Design / Art / Creativity Quotes

Doesn’t everyone like a good quote from now and then? Quotes can be serious, funny, ironic, or witty, but mostly what makes a quote great is because it is simply stating something that is true. The following are a collection of inspirational quotes relating to design / art /creativity. Enjoy!

Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.  — Juan-Carlos Fernàndez

Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public. — Valerie Pettis

Who ever said pleasure wasn’t functional. — Charles Eames

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. — Henry Ford

Thinking is drawing in your head. — Alan Fletcher

Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality. — Alan Fletcher

A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense. — Bruno Munari

Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy. — Leisa Reichelt

A well-designed text will seem weightless after a time; the initial feel of the book fades away as the mind becomes engrossed in the words. — Mandy Brown

Typography is what language looks like.

Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple. — Tim Parsey

Complaining is silly. Either act or forget. — Stefan Sagmeister

Practice safe design: Use a concept. — Petrula Vrontikis

I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. — Leo Burnett

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. — Michelangelo

The person you love is 72.8% water. — Alan Fletcher

I am still learning. — Michelangelo

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