60+ Ralph Lauren Quotes

Akinwalere Olaleye
Sep 25, 2023 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Mar 15, 2023
Edited by Rucha Devarchetti
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Ralph Lauren is also a famous philanthropist, fashion designer, and businessman.

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz on October 14, 1939, in The Bronx, New York, United States, and is a very famous American fashion designer, billionaire businessman, and philanthropist.

Besides his fashion collection, he is also well known for his rare automobile collection, and some of them are even displayed in museum exhibits. He is also the Ralph Lauren Corporation founder and the company's chief creative officer and executive chairman.

He once proposed a beautiful tie design to his boss, and his boss replied that the world was not ready for Ralph Lauren. He took that as a compliment to reinvent the world.

A unique thing about Lauren is his craftmanship and his detailing quality, which has provided him with a unique identity.

Lauren has attended Manhattan Talmudical Academy, DeWitt Clinton High School in 1957, Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, and Yeshiva University High School for Boys. In this article, we have listed some Ralph Lauren quotes that can positively impact your life forever.

Ralph Lauren Quotes on Fashion

Ralph Lauren is a renowned fashion designer and philanthropist. Below are some of the most popular Ralph Lauren quotes on beautiful fashion.

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”

“Love the fun of clothes, not the status of fashion.”

 “I never went to fashion school. I didn’t know what a designer was. I knew I had something, but I didn’t know what it was. And it could just have easily been nothing.”

"Fashion is a function of lifestyle, and style a function of quality, integrity, and timelessness.”

“I went to my boss, and I said, ‘Look, I’d like to design these ties because I think they could be new.’ He said, ‘The world isn’t ready for Ralph Lauren.’ I never forgot that because… I thought that was a compliment.”

“Some days I have a knot in my stomach because I’ve got to sit down and come up with something in womenswear that no one else came up with.”

“What’s interesting about fashion is it’s a world, and I think that’s what I’ve done – I’ve made a contribution and I think I’ve built a world. The world is beyond just clothes. Taste and style is beyond clothes. It’s in food; it’s in quality.”

"Fashion is transient, trends come and go. I believe in style, not fashion."

“What I do is about living. It’s about living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you- from what you wear, to the way you live, to the way you love.”

“My philosophy has always been that I can sell chinos and T-shirts and $5,000 gowns – they just have to be the best of what they are.”

"I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting. These big earrings, these big hoops. I think the girls are sort of falling in love with... collars, neck collars."

“Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. Like Thomas Edison's philosophy, I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.”

“I have always been drawn to the beauty of things designed to function. Mixing technical pieces with more traditional prints and patterns creates not only a quality experience, but a look that is unique, and for me, very exciting.”

"I've never wanted to be in fashion. Because if you're in fashion, you're going to be out of fashion."

“It’s easier to follow fashion than it is to have personal style.”

Ralph Lauren Quotes on Style

The chief creative officer of Ralph Lauren corporation has written popular quotes on style for any occasion. Below are composed some of Ralph Lauren's quotes on style.

(The quotes by Ralph Lauren are motivating and inspiring forever.)

“I believe one can live many lives through personal style. Every day is an occasion to reinvent yourself.”

“When friends enter a home, they sense its personality and character, the family’s style of living – these elements make a house come alive with a sense of identity, a sense of energy, enthusiasm, and warmth, declaring: “This is how we are; this is how we live.”

"People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams"

"Personal style is about taking a risk, trying something unexpected, and having fun with fashion, but always being true to yourself."

“I always admired Frank Sinatra. He had ups and downs, but he didn’t give up his style. He had what might have been a tough life or character.”

“Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.”

“When I was growing up, officers in uniform were very impressive to me. They were doing a job. They were protecting our country; they were heroes. When you wear an old military jacket, there’s some sort of connection to those qualities – to being strong, to being tough, to being a warrior.”

“My wife Ricky is my muse. Her personal style and natural beauty have always been my inspiration.”

"On one level, there's an aspirational quality to having a Polo player. On another level, it's just a great shirt with lots of colors."

