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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.

Tags: Mistake, Trying  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

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.

Tags: America, Earth  ✍ Author: John Adams

Obviously, I come from one background, and the people that design fitness equipment have been doing it for years and years, and they know what works and doesn't work.

Tags: Fitness, Work  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

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.

Tags: Often, Yourself  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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.

Tags: Best, Crazy  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

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.

Tags: Creative, Music  ✍ Author: John Baldacci

Accessible design is good design.

Tags: Accessible, Good  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.

Tags: Next, Wanted  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy.

Tags: Human, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

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.

Tags: Dreams, Life  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

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.

Tags: Moving, Sense  ✍ Author: James Cameron

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.

Tags: Human, Problem  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

While a case can be made for intelligent design, I can't figure out why some Christians are so thrilled about that possibility. First of all, it doesn't prove there's a God. If anything, intelligent design lends support to some form of pantheism that defines God as immanent within nature.

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

Tags: Fashion, Matter  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

I like playing sport. I'm a bit of a design enthusiast, and like spending time with my girlfriend and mates.

Tags: Girlfriend, Time  ✍ Author: Nick D\'Aloisio

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.

Tags: Start, Successful  ✍ Author: John Davidson

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.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection.

Tags: Car, Himself  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Designing is my hobby. If I didn't do what I do for a living - at some point when I don't do this for a living - I'll probably just do design work. I love finding really special pieces of furniture.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Tags: Place, Reality  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

The details are not the details. They make the design.

Tags: Details  ✍ Author: Charles Eames
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Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.

Tags: Condition, Primary  ✍ Author: Charles Eames

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

Tags: Best, Purpose  ✍ Author: Charles Eames

In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.

Tags: Direct, Idea  ✍ Author: Charles Eames

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.

Tags: Greatest, Matter  ✍ Author: Charles Eames

McSweeney's as a publishing company is built on a business model that only works when we sell physical books. So we try to put a lot of effort into the design and production of the book-as-object.

Tags: Business, Try  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

Architects design houses. I live in a home.

Tags: Architects, Home  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

I don't design houses with the nuclear family idea because I don't believe in it as a concept.

Tags: Family, Idea  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

I design all my sets. With my tour and my album artwork, I co-design that with people who are better at drawing than me. But I've got a good imagination. I went to art school so I understand how to communicate my ideas.

Tags: Art, Good  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

The demise of Google Reader, if logical, is a reminder of how far we've come from the cuddly old 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Google days, in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google's evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like.

Tags: Feeling, Old  ✍ Author: James Fallows

Unfortunately, the client that exists today is still pretty much the prototype design.

Tags: Pretty, Today  ✍ Author: Shawn Fanning

The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.

Tags: Easy, Thought  ✍ Author: Leo Fender

Luckily I don't have to buy shoes anymore, because I design them! I'm off tour, so I can dive in and create the shoes that I want for my line. But okay, I did buy a pair of vintage combat boots because they were so beaten up - I had to have them.

Tags: Off, Shoes  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

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.

Tags: Future, Human  ✍ Author: Adam Ferguson

The debate that I'm interested in having is with seriously smart people about how we design institutions in the 21st century that will genuinely address problems of poverty and educational underachievement.

Tags: Problems, Smart  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

As an architect, I learned to think and express myself on flat forms, on paper, and to imagine the contour of the lines of a design.

Tags: Imagine, Learned  ✍ Author: Gianfranco Ferre

The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process.

Tags: House, Process  ✍ Author: Gianfranco Ferre

I didn't want to be an actor. I wanted to design historical movies like 'Ben-Hur'. I saw this as my life.

Tags: Life, Movies  ✍ Author: Dante Ferretti

I studied fine arts and architecture, but I decided to move into movie design because I grew up in a small town in the Marche region and spent a lot of time after school in the movie theater.

Tags: School, Time  ✍ Author: Dante Ferretti

The artist in me cries out for design.

Tags: Artist, Cries  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

I would like to mention that I have flown the 262 first in May '43. At this time, the aircraft was completely secret. I first knew of the existence of this aircraft only early in '42 - even in my position. This aircraft didn't have any priority in design or production.

Tags: May, Time  ✍ Author: Adolf Galland

I design my start-up ventures around my own personal beliefs and values.

Tags: Personal, Values  ✍ Author: Cindy Gallop

I am always locked in my design studio.

Tags: Locked, Studio  ✍ Author: Valentino Garavani

Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that.

Tags: Life, Passion  ✍ Author: Valentino Garavani

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.

Tags: Both, Gardening  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design.

Tags: Good, Problems  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community.

Tags: Community, Looks  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave - and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.

Tags: Means, Process  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.

Tags: Question, Simple  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

People say I design architectural icons. If I design a building and it becomes an icon, that's ok.

Tags: Building, Ok  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

As a woman, I'm expected to want everything to be nice and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I don't design nice buildings - I don't like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality.

Tags: Nice, Woman  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

I've always thought that design can have equal importance to the idea of internal architecture. Professionally, things can be very dogmatic - you do the architecture, someone else does the interiors, someone else does the furniture, the fabric, etc. But I think design is all-encompassing.

Tags: Someone, Thought  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

If I wanted to do clothes or if I wanted to make a building or design a choreography, you are able to do that - they are all under a similar kind of design umbrella.

Tags: Able, Wanted  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

I am equally proud of all of my architectural projects. It's always rewarding to see an ambitious design become reality.

