Unusual Quotations: Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s Self-portrait: A Quotation You Can Use At A Funeral Or Awards Ceremony

Here’s a quotation by a famous designer with a surprising and thoughtful last four words. It’s apt for an individual whose life combines pragmatism with creativity. Use it to describe someone like that who’s being honored at an awards ceremony or remembered at a funeral.  Gene Griessman

“I’m very much down to earth… just not this earth.”

Karl Lagerfeld,  Chanel’s legendary creative director, who died February 19, 2019 at age 85.

Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote. Here’s a quotation book you can trust. 

The Words Lincoln Lived By

“This is a book to cherish and share.”—Bill Marriott, CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject.” Wayne C. Temple, renowned Lincoln scholar, Illinois State Archives

You will also enjoy Lincoln Speaks To Leaders by Gene Griessman and Pat Williams.

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Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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