Design Quotes

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams

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

Jeffery Veen

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.

James Randolph Adams

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

George Bernard Shaw

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

George Santayana

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher

Go some distance away because the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

Leonardo da Vinci

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.

Joseph Conrad

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

Charles Eames

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

Douglas Adams

The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.

Leo Burnett

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

Pierre Bonnard

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

Louis Nizer

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

Miguel de Cervantes

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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