Quotes about design and creativity

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…  inspiring quotes about design, art, creativity and more

It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.

— Anthony Robbins

Variety may be the spice of life, but consistency pays the bills.

— Doug Cooper

life is the art of drawing without an eraser

— John W. Gardner

Good design is as little design as possible.

— Dieter Rams

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

— Steve Jobs

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together

— Vincent van Gogh

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original

— Ken Robinson

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

Charles Eames

If content is King, then it should dress accordingly.

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A problem well stated is a problem half solved.

— Charles Kettering

If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.

— Dr. Ralf Speth

Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem-solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion.

— Bob Baxley

Don’t stare at a blank page for too long, be bold, and make the first incisive stroke. The rest will come naturally.

— James Kingman

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

— Salvatore Dali


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