Quotes by: Genevieve Gorder

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Genevieve Gorder
Born (1974-07-26) July 26, 1974 (age 42)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Children 1

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.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
Like I said, TLC has enough of my life. I have to keep some of it for myself.
Genevieve Gorder
So, like I said, I will visit Jeffersonville more often because I now have a little getaway house up there.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that's a great reward.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
I'm a designer, I love it, and I haven't worked this hard to do bad work.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does - like ambushing people.
Genevieve Gorder
Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods.
Genevieve Gorder
I'm so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound bite and not really being interested.
Genevieve Gorder
You need to have a home to go back to, whether it's a hotel room or a barn. It's only home when he's there.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven't found with any interviewer.
Genevieve Gorder
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.
Genevieve Gorder
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