Quotations on Design

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Design, Mistake, People, Fools, Trying)

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design.
- Christopher Alexander
(Keywords: Design, Environmental, Complexity, Problems)

I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say 'this is where I want to be... I want this look.
- Debbie Allen
(Keywords: Design, Want)

But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Design, Environmental, Time, End, Now, Objectives)

The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Design, Building, Detail, Want)

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Design, Experience, People, Body, Building, Space, Will)

Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Design, Character, Solution)

I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: Design, Time, People, Virtue)

God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Design, God, End)

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Design, Husband, Poor, Woman)

The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Design, Music, People, Actors, Reality, Reward, World)

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Design, People, Actions, Custom, First, Practice)

One of the best animated films I've seen come out of Disney was the Tarzan movie. I wasn't crazy about the story or the design on Tarzan's face, but the traditional animation was spectacular.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Design, Animation, Disney)

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Design, Hope, Discretion, May, Sin, Temper)

Of course, I did lots of what would be called graphic design now, what used to be called commercial art.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: Art, Design, Now)

The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W-88 nuclear warhead design in late 1995.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Design, Government, First, states, United)

In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Design, Committee, Force, Information)

We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Design, Open)

I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit.
- William Bell
(Keywords: Design, Artist, Jobs, Writer)

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia
(Keywords: Design, Living)

I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Design, Home, Memory, Sound, Theatre)

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard
(Keywords: Design, Quality)

An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Design, Personality, Service)

We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Design, God, Work, World)

I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Design, God, Thought, May, Service, World)

Technology is making design more exciting, with color, wallpaper, textures, fabrics that could never have been created without the technology.
- David Bromstad
(Keywords: Design, Technology)

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Design, Dreams, Life, Force)

I am going to design... a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc.
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Keywords: Design, Engineering, Fancy)

A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.
- Charlie Byrd
(Keywords: Design, Life, Living, Wishes)

I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.
- James Cameron
(Keywords: Design, Actors, Production, Sense)

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Design, Poverty, Statistics, Unemployment)

That's something I learned in art school. I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for.
- Eric Carle
(Keywords: Art, Design, People, Germany, Responsibility, School)

After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.
- Russ Carnahan
(Keywords: Design, Vision, America, Competition, Depression, Honor, President, Public)

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Design, Danger, Delay, Ruin)

Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.
- Ivan Chermayeff
(Keywords: Design, Problems, Solution)

By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.
- Steven Chu
(Keywords: Design, Purpose)

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Life, Design, Ideas, Bizarre, Simplicity)

Being non-commercial is never an ambition. Movies come together at different points for fortuitous reasons. You do them as you get the opportunity, as opposed to doing them when you choose to or design to.
- Ethan Coen
(Keywords: Design, Movies, Opportunity, Ambition, Being)

My background is in hardware design. I found hardware work to be a welcome change from thousands of hours of programming and that led to the designs you mentioned.
- David Crane
(Keywords: Change, Work, Design, Hardware, Programming)

Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair.
- David Crane
(Keywords: Design, Science, Growing up, Machine, Night)

I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray.
- Seymoure Cray
(Keywords: Design, Help)

I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.
- Mike Davidson
(Keywords: Design, Successful, Communication, Project)

Whenever I design any variant, or when anybody sends me one, I always say if at all possible within the context of the game don't have two home supply centers touching each other.
- Fred Davis
(Keywords: Design, Home)

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Design, Purpose, Blind, Evil, Indifference, Nothing, Universe)

As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God's design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: God, Design, Choices, Opinions, Respect)

The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants.
- Michael Dell
(Keywords: Design, Selling, Care, Customer, Linux, Windows)

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