86 Inspirational Ralph Lauren Quotes [2021] Founder Of Ralph Lauren Corporation

86 Inspirational Ralph Lauren Quotes [2021] Founder Of Ralph Lauren Corporation

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and billionaire businessman.

He is the founder of Ralph Lauren Corporation, is a famous American fashion brand.

Ralph Lauren is also very famous for his collection of automobiles. He has about 100 automobiles in his collection, some of which are very unique and rare.

We've put together an incredible collection of Ralph Lauren quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring Ralph Lauren Quotes

I had talent. I wanted to be my own boss. I just had to. Ralph Lauren


I don’t design to design. I design into living. Ralph Lauren


My goal was always to be myself. Ralph Lauren


People want what I want. Ralph Lauren


People are realizing what makes them feel good. Ralph Lauren


People who come to shop want to be entertained. Ralph Lauren


When I think something is out there too long, I get off it, even if it’s hot, even if it’s very, very popular. Ralph Lauren


You can’t just sit still. Ralph Lauren


I didn’t want to be one of many but the only one. Ralph Lauren


There was no sense I would ever be a fashion designer. Ralph Lauren


I always wanted to be the star of the movie, but I never thought I’d be a movie star. Ralph Lauren


Clothes were not my whole life. I think I just, at a very early age, looked cool. Ralph Lauren


I’ve never had a sense of flying high… Ralph Lauren


We didn’t want an English house or an American house. We wanted something timeless… Ralph Lauren


You have to look for things you really love, for what your dream is. Ralph Lauren


I have the most beautiful store in the world. To open a store in an ugly building across the street – I have to be nuts. Ralph Lauren


I am copied by everyone in the world. Ralph Lauren


Cars today all look the same. Ralph Lauren


I have a lot of clothes, but they’re all sort of [laughs] the same. Ralph Lauren


When I came into the business, there were manufacturers but no designers… Ralph Lauren


I have tried to be authentic in everything I do. Ralph Lauren


If you are out there, you must want to be. Ralph Lauren


I did my own thing. Ralph Lauren


I felt like I was a leader, not a follower. Ralph Lauren


I had a lot of friends, but I was always individual… Ralph Lauren


The real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. Ralph Lauren


I’ve been weathered, but I don’t feel like I’m over. Ralph Lauren


The key to longevity is to keep doing what you do better than anyone else. We work real hard at that. It’s about getting your message out to the consumer. It’s about getting their trust, but also getting them excited, again and again. Ralph Lauren


I don’t design clothes, I design dreams. Ralph Lauren


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


I always wanted to make movies, but I’m just doing them in a different way, creating the dreams, the dream lifestyle. My life helps me with my job, and my job helps me with my life. Ralph Lauren


To be a classic in this day and age is a real challenge. Ralph Lauren


It’s the model of the store. It’s not what the store’s gonna look like. Ralph Lauren


Every time I look at the store, I say, ‘Did I made a mistake?’. I took this store two years ago, when retailing was a disaster. Everything was going down. Everyone was worried about businesses closing. My business wasn’t flying through the roof, either. I have the most beautiful store in the world. To open a store in an ugly building across the street – I have to be nuts. Ralph Lauren


Yes, I own things, but that’s not what I’m about. It’s not meant for everybody to see. It’s not laid out for parties. Ralph Lauren


It’s right there in front of you… I was the guy walking into the store. My wife was the girl. My kids were the kids. It was always very personal. It wasn’t industry. The fashion industry never cared. Ralph Lauren


Americans have an insecurity complex about themselves. I spawned an industry. America didn’t look like this. There was no Banana Republic, no Gap, no J. Crew. Go back and see where fashion was when I started. I am copied by everyone in the world. Ralph Lauren


There’s a heritage behind my designs, but there’s also a newness and excitement that I inject. Ralph Lauren


I earned my name. I was inspired by the classics, but they’re gone. Ralph Lauren


What I show you is real. What did I do? I created something. Ralph Lauren


I always liked Frank Sinatra… He was what he sang. It was more than just a guy siniging. It hit a note. Today, that song feels like me. I’ve been weathered, but I don’t feel like I’m over. Ralph Lauren


[On a model of the Rhinelander] It was a summation of everything I believed in. It was elegance. It was old-world. It was fulfillment. It was arriving where I wanted to be… Ralph Lauren


[In 1993] This is the start of another era. This is going forward into tomorrow. It’s a second tier of my life. We’re going into caring about our bodies, activity, health. I can run five miles, work out, play tennis, do anything I want to do. Ralph Lauren


The boy played ball in the streets. The grown-up stops and says, ‘Wait a minute. I’m not playing ball anymore, but I want to work out.’ It’s more than vanity. People are realizing what makes them feel good. It’s what I feel and where I feel the world is going. Ralph Lauren


That’s been the success. I cater to myself. People want what I want. Ralph Lauren


You can’t coast when you have stores around the world and you have to do fashion shows twice a year. Ralph Lauren


You have a a look, but that look has to get better and better. You’re gobbled up and spit out every two seconds. Ralph Lauren


[On launching a company called Western Wear in 1978 in partnership with the Gap] It was the one thing we each did that wasn’t successful. Ralph Lauren


[In 1989 on Calvin Klein considering leasing a building opposite Ralph Lauren] The rents were wild, wild. I walked away. I said, ‘If he wants to pay that, let him.’ Ralph Lauren


