Quotes of Design

“ Luck is the residue of design. ”

- Branch Rickey

“ To dismiss front-end design as mere ‘icing’ is to jeopardize the success of any site. ”

- Curt Cloninger

“ Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution. ”

- Ivan Chermayeff

“ To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master. ”

- Milton Glaser

“ Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. ”

- Paul Rand

“ Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. ”

- Unknown

“ In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. ”

- Unknown

“ It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them. ”

- Unknown

“ The SPR is, by design, to be used for severe disruptions of the market. That is a type that has not occurred. ”

- Ari Fleischer

“ It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good. ”

- T.S. Eliot

“ For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation. ”

- Kim Campbell

“ Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates . ”

- Marquis de Sade

“ There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for. ”

- Fred Hoyle

“ Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ How to make God laugh. Tell him your future plans. ”

- Woody Allen

“ Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus. ”

- David Hockney

“ Design is more than meets the eye. Design is about communicating benefits. Design is not about designers. Design is not an ocean it's a fishbowl. Design is creating something you believe in. ”

- Chuck Green

“ A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker. ”

- David Hume

“ A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ”

- Douglas Adams

“ Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ A really great man is known by three signs… generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. ”

- Otto Von Bismarck

“ Luck is the residue of design. ”

- Branch Rickey

“ A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering. ”

- Freeman Dyson

“ I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself. ”

- Colin Farrell

“ Design is not for philosophy — it's for life. ”

- Issey Miyake

“ Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste. ”

- William Butler Yeats

“ Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ”

- Jim Rohn

“ I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design. ”

- Josh Billings

“ I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention. ”

- Michael Graves

“ If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ”

- Jim Rohn
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