Tags: Become, Reality  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

We want people to realize you are at a design school, not a land grant college. The way we look says a great deal about who we are.

Tags: Great, School  ✍ Author: Gus Hall

I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes. I think I'd throw myself into whatever I'm doing now. It's not about abandoning what I was doing before, or giving up. It's about knowing that if I die tomorrow, I lived the way I wanted to.

Tags: Love, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

I don't set goals. Like, that's what I want to be doing however many years from now. I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes.

Tags: Love, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

At the pinnacle of great design are products so gorgeous and lust-worthy that you want to lick them: a Porsche 911, Samsung's Luxia TV, an Eames lounge chair or anything by Loro Piana.

Tags: Great, Tv  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

I don't know whether the universe contains any evidence of intelligent design, but I can assure you that thousands of everyday products do not.

Tags: Everyday, Universe  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.

Tags: Political, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Bjarke Ingels

Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Kathy Ireland

The only thing Martha and I have in common is that we both used to model. Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Kathy Ireland

I won't give up my day job of design.

Tags: Give, Job  ✍ Author: Kathy Ireland

Design is a word that's come to mean so much that it's also a word that has come to mean nothing.

Tags: Mean, Word  ✍ Author: Igor Ivanov

I discovered at an early age that all I've ever wanted to do is design.

Tags: Age, Wanted  ✍ Author: Igor Ivanov

Perhaps I'd like to design cars, but I don't think I'd be much good at it.

Tags: Cars, Good  ✍ Author: Igor Ivanov

Design is people.

 ✍ Author: Jane Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is full of creative people and Louis Vuitton is again a name on the door, a name that has existed for many years but I'm a collaborator there and I bring in other people, other artists and I work with a great creative design team.

Tags: Great, Work  ✍ Author: Marc Jacobs

But I'm blessed to work with great people. I collaborate with brilliant stylists both here and in Paris. I work with a great design team. I really allow everyone to bring their ideas. I almost rely on them to inspire me.

Tags: Great, Work  ✍ Author: Marc Jacobs

The primary factor is proportions.

Tags: Factor, Primary  ✍ Author: Arne Jacobsen

The Final Jeopardy! questions seem to be, by design, things you can't know. And so it's not about who knows them, but who can figure them out in thirty seconds.

Tags: Knows, Questions  ✍ Author: Ken Jennings

And one more thing.

Tags: End, Experience  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.

Tags: Soul, Together  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

The design of the Mac wasn't what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it's all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it.

Tags: Takes, Understand  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.

Tags: Meaning, Means  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Tags: Looks, Works  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.

Tags: Funny, Means  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.

Tags: Difficult, Easy  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

Tags: Beauty, Love  ✍ Author: Louis Kahn

I tried a dozen different modifications that were rejected. But they all served as a path to the final design.

Tags: Path, Tried  ✍ Author: Mikhail Kalashnikov

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together.

Tags: Human, Technology  ✍ Author: Mitchell Kapor

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.

Tags: Balance, Challenge  ✍ Author: Donna Karan

To be able to design for the plus-sized consumer, for me, that's just beyond. It's a dream.

Tags: Able, Dream  ✍ Author: Khloe Kardashian

I really see myself continuing to design clothes, fragrances.

Tags: Clothes, Continuing  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

I studied to be an architect. And I find tremendous similarities between building a company and the design process. Businesses have to do their planning on the fly in a fashion similar to an architect sketching.

Tags: Between, Fashion  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Katzenberg

I've come up through art school, through painting, through graphic design, through advertising, through TV commercials and music video. I've designed books, built billboards, matchbooks, corporate identities. I continuously paint, I've done conceptual art pictures.

Tags: Art, Music  ✍ Author: Tony Kaye

They say that the best furniture and clothing design from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.

Tags: Best, Furniture  ✍ Author: Christian Lacroix

For me, I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it's an opportunity to express the extreme.

Tags: Able, Happy  ✍ Author: Christian Lacroix

French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.

Tags: Except, Exists  ✍ Author: Christian Lacroix

The roundness of life's design may be a sign that there is a presence beyond ourselves.

Tags: Life, May  ✍ Author: Charles Lamb

I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive.

Tags: Education, Society  ✍ Author: Joseph Lancaster

Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.

Tags: Science, Words  ✍ Author: John Langdon

The basic problem is that web 2.0 tools are not supportive of democracy by design. They are tools designed to gather spy-agency-like data in a seductive way, first and foremost, but as a side effect they tend to provide software support for mob-like phenomena.

Tags: Democracy, Problem  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there's a single numeric average. But if it's a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that's crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share.

Tags: Single, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

So much of design is context.

Tags: Context  ✍ Author: Richard Madden

I could design an $800 shoe line; it's easy. You use the best materials and you can make beautiful shoes. It's easier than making great shoes for $90.

Tags: Best, Great  ✍ Author: Richard Madden

My strengths as a businessman lie in the design and sale of women's shoes, and I have never been comfortable with complicated or technical legal or business documents.

Tags: Business, Women  ✍ Author: Richard Madden

Videogames are indeed design: They're sophisticated virtual machines that echo the mechanical systems inside cars.

Tags: Cars, Inside  ✍ Author: Vanessa Mae

Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you're trained in design, it won't look very good and it won't communicate very well.

Tags: Anyone, Good  ✍ Author: Vanessa Mae

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