Leitmotiv

QUOTATIONS FROM HERE AND ABOVE

 

“A chair is only finished when someone sits on it”

– Hans Wegner

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“Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe”

Abraham Lincoln

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“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent”

– Joe Saprano

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“Good designers copy; great designers steal”

Pablo Picasso

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop playing.”

George Bernard Shaw

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“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is easy and lazy – but mysterious.

But above all Black says this; i don’t bother you – don’t bother me.”

Yohji Yamamoto

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“I begin with and idea, then it becomes something else”

– Pablo Picasso

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“When in doubt, take a bath”

Mae West

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“Design is so simple, that is why it is so complicated”

Paul Rand

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”

Charles Darwin

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“That’s the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it”

– Alberto Giacometti

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“Simplicity is complexity resolved”

– Constantin Brancusi

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”

Marcel Proust

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“Facts or fantasy ? Only beliefs really count”

Merlin the wizard (Merlin l’enchanteur)

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“The ocean is the ultimate solution”

Frank Zappa

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“I start a picture and i finish it. I don’t think about art while i work. I try to think about life”

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.

But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas”

George Bernard Shaw

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“… c’est véritablement utile puisque c’est joli”

Le Petit Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“Only when you can be extremely pliable can you be extremely hard and strong”

Zen proverb

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“Fashions fade, style is eternal”

Yves St-Laurent

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“Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by product of a good idea and modest expectations”

Paul Rand

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“It’s not about the world of design. It’s about the design of the world”

– Bruce Mau

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“You cannot use up creativity. The more you use the more you have”

May Angelou

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“If you’re painting a masterpiece, make sure to hide the brushstrokes”

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“Leave the gun, take the canolis”

Pete Clemenza (in Godfather)

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“L’arte non e una verita ma una bugia che ci aiuta a capire la verita”

Pablo Picasso

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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”

Albert Einstein

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“Music is a mysterious kind of mathematics, the elements of which are part of eternity.

It lives in the movement of water, in the play of the waves in the changing winds; there is nothing more musical than a sunset!

For those who look and listen with their hearts, the best theory of evolution is written in a book that musicians rarely read: the book of nature”

Claude Debussy