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Well the most successful of course was this Polypropylene chair. ...
by Robin Day

Well the most successful of course was this Polypropylene chair.
- Robin Day

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

I can't climb very seriously now but I was a bit of a freak.
- Robin Day

You've got to build a career and a practice.
- Robin Day

 

No one ever contributed anything to my designs.
- Robin Day

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become
dominated by gadgets and machines,
taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day

We used to get published a lot.
And there was this vodka advertisement...
it embarrassed me a lot afterwards.
- Robin Day

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Commerce is against morality.
Morality is going to lose every time.
- Robin Day

Magazines and advertising are flogging the idea that
you have to keep changing things and get something new.
I think that's balls - evil.
But obviously that's your livelihood.
- Robin Day

I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well;
they should function.
- Robin Day

I'm pretty much a vegetarian.
- Robin Day

Well, I'd probably go for any work I could get.
- Robin Day

I'm not against vodka - they just asked us.
They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka,
which of course wasn't true.
- Robin Day

But I think it's important that things endure.
- Robin Day

I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials.
To be up close to real things like rain and mud;
to have contact with nature.
- Robin Day

I've always walked and climbed; spent a lot of time
in the arctic and places.
- Robin Day

I think and hope there are far more people aware of
the need to look after our future.
- Robin Day

There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources.
Architects and designers have, I think,
a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials,
and making things durable.
- Robin Day

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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