Even the smallest amount of something spoken or written.
Sometimes mine, sometimes others.
Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself, to the best things that humans have done. And then try to bring those things in to what you’re doing.Steve Jobs
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. Most people don't take the time to do that.Steve Jobs
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
Unfortunately, that's too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials.Dieter Rams
Back to purity, back to simplicity.
The roots of good design lie in aesthetics: painting, drawing, and architecture, while those of business and market research are in demographics and statistics; aesthetics and business are traditionally incompatible disciplines.Paul Rand
But then you meet the girl, and she says, “Let me see what’s on your iPod.” You pull out a tape player, and she walks away.Steve Jobs
A logo doesn’t sell, it identifies. A logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around. A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it means is more important than what it looks like.Paul Rand
...most of the mediocre design today comes from designers who are faithfully doing as they were taught in school: they worship at the altar of the visual.Michael Bierut