An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers -- the rich.


Stephen Bayley (1951-, British design critic)


Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.


Sir Terence Conran (1931-, British businessman, designer)


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


David Hockney (1937-, British artist)


Design in art is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes.


D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930, British author)


Design is not for philosophy -- it's for life.


Issey Miyake


Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.


William Butler Yeats (1865-1939, Irish poet, playwright.)


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