Design Quotes

Design has become the cover for unnecessary consumption.

Peter Saville

Design is creativity with strategy.

Rob Curedale

Good ideas turn into good designs fairly quickly. If you catch yourself fiddling too much with colors, borders and treatments to bring a design together, chances are the problem lies somewhere deeper.

Ryan Singer

Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.

Mieke Gerritzen

Making good design is easy. Its polishing the half-assed stuff that takes time.

Stefan G. Bucher

Design is like a mom, nobody notices when shes around, but everybody misses her when shes not.

Santiago Borray

Design is intelligence made visible.

Alina Wheeler

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

David Hume

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

Miguel De Cervantes

Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet.

Mike Fitzpatrick

A large number of us have developed a feeling that architects tend to design houses for the approval of fellow architects and critics, not for the tenants.

Charles, Prince of Wales

Practise in everything a certain nonchalance that shall conceal design and show that what is done and said is done without effort and almost without thought.

Baldassare Castiglione

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.

Freeman Thomas

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

Douglas Adams

Engineering refers to the practice of organizing the design and construction [and, I would add operation] of any artifice which transforms the physical world around us to meet some recognized need.

GFC Rogers

Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.

Herbert Simon

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

The painter is, as to the execution of his work, a mechanic; but as to his conception and spirit and design he is hardly below even the poet

Friedrich von Schiller

Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.

Adam Ferguson

You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility. And how great soever a mass of building one may wish and design to place above it, the greater the building is to be, the deeper does he dig his foundation.

St. Augustine of Hippo

A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.

Charlie Byrd

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

David Hockney

Design is easy. All you do is stare at the screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Marty Neumier

Design is a good idea.

Emigre

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