Ralph Lauren Quotes
Born: October 14, 1939
Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. Thomas Edison I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
I went through the extremes of amazing notoriety and also the dreaded things that you never thought you'd have to live through. Not everything works the way you want it to, but if I sit back and think, 'Am I happy about this?' Yeah. I wouldn't have done anything any better.
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.'
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.
Cars are like children: It's hard to say that any one is more special than the other. There are little things about each car that you come to love, whether it's the look, the steering wheel, the way it drives, or even the way it drives differently when you put the top up. They all have identities, they have spirits and characteristics that are truly endearing in some way.
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.
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.
I don't like the word ['classic']. It makes you think we didn't do any work.
..It's not about age...I believe women of all ages can wear anything.
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 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 like magazines. I love to look at a magazine. But the magazines have got to get better. Everything pushes someone else to get better. So the Internet pushes the magazines.
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.
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.
I think I'm very fortunate to be born in America. And lucky to be able to have lived and had the opportunity to do what I want to do.
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.
I'm designing what I want. If it's a man's coat with a pair of skinny-leg jeans, I'll do that. It's whatever my mood is. But it's about style, and it's about an understated taste that's cool.
I think the people who work with me are people who love style themselves. I'm leaving the office and they're still working. They're passionate.
I have always done what I love myself. My philosophy was that I never had focus groups. I did what I wear.