The Hands-Down Best Quotes About Design

November 18, 2021



Here are a few of the best quotes from any designer, architect, or person who has worked with them. They are designed to be entertaining (I know, it’s hard to read those!), but they are also a great source of inspiration.

"If you think you know everything about design, then you're not doing it right.

And finally, if you're going to design a house, it's best to do it well. Otherwise, you might just have a boring, drab, and very boring house.

That’s a quote from the classic American writer, Charles Dickens, who wrote in his story “The Pickwick Papers.” He called the house the “Pickwick” house.

There's a famous saying that goes along with it, that goes something like this: “I can’t make you happy, so I have to make you sad.” This is very true, but it also applies to design. If you think the house is boring, then you probably built it poorly or you didn’t take enough time to make it your own.

I am quite confident that every designer on the face of the earth has to think this way. It doesn't matter if you build a good house or you build a great house - the point is you have to think about the reasons behind the design. You have to realize that the design was built for one thing and then you have to realize that it was built for another. The best designers, like Dickens, do this work on a daily basis.

"I guess you could say the same thing about the quality of a shoe," says designer Tim Van Den Bos.

"You do this design, and you have to be able to say it’s good, and if you do that, you can have a shoe that’s going to go well with your clothes.

The best quotes about design are the ones that show why a product or design is important to you. If you’re a designer, then you have this need to make people happy. If you’re a shopper, you have this need to make people happy.


The best quotes come from designers who really have a knack for doing something really great with the world around them. I can only hope that Van Den Bos has that knack.

One of the most beautiful things about the design world is that there are so many talented designers out there who have the knack for doing something really great with the world around them. I just love reading the articles about all of their amazing work. It's like I'm really looking through the whole website.

I'm going to use the example of the guy who invented the screwdriver.

He was so damn good at it. He made it one of the most useful tools ever, and no, I'm not making that up. He is so fucking good at it. He makes it so easy. I don't know how many people I could ever have made happy if they only knew how to use one of his screwdrivers.

One of the things that makes the web so fun to read is that all of the designers and developers write articles for a variety of different websites. I know there are many that are great writers, and all have great articles, but there aren't that many that are great at the design and web design aspects of it.

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