Design Quotes

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

More men are guilty of treason through weakness than any studied design to betray.

François de la Rochefoucauld

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
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