“I don't design clothes, I design dreams”

"Black is not as good as Purple."

“I’m interested in longevity, timelessness, style – not fashion.”

"Personal style is about a sense of yourself, a sense of what you believe in and wearing what you like.”

My thing was always about individuality and about creating a world - because you don't just wear clothes, you live a life. You have style. You project who you are.

"I want my clothes, my stores, everything I design to have that feeling of being natural and easy. And that takes effort, but you try not to have it show.”

'I believe in style, not fashion.”

Ralph Lauren Quotes on Life

In this section, we have composed Ralph Lauren quotes on life and hope that might help one achieve their goals.

“I don’t think I’m the gift of the world – I just do what I do, and I love it and I’ve been lucky.”

“Success isn’t based on ‘look what I can do!’ but more on an inner sense of self and believing you have something to say in your own consistent way. And I think we all have to fight to maintain our unique style and taste in a world that would have us conform.”

"Books open windows to the world and have the power to transform lives."

 “I believe in God. I believe in doing the right thing. I believe in helping people if I can.”

“I had a very nice life. I was a very good kid. I had nice friends. I played in the school yard. I was nice to my parents; they were nice to me. They were loving parents – they were always there.”

“I always feel like I have to keep going. You can sit back and say, ‘Maybe I can stop.’ But then you’re yesterday, and I love tomorrow.”

"I'm a fan of people that have quality, that do what they do, and that are not into the showbiz."

“More than ever I’m proud to be an American, to live in a country that respects the rights of all to marry whomever they love. The Supreme Court decision gives new meaning to the freedoms we cherish.”

“They know they’re going to look beautiful, and I don’t think women should look like costumes. They shouldn’t look like fashion victims.”

“My life has been a dream. If someone had to write a story about it, it would seem a little unreal. It’s the kind of story I would read and say, ‘Nah, that’s not possible.’”

“My day is pretty much busy. I do 15 million things in the course of a day. I’m holding up I think. I don’t know how I look, but I think I’m holding up.”

“I was never money conscious. I would never have succeeded if I thought I was going to be a millionaire.”

 “The best thing you can do is go away from this saying, ‘I can do this too,’ because it’s all possible and I’m living proof.”

“I have had a lot of good things happen, but I’ve also had a lot of terrible things happen.”

“My father was an artist. When life was harder and he couldn’t get jobs, he painted houses, but he was artistic. When I went to see his work, it was special. Somewhere along the line, I felt I was special. I didn’t know why.”

Interesting Ralph Lauren Quotes

In this segment, we have composed some of interesting Ralph Lauren quotes to give you hope on any occasion.

“I can drive a certain car one day with great pleasure, and the next day I’ll be disappointed that the experience isn’t as good as the day before. These cars have moods that change with the weather, or with the driver’s own moods.”

“As I started to buy cars, I didn’t know that I was building a collection. I just wanted the cars I was dreaming about. Once you drive a good one, it is like having a fever.”

“The clothes that I design and everything I've done is about life and how people live and how they want to live and how they dream they'll live. That's what I do.”

"I'm a big fan of Woody Allen. I used to love the fact that he wrote his own screenplay and acted in the movie."

“When you don’t do something anymore, all of a sudden everyone treasures it.”

“As a kid, I wore a lot of my older brothers’ hand-me-downs.”

“Glamour is an attitude-it’s the expression of a certain kind of confidence. A glamorous woman is always elegant, but she also possesses an air of mystery and excitement. She’s dramatic-almost untouchable.”

“We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end – it’s not the final curtain – it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing.”

“You have to create something from nothing.”

“When you put on something that you really like, you feel like you are that person or the person you want to be.”

“I exercise at the gym with a trainer. I feel it’s very healthy, very important – important for everybody. I feel it’s good for you. It makes you feel better. It loosens you up a little bit.”

"I have always loved things that are timeless and get better with age."

"Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but and active exertion of the inward strength, vigor, and power of the mind, displaying itself from within."

“I am constantly drawing inspiration from everything I see-the places I travel, the people I know and the movies I see.”

“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.”

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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