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"Design is in everything we make, but it's also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy. (via SayingsnQuotes.com)"
Erik Adigard

"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures. (via Small Biz CRM)"
Tom Peters

"Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. (via Brainy Quote)"
Paul Rand

"The things we fear most in organizations - fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - are the primary sources of creativity. (via Innovation Excellence)"
Alfred North Whitehead

"I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them. (via Innovation Excellence)"
Thomas Edison

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct arising from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves. (via Innovation Excellence)"
Carl Jung

"A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. (via 1001 quotes)"
Steve Jobs

"Don't let quality control get in the way of quality creation. (via Warc)"
Nick Southgate

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."
Malcolm Forbes

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."
Anais Nin

"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him."
Chinua Achebe

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep"
Scott Adams

"The visual image is a kind of tripwire for the emotions."
Diane Ackerman

"Designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures."
Jeffery Veen

"Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy."
Erik Adigard

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

"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."
Charles Eames

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."
Stella Adler

"Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes."
D. H. Lawrence

"Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it."
Miguel de Cervantes

"There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite."
Paul Gauguin

"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art."
Susan Sontag

"I didn't get into design to be an artist. To me, an artist creates things to evoke emotion. Being a designer goes a step further than that, not only trying to evoke emotion but trying to make a reaction. It is very objective-driven, and that's what makes it interesting."
Mike Davidson

"Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good."
Clement Mok

"It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement."
Jackson Pollock

"Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humours."
George Santayana

"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need."
Charles Eames

"Good design, at least part of the time, includes the criterion of being direct in relation to the problem at hand - not obscure, trendy, or stylish. A new language, visual or verbal, must be couched in a language that is already understood."
Ivan Chermayeff

"It is every artist's fantasy to run things. I know personally, I'd be happiest as dictator of a small island. The problem is that romantic artists are usually too disorganized to run their own lives, let alone societies. And most societies are too sensible to let them try it."
Brad Holland

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