laurent’s quote: "No more rules, the freedom of dressing. The beauty of mixing vintage clothes with a pair of jeans that I love." | Image: AmoDays

Yves Saint Laurent’s quote: "No more rules, the freedom of dressing. The beauty of mixing vintage clothes with a pair of jeans that I love." | Image: AmoDays

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Vintage Quotes Relating to Fashion

"The thing about being vintage is that it never goes out of fashion." — Anthony T. Hincks

"My style is quite clean, vintage, and almost French in a way." — India de Beaufort

"I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm." ― Sonam Kapoor

"This year's vintage is best enjoyed this year. Let's begin." ― Gina Barreca

"No more rules, the freedom of dressing. The beauty of mixing vintage clothes with a pair of jeans that I love." — Yves Saint Laurent

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Kat Graham’s quote: "I am more vintage than I am high fashion." | Image: AmoDays

Kat Graham’s quote: "I am more vintage than I am high fashion." | Image: AmoDays

"The kinds of things I like with crystals are the really beautiful costume jewelry, vintage pieces, and they usually have that diamond shape." ― Zoe Kravitz

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"I like fashion because it's sort of my job, so I'm into it when I have to be. But when I'm not working, I wear jeans and T-shirts. I go to vintage stores all the time to find funky T-shirts." ― Kristen Stewart

"I’m not a big shopper. I'm very, very picky about what it is that I buy; I prefer to buy vintage, and then I prefer to be very selective." ― Jaime King

"I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm." ― Sonam Kapoor

"I am more vintage than I am high fashion." — Kat Graham

Gwen Stefani’s quote: "I like the old, vintage Hollywood look." | Image: AmoDays

Gwen Stefani’s quote: "I like the old, vintage Hollywood look." | Image: AmoDays

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"When you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you're not just buying the fabric and thread - you're buying a piece of someone's past." ― Isabel Wolff

"Everything I do is unfabulous. I'm the most normal person. I love walking everywhere and going to hole-in-the-wall places, like nail shops, because they do the best job. And I go to vintage stores rather than high-end boutiques because I like to dress different from other people." ― Ashley Benson

"I love vintage and prints." — Georgina Chapman

"No amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity." — Taylor Swift

"I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace." — Helena Christensen

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Hannah Bronfman’s quote: "Vintage never fits the way you think it will." | Image: AmoDays

Hannah Bronfman’s quote: "Vintage never fits the way you think it will." | Image: AmoDays

"I am a huge, huge fan of the plain white tee. A good-fitting, vintage plain white t-shirt, like the 'boyfriend shirt,' is the sexiest thing a girl can wear. It goes with anything, fancy or casual." — Zoe Kravitz

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"My style changes constantly, but I always love a baggy, ripped-up vintage jean with combat boots and a button-up shirt." — Jasmine Cephas Jones

"I like the old, vintage Hollywood look." — Gwen Stefani

"I wear modern... vintage." — Lucky Blue Smith

"Vintage never fits the way you think it will." — Hannah Bronfman

Vintage Quotes Relating to Vehicles

 Jennifer Aniston’s quote: "I spent my first paycheck on a vintage Mercedes." | Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Aniston’s quote: "I spent my first paycheck on a vintage Mercedes." | Image: AmoDays

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"Vintage. That was what the used car sales automaton had called the little white car. Three hours later, she learned that vintage meant death trap." ― Rita Stradling

"I don't like new cars; I'm into vintage cars - there's a Jaguar E-Type in the 'Goldie' video." — A$AP Rocky

"I love vintage cars because you can do so much more to them." — T-Pain

"I spent my first paycheck on a vintage Mercedes." — Jennifer Aniston

All Things Vintage Quotes

"Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage and seems insipid to a vulgar taste." — Logan Pearsall Smith

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 Mary Kay Andrews’s quote: "One of the things that attracts me to vintage and antique things is they have stories, and even if I don't know the stories, I make them up." | Image: AmoDays

Mary Kay Andrews’s quote: "One of the things that attracts me to vintage and antique things is they have stories, and even if I don't know the stories, I make them up." | Image: AmoDays

"Guitars are kind of just, you know, sexy, especially old vintage ones." — Andrew Bird

"Vinyl is the real deal. I've always felt like until you buy the vinyl record, you don't really own the album." — Jack White

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"I love history. Everything is inspired by history, so that's why I love vintage and antiques." — Kelly Wearstler

"I am a huge comic book fan, and I love everything vintage: cars, movies, music, art, and style – especially the 1950s style." — Mateus Ward

"One of the things that attracts me to vintage and antique things is they have stories, and even if I don't know the stories, I make them up." — Mary Kay Andrews

Josh Lanyon’s quote: "Vintage books, old china, antiques; maybe I love old things so much because I feel impermanent myself." | Image: AmoDays

Josh Lanyon’s quote: "Vintage books, old china, antiques; maybe I love old things so much because I feel impermanent myself." | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't use emojis. I go vintage." — Rami Malek

"Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend." — Lucy Liu

"Vintage books, old china, antiques; maybe I love old things so much because I feel impermanent myself." — Josh Lanyon

Powerful Vintage Quotes from Times Gone By

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." — Audrey Hepburn

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." — Marilyn Monroe

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 Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s quote: "Man is born free, yet everywhere he is in fetters [chains]." | Image: AmoDays

Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s quote: "Man is born free, yet everywhere he is in fetters [chains]." | Image: AmoDays

"The true militant suffragette is an epitome of the determination of women to possess their own souls." — Emily Davison

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"Trust in God: She will provide." — Emmeline Pankhurst

"Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied" — Millicent Fawcett

"Man is born free, yet everywhere he is in fetters [chains]." — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." — Andy Warhol

  Emily Davison’s quote: "The true militant suffragette is an epitome of the determination of women to possess their own souls." | Image: AmoDays

Emily Davison’s quote: "The true militant suffragette is an epitome of the determination of women to possess their own souls." | Image: AmoDays

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"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good." — Thomas Paine

Poetic Vintage Quotes

"She's an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind." ― Nicole Lyons

"Vintage is my vocabulary... like the notes of a musician." ― Alessandro Michele

"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." ― Carl Jung

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"You are but a tiny cluster upon the vines of heaven, where the grapes are worlds; yet you hold the power to ripen your bitter berries and add to the eternal vintage of cosmic sweetness if so you will." ― Eden Phillpotts

 Nicole Lyons’s quote: "She's an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind." | Image: AmoDays

Nicole Lyons’s quote: "She's an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind." | Image: AmoDays

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"I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm." ― Sonam Kapoor

"There's a vintage which comes with age and experience." — Jon Bon Jovi

"It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new." — Tony Visconti

"Black and white, oldest of the vintages, newest of the last season." ― Vikrmn

Jon Bon Jovi’s quote: "There's a vintage which comes with age and experience." | Image: AmoDays

Jon Bon Jovi’s quote: "There's a vintage which comes with age and experience." | Image: AmoDays

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What is strange to think about is that one day the clothes you're wearing, the stove you're cooking on, and the car you're driving will most likely be considered vintage. In fact, many of us have already gone through or are beginning to go through this process, which usually starts when you see the pieces you used to wear as a young adult come back into style.

In fact, it's not just style that is aging, but us too, and the older we get, many of us may begin to feel insecure. But why should we? We're vintage and will always be in style for ourselves and the right people.

While you're already traveling back in time, why not read these 58 looking back quotes to exhale the weight of the past?

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