"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

"Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them."
Salvador Dali

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
Michelangelo

"Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others."
Albert Camus

"In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?"
Igor Stravinsky

"Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it."
Pierre Bonnard

"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation."
Auguste Rodin

"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature."
Bruce Barton

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."
Bruce Feirstein

"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."
Saint Augustine

"Creative without strategy is called 'art'. Creative with strategy is called 'advertising'."
Jef I. Richards

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."
Leo Tolstoy

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