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There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience.
John D. Barrow
Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.
James Randolph Adams
An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.
Daniel J. Boorstin
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to 'create' rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.
William E. Simon
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
Design has taken the place of what sailing used to be.
The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
B. F. Skinner
I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
R. Buckminster Fuller
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
Nothing they design ever gets in the way of a work of art.
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one.
Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish.
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
William Butler Yeats
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.
The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers.
I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.
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