51+ Best Tom Ford Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Thomas Carlyle Ford is an American fashion designer and filmmaker. He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Ford directed the Academy Award–nominated films A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals. Profoundly inspirational Tom Ford quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Tom Ford Quotes

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

From the time we’re born until we die, we’re kept busy with artificial stuff that isn’t important. Tom Ford

I guess I’m just one of these people who, when I decide I’m going to do something, I just do it. Tom Ford

Everyday is one less day. Tom Ford

I believe in living life the way that you want to live it every day, and if you do that, you don’t really need to have New Year’s resolutions. Tom Ford

I do struggle because I’m attracted to beautiful things, yet at the same time I am actually very aware, in some sense, their lack of value and that the most important things in life are your connections to other people. Tom Ford

I love to design. I am a commercial fashion designer. I always design jackets with two sleeves. I don’t design jackets with three sleeves, or the layers and layers come off like little dolls from Russia. Fashion for me is a creative endeavor, but it is not art for me. Tom Ford

Dressing well is a form of good manners. Tom Ford

We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn’t we have a fashion designer as a senator? Tom Ford

I try to be nice, I try to respect other people, but over the years I’ve learned that all this stuff we do is a bunch of crap. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its place. We are living in a material world, so why not live with something beautiful? Tom Ford

It’s really never fair to judge people because none of us know what’s going on inside anyone else’s head. Tom Ford

You have to look inside yourself and you have to say, well, what am I about? Why does anyone need this? Why does anyone need a Tom Ford jacket? What do I believe in? Tom Ford

Your connections with other people are important, our connection to the earth. Tom Ford

A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach. Tom Ford

I’m living the exact life I planned on living when I was five. My life has taken some turns and changes that I didn’t anticipate, and it has brought me different things. I thought material things would bring me happiness, which they didn’t. But through this, I have learned what things are important and what aren’t. Tom Ford

I think people who are compelled to achieve never really think they’ve achieved. Tom Ford

When you are having fun and creating something you love, it shows in the product. So when a woman is sifting through a rack of clothes, somehow that piece of clothing that you had so much fun designing speaks to her; she responds to it and buys it. I believe you can actually transfer that energy to material things as you’re creating them. Tom Ford

I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well. Tom Ford

From the time we’re born until we die, we’re kept busy with artificial stuff that isn’t important. Tom Ford

I do struggle because I’m attracted to beautiful things, yet at the same time I am actually very aware, in some sense, of their lack of value and that the most important things in life are your connections to other people. Tom Ford

I couldn’t have cared less about Gucci when I first went there  but soon after I arrived, I cared a lot. Tom Ford

When I was a kid, I really thought that the key to happiness was living a very artificial life in a penthouse in New York. Tom Ford

I just want to make beautiful, glamorous clothes. Tom Ford

I love to work. If I’m awake I’m working. But working isn’t working for me, working for me is the way I am, it’s just fun. Tom Ford

We live in a material world. I’m not saying that beautiful things don’t enhance our lives. But, in our culture, we’re never happy. Tom Ford

What works with your skin and eyes? Use that to zero in on your wardrobe. Tom Ford

I haven’t had any plastic surgery  despite what people think, this is my nose. I have had Restylane and Botox, but I don’t think of that as plastic surgery any more. Tom Ford

Perfectionism is almost an illness with me, but sometimes I have moments where everything is absolutely clear and you can feel, rather than think. Tom Ford

I think that they haven’t been able to perfect a good facelift for a man. Tom Ford

From the time we’re born until we die, we’re kept busy with artificial stuff that isn’t important.”Tom Ford

I understand that I have a certain look that can be used to my advantage. I know the power of that when I walk into a room and talk to people, and I can use it as an advertising tool. Now I am actually selling me, my face, my thoughts. So I am my guy. Tom Ford

Material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful and I enjoy them, but ultimately they’re not important. Tom Ford

When I was a kid, I thought I was going to be an actor. Tom Ford

Glamour is something more than what you put on your body. It has to do with the way you carry yourself and the impact you have on others. Tom Ford

I am not someone who likes cocktail parties or large dinner parties, but I have to attend them often. I much prefer very small dinners with close friends. Tom Ford

I’m a believer in fate and in fulfilling your destiny. I’ve always had a kind of an inner voice that I have learned to listen to. Tom Ford

I’m actually very introverted. I’m very shy. I’m very emotional. Tom Ford

I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. Tom Ford

I don’t think fashion has to change every five minutes. I’d like these to be clothes you can wear for a long time ten, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet! Tom Ford

They don’t want ordinary, and in fact, ordinary doesn’t sell for me. Tom Ford

But 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

I’m actually a very, extremely, almost pathologically shy person, which no one believes today because I have mastered a work public facade that takes an enormous amount of energy to project. Tom Ford

I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well. Tom Ford

If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open minded, liberal environment. Tom Ford

Advertising is, of course, important because advertise is the final design. It’s the last layer that speaks to the customer, that tells them what you have. Tom Ford

I strive to create products with authenticity, quality, and substance. Tom Ford

I am a perfectionist. This job is a total ego thing in a way. To be a designer and say, This is the way they should dress; this is the way their homes should look; this is the way the world should be. But then, that’s the goal world domination through style. Tom Ford

You have to love what you do, to the point that you cannot imagine doing anything else with your life. You have to sleep, breath and live this. Otherwise, you really need to get out, now. And that’s not a joke. Tom Ford

I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn’t have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today. Tom Ford

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