Paradox

I am not saying that there are no aspects of it that I enjoy; I love beautiful women, beautiful dresses, and beautiful flowers. But all those things have to stay in perspective. There is nothing wrong with loving the fact that we are physical beings but you have got to keep them in perspective. It is just a diversion. It’s one of the nice things in life, like eating a great steak or kissing a good kisser – well, kissing a good kisser is maybe more valuable than all the other stuff – but these are things you have to leave behind when you leave the planet. When I am on my deathbed, I don’t think I will be thinking about a nice pair of shoes I had or my beautiful house. I am going to be thinking about an evening I spent with somebody when I was twenty where I felt that I was just absolutely connected to them.
Tom Ford’s interview, The Talks (via 2103001)
As an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important.
Tom Ford (via opaqueglitter)
We’re born alone, we die alone. And while we’re here, we’re absolutely, completely sealed in our own bodies…it kind of freaks me out to think about it. We can only experience the outside world through our own slanted perception of it. Who knows what you are really like? I just see what I think you’re like.
Tom Ford, A Single Man (via thatwetshirt)

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