I had a few babies that were growing… Ralph Lauren


[In 1993] This is a time to go more contemporary… Ralph Lauren


Everyone says Ralph Lauren is traditional. I was going the other way, but you couldn’t see it. It got buried under the image. Ralph Lauren


[On changing direction not being risky] It’s risky not to. And it’s not like I’m dropping one for the other. Ralph Lauren


It starts in a very intimate place… Ralph Lauren


[On his summer house in Montauk] It was very private. I just fell in love with the place. Ralph Lauren


[On mostly driving an old Ford Country Squire station wagon in 1993] I can go anywhere in that, and I don’t have to lock the doors. Ralph Lauren


[In 1993 on his vintage cars] Cars today all look the same. These cars are recreation, a hobby, and at the same time, they’re inspiring. There are artists behind them, designers. I love the details, the grooves. And it’s art I can use. I drive all of them… You’ll never see these again. Ralph Lauren


People used to say, ‘You look like a schmuck, Ralph. What are you wearing?’ They didn’t get it. All of a sudden, they get it. Ralph Lauren


I’m not creating a new world. What I’m doing is creating the know-how and the taste level and showing you how to wear it so it’s not in-and-out of fashion. Ralph Lauren


As fashion gets too fashiony, they go contrary. Ralph Lauren


My problem was, I wanted to own… my own company. Ralph Lauren


I’ve never had a sense of flying high. Companies have to grow. If you’re doing a lot of business, you have to buy more piece goods. You have people who want raises, you want to keep them. You can’t just sit still. Ralph Lauren


We didn’t want an English house or an American house. We wanted something timeless, eclectic, not stuffy, but quality. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. You have to look for things you really love, for what your dream is. I bought everything in this house. No one bought it for me. Ralph Lauren


I care what it feels like and what it says to me. Ralph Lauren


Antique gilt could be interesting. Take the tweediness out. Make it more romantic and rich. Gild the bed, then put the velvet, then the olive, then the Fair Isle. Suede-colored sheets and I think we’ve got it. The gilt solved the problem. Perfect. Perfect. This has the spirit of everything we do, right in one shot. Ralph Lauren


[In 1973] I’ve been doing [Robert] Redford’s clothes since I got him out of jeans. But I’d never even met [Barbra] Streisand. Her secretary called the other day and asked could I do some clothes for Barbra. You know, I got really excited. Ralph Lauren


I didn’t graduate. At nineteen I was a salesman for Brooks Brothers. Then I went into the Army, and when I got out I was an assistant buyer for Allied Stores. After that Beau Brummel hired me. They are a clip-on tie company in Cincinnati. I sold them an idea – using different kinds of fabric for wider ties. I had the ties made by a contractor, packed them myself and delivered them to the stores wearing a bomber jacket and jeans. They went wild for the ties… Ralph Lauren


We doubled in size… We grew too fast. We didn’t make any money at all… Ralph Lauren


You really learn who your friends are. Ralph Lauren


[In 1973] I always stayed away from having family in the business. It usually isn’t a good idea. But I started the business and now I’m bringing them in. It isn’t as if they were in it with me from the start. Ralph Lauren


[In 1973] We’re very unsocial. We like to go to the movies and eat Italian food. Ralph Lauren


If you’re good, some people take it as ego or cockiness… Ralph Lauren


It wasn’t [Coco] Chanel’s clothes I loved, but what she represented – taste and understatement. Ralph Lauren


[In 1973] I didn’t want to be on Seventh Avenue. Maybe I have to be there someday. But not now. Ralph Lauren


[To his antiques buyer for the Madison avenue store in 1988] Buy the best. Just go to it. Ralph Lauren


I am making a commitment to you. I am giving you anybody that you want to talk to. Ralph Lauren


You can make a statement by how you dress. Clothes are really part of an expression; they make a statement about you. It’s sort of an introduction; it’s not you. Ralph Lauren


I present a dream. They are worlds you would like to be a part of. In that worldl, you’d wear that kind of thing. I see a whole feeling. I don’t see a pant. Everything is connected to something else. Nothing is apart. I design into living. It’s a lifestyle. Ralph Lauren


[As a school kid] I had a sense of leadership, a sense of feeling good about what I did… where I was. I sort of felt like I was special but I did not know why. I mean, I had my own mind. I did my own thing. I wore the kind of clothes I wanted to wear when no one was wearing the same clothes. I felt like I was a leader, not a follower. I had a sense of myself. Ralph Lauren


I think the instinct was sensitive individuality. I had a lot of friends, but I was always individual, I was always very sensitive. Ralph Lauren


[After changing his name from Lifshitz to Lauren eighteen months earlier before being drafted in December 30, 1960] First guy I sat down next to – from the reception center, I got on the bus – and the guy was from somewhere in Pennsylvania and his name was Lifshitz, and I watched him get hazed by guys all the time. Ralph Lauren


[On being in the Army] You have no face, you’re not a person, you’re a robot… I wear khaki, I love army clothes. Ralph Lauren


[On wishing both his sons were working alongside him in his core Polo business] I would like them to be here, but I know what it’s like to want to do your own thing. I had to beg David [Lauren] to come in. He wants to be David. He says ‘I don’t want to be Ralph’. Ralph Lauren


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 I’m doing. That’s my high. What’s next? I don’t know. I’m just doing it. Ralph Lauren


I came from nowhere. I had nothing. Ralph Lauren


That’s Ralph Lauren. I wish I were him. Ralph Lauren

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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